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Jesse Plemons eyed for lead role in Star Wars Episode VII

Friday Night Lights alum Jesse Plemons is being considered for one of the lead roles in Disney’s upcoming Star Wars sequel. According to The Wrap, Plemons impressed the studio with his taped audition, and will meet with director J.J Abrams this week. The 25-year-old Texan first emerged on the scene as nice-guy footballer Landry in […]

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‘Mission: Impossible 5′ set to open Christmas Day, 2015

Mission: Impossible 5 is now as official as it gets (well, shy of it actually existing). Paramount and Skydance Productions have announced its release date: December 25, 2015. That means the latest entry in Tom Cruise’s increasingly popular spy franchise will open one week after Star Wars Episode VII, the latest Dan Brown adaptation, Inferno, and Universal’s Warcraft. As if […]

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Star Wars Episode 7 creatives asked for – and were denied – an extension

LucasFilm’s Kathleen Kennedy sought to delay the release of Star Wars Episode VII, but was denied by Disney. This is according to a new report by THR, who suggest the creative team are scrambling to meet the 2015 deadline. Screenwriter Michael Arndt recently exited the project, with director J.J. Abrams and The Empire Strikes Back […]

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John Williams confirmed to score Star Wars: Episode VII

An essential component of the Star Wars franchise’s success will indeed return for J.J. Abrams’ upcoming instalment of the series. John Williams is officially confirmed to score Star Wars: Episode VII, ending speculation that Abrams would hire his regular collaborator and composer Michael Giacchino instead. The news was first broken by producer and Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy at Star Wars […]

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Ryan Gosling and Zac Efron rumoured for Star Wars Episode VII

Take this with a pinch of midichlorians. Latino Review – who are occasionally on the money when it comes to casting scoops – suggest Disney has met with both Zac Efron and Ryan Gosling for parts in Star Wars Episode VII. Though they have no info on which character Efron went in for, they insist […]

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Eyes on the Enterprise – Star Trek Into Darkness review

By Simon Miraudo May 6, 2013 There’s a lot to like about Star Trek Into Darkness – J.J. Abrams‘ second foray into the cosmos aboard the once-rickety USS Enterprise – and even quite a bit to love. At times, it’s got swagger that rivals Captain James Tiberius Kirk’s own. Elsewhere, however, the screenplay’s cold Vulcan […]

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Harrison Ford joins Anchorman 2

Ron Burgundy will have to contend with Han Solo in Anchorman 2. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Harrison Ford will play a legendary newscaster (similar to Tom Brokaw) in the upcoming comedy. Shooting has begun on the picture, which sees Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, and Christina Applegate  reprise their roles from the […]

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John Williams is keen to work on new Star Wars; will J.J. want him?

As the rumour mill surrounding the new Star Wars trilogy kicks up a gear, there is now speculation as to who will score the upcoming trilogy. The John Williams Fan Network reports an interesting quote from, well, legendary composer John Williams, who seems keen to continue his definitive role in the series. Williams’ original Star […]

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Star Wars spin-offs will likely feature young Han Solo and Boba Fett

The big Star Wars news-of-the-week was Disney’s announcement of several spin-off films in addition to the new trilogy. According to EW, first off the rank: a young Han Solo film. Reported to be set before A New Hope, it’s unknown how early they’ll take the Han Solo character. Every possible configuration of this idea sounds like […]

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Disney CEO confirms standalone Star Wars spin-offs on top of new trilogy

It was recently revealed that J.J. Abrams would helm Star Wars Episode 7, the first instalment of the next Star Wars trilogy, for new Lucasfilm owners Disney. Considering Disney paid $4 billion for the pleasure, they’re not going to trust just those three films to make back their bank. Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed this morning that the studio […]

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J.J. Abrams will direct Star Wars Episode 7

We go away for the long weekend, and a massive movie development breaks. Damn this endless cycle of Star Wars news! Disney has confirmed J.J. Abrams will direct their upcoming Star Wars sequel. In a joint statement, Disney, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, George Lucas, and Abrams announced how excited they were to work on this film, because, you know, Star […]

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Guillermo Del Toro is too busy for Star Wars Episode 7

Guillermo Del Toro has revealed he was approached to potentially direct Disney’s Star Wars: Episode 7, but declined on account of his full schedule. Del Toro told The Playlist, “they haven’t formally approached me, [but] we got one phone call to my agent saying, ‘Is Guillermo interested?’” Unfortunately, Del Toro passed on the opportunity. “It […]

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The game is the game – Wreck-It Ralph review

Wreck-It Ralph – Featuring the voices of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, and Jack McBrayer. Directed by Rich Moore. Rated PG. By Simon Miraudo. Star Wars purists panicked when Disney announced they had been handed the keys to their beloved space saga, and were planning a seventh instalment for release in 2015. Though cries of […]

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Harrison Ford might reprise Han Solo in Star Wars Episode 7

Harrison Ford is open to the idea of putting the famous vest back on and playing Han Solo in Disney’s upcoming Star Wars sequel, Entertainment Weekly report. According to an unnamed – but supposedly reliable – source, Harrison Ford would consider doing his Han Solo thing again. Of course, this would be pending script and director announcements. […]

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