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Kylo Ren Of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Was Inspired By Nazis ... Sorta

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 08.25.2015 | Entertainment

"Who is that guy with the crossguard lightsaber?," "Star Wars" fans wondered when the first "Force Awakens" trailer debuted. When it was...

J.J. Abrams Explains How He Picked The New 'Star Wars' Character Names

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 08.13.2015 | Entertainment

In Entertainment Weekly's Fall Preview issue, we take a trip to a galaxy far, far away for new photos and info about J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars: The For...

The Fifteen Biggest Plot Rumors Surrounding Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens

Galanty Miller | Posted 08.11.2015 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

Han Solo meets Greedo's orphaned children. Han shoots first.

George Lucas to be Honored as Disney Legend for Inspiring a Generation of Filmmakers

Erik Sharkey | Posted 08.10.2015 | Entertainment
Erik Sharkey

George Lucas created more than just a film, more than a world, even. What he gave to the moviegoer, to those dreaming to be filmmakers, and to pop culture alike was that ripple effect, that lasting impression -- he created ways to experience the film long after you left the theater.

The First Teaser For HBO's 'Westworld' Looks Freaky Good

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 08.10.2015 | Entertainment

Robots meet Westerns in the first teaser trailer for HBO's new sci-fi series, "Westworld." The network describes the new series, which is fr...

Star Wars and Star Power -- Plus Marvel, Pixar, and Plenty of Disney -- at This Year's D23 EXPO

Jim Hill | Posted 08.10.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

When D23 -- Disney's official fan club -- launched the D23 EXPO back in 2009, all the "wonderful worlds" of Disney was pretty much just Disney. And --...

Innovative Novel Formats

Steven Petite | Posted 07.19.2015 | Books
Steven Petite

Readers and most writers do not pay much concern to the way the writing looks on the page, but there are daring authors that provide meaning to their work through the use of unique and innovative formatting. Here are a few novels that reimagined what a novel should look like within its physical binding.

Star Wars Director, J. J. Abrams Invites All of Hall H to an Exclusive Comic-Con Concert

Margaret Gardiner | Posted 07.13.2015 | Entertainment
Margaret Gardiner

I was one of about 6,000 people in Hall H, at San Diego's Comic-Con, to receive an exclusive invitation to a Star Wars' concert at sunset. It's hard to convey the frenetic energy of rabid fans who have slept outside for three days, to witness snippets of behind-the-scenes "making-of" Star Wars:VII The Force Awakens.

J.J. Abrams Might Kill Off Jar Jar Binks In 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 05.06.2015 | Entertainment

Rejoice "Star Wars" fans, the most hated character in the galaxy, aka Jar Jar Binks, might be getting the ax. While discussing "The Force Awakens" ...

This Is How Far 'The Force Awakens' Stars Are Going To Keep The Movie A Secret

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 04.30.2015 | Entertainment

The restrictions on "Star Wars" spoilers have been well-documented since before "The Force Awakens" began shooting, with director J.J. Abrams threaten...

"Chewie, We're Home."

Graham Milne | Posted 06.20.2015 | Entertainment
Graham Milne

A clarion call to uncounted legions of dreamers, young and old alike, waiting in what often seemed merely vain hope for thirty-two long years. We'd seen the Falcon fly in the first teaser, but this was different. This was an affirmation of something that we'd long been told was never going to happen.

Marvelverse at A Crossroads Leads the Way In A Big Year for Genre Franchises

William Bradley | Posted 04.19.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

In a movie year marked by a raft of famous genre franchises, the Marvelverse is set once again to lead the way. What Marvel calls its interlocking "Marvel Cinematic Universe" features the return of the Avengers, and a quirky new title, Ant-Man, coming on July 17.

Star Wars: Celebration Report -- New Info on The Force Awakens

Bryan Young | Posted 06.17.2015 | Entertainment
Bryan Young

While little was revealed at the panel, and the trailer doesn't quite answer any of the questions we have about what might have gone on in the thirty years since the destruction of the second Death Star, we're still being treated with plenty of new information and things to look at.

Matthew McConaughey Reacts To The New 'Star Wars' Teaser For All Of Us

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 04.17.2015 | Comedy

Don't pretend this wasn't you. It was. We all watched the new "Star Wars" teaser on Thursday, released during the "Star Wars" Celebrations event. A...

We Can't Get These 11 New 'Star Wars' Images Out Of Our Head

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 04.17.2015 | Entertainment

When the last "Star Wars" trilogy debuted its first trailer, people bought tickets to movies like "Meet Joe Black" and "The Waterboy" simply to see th...

The New 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Teaser Is Here & It's Amazing

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 04.16.2015 | Entertainment

During the "Star Wars" Celebration panel on Thursday, J.J. Abrams introduced the new teaser trailer for the movie. There's more of Oscar Isaac's Poe D...

J.J. Abrams And 'Star Wars' Cast Reunite At Celebration Panel

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 07.10.2015 | Entertainment

Even if you couldn't make it to the "Star Wars" Celebration in Anaheim, California this week, you're still in luck. StarWars.com is live-streaming 30 ...

Film Is Not Dead, Apparently

Sheril Antonio | Posted 04.10.2015 | Entertainment
Sheril Antonio

For some time now, we've been led to believe that the word film, as it relates to the material initially used to capture moving images, was no longer a factual term.

George Lucas Has Finally See The 'Star Wars' Trailer

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.20.2015 | Entertainment

As of early December, George Lucas had no plans to watch the first trailer for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." Now, things have since changed for the ...

Des Doyle and Ryan Patrick McGuffey Learn the Ropes With Showrunners

Alex Simon | Posted 03.18.2015 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

The doc offers numerous firsthand accounts of what it takes to get a TV show on the air and features a backstory that is almost as equally fascinating. Director Des Doyle and Co-Producer Ryan Patrick McGuffey, both natives of Ireland, sat down recently to discuss the arduous journey.

George Lucas Planned To Direct 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.13.2015 | Entertainment

George Lucas has been hands-off with "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" despite serving as a creative consultant on the sequel, leaving many to believe he...

Unsurprisingly, J.J. Abrams Loved Making 'Star Wars'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 01.07.2015 | Entertainment

J.J. Abrams directed "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," and -- shocker -- he really enjoyed the job. "It was an amazing experience making this movie, ...

What's Truly Unique About #Blackstormtrooper

Michael Sallustio | Posted 02.07.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Sallustio

It's 2014, a black stormtrooper shouldn't be considered progress or pandering, it should be considered the norm. Still, there is definitely something striking and out of place about this stormtrooper that has nothing to do with the color of his skin.

Why #BlackStormTrooper Shouldn't Be A Big Deal

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 12.02.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Fans' excitement around the release of an 88-second clip from the new Star Wars reboot, quickly morphed into a social media firestorm, when some fans ...

New Star Wars Trailer Divides Fans Over How Pathetic They Really Are

Spencer Green | Posted 01.31.2015 | Comedy
Spencer Green

On Friday, the 88-second trailer for the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens debuted online and in theaters, immediately dividing fans over how pathetic their lives really are.