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Star Wars: The Force Awakens is very much expected to be the continuation of the original saga, picking things up 30 years later with the likes of Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa and Han Solo - but don't expect there to be too many callbacks to that portion of the franchise.
Vanity Fair recently debuted their latest issue, filled with incredible photography by Annie Leibovitz of the cast of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. However, the magazine also revealed a new video of director J.J. Abrams maneuvering around the set with his star-studded cast. Watch it now.
As the new mega-franchise maestro of the Star Wars brand, J.J. Abrams most certainly gets inundated with requests from fans. However, a duo of amateur astronomy enthusiasts decided to make their own special request float above the pack by launching an X-Wing fighter into actual space! Well…an X-Wing fighter model, anyway.
There’s something called The Twizzler Challenge. After Jimmy Kimmel did it with Rihanna — that lucky bastard — he challenged J.J. Abrams, but his was much more weird.
On Saturday evening, Mark Hamill participated in an hour-long discussion of all things Star Wars from the stage of the convention center in Anaheim. And because many fans had just been able to see that The Force Awakens trailer, a lot of the conversation pertained to what was revealed (and what was hidden) in the latest footage.
When actor, Oscar Isaac landed what could be the role of a lifetime in what’s certainly the property of a lifetime with Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, his enthusiasm may have been eclipsed by his uncle, who is apparently a huge Star Wars fan. In fact, Isaac would manage to bring his uncle on to the set for what started as a simple visit, but escalated to so much more.
With one of his major accolades being the successful rebooting the entire Star Trek franchise, one would think that no particular project could intimidate J.J. Abrams. Well, it turns out that his work with the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens has him excited, but also a bit freaked - for one reason in particular.
J.J. Abrams’ currently is bearing the weight on ludicrous expectations on his shoulders, and I’m sure that he wants to disappear for a while once post-production finally wraps on this anticipated Star Wars endeavor. But he might not be gone for too long.
J.J. Abrams knows that every frame of footage he releases will be held up to incredible scrutiny. He wants to entice the fan base. But he wants to please them, as well.
The Star Wars fan site Making Star Wars has tracked every step of the production process on J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The latest rumor that they dropped, though… it’s massive.
There has been tons of discussion over Star Wars: The Force Awakens since the teaser trailer dropped back in November of last year. But the one thing that keeps coming up is the topic of the new and “improved?” lightsaber, so much so in fact that director J.J. Abrams has decided to to comment.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens has won JJ Abrams his first award, over 10 months before it actually hits cinemas.
We all react to incidents in different ways. But if you’re like Star Wars: Episode 7 director J.J. Abrams, you might turn all this pent-up energy into an emotional speech about how beautiful the moon is. At least, this was what happened after Harrison Ford broke his leg.
If you think about how gluttonous we all are around Star Wars: Episode 7 clues, teases and spoilers, just imagine how desperate those pesky paparazzi are to get their hands on the next look. According to Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill, he and the rest of the cast and crew have had to take extra precautions on the set to avoid some pretty crazy methods.
We all know that J.J. Abrams lured these legends back to the franchise for what amounts to Episode 7. Why didn’t we see them? Well, it turns out they’ll likely be in the next tease, and now we know when it is coming.
Did you know that Star Wars creator George Lucas originally made plans to write and direct the continuation himself before the big buy? Turns out it was a lot more extensive than he thought, which was why he put a cork on that inkling.
We’re still months away from having our first Star Wars movie in theaters in years. I’m thinking a new trailer might drop soon, maybe even with some dialogue that clarifies the direction Kinberg and Abrams want this new franchise to head.
Want to know how many lens flares are actually used in Star Trek Into Darkness? Because someone has actually counted, and you'll be quite amazed at how many times J.J. Abrams turned to the special effect.
The pressure has got to be getting to J.J. Abrams. Not only did he switch sides during the great and unsaid war between Star Trek and Star Wars, but he’s been bombarded day in and day out by impatient fans looking for their next Star Wars: Episode 7 fix. Well, guess what? We’re right. Abrams is not just anxious by all the attention, he’s damn near terrified.
Justin Lin has been named director of Star Trek 3. With a new director on board, we can expect a few changes in the Star Trek franchise.