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Joseph Kosinski Says Marvel, ‘Star Wars’ Influenced Fate of ‘Tron: Legacy’ Sequel: “It Was a Different Disney by 2015”

Joseph Kosinski says he got close to doing a Tron: Legacy follow-up, but believes Disney’s acquisitions of Marvel Entertainment and Lucasfilm made his sci-fi sequel obsolete. The Top Gun: Maverick director spoke to Vulture in a new interview about the fate of Tron: Ascension, what would have been the third installment in his Tron franchise, […]

‘Star Wars Jedi: Survivor’ Video Game Unveiled at Celebration

The long-awaited sequel to Jedi: Fallen Order was unveiled Friday at Star Wars Celebration. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor was teased with a short clip of the story, but no actual gameplay was shown during the four-day convention at the Anaheim Convention Center. Respawn Entertainment, Electronic Arts and Lucasfilm Games pulled the curtain back on Survivor, […]

‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’: Inside the Rip-Roaring Fan Screening at Star Wars Celebration

[Warning: This story contains spoilers for the first two episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi.]  The first day of Star Wars Celebration at the Anaheim Convention Center concluded Thursday evening with thunderous applause and excitement as fans gathered for the world premiere of the Disney+ series, Obi-Wan Kenobi. Announced earlier that day at the Lucasfilm Studio Showcase, […]

Star Wars Celebration Teases ‘Mandalorian’ Season 3, ‘Obi-Wan’ and ‘Andor’

This is where the fun begins. Throngs of fans on Thursday morning descended on the Anaheim Convention Center for the opening of Star Wars Celebration. Fans, some in costume, began posting pictures as early as 8 a.m. to show that they were not only at the event, but already in line for the main panel […]

George Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy Accept Milestone PGA Honor From Steven Spielberg: “A Producer Never Works Alone”

At Saturday’s 33rd annual Producers Guild Awards, Steven Spielberg presented the 2022 Milestone Award to Lucasfilm leaders George Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy. Lucas created the production company in the 1970s, and it’s best known for spawning the hit franchises Star Wars and Indiana Jones.  Introducing the pair, longtime collaborator Spielberg, who has worked with both […]

Lucasfilm’s Lynwen Brennan to Receive Visual Effects Society Lifetime Achievement Award

Lynwen Brennan, executive vp and general manager of Lucasfilm, will receive the Visual Effects Society Lifetime Achievement Award, which will be presented at the 20th annual VES Awards that will also mark the society’s 25th anniversary. The ceremony is slated to be held March 8 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.  “Lynwen has elevated visual effects […]

Lucasfilm Rethinks Its Non-‘Star Wars’ Slate

At Disney’s Investor Day in December 2020, the company’s Lucasfilm arm rattled off Star Wars projects — including 10 TV series — that were in the works, and Indiana Jones 5 received an expected shoutout, too. Also revealed to be in the mix: an adaptation of Children of Blood and Bone, a young adult fantasy […]

‘Star Wars’: Hasbro to Release a George Lucas Stormtrooper Action Figure

George Lucas has joined the Galactic Empire. The Star Wars creator is getting the action figure treatment with the release of Hasbro’s new toy: “George Lucas (in Stormtrooper Disguise).” The fourth-wall-breaking 6-inch figure, a part of the Black Series toy line, is the Bearded One in classic original trilogy Stormtropper armor, along with a removable […]

How the ‘Star Wars: Visions’ Team Brought Anime to a Galaxy Far, Far Away

To the Star Wars: Visions brain trust, Star Wars and anime were always destined to meet. After all, Japanese mythology and the films of Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa were key influences on Star Wars creator, George Lucas. So to bring Visions to life, Lucasfilm partnered with seven Japanese anime studios, as well as 65 voice […]

Disney’s Chris Coxall Named Lucasfilm PR Head (Exclusive)

Lucasfilm has found its next PR head. Chris Coxall has been named vp, publicity and communications, for the Disney-owned studio. Coxall will replace the departing Lynne Hale, a 35-year veteran of Lucasfilm who announced last week that she will retire at the end of the year. Coxall and Hale will work together during the transition. […]

Lynne Hale, Longtime Lucasfilm PR Head, to Retire After 35 Years

One of the Star Wars galaxy’s leaders is moving on to her next adventure. Lynne Hale, the longtime head of publicity and communications at Lucasfilm who worked closely with founder George Lucas, will retire at the end of 2021 after 35 years with the company. Hale joined Lucasfilm in 1986 as the company’s sole publicist, […]

‘Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge’ VR Sequel ‘Last Call’ Gets New Trailer, Fall Release

ILMxLAB has released new details and a teaser trailer for the next and final chapter in the Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge virtual reality game, which will launch this fall on Oculus Quest. Entitled Last Call, the sequel from Lucasfilm’s award-winning immersive entertainment studio is an expansion of players’ previous journey around the […]