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George Lucas

The Star Wars Celebration taking place this weekend has a hell of a lot to cram into just a few short days. On top of its existing legacy spanning decades of fierce fandom, the new movies released in recent years have brought droves of new fans to the franchise. That is now compounded with Disney’s plans to release even more films expanding the Star Wars universe perhaps indefinitely – with fans eager to hear more about the future movies that will build on the new characters they’ve come to love and introduce even more heroes to follow in their adventures in a galaxy far, far away. (more…)

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Now that he has sold his baby Lucasfilm to Disney, George Lucas has a lot of free time on his hands. Most people would just play golf or go to the beach. The Star Wars creator, however, wants to expand his legacy and build a place for all his fans to view and appreciate his legacy. Lucas would be financing the project himself (after all, he is worth more than $5 billion) promising to put up to $1 billion of his money into the museum. More than 40,000 paintings, drawings, and other memorabilia would be donated to the museum. The museum location was a choice between San Francisco and Los Angeles for quite some time. It looks like a city has been chosen.

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George Lucas on the set of ‘THX-1138’

The Legends of Tomorrow have encountered some pretty impressive historical figures, both real and imagined, including Japanese shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu, 1920s Chicago gangster Al Capone, the Golden Age heroes the Justice Society of America and Old West anti-hero Jonah Hex. That’s the fun of a time travel show, getting to run into famous faces of the past, present and future, but usually we’re talking about faces who were leaders, generals, or figures of law and order, not usually famous movie makers. So when the Legends go back in time to 1960s Hollywood when they come from winter break, they’re going to make a surprising new friend. (more…)

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There’s a little less than two weeks until Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theatres everywhere, so you know what that means: it’s time to take the hype into overdrive. Or hype-rspace, if you will. When you’re talking about a massive project like Star Wars you want to put the best possible face on it, you want everyone with any kind of authority or influence to love the crap out of it so that it’s easier to get fans into the multiplex. When you’re talking about Star Wars, the highest authority is George Lucas, and from what we hear, he likes Rogue One, and probably thinks that you will like it too. (more…)

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There was once a time that everything George Lucas touched turned to gold. That time has past. It was to the relief of many Star Wars fans that Lucas had almost nothing to do with the development of The Force Awakens, especially after the litany of missteps (crimes in the opinion of some) that the filmmaker took with the prequel trilogy. But then Disney picked up Indiana Jones, and announced that they were making a fifth movie in that franchise, like Star Wars, fans were concerned that the comeback would be shaded by the continued involvement of Lucas. Well, the man penning the script for Indy 5 says relax, he’s not answering to the flanneled one. (more…)

George Lucas was heavily criticized for his work on the Star Wars prequel trilogy. And rightly so. Had Lucas not sold Lucasfilm to Disney, he may very well have made his version of The Force Awakens. However, there have been interviews that have surfaced which provide some insight as to what a George Lucas helmed Episode VII would have looked like. (more…)

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If you haven’t been following Peter Mayhew‘s daily tweets of the original Star Wars script, that obviously went through many changes before and during shooting, then you’ve been missing an interesting look at how scripts evolve during the production process. A few days ago Mayhew tweeted out three pages of the original script that would have changed one of the movies most dramatic, and character building scenes, the duel and death of Obi-Wan on the Deathstar at the hands of Darth Vader. (more…)

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There have been some mixed reactions regarding the recent news that Disney and Lucasfilms are reviving the Indiana Jones franchise that was previously presumed dead after the catastrophe that was Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.  While some are thrilled to have the chance for the franchise to be redeemed, others have their reservations.  Harrison Ford has been confirmed to star, and his age is, well, advanced.  How will they handle that?  He’ll be 77 when the Indiana Jones 5 hits theaters on July 19, 2019.  He might throw out his back cracking that whip!  There are also rumors that Chris Pratt is in talks to replace Ford and that he will be introduced in the upcoming film.  Those two strong characters could be too much for one movie.  If those concerns weren’t enough, add this one into the mix. (more…)

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Wise beast-man of the star-ways, best co-pilot a galactic smuggler could have, professional wailer, for decades, Peter Mayhew has been the man behind the iconic hairy alien sidekick of Star Wars. Recently reprising his legendary role in The Force Awakens. Mayhew’s recent Twitter teases, however, have caused quite a stir, as he began to upload screen shots of his own original Star Wars script, simply titled Journal Of The Whills. What’s more interesting however, is the unedited original bit of text which reads… (more…)

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Sci-fi fans across the world can remember a time, a bleak moment in history, when the Dark Side ruled the Star Wars franchise. It was the Era of the Jar-Jar, the Apocalypse of Council Meetings, the Reign of the Whining Anakin – Also known as the Decade of the Prequels. It was at this point when many Star Wars fans checked out. George Lucas had gotten old and lost the spirit of the original trilogy, producing three at-best mediocre installments of the beloved franchise. Then Disney bought up the rights, produced The Force Awakens and most are back on board again. But some wish for those dark times to return and are actively petitioning to have Lucas return to the fold and direct the final episode. (more…)