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From lightsabers to Darth Vader's mask to quotable lines ("I know!"), few movies are as hugely iconic as the original Star Wars trilogy. But new video has just revealed that one of the most memorably elements of the sci-fi fantasy was nearly cut from the films completely, that'd be the voice of Yoda.
Three incredible posters. One features the Millennium Falcon and a squadron of X-Wing fighters, all worse for the wear after the Battle of Endor. Another depicts a Star Destroyer crashing into what looks like an ocean.
To understand our future, we must sometimes look to the past. In the case of Star Wars, it looks like they've taken that lesson to heart, and will continue to do so at the L.A. Philharmonic's gala opening.
Some rumblings have been going around about the original Star Wars trilogy finding its way, in all of its unaltered glory, to Blu Ray in the near future. While this might not be the easiest prospect, there is hope.
It seems like we're always learning something new about Star Wars: Episode VII, and the particular details about it that are being shrouded in secrecy. While we've been drip fed little things here and there, and nothing has been confirmed or officially announced involving the story, or more importantly who the scads of cast members new to the franchise are playing.
Part of what J.J. Abrams and the other directors invited into George Lucas’ sandbox are learning exactly what is spelled out in these books: that this is a fertile landscape to explore, with thousands of viable stories that need to be told in some way, shape or form.
Both Carrie Fisher and James Earl Jones are true legends of the Star Wars franchise. The former, of course, played the beautiful and heroic Princess Leia in the original sci-fi franchise, while the latter lent his deep, booming voice to the dark, foreboding presence of Darth Vader.
Though set in a galaxy far, far away and long ago, Star Wars: Episode VII will soon be finding a new home just off the coast of Ireland.
Ian McDiarmid will only say it “might” happen. And he’s right. Anything is possible in this brave new world of Star Wars movies.
A project as massive as Star Wars: Episode VII doesn’t need to roll Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford (and his busted leg) and Carrie Fisher on a stage to generate headlines. The stories are going to come anyway.
If you're a true-blue sci-fi geek, then you very likely know the name Steven Moffat. An extremely prolific writer and producer, he is best known for helping resurrect Doctor Who and creating Sherlock, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.
Georgia's Plaza Theater is ready to celebrate 75 years of operation, and to celebrate they're enlisting the help of another time tested classic. If you've ever wanted to see Star Wars in movie theaters yet again, now's your shot!
Has the identity of the actor playing Boba Fett in a standalone Star Wars movie been sitting underneath our nose this whole time? It seems possible.
Apart from being a well-regarded director and obsessive hockey fan, Kevin Smith has turned into a sort of spokesman for the nerd/ geek community. He’s given access to long-term plans. His opinion is always asked on even the most minor superhero-related controversies, and he’s even invited on sets to view productions in progress.
Thanks to Star-Lord's trusted Walkman and pair of bright orange headphones, we can be sure that the soundtrack to James Gunn's upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy will be packed with all kinds of great '80s rock hits - and we've already gotten a taste of that from the trailers.
After impressing critics and audiences with the intelligent, creative Brick, The Brothers Bloom and Looper (as well as multiple stints behind the camera on Breaking Bad), writer-director Rian Johnson is graduating to one of the highest-profile gigs in the industry. He’s helming two Star Wars movies.
The Lucas Cultural Arts Museum is evaluating two different build sites for its permanent home. But does it really have to be one site or the other?
Yes, it has the band members in the Mos Eisley Cantina playing a version of “Under the Sea” from The Little Mermaid, so Han Solo can croon a show tune while drinking with Pocahontas and Snow White. Seriously, this fan-made short film is like the hyperdrive version of Disney pop-culture overload.
When it comes to the Star Wars standalone movies – the ones that will exist outside of the saga being launched by J.J. Abrams – the names “Han Solo” and “Boba Fett” have been repeated by various outlets, so we just assume that they will be the focal points of those films once they launch.
Those are two wonderful filmmakers, and they could do a great deal with the early days of one of cinema's most lovable rapscallions. Harrison Ford is cool, but, admit it, once you saw him showing up in stuff like Hollywood Homicide and Morning Glory, you realized you loved Han and not Ford.
There are locations in and around Africa and the Middle East that can help filmmakers replicate alien territories. After that, the effects wizards being hired in house at Pinewood can recreate anything that Abrams, Edwards or Josh Trank might need.
What if what they want is Michael B. Jordan reuniting with Chronicle and Fantastic Four director Josh Trank on a Han Solo movie? What if Jordan is playing young Lando to an as-yet-uncast Han?
Now we have Josh Trank adding one to his busy schedule. LucasFilm and Disney are doing a terrific job of filling its stable with fresh, innovative and strong storytellers. And they appear to be giving them time to map out the universes that they want to explore, as the standalone Star Wars movies reportedly will start arriving in theaters after J.J. Abrams delivers Star Wars: Episode VII in December 2016.
The creator of this alphabetized Star Wars video can’t stop here, right? If it’s a program that allows him or her to separate the dialogue in movies, can The Empire Strikes Back be far behind? Don’t you want to know how many times the name “Lando” is uttered in the Star Wars trilogy?
The first Star Wars is unquestionably an amazing film, but it's hardly the most original movie ever made. In writing the script, directing and editing, George Lucas wore his influences on his sleeve, throwing in casual stylistic references to the classic Flash Gordon serials, John Carter stories or movies like The Hidden Fortress and Metropolis.