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'Star Wars Episode VII' May Be Called 'Rise Of The Jedi' (A.K.A., Slow News...

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Ok, guys, brace yourselves for the most bracing, gripping, tantalizing, galvanizing, ineffably world-altering news you’re likely to hear or read or speak all day (ok, given, it’s a slow news day so all of that could change if news leaks that Benedict Cumberbatch is going to be cast in his 3,000th movie of 2013, in which case that will become the biggest entertainment news...

George Lucas Worked On The New 'Star Wars' Trilogy Before Disney Bought...

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It's been about a year since the Disney shocked the world, or movie geeks at least, by purchasing LucasFilm. Immediately after that staggering news, the studio announced that they would begin development on a brand new Star Wars trilogy with J.J. Abrams at the helm of the Episode VII. But it now seems that George Lucas already had it in his plans to give us new Star...

J.J. Abrams May Still Direct 'Star Trek 3,' Will Rely On George Lucas'...

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J.J. Abrams is a busy guy—when he’s not taking the Star Trek original series franchise and rebooting it into a shiny, depth-less cartoon with Star Trek and the upcoming Star Trek Into Darkness, he’s taking of the reigns of the Star Wars franchise, seeing as he has been tapped to helm Star Wars Episode VII.  So, will he have time to return for...

'Star Wars: Episode VII': Now Even George Lucas Is Confirming The Return Of...

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Sigh, OK, to recap, one last time: Mark Hamill has stated the original Star Wars cast were in negotiations to return to the new sequel trilogy of Star Wars films.  Then rumors broke that Harrison Ford was confirmed to return as Han Solo.  Then, just this week, Carrie Fisher confirmed she would return as Princess Leia.  Then, today, we reported that Fisher’s rep issued a...

'Star Wars: Episode VII': Mark Hamill Is In Talks To Return As Luke...

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Now that we have news that Harrison Ford is returning to the Star Wars franchise, it’s stands to reason to assume that other original trilogy stars such as Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, or Billy Dee Williams would likely pop up as well, as more and more rumors spring up that the new trilogy will focus on the children...

'Star Wars: Episode VII': Steven Spielberg and Zack Snyder Just Say No

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Ever since it was announced that a new, George Lucas-free Star Wars trilogy was happening courtesy of a mega-sale with Disney, the internet has been virtually imploding with speculation as to who would direct Star Wars: Episode VII, the first film in the new sequel trilogy.  While Matthew Vaughn emerged as a rumored...

'Star Wars: Episode VII': Mark Hamill Talks About Upcoming 'Star Wars'...

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Some people, it seems, can keep one hell of a secret—such as Mark Hamill (a.k.a., Luke Skywalker) who has known of the upcoming trilogy of Star Wars sequels since August.  It seems that Star Wars architect George Lucas dished the dirt to Hamill months ago.  And now that the news is out, Hamill is talking about the new films, and what may or may not be in...

Disney Is Buying LucasFilm, Will Release 'Star Wars: Episode 7' In 2015

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Well, here’s some news that will shake nerdom and the internet to their very cores—The Walt Disney company is purchasing LucasFilm Ltd. from one George Lucas.  Yes, that George Lucas, and yes, that LucasFilm Ltd.  And not only that—brace yourselves—Disney will be releasing Star Wars: Episode 7 in 2015.

'Indiana Jones 4' Is The Most Disappointing Movie Ever

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It’s still a bit of a touchy subject for some, but do you remember how you felt about Star Wars: Episode One - The Phantom Menace? How about Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull? The Godfather Part III? Well, you may not be surprised to know these and many more have been ranked in the Top 50 most disappointing movies...

Star Wars Episodes II And III To Hit Theaters In 3D In 2013

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The stuff that nightmares and broken childhood dreams are made of, George Lucas’ Star Wars prequel trilogy hasn’t quite eeked out all the money it possibly can from the pockets of Star Wars fans.  After all, the trilogy has only enjoyed, thus far, a theatrical release, individual VHS releases, individual DVD releases, a box set DVD release, and a box set...

'Indiana Jones 5': Producer Says It's Not Happening, Universe Weeps With...

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Every generation must confront its share of horrors, disappointments, and betrayals—but perhaps no greater human sin was ever wrought upon the Earth than that of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (note: that might be a moderate exaggeration), a film which essentially took the collective childhood of an entire generation, and, well, you’ve probably...

'Star Wars' Finally Grows Up, Becomes Adult

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We've been hearing about a Star Wars live-action show for a couple years now, and Rick McCallum recently talked it up. Though there's not much new news, he suggests that they have fifty scripted hours, and plots that are like (here's the money quote) "Deadwood in space."

'Star Wars' Turns 35

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To badly misquote The Beatles, it was 35 years ago today that George Lucas taught the world to play. Yes, Star Wars came out on May 25, 1977, and now we've been living in its shadow for three and a half decades. Though too often anniversaries are mentioned as milestones, it's worth reflecting on what has changed since the release.

Blu-ray and DVD Picks For May 22 – 28

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This week brings one of the best films of last year (from the Criterion Collection, no less) some of the bigger disappointments of of 2012 so far, one of the best TV shows going today, and a collection of the Lethal Weapon films. Not a bad week for DVD and Blu-ray. Check it out…

Will James Cameron Become the Next George Lucas?

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Love him or hate him, director James Cameron has never been one to play it safe. But Cameron just announced that he is not open to developing any projects, original or otherwise, in the near future. Instead he will focus entirely on directing sequels to his groundbreaking 3D epic Avatar. This is cause for concern. In the past, some directors opted to coast off huge...

All Indiana Jones Films Headed to Blu-ray

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It's true that with every new format, there comes a wait for some catalog favorites. Studios like to dish out their crown jewels during high sales periods so people buy them as holiday presents. For those hoping to spend some quality time with Dr. Indiana Jones in 1080p, the wait is almost over. This fall we will get a box set of all four Indiana Jones films. For...

Phantom Menace 3-D Featurette Says "We Know You're Coming Anyway, Fanboys"

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When Star Wars was reissued in 1997, it became one of the top top ten grossing films of that year. That is the lasting cultural impact of the Star Wars franchise, but also paints a picture of how much the world and the Star Wars fan base has changed in fifteen years. On February 10, George Lucas's The...

George Lucas is Retiring to Focus on Art Films

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Oh, George. In his latest round of interviews for Red Tails, George Lucas told the New York Times that he's going to retire from the big budget industry and make his art films, except to maybe make Indiana Jones 5. This is a drum Lucas has been beating for a long time, though we've seen no fruits of this labor. Perhaps this time he means it -...

Video: Preview Seven Minutes Of George Lucas' 'Red Tails'

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In one of the strangest movie moments in 2012, it appears that George Lucas may be pulling off something he hasn’t done in at least 20 or so years—releasing a movie that appears to be, well, good.  That’s right, Lucas has produced and helped fund Red Tails, the upcoming film about the Tuskegee Airmen, the all-African American World War II combat pilots, and it actually...

George Lucas States Steven Spielberg Is Wrong About 'Indiana Jones 5' Plot...

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Just a week ago, we told you that Steven Spielberg and George Lucas were once again collaborating to defile our collective childhood dreams by making yet another Indiana Jones film, after already seriously tarnishing the franchise with Indiana Jones and This One Ridiculous Crystal Skull and Some Aliens.  We reported that Spielberg is just waiting for Lucas to come up...