• Decoding the 'Star Wars' Rumors

    October 4, 2013 2:25 PM ET
     |  Peter Holslin

    Is Daniel Day-Lewis going to be in the new Star Wars movie? That's the latest question on fanboys' minds as rumors about casting for Episode VII, the latest installment of the celebrated space opera, continue to swirl furiously around the Internet. See Photos of Rock Stars Recast in Star Wars Speculation about a possible role for Day-Lewis surfaced when a scoop-hunter at Latino-Review.com tweeted that the three-time Oscar-winner recently had lunch with George Lucas and Kathleen Ke...  | More »

  • New 'Star Wars' Should Feel 'Real,' J.J. Abrams Says

    September 20, 2013 1:15 PM ET
     |  RJ Cubarrubia

    J.J. Abrams knows the deep responsibilities of leading the new Star Wars films, and the director says maintaining an authentic feel for the series is crucial for the upcoming movies. "Impossible for me to say because it's going to be an evolving thing," Abrams told Entertainment Weekly when asked which of the previous Star Wars films best represents the forthcoming movie. "I would say we are working really hard to make a movie that feels as emotional and authentic and exciting as possibl...  | More »

  • Report: Upcoming 'Star Wars' Films May Include 'Origin Stories'

    September 13, 2013 5:05 PM ET
     |  Ryan Reed

    The Star Wars franchise continues to expand in unexpected ways. The legendary sci-fi series might feature new "origin story" films, according to a new report. See 'Star Wars' Recast With Rock Stars Disney executive Jay Rasulo spoke about the films to investors in Beverly Hills yesterday, according to Variety. He mentioned that the first new Star Wars project would either be a "trilogy film" or an "origin story film," leading to speculation that the latter type of film could explor...  | More »

  • J.J. Abrams Will Not Direct the Next 'Star Trek' Movie

    September 12, 2013 5:15 PM ET
     |  Jon Blistein

    J.J. Abrams will not direct the next movie in the Star Trek series, though he plans to stay involved in the franchise. "It’s a little bittersweet," Abrams told Collider. "But I will say that I’m going to be producing the movie. Whomever it is that directs the film will be someone we all know is going to keep the cast and crew in good hands. I feel very lucky to have been part of it, and it definitely feels like the right time to let someone come in and do their own thing." J.J. ...  | More »

  • Q&A: William Shatner on His New Prog-Rock Album

    September 11, 2013 10:00 AM ET
     |  Andy Greene

    No matter how crazy it sounds, William Shatner's new album Ponder the Mystery – a collection of prog rock songs paired with Shatner's original spoken word poetry – is not a joke. It's actually his fifth album, going all the way back to 1968's infamous The Transformed Man. Created with former Yes guitarist Billy Sherwood, the LP (in stores on October 8th) features guest spots by Rick Wakeman, Vince Gill, Steve Vai, Robby Krieger, Mick Jones and others....  | More »

  • Video: Watch: J.J. Abrams' Mysterious 'Stranger' Teaser

    August 19, 2013 4:10 PM ET

    So what's the deal with J.J. Abrams' mysterious new trailer? Earlier today, the filmmaker's Bad Robot production company posted this brooding, black and white clip titled "Stranger." The barely minute-long teaser features provocative images of a man untying his rope-bound wrists near a river bed, climaxing with a dramatic zoom-in on a face with its lips sewn shut. The internet is buzzing with theories about the identity of the project. Over at Entertainment Weekly, resident p...  | More »

  • ABC Mulling 'Star Wars' TV Shows

    August 5, 2013 1:25 PM ET
     |  RJ Cubarrubia

    The Star Wars storyline might expand even more: ABC is mulling TV shows based on characters from the classic sci-fi franchise. According to Reuters, executives from the network are in talks with George Lucas' Lucasfilm studio to bring in new TV shows from the Star Wars universe. "We've started conversations with them," Paul Lee, president of the ABC Entertainment Group, told TV critics yesterday. "I have an inkling in my mind, but they have a lot on their plate." Photos: '...  | More »

  • New 'Star Wars' Films to Feature John Williams Scores

    July 29, 2013 12:55 PM ET
     |  Erin Coulehan

    Academy Award winning composer John Williams has confirmed that he will return to score the next installment of the Star Wars saga, reports the BBC. J.J. Abrams, who is directing the first film in the next trilogy, had previously hinted that Williams would be involved. Williams scored all six previous films in the Star Wars franchise, and hinted that the new film could feature music audiences are already familiar with. "I haven't seen the script, so the story is still unknown to me...  | More »

  • Is J.J. Abrams Still Committed to 'Star Wars'?

    July 23, 2013 3:45 PM ET
     |  Peter Holslin

    Is director J.J. Abrams still committed to Star Wars: Episode VII? The answer is a definite yes. After rumors emerged during Comic-Con that he might be pulling out of the potentially career-defining project, Lucasfilm released a statement on Monday assuring the world that Abrams is still in the director's chair. Comic-Con's Craziest Costumes But maybe Abrams isn't the guy for the job after all. On top of Star Wars, he'll also be busy working on a third Star Trek film, an...  | More »

  • 'Star Wars' Will Begin Filming in 2014 in London

    June 10, 2013 9:50 AM ET
     |  RJ Cubarrubia

    J.J. Abrams will be headed to London to begin shooting for the upcoming Star Wars movie in early 2014, but the director isn't too pleased with the overseas move. Though Abrams will move to London at the end of the year, the Star Trek: Into Darkness director has shot all his previous films in Los Angeles and lives there with his family. He even spent his own money to cover the cost of staying in Los Angeles for Into Darkness. Abrams shared his anxieties on moving with the Produced By con...  | More »

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