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JUL
9
9 MOS

Disney, Lucasfilm Bringing 'Star Wars' to D23 Expo

Disney, Lucasfilm Bringing 'Star Wars' to D23 Expo

Instead of bringing Star Wars to Comic-Con, Disney and Lucasfilm are touting the franchise's anticipated return at the D23 Expo.

Disney's own biannual event, taking place Aug. 9-11 at the Anaheim Convention Center, will feature a strong Star Wars presence, with Disney planning events like Darth Vader: The Evolution of a Villain, showing the development of the bad guy, to Crash Course in the Force: Star Wars Saga 101.

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JUL
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9 MOS

Could 'Kingdom Hearts III' Include 'Star Wars' Characters?

Could 'Kingdom Hearts III' Include 'Star Wars' Characters?

On a basic level, it's an idea that seems like simple math: The Kingdom Hearts video game franchise is based around the idea of Final Fantasy characters facing off against familiar Disney characters like Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck. These days, however, Disney owns a couple of other companies with fan-favorite characters some might want to see join in the fun. So is the notion of Sephiroth facing off against Darth Vader or Iron Man a possibility now that Disney controls Star Wars and The Avengers?

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JUL
3
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Will Force-Choke for Food: Darth Vader Returns to Sell Pringles

Will Force-Choke for Food: Darth Vader Returns to Sell Pringles

The Force, it seems, is strong in one well-known snack brand.

Jim vs. Vader isn't just a new commercial for Pringles that features a guest appearance by a particular Dark Lord of the Sith and a lightsaber battle that's at least as good as Obi-Wan's showdown with Darth in the original movie. (We can all accept that that looks a little tame with hindsight now, right?) It's also the winning entry in a contest that tasked independent and fan filmmakers to create their own Pringles/Star Wars mashups.

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JUN
6
10 MOS

'Star Wars' Producer Rick McCallum Boards Sci-Fi Project 'R'Ha' (Exclusive)

'Star Wars' Producer Rick McCallum Boards Sci-Fi Project 'R'Ha' (Exclusive)

R’Ha, a high-concept sci-fi feature project that began as a hot Hollywood short, is getting a little help from friends with some Star Wars connections.

Rick McCallum, the former head of Lucasfilm and producer of the recent Star Wars trilogy, is boarding the feature as producer, making it his first sci-fi project since leaving the George Lucas fold.

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MAY
29
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'Star Wars' Web Series Promotes 'Course of the Force' Relay (Video)

'Star Wars' Web Series Promotes 'Course of the Force' Relay (Video)

You could say comedian Matt Mira is this charity relay’s only hope.

Nerdist has unveiled the first of six Star Wars: Course of the Force webisodes, a comedy series promoting July’s lightsaber relay run down the California coast.

When the lightsaber used for the relay goes missing, Mira is forced to leave his hangout session with R2-D2 and is tasked with tracking it down. Fans of the Nerdist will also be delighted to know there's a bit with Chris Hardwick dressed as Princess Leia (for reasons unknown).

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MAY
23
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Lego Unveils Life-Sized 'Star Wars' X-Wing (Photo)

Lego Unveils Life-Sized 'Star Wars' X-Wing (Photo)

Star Wars flew into Time Square on Thursday when Lego unveiled a life-sized X-wing fighter.

The company says the replica, created with more than 5 million Lego bricks, is the largest Lego model ever created. Thirty-two master builders spent 17,000 hours crafting the X-wing, which weighs 44,000 pounds and stands nearly 11 feet tall and just under 43 feet long, with a wingspan of 44 feet.

The X-wing was created to celebrate the upcoming The Yoda Chronicles, a three-episode miniseries premiering on Cartoon Network on May 29 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

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MAY
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Luke Skywalker's 'Star Wars' Levi's Up for Auction (Photo)

Luke Skywalker's 'Star Wars' Levi's Up for Auction (Photo)

Star Wars collectors, now is your chance to own a piece of Jedi history. And, for that matter, a piece of Levi history.

A pair of "cotton drill" pants made by famed jeans manufacturer Levi Strauss and Co. and worn by Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) in George Lucas' 1977 space epic are being sold at auction.

Hamill donnede the sandy-colored, distressed pants for much of the iconic film. They measure a 29-inch waist and 37 inches in length with two six-inch slits up each side.

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MAY
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Disney and Electronic Arts Ink Deal for New 'Star Wars' Games

Disney and Electronic Arts Ink Deal for New 'Star Wars' Games

The Walt Disney Company is prepping a new line of Star Wars video games just a month after shuttering previous publisher LucasArts.

In a Monday announcement with Electronic Arts Inc., the company firmed up plans to develop and publish new games based on the characters and storylines of the Lucasfilm franchise. Disney, which acquired Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion in October, is currently readying the next Star Wars film for a 2015 release.

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MAY
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May the Fourth: 'Star Wars' in 60 Seconds (Video)

May the Fourth: 'Star Wars' in 60 Seconds (Video)

Who knew the Death Star destroying Alderaan could be so…hilarious?

Well, it’s Star Wars Day, so it’s time to celebrate all things the Force, including this diminutive and speedy look at Episode IV: A New Hope.

PHOTOS: 'Star Wars' Actors: Then and Now

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APR
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J.J. Abrams Says John Williams Likely to Score 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

J.J. Abrams Says John Williams Likely to Score 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

J.J. Abrams is getting his ducks in a row as he readies to direct the next installment of Disney's Star Wars.

During a press conference in Berlin for Star Trek Into Darkness on Monday, Abrams skirted questions about his anticipated next directorial effort.

PHOTOS: When You Wish Upon a Death Star: The Surprising Symmetry of Star Wars and Disney

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'Star Wars' Gets Dubbed into Navajo

'Star Wars' Gets Dubbed into Navajo

The original Star Wars is getting dubbed into Navajo, Ahéhee (that means "Thank You").

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MAR
24
1 years

J.J. Abrams on New 'Star Wars' Movie: 'More Questions Than Answers'

J.J. Abrams on New 'Star Wars' Movie: 'More Questions Than Answers'

While he's directing arguably the most highly anticipated movie of the near future, J.J. Abrams hasn't quite nailed down the plan for Star Wars: Episode VII just yet.

"There are infinitely more questions than answers right now," the helmer tells Empire magazine.

PHOTOS: 'Star Wars' Actors: Then and Now

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MAR
7
1 years

George Lucas Says 'Star Wars' Returns for Hamill, Ford and Fisher Almost Finalized

George Lucas Says 'Star Wars' Returns for Hamill, Ford and Fisher Almost Finalized

Another day, another Star Wars rumor -- though this one is more trustworthy than most.

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MAR
6
1 years

Carrie Fisher Confirms 'Star Wars' Return

Carrie Fisher Confirms 'Star Wars' Return

Count Princess Leia in for another Star Wars adventure.

In an interview with Palm Beach Illustrated, Carrie Fisher gave a simple "yes" when asked for confirmation over whether she would return for the newly-revived space opus. And while she isn't sure what her iconic warrior princess character will be doing all these years later, she does have some ideas of her own.

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