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Obi-Wan Wasnât Originally Going to Die in "Star Wars"

Obi-Wan Wasn’t Originally Going to Die in "Star Wars"

Peter Mayhew reveals a page from his 1976 "Star Wars" script that depicts a very different outcome for the duel between Obi-Wan and Darth Vader.

Movie Legends Revealed: Did Luke and Leia Nearly Kiss TWICE in "Empire Strikes Back"?

Movie Legends Revealed: Did Luke and Leia Nearly Kiss TWICE in "Empire Strikes Back"?

Discover how one deleted sequence in "The Empire Strikes Back" addressed Mark Hamill's face injuries, and Luke and Leia's intended relationship.

Chewbacca Actor Peter Mayhew is Tweeting Pages From 1976 "Star Wars" Script

Chewbacca Actor Peter Mayhew is Tweeting Pages From 1976 "Star Wars" Script

The franchise veteran is revealing pages from the March 1976 script each day, building up to "a big announcement."

MOVIE LEGENDS REVEALED: Was "Splinter of the Mind's Eye" Nearly a "Star Wars" Sequel?

MOVIE LEGENDS REVEALED: Was "Splinter of the Mind's Eye" Nearly a "Star Wars" Sequel?

Travel back a long time ago, to the '70s, to learn how the classic "Star Wars" novel "Splinter of the Mind's Eye," was almost the saga's first movie sequel.

Screenwriter Clarifies Next "Labyrinth" Is Not a Reboot

Screenwriter Clarifies Next "Labyrinth" Is Not a Reboot

It turns out Nicole Perlman's "Labyrinth" movie won't be a reboot, and the film was planned two years prior to David Bowie's death.

"Labyrinth" Gets an Honest Trailer; Reaffirms David Bowie Is Awesome

"Labyrinth" Gets an Honest Trailer; Reaffirms David Bowie Is Awesome

"Labyrinth" gets a modern riffing in the latest edition of Honest Trailers that tackles the George Lucas, Jim Henson and Terry Jones collaboration.

Colin Trevorrow Responds to "Star Wars" Fan Petition to Replace Him With George Lucas

Colin Trevorrow Responds to "Star Wars" Fan Petition to Replace Him With George Lucas

The "Star Wars: Episode IX" director says he hopes to channel "the raw creativity and the boldness" of George Lucas.

Fan Petition Calls For George Lucas' Return to "Star Wars"

Fan Petition Calls For George Lucas' Return to "Star Wars"

An online petition asks Disney and Lucasfilm to "Put the father of the franchise as director of Episode IX."

"Star Wars" Video Shows Parallels Between Original Trilogy and Prequels

"Star Wars" Video Shows Parallels Between Original Trilogy and Prequels

A fan has cut together a side-by-side comparison of the original and prequel "Star Wars" trilogies -- making "The Force Awakens" look subtle in its references.

George Lucas Apologizes for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Comments

George Lucas Apologizes for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Comments

George Lucas has apologized for recents comments regarding "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," where he jokingly compared Disney to "white slavers."

George Lucas Talks "Star Wars: The Force Awakens": 'They Wanted to Do a Retro Movie'

George Lucas Talks "Star Wars: The Force Awakens": 'They Wanted to Do a Retro Movie'

George Lucas told Charlie Rose that he wasn't interested in a "retro" direction for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

Leonardo DiCaprio Passed Up Anakin Skywalker Role in "Star Wars" Prequels

Leonardo DiCaprio Passed Up Anakin Skywalker Role in "Star Wars" Prequels

The five-time Oscar nominee reveals he met with George Lucas about playing the future Darth Vader, but "just didn’t feel ready to take that dive."

MOVIE LEGENDS REVEALED: Did a Nudity Clause Lead Princess Leia & "Carrie" Actresses to Swap Roles?

MOVIE LEGENDS REVEALED: Did a Nudity Clause Lead Princess Leia & "Carrie" Actresses to Swap Roles?

Did George Lucas and Brian De Palma really switch Sissy Spacek and Carrie Fisher in their iconic "Carrie" and "Star Wars" roles?

Five "Star Wars" Moments That Changed Sci-Fi Forever

Five "Star Wars" Moments That Changed Sci-Fi Forever

With "The Force Awakens" now in theaters, look back at the moments from the original trilogy that fundamentally changed a genre.

10 Best Moments from the "Star Wars" London Premiere

10 Best Moments from the "Star Wars" London Premiere

The cast and crew of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" hit the red carpet in London tonight to celebrate the opening of the newest film in the franchise.

George Lucas "Really Liked" "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," Will Attend Premiere

George Lucas "Really Liked" "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," Will Attend Premiere

Not only will Lucas watch "The Force Awakens" premiere, but according to Lucasfilm pres Kathleen Kennedy, he's already seen it.

"Star Wars" #13 Delivers On George Lucas' 38-Year-Old Promise

"Star Wars" #13 Delivers On George Lucas' 38-Year-Old Promise

The third chapter of "Vader Down" delivers something fans have been waiting decades to see.

MOVIE LEGENDS REVEALED: Did "Han Solo" Originally Shoot First?

MOVIE LEGENDS REVEALED: Did "Han Solo" Originally Shoot First?

We get to the bottom of the great "Star Wars" debate that's been raging for years: "Who shot first, Han or Greedo?"

George Lucas Explains Why Han Solo Didn't Shoot First

George Lucas Explains Why Han Solo Didn't Shoot First

Although he undoubtedly doesn't settle the issue, George Lucas finally lays out his reasoning for Greedo shooting first in the infamous cantina scene.

George Lucas Explains Why He No Longer Wants to Direct "Star Wars"

George Lucas Explains Why He No Longer Wants to Direct "Star Wars"

In a video Q&A, the filmmaker addresses criticism, his questions and concerns about the franchise he created, and which "Star Wars" character he'd like to be.

Comics A.M. - George Lucas' Museum Acquires Robert Crumb Art

Comics A.M. - George Lucas' Museum Acquires Robert Crumb Art

Lucas Museum of Narrative Art acquires "Book of Genesis" art! A look back at "Buz Sawyer" cartoonist's collaboration with U.S. government! Plus much more!

MOVIE LEGENDS REVEALED: Were Luke & Leia Intended To Be Twins When They Kissed In "Empire"?

MOVIE LEGENDS REVEALED: Were Luke & Leia Intended To Be Twins When They Kissed In "Empire"?

We figure out just when George Lucas decided that Luke and Leia were twins: Was it before or after he had them kiss in "The Empire Strikes Back"?

George Lucas is Determined to Make You Like Jar Jar Binks

George Lucas is Determined to Make You Like Jar Jar Binks

Honored at the D23 Expo, the “Star Wars” filmmaker revealed Disney’s influence on the creation of Jar Jar Binks.

WATCH: Experience "Star Wars: A New Hope" Again, For the First Time

WATCH: Experience "Star Wars: A New Hope" Again, For the First Time

Amid the clamor for "The Force Awakens," two classic videos resurface, transporting us back to the first time audiences experienced "Star Wars" in 1977.

MOVIE LEGENDS REVEALED: How Did Harrison Ford And George Lucas Meet?

MOVIE LEGENDS REVEALED: How Did Harrison Ford And George Lucas Meet?

This week we get to the bottom of one of the most prolific "Star Wars" legends: whether Harrison Ford first met George Lucas while doing carpentry work for him.

MOVIE LEGENDS REVEALED: Was It Alec Guinness' Idea To Kill Obi-Wan In "Star Wars"?

MOVIE LEGENDS REVEALED: Was It Alec Guinness' Idea To Kill Obi-Wan In "Star Wars"?

Learn whether Oscar winner Alec Guinness hated working on "Star Wars" so much that he came up with Obi-Wan Kenobi's death to get out of the film.

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Won't Include George Lucas' Ideas

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Won't Include George Lucas' Ideas

Although the filmmaker began work on "Episode VII" before selling Lucasfilm, he says Disney decided not to go with any of his ideas.

George Lucas Finally Saw The Teaser For "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

George Lucas Finally Saw The Teaser For "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

Long after virtually everyone else, the filmmaker finally caught the 88-second teaser for the J.J. Abrams film. But what did he think about it?

George Lucas Originally Planned to Direct "Star Wars: Episode VII"

George Lucas Originally Planned to Direct "Star Wars: Episode VII"

Lucas had intended to direct the first installment of the new trilogy and release it in May 2015, and then sell Lucasfilm -- but Disney had other plans.

George Lucas Hasn't Seen "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Trailer

George Lucas Hasn't Seen "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Trailer

Asked whether he was curious to see what J.J. Abrams had done with the franchise, Lucas replied, "Not really."

George Lucasâ Animated "Strange Magic" Conjures First Trailer

George Lucas’ Animated "Strange Magic" Conjures First Trailer

The first trailer has arrived for the fairy-tale musical inspired by William Shakespeare’s "A Midsummer Night’s Dream."

George Lucas Discussses the Meaning & Mythology of "Star Wars"

George Lucas Discussses the Meaning & Mythology of "Star Wars"

George Lucas told Charlie Rose he created the sci-fi classic to test whether audiences could still engage in traditional myth-sharing.

Movie Legends Revealed: Was Vader Originally Not Lukeâs Father?

Movie Legends Revealed: Was Vader Originally Not Luke’s Father?

Brian Cronin uses the Force to uncover whether the original draft of "The Empire Strikes Back" depicted a vastly different Skywalker family tree.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: George Lucas' "The Star Wars" #2

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: George Lucas' "The Star Wars" #2

Courtesy of Dark Horse, CBR has an exclusive preview from a different galaxy, far, far away in "The Star Wars" #2, adapted from George Lucas' original story by Jonathan Rinzler and Mike Mayhew, on sale Oct. 2.

PREVIEW: Lucas' Original Screenplay Reimagined in "The Star Wars"

PREVIEW: Lucas' Original Screenplay Reimagined in "The Star Wars"

Courtesy of Dark Horse, CBR presents an advance look at J.W. Rinzler & Mike Mayhew's "The Star Wars"#1, the official adaptation of George Lucas' original "Star Wars" screenplay, on sale Sept. 4!

SDCC: Dark Horse's "Star Wars" Comics - Here and Now

SDCC: Dark Horse's "Star Wars" Comics - Here and Now

The creative teams behind Dark Horse Comics' popular line of 'Star Wars' comics gathered at Comic-Con International to preview what's about to arrive from a galaxy far, far away!

Starkiller Lights Up His Lazersword in J.W. Rinzler's "The Star Wars"

Starkiller Lights Up His Lazersword in J.W. Rinzler's "The Star Wars"

J.W. Rinzler spoke with CBR News about adapting George Lucas' original "Star Wars" screenplay for Dark Horse Comics, bringing a new cast of characters to life and the alternate world that is "The Star Wars."

EXCLUSIVE: J.W. Rinzler Explores Lucas' Original Concept In "The Star Wars"

EXCLUSIVE: J.W. Rinzler Explores Lucas' Original Concept In "The Star Wars"

In a candid, spoiler-filled interview, writer J.W. Rinzler discusses and artist Mike Mayhew's Dark Horse Comics adaption of George Lucas' original concept for his blockbuster multimedia franchise, "The Star Wars."

Movie Legends Revealed: Alternate Ending For "Raiders of the Lost Ark?"

Movie Legends Revealed: Alternate Ending For "Raiders of the Lost Ark?"

Kicking off his new weekly feature for SPINOFF ONLINE, CSBG's Brian Cronin examines the enduring belief that an alternate ending was filmed for "Raiders of the Lost Ark."

Lucasfilm Confirms Michael Arndt Will Write "Star Wars: Episode VII"

Lucasfilm Confirms Michael Arndt Will Write "Star Wars: Episode VII"

Lucasfilm has quickly confirmed that Michael Arndt, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of "Little Miss Sunshine" and "Toy Story 3," will pen "Star Wars: Episode VII," set to arrive in 2015.

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