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    Seeing VFX Is Believing, From Original 'Star Wars' and 'Superman' Franchises to Woody Allen's 'Zelig'

    “You’ll believe a man can fly.” That was the promise made to potential ticket-buyers during the fall and winter of 1978, when Richard Donner’s take on the Superman legend was being readied to soar across Christmastime movie screens all over America. We certainly never believed (nor were we asked to ...

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    George Lucas Says Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher & Harrison Ford Essentially Signed For 'Star Wars: Episode 7'

    So, let's just recap where we're at. In February, we saw a lot of chatter start surfacing about the original "Star Wars" cast returning for "Star Wars: Episode 7" with Harrison Ford reportedly confirmed, Carrie Fisher seemingly saying she was back too (though her rep now says she was joking) while M...

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    Mark Hamill Says He Isn't Signed Yet For 'Episode VII,' Says Luke Skywalker Will Be Obi-Wan Type Character

    Another day, and more chatter about "Star Wars: Episode VII" and where it may or may not be headed. Yesterday came rumors that the upcoming film would revolve around the children of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia Organa and Han Solo. And now, Mark Hamill himself has weighed in, and while he...

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    Rumor: Mark Hamill & Carrie Fisher Returning For 'Star Wars Episode VII,' Plot To Revolve Around Children Of Original Characters

    Last week's news that Harrison Ford could be returning to reprise the role of Han Solo in J.J Abrams' "Star Wars Episode VII" was, if true, big news for fans of the franchise. It means that there'll be clear continuity between the classic films and the new ones, and means that there'll be a chance f...

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    Discuss: John Williams Wants To Return To Score ‘Star Wars,’ But Would Michael Giacchino Be A Better Choice?

    In the instance of top directors announcing their latest projects, you can bet a select few composers are confidently clearing their calendars for work to come. But while Christopher Nolan and Peter Jackson rely on Hans Zimmer and Howard Shore for iconic scores, both composers in turn hold parts of ...

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    Kathleen Kennedy Not Producing 'Jurassic Park 4,' Will Focus On 'Star Wars' Sequels Instead

    While J.J. Abrams seems to have no problem multitasking between two mega sci-fi franchises, not to mention his numerous producer gigs on projects for both television and the big screen, Lucasfilm honcho Kathleen Kennedy is keeping her eye firmly on Luke Skywalker and co.

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    William Shatner Calls J.J. Abrams "A Pig" For Taking On Both 'Star Trek' & 'Star Wars' Franchises

    Walt Disney's decision to hire J.J. Abrams to direct "Star Wars: Episode 7" still has people talking, and rightly so. With one foot already in the rebooted "Star Trek" franchise, many wonder if he can make a distinctive enough "Star Wars" movie so that it isn't one mass Abrams-y sci-fi blob. Still o...

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    Lawrence Kasdan Delicately Dances Around Quality Of 'Star Wars' Prequels; Says 'Spin-Offs' Will "Start Fresh"

    "Star Wars" spin-off writers Lawrence Kasdan ("The Empire Strikes Back," "Raiders of the Lost Ark") and Simon Kinberg (Sherlock Holmes," "X-Men: The Last Stand") recently spoke about "Star Wars: Episode VII" and the post-George Lucas u...

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    Avoiding The Lucas Traps: 5 Ways To Make The Young Han Solo & Boba Fett 'Star Wars' Films Great

    “Star Wars” apologists are the worst. The excuses they make for the prequels are tenfold -- they’re made for children, you’re just too old now, and you’re looking at things through a nostalgic lens, so quit being melodramatic and get a life. True, the “Star Wars” prequels are not a travesty and they...

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    EW Previews 'Star Trek Into Darkness,' Madness of Abrams' Career

    J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek" reboot opened in 2009 and earned $386 million worldwide. Four years later the director returns with "Star Trek Into Darkness" -- out May 17. He tells EW in their sneak preview issue that his career--complete with a "Star Wars" reboot--is currently "madness."

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