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How Will Disney Capitalize On The Star Wars Brand?

Disney buying Lucasfilms for #4.05b, and manifestly the Star Wars franchise, is probably the biggest deal, not only in cinematic history, but in terms of global branding, ever.With this, Disney continues their tradition of buying...

Star Wars Episode 7: Hollywood's Stars Have Their Say

The news of Disney's acquisition - the $4.05b purchase of Lucasfilms, and with it the rights to reignite the Star Wars movies, has had a multitude of reactions: terror, gloom and dread from sci-fi aficionados...

Star Wars Episode 7: Where Will The Saga Take Us Next?

Director, George Lucas, at the New York premiere of 'The Adventures of Tintin'With Disney’s acquisition of LucasFilms this week, first on the agenda is a seventh Star Wars film – something that has split opinion...

Star Wars Episode 7 To Be Based On Heir To The Empire?

With news that Disney has acquired LucasFilms, speculation is growing as to the nature of the studio's planned Star Wars Episode 7. Though he'll work as an advisor, George Lucas will not produce or direct...

Bambi In Space? Disney Buys Lucasfilm To Reignite Star Wars Franchise

Disney is to purchase Lucasfilm, founded by George Lucas, for a whopping $4.05 billion in a deal that will pave the way for several new Star Wars films. In a move that has left sci-fi...

Star Wars 7... 8 And 9? Disney - What Have You Done!?

The news that Disney had bought Lucasfilms, and with it, the right to make as many Star Wars films as they want, will have undoubtedly been met with sighs and looks of haughty derision from...

Disney Purchases Lucasfilm And Plans To Prolong Star Wars Franchise With New Film

Disney have purchased Lucasfilm for $4.05b and have confirmed a new Star Wars film, which, if all goes to plan, will be hitting cinemas in 2015, Sky News reports.It's possibly the day every sci-fi fan...

George Lucas Sells Star Wars Production Company To Disney For $4 Billion

Filmmaker George Lucas has passed on the Star Wars torch to bosses at Disney after selling his production company for a whopping $4.05 billion.The movie mogul founded Lucasfilm in 1971 and since then he has...

Steven Spielberg Wants Lucas To Sort Out Indiana Jones 5 Script

Steven Spielberg has urged George Lucas to get the 'Indiana Jones 5' script ''organised''. The Hollywood director - who helmed the first four movies in the franchise - is desperate to make a fifth film...

Remaining Star Wars Prequels Will Get 2012 3d Release In 2013

The might of the Star Wars franchise appears to know no bounds. According to the Cinema Blend blog, Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace is currently ranked as 2012's 50th highest grossing movie....

Oprah Winfrey Tops Highest Paid Celebrity List

Oprah Winfrey has topped the Forbes List for celebrity wages, reports Reuters. She secures the top spot despite recent failings. In spite of wrapping up her world-famous talk show last year, and the muted success...

Oprah Winfrey Tops Forbes Highest Paid Celebrities List

Oprah Winfrey has been named the highest paid celebrity for the fourth year in a row.The media mogul - who quit her successful chat show last year after 25 years to focus on running her...

Keanu Reeves: Side By Side Is Personal

Keanu Reeves thinks making 'Side By Side' was a deeply personal experience.The 'Matrix' actor - who made his producing debut alongside Chris Kenneally - says his new documentary, which tackles the debate between traditional and...

George Lucas Warns Of Indiana Jones Delay

George Lucas fears his retirement plans may be on hold for the foreseeable future, because his final Indiana Jones plot needs approval from both Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford.The director, who created the archaeologist adventurer...

George Lucas Retiring

George Lucas is still planning to retire. The 'Star Wars' director is hoping to give up on Hollywood and make small scale movies at home for his own enjoyment. He told Empire magazine: ''I'm moving...

Red Tails Takes Off On Dvd

Red Tails , which producer George Lucas financed out of his own pocket after the major studios spurned it, flew to first place on the Nielsen Video Scan First-Alert chart in its first week on...

Carrie Underwood And Mike Fisher To Open Up About Marriage

Country singer Carrie Underwood and her hockey-playing husband Mike Fisher are the latest invitees to be on the latest hit-venture from Oprah Winfrey, when the two feature on the next episode of Oprah's Next Chapter....

Lady Gaga Cast As Alien In 'Men In Black 3'

You kind of suspected it of both of them, Lady Gaga is possibly too eccentric for anyone on earth to comprehend, whilst there's something almost unnatural about the squeaky clean appearance of 18 year-old pop...

Darth Vader Character Designer Ralph Mcquarrie Dies, Aged 82

The Star Wars character designer Ralph MCQuarrie has died, aged 82. Washington Post reports that MCQuarrie passed away on March 3, 2012 at his Berkeley, California home, having suffered complications from Parkinson's disease. MCQuarrie also...

George Lucas Pays Tribute To Star Wars Artist Mcquarrie

George Lucas has paid tribute to Ralph MCQuarrie, the artist who helped him bring his Star Wars vision to the big screen, after his death on Saturday (03Mar12).MCQuarrie was 82 years old when he passed...

Vanity Fair Oscars Party 2012: Who Mixed With Who?

As the Oscars ceremony wound-down at the Kodak Theatre on Sunday (26 February 2012), staff at the Sunset Tower Hotel were frantically preparing their ballroom for the prestigious Vanity Fair after-party, which had already welcomed...

Stormtroopers Share Popcorn At Star Wars 3d Screening

Star Wars cinemagoers in London were stunned this week, when a team of Stormtroopers marched into the screening of Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace 3D at the Apollo Cinema in Piccadilly Gardens, reports...

Spike Lee Unedited: Hollywood Knows Nothing About Black People

At this year's Sundance Film Festival, the film director Spike Lee surprised audiences with a fiery tirade, peppered with expletives, explaining his feelings regarding the treatment of black people in the film industry. Lee did...

George Lucas Had Near-fatal Car Accident In High School

George Lucas defied doctor's odds to make a full recovery after a severe car accident almost claimed his life in high school.The Star Wars creator was driving home from school in the middle of his...

Kate Beckinsale's Underworld Takes A Bite Out Of Box Office Competition

Despite receiving a lukewarm critical response, Kate Beckinsale 's latest Underworld movie - Underworld: Awakening - has topped the U.S. Box office charts. According to Bbc News today (January 23, 2012), the film grossed $25.4...

Movie Reviews Red Tails

If, as George Lucas has announced, Red Tails , his take on the all-black Tuskegee Airmen of World War II, turns out to be his last Hollywood movie, he's going out in a blaze of...

Kate Beckinsale's Catsuit Expected To Win Box Office Battle

Kate Beckinsale squeezes back into her leather catsuit for the latest movie in the Underworld franchise, which looks on course to topple the box-office competition over the weekend. The actress, 38, reprises her role as...

No More Star Wars: George Lucas Retires From Blockbusters

George Lucas says he is "retiring" from making blockbuster movies after his latest venture, war movie Red Tails, was rejected by all of the major studios. The director, who financed the project himself, says movie...

Lucas To Retire From Blockbusters, Make "Personal" Films

Apparently disgusted with his treatment by Hollywood studios when he approached them to finance Red Tails, his film about World War II's famed Tuskegee Airmen, featuring an all-black cast, George Lucas has told the New...

George Lucas Is Retiring From Big Budget Films

Legendary filmmaker George Lucas has announced he is retiring from Hollywood, insisting he no longer wants to make blockbuster movies.The Star Wars creator is best known for his work on the iconic sci-fi franchise, as...

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