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J.J. Abrams Picks New Star Wars' Costume Designer
Trek veteran Michael Kaplan gets the gig

23 May 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Clothes On Film

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Admittedly, it’s hardly the most enlightening piece of news about Star Wars: Episode VII, but it’s still fun to see who J.J. Abrams is gathering to work on the new trip to that Galaxy Far, Far Away. One of the first confirmed members of his team is an old Abrams hand and recent Empire interviewee, costume designer Michael Kaplan.

It’s not tough to see why Abrams would tap Kaplan for the job. They worked together to revise the look of Captain Kirk and co on Star Trek and Into Darkness, and Kaplan also provided the togs for Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, which Abrams produced.

But Kaplan’s CV goes back much further and deeper than just the Enterprise crew. One of his earliest jobs was working alongside Charles Knode on 1982’s Blade Runner. He also counts Flashdance, Fight Club, Panic Room, Pearl Harbor, Curly Sue, Clue, I Am Legend and Miami Vice among his credits. So he’s certainly got the chops to tackle the Lucas universe now inherited (for Episode VII, at least) by Abrams.

Michael Arndt is busy working on the script and, assuming they all make deals, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill are expected to appear in some capacity. Abrams has also said he wants John Williams to write the score, and Disney aims to have the new Wars on screen sometime in 2015. Meanwhile, why not read our feature on Kaplan and other members of J.J.’s behind-the-scenes Trek crew and start taking bets on the next one to get recruited...


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L: bobatim L: officer friendly What next Empire? "JJ Abrams picks new Star Wars' Best Boy..." ell actually, quite an iconic part of Star Wars is the costume design so this is really quite a big bit of news. Kaplan's redesign of the Star Trek costumes was great; modern but keeping the classic feel of the uniforms. I think he'll be a good fit for Star Wars. think it's nice to see the recognition of others involved - director don't just make a movie on his own! :') More

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