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Michael Giacchino Takes on 'Star Wars' -- Kind Of (Video)

Michael Giacchino Takes on 'Star Wars' -- Kind Of (Video)

The fact that John Williams will be returning to write the soundtrack for J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII means that Abrams' regular musical collaborator, composer Michael Giacchino won't have the chance to bring his particular talents to a galaxy far, far away. Although, considering his re-interpretation of Williams' "Imperial March" -- accompanied by Parks & Recreation's Ben Schwartz -- that might not be the worst decision ever made.

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Non-Trilogy 'Star Wars' Movies to Be Origins, But For Whom?

Non-Trilogy 'Star Wars' Movies to Be Origins, But For Whom?

Well now it's official: Lucasfilm will alternate new trilogy Star Wars movies with what Walt Disney Co. CFO Jay Rasulo called "origin story" films each year, starting with 2015's Star Wars Episode VII, directed by J.J. Abrams.

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New 'Star Wars' Games Will Make 'Peoples' Jaws Drop,' Says EA Exec

New 'Star Wars' Games Will Make 'Peoples' Jaws Drop,' Says EA Exec

It's not just in movies and television projects that Star Wars is getting a makeover following Disney's buyout of Lucasfilm; the video game side of things is undergoing an upgrade too, with EA aiming to give the franchise the same kind of treatment that livened up the console life of a certain Caped Crusader.

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How Hard Would it be to Date in the 'Star Wars' Universe (Video)

How Hard Would it be to Date in the 'Star Wars' Universe (Video)

Any Star Wars fan already knows that universe isn't the most welcoming to women.

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If 'Star Wars' Debuted Today, Would it be 'No Fun at All'?

If 'Star Wars' Debuted Today, Would it be 'No Fun at All'?

These days, any self-respecting nerd movie property pencils in an appearance at San Diego Comic-Con in its promotional calendar -- maybe even more than one, depending on just how eager producers may be to court the genre audience. But how would the classics have fared in that kind of environment? Not too well, according to someone who'd know: Harrison Ford.

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'The Star Wars' Trailer Offers a Look at George Lucas' Original Vision

'The Star Wars' Trailer Offers a Look at George Lucas' Original Vision

"Longer Ago, in a Galaxy Even Farther Away…"

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John Williams Confirmed to Score 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

 John Williams Confirmed to Score 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

It's official: the latest chapter of Star Wars will be scored by John Williams

The composer, who has crafted the score for all six titles in the space opera saga, was confirmed to be joining J.J. Abrams' Episode VII by Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy on Saturday at a Star Wars fan event in Essen, Germany. 

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'Star Wars' Mocks 'Game of Thrones' in Epic Mashups

'Star Wars' Mocks 'Game of Thrones' in Epic Mashups

[Warning: Spoilers ahead for HBO’s Game of Thrones.]

People have it pretty rough on HBO’s Game of Thrones, but a new series of memes is arguing if you want to find true suffering, look no further than the Star Wars universe.

PHOTOS: 'Game of Thrones'' Most Gruesome Deaths: From Robert Baratheon to the Red Wedding

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'Star Wars:' Course of the Force Zooms Into Santa Monica

'Star Wars:' Course of the Force Zooms Into Santa Monica

Star Wars invaded the Santa Monica Pier on Friday.

Course of the Force, the charity relay race transporting a lightsaber from Skywalker Ranch to San Diego Comic-Con, brought Wookies, Droids and Storm Troopers  with it. The event celebrating the race's fourth day also included Jabba’s Sail Barge, though the infamous alien was nowhere to be seen.

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'Star Wars': Course of the Force Comes to L.A.

'Star Wars': Course of the Force Comes to L.A.

Course of the Force is hitting Los Angeles.

The Star Wars-inspired lightsaber relay got a lift from Virgin America Airlines on Thursday to the Pacific Palisades after a busy first two days. The airline announced the lightsaber had landed at Los Angeles International Airport shortly before 8:30 p.m.

PHOTOS: ‘Star Wars' Actors: Then and Now

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Use the Force, Luke -- And Maybe a Library, Too

Use the Force, Luke -- And Maybe a Library, Too

Sure, the Rebel Alliance may have managed to overcome the Galactic Empire and free the universe from the grip of despotic tyranny through its never-say-die attitude, can-do pluck and a helping dollop of midichlorian-led destiny, but there's one question about the good guys in Star Wars that you've probably never asked yourself: Could they read?

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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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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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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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