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Ugh, New 'Star Wars' Movies Set to Be Origin Stories

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Back when Disney bought out Lucasfilm with the intention of making "Star Wars: Episode VII" and beyond, the news was met with a heaping pile of skepticism. So much (understandable) vitriol and snark. But then once some of the original castmembers were wrangled back in and J.J. Abrams, giant fanboy-slash-sick director that he is, was tapped to lead the Warsian charge, well, attitudes shifted a bit toward excitement and intrigue.

Today's news might just earn a new hiss or two from the crowd, though. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Variety

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

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 »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Total Film

'Star Wars: Episode VII' Without C-3PO? Not Bloody Likely

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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 »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Digital Spy

Darth Vader Gets Lost in Tokyo

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!)

Filed Under: Check This | Source: io9

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

Getting His Own Movie, Yoda Is?

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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.

You can watch the interview at Deadline. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Ain't It Cool News

Easter Egg Meet Face, Disney's Been in on 'Star Wars' the Whole Time

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 »

Filed Under: Check This | Source: Star Wars Blog

Zack Snyder Denies He's Doing Anything 'Star Wars'

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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 »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Heat Vision

'Star Wars' on TV: Closer Than You Think, It Is

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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.

Until now.

Are you guys ready for the greatest sci-fi TV show of all time? Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Entertainment Weekly
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