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'May the force be with you' in Taiwan's presidential office

May 04, 2018 - 9:27 PM

The island's Vice President Chen Chien-jen and fans dressed as a motley crew of intergalactic characters chant "May the force be with you" in homage to the George Lucas space drama as part of events held around the world on May the fourth

MAY THE 4TH. This handout picture taken and released by the Taiwan Presidential Office on May 4, 2018 shows Star Wars fans posing for photographs at the Presidential Office in Taipei. Handout / Taiwan Presidential Office / AFP

40 tahun ‘Star Wars’: ‘The Force is still strong’

May 22, 2017 - 10:02 PM

40 tahun sejak film pertamanya dirilis Star Wars masih banyak dibicarakan di seluruh dunia

40 TAHUN. Setelah 40 tahun, 'Star Wars' tetap dibicarakan orang-orang. Adegan ini menunjukkan Yoda melatih Luke Skywalker di 'The Empire Strikes Back.' Foto dari Instagram/@starwars

'Star Wars' at 40: The Force is still strong

May 21, 2017 - 11:21 PM

Forty years after the first film Star Wars continues to be a hit worldwide

'Star Wars' creator George Lucas scraps Chicago museum plan

Jun 25, 2016 - 11:48 PM

The Star Wars creator says the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art would now be built somewhere in California

#PugadBaboy: Mad Mountain Nectar 47

Jan 30, 2016 - 5:00 AM

George Lucas says sorry for Disney 'white slavers' slam

Jan 01, 2016 - 10:11 PM

Star Wars creator George Lucas apologizes following an interview where he says he and Disney had conflicting visions for the movies

GEORGE LUCAS. The 'Star Wars' creator apologizes for calling Disney 'white slavers.' In the photo, he attends the Kennedy Center Honorees Reception in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC on December 2015. File photo by Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

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Dec 16, 2015 - 7:43 PM

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'Star Wars' creator George Lucas gets major US arts award

Dec 07, 2015 - 9:54 PM

The Kennedy Center Lifetime Artistic Achievement honors the director alongside Rita Moreno Cicely Tyson Carole King and Seiji Ozawa

'Star Wars,' the space epic no one believed in

Dec 04, 2015 - 10:17 PM

Everyone including George Lucas believed Star Wars would be a flop when it was first released

LUKE SKYWALKER. Mark Hamill plays Luke Skywalker in the first ever 'Star Wars' film. Screengrab from YouTube/Star Wars

Jar Jar Binks of 'Star Wars' inspired by Goofy, Lucas tells Disney fans

Aug 15, 2015 - 2:36 PM

I know you ll look at him differently now says George Lucas

JAR JAR BINKS. The character in 'Star Wars' is inspired by Goofy. Screengrab from YouTube/Star Wars

From Mickey Mouse to Star Wars: the (market) force is with Disney

Oct 05, 2014 - 3:00 PM

After buying the rights to Star Wars material Disney is already reaping rewards from its acquisition of George Lucas beloved science fiction saga

Before 'Star Wars' film reboot, a new animated 'Rebels'

Jul 31, 2014 - 4:43 PM

It s a story that can get very dark but it has to inspire hope – it must be fun explains executive producer Dave Filoni

December 2015 release for new 'Star Wars' film

Nov 09, 2013 - 9:26 AM

The much waited Star Wars: Episode VII comes out in 2015

THE TAKEOVER. In this file photo from April, Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn talks about the company taking over the "Star Wars" movie franchise at the Walt Disney Studios. AFP Photo

It's a baby girl for George Lucas

Aug 13, 2013 - 4:24 PM

Everest Hobson Lucas is first biological daughter of Star Wars director The Force is with her

NEW, INTIMATE CHAPTER. The 'Star Wars' creator with wife, Mellody Hobson

Entertainment wRap: Film flops, musical protests

Jul 28, 2013 - 4:04 PM

Box office flops protest through music Jackson trial updates and more entertainment news

ANGSTY FLAMENCO. An age-old form of social protest

Spielberg, Lucas warn of film 'implosion'

Jun 14, 2013 - 8:45 AM

There s going to be an implosion where 3 or 4 or maybe even a half dozen mega budget movies are going to go crashing into the ground

CONCERNED FILMMAKERS. George Lucas and Steven Spielberg at the Golden Globe Awards in 1999. Spielberg won Best Director for 'Saving Private Ryan.'

'Star Wars VII' to film in Britain

May 11, 2013 - 6:07 PM

The next chapter of the Star Wars movie franchise will be produced in Britain

BACK TO BRITAIN. Producers revisit the origins of 'Star Wars' for the new movie. Photo from the 'Star Wars VII' Facebook page

Lucas hails new 'Star Wars' film director Abrams

Jan 27, 2013 - 9:25 AM

I ve consistently been impressed with J J as a filmmaker and storyteller He s an ideal choice to direct the new Star Wars film and the legacy couldn t be in better hands

NEW 'STAR WARS' DIRECTOR. J. J. Abrams at the 2010 Comic Con in San Diego, California, 22 July 2010. Photo by Gage Skidmore / via Wikipedia.

Entertainment wRap: From Anna Karenina to Star Wars

Jan 26, 2013 - 5:59 PM

From Russians slamming the new Anna Karenina film to an angry Royal to the director of the 7th Star Wars movie this week s entertainment stories are as crazy as usual

TOO SKINNY to be Anna Karenina? That's what some Russian viewers think of Keira Knightley. Photo from the Anna Karenina Facebook fan page

'Star Wars' exhibit explores human identity

Apr 18, 2012 - 7:07 AM

Star Wars Identities kicks off a multi city world tour in Montreal Canada