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Rumor: Disney Planning Character Driven 'Star Wars' Spinoffs, Yoda To Get Stand-Alone Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 5, 2013 8:39 AM
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This is neither the first nor last time rumors about Disney's plans for the "Star Wars" franchise go flying around, so treat it accordingly. And we have to say, this is vaguer than most, so take it for what it's worth.

10 Things J.J. Abrams Needs To Do With 'Star Wars: Episode VII' To Make It Great

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 25, 2013 3:09 PM
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So the question that's been dominating the movie world for the past few months has finally been answered. After lots of rumors and speculation, with Steven Spielberg, David Fincher, Jon Favreau, Guillermo Del Toro, Matthew Vaughn and Colin Trevorrow among the many names linked to the project, firm news has emerged that J.J. Abrams, creator of TV shows "Felicity," "Lost," "Alias" and "Fringe," among others, and director of blockbusters "Mission Impossible III," "Star Trek," "Super 8" and the upcoming "Star Trek Into Darkness," has been hired to direct "Star Wars Episode VII," the continuation of George Lucas' classic sci-fi saga.

5 Things We Could Expect From J.J. Abrams' 'Star Wars: Episode 7'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • January 25, 2013 10:57 AM
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With the news arriving yesterday that "Lost" co-creator and "Star Trek" director J.J. Abrams will take over from George Lucas and direct "Star Wars: Episode VII," the first in a planned platoon of new "Star Wars" features from Disney, it inevitably means speculation about what, exactly, such a decision will mean for the franchise.

Poster Artist Drew Struzan Has Been Asked By Disney To Return To Design New 'Star Wars' Posters

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 21, 2013 2:08 PM
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Even if you don't know the name Drew Struzan, you know his work. The famed poster artist has put his talents to franchises like "Indiana Jones," "Back To The Future," "Jurassic Park," "Harry Potter" and iconic films like "Blade Runner," "E.T." and much more. But perhaps his most enduring and recognizable work comes from "Star Wars," and his designs for three of the six films to date. And it looks like Disney wants to ensure the next bach of films continue that visual tradition.

Zack Snyder May Or May Not Be Developing New 'Star Wars' Film Set Outside The Next Trilogy

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 14, 2013 2:31 PM
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Get ready "Star Wars" fans because like it or not, the franchise is getting Zack Snyder-ized. While the hunt for director of "Star Wars: Episode VII" continues (with some rumors suggesting Disney has already chose the helmer, but have yet to announce it), the franchise is growing far beyond the next trilogy. Talk of spinoff films set within the same universe have been bandied about (Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg may be writing them), while the possibility of a TV series has reared its head again. But few saw this coming.

ABC Interested In Taking On A 'Star Wars' Live Action TV Series

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • January 11, 2013 10:03 AM
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Surely, the first thing that came to people’s minds when they heard Disney bought out Lucasfilm was the possibility of more "Star Wars" films. That one was a given. Well, it turns out that Disney has much more in mind than just another "Star Wars" trilogy, how about a live action TV series as well?

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?

Lawrence Kasdan & Simon Kinberg May Be Writing 'Star Wars' Spinoffs, Rather Than Episodes VIII & IX

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 28, 2012 11:40 AM
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Here we go again. Not even a day after Colin Trevorrow put rumors about his involvement in the "Star Wars" sequels to an end with the revelation that the Disney project he's working on is a remake of "Flight Of The Navigator," it looks like there's even more to talk about when it comes to George Lucas' franchise.

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