On one of this week's episodes of NBC's Parks and Recreation, Patton Oswalt takes the stand to deliver a whopper of a filibuster. However, his lengthy improvised bit—in which he pitches a version of Star Wars Episode VII that mixes in the Marvel universe and more—isn't even in the episode, but you can watch it after the jump.
In the latest stop in Darth Vader's chase of Rebel spies through the tourist spots of Japan, the Sith Lord scouts out the famous Osaka Castle. Get a look at the new Disney/Star Wars promo spot after the jump.
It's not Hoth. It's Sapporo, Japan in winter! Tracking the Rebel Army, and promoting the May opening of an upgraded Tokyo Disneyland Star Tours attraction, Darth Vader has made his way to the northern island of Hokkaido. Get a look after the jump.
Disney has been accused of plenty of malfeasance over the years, but inviting a Sith invasion? That's pretty low! In a new promo, they have Darth Vader and a pair of storm troopers (presumably neither of which is Danny Choo) scouting the country in anticipation of the May opening of an upgraded Tokyo Disneyland Star Tours attraction. Get a look after the jump.
What could make J.J. Abrams more powerful than helming both Star Trek and Star Wars? How about making movies based off Valve’s hit games, Half-Life and Portal? Check out the details after the jump.
Star Wars news seems to be a bit of a game of whack a mole. Rumors randomly crop up, only to be denied rapidly. However, the latest is apparently surviving the impulse to whack. According to The Wrap, Argo's Ben Affleck was under consideration to direct Disney's Star Wars: Episode VII, but J.J. Abrams (Star Trek, Mission Impossible, Lost, Alias) is on the way to getting the nod. More after the jump.
BioWare is rare among major game developers for their inclusion of same-sex relationships in their flagship titles. All that forward thinking has taken a strange turn, though, as a new expansion for Star Wars: The Old Republic has placed every LGBT character in the game on a single planet! Read on for more details!
This weekend, on a Japanese quiz show, Mika Mifune recounted how her father, Toshiro Mifune, star of legendary Akira Kurosawa samurai movies such as Yojimbo and Seven Samurai, turned down offers to play Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader in the original Star Wars. Now, the franchise is circling back around with talk that Zack Snyder may be directing a Seven Samurai inspired SW film. More after the jump.
J.J. Abrams has been able to reboot the Star Trek franchise, but why did he turn down a chance to work on the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII? Read on to find out why the Lost and Alias creator passed on the new installment!
George Lucas has done a lot of good--he gave us Star Wars and worked alongside Steven Spielberg to bring us Indiana Jones. He's also done a lot of evil--weesa gonna remind youse of dat later. But as a person, George Lucas is a pretty swell guy--he'll be donating most of the $4.05 billion from the recent Lucasfilm buyout to charity! More after the jump!
If you lift your nose up a bit you might be able to smell money wafting in the breeze. Such is the effect of a colossal collaboration like Angry Birds Star Wars, which Rovio and Lucasfilm have announced for a November 8 release on iOS, Android, and Windows 8 PCs. Check out a brief teaser after the jump.
Fan animator Otaking77077 is at it again, topping his previously Dr. Who-inspired anime with a full on rebel assault on the Star Wars universe that will make your head spin with glorious mecha action. The Force will definitely be with you after the jump!
The new 12 Inch Perfect Model series from Bandai will be at a premium price for premium quality. Photos of the first figures after the jump!
Kotobukiya, one of the most successful Sci-Fi model kit manufacturers in Japan, released Star Wars Lightsaber Chopsticks in November 2009. By popular demand, they finally release "Lights up Ver." of the chopsticks with LED gimmick. Its blade part actually shines like in the SW movies. Check the details after the jump!