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Cool Videos: Original teaser trailer for Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Anyone ready to travel back to 1980? No, I haven't acquired a time machine but watching this teaser trailer for STAR WARS EPISODE V: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK takes me back. Here's the description from the official Youtube page for STAR WARS: Watch the original teaser trailer for The Empire Strikes Back, which is notable for featuring solely concept art by Ralph McQuarrie but...

Cool Videos: Enjoy these rare vintage trailers and featurettes for Star Wars and Gremlins

I love vintage movie trailers and clips. In this modern age of Blu-rays and Internet marketing, we take for granted what movie trailers used to look like. They were not the art form they are considered today and were pure advertising. The editing was not slick and the commercial sometimes didn't match the final result. Hell, forget about featurettes. We are lucky to get behind the...

Joss Whedon says the ending to The Empire Strikes Back was a "terrible idea"

Fanboy Rage: Commence! Despite being a lifelong fan of the STAR WARS franchise, Joss Whedon has no plans to direct any of the forthcoming sequels due to his commitment to Marvel and THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON. But that doesn't mean the outspoken filmmaker and geek idol can't share his opinion on the series he grew up loving. In fact, Whedon will go so far as to criticize the film...

ABC has started conversations to bring a live action Star Wars series to television

Everything Marvel wants to do now Lucasfilm has to do. It is like having an annoying kid brother who has to copy your every move. Except in this instance, we the fans are the winners regardless of the outcome. While The Walt Disney Company owned ABC network has been advertising the hell out of AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D., rumblings have been happening since George Lucas sold his company...

Cool Videos: William Shakespeare's Star Wars gets a trailer

A couple of months ago we brought you a review of Quirk Books hilariously brilliant WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S STAR WARS. As the book hits stores today, the publisher has revealed a trailer that brings the language of the Bard to life using our beloved Jedi and Rebels. As a big fan of the book, seeing how the staged production of the play could look is a treat. I almost hope Quirk goes...

Congratulations from JoBlo.com to newlyweds George Lucas and Mellody Hobson!

There is not always an opportunity for us to report on fun little asides from the movie industry like this. We are sad to report on the passing of Hollywood icons like Tony Scott or James Gandolfini but every now and then we get to smile at the joy of some of our favorites from the world of movies. Now that George Lucas has sold Lucasfilm and is enjoying retirement, he is...

Book Review: William Shakespeare's Star Wars

BUY THE BOOK HERE SYNOPSIS: May the verse be with you! Inspired by one of the greatest creative minds in the English language—and William Shakespeare —here is an officially licensed retelling of George Lucas ’s epic STAR WARS in the style of the immortal Bard of Avon. The saga of a wise (Jedi) knight and an evil (Sith) lord, of a beautiful princess held...

Cool Videos: Star Wars: Episode IV in one minute animation

I seem to remember a familiar animation style like this from a long time ago and it always made me laugh. Now, 1A4 Studio has a new entry in their Speedrun series that tackles the STAR WARS: EPISODE IV in 60 seconds. The result is a hilariously cool video that captures the opening salvo of the film to the closing credits with cheeky fun. If nothing else, you lose only a minute of your...

Cool Videos: Got 7 hours to kill? Here is an incredible fan documentary on the entire Star Wars original trilogy

Catch this one while you can, because I highly doubt that the mighty Disney will let something like this remain online very long. But, if you want to call in sick from work and spend the day learning a ton of information about the original STAR WARS trilogy, this is an incredibly detailed journey into what it took to make George Lucas ' films happen. IndieWire posted this video...

Dark Horse Comics to adapt George Lucas' original screenplay titled The Star Wars

It is difficult to tell whether some stories are April Fool's pranks or the real deal. I was toying with whether this was legit and as more and more sources are sharing it, I figured what the hell. If it turns out to be bullshit, shame on us for reporting it, but here you go. Dark Horse Comics will be losing the STAR WARS franchise to Disney and Marvel in the near future, but they...

Cool Videos: Watch a lightsaber duel from Darth Vader's perspective!

Ever wonder what it would be like to take part in a real lightsaber duel? What am I asking, of course you have! Now imagine engaging in that duel, but as DARTH VADER, and now you're cooking with gas. These fellows called The Stunt People have done all the imagining for you in a video called "Vader Strikes," which depicts a lightsaber duel from Vader's POV at first, then switches...

I Want That: Darth Vader Mythos Statue

Sorry, no Lego sets today. The coolness of this week is of the statue variety. Sideshow Collectibles has a knack for creating amazing statues, busts, figures and several of the like. Today the collectibles company released a look at a new statue for their STAR WARS: MYTHOS line-- Darth Vader. This is Vader after fully giving himself over to the darkside. The Darth Vader...