One aspect of Star Wars: Episode VII is now free from speculation: the release date.
Disney officially announced today that the first installment in the hugely anticipated sequel trilogy will hit theaters nationwide in 3D on December 18, 2015.
Chiwetel Ejiofor – a one-man acting machine of unarguable charisma and depth – could very well take his talents to a galaxy far, far away.
The 12 Years a Slave star is the latest actor connected to Star Wars: Episode VII via a rumor, albeit a rumor with a little more meat on its bones than a lot of the Star Wars confabulations we've been hearing over the last year.
Hey, how about some actual and official information on Star Wars: Episode VII?
That's what we have today, a welcome change from casting speculation and the baseless conjecture that has been filling the void of info on Disney's first Star Wars movie, which lost one screenwriter and gained two.
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Star Wars: Episode VII remains shrouded in mystery, surrounded by a foul-smelling cloud of the speculation that forms in the absence of solid information.
Now, though, we have two nuggets that tell us something about how the next Star Wars adventure will actually look. Director J.J. Abrams is reuniting with cinematographer Dan Mindel, and the two are shooting the movie on 35mm film.
The Enterprise is off to explore the unknown now that the retooled Star Trek franchise has all that city-destroying out of its system, but Star Trek 3 will be sticking with known screenwriters.
Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman are returning for their third spacefaring adventure, but the director who will take over for J.J. Abrams is now the subject of a lot of discussion, with Rise of the Planet of the Apes helmer Rupert Wyatt rumored to be the man for the job.
Today, in news J.J. Abrams told us three months ago, John Williams has been confirmed to return as composer for Star Wars: Episode VII, the first installment in thirty years not to be directed by George Lucas.
In the rebooted Abramsverse, the Enterprise is now off on its five-year mission to seek out new worlds and civilizations.
Apparently the continuing adventures of Kirk and company will be scripted by a new screenwriter. Or screenwriters, as Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz are reportedly the top choice to write Star Trek 3.
What purports to be a casting breakdown for Star Wars: Episode VII might just reveal some broad strokes about seven of the principal characters in the next Star Wars.
Nazneen Contractor may not yet be a household name, but trust us, she's heading for stardom at warp speed.
A veteran of stage and screen, as well as a formidable dancer, the actress is familiar from her performances on television series such as Rules of Engagement, The Border, and Last Resort. She is perhaps best known, however, for her more-than-meets-the-eye role as Kayla Hassan on the eighth season of Fox's 24.
With Star Trek Into Darkness, Contractor is making her debut appearance in a massive franchise blockbuster. Now playing in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D nationwide, the follow-up to the 2009 reboot returns director J.J. Abrams to the series. The secretive story finds an act of terrorism rocking the Federation from within Starfleet itself. When the U.S.S. Enterprise is tasked with capturing the culprit, it's a quest that will test Captain Kirk and potentially cost him his crew.