Tag Archives: George Lucas
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Han Solo and Darth Vader may get all of the press, but when it comes to the original "Star Wars" trilogy, there's no real doubt who the story is really about: Luke Skywalker.
And since you can't have Luke Skywalker without star Mark Hamill, The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Hamill is in talks to return to the "Star Wars" universe for "Episode VII" — assuming he wants to.
Which is a pretty damn fair assumption, to hear Hamill tell it. Get More »
Turns out, maybe we shouldn't have been so darn bamboozled by Disney picking up Lucasfilm and setting "Star Wars: Episode VII" into motion because as it happens, Mickey Mouse has been an integral part of George Lucas' prized intergalactic franchise for quite some time. Make that more than 30 years.
As scoped out by the force-filled folks at the Star Wars Blog, Lucas honored his life-long love of Disney's friendly rodent by incorporating a teensy, blink-and-you'd-miss-it (and, boy, we did) Easter Egg homage to the chap. Get More »
We've all had disappointments in life — missing that free throw in the state semis, getting stood up at the homecoming dance, that one time that puppy took a whiz in your purse — but for most of us, there's never been anything as disappointing as "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull." Bleah. Get More »
Well, now that he doesn't have "Star Wars" to worry about, it's time to get hitched!
George Lucas just can't stop with the mergers lately, as his latest life-changing contract involves an impending marriage certificate with his longtime girlfriend, Mellody Hobson, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Get More »
If you have trouble understanding me, it's because I've been breathing into a paper bag for almost two weeks. I have lesions up and down my arms from all the pinches I've applied to myself. I really and truly can't believe we're getting another "Star Wars."
Just as I was coming around some news items of not-pure-ridiculousness surfaced that key members of the classic cast, namely Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and, gasp, Harrison Ford were all keen or at least open to the concept of returning to their far, far away roles from a long time ago. Get More »
When news broke last week that Disney is buying Lucasfilm and will be putting out a third "Star Wars" trilogy, reaction was mixed. And a big reason for that mixed reaction was the fact that fans were sure at least one original cast member wouldn't have anything to do with a return to "Star Wars:" Harrison Ford, who has long been dismissive of the role of Han Solo.
Well, if the news that there would be a new "Star Wars" trilogy wasn't shock enough, here's something that will really blow your mind: According to Entertainment Weekly, Ford is actually on board with reprising his role as Han Solo and is considering a return for "Episode VII." Holy smokes. Get More »