During a 2015 panel, Lucas recalled how no one thought the movie would be a hit - not himself, not 20th Century Fox, and not even his friends.
Ewan McGregor is set to reprise his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in an upcoming "Star Wars" spin-off series for Disney plus.
George Lucas has revealed that executives at Fox were initially not pleased when they learned the first movie in his prequel trilogy, “The Phantom Menace,” would be focused on a 10-year-old Anakin Skywalker. “You’re going to destroy the franchise; you’re going to destroy everything,” Lucas said he was told, according […]
Worth a combined $US192 billion, media’s richest players are behind massive publications such as Bloomberg and Reuters, and entertainment brands like Marvel and Fortnite. Business Insider has compiled a list of the 20 richest people in media, based on their industry classification in the Forbes’ Real-Time Billionaires list and net […]
At least 134 billionaires or their spouses have donated to former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign, per a Forbes analysis of federal campaign records from September. The billionaires behind Netflix, SlimFast, Hyatt hotels, LinkedIn, and Star Wars all donated various amounts to Biden’s election bid. While it’s true that […]
Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway counts many rich and powerful people among its shareholders. Basketball legend LeBron James, “Star Wars” creator George Lucas, and Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates all trust the billionaire investor to grow their fortunes. Here are 10 of Berkshire’s most famous shareholders. Visit Business Insider’s homepage […]
The “Star Wars” creator George Lucas and Baby Yoda finally met. The “Mandalorian” creator Jon Favreau shared a photo of the pair on Twitter. Fans are going crazy for the photo, even saying they feel they are “witnessing something blessed.” Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. George Lucas, the father […]
Dan Schawbel is a bestselling author, speaker, entrepreneur, and host of the “5 Questions with Dan Schawbel” podcast, where he interviews world-class humans by asking them just five questions in under 10 minutes. He recently interviewed Anthony Daniels, who is best known as playing C-3PO in the Star Wars franchise. […]
In the season finale of “The Mandalorian,” an important weapon from the “Star Wars” universe was revealed, the Darksaber. We break down the plot and the importance of this unique sword and its extensive history in the “Star Wars” universe. The reveal of this one of a kind lightsaber foreshadows […]
“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” premieres in theatres Friday, December 20. “Star Wars” creator George Lucas has an estimated net worth of $US6.4 billion, according to Forbes. The filmmaker also co-created “Indiana Jones” and has earned several Academy Award nominations. Lucas, 75, spends some of his fortune on real […]
More billionaires have donated to Kamala Harris than any other Democrat running for president, an analysis of Federal Election Commission data by Forbes published Monday found. Taking campaign donations from the ultra-wealthy has become a taboo in the Democratic presidential primary, largely because of Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. Harris’ […]
Laurene Powell Jobs doesn’t plan on leaving the $US24 billion she inherited from her late husband Apple founder Steve Jobs to her children, she told The New York Times on Friday. Several other high-profile millionaires and billionaires have declared they won’t be leaving the entirety of their massive fortunes to […]
Actor, writer, and producer Tyler Perry is Hollywood’s newest billionaire. Film directors and television personalities dominate the list of Tinseltown’s wealthiest – but it doesn’t contain anyone who has built a career solely off acting. Hollywood’s three comma club is significantly more diverse than the billionaire population as a whole; […]
“Avengers: Endgame” has finally passed the box-office haul of James Cameron’s “Avatar,” making it the highest-grossing movie worldwide before adjusting for inflation. On Monday, Cameron shared a fun congratulatory note to Marvel on “becoming the new box-office king.” It’s a record “Avatar” held for a decade. The image shows Iron […]
Along with its iconic movies, the Star Wars franchise has spawned dozens of video games over the last 30 years. Electronic Arts released the latest Star Wars game, “Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order,” on November 15 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. To help pass the time until the […]
George Lucas once had a vision for his own “Star Wars” sequel trilogy, and he told actor Mark Hamill his plan for the finale. Hamill said that Lucas intended to kill Luke Skywalker in Episode 9 after he trains Leia in the ways of the Force. Luke instead dies in […]
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