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Following on from comments earlier this week about why he's given up directing major features, filmmaker George Lucas has further gone into specifics about another key decision he made a few years ago - about giving up creative control of the "Star Wars" franchise to Disney.

Speaking with CBS This Morning, Lucas revealed that he did want to return for "Star Wars: Episode VII" but his vision didn't align with that of the studio:

"The issue was, ultimately, they looked at the stories and they said, 'We want to make something for the fans.' People don't actually realize it's actually a soap opera and it's all about family problems - it's not about spaceships.

So they decided they didn't want to use those stories, they decided they were going to do their own thing so I decided, 'Fine.... I'll go my way, and I let them go their way.'"

Over the years, Lucas has made it clear he was creating the films he wanted to make and cared little about fan feedback. He adds that the studio was also keen to basically not have him involved at any level:

"All I wanted to do was tell a story. It started here. And it went there. It's all about generations. It's about the issues of fathers and sons and grandfathers. People think it's a space opera. It's a family soap opera. They weren't that keen to have me involved. I decided, if I get in there, I'm just going to cause trouble. Because they're not going to do what I want them to do. And I don't have the control to do that anymore."

Whether director J.J. Abrams is able to deliver something more akin to the original than the prequel trilogy with this first post-Lucas film, we'll have to wait a few weeks to see. "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" opens December 18th.

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Star Wars Wars: All 6 Films At Once!

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Mark Hamill Confirms "Episode VIII" Involvement

Though credited in the poster, Mark Hamill has never officially been allowed to say he is in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" and didn't speak about it until an interview with Famous Monsters last week. Despite this, everyone already knew the actor would reprise the role of Luke Skywalker in the film which opens next month.

One of the big lingering questions though is how much screen time will he actually have. Today, Hamill posted a tweet that didn't answer that question but did clear up another one - whatever happens in 'Force Awakens' he'll be around in the near future as he has confirmed that he's reprising his role in Rian Johnson's "Star Wars: Episode VIII".

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Not even a month left!!!!

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While appearing on the HappySadConfused podcast (via Indie Wire), director Ron Howard discussed his brief moment with the Star Wars prequels.

He said Star Wars creator George Lucas approached him about series. “He didn’t necessarily want to direct them, and he told me that he had talked to [Robert] Zemeckis, he talked to me, he talked to Steven Spielberg. I was the third one he spoke to.” In each case, they all told Lucas the same thing: “George, you should just do it!”

While Howard sat in the director’s chair for Willow, a project masterminded by Lucas, he appeared to never actually consider taking on the Star Wars assignment. “I don’t think anybody wanted to follow up that act at the time,” he said. “It was an honor, but it would’ve been too daunting.” Prior to its release in 1999, Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace was the most anticipated movie continuation of all time. Who could blame a filmmaker for not wanting to take on that level of anticipation? Howard even mentions Lucas was wary of it himself.

Of course, in that land of what-ifs and almost-weres, where Alejandro Jodorowsky made Dune and David Lynch made Return of the Jedi, it’s possible Ron Howard’s Phantom Menace is warmly regard. Or, perhaps, the prequels were never the Star Wars movies the fans craved.

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Today’s Tales of The Star Wars begins with a spoiler warning. Of course, we can’t confirm the spoiler, but a modicum of caution is probably for the the best.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Harrison Ford may have spilled the beans about a certain character’s path. While chatting with fans during a Twitter Q&A, the Star Wars veteran revealed his favorite scene in the new movie. “The sword fight with Rey and Kilo [sic] Ren,” he wrote. “Fantastic visual storytelling.” As THR noted, we haven’t seen footage of the two characters actually fighting. From trailer, it’s clear Rey and Ren will have some sort of confrontation, but is it possible their fight will be on equal footing? THR assumes Rey will use a lightsaber in the fight, but maybe that staff can withstand saber energy. Such weapons are known to exist.

Meanwhile, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy told The Los Angeles Times that Gwendoline Christie‘s Captain Phasma will be an ongoing character in the Star Wars universe. “She’s an important character, a baddie in the best sense of the word,” Kennedy said.

Lastly, Star Wars creator George Lucas admitted to the Washington Post that his departure from the series feels like a divorce. Knowing that he couldn’t act as a consultant to Disney or director J.J. Abrams as they charted the new course of the Star Wars galaxy without being a dictator, he said he made the conscious choice to walk away completely. “All I’d do is make them miserable. I’d make myself miserable,” he explained. “It would probably ruin a vision — J.J. has a vision, and it’s his vision.”

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Star Wars The Force Awakens

Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises. The First Order attempts to rule the galaxy and only a rag-tag group of heroes can stop them, along with the help of the Resistance.

This new chapter in the Star Wars series delivers all of the action, special fx, colourful characters and drama expected. Sadly it is more or less a remake of the original 1977 film, which takes away most of the surprises. At least with the prequels, George Lucas tried something else… even if he failed most of the time. And the less said about the terrible Made-for-TV cliffhanger ending the better, which was something to expect from its director.

Director: J.J. Abrams
Running time: 135 minutes
Released: 2015

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens has made movie history, setting a new record opening weekend high with a domestic debut of $238 million.

Disney also confirmed that J.J. Abrams' space epic made a whopping $279 million during its five-day international debut, bringing the current global earnings to a staggering $517 million.

"Our sole focus has been creating a film that delivers that one-of-a-kind Star Wars experience, and director J.J. Abrams, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy, and the Lucasfilm team have outdone themselves," Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn said in a statement.

"To all of the fans around the world who not only came out in Force to make this such an exciting and astronomical debut but who treated this film as their own and helped preserve the experience for their fellow fans by not spoiling it – thank you, we do."

The studio shared a number of the film's other record-breaking achievements, confirming The Force Awakens had the biggest Thursday preview gross of all time, earning $57 million. It also set a new record high for a Friday opening with $120 million, becoming the first film ever to earn over $100m in a single day.

Additionally, The Force Awakens shattered the record for a December debut, nearly tripling the prior leader's $84.6 million figure. Unsurprisingly, the film also performed incredibly well in IMAX, setting new Thursday, single-day and weekend records.

The Force Awakens allowed Disney to reclaim the title of biggest opening weekend, as Jurassic World had stolen it from Marvel's The Avengers with the Universal pic's $208.8 million debut in June.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Ending Details And More Revealed In Official Screenplay

Disney has sent out the Star Wars: The Force Awakens screenplay to members of the Writers Guild of America for awards consideration. The screenplay pretty much reflects the final film, including lines improvised or changed during the filming, and excludes any form of deleted scenes that were most definitely in the shooting script. That said, the descriptions in the screenplay give us some confirmations and clues that you might find interesting.

Hit the jump to get more info about Luke Skywalker, get confirmations about what exactly we see in Rey’s vision, dive into the the internal conflicts of Rey and Kylo Ren, and discover new details about The Force Awakens ending.


Warning: Spoilers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens follow. If you haven’t yet seen the film, do not read the following post. It should also be noted that the following screenplay has not been uploaded to Disney’s official For Your Consideration website, and was obtained through third hand sources. While I can’t personally 100% confirm the legitimacy of the screenplay, it looks to be far too accurate to not be the real thing.



- Luke Skywalker’s Planet

The script gives a name for the planet that we find Luke Skywalker on at the end of the film. The planet is referred to as “AHCH-TO” in this official script. The planet is described as having a “pristine and mighty OCEAN” with “endless BLUE, dotted with random, beautiful, mountainous BLACK ROCK ISLANDS, dotted with countless GREEN TREES.”

Interestingly Ahch-to is not a known planet in all of Star Wars lore, but “Ahch” is a Hebrew word meaning “brother.” Is this somehow a subtle way of suggesting that Luke is somehow her brother? How would that be possible? It could also speak towards Leia sending Rey to find her brother on this planet. It might also be a placeholder name — I could see them using it to stand in for “Act 2” as this moment leads to the second act of this sequel trilogy.


- Luke Skywalker Immediately Knows Who Rey Is and Why She Is Here

The script describes Luke Skywalker as being older now, with white hair and a beard. It says that he looks at Rey with a “kindness in his eyes, but there’s something tortured, too.” Most interestingly, it says that Luke “doesn’t need to ask her who she is, or what she is doing here.” Does this mean that he knows Rey is his child? Or does this mean that he knows because of the Force? The script only adds that “his look says it all.”

After Rey pulls Luke’s lightsaber from her pack, the script describes her holding it out to him as “An offer. A plea. The galaxy’s only hope.” And of course the script ends on “HOLD ON LUKE SKYWALKER’S INCREDIBLE FACE, amazed and conflicted at what he sees, as our MUSIC BUILDS, the promise of an adventure, just beginning…” It’s interesting that the script says Luke is both amazed and conflicted.


- Rey’s Vision Confirmations

The screenplay confirms a bunch of the imagery that we see in the vision Rey experiences when she touches Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber:

We pretty much knew that the first image is that of a hallway in Cloud City, but this script confirms it, calling it “a hallway of from deep inside Cloud City” and mentions a “mechanical breathing sound” and also that “disembodied voices fill the air.”

Some people have argued that the image of Luke Skywalker and R2-D2 was not from the attack on Skywalker’s new Jedi Training Academy, but the script confirms that we “see a BURNING TEMPLE AT NIGHT” in the background.

As for the man stabbed with a lightsaber, some fans have incorrectly identified that as Constable Zuvio, but we’ve previously debunked that claim. The script says that it is “A WARRIOR” who is stabbed by “A FIERY LIGHTSABER!”

And while we have assumed that the men around Kylo Ren in this vision are the Knights of Ren, the screenplay officially confirms this: “We PIVOT AROUND HER to REVEAL KYLO REN, and the six other KNIGHTS OF REN, who flank him!”


- Young Rey Is Left With Unkar Plutt

Most interesting, the screenplay confirms that is is in fact Simon Pegg‘s character Unkar Plutt who is seen next to young Rey when she is abandoned on Jakku. Many people, including us, thought that looked like his arm, but this makes it official.

The script says, “A little girl. Rey as a child. She is sobbing, hysterical. Unkar Plutt’s meaty hand holds her thin arm. She is on Jakku, watching a starship fly into the sky, abandoning her.” Rey yells, “No, come back!” and Unkar Plutt responds, “Quiet, girl!” as the “ship flies towards the desert sun, which is strangely eclipsed, as if being eaten by darkness.”

This is very interesting, because why was Rey left with Unkar Plutt on Jakku? Earlier in the film her relationship with the alien junk dealer seems to be strictly business. Is it possible that Unkar Plutt got the Millennium Falcon from Han Solo in exchange for watching Rey as a child?

But if that’s the case, why doesn’t Han Solo seem like he knows who she is when he first encounters her? It’s possible that he had a homing beacon on the ship for if it ever took off from Jakku, and only realizes that Rey is his daughter when she mentions her name as they are preparing to enter Maz Kanata’s castle. This is when Han offers her a job on the Falcon.

Then again, Rey says earlier in the film that Unkar Plutt stole the Falcon from “the Irving Boys, who stole it from Ducain.” Apparently in the Journey to the Force Awakens book Smuggler’s Run, Han Solo tells a bunch of bounty hunters to tell Ducain and the Irving boys that he and Chewbacca are not afraid of them, which suggests Ducain and the Irving boys really did steal the Falcon. Meaning the famous ship was not payment from Solo to take care of young Rey.


- Kylo Ren Is Horrified By His Actions

The script gives us some internal insight into Kylo Ren after he just killed his father Han Solo. The screenplay notes that “Kylo Ren is somehow WEAKENED by this wicked act,” noting that he is “horrified” and his “SHOCK is broken only when” Chewbacca cries out in agony.

In the official novelization it is revealed that Snoke tells Kylo that Darth Vader’s one weakness was his love for his son Luke Skywalker, and if it were not for that one flaw, the Dark Side would have won.

It’s interesting that killing his father was supposed to make Kylo Ren stronger, but in the end it just made him feel weaker.


- Rey Feels the Pull of the Dark Side

During the lightsaber duel at the end of the story, the screenplay gives us some insight into what’s going on inside Rey’s head during the end of this big battle. As Rey slashes Kylo again and again with Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber, the script says that as Ren goes down, suddenly he is “a fearful man, a large burn scar slashed across his face.”

As he reaches for his saber, the screenplay adds: “And she could kill him — right now, with ONE VICIOUS STRIKE! But she stops. Realizing she stands on a greater edge than even the cliff — the edge of the dark side. The earth SHAKES. The earth splits. A gully forms.” Its interesting that Rey also feels the internal pull of the dark side in this moment.

In the official novelization, Rey actually hears a voice insider her head say “Kill him.” The voice is described as “amorphous, unidentifiable, raw” and “powered by “pure vengeful emotion.” But the audio book seems to reveal it’s the voice of Supreme Leader Snoke.

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As detailed by Slashfilm, copies the script of Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been sent to Writers Guild of America members for awards considerations, which means its also in the wild for those who can find it to peruse and use as a guide to some of the more puzzling moments in the film.

Of course, the site cannot confirm the script they received in genuine, but they note it features no deleted scenes, but includes lines known to be improvised on set.

Spoilers, of course, follow …

With the script pages, scenes descriptions offer a bevy of details, like the name of the water planet Luke resides on (Ahch-To), to some of the meaning behind his facial expressions during his appearance in the film to the identity of the Jakku resident Rey’s parents left her with and more.

The excerpts also shed light on where Rey and Ren stand during their confrontation. Ren is “weakened” by his choices earlier in the film while Rey is said to feel the pull of the Dark Side once she has the upper hand.

Of course, any of these details can be disregarded or altered in a subsequent film. Episode VIII director Rian Johnson could decide to rename the water planet or Ren’s emotional state during the battle. But if the script is genuine, it certainly offers some insight into the choices made in the final release version.

http://www.slashfilm.com/star-wars-the-force-awakens-ending/2/

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Though it seems box-office records break every other month, when inflation is taken into account there is really nowhere near as much change with classic movies from decades past doing the kind of business modern blockbusters often can only dream of.

That doesn't mean they can't put in an impressive showing though. J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has already topped all six previous movies in the franchise at the U.S. domestic box-office in unadjusted numbers.

However, THR reports that even with inflation taken into account, 'Force' is on track to become the highest-grossing movie in the series aside from the very first in 1977. At the end of New Year's Day, the U.S. total for 'Force Awakens' stands at $686.4 million.

In comparison with the rest of the series with their totals adjusted for inflation, it already sits above "Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones" ($447.8m), Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith ($510.8m), and "The Empire Strikes Back" ($679m). By the end of the weekend, it will pass "Return of the Jedi" ($697.3m) and "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace" ($730.4m).

However it remains far behind the original 1977 film which made $307.3 million in its initial run, a figure that works out to roughly $1.2 billion in adjusted dollars. With the re-releases added on, that jumps to $1.5 billion for the first while the others (bar 'Clones') all jump above $745 million.

Sadly, adjusting international grosses for inflation is virtually impossible due to differing rates of inflation around the world and lack of records.

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STAR WARS Staying Alive!

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With The Force Awakens behind us — not counting its box office updates or the lively debates on its merits as a film and as Star Wars — attention is shifting over to December’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

The film will tell the tale of Rebel squad charged with recovering the data tapes featuring the technical readouts of a battle station with enough firepower to destroy a planet.

Basically, a direct prequel to the original Star Wars film.

And while we know plenty about the movie, a few key details are still shrouded in mystery. Actor Mads Mikkelsen is on board, but we do not know exactly who he is playing or his character’s affiliations. In what may be a spoiler (consider this your warning), Making Star Wars (via Comic Book Movie) reports on a rumor that not only involves Mikkelsen, but star Felicity Jones.

According to the campfire talk, Mikkelsen plays the engineer tasked with overcoming design flaws in the Death Star plans. Lauded within the Empire, the character comes to regret his role in building the ultimate power in the universe and decided to defect, turn to the aid of his daughter, the character played by Jones.

Of course, this is far from verified, but its not unusual for Star Wars stories to revolve around family conflicts.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story comes to theaters on December 16th.

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There's a lot of anger and resentment towards the "Star Wars" prequels with a good portion of it directed at Jar Jar Binks, the CG character who came to represent everything wrong with that trilogy.

Underneath that CG though was actor Ahmed Best, a talented thesp who has since been stuck with over a decade of dealing with the fallout of Jar Jar. Speaking with the YouTube series These Are The Actors You're Looking For, Best did a ten-minute chat in which he paints a not so happy picture about the backlash and how it has impacted him:

"Star Wars was my first 'most hated' title in anything really. It was painful. One of the biggest reasons I took it was because of the challenge of it - there was no Andy Serkis and Gollum, Na'vi from Avatar, Martians, John Carter.

I was to be the template for this, so I was kinda working with George to pioneer this new character form of acting and storytelling. On set we were all just so focused on the challenge of it and having so much fun that the post-Star Wars stuff was a surprise.

Even though you play characters, you put a lot of your own personality into it, you get emotionally and personally invested in the work that you do, it's your work and you take pride in it. So when your work is criticized negatively, you feel a hit."

Best also talked about the merchandising tie-ins for the movie, including an infamous and lewd-looking Jar Jar lollipop. That item was so bad, he received an apology for its existence:

"The worst one was a lollipop dispenser, that was ridiculous, I saw that thing and ran. That was bad, the head of marketing actually called me to apologize for that one."

Though Best has reprised the role in animated form, he indicated he has no plans to reprise the role in further movies.

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Star Wars Episode IX director Colin Trevorrow is already deep in planning his installment in the main Star Wars saga. Like Rian Johnson and J.J. Abrams before him, Trevorrow is working with Johnson on making sure their ideas gel.

While talking to HeyUGuys, the director mentioned part of this work includes providing answers to one of The Force Awakens biggest mysteries: Rey’s parents. “We’re going to make sure that that answer is deeply and profoundly satisfying,” he said. “She deserves it.”

Trevorrow also said he hopes to find new places to take the members of the original cast, saying, “They are icons, but they’re also people that have suffered tremendous loss and challenge over the course of all these films.” Finding a context for them in a film that is already perceived as the conclusion to the story began in the original Star Wars will certainly be a challenge for the filmmaker.

Episode IX will be released on May 24th, 2019.

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