JJ Abrams Got Lucky With Star Wars

As long time TGD readers know by now, JJ Abrams was hoping to have the next Star Wars movie open in 2016 so he wouldn’t be in a rush, but Disney has been adamant about the movie opening in 2015. At first, we figured it would come out on Memorial Day, which is usually when the Star Wars movies come out, but now a December 18, 2015 has been confirmed.

Who Wants to Star in Star Wars, Terminator 5, and Ant-Man?

As we’ve reported here on TGD, the next Star Wars film, to be directed by JJ Abrams, is currently casting, and it has a December 18, 2015 release date. As a number of tent pole films are gearing up to start shooting next year, they’re all trying to nail down their casts as fast as possible so they can start shooting as soon as possible. 

The Star Wars Holiday Special: 35 Years of WTF?!

After all these years, I still have faint memories of seeing the Star Wars Holiday Special when it aired on November 17, 1978. It was the only time this special was ever shown, and George Lucas has said he wishes he could destroy every bootleg copy he could get his hands on with a hammer. 

Star Wars Video Games Update

Last year, when Lucasarts got shut down, it was supposed to mean the end of Star Wars games. This was really a shame because the Star Wars had been making terrific progress, especially with The Force Unleashed.

The Fantastic Four Reboot Gets Serious

It’s hard to think of a superhero story more in desperate need of a big screen reboot than The Fantastic Four. Well, okay, I’m still holding out hope for a Howard the Duck remake, but we think The Fantastic Four has much more potential.

World of Warcraft Movie Details Revealed

Okay, so Disney just threw down the gauntlet, booking Star Wars on December 18, 2015, the same day World of Warcraft is scheduled to come out. But this is over two years down the road here, and there’s plenty of time to set up a new release date where the long awaited WoW movie can really kick some ass. 

Mark Your Calendars, Star Wars Episode 7 Officially Has a Release Date

There have been so many rumors and net speculation about Star Wars lately, but here’s an official piece of news that’s absolutely bank on: The next Star Wars movie will be hitting theaters on December 18, 2015.

Is the Next Star Wars Looking For Newcomers?

Once again, here with are with a new batch of Star Wars rumors and these have to do with the casting and the potential release date. We just reported on TGD that JJ Abrams and producer Kathleen Kennedy are trying to get an extension on finishing the movie and getting a 2016 release date, but apparently Disney is insisting the next Star Wars must come out in 2015.

The Best of Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford’s geek cred never needs to be explained. The guy Han Solo and Indiana Jones, what else do you need to know? And with Ender’s Game, he’s back in a sci-fi story he’s very proud to be a part of. 

Trying to Get the Next Star Wars Started On Time

Getting any movie made is an enormous task, forget about trying to get a Star Wars movie made. The biggest directors in the business shuddered at the prospect of trying to helm the next Star Wars movie before JJ Abarms finally said yes, and there have definitely been some disturbances in the force since. 

The Star Wars / Disney Deal Closed a Year Ago

I’m cruising around the net looking for something to write about, and I see a headline about a Star Wars anniversary. Which one? It’s definitely not the anniversary of any of the movie’s releases. They all came out in the summer. When did the Holiday Special air? It couldn’t have been October, could it?

Will Harrison Ford Be in For the Long Haul on Star Wars?

It’s been reported that Harrison Ford, along with Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher, will be returning for the next Star Wars film, which is due to arrive in 2015. But could Ford be back for more Star Wars stories as well?  

Reviews For Ender's Game Are In

We at TGD have been following the developments of Ender’s Game very closely. It’s one of the most popular sci-fi books of the last thirty years, and a movie adaptation has been a long time coming. Now the reviews are in. The verdict?

Toy Story 3 Writer Leaves Star Wars, Lawrence Kasdan and JJ Abrams Take Over Script

There were rumors some months back that JJ Abrams was going to leave the Star Wars franchise. That hasn’t come to pass, but now reports have surfaced that Michael Arndt, who also penned Toy Story 3, is leaving the project, and JJ Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan are taking over the screenplay from here. 

George Lucas Is Still Keeping a Watchful Eye on His Empire

Even though George Lucas sold his empire to Disney last year, you know he’ll still be looking out for the universe he created, and have at least some say over the next three Star Wars films. Considering Star Wars is a sacred property to JJ Abrams, you also know he’ll want to do right by George wherever he can.   

Ted 2 Coming Summer 2015

Seth MacFarlane has had a remarkable career with the incredible success of Family Guy, and most recently Ted, which was a huge hit for Universal. In fact, Ted is one of the highest grossing comedies of all time, making $540 million worldwide, and the powers that be have been clamoring for a sequel.

There Will Be Star Wars? Is Daniel Day Lewis Up For a Role?

There’s so many Star Wars rumors out there, you often feel like they could fill a set of encyclopedias, let alone a book. Want to read the latest? Of course you do.

The Next Star Wars May Be Shot in IMAX

We already reported the good news that JJ Abrams will shoot the next Star Wars movie on film. There aren’t a lot of directors who have the clout to get a movie made on 35mm celluloid, and it’s great to see Abrams flexing his muscles in this regard.

Who Wants to Be a Wookie?

No, this isn’t a new reality show in the works, this is another Star Wars rumor going around right now. It’s apparently about a secret casting call where the powers that be may be looking for, you guessed it, the next Chewbacca. 

JJ Abrams Talks the Magic of Star Wars

There’s not much to talk about with Star Wars at the moment. Actually, we’re sure there’s lots to talk about, but it has to be top secret. Secrecy is always a must with JJ Abrams, and this being Star Wars, things are going to have to be guarded like missile launch codes.