Even though Ray Harryhausen, the big daddy of stop motion animation, stopped making movies with 1981’s Clash of the Titans, his influence has loomed so large over cinema, it feels like he never left.
While many hoped that once George Lucas got his paws off the Star Wars franchise things would get better, it appears that the new owners - Disney - might be headed for similar daft decisions.
How many of us even knew there was even such a thing as Star Wars Day? Well there is indeed a Star Wars day, May 4, and considering it’s so close to Cinco De Mayo, perhaps it’s a big party day for geeks.
With the announcement that Disney would be making more Star Wars films came a lot of rumors, as would be expected in the geek-o-sphere.
If you grew up when Star Wars was an enormous phenomenon in the 70’s, you may recall Marvel had a comic book series based on the film.
Like many of you, I was a child of the 80s who really liked science fiction, so you can bet I grew up on everything Star Wars.
Right now, rumors about the new Star Wars movie are all over the place, and one of the biggest ones going around at the moment is that the original Star Wars crew, Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher, will probably be returning.
First it was jumping the shark, now it’s nuking the fridge. It’s the phrase that means a series has reached the point of no return and is now irreversibly lame.
After many years of tending the Star Wars empire, George Lucas finally came back with a new, original story, Red Tails in 2012.
So now JJ Abrams is officially aboard to helm the next Star Wars film, and he’ll be making a big leap from one amazing sci-fi franchise to another.
If you love hand drawn poster art, the kind we just don’t see anymore in the age of computer illustrated ad campaigns, you probably know the work of Drew Struzan.
George Lucas is concerned about leaving his comfort zone, but excited to move on to new projects.
We recently ran a report about the so-called Mayan Apocalypse, and how many Star Wars fans flocked to an area of Guatemala where the Yavin 4 rebel base segment was shot.
All this talk about the end of the world is pretty silly indeed, but is there a Star Wars connection?
Star Wars memorabilia auctions have not slowed down, especially in the wake of an official announcement from Lucas and Disney that there will be yet another three films.
Samuel L. Jackson became a major star after his stellar performance in Pulp Fiction, and while he’s great at gritty roles, his inner geek is also very strong.
So now that we know there’s going to be more Star Wars films, one can't help wonder how long the series will last, and how old we’ll be once it all ends.
Now that we know there will be three more Star Wars movies, the speculation’s been flying fast and furious about who could possibly direct them.
Has a director already been found for the new Star Wars film?
So George Lucas has finally handed over the reins of Lucasfilm to Disney for $4.05 billion, with the majority of the money going to charity.