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‘10 Cloverfield Lane’ Is the Secret Bad Robot Project, But What Is It?

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by Britt Hayes January 14, 2016 @ 10:55 PM
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Reports began to surface this evening via social media that a trailer for Bad Robot’s upcoming mystery project is attached to screenings of Michael Bay’s 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. The film is titled 10 Cloverfield Lane, and while many suspect it’s a secret Cloverfield sequel, there is some evidence to support that this not quite true, including a statement from J.J. Abrams himself. So what is 10 Cloverfield Lane, exactly?

J.J. Abrams Knows Who Rey’s Parents Are Because Duh, He Wrote the Movie

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by Mike Sampson January 13, 2016 @ 10:23 AM
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One of the biggest questions following Star Wars: The Force Awakens was that of Rey’s parentage. She could be a Skywalker a Kenobi, a Hutt…we just don’t know. Well at least we don’t know. There’s one guy that knows: J.J. Abrams. Which shouldn’t be a surprise because, duh, J.J. Abrams wrote the movie.

The True Genius of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

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by Matt Singer January 11, 2016 @ 2:29 PM
There was a lot of paranoia about spoilers in the days and weeks (and months [and years]) leading up to the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Trailers gave almost no indication of a plot beyond the presence of a) stars and b) wars. The official poster didn’t include a picture of Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker for fear of revealing his fate. Even press screenings were delayed until the last possible moment to keep the lid on J.J. Abrams’ latest mystery box for as long as humanly possible.

Don’t Hold Your Breath for a ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Extended Cut

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by Britt Hayes January 10, 2016 @ 1:51 PM
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With a movie as epic as Star Wars: The Force Awakens, you know there has to be lots of footage that didn’t make the final cut. Reports have been out there for a while now about several scenes that were cut from the film, and while you will get to see some of those scenes when the film eventually hits DVD and Blu-ray, J.J. Abrams says you shouldn’t hold out hope for an extended version of The Force Awakens.

James Franco Time-Travels in a Closet For Hulu’s Full ‘11.22.63’ Trailer

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick January 9, 2016 @ 10:42 PM
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There is no combination of the phrases “James Franco,” “time travel,” “save JFK,” or “Hulu” that fails to amuse, and yet, J.J. Abrams and Stephen King have gone ahead and given it their darnest. Anyway, watch James Franco go back in the closet to 1963 for the first full trailer of Hulu’s time-travelin’, JFK-savin’, Franco-fronted 11.22.63! Some Chris Cooper required.

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Director J.J. Abrams Calls Lack of Rey Merch ‘Preposterous and Wrong’

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by Britt Hayes January 9, 2016 @ 12:56 PM
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The great franchise toy saga continues, as J.J. Abrams has weighed in on the absence of Daisy Ridley’s Rey from much of The Force Awakens merchandising. The new lead character of the Star Wars franchise isn’t featured in nearly as many toys and merchandising as her male counterparts, inspiring the Twitter hashtag #WheresRey. And following Paul Feig’s reveal of new Ghostbusters action figure prototypes, it seems more crucial than ever that we criticize Disney for their lack of Rey merch — and Abrams is doing just that.

George Lucas Criticizes ‘Retro’ Style of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

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by Britt Hayes December 30, 2015 @ 5:48 PM
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Although George Lucas is no longer involved, interviewers can’t help but ask the creator of the Star Wars franchise for his thoughts on Disney’s new direction with the series. Lucas recently shared some brief, civil thoughts on The Force Awakens, calling it “very much the kind of movie” fans have been looking for, but what does that mean, exactly? In another new interview, Lucas elaborates.

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Considered Making Snoke a Woman, Plus More Big Production Changes

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by Britt Hayes December 28, 2015 @ 7:31 PM
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The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens isn’t just a casual coffee table book filled with concept art that inspired the film’s designs — it also offers a wealth of interesting information regarding several of the major characters, their origins, alternate designs, and several elements that either evolved or were excised completely during production. For instance, Supreme Leader Snoke was almost a woman, and Poe Dameron was nearly a Jedi or a bounty hunter instead of a pilot.

The ‘Star Wars: Episode 8’ Script Is So Good, J.J. Abrams Wishes He Were Directing It

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by Britt Hayes December 22, 2015 @ 8:51 PM
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J.J. Abrams revved up the engine on the ol’ Star Wars ship, launching the series on a new journey with The Force Awakens, but declining to return for the subsequent sequels. Instead, Rian Johnson (Looper) and Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World) will be steering the franchise from here on out, directing Episodes 8 and 9, respectively. Johnson is in production on Episode 8 right now, and according to The Force Awakens star Daisy Ridley, the script is “very good.” How good? Abrams regrets turning down the chance to direct it.