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Cats may be cute, small and innocent-seeming, but like the best of us, they can corrupted by the seductive power of the Dark Side of the Force.

Just ask Jedi Kitten, who demonstrates this in the video below.

Are our beloved pets actually out to get us? Watch what happens when one little guy uses the Force in nefarious ways and ponder that question:

Did Jedi Kitten receive orders from Yoda to do this? Or did he lose control over his powers and decide to antagonize a goldfish and turn on his owner?

So many questions. In related news, there are a pair of Star Wars spinoffs in the works. Hopefully Jedi Kitten can at least get a cameo in one of them.

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In addition to the J.J. Abrams-directed Star Wars: Episode VII, fans of the film series can now look forward to Han Solo and Boba Fett spinoffs!

The popular characters will be the focus of stand-alone films to go along with the main series, which will be revived in 2015, according to reports.

Just in time for the completion of the Death Star!

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Writers Simon Kinberg and Lawrence Kasdan are working on a script for a Han Solo-centric film, plus a bounty-hunting tale centering on Boba Fett.

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The Death Star, undoubtedly a worthwhile undertaking but not on the Obama administration's radar, is now on Kickstarter if you want to help build one.

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A recent White House Death Star petition was denied, citing Obama's “we don’t blow up planets” political stance and the potential fiscal nightmare.

Now, a new Kickstarter project wants to pick up those plans, using an open source design effort and trying to raise funding to help make it happen.

A LOT of funding.

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You don't typically associate Legos with racism, but the company has come under fire over its “Jabba’s Palace” Star Wars that some say is offensive.

The Lego racism claims come from the Turkish Cultural Community (TCC) of Austria, which railed against the company for a set it feels is offensive.

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The group says Jabba's Palace is rife with negative and one-dimensional stereotypes, and the TCC outlined the reasons in a statement on their website:

“The terrorist Jabba the Hutt likes to smoke a hookah and have his victims killed."

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The force will soon be with J.J. Abrams.

Despite claiming in November that he would not get behind the camera for Star Wars Episode VII, the beloved director has reportedly had a change of heart.

The Wrap now confirms that Abrams is on board.

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The wildly anticipated film won't come out until 2015, with nothing known regarding the plot or the cast at the moment.

But Abrams was hailed for his reboot of Star Trek two years ago and admitted late last year that the special effect in Star Wars "blew [his] mind" upon initial viewing. He's a big fan.

Is he the right man for the all-important job?

 

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The Obama Administration issued a response to an online petition asking the White House to commission an intergalactic Death Star a la Star Wars.

Sadly, it rejected the request.

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Guess The Force was not strong enough with this petition.

Claiming it would cost an estimated $850,000,000,000,000,000 and that "the administration does not support blowing up planets," Obama nixed the idea.

The White House was forced to offer an official response, since the petition garnered the requisite 25,000 signatures on the WeThePeople petitioning system.

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Has Jason Flemyng let the cat out of the wildly anticipated bag?

In an interview with Hey U Guys at the UK Seven Psychopaths premiere, the actor was asked about working again with good friend and director Matthew Vaughn.

On Star Wars Episode VII, perhaps? Hey, it's possible, Flemyng replied... before quickly realizing that he may have revealed a bit too much.

Watch his reaction now and then decide: Will you be happy if Vaughn does, indeed, end up behind the camera?

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Michael Arndt has been selected for one of the most sought after jobs in Hollywood at the moment: he will pen the screenplay for Star Wars Episode VII.

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The decision has been confirmed by StarsWars.com, which posted a statement last night announcing the hiring of Arndt.

He won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for writing Little Miss Sunshine in 2006 and was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay for writing Toy Story 3 four years later.

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The upcoming Star Wars Episode 7 will to a lot more good than satisfy legions of fans: Most of the $4 billion George Lucas will get from selling Lucasfilm to Disney will go to charity.

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Lucas "has expressed his intention, in the event the deal closes, to donate the majority of the proceeds to his philanthropic endeavors,” a rep for the filmmaker said.

The 68-year-old heads the George Lucas Educational Foundation, which primarily focuses on educational issues. He once donated $175 million to his alma mater, USC.

Major respect for the huge charitable giving from the film icon.

As for Star Wars Episode 7 ... are you excited for what?!

 

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Well, say goodbye to the Internet. It's about to explode.

The Walt Disney Company has purchased Lucasfilm Ltd. for $4 billion, according to reports, and included in the press release announcing that mega sale is this passage:

Star Wars Episode 7 is targeted for release in 2015, with more feature films expected to continue the Star Wars saga and grow the franchise well into the future.

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Says direcctor George Lucas:

"For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see Star Wars passed from one generation to the next.

"It's now time for me to pass Star Wars on to a new generation of filmmakers. I've always believed that Star Wars could live beyond me, and I thought it was important to set up the transition during my lifetime. I'm confident that with Lucasfilm under the leadership of Kathleen Kennedy, and having a new home within the Disney organization, Star Wars will certainly live on and flourish for many generations to come."

It's really happening, movie fans. What do you think? Are you excited for Star Wars Episode VII?