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

Los Angeles - Lucasfilm announced plans Tuesday for a new series of "Star Wars" films made by the team behind "Game of Thrones," as it seeks to build on the lucrative sci-fi franchise.David Benioff and D.B.

'The Last Jedi' rakes in $450.8mn worldwide in opening

Los Angeles - "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" -- the latest episode in the blockbuster space saga -- has raked in more than $450 million worldwide since hitting theaters, Disney said Monday -- a major success for the most-hyped movie of the year.

Princes William and Harry attend 'Star Wars' London premiere

London - Princes William and Harry attended the European premiere of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" on Tuesday, joining the all-star cast in London for the latest instalment of the sci-fi saga.

'Star Wars' Obi Wan spin-off in the works: US media

Los Angeles - Oscar-nominated filmmaker Stephen Daldry is in early talks to direct a "Star Wars" spin-off about Jedi master Obi Wan Kenobi, US media reported on Thursday.

The real-life Jedi Council policing Planet 'Star Wars'

Los Angeles - Deep within Lucasfilm's San Francisco headquarters, a group of elders act as a real-life Jedi Council -- keepers of sacred knowledge who police everything that happens in the "Star Wars" universe.

Han Solo 'Star Wars' spinoff movie loses its directors

Los Angeles - A spinoff movie of the "Star Wars" franchise about the early life of smuggler and crack pilot Han Solo has lost its two directors, the production company behind the project said on Tuesday.

'Star Wars' at 40: The Force is still strong

Los Angeles - The date was 1977, and no one had yet worn a copper bikini to bed, made "whooshing" lightsaber noises with a broomstick or yelled "May the Fourth be with you" at strangers.

Next 'Star Wars' film has a title: 'The Last Jedi'

Los Angeles - The next chapter in the beloved blockbuster "Star Wars" saga has a title: Episode VIII will tell the tale of "The Last Jedi."Lucasfilm on Monday released the title without additional explanation.

Eyeing global domination, 'Star Wars' opens big in China

Los Angeles - It has conquered North America, thrilled Europe and on Saturday "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" opened in China, chasing more records with an estimated $33 million in ticket sales, Disney said in early projections.

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

Los Angeles - The new "Star Wars" movie has set a global opening weekend record, smashing past the previous record holder "Jurassic World" to rake in $529 million, Disney said on Monday.

Haiti on the outside looking in at 'Star Wars' delirium

Port-au-prince - Without a single functioning movie theatre in their country, Haitians have been feeling left out in recent days, while much of the rest of the world swoons over the latest "Star Wars" movie.

Berlin church celebrates 'Star Wars' service

Berlin - A Berlin church celebrated a service with a "Star Wars" theme Sunday, with lightsaber-wielding pastors preaching parallels between Christianity and the blockbuster movie series to costumed parishioners.

New 'Star Wars' sets $57 mln opening night record

Los Angeles - "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has set a new opening night record in the United States and Canada, raking in $57 million dollars, industry experts said Friday.

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

Paris - It may be one of the most hyped films of all time, but "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" opened Wednesday to ecstatic reviews from both fans and critics.

Curtain rises on first 'Star Wars' film in a decade

Los Angeles - Hollywood rolls out the red carpet Monday for the premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," the first film in the epic space saga in a decade, and fans are frantic.

'Star Wars' mania at fever pitch before new film opens

Los Angeles - A long time ago, in movie theaters around the world, a pop culture phenomenon was born.

'Star Wars' creator Lucas get major U.S. arts award

Washington - "Star Wars" creator George Lucas entered the pantheon of US cultural icons as he received a prestigious Kennedy Center Lifetime Artistic Achievement.

'Star Wars' fans crash ticket sites as new trailer premieres

Los Angeles - The Force is calling to moviegoers, and they are eager to let it in.

'The Force Awakens': new 'Star Wars' film has title

Los Angeles - "Star Wars" fans were sent into a frenzy as studio giant Disney revealed the title of the iconic franchise's seventh episode -- "The Force Awakens" -- and said filming was over.

New 'Star Wars' film to be set 30 years after 'Return of the Jedi'

The highly anticipated next installment of the "Star Wars" franchise will be set 30 years after "Episode VI: Return of the Jedi," Walt Disney Co.'s chief executive officer Bob Iger said on Tues...

'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' makes the Force a Netflix exclusive

The sixth and final season of Lucasfilm's animated television series "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" will be available exclusively on Netflix next month, the video streaming service and Walt Disney Co's ABC group said on Thursday.
 

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