Patience, young padawan. The official release date for Star Wars: Episode VII was just announced, and it's December 18, 2015. That gives J.J. Abrams a bit more time, and gets the film out of the Avengers/Man of Steel 2/Jurassic Park/Terminator/everything else logjam. Of course, as Ursus-Veritas points out, this could… » 11/07/13 1:18pm 11/07/13 1:18pm

J.J. Abrams explains the Star Wars: Episode VII writer switcheroo

People have been wondering why J.J. Abrams took the Episode VII screenwriting duties from Toy Story 3's Michael Arndt. According to Abrams, there's no insidious conspiracy and Arndt wasn't doing a bad job (at least that they're admitting to) — it's all about the scheduling. » 11/07/13 11:40am 11/07/13 11:40am

Holy bantha poodoo, Disney is making more Star Wars prequels

In what might be the most bombad idea of the year, a Disney executive has revealed that those Star Wars stand-alone movies that have been discussed will be prequels — specifically, origin stories, potentially focused on characters like Han Solo, Yoda, or that guy on Cloud City with the ice cream maker. » 9/13/13 8:40am 9/13/13 8:40am

Disney plans a brand new Star Wars movie EVERY SINGLE YEAR

When Disney first bought Lucasfilm, we heard that they aimed to put out a new Star Wars film every two to three years, which seemed like an ambitious schedule. But Disney just announced at CinemaCon that they're aiming much higher than that. » 4/17/13 4:46pm 4/17/13 4:46pm

Noooooooo! Lucasfilm is canceling Clone Wars without revealing Ahsoka's …

When Lucasfilm Animation announced earlier this month that it would be wrapping up Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the news was bittersweet. We've enjoyed the animated series, but it's had a good run, and we were anxious to learn what becomes of the characters in the wake of the emotional season finale. But now … » 3/23/13 6:00pm 3/23/13 6:00pm

Goodbye, Captain Rex: Lucasfilm calls an end to Clone Wars

While a whole host of new Star Wars projects are appearing on the horizon, at least one piece of Star Wars media will be coming to a close. Lucasfilm Animation has just announced that Star Wars: The Clone Wars will be wrapping up to make room for new projects, but not before addressing some of the series' biggest… » 3/11/13 11:40am 3/11/13 11:40am

Holy @#$%, Zack Snyder Is Working on a "Star Wars Samurai" Movie…

Update: The Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision reports a Snyder spokesman told them these are horrible lies, like Santa Claus or that Han shot first: "Snyder's spokesperson says: 'While he is super flattered because he is a huge fan, Zack is not involved in any way with the new Star Wars. He is currently in post on his… » 1/14/13 11:27am 1/14/13 11:27am

Archaeologist suing makers of Indiana Jones, claiming their Crystal…

Can a fantastical movie be too historically accurate? Dr. Jaime Awe, director of the Institute of Archeology of Belize, has filed suit against Lucasfilm and Paramount Pictures claiming that the prop skull from Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull bears a striking resemblance to one of the "real" Crystal… » 12/09/12 5:00pm 12/09/12 5:00pm

Producer Rick McCallum did not survive the Lucasfilm-to-Disney buyout

Let me clarify: Rick McCallum, producer of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, the original trilogy Special Editions and the three Star Wars prequels (and who I have always cruelly thought looked like Dr. Evazan from A New Hope) was not fired by Disney. Instead, LucasFilm master of merchandise Steve Sansweet merely… » 11/26/12 1:42pm 11/26/12 1:42pm

Disney's new Star Wars movie will be all original

After a hefty amount of speculation on what inspirations Disney and Lucasfilm would use for the plot of Star Wars: Episode VII, the latest reports claim the new movie won't be based on any existing source material. Forget Timothy Zahn's Thrawn Trilogy , the video games and the graphic novels. The next Star Wars is a… » 10/31/12 10:30am 10/31/12 10:30am