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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


Updated! Panel details revealed:

Hironobu Sakaguchi Reflection: Past, Present, Future of RPGs

The father of Final Fantasy, Hironobu Sakaguchi, has announced his PAX Prime 2014 panel where he will discuss his history developing role-playing games, along with revealing more about his new RPG, Terra Battle. Find out more info at PAX Prime website.




10:10 AM on 08.15.2014

Is this what Storm Troopers will look like in Star Wars Ep. VII

Despite the fact that J.J. Abrams might be the best in the business at keeping his films secret when you're dealing with Star Wars things are going to leak. These Stormtrooper helmets might be the first real big things i...

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



Rian Johnson writing and directing Star Wars: Ep. VIII photo
Rian Johnson writing and directing Star Wars: Ep. VIII
by Matthew Razak

Some big news coming out of the Star Wars camp today as it has been announced that Looper director Rian Johnson will be writing and directing Star Wars: Episode VIII and writing Episode IX. Most likely Abrams will return to direct Episode IX and this will give him the gap and time to do it. 

Unless you wanted Abrams to direct all the films this is nothing but good news. Johnson is an incredible director and an even better story teller. Having him pen the screenplays is possibly the best news this franchise has had since the 80s. I can't see a situation where he doesn't knock it out of the park. Directing is a good call too. Though this will be his first truly effects heavy film his work on Looper showed us he can handle sci-fi with the best of them. 

[via The Wrap]

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1:00 PM on 06.17.2014

Harrison Ford's injury shouldn't delay Star Wars: Episode VII

As we all know geriatric Han Solo is not as lithe as young Han Solo and so when that damn Millennium Falcon door fell Harrison Ford got injured, reportedly breaking his ankle and having some hip issues. Now that it's been a f...

Matthew Razak

10:00 AM on 06.05.2014

Josh Trank to also direct standalone Star Wars film

He might not have made it on Alec's recent list of dream Star Wars spin-off directors, but honestly, who even saw this coming? Josh Trank (Chronicle, and Fox's upcoming reboot of Fantastic Four) has now been tapped to direct...

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 06.02.2014

Star Wars: Episode VII adds some badass women to the cast

With Star Wars: Episode VII's 2015 release date getting closer and closer, we have some more casting news. After the major reveal in April, we have a two new women joining a crew that was severely lacking in them. Thankfully,...

Nick Valdez



Six filmmakers who should direct Star Wars spin-offs photo
Six filmmakers who should direct Star Wars spin-offs
by Alec Kubas-Meyer

When Disney killed the Star Wars Expanded Universe last month, they negated decades of side stories that fleshed out the galaxy far, far away. But they left open the door for a new Expanded Universe, one filled with canon spin-offs that may have to cede some creative control for the sake of narrative consistency, but could allow for some amazing stories to be told that make the “real” Star Wars universe a much more consistently quality world for those who wants to dive into everything (assuming, of course, you ignore the prequels).

Gareth Edwards, director of the just-released Godzilla remake, is the first director to try his hand at this whole spin-off thing, with a film set for December 16, 2016. And while Edwards will probably do a fine job (especially if they give him something involving giant monsters), there are some other directors we’d love to see tackle the Star Wars universe and really expand it in an interesting way.

And once you’ve read through our list, let us know who else you’d like to direct and what you think they should do with the franchise.

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2:00 PM on 05.07.2014

3 Star Wars spin-off movies in development right now

It appears that everyone wants of a piece of that sweet, money-making Marvel universe building action. A Disney executive recently revealed that side from the upcoming trilogy of Star Wars films fans can expect at least ...

Matthew Razak

9:11 AM on 05.06.2014

Rumor: Star Wars: Episode VII titled The Ancient Fear

Have to slap this one with a rumor, but Ain't It Cool is usually pretty solid when it comes to leaks so we're leaning towards the truth. They've been informed twice now that the current working title for Star Wars: Episode VI...

Matthew Razak



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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9:00 AM on 04.08.2014

Peter Mayhew returning as Chewbacca, Episode VII filming already underway

Like much of JJ Abrams' other projects, the plot, casting, and production of Star Wars: Episode VII has been kept tightly under wraps. The only things we know of for sure are R2-D2's return, the new story taking place thirty ...

Nick Valdez

5:00 PM on 03.18.2014

Star Wars: Episode VII to take place 30 years after original saga

Along with the incredible bombshell dropped earlier today, Bob Iger dished out some nifty Star Wars: Episode VII news during the Disney shareholder's meeting. While we should expect the real big news (such as casting, and plo...

Nick Valdez

5:00 PM on 02.26.2014

The new Star Wars has its first villain

If you watch Girls then you probably know Adam Driver. You've probably never thought that he should be the villain in a massive science fiction space opera, but now he is. Variety is reporting that the actor is close to ...

Matthew Razak

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

2:00 PM on 12.04.2013

You cannot afford Han Solo's blaster, now up for auction

Do you like The Empire Strikes Back or Return of the Jedi? Do you like Han Solo so much you'd be willing to sell several of your kidneys to own a piece of him? Do you have 200,000 ducats lying around, taking up space? Do I ha...

Nick Valdez

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

8:00 AM on 11.12.2013

Disney having Star Wars: Episode VII open casting calls

Although news broke for Star Wars: Episode VII's casting calls hit a bit ago, those casting calls were limited to a small amount of cities (including Chicago and Austin!). Now Disney, has completely expanded that casting call...

Nick Valdez

1:00 PM on 11.08.2013

Star Wars: Episode VII gets dated, Tomorrowland delayed

After some noted rumblings behind the scenes (which we didn't get to cover here, unfortunately, because sometimes the Star Wars rumor mill is staggering) with Michael Arndt exiting and JJ Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan taking ove...

Nick Valdez



NRH's Weekly Analysis: Faith in A New Hope photo
NRH's Weekly Analysis: Faith in A New Hope
by Nathan Hardisty

I don't remember my first viewing of Star Wars. It's become so ingrained into my memory, into brain, that I can't place an exact date on my first viewing of the original trilogy. I do recall specific moments. The trench run, the 'I am your father' of Empire and the final fitting conclusion to Jedi. To me these films looked like they could've been made tomorrow and yet I was a little tyke growing up in the nineties. To my misfortune I ended up growing into the prequel trilogy too but, really, upon reflection, they never had the same impact that the original films had.

I've seen them, each of them, probably tens of times each. Empire Strikes Back is still one of the greatest films ever made, and that's not even an opinion. That's a fact. What's striking about these films, however, is their effect on people. There's raving fans, entire religions and thousands upon thousands of arguments about lore and whatnot. Star Wars, to a lot of people, has fit the place that faith should sit. As a person of some 'faith' myself I think it's interesting to take a filmic chisel to how A New Hope explicitly deals with issues of faith and religion.

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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

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