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How J.J. Abrams Made Star Wars 7's Lightsaber Battles Different From The Prequels

Over the course of the build up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, director J.J. Abrams has taken great pains to set the new film apart from George Lucas' prequels. There will be no mention of midi-chlorians, no Jar Jar Binks, and instead of ubiquitous green screen, they used practical special effects whenever possible. Show More Summary

George Lucas On ‘Star Wars 7’: ”The Force Awakens’ Strays From My Original Vision’

George Lucas says Star Wars 7 isn’t going the way he’d intended. For fans of the franchise, this is probably a sign that J.J. Abrams is doing it right. After all, it was Lucas’ idea to add Jar Jar Binks to the canon. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Lucas had told Vanity Fair how... Show More Summary

Watch the Jar Jar Binks Episode of 'Will It Blend?'

Worried you're going to see Jar Jar in the next Star Wars trilogy? Don't worry — even if he's a trained Force user, knowing Sith collaborator, and/or the truest villain George Lucas ever created, Jar Jar's still no match for Tom and Blendtec. Heesa gone now.... More »

Sure, Revenge Of The Sith Is The Best Star Wars Prequel, But Is It Actually Any Good?

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is the quintessential Star Wars prequel. Finally, after stalling for two movies, George Lucas delivers on all his promises. However, in true prequel fashion, he does it in a wildly uneven way. Welcome to our Star Wars movie rewatch! Read more...

'Star Wars' Prequel Trilogy Was Almost Directed by These 3 Iconic Filmmakers

George Lucas wasn't interested in directing the 'Star Wars' prequel trilogy, reaching out to three filmmakers who all turned him down.

'Star Wars' to infinity (and beyond?)

On Dec. 18, "Star Wars" returns to this galaxy — and we've got a bad feeling about it. "Episode VII — The Force Awakens" is the latest installment to George Lucas' six-episode saga. This time, though, the movie is in the hands of veteran TV and film director J.J. Abrams, who has the tricky task...

Newswire: Ron Howard could have saved us from The Phantom Menace, but chose not to

Way back in the mid-’90s, George Lucas apparently exerted some mental energy trying to decide whether he’d rather create a trilogy of bloodless films in order to experiment with his new computer-imaging software, or hire some real filmmakers and make some decent Star Wars movies. Show More Summary

The 3 People George Lucas First Asked To Direct The Star Wars Prequels

While George Lucas was the man behind Star Wars from the beginning, he only directed the first film in the original trilogy. The task of directing the next two went to others. When it came time for the prequel trilogy however, Lucas famously, or infamously depending on your perspective, directed all three of the films. Show More Summary

Ron Howard Discusses George Lucas’s Offer to Direct Phantom Menace Over the Sound of Your Wistful Sighs

While promoting his new joint In the Heart of the Sea, Ron Howard stopped by Josh Horowitz's podcast “Happy Sad Confused” and waxed nostalgic about that time George Lucas asked Howard to be the new George Lucas. "It was an honor, but it would’ve been just too daunting," the Willow... More »

Lucas on the Star Wars divorce

2 days agoHumor / odd :

George Lucas says he had nothing to do with The Force Awakens and furthermore that the movie was not done the way he would have done it. "The issue was ultimately, they looked at the stories and they said, 'We want to make something for the fans,'" Lucas said. Show More Summary

New Star Wars trilogy has nothing to do with George Lucas’ plans

Three years ago, Disney bought Lucasfilm for one primary purpose: to continue the Star Wars franchise and add it to the Disney family of intellectual properties. For The Walt Disney Company, Star Wars […]

Why this scene in 'Return of the Jedi' is the most disappointing from all of the 'Star Wars' special editions

By the time "Return of the Jedi" was released in 1983, George Lucas had already shepherded through a massively successful franchise that was part of the popular vernacular. That achievement was thanks in large part to the groundbreaking visual and practical effects seen throughout the films. Show More Summary

Stephen Colbert returns to host second Kennedy Center Honors

Stephen Colbert is returning for a second year to host the Kennedy Center Honors on Dec. 6, saluting singer-songwriter Carole King, filmmaker George Lucas, actress/dancer Rita Moreno, conductor Seiji Ozawa and actress Cicely Tyson. The 38th annual Kennedy Center Honors will air on CBS on Dec. 29 at 9 p.m. Host of CBS’s “Late Show […]

Directors’ Cuts

5 days agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

A few facts about movie directors, from Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Attack of the Factoids. 13 of the 100 top-grossing films of all time were made by Steven Spielberg or George Lucas. In 1968 Steven Spielberg and George Lucas took a directing class taught by Jerry Lewis. Show More Summary

Disney Threw Out George Lucas’ Episode VII Story Before J.J. Abrams Came on Board

Even though George Lucas has said that he always conceived Star Wars to span a trilogy, and then wanted to go back and tell the first three chapters of the story with prequels and finish it up with a third trilogy, there is plenty of...Show More Summary

George Lucas’ Frankenstein [Comic]

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George Lucas Explains Why He's Done with 'Star Wars'

George Lucas is opening up about why he hasn’t been involved with the new Star Wars movies. “You go to make a movie and all you do is get criticized,” the 71-year-old director, who created the franchise, told Vanity Fair. “People try to make decisions about what you’re going to do before you do it. [...]

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George Lucas On The Split Between Him and ‘Star Wars’

last weekHumor / odd : Nerd Bastards

There’s no doubt that without George Lucas there would be no Star Wars. There also wouldn’t be episodes 1, 2, and 3, but that’s besides the point. In less than a month, episode VII will hit the big screen, and this will be the first time that Lucas hasn’t been intimately involved with a Star […]

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