BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
This morning it looked like only nine movie theaters nationwide would be showing the special early teaser trailer for the hotly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but it turns out that list only consisted of the Regal Cinemas that were participating in the event. In actuality, there will be 30 theaters around the United States and Canada playing the first look footage, and now all of those locations have been identified.
Itís safe to say that Star Wars: The Force Awakens hasnít been the most popular film title to ever be unveiled. In fact, the response to its announcement was rather tepid. While it hasnít been roundly chastised, it hasn't exactly been celebrated either. But who came up with it? Disney CEO Bob Iger has the answer.
As many pointed out on Twitter after the title was revealed, Awakens follows the expected Rises, Dawn and from-the-ashes tone that basically every film franchise tries to dial into nowadays. That doesnít mean that The Force Awakens is a bad title, by any stretch. Just that itís an intentionally vague one.
On the final day of filming, J.J. Abrams was quick to express his gratitude for all his crew's hard work. How you may ask?
J.J. Abrams has a lot of pressure to deliver with the first trailer for December 2015ís Star Wars: Episode VII. So, what do we hope that he chooses to include in the first teaser (when it eventually drops)? Letís run through the options.
Star Warsí English connection is set to flourish after Kathleen Kennedy opened up a new Industrial Light & Magic location in London. The English capital is currently being used to shoot Star Wars: Episode VII, and Kennedy even teased that further installments to the franchise will be filmed in Blighty, too.
It's well known that J.J. Abrams is a filmmaker who is a big fan of the "Big Screen Experience." This legacy has continued with the filming of Star Wars: Episode VII, and, as it turns out, the writer/director is so serious about it that he actually got special poster designed warning visitors to the set that they absolutely cannot say anything about what they get to see from the movie.
Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII are without question the two biggest Hollywood films currently in production, but what's strange is the fact that there appears to be a bizarre rivalry that exists between them. As it turns out, there is one man fully responsible for the whole thing.
Earlier this week, the mother of all Star Wars spoilers hit the Internet. Weíre not here to debate the ethics of whether or not it should exist. Instead, now that itís out there, weíre here to talk about what it means or could mean. Hell, weíre here to talk about whether or not itís even legitimate.
With J.J. Abrams at the helm, we all expect that Star Wars: Episode VII will be jam-packed with references to the original trilogy Ė even beyond the fact that every member of the main cast is coming back. That fact only makes this fresh rumor more believable.
Oscar Isaac talks about his upcoming projects, including a little movie called Star Wars: Episode VII, in this new interview. Find out what he really loves about JJ Abrams' new production.
J.J. Abrams is bound to hide some Easter Eggs and include some fan service cameos in Star Wars: Episode VII. Today we take a look at seven characters we'd like to catch up with.
Clearly, Jeremy Renner loves his franchises. Thatís why heís a key player in not just The Avengers, but the Hansel & Gretel, Mission: Impossible and Bourne film series too. It turns out though that even he was previously worried about his roles in each of these franchises, and that he only took the part of William Brandt in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol because Tom Cruise kept nagging him and he wanted to get off the phone.
Do you regard yourself as a Star Wars nut? Do you think your knowledge and devotion to George Lucasí series is beyond compare? Now ask yourself; would you buy a drone and fly it over Pinewood Studios just to get a glimpse of Star Wars Episode VII being filmed? If you said no, then youíre not even close to be on the top echelon of Jedi connoisseurs. If you said yes, Iím not sure whether to be impressed or ashamed of your antics. I think I'm a bit of both.
Roger Moore, AKA James Bond, recently visited the Star Wars: Episode VII set, and what he saw has fans speculating that a return trip to one of The Empire Strikes Back's most beloved locations could be in the works.
The ball is in your court now, Mr. Snyder. What are you planning to share next? Listen to our Monday Movie Memo, perhaps. Take a few of our suggestions. Letís keep this game going, gentlemen.
This video takes us front and center for the best look of the Falcon that we have seen. It cements the fact that J.J. Abrams is going above and beyond to build actual ships and use practical sets and effects for Star Wars: Episode VII.
Similar to how you will regularly hear John Ratzenberger's voice in a Pixar movie or find a Stan Lee cameo in a Marvel Comics-based film, writer/director J.J. Abrams isn't a big fan of working on movies or television shows without the inclusion of his own little good luck charm actor. Fortunately, the director was able to bring him along for Star Wars: Episode VII
Given the amount of secrecy J.J. Abrams prefers to have on and around his movie sets, Star Wars: Episode VII has been an open book. We know a lot more about Star Wars: Episode VII than anticipated. Still, how much of it is true?
J.J. Abrams has released yet another Tweet that dares Star Wars fans to try and piece together just what he's doing with the next installment of the franchise. See if you can guess what's going on in this latest cryptic photo.
This, of course, is far from the first time that we've ever heard about a particularly out-there version of a superhero movie that wound up getting trapped forever in development hell. Some of you will remember that years ago Darren Aronofsky was going to make an adaptation of Frank Miller's Batman: Year One that would have featured a homeless Bruce Wayne, an African-American auto-mechanic named Al subbing in for the role of Alfred, and a batmobile that was also a Lincoln Continental.
One of the sharpest criticisms levied against George Lucas' Star Wars prequels was focused on the writer/director's abandonment of practical effects and puppetry in favor of CGI - which was quite a good deal less advanced than it is today. Fortunately, that's not the direction that the new trilogy of films will be looking in.
JJ Abrams has tweeted yet another surprising clue to the Star Wars: Episode VII plot line, as well as selected a winner for the Star Wars: Force For Change drawing. Find out about both inside.
Billie Lourd is the daughter of Carrie Fisher and casting agent Bryan Lourd. The Sun states that she was cast because of her similarity to Carrie Fisher, though you never know HOW J.J. Abrams plans to use her.
Production on Star Wars: Episode VII was running so smoothly, causing some fans to wonder just when the bad news was going to rear its ugly head. If the latest rumors are true, your inner pessimist may have won that bet.