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MAY
22
3 MOS

Which 'Star Wars' Character Makes the Most Sense for a Standalone Movie?

Which 'Star Wars' Character Makes the Most Sense for a Standalone Movie?

On Thursday, The Hollywood Reporter exclusively reported that Godzilla director Gareth Edwards had been hired to helm a Star Wars standalone film. 

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MAY
19
3 MOS

Marvel 'Star Wars' Comics May Be Coming Sooner Than Expected

Marvel 'Star Wars' Comics May Be Coming Sooner Than Expected

When it was announced in January that Disney was moving the Star Wars comic license to Marvel Entertainment as part of the corporation's ramping up of the property ahead of 2015's J.J. Abrams-directed Star Wars: Episode VII, it was believed that the changeover would be happening at the start of next year. Two recent developments suggest it will actually be coming much sooner.

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MAY
5
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Bob Iger and Chewbacca Share 'Star Wars' Selfie

Bob Iger and Chewbacca Share 'Star Wars' Selfie

Disney chairman Bob Iger celebrates Star Wars Day with a particular gift for fans: what many believe may be the first selfie released from the set of Star Wars: Episode VII -- with a glimpse at the return of a much-loved character from the original trilogy.

Appearing on the official Star Wars Instagram feed Sunday, the image featured Iger standing in front of Chewbacca, with the caption "Chairman's new co-pilot. #StarWarsDay."

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MAY
1
4 MOS

Disney, Lucasfilm Launch 'Star Wars Journeys' App Series

Disney, Lucasfilm Launch 'Star Wars Journeys' App Series

The Force can now be with younger audiences who have never seen the original Star Wars movies.

Lucasfilm and Disney Publishing Worldwide have teamed up to launch Star Wars Journeys, a series of apps targeted at ages 6-8 that mix immersive storytelling with gameplay, activities and background information about the characters and concepts within the story, designed to bring the Star Wars saga to life for a new generation of fans.

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APR
29
4 MOS

'Star Wars: Episode VII': Breaking Down the First Cast Photo

'Star Wars: Episode VII': Breaking Down the First Cast Photo

The cast for the new Star Wars was officially announced Tuesday with a black-and-white image of the first table read in London. Some familiar faces, others you might not recognize.

STORY: 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Cast Revealed

"We are so excited to finally share the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. It is both thrilling and surreal to watch the beloved original cast and these brilliant new performers come together to bring this world to life, once again," said writer-director J.J. Abrams.

PHOTOS: 'Star Wars' Actors: Then and Now

Filming begins in London in a few weeks. No doubt you're wondering who all those people are in the photo, past and future. Check out The Hollywood Reporter's handy guide below.

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APR
25
4 MOS

New 'Star Wars' Expanded Universe Plans Greeted With Resignation, Nostalgia

New 'Star Wars' Expanded Universe Plans Greeted With Resignation, Nostalgia

When Lucasfilm announced on Friday that the Expanded Universe of the Star Wars franchise -- essentially, all of the stories told in ancillary material outside of the six core movies and Clone Wars television series -- was no longer part of the larger continuity of the franchise, more than thirty years’ worth of stories appeared to be thrown away. So how did the fans of those stories take the news?

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APR
25
4 MOS

Disney, Del Rey to Launch New 'Star Wars' Book Line

Disney, Del Rey to Launch New 'Star Wars' Book Line

On the heels of Lucasfilm's announcement of a new, coordinated approach between Star Wars movies, animated series and spinoff material, Disney Publishing Worldwide has unveiled a new line of Star Wars prose, to be published with Del Rey Books.

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APR
21
4 MOS

New 'Star Wars' Movies To Avoid Expanded Universe Elements

New 'Star Wars' Movies To Avoid Expanded Universe Elements

Since the initial announcement of Star Wars: Episode VII, fans of the space opera franchise have been wondering whether or not the Expanded Universe of George Lucas’ galaxy far, far away will be referenced in the new installments. Now, Simon Kinberg, who’s writing one of the non-trilogy new projects, has addressed the question, albeit with an answer that’s both positive and negative.

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FEB
18
6 MOS

Heat Vision's Top Toy Fair 2014 Picks

Heat Vision's Top Toy Fair 2014 Picks

Turns out you probably weren't imagining those low moans of awe you've been hearing over the past few days. Instead, you were just picking up on the reaction to the many, many new games, gadgets and gimmes revealed at the 111th American International Toy Fair, which officially opened for business Sunday.

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FEB
11
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Jeffrey Brown Returns With 'Goodnight Darth Vader' Storybook

Jeffrey Brown Returns With 'Goodnight Darth Vader' Storybook

Of all the characters in the vast Star Wars universe that you could imagine becoming a model parent, Darth Vader shouldn't figure high on anyone's list. Not only was he an absent father (and genocidal cyborg), but he dedicated his later life to tracking down and humiliating his offspring -- not something you'd suggest others should follow suit doing. And yet, this July we will see the debut of the third book in Jeffrey Brown's heartwarming series about Darth Vader, Sith Daddy.

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JAN
17
7 MOS

James Earl Jones on Whether He's Pretended to Be Darth Vader on the Phone

James Earl Jones on Whether He's Pretended to Be Darth Vader on the Phone

James Earl Jones, whose voice has lent authority to everything from The Lion King's Mufasa to CNN's tagline, has recently been the face (along with Malcolm McDowell) of a humorous Sprint TV campaign and will appear on the big screen in the drama Gimme Shelter

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JAN
11
7 MOS

'Star Wars' Rumors: Who Is J.J. Abrams Eyeing for 'Episode VII'?

'Star Wars' Rumors: Who Is J.J. Abrams Eyeing for 'Episode VII'?

The Star Wars: Episode VII casting speculation game continues -- and The Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision has a few names to add to the mix: Michael Fassbender, Girls star Adam Driver and Hugo Weaving.

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JAN
8
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Dark Horse to Bring 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' to an End

Dark Horse to Bring 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' to an End

Dark Horse Comics may be losing the Star Wars license to Marvel Entertainment in 2015, but that doesn't mean that its last year in a galaxy far, far away will be a quiet one. This May, the publisher will release a four-part miniseries adapting the screenplay for the unproduced series finale of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

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JAN
7
7 MOS

'Star Wars': Now the Spinoffs Will Matter (Some of Them, Anyway)

'Star Wars': Now the Spinoffs Will Matter (Some of Them, Anyway)

Throughout its 30-plus-year existence, the concept of Star Wars canon has been relatively simple: Everything that happens in the movies counts, and everything that happened in any of the spinoff material -- be it games, comic books, novels or television shows -- doesn't. The simple rule has served moviemakers well, but might leave fans thinking that the ancillary material isn't worth their time or money. That might be why, in the future, things will get a little bit more complex.

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