'Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back' 40th Anniversary: George Lucas wasn’t sure tricky Yoda prop would work
'Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back' 40th Anniversary: George Lucas wasn’t sure tricky Yoda prop would work

Crafted by the legendary Frank Oz, it was quite a gamble to use this crazy old frog to communicate the vast, complex mythos, but despite challenges, Lucas and director Irvin Kershner pulled it off

'Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back' 40th Anniversary: Mark Hamill shares backstage photo with ensemble cast
'Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back' 40th Anniversary: Mark Hamill shares backstage photo with ensemble cast

The Luke Skywalker actor celebrated the movie's anniversary with a Twitter post where he shared a rare behind the scenes set photo of himself, Harrison Ford, George Lucas, and Carrie Fisher

'Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back' 40th Anniversary: The Battle of Hoth gets animated treatment in new clip
'Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back' 40th Anniversary: The Battle of Hoth gets animated treatment in new clip

Check out this beautiful 'Empire Strikes Back' reimagining — a brand-new animated short that re-envisions the beloved Battle of Hoth scene from the 1980 movie

'The Empire Strikes Back' 40th Anniversary: George Lucas says making film wasn’t fun due to delays and budget
'The Empire Strikes Back' 40th Anniversary: George Lucas says making film wasn’t fun due to delays and budget

"It wasn’t the most fun movie to make, but it was definitely a rewarding film,” Lucas said about the stress involved

'The Empire Strikes Back': 'Star Wars' releases behind-the-scenes footage for 40th anniversary
'The Empire Strikes Back': 'Star Wars' releases behind-the-scenes footage for 40th anniversary

The video also includes interviews with the cast and creative team, taken before the film was released

'Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back' truly expanded the scope of the franchise in a permanent way
'Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back' truly expanded the scope of the franchise in a permanent way

'The Empire Strikes Back' opened the door to exploring the galaxy, featuring a wide variety of settings that fueled fans' imaginations for years

Marvel fans rise to Thor Hammer challenge, craft DIY Mjolnir at home proving 'they're all worthy'
Marvel fans rise to Thor Hammer challenge, craft DIY Mjolnir at home proving 'they're all worthy'

Marvel challenged fans to build their own hammer at home and shared photos of the winners' creations on their Twitter handle

George Lucas sold ‘Star Wars’ to Disney for over $4 billion 8 years ago and fans are still wondering why
George Lucas sold ‘Star Wars’ to Disney for over $4 billion 8 years ago and fans are still wondering why

Lucas said, “For me, I look at it as I'm investing in Disney, because that's my retirement fund,” about the deal. Three days after Star Wars Day #WhyLucasSoldStarWars began to trend

Revenge of the 5th: Rey, BB-8's interactions are based on puppeteer Brian Herring's relationship with his pet
Revenge of the 5th: Rey, BB-8's interactions are based on puppeteer Brian Herring's relationship with his pet

Herring, a puppeteer for the 'Star Wars' sequel trilogy, revealed that some of BB-8's movements were based on his interactions with his dog who had a plate in his leg and would let people know about it

Revenge of the 5th: Here are all virtual 'Star Wars' events to celebrate the epic from the comfort of your home
Revenge of the 5th: Here are all virtual 'Star Wars' events to celebrate the epic from the comfort of your home

Conventions have organized online quizzes, video game livestreams, round table interviews and online livetweets

'Revenge of the Fifth' OR 'Revenge of the Sixth'? Fans get divided over what makes more sense
'Revenge of the Fifth' OR 'Revenge of the Sixth'? Fans get divided over what makes more sense

The day first came to be celebrated after the first officially organized Star Wars Day in 2011 in Toronto

Revenge of the 5th: A Marvel-'Star Wars' crossover would decimate box-office records if it were to happen
Revenge of the 5th: A Marvel-'Star Wars' crossover would decimate box-office records if it were to happen

Disney owns both Marvel and the 'Star Wars' franchise so putting together a crossover between the two would be a piece of cake. After 'Avengers: Endgame', it's pretty clear that crossovers are MCU's forte

Star Wars Day 2020: Did Disney wipe out Sith Lords Darth Bane and Darth Revan from canon?
Star Wars Day 2020: Did Disney wipe out Sith Lords Darth Bane and Darth Revan from canon?

Darth Revan and Darth Bane have not appeared in any of the 'Star Wars' films, and are not considered canon. Yet, they have fascinating stories

Revenge of the 5th: Darth Vader may have choked a few generals but he wasn't the worst boss in the franchise
Revenge of the 5th: Darth Vader may have choked a few generals but he wasn't the worst boss in the franchise

While Vader may not have been easy to deal with, at least he was a rational man who knew what he could ask of his men

Star Wars Day 2020: On The Avengers's 8th anniversary, fans wish they could watch film in theatres again
Star Wars Day 2020: On The Avengers's 8th anniversary, fans wish they could watch film in theatres again

'The Avengers' released on May 4, 2012, and it has been eight years since we saw the world's mightiest heroes assemble

Star Wars Day 2020: As May 4 comes to a close, fans wish Anakin Skywalker 'Happy Revenge Of The Fifth' on May 5
Star Wars Day 2020: As May 4 comes to a close, fans wish Anakin Skywalker 'Happy Revenge Of The Fifth' on May 5

As May 5 -- or Revenge Of The Fifth (pun on Sith) -- approaches, 'Star Wars' fans are at it again, filling social media with new memes and hilarious tweets

Star Wars Day 2020: Yoda's tragic fall from respected Jedi master to racist ketamine addict
Star Wars Day 2020: Yoda's tragic fall from respected Jedi master to racist ketamine addict

Let us try to treasure the memory of the Yoda we once knew and not the Yoda he eventually became, no matter how hilarious it may be

Star Wars Day 2020: Mark Hamill's Luke Skywalker is nothing compared to his voice acting as the Joker
Star Wars Day 2020: Mark Hamill's Luke Skywalker is nothing compared to his voice acting as the Joker

Hamill was the indisputable voice of the Joker in the DC Animated Universe and his work as the Harlequin of Hate didn't stop there. The actor brought the character to life in many 'Batman' video games too

Star Wars Day 2020: Babu Frik may have a long-lost love that still haunts him, says Shirley Henderson
Star Wars Day 2020: Babu Frik may have a long-lost love that still haunts him, says Shirley Henderson

This is entirely Henderson's idea, but in all probability, his story might be expanded on a bit more

Star Wars Day 2020: Luke Skywalker was the worst character in the franchise until the sequels came along
Star Wars Day 2020: Luke Skywalker was the worst character in the franchise until the sequels came along

Even with the whole burden of being Darth Vader's son, Luke was never more than your average Mary Sue but at least he got to go out a well-written character even if he didn't start out as one

Star Wars Day 2020: Rian Johnson relives his best moments on the franchise with never-before-seen images
Star Wars Day 2020: Rian Johnson relives his best moments on the franchise with never-before-seen images

The director of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' shared exclusive behind-the-scenes photos on Twitter during his time helming the project

Star Wars Day 2020: Taika Waititi is the best director Disney could have hired for its new film
Star Wars Day 2020: Taika Waititi is the best director Disney could have hired for its new film

Taika Waititi has been chosen to direct new 'Star Wars' film for Disney; '1917' co-writer will co-author screenplay with the 'Jojo Rabbit' director

Star Wars Day 2020: Is 'Rise of Skywalker' worth the time spent watching it?
Star Wars Day 2020: Is 'Rise of Skywalker' worth the time spent watching it?

We've been counting down the movies all the way from 'Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope' in preparation for May 4 and now that the day is here, it's time to watch the last movie in the franchise

Countdown to 'Star Wars' Day: 'The Last Jedi' was the Skywalker saga's one chance to be something new
Countdown to 'Star Wars' Day: 'The Last Jedi' was the Skywalker saga's one chance to be something new

The series' attempt to take the 'Star Wars' franchise into a new direction makes for a great movie, but one that vastly misunderstood its audience

CBS airs 'Raiders Of The Lost Ark', nostalgic fans say the '80s classic is 'just perfect in every way'
CBS airs 'Raiders Of The Lost Ark', nostalgic fans say the '80s classic is 'just perfect in every way'

It is set in the 1930s, and the Nazis have just discovered the location of Ark Of The Covenant

Countdown to 'Star Wars' Day: 'The Force Awakens' is a thrilling joyride and the best film in sequel trilogy
Countdown to 'Star Wars' Day: 'The Force Awakens' is a thrilling joyride and the best film in sequel trilogy

To be fair, this was the best film in the sequel trilogy and is a delightful form of escapism that you need

'Black Widow': Spidey's babies to 'Star Wars' connection, here are the craziest fake spoilers according to fans
'Black Widow': Spidey's babies to 'Star Wars' connection, here are the craziest fake spoilers according to fans

The hashtag #BlackWidowFakeSpoilers has been trending on Twitter for a while and fans are using the tag to share outrageous and hilarious takes on what could happen in the movie

Countdown to 'Star Wars' Day: Why 'Episode II Attack of the Clones' is worth watching despite its weak plot
Countdown to 'Star Wars' Day: Why 'Episode II Attack of the Clones' is worth watching despite its weak plot

While all the 'Star Wars' movies are recommended watching ahead of Star Wars Day, 'Attack of the Clones' has just enough merit to be worth viewing even otherwise

Countdown to 'Star Wars' Day: 'The Phantom Menace' is a meandering look at what was almost a good movie
Countdown to 'Star Wars' Day: 'The Phantom Menace' is a meandering look at what was almost a good movie

The movie tells an important story of the 'Star Wars' saga, but unfortunately, it tells it very badly

Countdown to 'Star Wars' Day: 'Episode VI Return of the Jedi' is a mixed bag of iconic myth and silliness
Countdown to 'Star Wars' Day: 'Episode VI Return of the Jedi' is a mixed bag of iconic myth and silliness

The movie is a lesson in how not to take a movie too seriously, no matter how grand its themes or how well it pulls them off

Countdown to 'Star Wars' Day: Why 'Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back' is the best movie in the franchise
Countdown to 'Star Wars' Day: Why 'Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back' is the best movie in the franchise

Every film franchise has that one movie that raises the bar so high that everything that comes out afterward is measured to it. 'The Empire Strikes Back' is that movie for 'Star Wars'

Countdown to 'Star Wars' Day: Why 'Episode IV — A New Hope' still deserves a watch after all these years?
Countdown to 'Star Wars' Day: Why 'Episode IV — A New Hope' still deserves a watch after all these years?

Alongside Superman, Spider-Man, Spock and all their related characters, the heroes and villains of 'Star Wars' are an integral part of our cultural consciousness

'Scream 3' trends reigniting memories of Courteney Cox's TERF bangs and comparisons to lockdown self-haircuts
'Scream 3' trends reigniting memories of Courteney Cox's TERF bangs and comparisons to lockdown self-haircuts

A running gag on the trend related to Courteney Cox’s bangs was that right now, amid the coronavirus-induced quarantine, many who were cutting their own hair would ultimately end up with that look

'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' cast and James Gunn have a blast with fans at #QuarantineWatchParty
'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' cast and James Gunn have a blast with fans at #QuarantineWatchParty

An online rewatch of the second film had James Gunn and the cast reveal behind-the-scenes memories, Easter Eggs and inspirations behind certain scenes

'Star Wars': Obi-Wan Kenobi is Space Jesus (but also not), viral social media trend leaves fans confused
'Star Wars': Obi-Wan Kenobi is Space Jesus (but also not), viral social media trend leaves fans confused

If you're like us, you're probably scratching your head over who or what 'Space Jesus' is

'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' star Daisy Ridley says she's still coming to terms with backlash the film received
'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' star Daisy Ridley says she's still coming to terms with backlash the film received

The final part of the Skywalker trilogy was met with mixed response and was rated only 52% on Rotten Tomatoes

'Star Wars' Easter egg: How Finn's name connects George Lucas, 'A New Hope' and a historic short film
'Star Wars' Easter egg: How Finn's name connects George Lucas, 'A New Hope' and a historic short film

Finn was introduced in 2015's 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' and he's had a bit of a mixed reaction from the fanbase

'Bloodshot' download: Vin Diesel's superhero flick tops charts as most pirated film
'Bloodshot' download: Vin Diesel's superhero flick tops charts as most pirated film

With movie companies preponing digital releases of recent films in the wake of coronavirus, many of these films have found its way to unlicenced platforms

'Black Widow': 'MI6' composer Lorne Balfe replaces Oscar-winning Alexandre Desplat in last-minute change
'Black Widow': 'MI6' composer Lorne Balfe replaces Oscar-winning Alexandre Desplat in last-minute change

The composer, best known for his work on 'Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows' was earlier replaced by Michael Giacchino on 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'

New trailer for 'Star Wars: The High Republic' showcases characters set 200 years prior to The Phantom Menace
New trailer for 'Star Wars: The High Republic' showcases characters set 200 years prior to The Phantom Menace

The trailer for the series uses clips from the prequel series to show the Jedi at their height.

'Star Wars' needs to stop living in the past and let Han Solo rest in peace
'Star Wars' needs to stop living in the past and let Han Solo rest in peace

Harrison Ford's Han Solo is a character who has been reduced to a mascot for nostalgia and every time he's brought back, he's reduced a little more

'The Green Knight': Release date, plot, trailer and all you need to know about Arthurian horror film
'The Green Knight': Release date, plot, trailer and all you need to know about Arthurian horror film

An epic fantasy adventure based on the timeless Arthurian legend, 'The Green Knight' tells the story of Sir Gawain, King Arthur’s reckless and headstrong nephew, who embarks on a daring quest to confront the eponymous Green Knight, a gigantic emerald-skinned stranger, and tester of men.

Oscars 2020: 'Endgame' hasn't won even one award and fans might just hold banners protesting the 'robbing'
Oscars 2020: 'Endgame' hasn't won even one award and fans might just hold banners protesting the 'robbing'

Fans hoped for one last hurrah when the epic was nominated for 'Best Visual Effects' but the dreams were shattered by 1917

Oscars 2020 Full List of Winners: Joaquin Phoenix, Renee Zellweger, Bong Joon-ho and more
Oscars 2020 Full List of Winners: Joaquin Phoenix, Renee Zellweger, Bong Joon-ho and more

From 'Parasite' to 'Marriage Story', there was a slew of extraordinary films that were nominated

Oscars 2020: Hildur Guðnadóttir wins Best Original Score award for 'Joker', urges women to express their music
Oscars 2020: Hildur Guðnadóttir wins Best Original Score award for 'Joker', urges women to express their music

'To the girls, to the women, to the mothers, to the daughters, who hear the music bubbling within, please speak up,' she said

Oscars 2020: '1917' bags Best Visual Effects award, disappointed fans say 'Avengers: Endgame' deserved to win
Oscars 2020: '1917' bags Best Visual Effects award, disappointed fans say 'Avengers: Endgame' deserved to win

'1917' won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects and Guillaume Rocheron, Greg Butler and Dominic Tuohy came on stage to accept the award

Oscars 2020: Donald Sylvester takes home Best Sound Editing award for 'Ford v Ferrari'
Oscars 2020: Donald Sylvester takes home Best Sound Editing award for 'Ford v Ferrari'

He beat stalwarts who were nominated for 'Joker', '1917' and 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'

'Star Wars: Darth Vader', 'X-Men/Fantastic Four' and other must-read first issues  that hit the stands on February 5
'Star Wars: Darth Vader', 'X-Men/Fantastic Four' and other must-read first issues that hit the stands on February 5

A surprisingly large number of first issues hit the stands on February 5. Some of them were great, some not so great. Either way, here's our pick of the five new #1s you should be reading.

Future 'Star Wars' movie will have a female director, assures Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy
Future 'Star Wars' movie will have a female director, assures Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy

Kathleen Kennedy spoke at the BAFTA Awards about hiring a female director — although there has not been any future 'Star Wars' films announced

Mulan’s Jimmy Wong says film is serious and ‘grounded in reality’ based on ‘one of China’s oldest folktales’
Mulan’s Jimmy Wong says film is serious and ‘grounded in reality’ based on ‘one of China’s oldest folktales’

Jimmy Wong, who plays the role of Ling in the upcoming film 'Mulan', spoke to MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) about the differences between the live-action remake and the 1998 animated classic

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