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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

Into The Void: hyper-real 'Star Wars' VR makes you the hero

Jul 29, 2018 - 2:33 PM

The virtual reality simulation costs about $30 to $35 for 10 minutes, and lets players see, hear, smell, and feel the world of 'Star Wars'

VR JEDI. Clients of the VR attraction, The Void, put on their 3D head sets in Anaheim, California on July 19, 2018. Photo by Veronique Dupont/AFP


Carrie Fisher makes posthumous return to 'Star Wars'

Jul 28, 2018 - 9:31 AM

The final installment of 'Star Wars' is due for release worldwide in December next year

PRINCESS LEIA. In this file photo taken on December 16, 2015, actress Carrie Fisher (R) poses with a storm trooper as she attends the opening of the European Premiere of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' in central London. Photo by Leon Neal/AFP

Han Solo's 'Return of the Jedi' blaster sells for $550,000

Jun 24, 2018 - 11:11 PM

The blaster's price beats the $450,000 fetched by the Luke Skywalker's lightsaber

(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 21, 2018 Star Wars' Han Solo's BlasTech DL-44 blaster (estimated value $300,000 - 500,000) is exhibited by Julien's Auctions at Planet Hollywood, in New York.   In the wildly popular "Star Wars" films, Han Solo once told a lightsaber-wielding Luke Skywalker: "Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid." That was the case when one of the blaster pistol props used by Harrison Ford in "Return of the Jedi" (1983) went under the hammer, selling for $550,000 -- topping the $450,000 previously fetched by Skywalker's lightsaber from the first two films."SOLD for $550,000! An original Han Solo blaster used in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi!" Julien's Auctions announced on Twitter June 23, 2018.  / AFP PHOTO / HECTOR RETAMAL

'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

'Solo: A Star Wars Story' review: Enjoyable romp

May 27, 2018 - 5:09 PM

'The film just doesn’t aim for immortality. The emotions it evokes are for erstwhile delights, ones that evaporate as soon as the next spectacle arrives'

Alden Ehrenreich forges his own Han in 'Solo: A Star Wars Story'

May 23, 2018 - 3:03 PM

Actor captures hero’s maverick spirit and charm

Alden Ehrenreich is Han Solo and Joonas Suotamo is Chewbacca in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY.

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

'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

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 spin-off to be presented at Cannes

Apr 07, 2018 - 12:32 PM

'Solo: A Star Wars Story' is part of the Cannes out of competition films

Mark Hamill bags Hollywood star, with no wars required

Mar 09, 2018 - 1:32 PM

'If it weren't for the public, I'd be nowhere. From 'Jedi' to 'Joker' and back again, it's been a fantastic ride. Thank you so much, and may the force be with each and every one of you,' Hamill tells the cheering crowd as he collected his star

HOLLYWOOD STAR. Actor Mark Hamill is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on March 8, 2018, in Hollywood, California. Photo by Valerie Macon/AFP

Marvel man Jon Favreau to direct 'Star Wars' series

Mar 09, 2018 - 11:20 AM

'Jon brings the perfect mix of producing and writing talent, combined with a fluency in the 'Star Wars' universe,' says Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy in a statement

'STAR WARS' SERIES. In this file photo taken on June 28, 2017, Jon Favreau attends the world premiere of 'Spider-man: Homecoming' in Hollywood, California. File photo by Valerie Macon/AFP

'Star Wars' Mark Hamill to present award at Oscars

Feb 22, 2018 - 2:30 PM

The actor is set to attend the event, 4 days before he is honored personally with his Hollywood Walk of Fame star

'Game of Thrones' creators to make new 'Star Wars' films

Feb 07, 2018 - 11:12 AM

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are set to write and produce films under the 'Star Wars' franchise

WATCH: Full teaser for 'Solo: A Star Wars Story'

Feb 06, 2018 - 10:22 AM

Han Solo and the gang embark on their greatest adventure yet

WATCH: Here's a first look at 'Solo: A Star Wars Story'

Feb 05, 2018 - 6:06 PM

The movie hits US cinemas in May

'Star Wars' rides high as Disney celebrates another $6 billion year

Jan 03, 2018 - 1:19 PM

'The Last Jedi' earns $66.8 million over the 4-day holiday weekend in North America

14 film yang patut ditunggu tahun 2018

Jan 02, 2018 - 8:38 PM

Beragam tontonan menarik dengan berbaga genre, baik dari dalam maupun luar negeri, bisa menjadi pilihan hiburan sepanjang 2018

Feel the 'Star Wars' force with the augmented reality game

Dec 24, 2017 - 3:44 PM

Lenovo's latest offerings might make you feel the force

'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

The week in photos: December 9-15, 2017

Dec 16, 2017 - 10:43 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A boy looks at a rainbow during a sunset in Bogota on December 13, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / LUIS ACOSTA

Forces unite for 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' exhibit and premiere

Dec 16, 2017 - 1:00 PM

'Star Wars' fans have more of a reason to geek out over 'The Last Jedi' – a life-sized replica of Kylo Ren's TIE Silencer!

WATCH: Yes, you can duel with lightsabers like a true Jedi

Dec 15, 2017 - 9:00 PM

These Kendo-inspired moves will awaken the Force in anyone