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Why Would Anyone Join the Empire in 'The Force Awakens'?

Inverse | Posted 09.01.2015 | Entertainment

Days left until The Force Awakens awakens us: 124. Until then, here is just one more crumb to chew -- Why would anyone in their right mind join the Empire after its fall post-Return of the Jedi?Good question. J.J. Abrams has the answer: "Exactly."

Star Wars Age Guide for Families

Common Sense Media | Posted 07.28.2015 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Ever since that first menacing star destroyer loomed across movie screens in 1977, kids of all ages have been enamored with the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, and all their friends (and enemies!).

Was Darth Vader Not Originally Luke Skywalker's Father in 'Empire Strikes Back'?

Brian Cronin | Posted 07.14.2015 | Entertainment
Brian Cronin

In this final version, obviously Darth Vader is revealed to be Luke's father. But we will never know whether Lucas would have gone that route if he still had Leigh Brackett to work on the script with him.

Avengers 2: There May Just Be a Pop Epic Somewhere Inside Marvel's 'Disappointing' Age of Ultron Mega-Hit

William Bradley | Posted 07.09.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

For what's turned out to be one of the biggest hits of all-time, the not especially felicitously titled Avengers: Age of Ultron has gotten a lot less love and devotion than the numbers would suggest.

Marvel's Star Wars #1 Review

Bryan Young | Posted 03.15.2015 | Entertainment
Bryan Young

Wednesday sees the release of the first new Star Wars comic since Marvel took the license back from Dark Horse Comics and I was beyond curious to see how Marvel would handle the relaunch. It was anyone's guess how this might or might not sync up with the sort of stories we've been getting.

How Star Wars Conquered the Universe Reveals the Political References That George Lucas Worked Into Episodes I - VI

Jim Hill | Posted 02.04.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

As Chris Taylor points out in his terrific new book, How Star Wars Conquered the Universe: The Past, Present, and Future of a Multibillion Dollar Franchise, there has always been a political component to these motion pictures.

Democrats Will Place President Obama In Suspended Animation Through 2014 Midterm Elections

Spencer Green | Posted 11.16.2014 | Comedy
Spencer Green

The process of placing the President in suspended animation will involve a metal compound made of carbon and tibanna gas used to smuggle items or transport people across the galaxy.

Dan Povenmire and Swampy Marsh's New Hope Is That They Get to Make More "Phineas & Ferb Star Wars" Specials for the Disney Channel

Jim Hill | Posted 09.25.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

So just how quickly after the Disney - Lucasfilm acquisition was officially announced was tonight's Phineas & Ferb: Star Wars special put into production?

WATCH: Mark Hamill Imagines Conversation Between Luke Skywalker And The Joker

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 06.09.2014 | Entertainment

Can we all agree that the only way to improve the iconic “I am your father” scene from “Star Wars” is to swap out Darth Vader with the Joker? ...

And The Greatest Movie Of All Time Is ...

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 05.30.2014 | Entertainment

"Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back" is officially the greatest movie of all time. Well, at least if you trust the fan poll conducted by film-centric ...

We Dare You Not To Be Awed By This Incredible Star Wars Dog Bed

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 01.23.2014 | HuffPost Home

Remember in The Empire Strikes Back, when poor Luke Skywalker goes to the planet Hoth and gets dragged back to the ice cave by a Wampa? Yes? No? ...

15 Things I'm Thankful For

Will Slocombe | Posted 01.26.2014 | Entertainment
Will Slocombe

In the spirit of both Thanksgiving, and general, Internet list-making, I thought I'd write down 15 things for which I'm thankful.

Stop Freaking Out About Star Wars

Mike Ryan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

There has been a lot of doom and gloom surrounding the development of Episode VII as of late. There have been rumblings for awhile that J.J. Abrams hasn't been the happiest of souls thus far, as production crawls along. Last week's departure of screenwriter Michael Arndt (who wrote the first Episode VII treatment and script) only added fuel to this already explosive story.

'Episode VII' Isn't The First Time There Was A 'Star Wars' Script Shakeup

Mike Ryan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

On Thursday, news broke that Michael Arndt's script for Star Wars: Episode VII was being rewritten by J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan, effectively b...

Mike Ryan

Here's Why Harrison Ford Is Happy To Be Out Of 'The Leading Man Business' | Mike Ryan | Posted 10.23.2013 | Entertainment

It's an odd thing to hear Harrison Ford say that he's "out of the leading man business" -- especially to anyone who's grown up on his "leading man" mo...

Joss Whedon Rips Indiana Jones Scene, And He's Right

Mike Ryan | Posted 10.27.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

As it turns out, Harrison Ford was suffering from dysentery on this particular day of filming and suggested that Indy just shoot the swordsman as opposed to doing another highly choreographed scene. What resulted is one of the most memorable moments in cinematic history.

Mike Ryan

When Fans Should Expect A New 'Star Wars' Title | Mike Ryan | Posted 08.12.2013 | Entertainment

This past weekend, Disney chairman Alan Horn was audibly booed by fans at Disney’s D23 expo for saying nothing about “Star Wars: Episode VII" othe...

Familiar Face Back For More 'Star Wars'

Posted 07.27.2013 | Entertainment

The new "Star Wars" trilogy is gaining another familiar face in John Williams, who composed the scores for all six of the saga's previous entries. Fol...

The Core Is Strong With This One

Irina Dvalidze | Posted 06.30.2013 | Comedy

Who needs a Downward Facing Dog when you can do the Downward Facing Wookie! California-based Matthew Latkiewicz is the creator of Star Wars Yoga....

In Defense Of George Lucas

Mike Ryan | Posted 08.19.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

Since selling Lucasfilm to Disney, Lucas has stated publically that he will be a "creative consultant" on the upcoming sequels. I do think the new, Disney-owned Lucasfilm wants to distance itself from the prequels, judging from its decision to cancel The Clone Wars, a show that just won an Emmy. And a good way for Disney to distance itself from the prequels is to distance itself from the man who is responsible for the prequels, George Lucas. If that's what the new Lucasfilm is doing, it's making a huge mistake.

About Those 'Star Wars' Plot Rumors

Mike Ryan | Posted 08.14.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

Earlier this week, a sketchy-from-the start Star Wars rumor made its way around the Internet. In a nutshell, the rumor claims, casting calls were put out for the twin sibling characters of Jaina Solo and Jacen Solo, two young Jedis in training. Along with it came a complete breakdown of what would happen to these characters over the course of Episode VII, Episode VIII and Episode IX. Sure.

Worst Movie Dads Ever

Posted 06.13.2013 | Entertainment

If you thought movie moms were bad, just wait until you catch a glimpse of these disastrous dads of cinema. From Royal Tenenbaum and Harry Wormwood to...

How Much Do You Really Know About 'Star Wars'?

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2013 | Entertainment

Most of us know a bit about the storied legacy of the original "Star Wars" trilogy, a series that raked in more than $2.7 billion worldwide after its ...

How Harrison Ford Really Felt About 'Return Of The Jedi': Exclusive Look At 'The Making Of Return Of The Jedi'

The Huffington Post | Mike Ryan | Posted 05.21.2013 | Entertainment

"Return of the Jedi," the third film in the original "Star Wars" trilogy, was released on May 25, 1983. Lucasfilm, the production company founded by "...

Mike Ryan

Meet The Man Who Played Boba Fett | Mike Ryan | Posted 03.18.2013 | Entertainment

Lucasfilm will announce on Monday that four men who played Boba Fett in "Star Wars" will appear together this July at the Star Wars Celebration in Mes...