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Kathleen Kennedy

  1. Marvel Executive Calls For Female Superheroes In Front Of And Behind The Cameras

    Marvel's Victoria Alonso said some very important things this weekend. Let's make sure everyone hears them.

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  2. David Fincher Could Have Directed the Weirdest, Most Depressing Star Wars Ever

    "THE ULTIMATE FOLLY OF MAN"

    "I always thought of Star Wars as the story of two slaves [C-3PO and R2-D2] who go from owner to owner, witnessing their masters' folly, the ultimate folly of man... I thought it was an interesting idea in the first two, but it's kind of gone by Return Of The Jedi."

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  3. Breaking: Chronicle‘s Josh Trank Is Directing a Star Wars Spinoff

    May The Force Be With You

    Chronicle director Josh Trank has joined Godzilla's Gareth Edwards on the list of people directing a Star Wars spinoff. Via StarWars.com:

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  4. Two Droid-Building Star Wars Fans Building Props for Star Wars: Episode VII

    Help us, R2-D2 Builders Club. You're our only hope!

    Last week, the first production photo from Star Wars: Episode VII hit the Internet, and we were all pretty excited that R2-D2 was the first thing they revealed. Even better, it turns out that the two guys in the photo with director J.J. Abrams and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy are fan-droid-creators Lee Towersey and Oliver Steeples.

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  5. The Star Wars: Episode VII Team Would Like An Extension On Their Homework, Please. To 2016.

    May The Force Be With You

    Just last week we had word Star Wars: Episode VII was switching writers. As you can imagine, that didn't instill many of us with hopeful thoughts about the next installment of the franchise, due in theaters 2015. As it turns out, the folks working on the film seem to be a little concerned as well. So much so they asked for the film to be pushed back a year. But Disney's CEO said no. 

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  6. I Have A Bad Feeling About This: Star Wars: Episode VII Switches Writers

    May The Force Be With You

    My first thought upon reading that J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan are taking over script duties for Star Wars: Episode VII was: "Wuh-oh. That can't be a good sign. Why change writers unless there's a problem with the script?" Second thought: "Well at least it's not Damon Lindelof, Roberto Orci, and Alex Kurtzman."

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  7. J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan Will Write Star Wars Episode VII

    This is a great move.

    Star Wars Episode VII will be written by Empireand Jedi co-screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan, but he won't be working alone. Kasdan will be joined in his writing duties by J.J. Abrams who is also directing the film. This should put to rest any worries about how VII will fit into the Star Wars universe.

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  8. Kathleen Kennedy: Star Wars: Episode VII Will Focus More on Story and Characters, Less On CGI

    May The Force Be With You

    First things first: I apologize for the Jar Jar Binks picture. But let's be real. It's Monday, and your day probably sucked even before you were reminded of his existence.

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  9. John Williams Confirmed to Score the New Star Wars Trilogy, So They’ll At Least Be Good to Listen To

    Bum bum bum bum, buummm, ba da da baaaaaa ba. Ba da da baaaaaa ba, Ba da da buummmm.

    John Williams (not pictured above) will be scoring the new Star Wars trilogy. This might not be the droids news you're looking for in terms of Episode VII which still doesn't have a cast or title, but it would be difficult to imagine a Star Wars movie without a John Williams score. We're happy he's coming back.

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  10. Star Wars: Episode VII Might Be Heavy On the Secrecy After All

    I will make it legal!

    In a recent interview Lucasfilm's Kathleen Kennedy had some interesting things to say about secrecy and Star Wars mainly relating to how fans are an integral part of the franchise and "there are things you're gonna want to make sure they get to know." That would seem to be at odds with the modus operandi of director J.J. Abrams, which is basically not telling fans anything. But Abrams isn't in control now: Disney is. So will Episode VII be less hush-hush? Not so fast, says producer Bryan Burk.

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  11. J.J. Abrams Might Not Get to Keep Star Wars a Secret…

    For A More Civilized Age

    J.J. Abrams is infamous for secrecy. Whether it was his hand in Lost, the biggest secret keeping show of all time, or perhaps most prominently now, the basic identity of Benedict Cumberbatch's villainous character in Star Trek Into Darkness, the director likes to keep his spoilers spoilery. The only other person in Hollywood who comes close might be Christopher Nolan. But Abrams' deal to make Star Wars VII isn't just any old deal. He's working for Disney now, and if there's one thing they're going to be watching very closely, its their historic revitalization of the Star Wars franchise. You should know what's coming next: Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy talking about the need to embrace the fan culture that demands detail upon detail before the release of a movie.

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  12. Carrie Fisher Said She’ll Be in the Star Wars Sequels, But Let’s Not Freak Out Quite Yet

    May The Force Be With You

    OK, so, getting the important stuff covered first: Carrie Fisher was asked by the Palm Beach Illustrated whether she'd be in the Star Wars sequels, and she said, and I quote, "Yes." But here's why we should wait before breaking out the cinnamon buns in celebration:

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  13. Here’s What Mark Hamill Knows About Those Star Wars Sequel Casting Rumors

    May The Force Be With You

    We've been hearing a lot lately about the possibility of some combination of Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill showing up in the Star Wars sequels. And we're taking those rumors with a massive boulder of salt, since there's been nothing close to an official announcement that any of the Original Trilogy Three will be coming back. There still isn't. But Mark Hamill said a few things to Entertainment Tonight about the possibility of Luke, Leia, and Han showing up in the sequels that made my ears perk up. Darnit, Mark. I'm trying to keep a cool head here.

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  14. Kathleen Kennedy Leaves Jurassic Park 4 For Star Wars VII

    Clever Girl

    Ok, I'm not gonna lie. If you asked me to choose between dinosaurs and space, I'd have a really tough time deciding. 

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  15. Disney Confirms Standalone Star Wars Films; How Long Before They Get to Boba Fett: The Movie? [UPDATE: Not Long]

    May The Force Be With You

    You know they will. A few months back we heard the rumor that The Empire Strikes Back writer Lawrence Kasdan and X-Men: First Class' Simon Kinberg would be writing standalone films separate from the Star Wars sequel trilogy. And now Disney CEO Bob Iger has confirmed it.

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  16. Here’s How Kathleen Kennedy, Producer and Studio Exec Extraordinaire, Convinced J.J. Abrams to do Star Wars

    I will make it legal!

    The Hollywood Reporter has an in-depth of profile of LucasFilm President Kathleen Kennedy, and while the whole thing is worth a read—Kennedy "know[s] the difference between a Colt .45 and a Colt .45 Gold Cup" and started dating her future husband, Raiders of the Lost Ark producer Frank Marshall, behind the back of Kennedy's long-time collaborator Steven Spielberg ("I wanted Kathy to be working with me as my assistant and Frank to be producing the movie, and never the twain shall meet," recalled Spielberg, "But you can't stop love.")—what caught my attention as an inveterate Star Wars nerd was something different. Namely, the story of the secret meetings where Kennedy got J.J. Abrams to direct Star Wars: Episode VII.

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  17. I Have a Good Feeling About This: Star Wars: Episode VII Might Be Getting a Female Protagonist and a New Release Date

    May The Force Be With You

    And with the confirmation that J.J. Abrams is directing Star Wars: Episode VII, the rumor mill begins spinning anew. What's the latest on the first installment in the sequel trilogy? Two things. One, it might be coming out later than 2015. And two: Rumors about a female protagonist just got a little more weight to them. Yay to both things!

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  18. J.J. AbramsPalooza: He’s Producing a Third Star Trek, Doing Two TV Pilots and, Oh Yeah, Star Wars: Episode VII Is Confirmed

    I'm In A Glass Case of Emotion

    Sorry if you don't like J.J. Abrams. You must be having a rough time of it right now. First things first, the rumor that he's directing Star Wars: Episode VII is no longer a rumor: Disney has confirmed it.

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  19. J.J. Abrams Reportedly Set to Direct Star Wars: Episode VII

    What once began as a mere geeky flight of fancy appears to have become a reality now that various sources are reporting that J.J. Abrams has been given the prestigious honor of directing the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII. Although Abrams had initially said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that he wouldn't take on the task of overseeing the cinematic future of George Lucas' influential science fiction epic, it looks as though the fan-favorite creative visionary isn't passing up the chance to guide the next chapter in the Star Wars mythology.

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  20. Disney-Run LucasFilm Will Churn Out Two Or Three Films A Year Says Kathleen Kennedy

    million dollar lady

    Upon finding out Disney was purchasing LucasFilm, we knew we'd at least be getting three new Star Wars movies. A few other ideas were floated around but it was probably silly of us to think the projects would be limited. President of LucasFilm, Kathleen Kennedy recently went on record with a pretty lofty goal - two to three films a year. 

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