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    Watch: 2-Hour Annotated 'Star Wars' Video Explores The Myriad Influences That Shaped A Classic

    Let's talk about the influences that shaped "Star Wars" for a moment—everyone name checks Joseph Campbell's "The Heroes With A Thousand Faces," Akira Kurosawa's "The Hidden Forteress" and countless "Flash Gordon" serials. Those are certainly among the key touchstones that George Lucas re-imagined in...

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    Want a Princess Leia Action Figure? Sorry, Disney Doesn't Sell Them

    They do make figurines of random Stormtroopers and plushies of Jawa and Bantha, though.

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    'Godzilla' Director Gareth Edwards To Helm 'Star Wars' Spin-off Set For 2016 Release

    The career of Gareth Edwards is one that would make a film school student envious. His first film, "Monsters," was a labor of love, made on a shoestring budget, with the VFX largely done a laptop. The result? A solid indie highlighting a director with a real sense of mood and craft. That effort foun...

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    WATCH: J.J. Abrams Launches UNICEF Awareness Campaign, Grand Prize Winner Gets to Appear in Upcoming Star Wars Installment

    For every ten dollars contributed, fans will be entered for a chance to win a trip to the "Star Wars: Episode VII" set, meet the cast and appear in a scene.

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    Wedge Antilles Actor Says He Passed On 'Star Wars 7,' Lando Calrissian Appears In 'Star Wars Rebels' As Consolation Prize

    Wedge Antilles is perhaps one of the most beloved minor characters in the original “Star Wars” universe. The rebel pilot and friend of Luke Skywalker appeared in all three of the original George Lucas films, survived the original successful attack on the Death Star, the defense of the Rebel base on ...

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    Harrison Ford Thinks Indiana Jones Is More Interesting Than Han Solo

    As the wait continues for "Star Wars: Episode 7," it's probably a good time to take a look back and how we all got here, and that's what Entertainment Weekly has done. A new piece from the magazine dives into the journey of Harrison Ford, who has long, long said he had zero interest in ever playing ...

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    Disney Confirms 3 Solo ‘Star Wars’ Spin-Off Are In The Works, But What Are They?

    The Walt Disney Company spent a small fortune when they bought LucasFilm for some $4.4 billion dollars in 2013. And so, a new “Star Wars” trilogy is not enough—you need to deliver some kind of “Star Wars” offshoot. The plan announced way back was a new trilogy film every other year and in those in-b...

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    Watch: Honest Trailer For Cold, Lifeless And Boring 'Star Wars: Episode II — Attack of the Clones'

    While J.J. Abrams has been tasked with the monumental job of directing "Star Wars: Episode 7," he has a pretty low bar to clear. As long as it isn't as terrible as the prequels, everyone will be happy. And if you need a reminder of just how clunky George Lucas' return to the franchise was, Screen Ju...

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    Watch: 'Star Wars' Day Greeting From J.J. Abrams And Lawrence Kasdan

    May the fourth be with you! As you know, Star Wars Day is here, and while fans were hoping for casting announcements....those broke earlier this week. So what's left? Well, if you're a fan of the extended universe, the first full trailer for the animated series "Star Wars Rebels" dropped (see below)...

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    The Indie Roots of the New 'Star Wars' Cast

    This week, after a steady stream of leaks threatened to become an out-of-control geyser, Disney announced the cast for their forthcoming, as-yet-un-subtitled "Star Wars – Episode VII." Alongside returning favorites Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhem and Kenny Ba...

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