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Exploring Disney's fascinating dark phase of the 70s and 80s - Den of Geek UK

When George Lucas started writing Star Wars in the early 70s, the space saga was intended to fill a void left behind by westerns, pirate movies and the sci-fi fantasy of old matinee serials. "Disney had abdicated its rein over the children's market ...and more »

Behold the X-wing fighter parked at Hollywood's 'Rogue One' premiere - USA TODAY

Corrections & clarifications: An earlier version of this report gave an incorrect release year for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The movie arrived in theaters in 2015. LOS ANGELES — An X-wing landed in the middle of Hollywood Boulevard. And by "landed ...and more »

Rogue One Director Gareth Edwards Gives His Side of the Reshoot Controversy - Gizmodo

Earlier this year, you couldn't say the words “Rogue One” without hearing the word “reshoots.” The fact the filmmakers were going back to remake large scenes of the movie sparked massive debate and controversy online. But now, after months of silence ...and more »

Star Wars X-Wing lands in Hollywood ahead of premiere (PHOTOS) - RT

An X-Wing Starfighter is stopping traffic on Hollywood Boulevard. The ship is meant to promote the premiere of the film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. To the delight of nerds and the dismay of anyone whose commute takes them through Hollywood, the ship, ...and more »

Step onto the 'Rogue One' red carpet - USA TODAY

On Saturday, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story premiered in a galaxy not so far, far away. USA TODAY was there when the first standalone Star Wars movie had its world premiere in Hollywood. And you can, join-- virtually. Reporters Bryan Alexander and Carly ...and more »

'Rogue One' premieres to raves, relief and an X-wing - USA TODAY

LOS ANGELES — Moments before entering Hollywood's Pantages Theatre for Saturday's world premiere of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, director Gareth Edwards drew an imaginary line on the red carpet in front of leading man Diego Luna. "I told Diego that ...and more »

The 10 best things to do this week - The Guardian

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. With a new Star Wars set for release every year until, well, for ever, this latest at least sees the light(saber) of day before fatigue sets in. A standalone story set between Revenge Of The Sith and A New Hope, it tells ...and more »

'Making "Star Wars" is a team sport': 'Rogue One' director Gareth Edwards on reshoots, inspiration and trepidation - Los Angeles Times

Unshaven and slightly rumpled, with a laid-back demeanor and dry sense of humor, Gareth Edwards doesn't instantly strike you as the type of person who would command an army, cinematic or otherwise. But if "Star Wars" has taught us anything, it's that ...and more »

'Alt-Right' Trumpsters Discover True Meaning of 'Star Wars,' Wage #DumpStarWars Campaign - Daily Beast

First they came for Starbucks and the Broadway play Hamilton, and now Star Wars. Yes, a group of no-sex-having, basement-dwelling neo-Nazis who fancy themselves the “alt-right” have once again taken to their favorite medium, Twitter, to air their ...and more »

Walt Disney World Turned Epcot's Spaceship Earth Into the Death Star - Gizmodo

Now that Disney owns Lucasfilm and everything Star Wars, the company's theme parks are slowly becoming giant advertisements for the upcoming films. Which is totally cool with us if it means awesome publicity stunts like turning Epcot's giant spherical ...and more »