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Watch: Rediscovered & Deleted 'Jedi' Scene Touches Upon Moral Implications 'Star Wars' Didn't Want To Address

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 6, 2013 3:23 PM
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Return Of The Jedi Behind The Scenes
It's a testament to the enduring legacy of George Lucas' "Star Wars" series that we're still talking about these movies and that they’re still being pored over, some 30-odd years after the the original films dropped. A new trilogy is obviously on the way, sans Lucas, because Disney knows it’s a license to print a ludicrous amount of money, but let’s face it, it was bound to happen anyhow.

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?

Original Draft Of 'Empire Strikes Back' Featured A Drunken Dinner With Darth Vader & More

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • October 25, 2013 2:58 PM
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The Internet is in a tizzy over Michael Arndt's exit from "Star Wars: Episode VII," to be replaced by Lawrence Kasdan and J.J. Abrams. But as Mike Ryan points out at The Huffington Post, this isn't the first time in the franchise that a writer was replaced by another writer and the film's director, as he looks at the script for "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back." You know, the one before George Lucas and Kasdan got their hands on it.

Watch: Frank Oz Voicing Yoda & More Rare Footage From 'Return Of The Jedi' LaserDisc

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 24, 2013 2:38 PM
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As rumors continue to swirl about a possible "Star Wars: Episode 7" teaser or announcement around the corner, for now, "Star Wars" fans will have savor the taste of nostalgia. The past few weeks have seen the original teaser trailers for “Star Wars,” “The Empire Strikes Back," and "Return Of The Jedi" all land online, and today is another trip back in time with some behind-the-scenes footage that hasn't been seen in decades.

Watch: Original Teaser Trailer For 'Return Of The Jedi' With Lucas' First 'Revenge' Title Intact

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • October 24, 2013 9:22 AM
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Return of the jedi
While Lucasfilm, J.J. Abrams and “Star Wars” fans alike try to ride the line of commendable and just plain mediocre in relation to pinning a title on “Star Wars: Episode 7," the marketing team behind George Lucas' brainchild has succeeded in raising interest and a bit of nostalgia for the original trilogy. Two weeks ago, they released the original 1976 teaser trailer for “Star Wars” followed the next week by the one for “The Empire Strikes Back," and now in keeping with ritual and perhaps a countdown, the pre-'Return' trailer for Richard Marquand's 1983 installment has hit the web.

Watch: Clip From Newly Discovered 'Black Angel' Short That Played In Front Of 'Empire Strikes Back'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • October 17, 2013 9:16 AM
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It would appear from the volumes of making-of materials and documentaries on “Star Wars” that Lucasfilm has nearly every piece of film surrounding it stored in the archives. However, less preserved are the outside works of those who worked on the saga, namely “Star Wars” art director Roger Christian: with financial assistance from George Lucas in 1979, he wrote, produced and directed a 25-minute short entitled “Black Angel” that showed in front of “The Empire Strikes Back.” Since its release, it was presumed that copies of the film were lost forever, but with the news back in December that its original negative had been found, we've got our first glimpse of the short, as well as clarification on its latest release.

Watch: Original Teaser Trailer For 'Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back' Featuring Artwork By Ralph McQuarrie

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 16, 2013 3:19 PM
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While news on next installment of the "Star Wars" saga remains at the whims of Disney and Lucasfilm, that are instead spending time reminding viewers of the films that got it all started. Last week, the original teaser trailer for the first "Star Wars" arrived, notable for being pretty fairly underwhelming. But it seems for "Star Wars: Episode V — The Empire Strikes Back," everyone was so confident the followup to George Lucas' smash hit would be a success, they didn't bother any footage at all.

Which Of These Rumored 'Star Wars: Episode 7' Titles Do You Like? 'Return Of The Sith' Or 'Rise Of The Jedi'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 11, 2013 1:41 PM
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Another day, another morsel of "Star Wars" rumors, which is basically how it's going to go until 2015, so just deal with it. So what do we have today? How about the actual name of "Star Wars: Episode 7"?

Harrison Ford Is Still Deciding On 'Star Wars: Episode 7,' But Ready For More 'Indiana Jones'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 10, 2013 1:47 PM
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For an actor over 70, Harrison Ford sure has his choice of projects that will keep generating income for his bank account, long after he's hung up his acting cap. It was just yesterday he was talking about potentially reprising his role as Deckard for "Blade Runner 2," but the project he's long been rumored for that seems more likely to happen is "Star Wars: Episode 7." However, it would appear the ever crochety thesp is still playing it coy about returning as Han Solo.

"A Billion Years In The Making": Watch The Vintage 1976 Teaser Trailer For 'Star Wars'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 9, 2013 3:19 PM
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Everything remains cryptic and speculative around the forthcoming "Star Wars: Episode 7," but today comes an official piece of nostalgia via the interwebs. Apropos of nothing really (unless there is some random anniversary we don't know about), the official YouTube channel for the mega-franchise has dropped the 1976 teaser trailer for "Star Wars." And let's just say, in the decades since, Lucasfilm's marketing has greatly improved.

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