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Jon Watts Set to Make 1980s Amblin Era-Inspired ‘Star Wars’ Disney+ Series

The “Star Wars” universe just keeps expanding.On the heels of the highly anticipated reunion between Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi and Hayden Christensen’s Darth Vader, premiering May 27 on Disney+, comes another post-“Return of the Jedi” installment to accompany critically acclaimed “The Mandalorian” — and this time, Disney+ is borrowing from Marvel.“Spider-Man: No Way Home” director […]

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Tales From The Box Office: 20 Years Ago, Attack Of The Clones Set A Low Bar For Star Wars

There was a really dark period for “Star Wars” fans that occurred between 1983 and 1997. It was after “Return of the Jedi” hit theaters and before the Special Editions were released in theaters. There was virtually nothing big happening with the franchise. Sure, this period gave us Grand Admiral Thrawn in the “Heir to […]

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You’re Cordially Invited To An Upcoming Star Wars Novel About Han And Leia’s Wedding

“Star Wars” is sending out invitations for the wedding of Leia Organa and Han Solo, and it wants you to RSVP. The franchise celebrated Valentine’s Day with a preview of the forthcoming novel, “The Princess and the Scoundrel,” by Beth Revis, the New York Times bestselling author of the “Across the Universe” trilogy. If you miss hearing […]

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The Book Of Boba Fett Promo Promises To Fill In The Blanks After Return Of The Jedi

When Boba Fett made his long-awaited return in “The Mandalorian” season 2, it was an exciting if confusing development, given that he was last seen being munched down on by the Sarlacc in “Return of the Jedi.” The old “Star Wars” Expanded Universe, aka Star Wars Legends, provided an explanation for Boba’s miraculous escape from […]

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Star Wars Bits: The Book Of Boba Fett, Return Of The Jedi, Adam Driver, Andor, Darth Vader, And More!

In this edition of Star Wars Bits:Robert Rodriguez Talks “The Book of Boba Fett “Return of the Jedi” Joins National Film Registry Adam Driver Discusses Returning to “Star Wars” Stellan Skarsgard Praises “Andor” Writing And More!In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, “The Book of Boba Fett” director and showrunner Robert Rodriguez dropped some tantalizing morsels to get […]

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From ‘Lord of the Rings’ to ‘Bridgerton’: The Inside Story of the U.K.’s Production Juggernaut

In the early 1980s, around the time George Lucas and Richard Marquand were wrapping up “Return of the Jedi” at Elstree Studios in Hertfordshire, the British film industry entered a precipitous decline. As U.S. funding dried up following new tax rules and a pivot to television, fewer films were made in the U.K. than at […]

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Boba Fett’s Armor Explained: How Did He Get It And What Can It Do?

Notorious “Star Wars” bounty hunter Boba Fett is easy to recognize, thanks to his trademark Mandalorian armor. He first showed up in the animated segment of the infamous 1978 “Star Wars Holiday Special” (a sequence titled “The Story of the Faithful Wookiee”), long before anyone knew what a Mandalorian even was. The character took off […]

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Mark Hamill Says ‘Star Wars’ Prequels ‘Impressed’ Him: ‘They Had Their Own Identity’

George Lucas’ “Star Wars” prequel trilogy was not beloved by critics, but it does have an admirer in Mark Hamill. As part of an interview for J.W. Rinzler’s just-published book on “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi” film producer Howard Kazanjian, Hamill revealed he was “impressed” with Lucas’ controversial entries “The Phantom […]

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The 12 Best Boba Fett Moments In Star Wars Shows And Movies

Boba Fett is one of the most popular characters in the Star Wars universe. At first, the near-silent Mandalorian bounty hunter fascinated viewers because he was shrouded in mystery. Who was this armored warrior? Where did he come from? What are his goals? For decades, Star Wars refused to offer an explanation.Although Fett’s role in “The Empire […]

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Docuseries About George Lucas And Ilm Coming From Director Lawrence Kasdan

Lawrence Kasdan and George Lucas go back a long way. Kasdan made his auspicious screenwriting debut with “The Empire Strikes Back,” which we’ve scientifically proven to be the best “Star Wars” movie. He then went on to write “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” write and direct “Body Heat,” and co-write “Return of the Jedi.” And […]

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