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‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’: Inheriting the Past, Ending a Trilogy of Trilogies & More

It hasn’t even been one week since we saw the first teaser trailer for Star Wars: Episode 9, which revealed the perplexing and exciting title of The Rise of Skywalker. Since then, fans have been abuzz with theories about what the title means, but they’ve also been wondering just how this chapter will end the Skywalker saga, especially considering that shocking, menacing laugh from the end of the teaser trailer. Unfortunately, director J.J. Abrams isn’t being too forthcoming with details, but as...
Tags: Disney/Pixar, LucasFilm, Sci-Fi, Sequels, Star Wars Episode 9, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Star-Wars


George Lucas Helped Direct a Scene of the Game of Thrones Premiere

A George played a role in the return of Game of Thrones this past weekend. Just perhaps not the George you may have presumed.Read more...
Tags: Game Of Thrones, George Lucas, Hbo


‘Star Wars: The Phantom Menace’ Celebrates 20 Years, and Many Fans Have Come Around to Love It

The last big panel at Star Wars Celebration was a 20th anniversary retrospective of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. The maligned prequel that kicked off a new era of Star Wars after a 16-year hiatus from the big screen hasn’t ever been considered a bright spot in the saga’s history. But 20 years later, fans who grew up on Episode I seem to have a special place in their heart for the movie. The crowd at Star Wars Celebration gave The Phantom Menace anniversary panel a warm reception. It probably ...
Tags: Featured Stories Sidebar, Disney/Pixar, Features, LucasFilm, Sci-Fi, Sequels, Star Wars Celebration, Doug Chiang, George-Lucas, Ian McDiarmid, Jean Bolte, John Knoll, Matthew Wood, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Star-Wars


Star Wars: George Lucas names Jar Jar Binks as his favourite character

The Star Wars director selects the widely-derided alien as his favourite Stars Wars character.
Tags: News, George Lucas, Jar Jar Binks


Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker Theories, Discussion, and News Breakdown

On the April 16 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by managing editor Jacob Hall and Senior writer Ben Pearson to talk about the latest Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker news. We’ll also discuss Peter’s theory based on one shot from the trailer. And we’ll answer your mailbag questions about the final chapter of the Skywalker saga. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes , Google Podcasts , Overcast , Spotify and all the popular po...
Tags: Movies, Toronto, Eu, Jj Abrams, George Lucas, John Boyega, Kennedy, Chris, Ray, Jj, Peter, Ben, Kathleen Kennedy, Abrams, Palpatine, Endor


Is This Spaceship the Key to Unlocking the Biggest Secret of ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’?

The teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is edited very precisely, referencing the original Phantom Menace teaser trailer and Return of the Jedi, but also showing us the heroes we love back together for one final adventure. When I was creating my breakdown of the trailer, one part seemed out of place to me. It’s a shot of a small spaceship flying toward a rocky and snow-covered planet drenched in fog under cover of night. We don’t know where this is or who is operating the spacec...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Features, Sequels, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Rian Johnson, Leia, Colin Trevorrow, Rey, Snoke, Luke, Kathleen Kennedy, Abrams, J J Abrams, Jakku


The cosplayers of Star Wars Celebration 2019

Star Wars Celebration 2019 in Chicago has come to close. One of the best things about this massive convention is the cosplay. From camera-ready, professional-looking costumes by veteran cosplayers to creative DIY outfits and makeup from newbies, this year's Celebration cosplay did not disappoint. This gallery of Star Wars Celebration cosplayers only represents a fraction of the costumes and the creative magic that fans put into celebrating the characters of the Star Wars Universe in Chicago. A...
Tags: Star Wars, Post, News, Chicago, Darth Vader, Cosplay, George Lucas, Leia, Luke Skywalker, Kylo Ren, Anakin Skywalker, Rey, Snoke, Don, Palpatine, Jedi


George Lucas Says The Phantom Menace Is One of His Favorite Films

The maker wasn’t there in person, but he was there in spirit. And via video.Read more...
Tags: Science, George Lucas, Ahmed Best, Star Wars Celebration, The Phantom Menace


Watch: ‘Game of Thrones’ Premiere Featured Cameos From Martin Starr and Rob McElhenney, George Lucas Visited the Set, and More

Game of Thrones is back, but even those who are watching closely may have missed a couple of high-profile cameos in last night’s season premiere. Did you catch Martin Starr (Silicon Valley, Party Down, Freaks and Geeks) and Rob McElhenney (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) in small roles? Did you know Star Wars creator George Lucas visited the set during the filming of “Winterfell”? See all of that and more in a great new behind-the-scenes video, head inside the episode to get more insights fr...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, Drama, Fantasy, Game Of Thrones, Philadelphia, George-Lucas, Emilia Clarke, Jon, Westeros, Weiss, David Benioff, Dan Weiss, Dany, Cersei


Punkography

This article is by by Cathy, the Overprepared GM, PsychoJuliet, Jaren J. Petty, and Cryssalia Noire, and is presented by Worldbuilding Magazine. Punk The mid-seventies saw the birth of a new artform, punk. It was a style, an ideology, and a way of life. It was a reaction to the peaceful acceptance of the hippie culture, the bombastic glamour of disco, and the calculated, slick production of corporate rock. It was aggressively rude and unapologetically raw. Punk wove together the pared down si...
Tags: Facebook, Hollywood, Gm, Brazil, William Gibson, Sam, Indiana Jones, George Lucas, Neal Stephenson, World Building, Bruce Sterling, Rosie, Harlan Ellison, Rudy Rucker, Cathy, Charles Babbage


‘The Mandalorian’ Footage Description: Sorry, Boba Fett, There’s a New Bounty Hunter in Town

While many would argue that modern science fiction fandom was born thanks to television, live-action Star Wars storytelling has existed solely as a big screen endeavor. Until now. The Mandalorian arrives this Fall on the new Disney+ streaming service and it will be the first live-action Star Wars story to debut outside of a movie theater. The first footage from the series was shown at Star Wars Celebration in Chicago, where /Film got a first glimpse at it. Read The Mandalorian footage descripti...
Tags: Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Chicago, Jon-Favreau, Lucasfilm, Gina Carano, George Lucas, Mando, Werner Herzog, Herzog, Imperial, Cara, Carl-Weathers, Jabba


Everything We Learned About ‘The Mandalorian’ at the Star Wars Celebration Panel

Live-action Star Wars stories have always been on the big screen, with only animated tales getting a shot on television. Until now. The Mandalorian is the first live-action Star Wars TV series and Disney knows this is a big deal – it’s being positioned as the flagship series for the new Disney+ streaming service. Much like how CBS used a new Star Trek show to draw people into their new subscription service, Disney and Lucasfilm know that all it takes is one great show to get people hooked…and t...
Tags: Star-Wars, Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Eu, Features, Dave, Iron Man, Clint Eastwood, Cbs, Akira Kurosawa, John, Jon Favreau, Lucasfilm, MMA


Star Wars: The Clone Wars Panel Livestream from Celebration!

Star Wars: The Clone Wars panel livestream from Celebration! Straight from Star Wars Celebration 2019 you can watch the full Star Wars: The Clone Wars sneak peek panel livestream in the player below! Dave Filoni and special guests celebrate the return of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and share a sneak peek at what’s to come. Everything kicks off at 4:30 PM E.T. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh |...
Tags: Star Wars, TV, Movies, Disney, Chicago, San Diego, TV News, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, McCormick Place, Padmé Amidala, ComingSoon, Star Wars Celebration, Dave Filoni, Ahsoka, Filoni


Abrams Met with George Lucas Prior to Writing Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Abrams met with George Lucas prior to writing Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker If fans weren’t already excited about the long-awaited Star Wars; The Rise of Skywalker, the first trailer dropping yesterday certainly sparked that anticipation, but what some fans may not be prepared for is that the next installment is also the finale for the primary saga, and though J.J. Abrams brought the sequel trilogy to life in exhilarating fashion in 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, ...
Tags: Movies, George Lucas, J.j. Abrams, Movie News, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker


JJ Abrams Explains The Title of ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’, George Lucas’ Involvement And Palpatine’s Return

When the Star Wars Episode 9 teaser trailer premiered this morning revealing the title of the film to be Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, many fans began to speculate who it referenced or what it meant. Director JJ Abrams gave an interview following the reveal and assures fans that the title is “the right title for this movie.” He also mentions that he met with George Lucas before filming began and seems to (if you read between the lines) provide an explanation for Emperor Palpatine’s return. ...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, JJ-Abrams, Sequels, Ash, Lucasfilm, George-Lucas, John Boyega, Rey, Snoke, Abrams, Palpatine, Skywalker, Kylo, Star Wars Celebration, Star-Wars


‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’: How Could Emperor Palpatine Be Back?

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker  speculation, and therefore possible spoilers, lie ahead. In the newly released trailer for The Rise of Skywalker , we hear a familiar laugh. Sheev Palpatine.  And was that the second Death Star?  How could something like this happen? How is this even possible? Well, we’ve compiled all the scenarios, from least likely to most likely, just so you have the analysis you need. A Clone on the Second Death Star There’s every chance that this laughin...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Features, Jj Abrams, Sequels, Darth Vader, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Rian Johnson, Force, Kylo Ren, Luke, Palpatine, Skywalker, Jedi


‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Trailer Breakdown: “No One’s Ever Really Gone”

The first trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has arrived and since this is a J.J. Abrams movie, it proposes far more questions than it answers. But that’s why we’re here – to go through the whole thing frame-by-frame and address everything that has you curious or concerned. Let’s dive in. Rey is standing on a desert planet. It doesn’t appear to be Jakku or even Tatooine. From what I understand, this is a new planet that we haven’t seen before in Star Wars. She is out of breath. Sh...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Features, Carrie Fisher, Sequels, Harry Potter, Akira Kurosawa, George Lucas, Rian Johnson, Leia, Finn, Chewbacca, Luke Skywalker, Kylo Ren, Poe, Billy Dee Williams


Disney takes the wraps off Disney+

The Walt Disney Co. on Thursday gave the investor community its first look at direct-to-consumer  service Disney+, and it seems the Mickey Mouse gloves are coming off in the fight against streaming leader Netflix. Disney waited until near the very end of its two-hour, 45-minute pitch to announce the launch date and pricing structure for Disney+, a premium subscription service that will carry no advertising whatsoever. The DTC product will go live in the U.S. on Nov. 12 for $6.99 per month, or...
Tags: Amazon, Marvel, Advertising, Disney, Fox, Netflix, Iger, Pixar, Jon Favreau, Morgan Stanley, George Lucas, Mickey Mouse, Walt Disney Co, Favreau, Bob Iger, Netflix Disney


‘The Mandalorian’ Won’t Require Previous ‘Star Wars’ Knowledge to Be Enjoyed, But Will Still Reward Lifelong Fans

During the big Disney+ presentation today, showrunner Jon Favreau dropped some vague but exciting info of the new Star Wars series The Mandalorian. The filmmaker promised the show would be both cutting-edge and old school at the same time. And perhaps most interesting of all, Favreau assured potential viewers that they could step into the series without any previous Star Wars knowledge. As announced during the presentation, shooting on The Mandolorian has finished. When Kathleen Kennedy ask...
Tags: Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Jon-Favreau, George Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy, Favreau, Star-Wars, The Mandalorian


‘Star Wars’ 4K Blu-ray Box Set Might Be in the Works at Disney

A new rumor has surfaced suggesting Disney is working on a Star Wars 4K Blu-ray box set of the entire Skywalker Saga. The three prequel films, the three original Star Wars films to hit theaters, and the latest trilogy, will all be packaged together in one giant box set. The rumor states that the set will feature 4K scans of the original negatives, which suggests we might be getting the original versions of the original trilogy, not just the special editions with the additional special effects. ...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Fox, Rumors, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Blu, Star-Wars, Home Video, DVD/Blu-Ray, Blu-ray & DVD


‘The Mandalorian’ is Small in Scope, Which Jon Favreau Compares to Original ‘Star Wars’

When you think of Star Wars, you might automatically picture grand spectacle and galaxy-hopping adventure. But that isn’t what you should picture when you think of the upcoming Star Wars series The Mandalorian. According to showrunner Jon Favreau, the scope of the Disney+ series is smaller; intimate, even. The best comparison, at least according to Favreau, is the very first Star Wars film, A New Hope. Hey kids, do you like your Star Wars entertainment to be huge!? Full of massive battles ma...
Tags: Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, America, Jon-Favreau, George Lucas, Favreau, Taika Waititi, Jango, Deborah Chow, The Mandalorian, James Cameron Mandalorian


The 25 richest people in Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley has long been a hotbed for tech start-ups. The valley includes Bay Area cities such as San Jose and Palo Alto. According to Forbes real-time billionaire data, the richest 25 people in Silicon Valley range from tech founders to successful venture capitalists. The top three seats include the founders of Facebook, Oracle, and Google. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. Silicon Valley is home to many of the world's tech giants — and its high-ranking billionaires. Consistent...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, San Francisco, Trends, Tesla, Nvidia, Silicon Valley, San Jose, Jack Dorsey, Santa Clara, George Lucas, Intuit, Bay Area, Forbes, Santa Clara California


Original Darth Maul Voice Actor Recorded Lines for ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ But Got Replaced

Even though Solo: A Star Wars Story ended up being a disappointment at the box office, there were fans who still came away satisfied. That might have been helped by the fact that the ending of the movie featured a surprise twist that no one saw coming: the return of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace villain Darth Maul. The end of Solo: A Star Wars Story reveals that Darth Maul is the mastermind behind the Crimson Dawn criminal organization that set the entire heist at the center of the movie into m...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Sci-fi, Sequels, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Peter Serafinowicz, Ron Howard, Solo, Trivia, Darth Maul, Shaun, Ray-Park, Pinewood Studios, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar


The Star Wars News Roundup for April 5, 2019

Star Wars news for the week of April 5, 2019 The purpose of this roundup is to put all the Star Wars news from the week of April 5, 2019 in one location. If you read this each week, you should be able to converse fluently with any Star Wars fan on everything from the latest Star Wars developments to the latest toys. And maybe you’ll even share with them something that they might have missed. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.g...
Tags: Star Wars, Comics, TV, Hollywood, Movies, Chicago, George Lucas, Ewan McGregor, Mark Hamill, Topps, Star Wars News, Steve Wright, Lando Calrissian, ComingSoon, Alden Ehrenreich, The Star Wars News Roundup


THX Ultimate Cinema, a New Premium Large Format Brand, is Debuting This Year

While IMAX is still king of the premium large format brands because of the sheer size of its screens, it has to face a barrage of new contenders for the crown. The latest is THX Cinema Ultimate, a new premium large format (PLF) brand debuting later this year intended to “help elevate the industry standard and bring premium experiences around the world to a whole new level.” Viewers of a certain age may feel a twinge of nostalgia at the mere mention of the THX, the quality assurance system or...
Tags: Star Wars, Movies, Los Angeles, Sony, Imax, Exhibition, George Lucas, Hdr, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Cinema, THX, Business and Industry News, Barco, PLF, Westwood Village Theatre, THX Ltd


The upside down hotel said to have inspired Star Wars faces demolition

Much of the shooting for the original Star Wars movies took place in Tunisia, and legend has it that one local landmark made a powerful impression on its creator, George Lucas. That landmark is now under threat.
Tags: Cnn, Tunisia, George Lucas


Lucasfilm Games Has Been Resurrected Six Years After It Was Left For Dead

Lucasfilm Games, the video game company that later became known as LucasArts and developed numerous classic adventure games and published major titles like Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, has come back from the dead. A new report points us to several job listings on Disney’s website (which is Lucasfilm’s parent company) searching for producers, coordinators, and more under the Lucasfilm Games banner. What could they have up their sleeve? George Lucas founded Lucasfilm Games in the ea...
Tags: Movies, Disney, EA, Nintendo, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Old Republic, LucasArts, Disney/Pixar, Electronic Arts EA, Monkey Island, Business and Industry News, Lucasfilm Games, Labyrinth Zak McKracken, Alien Mindbenders Indiana Jones, X Wing Rebel Assault


The 10 Best James Earl Jones Movies

The 10 Best James Earl Jones Movies James Earl Jones may have the second-most recognizable voice in the history of American cinema after Orson Welles himself. His vocal performance as Darth Vader in five of the Star Wars franchise films — and countless other, smaller projects — has been as critical to film at large as it has to his own career. His turn as Mufasa in The Lion King is near as significant. So much so, in fact, that he is slated to reprise the role in the Jon Favreau-direct...
Tags: Amazon, Star Wars, Movies, New York City, Disney, Orson Welles, America, Article, United States, Elton John, Stanley Kubrick, Raf, Walt Disney Company, James Earl Jones, Darth Vader, Cia