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  • 'Star Wars' Lightsabers Now a Lucrative Business for Disney

    Disney knew "Star Wars" would be a merchandising machine for the company when it bought Lucasfilm for $4 billion in 2012. Little did it know that while action figures and apparel were big sellers, the most popular item for "Star Wars" fans is the...
  • 'Saving Mr. Banks' Producer Philip Steuer Joins Disney

    "Saving Mr. Banks" producer Philip Steuer has joined the Walt Disney Studios as senior VP of physical production in Disney's live-action film group. The move comes two weeks after Disney production executive Tony To joined Disney subsidiary Lucasfilm...
  • Harrison Ford Recovering After Broken Leg Surgery From 'Star Wars' Injury

    Harrison Ford has undergone successful surgery on his leg, injured June 11 on the "Star Wars" set. Ford's publicist Ina Treciokas released a statement Thursday disclosing that the 71-year-old actor had broken his leg after sustaining a bad ankle injury...
  • 'Star Wars': Rian Johnson to Write, Direct Episode VIII

    While production just began on "Star Wars: Episode VII," Disney and Lucasfilm are already focusing on Episode VIII. Sources tell Variety that "Looper" director Rian Johnson is in talks to write and direct the next film in the popular series. Johnson is...
  • Expect Rian Johnson to push 'Star Wars' in unexpected directions

    Expect Rian Johnson to push 'Star Wars' in unexpected directions
    If you were seeking a director to take the reins of the "Star Wars" franchise, you might not think Rian Johnson would be quite the droid you were looking for. Just ask Johnson himself. "I don't think I'm on those sorts of lists," he told an interviewer in...
  • Josh Trank to direct 'Star Wars' stand-alone film

    Josh Trank to direct 'Star Wars' stand-alone film
    Josh Trank is the latest young filmmaker to be given a “Star Wars” film. The director of “Chronicle,” who is working on Fox's “Fantastic Four” film, was announced as the director of another “Star Wars”...
  • 'Chronicle' director Josh Trank to helm 'Star Wars' spinoff movie

    'Chronicle' director Josh Trank to helm 'Star Wars' spinoff movie
    "Chronicle" director Josh Trank has joined the ever-growing ranks of the "Star Wars" universe and will helm a spinoff project, the second of multiple planned stand-alone movies in addition to the franchise's core saga, Disney and Lucasfilm announced...
  • 'Chronicle' Director Josh Trank to Helm Standalone 'Star Wars' Movie

    "Chronicle" and "Fantastic Four"-helmer Josh Trank will direct a standalone "Star Wars" movie, Lucasfilm and Disney have announced. The subject of the movie has not been revealed, but would feature characters from the "Star Wars" universe and not be part...
  • Tony To Joins Lucasfilm as Head of Production, Development

    Former Walt Disney Studios executive Tony To has joined Lucasfilm as head of production and development. He reports to Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm. "This is such an exciting and creative time at Lucasfilm and I'm overjoyed to have Tony on...
  • Stacey Snider's Potential Fox Job Clouds DreamWorks' Future

    Stacey Snider has made it abundantly clear that she wants to move on from DreamWorks, the company she has run with partner Steven Spielberg since 2006. About 18 months ago, she engaged in conversations with Comcast Corp. about returning to Universal...
  • 'Star Wars': Adam Driver to Play the Villain (EXCLUSIVE)

    Adam Driver is ready to travel to a galaxy far, far, away. Sources tell Variety that while no deal is done yet, the "Girls" actor is close to signing on to play the villain in J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars: Episode VII." Exact details are unknown, but the...