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J.J. Abrams

Dammit Jim!

Does Anyone Recognize These Men Who Claim to Have Kidnapped J.J. Abrams?

Late last month these three unknown (totally known) men sent (tweeted) this picture to George Lucas (the internet), alleging that that they did not know where J.J. Abrams was, despite it appearing that the director of both the last two Star Trek films and the upcoming Star Wars VII was slumped behind them. The director has (not) been missing for at least a week. Anyone who can identify these three will (not) be eligible for a hefty reward from police.

Previously in Star Trek


May The Force Be With You

Turns Out Star Wars: Episode VII Is Already Shooting

Sneaky devils.

In a filmed interview at Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television, Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn mentioned that filming for Star Wars: Episode VII is underway. “Where?” you ask. “When? Who?” Your guess is as good as mine.


i'll just leave this here

Batman vs. Superman Gains Three Cast Members in One Go

According to Deadline, Warner Bros. has added Zero Dark Thirty, The Wolverine, and The Incredibles stars to the lineup of its as-yet-untitled movie known as Batman vs. Superman. Yes, I’m going to keep pointing out that the movie doesn’t have a title yet until Warner Bros. gets off its butt and gives it one. Maybe at San Diego Comic Con, guys? Yeah?


May The Force Be With You

Star Wars VII & Fantastic Four Reboot Narrow Their Search For Jedi & Dr. Doom

Two upcoming blockbusters look like they’re close to choosing some major roles. But don’t get your hopes up by any rumors that have been floating around, we have nine male actors to name. 


May The Force Be With You

Judi Dench Stars In Our Favorite Bonkers Star Wars Rumor

We also have some other delish unfounded Star Wars rumors (co-starring everyone’s favorite bounty hunter—no, not IG-88), and a smattering of actual legit info from J.J. Abrams.


TK-421 Why Aren't You At Your Post?

More Star Wars Episode VII Casting and Plot Rumors, Now With 75% More Geek Cred!

As you probably are well aware, rumors about Star Wars Episode VII casting continue to swirl furiously… as they have pretty constantly since work started on the next round of Star Wars movies! The new rumors, however, give not just a peek into the casting process but also a look at some new details regarding the plot of Episode VII.  Since the departure of original screenwriter Michael Arndt, apparently the focus of the next installment has changed, requiring a shift in casting plans as well as in the actual script itself.  Rumors and potential spoilers after the jump, so don’t read on unless you want to know!


I will make it legal!

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Cast Themselves As Vader’s Moms In Episode VII

Poehler: [Darth Vader] has two horrible mothers. We know a lot of father stuff with Star Wars, and not a lot of mother stuff. We play these really naggy mothers of Darth Vader.
Fey: [In an elderly New Yorker accent] “Darth, eat! Why don’t you eat?” That kind of stuff.
Poehler: “You’re never gonna find a girl when you go out looking like that!”
Fey: Making him practice his Jedi stuff for hours.
Poehler: Hitting on all his Jedi friends inappropriately. I feel like the theme of the next
Star Wars is going to be: How does a working mother juggle it all? I’m looking forward to that. What I like about all these giant superhero movies is that they speak to the issues that I’m dealing with right now — working mother and time management and how to be an interesting, sexual, curious woman in your 40s. That’s the kind of stuff that I like to see on the screen, and that’s what I see with a lot of the films out today.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, speaking to Entertainment Weekly about who they’re totally, no joke, playing in Star Wars: Episode VII. That got incisive near the end.

By the way, J.J. Abrams would be up for it:



J.J. Abrams: Keeping Khan’s Identity Secret Was a Mistake

“It ended up coming off like we were being coy. We were just trying to not ruin the thing. The truth is that after one screening everyone knows whatever it is. The idea was that for the first hour of the movie the characters in the movie don’t know, and it felt like if there were articles about KHAN! it would take away from the story. The truth is I think it probably would have been smarter just to say upfront ‘This is who it is.’ It was only trying to preserve the fun of it, and it might have given more time to acclimate and accept that’s what the thing was. The truth is because it was so important to the studio that we not angle this thing for existing fans. If we said it was Khan, it would feel like you’ve really got to know what Star Trek is about to see this movie. That would have been limiting. I can understand their argument to try to keep that quiet, but I do wonder if it would have seemed a little bit less like an attempt at deception if we had just come out with it.”— J.J. Abrams, admitting that all that secrecy surrounding the Cumbervillain was maaaaaaybe a bit much. But it’s the studio’s fault, because who do you think he is? An A-list director who has some degree of control over these things and is also notoriously obsessed with secrecy? Pssht.

BRB. Eyerolling into the final frontier.

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TK-421 Why Aren't You At Your Post?

Star Wars VII Is Looking For A “Tough-Cookie Girl” And Other Cast Members

J.J. Abrams likes his secrets, so it’s no wonder the only definitive thing we know about the next Star Wars film is R2-D2 will be in it. But the casting rumors, oh, they persist. Though most recently, some rough character types were teased rather than actor names.


Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: A Wine-o-Saur

Alternatively, a dino wino. (For sale at Uncommon Goods, via That’s Nerdalicious)