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'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

WATCH: Deleted Carrie Fisher scene in 'The Force Awakens'

Dec 31, 2016 - 5:11 PM

A writer of Star Wars: The Force Awakens posts a clip of Carrie Fisher s character Leia Organa that didn t make it to the 2015 film

'Star Wars' set door 'could have killed' Harrison Ford, court hears

Jul 26, 2016 - 11:11 PM

Production company Foodles Production admits to safety breaches when Harrison Ford suffered a broken left leg while filming Star Wars: The Force Awakens

File photo by Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

5 scenes from 'The Force Awakens' that deserve their own mini spin-off

Jul 13, 2016 - 3:32 PM

LEGO and Sony Interactive Entertainment s latest game lets you play out the best scenes from the film

WATCH: 'Chewbacca Mom' drives James Corden to work, gets surprise from real Chewbacca

May 24, 2016 - 4:34 PM

Candace Payne aka Chewbacca Mom appears in a Late Late Show sketch with James Corden and Star Wars: The Force Awakens director JJ Abrams She also gets a surprise from Peter Mayhew the actor inside the Chewbacca suit

Screengrab from YouTube/The Late Late Show with James Corden

IN PHOTOS: Princes William, Harry visit 'Star Wars' set

Apr 20, 2016 - 12:10 AM

The Princes visit the Star Wars set at Pinewood Studios duel with lightsabers and meet Mark Hamill Daisy Ridley BB 8 and Chewbacca

epa05267212 Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge smiles at BB-8 droid during a tour of the Star Wars sets at Pinewood studios in Iver Heath, west of London on April 19, 2016. Prince William and Prince Harry are touring Pinewood to visit the production workshops and meet the creative teams working behind the scenes on the Star Wars films. EPA/STR UK OUT

FULL LIST: Winners, MTV Movie Awards 2016

Apr 10, 2016 - 11:44 PM

Charlize Theron Daisy Ridley Leonardo DiCaprio and more win at the MTV Movie Awards 2016

WINNERS. Daisy Ridley, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Charlize Theron win at the MTV Movie Awards 2016. File photo of Daisy shows her at the 2016 Jameson Empire Awards in London, while file photo of Leonardo shows him at the Japan premiere of 'The Revenant.' Photos by CHRISTOPHER JUE/NINA PROMMER/ANDREW COWIE/EPA

WATCH: Daisy Ridley's 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' audition tape

Mar 31, 2016 - 10:27 AM

She just blew my mind says director JJ Abrams about how actress Daisy Ridley auditioned for the role of Rey

Screengrab from YouTube/Star Wars UK

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Blu-ray leaks online early

Mar 24, 2016 - 2:17 PM

The first leaked online copy brings in some 250 000 downloads within the first 12 hours

THE PIRACY AWAKEN. 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' is acquired early by a torrenting group. Photo courtesy of Disney

'Star Wars' film company in court after Harrison Ford broke leg

Feb 12, 2016 - 8:54 AM

Foodles Production UK will appear in court in May to face 4 charges alleging that it breached health and safety law as Ford reprised his role as Han Solo

INJURED ON SET. US actor/cast member Harrison Ford poses next to a Stormtrooper film character as he arrives to the European premiere of the film 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' in Leicester square in London, Britain, 16 December 2015. The film is the seventh in the Star Wars series. File photo by Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

'Star Wars' hits $2 billion global sales mark

Feb 08, 2016 - 11:03 AM

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is now in fourth place at the North American box office just behind Kung Fu Panda 3

Star Wars: The Force Awakens..L to R: BB-8 and Rey (Daisy Ridley)..Ph: David James..? 2015 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Right Reserved.

Disney delays release of next 'Star Wars' to late 2017

Jan 21, 2016 - 10:45 AM

Disney says that the next Star Wars episode will be released 7 months later than originally planned

STAR WARS. The 8th installment of the 'Star Wars' films is set for release in December 2017. Photo courtesy of Disney

Harrison Ford is highest-grossing actor in US box office history

Jan 12, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Star Wars: The Force Awakens where Harrison Ford reprises the role of Han Solo puts him on top of the list of highest grossing actors at 4 7 billion

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

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' smashes Christmas Day box office record

Dec 27, 2015 - 10:45 AM

In North America The Force Awakens rakes in 49 3 million – the highest total ever on Christmas Day

HAN SOLO. Harrison Ford plays Han Solo in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens.' The movie breaks the record for Christmas Day sales. Photo courtesy of Disney

WATCH: 'Star Wars' characters sing 'Stayin' Alive' in 'Tonight Show' supercut

Dec 23, 2015 - 12:04 AM

Yoda Jabba the Hut Darth Vader Princess Leia and more sing along to the Bee Gees

STAYIN' ALIVE. Jimmy Fallon releases a supercut of 'Star Wars' characters singing along to the Bee Gees. Screengrabs from YouTube/The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

'Star Wars' overtakes 'Jurassic World' for biggest global debut

Dec 22, 2015 - 11:13 PM

Star Wars: The Force Awakens sets a new global opening weekend record

NEW RECORD. 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' beats 'Jurassic World's' opening weekend record. Photo courtesy of Disney

#TheForceAwakens: Why fans love Star Wars

Dec 21, 2015 - 5:32 PM

Star Wars fans converge for the screening of The Force Awakens

WATCH: David Beckham, John Boyega in quick lightsaber duel

Dec 19, 2015 - 1:57 PM

David Beckham you have met your match cries John on The Graham Norton Show

LIGHTSABER DUEL. David Beckham and John Boyega cross lightsabers on 'The Graham Norton Show.' Screengrab from YouTube/The Graham Norton Show

New 'Star Wars' smashes box-office record

Dec 19, 2015 - 12:34 PM

It might join the 2 billion club worldwide and maybe just maybe be the highest grossing film of all time says box office analyst Jeff Bock

BOX OFFICE RECORD. 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' smashes the opening night record in the United States and Canada. Photo courtesy of DIsney

White House awakens to the force of 'Star Wars'

Dec 19, 2015 - 11:37 AM

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest appears unannounced at the lectern of the briefing room with the Star Wars characters

STORMTROOPERS. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest poses with two stormtroopers in the White House Briefing Room on December. The Star Wars characters were at the White House for a screening of the new film, 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens,' for Gold Star families, an organization that helps families who lost relatives in combat. Photo by Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

8 bintang ‘Star Wars’: kemana mereka?

Dec 18, 2015 - 6:28 PM

Kabar para pemeran ‘Star Wars’ episode satu sampai enam

LUKE DAN LEIA. Mark Hamill dan Carrie Fisher saat perayaan ‘Star Wars’. Foto dari Youtube.

Kata kritikus tentang ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

Dec 17, 2015 - 3:49 PM

Baca apa pendapat para kritikus seluruh dunia tentang episode terbaru ‘Star Wars’

LUKE SKYWALKER. Mark Hamill kembali memerankan Luke Skywalker dalam 'Star Wars' episode terbaru. Screengrab from YouTube/Star Wars

Cuplikan ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ dengan teks bahasa Indonesia bocor

Dec 17, 2015 - 12:39 PM

Film terbaru ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ akan dirilis 18 Desember di Jakarta

DAISY RIDLEY. Film 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' melibatkan pemeran utama wanita. Film ini akan dirilis di Indonesia pada 18 Desember. Photo courtesy of Disney

'Star Wars' rediscovers its Force say fans as film opens

Dec 17, 2015 - 10:35 AM

The first critical reactions to The Force Awakens are positive and some fans are even moved to tears

FANS' APPROVAL. 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' gets positive reactions from fans and critics alike. Photo courtesy of Disney

Movie Reviews: What critics are saying about 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

Dec 16, 2015 - 9:00 PM

See what the critics are saying about the newest Star Wars installment

NEW CHARACTERS. Many critics praised the new characters in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens.' In the photo are Finn (John Boyega) and Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac). Photo courtesy of Disney

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ review: Something new, something old, something borrowed

Dec 16, 2015 - 6:27 PM

Logic and taste are simply thrown out of the window when it comes to a film that is critically impenetrable because of its cultural impact writes Oggs Cruz

Photo courtesy of Disney

FOTO: Para selebriti hadir dalam Gala Premiere ‘Star Wars: the Force Awakens’

Dec 16, 2015 - 5:42 PM

‘Star Wars: the Force Awakens’ akan dirilis di Indonesia pada Jumat 18 Desember

STAR WARS PREMIERE. Pasangan selebriti Gading Marten dan Gisella Anastasia berpose bersama Stormtrooper saat Gala Premiere Star Wars: the Force Awakens. Foto dari Instagram/@gisel_la

WATCH: 'Force Awakens' cast sings epic a cappella 'Star Wars' medley

Dec 16, 2015 - 2:49 PM

The cast sings the iconic Star Wars theme with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots

'STAR WARS' TRIBUTE. The cast of 'The Force Awakens' sings an a capella medley with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots. Screengrab from YouTube/The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

[Star Wars] 10 things to look forward to when 'The Force Awakens'

Dec 16, 2015 - 2:25 PM

BB 8 General Leia the return of Han Solo and more What we re most excited to see in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

KYLO REN. Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) meets face-to-face with Finn (John Boyega) and Rey (Daisy Ridley). Photo courtesy of Disney

The Force finally awakens as 'Star Wars' opens in cinemas

Dec 16, 2015 - 11:43 AM

More than half a million people in France alone pre book tickets for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

PREMIERE NIGHT. Fans dressed up as Kylo Ren and even brought light sabers to the Philippine premiere of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens.' Screengrab from Twitter/outoftunelive

A blockbuster awakens: 'Star Wars' back on big screen

Dec 16, 2015 - 12:16 AM

Fans camp out outside the famous Chinese Theatre to watch the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

'STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS.'  Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Finn (John Boyega) from 'The Force Awakens.' Excited fans camp out in costumes outside the Chinese Theatre the night before the premiere. Photo courtesy of Disney

8 'Star Wars' stars: Where are they now?

Dec 12, 2015 - 7:30 PM

From episodes 1 to 6 we take a look at some of the stars of the Star Wars franchise today

WATCH: Globe-Star Wars Galactic Celebration

Dec 11, 2015 - 6:22 PM

Exhibits photo ops and exclusive merch were made available for Star Wars fans Watch the video to see how it went

'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

FOTO: 'Tie Fighter' terbesar di Asia Tenggara dari film Star Wars

Dec 07, 2015 - 6:47 PM

Pameran Star Wars: The Force Awakens diselenggarakan di Senayan City Jakarta dari 4 Desember hingga 16 Januari

TIE FIGHTER. Di depan instalasi Tie Fighter terbesar di Asia Tenggara ini, pengunjung dapat berfoto bersama Darth Vader, Yoda, dan Stormtroopers. Foto oleh Sakinah Ummu Haniy/Rappler

'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

Feel the Force: fans live and breathe 'Star Wars'

Nov 27, 2015 - 10:49 AM

Three fans share their love for the movie franchise as the showing of Star Wars: The Force Awakens approaches

Terminal 'Star Wars' fan dies, days after film screening

Nov 11, 2015 - 12:39 AM

Daniel Fleetwood whose dying wish was to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens dies on November 10

DANIEL FLEETWOOD. The man whose dying wish was to see 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' dies at 32. In the picture, he is with his wife, Ashley Fleetwood. Screengrab from Facebook/ashleycohagan

'Star Wars' director says he aimed for 'delightful' movie

Nov 10, 2015 - 4:40 PM

Director J J Abrams promises The Force Awakens will thrill fans

Screengrab from YouTube/StarWars

Dying 'Star Wars' fan gets early screening

Nov 06, 2015 - 9:38 AM

After campaigning to see the Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie early Disney grants Daniel Fleetwood s wish

WISH GRANTED. Dying 'Star Wars' fan Daniel Fleetwood sees an unedited version of 'The Force Awakens,' set to be released in December. Screengrab from

Dying Star Wars fan seeks early screening

Nov 04, 2015 - 12:52 AM

The December 18 release of The Force Awakens might be too late for Daniel Fleetwood

DYING WISH. Daniel Fleetwood is campaigning to see the 7th installment of 'Star Wars' early because he is dying form a rare form of connective tissue cancer. Screengrab from

Hello Kitty akan hadir di Indonesia Comic Con 2015

Nov 02, 2015 - 6:48 PM

Indonesia Comic Con digelar di Jakarta Convention Center pada 14 15 November 2015

Indonesia Comic Con akan penuhi minat penggemar komik, kartun, dan budaya populer di Jakarta. Foto dari Facebook

WATCH: 'Inside Out' emotions react to 'Star Wars: Force Awakens' trailer

Oct 29, 2015 - 4:18 PM

Joy Sadness Anger Fear and Disgust from Inside Out voice out exactly what went through Riley s mind as she watched the latest Star Wars trailer

CROSSOVER. Riley's emotions from Pixar's 'Inside Out' react to the new 'Star Wars: Force Awakens' trailer. Screengrab from YouTube/Disney•Pixar

May the police force be with you: Chewbacca arrested at Ukraine polls

Oct 27, 2015 - 10:20 AM

A video of the arrest shows a growling man dressed as Chewbacca resisting 4 law enforcement officers

CHEWBACCA. Ukranian police arrest a man dressed as Chewbacca from 'Star Wars.' Screengrab from YouTube/Prof.Laudeo

Ukrainians transform famed Lenin statue into Darth Vader

Oct 23, 2015 - 10:59 PM

This after a new law is passed ordering the removal of all communist symbols in Ukraine

Penjualan tiket Star Wars pecahkan rekor

Oct 21, 2015 - 2:11 PM

Jumlah tiket ‘Star Wars: the Awaken’ yang terjual di hari pertama ‘pre sale’ lebih banyak delapan kali lipat dari ‘The Hunger Games’

Star Wars ticket sales smash records

Oct 21, 2015 - 10:34 AM

Fandango the market leader in online ticket sales says it sold 8 times as many tickets as it did for The Hunger Games

See how 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' stars reacted to new trailer

Oct 20, 2015 - 10:10 PM

John Boyega and Daisy Ridley post their reactions to the trailer on social media

DAISY RIDLEY. The actress in a still from the trailer. Daisy posts her tearful reaction to the new 'Star Wars' trailer. Screengrab from YouTube/Star Wars

WATCH: 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' new official trailer released

Oct 20, 2015 - 10:50 AM

Check out the explosive new scenes from the movie