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Why Did Disney Scrap The Lucas ‘Star Wars’ Episode VII Plot?
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George Lucas, Goofy, and Mickey Mouse

Part of the reason why the Star Wars prequels didn’t work, was because of all the teenage drama that was going on at the time. So when Disney acquired the rights to LucasFilm, and George Lucas had announced that he would be retiring from the franchise, there was a small sigh of relief. The director admitted that Disney had scrapped his ideas for the sequel, but those ideas were somewhat of a secret.

The recent Vanity Fair issue revealed some interesting tidbits about the upcoming film. In it we learn why Disney decided to go with a script written by director J.J. Abrams and co-writer Lawrence Kasdan, and that Michael Arndt‘s draft was never completed.

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Star Wars Day: ‘Star Wars’ The Next Generation?
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Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

Trust me when I tell you I was stupid crazy over Star Wars as a kid. I spent every available cent I could on the toys back in the seventies. I collected, I traded, I begged for more. But as with all things in our childhood, the things that were so very important to us back then, can become less so as we grow up. Wait a second, who am I lying to here? I am still just as big of a fan and I would still play with the action figures on the playground if it wasn’t completely creepy for a middle-aged man to be doing so. I wrote an article last year about how profoundly Star Wars affected me as a child, you can read it here. However, what I’d like to talk to you about today is the new Star Wars movie as it affects my youngest.

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Star Wars Day: These ARE The Droids You’re Looking For
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Star Wars Return of the Jedi: May the 4th Darth Vader

The truth: I was having trouble coming up with a Star Wars Day “May the Fourth” feature that would be just as good or better than what I wrote last year. I had more time then, I do a lot of reviews now, and my brain wasn’t working. Luckily, I ran into my friends Brad and Christine who provided me with an idea. Based on the passion with which they spoke about it, it seemed like something worth talking about, especially since “Hans shot first” is obviously out of the way. The question?

Why doesn’t Darth Vader or Obi-Wan acknowledge C-3PO (or R2-D2), when the former built Threepio as a child and hung around a lot with R2, and the latter spent so much time with them?

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Book Review: William Shakespeare’s Star Wars The Phantom of Menace
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William Shakespeare The Phantom of Menace Star Wars Part the First

William Shakespeare’s The Phantom of Menace: Star Wars Part The First
Hardcover | Kindle Edition
Written by Ian Doescher
Illustrations by Nicolas Delort
Inspired by George Lucas, William Shakespeare
Quirk Books
Release Date: April 7, 2015
Cover Price: $14.95

This month, just in time for The Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, California, comes another Shakespearean parody of the Jedi variety. William Shakespeare’s The Phantom of Menace: Star Wars Part The First by Ian Doescher (with some help from George Lucas and William Shakespeare) merges Part I of the Star Wars saga with the language of Shakespeare.

Obi-Wan: I have a bad feeling about this, Master.
Qui-Gon: Yet sense I nothing. Wherefore art thou tense?
Obi-Wan: ‘Tis not about the mission – something else.
Elusive ’tis, aye, difficult to name.

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‘Star Wars’: All 6 Films To Be Released On Digital HD For The First Time
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Walt Disney Studios, Lucasfilm Ltd., and 20th Century Fox announced today that they will soon be releasing all six movies in George Lucas‘ groundbreaking space fantasy saga Star Wars on Digital HD for the first time as The Star Wars Digital Movie Collection. Each film, from The Phantom Menace to Return of the Jedi, will come packaged with fan-pleasing bonus content, including interviews, documentaries, and deleted scenes.

You can check out a promotional video and a full breakdown of extra content here below.

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George Lucas Confirms His ‘Star Wars’ Sequel Ideas Were Ditched By Disney
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Millennium Falcon

Now George Lucas‘s reaction to seeing the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer is starting to make a bit more sense. Recently the Star Wars creator confirmed that he was working on a new set of sequels before he sold the rights to Disney. In addition to transferring ownership of Star Wars, Lucas also gave his ideas and plot outlines for future sequels.

Lucas has had a hand in the stories for all of the Star Wars films, but The Force Awakens will be the first film that is not based on Lucas’s ideas. At first Michael Arndt was hired to write a draft, based on those initial ideas, before the sale was made. The script would put greater focus on the new characters that would be introduced in the film, with the characters from the original trilogy acting as secondary characters. However, he was suddenly taken off the project, and director J.J. Abrams took over writing the script with Lawrence Kasdan. Hit the jump for more.

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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’: George Lucas Has Finally Seen The Teaser Trailer
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Nearly two months after its release to the general public, the teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens has finally been seen … by George Lucas!

The Star Wars creator, who is making the rounds this month to promote his animated feature Strange Magic, had repeatedly said that he had not seen the teaser for J.J. Abrams’ highly anticipated first installment of the newest Star Wars trilogy. But, the 70-year-old filmmaker told New York Post’s Page Six on Saturday during a screening of his new film that he has now seen it and that he thought it was “intriguing.”

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George Lucas Planned More ‘Star Wars’ Before Selling To Disney
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George Lucas and Mickey Mouse Header

Say what you want about what George Lucas has done to the Star Wars franchise, but from the moment Disney acquired Lucasfilm from him, they’ve made all sorts of announcements that would make any fan of the franchise smile. While we wait eleven more months to see the fruits of that acquisition with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Lucas is talking about some of the other Star Wars-related projects he’s working on under his previously-owned Lucasfilm.

While doing promotions for his animated film Strange Magic, Lucas is admitting that he was starting to work on a new Star Wars trilogy before he sold his company to Disney. But there were from prior commitments that prevented him from actually doing it. It the jump for more details.

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‘Star Wars’ Meets ‘Star Trek’: George Lucas & Leonard Nimoy (Photo)
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Star Wars meets Star Trek George Lucas Leonard Nimoy

Last week, Leonard Nimoy, who played Mr. Spock in the original Star Trek as well as in J.J. Abrams’ 2009 reboot, posted a photo to Twitter of himself with Star Wars creator George Lucas. The actor captioned the photo, “With George Lucas. Star Trek meets Star Wars. LLAP.”

Check out the full photo here below.

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Subway Feels The Force! Subway & ‘Star Wars’ Celebrate A Birthday & A Premiere
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Subway Star Wars Jared Stormtroopers Abbey Road

Does “Imperial March”-ing make you hungry? When you come home after a long day searching for droids, do you need a snack? Well look no further Jedi, Wookies, Ewoks, stormtroopers, bounty hunters, Jawas, Banthas, Ganks (I could do this all day), and stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking Nerf herders! The face of Subway, Jared Fogel, and members of the Boys & Girls Club of Bridgeport, CT, (home of the first Subway ever) joined some Star Wars Stormtroopers who happened to be in the neighborhood, to celebrate twofold on Thursday, August 28, 2014, in New York City. It’s Subway’s 49th birthday this year, so they brought some of their friends from the Club where they started to promote Disney XD’s new Star Wars: Rebels series.

For the months of September and October, fans can stop into SUBWAY to receive a special Star Wars: Rebel bag, free with every kids meal purchase!

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