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On May 21, 1980, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back made its theatrical debut. To celebrate the classic film’s landmark 40th anniversary, StarWars.com presents “Empire at 40,” a special series of interviews, editorial features, and listicles.
As we continue to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the masterpiece Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, we’ve spent some time rewatching the film and quoting along with our favorite lines. But how well do you know Episode V? With so many new faces like Yoda and Boba Fett, and new places like Hoth and Bespin, we thought we’d test your knowledge with a twist. We want to see how quickly you can decipher the scrambled images from the film in our newest StarWars.com quiz below. Will you finish what you begin?
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George Lucas is a great inspiration for everyone who is interested in great achievers and in how you can use the maximum of your potential to become great at anything you want to accomplish. Having such an interesting and creative mind, he didn’t live his life like everybody else wanted him to, and decided to give life to his imagination and ultimately became a legend.
There are many people out there who, like us, love Star Wars and are interested in George Lucas and the way he thinks and lives. If you want to make an excellent gift to a Star Wars fan, a Star Wars motorcycle helmet would be a great one, but providing valuable info about Lucas is even better, so here are some things that you probably didn’t know about him.
- How did his dog make a difference in his work?
George Lucas was a very creative person and, over time, he lived his life around his passions. While writing his scripts for Indiana Jones and Star Wars he took his inspiration from many places and one of his inspirations was his dog. The dog’s name was Indiana and this is how the name of Indiana Jones was born.
Furthermore, because his dog, an Alaskan Malamute, was very important to him, he created Chewbacca, a character that is one of the most popular Star Wars characters of all time.
- His connection to the movie ‘Grease’
The creator of Grease, Randal Kleiser, was George Lucas’ roommate. Well, not a roommate in the context of living in the same room, more like housemates because Lucas and Kleiser had been living on separate floors of the same house. They became great friends and helped each other with their projects.
- His passion for flying
Even if George Lucas became one of the most popular creators of the 20th century, his career did not meet his first expectations. Lucas initially wanted to become a pilot and he dreamed of joining the Air Force one day when he was a teenager. Over the years, he also discovered a passion for racing cars and eventually had an accident.
However, the years of racing had an unfortunate impact on his dream of becoming a pilot because the Air Force denied his application due to the fact that he had too many speeding tickets.
- His connection to Norman Rockwell
Being as creative as Lucas is, it is no wonder that he has been fond of art all of his life and his favorite painter is Norman Rockwell. He is an illustrator and also a painter and his works reflect the American culture. He is very famous for his illustrations for The Saturday Evening Post.
Lucas was inspired by him and now owns a lot of his sketches and paintings along with the paintings of other creators.
- His connection to Vietnam
When people were drafted into the army to go and serve in the Vietnam War, George Lucas was one of the chosen ones. However, because his father’s father died because of diabetes, he was exempted. So he was very close to becoming a veteran and, maybe, Star Wars wouldn’t have existed.
- His connection to adoption
Even if we don’t know much about his personal life, an important thing we know is that he has three adopted children which he raised by himself after divorcing his wife, Marcia Lou Griffin. The youngest one was born in 1993 and his name is Jett Lucas. Katie Lucas was born in 1988, and the oldest one was born in 1981 and her name is Amanda Lucas.
As Star Wars fans take their first steps into the larger world of The Mandalorian, a warrior’s tale set after the fall of the Empire and before the rise of the First Order, writer and executive producer Jon Favreau has taken to his personal Instagram account to give us our first glimpses from the set. StarWars.com has compiled all of Favreau’s updates so far, including the very first image which debuted on this site. Check back as we continue to curate all of Favreau’s photos and other details released throughout the production process!
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Now the former CEO of the Walt Disney Company, Bob Iger’s legacy will undoubtedly be the consolidation of some of the world’s most popular intellectual properties. Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars…he went after them as if they were Infinity Stones. And they might as well have been, considering how powerful they’ve made the mouse-eared media conglomerate.
The transition from Iger to new CEO Bob Chapek comes at a time that was already pretty transitional for most of that IP. Pixar has taken a break from branching out its most beloved franchises, at least for now, in favor of original plots and characters like Onward. Marvel Studios just successfully wrapped the most ambitious decade-long cinematic endeavor of all time and is choosing to put resources in limited-run TV series. On the heels of the mixed success that was The Rise of Skywalker, the supposed final chapter in the Skywalker Saga, Star Wars is headed in a new direction as well. But the promotion of Chapek, from the chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products to CEO, could signal a change for Lucasfilm in particular.
Disney announced Tuesday that CEO Bob Iger will step down from the role and become executive chairman through 2021, effective immediately.