Star Wars

Biography

George Lucas' third film, 1977's Star Wars, changed everything for the director.

The movie is a simple tale of morality, good versus evil told across a fantastical universe of bizarre creatures and strange lands, Star Wars became an international phenomenon, despite the fact that few saw its potential during production.

Lucas founded his own visual effects company, Industrial Light & Magic, to produce the shots that were required to make his amazing vision a reality.

Star Wars broke all box-office records, set new standards for sophistication in film visuals and collected eight Academy Awards.

Star Wars also inspired a generation of young people to follow their imagination and dreams.

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Disney And LucasFilm Team Up Again For 'Star Wars' Game

21st August 2014 -

 News

Lucasfilm and Disney have teamed up once more, this time for a tablet-based computer game entitled Star Wars: Commander. The new game was released on iPhone and iPad today, with versions for other devices to...

Rian Johnson Confirms Star Wars Episode VII Will Focus on Physical Effects Over CGI

19th August 2014 -

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As expected, the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII reboot will feature more of what made the original movies smash hits and less on what made the more contemporary ones such duds. The first cast photo...

Star Wars Rumour Round Up: Villains, Robot Hands, Han Solo's Wardrobe

16th August 2014 -

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J.J Abrams is known for keeping details of his projects top secret for as long as possible, and alongside LucasFilm, details about the new Star Wars film have been pretty thin on the ground lately....

'Star Wars: Episode VII' Getting Back On Track This Month

14th August 2014 -

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Star Wars Episode VII is set to resume filming later on this month following Harrison Ford’s injury on set back in June. The legendary star is reprising his iconic role of Han Solo for the...

'Star Wars: Episode VII' Back On Track After Harrison Ford's Injury

13th August 2014 -

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Star Wars: Episode VII is due to resume filming this month following a brief hiatus to allow Harrison Ford to recover from the leg injury that he suffered on set in June. Ford - who...

'Star Wars: Rebels' Unveils Preview Trailer For New Animated Series

6th August 2014 -

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Disney and Lucasfilm have released a seven minute preview of the new animated series 'Star Wars: Rebels' ahead of its premiere in October.The clip, acting as a sort of extended teaser, is set on the...

Star Wars: Episode VII Being Shot on Remote Island

29th July 2014 -

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The cast and crew of the new Star Wars film have descended upon a remote island off the south-western coast of Ireland to shoot a part of the project.JJ Abrams is directing the new Star...

Star Wars Episode VII: J.J. Abrams Performs an X-Wing Ship Tease While Plot Rumors Abound

22nd July 2014 -

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J.J. Abrams has been incrementally dripping visual information regarding the upcoming reboot, Star Wars: Episode VII; we’ve had a glimpse at a bustling Tattooine marketplace and a chess table from the Millennium Falcon. Now, while...

Star Wars: Episode VII Plot Leak, or Luke Skywalker's Severed Hand

21st July 2014 -

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A Star Wars Episode 7 plot leak, from the usually reliable Badass Digest, has thrown the Universe into disarray this weekend. We're still treating this as a rumour, but if you're totally against hearing anything...

Who Will Christina Chong Play in 'Star Wars: Episode VII'?

19th July 2014 -

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Actress Christina Chong, probably best known for 24: Live Another Day, has signed on for a small role in JJ Abrams' 'Star Wars: Episode 7', according to Latino Review. Chong's previous credits include Madonna's W.E.Her...

Kevin Smith's Star Wars Episode VII Set Visit: We Now Know About Stormtroopers

3rd July 2014 -

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While Star Wars: Episode VII without Stormtroopers would have been difficult to stomach; Kevin Smith’s recent visit to the set has all but confirmed their existence in the new movie.Smith posted a selfie in which...

No 'Star Wars Episode VII' News Means Kevin Smith Takes Centre Stage

1st July 2014 -

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Star Wars Episode VII has done a pretty good job of churning out fairly newsworthy stuff since it was announced following Disney’s acquisition of LucasFilm and everything related to a galaxy far, far away.Yes, ‘this...

May The Force Be With Him! But Who Is Star Wars Episode VIII Director Rian Johnson?

24th June 2014 -

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In the latest round of Star Wars news, Rian Johnson is said to be directing Episode VIII, ie the one that comes after the one that JJ Abrams is currently filming. According to Deadline the...

This Headline Has Tom Cruise and Star Wars In It. So...

23rd June 2014 -

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We’ve been privy to some pretty outlandish rumours surrounding the upcoming sci-fi reboot, but Tom Cruise for Star Wars Episode VII is the best one yet. The Mission Impossible actor has reportedly spoken to director...

5 Things We Didn't Know About Lupita Nyong'o Before Her Vogue Cover

22nd June 2014 -

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Lupita Nyong'o has graced the cover of Vogue for the fashion bible's July cover. The 31-year-old actress looked and sounded fantastic in the pictures and accompanying interview. The relative newcomer to our screens stole our...

What You Need to Know About Rian Johnson's Star Wars Appointment

21st June 2014 -

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We don’t get many leftfield directorial appointments in the world of movies, so Rian Johnson’s Star Wars nod really is something to savour. Johnson will direct Star Wars Episode VIII, and word on the street...

Rian Johnson Set To Direct 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' & 'Star Wars: Episode IX'

21st June 2014 -

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The forthcoming 'Star Wars' trilogy may have just found its next director.Lucasfilm have apparently approached filmmaker Rian John to write and direct 'Star Wars: Episode VII' and 'Star Wars: Episode IX,' Deadline reports.The 40 year-old...

Pinewood Studios - The New Home of 'Star Wars' - To Double in Size

19th June 2014 -

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Pinewood-Shepperton, the studios behind Maleficent, Guardians of the Galaxy and the new Star Wars movies, have been granted permission to double in size with a £200 million project. The increase in capacity will see new...

'Star Wars Episode VII' Rumours - Will "Jedi-Hunters" Be The Villains?

17th June 2014 -

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The plot of Star Wars is already being widely discussed despite the producers' attempts to keep the story line under wraps. Rumours are flying amuck about the possible plot and some of them are originating...

Harrison Ford To Be Shot From “Waist Up” For Star Wars: Episode VII?

16th June 2014 -

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Harrison Ford’s son, Ben Ford, has speculated that his father could be shot from the waist up for Star Wars: Episode VII whilst he recuperates from an injured ankle. The 71-year-old, who plays Han Solo...

Star Wars Spin-off to be Filmed in London, Announces Chancellor George Osborne

11th June 2014 -

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Chancellor George Osborne is excited about a new Star Wars spin-off, but not in the same way sci-fi geeks are. In fact, he announced the news that it would be filmed in the U.K via...

Star Wars Episode VII Adds Feminine Touch To Predominantly Male Cast With Nyong'o, Christie

3rd June 2014 -

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The Star Wars Episode VII cast is growing still with Lupita Nyong’o and Gwendoline Christie added. No details have been given on their characters yet, but the move does remedy some of the criticisms that...

Looking For The Star Wars Set Photos? Step Inside Our Office.

2nd June 2014 -

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The first Star Wars set photos have leaked online and are doing a pretty decent job of sending fans into a frenzy whilst simultaneously leaving them downright confused. The pesky guys at TMZ.com have gotten...

Everything You Need To Know About Christopher Lee's Metal Covers Album

2nd June 2014 -

 News

He’s been the evil wizard Saruman in one of the biggest grossing blockbuster franchises of all time. He’s played Dracula on almost a dozen occasions, a bond villain and a Sith Lord and he has...

The Empire Strikes Back: Movie Magazine Names Star Wars V the Best Film Ever

2nd June 2014 -

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Empire Magazine has named Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back as the best movie of all time after 250,000 avid film fans adopted their democratic right to vote.Of course, the conspiracy theorists amongst you will...

Are We Happy With Gareth Edwards Directing The Star Wars Spin-Off? [Poll]

23rd May 2014 -

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Gareth Edwards can’t complain. Having steered the Godzilla franchise towards box office domination and attracting sequel attention from Warner Bros. and Lionsgate, he’s been tapped to direct the first Star Wars spin-off film since Disney...

Confirmed: Gareth Edwards to Direct 'Star Wars' Spin-Off - Boba Fett? Yoda?

23rd May 2014 -

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It's been an exciting week in the Star Wars universe. Firstly, official filming on the new movie got under way in Abu Dhabi, followed by J.J Abrams announcing how one lucky fan could win a...

Star Wars: Force For Change

22nd May 2014 -

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J.J. Abrams, the director of the forthcoming 'Star Wars: Episode VII', speaks from the movie set in Abu Dhabi about a competition where you could win a chance to appear in the movie at Pinewood...

Want To Win A Role In 'Star Wars: Episode VII'? Step Right This Way

21st May 2014 -

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Attention Star Wars fanatics - you could be heading to Abu Dhabi for a special role in J.J Abrams forthcoming blockbuster, Episode VII. In a video shot on location in the UAE, the director announced...

Carrie Fisher, 35 Pounds Lighter, IS Keeping Mum About ‘Star Wars VII’ But Her Mother Certainly Isn’t!

18th May 2014 -

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Carrie Fisher was asked to lose 35 pounds, approximately 2.5 stone, for her upcoming role in Star Wars VII. The actress best known for her iconic role as Princess Leia revealed whilst attending an event...

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I was at the convention and would have loved to see an interview w/ Natalie Portman. None of the big stars were there and I just figured they were to busy for a Star Wars Convention of fans. Natalie as Queen Amadala is one of my favorite characters. Maybe they will invite her to the London convention.

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