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    U.K. Stage Actress Rumored For 'Star Wars 7' Plus Watch Mark Hamill & Harrison Ford Talk Trilogy On 'Today' In 1980

    Just this week we learned from Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn that “Star Wars: Episode VII” has already begun filming and that casting is nearly complete, which means the search for the locked cast has only intensified. Aside from Adam Driver as the closest to a confirmed new role, a torrent of c...

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    Watch: 15-Minute 'Birth Of The Lightsaber' Mini-Doc Plus The 'Star Wars' Prequels Recapped In 10 Minutes

    As we await Disney to serve out the next morsel of information about "Star Wars: Episode 7," now is a good time to catch up on the series thus far in preparation for whatever J.J. Abrams and co. have in store. And today are two ways you can take a look back at the franchise.

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    Watch: George Lucas Talks Writing ‘Star Wars’ Prequels, Reaction To Original Trilogy In Vintage Interview

    After some major deals and a dose of new blood, the “Star Wars” franchise has finally reached the point where scores of new developments can be tracked with nary a mention of George Lucas within. Instead, J.J. Abrams continues to meet with every massive name around for potential roles in “Star Wars:...

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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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    Watch: Clip From Newly Discovered 'Black Angel' Short That Played In Front Of 'Empire Strikes Back'

    It would appear from the volumes of making-of materials and documentaries on “Star Wars” that Lucasfilm has nearly every piece of film surrounding it stored in the archives. However, less preserved are the outside works of those who worked on the saga, namely “Star Wars” art director Roger Christian...

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    Watch: Original Teaser Trailer For 'Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back' Featuring Artwork By Ralph McQuarrie

    While news on next installment of the "Star Wars" saga remains at the whims of Disney and Lucasfilm, that are instead spending time reminding viewers of the films that got it all started. Last week, the original teaser trailer for the first "Star Wars" arrived, notable for being pretty fairly underw...

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    Joss Whedon Explains Why He Thinks 'The Empire Strikes Back' Is "Not A Movie, It’s An Episode”

    If you were anywhere near the Internet last night, you know that the Twittersphere and Facebookverse was dominated by two things: nerds freaking out over Ben Affleck being cast as Batman in "Superman Vs. Batman," and Joss Whedon dissing "Star Wars: Episode V — The Empire Strikes Back." But here's th...

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    Watch: 1978 Screen Test For Boba Fett In 'Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back'

    While the crass commercialism for George Lucas, Lucasfilm and the "Star Wars" series in general can be galling at times, it's often easy to forget how much work went into building the franchise into what it is today. From a little sci-fi oddity to a worldwide blockbuster and instant pop culture sens...

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    Happy Father’s Day: 5 Of The Worst Movie Dads

    Yes, we love our moms and dads, but lets face it, over the years, cinema has amassed a pretty unforgettable batch of wicked and awful parents. And so, it’s become somewhat of a Playlist tradition of late to examine and look at some of the more memorably monstrous ones (you can see our Mother’s Day f...

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    Watch: Massive & Detailed 7-Hour Documentary On The Original 'Star Wars' Trilogy

    So, you think you know every single thing there is to know about the original "Star Wars" trilogy? Well, certainly, given how well documented those movies have been in the decades since they changed the sci-fi landscape, we're not surprised by your confidence. But we're pretty sure you'll find somet...

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