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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser – Watch Now!

Get your first look at the next chapter of the Star Wars saga.

Posted Mon, 01 Dec 2014

Strange Magic Trailer Debuts

Watch the trailer for Lucasfilm's new animated film!

Posted Mon, 24 Nov 2014

Lucasfilm’s Strange Magic Coming to Theaters January 23, 2015

Announcing a new animated feature based on a story by George Lucas.

Posted Tue, 11 Nov 2014

Star Wars Rebels: Spark Of Rebellion Comes to ABC with a New Scene Featuring Darth Vader

The hit Star Wars Rebels premiere movie returns with a special bonus scene.

Posted Wed, 08 Oct 2014

Star Wars: Episode VII Production Update

Two young hopefuls discovered at the Episode VII open casting call join the film and more.

Posted Wed, 09 Jul 2014

Josh Trank To Direct Stand-Alone Star Wars Film

The acclaimed director joins the Star Wars family.

Posted Tue, 03 Jun 2014

Star Wars: Episode VII Cast Announced

Full details on the actors set to continue the Star Wars saga.

Posted Wed, 30 Apr 2014

Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ Final Season Comes to Netflix on March 7

"The Lost Missions" and the entire Star Wars: The Clone Wars series head to the popular streaming service.

Posted Thu, 13 Feb 2014

Industrial Light & Magic Announces New UK Office and More

Industry-leading visual effects studio announces key talent hires, a new UK office, expansion in Vancouver, and a new building in Singapore.

Posted Wed, 12 Feb 2014

Lucasfilm’s Sandcrawler Building Opens in Singapore

Lucasfilm's Sandcrawler campus at Fusionopolis in Singapore opens with a star-studded ceremony featuring the legendary George Lucas.

Posted Thu, 16 Jan 2014

R2-D2 Is in Star Wars: Episode VII, and He’s Fan-Made

The first behind-the-scenes photo from Star Wars: Episode VII hit Twitter last Thursday, featuring director J.J. Abrams, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, and a certain blue and white astromech droid — who StarWars.com can now confirm will indeed be in the film. But who are the two men standing behind Artoo, looking very protective of the “overweight glob of grease”?

Posted Thu, 12 Dec 2013

Star Wars: Episode VII to Open December 18, 2015

With pre-production in full-swing, a confirmed release date of December 18, 2015, has been set for Lucasfilm's highly anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII.

Posted Wed, 06 Nov 2013

Master Filmmaking Team Announced for Star Wars: Episode VII

As Episode VII continues pre-production, Lawrence Kasdan and director J.J. Abrams have assumed screenwriting duties for the film. Kasdan, who has been serving as a consultant on the film, is a veteran of several classic Lucasfilm productions, writing the screenplay for Raiders of the Lost Ark and serving as co-screenwriter for The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Acclaimed director and screenwriter Abrams' credits include Super 8, Mission: Impossible III, Fringe, and Lost.

Posted Thu, 24 Oct 2013

New Star Wars: The Clone Wars Blu-ray and DVD Box Sets Now Available

Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Complete Season Five, the final season of the hit series, releases today on Blu-ray (2-disc, $59.97 MSRP) and DVD (3-disc, $49.98 MSRP). The collection delivers all 20 episodes, two as director's cuts never seen on TV, and supplements them with a host of behind the scenes bonus materials, cast and crew interviews, and deleted and alternate scenes, revealing the magic behind the making of the cutting-edge series.

Posted Mon, 14 Oct 2013

NYCC 2013: Meet the Inquisitor, the New Face of Evil in Star Wars Rebels

The next great villain from a galaxy far, far away is here. Fans attending Lucasfilm's Star Wars Rebels panel today at New York Comic Con got the world's first look at the Inquisitor, a black-clad, intimidating figure who will play a prominent role in the upcoming animated series.

Posted Thu, 10 Oct 2013

Remembering Gilbert Taylor, Star Wars Cinematographer

Star Wars cinematographer Gilbert Taylor passed away on Friday at his home in the Isle of Wight. He was 99. From the iconic opening shot of a massive Imperial Star Destroyer chasing the Rebels' Tantive IV to the setting of twin suns on Tatooine, Taylor played a large role in establishing the visual identity of the entire series.

Posted Fri, 23 Aug 2013

SWCE 2013: Star Wars Rebels Logo, Art, and Details Revealed

Star Wars Rebels Executive Producer Dave Filoni pulled back the curtain on Lucasfilm's highly anticipated animated series for Star Wars Celebration Europe attendees today, discussing the huge influence of original Star Wars concept artist Ralph McQuarrie on the look and feel of the show, and revealing the series' unique logo and select designs.

Posted Sat, 27 Jul 2013

SWCE 2013: John Williams to Score Star Wars: Episode VII

John Williams, the legendary composer who crafted the iconic, sweeping music of all six films in the Star Wars saga, is returning to score Star Wars: Episode VII, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy announced today at Star Wars Celebration Europe. Williams, whose career spans over six decades, has won five Academy Awards and has scored some of the most popular and critically acclaimed films of all time, including Jaws, the Indiana Jones series, E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, Lincoln, and countless others.

Posted Sat, 27 Jul 2013

SWCE 2013: Star Wars: The Clone Wars The Complete Season Five and Seasons 1-5 Box Sets Coming This Fall

Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Complete Season Five, the final season of the hit series, will release on October 15, 2013, on Blu-ray (2-disc, $59.97 MSRP) and DVD (3-disc, $49.98 MSRP). The collection delivers all 20 episodes, two as director's cuts never seen on TV, and supplements them with a host of behind the scenes bonus materials, cast and crew interviews, and deleted and alternate scenes, revealing the magic behind the making of the cutting-edge series.

Posted Fri, 26 Jul 2013

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Wins Two Daytime Emmy Awards

Lucasfilm Animation's Star Wars: The Clone Wars won two Emmys for its stirring fifth and final season at the 40th annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards. Last night, the show took home the award for Outstanding Special Class Animated Program, with Star Wars: The Clone Wars creator and executive producer George Lucas accepting.

Posted Mon, 17 Jun 2013

Concept Artists for Past and Future Star Wars Films Coming to Celebration Europe

Artists Doug Chiang and Iain McCaig, both instrumental in shaping the look of the Star Wars saga, reunited at the start of this year as part of the team Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy has assembled to create an exciting new future for Star Wars. They are adding to their busy schedules a visit to Star Wars Celebration Europe, the can't-miss Star Wars fan event in Messe Essen, Germany, July 26-28.

Posted Thu, 13 Jun 2013

Star Wars: Battlefront Returns

Combining stunning visuals, incisive gameplay, and smart level design, the Star Wars: Battlefront video games took fans into the Star Wars universe in previously unexplored ways. The series beautifully showcased Star Wars locales, featured intense ground-battle action, and allowed gamers to fight for the Empire, the Republic, the Rebellion, and other factions.

Posted Mon, 10 Jun 2013

Lucasfilm’s Industrial Light & Magic Names John Knoll Chief Creative Officer

Lucasfilm Ltd. announced today the promotion of John Knoll to chief creative officer of Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) effective immediately. Knoll, who joined the company in 1986, has served as a visual effects supervisor since 1991. Knoll will serve alongside ILM president Lynwen Brennan.

Posted Thu, 23 May 2013

New Animated Series Star Wars Rebels Coming Fall 2014

Production has begun on Star Wars Rebels, an exciting, all-new animated television series based on one of the greatest entertainment franchises of all time. Scheduled to premiere in fall 2014 as a one-hour special telecast on Disney Channel, it will be followed by a series on Disney XD channels around the world.

Posted Mon, 20 May 2013

Star Wars Feature Film Production Returns to the U.K.

Lucasfilm announced today that production of Star Wars: Episode VII will take place in the United Kingdom. All of the six previous live-action Star Wars movies have included UK production in such famed studios as Elstree, Shepperton, Leavesden, Ealing and Pinewood Studios.

Posted Fri, 10 May 2013

Remembering Ray Harryhausen

Special effects legend Ray Harryhausen, a hugely influential figure for his work on films like The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953), Jason and the Argonauts(1963), and Clash of the Titans (1981), passed away on Tuesday. He was 92. Harryhausen's pioneering stop-motion animation techniques inspired generations of effects artists and filmmakers, and he leaves behind an unimpeachable legacy of innovation and iconic movie creatures.

Posted Wed, 08 May 2013

Electronic Arts Selected for Multi-Year Agreement for the Future of Star Wars Gaming

Today it was announced that Lucasfilm Ltd. and Disney Interactive are entering into a multi-year, multi-title exclusive licensing agreement with Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) for the creation of new high quality Star Wars games aimed at the core gaming audience and spanning multiple genres for console, PC, mobile, and tablets.

Posted Mon, 06 May 2013

Richard LeParmentier Remembered

Actor Richard LeParmentier, best remembered by Star Wars fans for his role as Admiral Motti, has passed away at age 66. Born in Pennsylvania, LeParmentier was living in the United Kingdom during the height of his acting career, where he made dozens of appearances in films and television.

Posted Tue, 16 Apr 2013

A New Direction for Lucasfilm Animation

As we enter into an exciting new era focused on the next Star Wars trilogy, Lucasfilm has decided to pursue a new direction in animated programming. We are exploring a whole new Star Wars series set in a time period previously untouched in Star Wars films or television programming. You can expect more details in the months to come.

Posted Mon, 11 Mar 2013