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Star Wars Trivia - 20 Fun Star Wars Details You May Not Know. May The Facts Be With You!

May 17th, 2014 4:00pm EDT
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Think you know everything there is to know about every "Star Wars" movie? Consider yourself a "Star Wars" aficionado? How could you not know at least some facts about one of the most important film franchises of all time? It's part of our culture, something most kids and adults watched and loved for at least some period of their lives. You may think you know everything about this rich universe, but there's always more to learn.

Have you heard it all? Maybe not! May the facts be with you!

1. Life's Tough When You're A Hutt

One of the most difficult scenes to shoot was the Jabba Palace...
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May The Fourth Be With You - Happy Star Wars Day 2014!

May 4th, 2014 9:15am EDT
Star Wars
On May 25, 1977, director/writer George Lucas re-invented the movies with a risky new film he created called Star Wars.

The film's success spawned two sequels (The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi), three prequels (Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith), a TV show (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), and a myriad of "Expanded Universe" stories - from novels to comic books to video games.

Star Wars was originally based on the old Flash Gordon serials of the 1930s, where weekly installments mov...
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Disney Launching New 'Star Wars' Animated Series In 2014

May 20th, 2013 5:06pm EDT
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Just months after acquiring Lucasfilm in a multi-billion-dollar deal and announcing a plan to continue the Star Wars movie saga well into the future -- starting with "Star Wars Episode VII" in 2015 -- Disney has announced the development of a new animated series, "Star Wars Rebels," which is set to premiere in fall 2014.

The announcement comes on the heels of the studio's cancellation of the Cartoon Network's "Star Wars: The Clone Wars," animated series, a move that was made because the show aired on the rival network, owned by Time Warner.

Like Clone Wars, which took place between preque...
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'Star Wars Episode VII' Trailer Brings In Buzz, Woody & 'The Avengers'

November 5th, 2012 2:01pm EST
Star Wars Taiwan Animation
Taiwan's Next Media Animation (NMA) studios released another fantastic video last week, this one called "Star Wars Episode 7 Official Trailer."

The crazy video studio, based in Taipei, Taiwan, brings international news to a whole new level by not only reporting on all the latest stories, but providing some hilarious visuals as well through computer animation. Who needs cute girls in front of green screens?

The Star Wars video starts with a guy smoking a cigar dressed as Mickey Mouse sitting with George Lucas and a girl dressed as slave Princess Leia on a couch at a stripclub, while a woma...
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'Revenge Of The Fifth' - 'Star Wars' Day Should Have A Sequel

May 5th, 2012 12:37pm EDT
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With yesterday's unofficial-official Star Wars Day behind us it only seems fitting that such an iconic film series should have its own sequel. After all, the Saga is legendary, having transformed how people watch movies by both pushing forward the technolgies used in filmmaking and in birthing the modern blockbuster.

Two sequels, three prequels, a TV series and an instantly recognizable brand name visible at nearly every retailer in our galaxy, the franchise is still running strong. When's the last time you walked down a Walmart toy aisle without seeing numerous empty pegs where characters...
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'Hunger Games' Debuts To Record-Breaking Midnight Gross

March 23rd, 2012 3:50pm EDT
The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games has broken box office records, raking in a stunning $19.7 million overnight to make it the highest-grossing midnight opener ever for a non-sequel.

The movie adaptation of author Suzanne Collins' action books, starring Jennifer Lawrence as heroine Katniss Everdeen, had already made $15 million in advance ticket sales, and it drew huge crowds as fans lined up outside theatres across the country to get a first-look at the film upon its release in the early hours of Friday.

The big opening also rockets The Hunger Games into seventh place in the list of top midnight grosses,...
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George Lucas: 'I'm Retiring'

January 18th, 2012 11:24am EST
George Lucas
Legendary filmmaker George Lucas has announced he is retiring from Hollywood, insisting he no longer wants to make blockbuster movies.

The "Star Wars" creator is best known for his work on the iconic sci-fi franchise, as well as the "Indiana Jones" films.

He has most recently worked on upcoming blockbuster "Red Tails," but insists unless a fifth "Indiana Jones" movie is made he's finished with the business and wants to instead concentrate on smaller independent projects.

The 67 year old tells the New York Times, "I'm moving away from the business, from the company, from all this kind of ...
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Samuel L. Jackson Is The Highest-Grossing Actor Of All Time

October 26th, 2011 1:00pm EDT
Samuel L Jackson in Iron Man 2
Samuel L. Jackson is big news at the box office - his movies have pulled in $7.4 billion during his career.

The actor has appeared in more than 100 movies since his big break in Spike Lee's 1991 movie "Jungle Fever," and his hard work has paid off - he is the highest-grossing actor of all time, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.

Thanks to hits such as "Jurassic Park" ($914 million), "Pulp Fiction" ($212 million) and the "Star Wars" prequels ($2.4 billion), Jackson is top of the Hollywood pile, with his films outstripping the competition at the box office.

He has averaged fo...
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Emma Stone Re-Enacts 'Star Wars' Scenes In Lucasfilm's Initiative To 'Use The Force for Good' To Benefit Stand Up To Cancer (Video)

September 15th, 2011 11:39pm EDT
Emma Stone SU2C
Lucasfilm announced today that in celebration of the September launch of Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray, it is linking up with celebrities, eBay and Major League Baseball to ask fans to Use the Force for Good to support Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C). SU2Cfunds groundbreaking cancer research that will get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives.

"Lucasfilm joining with eBay, Major League Baseball and a wonderful group of actors is an amazing force for good being brought to bear in Stand Up To Cancer's fight against this disease,and we are profoundly grateful," said SU2C Co-Fou...
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George Lucas Loses Stormtrooper Court Battle

July 27th, 2011 8:47am EDT
George Lucas
George Lucas has lost his court battle with a British designer over the rights to make and sell replica Star Wars helmets.

Andrew Ainsworth made the headgear for the original movies and started selling the Stormtrooper helmets in 2004, to fans who wanted to wear them for fancy dress parties.

The creator of the hugely successful sci-fi series attempted to sue Ainsworth for $20 million after he sold some items in America, but Lucas lost the legal battle in the U.K. because a judge rejected claims the helmets are sculptures.

He hoped to overturn the decision by taking the case to the Sup...
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Lucasfilm Unveils 'Star Wars' Deleted Scenes From Upcoming Blu-ray Set At Comic Con (Video)

July 26th, 2011 10:37pm EDT
Star Wars Saga Blu-ray
Fans at this year's Comic Con who attended the Star Wars Fan Movie Awards were surprised with a short teaser for the upcoming (Sept. 16) Star Wars Saga Blu-ray release featuring a few storied deleted scenes from the original trilogy.

The clip includes a short teaser from last year's event, in which Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) is shown building his green lightsaber before heading off to save Han Solo (Harrison Ford) from Jabba The Hutt.

Also included in the clip are shots of a sandstorm scene and an extended shield generator battle from Return of the Jedi; escaping Wampa snow creatures fr...
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'Star Wars In Concert' Gives Anthony Daniels A New Love For The Films

June 5th, 2011 4:23pm EDT
Anthony Daniels
Star Wars icon Anthony Daniels has only learned to appreciate the magic of the sci-fi blockbuster in the past two years - by narrating the touring Star Wars in Concert stage spectacular.

The British actor, who has played android C-3PO in all the Star Wars films, admits he was never a true fan of the sci-fi franchise until he stood on the world's stages and watched costumed fans marvel in the music from the movies.

Daniels credits the shows with giving him a new perspective on the films which turned him into a cult star.

He tells the Los Angeles Times, "There's nothing quite like it; it s...
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'Star Wars: The Complete Saga' Comes To Blu-ray Sept. 16 With Tons Of Features

May 4th, 2011 10:51pm EDT
Star Wars Blu-ray
It wouldn't be Star Wars day without an official announcement from Lucasfilm about the upcoming release of the entire Star Wars saga on Blu-ray. Perhaps the most anticipated Blu-ray release since the format's inception, Star Wars: The Complete Saga will be released on September 16th, and features a ton of extras in a nine-disc collection.

Here's the official info, and May the 4th be with you!

Bring home the adventure and share Star Wars with your whole family -- when STAR WARS: THE COMPLETE SAGA comes to Blu-ray Disc from Lucasfilm Ltd. and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment! To be...
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Happy 40th Birthday, Ewan McGregor!

March 31st, 2011 8:35am EDT
Ewan McGregor
Ewan McGregor will be celebrating on Thursday - the great Scot turns 40 years old.

Born in Crieff, Scotland, drama school drop-out McGregor has been working steadily on the stage, in Hollywood and indie arthouse flicks ever since he wowed with his break-out role as a junkie in 1996's "Trainspotting."

He's proved there's no part he can't tackle, portraying everything from a glam rock star to a priest and, of course, a Jedi Knight.

To salute Ewan on his special day, WENN has opened up the archives and dug up 10 facts about his life.

- Early on in his career, McGregor shared an apartmen...
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