Canceled Star Wars Series Would Have Focused on Han Solo


Jun 11, 14 Canceled Star Wars Series Would Have Focused on Han Solo

Filmmakers can work on a project for years, even coming so far as to finishing casting, only to see it dissolve as an aspirin in water. One of the more curious “could have been” projects of the last few years is the proposed Star Wars live-action series Star Wars: Underworld. George Lucas and producer Rick McCallum worked for a long while to put together a live-action TV show of Star Wars, commissioning nearly 50 scripts and bringing together a team of writers to see them through. Unfortunately, the project currently remains just as an idea unlikely to ever be done.

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The Empire Strikes Back Voted Greatest Movie of All Time


Jun 03, 14 The Empire Strikes Back Voted Greatest Movie of All Time

Empire Magazine has polled over 250,000 obsessive movie fans to come up with the 301 greatest movies ever made, a list that is led by the 1980 classic Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back. This same poll was conducted back in 2008, which, at the time, found The Godfather taking top honors. It has now slipped into second place.

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Star Wars Casting Call Open!


May 04, 14 Star Wars Casting Call Open!

Remember Absolute Harrison Ford is not involved in any Harrison Ford movie casting call. We just share the information that comes to our inbox.

Do you want to be in a Star Wars movie? This is your chance!  If you’re lucky enough to live in England (and are legally eligible to work in London and the UK), then that dream could just come true if you fit the casting’s needs. The Walt Disney Studios and Lucasfilm, in association with Kasdan Pictures and Bad Robot Productions will begin principal photography on the first in a new stand-alone Star Wars trilogy in London on May 14, 2014. 

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It’s Official! Star Wars VII Starts Shooting in May


Mar 18, 14 It’s Official! Star Wars VII Starts Shooting in May

From the official Star Wars website:

Disney and Lucasfilm are excited to announce that principal photography on Star Wars: Episode VII, directed by J.J. Abrams, will commence May 2014, and will be based at London’s historic Pinewood Studios.

It has also been confirmed that Star Wars: Episode VII is set about 30 years after the events of Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, and will star a trio of new young leads along with some very familiar faces. No further details on casting or plot are available at this time.

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10 Other Things Han Shot First


Jan 30, 14 10 Other Things Han Shot First

The Empire Galactic Era was a time when you needed to be tough to survive, especially if you were in the smuggling/rebel business. In other words, if you were approached by another smuggler for a debt to a Hutt you needed to shoot first, otherwise what is the point of being a scoundrel armed with a blaster if you are not going to be moody and shoot at things?

Just because, here are another ten scenes that make Han Solo what we love about him: a goddarn cold blooded (sometimes laserbrain) smuggler!

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Star Wars VII Will Focus on Han, Luke and Leia


Jan 13, 14 Star Wars VII Will Focus on Han, Luke and Leia

The Star Wars VII project has changed significantly since Oscar winner Michael Arndt split as writer on Episode VII in the fall, with duties taken up by Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan, who co-wrote Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and Raiders of the Lost Ark.

According to multiple insiders, the reason for the parting of ways was not due to a timeframe issue, as has been reported, but rather due to a difference of opinion of which characters to emphasize.

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Star Wars Characters Who Met Han Solo at Some Point of Their Lives


Nov 30, 13 Star Wars Characters Who Met Han Solo at Some Point of Their Lives

All right. It’s Saturday night, I have no date, a soda and The Simpsons marathon is on … Let’s talk about Han Solo.

Caution: the following article contains a lot of Star Wars Expanded Universe material, naturally. If you’re not fan of it, you may want to continue navigating the other sections of the website.

Han Solo was a pain in the ass for the Empire long before he joined the Rebel Alliance. Graduated with honors as an Imperial pilot from the Academy of Carida, he deserted when saved the life of a wookiee slave called Chewbacca. Ironically, he will later fight alongside the Rebellion using all the skills he learned in an Imperial Academy.

Having been around all the time, here are ten Star Wars characters who necessarily met him before A New Hope:

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Harrison Ford and Benedict Cumberbatch Talk Star Wars (Or Not)


Yes, Star Wars once again. It’s Ender’s Game promotion, people! (that’s Harrison talking).

Anyway, Harrison was in The Graham Norton Show alongside Benedict Cumberbatch (who is also rumored to have a role in the new Star Wars) while in London during the promotion of his new movie.

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25 Facts You Didn’t Know About ‘Return Of The Jedi’


May 26, 13 25 Facts You Didn’t Know About ‘Return Of The Jedi’

1. David Lynch and David Cronenberg both turned down the job of directing “Jedi.” Instead, Lynch would go on to make his own sci-fi epic, 1984’s “Dune,” while Cronenberg would make the hit horror films “The Dead Zone” (1983) and “The Fly” (1986).

2. Welsh filmmaker Richard Marquand had previously directed the 1981 World War II spy thriller “Eye of the Needle.” It was that film that brought him to the attention of George Lucas and ultimately earned him the directing job on “Jedi.”

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Han Solo and Harrison Ford: A Complicated Story


Jan 08, 13 Han Solo and Harrison Ford: A Complicated Story

Harrison Ford’s relationship with Han Solo, the character he played in the original “Star Wars” trilogy, is what you might call … complicated. As a Han Solo fan myself, I always watch interviews hoping to hear him talk about Solo, and I can’t help but ask why he’s generally open to discussing Indiana Jones but he tends to bristle when reporters raise the subject of Solo, unless the topic is how the character should have died. However, in a surprise to anyone who’s been paying attention as obsessively as I have, Ford has recently said that he’d be “open to the idea” of returning for 2015’s “Star Wars: Episode VII.” What changed? Let’s look back at the long, often contentious relationship between Harrison Ford and Han Solo and see if we can find out.

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