J.J. Abrams

J.J. Abrams From the 'Star Wars: Episode 7' Set: "I Wish People Would Stop Leaking Photos"

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by Mike Sampson June 04, 2014 10:23 AM
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This week has seen over 50 images leak from the 'Star Wars: Episode 7' set showing off new creatures, the Tatooine set and confirming the existence of the Millennium Falcom. This is all highly unusual for a J.J. Abrams movie, where he likes to keep things as secretive as possible and, today, Abrams responded to the many leaks on Twitter with a note from the set.

'Star Wars: Episode 7' Adds Oscar-Winner Lupita Nyong'o and 'Game of Thrones' Star Gwendoline Christie

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by Nick Romano June 02, 2014 11:13 AM
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Remember how, back when 'Star Wars: Episode 7' announced its primary cast members, one of the primary complaints was how few female roles there were. We soon learned that casting wasn't technically over yet, and now all the haters can eat their words as Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o and 'Game of Thrones' favorite Gwendoline Christie have been added to the cast.

Read J.J. Abrams' Heartfelt Note to the 'Star Wars: Episode 7' Cast and Crew as Filming Begins

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by Mike Sampson May 19, 2014 09:28 AM
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Director J.J. Abrams and the cast and crew of 'Star Wars: Episode 7' have an uphill battle ahead of them as they launch the new trilogy in the 'Star Wars' franchise. How do you motivate your team when you're embarking on one of the biggest and riskiest cinematic ventures in recent history? Well, as filming began on Friday, J.J. Abrams wrote a note to inspire everyone working on the film (and, it might just get 'Star Wars' fans excited too).

NBC Cancels 'Revolution' After Two Seasons, 'Believe,' 'Growing Up Fisher' and More

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick May 09, 2014 02:34 PM
NBC
It's been a good news-bad news kind of day for NBC viewers, as the same afternoon that saw 'Hannibal' renewed for a third season also gave birth to 'Community''s season 5 cancellation. Now, the peacock has thrown a few more logs on the fire, among them freshman comedy 'Growing Up Fisher,' sci-fi flop 'Believe,' and surprisingly, the two-season 'Revolution.'

'Star Wars: Episode 7': J.J. Abrams Wishes Fans a Happy 'Star Wars' Day From the Set!

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by Britt Hayes May 04, 2014 01:38 PM
Lucasfilm
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We've got even more 'Star Wars' goodies for you! Director J.J. Abrams is getting in on the action today with a very special "video selfie" with screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan, wishing fans a happy 'Star Wars' day from the set of 'Star Wars: Episode 7' in London, and he seems to be teasing some additional casting.

Reel Women: 'Star Wars' Casting Proves Gender Inequality Exists Even a Galaxy Far, Far Away

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by Britt Hayes May 01, 2014 12:00 PM
Lucasfilm
The ‘Star Wars: Episode 7’ cast was announced this week, and the line-up contains exciting names like Adam Driver, John Boyega, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, and the legendary Max Von Sydow, further cementing (or in some cases, finally rousing) our interest in J.J. Abrams’ new installment. But, there was something curious among the list of newcomers -- there was only one female on the roster: Daisy Ridley. Out of the seven names announced, only one was female, which doesn’t bode well for gender equality in a galaxy that should be far, far away from such seemingly petty concepts.

'Almost Human' Canceled: FOX Declines Season 2 for J.J. Abrams' Future Cop Drama

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 30, 2014 08:41 AM
FOX
'Almost Human,' almost renewed.
We hadn't quite kept up with the entirety of FOX's Karl Urban-Michael Ealy android cop drama, though the early episodes were promising enough and increased serialization brought stronger reviews from the fanbase. Alas, FOX has not proven as sympathetic with J.J. Abrams and J.H. Wyman's post-'Fringe' sci-fier, officially canceling 'Almost Human' after one season.