Star Wars

Darth Vader's Facebook look back video posted on YouTube by Joshua Dill.

Darth Vader gets a Facebook ‘look back’ video

Those Facebook look-back videos got a new addition that looks way, way back … into a galaxy far, far away. YouTube user Joshua Dill created Darth Vader’s look back, which has been viewed nearly 12,000 […]

02/10/2014

From left, Jessie, voiced by Joan Cusack, Buzz Lightyear, voiced by Tim Allen and Woody, voiced by Tom Hanks are shown in a scene from, "Toy Story 3." (AP Photo/Disney Pixar)

‘Star Wars’ film won’t be previewed at Disney expo

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Force may not be with Disney fans this weekend. The Walt Disney Co. is cracking open the vault, rolling out the red carpet and pulling back the curtain for more […]

08/09/2013

"The Simpsons" shows the popular cartoon family posing in front of their home, from left, Lisa, Marge, Maggie, Homer and Bart Simpson. (AP Photo/Fox Broacasting Co.)

‘The Simpsons’ to get a Lego series

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Want to build a new home for Homer or try out a new hairstyle for Marge? Danish toy company Lego on Monday confirmed it will launch a special series themed on […]

08/05/2013

Movie director George Lucas and financee Mellody Hobson

Marriage, the sequel for ‘Star Wars’ creator Lucas

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s marriage, episode II for George Lucas. A Lucasfilm spokeswoman confirms the “Star Wars” creator married longtime girlfriend Mellody Hobson in a weekend ceremony at Skywalker Ranch north of San Francisco. […]

06/25/2013

JJ Abrams

JJ Abrams boldly going from ‘Trek’ to ‘Star Wars’

LONDON (AP) — J.J. Abrams is master of one universe — and he’s about to try conquering another. The director who rebooted “Star Trek” for a new generation, sending the USS Enterprise out again to […]

05/13/2013

Actor Dwayne Johnson (AP Photo)

Dwayne Johnson: Savior of film franchises

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When your film franchise has gotten tired — the Fast aren’t quite as Furious, the Mummy needs a reason to Return — Dwayne Johnson is the guy to call. The 40-year-old actor has become a savior of stale film series.

03/28/2013

George Lucas

George Lucas proposes museum in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — “Star Wars” creator George Lucas wants to build a museum dedicated to visual storytelling in San Francisco’s Presidio that would house an art collection he amassed over four decades.

03/06/2013

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Beam me up, Yoda: Obama won’t do ‘Jedi mind meld’

WASHINGTON (AP) — He’s not a dictator and won’t entertain the idea of a “Jedi mind meld” with opponents. There’s no “secret formula or special sauce” he can slip foes to make them see things his way.

03/01/2013

JJ Abrams

Reports: JJ Abrams to direct next ‘Star Wars’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Another universe of sci-fi fans has been put in the hands of J.J. Abrams. According to multiple trade reports, Abrams is set to direct the next installment of “Star Wars.”

01/24/2013

Movie director George Lucas and financee Mellody Hobson

‘Star Wars’ creator George Lucas engaged

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Star Wars” creator George Lucas is engaged. A spokeswoman for Lucasfilm Ltd. says the 68-year-old director is engaged to 43-year-old investment firm president Mellody Hobson.

01/04/2013

Disney unlikely to change 'Star Wars' brand

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Naysayers would have you believe Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm can only mean one thing: Bambi and Mickey Mouse are sure to appear in future “Star Wars” movies taking up lightsabers against […]

10/31/2012

Disney buying Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Disney is paying $4.05 billion to buy Lucasfilm Ltd., the production company behind “Star Wars,” from its chairman and founder, George Lucas. It’s also making a seventh movie in the “Star […]

10/30/2012