Star Wars

Star Wars VII director tipped: J.J. Abrams

Star Wars VII director tipped: J.J. Abrams

While it's definitely not confirmed, we're hearing a whopper of a rumor that claims none other than J.J. Abrams will direct Star Wars VII. Ever since Disney announced that it will continuing the Star Wars franchise after its buyout of LucasFilm, the Internet has been going crazy trying to figure out who the director will be. Names have been tossed around left and right, though Abrams is definitely one of the bigger directors to be mentioned.

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Angry Birds Star Wars arrives on Facebook

Angry Birds Star Wars arrives on Facebook

If you can't get enough Angry Birds Star Wars action on your phone or tablet, then you'll be pleased to know that it landed on Facebook today. Now you can play through Rovio's take on the Star Wars universe with your Facebook profile, letting everyone know about it in the process. You're getting mostly the same game as you are on mobile devices with this release, but there are a few key differences Angry Birds die-hards might like to know about.

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Star Wars: The Old Republic Rise of the Hutt Cartel expansion announced

Star Wars: The Old Republic Rise of the Hutt Cartel expansion announced

Hot on the heels of Star Wars: The Old Republic's transition to free-to-play comes the announcement of the game's first expansions. Players have been waiting a long time for this first expansion, dubbed Rise of the Hutt Cartel, considering the game released in December 2011. They'll have a bit longer to wait too, as Rise of the Hutt Cartel isn't scheduled to launch until sometime in spring 2013.

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Petition for Death Star achieves 25,000 signatures, requires response from White House

Petition for Death Star achieves 25,000 signatures, requires response from White House

Let's admit it: a real-life Death Star would be pretty cool, and we're one step closer to its reality, thanks to a petition calling on the United States to begin construction of this moon-sized megaweapon. It has achieved over 25,000 signatures, which according to the rules of the Obama administration's "We the People," requires a response directly from the White House.

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Star Wars Episode 7 cast begins to assemble

Star Wars Episode 7 cast begins to assemble

We've begun our long in-depth search through the waves of both legitimate and falsified information coming in surrounding Star Wars Episode VII, the first in a series of three films born of Disney's recent acquisition of Lucasfilm. What we're seeing here extremely early on in the game is very few solid details and an overflow of rumors the likes of which we've only come to see from the release of an iPhone - imagine that. At the outset, we've got this: Michael Arndt is attached as writer and George Lucas will indeed be involved.

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Star Wars films 2-3 times a year starting in 2015

Star Wars films 2-3 times a year starting in 2015

This week the upcoming president of Lucasfilm, Kathleen Kennedy, has made it clear to employess that she intended them to release 2-3 Star Wars films a year starting in 2015 with Episode VII. After the announcement was made by George Lucas himself that Lucasfilm and the rights to the Star Wars industry had been sold to Disney, it was just as giant a news flash that this meant a sequel to the 6th film in the series Return of the Jedi. Just about the only blast that could possibly have topped such an announcement is this: it's just the beginning!

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