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'Star Wars: A New Hope' concert is postponed to 2021

Jun 18, 2020 - 4:08 PM

The event would have featured a screening of the 'Star Wars' film set to a live performance of its iconic score by John Williams

POSTPONED. The live concert film for 'Star Wars: A New Hope' is put on hold for 2021. Image courtesy of CC: Concepts

Taika Waititi to direct new 'Stars Wars' film

May 05, 2020 - 9:57 AM

New Zealand filmmaker Taika Waititi is set to direct a new 'Star Wars' film and write it alongside '1917' screenwriter Krysty Wilson-Cairns

Female-centric 'Star Wars' series in works – reports

Apr 23, 2020 - 10:31 AM

Hollywood reports say that the upcoming TV series for Disney+ will be a 'female-driven action thriller' with martial arts elements set in an alternate 'Star Wars' timeline

'Star Wars' actor Andrew Jack, 76, dies of coronavirus

Apr 01, 2020 - 10:12 AM

The British actor and dialect coach died two days after he was diagnosed with the disease

Walt Disney Co. results lifted by 'Star Wars,' 'Frozen'

Feb 05, 2020 - 2:50 PM

Aside from 'Star Wars' and 'Frozen,' the company also had a strong 1st quarter thanks to the launch of Disney ++

More Baby Yoda? 'Mandalorian' back in October as spin-offs mulled

Feb 05, 2020 - 2:38 PM

Disney is ramping up Baby Yoda content with season two of 'Mandalorian' in October and 'potential spin-offs' in the works

'Star Wars: A New Hope' in concert is coming to Manila

Feb 03, 2020 - 3:58 PM

Enjoy the movie that started it all – with a live full orchestra

STAR WARS IN CONCERT. The iconic first movie in the franchise gets a full orchestra treatment. Image courtesy of CC: Concepts

LOOK: John Boyega pokes fun at Kylo Ren and Rey's 'Star Wars romance'

Jan 01, 2020 - 3:24 PM

The shade is strong with this one

STAR WARS ROMANCE. Actor John Boyega pokes fun at the Kylo Ren-Rey romance. Photo courtesy of Lucasfilm

'Star Wars' stays atop North America box office

Dec 31, 2019 - 7:00 PM

The last movie of the 'Skywalker Saga,' still remains on top the box office despite mixed reviews

'Star Wars' TV series 'Mandalorian' confirmed for season 2

Dec 28, 2019 - 7:30 PM

The show hits Fall of 2020

What next for 'Star Wars' after 'Rise of Skywalker' grand finale?

Dec 24, 2019 - 12:15 PM

A fear of franchise fatigue has already led Disney boss Bob Iger to signal a slowdown in future 'Star Wars' releases

Here’s where you can cop ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ merch

Dec 23, 2019 - 2:00 PM

The force is strong with these cute 'Star Wars' fan items!

‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ review: A disappointing epilogue

Dec 22, 2019 - 7:45 PM

The events of 'The Rise of Skywalker' renders the entire Star Wars saga into an overwrought fairy tale

Rey (Daisy Ridley) in STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER. Photo courtesy of Lucasfilm

Same-sex kiss cut from Star Wars Singapore release– reports

Dec 21, 2019 - 10:20 PM

The first same-sex kiss in the franchise's history fails to make the cut in Singapore

'Star Wars' struggles in a country far, far away: China

Dec 21, 2019 - 12:55 PM

Special previews of the long-awaited 'The Rise of Skywalker' film in Beijing this week draws just a handful of fans

Latest 'Star Wars' film gets worst reviews in decades

Dec 19, 2019 - 4:53 PM

Movie critics' early reviews for J.J. Abrams' 'The Rise of Skywalker' are calling the final film 'unoriginal' and 'uninspired'

Your guide to 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker'

Dec 19, 2019 - 7:30 AM

Here's everything that's happened so far

Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo), Poe (Oscar Isaac), Finn (John Boyega), Rey (Daisy Ridley) and C-3PO (Anthony Daniels) in STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER. Photo courtesy of Lucasfilm

'Star Wars' fans campaign for Princess Leia star in Hollywood

Dec 18, 2019 - 5:02 PM

Princess Leia mega fan Kristin Grady believes that late actress Carrie Fisher deserves her own posthumous star on the Walk of Fame

After 'Rise of Skywalker,' what's next for 'Star Wars?'

Dec 17, 2019 - 8:37 PM

The Lucasfilm president points towards a future in television series

END OF AN ERA? Katherine Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac and Anthony Daniels with Star Wars characters Stormtroopers, Kylo Ren, R2-D2, C-3PO, BB-8 and D-O pose for photos at the special fan event for 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' the special fan event for 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' at Roppongi Hills on December 11, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan. Photo by Christopher Jue/Getty Images for Disney

Droid leaks: How C-3PO actor Anthony Daniels crossed his legs for 'Star Wars'

Dec 17, 2019 - 4:04 PM

Anthony Daniels, the actor behind Star Wars' C-3PO, reveals that he wasn't allowed to go to the toilet all day while playing the golden robot

Star Wars fans camp outside LA theater week before film opens

Dec 13, 2019 - 10:10 AM

Star Wars fans with sleeping bags and portable movie projectors are waiting outside Hollywood's Chinese Theatre for the 'Rise of the Skywalker' premiere

Will ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ reveal Rey’s heritage? Daisy Ridley offers a hint

Dec 12, 2019 - 8:16 PM

Much has been said – off screen – about Rey’s origins

QUESTIONS, ANSWERS. Rey's heritage is a mystery fans have been trying to decode. Photo courtesy of Lucasfilm

IN PHOTOS: ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ stars hit the red carpet in Tokyo fan meet

Dec 12, 2019 - 7:52 PM

Several droids also join in on the fun!

TOKYO, JAPAN - DECEMBER 11: (L-R) Katherine Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac and Anthony Daniels with Star Wars characters Stormtroopers, Kylo Ren, R2-D2, C-3PO, BB-8 and D-O pose for photos at the special fan event for 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' the special fan event for 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' at Roppongi Hills on December 11, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan. Photo by Christopher Jue/Getty Images for Disney

Star Wars producer Kathleen Kennedy can’t get enough of PH ad about the franchise

Dec 12, 2019 - 9:34 AM

The two-minuter, by local telecom and media giant Globe, shows just how imaginative fans of the Star Wars franchise can be

'STAR WARS' AD. A simple Philippine-made ad gets raves from Star Wars producer Kathleen Kennedy. Screenshot from Globe

A thousand memes, it launched: Baby Yoda breaks internet

Dec 04, 2019 - 3:26 PM

The adorable green creature from Disney's live-action series 'The Mandalorian' has stolen millions of hearts around the world

Japan's kabuki harnesses the Force for Star Wars performance

Nov 05, 2019 - 5:45 PM

The performance on November 28 features key moments in the recent instalments of the series

IN PHOTOS: The force is strong in this Star Wars-inspired Adidas collection

Oct 30, 2019 - 6:50 PM

Which pair of shoes is your Chosen One?

GALACTIC KICKS. The Adidas Star Wars collection features pieces inspired by a galaxy far, far away. Photo courtesy of Adidas

'Game of Thrones' creators withdraw from 'Star Wars' trilogy

Oct 30, 2019 - 8:54 AM

David Benioff and D.B Weiss say they want to focus on their Netflix work – a deal signed after they agreed to work on the 'Star Wars' trilogy

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 26: D. B. Weiss (L) and David Benioff present the Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year onstage at the 2018 British Academy Britannia Awards presented by Jaguar Land Rover and American Airlines at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 26, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. Kevin Winter/Getty Images for BAFTA LA/AFP

WATCH: Final 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' trailer

Oct 22, 2019 - 10:59 AM

Are you ready for 'The Rise of Skywalker?'

Marvel's Kevin Feige to produce new 'Star Wars' film

Sep 26, 2019 - 2:54 PM

Feige joins the Lucasfilm team alongside studio president Kathleen Kennedy for a new chapter of the 'Star Wars' franchise

US director and Marvel Studios President of Production Kevin Feige arrives for the “Spider-Man: Far From Home” World premiere at the TCL Chinese theatre in Hollywood on June 26, 2019. (Photo by Chris Delmas / AFP)

WATCH: New 'Star Wars' trailer teases the dark side of Rey

Aug 27, 2019 - 8:53 AM

December 2019 needs to come sooner

Disney's dozen: what we learnt at D23 movies panel

Aug 25, 2019 - 1:00 PM

Movies include 'Black Panther 2' and 'Cruella' are in the works

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 24: (L-R) Josh Gad and Kristen Bell of 'Frozen 2' took part today in the Walt Disney Studios presentation at Disneys D23 EXPO 2019 in Anaheim, Calif. 'Frozen 2' will be released in U.S. theaters on November 22, 2019. Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney/AFP

'Star Wars' and 'Frozen 2' footage wows Disney fan fest

Aug 25, 2019 - 10:36 AM

Cast of 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' makes an appearance plus Tom Holland promotes 'Onward'

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 24: (L-R) Kelly Marie Tran, Oscar Isaac, and John Boyega of 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' took part today in the Walt Disney Studios presentation at Disneys D23 EXPO 2019 in Anaheim, Calif. 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' will be released in U.S. theaters on December 20, 2019. Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney/AFP

LIST: Disney's big announcements at the D23 expo 2019

Aug 24, 2019 - 8:40 PM

From new 'Star Wars' and Marvel series, to revivals of 2000s-era classics, here's what we can expect from Disney in the next few years

D23 EXPO. Disney's biennial fan convention kicks off at the Anaheim Convention Center on August 23. Photo by Angela Papuga/ Getty Images/ AFP

WATCH: 'The Mandalorian' is a gunslinging warrior in first trailer

Aug 24, 2019 - 11:11 AM

Pedro Pascal plays 'The Mandalorian' on Star Wars' first live-action TV series

Original 'Star Wars' creators lift lid on special effects challenges

Jun 30, 2019 - 11:35 AM

The team behind the franchise shares how they made the special effects possible in the films, despite the challenges

Disneyland to put up Marvel theme park

Jun 15, 2019 - 5:28 PM

Disneyland's upcoming Marvel attraction will reportedly cost more than $14 million to make

The announcements and trailers at EA Play ahead of E3 2019

Jun 09, 2019 - 2:18 AM

(UPDATED) We get our first glimpse of 'Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order' gameplay, a new 'Apex Legends' season, new 'Battlefield V' details, and a lot more

EA PLAY 2019. Electronic Arts comes out swinging ahead of E3. Screenshot from livestream

Star Wars theme park opens at Disneyland

Jun 01, 2019 - 6:36 PM

The highly-awaited Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge attraction at Disneyland has hundreds of 'Star Wars' fans lined up

'Game of Thrones' showrunners will work on 2022 'Star Wars' film

May 15, 2019 - 2:27 AM

From Westeros to a galaxy far, far away

SHOWRUNNERS. D.B. Weiss and David Benioff (center) and the cast of 'Game of Thrones' accept the award Outstanding Drama series onstage during the 70th Emmy Awards. Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP

Disney releases dates for upcoming 'Star Wars' and 'Avatar' films

May 08, 2019 - 10:24 AM

There are 3 more 'Star Wars' films and 4 'Avatar' sequels lined up from the studio

Fans fill up reservations for Disneyland Star Wars park

May 03, 2019 - 5:49 PM

Disneyland's new Star Wars theme park is opening on May 31, and reservations to the California park filled up within two hours after going online

Actor Peter Mayhew, Chewbacca in 'Star Wars' saga, dies at 74

May 03, 2019 - 9:43 AM

Peter Mayhew, known for his role as Wookie warrior and best friend of Han Solo, dies surrounded by loved ones on Tuesday

WATCH: Carrie Fisher returns in trailer for final 'Star Wars' movie

Apr 13, 2019 - 10:13 AM

The first trailer for 'Star Wars IX: The Rise of Skywalker' surprises fans with an appearance from the late Carrie Fisher

Disney 'Star Wars' attractions to open soon in California, Florida

Mar 08, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Galaxy's Edge is set to open on May 31 in Disneyland Park in Anaheim

Sphero discontinues Disney-licensed products

Dec 18, 2018 - 4:35 PM

Sphero says its Disney products would be labeled as legacy products, and stocks would no longer be replenished

Pedro Pascal to lead cast of 'Star Wars' series

Dec 13, 2018 - 9:36 AM

'The Mandalorian' is scheduled to air on Disney + in the US late 2019

A 'Star Wars' prequel will be released on Disney’s upcoming streaming service

Nov 11, 2018 - 3:43 PM

The upcoming Disney streaming service will launch in 2019 and finally has a name

IN PHOTOS: Kenneth Cobonpue's 'Star Wars' collection

Oct 10, 2018 - 6:02 PM

Renowned Filipino designer Kenneth Cobonpue teams up with Star Wars to create an out-of-this-world furniture line of galactic proportions

Disney admits Dark Side for 'Star Wars,' plans release 'slowdown'

Sep 21, 2018 - 12:33 PM

'You can expect some slowdown, but that doesn't mean we're not going to make films'

PRESS PAUSE? Is it a case of too much too quick for the Star Wars franchise? Still from the movie trailer