Star Wars

Battlefront III was ‘99 Percent’ Done When LucasArts Scrapped It

Steve Ellis says Free Radical had come through a ‘dark period’ developing Haze before Battlefront 3 was cancelled.

Free Radical Design has opened up on its gameplay plans for the ill-fated Battlefront III.

Talking to gamesTM magazine, co-founder Steve Ellis spoke about what could have been when he was asked how he felt when leaked Battlefront III footage was met with a positive reception. More

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    Jason Flemyng Star Wars Director Name Slip?

    British actor Jason Flemyng has made nine movies so far with producer-directorMatthew Vaughn, including last year’s X-Men: First Class where he played the villainous mutant Azazel. But in a new interview Flemyng may — may — have confirmed the recent rumors that Vaughn was being lined up to direct Star Wars: Episode VII.

    Check out this interview from HeyUGuys (via The Film Stage) with Flemyng to see his reaction to the Star Wars questions. Skip forward to about the 1:11 mark:

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      Sources: Lawrence Kasdan, Simon Kinberg Lock Deals to Write and Produce ‘Star Wars’ Installments

      Getty Images Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg

      by Borys Kit The Hollywood Reporter

      The pair will write either Episode VIII or Episode IX — their exact division of responsibilities is yet to be determined — and they will also come aboard to produce the films.

      Even under the secrecy of a Jedi mind trick, certain secrets — like the plans for a Death Star — can still spill out. More

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        ‘Star Wars’ Director Search Down To ‘A Couple Of Candidates’

        "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith"

        By Josh Wigler (@RoundHoward), with reporting by Josh Horowitz (@joshuahorowitz)

        Producer Frank Marshall also says new ‘Star Wars’ takes precedent over new ‘Indiana Jones’ sequels.

        J.J. Abrams, Jon Favreau, you name it — if they’re a popular director, they’re probably rumored for “Star Wars: Episode VII.” The rumors and speculation are flying fast and furiously, but from what we hear, it won’t be long before the chatter dies down and the facts roll out. More

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          WDW Tiki Room: November 9, 2012 – Disney Buys Star Wars

          WDWTR iTunes logoKristen Hoetzel, Aljon Go and Natalie Henley discuss their latest trip to Walt Disney World including reviews of Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and New Fantasyland. The trio also talk about the Walt Disney Company’s purchase of Lucasfilm and the announcement of a new Star Wars film. Have you visited New Fantasyland? Have you ever attended a Disney Halloween Party? Do you think Disney produced Star Wars films are a good thing? Leave us comment or voicemail and we will talk about it in an upcoming show! This program was originally broadcast on Sorcerer Radio November 9, 2009 and has been edited for this podcast.


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            Bob Iger Says Disney Will Focus On Mobile And Social (Not Console) Star Wars Games

            star wars logoANTHONY HA

            The big emphasis during Disney’s conference call discussing its acquisition of Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion was, not surprisingly, the enormous earnings potential of the Star Wars franchise. And that includes gaming — so one of the analysts asked for more details about Disney’s interactive strategy. More

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              Summary: Disney’s Conference Call On Lucasfilm Deal

              By Tom Gara

                • 4:49 pm

                Q. Can you give us a sense of how much library revenues Lucasfilm produces?

                A. Not really.

                • 4:50 pm

                Q. You mentioned a new Star Wars film every 2-3 years. Anything else to be expected from Lucasfilm? More

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                An exciting new future featuring the continuation of the Star Wars movie saga was announced on October 30, as the Walt Disney Company enters an agreement to acquire Lucasfilm Ltd. from George Lucas. Backed by the global reach and brand stewardship strengths of Disney, the future ofStar Wars is now under the direction of acclaimed film producer and studio executive Kathleen Kennedy, co-chairman of Lucasfilm. Kennedy and Disney plan a slate of new Star Wars feature films, beginning with the long-awaited Star Wars: Episode VII, targeted for release in 2015, followed by Episodes VIII and IX. Additional feature films are expected to continue the saga and grow the franchise well into the future. More

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                  On October 19, 2012, Lucasfilm veteran Lynne Hale sat down with George Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy to record a historic conversation. George and Kathleen had already been working in secrecy for months on the earliest stages of planning for new Star Wars films, and were days away from signing an agreement for The Walt Disney Company to acquire Lucasfilm. The pace had been hectic, the excitement palpable. In the midst of it, George and Kathy agreed to take the time to communicate directly with fans and share their reflections on these monumental events. Over the coming weeks, will present a series of videos culled from this broad-ranging conversation, offering viewers an inside look at what the future holds for Star Wars and Lucasfilm. More

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                    Disney to make new ‘Star Wars’ movies, buy Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion from George Lucas

                    jedi-mickey-540x810By Ryan Nakashima, AP Business Writer | Associated Press

                    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A decade after George Lucas said “Star Wars” was finished on the big screen, a new trilogy is destined for theaters as The Walt Disney Co. announced Tuesday that it was buying Lucasfilm Ltd. for $4.05 billion.

                    The seventh movie, with a working title of “Episode 7,” is set for release in 2015. Episodes 8 and 9 will follow. The new trilogy will carry the story of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Princess Leia beyond “Return of the Jedi,” the third film released and the sixth in the saga. After that, Disney plans a new “Star Wars” movie every two or three years. Lucas will serve as creative consultant in the new movies. More

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                      STAR WARS ANGRY BIRDS REVEALED

                      by Paul Nomad~ Idle Hands  Well that was quick! From teaser to product in what…8 hours? The reveal was set to be Monday in Times Square, but if you are Star Wars obsessed, you need it NOWWWW…so we sent our robots to storm Rovio Castle and pillage Hasbro Keep and come back with some preview images for you..because we love you. Hugs all around.


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                        Gentle Giant POTF Gamorrean Guard

                        From Gentle Giant-Just like they were when you were a kid, only BIGGER! Gentle Giant continues on with their new line of vintage Star Wars action figure reproductions with the release of the Gamorrean Guard!


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                          Star Wars Detours

                          Star Wars Detours, a new cartoon comedy set in the Star Wars universe brought to us by the creators of Robot Chicken, Matthew Senrich, Seth Green and Todd Grimes from shows like Planet Sheen, Back At The Barnyard, Butt-Ugly Martians (I loved that show). As was stated at Star Wars Celebration VI where the show was introduced, the plot is More

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                            Star Wars Ipod Gadget

                            Here is a preview of a cool little gadget by Digital Blue for your iPhone we found at Celebration VI.  It is a speaker you dock your iphone on.  Currently it will not charge your phone while the phone is attached.  More

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                              Vinyl Cape Jawa Sighting – CVI

                              Browsing through all the wonderful vendors at Celebration VI I find one with a loose vinyl caped Jawa.  My expression, Google ‘Home Alone’.  I know how much these fetch carded, about $3500 and loose $285 or so.  This gentleman wanted $550.  Even at that price it was hard to pass up, but I did.  For some reason I regret it now.

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                                More Hasbro Toy Pics from CVI

                                Here are a few more pics from Hasbro for toys coming out soon:

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                                  Star Wars 1313 news from Celebration VI

                                  I am so EXCITED about this game. Star Wars 1313, a collaboration between LucasArts, Lucas Animation, ILM and Skywalker Sound. The panel was made of host David Collins, director Dominic Robilliard and producer Peter Nicholi. The game takes place in the underworld of Coruscant. 1313 is how many levels from the Planet’s core. More

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                                    Star Wars 1313 Gameplay Trailer

                           recently posted the gameplay trailer for Star Wars 1313.

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