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.
November 1st, 2012
05:04 PM ET
March 29th, 2012
01:58 PM ET
When his film "Red Tails" was released earlier this year, George Lucas said that he was retiring and ready to move on to other things - which, yes, would mean no more "Star Wars" films.
The filmmaker reiterated as much when TMZ photographers flagged him down as he was exiting an L.A. eatery on Wednesday. They asked when fans would get to see the seventh, eighth and ninth installments in the "Star Wars" series - and, well, the answer is don't hold your breath.
"Never," Lucas responded as he made his way to his car. "I'm retired."
It looks like he meant what he said in an interview with New York Times magazine earlier this year: "Why would I make any more ['Star Wars' movies] when everybody yells at you all the time and says what a terrible person you are?" he inquired. "I think there are a lot more important things in the world."
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