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J.J. Abrams Takes Over the 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Script

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We'd heard tale of George Lucas and J.J. Abrams oh-so-frequently collaborating via phone tag on the story for "Star Wars: Episode VII," and we did have to wonder what that meant for the film's poor little underling hired screenwriter Michael Arndt ("Toy Story 3," "Little Miss Sunshine") ... and now we know. Get More »

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George Lucas Is 'Constantly' Buzzing with J.J. Abrams Over 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

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If J.J. Abrams thought George Lucas would go quietly into the Tatooine desert night just because Disney now owns his studio, he was sadly mistaken. Or happily, depending.

'Cause according to Lucas' son, the creator of all-things-Jedi is still very much in the mix when it comes to developing "Star Wars: Episode VII," the first installment of the spacey franchise that he's not directing himself. Get More »

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George Lucas Ties the Knot in a Galaxy Not So Far Away

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George Lucas has just pulled off his biggest production in years and this time it definitely won't ruin your childhood.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lucas threw a massive party right here in our own galaxy — more specifically, Chicago, Il. — over the weekend to celebrate his new marriage to Mellody Hobson. The couple had tied the knot on June 22 in a private ceremony in his California-based Skywalker Ranch but took things semi-public on Saturday with an intergalactically star-studded affair.

With them, the nuptial force was! Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Steven Spielberg Says Hollywood Is Headed For "A Meltdown" (It's Cool Though)

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Well, this sounds great: Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, speaking at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, said that, more or less, the Hollywood system as we know it is about to come crumbling down. Thankfully they gave us a heads-up so we have time to go buy hardhats and heavy duty tarps. (And those kids still have time to change majors, gulp.) Get More »

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John Williams Will Score 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

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"Star Wars" just wouldn't be "Star Wars" without the contributions of legendary composer John Williams, whose "Star Wars Theme" and "Imperial March" have become two of the most famous songs in the history of cinema.

And now we officially don't have to imagine a "Star Wars" world without Williams, as the 81-year-old Hollywood icon confirmed in an interview with Total Film that he is all in for "Star Wars: Episode VII." Get More »

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Say What? 1981 'Star Wars' Talks Reveal Yoda Didn't Fight and Padme Lived!

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Reverberations are still being felt in the geekosphere from an auspicious meeting of the minds that took place at George Lucas' Park Way house in San Anselmo, California in July of 1981, when he, director Richard Marquand, screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan and producer Howard Kazanjian held court for a "Return of the Jedi" story conference.

With J.W. Rinzler's exhaustive "The Making of Return of the Jedi" hitting bookshelves in October, Huffington Post got ahold of a tantalizing transcript of said 1981 meeting included in the book, which fans will surely line up for once they hear how closely Lucas stuck to his guns on the Skywalker backstory… as well as the nutty ideas that changed before cameras rolled on the prequels. Get More »

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Awesome 'Empire Strikes Back' Set Photos Unearthed

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The "Star Wars" franchise is that nerdy little gift that just keeps on giving, one generation after another.

Not only is Disney furiously piecing together "Episode VII" to usher in a third round of installments in a galaxy not so far away, but cool items just keep poppin' on up from the first go-round as well. Get More »

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Had a First Name, Yoda Did

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Just when we thought there was not single drop of juice left to squeeze from the "Star Wars" fruit of information, so wrong we were. As it turns out, master Yoda was originally meant to have a relatively wimpy little first name.

Sho'nuff, space cadets.

Those Jedi knights over at Blastr pieced together a boatload of little-known facts about George Lucas' long-lived intergalactic series and at the tippy top of the list is this: Lucas intended Yoda to be a surname, with his first name being ... wait for it ... Minch. Get More »

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Star Wars: Episode '80s High School

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When "Star Wars" first came out in 1977, it was just before a whole new decade characterized by neon, leg warmers and "The Breakfast Club."  So what if Star Wars took place not in a galaxy far, far, away but in a high school in the '80s? Would Princess Leia listen to Prince?

Denis Medri, an Italian artist who specializes in comic book style illustrations, has created a new series based on the idea of Star Wars as an '80s high school TV show. Princess Leia ditches the two buns for teased bangs and some old school headphones.  Luke Skywalker goes Empire Strikes Back to the Future as he channels Marty McFly. And Yoda the wise old sage becomes a Mr. Miyagi-esque coach who teaches Luke how to use the force in gym class. Wax on, wax off, young Jedi. Get More »

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George Lucas Confirms Return of Original 'Star Wars' Cast

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Ever since Disney acquired the rights to "Star Wars" in what is surely the last sign of the coming apocalypse, rumors have been flying that the cast of the original trilogy — namely Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford — will all be returning for "Star Wars: Episode VII." Heck, sometimes those rumors even come from the stars themselves, like Fisher's supposed "joke" yesterday about returning as Leia. It's hard to even figure out what's real and what's not at this point, right?

Well, if anybody would know the truth, you'd think it would be George Lucas — and in a new interview with Bloomberg Businessweek of all places, Lucas has just confirmed that all three stars will indeed be returning. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Bloomberg Businessweek
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