"Star Wars" and religion: Why the Force appeals to people of all faiths, from Christianity to Judaism, Buddhism to Islam, and beyond.
Old article from The Moscow Times about 'Return of the Jedi' resurfaces; 'Star Wars' actor responds, in Russian: "Go Force Yourself, comrades!"
In 1983, Carrie Fisher and Luke Hamill thought they were done with “Star Wars.” Here’s what they said about the existing films and their future.
The Ewoks in 1983’s Return of the Jedi are one of George Lucas’ more divisive Star Wars creations — but just imagine if they had all been different versions of Chewbacca. In Lucas’ original vision for the final Star Wars battle, the forest-dwelling creatures who help the Rebels overthrow the Empire were not Ewoks, but Wookiees.
On 'Mark Hamill’s Pop Culture Quest' (hosted on Comic-Con HQ), the actor who created Luke Skywalker finds himself reunited with a very special prop
“I got in character and I never got out again — and really, I’ve tried everything.” — Carrie Fisher on ‘Good Morning America,’ 2015
Just when we thought that we had run out of Star Wars trivia, here comes a new disturbance in the Force. The Academy Film Archive has dug deep into its extensive vault and unearthed a rare, 35-second teaser trailer for Return of the Jedi.
In a new interview with Inverse, Craig Miller — Lucasfilm’s first official fan relations officer and a man who played a key role in getting Star Wars loyalists excited for The Empire Strikes Back in 1980 — says he leaked a list of rumors about Empire to the sci-fi magazine Starlog in an effort to build buzz. Related: We Talked to Boba Fett, a.k.a. “Originally Boba Fett was set up in Empire as a character,” Miller tells Inverse (and former Yahoo Movies) staffer Jordan Zakarin.
Triple feature to play in more than 20 cities across the U.S. in August; tickets on sale May 4
This holiday season, brave the crowds to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens, then come home to a relax in front of a roaring fire lit by Luke Skywalker. The Darth Vader Yule Log, a five-hour video of Vader’s burning funeral pyre, has arrived just in time to bring a merry Sith-mas to fans without a fireplace. At the last moment, Vader recognized his love for his estranged son, and turned the course of history in favor of the Rebels, losing his own life in the process.
All the excitement over the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys (including the app-controlled BB8 robot, the cannon-equipped Millennium Falcon, and these awesome Dark Side toys) is taking us back to our childhoods. Specifically, we’re remembering those ads for the original Kenner Star Wars action figures and playlets, in which boys with bowl cuts enthusiastically acted out scenes from the films. High-quality commercials from the ‘70s and ‘80s can be hard to find (those VHS tracking lines are merciless), but lucky for us, a YouTube user named 12BACK has posted remastered versions of over 100 vintage commercials for toys based on Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi.