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'Star Wars Musical' sends up the Disney side of the 'Star Wars' galaxy

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For those already worried about the “Disneyification” of the franchise, this Star Wars YouTube parody represents the worst of all possible futures: It blends the classic sci-fi film with tunes from animated Disney movies, and adds in a whole slew of princesses distinctly not of the Alderaan variety.

Released by YouTube user George Shaw, the video traces the plot of A New Hope, incorporating melodies from AladdinBeauty and the Beast, and other classic Disney flicks. Along the way, it sends up the worst of the Disney juggernaut, which acquired the rights to George Lucas’ sci-fi epic in 2012. The video even ends with a call for viewers to “please buy more toys, and DVDs, so Disney can make more movies for you and me.” READ FULL STORY

'The People vs. George Lucas 2' will focus on the 'disneyfication' of the 'Star Wars' franchise

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Currently there are three Star Wars movies in production at Disney. There’s Star Wars: Episode VII–Maybe the Ancient Fear, directed by J.J. Abrams, which arrives in December 2015. Then there’s Gareth Edwards’ Star Wars spinoff, coming in December 2016, which is definitely about Boba Fett or definitely not about Boba Fett, depending on which way the wind is blowing. And there’s Josh Trank’s other Star Wars spinoff, which is definitely about Young Han Solo or definitely about Young Greedo or possibly about the Sarlacc Pit’s early days. READ FULL STORY

Robert Pattinson shrugs off rumors of playing Indiana Jones or Han Solo

Robert Pattinson has no plans to brandish a bullwhip or blaster anytime soon.

The Twilight star addressed rumors that he would take on Harrison Ford’s iconic roles of Indiana Jones and/or Han Solo while walking the red carpet for the U.S. premiere of his latest film, The Rover, on Thursday.

“I don’t know why. Why is that coming out?” he said of speculation he might star in an Indiana Jones update, according to People. “I honestly don’t understand what it’s all about. Man, I wish!”

Equally head-scratching for the 28-year-old actor are reports that he would appear as the pilot of the Millennium Falcon in an upcoming Star Wars film. (In other Han news, Ford is currently sidelined from J.J. Abrams’ new project about that galaxy far, far away.)

“I didn’t even know there was a Han Solo spinoff coming out,” Pattinson told reporters. “Sounds like a cool spinoff. I’ll watch it.”

'Star Wars' sequel lands working title? Is 'The Ancient Fear' the next chapter?

The great thing about taking over the Star Wars franchise from George Lucas is that it will be virtually impossible for J.J. Abrams to be criticized for the title to his 2015 sequel. Not after The Phantom Menace and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Now that the core cast has been announced, attention has shifted to what the film will be called, and Harry Knowles at Ain’t It Cool is confident that the working title is Star Wars: Episode VII — The Ancient Fear. Reportedly, the title “refers to Max Von Sydow’s villain who makes Pazuzu look like a p—y!” — Pazuzu being the demon that Von Sydow’s priest battled in The Exorcist. READ FULL STORY

'Star Wars' Day: Chris Daughtry, Ben Folds audition for the Mos Eisley Cantina band -- VIDEO

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It’s tough out there for a musician in the middle of a galactic war. But there’s one place quality performers are always in high demand, and that’s the Mos Eisley Cantina.

Even some of Earth’s biggest music stars covet a gig in the Tatooine hive of scum and villainy — at least if you’re to believe this video from College Humor.

The comedy site partnered with Lucasfilm for this parody, released just in time for Star Wars Day. Chris Daughtry, Ben Folds, Liz Phair, Reggie Watts, Mark McGrath, Jordin Sparks, Rick Springfield, Weird Al, Lisa Loeb, and mc chris — or rather, their Star Wars Universe alter-egos — all try out for a role in Figrin D’an’s legendary band the Modal Nodes. The auditions don’t go very well. READ FULL STORY

'Star Wars: Episode VII': Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher send first tweets

The Force is strong on Twitter.

Luke and Leia — that’s Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher when we’re not in a galaxy far, far away — took to Twitter to express their excitement over joining J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII. Maybe too much excitement on Fisher’s part, actually.

On Wednesday, the actress posted this tweet with a link to the official cast announcement:

Fans were aghast that their beloved Princess of Alderaan would screw up Star Wars lingo. She quickly corrected herself in the most Carrie Fisher way possible: READ FULL STORY

Stephen Colbert is not happy with the new 'Star Wars' movie

Yes, already. And no, he is absolutely not overreacting.

See, Colbert — the character, at least — has been a huge fan of Star Wars since he was 13, when “Princess Leia’s firm, high buns stirred something in [him].” So naturally, Colbert was overjoyed to learn about the franchise’s next trilogy, especially when he learned that his pal J.J. Abrams would be directing.

Why, then, is Colbert complaining about Episode VII, which hasn’t even started shooting yet? Simple: Tuesday’s first table read photo, which pictured original trilogy stars mingling with new cast members like Adam Driver and Andy Serkis.

“Everything is wrong!” gripes Colbert in the following video. “Where’s the creature design? Every single character is humanoid, with two arms and two legs? And those love seats are clearly not canon!”

We feel your pain, Stephen — since when is there no color in a galaxy far, far away?! What a travesty!

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22 immediate reactions to the 'Star Wars' casting announcement

An era ended on the afternoon of Tuesday, April 29. For eighteen beautiful months, the people of Earth were allowed to speculate wildly, recklessly, and ridiculously about the actors and actresses who would populate Star Wars: Episode VII, the much-anticipated reboot of our culture’s lost innocence the Star Wars movie franchise. Benedict Cumberbatch as Grand Admiral Thrawn! Jennifer Lawrence as a young Jedi Knight! Michael B. Jordan as Brando Calrissian, the bounty hunter son of Lando! But those days are over now. The cast has been finalized. They’re sitting together, wearing comfortable jeans on comfortable couches. What are we, the citizens of Star Wars nation, to make of these casting announcements? Forthwith, an attempt to corral all our feelings into twenty-two coherent thoughts: READ FULL STORY

The 20 Best Summer Blockbusters of All Time: 'Star Wars'

Star Wars was a movie once. This is a basic fact that we all know. It was a single film released in theaters: A story with a beginning (kind of), a middle, and an end (kind of). There was a relatively small cast, composed of up-and-comers, unknowns, and one well-regarded British actor overdelivering on what looked to him like thin material. The film, released in theaters in 1977, had a simple story. There was a MacGuffin (The Death Star Plans!) and there was a Rescue Mission (Help Me, Obi-Wan Kenobi, You’re My Only Hope!) and there was a Final Battle. It was shot on actual sets. It was filmed on film. It had a working title (The Star Wars). It was a movie; they made a lot of them, back then. READ FULL STORY

'Star Wars': Harrison Ford doesn't care who shot first

Ask Harrison Ford anything — except his feelings on the long-debated question: Who shot first, Han Solo or Greedo?

The question comes from an ongoing mystery among Star Wars fans: In the original 1977 Star Wars IV: New Hope, Solo shoots Greedo, who’s trying to capture Solo for boss Jabba the Hutt, to escape a sticky situation. But in the 1997 remastered version, Greedo shoots Solo first, misses, and then Solo shoots back — so essentially, Solo goes from being a straight-up killer in the 1977 version to simply acting out of self defense in the updated version. Which Lucas did intentionally… maybe.

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