Report: 'Toy Story 3' writer may pen new 'Star Wars' movie
November 9th, 2012
10:22 AM ET

Report: 'Toy Story 3' writer may pen new 'Star Wars' movie

From “infinity and beyond” to “a galaxy far, far away,” “Toy Story 3” screenwriter Michael Arndt could pen the script for the new “Star Wars” movie.

Arndt, the Oscar-winning writer behind 2006’s “Little Miss Sunshine” and the “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” which is due out in November 2013, was hired to write an extended outline for “Episode 7,” according to Variety.

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Overheard: Carrie Fisher would join new 'Star Wars'
November 7th, 2012
12:02 PM ET

Overheard: Carrie Fisher would join new 'Star Wars'

If your dream outcome from Disney's acquisition of Lucasfilm would be to see Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher back in their "Star Wars" roles, keep your fingers crossed.

A "highly placed source" has hinted to Entertainment Weekly that Ford's "open" to the idea of returning to his Han Solo character, and Fisher told a TMZ photographer (albeit pretty unenthusiastically) that she was interested in doing the sequel as well.

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George Lucas: Disney money will go toward education
November 1st, 2012
05:04 PM ET

George Lucas: Disney money will go toward education

George Lucas knows exactly what he's going to do with the payout from Disney's $4 billion acquisition of Lucasfilm, and it's not going to get funneled back into Hollywood.

Instead, the filmmaker said in a statement, the majority will go toward helping - and educating - others.

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More 'Star Wars'? Never, says George Lucas
March 29th, 2012
01:58 PM ET

More 'Star Wars'? Never, says George Lucas

When his film "Red Tails" was released earlier this year, George Lucas said that he was retiring and ready to move on to other things - which, yes, would mean no more "Star Wars" films.

The filmmaker reiterated as much when TMZ  photographers flagged him down as he was exiting an L.A. eatery on Wednesday. They asked when fans would get to see the seventh, eighth and ninth installments in the "Star Wars" series - and, well, the answer is don't hold your breath.

"Never," Lucas responded as he made his way to his car. "I'm retired."

It looks like he meant what he said in an interview with New York Times magazine earlier this year: "Why would I make any more ['Star Wars' movies] when everybody yells at you all the time and says what a terrible person you are?" he inquired. "I think there are a lot more important things in the world."


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Daniel Radcliffe on 'Star Wars' vs. 'Harry Potter'
September 22nd, 2011
07:48 AM ET

Daniel Radcliffe on 'Star Wars' vs. 'Harry Potter'

As the star of a wildly popular film franchise, you’d think Daniel Radcliffe would be well-versed in pop culture phenomenons. But as it turns out, Harry Potter himself hasn’t seen “Star Wars”!

In an interview with Moviefone, Radcliffe reveals that he’s never seen the 1977 space opera. “Yeah, I know. It’s really bad,” he says of the gap in his film knowledge.

The 22-year-old actor explains, I saw 'The Phantom Menace,' and everyone's like, ‘You saw that one! You didn't see the originals?!’ I know! I was ten! I didn't know any better!”

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Want to dine with George Lucas?
Emma Stone in Princess Leia headwear and SU2C Yoda tee shirt.
September 21st, 2011
09:45 AM ET

Want to dine with George Lucas?

If you're upset with George Lucas over his controversial audio tweaks in this month's Blu-ray release of the complete "Star Wars" saga, you may get the chance to talk it over with him at dinner - if you save your pennies.

In celebration of all six "Star Wars" episodes being available for the first time on Blu-ray - along with a whopping 40 hours of extra content - Lucasfilm has launched an initiative to benefit Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C).

Through Friday September 23, you can bid on one-of-a-kind "Star Wars"-related goods on eBay - including dinner with Lucas. (Francis Ford Coppola, John Lasseter, Chris Columbus and Phillip Kaufman will be there, too!) Other items for bid include a "Star Wars" edition 2012 Volkswagen Passat and over 100 collectibles.

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