J. J. Abrams

Star Wars: Episode VII Casting Teenage Girls And Other Attractive People


By: Katey Rich Just as J.J. Abrams managed to update Star Trek with younger, better-looking versions of all the original characters, he’s apparently bringing a lot of more attractive faces to Star Wars.Bleeding Cool has gotten its hands on what they swear is a 100% verified casting breakdown for agents hoping to get their actors on the call sheet for Star Wars: Episode VII, which has set up offices in the UK. Unlike some rumors that have surfaced recently, the casting breakdowns aren’t detailed enough to give away []

Star Trek Into Darkness: Will There Be A Sequel, And Who Should Make It?


By: Katey Rich Star Trek Into Darkness is a hit. Not a giant hit, and not the kind of thing that has studios calling all of their rivals and screaming “Suck it!” while guzzling champagne at 8 a.m. (at least , that’s how we picture it), but a big enough hit all the same. Especially when you account for itshuge improvement with global audiences, Star Trek Into Darkness has done well enough to keep the franchise alive… which means, inevitably, it’s time to start talking about []

Star Wars: Episode VII Offering Role To Jonathan Rhys Meyers?


By: Katey Rich Now that Star Trek Into Darkness is out in the world and racking up cash, it’s safe to turn our attention to where director J.J. Abrams will boldly go next, which is of course Star Wars: Episode VII. The amount of actual confirmed information is vastly outweighed by endless rumors, and now we’ve got another unconfirmed report to add to the pile. The scoopsters atLatino Review, who have been busy digging up info on the new Star Wars production, say that an offer is out []

Star Trek: Into Darkness


Directed By: J. J. Abrams Written By: Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman & Damon Lindelof Based on: Star Trek by Gene Roddenberry Starring: John Cho, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alive Eve, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Peter Weller & Anton Yelchin Captain James T. Kirk has been reprimanded along with his First Commander, Spock for violating the Prime Directive.  But after an attack on Star Command , they are handed back the U.S.S. Enterprise on a mission of []

Harrison Ford Thinks Star Wars Reunion Is Happening And Is Delighted


By:  Sean O’Connell Harrison Ford is just beginning the promotional push for 42, the Jackie Robinson biopic that casts the Hollywood icon as Branch Rickey, the man who first signed Robinson to a major league contract. While he’ll likely have plenty to say about the historical figure, he’s going to have to expect more than his fair share of Star Wars and Anchorman 2 questions as well, as both projects come with a built-in level of deafening buzz. For instance, Ford walked a red carpet on behalf of []

Carrie Fisher Confirms She Will Be Back As Princess Leia In Star Wars Episode VII


By:  Eric Eisenberg In mid-February we learned of heavy rumors that Harrison Ford would be reprising his role as Han Solo in Star Wars Episode VII, but today’s big Star Wars casting news story comes with a bit more weight considering it’s a direct confirmation from the actor. Palm Beach Illustrated recently had the chance to interview Carrie Fisher, known to sci-fi fans around the universe as Princess Leia Organa, and during the course of their chat the actress confirmed that she will be back for the []

Han Solo And Boba Fett Both Set For Star Wars Spinoff Films


By:  Katey Rich The Star Wars rumors have been flying furiously lately, as fans speculate not only what J.J. Abrams will be bringing with Star Wars Episode VII, but what Disney has planned with the now-confirmed spinoff films. Yesterday’s rumor was all about a standalone Yoda film, but now we’ve gotten word they’re heading in another drection, and with two more recognizably human– and at least one more charismatic– characters. According to Entertainment Weekly, a young Han Solo would be the focus of one of []

Star Wars Episode VII Won’t Feature Artwork From Drew Struzan


By:  Eric Eisenberg Star Wars Episode VII may have gained a director in J.J. Abrams today, but it looks like it’s lost any chance of having artwork done by legendary poster artist Drew Struzan. Earlier this week the artist excited millions of Star Wars fans when he said that he had been contacted by Disney about the new trilogy of films. While his quotes made it sound as though he just wanted to be retired and spend time with his family, he did leave the door somewhat []

J.J. Abrams Confirmed As Star Wars Director


By:  Katey Rich We were skeptical when the news first broke yesterday, but now it’s all official. J.J. Abrams will indeed be directing the next chapter of the Star Wars adventure, with Disney announcing the news via press release this evening. Sadly there’s not any more information in there to go on– Abrams, famous for his secrecy, is sure to guarantee that the details of where the Star Warsuniverse will go will be kept very much under wraps. He did provide a statement for the release, []

Benedict Cumberbatch Admits He’s Irritated By Star Trek Villain Mystery


By: Sean O’Connell OK, J.J. Abrams. We’re giving you the polite “golf clap” at being able to maintain the mystery surrounding Benedict Cumberbatch’s identity in Star Trek Into Darkness. You’ve teased Trekkies with compelling trailers that skillfully hinted at Khan, but feel like calculated misdirections to cynical film journalists (like myself). But even Cumberbatch is starting to crack, revealing his mild frustration at not being able to talk openly about his juicy role and the impact he hopes to have on Abrams’ reboot Trek universe. Calling []