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Michael Arndt Writes 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Treatment, Spielberg, Abrams & Brad Bird Expected To Take A Look

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 8, 2012 4:30 PM
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Well, no matter where you stand on the prospect of "Star Wars: Episode 7," you have to admit this is at least a step in the right direction. The studio has found an Oscar winner to pen the treatment and possibly the screenplay for the upcoming sequel, and nerds and indie-cinema heads alike will approve.

Rumors From Tatooine: Colin Trevorrow Linked To 'Star Wars 7,' Carrie Fisher Would Be Interested To Return

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 7, 2012 11:33 AM
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President Barack Obama has been re-elected, so now we can get back to worrying about "Star Wars: Episode 7." A few new rumors and bits of news are surfacing today, so we'll just put 'em all in one place...

Under The Right Circumstances, Harrison Ford Might Possibly Return For 'Star Wars: Episode 7'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 5, 2012 10:42 PM
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Guys, it's only been a few hours since the last "Star Wars" sequel rumor (that Matthew Vaughn might direct) so here's another one: Harrison Ford might return! Whoa dudes, Han Solo in 'Episode 7'!

Rumor: Matthew Vaughn To Direct 'Star Wars: Episode 7'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 5, 2012 2:20 PM
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  • 33 Comments
...and so it begins. Here comes the first real rumor about who might direct the highly anticipated "Star Wars: Episode 7," and it's a name that fanboys will no doubt get behind.

George Lucas Says He Won't Be Choosing The Next 'Star Wars' Director, Keeps Talking His Personal Movies No One Will See

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 5, 2012 11:44 AM
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Another day, another "Star Wars" update, and this will be the way of things for a while as fans dig in for three years of waiting until "Star Wars: Episode 7 -- There's Still Money To Be Made" hits theaters in 2015. And while fan wishlists are being made up for who will direct the upcoming sequel (or sequels), George Lucas himself reveals he won't take part in the selection process.

Watch: What Mark Hamill Said About Luke Skywalker's Role In 'Star Wars: Episode 7' 29 Years Ago

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 3, 2012 2:36 PM
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Given the hoopla arond Disney's announcement of a new trilogy of "Star Wars" films, it's no surprise that fans are digging into the vast archives of tidbits George Lucas and co. have given to press about the series over the past thirty-plus years. While Lucas himself has been cagey with the press -- both confirming and denying that there are more stories to tell in that universe over the years -- around the release of "Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi" in 1983, Mark Hamill was under the impression that there were going to be three trilogies.

George Lucas Met With Screenwriters, Mark Hamill & Carrie Fisher About 'Star Wars 7' Before Disney Sale

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 1, 2012 9:04 AM
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Two days after it was announced, the sale of Lucasfilm to Disney and the revelation of a new trilogy of "Star Wars" films on the way continues spur discussion, excitement, speculation and more. We're still three years out from 'Episode VII' arriving in 2015, but given the amount of updates and tidbits pouring out over the past 48 hours, you would think it was coming next month. What we do know thus far is that, once again bucking fan expectations, Lucas has decided not to use the revered books, but is launching an original story, one that will reportedly feature Luke Skywalker, now in his 30s or 40s, in a tale that will follow "Stars Wars: Episode IV - Return Of The Jedi." And while a treatment is done, it appears that George Lucas was open to other ideas.

'Star Wars: Episode VII' Will Reportedly Be An Original Story, Lucas Biographer Says It Features An Older Luke Skywalker

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 31, 2012 4:44 PM
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As you already know, yesterday came with it the monumental news that Disney had forked over $4 billion for Lucasfilm, and are launching a new "Star Wars" trilogy, with the first film slated to arrive in 2015. Of course, the internet nearly had a meltdown, and fans have been tossing around wishlists of directors (sorry guys, David Fincher will never come near this) and wondering aloud where the story will go next. In fact, we put together our own list of ways Disney may be approaching the next part of the saga, and also wondered if integrity can be restored to the franchise. Well, this is a step in the right direction.

Bringing Balance To The Force? 5 Directions The New 'Star Wars' Films Could Go

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 31, 2012 10:59 AM
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Unless you've been robbed of power by Hurricane Sandy, you've probably heard that yesterday saw the biggest movie news story of the year -- if not several years -- break. Disney have purchased LucasFilm for $4 billion, and have announced that plans are moving ahead for new "Star Wars" movies, beginning with "Episode VII" in 2015 (the start of a new trilogy), with franchise creator George Lucas serving only as a creative consultant, and new talent coming in to write and direct the new films.

With George Lucas Only Consulting, Can Disney Restore The Integrity Of The ‘Star Wars’ Franchise? Does It Even Matter?

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • October 31, 2012 10:05 AM
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“We’re going to concentrate on the ‘Star Wars’ franchise,” Disney CFO Jay Rasulo said yesterday in a Disney conference call to discuss the immediate acquisition of Lucasfilm Ltd. “What we’re buying, along with the overall company, is a pretty extensive and detailed treatment for what would be the next three movies. The [new] trilogy.”

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