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Harrison Ford Thinks Indiana Jones Is More Interesting Than Han Solo

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 8, 2014 12:48 PM
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Indiana Jones Raiders of the Lost Ark
As the wait continues for "Star Wars: Episode 7," it's probably a good time to take a look back and how we all got here, and that's what Entertainment Weekly has done. A new piece from the magazine dives into the journey of Harrison Ford, who has long, long said he had zero interest in ever playing Han Solo again...only to play Han Solo again in J.J. Abrams' film. A prickly interview subject at best, the actor tells it straight when it comes his opinion on, well, anything and it'll be interesting to hear what he has to say about his reversal when the press rounds for 'Episode 7' get underway. For now though, it's interesting to see just how little he cared for Han Solo over the years.

Disney Confirms 3 Solo ‘Star Wars’ Spin-Off Are In The Works, But What Are They?

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 7, 2014 9:37 AM
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The Walt Disney Company spent a small fortune when they bought LucasFilm for some $4.4 billion dollars in 2013. And so, a new “Star Wars” trilogy is not enough—you need to deliver some kind of “Star Wars” offshoot. The plan announced way back was a new trilogy film every other year and in those in-between years, some kind of “Star Wars” solo movies. And as you might expect, in the ensuing months, there’s been dozens of rumors and unconfirmed reports about the specifics of that gameplan.

Watch: Honest Trailer For Cold, Lifeless And Boring 'Star Wars: Episode II — Attack of the Clones'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 6, 2014 2:19 PM
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Star Wars: Episode II — Attack of the Clones
While J.J. Abrams has been tasked with the monumental job of directing "Star Wars: Episode 7," he has a pretty low bar to clear. As long as it isn't as terrible as the prequels, everyone will be happy. And if you need a reminder of just how clunky George Lucas' return to the franchise was, Screen Junkies is here to help.

Watch: 'Star Wars' Day Greeting From J.J. Abrams And Lawrence Kasdan

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 4, 2014 2:27 PM
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May the fourth be with you! As you know, Star Wars Day is here, and while fans were hoping for casting announcements....those broke earlier this week. So what's left? Well, if you're a fan of the extended universe, the first full trailer for the animated series "Star Wars Rebels" dropped (see below) giving fans a storyline that takes place between 'Episode III' and 'Episode IV.' But if you really want to know more about the movie, you're gonna have to wait.

The 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Official Cast Explored

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • April 30, 2014 2:27 PM
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Just when we think we're out, they pull us back in. With many of us here a little jaded about the prospect, not so much of the film itself, but of the months of speculation and debate and wringing wild meaning from the tiddiest of bits that lie between us and the premiere of "Star Wars: Episode VII" in December 2015, we were adopting a firm wait-and-see attitude toward casting rumors, and toward what those rumors might mean for the story. Well, we waited and saw, and yesterday's casting confirmation kind of had the effect of vaudeville-yanking us off the stage of our indifference: it's an intriguing, and we have to say, not obvious, lineup.

'Star Wars' Trivia: 'Splinter Of The Mind's Eye' Was The Alternate Low Budget Sequel To 'A New Hope'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 29, 2014 5:34 PM
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Splinter Of The Mind's Eye
Unveiled today was the official casting news for "Star Wars: Episode 7," and as you might guess, the internet collectively flipped. But a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, the entire saga could've taken a different turn. Before "Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope" was a blockbuster smash, it was unknown entity, and George Lucas had alternate plans for his sci-fi series if it didn't become a behemoth.

Watch: R2-D2 Goes To Outer Space In Special 'Star Wars' Day Message From NASA

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Rumors have been circulating that this Sunday, May 4th—aka Star Wars Day—will feature some kind of formal announcement about "Star Wars: Episode 7." Maybe it'll happen, maybe it won't, but here's something to hold you over until then. Read More »

Watch: 6-Minute Featurette Explores 'The Star Wars Expanded Universe: Past, Present, And Future'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 25, 2014 2:23 PM
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Even though it's always been sort of obvious right from the start, and reiterated a few times in the past, the upcoming "Star Wars" movies (just like their predecessors) will not be tangling or using anything from the expanded universe in books, comics, video games and more. Disney and Lucasfilm even issued a press release today to double confirm what we already know. That being said, that expanded universe has legions of fans and it's an important money train for Disney, so no surprise, they are more than happy to celebrate it.
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William Friedkin Says He Passed On Producing 'Star Wars,' Warns Fans Not To Buy 'Sorcerer' DVD

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 23, 2014 10:22 AM
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"Star Wars" lore goes that when George Lucas was putting his film together, no one could have guessed just how big it would become. Indeed, the space fantasy turned into a pop culture phenomenon, that even decades on, has rarely been matched. When Disney paid $4 billion just for the rights to the franchise, it spoke to the ongoing appeal and longevity of Lucas' creation, which makes it all the sobering to realize that Lucas initially had trouble finding a home for the project. And even his filmmaking friends Francis Ford Coppola and William Friedkin turned him down.

Budget For 'Star Wars' Sequels Likely Around $200 Million, George Lucas Still Consulting On The Films

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 22, 2014 12:22 PM
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J.J. Abrams,  'Star Wars'
So, with "Star Wars: Episode 7" coming in just over 18 months, Disney is still playing their cards close to the vest. But honcho Alan Horn has been letting little morsels out of the bag, and today comes a few more minor but intriguing details about the size and scale of the films, as well as as where the production is at right now.

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