The Painstaking Work That Went Into Empire Strikes Back's AT-AT Scenes

The legendary Joe Johnston just revealed this classic behind-the-scenes video of the making of one — one of the shots from Empire Strikes Back featuring the AT-ATs as they lumber across Hoth. It's amazing how slow and low-tech this process was, but also how fantastically the special effects still hold up. » 6/24/14 11:36am 6/24/14 11:36am

Never-Before-Seen Star Wars Storyboards Show The Original Trilogy Anew

We've already seen a ton of astonishing artwork from the making of classic Star Wars — but the new book of storyboards from the original trilogy is still a revelation. So many cool images, so many glimpses of how key sequences could have looked different. We've got some exclusive images to share with you. » 5/09/14 1:06pm 5/09/14 1:06pm

Star Wars EU in the Cinematic Universe: A Case for Twin Engines of…

One of the loudest and most raucous debates that goes on in Star Wars fandom is the merits of the Expanded Universe and whether it should be continued over into cinematic canon via Episode VII or not. Some fans want favorites like Mara Jade, Grand Admiral Thrawn, and Jaina Solo to appear in the new movies, while… » 2/12/14 12:27pm 2/12/14 12:27pm

Watch the Star Wars logo evolve right before your eyes

There are few symbols as iconic as the Star Wars logo. Just looking at it brings a sense of romance and adventure. But it went through a lot of variations before becoming the sleek piece of text we know today. Here's one video that sums up the whole process, including some weird offshoots. » 5/31/13 2:41pm 5/31/13 2:41pm

The One Campaign Video You Must Watch Today: Brad Bird for Star Wars

Yeah, sure, today we're choosing which of those two guys gets the "Leader of the Free World" job and stuff. But let's not lose sight of the most important thing: who's going to direct Star Wars: Episode VII? We all know that Brad Bird is the best guy for the job*, and now The Unlearning Channel has a great campaign… » 11/06/12 1:21pm 11/06/12 1:21pm

Unseen Empire Strikes Back Storyboards Detailing the Battle of Hoth!

The Battle of Hoth - the grandest battle of the original Star Wars trilogy. The battle features all the tension of Yavin, machines more fearsome than those in the Battle of Endor, and a vulnerability not seen in the rest of the series. » 12/02/11 9:00am 12/02/11 9:00am

Tie bombers and tie fighters circle an Imperial star destroyer, ready to…

The Amazing High-Tech Drawings that Made Star Wars Possible

Long before anybody had seen a single frame of Star Wars, these luminous drawings were all anybody could see of George Lucas' vision for a thrilling space epic. These "dyelines" were created to show possible backers and studio executives something tangible. » 8/11/11 1:00pm 8/11/11 1:00pm

Captain America is an incredible war movie that just happens to star a…

Captain America is a rousing, massively entertaining movie that's as much an old-school, earnest World War II epic as it is a modern superhero action movie. It also features a showstopping song-and-dance number and moments of surprising poignancy and emotion. » 7/21/11 2:00pm 7/21/11 2:00pm

The real reason Captain America doesn't punch Hitler in his new movie

Since it became clear that the cinematic Cap would be taking on the Red Skull and his terrorist organization HYDRA, people have asked why he isn't just fighting the Nazis themselves. The creative team have the answer to that question. » 7/18/11 11:37am 7/18/11 11:37am

Captain America's "behind the shield" featurette shows off young Howard…

Want to know more about Captain America's weapon of choice, the mighty shield? This featurette, including new Captain America footage, tells you everything you need to know. Watch for the new scene with Howard Stark (Iron Man's dad!) » 6/20/11 9:30am 6/20/11 9:30am

Behold Captain America's metal foe — the Hyrdra tank!

You've seen Captain America's awesome 1940s submarine and some stunning vintage motorcycle clips. Now take a look at the latest piece of vintage Hydra technology, used to roll over freedom and the American Way! » 11/11/10 6:30am 11/11/10 6:30am

First set pics showing Captain America's new costume

Check out Captain America and his sweet, sweet Nazi-slaying motorcycle. A new crop of gloriously patriotic pictures have emerged from Captain America: The First Avenger set showing Steve Rogers, his enemies, and a lot of sexy time period whips. » 9/08/10 8:29pm 9/08/10 8:29pm

The real star of Captain America is going to be the Red Skull

Sometimes a superhero is only as good as his enemies, and that's definitely true in the upcoming Captain America movie. We saw some early footage of Hugo Weaving's bad guy this weekend, and now we're totally Team Red Skull. » 7/25/10 1:11pm 7/25/10 1:11pm

Chris Evans Will Also Play The 98-Pound Version Of Steve Rogers

Before Steve Rogers takes the super serum and becomes Captain America, he's a scrawny weakling. So who's going to play this toothpick of a man? Chris Evans, who's also playing Cap. Will Evans go on Christian Bale's The Machinist diet? » 4/13/10 12:00pm 4/13/10 12:00pm

Jurassic Park 3 Director Wants His Own Off-Island Dino Trilogy

Even though Hollywood producer Frank Marshall told us that another Jurassic Park was a long shot. That doesn't mean JP 3 director Joe Johnston is lacking a few ideas for his own off-island dinosaur trilogy. » 11/09/09 7:00am 11/09/09 7:00am

Rocketeer's Joe Johnston To Lead Captain America To Patriotic Victory

Joe Johnston (the man behind the flying dinos of Jurassic Park III » 11/10/08 11:06am 11/10/08 11:06am and ) is set to direct the big budget movie. Looking back at all of Johnston's history of action movies with a message, it looks like he's a perfect fit for the origin story of the super-soldier who fought the Nazis in World War II and eventually…