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How The Lightsaber Came to Star Wars

Who hasn’t dreamed of being a Jedi Knight with their own special powers and laser sword? There’s a new mini-documentary from Star Wars on the birth of the lightsaber, one of the coolest weapons ever conceived in film. Star Wars … Continue reading

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Original Star Wars Teaser Trailer from 1976

Now that Disney owns Lucasfilm and the Star Wars brand and is working on a 7th movie in the series, it’s instructive to go back to the very beginning. Here’s the first ever teaser trailer released for Star Wars back … Continue reading

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Speculation Begins on Potential Box Office for Star Wars Episode 7

JJ Abrams’ ink on the directors contract is not even dry and already there is speculation about just how big the box office for Star Wars Episode 7 will be. It’s probably fair to assume that Disney will put its … Continue reading

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How Disney Bought Lucasfilm and The Mouse’s Plans for Star Wars

A fantastic telling of the courtship between Disney and Lucasfilm over on Bloomberg: … At first Lucas wouldn’t even turn over his rough sketches of the next three Star Wars films. When Disney executives asked to see them, he assured … Continue reading

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J.J. Abrams to Direct Star Wars: Episode VII Officially

It’s official, J.J. Abrams will direct Star Wars: Episode VII. Abrams initially denied it claiming that one deep space sci-fi franchise was enough, but now it looks like he’ll move from Star Trek to Star Wars and helm the first … Continue reading

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