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George Lucas Explains the meaning of “Star Wars”

In one of his clearest explanations yet, George Lucas tackles the issues at the heart of the Star Wars universe he created. Lucas was being interviews by Charlie Rose at the Chicago Ideas Week in October. Lucas is, of course, building his museum in Chicago.… Read More »George Lucas Explains the meaning of “Star Wars”

First Stand Alone Star Wars Film Gets Director, Scribe

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Get ready to have a Star Wars Christmas for the foreseeable future. No, George Lucas hasn’t okay the re-release of the infamous made for TV Movie, instead Disney and Lucasfilm are making good on their promise to release a new film set in that famous galaxy far, far, away and long ago every year.

The date they’ve chosen for Episode VII is December 18th, 2015 and just announced today, is the date for the first stand alone Star Wars property (not associated with a trilogy) will open on – December 16th, 2016. Looks like someone at Disney thinks they can make December releases the new family tradition. That probably tells us something about the rating to expect for the films as well.

Although just one date has been announced, Lucasfilm and Disney have begun development on multiple stand-alone movies that will offer new stories beyond the core Saga. Gareth Edwards, who directed this year’s “Godzilla,” will direct the first stand-alone film, with a screenplay by Gary Whitta. Read More »First Stand Alone Star Wars Film Gets Director, Scribe

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 creator George Lucas, actor Mark… Read More »How The Lightsaber Came to Star Wars

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 in 1976. It’s missing a… Read More »Original Star Wars Teaser Trailer from 1976