Our First Look at the Radical Design of George Lucas' Art Museum

A few months ago, noted traditionalist George Lucas surprised everyone by announcing he had chosen the avant-garde architect Ma Yansong to design his Museum of Narrative Art. Today in Chicago, we got a first look at what Lucas and Ma have in mind—and it could transform Chicago's lakeshore. » 11/03/14 6:00pm 11/03/14 6:00pm

17 Works of Art That Will Hang In George Lucas's New Museum

There was a great disturbance in the Force this week as George Lucas announced he's locating his new art museum in Chicago instead of San Francisco. But Lucas's art isn't all Millennium Falcon models: There are some seriously fascinating pieces in his collection, all themed around the concept of storytelling. » 6/26/14 2:00pm 6/26/14 2:00pm

Freiheit: George Lucas' Very First, Very Worst Film

Many years before George Lucas decided it was ok to lie to the children of America, convincing them that tree-dwelling teddy bears with bronze age technology could really decimate the most capable military force in the galaxy, he started his directorial career with this short film about, um, freedom? » 1/10/14 9:00pm 1/10/14 9:00pm

Luke was going to become Vader, destroy the Rebels and become Emperor

Did you know that George Lucas originally wanted Luke Skywalker to become Darth Vader at the end of Return of the Jedi? His last lines were going to be "Now I am Vader. Now I will go and kill the [Rebel] fleet and I will rule the universe." That would have been cool. It's one of ten unknown facts about the movie.
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The New Star Wars Will Be Shot on Film, Which Is Probably Great

Last night, Star Wars: Episode VII cinematographer Dan Mindel announced that the J.J. Abrams-directed movie will be shot on 35mm film, as opposed to digital video. The decision symbolizes the changing of the guard from the reign of George Lucas, and hopefully adds some much-needed vigor to the beloved franchise. » 8/23/13 12:24pm 8/23/13 12:24pm

Storyboards reveal the amazing Star Wars prequel you never saw

We had no idea the Star Wars prequels could have been this good! A brand new book of Star Wars storyboards maps out a much darker origin story for Luke and Leia Skywalker. Everything is darker, worlds are destroyed, characters die and Qui-Gon Jinn HAS A MOHAWK. Here's the amazing details we spotted in Star Wars… » 5/28/13 12:00pm 5/28/13 12:00pm

The Most Embarrassing Star Wars Official Merchandise This Side of Hoth

The special edition versions of the Star Wars films and the recent prequels left many fanboys wondering if George Lucas maybe wasn't the visionary filmmaker they had all worshipped and adored. But one aspect of Lucas's vision that has never come into question is his ability to market the hell out of a franchise. » 4/30/12 1:00pm 4/30/12 1:00pm

The Star Wars Prequels Aren't the Only Things George Lucas Messed Up

Can you forgive George Lucas for Star Wars: Episodes I-III? I can't. But those aren't the only crimes he's committed against mankind. Splitsider offers up eight more reasons why we should despise the Hollywood icon. [Splitsider] » 9/20/11 7:00pm 9/20/11 7:00pm

The First 3D Star Wars Release Blasts Eyeballs Next February

Following up on the unfortunate promise that he'd release all six Star Wars movies in three dimensions, George Lucas has settled on February 10th, 2012 for the premiere of a 3D Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Subsequent titles will be released once per year, in order, which means we've got some time before there's… » 3/03/11 3:12pm 3/03/11 3:12pm

Star Wars Blu-rays On Sale September 27th, Says Amazon

According to the pre-order page on Amazon, the hugely-anticipated Star Wars Blu-rays are being released September 27th, with the nine-disc boxset coating $90. Only want the prequels? That'll cost just $45, sir. [Amazon via /Film] » 1/21/11 6:20am 1/21/11 6:20am

George Lucas Doesn't Think the World Will End in 2012, But is

Seems comedian Seth Rogen used comedic license when recalling his conversation with Lucas about 2012's doomsday. Never! Lucas' rep did say however that George is "an adamant believer that the world is flat, that Stonehenge was built by aliens..." » 1/20/11 4:00pm 1/20/11 4:00pm

George Lucas Believes the World Will End in 2012

How far would your jaw have dropped if George Lucas told you how he thinks the world will end next year? If you were comedian/actor Seth Rogen, you'd scoop your jaw up and then tell the world all about it. » 1/19/11 8:20am 1/19/11 8:20am

Zuckerberg Will Donate the Majority of His Wealth

Joining up with Bill Gates, George Lucas, Warren Buffett, and 50 other billionaires, Zuckerberg has agreed to donate the majority of his wealth to charity, as part of the Giving Pledge movement Gates launched back in August. » 12/09/10 3:40am 12/09/10 3:40am

George Lucas Plans to Resurrect Dead Movie Stars

According to Mel Smith—friend of George Lucas and director of Radioland Murders—the creator of Star Wars is "buying up the film rights to dead actors." He says that Lucas plans to resurrect them in future movies using 3D technology: » 12/06/10 9:00am 12/06/10 9:00am

It's Time To Forgive George Lucas

George Walton Lucas, Jr. is only a man. Unlike in myth, gods never create men. Only men create gods. To father a family of immortals is a burden no man can really bear. » 10/15/10 12:00pm 10/15/10 12:00pm

Star Wars '83, Star Wars '05, Star Wars '12

Star Wars, circa 1983: Full of incredible models, unprecedented effects, and general techno-wonder. Star Wars, circa 2005: Boring, plastic, and heartless. Star Wars, circa 2012: Boring, plastic, heartless and blurry. Fuck. [Reddit] » 10/06/10 8:20pm 10/06/10 8:20pm

Jedi Mind Inc. Changes Its Mind Over Company Name

Following last week's news of a possible legal confrontation with George Lucas, Jedi Mind Inc. has decided its worth spending $9.99 on a new domain name rather than risk a $5m legal claim—it's now called Mind Technologies "in order to avoid potential infringement of trademarks owned by Lucasfilm Ltd". And the Jedi… » 8/31/10 8:53am 8/31/10 8:53am

George Lucas Presses "Lawsuit" Button on Jedi Mind Wireless Headset…

It's easy to laugh at George Lucas for suing people left right and center, but when his latest target is a company calling itself "Jedi Mind Inc." you can't help side with the bearded movie maker. They're asking for it. » 8/24/10 4:40am 8/24/10 4:40am