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  • Justin 11:27 pm on January 24, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Lucasfilm, , Star Trek Intro Darkness, Star Wars,   

    JJ Abrams to Direct STAR WARS: EPISODE VII 

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    That’s right. LOST creator and Star Trek/Star Trek Into Darkness Director JJ Abrams is now officially taking the helm of Star Wars as the Director of Episode VII. This is a bit of a surprise given Abrams himself said back in December that he would be watching the new Star Wars movie from a theatre seat and not the Director’s chair, but clearly that did not stay true for long. It has been reported that Lucasfilm Chief and Star Wars producer Kathleen Kennedy has apparently been courting Abrams for a while. So it appears that lens flares will now be a part of at least one Star Wars movie.

    It is kind of crazy to think that Abrams will now be behind the two largest sci-fi franchises in history Star Trek and Star Wars.

    The JJ Abrams directed Star Trek Into Darkness, one of the biggest movies of 2013, will hit theatres this May.

    The JJ Abrams directed Star Wars Episode VII, will hit theatres Summer 2015.

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    • Winklevii Twins 3:32 am on February 5, 2013 Permalink

      that would be cool if he introduces a new character like I don t know……. a smoke monster?

  • Justin 1:20 am on November 15, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Episode VII, Return of the Jedi, Star Wars   

    Toy Story 3 Writer Official Writer for Star Wars Ep VII; Director List Narrowed to Two People 

    Toy Story 3 scribe Michael Arndt has officially be given script duties on Star Wars Episode VII. All eyes are now on which filmmaker LucasFilm will choose to direct the highly anticipated follow-up to The Return of the Jedi (feels weird and exciting to write that).

    Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino, and Zack Snyder have all taken themselves out of the running (though they were all unlikely candidates to begin with), and we recently heard from J.J. Abrams, Jon Favreau, and Guillermo del Toro about the prospect of helming the follow-up.

    Now producer Frank Marshall, husband of new LucasFilm President/Star Wars overseer Kathleen Kennedy, has spoken briefly about the project, revealing that the director search is now down to “a couple of candiates.” Moreover, Captain America director Joe Johnston has also chimed in with his thoughts on possibly taking over the franchise.

    Many then brought up the prospect of Joe Johnston possibly stepping in, as he previously took over the Jurassic Park franchise with Jurassic Park III (produced by Kennedy) and direct movies such as The Rocketeer, so he would certainly fit the bill if they’re going for the standard action/adventure.  Moreover, he worked on the original Star Wars trilogy as part of the effects unit.

    We’ll know soon enough!

     
  • Justin 8:38 pm on October 30, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , George Lucas, Star Wars   

    Disney Buys Lucasfilm for $4B, Star Wars Episode VII in 2015 

     

    In the biggest f*cking movie news of the year, Disney has purchased George Lucas’ Lucasfilm for $4B. AND WAIT, thats not all; Disney has set a 2015 release date for Star Wars Episode VII.

    If you can digest the news, that means we’ll get a new Star Wars film plus The Avengers 2 in 2015.

    Here is the official statement from George Lucas:

    “For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see Star Wars passed from one generation to the next. It’s now time for me to pass Star Wars on to a new generation of filmmakers. I’ve always believed that Star Wars could live beyond me, and I thought it was important to set up the transition during my lifetime. I’m confident that with Lucasfilm under the leadership of Kathleen Kennedy, and having a new home within the Disney organization, Star Wars will certainly live on and flourish for many generations to come. Disney’s reach and experience give Lucasfilm the opportunity to blaze new trails in film, television, interactive media, theme parks, live entertainment, and consumer products.”

    Kathleen Kennedy is the longtime producing partner of Steven Spielberg in case you were wondering. Lucas will reportedly be a “creative consultant” while Kathleen Kennedy will serve as executive producer on Episode VII and future Star Wars movies.

    wow…

     

     

     
    • Justin 9:39 pm on October 30, 2012 Permalink

      Further news below:

      -Star Wars: Episode 7 will be the beginning of a new trilogy (2015).
      -The treatment for Episode 7 is already completed, on which Lucas consulted.
      -Episodes 8 and 9 will be released approximately every other year following 2015, so expect the sequels in 2017 and 2019.
      -20th Century Fox will not be involved with these future releases

    • paulywalnuts 4:13 am on October 31, 2012 Permalink

      Huge. Biggest news since Disney acquired Marvel in 2009. Hell, probably since they acquired Pixar in 2006. They will make their $4 billion back in 5 years or less.

    • winklevi twins 3:00 am on November 7, 2012 Permalink

      Avator 2 also comes out 2015. All the big wigs in 2015. All we need: Steven Spielberg dig out an Indian Jones, Michael Bay transform a Victoria Secret into an actress, Bruce your not Dying Hard enough, Hulk don’t get mad we re just making you another movie.

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