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Mark Hamill has opened up about George Lucas' directorial style on Star Wars, and he's far from complimentary.
This may come as a shock, but James Earl Jones was not the first person to audition for the role of Darth Vader in Star Wars, nor was he George Lucasí first choice. We know, thatís pretty much blasphemy at this point, but this comes from the mouth of Lucas himself. During a recent ceremony honoring James Earl Jones, the father of Star Wars made a special appearance to reveal the 11 other names he considered for Vader.
The prequels might have been panned critically, but it wasn't all bad. These Star Wars prequels characters make the prequels worth watching.
The advances in technology are rapidly changing the way we live our lives and, in the case of actors, earning their next paychecks. As Alan Cumming told me during an interview for George Lucasí fairytale musical endeavor, neither he nor his Strange Magic co-star Evan Rachel Wood landed their roles through practical means.
Spoiler culture affects 100% of George Lucas' work. The man behind the original Star Wars movies had to deal with them all the time, as paparazzi and intrepid fans tried to snap as many pics and glean as many details as they could before the films came out. Now that heís moved on to different pastures, itís not as big of a problem anymore. But that doesnít mean he likes them any less.
It was revealed in a recent interview that George Lucas, the father of the Star Wars movies, had originally planned to make Episode 7 before Disney purchased Lucasfilm. He even began developing some ideas for the next installment, which he passed along to Disney. As it turns out, though, the Mouse House and J.J. Abrams didnít use Lucasí treatment ideas for the current script.
When George Lucas sold his company along with the rights to the Star Wars franchise to Disney back in 2012, it certainly felt as if history had turned a page on the visionary who had given popular culture so much. However, the exact reasons he had washed his hands of the legendary sci-fi franchise that he built from the ground up has been a mystery for a while.
George Lucas isn't someone you want upset at you. He's a very wealthy and very powerful man. That's why we're fearing for the the Academy after hearing news of the filmmaker's latest beef with the organization.
Did you know that Star Wars creator George Lucas originally made plans to write and direct the continuation himself before the big buy? Turns out it was a lot more extensive than he thought, which was why he put a cork on that inkling.
George Lucas sent Steven Spielberg a wonderful telegram just before the 1982 Academy Awards, which pretty much epitomizes their adorable friendship.
Indiana Jones 5 has been an on again/off again prospect that fans have dreaded and/or anticipated since the last Indy film hit theaters. Read on to hear the latest on the film's status as a viable option.
George Lucas still hasnít watched the first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. However he actually has a commendable reason for missing out on the clip. He wants to wait until it is in cinemas.
The internet has awakened the force, with an overload of incredible Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer spoofs and now there's classic Star Wars: A New Hope version.
Ever wonder how George Lucas (and Anakin Skywalker) would react to the Force Awakens trailer? Now you don't have to wonder.
It turns out that George Lucas really didnít want Star Wars: The Force Awakens to happen. Thatís according to an interview he conducted over five years ago. But itís safe to say that heís changed his mind since then.
Mark Hamill apparently had his eye on reprising his role of Luke Skywalker. Watch this video of him discussing the future of Star Wars.
Remember the feelings you had towards the Star Wars: Special Editions and the numerous changes that George Lucas made to the films you loved as a kid? This trailer is going to bring all of those back.
Chicago conservation organization called Friends of the Parks has filed a lawsuit to stop George Lucas from planting his Lucas Museum of Narrative Art on the shores of Lake Michigan.
Walt Disney Studios has officially announced the latest from Lucasfilm will be Strange Magic, a madcap fairy tale musical that's animated and inspired by William Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream.
If Lucasfilm tries to shut down your Star Wars-themed beer over claims of copyright infringement, what do you do? Call in a stormtrooper for a response video of course!
Syracuseís Empire Brewing Co. has been issued a a notice of opposition from Lucasfilm because of the name of one their bock lagers, "Strikes Bock." Yup. Empire's Strikes Bock.
An interview with Star Wars legend, Alex Guinness, from over 35 years ago has revealed that the filmís producers actually screwed him out of a deal that was worth millions upon millions of dollars. Guinness was originally offered 2% of the George Lucasí royalties from the film, but when he offered a bevy of improvements to the film Lucas decided to give him 0.50% more. But when he spoke to producers they insisted it was only 0.25%. The sneaky sods.
Go deep inside Industrial Light and Magic to see how they created the visual magic in films like Return of the Jedi and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom via this 1984 episode of Nova
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.
While many fans still feel he did his part to ruin his own reputation with the Star Wars prequels and special editions, George Lucas to this day remains one of the most important figures in film history. Not only did he bring us amazing franchises like Star Wars and Indiana Jones and make great titles like American Graffiti, he was also always on the forefront of both audio and visual technology, starting up labs like Industrial Light and Magic and Skywalker Sound.