February 20, 2018

Lucas: Original Trio Onboard “Star Wars 7”

And the tennis game goes back and forth. First Carrie Fisher admits she's in the upcoming "Star Wars: Episode VII". The next day her PR reps claim she was joking. Today, even though he's left the franchise behind, George Lucas tells Vulture that she isn't the only one onboard: "We had already signed Mark and Carrie and Harrison — or we were … [Read more...]

Carrie Fisher Confirmed For “Star Wars VII”

"Yes". With one word, Carrie Fisher has confirmed that she will back in the role of Princess Leia in the upcoming J.J. Abrams-directed "Star Wars: Episode VII". Fisher gave the quote to Palm Beach Illustrated who asked her if she would be back for the new film. While the other players (Ford, Hamill) have been linked in news reports, Fisher's … [Read more...]

Kasdan, Kinberg Talk “Star Wars” Future

While all the talk about the potential "Star Wars" spin-offs have been about what old characters could come back, those tasked with actually writing them seem more intent on moving forward. Screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan tells The LA Times: "I’m trying to start fresh. There are certain pleasures that we think the saga can bring to people that … [Read more...]

Boba Fett, Han Solo Get “Wars” Spin-Offs?

A day after Disney confirmed that standalone "Star Wars" spin-off movies are in the works, EW has posted up a report which claims films are being planned that will deal with the early days of two fan-favorite characters - Han Solo and bounty hunter Boba Fett. As previously reported, Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg are working on the scripts for … [Read more...]

Disney Confirms “Star Wars” Spin-Off Films

It was thought to be case, now Disney Pictures CEO Bob Iger has confirmed talk that the studio is looking into "Star Wars" spin-off films that will be released independently of the new trilogy. Iger tells CNBC: "There has been speculation about some stand-alone films that are in development. I can confirm to you today that, in fact, we are … [Read more...]

Yoda From “Star Wars” Gets A Biopic?

While J.J. Abrams is occupied with "Star Wars: Episode VII," Disney Pictures is reportedly developing scripts that could be used for spinoff features focusing on various supporting characters. The Zack Snyder-directed "Seven Samurai" rumor was quickly shot down a few weeks ago, now AICN has posted a bit of speculation. This rumor claims the first … [Read more...]

“Star Wars” 3D Re-Releases On Hold

So much for that. After a modest $ 23 million domestic haul with the 3D re-release of "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace" on the big screen last year, Fox and Lucasfilm had been planning to move ahead with the same treatment of all five "Star Wars" films. It had gotten far enough that Episodes II & III were already scheduled for … [Read more...]

It’s Official: Abrams Set For “Star Wars”

Disney has just issued this official press release confirming yesterday's news regarding the new director of "Star Wars: Episode VII". Here's the statement: J.J. Abrams will direct Star Wars: Episode VII, the first of a new series of Star Wars films to come from Lucasfilm under the leadership of Kathleen Kennedy. Abrams will be directing and … [Read more...]

J.J. Abrams To Direct “Star Wars: Ep. 7”

He successfully revived the "Star Trek" franchise, now J.J. Abrams has reportedly been set to direct "Star Wars: Episode VII" for Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm reports The Wrap. The news is surprising as Abrams previously commented on the possibility and said he felt too intimidated by the material to properly tackle it. Lucasfilm's Kathleen … [Read more...]

Zack Snyder To Helm “Star Wars” Film

Zack Snyder To Helm "Star Wars" Film "Man of Steel" and "300" director Zack Snyder may have already ruled himself out of the running for the upcoming "Star Wars: Episode VII" at Disney Pictures, but that doesn't mean he won't be a part of the SW universe. Vulture reports that Snyder is developing a presently untitled "Star Wars" project for … [Read more...]