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The Marvel Approach Won’t Work for Star Wars, According to Kathleen Kennedy

The similarities between Star Wars: The Force Awakens and A New Hope are as plentiful as they are obvious, because even though the newest trilogy introduces a whole slew of new characters, the story being told about bringing balance to the Force is the same. Respecting the original Star Wars films was always an important part of J.J. Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy’s approach to telling stories in the franchise, but with The Rise of Skywalker, the filmmakers are ready to lean into some new filmmaking sensibilities. Read More >>

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J.J. Abrams Discusses How General Leia and Carrie Fisher Live on in The Rise of Skywalker

Carrie Fisher’s sudden death in 2016 surprised the entire world, but it hit the Star Wars fandom particularly hard given the actress’ connection to the franchise and the plans for General Leia Organa’s involvement in future films. After initial uncertainty whether Fisher would appear in Episode IX, it was eventually announced that Leia would, in fact, return, and at this year’s Star Wars Celebration, The Rise of Skywalker director J. J. Abrams spoke candidly about how that’s going to happen. Read More >>

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Episode IX’s Shoot Comes to a Close as J.J. Abrams Posts an Emotional Cast Photo

Star Wars: Episode IX is in the can and we’re all crying about it. Read More >>

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Disney’s CEO Agrees That Maybe One Star Wars Movie a Year Is a Bit Too Much

The Star Wars movies under Disney’s purview have ranged from excellent expansions to the franchise to perfectly fine—opinions may vary of course, but there hasn’t really been a generally poorly-received one. There have been quite a lot of them though, with even more on the way. But Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger says that maybe we can start to expect them to spread out going forward. Read More >>

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The Producers of Lost Have Apologised to Evangeline Lilly for “Cornered” Nude Scenes

It’s a well known fact at this point that Evangeline Lilly considered quitting acting after her tenure on the ABC scifi drama Lost, only deciding not to quit after her experience on Peter Jackson’s Hobbit films. Read More >>

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In the First Overlord Trailer, Something Horrible Lurks in the Shadows of World War II

We’ve been hearing for ages about Overlord, Bad Robot’s latest J.J. Abrams-connected movie about zombie-like creatures at the height of World War II, but now we finally have a look at its scare-filled take on what is already one of the deadliest conflicts in human history. Read More >>

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Report: The Star Wars Story Films Are Being Put On Hold

After the disappointing box office of Solo: A Star Wars Story, a new report says Lucasfilm has put all future Star Wars Story standalone movies on hold. That means, at least for now, no Boba Fett movie, no Obi-Wan movie, and no Solo spinoffs. Read More >>

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Victoria Mahoney Will Help Direct Star Wars: Episode IX, But There’s Still Work to Be Done

On Tuesday evening, A Wrinkle in Time and New Gods director Ava DuVernay took to Twitter with a major Star Wars announcement, though it wasn’t about herself. For the first time in the franchise’s history, a black woman will direct a significant portion of a Star Wars film. Her name is Victoria Mahoney; remember it. Read More >>

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Hollywood’s Richest Directors Think $50 for a Movie Is Totally Reasonable

Rejoice, world, the plan to use the internet to ensure you never leave the house continues apace. Because a bunch of big Hollywood names are reportedly backing Sean Parker’s “Screening Room,” a project to let you buy movies at home the day they are released in cinemas. Read More >>

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J.J. Abrams Continues Galactic Takeover, Now Producing Google Lunar XPrize Documentary

Star Wars: The Force Awakens may be one of the highest grossing films of all time, but that doesn’t mean J.J. Abrams is finished using space as a canvas. Read More >>

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Smashes Jurassic World’s Records at UK and Ireland Box Office

Despite passing under the radar somewhat, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has smashed box office records in the UK and Ireland, and is set to take the crown for the biggest opening day and the biggest four-day opening of all time. Okay, as the most heavily-anticipated movie release since Jurassic World, it hardly comes as the biggest surprise, but a certain JJ Abrams will be mighty relieved. Read More >>

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How Much Money Does Star Wars: The Force Awakens Need to Make at the Box Office to Please Disney?

The reviews are up, and fans across the globe have collectively started to hyperventilate, tremble and salivate with excitement. Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been almost universally applauded, and one man who'll be feeling particularly relieved is director-man himself, JJ Abrams. Read More >>

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There’s Still Time for JJ Abrams to Add Lens Flare to Star Wars: The Force Awakens (As It’s Not Finished Yet)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens director JJ Abrams gave us an insight into how close to finished the upcoming movie is over the weekend. Speaking at a charity event hosted by Stephen Colbert, he said the audio was sorted on Saturday morning, but there are “six very small, but important things” that the director needs to polish. Read More >>

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JJ Abrams Speaks on the “Burden” of Outlining a New Star Wars

Director JJ Abrams and writer Lawrence Kasdan have once again been meeting their contractual duties when it comes to promoting The Force Awakens, with Kasdan and the rest of the production team giving a vast interview about the creative process and how it all came to be. Read More >>

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Of Course Star Wars Force Awakens’ JJ Abrams Has Photos of Himself in the Millenium Falcon’s Cockpit

JJ Abrams has given quite an epic and sprawling interview to Wired about this little indie film called The Force Awakens he's currently assembling on a shoestring budget, including a handful of on-set photos that show how much of the film is shot on real sand and uses physical props people can hit their heads on. Read More >>