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With Disney's surprise purchase of LucasFilm for a whopping $4 billion in 2012 came the announcement that Star Wars 7 was finally happening. There had been rumors that George Lucas was developing a third trilogy for several years, but when George Lucas sold his empire, he relinquished all control to Disney, and he was not involved in any way in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, or its upcoming sequels and spinoffs. A new video surfaced today which delves through interviews and other archived information to piece together what George Lucas' version of Star Wars 7 may have featured.
This extensive 10-minute YouTube video comes from Mr. Sunday Movies, which delves through a number of old interviews to try and piece together what George Lucas' version of Star Wars 7 may have been about. Producer Gary Kurtz said in a 1999 interview at a sci-fi expo that the original ending of Return of the Jedi »
Edward Furlong, once a young rising star known for “Terminator 2” and “American History X,” has been arrested multiple times as an adult on domestic violence charges. Macaulay Culkin, star of the first two “Home Alone” movies, was arrested in Oklahoma City for possession of controlled substances in 2007. Jake Lloyd, who played Anakin Skywalker in “Star Wars Episode I,” was arrested for reckless driving and resisting arrest in 2015. His mother later said that Lloyd had been suffering from schizophrenia. Shia Labeouf, who got his big start as a child actor on the Disney Channel show “Even Stevens,” was charged with »
- Jeremy Fuster
Another Tuesday, another round-up! But first a riddle: What do Elton John, Iron Fist, and the X-Files have in common? They’re all in today’s Harker’s Hits!
• You loved the X-Files when it came back this year. You must have more. And now you can! The Blu-ray and DVD are dropping June 14. (That’s 63 days, kids! Start counting your pennies!) You’ll be able to relive every moment and search for clues with Mulder, Scully, Reyes, Skinner, and the Smoking Man. You’ll find commentary on several episodes; “Monsters of the Week,” a recap of some of the craziest creatures who crashed the series; and even a gag reel (you know you like to see Duchovny laugh!), in among other treats and treasures. Pre-order here!
- Harker Jones
Jake Lloyd, who played Anakin Skywalker in 'Star Wars: The Phantom Menace,' has been moved from a jail cell to a psychiatric facility. Jake's been behind bars since June for taking cops on a chase that exceeded speeds of 100 mph. The actor's mom, Lisa, tells us authorities reached the conclusion he needed help more than punishment, because he suffers from schizophrenia ... thus the move. Lisa says she spoke with Jake last week »
- TMZ Staff
Obi Wan and Anakin #1
Written by Charles Soule
Art by Marco Checchetto
Colors by Andres Mossa
Letters by Joe Caramagna
Published by Marvel Comics
In the tradition of each and every Star Wars film, Obi Wan and Anakin #1 opens with a ship in flight above a planet. Artist Marco Checchetto of Star Wars: Shattered Empire and Punisher paints a turbulent, yet beautiful picture of a cloudy planet dotted in space debris that resembles the matte paintings used in the original Star Wars trilogy before CGI became George Lucas’ bread and butter. He excels at crafting gorgeous planetscapes, including airships and fog wreaths, with colorist Andres Mossa giving his art a green glow that is in between life and death. He also captures the intensity and ballet-like nature of lightsaber combat as Anakin tries to reenact Obi Wan’s famous duel against Darth Maul
But things get a little awkward when Checchetto draws people, »
- Logan Dalton
5 items from 2016
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