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2:00 PM on 12.12.2014

Star Wars: The Force Awakens finally names its characters

Although the first teaser trailer for The Force Awakens was the very definition of tease, people have been scrounging and speculating left and right over the ten shots featured. Well, now we're one step closer to figuring out...

Nick Valdez


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First official teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens photo
First official teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens
by Nick Valdez

It's been a long time coming. When Disney bought out Lucasfilm two years ago and announced their plans for another Star Wars trilogy, we all went into some sort of nerd shock. Whether or not you're a fan of the films, you understand the kind of weight the Star Wars name has. And whether you like it or not, this (official, not one of the many fan videos surging around social media as of this writing) first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens sets the tone for the next decade.

With J.J. Abrams directing, a huge and notable cast joining the effort (including John Boyega and Oscar Isaac), and the original tripod of Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford returning, the seventh entry is surely going to reign supreme for years to come.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens releases December 18th, 2015. What do you think? 

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3:00 PM on 11.24.2014

UPDATE: Star Wars: The Force Awakens to debut trailer in select theaters Friday

UPDATE: There are 30 theaters showing the trailer according to StarWars.com (which we've listed below). Good luck! Original story follows. Surely the most anticipated trailer for the rest of the year is for Star Wars: Episode...

Nick Valdez

4:00 PM on 09.01.2014

J.J. Abrams' Superman: Flyby would've been fantastic

Before J.J Abrams got a chance to direct your beloved childhood properties like Star Trek and Star Wars, he was just a guy Warner Bros drafted to work on a the canceled Superman project, Superman: Flyby back in 2002.  B...

Nick Valdez

11:00 AM on 08.19.2014

J.J. Abrams teases Edgar Wright coming to Star Wars

Well here's a hell of a tease (not to mention what would be an awesome wedding). J.J. Abrams just tweeted this image of him and Edgar Wright holding hands hinting strongly that he's getting married to the man... or that Wrigh...

Matthew Razak

10:00 AM on 07.22.2014

Star Wars: Episode VII has an X-Wing in it

There's not much to say about this. As part of the promotion for the UNICEF "Force for Change" campaign, J.J Abrams recorded a video in front of an X-Wing (technically a Headhunter, but every other site says "X-Wing" and I want to be popular). Sooooo enjoy. You can donate with Omaze to enter the contest for an advanced screening, too.  [via Omaze]

Nick Valdez



Star Wars: Episode VII cast revealed photo
Star Wars: Episode VII cast revealed
by Nick Valdez

Pre-empting possible leaks, with shooting taking place in just a few weeks (and possibly in celebration of May the 4th), the Star Wars: Episode VII crew has announced the cast of the film. And given this huge cast of notable names, I can't wait to see what J.J. Abrams can cook up. That's honestly not something I thought I would catch myself saying either.

Here's the cast. It's lacking some women, but it's refreshingly diverse with John Boyega (Attack the Block) being a huge stand out. Also, the rumored returns of Ford, Hamill, and Fisher have been confirmed:  

  • John Boyega
  • Daisy Ridley
  • Adam Driver
  • Oscar Isaac
  • Andy Serkis
  • Domhnall Gleeson
  • Max von Sydow
  • Harrison Ford
  • Carrie Fisher
  • Mark Hamill
  • Anthony Daniels
  • Peter Mayhew
  • Kenny Baker

There are no roles confirmed as of yet, but expect that to slowly reveal itself over the year. This'll be enough to last us awhile anyway. Star Wars: Episode VII releases in theaters December 18, 2015. 

[via Star Wars]

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8:00 AM on 01.20.2014

Star Wars VII script complete, Jesse Plemons in talks

There are a LOT of Star Wars: Episode VII rumors floating around. From script problems, to crazy actor castings, to story points and so on. We here at Flixist don't want to clog you guys with all of that mumbo jumbo, and will...

Nick Valdez

9:00 AM on 12.03.2013

J.J. Abrams regrets keeping Khan in the Mystery Box

In a recent interview with MTV News, J.J. Abrams talked about why he felt keeping the identity of Star Trek Into Darkness' villain a secret was a bad idea; something I realized as soon as Kirk punched Khan in the face and he ...

Mike Cosimano

5:00 PM on 11.15.2013

R2-D2 is back for Episode VII

Now that Episode VII has a date and is moving ahead with production, the nerds of the world finally have a semi-reasonable excuse to pick apart every rumor and tease. Back when the movie was still in the planning stages, it w...

Mike Cosimano

1:00 PM on 11.04.2013

Rumor: Chiwetel Ejiofor for Star Wars Ep. VII?

Star Wars casting rumors are about as rampant as a bad case of the tribbles (SCI-IF UNIVERSE CROSS REFERENCE), but this one is both too good and too random to pass up. A The Times reporter walked into a interview w...

Matthew Razak





8:00 AM on 11.04.2013

Rumor: Joe Cornish could direct Star Trek 3

If this rumor turns out to be true in some fashion, allow me to title the next Star Trek film, Star Trek Into Greatness (or maybe Star Trek Into Something Less Full of Bologna?). According to the good folks at Deadline, since...

Nick Valdez

3:00 PM on 09.20.2013

JJ sez Star Wars VII will be "emotional" and buzzword

Our lord and savior JJ Abrams came out of the star-spangled closet to finally say some buzzwords about the Second Coming of Christ a.k.a Episode VII. The Into Darkness director said that he hopes that he will deliver an ...

Nathan Hardisty

9:00 AM on 08.23.2013

Star Wars Episode VII shooting on 35mm, Dan Mindel is DP

Yesterday at an industry event in Los Angeles, it was announced that J.J. Abrams will shoot Star Wars Episode VII on 35mm (Kodak film stock 5219) rather than going digital. Dan Mindel will be the film's cinematographer. Minde...

Hubert Vigilla

2:35 PM on 08.19.2013

Strange(r) teaser from J.J. Abrams

So just watch the teaser (I think that's what it is) above for... well, we're not sure what for. J.J. Abrams, who loves to be secretive and do ARG stuff with his films, put this out supposedly teasing his production company'...

Matthew Razak

5:00 PM on 07.23.2013

Star Trek 3 grabbing new writers

Rumors are popping up that two new writers have been brought on for the next Star Trek film as Kurtzman, Orci and Lindelof leave to go mess around with some other beloved franchise. Bad Robot, JJ Abrams production compan...

Matthew Razak

9:00 AM on 05.21.2013

Jonathan Rhys Meyers in talks for Star Wars: Episode VII?

So far the actors who'll likely be in Star Wars: Episode VII are Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford, all of whom would reprise their roles from the original trilogy. They're still in negotiations, as far as anyone ...

Hubert Vigilla



Review: Star Trek Into Darkness photo
Review: Star Trek Into Darkness
by Nathan Hardisty

I thoroughly enjoyed the first Abrams Star Trek with all of its timeline meshing, cute references and lens flares. Into Darkness has been on my radar for a good while, and with Abrams now in the chair for Star Wars this seems like his final test. Into Darkness still has some big shoes to fill on its own. Can such a trick be pulled off again? Can Abrams deliver that same fresh and bold delivery as he did with the reboot?

As I'll get into more detail in this review, Abrams delivers an absolute joyride of a sequel that really goes above and beyond to become what might be the best film of the Summer and, undoubtedly, one of the most enthralling features of the year.

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1:00 PM on 05.01.2013

Two new posters for Star Trek Into Darkness

Two new posters have emerged for J.J. Abrams' next Star Trek movie, Star Trek Into Darkness. One is a regular poster, and the other will only be available through purchase of an IMAX ticket to Into Darkness. The first poster ...

Liz Rugg

6:30 PM on 04.30.2013

John Williams likely to score Episode VII

J.J. Abrams spoke at a press conference recently in Berlin for Star Trek Into Darkness. He was inevitably asked questions regarding his next project, Star Wars: Episode VII. While he guided questions away from the subject, he...

Logan Otremba

8:00 AM on 03.26.2013

New Star Trek Into Darkness pics have guns and things

Star Trek Into Darkness is just a few weeks away, and some new pics from the film have dropped. They feature everything that made the original Star Trek series great, like savage life-and-death gunfights filmed in war-torn Mo...

Hubert Vigilla

5:00 PM on 02.20.2013

Mark Hamill sets us straight on Star Wars: Episode 7

We've had so much Star Wars: Episode VII speculation going on lately about Harrison Ford returning to play Han Solo and Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher hopping back aboard as well. Now, we're getting the record set straight by ...

Hubert Vigilla