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Samuel L. Jackson Says Mark Hamill & Ewan McGregor Haven't Been Contacted By J.J. Abrams For 'Star Wars 7'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 19, 2013 11:34 AM
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Before we get into this it's probably worth reminding everyone that when it comes to "Star Wars," at this point, nobody really knows anything except J.J. Abrams, Lawrence Kasdan, George Lucas and probably Michael Arndt, who is likely sworn to secrecy about whatever work he did on "Star Wars: Episode 7" before being replaced. That being said, it seems Samuel L. Jackson is a pretty chatty fellow and has friends in the right places, so his contributions to the forever spinning rumor mill are worth paying some attention to.

Is R2-D2 In 'Star Wars: Episode 7'? J.J. Abrams Hangs With The Iconic Droid In Behind-The-Scenes Pic

While an official name hasn't been decided yet, a release date has been set, one that Disney folks promise will give J.J. Abrams and his creative team the perfect amount of time to "optimize quality." And while there is still so much more to come in terms casting, official story details, logos, posters and countless other minute updates until the movie hits in 2015, here's something that will get fan hearts fluttering. Read More »

Bob Iger Says 'Star Wars 7' Release Date Chosen So J.J. Abrams Can "Optimize Quality"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 8, 2013 12:33 PM
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J.J. Abrams,  'Star Wars'
It's fairly telling that the day after Disney formally announced the December 18, 2015 release date for "Star Wars: Episode 7," head honcho Bob Iger took to the press to talk about the film and the studio's plans for world domination. And with the rumor mill saying that Kathleen Kennedy had asked for the movie to be pushed to 2016, only to be rejected by the Mouse House, Iger now wants to go on the record and let fans (and investors) know that Abrams is being given all the time they can muster to do it right.

‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Sets December 2015 Release Date; Brad Bird's 'Tomorrowland' Pushed To 2015

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 7, 2013 4:22 PM
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There's still no title, and it seems even J.J. Abrams is a bit punchy about delivering the movie in time, but mark your calendars as Disney has gone ahead and slated "Star Wars: Episode 7" for a late 2015 release.

J.J. Abrams Says “Time Frame” For ‘Star Wars 7’ Led To Replacing Michael Arndt

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 7, 2013 1:50 PM
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J.J. Abrams,  'Star Wars'
It was two weeks ago when there was a disturbance in the Force known as "Star Wars: Episode 7." News arrived that celebrated screenwriter Michael Arndt had been replaced on the highly anticipated sequel by director J.J. Abrams himself and franchise veteran Lawrence Kasdan. Then about a week later, rumbling emerged that producer Kathleen Kennedy's request to push the "Star Wars 7" release date to 2016 was rebuffed by Disney who are sticking to a 2015 bow. Coincidence? Well, you don't have to read too hard between the lines of Abrams' recent comments to figure it out ...

Watch: Rediscovered & Deleted 'Jedi' Scene Touches Upon Moral Implications 'Star Wars' Didn't Want To Address

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 6, 2013 3:23 PM
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Return Of The Jedi Behind The Scenes
It's a testament to the enduring legacy of George Lucas' "Star Wars" series that we're still talking about these movies and that they’re still being pored over, some 30-odd years after the the original films dropped. A new trilogy is obviously on the way, sans Lucas, because Disney knows it’s a license to print a ludicrous amount of money, but let’s face it, it was bound to happen anyhow.

Saoirse Ronan Says She Didn't Get The 'Star Wars' Role She Auditioned For, Calls 'Fantastic Four' Rumors Just That

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • November 6, 2013 1:43 PM
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How I Live Now, Saoirse Ronan,
We recently got to chat with the lovely and talented Saoirse Ronan about her upcoming young adult adaptation "How I Live Now" (review here), which is kind of like what would have happened if Terrence Malick had directed "Red Dawn" (more from that interview soon). And while we had the young actress on the line, we had to quiz her about a myriad of upcoming projects she has in the works, everything from the upcoming Wes Anderson joint "The Grand Budapest Hotel," to Ryan Gosling's directorial debut "How to Catch A Monster," to things that are in a more nebulous state of flux, like Joe Wright's "Little Mermaid" and the hotly rumored "Fantastic Four" and "Star Wars: Episode VII."

Jaimie Alexander Says She Knows The "Storyline" Of 'Batman Vs. Superman' & New 'Star Wars 7' Casting Rumors Swirl

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • November 4, 2013 9:25 AM
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J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan may be pouring enormous effort into retooling writer Michael Arndt's original draft of “Star Wars: Episode VII," but after Disney's refusal of producer Kathleen Kennedy's request to consequently delay production, Abrams and co. are forced to also push right ahead with locking a cast to deliver it. Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher have already been involved in negotiations to return, but more curious are the new faces to the “Star Wars” universe, and the latest one rumored is an exciting prospect triggered by an uncertain sighting.

Disney Says No To Kathleen Kennedy's Request To Push 'Star Wars 7' To 2016

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 31, 2013 1:29 PM
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Star Wars: Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, Lawrence Kasdan
With the "Star Wars" YouTube channel suddenly posting vintage trailers for the original series of films in the last month or so, and with the one-year anniversary of Disney's purchase of Lucasfilm arriving this week, many fans thought perhaps there would be some kind of official announcement this week about "Star Wars: Episode 7." Perhaps J.J. Abrams secretly shot some kind of teaser? Maybe we'd get the title already? But instead, it looks like there are some issues to sort out behind the scenes.

Lawrence Kasdan & J.J Abrams Replace Pixar Scribe Michael Arndt On 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Writing Duties

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 24, 2013 3:34 PM
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OK, don't push the panic button yet, but maybe a little bit of uh oh if you're a hardcore "Star Wars" fan and you demand to see "Star Wars: Episode VII" in theaters summer 2015 as "promised" (read: the intended, hopeful date—shit happens). And yes, because Disney/LucasFilm/Kathleen Kennedy and director J.J Abrams did not deign to reveal "Stars Wars: Episode VII" news at Comic-Con 2013 or at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, rumors have popped up for months saying 'Ep VII' wouldn't be ready for summer 2015.

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