Revenge of the Jedi poster up for auction

Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi was briefly called "Revenge of the Jedi." Apparently screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan had told Lucas that "Return of the Jedi" was a "weak title." In December 1982 though, Lucas went back to his original title but not before promotional posters had already been released, such as the one above that is currently up for auction at Sotheby's with an expected hammer price of 1,400 - 2,600 GBP ($1800 - $3200 USD).

From Wikipedia:

In December 1982, Lucas decided that "Revenge" was not appropriate as Jedi should not seek revenge and returned to his original title. By that time thousands of "Revenge" teaser posters (with artwork by Drew Struzan) had been printed and distributed. Lucasfilm stopped the shipping of the posters and sold the remaining stock of 6,800 posters to Star Wars fan club members for $9.50.

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Watch 'The Force,' Melodysheep's 'superchill' tribute to Princess Leia

John D. Boswell, aka melodysheep, is using the force for good in The Force, his musical tribute to Princess Leia.

He writes:

A superchill tribute to Carrie Fisher, the galaxy's favorite princess. Rest in Peace.

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JJ Abrams to write and direct Star Wars: Episode IX

The Force is apparently strong with JJ Abrams. Less than a week after Lucasfilm and Colin Trevorrow, um, parted ways, Abrams is returning to the Star Wars universe to finish the trilogy he started. He'll co-write, with Chris Terrio, and direct Star Wars: Episode IX, due out in December 2019.

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Watch George Lucas tell off professional autograph hounds

Above, George Lucas has no time for professional autograph hunters out for a quick buck. Below is another recent clip of Lucas grumpy at the autograph hounds because they're "here to make money. They're not fans." I think he's right!

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Behind the scenes clips from Star Wars: The Last Jedi

“It’s about family, and that’s what’s so powerful about it,” says the late Carrie Fisher.

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Watch Star Wars: Rogue One ending flow into A New Hope beginning

The perfect plot flow fires me up even as Uncanny Valley Leia brings a tear to my eye. (Barre Fong)

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Do the Star Wars sway to this 1977 country song, "May the Force Be With You Always"

Tom T. Hall's "May the Force Be With You" always was the first single from his November 1977 album New Train Same Rider. The song hit number 13 on Billboard's "Hot Country Songs" chart and went to number 5 in Canada. Sing along with me now, sweetheart:

There is a force that moves our lives from place to place There is a force exchanging smiles from face to face If we must go and we must go then we will be apart May the force be with you always sweetheart.

There is a force that moves the wind and changes tides Not that we would but if we should we couldn't hide The force is all and we as one are but a tiny part May the force be with you always sweetheart.

The force is bigger than the little plans we made The force picks winners in the little games we play If we are part of something bigger we can face the dark May the force be with you always sweetheart

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The Dark Side doesn't make sense

After considerable thought, Jenny Nicholson weighs in on why the Dark Side doesn't make sense. In what would make an excellent PowerPoint presentation to the Sith, she lays out her five key objections: Read the rest

Watch the new trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

In celebration of Star Wars Celebration, Lucasfilm released this thrilling teaser trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, in theaters December 16.

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