Colin Trevorrow Star Wars episode 9

The behind-the-scenes troubles at Lucasfilm have become almost a regular fixture of the entertainment news cycle. Ever since Star Wars: The Force Awakens went through extensive reshoots, it seems like Lucasfilm could not release a movie without some reports of sweeping events behind closed doors.

Those reports kicked into high gear last year with the one-two punch of Phil Lord and Chris Miller getting fired from Solo: A Star Wars Story and Colin Trevorrow parting ways with Lucasfilm during the development of Star Wars Episode 9. Now, a new report unveils a few more details about the Colin Trevorrow Star Wars Episode 9 departure.

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A J.J. Abrams-produced superhero movie is on its way. The Star Wars: The Force Awakens director will be re-teaming with Julius Avery, the director of the upcoming Overlord, to produce a new superhero project for Bad Robot and Paramount. The movie will be called The Heavy.

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castle rock trailer

Castle Rock, the new Hulu series set in the frequently terrifying world of Stephen King, has a new trailer and an official premiere date. The show, from creator Sam Shaw and executive producer J.J. Abrams, will “combine the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of King’s best-loved works, weaving an epic saga of darkness and light, played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland.” Watch the new Castle Rock trailer and see the premiere date below.

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star trek 4 director

Star Trek 4 has found a director: S.J. Clarkson, who will be the first woman to helm a Trek film. Paramount is developing two different Star Trek films: the Quentin Tarantino R-Rated Trek, and Star Trek 4, which will serve as a sequel to the rebooted Star Trek film franchise. More on the Star Trek 4 director below.

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Josh Trank exits Star Wars

Star Wars just hired its first female director — kind of. Victoria Mahoney has been tapped as the Star Wars: Episode 9 second unit director, making her the first black woman to ever hold the position. She’ll be working alongside Episode 9 director J.J. Abrams.

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We all know the story by now: Star Wars: The Force Awakens introduced us to Rey (Daisy Ridley), a young woman who was abandoned by her parents on Jakku to live the life of a scavenger. She’s eventually swept into galactic action, but the question of her parentage loomed large over the film.

Star Wars fandom spent two years speculating about who her parents were, until Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi gave a definitive answer: they were no one of any importance. But now Simon Pegg, who played a role in The Force Awakens and is a longtime collaborator of writer/director J.J. Abrams, says Abrams’ initial plan for Rey’s parents was very different. Read More »

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What the heck is going on with the Star Trek film franchise? All was quiet on the Trek front following Star Trek Beyond. Then word broke that Quentin Tarantino was developing an R-rated Star Trek film. Now, Nu-Spock himself, Zachary Quinto, has provided yet another update: multiple Star Trek scripts are in the works.

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The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, a video essay attempts to solve the mystery of J.J. Abrams by looking at his work on Felicity. Plus, watch a LEGO version of Star Wars: The Last Jedi in two minutes, and see a Pacific Rim: Uprising music video with a Jaeger performing some pretty sick dance moves. Read More »

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It’s still hard to believe, but Quentin Tarantino is committed to making a new Star Trek film for Paramount. The Pulp Fiction filmmaker allegedly said he would only sign on to the film if Paramount approved an R-rating. But Star Trek franchise mainstay Simon Pegg says he knows some details about the Quentin Tarantino Star Trek Movie, and doesn’t think it will be R-rated after all.

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Recent Oscar winner Jordan Peele already has his next project lined-up: producing the HBO series Lovecraft Country with J.J. Abrams. Now, Peele and Abrams have hired a director to helm the show: ’71 filmmaker Yann Demange. More on the Lovecraft Country director below.

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