Star Wars Episode 4: A New Hope is a space action drama film that came out in the year 1977. It is a movie about a young man who teams up with a Jedi Master to help rescue a princess and restore freedom to the galaxy. This has been one of the most popular and influential films in history. The movie has become an iconic part of cinema and is one of the greatest films of all time according to many critics.
During a Galactic Civil War, the Empire is looking to retrieve plans for the Death Star. The Death Star is a large space station facility that is capable of destroying entire planets. This is one of the more powerful things that the Empire is using to establish their control. A large ship pursues a smaller ship being flown by the Rebel Alliance and Princess Leia. One of the leaders of the Empire Darth Vader walks in after following a group of storm troopers. The storm troopers stun the princess and capture her. At the same time two androids known as R2 D2 and C3PO escape in a pod with the plans. They land on a desert planet named Tatooine. There they meet a young man named Luke Skywalker who is a farmer for his uncle.
Shortly after the droids are bought by Luke and his uncle, R2 D2 leaves the home of Luke and he looks for the android with the help of C3PO. Luke finds R2 D2 but is attacked by the Sand People who are a group of indigenous beings on the planet. However Luke is rescued by a mysterious man named Obi Wan Kenobi. Obi Wan is an old Jedi Master who is familiar with the Empire and the fate of Luke's father. He offers to train Luke to be a Jedi. Luke is at first reluctant to but decides to proceed once he finds out that his aunt and uncle have been murdered. Shortly after this, they meet a smuggler Han Solo to rescue the Princess, and in the end Luke helps the Rebel Alliance destroy the Death Star.
Wedge Antilles was an accomplished starfighter pilot who helped the Rebel Alliance out of more than one tight spot in the original “Star Wars” trilogy. As the Alliance re-emerges and heads into battle in the upcoming “Star Wars: Episode VII,” it looks like Wedge is going to be AWOL. Denis Lawson, the actor who played Wedge in the original trilogy, told an audience at a screening of a new movie he’s starring in that he had been offered a part in the new “Star Wars” film but that he’d turned it down.
Will the great Gary Oldman add one more major movie to his credentials? The British-born "Harry Potter" actor has revealed he is in talks about appearing in J.J. Abram's upcoming "Star Wars: Episode VII." "They've called," Oldman says. "You know, I'm more cynical about it now. I'll believe it when I'm on the plane home. The deal isn't done but yeah, they've inquired. I mean, 'Planet of the Apes,' 'Harry Potter,' 'Batman,' and 'Star Wars.
According to Alan Horn, chairman of Disney Studios, "Star Wars: Episode VII" is already in production, even though casting for the film is "not completely done yet." Horn said last week in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that most of the film's major roles have been filled and that, after some tweaking, the script is finished. The film, which is scheduled to open in December of 2015 and is set about 35 years after the events depicted in "Return of the Jedi," is still mostly shrouded in mystery.
A rare blooper reel featuring behind-the-scenes outtakes from "Star Wars: Episode IV" has been around for awhile, but it's just now getting widespread attention from the mainstream media. The YouTube clip embedded below getting millions of hits, and all the exposure probably means that it won't be around much longer. As blooper reels go, the two-and-a-half-minute clip is nothing spectacular, but behind-the-scenes footage from the original 1977 "Star Wars" film is scarce, making the reel a treasure for fans.
Although some might be a little nervous with “Star Wars” now in the clutches of Disney, news coming in of the upcoming “Star Wars Episode VII” seems to be reassuring. J.J. Abrams helming the project did create a few sighs of relief, after all… and the option of having our favorite characters return certainly has some skeptics a little more forgiving of the idea. While Harrison Ford has expressed interest in returning as Han Solo, but its Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) who is being the most outspoken about possibly reprising his role.
Stuart Freeborn, the exceptionally talented makeup artist behind “Star Wars” characters Yoda, Chewbacca, and Jabba the Hutt, has passed away. Freeborn was 98. According to his granddaughter Michelle Freeborn, Freeborn “died Tuesday in London from a combination of ailments due to his age.” "He was a really fun and imaginative individual. He gave you the feeling that if you wanted to achieve something, you should just get on and do it, and don't ever use excuses,” Michelle said of her grandfather.
Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed in an interview with CNBC that there are a few more “Star Wars” films in the works than originally expected. “I can confirm to you today that in fact we are working on a few standalone films, Larry Kasdan and Simon Kinberg are both working on films derived from great Star Wars characters that are not part of the overall saga. We still plan to make Star Wars 7, 8, and 9 roughly over a six-year period of time, starting in 2015. But there are going to be a few other films released in that period, too.