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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.
JJ Abrams has been widely known for using his “mystery box” approach to making movies, in order to reserve the audience's reactions for their first viewing. This makes the fact that he actually tweeted a photo with some crucial details from the set of Star Wars: Episode VII all the more awesome.
What do you guys think? Are you glad that an undercover mole is sharing all of these exclusive photos from the set of Star Wars: Episode VII? Would you rather wait until December 2015?
With J.J. Abrams recent casting of Lupita Nyong'o and Gwendoline Christie, the accusations of his cast lacking diversity seem to be wearing thin. Though if you knew where to look in his previous career, you'd be able to see that it really wasn't going to ever be a big problem in the first place.
"The Star Wars fans are some of the most passionate and committed folks around the globe,” says director J.J. Abrams. “We’re thrilled to offer a chance to come behind the scenes as our VIP guests and be in Star Wars: Episode VII."
As anxious as we all are about Star Wars: Episode VII, you have to imagine that the pressure is on for J.J. Abrams, the cast and crew of the film, all of whom are likely hoping to put out a film that will live up to the high hopes and expectations of the generations of Star Wars fans. J.J. Abrams apparently recognizes the value of some words of motivation...
May The Fourth be with you, everyone! Today fans around the world are putting Blu-ray/DVD/VHS/Laserdisc copies of the Star Wars films into their home theater systems and celebrating the annual international event known as Star Wars Day. Because of the holiday, many have been expecting that we will hear some kind of big news from the production of the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII - which has been shrouded in secrecy.
We first got a hint about this particular character's casting last week. Jason Flemyng - who is 47 years old - revealed a page of the Star Wars script on his Instagram feed on Wednesday, suggesting that he was going out for a part in the movie. "40-something military man" seems like a good fit for him, no?
Because R2-D2 and C-3PO are droids, they have longer lifespans than every living thing in the universe, and as a result have found their way into the saga from beginning to end. Being familiar with this fact, we have always had every reason to believe that both C-3PO and R2-D2 would be coming back for J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII.
In 1977, audiences were blessed with an ignorance of the universe BECAUSE they hadn’t yet seen a single frame of footage. But audiences who will be turning up for Episode VII when it opens in 2015 (or, you know, whenever) will have obsessed over every minute of six Star Wars films, and Abrams better start figuring out how to cater to THAT crowd.
Kennedy and Abrams might be painted into an uncomfortable corner. Postponing Star Wars to 2016 will raise thousands of red flags with already concerned fans … but don’t you want Abrams to take the necessary amount of time to deliver the best possible Star Wars movie he can?
One of the most promising pieces of news we've heard about the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII ever since it was announced last year was that the studio had hired Academy Award winning screenwriter Michael Arndt to pen the script. Sadly, however, it appears that puzzle piece is no longer in place.
Lucas’s son, Jett, talks about his dad’s ongoing involvement in the developing series. He talks about his dad being “torn” on the matter of handing the franchise over to new creators (not just to Abrams, but to other directors who’ll be able to now play in this sandbox)