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The biggest problem with the "Star Wars" prequels (besides, you know, Jar-Jar) was in the intervening 15 years between episodes fans had basically made those movies in their heads, and nothing could live up to the majesty of whatever they had concocted.
Luckily, J.J. Abrams has taken that into consideration, and seems open to taking suggestions directly from fanboys as he crafts "Star Wars Episode VII," as in last night's interview with Jimmy Kimmel where he took pointers from a guy with a light saber and a fat dude in Slave Leia drag (natch). And, surprise, O.G. "Star Trek" stars Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian) and William Shatner popped up to offer their own expert opinions. Get More »
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"I'm not gonna even go to these conventions anymore, I'm just gonna sit on your lap."
That's Jon Stewart speaking for pretty much all of us to "Lost" mogul J.J. Abrams on how flabbergasted he is that one man gets to control the fates of both the "Star Trek" and "Star Wars" properties during a very engaged 12-minute geek-out on "The Daily Show" to promote "Star Trek Into Darkness." Get More »
"Star Trek: Into Darkness" is probably supposed to be the space-centric subject of the spring since, ya know, the movie is hitting theaters in less than a dozen days and all. But too bad, so sad: with some of the same people responsible for lifting off the much-fussed-about "Star Wars: Episode VII," it's only natural that inquiring minds are using more than just the Force to draw out some Jedi intel about the pic.
The release date for "Star Trek: Into Darkness" is just around the
milky way bend (beam up on May 17, Scotty), but it is not the only interstellar adventure movie director J.J. Abrams has weighing on that epically weird and awesome nerdbrain of his. There's also the small matter of making "Star Wars: Episode VII" happen soon.
In this new video discussion of all-things-far far away with Simon Pegg, who plays Scotty in Abrams' iteration of "Trek," he finally dared to explain why he took on "Star Wars" after initial resistance. Get More »
Dun dun dun, dun DA dun, dun DA dun! DUN DUN DUN, DUN da DUN, dun DA DUNNN!!!!!
Sorry, but if there was ever a story that deserves some dramatic music, it's this one, as Empire is reporting that J.J. Abrams will indeed be asking the legendary composer John Williams to return to the "Star Wars" universe for "Star Wars: Episode VII." Get More »
It's been thirty-plus years since Carrie Fisher did that abtacular bikini scene for "Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi," so it's understandable that for "Episode VII" she'd have a very different approach to the Princess Leia diet in mind. Only, instead of using low impact cardio machines or high protein snacking or whatever it is the kids are doing these days, Fisher's pretty much planning to eat like she's Jabba the Hutt until the studio forces her to shape up. Nom nom nom.
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Okay, everyone, you can rest easy, because according to Hypable, Disney revealed today the information fans around the world have been desperate to learn from the moment the new "Star Wars" trilogy was announced: "Star Wars: Episode VII" will be hitting theaters in the summer of 2015.
And that's just the tip of the iceberg. Are you ready for a new "Star Wars" film every single summer? Get More »
There's been a lot of buzz recently over the possibility of original "Star Wars" stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher returning to the fold to reprise their roles as Luke, Leia and Han in the upcoming relaunch "Star Wars: Episode VII." But there's one star from the original trilogy who never stopped playing his "Star Wars" character — and according to a new report from Digital Spy, it looks like he may be coming back yet again.
After all, it wouldn't be a real "Star Wars" story without Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, now would it? Get More »
After months of speculation on the casting of "Star Wars: Episode VII" – will the "original 3" appear? And in what capacity? Will they look all old and stuff in it? – the very first cast photo has emerged from the upcoming Lucasfilm/Disney collaboration, and it's a whopper.
What this so-called "family portrait" does tell us: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher are indeed returning, along with a coterie of young Hollywood stars best known for their previous work on The Disney Channel – including Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez and The Jonas Brothers -- playing kin to Luke, Han and Leia.
Purists may scoff at this "Disneyfication" of the "Star Wars" universe, but hey, no one can deny the resemblance those moppy-haired Zack and Cody bear to Luke Skywalker in his formative years.
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