Lucasfilm president kathleen kennedy and the lucasfilm story group are now mapping out the next ten years of star wars kathleen kennedy sat down with andi gutierrez on the star wars show to get the scoop on what lucasfilm's president has been up to lately. Founded in 1971, lucasfilm is one of the world's leading entertainment companies and home to the legendary star wars and indiana jones franchises. The final film in the original star wars trilogy has some of the best moments in the series the opening siege on jabba's palace is a masterstroke of sordid atmosphere (or at least, it was until the special edition added a wacky musical number. With star wars i want to do an action picture, george lucas said, repeating his original intentions for the iconic film in creating the impossible the encore documentary, which airs nov 12, focuses on the revolutionary special effects company ilm. Lucas released star wars episode i: the phantom menace in 1999 combined, the three films in the second trilogy would gross $25 billion, but many fans thought they were a mess.
Star wars delivers all of the ingredients that delight moviegoers—but another, less obvious, ingredient makes the stories both extremely compelling and, at times, oddly familiar: history from ancient egypt and the roman empire to the french revolution. In early 1977 lucas screened star wars for a group of friends, it was nearly finished - although the opening crawl was longer and many of the special effects shots were absent, represented instead by sequences from world war ii films and real combat footage shot by the usaf. George lucas washed his hands of star wars when disney bought lucasfilm, but prior to the acquisition, he had been developing his lucas felt like it was the right time he told usa today that his daughter everest, now 17 months old, is one of the reasons he sold. George lucas' film star wars there are many different theories to star wars, which attracted millions of viewers these theories made star wars what it was, and to some people still is.
Star wars history is being re-written although this is a very simplistic take on why they wanted to reboot the events that followed this new history and the events it entails continues to be defined as lucasfilm is addressing the history just before the original. Star wars was soon a bona-fide pop culture phenomenon over the years it has spawned five more feature films, five tv series and an entire industry's worth of comic books, toys, video games and. With a diverse array of beloved characters across all eras of the star wars saga, forces of destiny is a short-form animated series developed by the storytellers at lucasfilm animation individual episodes provide insights into the lives of characters and the.
These stories are the immovable objects of star wars history, the characters and events to which all other tales must align we have an unprecedented slate of new star wars entertainment on the horizon we're set to bring star wars back to the big screen, and. In the making of star wars, lucas says that when he first began writing the screenplay, around the turn of 1973, the film was a good concept in search of a story he knew he was making an. Star wars creator george lucas has a long history of making statements about plans for future star wars films that do not pan out at various times since 1977 he has said that his space fantasy. The story behind the making of star wars: a new hope, the 1977 epic film which launched one of the most successful sagas of all time this tv special, the first ever star wars documentary, was hosted by c-3po and r2-d2 and narrated by william conrad, with appearances by george lucas.
10 films that influenced star wars list history archive all the key works of science fiction cinema feed into star wars in some way or another - lucas's films are nothing if not an. George lucas may not be the man in charge of the star wars universe anymore but he's still the man responsible for creating the most popular film franchise ever so what does he think of star wars: the last jedi. George lucas is a writer, producer and director known for his creation of the enormously successful 'star wars' and 'indiana jones' film franchises lucas continued the story of the jedi knights. While hollywood expected star wars to be a huge flop in 1977, it ended up, as we know, one of the most financially successful films of all time, and kicked off a franchise that can't be killed. Star wars is an american epic space opera franchise centered on a film series created by george lucasthe popular film series has spawned an extensive media franchise called the expanded universe including books, television series, computer and video games, and comic books.
Lucas's great achievement isn't the conception of the star wars saga, the inauguration of the franchise, or his consignment of it to disney for cloning ad infinitum. Its star wars with everything we love about the saga if you hate it perhaps its time you realised you might not be a sw fan after all 773 of 1,465 people found this review helpful. He's been making motion picture history ever since, creating many of the most popular films in motion picture history, including the phenomenally successful star wars and indiana jones films for over 40 years, george lucas has served as chairman of the board of lucasfilm ltd, parent company of lucasarts entertainment company and lucas digital. When george lucas developed the storyline for star wars and crafted his heroes and villains, he tapped into elements of theology, mysticism and in fact, the filmmaker is such a history buff that he collaborated in the publication of the 2013 book star wars and history, which was edited by.
Lucasfilm says jj abrams' star wars movie will not draw on the wealth of books, games and comics associated with the series. Pablo hidalgo of the lucasfilm story group talks to starwarscom about the real-world and filmmaking influences behind rogue one for rogue one: a star wars story, it was a deep dive into the history and lore of world war two the development of atomic.
Back in 2012, if george lucas hadn't sold lucasfilm for over $4 billion, he would have created a third star wars trilogy focusing on midi-chlorians and the microbiotic world speaking to. 2008: lucasfilm animation sends star wars: the clone wars into theaters, while a tv series of the same name premieres on the cartoon network an instant success, the show still airs on the network 2008: indy's back, this time in indiana jones and the kingdom. Lucasfilm 2015 the best star wars stories from the past 40 years share an j r r tolkien's middle-earth is an obvious example, with its multiple languages, cultures, and thousands of years of history lucas was the original keeper of the star wars flame.