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‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Eyes Trio of Actors and Plot Details Surface

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While 'Star Wars: Episode 7' has been gearing up for production, plenty of names have been rumored to have taken meetings with J.J. Abrams for roles in the upcoming trilogy. Now comes word of three actors whom Abrams has been eyeing for a possible leading role: Michael Fassbender, Hugo Weaving, and 'Girls' star Adam Driver. And we've also got some details on Abrams' reworked script, which is said to focus more heavily on Luke, Leia, and Han.

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J.J. Abrams Admits Lying About Khan Was a Bad Idea, Blames the Studio

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Paramount

It was evident to almost everyone from the get-go that 'Star Trek Into Darkness' director J.J. Abrams cast Benedict Cumberbatch as Khan (the iconic 'Star Trek' villain originally played by Ricardo Montalban in 'The Wrath of Khan'). Despite a mountain of overwhelming evidence, Abrams lied about it, cast members lied about it and the studio perpetuated the secrecy. But, with the film behind him, Abrams now says it was all a big mistake and blames studio pressure for the secrecy.

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‘Star Wars Episode 7′ Casting Not Just For Kids, Now Looking For an Experienced Jedi Officer

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20th Century Fox

Just last week, Disney announced an open casting call for 'Star Wars Episode 7,' looking for teenagers in major cities across the country to join the cast of J.J. Abrams' upcoming film. And now we're getting a little more of an idea about what they're looking for with this casting tidbit that says the production is looking to fill the shoes of a military officer role -- but it's 'Star Wars,' so shouldn't there be several of those? 

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‘Star Wars: Episode 7′: J.J. Abrams Teases the Return of an Iconic Character

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There have only been a handful of characters who have appeared in every 'Star Wars' movie so far. So, it's not too surprising to see that one of the saga's most important (and popular) seems to be officially back for 'Star Wars: Episode 7.' Straight from the Twitter account for J.J. Abrams and his Bad Robot production company, here's a look at at the 'Star Wars: Episode 7' workshop.

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‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Director J.J. Abrams Reveals the Reason Behind the Writer Swap

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A couple weeks ago, Lucasfilm decided to change things up for its highly anticipated 'Star Wars: Episode 7' by switching out writer Michael Arndt for the combined efforts of J.J. Abrams and 'Empire Strikes' back writer Lawrence Kasdan on the screenplay. While this swap threw fans into a frenzy over whether or not this meant the film was in trouble, the director recently broke his silence over the matter.

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‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Will Have a Gritty, Western Feel, Says J.J. Abrams

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Lucasfilm

Back in September, a bunch of 'Star Wars' fans posted a video to YouTube addressed "Dear J.J. Abrams" and including advice on how to "make 'Star Wars' great again." HA. Like J.J. Abrams would ever watch your silly YouTube video about how to make a good 'Star Wars' movie... Wait, what? He actually watched it? And he completely agrees with it?

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‘Star Trek 3′ Eyeing ‘Attack the Block’ Director?

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Paramount

With J.J. Abrams hard at work on 'Star Wars: Episode VII' to meet a December 2015 release deadline, someone has to step up and direct 'Star Trek 3.' Plenty of names have been tossed about as potential replacements, and now we can add a new one to the running: 'Attack the Block' director Joe Cornish, which might be the best possible choice we've heard so far.

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Lucasfilm Wants to Push ‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ to 2016; Disney Says No Way

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We've got a bad feeling about this.

After the recent news that 'Star Wars: Episode 7' writer Michael Arndt was let go while director J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan would start a new script from scratch, Lucasfilm executives asked Disney to delay the 'Star Wars' release date to 2016 from the previously announced May 2015 date to allow more time to complete the film. Disney's answer: Nope, now get back to work.

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FOX’s ‘Almost Human’: Watch 8 Minutes of the Premiere Right Now!

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FOX

We've been waiting for a worthy successor to 'Fringe' for months now, but is J.J. Abrams' futuristic cop drama 'Almost Human' up to the task? A full eight minutes from the pilot episode have been made available to viewers, following the earlier delay of the premiere, so find out for yourself if the new robot cop drama from the minds behind 'Fringe' and starring 'Star Trek''s Karl Urban is worth a look!

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J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan Have “Assumed Screenwriting Duties” on ‘Star Wars: Episode 7′

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One of the very first 'Star Wars: Episode 7' announcements (minus the announcement that it was actually happening) was that Michael Arndt, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter behind 'Toy Story 3' and 'Little Miss Sunshine,' would be writing the script.

No longer.

Lucasfilm has confirmed today that Arndt is out and director J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan ('The Empire Strikes Back') have "assumed screenwriting duties" on 'Star Wars: Episode 7.'

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