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Rumor: ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ will have major roles for original cast members.

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When screenwriter Michael Arndt left Star Wars: Episode VII last year, allowing for director J.J. Abrams and Empire Strikes Back writer Lawrence Kasdan to take over, rumors began circulating that all of Arndt’s work would be scrapped and the duo would be starting from scratch. While that may not have been entirely true, according to new information from The Hollywood ... Read More »

Fox TV trailers: new shows from Seth MacFarlane, J.J. Abrams and Andy Samberg.

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The major television networks have begun finalizing their schedules for the fall TV season, and now we’re starting to get a look at this year’s new offerings. Fox has a few projects that come with an impressive pedigree, including a new live-action comedy from Seth MacFarlane and a sci-fi police drama from J.J. Abrams. Check out the full slate below. ... Read More »

‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ – FREE advance screening – Scottsdale, AZ

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The Nerd Repository is giving away passes for a special advance screening of Star Trek Into Darkness, the highly-anticipated sequel from director J.J. Abrams. This is your opportunity to see the film before it officially opens in theaters! The screening will take place on Wednesday, May 15th in Scottsdale, AZ. Simply click on the link below and enter code “NERDRED258″ ... Read More »

‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ trailer: no ship should go down without her captain.

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With exactly one month until the release of Star Trek Into Darkness, Paramount has unveiled one final trailer for the film, as if the marketing and promotional blitz over the past few months might have somehow failed to reach audiences. Luckily, this avoids feeling like overkill by being the best trailer we’ve seen yet. Enjoy it. Star Trek Into Darkness ... Read More »

‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ international trailer: the destruction of Starfleet.

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Less than two weeks ago, we got a new teaser for Star Trek Into Darkness that traded plot development for tons of action. With just under two months to go until the film hits theaters, the new international trailer has made its debut, and it sheds plenty of light on the film’s chief baddie, John Harrison (Benedict Cumberbatch). See for ... Read More »

‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ trailer: the rules don’t apply to Captain Kirk.

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We haven’t seen any new footage from Star Trek Into Darkness since the Super Bowl, but moviegoers attending the premiere of Oz the Great and Powerful over the weekend were treated to a 70-second teaser trailer that glosses over the story in favor of delivering plenty of action. If you haven’t seen it yet, then look no further:   If ... Read More »

Paramount releases new hi-res stills from ‘Star Trek Into Darkness.’

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It’s been awhile since we’ve seen any new photos from Star Trek Into Darkness, but Paramount’s hype machine is slowly beginning to accelrate toward the film’s spring release date. The studio has released hi-res versions of the photos which originally appeared in last week’s issue of Entertaniment Weekly, which show Kirk (Chris Pine) in peril, John Harrison (Benedict Cumberbatch) surrounded ... Read More »

Are J.J. Abrams and Gabe Newell developing ‘Portal’ and ‘Half-Life’ films?

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Speaking at the DICE Summit as part of a joint keynote address, director J.J. Abrams and Valve founder Gabe Newell shocked the crowd with some surprising news: the game developer would be working alongside Abrams’ Bad Robot production studio to develop future games and films together. Wired quotes Abrams as saying “There’s an idea we have for a game that ... Read More »

Disney confirms ‘Star Wars’ spinoff films: Yoda, Boba Fett, and young Han Solo.

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Ever since the announcement that Disney had acquired Lucasfilm and would begin development on Star Wars: Episode VII, rumors began to circulate that the studio would also be producing a number of spinoff films set in the Star Wars universe, but not necessarily focused on the core storyline. We’ve known for awhile that Simon Kinberg and Lawrence Kasdan were working ... Read More »

Kathleen Kennedy reveals how she scored J.J. Abrams for ‘Star Wars: Episode VII.’

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With the surprise news that Disney and Lucasfilm had snagged J.J. Abrams to direct Star Wars: Episode VII, the biggest question on everyone’s mind is “what changed?” Abrams had famously denied interest in the project late last year, so what caused the change of heart? According to THR, it was new Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy. Kennedy already had called Beth ... Read More »

Disney press release confirms J.J. Abrams for ‘Star Wars: Episode VII.’

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News broke on Friday that Disney and Lucasfilm had finally chosen a director for Star Wars: Episode VII – none other than fan favorite J.J. Abrams, director of the Star Trek reboot and its upcoming sequel. The news was reported by several major outlets, and Disney has now issued a press release confirming the hire. J.J. Abrams will direct Star Wars: ... Read More »

BREAKING: J.J. Abrams will direct ‘Star Wars: Episode VII.’

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Ever since Disney acquired Lucasfilm last year and announced that Star Wars: Episode VII would be hitting theaters in 2015, an unprecedented amount of speculation has surrounded the question of who would direct the next installment. Now, it seems we finally have our answer, with multiple sources including THR and The Wrap reporting that Star Trek Into Darkness director J.J. ... Read More »

Empire magazine reveals new ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ photos.

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One of the highlights of the past month has been our first glimpse – or glimpses – of footage from Star Trek Into Darkness, the highly anticipated sequel to the franchise reboot from director J.J. Abrams. It’ll probably be awhile before another trailer hits, but in the meantime, you can enjoy these new images from the latest issue of Empire ... Read More »

‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ trailer: will Kirk’s lack of humility be his demise?

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Two weeks ago, fans were finally treated to their first official look at Star Trek Into Darkness via a short teaser trailer for the film. A full-length trailer hit theaters over the weekend attached to prints of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and now the footage has made its way online. Some of these shots were used in the previous ... Read More »

New ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ image reveals name of villain.

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Ever since the debut of the Star Trek Into Darkness teaser trailer last week, speculation surrounding the identity of Benedict Cumberbatch’s vengeful villain has increased exponentially. Today, Paramount has released a new photo from the film, which you can see below, and has revealed the villain’s name. If you’re confused, then you’re not alone, as the character of John Harrison ... Read More »