Star Wars Audition Tapes Feature A Very Different Original Trilogy Cast

It’s almost impossible to imagine the original Star Wars with anyone but Harrison Ford as Han Solo, or Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker. But long, long ago, these roles were up for grabs — and Kurt Russell could have shot first. Check out the revealing audition tapes for the Original Trilogy! » 5/05/15 4:00pm Today 4:00pm

The Second Stand-Alone Star Wars Movie May Be A Boba Fett Origin Film

The Wrap is reporting that the second Star Wars anthology film — i.e., the second film not part of the sequel trilogy, and the one that was going to be directed by Josh Trank until he exited last week — will reveal the origin of the fan-favorite bounty hunter Boba Fett. My question is this: Why bother? » 5/05/15 7:45am Today 7:45am

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Toys And Merchandise Will Arrive Sept. 4 

After the recent reveal that Josh Trank is no longer directing the second Star Wars Anthology film, the folks at Starwars.com dropped some cheerful intel ahead of tomorrow’s May the Fourth geekout: all your Force Awakens swag needs (“toys, collectibles, books, and apparel”) will be met on September 4. » 5/03/15 8:45am Sunday 8:45am

The Art Of Tricking Normal People Into Enjoying Nerdy Entertainment

Greetings, ladies and gentlemen! It’s another fine day here in my vague post-apocalypse, although any day I can sit and answer your mail instead of running from plague-ridden puppy-scorpions is all right in my book. Today we’re talking about the new Joker, why Daredevil can’t curse, Kryptonian sex taboos, and more! » 4/30/15 12:50pm Thursday 12:50pm

A Glimpse Inside The Secretive World Of Human Cannonballs

Once she has lowered herself into the mouth of the cannon and slid down to the base of the barrel, Gemma “The Jet” Kirby performs a series of breath-synchronized movements that seem more suited to yoga or lamaze than to one of the deadliest stunts in circus history. This sequence is the culmination of hours of… » 4/30/15 11:32am Thursday 11:32am

The Heroes Of Star Wars Rebels Could Make Their Way To Live-Action

Good news for you Star Wars Rebels fans. Despite the fact the animated show is set in-between Episodes III and IV, producers Simon Kinberg and Dave Filoni have declared that it’s possible for Ezra, Hera, Kana and the others to show up elsewhere in the Star Wars universe — and possibly in the live-action movies as well. » 4/29/15 7:30am 4/29/15 7:30am

This Crazy Face Makes For A Great Darth Maul Figure

For what little time he graced the screen in The Phantom Menace, any sort of emotion that wasn’t “stoic” or “oh crap I just got chopped in half” was rarely seen on the visage of Darth Maul. However, this new figuarts toy from Bandai looks so wonderfully demented, it makes for a lovely figure. » 4/28/15 2:20pm 4/28/15 2:20pm

Guns, Gowns, And Ewok Fur: Props And Costumes At Star Wars Celebration 

We’re still recovering from last week’s Star Wars Celebration 2015, and we’ve got another fun video for you: a tour of all the costumes, props, and vehicles. Keep your eyes peeled for a look at the new Imperial Stormtroopers, plus all kinds of amazing original props. (Is that ... a Wookiee dreadlock?) » 4/25/15 1:30pm 4/25/15 1:30pm

Melting Is Now One of Many, Many Terrible Ways a Stormtrooper Can Die

Stormtroopers are the disposable pawns of the Star Wars universe, and there’s more ways for them to die than movie spin-offs planned for the next 20 years. But in addition to dying from blaster fire, TIE fighter crashes, Death Star explosions, and lightsaber attacks, it appears that melting is yet another peril the… » 4/24/15 3:30am 4/24/15 3:30am

Bandai's Samurai Star Wars Toys Get Royal Guards, Boba Fett, And Drums

We’ve seen Bandai’s “Movie Realisation” takes on Star Wars before, turning Darth Vader and his Stormtroopers into Samurai — but now the line is expanding into amazing looking versions of the Royal Guards, Boba Fett and, as befitting any Star Wars toy line, more Stormtrooper variants than you can shake a stick at. » 4/24/15 12:00am 4/24/15 12:00am

Can Superheroes Assert Legal Rights Without Revealing Their Identities?

Welcome to the All-New, All-Different Postal Apocalypse! It’s like nothing you’ve ever seen before, unless you’ve actually read my silly little mail column before. I have a superhero legal question that is going to blow your mind — seriously! — followed by The Force Awakens, Batman V. Superman, Game of Thrones and… » 4/23/15 12:05pm 4/23/15 12:05pm