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Marvel 'Star Wars' Comics Will Bridge 'A New Hope' and 'Empire Strikes Back'

5 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Lucasfilm Ltd. and Marvel Entertainment are extremely proud to announce the iconic Star Wars franchise will return to Marvel in 2015 with a line-up of three comic book titles chronicling the adventures of a galaxy far, far away. Beginning in January 2015, prepare for Star Wars by writer Jason Aaron (Thor, Original Sin), artist John Cassaday (Astonishing X-Men) and colorist Laura Martin, Darth Vader by writer Kieron Gillen and artist Salvador Larroca and Princess Leia by writer Mark Waid and artist Terry Dodson. Take a look at the artwork for each of the new comics below, then read on for more details.

Taking place immediately after the events of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, the Force returns to Marvel in January with three new series spotlighting beloved characters from the iconic trilogy! Created in close partnership with Lucasfilm, the three new Star Wars series will exist as part of »

- MovieWeb

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Marvel Star Wars Comics Fill in the Blanks Between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back

6 hours ago | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

I’m not sure if I have a burning desire to find out what happened between the first two Star Wars films A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back.  It feels like if there was originally anything terribly interesting there George Lucas would have filled us in over 30 years ago.  But for those of you who are bigger Star Wars fans than me (which is pretty much everyone) it should be good news that Marvel is reuniting with the franchise for a run of three separate comic books series that fill in the blanks between those two films (including the moment Darth Vader learned he was Luke Skywalker’s father). The series will be called simply Star Wars, Darth Vader and Princess Leia (with only the latter getting a multi-issue run apparently).  Hit the jump for more info and artwork from the new Star Wars comics. Here's the official press release: Lucasfilm Ltd. »

- Evan Dickson

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Marvel announces three Star Wars comics at Comic-Con

27 July 2014 7:12 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Marvel Comics has announced its first wave of new Star Wars comics at San Diego's Comic-Con International.

These will include two ongoing titles - Star Wars and Star Wars: Darth Vader - and a Princess Leia miniseries (via Cbr).

Writer Jason Aaron and artist John Cassaday will work on the main Star Wars title, which takes place between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back and follows the adventures of Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and their allies.

Star Wars: Darth Vader by Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca will focus on the same period, but from the point of view of the Emperor's terrifying lieutenant.

Mark Waid and Terry Dodson will collaborate on the five-issue Star Wars: Princess Leia.

Also set in the time period between Episodes IV and V, it will see Leia attempting to come to terms with the destruction of her home planet Alderaan. »

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Dave Filoni On 'Star Wars Rebels' Talks Timeline And Clone Pension Plans

26 July 2014 8:56 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

San Diego - “Star Wars Rebels” executive producer Dave Filoni is no stranger to the rich lore of the expansive Star Wars universe. After recently finishing off his run as “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” director, it was a natural transition. “We’d just finished “Clone Wars” and it almost seemed a natural step to move into this in-between time. And yet we didn’t want to place it after Order 66 because that would just seem like a continuation of “Clone Wars” so we jumped down several years.” Of course Filoni and his team had to decide where was the best place in the new streamlined timeline to place the next chapter of George Lucas’s creation. “We looked quickly at the timeline and obviously Jj’s got the whole after “The Return of the Jedi” wrapped up pretty good so we didn’t want to do anything down near that. »

- Donna Dickens

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A closer look at Jodorowsky's Dune

25 July 2014 2:55 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Frank Pavich's documentary takes a tour of a classic sci-fi film that never was. Jules-Pierre takes a look at Jodorowsky's Dune...

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"There are more unmade movies than there are made movies," says Frank Pavich, director of Jodorowsky's Dune, the documentary chronicling director Alejandro Jodorowsky's efforts to adapt Frank Herbert's seminal science fiction novel for the big screen. His effort began almost a decade before the generally unsatisfying David Lynch version hit theatres in 1984.

Back in the mid 70s, widely credited as the creator of the Midnight Film genre with the release of El Topo (which caused a riot during its viewing at a film festival in Mexico), and fresh from the success of The Holy Mountain, Jodorowsky was given his choice of subject for his next movie. He elected to adapt Dune, even though he had never even read the book.

"Dune will be the coming of a god, »

- ryanlambie

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Movie Review – Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

24 July 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Guardians of the Galaxy, 2014.

Directed by James Gunn.

Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Lee PaceMichael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, Glenn Close, John C. Reilly, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro and Peter Serafinowicz with the voice talents of Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel.

Synopsis:

In the far reaches of space, an American pilot named Peter Quill finds himself the object of a manhunt after stealing an orb coveted by the villainous Ronan.

Guardians of the Galaxy was always going to have a hard time against the bigger boys of the Marvel Universe. They are a group that aren’t even c-level players, directed by a man with mostly TV credits and cult movies to his name and a leading cast with no big stars that the likes of Iron Man and Captain America have. But it’s a movie that has defied the odds. Every element has »

- Luke Owen

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Photo of Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford Auditioning for Star Wars

24 July 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Here's a cool vintage photo that reacently surfaced featuring Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford auditioning for George LucasStar Wars back in the 1970s. This is where it all started, and I'm so happy that they are a part of the the new Star Wars trilogy currently in production. It's going to be so freakin' awesome to see these characters back up on the big screen again after all these years. Thanks to Classic Star Wars for the photo! »

- Joey Paur

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‘Pirates Of The Caribbean 5′ Plots A Course For Jul 2017

23 July 2014 9:51 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

With a Yo Ho Ho and a barrel of luck…? Despite some potentially voyage-scuppering difficulties it appears Disney are crossing their fingers and hoping the next few months will iron out any kinks (and no I’m not talking about Jack Sparrow’s predilections) in the fifth instalment of the Potc franchise. A date of July 7th 2017 has been announced for Dead Men Tell No Tales, reportedly to give writer Jeff Nathanson room to breathe as he cranks out the pages.

Nathanson isn’t a bad choice to bring us fresh adventures for Johnny Depp and company. He worked on Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull, so if he can navigate the wrangling between Steven Spielberg and George Lucas he should be fine scripting a rattling good yarn for a few sea-bound scallywags. Although 2011′s On Stranger Tides took the peculiar route of being adapted from a non-pirates novel, »

- Steve Palace

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Jeffrey Katzenberg to Receive National Arts Medal

22 July 2014 5:21 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Jeffrey Katzenberg, DreamWorks Animation CEO and one of President Barack Obama's biggest donors, is among the recipients of the National Medal of Arts for 2013, the White House and the National Endowment for the Arts announced on Tuesday. Katzenberg is the first executive who is not a filmmaker to receive the honor. Star Wars director George Lucas was a recipient last year. List Hollywood's 100 Favorite Films "Whether its animation or architecture, writing or music, these artists' creativity and passion have made an enormous impact on our nation. I join the president in congratulating them and celebrating the arts in

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- Philiana Ng, Debbie Emery

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A “New” New Hope: Film Preservation and the Problem with ‘Star Wars’

21 July 2014 8:03 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

In an episode of The Big Bang Theory (a sitcom lampooning modern “geek” culture with varying degrees of success), physicist Dr. Sheldon Cooper refuses to watch the Star Wars: Clone Wars animated series before the Clone Wars movie. He explains, “I prefer to let George Lucas disappoint me in the order he intended.” Though likely unintentional, this offhanded remark reveals the central dilemma of the Star Wars fandom.  Does the franchise “belong” to Lucas or does it “belong” to the public, as an artifact of cultural history? With the 2011 release of the 6-part Star Wars saga on Blu-ray came the announcement that the version of the trilogy available in the set would not be from the original theatrical prints, but the 1997 “Special Edition” versions of A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, which include additional scenes and updated technology. Many fans of the franchise see »

- Mallory Andrews

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7 Possible Reasons Jj Abrams Made 'Star Wars: Episode VII' X-Wings Blue

21 July 2014 5:36 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Earlier today Jj Abrams continued to fight the good fight of tricking people into donating charity for their own selfish gain. With only one week left to donate to ‘Star Wars: A Force For Change,’ Abrams returned to up sweeten the pot. Now donations not only get you and a friend a trip to the set and a chance to be in the film, but your town gets an advanced screening of Episode VII as well. But while Abrams talks about saving the children or whatever other Lawful Good nonsense, the important thing is happening behind him. Jj Abrams What Did You Do To That Poor X-wing?! X-Wings aren’t blue! Clearly you haven’t done your research…or have you? Here are some reasons — in no particular order of reasonableness — for the change. #1 - Jj Abrams is King Star Wars nerd. He knows that originally the X-Wing squadrons »

- Donna Dickens

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John Boyega's Character and a Major 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Plot Point Leaked?

21 July 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

First of all, when dealing with anything "Star Wars" related, it's important to take the news with a grain of salt. The biggest grain of salt you can find, probably; one that has to be moved from place to place with the assistance of a large, flatbed truck. The other thing to consider is that, if these rumors are correct, then the use of a spoiler warning is indeed necessary. So, let's put that up there too: if you don't want anything maybe, possibly, potentially ruined for you about the upcoming "Star Wars: Episode VII," then, please, turn back now.

Still there? Got your salt? Okay...

Badass Digest is reporting that John Boyega's character is... a stormtrooper. That's right: Boyega is going to be wearing a suit of white armor, at least at the beginning of the movie. Apparently he leaves the Empire and teams with Daisy Ridley's »

- Drew Taylor

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J.J. Abrams Reveals X-Wing Fighter In Star Wars: Episode VII Set Video

21 July 2014 8:04 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

As the Star Wars franchise’s Force for Change campaign continues, Star Wars: Episode VII director J.J. Abrams has seen fit to release a video promoting the campaign and offering new opportunities to supporters – while hanging out by one of the X-Wing fighters we’re sure to see in the 2015 blockbuster. It’s a fun and exciting tease for the heavily guarded sequel, which may or may not have had plot details leaked out recently.

The official Twitter account for the Star Wars franchise did confirm that the rather dirty and beaten-up fighter in the video is an X-Wing, not a Z-95 as some assumed:

@CDCanimation It is in fact an Episode VII X-wing, not a Z-95.

Star Wars (@starwars) July 21, 2014

It’s exciting to see Abrams break away from his typical vow of secrecy just a little bit for such a great cause. The Force for Change campaign has »

- Isaac Feldberg

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First Look! Check Out the 'Star Wars: Episode VII' X-Wing

21 July 2014 7:44 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Jj Abrams unveiled the starfighter in a new promo for his 'Force for Change' initiative.

Fanboys and girls, gather 'round: we've got a new sneak peek at Star Wars: Episode VII.

Director Jj Abrams is giving fans a first look at the X-Wing starfighter that will appear in the film in a new promo for his "Force for Change" initiative. The teaser gives a full look at the new version of the spacecraft we all remember from George Lucas' original trilogy.

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This is the second video Abrams has revealed from the Star Wars set. In the first, he showed us a creature from Tatooine – the desert home planet of Anakin and Luke Skywalker.

Both videos are in support of Disney, Lucasfilm and Bad Robot's "Star Wars: Force for Change" campaign, benefiting Unicef Innovation Labs and Programs. The project was launched back in May via Omaze and pulled in $1 million »

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J.J. Abrams Reveals X-Wing in ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

21 July 2014 5:20 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In a new video from the set of “Star Wars: Episode VII,” director J.J. Abrams showed off a first look at what Lucasfilm and Disney describe as the new X-Wing starfighter that will appear in the film.

The teaser gives a good look at the one-person spacecraft, with Abrams’ vehicle — battered from battle — clearly meant to reference George Lucas’ existing sci-fi universe.

While “Star Wars” fans were quick to point out that the vehicle in the video is the Z-95 Headhunter seen or referenced in the “Star Wars” books and animated TV shows, Lucasfilm confirmed that the spacecraft seen is in fact, an X-Wing.

@CDCanimation It is in fact an Episode VII X-wing, not a Z-95.—

Star Wars (@starwars) July 21, 2014

It’s already been revealed that Han Solo’s Millennium Falcon also appears in the seventh film.

Either way, the reveal is the final push in Disney, Lucasfilm and Bad Robot »

- Marc Graser

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Disney's "Howard The Duck"

20 July 2014 10:21 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

With a screen credit in director James Gunn's "Guardians Of The Galaxy" reportedly given to Marvel's "Howard The Duck" creators, writer Steve Gerber and illustrator Val Mayerik, Sneak Peek the origins of  the cigar-smoking, three-foot-tall anthropomorphic duck, previously adapted to the big screen by Lucasfilm and currently in development @ Disney for further opportunities:

In the 1970's, Disney originally threatened Marvel with legal action due to Howard's satiric resemblance to 'Donald Duck', forcing Marvel to redesign the character.

Howard's near-constant companion and occasional girlfriend is former art model and Cleveland native 'Beverly Switzler'. Howard found himself on Earth due to a shift in the 'Cosmic Axis' from a world similar to Earth.

"Howard the Duck" debuted in Marvel's "Adventure into Fear" #19 in 1973, and by 1976 was given his own title. George Lucas then produced a live-action version in 1986, with music by John Barry.

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- Michael Stevens

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Star Wars: Endor's Lost And Found Department

18 July 2014 9:01 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

What Is This Block Of Text? Hi, my name is Da7e and every Friday I write something about Star Wars. It's usually about sequel trilogy, the spin-off movies or Star Wars Rebels and occasionally, I'm the first one to write about things. Important things. Like this week: wigs.

It’s been an interesting week in Star Wars: Episode VII stuff. All the best things remain unconfirmed whispers on forums and in comments sections. The production has really locked themselves down and I’m getting the general sense that anyone with access to the story has been given a crash course in diverting attention from the sort of details we think we want to know.

I would argue, and have been arguing, that the more we know about Star Wars: Episode VII the better because thats how people interact with things they love endlessly, but I can very easily see the flip side, »

- Da7e

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Rory McIlroy -- Can't Name The Beatles ... 'I Wanna Say George Lucas?'

18 July 2014 7:53 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

A former Comedy Central star is Blasting Rory McIlroy ... after the golfer said he thought George Lucas was one of the members of the Beatles. Seriously. It all went down last night ... McIlroy -- along with a bunch of other golfers including Bubba Watson -- did a segment for Espn and were asked to name all 4 of the boys from Liverpool. Rory's answer ... "I wanna say George Lucas."Nope. Still, closer than Bubba Watson ... who answered, »

- TMZ Staff

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Which fowl Marvel character resurfaces in 'Guardians of the Galaxy'?

18 July 2014 7:33 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

This post contains potential spoilers for the plot of Guardians of the Galaxy.

In Guardians of the Galaxy, Rocket is a wise-cracking, raccoon-like creature voiced by Bradley Cooper. If Rocket is a departure from the typical caped superhero, he’s not the first anthropomorphic Marvel comic-book character to have his moment on the big screen. Back in 1986, Howard the Duck starred in a notorious bomb, produced by George Lucas, that made the once-cool character a pathetic punchline. He’s been missing from the movies ever since.

But according to StitchKingdom.com, Howard is getting a second chance—from the Guardians themselves. »

- Jeff Labrecque

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Analysing the 1988 Rambo childrens' annual

18 July 2014 3:20 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

A kids' book based around a violent post-traumatic stress disorder sufferer, played by Sylvester Stallone? We analyse the Rambo annual...

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John Rambo was first introduced to cinema audiences in 1982’s First Blood, based on David Morrell’s novel of the same name. Sylvester Stallone starred as a Rambo, a mentally scared war veteran, clearly suffering from undiagnosed post-traumatic stress disorder. His fractured mental state, along with a spate of bad luck, leads him to ultimately commit acts of unacceptable violence.

It is a film with no real heroes, a deep mistrust of authority, and a supporting character who dies of cancer because of extended exposure to Agent Orange. It is not, what you would call, a barrel of laughs.

So of course, they made a kid’s cartoon of it.

This isn’t that unique. R-rated movies being adapted into a Saturday morning cartoon is one of the more »

- simonbrew

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