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Famous Funnies #214, Frank Frazetta cover, 1954.
But the combination of Frazetta and Buck Rogers had a special magic of its own, according to Star Wars creator  George Lucas: "When George Lucas came out to visit he told me that my Famous Funnies covers had been one of his inspirations for Star Wars," Frazetta relates, "which I thought was a pretty sweet thing[...]
Willow: George Lucas Agreed With Bringing It Back On Solo Set
One person who agreed that it was time to return to this world was George Lucas himself, as Jon Kasdan recently revealed during a press conference. Willow Ufgood (Warwick Davis) in Lucasfilm's WILLOW exclusively on Disney+ ©2022 Lucasfilm Ltd & TM All Rights Reserved. George Lucas Has Always Had A Soft Spot For Willow "You know, it's funny[...]
Indiana Jones 5: Why We Should Get a Ford-Hamill Star Wars Reunion
Sure, they have the Disney+ docuseries that covered the creation and continued influence of Lucasfilms' Industrial Light & Magic called Light & Magic, but I think fans would be interested in seeing others recreating George Lucas himself and everyone else around him that helped make A New Hope from the casting, creation of ILM, Lucas'[...]
mandalorian
From the sequel trilogy, standalone films, and numerous TV shows emerging on Disney+, the next major undertaking from Jon Favreau and executive producer Dave Filoni is to get creator George Lucas to appear on The Mandalorian As the flagship TV series to help launch the streaming service, the series became an institution and powerhouse of[...]
George Lucas Stormtrooper Debuts for Star Wars: The Black Series
The creator of Star Wars, George Lucas, is back, and this time he is serving as a member of the Galactic Empire That is right, George Lucas is donning some impressive Stormtrooper armor as Hasbro reveals their newest exclusive Star Wars: The Black Series figure Set to release in 2022, Lucas will wield a blaster[...]
George Lucas Doesn't Care What Bleeding Cool Has To Say About Anything
George Lucas time! Secrets of the Force: The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Star Wars was published in July by Edward Gross and Mark A Altman collecting and collating statements about the making of Star Wars over the decades, by those who made it. From the authors of The Fifty-Year Mission and So Say We[...]
Raiders of the Lost Ark: Karen Allen Talks Marion’s Independence
There are numerous female companions Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) came across upon his adventures, but the only one who got a second adventure in the George Lucas' film franchise was Marion Ravenwood, played by Karen Allen in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) The[...]
Mark Hamill: George Lucas Wanted Daffy Duck Playing Before Star Wars
It's no secret Star Wars creator George Lucas was inspired by numerous forms of storytelling, from adventure serials of Buck Rogers to the samurai films of Akira Kurosawa According to Luke Skywalker actor Mark Hamill, if Lucas had his way, he would have included something extra for audiences to prep them to see his feature[...]
Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017). Image courtesy of Lucasfilm
For those for a happier ending for the original protagonist of the Star Wars franchise in Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) had creator George Lucas had his way, you'd be sadly mistaken In Episode VIII, which in the current Disney/Lucasfilm canon is The Last Jedi (2017), the Jedi master astral projected himself at the end of[...]
Kanye West and Star Wars: The Phantom Menace
They said George Lucas' prequels were worse than the corporate-made Disney Star Wars Like Revenge of the Sith? We saw how Darth Vader was made! Like I watched that 10 times during COVID 'Don't jump Anakin, I've got the high ground!' I'm saying the prequels are better than anything…and I'm sorry Disney/Star Wars design team…no man,[...]
The Mandalorian and The Child (Image: Disney+)
Filoni was asked what feedback (if any) he received from George Lucas about the first season of The Mandalorian, and it sounds like their discussions tend to lean more towards larger filmmaking and production topics: "When I talk with him, I like to get more knowledge He'll give me some reminders, especially before I shoot[...]
Star Wars Fans Start Petition For Extended Cut Of Revenge Of The Sith
The original cut of the film has a runtime of 2 hours and 20 minutes, and apparently, there have been rumors for years that George Lucas has a four hour cut of the film The entire filming process of Sith was well-documented already in online blogs and production videos on the official Star Wars website[...]
LOS ANGELES - FEB 13: Ronald D. Moore arrives for the ‘Outlander’ Season 5 Premiere on February 13, 2020, in Hollywood, CA (DFree/Shutterstock.com)
Moore arrives for the 'Outlander' Season 5 Premiere on February 13, 2020, in Hollywood, CA (DFree/Shutterstock.com) But we can't help playing a round of "What Might've Been"; in this case, that time in 2004 when George Lucas was looking to develop a live-action Star Wars spinoff series entitled Star Wars: Underworld Moore was part of the[...]
“Indiana Jones 5”: Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy – “Only Harrison Ford Can Play Role”
While The Last Crusade was supposed to be the final film of the franchise, creator George Lucas decided to write The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) 19 years later The only common thread among them is Lucas, Ford, writer Philip Kaufman, and director Steven Spielberg. The Indiana Jones franchise grossed a combined $1.961 billion worldwide[...]
“Indiana Jones 5”: Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy – “Only Harrison Ford Can Play Role”
It also teased their son Mutt Williams (Shia LaBeouf) would succeed the protagonist Henry "Indiana" Jones, Jr's (Ford) place. Created by George Lucas, Steven Spielberg returns as franchise director to helm the fifth film Crystal Skull co-writer David Koepp is expected to return to pen the script with Jonathan Kasdan In an interview with the Today[...]
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker- A Mess of a Movie, But Ultimately Enjoyable [REVIEW]
While the public's largely accepted the Star Wars' franchise permanent place in pop culture, there seems to be an ongoing internal struggle between fans and the conglomerate. Lucasfilm Why We Can't Have Nice Things Since Return of the Jedi's release, George Lucas decided to renovate and reinvent the Star Wars franchise through his Special Editions and the prequels[...]
"Star Wars": New Picture of Rey from "The Rise of Skywalker"
(Knives Out is spectacular and you should really go see it.) I also really like JJ Abrams and his workmanlike ability to synthesize Spielberg, Lucas, and all the other filmmakers I love into substantive popcorn flicks, from Star Trek to Super 8. Return of the Franchise One of the reasons I loved The Force Awakens so much[...]
Disney Has Chance to Fix Han/Greedo Scene in Star Wars for Disney+, Makes It Worse Instead
In the days since the new version was released, Disney has denied culpability in the edit, blaming it instead on the final acts of George Lucas before selling Star Wars to Disney, and if we know George Lucas, that does sound like something he would do But what about the deeper mystery, the meaning behind[...]
According to a new book published today by Oscar-winning film editor Paul Hirsch, writer-director George Lucas once described Star Wars as a Disney movie. Chicago Review Press Writing about George Lucas' comments during production on the first Star Wars: "This is basically a Disney movie," he said, "and those movies always make $16 million You can look it[...]
"Star Wars": Lawrence Kasdan Talks "Solo", Moving on from Franchise
The only other person outside of creator George Lucas, who's as creatively synonymous with Star Wars, is Lawrence Kasdan Kasdan wrote three of the nine episodic films and the standalone, Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) in the franchise He spoke with SyFy at the Austin Film Festival about his return to Star Wars and[...]
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 that[...]
'The Clone Wars' Season 7 Trailer from Star Wars Celebration! [SWCC]
As the first ever Star Wars live-action show The Mandalorian and Disney's new streaming service usher Star Wars into a new era, is Star Wars animated content in danger of being sidelined? It was George Lucas himself who started Star Wars down the path to animated success through his subsidiary Lucasfilm Animation[...]
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 lore,[...]
Clone Wars sdcc 2018
And, of course, to drop the bomb that The Clones Wars is coming back via Disney Direct, Disney's new streaming service. Along with the members of his team, Filoni brought along a host of his own original drawings, created during his story meetings at George Lucas's famous ranch Athena and Dave recounted these yearly two-week sessions,[...]