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Director Josh Trank Leaves 'Star Wars' Spin-off, Citing Personal Reasons


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Director Josh Trank has announced his departure from a standalone Star Wars project. The Chronicle director was supposed to direct a spin-off film, similar to Star Wars: Rogue One which is currently being developed by Gareth Edwards. Trank, who has also directed the upcoming Fantastic Four remake, announced he was leaving the Star Wars project on Friday (1st May) via the film franchise's website. 

Star WarsThe upcoming Star Wars film, The Force Awakens, is due to be released in December.

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Milk + Bookies 6th Annual Story Time Celebration

J.J. Abrams - Milk + Bookies 6th Annual Story Time Celebration at Skirball Cultural Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 19th April 2015

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J.J. Abrams Updates Fans On Harrison Ford's Health After Plane Crash: "He's Doing Great"


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Star Wars director J.J. Abrams has updated fans on Harrison Ford's health after he was involved in a plane crash earlier this year. Ford is now back working on the next instalment in the Star Wars franchise, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, in which he will reprise his role as Han Solo. 

Harrison FordHarrison Ford is "doing great" after the plane accident, according to Star Wars director J.J. Abrams.

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Watch The Old Meet The New As 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Teaser Excites Fans [Trailer & Pictures]


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Star Wars fans got what they’d been waiting for on Thursday, as the second trailer for the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens hit. The clip, which shows many of the franchise's new stars along with Harrison Ford as Han Solo, delighted fans who were suitably impressed by director Jj Abrams' efforts.

Harrison Ford as Han Solo in Star Wars The Force AwakensHan Solo is back! And he's brought Chewie

The trailer opens showing a crashed Star Destroyer and a glimpse of Darth Vader's melted, black mask. Mark Hamill, who is back as Luke Skywalker can also be heard in a voiceover saying 'The force is strong in my family. My father has it. I have it. My sister has it. You have that power too.’

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer


30 years ago, the Rebel Alliance struck their killing blow against the Galactic Empire. The Emperor has been defeated, and his right hand man, Darth Vader, is dead. The second Death Star has been destroyed, and celebration reigned across the galaxy. But it was not the victory we once thought it was. With Imperial soldiers scattered across the galaxy, the Storm Troopers have rallied behind a new leader, a new Dark Lord of the Sith. But old heroes will rise once again, and come out of retirement, to once again wage war across the stars. The Force has awakened once more. 

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The 87th Annual Oscars - Vanity Fair Oscar Party

J.J. Abrams and Katie McGrath - The 87th Annual Oscars - Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and The Beverly Hills City Hall - Arrivals at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Oscars - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Monday 23rd February 2015

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J.J. Abrams and Katie McGrath
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J.J. Abrams and Katie McGrath

The 87th Annual Oscars - Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Jj Abrams - The 87th Annual Oscars - Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and The Beverly Hills City Hall - Arrivals at Wallis Annenberg Center, Oscars - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Sunday 22nd February 2015

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87th Annual Oscars - Vanity Fair Oscar Party

J.J. Abrams and Katie McGrath - A host of stars were photographed as they attended the Vanity Fair Oscar Party which was held at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and The Beverly Hills City Hall in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 22nd February 2015

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US Ireland Alliance to Honor Stephen Colbert, Carrie Fisher and Irish Artist Colin Davidson

Jj Abrams - US Ireland Alliance to Honor Stephen Colbert, Carrie Fisher and Irish Artist Colin Davidson at Pre Academy Awards Event at Bad Robot Santa Monica, Academy Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 19th February 2015

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George Lucas Admits He Wanted To Direct 'Star Wars: Episode VII'


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As the hotly anticipated J.J. Abrams-directed sequel 'Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens' prepares to hit theatres later this year, the sci-fi film franchise's original creator George Lucas recently admitted he initially wanted to make the next instalment.

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Lucas has amditted he was planning a 'Star Wars: Episode VII' before Disney's acquisition 

The retired filmmaker has revealed to USA Today that he originally planned to shoot 'Episode VII' for a May 2015 release, prior to Disney acquiring LucasFilm and the rights to 'Star Wars' in 2012 for $4 billion.

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Video - Julianne Moore And Jessica Chastain Among Stars At National Board Of Review Gala - Part 2


'Still Alice' actress Julianne Moore was seen with her husband Bart Freundlich on the red carpet at the National Board of Review Gala held at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York.

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Justin Lin Directed 'Star Trek 3' Release Date Revealed - July 8th 2016


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Paramount Pictures has issued a release date for Star Trek 3 and we only have eighteen more months to wait!

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Justin Lin is set to direct the third in the Star Trek franchise reboot.

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Contactmusic.com’s 10 Most Anticipated Films of 2015


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As always, there are far too many sequels, spin-offs, remakes and reboots clogging the cinemas, but some of them might actually be good. Of course, release dates are subject to change...

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10) Shaun The Sheep Movie - The British TV hit becomes a charming stop-motion feature (Feb). Other anticipated animations: Pixar's Inside Out (Jul), Despicable Me spin-off The Minions Movie (Jun) and Snoopy & Charlie Brown (Dec). Watch the trailer for Shaun The Sheep Movie here.

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'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Has The Most Watched Trailer of 2014 (Yes Even More Than 'Star Wars The Force Awakens')


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How many times can you watch a two minute trailer of Jamie Dornan in the upcoming Fifty Shades Of Grey movie? Well the answer is many, many, many times, on repeat if necessary. Yes probably in part thanks to loyal Dornan-aholics the Fifty Shades Of Grey teaser has beaten Star Wars The Force Awakens to become the most Youtubed trailer of 2014 with a colossal 93 million hits!

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Yes according to research by Zefr, the steamy trailer is the year's most viewed on Youtube, beating Star Wars Episode VII by over 10 million hits.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Teaser Trailer


Set three decades after the devastating events of 'Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi', the latest instalment sees a whole new adventure for Luke Skywalker and company, as both the light and dark of the universe clash once again. Episode VII, entitled 'Star Wars: 

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