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Budget For 'Star Wars' Sequels Likely Around $200 Million, George Lucas Still Consulting On The Films

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 22, 2014 12:22 PM
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So, with "Star Wars: Episode 7" coming in just over 18 months, Disney is still playing their cards close to the vest. But honcho Alan Horn has been letting little morsels out of the bag, and today comes a few more minor but intriguing details about the size and scale of the films, as well as as where the production is at right now.

'Star Wars' Sequels Will Stick With Cinematic Canon, Won't Include Elements From Expanded Universe

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 21, 2014 2:47 PM
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Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
Yeah, we know. If you're a diehard "Star Wars" fan, this is not really news at all, but confirmation of what you already know. But for the more casual viewer, or those who were perhaps hoping that the upcoming sequels would roll the dice with the established worlds and timelines laid out in George Lucas' six "Star Wars" movies, this bit of info is probably worth knowing.

"It Sadly Won't Happen": Benedict Cumberbatch Rules Himself Out Of 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 13, 2014 9:48 AM
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Benedict Cumberbatch
So much for all those rumors. Latino Review insisted back in September of last year that Benedict Cumberbatch would be in “Star Wars: Episode VII” and any denials from his camp would need be taken in the same way as his deflections early on about playing Khan in "Star Trek Into Darkness" (which turned out to be true).

U.K. Stage Actress Rumored For 'Star Wars 7' Plus Watch Mark Hamill & Harrison Ford Talk Trilogy On 'Today' In 1980

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • April 10, 2014 9:00 AM
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Star Wars Harrison Ford
Just this week we learned from Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn that “Star Wars: Episode VII” has already begun filming and that casting is nearly complete, which means the search for the locked cast has only intensified. Aside from Adam Driver as the closest to a confirmed new role, a torrent of contenders including John Boyega, Ed Speelers, Matthew James Thomas, Ray Fisher, and Jesse Plemons have lingered still — so why not add a new potential frontrunner to the crowd?

Peter Mayhew Returns As Chewbacca For 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 7, 2014 3:18 PM
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Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
We may be headed to a galaxy far, far away, but the characters are looking very much the same. With production already started on "Star Wars: Episode 7," Disney exec Alan Horn admitted that casting was still being solidified. Well, here's another puzzle piece put into place.

'Star Wars: Episode 7' Has Started Filming Plus Watch 1-Hour 'Making Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 7, 2014 9:19 AM
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Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace
"We're actually shooting some of it now," Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn told THR about "Star Wars: Episode 7," and with that, "Star Wars" fans around the world clutched their lighsabers in excitement. Yes, cameras are rolling on the J.J. Abrams directed sequel, but there is still work to be done before things can go full throttle. And that involves setting up the ensemble who will tell the next chapter in the George Lucas created saga.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Teases "A Younger T-800" For 'Terminator: Genesis'; John Boyega Wanted For Role

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 26, 2014 12:30 PM
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No, you're not experiencing a time warp, a new Terminator movie is indeed on the way. And with production on the movie to begin soon to meet next summer's release date, some new details emerging about the sequel slated to star Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, Jai Courtney and J.K. Simmons. And oh yeah, the guy who finds any and all opportunities to say "I'll be back," Arnold Schwarzenegger, will be returning too for "Terminator: Genesis," and he reveals to MTV how the Alan Taylor directed flick will explain the cyborg's older appearance.

'Star Wars: Episode 7' Will Hit IMAX Along With Every Disney & Marvel Action Tentpole Through 2015

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 20, 2014 10:42 AM
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With promises that he'll shoot on the fading 35mm film format, and employ a tasteful amount of CGI rather than bombarding our eyeballs with pixels, J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars: Episode 7" has one more trick up its sleeve: you'll be able to see it in IMAX.

Disney News: 'Star Wars 7' Takes Place 30 Years After 'Return of the Jedi,' Brad Bird Working On 'Incredibles 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 18, 2014 2:09 PM
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Disney: Star Wars, Pixar, Pirates 5
Today, Walt Disney honcho Bob Iger got on the phone with investors, and gave them updates on the kind of stuff they want to hear about: sequels. Yep, sequels means throwing money after proven success instead of risking it on new territory, and those with a stake in the company got some good news on what's coming down the pike.

'12 Years A Slave' Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong'o Up For A Potential 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Role

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 14, 2014 6:56 PM
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12 Years A Slave
Take a meeting, take a number. Several dozen actors in Hollywood are taking meetings with J.J. Abrams, Kathleen Kennedy and the producers of “Star Wars: Episode VII.” You can add to that mix Lupita Nyong'o, who recently won an Oscar for her role in Steve McQueen’s “12 Years A Slave.”

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