Joe Johnston’s Hollywood resume is almost unfathomably impressive. He worked in the art departments on the original Star Wars trilogy and the first Indiana Jones films, directed Honey I Shrunk the Kids, The Rocketeer, took over Jurassic Park from Steven Spielberg, and did Captain America: The First Avenger, just to…
The legendary Joe Johnston just revealed this classic behind-the-scenes video of the making of one — one of the shots from Empire Strikes Back featuring the AT-ATs as they lumber across Hoth. It's amazing how slow and low-tech this process was, but also how fantastically the special effects still hold up.
We've already seen a ton of astonishing artwork from the making of classic Star Wars — but the new book of storyboards from the original trilogy is still a revelation. So many cool images, so many glimpses of how key sequences could have looked different. We've got some exclusive images to share with you.
One of the loudest and most raucous debates that goes on in Star Wars fandom is the merits of the Expanded Universe and whether it should be continued over into cinematic canon via Episode VII or not. Some fans want favorites like Mara Jade, Grand Admiral Thrawn, and Jaina Solo to appear in the new movies, while…
There are few symbols as iconic as the Star Wars logo. Just looking at it brings a sense of romance and adventure. But it went through a lot of variations before becoming the sleek piece of text we know today. Here's one video that sums up the whole process, including some weird offshoots.
Yeah, sure, today we're choosing which of those two guys gets the "Leader of the Free World" job and stuff. But let's not lose sight of the most important thing: who's going to direct Star Wars: Episode VII? We all know that Brad Bird is the best guy for the job*, and now The Unlearning Channel has a great campaign…
The Battle of Hoth - the grandest battle of the original Star Wars trilogy. The battle features all the tension of Yavin, machines more fearsome than those in the Battle of Endor, and a vulnerability not seen in the rest of the series.
Long before anybody had seen a single frame of Star Wars, these luminous drawings were all anybody could see of George Lucas' vision for a thrilling space epic. These "dyelines" were created to show possible backers and studio executives something tangible.
Captain America is a rousing, massively entertaining movie that's as much an old-school, earnest World War II epic as it is a modern superhero action movie. It also features a showstopping song-and-dance number and moments of surprising poignancy and emotion.
Since it became clear that the cinematic Cap would be taking on the Red Skull and his terrorist organization HYDRA, people have asked why he isn't just fighting the Nazis themselves. The creative team have the answer to that question.
Want to know more about Captain America's weapon of choice, the mighty shield? This featurette, including new Captain America footage, tells you everything you need to know. Watch for the new scene with Howard Stark (Iron Man's dad!)
You've seen Captain America's awesome 1940s submarine and some stunning vintage motorcycle clips. Now take a look at the latest piece of vintage Hydra technology, used to roll over freedom and the American Way!
Check out Captain America and his sweet, sweet Nazi-slaying motorcycle. A new crop of gloriously patriotic pictures have emerged from Captain America: The First Avenger set showing Steve Rogers, his enemies, and a lot of sexy time period whips.
Sometimes a superhero is only as good as his enemies, and that's definitely true in the upcoming Captain America movie. We saw some early footage of Hugo Weaving's bad guy this weekend, and now we're totally Team Red Skull.
Before Steve Rogers takes the super serum and becomes Captain America, he's a scrawny weakling. So who's going to play this toothpick of a man? Chris Evans, who's also playing Cap. Will Evans go on Christian Bale's The Machinist diet?
Joe Johnston (the man behind the flying dinos of Jurassic Park III and The Rocketeer) is set to direct the big budget Captain America movie. Looking back at all of Johnston's history of action movies with a message, it looks like he's a perfect fit for the origin story of the super-soldier who fought the Nazis in…