Tag Archives: Star Wars

Hollywood ready for world premiere of "The Force Awakens"

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stormtrooper mannequins lined the red carpet as "Star Wars" made its highly-anticipated return to Hollywood Monday after a decade-long absence from the huge screen. A giant…

'Star Wars' Creature: Giraffe Relative Named After Queen Amidala

Editor's Note: This story was updated at 5:30 p.m. E.T. The "Star Wars" franchise may need to update its menagerie of wonky, alienlike creatures to include a boneheaded, short-necked relative…

Online auction offers 'Star Wars' collectibles

NEW YORK (AP) — Just in time for the latest installment of the "Star Wars" movie, fans can bid on hundreds of rare & original collectibles associated with the space…

No spoilers! New 'Star Wars' plot cloaked in unprecedented secrecy

By Lisa Richwine LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – When actress Lupita Nyong'o showed up on the set of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," many of her co-stars did not know what…

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Terminally ill 'Star Wars' fan granted wish to see 'Force Awakens'

By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A terminally ill "Star Wars" fan, who was given just a few months to live, was granted his wish to see the new…

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#ForceForDaniel: Terminally ill Star Wars fan watches The Force Awakens two months early

A terminally ill Star Wars fan, who was given just a few months to live, was granted his wish to see the new The Force Awakens film on Thursday (5…

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Disney Shares Slide Over 6% On Revenue Miss

Walt Disney shares fell by more than 6% after-hours after the entertainment firm's latest revenues came in below market forecasts. Disney's third-quarter numbers, for the three months to 27 June,…

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Flying R2-D2 Drone Delights Sci-Fi Fans At Comic-Con

Star Wars fans at Comic-Con were baffled when they saw R2-D2 soaring across the San Diego skyline, yet the flying droid turned out to be a drone. The pint-sized droid…

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Shanghai Disneyland plans Star Wars, Marvel attractions

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Mickey Mouse, Peter Pan & Han Solo will beckon visitors to Shanghai when Walt Disney Co opens its first theme park in China in the spring of…