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'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...

'Star Wars: Episode VII': Carrie Fisher Was Just 'Joking' About Returning...

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A Star Wars: Episode VII news item made the rounds yesterday in which Carrie Fisher confirmed her return casting as Princess Leia with a simple “yes” upon being asked if she would appear in the sequel trilogy.  Her answer made sense, as Harrison Ford has already been rumored to return as Han Solo, and Mark Hamill has stated that Disney has approached all the main original cast...

'Star Wars: Episode VII': Carrie Fisher Confirms She Will Return As...

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As J.J. Abrams and screenwriter Michael Arndt work to develop the sequel Star Wars: Episode VII, news and rumors have begun to swirl that members of the original trilogy’s cast would be included in this new sequel trilogy.  Fanning these flames is the all but confirmed rumor that Harrison Ford will indeed return to star as scoundrel Han Solo, and the fact that Mark...

'Star Wars: Episode VII': Mark Hamill Is In Talks To Return As Luke...

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Now that we have news that Harrison Ford is returning to the Star Wars franchise, it’s stands to reason to assume that other original trilogy stars such as Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, or Billy Dee Williams would likely pop up as well, as more and more rumors spring up that the new trilogy will focus on the children...

'Star Wars': John Williams Wants To Score The New Films

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There has been a lot of head-scratching and speculation concerning the new Star Wars films—will they focus on the children of the heroes from the original film?  How many original stars will make cameos or appearances?  Is it possible for a decent Star Wars sequel to exist?—and one of the questions haunting Star Wars fans since J.J. Abrams signed on to direct...

'Star Wars': Yoda May Be Getting His Own Spin-Off Stand-Alone Film

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One of the more interesting aspects of Disney’s re-launching of the Star Wars franchise is that not only are they prepping the release of an all-new trilogy, but that they are set to release a series of stand-alone films set within the Star Wars universe as well.  And the first of those stand-alone films may well star a little green guy who has an odd manner of...

'Star Wars: Episode VII': JJ Abrams May Miss 2015 Release Date, Will...

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It’s been a topsy-turvy few months for fans of both the Star Wars and Star Trek franchises.  On the Star Trek end of the spectrum, there has been wild and fervid internet speculation as to whether or not director J.J. Abrams would commit the supposed sacrilege of rebooting the classic Trek villain Khan for the upcoming Star Trek Into Darkness...

'Star Wars: Episode VII': Joss Whedon Really Wanted To Direct

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As the guy who directed one of the most successful films in human history (The Avengers), who now gets to essentially determine the course of every Marvel Studios film to be churned out in the next five years, and the creator of one of the greatest television shows of all time (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), you’d think that Joss Whedon would have everything he...

'Star Wars VII': Guillermo Del Toro Won't Be Directing It Either

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Well, fanboys, here’s another excellent director with a unique vision who you can scratch off the list of possible filmmakers who have the potential to right the course of the Star Wars franchise after the awful prequels: Guillermo Del Toro.  The director of the upcoming Pacific Rim was offered the Big Chair, apparently, and he turned it down.  Find out why after the jump.

Disney Hires 'Empire Strikes Back' And 'Return Of The Jedi' Writer To...

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In new sure to make fanboys and fangirls positively squeal with excitement, The Hollywood Reporter has it that Lawrence Kasdan (you know, the guy who happened to write the scripts for The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, and Raiders of the Lost Ark, no big deal) has struck a deal with Disney to write one of...