ARTICLES RELATING TO STAR WARS

The Force is strong with MythBusters

2014-02-07 15:02

Look and learn, young padawans. Strong the Force is with MythBusters on Discovery Channel which will be airing an amazing Star Wars: Revenge of the Myth special episode this Sunday.

Star Wars pistol up for auction

2013-12-05 18:00

The Mauser-style pistol that Harrison Ford's character Han Solo used in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and The Return of the Jedi is up for sale to the highest bidder.

R2-D2 could make a Star Wars comeback

2013-11-16 11:00

R2-D2 may return in Star Wars: Episode VII after director JJ Abrams appeared to hint at his comeback by posting a picture on Twitter.

George Lucas in cahoots with JJ Abrams about Star Wars

2013-10-09 18:30

George Lucas is "constantly talking" to Star Wars Episode VII director JJ Abrams about the direction of the new film, according to his son Jett.

12 famous celebrity audition tapes

2013-09-25 12:40

Not everyone gets their big break from being spotted in the supermarket. Check out these audition tapes.

Star Wars cinematographer dies

2013-08-28 10:51

Gilbert Taylor, the influential Star Wars cinematographer who worked on a number of stellar films, has died at the age of 99, according to the British Society of Cinematographers.

George Lucas, new wife welcome baby

2013-08-13 09:59

George Lucas and Mellody Hobson have welcomed their first child together, daughter Everest Hobson Lucas, via gestational surrogate.

Harrison Ford wants Indiana Jones 5

2013-08-07 22:30

Harrison Ford is hoping to reprise his role as Indiana Jones in a fifth film as he believes he can still portray the character's "courage and wit".

Blomkamp says no to Star Trek 3

2013-07-09 10:26

Neill Blomkamp has revealed that he wouldn't direct Star Trek 3 because he has no interest in helming a movie franchise.

Joss Whedon sad to turn down Star Wars

2013-05-30 19:09

Joss Whedon admits to being disappointed that he couldn't direct Star Wars Episode VII as he is already connected to The Avengers sequel in 2015.

Game on for Star Wars and Disney

2013-05-07 19:08

Disney is not giving up on Star Wars video games after all, entering a multi-year deal with Electronic Arts to develop new Star Wars video games.

Star Wars commander LeParmentier dies

2013-04-17 15:03

Character actor Richard LeParmentier, who as the Death Star commander in the original Star Wars learned the hard way that Darth Vader doesn't joke about the force, has died.

Harrison Ford ready for Star Wars return

2013-03-20 18:03

Harrison Ford says he is looking forward to reprising his iconic Star Wars role as Han Solo in the forthcoming extension of the sci-fi franchise.

Carrie Fisher confirms Star Wars return

2013-03-07 15:21

Carrie Fisher has revealed that she will reprise her role as Princess Leia in the forthcoming sequel Star Wars: Episode VII.

Harrison Ford joins Anchorman 2

2013-03-05 11:08

Harrison Ford has joined the cast of Anchorman: The Legend Continues, in which he will portray a legendary newsreader.

Lucas hails new Star Wars director Abrams

2013-01-28 15:07

Sci-fi and action filmmaker JJ Abrams will direct the next Star Wars film, the franchise's creators and owners have confirmed, saying its "legacy couldn't be in better hands".

George Lucas set for marriage #2

2013-01-04 10:44

The force seems to be strong with Star Wars creator George Lucas who got engaged to long-time girlfriend Mellody Hobson, months after selling his franchise to Disney for $4bn.

Guillermo del Toro wants Star Wars job

2012-11-14 21:12

Guillermo del Toro has put himself forward to direct Star Wars: Episode VII and admits he is trying not to think about it just in case he doesn't get asked.

Harrison Ford 'open' to Star Wars return

2012-11-06 13:10

Harrison Ford may reprise his character Hans Solo in the forthcoming Disney-made sequel in the Star Wars franchise.

George Lucas to donate $4bn to education

2012-11-05 12:40

Star Wars mastermind George Lucas, who has sold the franchise to Disney for $4bn, will donate the bulk of his windfall to funding education.

Disney to keep hands off Star Wars brand

2012-11-01 08:10

Experts believe that Disney will be keeping its fingerprints off the Star Wars brand after the company purchased the franchise from Lucasfilm for $4bn.

Disney-Lucas mashups flood Twitter

2012-10-31 09:41

News of the Disney-Lucasfilm merger has flooded Twitter with puns conflating the names of Disney movies with Star Wars characters.

Star Wars stormtrooper treks across Oz

2012-04-11 13:32

Jacob French has made the most of his stormtrooper costume from the Star Wars movies by wearing the full costume while walking across Australia for charity.

 

Five young actors audition for Star Wars: Episode VII

2014-03-13 17:30

Up-and-coming actors Ed Speleers, John Boyega, Jesse Plemons, Matthew James Thomas and Ray Fisher are the frontrunners for the lead role in Star Wars: Episode VII.

Star Wars: Episode VII script to be finalised by January

2013-12-17 21:30

The Star Wars: Episode VII script is due to be completed by January and Disney are anticipating the movie to cost around $200 million.

Samuel L Jackson considered auditioning for Star Wars VII

2013-11-16 12:00

Samuel L Jackson admits he considered auditioning for a role in Star Wars: Episode VII since he hasn't been approached by director JJ Abrams for a part.

Chloe Moretz denies Star Wars rumours

2013-10-08 22:00

Chloe Moretz insists she hasn't auditioned for Star Wars Episode VII, but says she would love to be cast in the franchise.

Star Trek star for Star Wars VII?

2013-09-04 18:52

Benedict Cumberbatch has reportedly signed up for Star Wars VII and will be the first name revealed by Lucasfilm for the cast of the highly anticipated follow-up.

Star Wars set for Christmas release?

2013-08-21 19:00

Star Wars Episode VII is allegedly going to be pushed back to a Christmas release date to give director JJ Abrams more time to complete production.

Angelina scared kids as Disney villain

2013-08-12 10:43

Angelina Jolie made a surprise appearance at the Disney D23 Expo to promote her new movie Maleficent and explained why her daughter Vivienne was cast in the fantasy flick.

Harrison Ford can't escape old roles

2013-07-19 17:30

It's been years since Harrison Ford played film characters Indiana Jones and Han Solo, but the questions still come - especially at Comic-Con.

Barack Obama to honour George Lucas

2013-07-04 13:34

Star Wars creator George Lucas is among the entertainers and figures from the arts honoured by US President Barack Obama at the White House next week.

New Star Wars movie to be shot in UK

2013-05-13 13:24

Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kenned says the company has reached a deal with British Treasury chief George Osborne to film Star Wars: Episode VII in the UK.

Star Wars films coming yearly from 2015

2013-04-18 09:10

Walt Disney chairman Alan Horn has announced that the studio plans to release films set in a galaxy far, far away every year starting in 2015.

Star Wars studio lays off games staff

2013-04-04 08:43

Star Wars studio Lucasfilm is laying off all but a few staff at its video games division LucasArts, and cancelling two projects it was working on, the company has said.

Original Star Wars trio reunite for sequel

2013-03-08 12:27

George Lucas has confirmed that the original stars of the first Star Wars trilogy - Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher - are returning for Episode VII.

Disney reveals new info on Star Wars films

2013-03-07 07:36

New info regarding the upcoming Star Wars films has been revealed during Disney's annual shareholders meeting, including news that several standalone films will be made.

Star Wars release date to be pushed back

2013-01-29 15:44

JJ Abrams, the newly-appointed director for the next Star Wars installment, will reportedly be pushing back the release date of the next movie, due to his busy schedule.

JJ Abrams rumoured to helm Star Wars 7

2013-01-25 09:58

According to multiple trade reports, Star Trek director JJ Abrams has been lined up by Disney to direct the next instalment of Star Wars.

Star Wars figures join Toy Hall of Fame

2012-11-16 09:44

Star Wars action figures are joining centuries-old dominoes in the US National Toy Hall of Fame's class of 2012, it has been announced.

Star Wars Episode VII writer confirmed

2012-11-12 15:20

Little Miss Sunshine screenwriter Michael Arndt has been hired to write the first film in the rebooted Star Wars franchise, Episode VII.

Lucas planning 'little personal films'

2012-11-05 22:02

George Lucas has expressed his sadness over selling Lucasfilm to Disney for $4.05bn, and says he plans to make smaller films that will never be released in cinemas.

13 Star Wars/Disney mashups

2012-11-01 13:21

Channel24 reader JH Kuhne gets in on the fun and shares his mash-ups of Star Wars and Disney titles.

Disney to realise Star Wars prophecy

2012-10-31 12:14

Disney's acquisition of Lucasfilm has turned the decades-old rumours of nine potential Star Wars films into a multi-billion dollar prophecy.

Disney buys Star Wars franchise for $4bn

2012-10-31 08:14

Walt Disney Co has agreed to buy George Lucas's Lucasfilm Ltd and its Star Wars franchise for $4.05bn, a deal that includes the promise of a new film in the series in 2015.

The Vow narrowly beats Safe House

2012-02-13 15:29

Love triumphed over action at the weekend box office as the romantic drama The Vow triumphed over Safe House and the first 3D Star Wars reissue.

 
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