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Star Wars: Jar Jar Binks - what went wrong?

Ryan Lambie Feature
Dec 1, 2015

Envisioned as a loveable sidekick, Jar Jar Binks inspired anger among critics and fans in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. What went wrong?

Star Wars: The Phantom Menace – the directors who turned it down

Simon Brew News
Nov 26, 2015

George Lucas asked the likes of Ron Howard and Robert Zemeckis to direct Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace...

Yoda: The Empire Strikes Back's big gamble

Ryan Lambie Feature
Nov 25, 2015

In 1980, the idea of having a puppet as a supporting actor was still untested. Ryan looks back at The Empire Strikes Back's big gamble...

George Lucas: why Disney didn't use his Star Wars ideas

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Simon Brew News
Nov 24, 2015

"They weren't keen to have me involved anyway", says George Lucas, as he chats about the studio rejecting his story ideas for Star Wars.

Star Wars: George Lucas on why he stepped away

Simon Brew News
Nov 20, 2015

George Lucas describes his departure from Star Wars as a "break up", as he talks about the story differences between him and Disney.

George Lucas on Star Wars: "all you do is get criticised"

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Simon Brew News
Nov 19, 2015

In a new promo video for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, George Lucas touches on why he sold the franchise to Disney.

The Star Wars films, the Skywalkers, and the Chosen One

Jordan Adcock Feature
Nov 30, 2015

Both Anakin and Luke Skywalker take the idea of a Chosen One - but how do the two Star Wars trilogies so far approach it?

Star Wars original cuts may be coming to Blu-ray after all

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Simon Brew News
Sep 21, 2015

"Did you know Disney, by the way, is putting out the original Star Wars the way it was?", says John Landis. No John: we did not...

What to expect from the upcoming Star Wars videogames

DC Feature
Sep 9, 2015

Will the new Star Wars games be a greater success than those of the past? And how will they fit into Lucasfilm’s universe-building plans?

Star Wars: a history of lightsaber design

Rob Leane Feature
Sep 11, 2015

As Star Wars: The Force Awakens introduces the broadsaber, we chart the lightsaber designs of the Star Wars universe...