• Report: Harrison Ford Will Reprise Han Solo in New 'Star Wars' Films

    February 19, 2013 9:45 AM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    Harrison Ford will return as the original space cowboy, Han Solo, in the new installments of the Star Wars franchise, according to Fox News Latino columnist Umberto "El Mayimbe" Gonzalez. The reporter said he "triple checked" his "legitimate sources," though they didn't seem to know whether Ford would simply make a cameo or if he'd have a larger part in the film. Other cast members from the original Star Wars trilogy, including Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher, have also reportedly si...  | More »

  • Video: 'Star Wars' Spin-Off Appeals to Ewan McGregor

    February 15, 2013 9:45 AM ET

    The Force is strong with Ewan McGregor: The actor who played Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: Episode I - III has expressed interest in a new stand-alone spin-off film about the Jedi master, MTV reports. McGregor, who played a younger Kenobi in the prequel trilogy, called the possible spin-off "a good idea" and even suggested a possible plot line. 'Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back': Rolling Stone's 1980 Cover Story "The only bit that I could get away with doing is aft...  | More »

  • Disney Plans 'Star Wars' Stand-Alone Films

    February 6, 2013 10:55 AM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    Disney plans to expand the Star Wars universe even further with stand-alone films focusing on characters outside the main saga, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Those spin-off films would be in addition to the next three installments the company is making after acquiring Lucasfilm and the Star Wars franchise in a $4 billion deal last October. 'Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back': Rolling Stone's 1980 Cover Story There are no details yet about what dire...  | More »

  • J.J. Abrams Confirmed as 'Star Wars' Director

    January 26, 2013 11:05 AM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    J.J. Abrams has been confirmed as the director of the next Star Wars film, taking over the franchise from its creator, George Lucas, Reuters reports. The Walt Disney Company, which bought Lucasfilm Ltd. last October, announced the news on Friday night, after rumors of the move surfaced earlier in the week. Abrams will be working with a script by Michael Arndt, who won an Academy Award for his Little Miss Sunshine screenplay. Former Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy will be the producer. ...  | More »

  • J.J. Abrams to Direct New 'Star Wars': Report

    January 24, 2013 5:35 PM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    J.J. Abrams will direct the next Star Wars film for Disney, a source with knowledge of the much-anticipated production told the Wrap. Interestingly enough, Abrams told Entertainment Weekly back in November that he wasn't going to direct the new series and would opt instead to focus on his original material. "Star Wars was the first movie that blew my mind in that way; it didn't matter how they did any of it because it was all so overwhelmingly and entirely great," said A...  | More »

  • 'Star Wars' Responds to White House's Rejection of Death Star Petition

    January 15, 2013 5:25 PM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    Just days after the White House rejected a fan petition proposing that the United States build its very own Death Star by 2016, the official Star Wars website has issued a haughty response, purportedly on behalf of the Galactic Empire. "It is doubtless that such a technological terror in the hands of so primitive a world would be used to upset the peace and sanctity of the citizens of the Galactic Empire," reads the statement, attributed to Governor Wilhuff Tarkin of the Outer Rim ...  | More »

  • Video: George Lucas Talks Future of 'Star Wars' and Lucasfilm

    January 2, 2013 2:55 PM ET

    After Disney acquired Lucasfilm last October, Star Wars creator and Lucasfilm founder George Lucas and president Kathleen Kennedy sat down for a series of interviews on the future of the sci-fi universe and franchise. The fifth and final part surfaced today, but the pair let slip revealing news as early as the first segment in October. Lucas has already worked out treatments for Episodes Seven, Eight and Nine, with plans for more. "We are absolutely going to make [more] Star Wars m...  | More »

  • Tarantino, Spielberg, Del Toro Deflect 'Star Wars' Director Rumors

    November 13, 2012 12:25 PM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    Guillermo del Toro is the latest director to deflect rumors that he was in line to direct the upcoming Star Wars sequels, joining Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino and others who say they're not involved. "You know, I saw it on the Internet, but I haven’t approached them, they haven’t formally approached me," del Toro told Fanhattan (he reportedly emphasized the "formally"). "I mean, I heard some rumblings, but to me it's really – I have so many projects to...  | More »

  • 'Toy Story' Writer Lands Next 'Star Wars' Screenplay

    November 11, 2012 12:40 PM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    Screenwriter Michael Arndt, whose credits include Toy Story 3 and a co-write on the next Hunger Games installment, will write the script for the next Star Wars movie, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Arndt also wrote the screenplay for the Oscar-winning Little Miss Sunshine. Arndt is said to be a major fan of the Star Wars saga. The new film, due in 2015, is expected to feature at least some of the familiar characters from past films in the franchise, with speculation about appearances b...  | More »

  • New 'Star Wars' Will Be 'Biggest Event Movie Ever,' Says 'Lost' Co-Creator

    November 6, 2012 1:50 PM ET
     |  Andy Greene

    Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof remembers exactly where he was when he heard that Disney had bought LucasFilm. "I was in a production meeting next to Brad Bird for a movie we're working on together," he says. "A bunch of guys at the table started passing notes to each other. Suddenly I'm like the teacher at the front of the class. I was like, 'Is there something you'd care to share with the rest of the class?' I grabbed a napkin, and someone had written on it, 'Di...  | More »

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