Posts tagged with "George Lucas"

Star Wars: Episode VII Cast Announced

Star Wars: Episode VII Cast Announced
Whether it was the collectable figures, the compelling soundtrack by John Williams or simply the storyline, Star Wars is a property that undoubtedly everybody has heard of.  With May 4th quickly approaching, many fans were certain that they were going to receive news about the new Disney produced Star Wars: Episode VII, and with rumours of a complete cast reading due any day now, the cast were confirmed in a Facebook post on the Star Wars fan page. An... 

Star Wars News: Spin-Off Movies, Disneyland and Redefining the Canon

Star Wars News: Spin-Off Movies, Disneyland and Redefining the Canon
Following its recent take-over of the franchise, Disney has revealed that it is now working on defining a clear, unified canon for the Star Wars universe. Previously, the franchise had been divided into separate parts: the version accepted by George Lucas, comprising his two movie trilogies, and the version open for others to change and play around with through novels, comics and other media. This gave Lucas the freedom to ignore additions to the... 

Disney acquires the rights to the future of Indiana Jones

Disney acquires the rights to the future of Indiana Jones
Walt Disney Studios have reached an agreement with Paramount Pictures that sees Disney owning the distribution and marketing rights to any future films in the Indiana Jones franchise, on top of retaining the ownership rights when they bought Lucasfilm. Under the new agreement Paramount are still in charge when it comes to the distribution of the first four Indiana Jones films. They will even receive an undisclosed sum of the profits on any future... 

Win a complete set of Star Wars Making of books!

Win a complete set of Star Wars Making of books!
To celebrate the recent release of The Making of Return of the Jedi by J.W. Rinzler, the MCM Buzz has teamed up with Aurum Publishing to give one lucky winner the chance to win not only the aforementioned title, but also the previous books in the set, The Making of Empire Strikes Back and The Making of Star Wars! This great set will give fans a true glimpse into every stage of the production on these iconic movies and includes a whole... 

Review: The Making of Return of the Jedi By J.W. Rinzler

Review: The Making of Return of the Jedi By J.W. Rinzler
Imagine having complete access to the archives of one of the most revered movie company’s in the world. Imagine next that the company has produced one of the most iconic and genre defining movie franchises in history. Then imagine being able to publish it in a book and show and tell the world things that until now have been consigned to a little remembered shelf or drawer in a room. Oh, and then imagine that it is about Star Wars and the film... 

Is Harrison Ford Coming Back to Star Wars?

Is Harrison Ford Coming Back to Star Wars?
A reporter from Latino Review (El Mayimbe) took to Fox News to announce that Harrison Ford will be reprising his role as Han Solo. This is obviously big news and Latino Review are typically reliable on such things but this hasn’t been confirmed officially yet. Back in November we mentioned that Harrison Ford was open to the idea of returning despite previously saying that he had never found Han Solo to be interesting. If this does turn out... 

Star Wars news round-up. Is Matthew Vaughn directing and will Harrison Ford be back?

Star Wars news round-up. Is Matthew Vaughn directing and will Harrison Ford be back?
With the big news last week that Disney bought Lucasfilm you can expect to see a lot of Star Wars related news starting to appear. Already Collider is reporting that Matthew Vaughn’s main reason for leaving X-Men is that he is in talks with Lucasfilm to work on Episode VII. Collider state this is unconfirmed but they seem fairly confident in their sources. It seemed strange for Vaughn to step down as director (he will now be a producer) from something... 

Star Wars Episode VII Announced as Disney Purchase Lucasfilm

Star Wars Episode VII Announced as Disney Purchase Lucasfilm
The Walt Disney Company have today announced that they have acquired Lucasfilm LTD. Yes, Disney own Lucasfilm! Wait just there though, as that isn’t the only announcement. Disney have also revealed that Star Wars Episode VII is to be made with a targeted release date of 2015 (yes the same year as Avengers 2, and The Justice League). I know it’s all a bit much, but hang still, there is more. Disney have also revealed that Episodes VIII and... 

February To Bring Konami’s Star Wars Collection Social Game

February To Bring Konami’s Star Wars Collection Social Game
Japan is known for their success in the Social Gaming Network, and it’s not unknown that Star Wars has one of the largest fan bases going, so seeing Konami stick to their guns and invest heavily in the area of both is not a surprise to anyone.   December saw Konami announce that The Sengoku Collection (a game set in Japan’s Warring States period, where you collect and upgrade General Cards) is being turned into a anime after receiving just... 

MCM Buzz Expo Video Interview: Warwick Davis

MCM Buzz Expo Video Interview: Warwick Davis
Continuing with our recent video coverage of the MCM Expo London Comic Con last month is an interview our reporter Jenny Brundle had with Star Wars and Harry Potter actor Warwick Davis!  Warwick talks to Jenny about his time at the Expo and his forthcoming TV series Life’s Too Short! Click play below to watch the video and don’t forget to tune in to the first episode of Life’s Too Short when it airs in the UK on Thursday 10th November... 
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