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Who should direct new 'Star Wars' movie? Christopher Nolan? Joss Whedon? J.J. Abrams?

Breathe, Star Wars fans, breathe. Maybe lie down a minute.

Following Tuesday’s nerd-shattering announcement that the Walt Disney Company is buying Lucasfilm, and the plan includes Star Wars: Episode VII, in early development and hoping for a 2015 release, the speculative race is on for who should direct.

Should it be Christopher Nolan, who exploded open the Batman franchise?  Or Star Trek reboot master J.J. Abrams? Or Joss Whedon, riding the superhero tidal wave of this year’s The Avengers? Lucasfilm founder George Lucas, who wrote and directed the 1977 Star Wars original and the later prequels, will work as a creative consultant on Star Wars: Episode VII, so love him or hate him, he won’t be returning to helm the next film.

Here are our potential picks:

PSY + Jar-Jar Binks = 'Gungan Style'

Had enough of “Gangnam Style” and all its viral-video parodies? Well, it’s over. Funny or Die has officially killed it, with “another classical topical sketch.” Once you’ve combined PSY’s pounding beat with Star Wars‘ most hated character, the game is over.

But this clip is more than just a straight-forward parody. Video whiz Nick Wiger can’t help but look upon what he has created (or destroyed?) and wonder how he allowed himself to waste his life away on such childish things. “The Wiges” spirals into suicidal depression, and then… whatev, start from the beginning again. Jar-Jar rocks it. Yoosa should watch below, okeeday? READ FULL STORY

Is 'Taken 2' better than the first? 15 sequels that topped the originals

Taken 2 certainly had a great second weekend, but is it good enough to join the ranks of sequels that prove that sometimes, the second time truly is the charm? From Frankenstein’s betrothed to the Caped Crusader of Gotham City, here are 15 motion pictures that definitely make the cut:  READ FULL STORY

Please tell me the 'Angry Birds Stars Wars' game will include Slave Leia...

Image credit: Rovio

Just when you thought you had conquered your Angry Birds addiction, the game is getting a Star Wars makeover.

Launching worldwide on Nov. 8, the new Angry Birds mobile game will adopt the stories and settings (including the deserts of Tatooine and the depths of the Death Star) of the legendary film.

“This is the best Angry Birds game we’ve ever done,” Peter Vesterbacka, CMO of Rovio Entertainment, which has partnered with LucasFilm for the project, said in a statement. “It’s the best parts of Angry Birds with all new cutting-edge gameplay set in in a galaxy far, far away. As a big Star Wars fan myself, I’m really excited about this new universe. The Force is definitely strong with this one.”

The game will be available on iOS, Android, Amazon Kindle Fire, Mac, PC, Windows Phone, and Windows 8. Hasbro will launch an Angry Bird Star Wars line of merchandise ranging from Halloween costumes to collectible plush toys on Oct. 28.

We don’t know yet what scenes from the saga will be incorporated into the game, but we certainly hope the five moments below are included in some capacity.

1. The defining moment of the series: Darth Vader telling Luke Skywalker “Luke, I am your father” in Episode V — The Empire Strikes Back.

2. The gold bikini: Princess Leia being held captive in Jabba’s court, sporting the most iconic two-piece in movie-nerd history in Episode VI — Return of the Jedi.

3. The killer opening:  The opening crawl of “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…” in Episode IV — A New Hope.

4. The ultimate race against the clock: Wedge, Biggs, and Porkins joining Luke to take on the Death Star in Episode IV — A New Hope.

5. Han Solo offing Greedo at the Cantina: Let the Who shot first? debate continue on a whole new platform.

What Star Wars worlds and iconic scenes are you hoping to rediscover in Angry Birds?

Watch the trailer below:

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Seth Green's 'Star Wars: Detours' trailer debuts -- WATCH

The first trailer for Seth Green’s new animated comedy Star Wars: Detours hit the web today.

According to the description, Detours “focuses on the universe’s regular folks and their everyday problems… which, to be fair, do frequently involve famous bounty hunters, crazed Ewoks, and even a Dark Lord of the Sith.” Watch it below.


Bronies, Jem, and a visit from a rock legend: A geek girls' guide to Comic-Con

Newsflash: Girls can be geeks, too! Clare Grant aka Team Unicorn, and Bonnie Burton, author of The Star Wars Craft Book, took me to the Comic-Con floor to help find the glittery girl things amidst the sea of shoot-em-ups, superheros, and wizards. First stop: My Little Pony, where we met some serious Bronies (whom we now have a crush on), then it was on to find geek shirts for girls from HerUniverse, and a real hover board, just like Marty McFly’s from Back to the Future II. Check out the video below for more fun stuff that girls geek out over at Comic-Con, plus catch rock legend-turned video bomber Gene Simmons join the tour.


Comic-Con: Course of the Force – VIDEO

In the lead-up to the Olympics, the most accomplished athletes and dignitaries bring a torch around the world. In the lead-up to San Diego Comic-Con (July 12-15), dedicated individuals run a lightsaber around Southern California.

Course of the Force is a race complete with an official Hasbro Ultimate FX Course of the Force lightsaber that runs from Santa Monica to San Diego July 7-11. Participants run in quarter-mile increments bringing the lightsaber to Comic-Con.

You can check out the full schedule (and get your nerd on with themed parties throughout the race!) over on the official Course of the Force website.

Below, get the force with you by watching a preview trailer: READ FULL STORY

Gotye parody video: 'The Star Wars That I Used To Know'

First question: Are you having trouble getting Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know” out of your head? Second question: Do you find it difficult to forgive George Lucas for most of his creative output in the last 13 years? Then fellow traveler, the new parody video “The Star Wars That I Used To Know” is for you. The lyrics are a litany of oft-overheard argument, accusing Lucas of “an overuse of graphics” and offering some free advice: “Have your friends direct your movies and they’ll make them better.” But by spoofing Gotye’s DIY video, “The Star Wars That I Used To Know” actually achieves a bit of poignance. But, you know, funny poignance. Watch here now: READ FULL STORY

'Star Wars 1313' exclusive: Enter the underworld

Earlier today we reported on the newly announced Star Wars 1313, a new game from LucasArts that promises to take gamers into the criminal underworld of the galaxy far far away. In this case, the “criminal underworld” is a literal one: “1313” refers to Level 1313, a subterranean city beneath Coruscant’s glittering spires. EW has obtained an exclusive piece of concept art for the game which takes you right into that underworld. Check out this nifty shot of a portal going down, down, down into Coruscant. Dante-esque, right? (Click on the image for a closer look.) READ FULL STORY

'Star Wars 1313': LucasArts announces 'mature' bounty hunter adventure game

LucasArts announced an intriguing new update to the Star Wars mythos this morning. Star Wars 1313 is a videogame set on Level 1313, a subterranean section of Coruscant that is the home of the criminal underworld — the polar opposite of the glittering skyscrapers on the surface. (So, Space New Jersey.) In a press release, LucasArts said that gamers will play as “a lethal bounty hunter” — which does not quite confirm our own Star Wars expert Christian Blauvelt’s theory that this is a Boba Fett game, but it doesn’t disprove that theory, either. READ FULL STORY

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