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Star Wars Episode 7 creatives asked for – and were denied – an extension

LucasFilm’s Kathleen Kennedy sought to delay the release of Star Wars Episode VII, but was denied by Disney. This is according to a new report by THR, who suggest the creative team are scrambling to meet the 2015 deadline. Screenwriter Michael Arndt recently exited the project, with director J.J. Abrams and The Empire Strikes Back […]

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John Williams confirmed to score Star Wars: Episode VII

An essential component of the Star Wars franchise’s success will indeed return for J.J. Abrams’ upcoming instalment of the series. John Williams is officially confirmed to score Star Wars: Episode VII, ending speculation that Abrams would hire his regular collaborator and composer Michael Giacchino instead. The news was first broken by producer and Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy at Star Wars […]

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Disney CEO confirms standalone Star Wars spin-offs on top of new trilogy

It was recently revealed that J.J. Abrams would helm Star Wars Episode 7, the first instalment of the next Star Wars trilogy, for new Lucasfilm owners Disney. Considering Disney paid $4 billion for the pleasure, they’re not going to trust just those three films to make back their bank. Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed this morning that the studio […]

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The Empire Strikes Back screenwriter attached to pen Star Wars 8 and 9

Lawrence Kasdan, screenwriter of The Empire Strikes Back, and Simon Kinberg, of slightly less impressive credits xXx2 and This Means War, have been set to write the final two instalments of the new Star Wars trilogy for Disney. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the “exact division of responsibilities is yet to be determined.” It was previously reported that Oscar winner Michael Arndt (Toy […]

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