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Stand-alone Star Wars films confirmed

Stand-alone Star Wars films confirmed

Feb 6 2013, 2:14am CST | by

Disney are planning some stand-alone 'Star Wars' movies. The studio are currently working on the seventh, eighth and ninth installments of the popular sci-fi series, but have revealed writers Simon...

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Stand-alone Star Wars films confirmed

Feb 6 2013, 2:14am CST | by

Disney are planning some stand-alone 'Star Wars' movies.

The studio are currently working on the seventh, eighth and ninth installments of the popular sci-fi series, but have revealed writers Simon Kinberg and Lawrence Kasdan are also working on additional films that won't interfere with the on-going storyline.

Disney chief Bob Iger told CNBC: ''We plan to make 'Star Wars' 7, 8 and 9 over roughly a six-year period of time starting in 2015.

''But there are going to be a few other films released in that period of time, too.''

Last year, Disney splashed out $4 billion to but George Lucas' Lucasfilm and Bob admitted the price tag was based on the value of the main three movies and resulting product sales, not the potential money to be made from spin-offs.

He said: ''When we were exploring very seriously with George [the acquisition of Lucasfilm], the idea of producing a few standalone films that were not part of the overall saga came up. Those possibilities are becoming more real.''

'Star Wars Episode VII' is scheduled for release in 2015 and Disney are prioritising the film above all else.

Bob added: ''The priority of Disney and Lucasfilm is to create a great film for 2015 and do everything we can across our businesses to help the success of that film.''

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Daniels Talks Reprising C-3PO In SW7

Sep 16 2014 6:32pm CDT | Source: dark horizons

C-3PO is back in the upcoming "Star Wars: Episode VII," and for a very brief period there was talk that actor Anthony Daniels would not be in the suit - rather he'd only provide the voice. In a new and lengthy interview with Entertainment Weekly, Daniels says he shot that idea down quickly. In fact he never wants the character to be represented in CG again following some rather dodgy shots of him as such in the prequels ...
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Watch How They Destroyed a Death Star and Let Indiana Jones Cheat Death in a Special-Effects Documentary from 1984

Sep 16 2014 12:17pm CDT | Source: yahoo

A NOVA special offers a fascinating look at state-of-the-art special effects in 1984 ...
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9 Star Wars Characters Should Get Stand Alone Movies

Sep 16 2014 11:10am CDT | Source: movie fanatic

We all know all too well that in between Star Wars: Episode VII, Star Wars: Episode VIII and Star Wars: Episode IX fans will get stand alone movies that focus on a single character from the universe that George Lucas created all those decades ago. But, who should it be? There will be two movies, one directed by Gareth Edwards and one helmed by Josh Trank. What we don’t know is whether they will be self contained adventures, origin stories or a com ...
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Watch 'Star Wars' Get Really Awkward Without John Williams' Score

Sep 12 2014 3:37pm CDT | Source: yahoo

Just how essential is master composer John Williams’ score to the Star Wars movies? George Lucas apparently directed his actors to “Just imagine there’s a triumphant orchestration playing over this scene,” as evidenced by an amusing new video from The Auralnauts that strips the music out of the feel-good “Throne Room” finale scene fromStar Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope. Things get awkward in a hurry, with deafening silence accompanying ...
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9 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Luke Skywalker

Sep 11 2014 10:07am CDT | Source: ign

From farm boy whiner to galactic savior, Luke Skywalker is one of the great movie heroes. And now he’s set to finally make his return to the screen in Star Wars: Episode VII. So let’s take a look back at some of the lesser known aspects of the character’s history. Click for 9 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Han Solo Here are nine things you probably didn’t know about Luke Skywalker! In early drafts of George Lucas’ Star Wars script, Luke was no farm boy at ...
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5 days ago

Cool Stuff: The Star Wars Deluxe Edition Hardcover Collection

Sep 11 2014 10:00am CDT | Source: slash film

Dark Horse Comics has released The Star Wars Deluxe Hardcover Collection, which compiles The Star Wars comic book mini series. Based on George Lucas’s original rough draft screenplay for Star Wars, the comic adapts Ralph McQuarrie‘s early concept designs to bring the un filmed version of the story to life. We’ll take a look at this special collection, see some photos of whats inside, and find out my thoughts on The Star Wars Deluxe Edition, after the jump. The Star Wars Deluxe ...
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1 week ago

VOTD: Is ‘Star Wars’ Secretly Racist?

Sep 8 2014 1:00pm CDT | Source: Slash Film

The latest edition of Cracked.com’s After Hours video series tackles the question: Is Star Wars secretly racist? Its a Kevin Smith Clerks-style diner discussion of the topic, taking on a serious subject with pop culture reference-heavy geek humor. Watch the “is Star Wars racist?” video embedded after the jump. Is Star Wars Racist Video Or how about this classic clip from Kevin Smith‘s Chasing Amy: For some more ser ...
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Top 10 Star Wars Fight Scenes: What's Number One?

Sep 1 2014 3:54pm CDT | Source: movie fanatic

The folks over at StarWars.com know better than anyone when it comes to the universe created by George Lucas. So, when they announce that they’ve gone through all of the six Star Wars movies and laid out their top 10 fight sequences, you have to take them seriously. But, wait until you see what is number one and let us know if they got it right! Top 10 Star Wars Fights As Star Wars: Episode VII starts shooting again -- now that Harrison Ford’s injury is all better -- we l ...
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2 weeks ago

Did ‘Game of Thrones’ Writer George RR Martin Help Create Chewbacca? [Trivia]

Aug 27 2014 4:00pm CDT | Source: slash film

Is it possible Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin helped to unknowingly create Star Wars‘ Chewbacca? Hit the jump and we’ll take a journey through the creation of the famous Wookiee from a galaxy far, far away. We’ll discover the George RR Martin Chewbacca connection and examine what it might mean.   The Creation of Chewbacca George Lucas went through many iterations with different artists to create the Chewbacca we ...
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3 weeks ago

"Star Wars" Comes To Disney Infinity, Oculus Rift?

Aug 27 2014 3:25am CDT | Source: dark horizons

First came Disney Infinity 1.0 with the assorted characters from Disney's animated and live-action film vaults. Next month comes the release of Disney Infinity 2.0 which adds various Marvel superhero characters to its roster. The inevitable question then arises, what about the studio's other mega franchise - "Star Wars". Will the world that George Lucas built be a part of an inevitable Disney Infinity 3.0? Speaking with Newsara ...
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