Friday, May 24, 2019

Get Your #MakeSolo2Happen Hashtag Ready to Change the World

Solo: A Star Wars Story arrived in May 2018 and quickly became the lowest-grossing Star Wars film in recent memory. But sometimes bummers turn into runners. A year later, Star Wars fans are rallying for a sequel to young Han Solo's story.

The hashtag #MakeSolo2Happen hit the trending charts on Twitter on Thursday with a push from Star Wars News Net and its Resistance Broadcast podcast.

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Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Movie Definitely in the Works

A movie based on Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic — the beloved video game first released in 2003 — is currently being written by Laeta Kalogridis (Avatar, Shutter Island) for Lucasfilm, three sources close to the project told BuzzFeed News.

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Fans Working on HD Remake of Star Wars: Rogue Squadron Video Game

Star Wars: Rogue Squadron was a video game created for N64. However, the visuals don't really hold up in this day and age. A group of fans have taken on the task of an HD remake and you can check out some of their progress above. It certainly looks way better than the original.

J.J. Abrams Opens UP About How Leia Will Return for Episode IX

When Carrie Fisher died in 2016, the immediate assumption was that her character General Leia would not be returning for the next Star Wars sequel. But that idea was soon put to rest when it was revealed director J.J. Abrams would be utilizing unused footage of Fisher to complete the Skywalker saga. Now, we have even more details on how Abrams and company are bringing back Leia for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Vanity Fair Releases New Photos and Video from 'The Rise of Skywalker'

Vanity Fair has released a number of photos - and even a "behind-the-scenes" video - from the set of Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker. They provide our first look at new characters and creatures, and even the Knights of Ren. You can check them out below.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

20 Years Ago Today: 'Episode I: The Phantom Menace' Opened in Theaters

20 years ago today - May 19, 1999 - Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace opened in theaters, reigniting the space saga for fans around the world.

Here's a quick look back at the movie that was our first step into larger worlds in the Star Wars universe.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Third Live-Action Star Wars Series Coming to Disney+

Lucasfilm is expanding the Star Wars universe to the small screen in a big way with their first live-action series set in a galaxy far, far away coming to Disney+ this fall. The show is called The Mandalorian (seen above), and the footage shown at Star Wars Celebration impressed the hell out of us. After that, there will be a series focusing on Rebel Alliance spy Cassian Andor before the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. But according to Disney chief Bob Iger, there will be a third live-action Star Wars series that is likely to get off the ground before the new round of movies kicks off in 2022.

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Next Star Wars Film After The Rise of Skywalker From Game of Thrones Writers

We’re going from Westeros to a galaxy far, far away. While speaking at the MoffetNathanson Media & Communications summit today, Walt Disney Company chairman Bob Iger confirmed that the next Star Wars film following The Rise of Skywalker will be from Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, coming in 2022.

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Happy Birthday to George Lucas!

Happy birthday to the maker himself, George Lucas!

Born in Modesto, California, Lucas graduated from the University of Southern California in 1967. He co-founded American Zoetrope with filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola soon afterward. Lucas wrote and directed THX 1138 in 1971, based on his earlier student short Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB, which was a critical success but a financial failure. His next work as a writer-director was the film American Graffiti in 1973, inspired by his youth in the early 1960s in California and produced through the newly founded Lucasfilm. The film was critically and commercially successful, and received five Academy Award nominations including Best Picture.

Soon after, he wrote and directed a certain space opera for Twentieth Century Fox, and the rest is history.

Happy birthday Uncle George!

A Classic Lightsaber Duel Gets an Incredible Update (VIDEO)

The classic duel between Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi in A New Hope has been re-imagined and upgraded, and it looks incredible.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Study VR Sickness While Playing Star Wars Video Game

Screen capture from a VR experienced developed for Oculus Rift in Unity3D as a project at the University of Utah. The game is intended to be a remake of the 1983 ATARI Star Wars arcade/coin-op game originally developed by Mike Hally; it is now presented to you in full HD rendered goodness and fully custom 4K texturing.

John Williams Has Seen The Rise of Skywalker - What Does He Think?

The release is still months away, but the first Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker reaction is in! Of course, it’s not exactly from an impartial source. John Williams, who composed music for every main Star Wars movie, is hard at work scoring the Rise of Skywalker, and he’s revealed his early thoughts on the film.

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Friday, May 10, 2019

Writer David S. Goyer Talks VR Experience Star Wars: Vader Immortal

Earlier this week, /Film's Peter Sciretta had the opportunity to sit down with Star Wars: Vader Immortal director Ben Snow, writer David Goyer, and executive producer Mark S. Miller to discuss their first big leap into telling immersive Star Wars stories in your home via virtual reality.

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Check Out Our Funko Smugglers Bounty 'Wookiee' Mystery Box Unboxing Video!

Funko's Star Wars Smuggler's Bounty Mystery Box for April 2019 is here! You can check out our unboxing video below, and see for yourself what we found inside!

The Millennium Falcon Really Pushes Our Buttons in New Star Wars By the Numbers

The Millennium Falcon is the fastest ship in the galaxy! It is filled with buttons, switches, and levers that control its amazing maneuvers and unlock its surprises -- in this episode of Star Wars By the Numbers, discover every switch flip, button press, and control interaction in the Millennium Falcon!

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Astronaut Celebrates Peter Mayhew on International Space Station

Peter Mayhew, known for playing Chewbacca in the Star Wars films, has finally received the space-based tribute he deserves. The celebration of Mayhew came courtesy of astronaut Nick Hague who secured a photo of Mayhew to one of the International Space Station's (ISS) windows with a gorgeous view of Earth in the background.

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The Force Was With This Star Wars Day Wedding

“For one Pocatello couple, strong, the force of love is.”

That’s what Yoda might have said had he been at the wedding ceremony hosted at the Assemble Learning and Event Center in Pocatello on Saturday afternoon.

Well, Yoda was present for the wedding of Pocatello residents Carrie and Allen Gresick. Yoda, or Ella Jackson, was the flower girl and she was one of hundreds of participants in the Gresick’s “Star Wars” themed wedding, which the couple intentionally hosted on May 4.

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Starbucksgate Has Even Reached a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Over 20 Books WiIl Lead Up to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

A galaxy of stories leading to the final film in the Skywalker saga is on the way.

In celebration of Star Wars Day, is thrilled to reveal “Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” a series of books and comics connected to the highly-anticipated movie.

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Release Dates for New 'Star Wars' Trilogy Announced

Disney has announced release dates for three new Star Wars films, which could signal that a previously-announced trilogy is moving forward.

Lightsaber Sunrise Will Thrill You [VIDEO]

Saturday was unofficially "Star Wars Day" -- you know, "May the 4th Be With You" and all that.

But Mother Nature played along with a thrilling "light saber" tribute during sunrise.

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Monday, May 6, 2019

Annual Fontana Days Parade Star Wars-Themed

Even though the name itself implies conflict, nothing seems to bring people together in unity like "Star Wars." That was the case on May 4, when thousands of local residents celebrated this year's theme of "May the 4th Be With You" during the annual Fontana Days Parade. With school bands playing the famous music from the beloved movie series, many marchers dressed up in "Star Wars" costumes (Princess Leia was one of the favorites).

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Listen to John Williams' Soundtrack for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

The “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Symphonic Overture Suite,” a track written by John Williams and inspired by the themed land inside the parks, is available now. Be among the first to hear his latest musical piece that will complement the immersive world of Batuu.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Watch our May the 4th/Revenge of the 5th Viewing Party!

Wondering how to celebrate May the 4th and Revenge of the 5th? We've put together a cool YouTube playlist of awesome Star Wars videos you can watch anytime! Classic commercials, mashups, bloopers, and vintage interviews are included! There are even a few surprises, so check it out and enjoy the next two days!

Enjoy May the Fourth and Revenge of the 5th!

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Peter Mayhew Has Passed Away at 74

Peter Mayhew, who became a pop culture icon as the lovable Chewbacca in the Star Wars saga, has passed away at the age of 84.

Neil deGrasse Tyson Says Star Wars Gets One Thing Scientifically Right

During the 2018 "Cosmos: Possible Worlds" panel at Comic-Con, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson credited "Star Wars" with getting one scientific concept correct.

And it happens to be on Tatooine.

"More than half the stars you see in the night sky are double and multiple star systems and no one had thought to put a planet around any of them."

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Star Wars Characters Visit Ilinois Advocate Children's Hospital [VIDEO]

Stormtroopers brought smiles to patients at Advocate Children's Hospital in Park Ridge.

Star Wars characters, including an Imperial TIE Pilot, an ATAT Pilot, and a BB-8 Droid, among others, stopped by the hospital's inpatient and Pediatric Intensive Care Units.

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

New Star Wars Studio the Reason for Movies Being Put on Hold?

It seems that the delays for the official announcement for new Star Wars projects may be due to the construction of a new studio for the franchise. According to the report a new studio will be constructed in the suburbs of London. In addition, the studio has apparently been made so that the people making Star Wars don’t feel rushed to complete their projects.

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Darth Vader Costume Estimated to Sell for $1 to $2 Million

Sci-fi fans may want to take note of the upcoming TCM Presents… Wonders of the Galaxy auction hosted by Bonhams and Turner Classic Movies.

The highlight of the May 14 classic movie memorabilia sale—at Bonhams’ Los Angeles auction house—is a complete Darth Vader costume from Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back. The suit is estimated to sell for between $1 million and $2 million, according to a news release from the firm.

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May the 4th / Revenge of the 5th Event List 2019!

Looking for something to do this May the 4th or Revenge of the 5th? We got you covered!

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Send us your May the 4th/Revenge of the 5th Events!

We're compiling a list of public events for both May the 4th and Revenge of the 5th. If you're organizing one, please fill out the form below and let us know!

WATCH: Topps 'Rise of Skywalker' Trading Card Set Review (VIDEO)

We got a hold of Topps' new "The Rise of Skywalker" card set, and even made a video of this fantastic new product!

Sunday, April 28, 2019

The Retro Star Wars Board Game and Tarkin Figure is Now in Stores!

Hasbro's "Escape From Death Star" Board Game, with an exclusive Grand Moff Tarkin Retro Collection action figure, is now available in stores!

Friday, April 26, 2019

Marine Corps Tech Looks Like It Comes Out of the Battle of Hoth

This Marine Corps tech looks like it's from Star Wars. The Marine Corps is integrating new technologies into an existing handheld GPS targeting system that helps Marines locate adversaries on the battlefield.

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Brie Larson's Beat Saber Skills Prove She's Ready for Star Wars [VIDEO]

Brie Larson and Jimmy take turns playing a virtual reality music game where they play their way through different songs by trying to hit the right notes with laser swords.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Celebrate May the Fourth with Your Dog in Friendswood, TX

May the furs be with you during the second annual Zoo’s Rezcue Paw Wars 5K Fun Run on May 4 in Friendswood.

The event, scheduled from 4-8 p.m. on a day recognized as “Star Wars Day” around the world by fans of the George Lucas film, will occur at Stevenson Park, 1100 S Friendswood Drive, to benefit efforts to rescue neglected or homeless pets. (In case you didn’t know, the holiday may stem from a 1979 British newspaper ad that proclaimed, “May the Fourth Be With You” to congratulate Margaret Thatcher on her May 4 victory to become prime minister).

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John Boyega Thinks The Rise of Skywalker is the End of the Road for Finn

Disney’s upcoming “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” has long been touted as the final chapter in the nine-film Skywalker saga, and according to star John Boyega, the studio means it. Comments the actor made while at Star Wars Celebration have gone viral for implying the actor will not reprise his role as Finn in any capacity following the release of “The Rise of Skywalker” this Christmas. Boyega was introduced as the new character in “The Force Awakens” and many fans have been left wondering if certain characters would live on past “The Rise of Skywalker” release.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

FLASHBACK: Mark Hamill on 'The Great Space Coaster' in 1981!

Back in 1981, Mark Hamill was fresh off the success of The Empire Strikes Back, and made a number of TV appearances. One appearance, on a syndicated children's show, has rarely been seen in recent years, until YouTube came to the rescue.

Star Wars: The Escape Room Coming to Chilliwack Library

The Sardis Library is feeling strong with the force, and has a free activity planned to prove it.

They’ve woven the theme of “May the Fourth be With You” with the popularity of escape rooms, to create a unique experience for families. Participants will have to tap into their own Jedi powers, and use the Force to break out of the Star Wars themed escape room.

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Friday, April 19, 2019

Rare Unopened TIE Bomber Toy Found in Leicestershire Loft

A rare and unopened Star Wars toy has been found in a loft after lying forgotten for 40 years. The Tie Bomber spacecraft was discovered unopened and in its original box in Coalville, Leicestershire.

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George Lucas Has a Message for Phantom Menace Fans

George Lucas gave a little video message to all of the fans at the Phantom Menace 20th anniversary panel during Celebration Chicago 2019!

Thursday, April 18, 2019

R2-D2 Inspires French Supermarket Chain to Use Robots for Delivery

A French supermarket chain plans to use robots, inspired by the iconic R2-D2 droid in the ‘Star Wars’ franchise, to deliver groceries to customers in Paris.

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Actor Giancarlo Esposito Opens Up About New Tech Used for The Mandalorian

The Mandalorian is already primed and ready to be special given that it’s the first-ever live-action Star Wars TV show, but in a manner fitting a franchise as huge and iconic as Star Wars, it sounds like the approach to creating the upcoming Disney+ series was anything but ordinary.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Kathleen Kennedy Confirms Knights of the Old Republic Project in Development

The Star Wars universe is only going to get bigger after Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker closes out the Skywalker Saga this December. And for Lucasfilm, that means returning to a few beloved stories that have never yet been adapted to the big or small screen. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, in a somewhat uncharacteristically frank answer, confirmed that a long-rumored Knights of the Old Republic project is in the works.

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Happy National Haiku Poetry Day!

In celebration of National Haiku Poetry Day, we wanted to share this great one written by Chewbacca.

The Chosen One Prophecy Finally Revealed in Master & Apprentice Novel

Star Wars has finally revealed the full text of the famous Chosen One prophecy. The idea was introduced in The Phantom Menace, used to explain Anakin Skywalker's importance in the galaxy. After encountering the young boy on Tatooine, Qui-Gon Jinn firmly believed Anakin was the mythical figure the prophecy spoke of that would bring balance to the Force. Even though Anakin was deemed too old, Qui-Gon passionately pushed for Skywalker to be trained by the Jedi, and used his last moments of life to request Obi-Wan take Anakin on as an apprentice.

"A Chosen One shall come, born of no father, and through him will ultimate balance in the Force be restored."

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VIDEO INTERVIEWS: Daisy Ridley and the Cast and Crew Discuss 'The Rise of Skywalker'

The cast and crew of Episode IX were on hand this weekend at Star Wars Celebration, to give us the very first look at The Rise of Skywalker. They even stopped to give interviews, and the highlights can be seen below.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Get a Look at More The Mandalorian Images

Check out several new photos revealed during the Star Wars Celebration panel for The Mandalorian, featuring the title character and our first looks at Greef (Carl Weathers) and Cara Dune (Gina Carano), as well as the official logo.

A Bunch of New Images from The Rise of Skywalker

Every generation has a legend.

See the first images from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

The Ending of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Changed During Filming

Although it’s important for a script to be finished by the time a movie starts shooting, that doesn’t mean certain elements of the story won’t change during filming. In Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’s case, its ending went through various changes in the creative process, including as the cameras were rolling on the final installment of the Skywalker Saga. As Daisy Ridley recalled when asked how she found out about The Rise of Skywalker’s ending.

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