It's easy to poke fun at George Lucas. He directed the prequel trilogy after all, and refuses to acknowledge the original cuts of the first three 'Star Wars' movies. But when Lucas does good, that's no joke. And today word broke that Lucas will be giving the majority of the money he got for selling Lucasfilm to educational philanthropy.
It was announced yesterday that Disney purchased Lucasfilm and its subsidiaries for $4 billion, with plans to release the first movie ('Star Wars: Episode 7') in a new planned 'Star Wars' trilogy in 2015. Although the additional news that these films will be based on an original story and not on any of the spin-off book series like fans were hoping, we are reportedly still in for an exciting ride.
George Lucas has been the master of 'Star Wars' since its inception and though spin-off cartoons and games have been the norm for years, the film series seemed done with after six movies. Disney has just purchased Lucasfilm for over four billion dollars, and have just announced that they're planning on a new movie for sometime in 2015.
By the time 'Star Trek: Enterprise' was cancelled after four seasons, it was if the world said "Hey guys, until you have something new or interesting to offer us, please go away." It was the best thing to happen to the franchise, as 'Trek' was rebooted and became a hit movie. 'Star Wars' should learn from that, especially after you watch this trailer for 'Star Wars: Detours.'
You know, we've basically gotten the message at this point: the 'Star Wars' TV series isn't going to be happening any time soon. Regardless of how many scripts may have been written for 'Star Wars: Underworld,' there's a whole host of logistical and financial reasons preventing a live-action 'Star Wars' series from making it to air. Still, the latest explanation from producer Rick McCallum might be something of a blessing in disguise.
The ‘Star Wars’ universe is riddle with mysteries. Did Han shoot first? How come Chewbacca doesn’t get a medal at the end of ‘A New Hope?’ And how come Yoda insists on speaking in semi-reverse order? While most of those questions remain unanswered, a new video at least attempts to fix Yoda’s bizarre speech pattern. Wait, I’m sorry. Fix it, they do.
At first we thought that we were still suffering from the after-effects of April Fool's Day, but no, the video in the following story is real. If you ever wanted to see Han Solo dance to a modern pop song, here's your chance.