Posts tagged with "J.J. Abrams"

Star Wars The Force Awakens Panel and Trailer at Star Wars Celebration 2015

Star Wars The Force Awakens Panel and Trailer at Star Wars Celebration 2015
Star Wars Celebration 2015 is going strong in Anaheim, but gracefully the powers that be are livestreaming a lot of the event via StarWars.com. What was special about this Thursday, however, was the additional chance for Star Wars fans to watch the Star Wars The Force Awakens panel hosted by J.J. Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy in London at the Empire Cinema in Leicester Square, hosted by none other than Warwick Davis. And MCM Buzz got the chance to... 

Leonard Nimoy Dies, Aged 83

Leonard Nimoy Dies, Aged 83
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the death of classic Star Trek star, Leonard Nimoy at the age of 83. Mr Nimoy’s family confirmed that he passed away earlier today as a result of his end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. His iconic role as the half-Vulcan, half-human Spock in the ground-breaking original Star Trek series launched him into international stardom in the 1960s. As the first officer of the Starship Enterprise,... 

Star Wars Episode VII main characters names are revealed

Star Wars Episode VII main characters names are revealed
On November 28th, the world was graced with the first official trailer for Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens. It introduced three new characters to the Star Wars universe played by actors John Boyega, Oscar Isaac and Daisy Ridley. Now director/producer J.J. Abrams confirmed the names of these characters by releasing several old school baseball-style trading cards to Entertainment Weekly. The cards seem to be designed in the style of the 70s (when... 

It’s here! Star Wars The Force Awakens official teaser trailer revealed

It’s here! Star Wars The Force Awakens official teaser trailer revealed
After waiting patiently, the world has at last been graced with the official teaser trailer for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. The big question on everyone’s minds is ‘was the trailer worth the wait?’ The answer is a definite yes! “There has been an awakening” a dark, eerie voice explains over the trailer’s opening shot of a desert (which is likely to be Tatooine). A Stormtrooper then pops into shot, but this... 

Star Wars Episode VII now has its official title

Star Wars Episode VII now has its official title
Ever since a seventh Star Wars film was announced back in 2012, fans have been speculating about what the film’s title will be. After a year of guessing, Lucasfilm and Disney have now revealed the official title: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. The announcement was made by the Star Wars social media team, when they posted a picture of the official title on twitter, confirming also that the J.J. Abrams-directed film has recently... 

Writers Turned Celebrities – Showrunners Panel at MCM London Comic Con

Writers Turned Celebrities – Showrunners Panel at MCM London Comic Con
Having observed certain power shifts within the television industry throughout the 80s and 90s, self-proclaimed “die-hard TV geeks” Des Doyle, John Wallace and Ryan Patrick McGuffey hit upon the idea of creating a film that would document the rise of the TV showrunner. Widespread interest in the topic enabled them to fund the project through Kickstarter, and at this May’s MCM London Comic Con, the creators of the now completed... 

J. J. Abrams Trailer Causes Internet Stir

J. J. Abrams Trailer Causes Internet Stir
A few days ago, a short and enigmatic clip was released into the wilds of the internet by superstar film director J. J. Abrams. At just one minute long, and featuring a cryptic voiceover, this mysterious video certainly stands apart from the current trend for over-long trailers that give away entire movie plots. A lot of questions have been raised, but no answers have yet been given, so speculation naturally abounds. Whilst a generation accustomed... 

Star Wars Episode VII: Character Descriptions and Location Revealed

Star Wars Episode VII: Character Descriptions and Location Revealed
The process of casting for Star Wars: Episode VII has now begun, with the release to acting agents of seven short character descriptions. In addition, it’s also been announced that filming will take place at the UK’s famous Pinewood Studios. Though brief and ambiguous, the casting calls have revealed just enough information to prompt a wave of Internet speculation about the characters’ identities. Below are the descriptions released... 

Star Trek Into Darkness Review

Star Trek Into Darkness Review
There is a general pattern many hold with the Star Trek movies: The even-numbered movies are superior to the odd-numbered ones. While fans acknowledged this rule of sorts, later instalments such as Star Trek: Nemesis (the tenth movie) didn’t entirely support the notion. Then came 2009’s reboot to the Star Trek motion picture franchise, which could be seen as either the eleventh or the first in the line of new Star Trek movies. And it was brilliant. A... 

Is Harrison Ford Coming Back to Star Wars?

Is Harrison Ford Coming Back to Star Wars?
A reporter from Latino Review (El Mayimbe) took to Fox News to announce that Harrison Ford will be reprising his role as Han Solo. This is obviously big news and Latino Review are typically reliable on such things but this hasn’t been confirmed officially yet. Back in November we mentioned that Harrison Ford was open to the idea of returning despite previously saying that he had never found Han Solo to be interesting. If this does turn out... 
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