Star Wars

‘Star Wars’ spin-offs: A young Han Solo movie, and a Boba Fett film

Star Wars fans, admit it: you like scoundrels. And you’re about to get more of them in your life.

Yesterday, The Walt Disney Co. unveiled plans to make a number of spin-off movies set a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away — in addition to the post-Return of the Jedi trilogy that had already been announced. More

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    Star Wars make-up artist Stuart Freeborn dies aged 98

    Yoda and Albert EinsteinStuart Freeborn, the British make-up artist renowned for his contributions to 2001: A Space Odyssey and the Star Wars films, has died at the age of 98.

    Largely self-taught, his six-decade career saw him create make-up and prosthetics for such cinematic legends as Alec Guinness and Peter Sellers. More

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      Star Wars To Spinoff With Yoda Solo Film?

      According to Aint It Cool News, Yoda, the ancient, wise, and backward-speaking Jedi Master of Star Wars is heading back to the big screen. — Whoa, hold on a second, NOT for the upcoming J.J. Abrams-directed Episode VII, but rather, for what would prospectively be the first Star Wars stand alone film.

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        Here’s how Kathleen Kennedy convinced Abrams to do Star Wars VII

        Trent Moore | Blastr

        All the way up until he officially signed on, J.J. Abrams kept saying he had no plans to direct Star Wars Episode VII. Turns out he was telling the truth—at least until Lucasfilm head honcho Kathleen Kennedy made him an offer he couldn’t refuse. More

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          Hasbro unveils ‘Star Wars’ Black Series action figures

          Brian Truitt, USA TODAY

          New toys are on a bigger scale and will focus on characters from the original movie trilogy.

          Luke packageStar Wars action figures are growing up with their audience.

          After 35 years of fantastic plastic standing tall in pop culture at 3¾ inches, Hasbro is releasing the Star Wars Black Series this year, beginning a new set of 6-inch figures that will feature more articulation and an increased attention to detail.

          Priced at $19.99 each, eight figures are planned for 2013 — Hasbro will primarily draw characters from the original Star Wars trilogy of films while also bringing in key players from the prequels. More

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            FOCUSING ON STAR WARS: EPISODE VII, LUCASFILM POSTPONES EPISODES II AND III 3D

            Source Starwars.com

            Lucasfilm has decided to postpone this fall’s scheduled release of Star Wars Episodes II and III in 3D. Given the recent development that we are moving forward with a new Star Wars trilogy, we will now focus 100 percent of our efforts on Star Wars: Episode VII in order to ensure the best possible experience for our fans. We will post further information about our 3D release plans at a later date.

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              Abrams on ‘Star Wars’: ‘surreal’ and ‘exciting’

              IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR THE PRODUCERS GUILD - J.J. Abrams, left, and Steven Spielberg pose in the audience at the 24th Annual Producers Guild (PGA) Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday Jan. 26, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision for Producers Guild/AP Images)By MICHAEL CIDONI LENNOX | Associated Press

              J.J. Abrams calls getting assigned to direct the seventh live-action “Star Wars” film “as surreal as it is exciting.”

              The director-producer-writer spoke with a handful of media outlets on the red carpet before darting into the Producers Guild Awards on Saturday night. More

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                J.J. Abrams Will Still Produce a Third Star Trek Film

                Source: LA Times

                After yesterday’s surprise announcement that J.J. Abrams will be franchise-hopping from Star Trek to Star Wars, fans have been curious about what that means for the future of the U.S.S. Enterprise and her crew. Today, Paramount Pictures tells The LA Times that Abrams remains committed to Trek and will, at the very least, serve as producer on Star Trek III (or Star Trek XIII, depending on your point of view). What’s more, he’s also going to remain attached to at least one more film in the Mission: Impossible franchise. More

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                  ‘Star Trek’ director J.J. Abrams will call the shots on the new ‘Star Wars’ movie

                  By  | Movie Talk

                  Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic, Lucasfilm

                  Can someone do both “Star Trek” and “Star Wars“? Apparently so.

                  It looks like J.J. Abrams will be the director of “Star Wars: Episode VII,” the first “Star Wars” film under the Disney banner and the first installment of a planned new trilogy, according to reports published Thursday. Neither Lucasfilm nor Abrams has officially confirmed yet, but an official announcement is said to be forthcoming. More

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                    Drew Struzan for Star Wars: Episode VII Artwork?

                    by Max Nicholson | IGN

                    Over the course of his long career, artist Drew Struzan has worked on some of Hollywood’s most beloved franchises, including Indiana Jones, Back to the Future and Harry Potter. Of course, he’s perhaps best known for his promotional work on Star Wars — he designed the posters for the Prequel Trilogy and Special Editions, as well as numerous album, novel and comic book covers. More

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                      RebelForce Radio Coming Soon To A Holonet Near You!

                      As many know, The Forcecast is no more as we know it. Former Forcecast hosts Jimmy Mac and Jason Swank have started a new venture/podcast RebelForce Radio.  More

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                        Star Wars #1: Fresh water from an old well

                        Dark Horse has long been the exemplar of how a smart publisher can make pretty great comics out of licensed properties, even those that might not even seem all that worthwhile to begin with. (Compare, for example, Dark Horse’s first few batches of Predator comics to Predator 2, or the publisher’s Predator Vs. Aliens comics to the eventual films bearing that title.) Certainly the company has had its greatest success with the Star Wars license; if there are any other relationships that have been as long and as fruitful as the Dark Horse/Star Wars one, I’m hard-pressed to think of them. More

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                          ABC Wants Star Wars Live Action TV Series Despite Its Expensive Budget

                           

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                          Back in June 2011, producer Rick McCallum revealed that the proposed live-action Star Wars TV series was on hold for at least three years, because of its growing budget. Today, ABC entertainment president Paul Leerevealed that the network is considering reviving the show. More
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                            ‘Star Wars: Scoundrels’ puts Han Solo in a real pickle

                            Scoundrels: Star WarsBy Brian Truitt, USA TODAY

                            If anyone can get down and dirty in various galactic hives of scum and villainy, it’s Han Solo.

                            That scruffiest of nerf-herders and fan-favorite Star Wars antihero is put in an Ocean’s Eleven situation in Timothy Zahn’s novel Star Wars: Scoundrels, a tome to tide Solo aficionados over while they wait to see if he shows up in the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII movie. More

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                              Star Wars: Episode 7 Could Have Its Director Next Month

                              Star Wars: Episode 7 Could Have Its Director Next Month

                              By Joseph Baxter

                              It appears that as soon as January, we could know who will take the helm in the upcoming first film of the Star Wars sequel trilogy, which has already targeted a 2015 release date. More

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                                Hasbro Star Wars Vintage News -The Return of the Vintage Collection (U.S and International)

                                Source: ActionFigureInsider.com

                                HASBRO sent us the following information this morning announcing the return of their ultra popular “vintage” Star Wars line in for form of some “Best of…” waves.  There is line up for what we will see in the U.S. as well as some international waves:

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                                  AN INDEPENDENT FUTURE FOR RICK MCCALLUM

                                  Rick McCallum by the ramp of Queen Amidala's royal starship at Leavesden Studios during the filming of Episode I.

                                  StarWars.com

                                  As Lucasfilm embarks on a new future filled with more Star Warsmovies, Rick McCallum, one of the key talents responsible for the past 20 years of Lucasfilm productions, has embarked on an exciting future filled with his own films. Coming from a background of independent film production, McCallum is readying films that bring him back to his roots, but now with the wealth of experience that comes from his two decades of collaboration with George Lucas. More

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                                    Jon Favreau and David Fincher in the Running for Star Wars?

                                    Star Wars rumors fill the air once again.  Two names in the running to direct the sequels, Jon Favreau and David Fincher.

                                    According to Deadline:

                                    “I’ve also heard Jon Favreau is panting after this job, and even that David Fincher, who apparently worked for More

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