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'A New Hope' 40th Anniversary: How Have The Jedi Changed In The Last 40 Years?
As incredible as it may seem, 40 years ago today we saw the release of the first Star Wars film, A New Hope. Nobody then could have imagined the blockbuster franchise that would emerge from #GeorgeLucas's wonderfully creative movie. Now, as we celebrate the anniversary, we look back over the last 40 years to see how dramatically the primary warriors of the series, the Jedi, have changed as the franchise evolved.
Lucasfilm's Latest Novels Prepare to Reveal the Greatest Mysteries of 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'
The latest blockbuster hit from Lucasfilm, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has wowed fans with its originality and creativity. That's all the more remarkable, given that the ending was never truly in doubt — the Death Star plans are safely transmitted, and the iconic group of Rebels become martyrs. One of the reasons for the film's incredible success, though, is surely the way Rogue One blends a pretty predictable tale with whole new elements, while tying the threads of the Star Wars franchise together in such a wonderfully efficient way.
Ahsoka Lives! Will the Fan-Favorite Return in Star Wars: Rebels Season 4?
The unexpected breakout star of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, #AhsokaTano was introduced as the Padawan to Anakin Skywalker himself. The minute she returned in Star Wars: Rebels, fans were fascinated with one question: what would happen when Ahsoka encountered her old Master?
Carrie Fisher Will Not Be in Star Wars: Episode 9, Lucasfilm Confirms—No CGI and No Extra the Last Jedi' Footage
Star Wars Celebration 2017 has been an incredible experience for fans so far. With the franchise celebrating its 40th anniversary, and the release of the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, fans have had a lot to celebrate. But there's also been a sense of sorrow hanging over the event — because this, of course, is the first Star Wars Celebration since the passing of the late, great Carrie Fisher.
As Marvel Announces 'Mace Windu' Comic, What's Next For The Clone Wars Era?
The Clone Wars: A legendary conflict that blazed across the galaxy, ravaging entire worlds. This was the age of heroes, when Jedi would lead the Republic's newborn clone army to war against the Separatists and their unyielding droid armies. This was the age of legends, as the light fought valiantly against the shadows cast by the Sith. Ultimately, this was the age of tragedy - as the heroes fell to betrayal most foul. They're also one of the most dearly-loved eras in Star Wars history — in large part because of a phenomenal animated series...
'Star Wars: Revenge Of The Sith' Original Ending Featured A Tragic Twist For Padmé That Would've Transformed The Saga
Let's face it: nowadays, Star Wars is big news again. But back in 2005, when #GeorgeLucas finally released Revenge of the Sith, the franchise's blockbuster days seemed certain to have come to an end. And although the movie may be the best of the Prequel Trilogy, fans were left with the nagging sense that it could just have been something... better. Of course, the film wasn't exactly helped by the fact that Matt Stover's novelization put the screenplay to shame!
It's Official: 'The Last Jedi' Is Singular — Not Plural — And He's Luke Skywalker
Who is the Last Jedi? It's a question that's plagued the Internet since Lucasfilm announced the title of Star Wars: Episode VIII back in January, and initially the most common theory was that it was Luke Skywalker himself.
'Star Wars: Rebels' Season 4 Will Be Its Last — What Are Our Heroes' Fates?
For Dave Filoni, Star Wars Celebration 2017 was surely a strange experience: a moment of mixed joy and sorrow, as he unveiled the first trailer for Star Wars: Rebels Season 4, yet finally announced what we'd already suspected. Season 4 is the final one.
The Next Star Wars Novel, 'Thrawn,' Promises to Transform the Canon — And Hints at the Mystery of Anakin Skywalker
On April 11th, Lucasfilm is releasing perhaps the most exciting Star Wars novel of them all: Thrawn. Created by legendary Star Wars author Timothy Zahn back in 1991, Thrawn is a legendary figure in the old Expanded Universe, and he's already made his presence felt in Star Wars: Rebels. But the novel Thrawn promises to chart his journey through Imperial ranks, and — most thrillingly of all — it's penned by his creator, Zahn himself. Lucasfilm has given a brief excerpt to USAToday, and already this book promises to transform the new Star Wars canon...
Warwick Davis Is Coming To 'Star Wars: Rebels' & Bringing Another Expanded Universe Character Back To The Canon
Star Wars is back, and bigger than ever. But unless you're a fan of the old Expanded Universe, you're unlikely to have ever heard the name 'Rukh.' For old-school Star Wars fans, it's a name we never expected to hear again.
'Never Meet Your Heroes': Why Rey's In For A Shock When She Meets Luke Skywalker
Star Wars Celebration is in full swing, and the highlight was the much-anticipated panel for The Last Jedi. Of course, everybody was watching with the eager hope of spoilers slipping, but — as BB8 reminded us — there are Non-Disclosure Agreements in play.
'The Last Jedi' Returns To A Prequel Concept - The Balance Of The Force!
"Light. Darkness. A balance." The Star Wars Saga has focused on the great tides of history; the champions of the Light Side who stand against the relentless flood-like advance of the Dark Side. In the Prequel Trilogy, George Lucas introduced the idea that Light and Dark need to be held in a mystical balance. Now, with these four words, the trailer for The Last Jedi teases that we're about to dive head-first into this intriguing concept!