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Abrams Writing Star Wars

Friday, October 25th, 2013

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J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan (The Empire Strikes Back) will be co-writing the next Star Wars movie.

Star Wars Episode VII will be released in 2015, with filming to begin in the UK next spring.

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Cumberbatch In Star Wars?

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

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According to the rumor mill, Star Trek into Darkness’ Benedict Cumberbatch might be seen in Star Wars Episode VII.

If this rumor is true, then Cumberbatch would be reuniting with Star Trek into Darkness’ J.J. Abrams.

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Abrams And Trek Writer Rumors

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Several rumors regarding Star Trek 3 have made the rounds and were printed in Badass Digest, but one of them has already been denied.

The rumors claimed that J.J. Abrams would not be doing the new Star Wars movie, and that two new writers would be joining Star Trek 3.

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Pine On Abrams And Star Wars

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Chris Pine gave his opinion recently regarding the news that J.J. Abrams will be directing the next Star Wars movie.

As expected, the actor was happy for Abrams, but he had a warning for Abrams. “From my standpoint, J.J. is a science-fiction genius,” said Pine. “To have him over in the Star Wars camp is going to be a great thing. I’m sure it’s going to be a great film.”

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Landing Abrams For Star Wars

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

For Kathleen Kennedy, knowing how to approach J.J. Abrams was key in getting him to say “yes” to directing the next Star Wars movie.

Kennedy, the head of Lucasfilm, had known Abrams since he was fourteen.

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Abrams: Star Wars AND Star Trek

Friday, January 25th, 2013

Fans upset over the news that J.J. Abrams will be directing the next Star Wars movie, worry not, he’s not leaving Star Trek behind.

Paramount Vice Chairman Rob Moore reassured fans that Abrams would still be involved with Trek and with Mission: Impossible.

“J.J. will continue to develop projects for us including a new Mission: Impossible, and he is committed to produce another Star Trek,” said Moore.

So at the very least, Abrams would be producing the third Trek movie, if not directing it.

Abrams To Direct Next Star Wars Film

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Although he once said that he would not do it, word is that J.J. Abrams will be directing the next Star Wars film for Disney.

“It’s [a] done deal with J.J.,” an unnamed source told Deadline today.

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No Star Wars For Abrams

Monday, November 12th, 2012

Recently, J.J. Abrams‘ name came up on a list of potential directors for the new Star Wars sequel, but Abrams has removed himself from that list.

The names included Abrams, Jon Favreau (Iron Man) and Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed).

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Legohacker: Star Wars Into Star Trek

Friday, August 20th, 2010

One twelve-year-old boy, known online as “Legohacker” has figured out the trick of turning official Star Wars Lego sets into Star Trek ships.

Some four-year-olds will create art with Play-Doh or use crayons to create artistic masterpieces, but Legohacker was a bit different than his age-contemporaries, according to his father, Jon Ippolito. “When I had kids I was eager to see what kind of creativity they would spill on a page full of crayon drawings or a lump of Play Dough or, in this case, a bunch of Legos,” he said. “I was pretty astonished to see how sophisticated the kind of thinking outside the box they did was.”

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Live long and prosper, with the Force!

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

With the success of the latest Star Trek film, science fiction fans face the “Which is better, Star Trek or Star Wars?” question yet again.

As reported by TheForce.Net, The Force-Cast has posted a roundtable discussion where insights into both Star Wars and Star Trek are offered, including reasons for the longevity and popularity of both of the franchises. (more…)

Orci And Kurtzman: Star Trek Vs. Star Wars

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

The co-writers of Star Trek XI have figured out Star Trek’s missing ingredient.

As reported by TrekMovie.com, Star Trek XI Co-writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman feel that although a Christmas release for Star Trek XI would have been fine, the movie is strong enough to be a summer hit. “Obviously we were comfortable for Christmas, because that was its niche,” said Orci. “But we all feel it can sustain what it needs to sustain in the summer. One of the things we said early on is that Star Wars and Star Trek are always the ones being compared to each other by certain people. Why is Star Wars able to surpass all of that even though they’re all in space and some characters are similar? It just felt like Star Wars had a little more rock and roll than Star Trek had.” (more…)