Whether it's a Death Star run or a walk around the block, these are the kicks 'Star Wars' fans will be looking for in a few days from shoemaker Sperry
At Disney's D23, Mark Hamill talks about Luke Skywalker aging into the mentor role in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi,' filled by Obi-Wan Kenobi in original
Star Wars: Jedi Challenges, a new augmented reality system in development from Disney, promises to let fans play a cutthroat game of holochess on the coffee table or experience the visceral thrill of firing up their own lightsaber.
During the summer of 1977, Star Wars was the only movie anyone wanted to talk about. Blasting into theaters on May 25, just in time for Memorial Day weekend, George Lucas's space opera shot down box-office records left and right during its lengthy run, remaining a fixture on marquees as summer gave way to fall and then winter. But it's worth remembering that Star Wars wasn't the only film that Hollywood released that summer. Here are the other movies that are celebrating their 40th anniversaries during the next three months, from the good, to the bad, to the downright obscure.
The making of the 'Star Wars' trash compactor scene, based on recollections from Roger Christian, George Lucas, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and more
Maybe that’s because May 25 will be the 40th anniversary of the original release of Star Wars in theaters in 1977. To celebrate this auspicious occasion, we’ll be posting Star Wars stories all month, including choice vintage interviews, original videos, and some of our favorite pieces from years past, like this one below, that first ran in 2015. 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.
Thursday marks the start of the 2017 edition of Star Wars Celebration. The long-running fan convention draws Force acolytes and Sith devotees from around the world to catch sneak peeks of upcoming projects, meet cast members from movies and TV, show off their costuming prowess, attend deep-dive panels covering all sorts of Star Wars arcana, gorge themselves on rare collectibles, and log quality time with members of their tribe. With the 40th anniversary of the original installment, A New Hope, and a new chapter, The Last Jedi, on the horizon, there will be plenty to celebrate. ...
Luke Skywalker is all set to head down to Tosche Station for a rendezvous with Biggs, Windy, Deak, and Fixer in this exclusive first look at the latest addition to Hasbro’s premium Black Series line. Recreate one of the saga’s most famous deleted scenes: Luke watching the opening space battle unfold above Tatooine. A major upgrade over the old-school Luke/landspeeder combo, this insanely detailed, highly articulated 6-inch figure is fully accessorized for his Tatooine routine — macrobinoculars, lightsaber hilt, and slugthrower rifle, as well as floppy hat and goggles worn by Mark Hamill in scenes that George Lucas ultimately excised from Star Wars: A New Hope.
Yahoo Movies has your first look at Hot Wheels' new Biggs-mobile, which will be available this week at Star Wars Celebration, as well as a peek at Mattel's other character cars, starships, and "carships" now shipping to stores in commemorative 40th anniversary packaging.
When it came to critquing Star Wars, Carl Sagan was ahead of his time. During one of the many visits the astrophysicist made to The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson in the 1970s and ’80s, the host asked his guest to weigh in on the epic sci-fi movie that had swept the nation. In the clip above from 1978 (re-discovered via Reddit), Sagan, a professor of astronomy and space sciences at Cornell University, lamented that Star Wars did not take greater care with the science in its science fiction (while acknowledging “the 11-year-old in me” loved it).
In the late 1970s, Topps’ Star Wars line was even more popular than the trading-card titan’s signature baseball collectibles. A New Hope), The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi, we have an advance look at Star Wars Topps Classic Sticker Book ($12.95), from Abrams Books, a new volume loaded with reproductions of the stickers that were included with the trading-card packs — and which lovingly adorned our Trapper Keepers back in the day. It will be available from stores and online retailers on April 4, ahead of May’s 40th anniversary of the original 1977 film and Star Wars Celebration, the fan-centric convention in Orlando that will have panels marking the milestone occasion, with scheduled appearances from luminaries such as Mark Hamill (on hand to promote The Last Jedi), Peter Mayhew, Anthony Daniels, Billy Dee Williams, and Jeremy “Boba Fett” Bulloch.
Perhaps that was just how Luke dressed for the Tosche Station. On Monday, Mark Hamill revealed there was a photo taken of him as Luke Skywalker during the shooting of A New Hope that Lucasfilm was not keen on people seeing.
On May 25, 1977, George Lucas unleashed Star Wars on an unsuspecting planet Earth. Lucasfilm and its partners are pulling out all the stops to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the film (now known as Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope). At last weekend’s New York Toy Fair, Hasbro unveiled its premium 6-inch Black Series figures based on the original, classic Kenner lineup.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi doesn’t zoom into theaters until December, but it’s never too early to start planning your movie-going wardrobe. Among the dozens of new Star Wars toys in Hasbro’s pipeline for 2017 — many of which will be on display at this weekend’s Toy Fair New York trade show — are a series of weapons and gear based on characters introduced in The Force Awakens who will be returning for The Last Jedi.
Part of the fun of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is spotting the “legacy characters” from the original Star Wars trilogy, brought back to life through a combination of archival footage, digital ingenuity, and living actors. Among the familiar faces are two of the Rebel pilots who sacrifice their lives in A New Hope‘s final assault on the Death Star, Red Leader and Gold Leader. Both take part in Rogue One‘s Battle of Scarif — and yet a much more recognizable pilot from the original trilogy, Wedge Antilles, is nowhere to be seen.
Ever noticed that most of the locations in the Star Wars universe wouldn’t pass a basic safety inspection? A number of characters plummet to their doom throughout the series, and the risk of accidentally falling on The Death Star or in Cloud City, or even tripping into that floor hatch on the Millennium Falcon, seems incredibly high. A new episode of the official web series The Star Wars Show explains that this was by design: George Lucas was against building guardrails on Star Wars sets.
Creative YouTuber going by the name of Lord Aussem posted 'A New Hope' in its entirety, only the pace speeds up every time a laser (either from a ship or person) is fired
In the wake of Carrie Fisher’s death on Dec. 27, Star Wars fans have been staging impromptu memorials across the U.S. honoring the author/actress and her alter ego Princess-turned-General Leia Organa, who — like her onscreen father and brother — had the Force flowing through her veins. The day after her death, on Dec. 28, almost 100 people converged on Anaheim’s Downtown Disney district and saluted Fisher with every make, model, and color of lightsaber, including the one wielded by Leia’s troubled son, Kylo Ren.
“I got in character and I never got out again — and really, I’ve tried everything.” — Carrie Fisher on ‘Good Morning America,’ 2015
A trip through her on-screen legacy, from 'Shampoo' at 17, to 'The Blues Brothers,' 'When Harry Met Sally,' 'Postcards from the Edge,' and full circle roles in the 'Star Wars' saga
Felicity Jones and Diego Luna in Rogue One. By now, even the most casual Star Wars fan knows that the latest entry in the franchise, Rogue One (in theaters now), recounts the efforts of the Rebel Alliance to acquire the plans for the Empire’s first Death Star.