Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019

At the Walt Disney Company's biannual D23 convention, a faint image of the "Star Wars" character Emperor Palpatine in the background of a new poster can cause as much of a stir as actual appearances from movie stars such as Angelina Jolie and Dwayne Johnson. But that's no surprise for the most...

Tuesday, May. 7, 2019

Now armed with the upcoming releases of 20th Century Fox, the Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday set forth a shock-and-awe release schedule spanning the next eight years, including the yet-again-postponed "Avatar" sequels, a new batch of "Star Wars" releases and Steven Spielberg's "West Side Story"...

Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017

George Lucas is no stranger to epic struggles on the big screen, but he didn't expect one off-camera when it came to his art collection.

For nearly a decade, the filmmaker has tried to build a museum to house an extensive personal collection that includes 40,000 paintings, illustrations...

Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016

Carrie Fisher, a daughter of Hollywood royalty who gained pop-culture fame as Princess Leia in the original "Star Wars" and turned her struggles with addiction and mental illness into wickedly funny books, a hit film and a one-woman stage show, died Tuesday after falling ill aboard a flight last...

Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, there were more stories than those of the Skywalker family. That was the idea Disney was counting on when it purchased George Lucas's empire Lucasfilm for $4 billion in 2012, and the rights to everything in the "Star Wars" universe. Sure, they'd...

Monday, Nov. 23, 2015

Riding galaxy-sized expectations, the new "Star Wars" movie is already setting records for pre-opening ticket sales, with still a month to go. But does that mean the movie's destined to be the biggest of all time?

Though several signs point in that...

Friday, Sep. 25, 2015

Before a planet in a galaxy far, far away is completely constructed inside a computer or entirely built somewhere in the real world, "Star Wars" filmmakers are now able to visit it in virtual reality before production commences.

Rob Bredow, a...

Tuesday, Sep. 1, 2015

Imagine for a moment the peculiar experience of finding yourself in the Arabian desert, telling C3PO what to do.

Such was the case for J.J. Abrams, who — despite his own trepidation — stepped into George Lucas' space opera with the monumental task of...

Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015

The force will awaken in just 125 days, but "Star Wars" fans didn't learn anything new about the film at Disney's D23 convention on Saturday.

Audiences at the biannual fan expo were, however, informed that "Jurassic World" director Colin Trevorrow is...

Tuesday, Jul. 7, 2015

Laugh it up, Fuzzballs: Han Solo is getting his own movie, and it's going to be helmed by "Lego Movie" directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord.

The "Star Wars" spinoff will be released on Memorial Day weekend in 2018, Disney announced Tuesday. It will...

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