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Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert Do Battle In 'Star Wars’ Charity Pledge

The latest “Star Wars” news isn't about J.J. Abrams' upcoming “Episode VII.” Well, it is, a little. The new video from Unicef’s Omaz deploys the talents of Comedy Central stars Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart to bring attention to “Star Wars: Force for Change,” a fund-raising campaign that offers you a chance to win your own intergalactic starring role.
  • By Nick Newman
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  • July 17, 2014 5:00 PM
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Rian Johnson in Talks to Write and Direct Next Two 'Star Wars' Flicks

Congrats to Rian Johnson of "Looper" fame, who is "in talks," report Deadline and Variety, to take on a massive new job: writing and directing the next two follow-ups to J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars: Episode VII," which is currently in production in London.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 20, 2014 3:01 PM
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Behind-the-Scenes Photos of 'Star Wars' Episodes IV, V & VI Show Magic in the Making

"Star Wars: Episode VII" is on everyone's minds these days--if you missed it, yesterday we brought you the news that the newest star to join the film's every-growing cast is Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong'o--but Empire Magazine had decided to take a look back in Star Wars history to, you might say, a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • June 4, 2014 11:01 AM
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What's Next for Lupita Nyong'o? 'Star Wars'!

With the Academy Awards in the cultural rearview mirror, many of us wondered when and how we'd see a preternatural talent, and first-time Oscar winner, like Lupita Nyong'o on the big screen again. On Oscar night, the Mexican-born, Kenyan-raised Yale graduate who swept awards season with her sublime performance in "12 Years a Slave" basked in the limelight in her stunning blue gown. What would her follow-up be? Well, it turns out those casting rumors that JJ Abrams was circling Nyong'o for a role in his upcoming "Star Wars" reboot are true.
  • By Anne Thompson and Ryan Lattanzio
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  • June 3, 2014 12:26 PM
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'Star Wars' Cast Revealed on Facebook, Arndt and Lucas Not Mentioned

After all the speculation over recent months, Disney and Lucasfilm--whose leaders Robert Iger and Kathleen Kennedy have joined forces-- announced the cast of the new J.J. Abrams "Star Wars" movie. On Facebook.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 29, 2014 1:10 PM
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New 'Star Wars' Will Cost $200 Million, Casting "Almost Done," George Lucas Still Consulting on Films

Disney chair Alan Horn sat down with Jon Erlichman of Bloomberg Television to discuss the on-the-horizon "Star Wars" trilogy set to unfold over the next several years. Quote highlights, below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 22, 2014 12:36 PM
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We Own Our Own Copyrights

The simplest distinction often tells us all we need to know. In the music and film worlds there are artists who own the copyrights to their work and those who do not.
  • By Chris Dorr
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  • February 5, 2014 2:33 PM
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WATCH: John Williams Describes How He'll Score J.J. Abrams' Upcoming 'Stars Wars'

Composer John Williams is set to score the next installment in the "Star Wars" franchise, "Episode VII," to be directed by J.J. Abrams. Williams has scored all six entries in the series. Watch a video below of the Oscar-winning composer explaining how he'll score the upcoming film.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 29, 2013 12:15 PM
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Immersed in Movies: J.J. Abrams Talks 'Star Wars,' Storytelling, Tech at PGA Conference

J.J. Abrams said at Saturday's PGA Produced By Conference that he's aiming for the same "deep feeling of infinite possibilities" with "Star Wars: Episode VII" that he got watching George Lucas' original blockbuster as a youngster. He told "Django Unchained" producer Reginald Hudlin that it's about "honoring but not revering the past" during their Q&A at Fox. But other than admitting that his boys aren't thrilled about moving to London next year to make "Star Wars" ("Fuck that -- I don't care what the movie is"), Abrams kept everything else about it close to the vest.
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • June 9, 2013 3:46 PM
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WATCH: Winsome 60 Second 'Star Wars' Recap

Prefer to think about "Star Wars" rather than the Kentucky Derby or Cinco de Mayo? These are the droids you're looking for! Enjoy this animated version of "Episode IV." Not a plot point is missed in this simple rehashing. The light sabers are particularly amusing.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • May 4, 2013 4:23 PM
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