Donald Glover On Playing Lando Calrissian In Star Wars: Han Solo


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Very rarely in the original Star Wars trilogy do you see a character who is grappling with having to make a difficult decision. That's actually what makes Billy Dee Williams' character Lando Calrissian so intriguing in The Empire Strikes Back — he was a suave … [Read more...]

Why George Lucas Moved On From Star Wars

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) George Lucas is a bit of a polarizing figure for Star Wars fans. He's the man that created the universe that so many of us love, but he was able to afford to do what he wanted, he financed and directed the prequel trilogy. I think Simon Pegg said it best when … [Read more...]

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Made $50 Million In Pre-Sales


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Disney and Lucasfilm made a splash when they announced pre-sales for Star Wars: The Force Awakens a few weeks back. That splash turned into a tidal wave that knocked out multiplex websites and servers recently, as the entire Star Wars fandom tried to get … [Read more...]

Star Wars & The New Universe Building Paradigm

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) There's an almost incredibly sad titled article at Wired called "You Won’t Live To See The Final Star Wars." It's an almost bittersweet realization that an ongoing Star Wars saga will never truly come to an end, but at least we'll at least get Star Wars films for … [Read more...]

New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Images & Story Details

Star Wars: The Force Awakens final banner

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Entertainment Weekly's cover story is Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and it comes with an avalanche of new images and story details. While the images hint at more things in the film, they remain firmly in the scenes we've already seen for the most part. The … [Read more...]

Lawrence Kasdan To Retire From Star Wars After Han Solo Film


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Any Star Wars fan will tell you that Empire Strikes Back is the best film in the entire saga (although the final half of Return of the Jedi is my favorite hour). One of the things that makes Empire stand out is the screenplay, which deftly handles the sillier … [Read more...]

Drew Struzan Calls The Force Awakens The Best Star Wars Movie; JJ Abrams Talks About The Force


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) It just wouldn't be Star Wars without Drew Struzan painting The Force Awakens poster. At D23, they released a limited edition version of the poster that brought him out of retirement to paint. He recently spoke with Movie Weekly revealing that he only “retired … [Read more...]

Han Solo Spinoff Film Gets 21 Jump Street Directors, Plus Darth Vader To Appear In Rogue One

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) My favorite starship ever has always been the Millennium Falcon and of all the characters in the Star Wars universe, Han Solo gets my vote as the best character, hands down. There's something about a character who is in over his head, but somehow manages to … [Read more...]

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Officially Reveals Andy Serkis’ Role

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) We've known that Andy Serkis has had a role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens since the cast was officially announced. It was all but assured that he would be playing a motion captured character, since Serkis is considered one of the best, and he and studio are hired … [Read more...]

Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Lawrence Kasdan Talks Theme, Lando Calrissian’s Return

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) This year we finally get to return to a galaxy far, far away on the big screen after a decade, with Star Wars: The Force Awakens. JJ Abrams is directing the film co-written by him and Lawrence Kasdan who wrote fan favorite Empire Strikes Back and co-wrote Return of … [Read more...]

Video: Short Film Black Angel, Which Screened Before The Empire Strikes Back


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) I remember The Empire Strikes Back premiere in 1980 like it was yesterday. I stood in line outside the AVCO Westwood for hours waiting to see the second chapter to the Lucasian epic. It was as magical as the first, and as everyone will tell you, it was even better … [Read more...]

Dean Devlin On Why There Will Be One Independence Day Sequel, Not Two


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) When Independence Day came out in 1996, I loved the hell out of it, and at the time I imagined watching that film was how people felt when they saw Star Wars for the first time. In recent years, I've soured a bit on it and while the effects have aged pretty well, I … [Read more...]

Is Filmmaker A.J. Edwards Directing A Star Wars: Mace Windu Spin-Off Movie?

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Lets face it, as soon as Disney got their hands on Star Wars they've been incredibly ambitious with the property. Episodes VII, VIII, and IX are in the works; a new CGI television series, Rebels, is on the air (and is really really good); the Expanded Universe has … [Read more...]

Star Wars to Redefine Storytelling; Plus Are All The Rumors About Episode VII Bogus?


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Pretty big week for Star Wars news! First up is a story reporting that Disney and Lucasfilm have some major plans for the future of the Star Wars franchise. An anonymous source at Lucasfilm allegedly told Badass Digest: We’re going to redefine longform … [Read more...]

Star Wars: Episode VII Spoilers, And Why I Think They’re False

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Massive possible spoilers below, you've been warned! Star Wars: Episode VII is about to go back into production after a short hiatus, due to Harrison Ford's injury on set. Then, all of a sudden, we get a bucket load of spy reports that seem to have spewed out … [Read more...]

Elstree 1976 Trailer, The Film About Masked Star Wars Actors


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The original Star Wars was a film that kicked off a whole new universe of characters. Han Solo, Chewbacca, Luke Skywalker and princess Leia are all household names but what about characters like Hrchek Kal Fas or Leesub Sirln? The actors behind those roles are … [Read more...]