Some surprising names top the shortlist for Episode VII's Jedi hero

Girls star Adam Driver is the rumored villain in the next Star Wars, but who will play the Jedi to his possible Sith? Word is that the starring role in Episode VII is down to a handful of names, and we're pleasantly surprised to see who's on the list. » 3/12/14 2:43pm 3/12/14 2:43pm

Star Wars EU in the Cinematic Universe: A Case for Twin Engines of…

One of the loudest and most raucous debates that goes on in Star Wars fandom is the merits of the Expanded Universe and whether it should be continued over into cinematic canon via Episode VII or not. Some fans want favorites like Mara Jade, Grand Admiral Thrawn, and Jaina Solo to appear in the new movies, while others … » 2/12/14 12:27pm 2/12/14 12:27pm

J.J. Abrams explains the Star Wars: Episode VII writer switcheroo

People have been wondering why J.J. Abrams took the Episode VII screenwriting duties from Toy Story 3's Michael Arndt. According to Abrams, there's no insidious conspiracy and Arndt wasn't doing a bad job (at least that they're admitting to) — it's all about the scheduling. » 11/07/13 11:40am 11/07/13 11:40am

Star Wars: Episode VII is coming in 2015 whether it's ready or not

Uh-oh. Seeing as it's almost the end of 2013, it's going to take a mountain of post-production work, and it just got new scriptwriters, it seems almost impossible that Star Wars: Episode VII would make its summer 2015 release date. But don't tell Disney, because they're premiering it then no matter what. » 10/31/13 11:50am 10/31/13 11:50am

John Williams will officially score Star Wars: Episode VII

Legendary film composer John Williams, the man behind the music for all six Star Wars films and master of the science fictional leitmotif, will return to score Star Wars: Episode VII! Here's what he has to say about his return to the Star Wars universe – including his thoughts on director J.J. Abrams. » 7/27/13 10:20am 7/27/13 10:20am

Patton Oswalt's 8-minute Episode VII pitch is delightfully insane

Patton Oswalt makes an appearance in this Thursday's episode of Parks & Rec. But here's what you won't see — an 8-minute deleted scene of him filibustering a Pawnee town meeting by describing his plan for Star Wars: Episode VII, which involve not only involve Boba Fett and Lando hooking up with Leia, but the Avengers. » 4/17/13 9:20am 4/17/13 9:20am

Everybody wants to be in the Star Wars sequels except for Jason Statham

Total Film asked a wide variety of actors and directors if they'd like to be involved in J.J. Abrams' upcoming Episode VII. As it turns out, yes, most actors would like to be part of a movie that will likely make $1 billion... except for Jason Statham, who is far too important to lower himself to Ewok-level. » 3/13/13 2:40pm 3/13/13 2:40pm

The terrifying secrets of the “Jedi Mindmeld” revealed!

In a world where everything seems to change — like the look and format of your favorite website — it can be nice to know some things stay the same — like your friendly fake post-apocalyptic mailman. This week, we look at how Gotham City will have the Damian Wayne’s death, an odd amount of Star Wars-related politics,… » 3/13/13 8:00am 3/13/13 8:00am

One Full Hour of Proof that the Star Wars Episode VII Screenwriter…

We're all verrrry curious about how Little Miss Sunshine screenwriter Michael Arndt will handle his job writing the script for the somewhat anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII. Happily, Movies.com has dug up the video of an hour-long talk Arndt gave in 2007, discussing his screenwriting process for Little Miss Sunshine, … » 12/26/12 4:00pm 12/26/12 4:00pm

How would Joss Whedon's A Fistful of Wookiees perform at the box office?

We've spent a good deal of time speculating about how this writer or that director could make Star Wars: Episode VII a success, but Star Wars: Sequel Debacle Simulatron goes further. This Flash toy lets you pick your perfect Star Wars scriptwriting/directing/acting team and see if it results in Empire Strikes Back » 12/22/12 10:00am 12/22/12 10:00am