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When Did Weird Al Yankovic Write “The Saga Begins”?

Star Wars is an American epic space-opera multimedia series created by George Lucas that became a worldwide pop-culture phenomenon. The franchise has spawned many movies and other forms of media, including television shows, video games, novels, comic books, theme park attractions, and themed regions. Did you that Weird Al Yankovic wrote a song about the …

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Why Was Mark Hamill Turned Down for the Role of Mozart?

Mark Hamill is an actor, voice artist, and writer from the United States. He is most recognized for his role as Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars film trilogy. While the actor was awarded for his role in the film, some directors aren’t too fond of casting characters from the Star Wars franchise.    After …

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Why Did George Lucas Take a Pay Cut of $500,000 While Filming Star Wars in 1977?

Star Wars is a George Lucas-created American epic space-opera multimedia franchise that began with the eponymous 1977 film and quickly became a worldwide pop-culture phenomenon. Did you know that George Lucas took a huge payroll while filming Starwars?  During the production of Star Wars in 1977, George Lucas decided to take a $500,000 pay cut …

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Who Helped Out Disney’s Production When They Ran Out of Stormtrooper Costumes?

The Mandalorian is a space western television series created by Jon Favreau for the Disney+ streaming service. It is the first live-action Star Wars series, premiering five years after Return of the Jedi in 1983. But did you know who helped Disney when they ran out of Stormtrooper costumes? When the crew of the TV …

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Who is the Highest-Grossing Live-Action Actor of All Time?

Samuel L. Jackson is known for his iconic roles in various films. He plays Nick Fury in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Mace Windu in Star Wars, Jules Winnfield in Pulp Fiction, and Frozone in the Incredibles. These are just some of the roles he is known for. But did you know that Samuel L. Jackson …

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Why Did George Lucas Tell Off Hayden Christensen During the Filming of the Star Wars Prequels?

When the prequels of the Star Wars series were being filmed, the production team had to manage their playful cast. Can you guess what Hayden Christensen did during the shoot? Let’s find out.  George Lucas had to stop filming during lightsaber battles. Lucas had to ask Hayden Christensen to stop making lightsaber sound effects, to …

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What Was The Real Reason Han Solo Was Frozen in Carbonite?

According to the timeline in The Empire Strikes Back, Han Solo would have been frozen in carbonite for a year. But did you know that there was more to it than the storyline explains? Harrison Ford’s character was frozen in carbonite because he only signed on for two films of the Star Wars franchise. After …

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Did George Lucas Build Affordable Housing in One of the Richest Parts of the United States?

If you have been a fan of the Star Wars series, you would definitely know George Lucas. Thanks to the successes of his films, he was able to acquire a large piece of land in Marin County. But, unfortunately, his co-residents were not too happy with his decision to build a movie studio on the …

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When filming the TV series “The Mandalorian” in 2019, the crew ran out of Stormtrooper costumes, so they reached out to the local branch of a Star Wars fan organisation, whose members came to join the filming in their own home-made Stormtrooper costumes

The Mandalorian Enlisted the Help of Stormtrooper Group the 501st Legion After running low on Stormtrooper costumes for the two most recent episodes of The Mandalorian, team members behind the Disney+’s live-action Star Wars series enlisted the help of a local fan group. Apparently, a particular scene filmed for The Mandalorian Season 1’s closing episodes …

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In 1977 while filming Star Wars, George Lucas decided to take a $500,000 pay cut to his salary as director in exchange for full ownership of the franchise’s merchandising rights. By 2012, the first six films produced approximately US$20 billion in merchandising revenue.

Star Wars This article is about the media franchise as a whole. For the original 1977 film, see Star Wars (film). For other uses, see Star Wars (disambiguation). Star Wars is an American epic space opera media franchise created by George Lucas, which began with the eponymous 1977 film and quickly became a worldwide pop-culture …

In 1977 while filming Star Wars, George Lucas decided to take a $500,000 pay cut to his salary as director in exchange for full ownership of the franchise’s merchandising rights. By 2012, the first six films produced approximately US$20 billion in merchandising revenue. Read More »