Wired has also debuted five new photos featuring the villainous Knights of Ren and J.J. Abrams on the set with Daisy Ridley and one of the new First Order Stormtroopers. After Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters on December 18, the first spinoff, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, arrives on December 18, 2016, followed by Star Wars: Episode VIII on May 26, 2017. Star Wars Anthology: Han Solo Movie, directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller has been set for release on May 25, 2018, followed by Star Wars: Episode IX, directed by Colin Trevorrow, arriving sometime in 2019. What do you think about these new details? Check out the photos and let us know what you think.
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens is almost here! We only have 49 days left until the movie opens in theaters across the country on Thursday, December 17. While that's the shortest timeframe through which we've had to wait for the sequel yet, everyone still wants to know what is going on with the movie. But director J.J. Abrams has already said everything he's going to say. And the third and final trailer that debuted last Monday has brought us the last footage we'll see until the premiere. Not even some of J.J. Abrams' closest friends are able to get the storyteller to open up about the movie, as witnessed in a new video where a few well-known faces grill him hard about Star Wars 7 and some of his other projects.
Vanity Fair asked J.J. Abrams to answer a series of questions via his iPad. And he happily accepted the challenge. And it's clear from his facial expressions as each new celebrity gets revealed, that he has not seen these before. Some shock him, some amaze him, some scare him and some he finds just down right annoying. There are plenty of laughs to be had, too, as he is grilled by Silicon Valley stars T.J. Miller and Thomas Middleditch, Girls star Lena Dunham and Empire co-creator Lee Daniels, who demand to know why J.J. Abrams never hired him to direct an episode of Lost.Read More
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Star Wars: Episode IX isn't expected to hit theaters until 2019, but there will be plenty of Star Wars stories for fans to enjoy between now and then. After Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters in December, Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One will arrive nearly one year later, in December 2016. Star Wars: Episode VIII will debut in May 2017, followed by the Star Wars Anthology: Han Solo Movie in May 2018 and Star Wars: Episode IX in 2019. If that wasn't enough, there are also a slew of new books coming from Del Rey, Marvel, and several other companies, with the first wave arriving September 4, not to mention the return of Star Wars Rebels this fall. Do you hope J.J. Abrams changes his mind and comes back to direct Star Wars: Episode IX?
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Just before SDCC, the director revealed that they weren't showing a trailer during the event, but they showed fans a behind-the-scenes video that went inside the production. The filmmakers confirmed during the panel that the next trailer will debut in the fall, although they failed to give a specific release date. That video not only gave us our first look at Carrie Fisher in full costume, but confirmed that J.J. Abrams' longtime friend Simon Pegg does indeed have some sort of a role in Star Wars 7. Since there will be no footage on display, it's possible, though, that the filmmakers could use the D23 convention to reveal the first official poster.
Are you disappointed that there won't be any new Star Wars: The Force Awakens footage shown at D23? Or do you think J.J. Abrams isn't being completely honest with the fans? Let us know what you think, and stay tuned for more Star Wars: The Force Awakens updates throughout D23.Read More
Star Wars: The Force Awakens has original fans excited for Star Wars once again, after the prequel trilogy did a lot to curb their enthusiasm. While younger audiences certainly enjoyed the last three films, older fans had quite a bit to complain about. And one of the biggest targets for many years has been Jar Jar Binks, who was first introduced in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace. He was so criticized upon his debut that director George Lucas cut Jar Jar's story down to almost nothing, with his cameos in the next two films quite fleeting. Though he still played an important part in the overall plot line.
A lot of fans have wanted to see Jar Jar Binks taken out. But LucasFilm probably won't allow that to happen on the big screen. The character, after all these years, has grown a strong cult following and has returned in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. There is no indication that he will pop up in Star Wars Rebels, but it certainly hasn't been ruled out, either. Heck, he might even show up in one of the Star Wars Anthology spinoffs. As of now, Jar Jar Bink's fate still hangs in the balance. Do you want to see Jar Jar Binks officially killed off? Or should he get a pardon? You can read more of J.J. Abrams's interview when the Star Wars: The Force Awakens themed Vanity Fair issue hits digitally on May 7 and is on newsstands everywhere May 12.Read More