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Joss Whedon Wishes He Could Direct 'Star Wars Episode VII'; Drops New Details On 'Avengers 2'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 12, 2013 2:37 PM
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Between the recent Television Critics Association winter press tour and the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards, there's been a lot of news trickling in about related Joss Whedon projects like "The Avengers 2," ABC's would-be "S.H.I.E.L.D." TV show, and more. Perhaps most interesting is Whedon recently admitting that he would have loved to direct "Star Wars: Episode VII" and that he's bummed there's no way his busy schedule would allow it.

Guillermo Del Toro Says He Was Approached For 'Star Wars: Episode 7,' Would Have Loved To See Brad Bird Direct The Sequel

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 7, 2013 9:16 AM
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Easily one of the biggest pieces of movie news that arrived in 2012 was the announcement that more "Star Wars" sequels were on the way. And heading into 2013, it's still on everyone's mind, even though "Star Wars: Episode 7" isn't due into theaters until 2015. What we know already is that Michael Arndt is writing the script, but the million dollar question remains: who is going to direct? Numerous big names -- J.J. Abrams, Steven Spielberg and more -- have taken themselves out of the race, and another who politely declined the gig was an early fan favorite: Guillermo Del Toro.

J.J. Abrams Confirms He Passed On 'Star Wars Episode VII' Early On (Again)

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 26, 2012 11:19 AM
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Here's some obvious news for those that have been paying attention: J.J Abrams has passed on the opportunity to direct "Star Wars: Episode VII." Not much of a shocker there. In fact, he already said as much in November, and took himself out of the running then, but hey, it's a slow holiday week.

George Lucas Once Envisioned Four 'Star Wars' Trilogies

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 19, 2012 4:42 PM
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Ok, this is an odd one that no one seems to have noticed nor made much fuss about. In the latest issue of Empire magazine detailing the history leading up to "Star Wars: Episode VII," the publication says George Lucas originally envisioned four "Star Wars" trilogies and then dropped one in the late 1970s.

Updated: Does Luke Skywalker Build A New Jedi Knight Academy In Star Wars 'Episode VII'? Nope

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 19, 2012 1:09 PM
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While it won't arrive in theaters until 2015, "Star Wars: Episode VII" is still easily one of the most eagerly anticipated films of the decade by apostle-like fans. There's been talk that Han Solo, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia will all return in one form or another. And did plot details just leak about what Skywalker's role will be?

David Fincher Latest Name In The Mix To Direct 'Star Wars: Episode 7'; Jon Favreau Reportedly Chasing The Job

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 30, 2012 1:43 PM
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We live in a time where Jason Flemyng sort of pausing and making a funny face in an interview is "confirmation" that the rumored Matthew Vaughn is going to direct "Star Wars: Episode 7." But that's not to say that among the fanboy wishlists and speculation that there isn't legitimacy to some of the names being tossed around.

Brad Bird Has Other Plans, Colin Trevorrow's "Mythology" Tease & 6 Things Learned About 'Star Wars 7' This Week

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 18, 2012 5:12 PM
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"Star Wars" can sadly bring out the worst in people. The rumor mill has been foaming like a rabid dog this week – the obsessed fanbase so eager and desperate for details they will take the tiniest of morsels of information and eviscerate, expound, exaggerate and speculate over them endlessly and relentlessly for anything resembling a clue. Even as one fire or two has been quelled, a few more nuggets have been dropped that have started a near-feeding frenzy of rumor and 2+2=5 conjecture.

Frank Marshall Says 'Star Wars 7' Director Down To A Couple Candidates, David Cronenberg Talks 'Return Of The Jedi' Offer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 13, 2012 6:48 PM
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We started our day with "Star Wars: Episode 7" tidbits, and we're closing our day with more, because that's just how it's going to go with the hugely anticipated sequel. While Matthew Vaughn and Colin Trevorrow are thus far the only names surfacing in the rumor pile to direct, helmers like Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino, Zack Snyder and J.J. Abrams have been quick to distance themselves from the conversation. So you might think Disney and Lucasfilm would having trouble finding someone to direct. Not so.

Guillermo Del Toro Says He Hasn't Been Approached For 'Star Wars: Episode 7,' Colin Trevorrow Would Love To Direct

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • November 13, 2012 9:25 AM
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Time for your daily “Star Wars 7” update. Since George Lucas’ involvement (or lack thereof) in the new “Star Wars” trilogy was confirmed, the internet has breathlessly speculated about who would take the reins of the franchise. With a quick succession of fanboy-favorite directors counting themselves out, a couple more rumored/wishlisted helmers have weighed in on the sequel.

J.J. Abrams Also Takes Himself Out Of Directing 'Star Wars 7,' Jon Favreau Curious

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 11, 2012 3:58 PM
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Another day, another "Star Wars: Episode 7" nugget. Word around the sequel has been ranging from speculation to hard news (the latest being that Michael Arndt will be writing the screenplay, and that the movie is now in pre-production). But the biggest question facing fans right now is who is going to direct the next installment. Matthew Vaughn has been rumored, while Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino and Zack Snyder all took themselves out of the running. Now, a couple more fan favorite helmers have weighed in on the prospect of taking on the universe created by George Lucas.

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