"Star Wars" and religion: Why the Force appeals to people of all faiths, from Christianity to Judaism, Buddhism to Islam, and beyond.
Billy Dee Williams spoils Lando Calrissian's 'Empire Strikes Back' storyline in 1980 'Star Wars' interview
'Star Wars' actor Mark Hamill shares a photo of famous scene between Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker, autographed with a funny caption by Carrie Fisher
Spider-Man made an unforgettable entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe when he sprung into action in last summer’s Captain America: Civil War. The wunderkind hero played by breakout star Tom Holland proved a resourceful ally for Team Iron Man in the Avenger-vs.-Avenger clash on an airport tarmac. Holland, as it turns out, has not.
“I got in character and I never got out again — and really, I’ve tried everything.” — Carrie Fisher on ‘Good Morning America,’ 2015
Revisiting a portion of our interview with late actress in 2015 while she was promoting 'The Force Awakens'
Gary Whitta, who has a story credit on new stand-alone 'Star Wars' film, answered fans questions in an hourlong chat on Twitter
There may be no more famous movie openings than those featured in the Star Wars franchise. Their yellow text crawls, set against the backdrop of twinkling intergalactic space, are one of the series’ most iconic elements. Yet what if George Lucas had instead opted for a more James Bond-ian introductory template?While marrying two of cinema’s most memorable title-sequence styles sounds far, far from natural, one intrepid New York City designer has proven that, with the right flair, Vader and 007 are actually a quite fitting pair. ...
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.
To follow up the huge success of its 1977 Star Wars trading-card sets, Topps was back in full force when The Empire Strikes Back arrived three years later. Here is a selection of Lucasfilm-commissioned comic-style images of the film's heroes and villains.
Triple feature to play in more than 20 cities across the U.S. in August; tickets on sale May 4
Jason Wingreen on a 1982 episode of ‘Fantasy Island’ (Photo by ABC/Getty Images) By Mike Barnes, The Hollywood Reporter Jason Wingreen, who played Harry the bartender on All in the Family and Archie Bunker’s Place and provided the voice of the bounty hunter Boba Fett in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, has died. He was 95. The recognizable character actor, who has almost 200 credits listed on IMDb, died at his home in Los Angeles on Christmas Day, his son, Ned, told The Hollywood Reporter. Name a TV show, and Wingreen was probably on it.
Warning: Star Wars Episodes IV-VI spoilers below, but we really hope you’ve seen them by now. At the time of The Empire Strikes Back’s release in 1980, that lengthy kiss between a freshly thawed Luke (Mark Hamill) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) seemed perfectly appropriate. It added a nice layer of love-triangle intrigue to Han (Harrison Ford) and Leia’s ongoing will-they-or-won’t-they.
Mark Hamill in ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ (Lucasfilm) By Jason Guerrasio, Business Insider On January 11, 1977, Mark Hamill got into a car accident that fractured his nose and cheekbone. In the opening scene of The Empire Strikes Back, Skywalker’s face is scratched after being attacked by a Wampa, which digs its claws into his face and then drags Skywalker and his Tauntaun back to its cave.
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.