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“The Empire Strikes Back” intro done in James Bond style somehow works

“The Empire Strikes Back” intro done in James Bond style somehow works

Two of the most iconic movie franchises in the world are James Bond and Star Wars. Each of these franchises is well known for opening sequences that follow the same formula for every film. Star Wars has its opening crawl with worlds that set up what the movie is going to be about. Bond films on the other hand always have a song that goes with the title of the movie and lots of naked ladies in the shadows.

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Alden Ehrenreich cast as young Han Solo for Star Wars spin-off

Alden Ehrenreich cast as young Han Solo for Star Wars spin-off

Star Wars fans, you now have a face for the younger version of series hero Han Solo. 26-year-old actor Alden Ehrenreich has been cast as the character, according to several Hollywood media outlets. Until now, Han Solo has been played by Harrison Ford, including last year's The Force Awakens, but 2018 is set to see Disney release a Star Wars spin-off movie that will tell the origin story of the character.

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Respawn teams with Lucasfilm and EA to make new Star Wars game

Respawn teams with Lucasfilm and EA to make new Star Wars game

Respawn Entertainment’s Stig Asmussen has announced a new company partnership with Lucasfilm and Electronic Arts to create a new Star Wars video game. “For me, just typing these words is surreal,” says Asmussen, adding, “The entire company erupted in cheers when it was announced that this would be our next endeavor.” The video game will be of the third-person action/adventure variety set in the Star Wars universe.

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Star Wars Holochess creator Kickstarts monster-fighting game

Star Wars Holochess creator Kickstarts monster-fighting game

One of the things that makes me love the original Star Wars movies is the sheer amount of detail in them. The places you visit feel like they could really exist, and have really been lived in. One scene that always stood out for me was when R2-D2 and Chewie play Holochess. It's not vital to the plot, and the game doesn't make another appearance until The Force Awakens. However, it gives us an idea of what people do for fun in the Star Wars universe, and allows for a bit of character development.

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Star Wars The Force Awakens prequel scenes on the way (via LEGO)

Star Wars The Force Awakens prequel scenes on the way (via LEGO)

This morning the folks behind LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens have revealed that their game will have extra plot. Extra, that is, in that it'll have scenes that will lead up to the events that take place in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. This will include Rathtar Hunting and Lor San Tekka's first appearance on Jakku - exactly what you've wanted to see, if the amount of people that've visited our "Who is Lor San Tekka" article is any indication.

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Why does Princess Leia have a British accent in Star Wars? Retconned at last!

Why does Princess Leia have a British accent in Star Wars? Retconned at last!

At long last, an original Star Wars (A New Hope) faux pas has been foiled, and it's thanks to fiction writer Claudia Grey. She's the author of the newest Star Wars book: Bloodlines, and she's taken aim with its main character Leia Organa. The problem? Leia speaks with a British accent in A New Hope while being interrogated by Grand Moff Tarkin. She never does that again. The solution? Grey says she meant to do that.

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Let’s Explore the Millennium Falcon in 3D space

Let’s Explore the Millennium Falcon in 3D space

Those of you already exploring the virtual reality spaces you've always wanted to explore will know the (1st world) pain of not having every space you've ever dreamed of. Not yet, anyway. What the folks at Archilogic are doing is drawing in new customers using their own well-trained abilities to turn any floor-plan into a fully-rendered 3D space. They've got the knowhow. They want to charge you a flat fee to turn your space into an explorable object. With models like the Millennium Falcon and Don Draper's apartment already available, our minds reel with the possibilities.

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Every Star Wars VIII secret leaked so far

Every Star Wars VIII secret leaked so far

Today we're going to explore all of the photographic bits and pieces of the next full Star Wars film (not Rogue One, but Star Wars 8), thus far revealed. Most of these photos come from intrepid filming-site visitors, but some come from the actors or crew members participating in the film. While Star Wars 8 - or Star Wars VIII, if you prefer - is still over a year away, the time has come to begin diving in on hypothesis and imagery full-tilt boogie. ALSO NOTE: You may find SPOILERS below, but nothing too crazy quite yet.

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This LEGO Star Destroyer has a full interior, complete with hangar and ships

This LEGO Star Destroyer has a full interior, complete with hangar and ships

My favorite toys growing up were my LEGO sets. Well, I say "sets" but really very few of my sets stayed the way they were originally intended. They were all eventually parted out to make way for more imaginative creations. While I did make my own custom X-wing and TIE fighter, nothing I constructed was anywhere nearly as amazing as this custom Star Destroyer.

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Star Wars Original Trilogy light box illuminates your favorite posters

Star Wars Original Trilogy light box illuminates your favorite posters

Posters are great, but hanging them on your wall is a tad boring. Enter light boxes and their simple, welcomed ability to light up your favorite posters. If you’ve been putting off getting one, now’s the time — ThinkGeek has a light box for original trilogy Star Wars posters, making it easy to both showcase and toggle between the three posters.

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Star Wars: Battlefront ‘Bespin’ expansion coming this June

Star Wars: Battlefront ‘Bespin’ expansion coming this June

Star Wars: Battlefront will be getting a new expansion called ‘Bespin’ this upcoming June. This will be the second digital expansion pack since the game’s release, following the ‘Outer Rim’ DLC, and it’ll include four new maps that’ll be available for all of the “most popular” game modes. What awaits gamers in the expansion pack? Among other things, says game producer Craig McLeod, you’ll get to “spend time in a carbonite chamber.”

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Original Star Wars Trilogy to hit select theaters this August

Original Star Wars Trilogy to hit select theaters this August

Star Wars is a pretty big deal this year. The Force Awakens just recently came out on Blu-ray, and we just got our first look at Rogue One. But the original trilogy is still near to many of our hearts, and it's going to be getting some love on the big screen later this year.

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