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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.

J.J. Abrams Discusses That Scene in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ You Know the One

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by Britt Hayes December 22, 2015 @ 7:28 PM
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Now that Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been in theaters for several days, director J.J. Abrams and the cast and crew have been opening up about the particular motivations behind certain choices…like the thinking behind R2-D2's big “awakening” during the finale, or why [REDACTED] shockingly [REDACTED] that one character during that one scene — you know the one. If you don’t, turn back now to avoid spoiler talk.

J.J. Abrams Explains R2-D2’s Big Scene in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

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by Britt Hayes December 21, 2015 @ 6:06 PM
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By now, you’ve probably seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens (more than once, for some of you), and if not, be warned that we’re about to head into spoiler territory with new intel from director J.J. Abrams and screenwriter Michael Arndt regarding R2-D2 — specifically, what happens during the penultimate scene in The Force Awakens.

This ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Character Was Originally Going to Die

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by Britt Hayes December 20, 2015 @ 2:17 PM
Consider this an ample warning to turn back now if you haven’t had time to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens yet because we’re about to get into serious spoiler territory. Avert your eyes, ye who wish to remain untainted when it comes to the finer plot points of The Force Awakens. Go forth, lest ye be spoiled on the identity of a character who makes it to Episode 8.

‘The Force Awakens’ Reveals a Couple of Hidden ‘Star Wars’ Cameos

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by Britt Hayes December 20, 2015 @ 11:32 AM
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By now, you probably know all about some of the cameos in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, like Daniel Craig’s secret appearance and the actors behind the voice of BB-8. But there are a couple more hidden cameos you most likely didn’t notice — as it...

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Features J.J. Abrams’ Signature Easter Egg

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by Britt Hayes December 19, 2015 @ 1:51 PM
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J.J. Abrams squeezes a few Abrams-specific easter eggs into Star Wars: The Force Awakens, including a couple of LOST stars in small, supporting roles and at least one little nod you probably didn’t notice — though it’s appeared in every one of Abrams’ movie and TV projects. Did you catch it? And no, it’s not Slusho.

Let’s Talk About the Ending of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ (SPOILERS)

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by ScreenCrush Staff December 18, 2015 @ 9:53 AM
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Hype and speculation about Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been ubiquitous, at least in our line of work, pretty much every day of every week of every month since Disney acquired George Lucas’ company and the rights to Star Wars back in 2012. Three years later, The Force Awakens is finally in theaters. And since it’s already made about $100 million in just one day of release, we’re guessing a lot of people have already seen it and are ready to discuss those spoilers that have been kept so well hidden for all these years. That’s what we’re here to discuss.

James Franco Walks Backwards, Fights Cockroaches in New Hulu ‘11.22.63’ Trailer

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick December 17, 2015 @ 1:19 PM
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Not that the collaboration of Stephen King, James Franco and J.J. Abrams in a JFK-saving time-travel drama wasn’t enough for Hulu’s upcoming event series 11.22.63, the latest trailer definitely puts it over the mark. Join Franco, as he goes from orchestrating assassinations to stopping them, and apparently battling a swarm of cockroaches along the way.

Which Former SNL Star Provided the Voice For BB-8 in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’?

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by Britt Hayes December 16, 2015 @ 5:57 PM
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When the lights come up at the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, you’ll notice a couple of delightfully surprising names listed in the credits — if you stick around long enough to see them and aren’t distracted by the need to run to the bathroom to get “something” out of your eye. Bill Hader and former Parks and Recreation star Ben Schwartz lent their vocal talents to The Force Awakens to help create the film’s most adorable star. Yes, really.