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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?

 

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Happy Star Wars Day! May the Fourth be with you all ... get it?!

You gotta hand it to fans of the epic film series for hijacking a random day on the calendar and, with the aid of a clever play on words, turning it into a holiday celebrating all things pertaining to the George Lucas movies and their fandom.

May the Force be with you all on this 4th day of May.

Not that you need a reason the other 364 days a year, but whether you're a Jedi-level Star Wars nerd or a mere padawan, today offers a terrific opportunity to discuss the incredible film franchise and unrivaled pop culture phenomenon.

Or the second trilogy that came out years later, for that matter.

So raise your glass and give it up for Luke, Leia, Obi-Wan, Vader and the intergalactic gang who continues to thrill us decades after Lucas created them.

And remember, people. Han shot first. He did.

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Star Wars: The Old Republic, the multi-player RPG, has just been launched, and represents an ambitious effort to provide an online gaming alternative to World of Warcraft.

Can it succeed?

The game comes from BioWare, a company with experience crafting galactic space operas, and of course Lucasfilm, with an estimated production cost of $135-150 million.

Easily one of the most expensive in history, it has the largest voice cast of any game, and Storm Troopers even rang the NASDAQ bell Tuesday to promote the launch.

World of Warcraft has dominated the genre for seven years and counting, but Star Wars saga remains one of the most viable pop-culture franchises after 35 years.

Plenty of geek cred, to say the very least.

It’s possible that the two can co-exist with equal popularity, or that SW:TOR will be completely overshadowed ... or Farmville and Angry Birds will dominate both.

Tell us, will you be picking up Star Wars: The Old Republic?

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Great news: Star Wars is finally coming to Blu-Ray next month.

Bad news: Episode I and effing Jar Jar Binks will be included in the release, and odds are George Lucas will not have removed some of the additional scenes he added to the early films to their detriment. Han shot first, George. Han shot first.

Anyway, the Blu-Ray set does look awesome. Here's the trailer:

Over 40 hours of bonus features (such as deleted scenes) will be included, according to Movie Fanatic, along with the option to purchase only Episodes IV-VI.

You know, if you really can't stand Binks. Or an entire film about Darth Vader being a cute kid once. Or Hayden Christensen delivering seriously awful dialogue.

We're not bitter or anything.

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Star Wars: The Complete Saga will soon be coming to Blu-Ray. Contained in the six-film set will be deleted scenes that should get the fan base salivating.

While George Lucas' empire has generated untold sums of cash, all the spinoff books, video games and even the prequel trilogy just can't measure up.

The greatness of Star Wars maxed with the first three films, which will soon be released, along with remastered footage and extras galore, on Blu-Ray.

Deleted scenes from the original movies (Episodes IV, V and VI) will be included in the much-anticipated set. Here's a brief montage of some of them ...

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