Tag: George Lucas

Will Disney’s “Star Wars” Trilogy Involve The Expanded Universe?

April 25, 20140 Comments

Ever since Star Wars Episode VII was announced there has been a lot of speculation over the plot. Many fans wanted the new trilogy to tell the story of an older Luke, Leia, and Han Solo. This includes Luke and Mara Jade’s son, Ben Skywalker and the Solo children including Jaina & Jacen (twins) and Anakin Solo, which exist in […]

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Video Featurette: The Birth And History Of The Lightsaber

April 2, 20140 Comments

A new 15-Minute featurette has been released explaining the origins of the lightsaber, one of the most powerful weapons in the universe. The concept and creation is discussed by George Lucas, Mark Hamill and sound designer Ben Burtt. George Lucas recalls that Star Wars was influenced by the pirate and swashbuckling films of the ’40s, […]

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Is “Indiana Jones” Being Rebooted With Bradley Cooper?

March 26, 20140 Comments

Harrison Ford could still play Indiana Jones in a new sequel, but the window of making that happen is getting smaller and smaller. There is a deadline and if Indiana Jones 5 is not moving forward by then, the studios are 100% prepared to recast a younger Dr. Jones and begin a new trilogy. Ford […]

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Lost Short Film Shown Before “Empire Strikes Back” Found After 30 Years

March 6, 20140 Comments

A long time ago, in a better era of filmmaking, short films were shown before feature films in theaters. One such short film, a 25-minute fantasy epic called BLACK ANGEL, was shown before certain overseas prints of Star Wars: Episode V — The Empire Strikes Back. And then it was gone without a trace. It […]

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Video: “What If Star Wars Episode I & II Were Good”; The Prequels Reimagined

August 14, 2013

Last year, Belated Media produced “What If Star Wars Episode I Was Good,” a video that proposed hypothetical improvements to The Phantom Menace. That video went viral, garnering over a million views. Now, here’s the video for Attack of the Clones. I must admit that I like a lot of these changes. ELEMENTS SCRAPED: – Dex’s Diner […]

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Original Screen Test For All-White Boba Fett Outfit

July 2, 2013

Many have seen the early Ralph McQuarrie sketches of Boba Fett sporting the all-white helmet and armor. What you haven’t seen is the original white Fett costume in action. A camera was rolling to capture “proto Fett’s” reveal to Lucas and company at the filmmaker’s home on June 28th, 1978. In the video, sound designer […]

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“Star Wars Episode VII” will shoot in early 2014

June 9, 2013

Speculation was that STAR WARS EPISODE VII wouldn’t meet its 2015 release date, but in a recent interview with director J.J. Abrams, he had this to say about the highly anticipated sequel’s production schedule. “I think that the thing is so big and so massive to so many people that the key to moving forward […]

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