All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘George Lucas’

George Lucas Thought “Star Wars” Was Going To Flop

George Lucas is the first to admit that he didn’t think Star Wars was going anywhere. During Stephen Colbert’s interview with George Lucas during a panel at the Tribeca Film Festival Friday afternoon, Lucas admitted that the whole process of getting Star Wars made was somewhat discouraging. George Lucas said of the experience, “I showed it to all of my …

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The Force Awakens: George Lucas Won’t Watch The Trailer

I think it’s safe to assume that we’ve all seen the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer that aired over Thanksgiving weekend. If not, you should really check it out. It’s only a small snippet, but it really feels like we’re returning to the kind of Star Wars film we haven’t seen since Return of the Jedi. Of course, you …

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George Lucas Talks About What’s Wrong with the Movie Business

Recently at Chicago Ideas Week, an event that brings together the world’s brightest thought leaders to inspire and activate the city of Chicago, legendary film director George Lucas spoke to CBS This Morning co-host Charlie Rose about what is currently wrong with the movie industry. “The problem has always been the studios,” he said. “Although at the beginning of the …

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Star Wars: Filming Standalone in UK is a Win-Win

The decision to film a new Star Wars standalone movie in the U.K. turns out to be a win-win situation for the country and the studios producing the films. George Osborne, U.K.’s chancellor of the exchequer, hailed the decision to film the standalone movie from the mega-hit franchise in the U.K., citing the country’s tax breaks as impetus for the …

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Harrison Ford Wanted to Kill Han Solo

The Star Wars films have been a huge influence on pop culture ever since they originally hit the big screen. Even now, years later, their popularity shows no sign of waning. The three prequels finally came out, which gave another generation an introduction to the franchise. And now J.J. Abrams has the reins and is charging full ahead with the …

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Star Wars: Episode VII Cast Members Arrive in London

Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher were spotted in London over the weekend, where production of Star Wars: Episode VII is soon to begin. While Disney has yet to confirm the inclusion of Han Solo, Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker in the upcoming trilogy of the Star Wars franchise, the London sightings are fairly indicative that the three will …

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Star Wars: Episode VII Filming Begins

It has just been confirmed by Alan Horn that the filming of Star Wars: Episode VII is now underway. Horn, chairman of Disney Studios, was vague about where production is taking place and how long crews have been shooting, though commented that “a lot” of the actors have been selected, though casting isn’t completely finished. Horn gave details on the …

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‘The Big Bang Theory’ Collaborates With Lucasfilm For Special ‘Star Wars’ Episode

CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory joins forces with Lucasfilm for a special Star Wars episode in time for the annual “Star Wars” Day on May 4. The episode, which is titled “The Proton Transmogrification”, will air on May 1. Whose great idea was it? Chuck Lorre, the co-creator and executive producer of The Big Bang Theory, said they were …

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George Lucas Museum Proposal Rejected in San Francisco

The seven member board of the Presidio Trust, a group that stewards a portion of land overlooking the San Francisco bay, has voted unanimously to deny a museum proposal from George Lucas. The “Star Wars” creator had pledged $700 million to build and endow the facility, which would have housed items from his own collection of popular art, including pieces …

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Steven Spielberg Ousts Oprah as Influential Celeb

Steven Spielberg has ousted Oprah Winfrey as the most influential celebrity in the U.S., according to an annual study conducted by Forbes magazine. It seems it was the film Lincoln that gave Spielberg the edge over Oprah. Earning him 12 Oscar nominations as well as $275 million at the box office in the U.S., it also brought in $93 million …

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Jar Jar Binks Dies In Deleted Star Wars Scene

WARNING – The video you see below contains the death of Jar Jar Binks. It’s highly disturbing to hear those final frantic Gungan screams of terror. Just think about what you’re celebrating for a moment, that is, if you’re happy for this made-up creature’s death. Yes, that’s a deleted scene that was edited by The Phantom Editor. Obi-wan and Qui-Gon Jinn, two …

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Star Wars VII Will Hit Theaters on December 18, 2015

In a galaxy far, far, away… It won’t be long now. The highly anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII will be coming to a theater near you starting on December 18, 2015. Pre-production for the seventh installment of one the most famous science fiction film collections has already commenced. Alan Horn, chairman of The Walt Disney Studios said, “We’re very excited …

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