January 26th, 2013
01:38 AM ET
This is the director they were looking for.
J.J. Abrams will direct the next "Star Wars" movie installment, Walt Disney Studios announced late Friday night.
January 25th, 2013
04:31 PM ET
There might be a few different droids in J.J. Abrams' future.
In addition to reportedly signing on to direct “Star Wars Episode VII,” the “Star Trek” director will also have a presence on the small screen with a new sci-fi pilot.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox has ordered Abrams’ untitled buddy cop show about police officers who are partnered with highly evolved androids.
“Fringe” executive producer J.H. Wyman will write and executive produce the series, which is set in a near future, THR reports.
Despite Abrams telling Entertainment Weekly in November that he turned down the opportunity to direct the next installment of “Star Wars,” the publication has confirmed The Wrap's report that he will, in fact, helm the anticipated film.
November 14th, 2012
04:25 PM ET
The force is strong with ... someone.
As Disney gets further along in its quest to continue the “Star Wars” franchise, more and more details are emerging — slowly.
Here are more behind-the-camera updates: MTV caught producer Frank Marshall, husband of new Lucasfilm chief Kathleen Kennedy, on the red carpet, and took the opportunity to ask about a galaxy far, far away.
November 12th, 2012
02:22 PM ET
It’s official: Oscar-winning writer Michael Arndt will pen the screenplay for “Star Wars: Episode VII.”
StarWars.com has confirmed that the “Toy Story 3,” “Little Miss Sunshine” and “Catching Fire” scribe has begun “story conferences” with producer Kathleen Kennedy and “Star Wars” creator George Lucas.
November 9th, 2012
10:22 AM ET
From “infinity and beyond” to “a galaxy far, far away,” “Toy Story 3” screenwriter Michael Arndt could pen the script for the new “Star Wars” movie.
Arndt, the Oscar-winning writer behind 2006’s “Little Miss Sunshine” and the “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” which is due out in November 2013, was hired to write an extended outline for “Episode 7,” according to Variety.
November 7th, 2012
12:02 PM ET
If your dream outcome from Disney's acquisition of Lucasfilm would be to see Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher back in their "Star Wars" roles, keep your fingers crossed.
A "highly placed source" has hinted to Entertainment Weekly that Ford's "open" to the idea of returning to his Han Solo character, and Fisher told a TMZ photographer (albeit pretty unenthusiastically) that she was interested in doing the sequel as well.
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