The Lucasfilm Pavilion was a plethora of activity as usual at Comic-Con, and while Disney-Lucas is reportedly planning on "thinning the herd" for their licensors, that doesn't appear to be the case yet. The focal point was on Disney XD's soon to be televised Star Wars Rebels series. Traditional exhibitors such as Her Universe, eFX, and Hallmark showed their latest and greatest. The Yoda puppet replica from eFX looks amazingly accurate and Hallmark, as usual, sells out of their convention exclusives, but gave a sneak peek of this year's Keepsake collectibles. New licensors such as Peavey with their awesome new Star Wars guitars, Vans, and Jakks with their jumbo plastic figures also were present.
A screening of Black Angel, a George Lucas-funded short 25-minute film tied to The Empire Strikes Back in some overseas markets, is getting a screening next month after being lost since 1980. It's an Arthurian legend-inspired piece and Ars Technica has a 3-page story on this Lucasfilm-adjacent project.
Favorite reading provider of reading material The AV Club posted this article, "Before Star Wars, George Lucas was an indie filmmaker" on the early days of his career and the movie THX-1138 which odds are a lot of you haven't seen still. (I have and let me tell you, it's a pretty intense experience, particularly in the middle of the night.)
Whether it be action figures or animated television series, the tea leaves certainly pointed to the inevitability of change and the ever evolving dynamic of the Disney acquisition and new films. In a further effort to focus their attention and resources to those new films, StarWars.com announces the future of The Clone Wars and Star Wars Detours.
In another paradigm shift that signals Star Wars as we know it is drastically headed into a bold and exciting direction, Lucasfilm announces that new spinoff films will be released sometime after Episode VII that will expand the Saga and focus on a specific character.
In an announcement that is so stunning and game changing in its scope that we had to check the date to make sure that it wasn't April 1st, Walt Disney Company has entered into an agreement to acquire Lucasfilm Ltd. from George Lucas as we enter into Kathleen Kennedy's stewardship of the most beloved space fantasy franchise in history.
The following press release was sent out this morning about the new Star Wars Angry Birds game and merchandise to be globally released on November 8th.
The Lucasfilm Pavilion was the usual hotbed of activity with lots to see and shop, and unless you had an aversion for crawling, slithering, reptiles like a certain world hopping fedora wearing archeologist, then the live snake display touting the release of the Indiana Jones series on Blu-ray was certainly a highlight.
Lucasfilm Ltd. today announced that Kathleen Kennedy will become Co-Chair of Lucasfilm. In an effort to move forward with his retirement plans, George Lucas will work with Kathleen Kennedy to transition into her new role. Lucas will become Co-Chairman of the Board of Lucasfilm and continue as CEO. Micheline Chau will remain as President and COO of Lucasfilm, and continue to focus on the day-to-day operations of the business.
Have you heard all those rumors that Star Wars is floundering as a toy line? All lies. The Hollywood Reporter confirms that in 2010-- a non-movie, non-major release year, that our favorite space brand brought in a whopping $510,000,000. This includes both Hasbro and LEGO products.
Sculptor Lawrence Noble creates a five foot tall, 400 lb. fiber glass heart design featuring Yoda and one of his more iconic phrases from The Empire Strikes Back to benefit San Francisco General Hospital and their "HEROES & HEARTS" fundraiser.
Fan numero uno, inspiration to a generation of Star Wars fans, and all-around nice guy Steve Sansweet announced today he'll be leaving Lucasfilm to pursue a different direction.
The annual ILM Halloween Party digital invites for this year show various Star Wars characters and vehicles in spooky cool skeletal form. The art is by ILM's Shawn Feeney. Click here for the full story at StarWars.com.
Lucasfilm officially announces the conversion of the live action Star Wars Saga to 3D! Industrial Light and Magic will be leading the project, with Episode I: The Phantom Menace expected to be released sometime in 2012. Read the entire article at The Official Site!
Our Galactic Image Bank is updated with new photos from Gentle Giant, LEGO, Sideshow, Kotobukiya, EFX Collectibles, the Lucasfilm Pavilion, and last but certainly not least, our traditional Views From The Floor. Enjoy!