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We Don’t Quite Buy This Rumored Star Wars Title Leak

It's been a waiting game for Star Wars fans as we get ready for the marketing game to kick into gear for Episode IX.

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John Boyega Shares His Star Wars Casting Story in This Adorable Animation

Come for the Boyega, stay for the hologram Leia J.J. Abrams.

Imagine sitting across the table from J.J. Abrams as he tells you that you're about to star in the next Star Wars film.

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Keri Russell Eyed to Join the Cast of Star Wars: Episode IX— Let the Speculation Begin

A Felicity and Star Wars crossover? Sounds ambitious to me.

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Things We Saw Today: J.J. Abrams and Zachary Quinto are Making a Movie About Gay Classic Hollywood Stars

Director J.J. Abrams and rebooted Spock Zachary Quinto will be producing a movie about the love affair between Psycho star Anthony Perkins and Tab Hunter.

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Sara Bareilles Teams Up With J.J. Abrams for Musical Series on Apple TV

OK, I'm a sucker for musical television shows. I was totally a "Gleek" and I loved Smash (well, I loved the first season of Smash). Now, J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot is delving into more musical territory with Apple TV by giving a platform to one of my favorite singer-songwriters, Sara Bareilles.

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So…Overlord ISN’T the Next Cloverfield Movie, and I Don’t Know What the Hell’s Going On

The upcoming Paramount/Bad Robot film Overlord isn't a Cloverfield movie, which means that no one will care about my head canon zombie/alien time travel shenanigans but me.

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Victoria Mahoney Is the First Black Female Star Wars Director as 2nd Unit Director on Episode IX

Star Wars: Episode IX has only just started pre-production, and there's already great news coming out of that shoot. Yesterday, Ava DuVernay announced via her Instagram that the film's director and Executive Producer, J.J. Abrams, has hired Victoria Mahoney as his 2nd unit director on the film, making her the first black woman to direct a story from a galaxy far, far away.

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Why Are We So Obsessed With Giving Rey a “Relevant Lineage” in Star Wars?

Earlier this week, Simon Pegg (no doubt inadvertently) generated a lot of headlines when he implied on a podcast that director J.J. Abrams might've wanted to go a different direction with Rey's parentage than what we saw from Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi.

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What Can We Learn About J.J. Abrams and Star Wars: Episode IX From Looking at His First Masterpiece, Felicity?

Abrams is great at launching big ideas (LostCloverfield, The Force Awakens) and setting a path for others to build on his beginnings. But can he land an ending?

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Athena Film Festival “Leading Man” J.J. Abrams Proves It’s Possible to Use Privilege for Positive Change

The Athena Film Festival opened yesterday and continues through the weekend to honor female filmmakers and their amazing work. At tonight's awards reception, in addition to several prominent, award-winning female filmmakers being honored, including the amazing Amma Asante, J.J. Abrams, will receive the Leading Man award for for his ongoing support and advocacy of women in film.

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J.J. Abrams Announces Completed Episode IX Script and Reveals He Really Needed a Drink Before Force Awakens

The process of making a Star War can sometimes be a little hectic. For Episode IX, however, things seem to be going a bit more smoothly. Director, producer, and co-writer of the film, J.J. Abrams, was on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to talk about how, and also about the difference between approaching Star Wars for the first time on The Force Awakens and now. You can watch the full segment after the jump!

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J.J. Abrams and Mattel Bring Whimsical Sculptor Leslie Levings’ “The Beastlies” to Multiple Platforms Near You

Imagine you were a sculptor who also had a job at an L.A. comics shop, and you sold these cute little monster sculptures you made at the register. Now, imagine coming back from your day off to hear that one of TV and film's biggest producers came in with his son, saw your work, and immediately wanted to inquire about them and you. Artist Leslie Levings doesn't have to imagine this. It's exactly what happened to her. The store? Meltdown Comics. The producer? J.J. Abrams.

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J.J. Abrams on Toxic Fanboys: “Their Problem Isn’t Star Wars, Their Problem Is Being Threatened.”

J.J. Abrams is no stranger to people yelling at him. He made it through Lost. He made it through Felicity cutting her hair off. He'll make it through Star Wars.

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The Cloverfield Paradox Q&A Reveals the Process Is as Much a Work of Art as the Finished Product

Yesterday, Netflix hosted a Facebook Live Q&A with Cloverfield Paradox director, Julius Onah, producer J.J. Abrams, and stars Roger Davies and David Oyelowo. Now, I'm gonna be doing a hardcore Cloverfield binge this weekend, so I haven't yet seen The Cloverfield Paradox, but I continue to be fascinated by the release and the reaction, both good and bad. To me, that's become as much a part of the art as the actual film.

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Surprise! There’s a New Cloverfield Movie on Netflix. Welcome to the End of Hype.

We've been writing about a film called The God Particle since 2012. In 2016, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and David Oyelowo were set to star in the film, and by the end of the year, we started hearing rumors that God Particle would be the third film in what was now the Cloverfield franchise. After an ad for it aired during the big game, the film did a surprise drop on Netflix last night after the Super Bowl, and is now called The Cloverfield Paradox.

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J.J. Abrams Original Sci-Fi Show Demimonde Going Straight-to-Series at HBO

After what was a pretty intense bidding war between Apple and HBO, J.J. Abrams' next foray into TV sci-fi has finally found a home.

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J.J. Abrams Returns to Sci-Fi Television With a New, Female-Led Creation All His Own

It's about damn time.

It's been eight years since the last show J.J. Abrams created and wrote, and 11 years since the last sci-fi show he wrote and created. Now, he's finally returning to the original sci-fi television that made him.

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Tarantino Star Trek Film Finds Its Writer in Mark L. Smith, Maintaining a Masculine Hold on Trek Films

I already had mixed feelings about the Star Trek film in development being produced by J.J. Abrams and directed by Quentin Tarantino. Well, Paramount and Bad Robot have set a writer for the project. Now? My feelings are in a goddamn blender.

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J.J. Abrams to Receive Ally Award From Athena Film Fest—Here’s What I Hope He Keeps in Mind Moving Forward

At a time when we're (very happily, mind you) dragging abusive men for their sexist, abusive conduct in all fields, it becomes even more important to shine a light on those who are genuine allies as examples to follow; those who are fighting like hell against their patriarchal programming to make the world a more just and loving place. The 2018 Athena Film Festival will be awarding J.J. Abrams as such a person.

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Wait, Star Wars: The Last Jedi Director Rian Johnson Said Whatnow About Rey’s Parents?

Star Wars: The Last Jedi may finally be out in theaters to answer all of our burning questions about the storylines set up in The Force Awakens, but for those who have seen it, it's already time to look ahead to that wide open future set up by Director Rian Johnson's installment—and that means the potential for even more things to get upended in the process.

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