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Ahmed Best: 'Michael Jackson Wanted To Play Jar Jar Binks In Star Wars Prequels'

The King of Pop reportedly wanted to don a full suit of prosthetics and heavy make-up to achieve the look of the giant fictional Gungan species, but director Lucas was not interested....

Michael Jackson Almost Played Jar Jar Binks In 'Star Wars: The Phantom Menace'

A new interview has revealed that one of the most hated movie characters of all time – Jar Jar Binks in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, no less – might have been even more annoying....

Michael Jackson Wanted To Play Jar Jar Binks In Star Wars

Michael Jackson wanted to star as Jar Jar Binks in the 'Star Wars' prequels.The legendary pop star - who passed away in June 2009, aged 50 - wanted to appear in the 1999 movie 'Star...

Carrie Fisher 'To Write Star Wars Book'

Carrie Fisher is to write a book about 'Star Wars'.The 58-year-old actress - who starred as Princess Leia in the original trilogy - has kept detailed notes of her on-set experiences and is set to...

George Lucas And Rita Moreno To Receive Kennedy Center Honors

Rock band the Eagles and conductor Seiji Ozawa will also be honoured for their contributions to American culture at the 38th annual ceremony, which will take place in Washington, D.C. on 6...

George Lucas Named Disney Legend

The moviemaker, composer Danny Elfman, and former All of My Children star Susan Lucci are among eight honourees who will be feted at the D23 Expo in Anaheim on 14 August (15)....

Brad Bird Ditched Star Wars

Brad Bird turned down 'Star Wars' to create 'Tomorrowland: A World Beyond'.The 57-year-old director revealed he made the ''difficult'' decision to pass on a chance to direct an instalment of the science fiction franchise.He told...

Bono And Ben Affleck Attend Memorial Service For Tech Mogul

Goldberg, the chief executive of SurveyMonkey.com and husband of leading Facebook.com figure Sheryl Sandberg, sustained severe head injuries while exercising in a hotel gym in Mexico and he died in hospital on Friday...

Lucasfilm Bosses Talking About Next Indiana Jones Film

Kennedy, who was appointed president of Lucasfilm by George Lucas himself, is currently preparing for the launch of the new Star Wars sequel later this year (15), but she has another huge franchise...

Kathleen Kennedy Amazed By Fan Reaction To New Star Wars Sequel Trailer

The Lucasfilm president introduced the new teaser, which featured the first glimpse of Harrison Ford as Han Solo in three decades, during a cast get together at the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim,...

George Lucas Building Affordable Housing In Affluent Neighbourhood: "We've Got Enough Millionaires Here"

George Lucas plans to build hundreds of affordable homes for low income families in an area which is largely affluent and with a number of millionaires living within the vicinity. Lucas plans to build 224...

Disney's Value Soars With Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Trailer

The new two-minute clip of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' added $2 billion to the value of Disney.The trailer of the much-discussed movie premiered at an event in California yesterday (16.04.15), causing a dramatic increase...

George Lucas Planning Housing Development

As the Star Wars universe goes into overdrive following the release of the new sequel's latest trailer on Thursday (16Apr15), Marin County Supervisor Steve Kinsey has revealed Lucas is hoping to turn property...

Disney Teases Plans For 'Star Wars' Theme Park Features

With less than a year to go before The Force Awakens lands in cinemas, the top brass at Disney has given a few teasers as to what we can expect from its forthcoming ‘Star Wars’...

Ewan Mcgregor Waiting For Star Wars Call

Ewan McGregor is ''still waiting'' to be asked to return to the 'Star Wars' franchise.The 43-year-old actor portrayed the young Obi-Wan Kenobi in prequel trilogy 'Episodes I to III' - which were released between 1999...

George Lucas Reveals Disney Dismissed His Star Wars Plans

George Lucas' ideas for the new 'Star Wars' movie were ignored by Disney.The 70-year-old creator of the sci-fi franchise sold his production company, Lucasfilm, to Disney in 2012, and despite offering thoughts about the potential...

George Lucas: 'The Oscars Is One Big Political Campaign'

Moviemaker George Lucas has blasted the Academy Awards as a "political campaign" which does not recognise real artistic talent after Selma star David Oyelowo and director Ava Duvernay were shut out of the Oscars nominations.The...

George Lucas Surprised By Career Success

George Lucas ''never expected to be successful''.The 70-year-old director - who is best known for creating the 'Star Wars' and 'Indiana Jones' franchises - says he's always followed his instincts when it comes to film-making.He...

George Lucas Admits He Wanted To Direct 'Star Wars: Episode Vii'

As the hotly anticipated J.J. Abrams-directed sequel 'Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens' prepares to hit theatres later this year, the sci-fi film franchise's original creator George Lucas recently admitted he initially wanted...

George Lucas Wanted To Direct Star Wars: The Force Awakens

George Lucas initially wanted to direct 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'.The 70-year-old creator of the sci-fi franchise had been planning to make the new movie and release it in 2015, before selling on his production...

George Lucas Adds Five Pieces To Art Collection

George Lucas has splashed out thousands of dollars on five pieces of art.The 'Star Wars' creator visited the Chicago studio of artist Hebru Brantley over the weekend and is believed to have blown a huge...

Mark Hamill Previews Star Wars: The Force Awakens

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' is ''about the new generation of characters''.Mark Hamill, 63, starred as Luke Skywalker in the 1977 film 'Star Wars' and its two sequels, 'The Empire Strikes Back' and 'Return of...

Trading Cards Reveal Names Of Star Wars Characters

The names of some of the characters in 'Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens' have been revealed in a set of trading cards. JJ Abrams, the director of the new film, confirmed the...

George Lucas Hasn't Seen New Star Wars Trailer

George Lucas ''hasn't seen'' the latest 'Star Wars' trailer.The 70-year-old director may have created the space opera but since selling his franchise to Disney in 2012, he has yet to catch up on the newest...

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Released

The first trailer for 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' has been released.The short clip features snippets from the film including shots of Stormtroopers and a spherical droid, as well as the iconic Millennium Falcon spacecraft.The...

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Released

The first trailer for 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' has been released.The short clip features snippets from the film including shots of Stormtroopers and a spherical droid, as well as the iconic Millennium Falcon spacecraft.The...

The Real 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Trailer Is Now Here [Trailer + Pictures]

It's finally here! The teaser trailer you've all been waiting for: 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens', and while it's not really giving anything away, it looks pretty intense. Vehicles have updated, the stormtroopers are looking...

Fairies And Goblins Come To Life In George Lucas Animation 'Strange Magic' [Trailer + Pictures]

Set to captivate audiences of all ages, 'Strange Magic' is the enchanting animated comedy from George Lucas, who may have taken a step back from the big budget adventure blockbusters of 'Indiana Jones' and 'Star...

George Lucas Museum At Centre Of New Location Lawsuit

Park conservationists in Chicago, Illinois have filed suit in a bid to block Star Wars creator George Lucas' plans to build a massive art museum beside Lake Michigan.City bosses won the chance to house the...

George Lucas Blasts 'Unimaginative' Movie Studios

George Lucas believes movie studios lack ''talent'' and ''imagination''.The 'Star Wars' creator claims people who are not passionate about films have too much influence in the industry and Lucas feels it's a counter-productive situation.Assessing the...

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