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FEB
27
15 HRS

'Star Wars' Saga Gets Lego Retelling on Disney XD (Exclusive)

'Star Wars' Saga Gets Lego Retelling on Disney XD (Exclusive)

The Star Wars movies are getting a Lego retelling just in time for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Disney XD has picked up Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales, an animated take on the six Star Wars movies. The limited series consists of five 22-minute episodes that will air later this year. Force Awakens opens galaxywide Dec. 18.

But this is not an ordinary Star Wars in 22 minutes. The conceit is that the movies are being retold through the eyes of robots C-3PO and R2-D2 in a brand new story.

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FEB
23
5 DAYS

Former 'Star Wars' Standalone Writer: "I Don't Think I've Ever Worked Harder on Anything"

Former 'Star Wars' Standalone Writer: "I Don't Think I've Ever Worked Harder on Anything"

Book of Eli screenwriter Gary Whitta might no longer be working on the first Star Wars standalone movie of the Disney era — he left the project earlier this year — but his time on the project was an overwhelming, if rewarding, experience, he suggested in a new interview.

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FEB
16
2 WKS

How Apple's Jony Ive Influenced That New 'Star Wars' Lightsaber Design

How Apple's Jony Ive Influenced That New 'Star Wars' Lightsaber Design

If fans are unconvinced with the new lightsabers, as seen in the first trailer for J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens, then they have an unexpected designer to blame: Jony Ive, the man responsible for the design of Apple's iPhone, iPad and iOS 7, among many other things.

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FEB
12
2 WKS

Chewbacca Gets Furby-ized

Chewbacca Gets Furby-ized

Star Wars fans who have always hoped to own their personal wookiee are in luck: Hasbro has created a Chewbacca-inspired Furby. 

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FEB
5
3 WKS

'Star Wars' Actor Richard Bonehill Dies at 67

'Star Wars' Actor Richard Bonehill Dies at 67

Richard Bonehill, an expert swordsman and horseman who played a stormtrooper, Rebel soldier and many other characters in the Star Wars universe, has died. He was 67.

Bonehill's death was reported Wednesday by the prestigious Truro Fencing Club in England. He served as head coach of the Cornwall club for 12 years until 2007 and was president when he died.

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FEB
3
4 WKS

'Star Wars' Stand-alone Movie to Star Felicity Jones (Exclusive)

'Star Wars' Stand-alone Movie to Star Felicity Jones (Exclusive)

After a series of hush-hush readings and tests, Lucasfilm and Disney have zeroed in on Oscar-nominated actress Felicity Jones for the female lead in the Star Wars stand-alone film. 

Jones is now in talks to star in the project, which Gareth Edwards is directing and Chris Weitz — who was just hired last week — is writing. Weitz is replacing Gary Whitta, who penned the first draft.

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JAN
26
1 month

'Star Wars' Stand-alone Movie Hiring Oscar-Nominated Writer (Exclusive)

'Star Wars' Stand-alone Movie Hiring Oscar-Nominated Writer (Exclusive)

The Star Wars stand-alone movie that Gareth Edwards will direct has found a new writer.

Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the latest scribe headed to a galaxy far, far away is Chris Weitz, whose credits include the 2002 film About A Boy and Disney's upcoming Cinderella

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JAN
20
1 month

Tatiana Maslany, Rooney Mara Testing for 'Star Wars' Stand-alone Movie (Exclusive)

Tatiana Maslany, Rooney Mara Testing for 'Star Wars' Stand-alone Movie (Exclusive)

The first Star Wars stand-alone could come under attack from a clone.

Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that Tatiana Maslany, the Canadian actress who stars as multiple replicants in BBC America's hit series Orphan Black, is testing for the female lead in the Star Wars spinoff that is being directed by Gareth Edwards.

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JAN
19
1 month

'Star Wars' Actor Released From Hospital

'Star Wars' Actor Released From Hospital

A Star Wars star is on the road to recovery. 

Peter Mayhew, who plays Chewbacca in the franchise, spent several days in a hospital with pneumonia, but has been released. The news of his hospital stay was confirmed Monday on Mayhew's Twitter page. 

Read more George Lucas Weighs In on 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Trailer

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JAN
13
1 month

George Lucas Was Developing New 'Star Wars' Film Trilogy Before the Disney Deal

George Lucas Was Developing New 'Star Wars' Film Trilogy Before the Disney Deal

With Star Wars: The Force Awakens launching a new trilogy this December and additional standalone movies from directors including Josh Trank and Gareth Edwards in development, the future of George Lucas’s galaxy far, far away looks bright — but it almost went very differently, with Lucas admitting that he was developing a third trilogy of movies before Disney bought Lucasfilm in 2012.

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JAN
10
2 MOS

'Star Wars' in Comic Books: A Brief History

'Star Wars' in Comic Books: A Brief History

This Wednesday, Marvel Entertainment will release Star Wars No. 1 by Jason Aaron and John Cassaday, marking the return of the science fiction series to the publisher responsible for the first comic book appearances of George Lucas’ space fantasy back in 1977. For many, though, Star Wars is more closely associated with another publisher — one that helped build the franchise into what it is today.

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JAN
9
2 MOS

'Star Wars' Standalone Movie Loses Writer Gary Whitta (Exclusive)

'Star Wars' Standalone Movie Loses Writer Gary Whitta (Exclusive)

Gary Whitta is no longer writing a Star Wars standalone movie.

Whitta was working with Gareth Edwards, the filmmaker behind last year’s Godzilla movie, on the project and completed a first draft. But he has now left the project, which will likely hire a new writer.

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JAN
8
2 MOS

Domhnall Gleeson: 'Star Wars' Was the "Most Secrecy I've Had to Work With"

The efforts to maintain the secrecy surrounding Star Wars: The Force Awakens is reaching legendary proportions with Domhnall Gleeson the latest actor to reveal, well, pretty much nothing at all.

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DEC
29
2 MOS

See the First Close-Up Image of the New Millennium Falcon

See the First Close-Up Image of the New Millennium Falcon

Disney CEO Bob Iger graces the cover of the new issue of Fortune, but Star Wars fans might be more intrigued by what's behind him on the magazine's cover: the first close-up image of the new Millennium Falcon from the upcoming J.J. Abrams-directed Star Wars film, The Force Awakens, set to hit theaters in December 2015.

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