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Lucasfilm, Marvel partner for new 'Star Wars' comics

After more than 20 years, the force is with Marvel once again.

Disney announced Friday that two of its subsidiaries — Lucasfilm and Marvel Entertainment — are working together on a series of new Star Wars comic books.

The brand’s first comics were originally published by Marvel in the ’70s, back before both companies had been acquired by Disney. In 1991, the license for the comics was purchased by Dark Horse, which has published the titles ever since. Now the rights have returned to Marvel, which plans to release its first new-new Star Wars comics and graphic novels in 2015.

Perhaps uncoincidentally, 2015 is also the year that J.J. Abrams’ yet-untitled Star Wars film is scheduled to hit theaters.
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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler reveal 'Star Wars VII' roles; J.J. Abrams responds

Things seem to be going pretty well these days for Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. They are about to host the Golden Globes for the second year in a row, they’re both producing multiple shows for multiple networks, and they’re serving as guest editors of the new issue of Entertainment Weekly. But what people really want to know is: When will these Saturday Night Live/Baby Mama co-stars find a way to join forces for another TV show or movie?

During our Q&A with the pair for this special issue, the 30 Rock creator/actress and Parks and Recreation star declared their desire to star together in a drama. And we mean together. “We want to play Siamese twin judges on a law procedural,” says Fey. “Our condition does not get in the way of our judgment,” adds Poehler. “And that’s what the show’s about: Even though we’re bound together, we’re not bound to each other’s ideals.” Fey agrees: “One of us is very conservative and the other is a recovering alcoholic, so it makes for great drama.”

But it was a high-profile project on the big screen that truly lit up their faces, as Fey and Poehler revealed that they have scored roles in the new Star Wars film as… Darth Vader’s mothers.
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'Star Wars' makes official Instagram account, Darth Vader posts his first selfie

May the best filter be with you.

Stars Wars joined Instagram on Monday. Darth Vader posted the first honorary selfie with the caption: “Another day at the office. #StarWars #DarthVader #selfies #gpom.”
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Yes, Virginia, R2-D2 will be in 'Star Wars Episode VII'

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At long last, we can confirm a piece of casting news for Star Wars Episode VII. Lucasfilm has officially announced that R2-D2 will be in the 2015 sequel, which is certainly good news for everyone who was desperately praying that the new movie would adhere closely to the franchise’s key tropes rather than taking any bold steps into a new direction loves astromech droids.

Coming one week after the company tweeted an image of the lovable droid flanked by Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and champion rebootsman J.J. Abrams, the announcement explains that the R2 in the picture was actually created by über-fans Lee Towersey and Oliver Steeples. Both Towersey and Steeples will join the Creature Effects team for Episode VII — so thanks a lot, Mom and Dad, for making me do my homework instead of letting me build a life-size R2-D2 out of LEGOs.

It’s unclear if longtime human-inside-the-droid Kenny Baker will be involved at all. It’s also unclear if R2 will just be there to make an Old Spock-esque cameo, or if he’ll be assuming a lead role once again. Also, the announcement says that there is apparently something called the R2-D2 Builders Club, which builds fully functioning astromech droids. So it’s very unclear why you and I don’t have astromech droids of our very own right now. You know, to navigate our cars and provide witty beep-boop background banter.

Want to be in the new 'Star Wars'? Here's your chance.

Someone tell George Michael Bluth!

Disney and LucasFilm want you to be in the new Star Wars movie.  Disney has posted an open casting notice for anyone with a video camera. A rep for LucasFilm confirmed to EW that the casting notice is legit and is for Star Wars.

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'Star Wars': A look back at Year One of the Disney regime

The still un-subtitled Star Wars sevenquel just received an official release date. If all goes as planned, J.J. Abrams will reboot his second straight Star franchise on Dec. 18, 2015. The key line being “if all goes as planned.” First announced just a little over a year ago, the new Star Wars film sits at the uneasy nexus of corporate ambitions: It’s the first step in a larger plan to revitalize one of the most popular franchise in the last half-century of fictional media, with an earnings potential of several billion dollars at stake.

There’s a lot on the line. The film’s first year of gestation was closely monitored and rife with rumor and hearsay and sudden twists. And the story of the development of the next Star Wars movie is also the story of the new regime gradually rebuilding the Star Wars universe (while destroying certain remnants of the old regime.) Forthwith, a look back at Year One of Episode VII. READ FULL STORY

Which 'Star Wars' personality are you? See the characters' Myers-Briggs chart

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Are you a ESTP promoter like Hans Solo or ENTP inventor like R2 D2?

Courtesy of Geek in Heels, take a look at the Star Wars Myers-Briggs chart, and see which character your personality responds to below. READ FULL STORY

'Star Wars' blooper reel from 36 years ago makes its way online -- VIDEO

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Star Wars fans who attended this past year’s San Diego Comic-Con were lucky enough to catch a glimpse of a rare blooper reel from the original installment of George Lucas’ space fantasy series.

Now, the previously unreleased footage has made its way onto YouTube for everyone to enjoy!

The outtakes as you see them in the clip were discovered by Lucasfilm book division author and editor J.W. Rinzler who stumbled upon the rare footage while compiling archive footage for a making-of production.

Though the first few bloopers do not feature any sound, we’re sure all you Star Wars fans will enjoy the two and a half minutes of footage nevertheless.

Check out the 36-year-old reel, featuring Han, Luke, Leia, Chewbacca, plus a few more memorable Star Wars characters below:
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'Revenge of the Jedi': Watch the original trailer for the third 'Star Wars' film

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The Star Wars YouTube channel just posted the original theatrical teaser for Revenge of the Jedi, which is what Return of the Jedi was called before George Lucas decided Jedi knights do not like revenge. The preview gives an incongruous amount of time to the speeder-bike scene, and does not feature a single shot of Jabba the Hutt, probably because at that point in the film’s production cycle Marlon Brando was still doing performance-capture work as Jabba. Just kidding! Jedi was made before digital effects, when it was cheaper to just cut Mark Hamill’s hand off. Also notable: Luke is still using a blue lightsaber, not the slick new green saber he would rock in the finished version.

Anyhow, I think this movie could be cool, guys. Watch the trailer: READ FULL STORY

Is the 'Star Wars' Imperial March missing something? Jean-Ralphio adds lyrics -- VIDEO

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Oh, Snapple! Ben Schwartz, a.k.a. Parks and Rec‘s Jean-Ralphio, teamed up with composer Michael Giacchino (UpStar Trek) to reinvent the classic Imperial March from Star Wars.

Like something out of Entertainment 720, the duo added lyrics to the tune just because they can.

“Where are the wars in the stars?” Schwartz croons in a low baritone as Giacchino plays the melody. “Where are the wars? Where are the wars?”

Unfortunately, J.J. Abrams was “not interested,” Schwartz writes in the video description, but you can check out their moving performance below. And cut them some slack for the simple lyrics — at least they rhyme.
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