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JAN
8
10 MOS

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
10 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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JAN
6
10 MOS

Forget Franchises: Why 2014 Will Be Hollywood's Year of the 'Shared Universe'

Forget Franchises: Why 2014 Will Be Hollywood's Year of the 'Shared Universe'

This story first appeared in the Jan. 10 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

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JAN
3
10 MOS

How the 'Star Wars' Marvel Move Could Affect Fans, Publishers (Analysis)

How the 'Star Wars' Marvel Move Could Affect Fans, Publishers (Analysis)

The announcement today that Lucasfilm will move the Star Wars comic license from independent publisher Dark Horse Comics to Disney sibling Marvel Entertainment may not have come as the greatest surprise, but that doesn't mean that it won't have an impact -- if, admittedly, an impact felt by Dark Horse and Star Wars fans more than by Marvel.

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JAN
3
10 MOS

What If 'Star Wars' Had an Animated Spinoff in the '80s? (Video)

What If 'Star Wars' Had an Animated Spinoff in the '80s? (Video)

One of the saddest things about the earliest flushes of Star Wars' success was that -- after-the-fact Ewoks and Droids spinoffs aside -- the franchise never had the Saturday morning cartoon that it so richly deserved. Until now.

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JAN
3
10 MOS

Disney Moves 'Star Wars' Comics License to Marvel

Disney Moves 'Star Wars' Comics License to Marvel

Surprising few, Lucasfilm announced today that, beginning in 2015, Marvel Entertainment will be granted exclusive rights to Star Wars comics and graphic novels, the first time in more than 20 years that the license has moved away from Dark Horse Comics.

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DEC
17
10 MOS

U.S. Under-18s National Hockey Team Turn to The Dark Side for Charity

U.S. Under-18s National Hockey Team Turn to The Dark Side for Charity

The combination of Star Wars and hockey isn't an immediately obvious one, but that hasn't prevented the U.S. National Under-18s Team from announcing a specially-themed Star Wars Night next month -- or wearing a uniform featuring an unexpected new choice of mascot: Darth Vader.

The special jerseys will be worn during the game on January 18, when the team faces off against Waterloo, with the jerseys auctioned off afterwards to benefit C.S. Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor.

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DEC
13
10 MOS

What Happens When You Mix Rock and Sith? Karaoke Greatness (Video)

What Happens When You Mix Rock and Sith? Karaoke Greatness (Video)

It's the mashup that had to happen: Queen's classic "Bohemian Rhapsody," performed by Star Wars cosplayers and with lyrics rewritten to reflect events in George Lucas' original six movies. "Any way the Force flows," anyone?

The video comes from students and faculty at the Digital Video Program at University of Advancing Technology in Tempe, Arizona, with the cast described by UAT Digital Video's YouTube as "the Star Wars cosplayers of the Arizona geek community."

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DEC
3
11 MOS

Han Solo's 'Star Wars' Blaster Auctioning for $200,000-Plus

Han Solo's 'Star Wars' Blaster Auctioning for $200,000-Plus

There's no match for a good blaster at your side. And now Star Wars fans have the chance to bid on Han Solo's (Harrison Ford) DL-44 Blaster, which is up for auction at Invaluable.  

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NOV
21
11 MOS

EA/Disney 'Star Wars' Deal to Last 10 Years, Expand Past Movies

EA/Disney 'Star Wars' Deal to Last 10 Years, Expand Past Movies

The deal between the Walt Disney Company and Electronic Arts to produce Star Wars video games -- a deal announced a month after Disney closed Lucasfilm's own video game studio, LucasArts -- is a long-term one, according to EA CFO and executive vice president Blake Jorgensen, who told investors that the partnership will last at least ten years.

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OCT
28
12 MOS

'Star Wars' Blooper Reel: Watch Flubbed Lines, Falling Stormtroopers

'Star Wars' Blooper Reel: Watch Flubbed Lines, Falling Stormtroopers

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, many mistakes were made. A blooper reel for the original Star Wars has made it online, demonstrating that the Force wasn't always with Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Peter Cushing -- and that, sometimes, it's more difficult than you'd think for Stormtroopers to get through doorways.

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SEP
23
1 years

'Star Wars Rebels': David Oyelowo, Freddie Prinze Jr. in Talks for Voice Cast (Exclusive)

'Star Wars Rebels': David Oyelowo, Freddie Prinze Jr. in Talks for Voice Cast (Exclusive)

While most eyes have been on the casting of Star Wars: Episode VII, another franchise player set in the galaxy far, far away has been quietly operating under the radar.

Star Wars: Rebels is the CGI-animated series being made by Lucasfilm Animation that will air on Disney XD.

THR/HeatVision has learned that David Oyelowo, Freddie Prinze Jr., Vanessa Marshall, Taylor Gray and Steven Jay Blum are in the process of being cast as the voice leads for the series, which will make its debut in fall 2014.

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SEP
18
1 years

Petco Encourages the Dog Side of the Sith with 'Star Wars' Merchandise

Petco Encourages the Dog Side of the Sith with 'Star Wars' Merchandise

The Force, it seems, doesn't limit itself to humans.

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SEP
17
1 years

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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