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'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

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

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

'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

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

'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

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

'Solo: A Star Wars Story' feels like a competent side story. Is that enough?

May 29, 2018 - 6:00 PM

With the Star Wars franchise 'it’s ok' is not ok

Photos courtesy of Disney and Lucasfilm

'Solo: A Star Wars Story' struggles to take off in opening weekend

May 28, 2018 - 9:58 AM

Analysts predict that the movie, directed by Ron Howard starring Alden Ehrenreich as a young version of the swashbuckling Han Solo, would reach $130 million to $150 million

I’ve got a good feeling about these ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ inspired looks

May 17, 2018 - 3:36 PM

Check out these gear to get ready for the premiere

'Star Wars' as big as The Beatles, says Ron Howard

May 13, 2018 - 2:54 PM

'The level of anticipation is unlike anything that I've done. You fall into it and it's amazing. It was a little bit like the Beatles documentary that I took on,' Ron says

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 12: Director Ron Howard participates in a press conference in Los Angeles on May 12, 2018 for "Solo: A Star Wars Story," which opens in U.S theaters on May 25. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney/AFP

WATCH: New 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' trailer is out

Apr 09, 2018 - 10:16 AM

Are you looking forward to this summer movie?

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' second-highest opening ever in North America

Dec 18, 2017 - 7:20 AM

(UPDATED) The latest installment of the epic space opera is bettered only by 2015's Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which took $248 million on its debut weekend

PREMIER NIGHT. Stormtroopers and Praetorian guards pose on the red carpet for the European Premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi at the Royal Albert Hall in London on December 12, 2017. Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Name of new spinoff will be 'Solo: a Star Wars Story'

Oct 18, 2017 - 10:22 AM

Director Ron Howard announces the title on social media

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

Star Wars app lets you take hilarious 'Star Wars' selfies

Oct 08, 2015 - 8:12 PM

Plus a look at the other awesome features including assorted Star Wars gifs and emojis a Force Trainer and a mysterious Augmented Reality feature

J.J. Abrams teases trailer for new 'Star Wars' movie

Nov 25, 2014 - 8:17 AM

A tiny peek at what we re working on – this Friday [November 28] in select theaters

A photo tweeted by director J.J. Abrams, teasing the trailer for the upcoming 'Star Wars' film. Twitter/@BadRobot

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.