• Video: J.J. Abrams Unveils 'Episode VII' X-Wing

    July 21, 2014 9:41 AM ET

    Take a deep breath, nerds: J.J. Abrams has offered a first glimpse at the X-Wing starfighter set to appear in Star Wars: Episode VII. The teaser comes courtesy of a new promo video for the "Force for Change" charity campaign hosted by Omaze, which will benefit UNICEF and its array of "innovative programs" aiding children in need across the globe. Star Wars Spinoffs We Want to See As Variety notes, the clip – shot on the project's "currently sunny" London set &ndash...  | More »

  • Video: Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert Battle for 'Star Wars' Supremacy

    July 18, 2014 9:35 AM ET

    Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have always been neck-and-neck in the battle for Comedy Central late-night supremacy, but they now have another, more personal, score to settle: Who's the biggest Star Wars fan? The two hosts joined Forces for a spectacularly silly promotional clip for Disney and LucasFilm's ongoing UNICEF campaign on Omaze, which will send one lucky Star Wars fan and a guest to the film's London set, where they'll appear in a scene,...  | More »

  • Boba Fett Actor Talks 'Star Wars' in New Reddit AMA

    July 10, 2014 3:05 PM ET
     |  Jon Blistein

    Jeremy Bulloch, the man behind the mask of Boba Fett, put a bounty on our hearts during a charming AMA on Reddit, where he touched on everything from his favorite moments on the Star Wars set to the cult of Boba Fett and the extra jet pack he would've added to the bounty hunter's already badass costume. Star Wars Behind-the-Scenes Instagrams Reveal Chewbacca's Origin While Bulloch regaled fans with tales from the original Star Wars trilogy, he was also there to promote S...  | More »

  • Kevin Smith Reports Back From 'Star Wars' Set Visit

    July 7, 2014 9:50 AM ET
     |  Ryan Reed

    Writer-director Kevin Smith lived out a nerdy childhood fantasy last week, visiting the London set of J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII. (He even posted a teary-eyed Instagram selfie to prove how amazing the experience was.) As The Hollywood Reporter notes (via Slashfilm), Smith opened up about the visit during a recent Q&A at the Neuchatel International Film Festival in Switzerland, gushing about the old-school, "tactile" world Abrams has created. St...  | More »

  • George Lucas to Open Museum in Chicago

    June 25, 2014 10:20 AM ET
     |  Kory Grow

    George Lucas has selected the Windy City as the site for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, which will contain the Star Wars creator's art and movie memorabilia. "I am humbled to be joining such an extraordinary museum community and to be creating the museum in a city that has a long tradition of embracing the arts," Lucas said in a statement. The film icon, whose writing and directing credits also include American Graffiti and the Indiana Jones series, hopes to open the museum in 2018. ...  | More »

  • 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Adds Two Cast Members, Pics Hit Internet

    June 2, 2014 12:50 PM ET
     |  Ryan Reed

    Star Wars: Episode VII has added a pair of powerful actresses to its already-epic cast. Lupita Nyong'o (who won a Best Actress Oscar for her role in 2013's 12 Years a Slave) and Gwendoline Christie (best known for her role as Brienne of Tarth in HBO's Game of Thrones) will both appear in the upcoming, J.J. Abrams-directed sequel, according to the official Star Wars website. 'Star Wars' Spinoffs We Want to See Episode VII will reunite or...  | More »

  • Lost Chinese 'Star Wars' Comic Book Unearthed

    May 28, 2014 12:25 PM ET
     |  Ryan Reed

    With J.J. Abrams currently directing a new Star Wars sequel, it's a fitting time to examine the sci-fi drama's legacy – even the obscure parts. As The Hollywood Reporter reports, Montana State University assistant history professor Maggie Greene has stumbled upon a Chinese comic book adaptation of the original 1977 film classic, filled with intriguing visual differences – like a chimpanzee version of Chewbacca. 'Star Wars' Spinoffs We Want ...  | More »

  • 'Godzilla' Director to Helm 'Star Wars' Spin-Off

    May 23, 2014 9:15 AM ET
     |  Kory Grow

    Gareth Edwards, who helmed this year's Godzilla and 2010's Monsters, will direct the first Star Wars film to take place outside of the core episodic saga. Lucasfilm and Disney have begun work on several stand-alone Star Wars films, as well as the forthcoming trilogy. The companies did not reveal any plot details for the Edwards-directed movie, but they did say it would be written by Gary Whitta (After Earth, The Book of Eli) and will open in theaters on December 16th, 2016. 'S...  | More »

  • Earn a Role in the Upcoming 'Star Wars' Sequel

    May 21, 2014 1:25 PM ET
     |  Ryan Reed

    One charitable Star Wars fan is getting a shot at Lucasfilm glory – with a cameo in the upcoming J.J. Abrams-directed sequel. To earn the privilege, fans must enter a contest by making a $10 donation to Star Wars: Force for Change, a charity created by Disney and Lucasfilm (in collaboration with Bad Robot).  'Star Wars' Spinoffs We Want to See The winner will be transformed into a character for a scene in Star Wars: Episode VII, and they (along with ...  | More »

  • 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Begins Filming in Abu Dhabi

    May 21, 2014 9:02 AM ET
     |  Ryan Reed

    Star Wars: Episode VII is officially shooting in Abu Dhabi, leading to reports that director J.J. Abrams is attempting to re-create the desert landscapes of Luke Skywalker's home planet, Tatooine. United Arab Emirates media company twofour54 confirmed the location news Wednesday, with unnamed sources offering the Tatooine tip to The Hollywood Reporter. 'Star Wars' Spinoffs Rolling Stone Wants to See Abrams arrived in Abu Dhabi earlier this month, bringing along his cast,...  | More »

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