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Samuel L. Jackson Shocked by Harrison Ford’s Set Accident

Samuel L. Jackson was surprised to hear about Harrison Ford's injuries. The 65-year-old actor was shocked by news that Harrison - who has reprised his role as Hans Solo in the sci-fi franchise - was crushed by a hydraulic door on set of the Star Wars: Episode VII last week, and insists the accident wouldn't have been his fault: "I'm sure it wasn't because he wanted to or it was something he was doing... I'm …

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Carrie Fisher: ‘Star Wars’ Cast Looked a Little Melted

Carrie Fisher says that the original Star Wars cast looked "a little melted" when they met ahead of shooting on Episode VII. The 57-year-old actress reprises her role as Princess Leia in the blockbuster sequel alongside alongside Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker who are also returning to the franchise. She admits it was reassuring to see that everyone's appearance had changed 37 years on from the original. When talking …

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Archaeologist Sues Disney Over Lates ‘Indiana Jones’ Film

Real-life Indiana Jones, Dr. Jaime Awe, is suing Disney, Lucasfilm, and Paramount over the latest franchise installment, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Filing the lawsuit on behalf of Belize, Dr. Awe claims that the film used a replica of a crystal skull for "illegal profits." The crystal skull in question, Dr. Awe says, was stolen by the treasure-hunting family Mitchell-Hedges 88 years ago, and having seen its likeness in the film …

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George Lucas is Retiring

George Lucas is still planning to retire. The Star Wars director is hoping to give up on Hollywood and make small scale movies at home for his own enjoyment. "I'm moving away from the company, I'm moving away from all my businesses, I'm finishing all my obligations and I'm going to retire to my garage with my saw and hammer and build hobby movies. I've always wanted to make movies that were more experimental in …

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ABC Viewers Rate the Greatest Films

Which movie character was the greatest in cinema? Which kiss continues to sizzle on screen, even 70 years later? ABC and People gave film buffs the opportunity to choose their favorites in 15 different categories, and some of the answers may surprise you. Did your favorite film make the Best in Film list? More than 500,000 votes were tallied to determine the best comedy film, most romantic couple and many other categories. Keep reading to …

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All Six Star Wars Films to Get 3D Treatment

George Lucas is re-releasing all Star Wars films, starting with Episode I: The Phantom Menace, in 3D. It’s still a galaxy far, far away … but now, it’ll be coming right for you. Industrial Light & Magic is doing the work on all the films, which will be distributed by 20th Century Fox as usual. “Haven’t been a big fan of 3D,” Lucas admitted. “But [Avatar] definitely improves … 3D.” ...

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VIDEO: New Star Wars Scene Revealed

George Lucas revealed never-before-seen footage at a Star Wars convention over the weekend. The video was unveiled during a panel interview featuring Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart. The scene, previously deleted from Return of the Jedi, features iconic Star Wars characters Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader. This clip is just one of the extras that will become available to fans in 2011. That is when both Star Wars trilogies will be offered together in one Blu-ray …

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Official Title Announced for ‘Indiana Jones’

In a truly auspicious moment at Sunday’s Video Music Awards, Shia LeBeouf announced the title of the upcoming fourth installment in the Indiana Jones series:So I’ve been sworn to secrecy by Steven Spielberg and George Lucas not to tell you the title of the next Indiana Jones movie. What the hell, I’m 21 and we’re in Vegas, baby, so here it goes. The official title to the next Indiana Jones installment: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom …

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Couples With The Worst On-Screen Chemistry

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Posted by Veronica Santiago
Categories: Lucasfilm Ltd., Casting, Lists,

Chemistry, schmemistry.  If you know people are going to be watching your movie anyway—does it really matter?  Whaddya say, George Lucas? Film advertising company Pearl & Dean polled 3,000 British moviegoers to see which couples they felt had the worst on-screen chemistry.  Based on the results, it’s hard to say whether or not those opinions had any affect on the eventual box office receipts.  While I completely agree that Natalie Portman and Hayden Christensen fizzled as …

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