Cameron Arrigioni decided to create a new trailer for “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back” that gives us an idea of how it would appear had it been made today. Like all modern trailers it practically gives the whole movie away, glowing titles, and that… Read More »Fan Made Star Wars Trailer Delivers Modern Take on The Empire Strikes Back
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”
Hard to believe, but Disney just announced it will release a new animated film in January of 2015. “Strange Magic” is a feature length animated film from Lucasfilm. The animated musical is inspired by “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” and is being presented as a madcap… Read More »Surprise! Lucasfilm to release animated feature “Strange Magic” in January
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
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
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
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 considerable force behind the production… Read More »Speculation Begins on Potential Box Office for Star Wars Episode 7
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 them they would be great… Read More »How Disney Bought Lucasfilm and The Mouse’s Plans for Star Wars