J.J. Abrams

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

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by ScreenCrush Staff 5 days ago
Paramount Pictures
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.

WookieeLeaks: Liam Neeson Ponders a Qui-Gon Jinn Spin-Off While ‘The Force Awakens’ Hires Three Genuine Badasses

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by Jacob Hall January 9, 2015 @ 9:52 PM
LucasFilm
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, Liam Neeson contemplates a Qui-Gon Jinn spin-off, ‘The Force Awakens’ recruits three amazing martial artists, and a bunch of cool ‘Star Wars’ toys appear on the horizon.

J.J. Abrams, Chris Pine and Alfonso Cuarón to Announce 2015 Academy Award Nominees in Two-Part Live Event

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by Britt Hayes January 9, 2015 @ 5:26 PM
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We’re gearing up for this weekend’s 2015 Golden Globe awards, but there’s another major awards event on the horizon, in case you somehow forgot: the 2015 Academy Awards. This year, the nominees will be revealed during a two-part live event, with actor Chris Pine and directors J.J. Abrams and Alfonso Cuarón making the announcements for all 24 awards categories.

‘Star Wars: Episode 7’ Director J.J. Abrams Talks Pressures and Excitement of Releasing the Film

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by Britt Hayes January 7, 2015 @ 6:24 PM
Lucasfilm
If you are a human being (or maybe even a domesticated pet), you’ve undoubtedly seen the teaser trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens.’ You’ve probably even watched it more than once. J.J. Abrams’ upcoming installment in the beloved franchise is kind of a big deal, and according to this new interview with the director, he’s well aware of it. However nervous and anxious you are about ‘The Force Awakens,’ we assure you that Abrams is 10 times as nervous and anxious as you are.

‘Star Wars: Episode 7’ Video: J.J. Abrams, the Cast and Crew Thank Fans for Donations

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by Britt Hayes December 20, 2014 @ 12:48 PM
Lucasfilm
Earlier this year, director J.J. Abrams along with Disney reached out to ‘Star Wars’ fans asking for donations for UNICEF. Every person who donated was entered into a special drawing to visit the set and have a small role in ‘The Force Awakens.’ The fundraising effort was a huge success, and now Abrams—along with the cast and crew—has delivered a new “thank you” video, featuring a couple of particularly special old friends.

WookieeLeaks: The Curious Case of Andy Serkis and Other ‘Force Awakens’ Chatter

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by Jacob Hall December 19, 2014 @ 10:10 AM
LucasFilm
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, ponder who Andy Serkis is playing, learn the possible identity of Captain Phasma, and watch a special video starring Chewbacca.

‘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 December 13, 2014 @ 12:17 PM
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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 December 11, 2014 @ 3:02 PM
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.