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Colin Trevorrow To Direct Star Wars: Episode Ix

Colin Trevorrow doesn't consider directing 'Star Wars: Episode IX' to be ''a job or an assignment''.The 38-year-old filmmaker - who recently helmed the money-spinning 'Jurassic World' - has been tasked with directing the third movie...

The Goonies Actress Mary Ellen Trainor Has Died Aged 62

'The Goonies' actress Mary Ellen Trainor has died aged 62.Trainor - who played Mikey Walsh's mother in the classic 1985 film - passed away at her home in Montecito, California on May 20 due to...

Lucasfilm Bosses Talking About Next Indiana Jones Film

Kennedy, who was appointed president of Lucasfilm by George Lucas himself, is currently preparing for the launch of the new Star Wars sequel later this year (15), but she has another huge franchise...

J.j. Abrams 'Acted Like A Young Boy' On Star Wars: The Force Awakens Set

J.J. Abrams acted like ''an 11-year-old boy'' on the set of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'.The 48-year-old director was chosen to helm the eagerly-awaited new movie in the iconic sci-fi franchise and according to Lucasfilm...

Kathleen Kennedy Amazed By Fan Reaction To New Star Wars Sequel Trailer

The Lucasfilm president introduced the new teaser, which featured the first glimpse of Harrison Ford as Han Solo in three decades, during a cast get together at the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim,...

Harrison Ford Thrills Star Wars Fans With Trailer Appearance

After The Force Awakens director J.j. Abrams and producer Kathleen Kennedy took the stage at the Anaheim International Convention Center and welcomed the film's stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, Mark Hamill,...

New Droid Builders Introduced To Star Wars Superfans At Celebration

The movie mogul recalled the boffins' work when she was putting together her team for the new Star Wars sequel, The Force Awakens, and invited them to join the team of technicians....

Star Wars To Take Two-week Hiatus

'Star Wars: Episode VII' will shut down production for two weeks as Harrison Ford recovers from a broken leg.Disney and Lucasfilm have confirmed a two-week hiatus will take place in August in order to work...

Josh Trank To Direct Star Wars Spin-off

Josh Trank is to helm a 'Star Wars' spin-off film.The acclaimed 'Chronicle' director has been hired by Disney and Lucasfilm to oversee one of the upcoming standalone films that will accompany the new 'Star Wars'...

Lupita Nyong'o Joins Star Wars

Lupita Nyong'o has been cast in 'Star Wars: Episode VII'.The Oscar-winning actress - who earned critical acclaim for playing tortured slave Patsey in '12 Years a Slave' - has joined the eagerly anticipated sci-fi sequel...

Star Wars: Episode Vii Script To Be Finalised By January

The 'Stars Wars: Episode VII' script is due to be completed by January.'Little Miss Sunshine' writer Michael Arndt began working on the script before Disney purchased Lucasfilm - which is an American film and television...

R2-D2 Confirmed For Star Wars Episode Vii

R2-D2 has become the first character officially confirmed for 'Star Wars: Episode VII'.The lovable droid has appeared in all six previous instalments of the science-fiction franchise and now Disney - who bought Lucasfilm and the...

R2-D2 For Star Wars Return?

R2-D2 may return in 'Star Wars: Episode VII'.Director J.J. Abrams has appeared to hint the robotic character, which has been in all six of the previous space films, will be part of the new movie.Abrams...

J.j. Abrams To Write Star Wars: Episode Vii

Michael Arndt is no longer on board to write 'Star Wars: Episode VII.'The Oscar-winning scriptwriter's duties will be taken over by the film's director J.J. Abrams in addition to Lawrence Kasdan - who worked on...

J.j. Abrams Takes Over Star Wars Writing Duties

J.J. Abrams will re-write 'Star Wars Episode VII' with Lawrence Kasdan.The film's director is set to pen a new script for the upcoming sci-fi movie, Lucasfilm has confirmed.It appears as though 'Toy Story 3' writer...

Chewbacca For Star Wars Return?

Chewbacca may make a comeback in the 'Star Wars VII.'The fictional creature - also known as Chewie - appears in four of the sci-fi films as a brown-haired, non-English-speaking, loyal companion to lead character Hans...

Star Wars Episode Vii Set For December 2015 Release?

'Star Wars Episode VII' is being tipped for a December 2015 release date.The new chapter of the intergalactic adventure will reportedly break with the franchise's May release tradition to debut just before Christmas, according to...

Star Wars Producer Working On 'Great Story'

'Star Wars: Episode VII' producers are working on a ''great story'' for the movie.Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has revealed she is hard at work with director J.J. Abrams and the writing team on the eagerly...

Warwick Davis Wants To Play Star Wars Villain

Warwick Davis wants to play a villain in the new 'Star Wars' film.The diminutive actor - who played Ewok, Wicket, in 1983's 'Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi' and had three small roles...

Will Star Wars Episode 7 Start Filming Next January?

Director JJ Abrams has strongly hinted that production for Star Wars VII could begin in early 2014 by revealing that he will be moving his family to London at the end of this year, according...

Lucasfilm Looking To Set Down In China

Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy is the latest top U.S. studio executive to make the pilgrimage to China to discuss ways in which the burgeoning Chinese film industry and Hollywood can cooperate to their mutual benefit....

Lincoln Stars Honour Producer Kathleen Kennedy

Lincoln co-stars Sally Field and Joseph Gordon-Levitt reunited to honour the Oscar-winning movie's producer Kathleen Kennedy on Wednesday night (17Apr13).Kennedy was awarded the Pioneer of the Year Award by the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers...

Mark Hamill Wants 'Whole Gang' In Star Wars 7

Mark Hamill wants to get the ''whole gang'' of original actors to appear in the new 'Star Wars' film.The star and many of the cast from the first film in the iconic series - 'Star...

Jurassic Park 4 Loses Producer To Star Wars Franchise

The fourth installment in the Jurassic Park movie franchise has been dealt a setback after producer Kathleen Kennedy quit the project to work on Disney's new Star Wars trilogy.Kennedy, who produced the original 1993 dinosaur...

"Standalone" Star Wars Episodes In The Works

It was something for Yoda to ponder deeply: In addition to Star Wars episodes VII, VIII, and IX there will be a few stand-alone films that will depart from the overall story line. Walt Disney...

J.j. Abrams 'Terrified' And 'Thrilled' About New Star Wars

J.J. Abrams is ''terrified'' there is going to be a new series of 'Star Wars' films. The 'Star Trek' helmer joked he is worried about the new instalments of the franchise - which comes after...

Star Wars Fans Score Lucas/disney Deal

As expected, Twitter and Facebook comments focused not on the $4 billion that Disney is paying to buy Lucasfilm, but on the announced plans to release three more Star Wars movies. According to reports, the...

Disney Buys Lucasfilm; Star Wars Saga To Resume

In an announcement that surprised -- if not astonished -- the movie industry, the Walt Disney Co. announced on Tuesday that it has acquired George Lucas's Lucasfilm LTD in a stock-and-cash deal worth $4.05 billion....

Disney Buys Lucasfilm; Star Wars Saga To Resume

In an announcement that surprised -- if not astonished -- the movie industry, the Walt Disney Co. announced on Tuesday that it has acquired George Lucas's Lucasfilm LTD in a stock-and-cash deal worth $4.05 billion....

Famed Producers Couple Receive Death Threats

The husband-and-wife team of producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall have obtained a restraining order against a man who has made several threats against them, including one threatening Marshall's life and another referring to Kennedy's...

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