For a while now, producer Rick McCallum has been describing his long-gestating live-action Star Wars TV series as “Deadwood in space.” And while that may sound like an awesome idea to people like us — i.e., grown-ups — it’s apparently turning out to be a real roadblock for execs who’d rather go for something with broader appeal.

In a new interview, McCallum pinpointed his series’ decidedly non-kiddie feel as “the biggest problem” he’s facing in getting his show made. Though it seems the premium per-cost episode required isn’t helping much, either. Read his update on the status of his show after the jump.

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Earlier this month, it was revealed Star Wars Weekends at Walt Disney World provided fans a chance to buy a custom made toy of themselves in Carbonite, just like Han Solo. That’s now underway and, after the jump, you can see some video and learn more about that process.

There’s also a new video interview with LucasFilm producer Rick McCallum where he sets the record straight, again, about the Star Wars TV show and dashes some hopes for a Joe Johnston-directed Boba Fett movie. Read More »

A very interesting rumor is floating around the Internet today in regards to the eventual Star Wars TV show we now refer to as Star Wars: Underworld. If true, it would be considered not only a massive spoiler, but the kind of thing that changes Star Wars as we know it. It involves time travel. However, it’s important to remember that even if this information came from George Lucas himself (it doesn’t), we wouldn’t see it happen for several years at least.

With that said, it’s a doozy. Read about it after the jump. Read More »

As we know from multiple stories we’ve ran over the last year, the long-rumored, much-anticipated, live-action Star Wars TV Series is not happening anytime soon. George Lucas himself has sai until technology significantly lowers production costs, there’s just no fiscally responsible way for the show to be produced. That doesn’t stop fans from asking about it though.

IGN recently spoke to LucasFilm producer Rick McCallum about their upcoming Red Tails and took the opportunity to get some info on the show. While most of what McCallum says has been said in one way or another before, he does make some interesting points, asides and referes to the show by a new working title: Star Wars: Underworld. Does that mean chicks with guns battle vampires and werewolves? Not quite. Watch the video interivew and more after the jump. Read More »

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