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Gareth Edwards Will Direct The First ‘Star Wars’ Spinoff

“Godzilla” director Gareth Edwards has a date with another monster franchise. A week after his “Godzilla” reboot claimed the top spot at the box office with a $93 million debut, Lucasfilm announced late Thursday on StarWars.com that Edwards will helm the first planned “Star Wars” spinoff film. Soon after Disney acquired Lucasfilm in late 2012, it announced its plans to produce at least three spinoff films not directly related to the planned trilogy currently shooting under J.J. Abrams’ direction. Those films will reportedly focus on various characters from the “Star Wars” universe — Boba Fett, Yoda, Han Solo (anybody but JarJar Binks). It hasn’t been revealed who the main subject of the Edwards film will be The plan is to release a new “Star Wars” movie every year starting in 2015, alternating between trilogy installments and spinoffs. Edwards film is slated for Dec. 16, 2016. “Ever since I saw ‘Star…

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Star Wars Vader Dance- Disney’s Star Wars Weekends

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Star Wars weekends are coming up. From May 16 to June 15, 2014 you can experience the best of Disney Star Wars experience if you’re going to Hollywood Studios. While some fans are critical of the Disney “spin” on Star Wars, we think it’s pretty cool. If you have not been to Hollywood Studios or don’t plan to this summer, go ahead and check out this video by Star Wars Always to see what it’s all about. Post by Star Wars always. Learn more about Star Wars Weekends STAR WARS WEEKENDS — Since 1997, Walt Disney Worldhas sponsored a series of special Star Wars Weekends in theDisney’s Hollywood Studios theme park. Activities normally include celebrity appearances, as well as trivia contests and prize give-aways, Star Tours “ride-a-thons,” and a Star Wars Cantina street party, complete with a live disc jockey. 2014 STAR WARS WEEKENDS 2014 Star Wars Weekends will be held every weekend (Friday, Saturday and…

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Star Wars Day Greeting from J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan

How did you spend May the Fourth? Did you rewatch the movies? Did you attend a Star Wars Day party? Did you take part in any of  the specials or deals that were out today? Maybe you just hung around looking at Facebook posts dedicated to Star Wars. It’s ok- we won’t judge. But whatever you did with your day, if you missed this video you need to stop right now and check it out. If you did see it, you might want to go ahead and see it again because, well… it’s awesome. Straight from London, Star Wars Episode VII director and writer, J.J. Abrams along with writer Lawrence Kasdan have a quick video message for Star Wars fans this May the 4th. What better way to celebrate May 4th than with a message from J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasden? And while we’re still talking about May the Fourth, here…

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Star Wars Expanded Universe Will Change

For over 35 years, the Expanded Universe has enriched the Star Wars experience for fans who wanted a little something more after the movies. Lucas created a universe that sparked interest, and that made fans think long beyond just the movie experience. It’s no surprise then that there have been books, games, toys and more all spun off that initial Star Wars canon. But StarWars.com tells us about how this Expanded Universe is set to change: Now, with an exciting future filled with new cinematic installments of Star Wars, all aspects ofStar Wars storytelling moving forward will be connected. Under Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy’s direction, the company for the first time ever has formed a story group to oversee and coordinate all Star Wars creative development. “We have an unprecedented slate of new Star Wars entertainment on the horizon,” said Kennedy. “We’re set to bring Star Wars back to the big screen, and continue the adventure through games, books, comics,…

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New Star Wars Kids Books Announced by Disney Publishing

Disney Publishing, which we already knew was handling the Rebels books, has also recently announced they are going to be releasing a new original-trilogy book series for young readers. They have brought together some bestselling children’s authors- Tom Angleberger (The Strange Case of Origami Yoda,) Tony DiTerlizzi (The Spiderwick Chronicles,) Adam Gidwitz (A Tale Dark and Grimm,) and R.J. Palacio (Wonder) – to help create something awesome for the younger Star Wars fans.  The books will start hitting the shelves in October. Here’s a video to show you more: Coming October 2014 is a new series of Star Wars children’s books reimagining the films of the original trilogy. The classic saga will come to life like never before through adaptations by bestselling children’s authors Tom Angleberger, Tony DiTerlizzi, Adam Gidwitz, and R.J. Palacio, with art by famed Star Wars concept artist Iain McCaig. Each of these celebrated authors will bring their contemporary, unique voice…

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Disney Already Casting for Star Wars Live-Action TV Projects?

Disney is a company that knows how to get the most out of a popular thing. The franchise is a leader for a big reason. With the new Star Wars movies coming out starting in 2015, they are probably already cooking up lots of good merchandising deals and other great ways to make money off the popularity that the new movies are going to bring. So while we all know this to be true, much of what is said about Disney’s plans about the Star Wars franchise is just speculation. Outside of rumors, we don’t really know anything for a fact. But as the release date for the movies grows closer, we do see more rumors coming out. This one, for example, has us a little bit interested. Cinelinx.com says they have it on an authority source that Disney is already casting for a Star Wars Live Action TV Project….

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‘Star Wars’ Coming To Disneyland?

  How cool would it be if you could walk through a re-creation of the Millennium Falcon? There are new reports coming out that guests to California’s Disneyland just might get one of the coolest dreams ever for a Star Wars fan- the chance to walk through a life-sized replica of the Millennium Falcon!   MTV reports on these upcoming changes at the popular theme park:   Two of the main additions to the park would be a spaceport that could host a very famous ship and a dining and entertainment area made to look like the cantina on Tattooine from the original “Star Wars” movie.   MiceAge gave a short description for what parkgoers can expect from the spaceport area: “What’s a landing pad without a spaceship, right? The craft that will have landed there won’t be any old spaceship however, but will be the famous Millennium Falcon that…

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Star Wars Episode VII Rumor Roundup

It’s been awhile since we gave you a good Star Wars Episode VII Rumor Roundup and we have a couple of good ones for you this week. Rumor: Construction Of The Millennium Falcon Is Underway For Episode VII – Star Wars Underworld brings us this interesting rumor of Star Wars VII. We know that production for this film is under way but a lot of info about it is still being kept secret, as is expected from a franchise as popular as Star Wars. But a recent rumor says it might be farther along in the process than we think: In an article primarily about J.J Abrams’ presumed Star Wars upgrades to the Bad Robot facilities in California, the Latino Review’s Kellvin Chavez mentions that everyone’s favorite ‘hunk of junk’, the Millennium Falcon, is currently being constructed at Pinewood studios in London. Here’s what Chavez had to say: “…I’ve been told that the…

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Original Darth Vader Doesn’t Like Recent Star Wars Prequels

It seems there are many who don’t like the recent Star Wars prequels but would you be surprised to learn that you can add one of the most iconic figures of the original films to the list? Dave Prowse, who played the original Darth Vader, says the Star Wars prequels are “really bad movies”. Ouch! Dave Prowse was a British actor, and any Star Wars nerds who have heard the unedited audio from the original films will know that he also sounded quite British. But you wouldn’t have known it when he donned his Vader mask to become the ultimate movie bad guy. Prowse played the deadly Sith Lord onscreen for Star Wars (1977), The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Return of the Jedi (1983) but it seems he was not a bit impressed with the latter movies in the series. He told the Hull Daily Mail, “I didn’t like…

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LucasFilm Cancels Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Delays Star Wars: Detours

Somewhere, the ghostly hologram projection of Obi-Wan Kenobi just stopped in his tracks and started sobbing. After five seasons, LucasFilm has decided to stop production on Cartoon Network’s animated series set in George Lucas’s imagination. The news was announced onStarWars.com today. “After five highly successful and critically acclaimed seasons of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, we feel the time has come to wind down the series. While the studio is no longer producing new episodes for Cartoon Network, we’re continuing production on new Clone Wars story arcs that promise to be some of the most thrilling adventures ever seen. Stay tuned for more information on where fans can soon find this bonus content.” Yeesh. The StarWars.com site has a video from The Clone Wars‘ supervising director Dave Filoni explaining the situation, and while he’s bummed about wrapping up the series, he’s excited for the future of the Star Wars franchise and LucasFilm Animation’s involvement in it, whatever that may…

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