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Star Wars TV Series Could Find Its Way To Netflix

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star wars netlfixOver the last five years, Marvel Studios has been re-defining the summer blockbuster with its Cinematic Universe. With superhero movies like Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America: The First Avenger, Marvel Studios built a complete universe of films that directly play into each other as they build toward the team-up super-events that are the Avengers movies. Now Marvel Studios is positioning itself to re-define the television model with another TV innovator, with new series based on Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist coming to Netflix, all leading up to a Defenders mini-series in 2015. Considering Disney’s reach with all of its properties, could the same thing work for Lucasfilm and Star Wars?

According to Disney CFO Jay Rasulo, Disney and Lucasfilm might indeed follow the Marvel model, perhaps even partnering with Netflix for a new Star Wars TV series. While speaking at the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference, Rasulo said that Lucasfilm could follow the same template Marvel has built. Here’s Rasulo:

‘You know obviously when we bought Marvel, and now I think everything I say about Marvel you can take a couple of years down the road and substitute the word Marvel for Lucasfilm,’ said Rasulo. ‘But we really wanted to take this treasure trove of content and deliver it throughout the Disney ecosystem. That was our strategy. Buy this great content, use the existing ecosystem to deliver it all over the world in everything that we do. So of course we started with films.’

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Kiss Lando Under The Mistletoe With These Awesome Star Wars Christmas Cards And Ornaments

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pj mcquade star wars christmas cardsThe holiday season is a time usually spent celebrating traditions, whether religious, familial, or consumer-based. Some people choose to start celebrating Christmas immediately post-Halloween, but we like to wait until December here at GFR. And our new favorite tradition is getting a look at all of the ridiculously cool holiday merch released by pop culture-infused artist and designer PJ McQuade. He’s outdone himself this year, stopping not just at savvy and silly Christmas cards, but moving onto creating ornaments from his work. You can now finally have the perfect Christmas tree. All those years you’ve spent trying were all for naught, and you have pretty much wasted most of your life until now. Merry Christmas.

Star Wars may not be the most likely place to show your Christmas spirit, given you’re probably still on meds to help you forget the 1978 holiday special. But McQuade makes it seem like the most natural fit in the world. If hanging up pictures of Lando Calrissian under mistletoe doesn’t become the next great Christmas tradition, then I’m going to personally put a hit out on the Elf on the Shelf in order to get the movement started.

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Incredible Slave 1 Blueprints And The Most Insanely Detailed Star Destroyer Model You’ll Ever See

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Slave 1When we watch the Star Wars saga—we’re talking the original trilogy here, for clarity’s sake—the vast majority of us root for Luke, Leia, Han, Chewie, and, you know, the good guys. Right? But as much as we want good to triumph over evil, and peace be restored to the galaxy, we all have to admit that the Empire and the Dark Side have the coolest stuff. Darth Vader is just badass, the Emperor is creepy as hell, and Boba Fett may be the most popular character in the entire franchise. If you need any further proof of this, just take a look at these new blueprints for Boba Fett’s ship, Slave 1, and these photos of an insanely detailed model of a Star Destroyer.

Slave 1 has always looked like a giant flying iron to me. Not that it isn’t awesome, but when I was done playing Star Wars with the toy version the Mandelorian bounty hunter’s spacecraft, sometimes I pretended it could press the wrinkles out of my clothes.

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Bohemian Rhapsody: Star Wars Edition Reminds Us That Vader’s Just A Poor Boy, He Needs Your Sympathy

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The Star Wars saga has nearly 40 years of story and legacy behind it as it enters this new, Disney-fied era. Decades’ worth of Jedi and Sith and droids and bounty hunters and incestual kisses and Wookiees and gold bikinis and roguish smugglers and midi-chlorians and Jar Jar Binkses and holding me like you did by the lake on Naboo and holy crap that got away from me, I should have stopped while I was ahead. With Episode VII and a Disneyfied future looming before us, how should we celebrate that long history? What perfect form can sum up the width and breadth of George Lucas’ fictional universe? Howzabout a bunch of cosplayers singing a Star Wars version of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody?”

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Han Solo’s Original Blaster And Blade Runner Stunt Gun Coming To Auction

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han solo blasterIf someone offered me the chance either to be wealthy or to be Han Solo, I would take a few minutes to give the decision some heavy consideration. And then I would have to stop writing because my money stacks had temporarily blocked out the sun. And if I had the money, I could blow a large chunk of it just to look like Han Solo. In a certain light. From a certain angle. If you’re drunk. One thing that would help sell the illusion? If I had Han’s sidearm strapped to my hip. His iconic blaster is going up for public auction on December 21 at a Hollywood Auction by Profiles in History, and the presumably one-of-a-kind weapon is expected to bring in $200,000 – $300,000. But for those not willing to spend that much, the same auction will also have a stunt version of Rick Deckard’s blaster from Blade Runner that shouldn’t cost nearly as much.

Commissioned from a private Star Wars collector, the Solo blaster was an on-camera prop for The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, and is thought to be the only one of its kind that exists, as the one used in the original film doesn’t seem to exist anymore. This version was custom molded using the casting of the original version and even bears the same serial number.

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Darth Vader Takes A Selfie For Star Wars’ New Instagram Account

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The Star Wars of the George Lucas era wasn’t always in tune with how to properly reflect pop culture back at its audience, nor with what people think is funny. There isn’t so simple an explanation for Jar Jar Binks, but we’re putting him completely behind us as the Disney/J.J. Abrams partnership takes hold. And what better way to catch the eyes of fans old and new than with one of the most popular socia media sites on the Internet: Instagram. The newly created official account currently only has five pictures on it so far, but they properly represent almost anything the Star Wars culture would expect from an exclusively photographic trip around a galaxy far, far away: Darth Vader selfies, sexy girls, toys, and behind-the-scenes photos. Those four things make up the Internet for some of us, er, them…you. Whatever.