J.J. Abrams

‘Star Wars: Episode 7’: Mark Hamill on His Absence From the Trailer and Using a Practical BB-8

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by Britt Hayes 4 days ago
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If you’re appearing in a new ‘Star Wars’ movie and you sit down for an interview about anything else, chances are pretty high that the interviewer is going to have lots of questions about your return to a beloved franchise. And that’s exactly what happened when Mark Hamill sat down for a new interview about the upcoming ‘Elf’ musical TV special. After answering questions about his voice role in the new animated TV film, Luke Skywalker himself opened up about his absence from the first trailer for ‘The Force Awakens,’ his “contractually obligated” beard, and how that adorable little droid named BB-8 is actually a practical effect.

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Character Names Unveiled!

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by Matt Singer 6 days ago
Disney
J.J. Abrams is famous for keeping secrets. His whole schtick as a director is the “mystery box”—finding pleasure in the unknown, and in the tease of that uncertainty. He didn’t show the monster in the trailer for ‘Cloverfield’; hell he didn’t even show the title of the movie in the trailer for ‘Cloverfield.’ If J.J. Abrams could release a movie without telling you anything about it, he probably would.

J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot Are Producing a New Mystery Movie About Aliens

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by Britt Hayes December 9, 2014 @ 5:54 PM
Bad Robot
J.J. Abrams may not have been able to keep the lid on his Mystery Box while filming ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ but it looks like he’s up to his old ways again with his latest project: Abrams, along with his company Bad Robot, is producing a new mystery movie about—what else?—aliens, with first-time movie director Chris Alender. And no, it’s not a sequel to ‘Cloverfield.’

George Lucas Hasn't Seen the ‘Star Wars: Episode 7’ Trailer, “Not Really” Interested in the Movie

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by Mike Sampson December 8, 2014 @ 8:54 AM
Disney
Pretty much everyone has seen the 'Star Wars: Episode 7' trailer at this point. It was the most-viewed trailer of 2014 and is on track to become the most-viewed trailer of the internet age. It has been viewed over 72 million times and has spawned countless parodies and memes but, there's still one person who hasn't seen it: George Lucas. The man who created the franchise says that he hasn't seen the 'Force Awakens' trailer and has no plans to. In fact, he's not even that interested at all.

‘Star Wars: Episode 7’ Star Oscar Isaac Talks Practical Sets and Taking the Han Solo Approach

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by Britt Hayes December 6, 2014 @ 11:55 AM
Disney
Following the debut of that first awesome trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ we’ve been dying to know more about the newest installment in the franchise. Among the things we’d love to know: how much of the set is practical, and just what is the deal with that crazy lightsaber? The actors involved in the film have been fairly tight-lipped, but Oscar Isaac, who was also recently cast in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ as the titular villain, has opened up in a new interview to shed some light on ‘The Force Awakens.’

Mysterious ‘Star Wars: Episode 7’ Trailer Narrator Has Been Revealed!

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by Britt Hayes November 29, 2014 @ 12:22 PM
Disney
When the trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ was released yesterday, there was plenty to dissect and debate: who was the shadowy figure at the end of the trailer? Why was John Boyega in a Stormtrooper uniform? Why was Daisy Ridley speeding away? But one of the biggest points of contention was the voice over, which opens the trailer with “There has been an awakening … Do you feel it?” Fans and critics have been speculating over whether that voice is Andy Serkis, Max Von Sydow, or possibly Benedict Cumberbatch. And now we have an answer.

WookieeLeaks: The ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Trailer is Here to Change Your Life

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by Jacob Hall November 28, 2014 @ 2:03 PM
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ScreenCrush’s WookieLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything ‘Star Wars’! From ‘Episode 7,’ to the upcoming spinoffs and the TV shows, if it pertains to that long ago, far away galaxy, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, the trailer you’ve been waiting for arrives, the first details of the first spin-off leak online, and Carrie Fisher talks about being a “legacy” character.

Report: ‘Star Wars: Episode 7’ Trailer Attached to ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’

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by Jacob Hall November 20, 2014 @ 9:37 AM
Lucasfilm
Yes, it’s easy to decry the permeation of film marketing and our obsession with trailers and posters and previews, but let’s just be honest with ourselves here: The ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ trailer is going to an event that rivals the release of most movies. Think back to the good ‘ol days of 1998 (”A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...”) and remember how fans would buy tickets to ‘A Bug’s Life’ and ‘The Siege’ just to watch the teaser trailer for ‘Star Wars: Episode I.’ If you’re one of those people and want to replicate that experience, you’d better pre-order your ticket for ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ pretty soon.

J.J. Abrams’ HBO ‘Westworld’ Adaptation Gets Full Season Order for 2015, First Teaser

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick November 17, 2014 @ 4:24 PM
Warner Bros.
We’d been hearing about it for some time, but at last HBO has made Bad Robot’s star-studded ‘Westworld‘ TV series a reality. The pay-cable network has granted a full season order to Jonathan Nolan’s adaptation of the 1973 sci-fi classic, whose cast boasts the likes of Sir Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood and more, setting a 2015 premiere with the new ‘Westworld’’s first teaser.

WookieeLeaks: The Wacky Theory About Daisy Ridley’s ‘Star Wars’ Character

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by Jacob Hall November 14, 2014 @ 10:55 AM
Dark Horse
ScreenCrush’s WookieeLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything ‘Star Wars!’ From ‘Star Wars: Episode 7,’ to the upcoming spinoffs and the TV shows, if it pertains to that long ago, far away galaxy, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, we dive into a weird theory about Daisy Ridley's character in ‘The Force Awakens,’ see which iconic character will appear in the next ‘Star Wars’ video game, and learn how much you have to spend to dress like an Imperial officer.