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Simon Pegg at the UK premiere for "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" in Leicester Square, London. Editorial credit: Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock.com

The Mandalorian: Simon Pegg Pitches His Star Wars Return

Originally introduced in The Empire Strikes Back, Dengar was one of the bounty hunters tasked by Darth Vader (James Earl Jones) to capture Han Solo (Harrison Ford) for Tatooine gangster Jabba the Hutt Morris Bush originally played the character in Empire Pegg took over the role voicing the character in The Clone Wars animated series[...]

Star Wars Reveals from Hasbro Fan First Friday Event 

Hasbro Reveals New Star Wars Collectibles for Fan First Friday

Just ahead of the legendary Star Wars fan day, May the 4th, Hasbro has given fans new figures and collectibles to look forward to with Fall 2020 releases and upcoming pre-orders. During their Fan First Friday livestream event, they showed off 8 new products covering their Black Series and The Vintage collections. The event was […]


“Star Wars”: Why There’s No Comparing the Byproducts of Generations [OPINON]

"Star Wars": Why There's No Comparing the Byproducts of Generations [OPINON]

Ever since George Lucas conceived Star Wars in the 1970s, the "Galaxy" took a life of its own. While so many overanalyzed the franchise to death including yours truly, we tend to forget the luxury of seeing something so amazing grow through many years. We had over 40 years of films, toys, television shows, and […]

"Star Wars": Lawrence Kasdan Talks "Solo", Moving on from Franchise

He spoke with SyFy at the Austin Film Festival about his return to Star Wars and why he’s ready to move on.[caption id="attachment_1109941" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Editorial credit: DFree / Shutterstock.com[/caption]Kasdan’s first Star Wars film was arguably the most critically acclaimed in The Empire Strikes Back (1980) followed by Return of the Jedi (1983) to close[...]

16 Year-Old Peyton Reed's 'Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back' Sequel Script

Ortega[/caption]He picked today, May the 4th, as the PERFECT time to share a series of photos from HIS sequel to Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back script which he wrote in 1981 He was 16.https://twitter.com/MrPeytonReed/status/1124720657516732417https://twitter.com/MrPeytonReed/status/1124720883828805637https://twitter.com/MrPeytonReed/status/1124721132035174400https://twitter.com/MrPeytonReed/status/1124721528321351680https://twitter.com/MrPeytonReed/status/1124721791937572864https://twitter.com/MrPeytonReed/status/1124721995990462465https://twitter.com/MrPeytonReed/status/1124722171450777600https://twitter.com/MrPeytonReed/status/1124722354372743168https://twitter.com/MrPeytonReed/status/1124722579460083712https://twitter.com/MrPeytonReed/status/1124722914580881408https://twitter.com/MrPeytonReed/status/1124723261995020288Thank you for sharing these, Peyton!May the 4th be with you, always.[...]





Family Guy's Carrie Fisher Eulogy Will Break Your Heart

The opening to this week's episode of Fox's Family Guy featured a rain-soaked Peter eulogizing his boss Angela (Carrie Fisher). Amid the jokes and pop culture references, we get some beautiful and complex feelings about loss–especially about losing someone like Fisher. A show that does meta-commentary like no other, Family Guy makes this scene all about our feelings […]

Alamo Drafthouse To Bring Original Star Wars Trilogy To Theaters In August

The original Star Wars trilogy (in its 1997 form) returns to theaters this August thanks to Alamo Drafthouse.They're calling the event "The Return of the Trilogy" and will feature the original Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi as triple-feature in most locations with "specially curated video content before and between[...]

Lawrence Kasdan Calls Star Wars Its Own Genre

While talking with Wired about a variety of topics, Lawrence Kasdan -- Star Wars: The Force Awakens co-writer and a writer on The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi -- said Star Wars is its own genre of storytelling."It’s not really science fiction It’s really something on its own, fantasy and myth and[...]

Mark Hamill Talks Non-Disclosure Agreements And Payment Penalties

He held back his knowledge of Darth Vader's identity for a year-and-a-half prior to the release of The Empire Strikes Back Hamill kept the secret from his wife and co-star Harrison Ford Joking about his NDA situation, he said, "I not even authorized to tell you I'm in Episode VII!"[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGchTSHd5Mo[/youtube]That film Hamill may or may[...]