J.J. Abrams

WookieeLeaks: A Fourth ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy is on the Way (But It’s Not What You Think)

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by Jacob Hall March 20, 2015 @ 2:02 PM
Lucasfilm
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, the details on four upcoming books are revealed, a few directors are apparently in contention for Star Wars: Episode 9, and Star Wars: Rogue One finds a composer.

J.J. Abrams Returning to Direct ‘Star Wars: Episode 9’?

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by Mike Sampson March 18, 2015 @ 7:11 AM
Lucasfilm
When Rian Johnson was officially announced as the Star Wars: Episode 8 director last week, one name was conspicuously absent from the initial press release: J.J. Abrams. Among the producers listed — Kathleen Kennedy, Ram Bergman (Looper) and Johnson — Abrams was nowhere to be found. An updated release was later sent with Abrams noted as an Executive Producer, but it only fueled the flames that J.J. Abrams may be one-and-done with the Star Wars franchise. Not so fast.

WookieeLeaks: This Massive ‘Star Wars’ Spoiler Is Totally Predictable (But You Still Shouldn’t Read It)

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by Jacob Hall February 20, 2015 @ 10:41 AM
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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 one of the biggest spoilers for yet for The Force Awakens, ponder the lineage of the new cast, and figure out exactly when a new trailer will arrive.

Some ‘Star Wars: Episode 7’ Spoilers Are True, Says J.J. Abrams

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by Mike Sampson February 20, 2015 @ 9:47 AM
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Star Wars: Episode 7 spoilers are a dime a dozen on the internet. The hard part is, it's difficult to determine whether any of those spoilers are actually true. Director J.J. Abrams, himself a fierce protector of spoilers confirmed that some of the stuff you're reading online is actually true.

J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Developing a Thomas Edison Biopic Thanks to the Inventions of Thomas Edison

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by Britt Hayes February 18, 2015 @ 5:57 PM
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J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot production company has selected one of their next projects: a biopic about Thomas Edison, whose brilliant inventions make it possible for Bad Robot to make a movie about the genius inventor, thus completing the cinematic circle of life. Edison, also very awesomely known as “The Wizard of Menlo Park,” is credited as one of the founding fathers of cinema.

WookieeLeaks: Domhnall Gleeson May Not Be Playing Who You Think He’s Playing in ‘The Force Awakens’

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by Jacob Hall February 13, 2015 @ 11:08 AM
Lucasfilm
ScreenCrush’s WookieeLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything Star Wars! From The Force Awakens 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, dive into the deep end with Domhnall Gleeson rumors, see who is joining Star Wars Rebels next season, and prepare yourself for a Star Wars cruise!

WookieeLeaks: J.J. Abrams Has Built a Whole Bunch of Hutts (and Other, Less Reliable News)

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by Jacob Hall February 6, 2015 @ 12:00 PM
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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, explore some serious (and possibly totally made up) character details from ‘The Force Awakens,’ see which alien race is returning to the new film in practical form, and learn which iconic villain will be showing up on ‘Star Wars Rebels.’

Someone Finally Asked J.J. Abrams About That Weird ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Lightsaber

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by Jacob Hall February 5, 2015 @ 6:11 PM
LucasFilm
Ever since the first trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ descended upon the world with the force of a Death Star beam obliterating Alderaan, the ‘Star Wars’ fandom has found no shortage of things to complain about. Chief among them: the strange, hilted lightsaber wielded by Kylo Ren, the mysterious baddie briefly glimpsed in the footage. Since everyone from Stephen Colbert to Ewan McGregor to your great aunt has expressed their opinion on this impractical/totally awesome weapon, it’s now time to hear from the man behind the madness, co-writer and director J.J. Abrams.

‘Mission: Impossible 5’ Moves Up to Summer to Avoid ‘Star Wars: Episode 7’

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by ScreenCrush Staff January 26, 2015 @ 3:19 PM
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Your mission if you choose to accept it: save ‘Mission: Impossible 5’ from being trampled by ‘Star Wars: Episode 7’ at the box office. Mission complete. While ‘Mission: Impossible 5’ was originally set to open this Christmas, just one week after the juggernaut that is ‘Star Wars’, Paramount has wisely thought this over and moved the new Ethan Hunt adventure up to this July.