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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 /

The Mandalorian: Simon Pegg Pitches His Star Wars Return

Simon Pegg has an idea to return to the Star Wars franchise as a different alien in the popular series The Mandalorian. The actor originally played Unkar Plutt, the junk trader who exchanged Rey's (Daisy Ridley) metal scraps for rations in Jakku before she set off to join the Resistance and later, learn the ways […]

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

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 […]

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

Ant-Man, Ant-Man and The Wasp writer/director Peyton Reed is a huge Star Wars fan, and has been since he was a young man. 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. When THE […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mark Hamill Talks Non-Disclosure Agreements And Payment Penalties

Mark Hamill tells Game Radar about the difficulty in living with an non-disclosure agreement when everybody wants to know about his involvement in a certain star-spanning franchises. It turns out there is a cash penalty to breaking his NDA. "I have something coming up where there's an amount of money [set aside] that if [something] […]