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George Lucas Felt Betrayed by Disney's Direction on Star Wars

George Lucas Felt Betrayed by Disney’s Direction on “Star Wars”

With the release of Bob Iger‘s memoir today, some new comments from George Lucas about the direction of the Star Wars franchise have been made public. What we knew before the book’s publication was that Lucas delivered some story ideas to Disney when they purchased Lucasfilm in 2012 for $4 billion. There’s always the worries […]


Billy Dee Williams Shares Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Photos With Some Old Friends

Billy Dee Williams Shares Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Photos With Some Old Friends

We knew last night’s livestream of Disneyland’s dedication ceremony to open Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge was going to be emotional for fans all over the galaxy, but we weren’t expecting some of the surprise guests. Bob Iger kicked everything off in a very Iger way, and George Lucas showed up, shocking the hell out of […]

George Lucas Calls Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge "Star Tours on Steroids"

George Lucas Calls Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge “Star Tours on Steroids”

Happening right now live from Disneyland, the official dedication ceremony for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge! Bob Iger kicked things off, and to our much delighted surprise, George Lucas showed up! “It’s like Star Tours on steroids,” Lucas says of the new land. Billy Dee Williams showed up, and spoke about being the previous owner of the lovely […]

'The Clone Wars' Season 7 Trailer from Star Wars Celebration! [SWCC]

‘Star Wars’: Will Live-Action Kill The Animation Star?

Star Wars animation saved the franchise. After the disappointment of the Star Wars prequels, it was the animated show Star Wars: The Clone Wars that reinvigorated old fans and initiated new ones. In the ten years between Revenge of the Sith and The Force Awakens, Star Wars animation was the only visual source of new canon for […]

What’s Going on With ‘Flash Gordon’ Remake Post Disney’s Fox Purchase?

We’re only beginning to scratch the surface of all the possibilities in a Disney-owning-Fox world; what films and limboing projects may yet see the light of day with the House of Mouse acquisitions? One that we had totally forgot about was a long-gestating reboot/remake of classic serial comic, Flash Gordon. If you know your Star Wars […]

‘Star Wars Resistance’ Season 1, Episode 19: In “The Disappeared” The First Order Is More Visible Than Ever [SPOILER REVIEW]

The last few episodes of Disney Channel‘s Star Wars Resistance have depicted the slow-rolling descent of the Colossus into full First Order control. The First Order orchestrated the kidnapping of Torra Doza (Myrna Velasco), only to then “rescue” her. Using the kidnapping as leverage, the First Order gained a foothold on the refueling station. With each episode, […]


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Clone Wars 10th Anniversary Panel: Celebrating Star Wars Animation at SDCC

Words and Pictures by Bleeding Cool’s Erin Wilhelm: Ten years ago, in August 2008, Star Wars: The Clone Wars debuted first as an animated film and then as an animated series later in 2008, introducing Dave Filoni as the genius of Star Wars Animation that we know him to be today. Over six seasons, Filoni told […]

We May Still Get a Willow Sequel, Ron Howard Says

It’s not uncommon for filmmakers to be asked about previous work (and upcoming projects) when doing press junkets for current releases, as made apparent by some questions Ron Howard was asked during the Solo: A Star Wars Story media day. Specifically, a question was asked about a not-so-much-beloved-classic 1988 film Willow. The high fantasy film was directed by Howard, […]


[#WonderCon] That Time George Lucas Visited the Ready Player One Set

WonderCon in Anaheim has steadily increased its major studio presence over the past few years, and in 2018 that meant Warner Bros. Specifically, at least from looking at how packed the area was during the presentation, Ready Player One. The film screened back at South by Southwest (SXSW) and was pretty much the main movie discussed […]

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Fortune and Glory, Kid: Spielberg Eyeing Indiana Jones 5 to Direct Next

What will Steven Spielberg direct next? Sources are swirling in Tinseltown that maybe, just maybe, he’ll be returning to a particular popular archaeology professor. Last year it was reported that Spielberg was definitely planning a 5th installment in the Indiana Jones franchise, and Kathleen Kennedy confirmed (in 2015) that both Steven and Harrison Ford were interested in coming back for […]

James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction Looks to Sci-Fi’s Past and Future

With Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead) covering the history of comic books, AMC is going to another heavy-hitter to tell the story of science fiction: James Cameron, director of legendary sci-fi films The Terminator, Aliens, The Abyss, Terminator 2: Judgement Day and Avatar. Originally announced in early 2017, James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction will examine how […]


‘Spielberg’: HBO Releases First Trailer for Steven Spielberg Doc

  For nearly 50 years, Steven Spielberg has changed the way we experience movies. Through films as diverse as Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Schindler’s List and Bridge of Spies, Spielberg has mostly let his craft to the talking for him…until now. The director finds himself in front of the camera as the […]

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ – EW Spotlights Rey, Luke In New First Looks

Entertainment Weekly‘s 2017 Fall Movie Preview is feeling the full power of The Force, spotlighting our two main force-wielding heroes (…or are they??? Hmmm…) ahead of the December 15, 2017, premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The issue (which hits news stands this week) comes with two covers to choose from: one showing Rey […]

‘Fan Forever’ Ron Howard Talks ‘Untitled Han Solo Film’

Ron Howard had only been named the new director of the Untitled Han Solo Film for less than 24 hours before he found himself facing questions during an appearance at the Cannes Lions advertising and media conference. But that did give Ron Howard One thing Howard wanted to make clear from the very start was […]

Lauren Looks Back: The 1939 Buck Rogers Serial

Buck Rogers is one of the greatest comic strips of all time. I’m here for the ’39 TV show, but the space opera made its debut in Amazing Stories, August of 1928, in a story called Armageddon 2419 AD and centers around Anthony Rogers. Rogers at the time worked for the American Radioactive Gas Corporation. […]