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George Lucas: I Wouldn't Have Finished Star Wars If It Wasn't For Disney

George Lucas has said he would still be working on the latest ‘Star Wars’ trilogy if he hadn’t handed the franchise over to Disney.The 76-year-old filmmaker and his Lucasfilm banner created the hugely popular sci-fi...

Mark Hamill Leads Tributes To David Prowse

Mark Hamill has paid tribute to David Prowse, admitting he was "much more than Darth Vader". The former bodybuilder, who played the Dark Lord of the Sith in the original 'Star Wars' trilogy after being...

Ewan Mcgregor Inspired By Sir Alec Guinness' Obi-wan Kenobi

Ewan McGregor's reprisal of Obi-Wan Kenobi has been inspired by the late Sir Alec Guinness.The 49-year-old star is playing the Jedi Master once again in an upcoming 'Star Wars' spin-off project for Disney+ and, since...

The Mandalorian Season Two To Premiere In October

'The Mandalorian's second season is set to premiere on Disney+ on October 30.The first series of the space opera - which is a spin-off from the 'Star Wars' film franchise - proved to be a...

George Lucas 'Very Complimentary' About The Mandalorian

George Lucas has been ''very complimentary'' about 'The Mandalorian', according to executive producer Dave Filoni.The 'Star Wars' creator was pictured visiting the set of the Disney+ spin-off during the first series and Filoni has revealed...

Ahmed Best Would Return To Star Wars As Jar Jar Binks

Ahmed Best would play be prepared to play Jar Jar Binks again in a 'Star Wars' project.The 46-year-old actor voiced the character in George Lucas' three 'Star Wars' prequels and, despite experiencing a huge backlash...

Dune Works As Standalone Story

'Dune' will be a satisfying standalone movie, despite being the first of a two-parter.Denis Villeneuve's adaptation of Frank Herbert's sci-fi novel is set to be released in December and will cover the first half of...

Kathleen Kennedy: George Lucas Became Antsy Without Star Wars

George Lucas directed the 'Star Wars' prequels because he became ''antsy'', according to Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy.The 75-year-old director returned to the franchise after almost 20 years to helm the prequel trilogy, which began with...

Josh Trank Quit Boba Fett Film Before He Was Fired

Josh Trank admits that he quit his planned 'Star Wars' film before he was fired.In 2014, the 36-year-old filmmaker had been lined up to helm a standalone movie based on the character of Boba Fett...

Ron Howard To Direct Thirteen Lives

Ron Howard is to direct 'Thirteen Lives', a drama based on Tham Luang cave rescue in 2018.According to Deadline, the 66-year-old filmmaker will helm the movie, which tells the story of the boys football team...

May The Fourth Be With You: 10 Things You Never Knew About 'Star Wars'

It's still going strong 40 years after the first movie of the series was released, which means there is plenty of incredible trivia floating around the internet in regards to George Lucas' 'Star Wars' franchise....

George Lucas Says 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Is "Beautifully Made"

This week, the eighth episodic adventure in the 'Star Wars' universe will come to fans in the form of 'The Last Jedi', with Rian Johnson serving as director and returning stars including Mark Hamill, Daisy...

Star Wars Get Togethers Are Like High School Reunions For George Lucas

This month's 'Star Wars' 40th anniversary was a real hit with everybody, and in the wake of that comes the official release date for 'Star Wars: Episode IX'. But even now that George Lucas is...

George Lucas' Museum Of Narrative Art To Be Built In Los Angeles

George Lucas’ proposed Museum of Narrative Art will be located in Los Angeles, it has been confirmed, after a design put forward by the city won out over a rival concept from San Francisco.The legendary...

Harrison Ford Leads 'Star Wars' Cast In Paying Tribute To Carrie Fisher

The cast of Star Wars have been paying tribute to co-star Carrie Fisher who passed away on Tuesday, four days after suffering a heart attack on a flight home from London.The 60-year-old actress was loved...

Top 10 'Easter Egg' Moments In Iconic Movies

Everyone likes a good Easter Egg hunt this time of year, but one of our favourites involves searching them out in iconic films. Of course, these 'Easter eggs' aren't of the chocolate variety, merely snippets...

Harrison Ford Will Return As Indiana Jones For Fifth Movie In 2019

Disney have announced that a fifth Indiana Jones movie is on the way, with Harrison Ford back as the whip-wielding archaeologist. While rumours of a new Indiana Jones movie have been around for years, many...

George Lucas And Carole King's Kennedy Center Honors Gala Hits Cbs

George Lucas might've have handed over the reins of 'Star Wars' to JJ Abrams, but his input into that world has certainly not been forgotten. Alongside songwriter Carole King, he was honored for the 38th...

George Lucas Says Watching 'The Force Awakens' Will Be Like Being A Divorced Father At His Grown Child's Wedding

With just over a fortnight until The Force Awakens eventually hits cinemas, Star Wars creator George Lucas has spoken of his mixed feelings about seeing the new movie, comparing himself to a divorced father at...

Criticism Drove George Lucas Away From The 'Star Wars' Franchise

As the arrival of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' draws ever nearer, fans have been voraciously consuming the last six movies with increasing excitement. Of course, it's a bit of a grieving process for true...

George Lucas Donates $10 Million To Usc Film School

The Star Wars director's funds will be used to establish The George Lucas Foundation Endowed Student Support Fund for Diversity to bolster the recruitment of black and Hispanic students in hopes of boosting...

Star Wars Movie Breaks Ticket Sales Records

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, the latest installment in George Lucas' iconic sci-fi franchise, smashed the U.K. record for the most advance ticket purchases after going on sale on Monday...

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)....

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...

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...

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