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There's been a lot of buzz recently over the possibility of original "Star Wars" stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher returning to the fold to reprise their roles as Luke, Leia and Han in the upcoming relaunch "Star Wars: Episode VII." But there's one star from the original trilogy who never stopped playing his "Star Wars" character — and according to a new report from Digital Spy, it looks like he may be coming back yet again.
After all, it wouldn't be a real "Star Wars" story without Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, now would it? Get More »
Now that Lucasfilm and Disney have joined forces, it was only a matter of time before Darth Vader made the rounds, scoping out the Disney parks that are, despite his best interests, the happiest places on in the galaxy. But you can't help but feel bad for the guy as he tries to make his way to Star Tours at Tokyo Disneyland. The poor guy -- and a couple of paratroopers -- seemingly get lost in translation, making their way across the Japanese landscape to experience the rich culture of the far east, all while on the hunt for a certain pair of mouse ears.
That's not to say that anything gets lost on them along the way, since they get to hit up markets, beaches, fabric stores, gardens, and there's even time for a tanning break. Not bad for one of the most evil villains in move history, eh?
Here's hoping he's got George Lucas on speed dial, and the guy can give directions in Japanese. (Who are we kidding? Of course he can, he's George Lucas!)
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 »
UPDATE: Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger has confirmed in an interview with CNBC that there are indeed "Star Wars" spinoff films currently being developed by screenwriters Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg. There is of course no word on what characters may be involved.
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 »
UPDATE: Zach Snyder's reps have officially denied the "Man of Steel" director's involvement with anything "Star Wars"-related, according to an exclusive statement made to The Hollywood Reporter.
"While he is super flattered because he is a huge fan, Zack is not involved in any way with the new 'Star Wars,'" the rep confirmed. "He is currently in post on his two films, 'Man of Steel' and '300: Battle of Artemisia.'"
This might be a false denial, mind you. But either way, this is all getting a little tiresome. Is it too much to ask for something tangible regarding Disney's plans for "Star Wars"?
Scruffy-lookin' nerf herders, all of 'em! Get More »
Long, long ago, in what might as well be another universe (Hollywood, that is), the folks at Lucasfilm came up with a bold and crazy idea: Make an epic "Star Wars" live action TV show. And like everything at Lucasfilm, they proceeded to both go completely balls out while also being mysterious secretive about the whole shebang, with over 50 top secret scripts being written by folks such as "Battlestar Galactica's" Ron Moore. And then... nothing happened.
Are you guys ready for the greatest sci-fi TV show of all time? Get More »
As another movie year comes to a close, it's time to look back at the biggest film-related stories of 2012 and take stock of all the highs and lows. And while there certainly were some major movie highs this year — from acclaimed period pieces to crowd-pleasing blockbusters to surprise comedy hits — frankly, we're more than happy for 2012 to be over.
That's because, as cool as the action was on screen, the headlines being made off-screen were often sad, disappointing or downright terrifying to think about. So let's look back at the year that was — and hope that 2013 is a whole hell of a lot more fun. Get More »
These days, Americans have two national pastimes: Baseball and creating Disney/"Star Wars" mashups. Honestly, it's just too fun to stop doing even if we wanted to, which frankly we don't. We just can't get enough photoshopped pictures of Chewbacca replacing the yeti on the Matterhorn or the Seven Dwarfs being replaced by Ewoks or whatever. It's like a gift from the pop culture gods.
Long, long ago in a galaxy far, far away, Carrie Fisher once played Princess Leia in the original "Star Wars" trilogy. And for the past 29 years, she's been cool with that legacy, occasionally appearing at conventions and reunions and generally being a good sport about things. But now that Disney has purchased Lucasfilm and is making a new "Star Wars" trilogy, does she really want to play Leia again, all these years later?
Well, of course she does — and we've got the video right here to prove it. Get More »