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At the "Star Trek Into Darkness" premiere in London, MTV News' Josh Horowitz caught up with one of the film's writers, Damon Lindelof, to discuss the future of the series and director J.J. Abrams' next gig, helming "Star Wars: Episode VII."

Though he said he was no doubt thrilled that his "LOST" co-creator would get a chance to director a "Star Wars" movie, there was a part of Lindelof that was disappointed. "I was thrilled, obviously, as a 'Star Wars' fanatic, that it was going to be in great hands and a little bit sad that he was going to be leaving 'Star Trek,' but he's still going to produce the next one," Lindelof said. "We will make the very best of it, I'm sure."

Lindelof seemed to imply that Abrams would not direct a third "Star Trek" movie, the seeds of which, according to co-writer, have been sown in "Into Darkness."

"We wanted it to have a beginning, middle and end, and a self-containedness, but at the same time, start setting up where it could possibly go," Lindelof said. "Hopefully, if you see this movie, you get a sense not just in terms of the relationships and characters, but some unsettled business that needs to be resolved in the future."

"Star Trek Into Darkness" opens on May 17.

Be sure to tune into MTV this Wednesday, May 8 at 7:56 p.m. ET for an exclusive first look at a never-before-seen clip from "Star Trek Into Darkness," followed by a 30-minute cast interview on MTV.com.

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This past weekend at Entertainment Weekly's inaugural CapeTown Film Festival, the audience got a special treat before the screening of the 1997 Special Edition (no ghost Hayden Christensen) of "Return of the Jedi." Mark Hamill made a surprise appearance after the screening.

During a talk with the audience, Hamill once again openly talked about his involvement with the new trilogy of films, but this time, as Ain't It Cool News' Quint reports, he shared some details with his creative meeting with Lucasfilm head Katherine Kennedy.

Hamill told Kennedy that he hoped a new trilogy of films would move back towards practical effects, using more real-life props and sets. Kennedy allegedly said that this was something they were already discussing and mentioned "Jurassic Park" as a model for the balance between practical and digital effects.

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Steven Spielberg's follow-up to "Lincoln" has been revealed. The director has chosen to develop an adaptation of the autobiography "American Sniper" written by Navy SEAL Chris Kyle.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bradley Cooper will both star in the movie and will act as a producer. This Spielberg announcement comes after Cooper decided to pull out of "Jane Got A Gun" due to his busy schedule. It’s understandable why Cooper would want to stick with this project now that Spielberg is involved.

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Jessica Chastain

Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway are getting some good company in Christopher Nolan's new movie, "Interstellar." According to new reports, Jessica Chastain is in talks to portray a "third lead" in the film.

Deadline doesn't know more about her role beyond the fact that "this is a great follow to her Oscar-nominated turn in 'Zero Dark Thirty.'" In fact, little is known about the movie in general, and its stars plan to keep it that way.

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FROM MTV NEWS

"Star Trek Into Darkness" is without a doubt one of the most hotly anticipated movies of the summer season, and fans have been clamoring for more from J.J. Abrams and the crew of the Starship Enterprise since the 2009 reboot. If you count yourself among them, we've got some good news for you.

This coming Wednesday (May 8), Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana and Benedict Cumberbatch and director J.J. Abrams will bring you a brand new clip from "Star Trek Into Darkness" on MTV at 7:56 p.m. ET. They'll also sit down for an exclusive 30-minute interview with MTV News' Josh Horowitz immediately after on MTV.com.

That's the part where you come in. Abrams and the cast will be taking questions from fans. You can submit your question by tweeting @MTVNews with the hashtag #MTVFirst or #AskStarTrek. Get your questions in now to make sure they're picked!

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Of the major Hollywood stars working today, Leonardo DiCaprio may be the most averse to tentpoles with franchise potential. The actor has certainly had his share of hits, but aside from an appearance in "Critters 3," DiCaprio hasn't appearance in any sequels.

So what gives, Leo? MTV News' Josh Horowitz asked him whether it was a calculated decision during a press day for his new film, "The Great Gatsby."

"It's never really a conscious effort, and it's not something I'd be closed off to doing," DiCaprio said. "It's always a matter of how good the material is, and to tell you the truth, I've never really chosen projects just to switch up genres or try something that I've never tried before."

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As the "Star Trek Into Darkness" promotional machine continues to take over Europe, J.J. Abrams has been confront with more and more questions about his next project, "Star Wars: Episode VII." In a recent interview with the BBC, Abrams opened up about how he is approaching such a Herculean task.

Abrams explained that to do "Star Wars" just he has to be honest to himself, what he wants as a filmmaker, and the characters that people have loved for decades.

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Transformers

A "Transformers" movie will always feature the good robots, the Autobots, fighting some kind of evil machine, typically the villainous Decepticons, but, as is tradition in the Michael Bay films, there also has to be a human threat for the main characters to manage.

For "Transformers 4," Bay has enlisted the most dastardly bad guy from "The Simpsons" universe, Sideshow Bob himself, Kelsey Grammer. The "Frasier" and "Boss" star will play a man by the name of Harold Attinger, who according to the initial report from Deadline is a "counter intelligence guy."

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Daniel Radcliffe has found his next role, according to Deadline, and once again, he has picked something unlike anything that he's done before.

As the lead in "Tokyo Vice," Radcliffe will play real-life journalist Jake Adelstein, who risked his life to investigate the yakuza while working for a newspaper in Japan. The film's title and source material comes from the book that Adelstein wrote about his experiences covering the dangerous beat.

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After filming roles in one of Terrence Malick's upcoming projects, on-set drama foiled Michael Fassbender and Natalie Portman's big screen reunion in "Jane Got a Gun," but the pair won't have to wait too long to make up for it.

Screen Daily is reporting that Fassbender and Portman have both taken roles in a new screen adaptation of one of William Shakespeare's most beloved, and feared, plays, "Macbeth." The take of a Scottish lord and his—let's call her—eccentric wife will be directed by Justin Kurzel, who won praise for his breakout film, the brutal "Snowtown."

According to the site, "Macbeth" starring Portman and Fassbender will not be a modernization of the psychologically terrifying play. "The new take on Shakespeare's classic... is set in the 11th century and in the original language," Screen Daily explains.

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