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Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • 2015
  • US
  • 136 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: JJ Abrams
  • Written by: Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams, Michael Arndt
  • Cast: John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker
  • UK release: 17 December 2015

From the ashes of the Empire, the villainous First Order rises up to destroy Luke Skywalker (Hamill) – but where is he? Fans can rejoice: Episode VII is sensational and surprisingly emotional, with a finely-crafted script and effects that never overpower the performances. Star Wars is back in a big way.

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17 Mar 2015

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20 Feb 2015

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6 Feb 2015

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2 Feb 2015

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22 Jan 2015

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Peter Mayhew hospitalised with pneumonia

20 Jan 2015

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15 Jan 2015

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13 Jan 2015

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Mark Hamill previews Star Wars: The Force Awakens

15 Dec 2014

Film gossip

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12 Dec 2014

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2 Dec 2014

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Warwick Davis cast in Star Wars: Episode VII

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30 Sep 2014

Film gossip

Oscar Issac has criticised the modern tweaks George Lucas made to the original 'Star Wars' films. The 35-year-old actor, who appears as a still-to-be-named character in the eagerly-awaited 'Star Wars: Episode VII', explained he prefers an…

Star Wars: Episode VII is being kept messy, says Oscar Isaac

26 Sep 2014

Film gossip

'Star Wars: Episode VII' star Oscar Isaac has revealed things are being kept loose and "messy" on the set of the new film. The 37-year-old actor, who has been cast in the much-hyped movie, revealed the atmosphere surrounding the film is being driven…

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18 Sep 2014

Film gossip

C-3PO won't be an all-CGI creation in 'Star Wars Episode VII'. That's according to British actor Anthony Daniels, who has portrayed the protocol droid in six movies and an animated TV series since 1977. He explained to EW: "I will tell you that…

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Film gossip

Robert Downey Jr, Hugh Jackman and Samuel L Jackson are set for 'Star Wars Episode VII' cameos. The superstar trio are rumoured to have landed secret roles in the latest installment of the George Lucas-penned franchise after being invited to the set…

Daniel Craig set for Star Wars role

14 Sep 2014

Film gossip

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11 Sep 2014

Film gossip

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11 Sep 2014

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2 Sep 2014

Film gossip

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29 Aug 2014

Film gossip

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13 Aug 2014

Film gossip

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Mark Hamill: Star Wars return 'unexpected gift'

25 Jul 2014

Film gossip

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21 Jul 2014

Film gossip

J.J. Abrams has hinted that an X-Wing starfighter will feature in 'Star Wars: Episode VII'. In his latest video from the set of the highly anticipated next instalment of the sci-fi film series the director addresses fans while standing in front of…

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18 Jul 2014

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4 Jul 2014

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25 Jun 2014

Film gossip

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24 Jun 2014

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16 Jun 2014

Film gossip

Harrison Ford could miss up to eight weeks of filming on 'Star Wars: Episode VII'. The 71-year-old actor was airlifted to John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford after he was crushed by a hydraulic door at the Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire on…

Harrison Ford Injured By Collapsing Star Wars Set

13 Jun 2014

Film gossip

Harrison Ford was airlifted to hospital yesterday (12.06.14) after he was injured while filming the new 'Star Wars' movie. The 71-year-old actor was rushed to John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford after he was crushed by a hydraulic door at the Pinewood…

Disney to release Star Wars Scene Maker app

13 Jun 2014

Film gossip

Disney are releasing a 'Star Wars Scene Maker' app which will allow children to take on the role of director. Disney Publishing Worldwide executive VP Andrew Sugerman unveiled the plan at Variety's 'Purpose: The Family Entertainment and Faith-Based…

Star Wars spin-off to be filmed in England

11 Jun 2014

Film gossip

The first 'Star Wars' spin-off film will be made in England. The movie - which will be helmed by 'Godzilla' director Gareth Edwards - will be filmed at the Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire next year, it's been confirmed. The British…

Lupita Nyong'o joins Star Wars

3 Jun 2014

Film gossip

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 along with 'Game of Thrones…

Adam Driver's surreal Star Wars experience

30 May 2014

Film gossip

Adam Driver admits it was surreal being cast in 'Star Wars Episode VII'. The 'Girls' actor, who is believed to have signed up to play a Darth Vader-inspired character in J.J. Abrams' upcoming intergalactic adventure, admits it has been an incredible…

Star Wars fans chance to appear in Episode VII

21 May 2014

Film gossip

Star Wars' fans can win a chance to appear in Episode VII. Director J.J. Abrams is backing Star Wars: Force for Change, a campaign which will raise funds and awareness for the United Nations Children's Fund's (UNICEF) Innovation Labs and fans can…

J.J. Abrams posts message for Star Wars cast

20 May 2014

Film gossip

J.J. Abrams has shared a message of encouragement for the 'Star Wars: Episode VII' cast. The filmmaker has penned a handwritten note, which is circling online, addressing the ensemble of the upcoming sci-fi saga, thanking them for their hard work and…

Filming begins on Star Wars: Episode VII

16 May 2014

Film gossip

Filming has begun on 'Star Wars: Episode VII'. After months of anticipation, J.J Abrams' new instalment of the legendary sci-fi movie franchise has started shooting in Abu Dhabi today (16.05.14). Filming will then continue at Pinewood Studios in…

Oscar Isaac hosts 'Star Wars' parties

14 May 2014

Film gossip

Oscar Isaac hosts 'Star Wars' parties. The 35-year-old actor was confirmed for the cast of 'Star Wars: Episode VII' last month and he's confessed he can't wait to get started with filming, as he and his family have always been massive fans of the…

Disney planning 'at least three' Star Wars spin-offs

7 May 2014

Film gossip

Disney are planning "at least three" 'Star Wars' spin-offs. The studio have previously stated their interest in releasing films to fill in the gaps between forthcoming episodes 7, 8 and 9 and CEO Bob Iger is said to have confirmed Disney will be…

Domhnall Gleeson still coming to terms with Star Wars role

2 May 2014

Film gossip

Domhnall Gleeson is still "coming to terms" with being cast in 'Star Wars Episode VII'. The 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows' actor joins Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker who are returning…

Star Wars cast announced

30 Apr 2014

Film gossip

The 'Star Wars: Episode VII' cast has been officially announced. Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker will all return to the franchise, while as previously rumoured, John Boyega, Adam Driver and…

Star Wars cast meet up

29 Apr 2014

Film gossip

The 'Star Wars: Episode VII' cast have met up for the first time. Director J.J. Abrams hosted a bonding session at upmarket London restaurant 34, where new cast members Adam Driver and Andy Serkis were joined by three familiar faces from the sci-fi…

Maisie Richardson-Sellers for Star Wars: Episode VII?

10 Apr 2014

Film gossip

Maisie Richardson-Sellers is in talks to star in J.J. Abrams' 'Star Wars: Episode VII'. The Oxford-trained actress - whose main acting experience is in theatre - is reportedly being courted by producers to take on the female lead in the next…

Peter Mayhew returning to Star Wars

8 Apr 2014

Film gossip

Peter Mayhew is set to return as Chewbacca in 'Star Wars: Episode VII'. The 69-year-old actor portrayed the hairy beast in the original 'Star Wars' trilogy, and 'Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith', as well as other spin-off projects and is…

Star Wars: Episode VII has started filming

7 Apr 2014

Film gossip

'Star Wars: Episode VII' has already begun filming. J.J. Abrams' sci-fi film was rumoured start shooting in the UK in May, but Alan Horn, Disney's chairman, has now revealed that work has just started on the movie. He told Variety.com: "We're…

Star Wars VII to start filming in May

19 Mar 2014

Film gossip

'Star Wars: Episode VII' will begin filming in the UK in May. The latest installment in the space opera franchise will be shot at the Pinewood Studios near London in two months time, and will be set 30 years after 1983′s 'Return of the Jedi'…

Lupita nyong'o for Star Wars VII role?

17 Mar 2014

Film gossip

Lupita Nyong'o is in talks for a role in 'Star Wars: Episode VII'. The 31-year-old actress reportedly had a meeting with the movie's director J.J. Abrams ahead of the Academy Awards earlier this month to discuss the lead female part in the upcoming…

Five young actors audition for Star Wars: Episode VII

13 Mar 2014

Film gossip

Five young actors have auditioned for the lead in 'Star Wars: Episode VII'. 'Downton Abbey' actor Ed Speleers, 'Attack the Block' star John Boyega, Friday Night Lights' Jesse Plemons, in addition to theatre actors Matthew James Thomas and Ray Fisher…

Adam Driver cast as villain in Star Wars: Episode VII

27 Feb 2014

Film gossip

Adam Driver has reportedly been cast as the villain in 'Star Wars: Episode VII'. The 'Girls' actor is close to signing on the dotted line to star as a Darth Vader-inspired character in J.J. Abrams' upcoming intergalactic adventure, according to…

Jack Reynor to star in new Star Wars film?

18 Feb 2014

Film gossip

Jack Reynor has been cast in 'Star Wars: Episode VII'. The 22-year-old actor is set to star in J. J. Abrams sci-fi thriller, "two different sources" told aintitcool.com. Reynor is set to hit the big screen as Shane Dyson in Michael Bay's…

Carrie Fisher confirms Star Wars 7 role?

23 Jan 2014

Film gossip

Carrie Fisher has hinted she will return to 'Stars Wars: Episode VII'. The 57-year-old actress appears to have confirmed she will reprise her role as Princess Leia alongside original cast members Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford in the space opera…

J.J. Abrams: Star Wars script is finished

20 Jan 2014

Film gossip

J.J. Abrams has confirmed the 'Star Wars: Episode VII' script is finished. The filmmaker says he and screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan have completed the screenplay for the upcoming sci-fi film ahead of schedule. Speaking at the Television Critics…

Michael Fassbender, Hugo Weaving for Star Wars?

13 Jan 2014

Film gossip

Michael Fassbender and Hugo Weaving are being rumoured for roles in 'Star Wars: Episode VII'. The '12 Years a Slave' and 'Captain America: The First Avenger' actors are the latest names linked to Disney's highly anticipated sci-fi sequel, which will…

Star Wars: Episode VII script to be finalised by January

16 Dec 2013

Film gossip

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 production company founded by…

R2-D2 confirmed for Star Wars Episode VII

20 Nov 2013

Film gossip

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 rights to the series…

R2-D2 for Star Wars return?

15 Nov 2013

Film gossip

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 posted a photo of himself, Lucasfilm…

Samuel L. Jackson considered auditioning for Star Wars VII

14 Nov 2013

Film gossip

Samuel L. Jackson considered auditioning for 'Star Wars: Episode VII' The 64-year-old actor - who played the role of Mace Windu in a number of other 'Star Wars' movies - admits he almost considered turning up to the auditions, which are currently…

Star Wars to open on December 18, 2015

8 Nov 2013

Film gossip

'Star Wars: Episode VII' will be released on December 18, 2015. Disney has announced the release date for its highly anticipated continuation of the classic space saga, marking the first time a 'Star Wars' movie hasn't opened in May. Disney CEO…

Open auditions held for Star Wars: Episode VII

6 Nov 2013

Film gossip

Open auditions are being held for 'Star Wars: Episode VII'. Casting sessions for two lead roles will reportedly be staged later this week at locations in the UK and Ireland, including London, Bristol, Dublin and Glasgow. A casting notice posted on…

Star Wars 7 to be more mysterious?

4 Nov 2013

Film gossip

J.J. Abrams has hinted 'Star Wars Episode VII' will feature mystery like the original trilogy. The director agrees with fans who have called for a grittier movie, feeling the charm of the original 'Star Wars' films were lost in the prequel series…

Star Wars: Episode VII pushed back to 2016?

1 Nov 2013

Film gossip

'Star Wars: Episode VII' could be pushed back until 2016. The team behind the film have asked Disney to delay the release date following the exit of writer Michael Arndt on October 24. According to those close to the project, producer Kathleen…

J.J. Abrams takes over Star Wars writing duties

25 Oct 2013

Film gossip

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 Michael Arndt - who had…

George Lucas 'constantly talking' to J.J. Abrams about Star Wars

9 Oct 2013

Film gossip

George Lucas is in constant contact with J.J. Abrams about 'Star Wars Episode VII'. The legendary filmmaker's son Jett Lucas claims his father is heavily involved in the production of the new space film and is regularly in contact with the director…

Chloe Moretz hasn't auditioned for Star Wars

7 Oct 2013

Film gossip

Chloe Moretz says she hasn't auditioned for 'Star Wars Episode VII'. The 'Kick-Ass' star has been linked to Disney's blockbuster sequel, to be directed by J.J. Abrams, after posting a series of teasing messages on Twitter and Instagram over the last…

Saoirse Ronan auditions for Star Wars

3 Oct 2013

Film gossip

Saoirse Ronan has auditioned for 'Star Wars Episode VII'. The 'How I Live Now' actress has confirmed rumours she read for a part in Disney's blockbuster sequel, to be directed by J.J. Abrams, but insists "so has everyone". The Irish star refused…

J.J. Abrams wants 'authentic' Star Wars

23 Sep 2013

Film gossip

J.J. Abrams wants 'Star Wars Episode VII' to feel "authentic". The filmmaker, who is set to direct the highly anticipated seventh instalment in the space saga, taking over from franchise creator George Lucas, understands there is a lot of pressure on…

Chewbacca for Star Wars return?

23 Sep 2013

Film gossip

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 Solo, and was originally played…

Warwick Davis would prefer Star Wars to Harry Potter

23 Sep 2013

Film gossip

Warwick Davis would rather have a future in 'Star Wars' than 'Harry Potter'. The diminutive actor has had roles in both franchises but insisted he would rather return to his roots with the science fiction sagas upcoming new trilogy rather than the…

J.J. Abrams confirms Star Trek departure

13 Sep 2013

Film gossip

J.J. Abrams has confirmed he will not direct 'Star Trek 3'. The 'Star Trek Into Darkness' director signed on to helm the highly anticipated seventh 'Star Wars' film last year, making him unable to commit to the third instalment, and he admits it will…

Benedict Cumberbatch for 'Star Wars VII'?

4 Sep 2013

Film gossip

Benedict Cumberbatch has reportedly signed up for 'Star Wars VII.' The 37-year-old actor - who recently pulled out of Guillermo del Toro's movie 'Crimson Peak' which is set to begin production at the same time as the forthcoming sci-fi flick - will…

Alex Pettyfer auditions for Star Wars

29 Aug 2013

Film gossip

Alex Pettyfer and Rachel Hurd-Wood have auditioned for 'Star Wars Episode VII'. The 23-year-old actor and the actress - who landed her first movie role in 'Peter Pan' when she was 12 - have reportedly read for roles as the children of characters from…

Star Wars Episode VII set for December 2015 release?

20 Aug 2013

Film gossip

'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 a new report by…

Star Wars producer working on 'great story'

29 Jul 2013

Film gossip

'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 anticipated movie to make sure they…

Warwick Davis wants to play Star Wars villain

6 Jul 2013

Film gossip

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 in 2001's 'Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace'…

Ray Park wants Star Wars return

5 Jul 2013

Film gossip

Ray Park wants to return to 'Star Wars'. The 38-year-old actor played Darth Maul in 1999's 'Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace', and despite his alter-ego's apparent death when he was sliced into two separate pieces by Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan…

Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher to diet for 'Star Wars'

26 Jun 2013

Film gossip

'Star Wars' actors Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher have reportedly been told to diet for the forthcoming film. Producers of the eagerly anticipated 'Star Wars Episode VII' want Hamill, 61, and Fisher, 56 - who played Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia…

J.J. Abrams wanted Michael Arndt before Star Wars

15 Jun 2013

Film gossip

J.J. Abrams has always wanted to work with 'Star Wars: Episode VII' screenwriter Michael Arndt. The director of the forthcoming sci-fi film thinks very highly of the scribe, who is currently busy penning the script, and was trying to make a…

Daniel Radcliffe wants Star Wars role

6 Jun 2013

Film gossip

Daniel Radcliffe wants a part in the new 'Star Wars' film. The 23-year-old actor is used to playing big parts in movies and despite dismissing the idea of reprising his role in 'Harry Potter', he admits he wouldn't mind landing a small supporting…

Joss Whedon's Star Wars regrets

30 May 2013

Film gossip

Joss Whedon had a "moment of rue" because he couldn't direct 'Star Wars Episode VII'. The 'Avengers' helmer was one of the first names linked to the director's chair for Disney's highly anticipated revival of the space saga due in 2015 and he admits…

Zachary Quinto hoping for Ewok role in Star Wars

24 May 2013

Film gossip

Zachary Quinto wants to play an Ewok in 'Star Wars'. The 'Star Trek: Into Darkness' star would love to play one of the miniature spear-wielding creatures in J.J. Abrams' new sci-fi project, 'Star Wars Episode VII', because he was a fan of the teddy…

Star Trek costume designer for Star Wars

23 May 2013

Film gossip

J.J. Abrams is bringing his 'Star Trek' costume designer to 'Star Wars'. The filmmaker has decided to hire Michael Kaplan to create the 'Star Wars: Episode VII' costumes after successfully teaming with the wardrobe expert on the past two chapters of…

Jonathan Rhys Meyers for Star Wars?

20 May 2013

Film gossip

Jonathan Rhys Meyers is reportedly in talks to star in 'Star Wars Episode VII'. The 'Bend It Like Beckham' and 'Tudors' actor is being considered for an unknown role in the highly anticipated seventh film in the space franchise which will be directed…

Simon Pegg: No wish for Star Wars role

14 May 2013

Film gossip

Simon Pegg has "no wish" to be in 'Star Wars VII'. The 'Star Trek Into Darkness' actor has revealed he has no desire to land a role in long-time collaborator J.J. Abrams' upcoming seventh installment in the space saga and would rather see it as a…

Star Wars will be filmed in the UK

11 May 2013

Film gossip

'Star Wars Episode VII' will be filmed in the UK. The next installment of the science fiction saga will continue its tradition with scenes being shot in various locations when production begins in 2014. Lucasfilm and British Chancellor of the…

JJ Abrams hopes Star Wars passion helps

22 Apr 2013

Film gossip

JJ Abrams hopes his "passion" for 'Star Wars' will aid his directing. The man behind 'Star Trek' and the upcoming 'Star Trek Into Darkness' will also take charge of the first of a new trilogy in the rival sci-fi saga and admitted his fandom makes…

New Star Wars movies every year from 2015

18 Apr 2013

Film gossip

New 'Star Wars' films will be released every year from 2015. Disney has announced its ambitious plans to release a new movie in the space franchise every year between 2015 and 2019, including three continuations to the original 'Star Wars' series and…

J.J. Abrams' Star Wars 'hunger'

25 Mar 2013

Film gossip

J.J. Abrams has a "hunger" for 'Star Wars Episode VII'. The director is still unsure what will happen in the film, but he has a "passion" for bringing the film to the big screen because he is such a huge fan. Comparing his experience with work on…

Harrison Ford ready for Star Wars return

20 Mar 2013

Film gossip

Harrison Ford is "looking forward" to returning to 'Star Wars'. The 70-year-old actor insisted he hasn't signed a contract to reprise his role as Han Solo - who he played in the original trilogy from 1977 to 1983 - in the forthcoming new films in the…

George Lucas confirms original Star Wars cast return

8 Mar 2013

Film gossip

George Lucas has confirmed the original cast are returning to 'Star Wars'. The filmmaker - who sold his franchise to Disney last year, but will take on a consultancy role for 'Episode VII' - let slip he has asked original 'Star Wars' trilogy cast…

Carrie Fisher confirms Star Wars return

6 Mar 2013

Film gossip

Carrie Fisher has confirmed she will return for 'Star Wars: Episode VII'. The 56-year-old actress - who starred in the original 'Star Wars' trilogy between 1977 and 1983 along with Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill - will reprise her role of Princess…

J.J. Abrams: 'Too early' for Star Wars 7

22 Feb 2013

Film gossip

J.J. Abrams hasn't thought about 'Star Wars 7' yet. The director - who was confirmed to helm the highly anticipated sci-fi blockbuster last month - won't begin working on the film until his current project, fellow space saga 'Star Trek Into…

Mark Hamill wants 'whole gang' in Star Wars 7

21 Feb 2013

Film gossip

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 Wars Episode IV: A New Hope', released in 1977 - have been approached…

Simon Pegg hopes J. J. Abrams doesn't forget 'Trekkies'

12 Feb 2013

Film gossip

Simon Pegg hopes J. J. Abrams doesn't forget about "Trekkies" fans while he directs 'Star Wars: Episode 7'. The British actor plays Scotty in the filmmaker's upcoming feature 'Star Trek: Into Darkness' and while he thinks Abrams is the "perfect…

Star Wars spin-off films to feature Han Solo and Boba Fett

7 Feb 2013

Film gossip

The 'Star Wars' stand-alone films will feature Han Solo and Boba Fett. Walt Disney Pictures announced on Wednesday (06.02.13) they were planning to make numerous spin-off films alongside the new trilogy and a source has now revealed to Entertainment…

Simon Pegg: J.J. Abrams is perfect for Star Wars

7 Feb 2013

Film gossip

Simon Pegg thinks J.J. Abrams will do a "great job" on 'Star Wars'. The actor - who plays Scotty in the director's reboot of 'Star Trek' and the upcoming sequel 'Star Trek Into Darkness' - believes the filmmaker, who was recently confirmed to direct…

Stand-alone Star Wars films confirmed

6 Feb 2013

Film gossip

Disney are planning some stand-alone 'Star Wars' movies. The studio are currently working on the seventh, eighth and ninth installments of the popular sci-fi series, but have revealed writers Simon Kinberg and Lawrence Kasdan are also working on…

3D re-release of Star Wars prequels postponed

29 Jan 2013

Film gossip

The 3D re-release of 'Star Wars' prequels 'Attack Of The Clones' and 'Revenge Of The Sith' have been postponed. The sci-fi franchise - bought off filmmaker George Lucas by Walt Disney Pictures last year - have delayed new versions of the two films in…

J.J. Abrams to direct new Star Wars movie

24 Jan 2013

Film gossip

J.J. Abrams will direct the new 'Star Wars' movie. The 'Star Trek: Into Darkness' director has reportedly signed up for the first film in the newly acquired Disney franchise, which has been slated for a 2015 release, according to The Wrap. The…

Samuel L. Jackson wants Star Wars return

16 Jan 2013

Film gossip

Samuel L. Jackson would love to star in the new 'Star Wars' film. The actor - who played Jedi Mace Windu in the second trilogy in the franchise between 1999 and 2005 - would love to reprise his role in the recently announced seventh installment of…

Guillermo del Toro too busy for Star Wars

8 Jan 2013

Film gossip

Guillermo del Toro is too busy to direct 'Star Wars Episode VII'. The 'Pan's Labyrinth' director has confirmed he was approached to tackle the new installment of the sci-fi franchise and though he was flattered by the offer, he didn't have the time…

Mark Hamill unsure about Star Wars 7

28 Nov 2012

Film gossip

Mark Hamill is unsure if he'd take a part in the new 'Star Wars' film. The actor - who played hero Luke Skywalker in the original trilogy, released between 1977 and 1983 - is wary of signing up for the recently announced seventh 'Star Wars' film, as…

Brad Bird rules himself out of Star Wars Episode VII

19 Nov 2012

Film gossip

Brad Bird has ruled himself out of directing the next 'Star Wars' movie. The Oscar-winning director - known for his work on films including 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol' and animated classic 'The Incredibles' - was hotly tipped to take on…

Colin Trevorrow to direct Star Wars: Episode VII?

19 Nov 2012

Film gossip

Colin Trevorrow is reportedly in talks to direct 'Star Wars: Episode VII'. The 'Safety Not Guaranteed' director has sparked rumours he might be directing Disney's new trilogy after admitting he is set to tackle a popular film franchise and is sure to…

Tom Hiddleston wants Star Wars Episode VII role

15 Nov 2012

Film gossip

Tom Hiddleston wants to feature in 'Star Wars: Episode VII'. The 31-year-old actor is keen to take up a role in the forthcoming sci-fi movie - which is being created by Disney after the entertainment multinational purchased LucasFilm from George…

Guillermo del Toro wants Star Wars directing role

13 Nov 2012

Film gossip

Guillermo del Toro wants to direct 'Star Wars: Episode VII'. The 48-year-old helmer has issued a come and get me plea to Disney - who are developing a new series of the sci-fi movies after purchasing LucasFilm from George Lucas for an estimated $4…

Star Wars: Michael Arndt to write Episode VII

12 Nov 2012

Film gossip

Michael Arndt has started writing 'Star Wars: Episode VII'. The Oscar-winning screenwriter - best known for his work on 'Little Miss Sunshine' - has been confirmed as the person behind the script in the rebooted franchise and has already begun…

Michael Arndt to write new Star Wars movie

9 Nov 2012

Film gossip

Michael Arndt is set to write the screenplay for 'Star Wars: Episode VII'. The Oscar-winning writer - who is behind films such as 'Toy Story 3', 'Little Miss Sunshine' and 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' - has penned a 40-to-50-page treatment for…

Russell Brand desperate for Star Wars role

7 Nov 2012

Film gossip

Russell Brand is desperate to appear in the new 'Star Wars' films. The British comedian-and-actor - who has starred in 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall', 'Get Him to the Greek' and 'Rock of Ages' - would love to create a legacy for his future children by…

J.J. Abrams 'terrified' and 'thrilled' about new Star Wars

6 Nov 2012

Film gossip

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 Disney announced last week it had agreed a deal to buy…

Disney to make new Star Wars movies

31 Oct 2012

Film gossip

Disney is to make a new series of 'Star Wars' films after agreeing a deal to buy Lucasfilm from its founder George Lucas. The entertainment multinational - which already owns Pixar, Marvel, ESPN and ABC - has announced it is paying $4.05 billion…

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