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Awesome: Patton Oswalt's 'Star Wars: Episode 7'/Marvel Crossover Gets A Poster

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 19, 2013 2:54 PM
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A couple days ago, the internet was graced with a rather genius bit video via Patton Oswalt. While filming a guest spot on "Parks & Recreation," Oswalt turned what was supposed to be a simple scene of him filibustering a town hall meeting, into an 8-minute, breathless, totally dorky, pitch about what Disney should do with the "Star Wars" franchise. It starts along innocently enough, but soon Oswalt is talking about a Marvel crossover and it quickly devolves into geek-speak heaven.

Watch: Harrison Ford Confronts Chewbacca On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 18, 2013 4:51 PM
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Harrison Ford isn't an easy interview at the best of times. Prickly, distant and not one to suffer fools easily, an interview with Harrison Ford isn't so much a professional courtesy as a death match, where any journalist hopes to come out at least half alive. And undoubtedly, Ford will be pushed to the limit when it comes to "Star Wars," and his rumored involvement in J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars: Episode 7." So leave it to Jimmy Kimmel to brilliantly riff off Ford's persona, with the actor gamely playing along.

Disney Promises New 'Star Wars' Movie Every Year Starting With 'Star Wars: Episode 7' In Summer 2015

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 17, 2013 2:29 PM
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J.J. Abrams,  'Star Wars'
At a multiplex not so far away, in a galaxy you already live in, you are going be getting a whole lot more "Star Wars" very, very soon and on an annual basis. Just like filing your taxes and rotating your tires, the "Star Wars" franchise is going to become a yearly ritual.

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."

George Lucas' First Draft Of 'The Star Wars' Getting Comic Adaptation From Dark Horse

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 1, 2013 11:23 AM
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No, this is not an April Fool's Day prank, and it's pretty big news for "Star Wars" fans, who already have enough to geek out about with sequels, spinoffs and more all on the horizon.

Read Eli Roth's Unearthed, Scathing 1999 Review Of 'Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 29, 2013 12:40 PM
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Before Eli Roth was a very successful filmmaker and producer, he was a regular nerd like everyone else, and like the rest of the planet, he was in line in 1999 eagerly awaiting "Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace." And just like many, many fans of the longtime franchise, he was super bummed, angry and disappointed with what George Lucas delivered. And he let his feelings be known with the power of the pen (or rather, the keyboard).

J.J. Abrams Talks 'Star Wars: Episode VII' For First Time, Discusses Similarities To 'Star Trek'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • March 25, 2013 9:20 AM
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J.J. Abrams,  'Star Wars'
When the famously tight-lipped J.J. Abrams was announced earlier this year as the director of “Star Wars: Episode VII,” it was both a surprise and the obvious choice. And while many argued about what it means to have the same man in charge of both “Star Wars” and “Star Trek,” what will happen with the inevitable “Star Trek 3,” and whether or not Abrams is a pig, the filmmaker has stayed as silent as always. With six weeks to go until “Star Trek Into Darkness” and the press tour gearing up to begin, Abrams has decided to get out ahead of the curve and talk about “Star Wars.”

'Star Wars: Clone Wars' Canceled, But Lucasfilm Promise New Show Set In "Time Period Previously Untouched"

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • March 12, 2013 9:20 AM
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It has just been a few months since Disney bought the "Star Wars" franchise, and it’s only a matter of time before we receive a total onslaught of new "Star Wars" films and TV shows. The new trilogy is already coming, there’s a possibility of spinoff films, and there’s been talk of a live action TV series. Well if that’s still not enough new Star Wars for you, how about a brand new animated TV series?

Is He Right? Joss Whedon Says He Wouldn't Bring Original Characters Back For 'Star Wars' Sequels

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 11, 2013 2:26 PM
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With "The Avengers" earning $1 billion and change, Joss Whedon has unofficially become the guru of how to take a franchise property, and turn it into a mega smash hit that does the rare trifecta of pleasing fanboys, audiences and critics all at once. And so course, he gets asked about what he would do given the chance the helm to "Star Wars: Episode 7," a gig he revealed earlier this year is certainly something he would have loved to take on. And the folks at Disney (who own Marvel, fyi) might not like to hear what he has to say.

George Lucas Says Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher & Harrison Ford Essentially Signed For 'Star Wars: Episode 7'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 7, 2013 9:06 AM
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George Lucas Confirms Negotiations For Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher & Harrison Ford For 'Star Wars: Episode 7'
So, let's just recap where we're at. In February, we saw a lot of chatter start surfacing about the original "Star Wars" cast returning for "Star Wars: Episode 7" with Harrison Ford reportedly confirmed, Carrie Fisher seemingly saying she was back too (though her rep now says she was joking) while Mark Hamill stated he actually hadn't signed yet. All of this talk was further buoyed when more news surfaced that said the trio were indeed coming back, and the plot for 'Episode 7' would center on their children. In short, there has been a lot of signs pointing in the direction they'll be back, but not much in the way of official word. Well, George Lucas himself has now commented.

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