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Brad Bird Has Other Plans, Colin Trevorrow's "Mythology" Tease & 6 Things Learned About 'Star Wars 7' This Week

The Playlist By Edward Davis | The Playlist November 18, 2012 at 5:12PM

"Star Wars" can sadly bring out the worst in people. The rumor mill has been foaming like a rabid dog this week – the obsessed fanbase so eager and desperate for details they will take the tiniest of morsels of information and eviscerate, expound, exaggerate and speculate over them endlessly and relentlessly for anything resembling a clue. Even as one fire or two has been quelled, a few more nuggets have been dropped that have started a near-feeding frenzy of rumor and 2+2=5 conjecture.

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4. Carrie Fisher is not "confirmed" for "Episode VII" despite some reports.
The story goes like this: a fan from TheForce.Net asked Fisher whether she'd appear in "Star Wars: Episode VII," and she responded, "I thought it was already common knowledge." Fans went ape, but Fisher's reps soon replied and said, sorry, nothing's been confirmed and she was just being tongue-in-cheek to the poor fan (something she has a reputation for).

5. Lando Calrissian is returning too?
Here's an amusing example of fanboy leaps of logic. Sites have been reporting that Billy Dee Williams, the suave Lando Calrissian from "The Empire Strikes Back" would return to the series. A TMZ staffer encountered Williams in L.A. late last week and asked him, would he do another 'Star Wars' film? The answer: "I suppose so." Hell, that must mean the contract was signed months ago, right? (the headline-to-facts ratio in the TMZ article are downright amazing).

6. Did "Safety Not Guaranteed" director Colin Trevorrow already get the gig this summer?
Tervorrow's already been one of the names in the mix and he's already admitted he would love to direct a 'Star Wars' movie. But has he already met with LucasFilm this summer as the rumors suggested? Well, this quote sure makes it look like he had. Check out Trevorrow speaking in a podcast this summer about an unnamed project he could direct.

“I can’t speak with any specificity as to what the next thing will be. There are amazing opportunities that have arisen as a result of this. One of them, I will say, will probably create a good deal of ire against me on the Internet when people find out what it is. So, I just want to say in advance that I promise you, for all those who love the mythology that I will be tackling, trust that I love it as much as you do. And I will respect it, and hopefully make it not suck.”

Doesn't that sound like someone who is already involved in a project? Though to what capacity remains unclear. 

This article is related to: Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens, George Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy, Brad Bird, Colin Trevorrow, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams