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WookieeLeaks: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Reveals Character Names and George Lucas Shrugs Off the New Trailer

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by Jacob Hall December 12, 2014 @ 12:55 PM
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ScreenCrush’s WookieLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything 'Star Wars'! From 'Episode 7,' to the upcoming spinoffs and the TV shows, if it pertains to that long ago, far away galaxy, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, the names of three new characters are revealed, George Lucas reveals that he doesn’t really care about the new trailer, and the identity of the new villain is debated.

We've Made George Lucas Sad About the New 'Star Wars'

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by Mike Ryan December 8, 2014 @ 2:47 PM
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My propensity for not believing what George Lucas happened again when he was asked The New York Post about the new trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ and he reportedly replied: “I don’t know anything about it. I haven’t seen it yet.” He then went on to say, “I plan to see [the movie] when it’s released." This is an odd thing to say and I’m not sure I believe him.

George Lucas Hasn't Seen the ‘Star Wars: Episode 7’ Trailer, “Not Really” Interested in the Movie

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by Mike Sampson December 8, 2014 @ 8:54 AM
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Pretty much everyone has seen the 'Star Wars: Episode 7' trailer at this point. It was the most-viewed trailer of 2014 and is on track to become the most-viewed trailer of the internet age. It has been viewed over 72 million times and has spawned countless parodies and memes but, there's still one person who hasn't seen it: George Lucas. The man who created the franchise says that he hasn't seen the 'Force Awakens' trailer and has no plans to. In fact, he's not even that interested at all.

‘Star Wars: Episode 7’ Trailer Gets the George Lucas “Special Edition” Treatment

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by Britt Hayes November 30, 2014 @ 11:17 AM
‘Star Wars’ fans have been very busy over the weekend. The trailer for ‘The Force Awakens’ was just released on Friday, and already we’ve seen fan versions hitting the internet, including a shot-for-shot recreation made entirely out of LEGOs, which is pretty impressive. But this one is a bit different, as it imagines what would happen if George Lucas gave the new ‘Star Wars’ movie the ol’ “Special Edition” treatment, adding in a bunch of extra and unnecessary CG characters. It’s so crowded!

‘Strange Magic’ Trailer: George Lucas’ Crazy Animated Fairy Tale

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by Matt Singer November 21, 2014 @ 12:00 PM
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The trailer for ‘Strange Magic’ boasts that the film comes “from the mind of George Lucas.” That great big brain has dreamed up some of the greatest movies of all time. But it’s also produced its fair share of clunkers as well. (Apologies, ‘Radioland Murders’ devotees.) It’s unfair to write off a movie based on a 150-second trailer, but so far, ‘Strange Magic’ looks a lot closer to the latter than the former. Whoa, this looks insane.

Are the 'Star Wars' Original Theatrical Releases Finally Arriving on DVD and Blu-ray?

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by Mike Sampson May 16, 2014 @ 10:27 AM
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It's the holy grail for 'Star Wars' fans: the original theatrical releases of 'A New Hope,' 'The Empire Strikes Back' and 'Return of the Jedi' on DVD and Blu-ray. Right now, if you want to watch the theatrical versions of the original trilogy - without all the crap from the 1997 special editions - you have to own one of the original VHS copies, or find a bootleg rip of the 1985 Laserdisc. But, with 'Star Wars: Episode 7' headed to theaters from their new home at Disney, could the original theatrical releases finally be commercially available for the first time in over 20 years?

The Force is Too Strong With This One: Why 'Star Wars: Episode 7' Needs Less Jedi Magic

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by Mike Ryan May 6, 2014 @ 11:00 AM
Last week, at least a partial cast was revealed for 'Star Wars: Episode 7'. Almost immediately, speculation began on who the new actors would be playing. Will John Boyega be a young Jedi? Will Adam Driver be a Sith Lord? Will Daisy Ridley (who is strongly rumored to be the daughter of Han and Leia) be a Jedi, too?
Good grief, I hope not. As I’ve written before, Jedi are boring.

The 'Star Wars' Sequel That Never Happened

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by Mike Ryan April 29, 2014 @ 11:00 AM
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George Lucas had a backup plan.
It might not seem like such a bold move today – in the era of blockbuster franchises – to be planning for a sequel before the first movie has even been released. But, in the 1970s, this was downright revolutionary thinking. Especially considering that we’re talking about a movie set in another galaxy in an era where such films were considered inane. (Granted, some people still consider them inane.) But not only did Lucas have a plan for a 'Star Wars' sequel, he had two plans. One, as you know, became ‘The Empire Strikes Back.’ The other exists as a sort of alternative universe oddity of what could have been – a story titled ‘Splinter of the Mind’s Eye.’

The Lost 'Star Wars' Short Film That Mysteriously Disappeared

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by Jacob Hall March 5, 2014 @ 10:53 AM
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A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, George Lucas commissioned a short film to be paired with 'The Empire Strikes Back' in theaters. That film was the medieval fantasy 'Black Angel' and it was directed by Roger Christian, the acclaimed production designer who won an Oscar for his work on the original 'Star Wars.' And then theaters stopped playing shorts before features and 'Black Angel' vanished, never to be seen again ... or so everyone thought.