A long-ish time ago (1967) in a galaxy not so far away (the University of Southern California), a student named George Lucas was hard at work on a short film with a long title: Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB. This landmark early work is online for the first time, thanks to scifi channel Dust.
With Colin Trevorrow no longer directing Star Wars: Episode IX, everyone has begun speculating like crazy about who could take over. J.J. Abrams? Ava DuVernay? Rian Johnson? Well, one pretty prominent director called it 40 years ago: George Lucas.
Lightsaber mythology is one of the coolest, geekiest, and most interesting niches in all of Star Wars. Each film usually gives us just a tiny bit more, be it with kyber crystals, new colors, or sabers “calling” to characters, like with Rey in The Force Awakens.
Ever since George Lucas sold Lucasfilm to Disney for $4 billion, the Star Wars creator has been on the outside looking in. However, it seems that when he gets the chance, he still likes to make a suggestion or two.
Star Wars is one of those franchises that has been everywhere and done everything. There probably isn’t a “thing” you can imagine that Star Wars hasn’t been at some point: porn parody, pet toys, television show, garden tools, virtual reality, you name it and Star Wars has probably done it.
Pixar may be known for its eye-popping animation and airtight storytelling these days, but in 1988 it was a struggling high-end computer manufacturer with a demo video aimed at boring government bureaucrats.
The phrase “Special Editions” is one of the scariest things in all of Star Wars. No one can forget the way, 20 years ago this month, George Lucas updated his iconic films with new effects, sounds, scenes, then basically tried to erase the original versions from existence.
The Star Wars prequels will forever be a point of contention. Some love them as their Star Wars trilogy. Others find them mindless and painful. But even people with opinions as opposing as those would agree, these new posters by Eric Tan are the best of what those films offer.
After years of back and forth, the George Lucas Museum of Narrative Arts has found its future home: Los Angeles.
Do you honestly think that George Lucas, recently retired and immensely wealthy, would spend his time contributing to a DC CW TV series? Of course not. Now, do you think Legends of Tomorrow might do an episode where its time-traveling heroes have to help young George in the ‘60s? Of course it would.
StarWars.com is celebrating its 20th anniversary on Saturday, and an oral history on the origins of the official Star Wars news and fan site basically shows how George Lucas was one of the first purveyors of official movie fan communities.
Which means we can probably look forward to George Lucas throwing shade at Indiana Jones 5 after it comes out.
The best things come to those who wait—especially those who wait in line. Giving up their precious time to stand in a line for hours (or days) to do or see something cool has always been a badge of honor for fans. I have many such badges, because I’ve waited in a lot of lines for a lot of things. And I have very few…
How do we know? Well, it’s because the creator of Star Wars asked artist Mark Brooks if he could buy every single page of art that Brooks drew for the first two issues of the new comic.
You can’t blame Hollywood for its non-stop deluge of remakes, sequels, and prequels. Audiences keep showing up for them, and they take one of the most difficult parts of art—the idea—out of the equation. What’s unforgivable though is making a movie under the assumption a sequel will be made after it.
You can’t really blame Samuel L. Jackson for believing strongly that his Star Wars character didn’t really die. He didn’t go out in the most dignified manner.
You know what? It doesn’t sound like James Cameron liked Star Wars: The Force Awakens very much. A new interview with the influential director of Terminator, Titanic, and Avatar is now online and when asked about the film, he does a beautiful dance around his real feelings.
After a prolonged battle with San Francisco’s NIMBY empire, George Lucas announced two years ago that he would take his giant filmmaking museum project to the friendlier shores of Chicago. Now, after yet another vicious battle with Chicago’s NIMBYs, he’s abandoning his plans there, too. You’d think he was trying to…
Fabrice Mathieu turned Alfred Hitchcock’s North By Northwest into a film that includes Star Wars characters and it’s totally bizarre and so weird that ... I kind of like it? I mean, it’s just stupid fun to see Cary Grant run away from a TIE fighter, and stare at R2-D2, and wonder where in the hell he is with all this…
We all know who the main characters of George Lucas’ six Star Wars films are: Anakin Skywalker, his son and daughter, and their friends. But who’s the narrator? Turns out Lucas had a crazy theory that makes total sense.