StarWars

  • ‘Jumanji,’ shockingly topples ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ at the box office

    Move over, “Star Wars,” there are some new box office champs this weekend. “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” has topped the charts after three weekends in theaters, and newcomer “Insidious: The Last Key” opened in second, pushing “The Last Jedi” into third place. Columbia Pictures says Sunday that the...
  • ‘Star Wars’ Franchise Crosses $4 Billion, Eclipsing Disney’s Lucasfilm Price

    From the get-go, Wall Street analysts lauded The Walt Disney Co.’s decision in 2012 to buy Lucasfilm – home of George Lucas’ Star Wars franchise – despite a high price tag of $4.06 billion. They weren’t wrong in their enthusiasm for Disney chairman/CEO Bob Iger’s empire-building. Combined, Disney and...
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi spin-off film to start shooting in 2019

    A rumoured Star Wars spin-off revolving around Obi-Wan Kenobi is speculated to begin filming in January 2019, with Stephen Daldry still earmarked to direct. News broke in August that Lucasfilm were in the process of setting up the project, which has yet to be officially announced. But now production...
  • ‘The Last Jedi’ aims to capture that old Star Wars feeling

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Han Solo is dead. Luke Skywalker is back, but changed. And Leia Organa’s story will soon be coming to an end. The Star Wars that inspired four decades of passionate fandom appears to be slowly but surely fading as “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” prepares...
  • Disney announces yet another Star Wars trilogy

    A long time ago, in a completely different galaxy far, far away… Disney announced Thursday that it plans to release a brand-new Star Wars trilogy once the current saga wraps up — which will have different characters, but still keep the signature crawl. While there is no release date...
  • Will Star Wars get Hollywood to shoot in Ireland ???

    From ‘The Force Awakens’ to the art house, filmmakers are flocking to the Emerald Isle. The latest trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi could easily be seen as one of the most impressive — not to mention expensive — commercials ever made. But while it may, on the surface, chronicle the...
  • Man builds 2-story ‘Star Wars’ vehicle replica for Halloween

    PARMA, Ohio — A two-story, “Star Wars”-inspired Halloween yard display in Ohio should be enough to make any trick-or-treating Darth Vader proud. Nick Meyer has built a replica four-legged All Terrain Armored Transport, or AT-AT walker, nearly as tall as his Parma home. Meyer tells Cleveland.com he used wood,...
  • Elon Musk gets a nod as a space pioneer from ‘Star Trek: Discovery’

    Elon Musk ranks alongside the Wright Brothers and the scientist who brought warp speed light to humanity, according to Star Trek: Discovery. On last night’s episode of the new CBS All-Access show, Captain Gabriel Lorca (portrayed by Jason Isaacs) listed Musk alongside the Wrights, and fictional warp drive inventor...
  • J.J. Abrams Returns To Direct Final Star Wars Film

    SAN FRANCISCO (LIVE 105) – On Tuesday, Lucasfilm announced J.J. Abrams will assume directing duties for the final Star Wars film, Episode 9. The news comes after last week’s announcement of former Episode 9 director, Colin Trevorrow’s exit. J.J. Abrams to write and direct Star Wars Episode IX. https://t.co/aVF8UWaK0e...