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‘The Green Knight’ Was Inspired by Russian Classics, Hammer Horror Movies, Shakespeare, and…Ron Howard?

The Green Knight, one of the most-anticipated movies of the year, sends Dev Patel on an Arthurian quest full of swords, sorcery, and talking foxes. It’s the latest from David Lowery, director of A Ghost Story, Pete’s Dragon, and more. And when it came time to create the fantasy world of The Green Knight, Lowery drew on some predictable, and some unpredictable, influences. Speaking with EW, David Lowery dropped some info on the films that influenced his upcoming The Green Knight. Story-wise, ...
Tags: Movies, Fantasy, Disney, Kenneth Branagh, Shakespeare, A24, George Lucas, Dev Patel, Ron Howard, Henry V, Willow, David Lowery, John Boorman, Henry, Pete, Branagh

Cool Stuff: Rediscover the Power of the Force with ‘Star Wars’ Black Series Figures for Lucasfilm’s 50th Anniversary

This year, Lucasfilm is celebrating their 50th anniversary, which means Hasbro is churning out a variety of Star Wars action figures in honor of the film studio that George Lucas built. They’ve been re-releasing a bunch of action figures with commemorative packaging, but their latest collection might be the best yet. Hasbro is reaching all the way back to the 1990s by releasing a trio of Star Wars Black Series figures on the classic Power of the Force card backs from Kenner. These are the 6-inc...
Tags: Toys, Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Hasbro, Darth Vader, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Cool Stuff, Greedo, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, Hasbro Pulse, Star Wars Black Series, Star Wars Power, Power of the Force

Star Wars: Rare footage of screen tests with the unfinished droids (1976)

Those kinda resemble the droids you're looking for. "It's March 1976 at Elstree Studios, UK and the props department are demonstrating the practicalities of the droid designs to George Lucas as actors Kenny Baker (R2D2) and Anthony Daniels (C3P0) familiarise themselves with the costumes and get used to walking in them," writes 70sSciFiBoy. — Read the rest
Tags: Star Wars, Video, Movies, News, George Lucas, Droids, Kenny Baker, Anthony Daniels, These Are The Droids You're Looking For, Elstree Studios UK

George Lucas Reveals What Characters Like Star Wars' Princess Leia And Raiders Of The Lost Ark's Marion Have In Common

The respective heroines of the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises share some similarities.
Tags: Religion, Indiana Jones, George Lucas, Leia

‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ Director Colin Trevorrow on Embracing Feathered Dinosaurs, Taking the Series in a Fresh Direction, and Having Sympathy for the T-Rex [Interview]

It’s no surprise that Colin Trevorrow  — director of Jurassic World and the upcoming Jurassic World: Dominion  — loves dinosaurs. And while Dominion, thanks to the pandemic, won’t come out until June 10, 2022 ,  there will be an extended preview of the film in IMAX theaters before screenings of F9  later this month. We’ve seen the footage, and dinosaur fans will be heaven.  /Film talked to Trevorrow about the extended preview, his favorite dinosaurs, what fans can look forwa...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, Features, Sequels, Rex, Edinburgh, Universal, Jurassic World, George Lucas, Ilm, Michael Crichton, Steve, Colin Trevorrow, Jeff Goldblum, Jack Horner, Dominion

Pedro Pascal and Ewan McGregor on ‘Star Wars,’ Then and Now

Sixteen years after “Revenge of the Sith” completed George Lucas’ “Star Wars” prequel trilogy, with Ewan McGregor playing Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi, the actor has returned to the franchise for the highly anticipated Obi-Wan series on Disney Plus. When McGregor and Pedro Pascal, the star of “The Mandalorian,” talked for Variety’s Actors on Actors series, […]
Tags: News, Disney, George Lucas, Ewan McGregor, McGregor, Pedro Pascal, Obi-wan Kenobi, Actors on Actors TV

Disney+’s The Book of Boba Fett Wraps Production

The Mandalorian actress Ming-Na Wen took to Twitter to confirm that production on Disney+’s forthcoming The Mandalorian spinoff series The Book of Boba Fett has finally been completed after six months of filming in Los Angeles. The series is expected to make its debut later this in December. Wen is set to reprise her role as elite mercenary and assassin Fennec Shand, a Star Wars character who first appeared during the first season of The Mandalorian. She also recently voiced a young version of ...
Tags: Star Wars, UK, TV, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Los Angeles, TV News, Streaming, Harrison Ford, Jon Favreau, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Ewan McGregor, Marvel Studios, Boba Fett

Indiana Jones' 21 Most Endearing Moments in Raiders of the Lost Ark

The hat. The whip. The ability to take a punch. It was 40 years ago this week that audiences fell in love with Indiana Jones’ best attributes in Raiders of the Lost Ark. Released June 12, 1981, this brainchild of Steven Spielberg and George Lucas (with plenty of Lawrence Kasdan, Frank Marshall, Kathleen Kennedy,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Harrison Ford, Raiders Of The Lost Ark, Indiana Jones, George Lucas, John Williams, Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Lawrence Kasdan, Karen Allen, Indy, Frank Marshall, Belloq, Creative Works, Entertainment Culture

‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ turns 40: Karen Allen and Belloq actor Paul Freeman reveal secret treasures

Karen Allen was on location in Northern California when she got word that she’d gotten the part of Marion Ravenwood in “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” A courier arrived with a copy of the full script of the 1981 movie that would introduce Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones. The courier stayed in the room while Allen read it — this was top secret stuff, after all — and Allen knew she was all-in on this adventure movie that director Steven Spielberg and producer George Lucas had offered her. “I had fallen ...
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Judge's Ruling Calls Disney's Star Wars Sequels 'Mediocre' and 'Schlocky'

"It is now written in the annals of legal history that Disney's Star Wars sequels, specifically The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker, are mediocre," writes MovieWeb: This, according to Ninth Circuit Court Judge Kenneth K. Lee, who recently referred to the movies as such in a recent legal ruling... Judge Lee recently handed down a ruling in regards to a class action lawsuit against ConAgra Foods Inc. The case had to do with whether or not the company was responsible for placing a "100% Natura...
Tags: Disney, Tech, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Lee, Skywalker, ConAgra Foods Inc, Ninth Circuit court, Wesson Oil, Kenneth K Lee, Wesson Oil ConAgra Foods

Star Wars Bits: Funko Pop! Retro, VR Pinball, War of the Bounty Hunters, The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary, and More!

In this edition of Star Wars Bits: Star Wars Pop! Retro Series by Funko Star Wars Pinball VR by Zen Studios Chewbacca Appears in Star Wars: Bounty Hunters #13 Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary Special And more! Star Wars Pop! Retro Series by Funko Based on classic ’70s Star Wars comic art, a new Star Wars Retro Series brings Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, a Stormtrooper, and C-3PO back to Funko’s Pop! line in a dazzling, vibrant way. Available exclusively at Target. ...
Tags: Movies, Cbs News, Russia, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Ron Howard, Lucas, James, Chewbacca, Lando, Boba-Fett, Gordon, Ralph, Hoth, Jabba, Mongo

Star Wars Bits: War of the Bounty Hunters, The Mandalorian, Rangers of the New Republic, The Bad Batch, and More!

In this edition of Star Wars Bits: Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters #1 preview Star Wars: The Mandalorian Funko Pop! bobbleheads Star Wars: Rangers of the New Republic is now longer in development Star Wars podcast & YouTube round-up And more! Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters #1 Preview In’s exclusive preview of Marvel’s Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters #1, the notorious bounty hunter Bob Fett has lost the carbonite-encased smuggler turned Rebellion hero, Han So...
Tags: Amazon, Star-Wars, Movies, Disney, Walmart, Darth Vader, Jon Favreau, Lucasfilm, Indiana Jones, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Ilm, Leia, Kennedy, Omega, Charlotte

The Disney Royalty Fight Has Picked Up a New Defender: Boom Studios

In the wake of accusations from Star Wars and Alien novelist Alan Dean Foster that Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm and Fox had led to royalties from his work going unpaid, a collective of writers and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America teamed up to push for the corporation to honor longstanding…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Fox, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Lucasfilm, 20th Century Fox, George Lucas, Joss Whedon, Alan Dean Foster, The Walt Disney Company, Dark Horse Comics, BOOM Studios, Television Shows, Speculative Fiction, Mary Robinette Kowal

‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch’ Breakdown: The Details and History That Enrich “Cornered”

This post contains major spoilers for the latest episode of the series. In the latest episode of Star Wars: The Bad Batch, titled “Cornered, the team seek out an uninhabited planet to lay low on while the transition from Republic to Empire settles down. They choose the planet Idaflor (which seems like it might be Space Florida?). But with no supplies, a wanted ship, and no fuel, they make a pit stop on the planet Pantora. After bribing a Sullustan dock master, they get to work retrieving suppli...
Tags: Florida, Television, Movies, Cary Grant, Sci-fi, Disney, Features, Animation, Lucasfilm, Alfred Hitchcock, George Lucas, Taran Killam, Leia, Lucas, Omega, Hunter

A Mandalorian Star Arrives to Give Star Wars: The Bad Batch a Few Lessons

The first lesson is that you should never trust a stranger. The second is that sometimes, all Star Wars needs to get by is the help of a face you know from somewhere else in the galaxy far, far away.Read more...
Tags: Echo, Science Fiction, Science, Fiction, Disney, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Omega, Boba Fett, Galactic Empire, Ming Na Wen, Star Wars The Clone Wars, Fortnite, Fictional Characters, Kanan Jarrus, Caleb Dume

Luke Skywalker: Digital Minimalist

I recently returned to a book I first discovered earlier in the pandemic: The Power of Myth. It consists almost entirely of edited interview transcripts from a now classic, wide-ranging filmed conversation between Bill Moyers and Joseph Campbell, which originally spanned over twenty hours of footage, but was later narrowed down to a handful of 60-minute episodes that aired on PBS in 1988. You’ve probably heard of this interview as it went on to become one of the most watched series in public te...
Tags: College, Uncategorized, Pbs, George Lucas, Lucas, Luke Skywalker, Gaïa, Bill Moyers, Campbell, Skywalker, Joseph Campbell, Ben Kenobi, Skywalker Ranch, Moyers

Open Channel: Let's Celebrate This Guy's 77th Birthday

Seventy-seven years ago a man was born who would release a movie in 1977 that would change the face of the world. He’d do a few other things too. That man’s name is George Lucas. Today, May 14, is his birthday, and we’ve love you all to celebrate.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science Fiction, Science, Film, Steve Jobs, Fiction, Harry Potter, George Lucas, Lightsaber, Jones, Yoda, Solo, Boba Fett, Human Interest, Fictional Characters, Industrial Light

‘Indiana Jones 5’ Cast Adds Boyd Holbrook and Shaunette Renée Wilson

Let’s take a break from announcing Knives Out 2 casting to announce some Indiana Jones 5 casting, shall we? The James Mangold-directed sequel already has Harrison Ford (naturally), Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and Mads Mikkelsen on board, and now Boyd Holbrook (who worked with Mangold on Logan) and Shaunette Renée Wilson (The Resident, Black Panther) have joined the cast as well. The latest installment in the adventure series is expected to start filming this summer. Indiana Jones 5 is continuing t...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Ford, Sequels, Harrison Ford, Indiana Jones, George Lucas, Spielberg, Steven Spielberg, Wilson, Logan, Jez, Dan Fogelman, Phoebe Waller Bridge, Holbrook, Mangold

Howard the Duck Is Still the Weirdest Marvel Movie Ever

Over 20 years before Iron Man kick-started what’s now the Marvel Cinematic Universe—the pop-culture juggernaut that devours so much of the box office—another Marvel hero got his chance to save the world. Big difference, though: the star of Howard the Duck didn’t exactly set the world on fire with his efforts.Read more...
Tags: Science, Iron Man, Aliens, Duck, Marvel Comics, George Lucas, Captain America, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Howard, Crocodile Dundee, Bev, Tim Robbins, Howard the Duck, Thomas Dolby, Lea Thompson, Jeffrey Jones

Netflix is Making a CG-Animated ‘Ultraman’ Movie

Ultraman is one of the biggest superheroes in Japan, though you’d be hard pressed to find people who know of it outside of the country’s borders, or outside of the tokusatsu/anime community. But Netflix is looking to change that. Netflix is setting up a CG-animated Ultraman movie with the help of Industrial Light and Magic, the VFX company founded by George Lucas. And it wants this animated Ultraman movie to boost the character’s global popularity to the likes of Godzilla or Pokémon. Variety...
Tags: Japan, Movies, Netflix, Anime, Godzilla, George Lucas, Ilm, Coraline, Shannon, Kubo, Ultraman, Eiji Tsuburaya, Sato, Action/Adventure, Hideaki Anno, Shannon Tindle

Ewan McGregor Confirms Obi-Wan Kenobi Series Has Begun Filming

During a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Golden Globe winner Ewan McGregor has opened up about some behind-the-scenes details about the long-awaited Obi-Wan Kenobi series, confirming that production on Disney+’s newest Star Wars prequel series has already begun in Los Angeles. Production was originally scheduled to start in January, but was delayed because of the ongoing pandemic. When asked if they were able to celebrate May the 4th on set last week, McGregor went on to tease that he w...
Tags: Star Wars, Hayden Christensen, TV, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Los Angeles, Action, TV News, Streaming, Jackson, George Lucas, Ewan McGregor, Joel Edgerton, Rian Johnson, Luke Skywalker

Seth Rogen On That Time He Met George Lucas, Who Seemingly Thought The World Was About To End

This encounter between Seth Rogen and George Lucas is wild!
Tags: Religion, Seth Rogen, George Lucas

Five Things Worth Loving About Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith

Star Wars day has come and gone, but now it’s time to really get down to business and celebrate Revenge of the Fifth! What better way to commemorate this holiday than take a look at the best scenes from Star Wars — Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, which is the best of the prequels? Let’s do this! Battle Over Coruscant After two fairly enjoyable, though ultimately lackluster films, namely The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones, George Lucas finally righted the ship with Revenge of the Si...
Tags: Star Wars, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Action, Williams, George Lucas, Natalie Portman, John Williams, Lucas, Yoda, Anakin Skywalker, Palpatine, Skywalker, Jedi, Anakin

How ‘Star Wars’ Looked to ‘Frankenstein’ to Create the Tragedy of Anakin Skywalker

(Welcome to The Movies That Made Star Wars, a series where we explore the films and television properties that inspired George Lucas’s iconic universe. In this edition:Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein.) It feels almost impossible to judge the cultural impact of the Universal Monster movies as they began releasing in the United States almost a hundred years ago. Looking at the box office figures and the interconnected universe they spawned over the 1930s and ‘40s, it was something akin to ...
Tags: Featured Stories Sidebar, Features, LucasFilm, Bride of Frankenstein, Frankenstein, Star-Wars

Celebrate Star Wars Day with the 11 best 'Star Wars' games of all time

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Released in 2017, "Star Wars Battlefront II" is the prettiest "Star Wars" game yet, but it's not the best. Electronic Arts Along with its iconic movies, the "Star Wars" franchise has spawned dozens of video games. The latest "Star Wars" game is "Star Wars: Squadrons" for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. To celebrate Star Wars Day on May 4, we've ranked the best "Star Wars" games of all time. Whil...
Tags: Reviews, Gaming, Star Wars, Microsoft, Video Games, Entertainment, Disney, Trends, Tech, Features, Nintendo, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Battlefront, Lucas, Luke Skywalker

How a British bomber mission in World War II inspired one of the most iconic scenes in 'Star Wars'

Lucasfilm and Twentieth Century Fox / "Star Wars" The "trench run" scene is one of the most memorable in "Star Wars." But it borrowed heavily from a 1954 movie depicting a daring British air raid during World War II. See more stories on Insider's business page. In 1977, "Star Wars" took the country - and the world - by storm.One of its most iconic scenes was the trench run, during which X-Wing and Y-Wing fighters defy the odds to put proton torpedoes down a thermal exhaust port, runn...
Tags: Star Wars, Germany, Berlin, Trends, World War Ii, X-wing, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Lucas, Lancaster, Josef Stalin, West Berlin, Barnes Wallis, Avro Lancaster, Military & Defense Contributors, Military & Defense

‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch’ Producers on New Characters, Familiar Planets, and Setting a Show During the Rise of the Empire [Interview]

With the end of Star Wars: The Clone Wars last year, many fans thought we’d reached the end of storytelling for the clone characters and everyone else we met in that series. With the announcement of Star Wars: The Bad Batch, that idea got turned on its head. The show, premiering tomorrow, takes place as a direct sequel to the The Clone Wars and follows a group of elite clones as they watch the galaxy in its transition from Republic to its first Galactic Empire. Although Star Wars animation maes...
Tags: Star-Wars, Television, Movies, Interviews, Disney, Features, Dave, Animation, Republic, Lucasfilm, Indiana Jones, George Lucas, Omega, Hunter, Jen, Bryan

Star Wars’ Ewan McGregor Reveals One Of The Hardest Parts Of Starring In George Lucas’ Prequels

Ewan McGregor killed it as Obi-Wan Kenobi, but it wasn't always easy.
Tags: Religion, George Lucas, Ewan McGregor

Star Wars Bits: 30 Years of Thrawn, Inside Galaxy’s Edge, Knights of the Old Republic, Star Wars: The Bad Batch, and More!

In this edition of Star Wars Bits: Timothy Zahn talks 30 years of Thrawn Kristin Baver talks Skywalker: A Family at War Inside The Art of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Knights of the Old Republic gets a remake? Star Wars: Visions & Ronin Star Wars podcast & YouTube round-up And more! Timothy Zahn Talks 30 Years of Thrawn In Star Wars Insider #202, author Timothy Zahn talks to Brandon Wainerdi about the phone call that spawned Heir to the Empire and introduced the world to Grand Admiral Thraw...
Tags: Star-Wars, Bob Odenkirk, Movies, Disney, Hasbro, Disneyland Resort, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Jason, Stellan Skarsgard, Daisy Ridley, Charlotte, Amy, Josh, Alexander, Tom

Ewan McGregor Says ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Series Will “Feel So Much More Real” Than the Prequels

Shooting on Lucasfilm’s upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series for Disney+has yet to begin, but the Jedi Master himself is ready. Ewan McGregor first played young version of the iconic character in George Lucas’ Star Wars prequels, and he was seen as one of the elements that worked in a series of films that didn’t exactly measure up to their predecessors. As he waits for production to begin, an extensive profile on the actor’s career finds him acknowledging how difficult it was to realize that the preq...
Tags: Hayden Christensen, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Sequels, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Ewan-McGregor, Anakin Skywalker, McGregor, Hollywood Reporter, Obi-wan Kenobi, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar