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J.J. Abrams finally explains Star Wars: The Force Awakens' shocking death

Along with making all the money and reviving the franchise for a new generation, Star Wars: The Force Awakens also featured one of the most shocking deaths in franchise history. Now the director has finally opened up about what was happening out there on that catwalk.

J.J. Abrams goes behind the series of HBO's Westworld in fascinating new footage
Sep 19, 2016

We’re just a few weeks away from the debut of HBO’s Westworld, and some new footage goes behind the scenes of the ambitious sci-fi series with the genre legends bringing it to life.

Dreams become nightmares in terrifying new trailer for HBO's Westworld
Sep 13, 2016

Most of the early footage we’ve seen from HBO’s Westworld has set the eerie, near-future mood — but the latest trailer trades creepiness for sheer terror.

Head into the wild, sci-fi future of HBO's Westworld with several new pics
Aug 19, 2016

With production back on track and a premiere date in sight, HBO has released some new pics from its high-concept sci-fi series Westworld.

HBO releases fantastic new Westworld trailer to remind us it’s still happening
Jun 20, 2016

Despite delays and production stalls, HBO is still hard at work on its ambitious adaptation of Westworld. In case you needed a reminder, the network has dropped a creepily fantastic new trailer for the new 10-episode series.

J.J. Abrams drops some intriguing intel about Rey's parentage in Star Wars
Apr 18, 2016

Though the story was all about finding Luke Skywalker, one of the big mysteries still lingering from Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the parentage of new star Rey (Daisy Ridley). Well, director J.J. Abrams just opened up a can of worms on that front.

J.J. Abrams opens up about what's taking so long with HBO's Westworld
Mar 17, 2016

The reboot of Westworld is arguably one of the buzziest projects currently in development at HBO, so fans were understandably bummed to hear recently that the series has been bumped all the way back to 2017. So, what’s the problem?

Abrams explains why 10 Cloverfield Lane might not be the sequel you expected
Feb 26, 2016

It’s rare that you can keep a movie’s plot under wraps these days, so the fact that J.J. Abrams managed to keep the development and filming of 10 Cloverfield Lane secret until the moment they dropped the first trailer is positively stunning. 

James Franco on being a man out of time in Stephen King's Hulu thriller 11.22.63
Feb 9, 2016

James Franco will have his hands full trying to save JFK, to be sure, but that doesn’t mean he won’t be making the most of his jaunt back to the 1960s in the new thriller 11.22.63.

HBO halts production on J.J. Abrams' Westworld series, still hopeful for 2016 debut
Jan 18, 2016

We may have to wait a bit longer than expected for HBO’s Westworld, as the network has halted production on the ambitious sci-fi series to give the writers some additional time to put the final scripts together.

J.J. Abrams has produced a super-secret sequel to Cloverfield, and here’s the trailer
Jan 15, 2016

It’s been almost eight years since J.J. Abrams’ disaster flick Cloverfield opened, and now we’re finally getting a sequel — and here’s the first trailer.

Abrams responds to complaints Star Wars: The Force Awakens was a 'rip-off' of A New Hope
Jan 11, 2016

There’s no denying Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a massive hit, and a pretty good movie to boot. But what about the pieces that seemed a bit familiar?

Star Wars: The Force Awakens concept art reveals early designs for BB-8
Dec 28, 2015

Creating a new droid with the intent of filling the same space as R2-D2 and C-3PO is a tall order — but Star Wars: The Force Awakens pulled it off in spades with BB-8. So, how did J.J. Abrams come up with this adorable new piece of Star Wars lore?

This Star Wars: The Force Awakens character was originally supposed to die
Dec 21, 2015

We’ve been waiting a long time for it, and most fans and critics agree Star Wars: The Force Awakens more than lives up to the hype. Part of that fun was all the twists and turns along the way. Well, there was apparently another major twist that didn’t make the cut.

J.J. Abrams snuck his favorite easter egg into Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Dec 18, 2015

Fans across the world checked out Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Thursday night, while millions of additional fans will be heading back to a galaxy far, far away over the next few days.