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'Star Wars: Episode 7' Confirms December 2015 Release Date

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by Britt Hayes November 07, 2013 03:29 PM
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There's been a lot of speculation over whether J.J. Abrams and Disney could reach an agreement over the release date of 'Star Wars: Episode 7,' with Abrams recently scrapping Michael Arndt's script to rework the story and characters. But now we have official confirmation that the latest entry in the 'Star Wars' franchise will indeed be released on December 18, 2015, putting it right up against Duncan Jones' 'Warcraft.'

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

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by Nick Romano November 07, 2013 12:51 PM
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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.

'Star Wars' Latest Rumor: Will 'Episode 7' be Free From the Children of Skywalkers?

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by Damon Houx November 05, 2013 07:11 PM
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So much of what's happening with 'Star Wars: Episode 7' should be taken with a grain of salt, but early word was that the film would focus on the children of Luke Skywalker and/or Han Solo and Leia (though expanded universe fiction suggests otherwise, it is unknown if she took his last name, or even if they got married). But the latest casting call suggests that J.J. Abrams and company may be going in a new direction.

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

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by Mike Sampson November 05, 2013 11:39 AM
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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?

'Star Wars: Episode 7' Eyeing '12 Years a Slave' Star Chiwetel Ejiofor?

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by Britt Hayes November 03, 2013 01:20 PM
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And the 'Star Wars: Episode 7' news just keeps coming. The latest rumor: '12 Years a Slave' star and likely Oscar contender Chiwetel Ejiofor was at the Bad Robot offices, which means he might have met with J.J. Abrams about the new 'Star Wars' film. Which means we might see Ejiofor in the new 'Star Wars' movie. Maybe. We hope so!

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

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by Mike Sampson October 31, 2013 11:59 AM
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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.

Harrison Ford Wants to Use 'Star Wars: Episode 7' as a Way to Make 'Indiana Jones 5'

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by Damon Houx October 28, 2013 07:00 PM
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The primary cast of the original 'Star Wars' trilogy have all but guaranteed they'll be showing up in the J.J. Abrams-directed 'Star Wars: Episode 7,' though there was a question if Harrison Ford would return. The latest report is that not only will Ford be back, he may be in for all three films in the new trilogy. And supposedly part of the deal to get Han Solo to return involves work starting on 'Indiana Jones 5.'

J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan Have "Assumed Screenwriting Duties" on 'Star Wars: Episode 7'

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by Mike Sampson October 24, 2013 02:29 PM
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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.'

George Lucas is "Constantly" Talking to J.J. Abrams About 'Star Wars: Episode 7'

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by Mike Sampson October 07, 2013 03:30 PM
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With 'Star Wars: Episode 7' casting starting to heat up and announcements expected before the end of the year, all eyes have turned to director J.J. Abrams, the man in charge of this mission. But, don't think George Lucas is happy to just play golf and have dinner at Olive Garden at 4:30pm throughout his retirement; the man who created it all isn't walking away from the 'Star Wars' franchise so easily.
Lucas' son, Jett, spoke about 'Star Wars: Episode 7' recently and said his father is "constantly" talking to J.J. Abrams about his plans for the upcoming sequel.