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Coco Is No. 1 Again, but Star Wars Arrives Next Week

The Pixar movie added $18.3M to its three-week total

(Newser) - Disney and Pixar's Coco has topped the box office for a third time on a quiet, pre-Star Wars: The Last Jedi weekend in theaters. Disney estimates Sunday that Coco added $18.3 million, bringing its domestic total to $135.5 million. Justice League took second place with $9.6... More »

Rian Johnson to Create New Star Wars Trilogy

Director's new trilogy will be disconnected from the 9 films of the Skywalker saga

(Newser) - Disney announced Thursday that Rian Johnson will craft a new trilogy for the Star Wars universe, greatly expanding the director's command over the ever-expanding space saga created by George Lucas, the AP reports. The announcement, made by Disney chief Bob Iger on a call with investment analysts, constituted the... More »

2-Story Star Wars Replica Is Big Halloween Hit

'I was amazed; it's actually the size of their house'

(Newser) - A two-story, Star Wars-inspired Halloween yard display in Ohio is enticing kids to get toy lightsabers and attracting hundreds of visitors from across the state, the AP reports. Elevator mechanic Nick Meyer, 39, spent about $1,500 and 10 hours a weekend for half a year to build a replica... More »

Harrison Ford Gives a Harrison Ford Answer on Fisher Affair

He finally addresses their alleged extramarital fling—kind of

(Newser) - Han was allegedly not so Solo while making Star Wars in the mid-'70s with Carrie Fisher: The late actress, who played Princess Leia, revealed in her 2016 memoir, The Princess Diarist, that she had a three-month affair with Harrison Ford, who played Solo, during the making of the movie.... More »

Next Star Wars Movie Gets a Familiar Guiding Hand

JJ Abrams is returning to direct another

(Newser) - JJ Abrams is returning to Star Wars and will replace Colin Trevorrow as writer and director of Episode IX. Disney announced the move Tuesday, per the AP . After several high-profile exits by previous Star Wars directors, Lucasfilm is turning to the filmmaker who helped resurrect the franchise in the first... More »

Princess Leia Appears in Indiana Corn Field

Carrie Fisher's face and iconic hair buns are captured in corn

(Newser) - A southern Indiana farmer who created a corn maze with trails outlining the face of Star Wars character Princess Leia says he planted it to honor the late actress Carrie Fisher, AP reports. Jeremy Goebel designed the maze in February, more than a month after Fisher's late December death,... More »

Someone Bought R2-D2 for Nearly $3M

Droid made from parts used during filming of original 'Star Wars' trilogy

(Newser) - An R2-D2 droid that was used in several Star Wars films has sold at auction for nearly $3 million, the AP reports. The auction house Profiles in History said the 43-inch tall unit that was compiled from parts used throughout filming of the original trilogy sold for $2.76 million... More »

In 'Devastating Betrayal,' 100 Star Wars Items Stolen

Suspect is a close friend of the owner

(Newser) - Some $200,000 in Star Wars collectibles have vanished just like the Millennium Falcon jumping to light speed. The owner of the world's largest collection of Star Wars memorabilia and the envy of every fan in the galaxy announced Monday that 100 items, including "rare and important pieces,... More »

Darth Vader Costume Shuts Down School

Concerned parent reported Vader-masked student on 'Star Wars Day'

(Newser) - Students in Ashwaubenon, Wis., were evacuated Thursday when an unlikely figure was spotted entering through the high school’s back door. According to a statement by Ashwaubenon Public Safety , a concerned parent called 911 to report suspicious activity after seeing someone dressed in a mask and holding a bag walk... More »

The Price Tag Is Strong With This One

Gold Darth Vader mask could be yours for $1.4M

(Newser) - Star Wars fans might consider it a golden opportunity. Tokyo jeweler Ginza Tanaka is offering a life-size Darth Vader mask made of 24-karat gold at a hefty price of $1.4 million to mark the 40th anniversary of the release of the first Star Wars movie. The creation measures 10.... More »

Disney Considers a Star Wars Hotel

There may be a full-on resort within Star Wars Land

(Newser) - It looks like Disney World in Florida is aiming to be the destination of choice for Star Wars fans. It's toying with the idea of adding a hotel/resort that would fully immerse guests in the Star Wars universe, reports Business Insider . In fact, the idea is that they'd... More »

Internet Goes Nuts for 1st Look at Star Wars: The Last Jedi

But fans will have to wait until December to see the movie

(Newser) - Rolling Stone calls it "thrilling." While io9 goes with "glorious." But Deadspin may have summed it up best: "HELL YEAH SPACE BATTLE HELL YEAH WOO." That's right, a new Star Wars trailer dropped Friday. Audiences at Stars Wars Celebration Orlando got the... More »

10 Highest Grossing Films Ever

'Gone With the Wind' is the king

(Newser) - With Oscars week upon us, 24/7 Wall St. has dug into Hollywood numbers to figure out the highest grossing films of all time. The site used data from Box Office Mojo, and the results reveal that 14 of the 25 films on the list came out prior to 1980. The... More »

Lucasfilm Addresses the Issue of Carrie Fisher in Episode IX

She won't be digitally inserted into the movie as Leia

(Newser) - The makers of Star Wars have put a quick end to rumors that while Carrie Fisher has died, her Princess Leia may live on. Making a rare foray into the sprawling world of Star Wars speculation, Lucasfilm said Friday night that there are no plans to digitally recreate Fisher to... More »

George Lucas Picks Site for His $1B Museum

The force was not with San Francisco

(Newser) - The force, it seems, was with Los Angeles. And San Francisco was left on the dark side. Star Wars creator George Lucas and his team were on the side of the City of Angels over the City by the Bay on Tuesday, choosing LA as the home of a museum... More »

The Force Was With 4-Year-Old at Her Adoption Ceremony

Zoe Pedicone's 'Star Wars'-themed event even had a judge dressed as Princess Leia

(Newser) - When 4-year-old Zoe Pedicone, whose bedroom is adorned with Star Wars paraphernalia, was asked for a guest list for her adoption ceremony, she named family, friends, and … Darth Vader. And thanks to her adoptive mom's efforts, the Sith lord was there Friday in a Wilmington, Del., courtroom, as... More »

Carrie Fisher Finished Star Wars Filming Before Death

'She was our great and powerful princess,' Lucas says

(Newser) - Carrie Fisher is gone but she will live on through her books and movies—including Star Wars: Episode VIII, which won't be in theaters for almost a year. Sources tell the Wrap that the 60-year-old Fisher had completely finished filming her role and all necessary reshoots for the movie,... More »

Carrie Fisher Dead at 60

The actress and writer passed away Tuesday following a heart attack

(Newser) - Carrie Fisher died Tuesday at the age of 60 following a heart attack suffered Friday during a flight from London to Los Angeles, People reports. Her death was confirmed by a family spokesperson via a statement from Fisher's daughter. "It is with a very deep sadness that Billie... More »

The Force Is With Rogue One

'Star Wars' latest soars to $155M, 2nd-biggest December opening

(Newser) - Rogue One: A Star Wars Story soared to the top of the weekend box office as expected, reports the AP , scoring the second-best December opening ever with $155 million in estimated ticket sales. Globally, Rogue One notched $290.5 million, adds Forbes . The intergalactic adventure blasted into theaters with the... More »

There's 'a New Hope' for Star Wars Franchise

Action-packed 'Rogue One' is 'a story worth telling'

(Newser) - Ever wonder how the Rebel Alliance got the blueprints that revealed that fatal flaw in the Death Star? No? Well, Rogue One will fill you in, anyway. Here's what critics are saying about the Star Wars spinoff, actually a kind of prequel to 1977's A New Hope:
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