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It’s official folks. StarWars.com has officially announced that Academy Award winner, Michael Arndt will be writing the screenplay for Star Wars: Episode VII!

As pre-production of Star Wars: Episode VII begins, Lucasfilm has confirmed that award-winning writer Michael Arndt will write the screenplay for the new Star Wars film. As revealed in the ongoing video series posted here on StarWars.com, Kathleen Kennedy and George Lucas have begun story conferences with Arndt. Arndt won an Academy Award® for Best Original Screenplay for writing Little Miss Sunshine (2006), and was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay for writing Toy Story 3 (2010).

Couple days ago, we featured info that Lucasfilm brought in Arndt to help take Star Wars to the next step. In result, a rumored 40-50 treatment was completed that covers Episode VII, VIII, and IX. It was rumored that the treatment will find it’s way to the desks of Steven Spielberg, J.J. Abrams, Brad Bird, and other high profile directors in an attempt to get a director for the next installment of Star Wars. The Oscar winning screenwriter will now be taking the next step to taking his treatment into a complete screenplay. It might be too early to tell, but I have a gut feeling is that the Force is strong with this announcement.

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It’s tough for an Ewok to sing “Jub Jub!” with its mouth full.

I have no words. I really don’t… Vomit. Vomit. Vomit. Ohhh God… Vomit. This has literally fucked up my soul in some way.

Hit the jump and enjoy (if you can). Have a great weekend folks.

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This is pretty amazing. Joe met Emily while working at a tattoo shop a few years ago and like most fairytales, Joe and Emily fell in love and have been together ever since. Now, Joe is ready to pop the big question to the love of his life and needed a proper engagement ring to present to Emily when he asks the big question. Instead of going to the local jewelry store, Joe threw out a plea on Custom Made for someone to help him create an one-of-a-kind engagement ring inspired by the one and only, R2-D2 from Star Wars!

Hello, my name is Joe. I am a Graphic Artist and Tattooer in the North Jersey metro area. I was recommended to this site by one of my closest friends and CustomMade builder Endless Design. This is my first project with CustomMade and I have to admit, I am really excited to get the ball rolling. I am looking for an enthusiastic professional to make my R2D2 themed engagement ring a reality… I am hoping to find a maker who can match my fanatical Star Wars enthusiasm. I believe this can and will be a truly unique piece for both us and your portfolio! Anxious, Joe P.

Lucky for Joe, Paul Bierker from Paul Michael Design answered the call and brought Joe’s vision for the perfect ring to reality and I have to admit, this is one of the coolest rings I have seen in a very long time. It’s charming, classy, and has Artoo written all over it. Just in case you were wondering how this story ends, Emily said yes. Of course she did. Didn’t you see that ring?! Congratulations to Joe and Emily. May the Force be with you forever.

Hit the jump and check out more pics of the ring and Joe’s proposal to Emily.

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Simba will bring balance to the Force! God bless you Internet. God bless you… Everyone is freaking the hell out about Disney buying Lucasfilm and they have ever right to be. It is probably the biggest piece of “movie news” that we have ever faced in our lifetime. Well, even if this deal leads to nothing good, at least we have the creative people like Eclectic Method to create ridiculously fun mash-ups of Disney and Star Wars.

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“To a New Jersey kid and his best friend, the franchise was more than just movies.”

Everyone has a love or hate relationship with Kevin Smith, but we all respect him. After breaking into the movie industry with his cult hit, Clerks, Kevin Smith has been a staple in the geek community has a director, comic/film writer, author, and comedian. I guess the news about Disney acquisition of Lucasfilm and the announcement of Episode VII in 2015 struck him hard as Star Wars as a special place in his heart. One of the characters from the Star Wars universe that is very near and dear to him is Boba Fett. His love for the bounty hunter with a few words has motivated him to put out a passionate plea to Disney to create an Star Wars film centralized around Boba Fett which is featured on Hollywood Reporter. The article talks about Smith and his childhood friend, Pete who like most kids that love Star Wars, created their own stories using action figures in their backyard. Some of the stories that they loved to create was for their favorite character, Boba Fett.

If Disney wants to make another cool billion dollars like it did with The Avengers last summer, all it needs to do is make a Boba Fett time-travel flick. It would center on a character everyone digs and allow for a greatest hits of Star Wars while playing with an already-established timeline, a la Back to the Future. You could use every living (and dead) actor from the previous Star Wars films, no matter what their age — which means Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford can come and play as well. It’d be a dream come true for any Star Wars fan — particularly those of us who opted out of the boring-ass real world every summer for galaxies far, far away.
As Pete and I hit our teens, we didn’t play as much Star Wars anymore. I was onto girls, and Pete was replacing Star Wars with G.I. Joe figures. My visits to Pete’s backyard became less frequent, as did Pete’s summer trips to Jersey with his family: After he got into punk music, he’d spend more and more of his time in Manhattan with new friends.
One morning shortly after Clerks happened to me, I got the absolute shit news that Pete King had been hit by a car in New York City. I asked how long his recovery would be only to learn the awful truth: Pete had died.
Not a summer goes by when I don’t think about Pete or our ongoing saga of Boba Fett lost in time. So when I heard about Disney’s $4 billion Lucasfilm acquisition, naturally I had a brief, one-sided conversation with my former best friend.
“We might finally get to see that Fett flick we always dreamed about, Pete,” I said aloud at my desk after I read the news.

“If Disney wants to make another cool billion dollars like it did with The Avengers last summer, all it needs to do is make a Boba Fett time-travel flick. It would center on a character everyone digs and allow for a greatest hits of Star Wars while playing with an already-established timeline, a la Back to the Future. You could use every living (and dead) actor from the previous Star Wars films, no matter what their age — which means Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford can come and play as well. It’d be a dream come true for any Star Wars fan — particularly those of us who opted out of the boring-ass real world every summer for galaxies far, far away.”

“Not a summer goes by when I don’t think about Pete or our ongoing saga of Boba Fett lost in time. So when I heard about Disney’s $4 billion Lucasfilm acquisition, naturally I had a brief, one-sided conversation with my former best friend.

“We might finally get to see that Fett flick we always dreamed about, Pete,” I said aloud at my desk after I read the news.

So in a world where Disney needs to make back its investment, we may indeed see an all-Boba Fett film. And if the Force wills it, maybe it’ll even be about Boba Fett lost in the Star Wars universe time stream. But even if it became the highest-grossing film of all time, it’d still never be as good as Pete King’s version.”

Kevin Smith might be on to something here. While most of us have been campaigning for existing storylines in the Star Wars Expanded Universe like Legacy of the Force, not many of us have thought about creating films based on a character’s origins. Boba Fett would be a great example. As a character that existed in most of the Star Wars films, it would be interesting to revisit Boba Fetts point of view during that time and beyond. What did Boba do after the death of Jango Fett and his reappearance as a bounty hunter for the Galactic Empire? What happened to him after falling into the Sarlacc Pit in Return of the Jedi? I already know Boba’s adventures beyond ROTJ, but most people don’t. “Boba Fett Origins” might not work right now in Episode VII, but surly, there is a story there that can be made into a motion picture. I’m pretty sure there are millions of Star Wars fans that agree with Kevin Smith. We need a Boba Fett movie.

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The team at Screen Junkies are tired of all the Star Wars Episode VII speculations and decided just to put together a little “Disney-fied” version of Star Wars featuring Fiona Gubelmann from Wilfred. As crazy as it might sound, I actually like this version better than the prequels. I would definitely prefer a Jack Sparrow Jar-Jar Binks than the real thing. It would be more entertaining than sad.

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Today is the release date of Angry Bird Star Wars and everyone is excited. Everyone but me. I don’t get the appeal of it. I’m a huge Star Wars fanatic, but I never understood the Angry Bird craze. I recognize that it’s a very addicting game, but seriously. Do I really have to see Angry Birds beyond my iPhone? It’s freakin’ EVERYWHERE! This needs to stop. It really does… Regardless, Angry Bird Star Wars is here and officially part of gaming history. You can celebrate by checking out this special cinematic trailer for Angry Bird Star Wars.

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