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However, Ren's intentions are to replace Snoke as Supreme Leader, believing that destroying the Jedi and the Resistance is the only way to achieve peace. Michael Kaminski explained that the exaggerations were both a publicity and security measure, further rationalizing that since the series' story radically changed over the years, it was always Lucas's intention to change the original story retroactively because audiences would only view the material from his perspective. Episode IX Cast Announced Returning and new cast members will join together for the final installment of the Skywalker saga. Yes No Report this. After an escape attempt from his Imperial-occupied home planet of Corellia goes wrong, a young Han vows to return to rescue his girlfriend Qi'ra.

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The way I do it now is they have a Star Wars Encyclopedia. So if I come up with a name or something else, I look it up and see if it has already been used. When I said [other people] could make their own Star Wars stories, we decided that, like Star Trek , we would have two universes: My universe and then this other one. They try to make their universe as consistent with mine as possible, but obviously they get enthusiastic and want to go off in other directions.

In particular, Chee said that the death of Chewbacca in Vector Prime was a key factor in the decision. Chee said in a Twitter post that a "primary goal" of the Story Group would be to replace the previous hierarchical canon with one cohesive one.

Lucas had previously used the character Aayla Secura , introduced in in the Star Wars: Republic comic book series, in Attack of the Clones. The first new canonical novel was Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released in December , and marked the beginning of the sequel trilogy of films.

A Star Wars Story in and Solo: The Last Jedi , in In addition, multiple new series have been announced, including Star Wars: Resistance , an anime-inspired series set to air this fall on television [67] ; an as-yet-unnamed, post- Return of the Jedi live-action series directed by Jon Favreau which will premier next fall on the Disney streaming service [68] ; and a final series of the fan-favorite Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series, which will also be released on the streaming service [69].

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Articles related to Star Wars expanded to other media. Holiday Special Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure Ewoks: The Battle for Endor. A Galactic Spectacular Jedi Training: The Making of a Saga. Fictional universe of Star Wars. The Force Architecture Languages Physics. Warrick Mace Windu Yoda. Blaster Death Star Lightsaber. Landspeeder Speeder bike Sandcrawler Walkers. Star Wars Legends novels — A New Hope Episode V: Abrams is set to return as director and co-writer alongside Chris Terrio.

Before selling Lucasfilm to Disney in , and parallel to his development of a sequel trilogy, George Lucas and original trilogy co-screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan started development on a film about a young Han Solo. George was so clear as to how that works. The canon that he created was the Star Wars saga There is no attempt being made to carry characters from the standalone films in and out of the saga episodes.

Consequently, from the creative standpoint, it's a roadmap that George made pretty clear. In April , Lucasfilm and Kennedy announced that the standalone films would be referred to as the Star Wars anthology series. However, the word "anthology" has not been used in any of the titles, which are instead promotionally subtitled "A Star Wars Story".

The second film, Solo , was released on May 25, The film is set directly before Episode IV: A New Hope and focuses on "Rogue One", a group of rebels who obtain the plans to the Death Star, a space station capable of destroying planets. Its laser was developed by scientist Galen Erso played by Mads Mikkelsen after the Empire forcibly abducted him, separating him from his daughter Jyn Erso.

Galen secretly sends deflecting Imperial pilot Bodhi Rook to deliver a message warning of the weapon's existence and revealing its weakness to his rebel friend Saw Gerrera , whom raised Jyn in Galen's absence. Under the false promise of her father's liberation, Jyn agrees to use her ties to help the Rebel Alliance retrieve the message from Saw, now the paranoid leader of an extremist cell of rebels. Good guys are bad.

Bad guys are good. The second anthology film focuses on Han Solo and Chewbacca before their appearance in the original trilogy. After an escape attempt from his Imperial-occupied home planet of Corellia goes wrong, a young Han vows to return to rescue his girlfriend Qi'ra. To achieve his goal of becoming the best pilot in the galaxy, Han "Solo" joins the Imperial Academy; however, he is expelled for his reckless behavior.

Han and his newfound Wookiee friend Chewbacca resort to a criminal life, mentored by veteran smuggler Beckett. After angering gangster Dryden Vos, Han and his company's lives depend on pulling a heist for him.

Without a ship to travel, they hire Lando Calrissian , the captain and owner of the Millennium Falcon. A twist ending reveals Vos' employer, acknowledging one of the major story arcs of The Clone Wars.

Lucasfilm originally hired Phil Lord and Christopher Miller to direct, but the pair were asked to leave the project in June due to creative differences; three and a half weeks remained in principal photography. Critics noted the film was intentionally left open for sequels.

In June , Josh Trank was officially announced as the director of an unknown spin-off film, [] but by May , had left the project.

By May , reports emerged that James Mangold had signed on to write and direct a film rumored to focus on Boba Fett , with Simon Kinberg attached as producer and co-screenwriter. By August , it was rumored that an Obi-Wan Kenobi film was in development, with Stephen Daldry in early negotiations to co-write and direct the project.

The films will reportedly differ from the Skywalker-focused films in favor of focusing on new characters.

Johnson is confirmed to write and direct the first film. In February , it was announced that David Benioff and D. Weiss would write and produce a series of Star Wars films that are not Skywalker-focused films, similar to but separate from Rian Johnson's upcoming installments in the franchise.

From to , the term Expanded Universe abbreviated as EU , was an umbrella term for all officially licensed Star Wars storytelling materials set outside the events depicted within the theatrical films, including television series, novels, comics, and video games. Existing works would no longer be considered canon to the franchise and subsequent reprints would be rebranded under the Star Wars Legends label, [] with downloadable content for the massively multiplayer online game Star Wars: The Old Republic being the only Legends material to still be produced.

The Star Wars canon was subsequently restructured to only include the existing six feature films, the animated film Star Wars: The Clone Wars , and its companion animated series. All future projects and creative developments across all types of media would be overseen and coordinated by the Story Group, announced as a division of Lucasfilm created to maintain continuity and a cohesive vision on the storytelling of the franchise.

Lucasfilm announced that the change was made "to give maximum creative freedom to the filmmakers and also preserve an element of surprise and discovery for the audience. Along with the stars of the original film, celebrities Bea Arthur , Art Carney , Diahann Carroll , and Jefferson Starship appear in plot-related skits and musical numbers.

Lucas loathed the special and forbade it to ever be aired again after its original broadcast, or reproduced on home video. The segment is the first Star Wars animation ever produced. The television film Caravan of Courage: With a story by Lucas and a screenplay by Bob Carrau, it features the Ewok Wicket from Return of the Jedi as he helps two children rescue their parents from a giant known as Gorax.

The Battle for Endor , finds Wicket and his friends protecting their village from invaders. Nelvana , the animation studio that had animated the animated segment of the Holiday Special was hired to create two animated series. Ewoks — features the adventures of the Ewoks before Return of the Jedi and the Ewok movies.

Clone Wars from to weeks before the release of Revenge of the Sith , as the series featured event set between those films. Lucas decided to invest in creating his own animation company, Lucasfilm Animation , and used it to create his first in-house Star Wars CGI -animated series. The Clone Wars — was introduced through a animated film of the same name , and set in the same time period as the previous Clone Wars series albeit ignoring it.

All series released after would also be part of the canon. Since , when Lucas announced plans for a television series set between the prequel and original trilogies, the television project has been in varying stages of development at Lucasfilm [] Producer Rick McCallum revealed the working title, Star Wars: Underworld , in , [] and said in that 50 scripts had been written.

In February , it was reported that there are multiple live action Star Wars television series currently in development, with "rather significant" talent involved in the productions. Star Wars -based fiction predates the release of the first film, with the December novelization of Star Wars , subtitled From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker.

Credited to Lucas, it was ghost-written by Alan Dean Foster. The first Expanded Universe story appeared in Marvel Comics ' Star Wars 7 in January the first six issues of the series having been an adaptation of the film , followed quickly by Foster's novel Splinter of the Mind's Eye the following month. From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker is a novelization of the original film by Alan Dean Foster , [] who followed it with the sequel Splinter of the Mind's Eye , which Lucas decided not to film.

Stackpole and Aaron Allston. Del Rey took over Star Wars book publishing in , releasing what would become a installment novel series called The New Jedi Order — Written by multiple authors, the series was set 25 to 30 years after the original films and introduced the Yuuzhan Vong, a powerful alien race attempting to invade and conquer the entire galaxy.

Though Thrawn had been designated a Legends character in , he was reintroduced into the canon in the third season of Star Wars Rebels , with Zahn returning to write more novels based in the character, and set in the new canon.

Marvel Comics published a Star Wars comic book series from to The installments were the first original Star Wars stories not directly adapted from the films to appear in print form, as they preceded those of the Star Wars comic series. In the late s, Marvel dropped a new Star Wars comic it had in development, which was picked up by Dark Horse Comics and published as the popular Dark Empire sequence — Empire — , and Knights of the Old Republic — After Disney's acquisition of Lucasfilm, it was announced in January that in the Star Wars comics license would return to Marvel Comics, [] whose parent company, Marvel Entertainment , Disney had purchased in Darth Vader , and the limited series Star Wars: Radio adaptations of the films were also produced.

The production used John Williams ' original film score, along with Ben Burtt 's sound effects. The first was written by science fiction author Brian Daley and directed by John Madden.

It was broadcast on National Public Radio in , adapting the original film into episodes. The overwhelming success, led to a episode adaptation of The Empire Strikes Back debuted in Lucasfilm had started its own video game company in , which became known for adventure games and World War II flight combat games. In , LucasArts released Star Wars: X-Wing , the first self-published Star Wars video game and the first space flight simulation based on the franchise. Disney has partnered with Lenovo to create the augmented reality game Star Wars: Jedi Challenges that works with a Lenovo Mirage AR headset, a tracking sensor and a lightsaber controller that will launch in December Aside from its well-known science fictional technology , Star Wars features elements such as knighthood , chivalry , and princesses that are related to archetypes of the fantasy genre.

Lucas' vision of a "used future" was further popularized in the science fiction-horror films Alien , [] which was set on a dirty space freighter; Mad Max 2 , which is set in a post-apocalyptic desert; and Blade Runner , which is set in a crumbling, dirty city of the future.

Lucas made a conscious effort to parallel scenes and dialogue between films, and especially to parallel the journeys of Luke Skywalker with that of his father Anakin when making the prequels. Political science has been an important element of Star Wars since the franchise launched in , focusing on a struggle between democracy and dictatorship.

Imperial officer uniforms resemble German uniforms of World War II and the political and security officers resemble the black-clad SS down to the stylized silver death's head on their caps. World War II terms were used for names in the films; e. Lucas has also drawn parallels to historical dictators such as Julius Caesar and Napoleon Bonaparte. The climax of Revenge of the Sith is modeled after the fall of the democratic Roman Republic and the formation of an empire.

Abrams spoke of conversations the writers had about how the Nazis could have escaped to Argentina after WWII and "started working together again. The Star Wars saga has had a significant impact on popular culture , [] with references to its fictional universe deeply embedded in everyday life. National Film Registry , as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant. The original Star Wars film was a huge success for 20th Century Fox , and was credited for reinvigorating the company.

Within three weeks of the film's release, the studio's stock price doubled to a record high. Star Wars fundamentally changed the aesthetics and narratives of Hollywood films, switching the focus of Hollywood-made films from deep, meaningful stories based on dramatic conflict, themes and irony to sprawling special-effects-laden blockbusters, as well as changing the Hollywood film industry in fundamental ways.

Before Star Wars , special effects in films had not appreciably advanced since the s. The Star Wars saga has inspired many fans to create their own non-canon material set in the Star Wars galaxy. In recent years, this has ranged from writing fan fiction to creating fan films. Because of concerns over potential copyright and trademark issues, however, the contest was initially open only to parodies , mockumentaries , and documentaries. Fan fiction films set in the Star Wars universe were originally ineligible, but in , Lucasfilm changed the submission standards to allow in-universe fiction entries.

As the characters and the storyline of the original trilogy are so well known, educators have used the films in the classroom as a learning resource. The success of the Star Wars films led the franchise to become one of the most merchandised franchises in the world. In , while filming the original film, George Lucas decided to take a ,dollar pay-cut to his own salary as director, in exchange for fully owning the merchandising rights of the franchise to himself.

Kenner made the first Star Wars action figures to coincide with the release of the film, and today the remaining s figures sell at extremely high prices in auctions.

Since the s Hasbro holds the rights to create action figures based on the saga. Pez dispensers have been produced. In the board game Star Wars: Escape from the Death Star was released, [] not to be confused with the board game with the same name published in The Clone Wars Edition [] and Risk: Star Wars Original Trilogy Edition Star Wars trading cards have been published since the first "blue" series, by Topps , in Some of the card series are of film stills, while others are original art.

While most "base" or "common card" sets are plentiful, many "insert" or " chase cards " are very rare. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the film series and media franchise. For the original film, see Star Wars film. For other uses, see Star Wars disambiguation.

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