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    David Cronenberg's 'Scanners,' 'The Big Chill' & Essential Jacques Demy Hit Criterion In July

    Summer is coming, and we know you want to be outside, but should the rains come or if you're stuck on a long car ride, Criterion has got you covered in July, announcing a new slate of titles.

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    'Metalocalypse' Director Jon Schnepp Says Lawrence Kasdan Is Writing The Boba Fett Spin-Off Film

    Of all the great “Star Wars” characters and their histories, if there was one you could rank outside the canon, you might pick Boba Fett. While “Return Of The Jedi” did him no favors—goofily kicked to his doom with a pathetic wail into a Sarlacc pit by a blind Han Solo in a scene right out of the “T...

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    Original Draft Of 'Empire Strikes Back' Featured A Drunken Dinner With Darth Vader & More

    The Internet is in a tizzy over Michael Arndt's exit from "Star Wars: Episode VII," to be replaced by Lawrence Kasdan and J.J. Abrams. But as Mike Ryan points out at The Huffington Post, this isn't the first time in the franchise that a writer was replaced by another writer and the film's director, ...

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    Lawrence Kasdan & J.J Abrams Replace Pixar Scribe Michael Arndt On 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Writing Duties

    OK, don't push the panic button yet, but maybe a little bit of uh oh if you're a hardcore "Star Wars" fan and you demand to see "Star Wars: Episode VII" in theaters summer 2015 as "promised" (read: the intended, hopeful date—shit happens). And yes, because Disney/LucasFilm/Kathleen Kennedy and direc...

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    Yes, George Lucas Was Already Talking About 'Star Wars' Prequels In 1981

    Believe it or not, “Return of the Jedi” turns 30 this year. Now before you start to think about how old you are, why not enjoy this interesting little nugget? Author J.W. Rinzler’s book “The Making of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi” comes out later this year and The Huffington Post has gotten their h...

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    Lawrence Kasdan Delicately Dances Around Quality Of 'Star Wars' Prequels; Says 'Spin-Offs' Will "Start Fresh"

    "Star Wars" spin-off writers Lawrence Kasdan ("The Empire Strikes Back," "Raiders of the Lost Ark") and Simon Kinberg (Sherlock Holmes," "X-Men: The Last Stand") recently spoke about "Star Wars: Episode VII" and the post-George Lucas u...

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    What The Stand-Alone 'Star Wars' Movies Mean For The Franchise & 5 Possibilities Of What They Could Be

    And it's official.... The rumors have been kicking around for a while, ever since it was announced that "Empire Strikes Back" writer Lawrence Kasdan and "Sherlock Holmes" scribe Simon Kinberg were developing "Star Wars"-related projects, but Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed yesterday that, aside from a...

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    Lawrence Kasdan & Simon Kinberg May Be Writing 'Star Wars' Spinoffs, Rather Than Episodes VIII & IX

    Here we go again. Not even a day after Colin Trevorrow put rumors about his involvement in the "Star Wars" sequels to an end with the revelation that the Disney project he's working on is a remake of "Flight Of The Navigator," it looks like there's even more to talk ...

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    Producer Rick McCallum Has Quietly Retired From Lucasfilm

    Chances are if the recent shifts in Lucasfilm's administration prove a final blow to George Lucas' overall involvement, it is producer Rick McCallum that has primed that impression for years now. Since the “Star Wars” Special Editions onward, McCallum has slowly grown into the co...

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    'Empire Strikes Back' Writer Lawrence Kasdan, 'X-Men' Scribe Simon Kinberg Could Write Star Wars Episode VIII & IX

    The "Star Wars" rumor mill keeps ticking along, and while we still don't know who's directing that first new movie, Episode VII, it seems that Disney and new Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy are already start to think of the future. After all, they allegedly have outlines for a new trilogy of films f...

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