Star Wars

Hayward: ‘Avengers: Endgame’ and the Golden Age of Mega-Storytelling

“Avengers: Endgame” made over a billion dollars worldwide in its first weekend, shattering just about every record the Hollywood publicity machine bothers to keep. That’s because Endgame is more than just Part 2 of a single story, but the culmination of a 22-film series (plus a few short films and loosely-connected TV shows) that racked up almost $20 billion in combined ticket sales.

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Mark Hamill: Donald Trump Worse than Darth Vader

Star Wars star Mark Hamill pushed back against comparisons between President Donald Trump or former Vice President Dick Cheney and Darth Vader, pointing out that the latter eventually “saw the errors of his ways.”

Mark Hamill in Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017, Lucasfilm/Disney)

‘Jumanji’ Ready to Battle Floundering ‘Star Wars’ Franchise at Box Office

The new Jumanji franchise, that unexpectedly flourished against box office under-performer Star Wars: The Last Jedi last year, just announced Jumanji 3 will open on December 13, 2019,  just one week prior to the opening of Star Wars: Episode IX. So much for Star Wars being the 900 pound gorilla. 

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‘Solo’ Review: Too Forgettable to Ruin Your Childhood

Alden Ehrenreich has been given the unenviable task of stepping into the shoes of Harrison Ford, and please forgive my manners as I make an issue of the fact that Ehrenreich is noticeably too short, way too short to step in the shoes of anyone who is not a member of the Lollipop Guild.

Alden Ehrenreich appears in a scene from "Solo: A Star Wars Story" (Disney, 2018).

‘Star Wars’ Writer: Lando a Sexually Fluid ‘Pansexual’

Hollywood screenwriter Jonathan Kasdan says the iconic Star Wars character Lando Calrissian is a pansexual, meaning the suave smuggler is sexually attracted men, women, and anything else in George Lucas’ Disney-owned galaxy far, far away. 

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Survey: Half of Humans Believe in Alien Life

AMSTERDAM, Dec 8 (Reuters) – Nearly half of humans believe in alien life and want to make contact, a survey in 24 countries has found, in what researchers said helps to explain the lasting popularity of the “Star Wars” franchise 40 years after the first movie was screened.

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