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10 Things You Didn’t Know about “The Ewok Adventure”

Even though it’s not considered to be canon, thanks Disney, The Ewok Adventure was considered a quick stab at finding a way to better influence children and convert them over to the idea of Star Wars back in the day. The story is about two children whose parents go missing on the forest moon of Endor. Eventually the brother and sister duo meet up with the Ewoks, who decide to accompany them on a dangerous quest to find their parents. Throughout the duration of the quest they are set upon by creatures both large and small that we never got

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Narnia: The Silver Chair Is Director Joe Johnston's Final Movie

Narnia: The Silver Chair Is Director Joe Johnston's Final Movie
We haven't heard anything about The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair since late April, when director Joe Johnston signed on. Sony hasn't issued a formal release date at this time, but the filmmaker put in an appearance at Paris Comic Con, where he not only confirmed that production will begin next winter, with prep work starting next July, but also that this will be his last movie as a director. Here's what he had to say, when asked during an interview if this will in fact be his last directorial effort, while also confirming the production schedule.

"That's the plan. It will take a couple of years to make the film as we won't be able to start shooting next winter in New Zealand, on the South Island, which will be summer down there. And post and the visual effects will take another year and it'll be 2019, and I
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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Behind-the-Scenes Footage Offers a Glimpse of Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia — Watch

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Behind-the-Scenes Footage Offers a Glimpse of Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia — Watch
You can’t see “The Last Jedi” until the end of the year, but you can briefly go behind the scenes of the latest “Star Wars” movie. Disney is unveiling a lot of new details this weekend, from details on “Toy Story 4” to footage like this. Watch the new featurette below.

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“Rian [Johnson] has written a story that’s unexpected but right,” says Daisy Ridley as glimpses of the production flash onscreen. “Some of the stuff that happens, people are gonna, go, ‘Oh my god’…”Even though everybody knows that it’s the second in a trilogy, it feels like its own thing.”

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“Even though I think I know it all,
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Is ‘The Ewok Adventure’ the ‘Star Wars’ Movie They Don’t Want You to See? A New Video Says Yes — Watch

Is ‘The Ewok Adventure’ the ‘Star Wars’ Movie They Don’t Want You to See? A New Video Says Yes — Watch
If you aren’t into “Star Wars” conspiracy theories, turn back now. If you are, watch below for a 14-minute video about the two movies that some dude on YouTube insists “they’ (read: Lucasfilm) don’t want you to see. Those would be “The Ewok Adventure” and “Ewoks: The Battle for Endor,” two made-for-television films released in 1984 and 1985, respectively, whose reputations are about as prestigious as that of “The Star Wars Holiday Special.”

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The Ewok Adventure” was even nominated for two Emmys and released in international theaters as “Caravan of Courage,” making its forgotten-to-time status especially strange. That surely has to do with how little the kid-friendly endeavor has been promoted in the three decades since it was first broadcast, but even as a joke among “Star Wars” obsessives it rarely seems to be mentioned.

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Rogue One Director Tried to Hide a Secret from George Lucas

With Disney and LucasFilm's highly-successful Star Wars spin-off Rogue One: A Star Wars Story coming home on Digital HD March 24, and on Blu-ray and DVD April 4, fans have been waiting with bated breath to enjoy this sci-fi adventure from the comfort of their home, while enjoying all of the supplemental material. Director Gareth Edwards decided to promote this home video release by hosting a Reddit Ama, where he shared a surprising secret that he kept from Star Wars creator George Lucas, when Lucas visited the set. Here's what Gareth Edwards had to say.

"He came to visit Pinewood before we started filming.... to take the pressure off us, I had posters in my room of the previous 'Star Wars spinoffs,' Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure and the Star Wars Holiday Special... my main goal when he came in was to try and stop him seeing these... my
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Star Wars Opening Crawl Creator Thinks Rogue One Made a Big Mistake

Star Wars Opening Crawl Creator Thinks Rogue One Made a Big Mistake
While Disney and LucasFilm's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story couldn't break Star Wars: The Force Awakens' opening weekend box office record, it did make history in a few other ways. For one, this is the first live-action Star Wars movie since 1984's The Ewok Adventure and 1985's Ewok: The Battle for Endor that doesn't feature a score by John Williams, with Michael Giacchino taking over the composing duties on Rogue One. And it is also the first Star Wars movie since those Ewok spin-offs that doesn't begin with the iconic opening crawl, which immediately transports viewers to "a galaxy far, far away." In fairness, the theatrical Star Wars: Clone Wars movie also ditched some of these elements. But it's important here, because it sets a precedence for the new Star Wars standalone movies moving forward. Instead of an opening crawl, director Gareth Edwards opted for an opening prologue,
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Before 'Rogue One': 'Ewok Adventure' Star on George Lucas' First 'Star Wars' Spinoff

Before 'Rogue One': 'Ewok Adventure' Star on George Lucas' First 'Star Wars' Spinoff
More than thirty years before the Rogue One story hit the big screen, a very different type of Star Wars spinoff hit the small one.

1984's Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure came 18 months after Return of the Jedi concluded George Lucas' first Star Wars trilogy and became a rating juggernaut for ABC. The film takes place before the events of Jedi, and tells the story of two children — a young girl named Cindel Towani (played by 4-year-old Aubree Miller) and her teenage brother Mace (Eric Walker) — who are separated from their parents after being stranded on the moon of Endor. They must rescue their...
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Has Jj Abrams ruined plans to expand the Star Wars universe?

Is it any wonder Rogue One lacks The Force Awakens hype when Abrams recently confirmed franchise isn’t the same without Skywalker and Solo clans?

You might think the worst Star Wars movie of all time has to be The Phantom Menace, the film that introduced Jar Jar Binks, midichloreans and the tedious galactic senate. But you’d be wrong, for there are far worse episodes of the long-running space saga lurking in the more fetid corners of a galaxy far, far away.

First up is the 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special, featuring an obviously wasted Carrie Fisher, what seems like hours of wookie grunting, and a deeply weird segue in which Chewbacca’s freaky-looking dad, Lumpy, has a private sexual moment with his brand-new virtual reality machine. But rivalling it for sheer, brazen awfulness, if only because the holiday special has something of that “so bad it’s good” vibe,
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41 cancelled Star Wars projects

Various Star Wars movies, games and TV shows have been canned over the years. The Force was not strong with these...

The Star Wars universe is a dangerous place. For example, ‘man walks into a bar’ gags in Mos Eisley tend to end with unwarranted threats, droid racism, limbs being chopped off, impromptu deaths or – worst of all – rigorous re-editing.

Until the recent Disney buy-out, the world created by George Lucas was just as treacherous for seemingly-exciting projects. Lucasfilm/LucasArts, for a time, became notorious for the number of cancellations under its belt, with films, TV shows and game ideas constantly being chucked out at various stages of their development.

But when did the term ‘countless’ ever stop us trying to count things? Never, that’s when. So we donned a pointy-hooded robe and scoured the desert wilderness of the internet to bring you what we hope is a complete
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'Star Wars': Will Your Favorite Ewok Appear in the Sequel? Plus: Darth Vader Arrives on TV

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Everyone's favorite Ewok will be coming back for Star Wars: Episode VII! Well, kind of. A new YouTube video on the official Star Wars channel features actor Warwick Davis confirming that he'll be in the new movie, though that doesn't guarantee he'll be playing Wicket the Ewok. He could just as easily be playing someone else (as he did in The Phantom Menace), so don't break out your VHS copy of the 1984 TV movie The Ewok Adventure just yet. But if you're a fan...

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Does the Hiring of Warwick Davis for Star Wars 7 Indicate that the Ewoks are Back?

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We know by now that there will be many characters from the earlier Star Wars films reappearing in the highly anticipated Episode 7. Someone else may be accompanying Luke, Han and the other returning originals. Are the Ewoks coming back for another round?

It’s time for another Star Wars rumor. (Can there ever be too many?) This one is part fact/part rumor. The factual part is about actor Warwick Davis returning, and the rumor concerns the Ewoks.

Warwick Davis is a veteran of the Star Wars universe. He played the Ewok known as Wicket in Star Wars-Episode 6: Return of the Jedi(1983),as well as in the Ewok TV films, The Ewok Adventure (1984) and Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (1985). He also had several roles in Star Wars-Episode 1: The Phantom Menace (1999). Now that an amusing video featuring Davis has been released, breaking the news that Davis is
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Warwick Davis Will Be Back For Star Wars: Episode VII

If you weren’t already over the moon about the casting line-up for Star Wars: Episode VII, then you might be excited to hear that Warwick Davis is set to return to a galaxy far, far away. The franchise stalwart has officially signed on to J.J. Abrams’ anticipated first instalment of the new trilogy.

Davis will be recognisable to the Star Wars fan community as he appeared in Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi, The Ewok Adventure and Ewoks: The Battle For Endor as much-loved ewok, Wicket. That’s not to say he’ll be reprising that role for the new movie. Lest we forget, he also cropped up in the prequel trilogy. In Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, he took on two brief roles; one as Anakin’s childhood friend Wald, and the other as arms dealer Weazel.

The actor made his announcement
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Warwick Davis aka Wicket Returns For 'Star Wars: Episode 7'

With Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and that guy who plays Chewbacca all returning for "Star Wars: Episode 7," yet another franchise veteran has joined the film's cast. Warwick Davis, perhaps best known for playing Wicket in "Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi," "The Ewok Adventure" and "Ewoks: The Battle For Endor" has announced he's joined the gang for 'Episode 7.' Of course, his role isn't being disclosed and one shouldn't immediately assume he's reprising his turn as Wicket. He did make a brief appearance in "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace" as Wald, the childhood friend of Anakin Skywalker who helped build his podracer. So hey, maybe we'll see that character back in the movie for some reason. But given the way the nostalgia winds are blowing so far, we would not be entirely shocked if Wicket for whatever reason reappears. Why? Well,
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Mousterpiece Cinema, Lucasfilm Bonus Episode Two: ‘Willow,’ ‘Ewoks: The Battle for Endor,’ and ‘Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure’

Well, friends, as you can tell from the title, this episode’s a mouthful. We hit the 350-Like threshold on Facebook a few weeks ago, and you know what that means: time for another b-b-b-b-b-b-b-bonus episode! This time, per Gabe’s suggestion, your intrepid co-hosts tackle not one, not two, but three movies, all from the now-Disney-owned Lucasfilm: Willow, Ewoks: The Battle for Endor, and Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure. Yes, really, these are movies that we sat down and watched willingly. (Ok, some less willingly than others.) And, as you might expect from a bonus show, this one’s full of goofy tangents as well as a few impersonations. Listen carefully, and you’ll hear Josh impersonate Wilford Brimley, and Gabe may even impersonate…Taylor Lautner? Yup. Now go forth on your own caravan of courage and check out the new show!

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Disney is Giving ‘Star Wars’ the Marvel Superhero Treatment

When Disney announced that their future, non-trilogy Star Wars movies would be origin stories, two things struck me as funny. One, we already got an origin story of one of the universe’s most iconic characters (he was supposed to be the chosen one!), and pretty much everyone hated it. Maybe the problem was that it took three movies instead of one? Two, Disney wants Han Solo to be their Iron Man. They haven’t concretely confirmed that they’ll be focusing one of their stand-alone movies on Solo, but he seems like an obvious choice alongside Yoda and/or Leia, and regardless of which character they feature, the studio will have pulled a kind of Reverse Marvel by taking a sprawling, established film universe and re-introducing its players as monolithic superheroes. I get that that’s normally called a spin-off, but after the enormity of Marvel’s Avengers success and with Disney owning both properties, it
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'Return of the Jedi': 25 Things You Didn't Know About the Original 'Star Wars' Trilogy Finale

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away... well, Ok, 30 years ago (on May 25, 1983) in our own galaxy, came the theatrical release of "Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi." The installment triumphantly wrapped up the "Star Wars" saga for all time. Or so we thought. Little did we know that the movie's cuddly-but-ferocious Ewoks would soon spawn a cottage industry of spinoffs, or that we'd be getting a trilogy of "Star Wars" prequels in another 16 years, and "Jedi" sequels another 15 years after that ("Episode VII" is due in 2014). Nor did we know, at the time, how close "Jedi" came to being an art-house film (judging by the directors whom "Star Wars" guru George Lucas initially asked to take the helm), or how close we came to losing Han Solo (Harrison Ford), or many of the other secrets of "jedi," which you can read below. 1. David Lynch
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Editorial: Why Joe Johnston Was The Best Choice For Star Wars Episode VII

I was a little disappointed when I heard that J.J. Abrams was directing Star Wars Episode VII. And while some of my disappoint came from the sake of Star Trek 3, I was more disappointed that Disney didn't take the path of Joe Johnston. First off, Johnston has worked on all three of the original Star Wars films, as the art director and effects producer. Not only that, but he worked on The Ewok Adventure, Ewoks: The Battle for Endor, and Star Wars: Droids. He knows Star Wars backwards and forwards. And even more importantly, he knows the creatures of Star Wars backwards and forwards. This brings me to another point: He knows his way around visuals. He made Captain America: The First Avenger, which was was set in the 40s, still look good visually. He also made Jumanji and Honey I Shrunk The Kids, The Rocketeer, Jurassic Park III,
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Star Wars Blu-Ray: Are We Happy With A Return of the Jedi Or Is This A Case Of An Attack Of The Clones?

The new Blu-ray edition of the Star Wars saga was released today and is likely to prove popular amongst fans across the world – but is George Lucas right to release this latest ‘version’ of the film series and should it be his last?

Back in August last year, George Lucas revealed his plans for a new Star Wars saga on Blu Ray.

In announcing the release of the new nine- disc edition of the franchise, spanning six films, there was a telling quote from Lucas himself.

Speaking about the new ‘edits’ to the film, he admitted ‘there’s some really good material that will be included in there,’ adding that there would also be’“more deleted scenes that you haven’t seen yet.’

The comments were puzzling. After all, the original Star Wars trilogy had been subject to two revamps since its release. Back in 1997, cinemagoers enjoyed the ‘digitally remastered
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Flickering Myth's Star Wars countdown begins here...

Our countdown to the arrival of Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray gets underway here...

Back in May of this year, LucasFilm announced that fans would finally be able to get their hands on shiny, HD versions of George Lucas' epic space opera Star Wars with the release of Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray, which is set to arrive on September 12th here in the UK and hits North America four days later. The nine-disc box set includes all six episodes - The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith, A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi - and is packed with an extensive collection of special features, never-before-seen footage and more (see here for a complete breakdown).

Since the arrival of Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace in 1999, George Lucas has come in
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Joe Johnston to direct Jurassic Park 4... and a Boba Fett movie?

Joe Johnston has been out promoting the release of Captain America: The First Avenger and during an interview with Screen Rant the director dropped a couple of nuggets of information about possibilities for his upcoming slate.

First up comes the rather familiar line that discussions are currently ongoing for Jurassic Park 4, the long rumoured fourth installment of the dinosaur franchise launched by Steven Spielberg back in 1993. Johnston of course took over directorial duties for the third entry and since the release of Jurassic Park III in 2001 there has been plenty of talk that he would helm a new trilogy; with news last month that Spielberg is brainstorming ideas with screenwriter Mark Protosevich (Thor), could a fourth outing in Jurassic Park finally be on the cards? It's certainly overdue, and providing that Johnston sticks to his promise of going in a different direction, Universal will likely have a sure-fire hit on their hands.
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