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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…)

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George Lucas got paid $4 billion by Disney for Lucasfilms that included the rights to Star Wars. Of course everyone was on the side lines was waiting to hear what George Lucas would have to say about the first Star Wars Movie created under that Disney umbrella and it seemed like they weren’t waiting in vain. In an interview with Charlie Rose, Lucas used and analogy of “selling his children to White Slavers” to describe the Star Wars: The Force Awakens experience. I wasn’t really shocked in one sense. With $4 billion Lucas can say what he wants, it’s not like he has to go to work tomorrow, or ever again. As the news of his comments went around the Internet, the eventual back peddling has begun. (more…)

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Whether you’re obsessed with Kylo Ren petulance, are spending sleepless nights going over the actual cost of maintenance of the Starkiller, or simply just coming down from the hype high, you are probably reaching the same conclusion as everyone else: Star Wars: The Force Awakens might be a fun movie, but it’s far from perfect. George Lucas recently threw his hat into the ring, when he was asked about his opinion on Episode VII, and according to the grandpappy of the Force, it’s not all good. (more…)

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In a bittersweet statement last weekend, Kathleen Kennedy, head of Lucasfilm, disclosed to us that George Lucas himself had seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and that “he liked it.” Now that may seem all sweet and no bitter at first; you WANT the creator of a franchise to like the latest installment, right? But the more of the thoughts that Lucas shares on his film, the harder it is to believe that he was being completely sincere in his initial statement.  Read on for more of his own thoughts on the installment, in his own words. (more…)