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'Star Wars: Episode VII': Chiwetel Ejiofor Seen With J.J. Abrams, So That...

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After having just written a news update about the casting status of Batman Vs. Superman, in which the internet has breathlessly told us Thor’s Jamie Alexander will star in as Wonder Woman because she has been made privy to the film’s story details (and, c’mon—she does look like Wonder Woman), we’re wheeling around to toss another piece of...

'Star Wars Episode VII' May Be Called 'Rise Of The Jedi' (A.K.A., Slow News...

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Ok, guys, brace yourselves for the most bracing, gripping, tantalizing, galvanizing, ineffably world-altering news you’re likely to hear or read or speak all day (ok, given, it’s a slow news day so all of that could change if news leaks that Benedict Cumberbatch is going to be cast in his 3,000th movie of 2013, in which case that will become the biggest entertainment news...

'Star Wars Rebels' Teaser Trailer: The Jedi Will Rise, Be Animated, And...

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While it seems that the box office is almost entirely dominated by superhero films, we are likely approaching a point of Star Wars pop cultural saturation.  In addition to the wildly anticipated Star Wars Episode VII (the first of an all-new sequel trilogy) as well as a slew of one-off character spin-off films, we are also getting a Star Wars TV...

'Star Wars Episode VII': Saoirse Ronan Confirms Auditioning For Unspecified...

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Actress Saoirse Ronan has been the center of a very large casting rumor mill of late—not only was the actress up for (and reportedly passed on) the role of Scarlet Witch in The Avengers: Age of Ultron, but, as we reported to you last month, rumors were running rampant that the actress was up for an unspecified role in Star Wars Episode VII.  And because this is the...

'Star Wars Episode VII': J.J. Abrams Says It Will Feel 'Real' And...

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History’s greatest monster (aside from Jimmy Carter), J.J. Abrams, recently took time out from his busy schedule of taking once-beloved science fiction franchises and making flashily brain-dead reboots of them (spoiler: seriously, super-Khan-blood to cheat any form of death?  Really?) to talk about his approach to directing Star Wars Episode VII.

'Star Wars Episode VII': Saoirse Ronan Is The Next Person The Internet...

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Saoirse Ronan is one of the most in-demand actresses in Hollywood, if the completely unverifiable rumor mill that loudly fuels the internet like a gigantic hamster-wheel is any indication: not only was she reportedly up for—and then reportedly passed—on the role of Scarlet Witch in The Avengers: Age of Ultron (the sequel to one of the most financially successful films in human...

'Star Wars Episode VII: A New Dawn' Is The Title Of The New 'Star Wars'...

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As we wait for the hard facts to slowly, oh so slowly, leak like drips and drabs from the production of unfortunately J.J. Abrams-directed Star Wars Episode VII (Will Ryan Gosling star?!?  Will the Skywalker and Solo kids show up?!?), we must now subsist, like beggars, on the rumor-crumbs that drift down from the table of actual fact.  And today’s tasty breadcrumb?  The possible...

'Star Wars Episode VII': Ewan McGregor Rumored To Return As Obi-Wan

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Well, the summer movie season is pretty much over at this point, meaning there’s only one thing left to do: ceaselessly and wildly speculate about casting and spoiler rumors for the next cycle of big summer movies because we have nothing better to do, and because they are like catnip for the internet.  And today’s big of casting rumor-mongering is a big one: that Ewan McGregor will return...

John Williams Confirmed To Score 'Star Wars Episode VII' As Well As Entire...

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With the Star Wars Celebration Europe conference on Saturday afternoon, we knew at least some Star Wars Episode VII information would likely shake loose (or, rather, we desperately, desperately hoped).  And producer Kathleen Kennedy didn’t disappoint, as she officially confirmed the return of a man who is integral to the Star Wars...

'Star Wars: Episode VII': Ryan Gosling And Zac Efron Are Rumored To Be Cast...

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Fair warning: you should get used to this.  For the next two years, you are going to be battered with a barrage of casting rumors, plot rumors, plot spoilers, and guesses about when teasers and trailers will be released, all concerning the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII film.  So, either avoid the internet for the next two years, or brace yourselves.  Oh, and for today’s rumor,...

'Star Wars: Episode VII' Rumor: Leaked Details Reveal Main Characters And...

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Director J.J. Abrams is famous for keeping the details about his films a secret, and he's been especially careful with Star Wars: Episode VII. But that doesn't keep the rumors from coming. Everyday we get "new details" on this and that, and today is no different. The latest piece of Star Wars information gives away the main character and plot that we'll see in Episode...

'Star Wars Episode VII': J.J. Abrams Says He Will 'Honor' But Not 'Revere'...

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Over the weekend, J.J. Abrams took time out from diluting preexisting sci-fi film franchises to speak at the Produced By Conference in Los Angeles, where, of course, Abrams’ involvement as the director of Star Wars Episode VII came up.  And, as always, Abrams made a point to be as relatively vague and ambiguous as possible when discussing his approach to the film.

Brad Bird Talks 'The Incredibles 2' And Turning Down 'Star Wars: Episode...

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Brad Bird has firmly established himself as an inventive, exhilarating director with a flair for wild, intricate, and kinetic visuals that play like pure eye-candy with heart—from his animated works (The Incredibles, The Iron Giant, and Ratatouille) to his surprisingly awesome live-action debut with Mission: Impossible Ghost...

J.J. Abrams May Depart From 'Star Trek' For 'Star Wars Episode VII'

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Within the span of a few years suddenly filmmaker J.J. Abrams has turned into the go-to person to handle monstrous science fiction franchises. First he helped revive the Star Trek movie series, and now he's taking over the next film addition to the Star Wars universe. Some of us are wondering how he'll be able to have time to work on both Star...

'Star Wars - Episode 7' Wants to Bring Back John Williams

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There are certain things that have carried over into all of the Star Wars movies. Character-wise that's been limited to C-3PO and R2D2, but one of the few constants in the making of the films has been the scores by five-time Oscar winner John Williams. With J.J. Abrams coming aboard there were some who thought he would use Michael Giacchino, but Abrams has said he...

'Star Wars: Episode 7' Will Feature Princess Leia (For Real This Time)

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Though director J.J. Abrams still has to make his way through the publicity gauntlet for his latest film, Star Trek Into Darkness, that's not going to stop people from wondering what's going on with his next project. You know, Star Wars: Episode VII. There's been word that the old cast might return, and now it seems that Carrie Fisher has confirmed that she's coming...

J.J. Abrams May Still Direct 'Star Trek 3,' Will Rely On George Lucas'...

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J.J. Abrams is a busy guy—when he’s not taking the Star Trek original series franchise and rebooting it into a shiny, depth-less cartoon with Star Trek and the upcoming Star Trek Into Darkness, he’s taking of the reigns of the Star Wars franchise, seeing as he has been tapped to helm Star Wars Episode VII.  So, will he have time to return for...

'Star Wars: Episode 7' is The Start of Yearly 'Star Wars' (P.S. Patton...

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In its initial run, Star Wars came out once every three years from 1977-1983. And though George Lucas suggested it was the start of a nine-part series, it took sixteen years for him to make the first prequel. The prequel series was three films that ran from 1999 -2005.  Now that Disney owns the rights, we're not only going to be getting chapters VII-IX to the...

'Star Wars: Episode VII': Now Even George Lucas Is Confirming The Return Of...

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Sigh, OK, to recap, one last time: Mark Hamill has stated the original Star Wars cast were in negotiations to return to the new sequel trilogy of Star Wars films.  Then rumors broke that Harrison Ford was confirmed to return as Han Solo.  Then, just this week, Carrie Fisher confirmed she would return as Princess Leia.  Then, today, we reported that Fisher’s rep issued a...