The minute Disney purchased Lucasfilm back in 2012, we knew the studio planned to expand the Star Wars franchise far beyond what we’d already seen. To their credit, they moved quickly: it’s now five years later, and they’re already in production on their third Star Wars movie. Now you can go ahead and mark your calendars for 2032, because Disney CEO Bob Iger says there’s a good chance they’ll still be pumping out Star Wars films at that point. Read More »
Directors J.J. Abrams (Star Trek), Rian Johnson (Looper), Phil Lord and Chris Miller (22 Jump Street), Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World), and Gareth Edwards (Godzilla) are all white dudes. All very talented white dudes, mind you, but they’re white dudes. This has caused a slight uproar amongst Star Wars fans, but Lucasfilm promises there will be a female Star Wars director. Read more after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, October 14th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
Update: Additional details have arrived, confirming that tickets will go on sale on Monday. The details are after the jump.
Fans have been eagerly anticipating the next Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer since the moment they finished watching the previous trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Let’s face it – we’re a bunch of hopeless junkies, crawling around on our hands and knees, waiting for Lucasfilm to grant us our next fix.
And that next fix could be very soon, as a new report suggests that a new trailer may arrive on October 19 and will kick off ticket pre-sales. In other words, you’ll be asked to go ahead and buy your ticket while you’re still under the influence of new Star Wars footage. Classic drug dealer tactics, Lucasfilm.
For everything we know about the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer and the ticket pre-sales, hit the jump.
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For the past few years, there’s always been some kind of rumor about the original Star Wars theatrical cuts being made available on Blu-Ray for the first time ever. The most recent rumor pointing to such a release came over a year ago, and since then we’ve even seen some cool fake mock-ups for Blu-Ray covers for the hopeful releases.
However, nearly three years ago, we laid out why it wasn’t likely that Disney would be releasing a box set of the theatrical cuts of the original trilogy anytime soon, mainly because 20th Century Fox still owns the release rights to both the original trilogy and the prequel trilogy until 2020.
Making matters even more complicated is that Fox actually owns the rights to A New Hope “in perpetuity in all media worldwide.” That means they’ll never lose the rights to Episode IV, so unless they come to some kind of deal with Disney, a box set release of all the movies, including the original theatrical cuts, isn’t in the cards.
Well, this rumor has cropped up yet again, though it’s somewhat more credible this time than previously. Find out more about the Star Wars theatrical cut Blu-Ray below. Read More »
Back in an April edition of Page 2, Pete posted an image of the proposed design for LucasFilm’s new Singapore office. The concept drawing was notable for the very distinct resemblance the building would bear to the design of the Sandcrawler seen in Star Wars. From the angle shown in the image, the LucasFilm office looks just like a giant Jawa transport sculpted from glass and steel.
A few more images have surfaced, and you’ll see that the resemblance to the transport diminishes somewhat when approaching the building from different angles. But if the project turns out to be quite as smooth and gleaming as seen in these renders, it may be an impressive sight regardless. Read More »
A couple weeks back we highlighted the Spyder III Pro Arctic laser from Wicked Lasers, a very powerful, very dangerous blue laser that happens to look a lot like a lightsaber. Guess what? LucasFilm isn’t terribly happy that anyone can order a $200 product that looks like a lightsaber and can easily damage fragile things, like people. Read More »