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

by Britt Hayes January 7, 2015 @ 6:24 PM
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’ Will Feature a Trio of Actors From ‘The Raid’

by Jacob Hall January 5, 2015 @ 11:35 AM
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With all of his projects, J.J. Abrams has shown extraordinary good taste in casting and ‘Star Wars: Episode 7’ is no different. Forget about the old-timers returning to the saga and think about John Boyega, Adam Driver, Gwendoline Christie and the other terrific thespians being given the biggest spotlight of their careers. Abrams, more than most working filmmakers, knows how to showcase an actor or actress in a way that makes us wonder why they weren’t movie stars before he cast them. Anyway, this is just a longwinded way of getting around to saying that Abrams’ impeccable taste is once again on display since a trio of actors from ‘The Raid’ and ‘The Raid 2’ are apparently in ‘The Force Awakens.’

WookieeLeaks: Aaron Paul May Be Circling That Young Han Solo Spinoff That May Not Actually Exist (and Other More Substantial News)

by Jacob Hall January 2, 2015 @ 10:30 AM
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, look ahead in to the next year of ‘Star Wars,’ ponder Aaron Paul joining the universe, and preview Frank Oz’s role on ‘Star Wars Rebels.’

The Five Most Anticipated Films of 2015, According to Consumers Like You

by Britt Hayes December 30, 2014 @ 7:29 PM
2015 is going to be such a great year for movies—so great, in fact, that we couldn’t even narrow down our list of next year’s most anticipated films to just 10; we chose 25 instead (we’re loose cannons around here). But forget what we want. What are the most anticipated films according to moviegoing consumers like you, dear reader? A new poll reveals the top five most highly anticipated films of 2015, and the answers probably aren’t that surprising … but at least one of them is.

Disney Announces Major 2015 Film Schedule, Plus New ‘Tomorrowland’ and ‘Good Dinosaur’ Photos

by Britt Hayes December 29, 2014 @ 8:36 PM
As briefly mentioned in that post featuring the new ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ photo, Disney’s 2015 release slate is kind of insane. The studio is releasing 12 new films, averaging out to one new movie per month. If things go well at the box office (and they probably will), they might very well indeed be the highest-grossing studio next year, thanks to releases like ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ two new Pixar movies, and two new superhero films from Marvel Studios.

Ooh, It’s Another Early Look at the ‘Star Wars: Episode 7’ Millennium Falcon

by Matt Singer December 29, 2014 @ 12:29 PM
The cover story of the new issue of Fortune is about Disney CEO Bob Iger and his “Empire of Tech.” Inside, the article also includes the following image, the latest glimpse of the Millennium Falcon, which will make its return to the big-screen with next year’s ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens.’ Get out of the way Bob, you’re blocking our view!

‘Star Wars: Episode 7’ Trailer Gets Sweded by Some Very Creative Fans

by Britt Hayes December 28, 2014 @ 1:19 PM
If you aren’t aware of “sweding,” it’s where fans remake trailers and films with a really low budget, making their own props and costumes and creatively recreating set pieces. The concept was the focal point of Michel Gondry’s 2008 film ‘Be Kind Rewind.’ We’ve seen many fan-made versions of the trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ including a trailer recreated with LEGOs and a version that imagines what George Lucas’ “special edition” of the film might look like. But this sweded version of the trailer is the most creative and funny version so far.

WookieeLeaks: You Should Get Drunk and Watch ‘The Star Wars Holiday Special’

by Jacob Hall December 26, 2014 @ 12:42 PM
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, revisit the most memorably bad creation in the ‘Star Wars’ saga, examine some new character art, and preview a new look at the original trilogy.

J.C. Chandor on ‘A Most Violent Year’ And Keeping ‘Star Wars’ Secrets

by Mike Ryan December 23, 2014 @ 1:25 PM
Chandor is the definition of “gregarious.” He likes telling long stories (to the point he drove the film’s publicists crazy trying to keep everything running on time, until they just kind of gave up), which I suppose makes sense considering his profession. Chandor is the true definition of “storyteller,” in that he conceives a story and follows it through from start to finish—whether that’s on film or in a Park Ave. hotel. Though, Chandor admits he’s a “loudmouth,” but commends himself on not revealing a big secret about Oscar Isaac’s role in the new ‘Star Wars’ movie.

The 25 Most Anticipated Movies of 2015!

by ScreenCrush Staff December 23, 2014 @ 11:39 AM
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T-minus one week and counting until 2015 —and now that we’ve finally put our 2014 top-ten lists to bed, it’s time to turn our attention to the new year. From the looks of things so far, it should be a good one.