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Celebs Pick Their Favorite Star Wars Characters

StarWars.com Team | August 23, 2010

If you’ve been reading our blog, you already know that there’s quite a few celeb fans of Star Wars. But if you just want a quick look at which celebs love Han Solo more than IG-88, IGN recently asked a group of celebs who their favorite character happened to be.

Dolph Lundgren – Han Solo
Michael Cera – Han Solo
Adrien Brody – Han Solo
Mark Wahlberg – Han Solo
Jason Schwartzman – Han Solo

Milla Jovovich – Obi-Wan
Ali Larter – Obi-Wan
Pauly Shore – Obi-Wan

Seth Rogen – Boba Fett
Terry Crews – Boba Fett

Jon Favreau – R2-D2
Helen Mirren – R2-D2

Guillermo Del Toro – Darth Vader
Bruce Willis – Darth Vader

Jerry Bruckheimer – Chewbacca
Eva Mendes – Princess Leia
Lucas Black – Yoda
Paul Rudd – IG-88
Will Ferrell – Lando Calrissian
Billy Dee Williams – Jabba the Hutt
Tina Fey – Admiral Ackbar

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SOURCE: Celebs Pick Star Wars Favorites (via IGN.com)

Director Zack Snyder Tweets Yoda Unicorn Cake

Bonnie Burton | July 29, 2010

Filmmaker Zack Snyder recently started tweeting, which is exciting if you can’t wait to learn more about his upcoming action-fantasy film Sucker Punch.

We’ve already seen Snyder show off his Star Wars pride in a Watchmen Web doc, so it was only a matter of time before he tweeted about something Star Wars-related.

Sure enough, his fifth tweet was about his daughter’s birthday cake from Violet’s Cakes which so happened to be Yoda riding a unicorn. Bravo, Zack Snyder. Bravo.

Steve Jobs Lightsaber Battle in Antennagate!

StarWars.com Team | July 19, 2010

Apple founder Steve Jobs has been busy defending the iPhone 4, which has been mired in problems since before its launch. The latest scandal to crop up, dubbed “Antennagate,” is so-named because the phone’s antenna gets poor reception if the phone is held the wrong way.

Check out this awesome animation from NMANews explain Antennagate, while showing an epic lightsaber battle between Steve Jobs and Microsoft’s Bill Gates. Jobs also has some rather impressive Force lightning skills.

WATCH VIDEO: Reality distortion field remains strong with Steve Jobs after Antennagate (via NMANews)

Nathan Fillion Tweets His New AT-AT

StarWars.com Team | July 9, 2010


As a special thanks to actor Nathan Fillion for being so vocal about his awesome lightsaber duel with his neighbor and his Jedi mind trick skills on his hit show Castle, not to mention his Force-tastic Christmas tree, we asked Hasbro to send him a new addition to his home — the new, gigantic AT-AT.

According to his tweets, it looks like he got it!

Remember to give him lots of love and take him on plenty of walks, Nathan!

Be sure to follow Nathan Fillion on Twitter.

Would You Let Chewbacca Run Your Bar?

StarWars.com Team | July 8, 2010

Who would make a better investment partner for a bar called Whiskey Business – Chewbacca or Falkor, the luckdragon from The Neverending Story?

Comedians Chris Gethard and Bobby Moynihan chat on Comedy Central’s Portable Lounge about who they’d pick. Plus Star Wars impressions!

Moynihan: “If I was a bar owner, Chewie is THE best co-pilot ever! He would do everything. He would clean up. Chewie’s like a bouncer too. He has a crossbow which is awesome!”

WATCH VIDEO: Chris Gethard & Bobby Moynihan: Whodja Rather?
(via ComedyCentral.com)

May the Bagpipes Be With You!

StarWars.com Team | June 29, 2010

Songs always sound more majestic somehow when played on the pipes. Here’s a selection of some of our favorite videos of fans playing the Star Wars theme song on the bagpipes!

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My Pet AT-AT?

StarWars.com Team | June 28, 2010

Filmmaker and Star Wars fan Patrick Boivin made this heartwarming and adorable short movie about an AT-AT toy that lives its life like the family dog.

Boivin says: “When I was a kid, there are two things I wanted badly and never got… A real dog and a Kenner AT-AT Walker.”

WATCH VIDEO: AT-AT day afternoon
(via Vimeo)

Fan-Made Grievous Costume Creeps Us Out!

Bonnie Burton | June 23, 2010

This may be the coolest and creepiest fan-made costume of General Grievous yet. I’m not sure if it’s the impressive costume or the fact that it’s filmed in someone’s living room, but I can’t help but wonder how many people this would freak out if they crossed paths with him in a dark alley.

Eindrucksvoll, Rick!

WATCH VIDEO: Rick’s General Grievous… German…

WATCH VIDEO: Rick’s General Grievous Kostüm-Suit

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SOURCE: Great White Snark

Bear Wielding a Lightsaber!

StarWars.com Team | June 6, 2010

You don’t need to be human to have lightsaber skills! Check out this video of “Kung Fu Bear” from Japan to see for yourself!

WATCH VIDEO: Kung Fu Bear Finds a Lightsaber

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R2-D2 Beeps The Best Dance Beats

StarWars.com Team | May 21, 2010

Robots are built to beep, but who knew they could be remixed into one heck of a dance song? Thanks to the mixing Jedi known as Eclectic Method, we’ll never look at R2-D2 again without wishing he’d DJ our next party.

WATCH VIDEO: Eclectic Method – “Robots”

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SOURCE: Gizmodo