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LUCAS CONFIRMS: STAR WARS STARS TO RETURN IN “EPISODE VII”

March 7, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

George Lucas has apparently jumped the gun and disclosed that the three original Star Wars stars, Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) and Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) will reprise their roles in “Episode VII” of the popular franchise. In an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek, Lucas first remarked that all three had already been […]

“STANDALONE” STAR WARS EPISODES IN THE WORKS

February 6, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

It was something for Yoda to ponder deeply: In addition to Star Wars episodes VII, VIII, and IX there will be “a few” stand-alone films that will depart from the overall story line. Walt Disney chairman Robert Iger made the disclosure Tuesday during an interview on business channel CNBC. “There has been speculation about some […]

HOW INVOLVED WILL LUCAS BE IN NEW STAR WARS TRILOGY?

December 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

First, there were those reports that George Lucas had developed an outline for a new Star Wars trilogy (Episodes 7, 8, and 9). Then there were reports that he had met with the original Star Wars stars to see if they would be interested in playing older versions of their characters in the new films. […]

MARK HAMILL UNSURE ABOUT STAR WARS RETURN

November 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

While it had appeared from earlier statements that all of the original Star Wars members had been lined up by George Lucas to return to their roles for Episode 7, Mark Hamill has told E! News that he is undecided about doing so. Apparently speaking for the other costars of the original trilogy (or perhaps […]

WILL STAR WARS: EPISODE 7 FEATURE ORIGINAL CAST MEMBERS?

November 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

It is becoming increasingly evident that George Lucas’s premise for Episode 7 of Star Wars includes the return of the stars of the original trilogy, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford. Hamill recently disclosed that he and Fisher met with Lucas about the planned forthcoming film (but declined to discuss it because of a […]

DISNEY BUYS LUCASFILM; MORE STAR WARS MOVIES COMING

October 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

In an announcement that surprised — if not astonished — the movie industry, the Walt Disney Co. announced today (Tuesday) that it has acquired George Lucas’s Lucasfilm LTD in a stock-and-cash deal worth $4.05 billion. The deal calls for the unit, which will be headed by longtime Lucas collaborator Kathleen Kennedy, to roll out at […]

PHANTOM MENACE RISES IN RECORD BOOKS

February 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Few people had high expectations for the 3D re-release of Star Wars: Episode 1 — The Phantom Menace. Even when it was originally released, the first of the Star Wars prequels took a drubbing from critics and fanboys alike. Nevertheless, the 3D version opened over the weekend with a solid $22.5 million — enough to […]

DARTH VADER STARS IN BRITISH COMMERCIAL

November 2, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

In what it described as a “licensing partnership” with Lucasfilm, the British consumer-electronics retail group Dixon’s is launching a multimillion-pound marketing campaign, the centerpiece of which is a 40-second commercial starring Darth Vader. The spot, due to air for the first time on Saturday during The X Factor on ITV, spoofs a scene in Star […]

CAPTAIN KIRK SHOOTS DOWN STAR WARS

September 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

William Shatner, on his YouTube channel, TheShatnerProject.com, has posted a three-minute video in which the former Captain Kirk of Star Trek rails against all things Star Wars. “The television show [Star Trek] was more humane … than Star Wars,” he tells daughter Liz, who interviews him. “Star Trek had relationships and conflict among the relationships […]

STAR WARS FANS SAY NO TO ADDED NO’S

September 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Star Wars fans who like their movies just the way they originally were are up in arms once again over George Lucas’s latest tweaks to their beloved films. The latest uproar was ignited earlier this week when the BadAssDigest blog reported that Lucas has changed the audio in a crucial scene in Return of the […]

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