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J.J. Abrams to direct new Star Wars movie

J.J. Abrams to direct new Star Wars movie

Jan 24 2013, 5:46pm CST | by

J.J. Abrams will direct the new 'Star Wars' movie. The 'Star Trek: Into Darkness' director has reportedly signed up for the first film in the newly acquired Disney franchise, which has been slated...

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J.J. Abrams to direct new Star Wars movie

Jan 24 2013, 5:46pm CST | by

J.J. Abrams will direct the new 'Star Wars' movie.

The 'Star Trek: Into Darkness' director has reportedly signed up for the first film in the newly acquired Disney franchise, which has been slated for a 2015 release, according to The Wrap.

The news will come as a surprise after J.J. appeared to rule himself out as the film's director last year although he admitted to being a huge fan of the original movies, the first of which was released in 1977.

He said: ''As a kid I was always a fan of special effects. Watching movies I was constantly trying to figure out how they did it, whatever the effect was.'Star Wars' was the first movie that blew my mind in that way; it didn't matter how they did any of it because it was all so overwhelmingly and entirely great. It was funny and romantic and scary and compelling and the visual effects just served the characters and story. It galvanized for me; not for what was exciting about how movies were made, but rather for what movies were capable of.''

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Daniels Talks C-3PO's Look in Episode VII

Sep 17 2014 12:03pm CDT | Source: ign

C-3PO actor Anthony Daniels has revealed that he won't just be voicing the lovable (but sometimes irritating) protocol droid in Star Wars: Episode VII, but actually acting as him in a practical suit as well. In an Entertainment Weekly interview, Daniels said that director J.J. Abrams initially asked if he'd be up for just voicing C-3PO. That drew an emphatic no from Daniels. "He knew I’d say that," said Daniels when referring to ...
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2 days ago

VIDEOS: John Boyega is on set! Rebel Base Footage Captured on Instagram

Sep 15 2014 12:57pm CDT | Source: movie pilot

This week has been both wonderful and excruciating for fans eagerly awaiting the release of Star Wars: Episode VII. One of Daisy Ridley's costumes has been sketched out, we got an aerial look at the new X-Wings and the Millennium Falcon, and today, two new videos capturing filming in-progress have leaked, from the set at RAF Greenham Common, a former Royal Air Force station in Berkshire, Engla ...
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2 days ago

Which New Star Wars VII Cast Member Is Totally J.J. Abrams' Lucky Charm?

Sep 15 2014 12:41pm CDT | Source: movie pilot

This past weekend, actor Greg Grunberg (best known for his role as telepath cop Matt Parkman on Heroes) announced that he will be joining the plethora of stars on the bill for Star Wars: Episode VII. A friend of J.J. Abrams since kindergarten, the star replied to an inquiring follower, who probably followed his career just a tad more closely than the rest of us: Yes @smgulz it IS safe to assume I have a role in #StarWarsEpisodeVII ...
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5 days ago

Star Wars Bits: Set Photos Reveal New X-Wing; Plus Simon Pegg, Luke Skywalker Spoilers and Football

Sep 12 2014 1:00pm CDT | Source: slash film

Some very cool Star Wars Episode VII set photos have been taken, and some very interesting rumors and lots of cool trivia have all shown up online. Below, read about the following. A new kind of X-Wing Fighter was spotted by drones flying over the Star Wars Episode VII set. Photos of Star Wars extras, in costume, have been taken from a great distance. Simon Pegg‘s daughter inspired J.J. Abrams and “saved Star Wars.” Hasbro has begun working on Episode VII toys. R ...
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5 days ago

‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Aerial Set Photos Reveal More Starfighters

Sep 12 2014 11:27am CDT | Source: Screen Rant

When it comes to a sprawling space opera franchise like Star Wars, the spacecraft that the characters use to travel in are practically characters in their own right. Filming on Disney’s first entry in the series, Star Wars: Episode VII, has been ongoing for several months now, and in that time we’ve seen plenty of glimpses of the spacecraft that will be appearing in the next chapter of the Star Wars story. Director J.J. ...
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6 days ago

Mark Ruffalo Asked Rian Johnson for a 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' Role

Sep 11 2014 12:36pm CDT | Source: First Showing

Production has resumed on Star Wars: Episode VII, but after some big leaks hit the web before the project went on hiatus for a few weeks, it seems the lid is even tighter on mystery box of the sci-fi sequel from director J.J. Abrams. So since we don't have any new stuff about Episode VII (besides some aerial photos of the Millennium Falcon and X-Wing making the rounds), it's never too early to start talking about Episode VIII. We already kn ...
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6 days ago

Watch The Hilarious Star Trek Into Darkness Blooper Reel

Sep 11 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: slash film

Paramount Home Video recently released Star Trek: The Compendium which collects JJ Abrams‘ Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness, alongside a collection of new extra features. One of the extras is the Star Trek Into The Darkness blooper reel, which is now available to watch online. Watch the hilarious six-minute Star Trek Into The Darkness blooper reel now embedded after the jump. Star Trek Into The Darkness Blooper Re ...
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6 days ago

These are not the 'Star Wars' details you're looking for...

Sep 10 2014 4:52pm CDT | Source: ew

The level of amazement you feel looking at the lights reflected in director J.J. Abrams' latest postcard from the set of Star Wars: ...
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1 week ago

STAR WARS: EPISODE VII Set Pics Reveal Life-Sized Millenium Falcon and X-Wing Ships

Sep 10 2014 10:38am CDT | Source: Collider

I'm almost shocked that there isn't restricted air space around the Star Wars: Episode VII set, such is the intensity of director J.J. Abrams' desire for secrecy.  But even Abrams doesn't have that kind of clout, and so now we have some overhead pics that got snagged by a local flying school.  And they detail what look to be like life-size models of the Millenium Falcon and a (tarp covered) X-Wing fighter. So, just in case you were in doubt about those ships' presence ...
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1 week ago

Old "Star Wars" Rumors Get Reconfirmed?

Sep 6 2014 3:46pm CDT | Source: dark horizons

Several months ago, a poster on the web boards 4Chan posted numerous unconfirmed plot details regarding "Star Wars: Episode VII" which supposedly came from the second draft of J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan's script. In recent weeks Latino Review claims to have corroborated several bits of information from that original post. Now, they've got a copy of the original post in its entirety up, which inc ...
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