The Star Wars Opening Crawl Originally Said This

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Star WarsIt’s one of the most iconic moments in science fiction cinema, that black screen with the blue words “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…” and then the Star Wars logo pulls back and we get the opening crawl of A New Hope. A move lifted from the serials of George Lucas’ youth that inspired the films, it’s been aped and spoofed, but it’s also synonymous with the beloved space opera. And it was almost very different.

What appears in the original 1977 film is the product of Lucas and Brian De Palma, who helped edit down the initial text some. Over at Imugr there is a collection of rare and behind the scenes Star Wars photos, and one of them shows a page of the original script with the first attempt at the crawl. Read it for yourself here:


The First Star Wars Spinoff May Be Full Of These Nefarious Characters

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star wars bounty huntersWe know there are standalone Star Wars spinoffs coming, we know when, and we know, at least in part, some of the people who will be involved. Aside from that, however, we’re as in the dark as we are about The Force Awakens. Gareth Edwards will direct the first film, with Gary Whitta handling the scripting duties, and while we’ve heard rumblings about the story, now we’ve heard some new potential details. If nothing else, it feels good to talk Star Wars that has nothing to do with the upcoming trailer.

As usual, possible SPOILERS lurk beyond this point, so tread cautiously. And these are far from official, so make sure that if you do read on, take what you find here with a grain of salt.


The Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Will Only Screen In These 9 Theaters

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star warsThanksgiving Weekend is shaping up to be a big one for movie fans. Of course you’re all going to run out to see Horrible Bosses 2, or maybe check out The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1 for the third of fourth time, but we’re also going to get our first look at the first trailers for two of our most anticipated movies of 2015. During the annual football extravaganza on Thursday, we’ll get our first look at the trailer for Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic World, the next chapter in the Jurassic Park saga, and as it turns out, if you head to the theater this weekend, you could see that much talked about trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. At least if you’re lucky enough to live near one of a few theaters.

According to their sources, Slashfilm says that over the weekend the trailer for J.J. Abrams’ new addition to the Star Wars canon is scheduled to start making the rounds in movie theaters. So that means we could be a scant few days away from getting our first actual look at a new Star Wars movie, which is something we’re all thankful for indeed. No rumors, no descriptions, no leaked concept art, or set photos taken by drones or spy planes, but actual, honest-to-god footage from The Force Awakens. Odds are this preview won’t reveal much, but what the hell, at least it’s something real and concrete to talk about.


Modern-Style Trailers For Empire Strikes Back And The Last Starfighter Are Amazing

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Movie trailers have become events unto themselves these days. Whereas they used to just catch you by surprise on the front of whatever movie you were seeing, now the release of a much-anticipated new trailer is heralded for weeks beforehand. Hell, it’s not uncommon for studios to release teasers to tease the trailer, which is just ridiculous. They’ve also become more polished, more stylized, and, unfortunately, often way too spoilerific. So, if some of our favorite science fiction movies were released today, what might they look like? How about The Empire Strikes Back, for instance?


Star Wars: The Force Awakens Has Pirates And Lupita Nyong’o Playing This Creature

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Star WarsYesterday we wrote about a rumor that may give away the ending of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. More than anything, I was surprised by people’s reactions. While I thought it sounded rather traumatic, many people have just sort of shrugged it off like no big deal. Today, because you can hardly go a day without new Star Wars rumors, we’ve got some reports about space pirates and the possible identity of Lupita Nyong’o’s character.

It should go without saying that there are potential SPOILERS beyond this point, and if you want to go into The Force Awakens blind, you should probably stop reading.


Star Wars: The Force Awakens Might End Like This

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Do you want to know the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens? If the answer is no, stop reading now, because this has the potential to ruin the entire experience for you, like even more than that big ass nuclear bomb of a spoiler that dropped some time ago. Like I said, this may be the end of the damn movie.

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