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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!

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.

George Lucas is "Constantly" Talking to J.J. Abrams About 'Star Wars: Episode 7'

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by Mike Sampson October 7, 2013 @ 3:30 PM
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With 'Star Wars: Episode 7' casting starting to heat up and announcements expected before the end of the year, all eyes have turned to director J.J. Abrams, the man in charge of this mission. But, don't think George Lucas is happy to just play golf and have dinner at Olive Garden at 4:30pm throughout his retirement; the man who created it all isn't walking away from the 'Star Wars' franchise so easily.
Lucas' son, Jett, spoke about 'Star Wars: Episode 7' recently and said his father is "constantly" talking to J.J. Abrams about his plans for the upcoming sequel.

Samuel L. Jackson on the Hilarious Origins of His Purple Lightsaber in 'Star Wars'

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by Jeff Giles July 1, 2013 @ 10:18 AM
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http://youtu.be/ubyo5eZz_Jc
For decades, 'Star Wars' fans were secure in the knowledge that lightsabers came in only three colors: red for evil, green for good and blue for Obi-Wan Kenobi. But then, when the new trilogy of prequels was released between 1999 and 2005, Samuel L. Jackson joined the franchise as Jedi warrior Mace Windu and broke the rules by sporting a purple weapon. So how did it happen?

'Star Wars: Episode 7' -- George Lucas Says "I Have Not Spoken to J.J. Abrams"

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by Jacob Hall June 18, 2013 @ 12:39 PM
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When George Lucas handed the reins of 'Star Wars' over to Disney, it was understood that the man behind the most popular science fiction universe of all time would only be involved in 'Star Wars: Episode 7' in a limited capacity. However, we didn't realize just how limited it was! Lucas recently spoke out about his involvement in 'Star Wars: Episode 7' and revealed that he hasn't spoken to director J.J. Abrams. Like, at all.