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Ron Moore Still Wants to Make a ‘Star Wars’ TV Series Nearly a Decade After ‘Star Wars: Underworld’ Was Canned

A long time ago in a galaxy not so far away (it was this galaxy), Ron Moore, a writer on various Star Trek shows and the creator of the Battlestar Galactica reboot, was attached to write a Star Wars TV series – Star Wars: Underworld. However, Moore’s series was set up before Disney bought Lucasfilm, and the sale killed-off the show before it really got off the ground. Now, Moore has signed a big deal with Disney, and he’s still interested in making a Star Wars show. Could it finally happen? ...
Tags: Star-Wars, Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Star Trek, Sony, Battlestar Galactica, Darth Vader, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Ewan McGregor, George, Moore, Diego Luna, Skywalker Ranch


Star Wars Bits: Boba Fett Returns, Rian Johnson’s Star Wars Trilogy, Gina Carano, Inferno Squad, and More

In this edition of Star Wars Bits: Boba Fett to Appear in Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters Rian Johnson’s Star Wars Trilogy Reportedly Still Happening Gina Carano No Longer Employed By Lucasfilm Star Wars Insider Issue #200 More Inferno Squad Adventures? Star Wars Podcast & YouTube Round-Up And more! Boba Fett to Appear in Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters StarWars.com recently announced War of the Bounty Hunters, an epic crossover that will reveal what Boba Fett experienced on his...
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How Marvel's Star Wars: The High Republic Comic Will Show New Sides of the Jedi

Lucasfilm’s bold new transmedia initiative, Star Wars: The High Republic, promises to give us a look back into the galaxy, far, far away at the peak of the Jedi Order’s luminescence. Champions of an expansionist Republic, masters of the Force, they are a vision for the galaxy. But how heavy does that image hang on its…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Interview, Marvel, Disney, Exclusive, Lucasfilm, Marvel Comics, Skywalker Ranch, Phil Noto, Cavan Scott, Mark Morales, Ian McCaig, Star Wars The High Republic, Ario Anindito


George Lucas’ Scrapped ‘Star Wars: Underworld’ TV Series Had Dozens of Finished Scripts and a Massive Scope

George Lucas’ Star Wars: Underworld series was one of many projects lost during the Disney acquisition of Lucasfilm. The long-in-development live-action series was a source of excitement for many Star Wars fans, who gobbled up new rumors, concept art leaks, and reports of scripts being written. Alas, the project never came to be, but former Star Wars: Underworld writer Ronald D. Moore, who recently developed Starz’s hit series Outlander, has revealed some details about the scrapped Star Wars se...
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George Lucas’ Scrapped ‘Star Wars: Underworld’ TV Series Would’ve Used Cutting Edge Technology and Virtual Sets

George Lucas’ Star Wars: Underworld series was one of many projects lost during the Disney acquisition of Lucasfilm. The long-in-development live-action series was a source of excitement for many Star Wars fans, who gobbled up new rumors, concept art leaks, and reports of scripts being written. Alas, the project never came to be, but former Star Wars: Underworld writer Ronald D. Moore, who recently developed Starz’s hit series Outlander, has revealed some details about the scrapped Star Wars se...
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Ronald D. Moore Opens Up About George Lucas’ Scrapped Star Wars Series

Ronald D. Moore Opens Up About George Lucas’ Scrapped Star Wars Series During an interview with Collider, Emmy winner Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Outlander) opened up about his involvement with George Lucas’ unproduced live-action Star Wars series, Star Wars: Underworld that initially began development in 2004. Moore was one of the writers Lucas had assembled for the project. RELATED: Timothy Olyphant’s The Mandalorian Character Details Revealed “I w...
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George Lucas Envisioned Using ‘The Mandalorian’ Stagecraft Tech for His Own ‘Star Wars’ TV Shows and Sequel Trilogy

Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian continues to provide fascinating insights into the making of the first live-action Star Wars series. One aspect of the production we’ve covered previously was the innovative Stagecraft technology used to create immersive virtual environments in real time and in-camera, rather than the standard green screen technology that requires background visual effects to be added in post-production. This technology, referred to as The Volume by the cast and crew, is one of t...
Tags: Television, Movies, Documentary, Sci-fi, Disney, Sequels, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jon-Favreau, Lucasfilm, George-Lucas, Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy, Trivia, Favreau, Mowgli, Skywalker Ranch


Devastated Filmmakers Scrambling After SXSW Cancellation

Filmmakers Jason Sussberg and David Alvarado were holed up in a studio Friday at Skywalker Ranch, putting the finishing touches on the sound mix for their film “We Are As Gods,” a documentary about the environmentalist Stewart Brand. The two men were scrambling to get everything ready for the film’s March 15 premiere at South […]
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‘Star Wars: The High Republic’ Revealed: Everything You Need To Know About Project Luminous

Last night at an event held at Walt Disney Studios, Lucasfilm revealed Star Wars: The High Republic, a new publishing program which will feature interconnected stories told across multiple publishers in a section of the Star Wars timeline not yet explored in canon. We were there in attendance to learn all about this new era and how it might change the future of Star Wars storytelling. What is Project Luminous? Initially teased at Star Wars Celebration in 2019 as “Project Luminous,” Star W...
Tags: Star-Wars, Books, Texas, Movies, Sci-fi, Ireland, Sequels, San Diego, Mathew McConaughey, Lucasfilm, Kylo Ren, Lando, Luca, Padawan, Daniel Jose Older, Skywalker


Listen to 'Go Crazy' from Tony, Grammy Winner Leslie Odom Jr.'s New Album 'Mr.

Grammy and Tony Award-winning vocalist, songwriter, author and actor Leslie Odom, Jr. returns with 'Mr' - his first album of original music. Over the past two years, Leslie quietly crafted what would become this new album. His vision crystallized during a writing camp he personally assembled at George Lucas's world-famous Skywalker Ranch in December 2018, featuring accomplished songwriters from a variety of musical genres. Threading together elements of soul, RB, jazz, and pop, he now emerges wi...
Tags: Theatre, George Lucas, Tony, Leslie, Skywalker Ranch, Leslie Odom Jr, BWW News Desk


Here's what it's like to visit the San Francisco headquarters of Lucasfilm, the creator of 'Star Wars' and 'Indiana Jones,' complete with a Yoda fountain standing guard at the entrance

Standing guard at an office complex in the Presidio of San Francisco, you'll find a small and familiar wise figure from one of the most beloved films of all time. Lucasfilm, the legendary production company behind the "Star Wars" film franchise, chose to relocate most of its operations to the former Army base in 2005 to encourage collaboration between its gaming and cinema divisions and to tap into the region's workforce. Lucas may have intended for the company's gaming division to play a bigg...
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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...
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How Disney uses thousands of set dressing props to make Galaxy’s Edge look and feel like a ‘Star Wars’ movie

Walt Disney Imagineering will add thousands of set dressing props to Galaxy’s Edge to ensure the new Star Wars land coming to Disneyland has the authentic look and feel of the original film trilogy from the 1970s and ‘80s. “I’ve got a team of artists that work with me in a top secret location and we’re building all of these props,” said Eric Baker, Walt Disney Imagineering creative director for props and set dressing. “We’ve shipped over 7,000 props to Anaheim already and there’s more on the way...
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How Disney uses more than 7,000 props to make Galaxy’s Edge look and feel like a ‘Star Wars’ movie

Walt Disney Imagineering will add thousands of set dressing props to Galaxy’s Edge to ensure the new Star Wars land coming to Disneyland has the authentic look and feel of the original film trilogy from the 1970s and ‘80s. “I’ve got a team of artists that work with me in a top secret location and we’re building all of these props,” said Eric Baker, Walt Disney Imagineering creative director for props and set dressing. “We’ve shipped over 7,000 props to Anaheim already and there’s more on the way...
Tags: Florida, England, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Xerox, Universal, Chris Hemsworth, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Lucasfilm, Baker, Luke Skywalker, Southern California, Northern California


Despite Its Faults, ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ is the Kind of Cinematic Spectacle We Rarely See These Days

Alita: Battle Angel is the latest action extravaganza from two of our most auteur-like blockbuster directors working: Robert Rodriguez and James Cameron. Cameron served as a producer, but has spent over a decade trying to get the film off the ground on his own. It was originally announced in 2003 but production of Avatar kept Cameron from committing to the project, in addition to other development issues. In 2016, Robert Rodriguez was brought on as a director and the film finally got made....
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Sam Elliott & Aidan Turner on The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot

Sam Elliott & Aidan Turner on The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot RLJE Films will release The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot in theaters and on VOD and Digital HD on February 8. ComingSoon.net got to have an exclusive chat with stars Sam Elliott and Aidan Turner, who both portray the lead character of Calvin Barr at different stages in his life. Check out the interviews with both actors below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptSt...
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Star Wars Bits: The Animated Princess Leia Has Been Recast, Ewan McGregor Might Be Returning, and Rumors About a Whole New World For Episode IX

In this edition of Star Wars Bits: Has General Leia Organa secretly been recast? Which iconic piece of Star Wars memorabilia sold for over $200,000 at auction? Will Ewan McGregor return as Obi-Wan Kenobi in Episode IX? Can John Willams grab two Grammy’s at this year’s ceremony? And much more… Now that we are less than 12 months away from the release of Star Wars: Episode IX it can mean only one thing: rumors are officially go. Making Star Wars has a great report for those of us who enjoy ...
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The Han Solo Movie That Almost Was: How the New Art Book Reveals a Very Different Film

Through multiple screenplay drafts and a troubled production, Solo: A Star Wars story changed significantly from conception to realization. With the help of the newly released art book tracking the film’s development and production, we try to get to the heart of the Solo movie that almost was, but never will be. Spoilers follow. Things Change In 2012, Disney bought Lucasfilm, and the Star Wars universe would never be the same. Star Wars creator George Lucas had already laid out p...
Tags: Star-Wars, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Jimi Hendrix, Sequels, Rumors, Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, United, Lord, Young, Ron-Howard, Rian Johnson


30 Years Later, ‘Willow’ Remains Charming, Empowering, Flawed Fantasy

(Welcome to Nostalgia Bomb, a series where we take a look back on beloved childhood favorites and discern whether or not they’re actually any good. In this edition: Willow turns 30 and we take a look back.) Every summer, my great Aunt Nancy would come to visit my family all the way from Hoboken, New Jersey. She would smell of tub roses, wear long sleeved cardigans in 80 degree weather, and refused to sit in the driver’s seat of a car. She seemed out of a children’s book novel – as perfectly per...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Fantasy, Features, George Lucas, Ilm, MGM, Nancy, Lucas, James, Willow, Val Kilmer, Return Of The Jedi, James Horner, Howard, Luke


Movie Mixtape: 6 Movies to Watch With ‘Ready Player One’

(Welcome to Movie Mixtape, where we find cinematic relatives and seek out interesting connections between new releases and older movies that allow us to rethink and enjoy what’s in our theaters as well as the favorites on our shelf. In this edition: Ready Player One.) Ready Player One feels like the beginning of the end of geeks dominating pop culture. Even as Marvel plans its hundred-year reign and properties of all stripes from the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s are born anew, Steven Spielberg’s latest...
Tags: Movies, California, Marvel, Roald Dahl, America, Features, Netflix, Harvey Weinstein, John Malkovich, Super Mario Bros, Spielberg, Steven Spielberg, Roger Corman, Ucla, Ready Player One, Brie Larson


'The Force of Sound' Doc Trailer About the Sound Design in 'Star Wars'

"Sound is not just a layer we put on top of the storytelling, it is the storytelling." ABC News has unveiled a trailer for a new short documentary titled The Force of Sound, a behind-the-scenes look at sound design in Star Wars - specifically focusing on Rian Johnson's Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which is nominated for Sound Mixing and Sound Editing at the Academy Awards. The film takes viewers inside Skywalker Ranch to learn about how they craft all of the remarkable sounds in the Star Wars m...
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‘The Force of Sound’ Trailer: Find Out How They Make Lightsaber Sounds in This ‘Last Jedi’ Documentary

There’s a moment in Star Wars: The Last Jedi where the sound completely cuts off for 10 seconds. You probably remember it — or at least heard about the viral AMC signs assuring Star Wars fans that yes, that silence is supposed to happen. It’s a powerful moment, one where silence speaks louder than words. But it couldn’t have achieved that level of power if not for the stellar sound design in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The Force of Sound is a new documentary from ABC Features that delves into the...
Tags: Star-Wars, Movies, Abc, Amc, Sci-fi, Sequels, Johnson, Lucasfilm, Rian Johnson, Skywalker Ranch, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Canto Bight, Holdo, Filmcast


Jon Favreau Voicing Alien in ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ [Updated]

Update: Jon Favreau and EW have both confirmed that the briefly-seen alien in the Solo trailer is the character Favreau is voicing. You can see an image below.   #Solo #StarWars pic.twitter.com/IFovO3mGm0 — Jon Favreau (@Jon_Favreau) February 16, 2018 The original story follows below. *** Director and Star Wars fan Jon Favreau is going to be voicing an “important alien” in Solo: A Star Wars Story. Solo director Ron Howard took to Twitter to confirm Favreau’s involvement in the upcoming S...
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Jon Favreau Voicing Alien in ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’

Director and Star Wars fan Jon Favreau is going to be voicing an “important alien” in Solo: A Star Wars Story. Solo director Ron Howard took to Twitter to confirm Favreau’s involvement in the upcoming Star Wars origin spin-off today. Time to start placing your bets as to which important alien he’s playing. My money is on Sy Snootles. It seems we learn something new about Solo every other day now. A few days ago Jon Favreau posted this on Twitter: @RealRonHoward and Lawrence Kasdan #starwars...
Tags: Twitter, Movies, Casting, Sci-fi, Disney, Sequels, Jon-Favreau, Lucasfilm, Ron-Howard, Lucas, George, Lawrence Kasdan, Favreau, Skywalker Ranch, Disney/Pixar, George -LSB- Lucas


‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’: The Definitive Oral History of the Lightsaber Battle in Snoke’s Throne Room

(Warning: this post contains major spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.) The latest Star Wars film is overflowing with jaw-dropping moments, but one of the most talked-about scenes is the incredible lightsaber fight inside Supreme Leader Snoke’s throne room. I knew the second I walked out of the movie that I wanted to read a detailed breakdown of how that came together, so when /Film was given the chance to speak with many of the filmmakers on the movie’s opening day, I decided to compile an ...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Interviews, Sci-fi, Features, Sequels, Andy Serkis, Darth Vader, Oral History, Lucasfilm, John Williams, Rian Johnson, Kylo Ren, Rey, Snoke, Morris


Our Only Look at George Lucas’ Vision for the ‘Star Wars’ Sequel Trilogy

You might not realize this, but some of the ideas for Star Wars: The Last Jedi actually came from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Before Disney had acquired Lucasfilm on October 30, 2012, George Lucas himself wrote a treatment for a new trilogy of Star Wars movies. We’ve chronicled in the past how those story treatments were largely thrown out by director J.J. Abrams when he came on board the project on January 24, 2013. We will likely never find out what Lucas had planned for the Star Wars seque...
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Here's everything we know about what will happen in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'

If you're a true "Star Wars" fan, you've been counting down the days until "The Last Jedi" comes out since way before the film even had an official title and was just "Episode VIII," and Star Wars Day (May 4) is just another excuse to feel the anticipation and speculate. We knew some things about the "Force Awakens" follow-up based on quotes from the actors and director Rian Johnson ("Looper"), but we couldn't really start theorizing too much until we knew the title and got a look at footage ear...
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LOL: Mark Hamill Pranks ‘Star Wars’ Fans by Surprising the Hell Out of Them

Happy Star Wars Day! May the 4th be with you and all that jazz! In honor of today’s makeshift holiday that celebrates the saga from a galaxy far, far away, we have a new video to share as part of Omaze’s ongoing Star Wars: Force for Change campaign, this time benefitting Starlight Children’s Foundation. For Star Wars fans, there’s nothing more rewarding than meeting the actors who played the heroes (and even the villains) that they grew up loving. So imagine being asked to record some memorable...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Lucasfilm, Lol, Mark Hamill, Omaze, Luke Skywalker, Skywalker Ranch, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, Video Of The Day, Skywalker Inn, Starlight Children s Foundation For Star Wars


Mark Hamill Gives 'Stars Wars' Super Fans The Fright Of Their Lives

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John Boyega Photobombs 'Star Wars' Fans For A Terrific Cause

“Star Wars” actor John Boyega pranked fans of the series in a big way, but it was all for a good cause.  Boyega, who plays Finn in the new films, snuck into the background as fans posed during a photo opportunity with the droid BB-8 at the Star Wars Celebration in Orlando this month. Just check out the reactions in the video above.  He was promoting the Omaze campaign tied to the film series in which fans can win a chance to spend a night at the Skywalker Ranch in California, attend the premier...
Tags: News, California, Unicef, John Boyega, Huffington Post, Finn, Orlando, Ed Mazza, Boyega, Skywalker Ranch, Starlight Children s Foundation, John Boyega Photobombs