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Harrison Ford Weighs In On “Greedo Shooting First” Controversy, Still Interested In ‘Blade Runner’ Sequel

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 14, 2014 10:22 AM
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"Han shot first!" is what any "Star Wars" fan will rightly insist really happened in the original release release of "Star Wars." In case you somehow missed out, when George Lucas first released "Star Wars" in 1977, Han Solo found himself face-to-face with Greedo in Mos Eisley's cantina, with the alien looking to collect a debt Han owed to Jabba The Hut, and threatening the pilot's life with a blaster. But Han quickly dispatched Greedo, shooting him with a gun he kept hidden under the table. It was pretty cool. But for the 1997 theatrical release, George Lucas altered the scene, adding in footage that now had Greedo shooting first and missing, before Han fires back, killing him. Naturally, fans were incensed and to date, this is the only version of the scene available on DVD, and of the many tweaks Lucas made to his original trilogy after the fact, this is one of the most controversial. And now, Ford himself has weighed in.

U.K. Stage Actress Rumored For 'Star Wars 7' Plus Watch Mark Hamill & Harrison Ford Talk Trilogy On 'Today' In 1980

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • April 10, 2014 9:00 AM
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Just this week we learned from Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn that “Star Wars: Episode VII” has already begun filming and that casting is nearly complete, which means the search for the locked cast has only intensified. Aside from Adam Driver as the closest to a confirmed new role, a torrent of contenders including John Boyega, Ed Speelers, Matthew James Thomas, Ray Fisher, and Jesse Plemons have lingered still — so why not add a new potential frontrunner to the crowd?

Watch: 15-Minute 'Birth Of The Lightsaber' Mini-Doc Plus The 'Star Wars' Prequels Recapped In 10 Minutes

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 31, 2014 11:29 AM
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Star Wars: Episode 3 — Revenge Of The Sith
As we await Disney to serve out the next morsel of information about "Star Wars: Episode 7," now is a good time to catch up on the series thus far in preparation for whatever J.J. Abrams and co. have in store. And today are two ways you can take a look back at the franchise.

Watch: George Lucas Talks Writing ‘Star Wars’ Prequels, Reaction To Original Trilogy In Vintage Interview

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • February 10, 2014 12:41 PM
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After some major deals and a dose of new blood, the “Star Wars” franchise has finally reached the point where scores of new developments can be tracked with nary a mention of George Lucas within. Instead, J.J. Abrams continues to meet with every massive name around for potential roles in “Star Wars: Episode 7," but it wasn’t too long ago when a hint to the direction of the franchise came from one man alone, and today we’ve got a look back at that quaint time.

Matt Smith Rumored For 'Star Wars: Episode 7,' Jason Flemyng Posts Page From Script Plus 1981 'Star Wars' Re-Release Trailer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 20, 2013 3:40 PM
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While we have yet to see the role of planets Endor and Tatooine in J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars: Episode 7," we're already deeply exploring Planets Rumor and Speculation as everyone tries to figure out: what it's going to be about and who will be in it. And today's latest guesswork belongs to two British actors who may or may not be involved with this down the line.

Watch: Newly Uncovered Blooper Reel For 'Star Wars IV: A New Hope'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 28, 2013 12:33 PM
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Yes, the nostalgia train continues for the "Star Wars" series even as "Star Wars: Episode 7 — Title Everyone Will Complain About" continues to develop under the secrecy of J.J. Abrams (who is now writing the damn thing with Lawrence Kasdan). Anyway, now that you've seen the original teaser trailers for seen for “Star Wars,” “The Empire Strikes Back," and "Return Of The Jedi," how about a blooper reel?

'Star Wars' Rumor Roundup Plus A Vintage 1977 Burger Chef Promo TV Ad

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 11, 2013 1:21 PM
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A couple "Star Wars" rumors have been floating through the interwebs over the last week, ranging from the absurd to the plausible so let's dive right in....

Al Pacino Reveals Why He Turned Down Playing Han Solo In 'Star Wars'; Leonard Nimoy Thinks Spock Can Crossover

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 3, 2013 3:12 PM
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While Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher formed the core that would go on to create one of the biggest sci-fi franchise in history with "Star Wars," things could have played out much, much differently. Sissy Spacek or Cindy Williams could have been Princess Leia, while a gallery of tough dudes like Kurt Russell, Nick Nolte, Sylvester Stallone and Christopher Walken were all in the running for Han Solo. Another actor in the mix? Al Pacino. Yes really.

Mark Hamill Pokes Fun At The 'Return Of The Jedi', Says Jar Jar Binks Was Supposed To Be Irritating

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • May 9, 2013 2:39 PM
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Mark Hamill will be in J.J. Abrams' “Star Wars: Episode VII,” that much we do know. Quite how much, or what Luke Skywalker will be doing when we meet him next is another thing entirely, but Hamill certainly seems excited about the prospect of returning to a galaxy far, far away. The actor was at the CapeTown Film Fest recently and got talking all things "Star Wars" -- from the original trilogy, to the prequels, to the upcoming trilogy.

Watch: Massive & Detailed 7-Hour Documentary On The Original 'Star Wars' Trilogy

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 8, 2013 10:25 AM
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So, you think you know every single thing there is to know about the original "Star Wars" trilogy? Well, certainly, given how well documented those movies have been in the decades since they changed the sci-fi landscape, we're not surprised by your confidence. But we're pretty sure you'll find something new to discover in this massive, seven-hour documentary trilogy covering "Star Wars," "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return Of The Jedi."

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