• Video: Watch: J.J. Abrams Hears 'Star Wars' Ideas from William Shatner, Billy Dee Williams

    May 16, 2013 11:05 AM ET

    Although J.J. Abrams stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live last night to promote his latest effort, Star Trek: Into Darkness, he unsurprisingly ended up talking about his other big sci-fi project: The upcoming Star Wars reboot. Admitting he and the writers had hit something of a wall with the script, Kimmel encouraged Abrams to take some suggestions from a few Star Wars superfans in the audience. New 'Star Wars' Films Could Arrive Every Summer While two costumed nerds voiced...  | More »

  • Photos: 'Star Wars' Recast With Rock Stars

    May 4, 2013 12:00 AM ET

    A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, Billy Corgan, Jay-Z and more feel the Force  | More »

  • Directing 'Star Wars' a 'Once in a Lifetime Opportunity,' J.J. Abrams Says

    May 2, 2013 8:45 AM ET
     |  Eric R Danton

    Although J.J. Abrams is out promoting his new movie Star Trek Into Darkness, the director seems to be fielding nearly as many questions about the other sci-fi franchise he's taking over: Abrams' next project is Star Wars Episode VII, the first of three planned new movies. Abrams has obliged, telling the BBC that after Star Trek Into Darkness, he had expected to work on a lower profile film, a "small comedy drama." Then the Star Wars offer came along. "It was one of those things whe...  | More »

  • New 'Star Wars' Movie Likely to Feature John Williams Score

    May 1, 2013 9:55 AM ET
     |  RJ Cubarrubia

    The original Star Wars movies wouldn't have been the same without John Williams' symphonic touch, and it looks likely the prolific composer will return for next entry in the sci-fi series.  Star Wars: Episode VII director J.J. Abrams hinted Monday that Williams would join the project during a Berlin press conference for Abrams' forthcoming Star Trek Into Darkness. "For Star Wars, it's very early days, but I believe that, going forward, John Williams will be doin...  | More »

  • New 'Star Wars' Films Could Arrive Every Summer

    April 18, 2013 8:45 AM ET
     |  Eric R Danton

    Talk of standalone Star Wars films wasn't just idle chatter: In addition to a new trilogy beginning with Episode VII, fans can expect at least two spin-off movies that take place outside the main storyline, Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn said yesterday at CinemaCon in Las Vegas. Harrison Ford on a 'Star Wars' Reunion: 'I Think It's Happening' Horn said that Empire Strikes Back screenwriter Lawrence Kasden is working with Sherlock Holmes writer Simon Kin...  | More »

  • J.J. Abrams 'Just Getting Started' on New 'Stars Wars' Film

    March 25, 2013 12:20 PM ET
     |  RJ Cubarrubia

    Now that Star Trek: Into Darkness is nearing release, director J.J. Abrams is turning his attention to the Star Wars revival he will begin working on next. Although the sci-fi space franchises tell markedly different stories, Abrams has found some commonalities between them, he tells Empire magazine in a new interview in which the longtime Star Wars fan cautions that he's "just getting started" on Episode VII. "There are infinitely more questions than answers right n...  | More »

  • Harrison Ford on a 'Star Wars' Reunion: 'I Think It's Happening'

    March 20, 2013 5:41 PM ET
     |  Jon Blistein

    Harrison Ford thinks the much-anticipated Star Wars reunion will happen after all, as he explained in a recent interview with Chicago's WGN 9 News. "I think it's almost true. I'm looking forward to it," said the actor who portrayed space cowboy Han Solo in the original trilogy. "It's not in the bag yet, but I think it's happening." Rumors of a cast reunion have been circulating since Disney purchased Lucasfilm and the Star Wars franchise last October. With J.J. A...  | More »

  • Original 'Star Wars' Cast Signed on for New Films Before Disney Sale

    March 8, 2013 8:40 AM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    Turns out that speculation was moot over whether cast members from the original Star Wars movies would return for a new trilogy: George Lucas says Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill had all essentially agreed to return before Disney bought Lucasfilm last fall. "We had already signed Mark and Carrie and Harrison – or we were pretty much in final stages of negotiation," Lucas said in a lengthy BloombergBusinessweek examination of how his $4.05 billion deal with Disney came toge...  | More »

  • Carrie Fisher Will Return to 'Star Wars' as Princess Leia

    March 6, 2013 12:00 PM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    Carrie Fisher will reprise Princess Leia in the new series of Star Wars movies on the way from Disney, making her the first cast member from the original films to confirm that she has signed on.  Asked by Palm Beach Illustrated to describe Princess Leia now, Fisher replied, "Elderly." Carrie Fisher: A Few Words on Princess Leia, Fame and Feminism "She’s in an intergalactic old folks' home," Fisher continued. "I just think she would be just like she was before, onl...  | More »

  • Mark Hamill in Talks for New 'Star Wars' Films

    February 21, 2013 10:10 AM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    Could it be the return of the Jedi who returned in Return of the Jedi? Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy, has told Entertainment Tonight that George Lucas has inquired whether he'd be interested in appearing in the forthcoming Episode VII. "George [Lucas] wanted to know whether we'd be interested. He did say that if we didn't want to do it, they wouldn't cast another actor in our parts – they would write us...  | More »

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