Star Wars: The Force Awakens – a guide to the key locations

Star Wars newbies might think the franchaise”s key location is “just space”, but we know better. The original trilogy played out over many different planets, including Tatooine, Hoth and Dagobah, while the prequels introduced us to Naboo, Coruscant and Mustafar. With The Force Awakens out this week, fans are getting ready to once again delve […]

The 20 things George Lucas changed in Star Wars

Never finished, only abandoned… Fans like to hate on the Star Wars prequels, but arguably a bigger disaster is the fate that has befallen the original trilogy over the last two decades. Clearly a fan of the idea that art is never finished, just abandoned, George Lucas has tinkered repeatedly with the movies that made […]

Everyone”s up for Indiana Jones 5, but Star Wars comes first apparently

Lucasfilm is currently busy with the imminent release of a little known film called Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and it looks like its other major franchise could be making a comeback. Both Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford have expressed interest in returning for a fifth instalment following Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and now […]

JJ Abrams thinks Selmas Ava DuVernay should direct a Star Wars movie

Any conversation about female directors in Hollywood right now would be incomplete without Ava DuVernay. The filmmaker did a fantastic job on the Martin Luther King biopic Selma (read our review here), and we”re not the only ones who thought so. Speaking to Nerdist ahead of the impending release of The Force Awakens, director JJ […]

First look at Carrie Fisher”s daughter in The Force Awakens

Back when it was announced that Carrie Fisher”s daughter, Billie Lourd, was set to appear with her mother in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, people expected her to potentially play a younger version of Leia in some sort of flashback. That might have proved problematic considering Fisher was 19-years-old during production on Star Wars and […]