'Star Wars: Episode VII': J.J. Abrams responds to leaks
June 4th, 2014
01:00 PM ET

'Star Wars: Episode VII': J.J. Abrams responds to leaks

J.J. Abrams is taking the leaked photos from the set of "Star Wars: Episode VII" in stride by leaking an on-the-set pic of his own.

On Wednesday, the director tweeted a tongue-in-cheek response to speculation that the "Star Wars" Millennium Falcon is indeed in "Episode VII," talk that started with images posted on TMZ.

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'Star Wars: Episode VII': Peter Mayhew's in?
April 7th, 2014
04:01 PM ET

'Star Wars: Episode VII': Peter Mayhew's in?

With casting still underway, J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars: Episode VII" is ready for action.

And it'll reportedly have at least one old friend: Peter Mayhew.

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'Star Wars: Episode VII' will take place 30 years after 'Return of the Jedi'
March 19th, 2014
01:59 PM ET

'Star Wars: Episode VII' will take place 30 years after 'Return of the Jedi'

Slowly, details are starting to emerge about "Star Wars: Episode VII."

Since announcing a new trilogy of live action "Star Wars" films in 2013, Walt Disney, which acquired "Star Wars'" home Lucasfilm, has been cagey with specifics.

But on Tuesday, Disney and Lucasfilm not only confirmed that the film will start shooting this spring - May, to be exact - but it will also take place about 30 years after "Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi."

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'Star Wars: Episode VII' gets a release date
November 7th, 2013
05:16 PM ET

'Star Wars: Episode VII' gets a release date

Holiday movie season 2015 is going to belong to "Star Wars" fans.

After vague references to when the upcoming "Star Wars" installment, "Episode VII," might appear, Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn confirmed on Thursday that the movie will be released on December 18, 2015.

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J.J. Abrams isn't directing next 'Trek,' but will be involved
September 13th, 2013
04:45 PM ET

J.J. Abrams isn't directing next 'Trek,' but will be involved

J.J. Abrams isn't going to run off and leave his "Star Trek" franchise high and dry.

The director has confirmed that he won't lead the charge on a third "Star Trek" film, but he tells StarTrek.com that he will be involved in both the creation of the story and its production.

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J.J. Abrams talks production plans for 'Star Wars'
June 10th, 2013
11:45 AM ET

J.J. Abrams talks production plans for 'Star Wars'

"Star Wars Episode VII" will take J.J. Abrams to a galaxy far, far away - and reportedly also to London.

"We are, most likely, if all goes as planned, going to be moving to London at the end of the year for the 'Star Wars' movie," Abrams said Saturday at the Produced By Conference, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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