Disney-MGM will host Star Wars weekends around release of Episode III

Posted Thursday, February 24, 2005 9:57 AM | Contributed by redman822

Disney-MGM Studios will host a number of Star Wars related activities and attractions following the release of Revenge of the Sith, the third part of Lucas' six-part epic. Visitors will get to meet movie characters, learn to use a light saber and see actors from the films.

Read more from StarWars.com.

Thursday, February 24, 2005 10:01 AM
TheRealCP's avatar I've always wanted to go to one of those...

I do have a pic of me with Chewie from MGM in general; my hairdo looks as matted as his fur in it. And my friend called herself a stylist!

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Thursday, February 24, 2005 10:06 AM
I challenge Jar Jar to a light saber duel. I've been practicing just for you, my friend.

The big question is will Portman be there? ;)

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Thursday, February 24, 2005 10:52 AM
Jeff's avatar As someone who can actually act (have you seen Garden State?), she's probably embarrassed for ever having signed up for this thing.
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Thursday, February 24, 2005 12:01 PM
More importantly, have you seen Closer? That's for what she won the Golden Globe and is Oscar nominated. She was good in Garden State as well. The ear tugging thing had me laughing. As for the Star Wars thing at MGM, I've been intrigued by it the last couple of years, although I don't think it's something that I'd pay park admission to specifically do. Also, is it me or is Star Tours just getting kind of old? Now that it's 15 years old, they really need to think about updating it somehow. I'm not sure how the licenseing between Disney and Lucasfilm now stands. I thought I remembered reading somewhere a while back that it may be on shakey ground in the future.
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Thursday, February 24, 2005 1:11 PM
I'm sure Samuel L. Jackson would like to strike down upon himself with great vengeance and furious anger too.
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Thursday, February 24, 2005 2:07 PM
I dont think any of them are embarrassed by performing in any of the Star War movies.

While Garden State/Closer may get a little notice now they will be soon fogotten by most movie goers while the Star Wars films are classics that will be enjoyed by film fans for many decades to come.

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Thursday, February 24, 2005 2:46 PM
Surely, you are kidding, 'Playa...Jackson BEGGED Lucas to be in the films. In fact, Mace Windu, according to interviews before EpII, was supposed to die in the arena battle but he asked GL to keep him around for EpIII and let him die in a grand fight scene.
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Thursday, February 24, 2005 2:50 PM
Ooo that'll be a great time! A bunch of guys who have never kissed a girl and still live in their parent's basement, flocking all over MGM in their Darth Vader outfits trying to get a Wookie to autograph their Light Sabers.
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Thursday, February 24, 2005 5:02 PM
If you don't have something nice to say.....
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Friday, February 25, 2005 9:41 AM
Tambo, you're way off in left field, probably laying with the drunks. See, we can all make assumptions.

I read an interview with Samuel L before he got the part and he purposely was saying in interviews how much he wanted to work for George Lucas. GL heard this and as they say, the rest is history. If you have read any of the interviews with any of the actors from the new SW movies, there's not one person who regrets getting a part in one or more of these films. As Bob O said, people will be watching these for years to come. Nobody will remember Garden State or Closer within five years.

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Friday, February 25, 2005 9:44 AM
Who says all Star Wars dorks are guys? ;)
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Friday, February 25, 2005 10:28 AM
I bet the voice of jar jar wishes he hadn't signed on. What an annoying character. I really hope he dies in the third one.

Playa, I think Samuel L. Jackson is all about playing different roles. While none of these actors are going to win any oscars, The Star Wars movies bring in big bucks and a lot of people see them.

Speaking of regrets, Halle Berry and x-men come to mind.

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Friday, February 25, 2005 11:09 AM
But those that do remember Garden State and Closer will remember them as being good movies. The same can't be said for Episodes I & II. Lucas better pull something special out of his butt with Episode III, otherwise the whole thing is going to be remembered as the worst trilogy ever.
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Friday, February 25, 2005 11:22 AM
I liked 1+2... Granted they aren't great cinema, but they are good films.

And again, nobody is dissing GS and closer, I andothers are saying all six Star Wars will be around for many years to come, while other (arguably better) films will fade away.

Quick (whithout looking on the internet) what films won Best Picture in the Oscars for 1999 and 2002?

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Friday, February 25, 2005 1:07 PM
American Beauty and Chicago of course;) Heck, I just watched American Beauty last week. While I have no doubt that the Star Wars movies as a whole will be remembered for some time, I do doubt as to whether or not these latest movies (at least I & II ), based on there own merits, would be. At least not remembered like the original trillogy was (ie beloved by all fans). In years to come, when you look back at the career of Natalie Portman, as an actress, which movies will she be remembered for? Critically acclaimed roles in Garden State or Closer or a role she dialed in for a popular but polarizing sci-fi trilogy? I know which ones will left a lasting impact on me. While saying that these movies would ever be as popular as ones bearing the Star Wars name is ludricrous I don't think they will be forgotten either, especially when discussing her body of work.
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Wednesday, March 2, 2005 9:07 PM
Episode 1 and 2 *WERE* good movies.

They just weren't as good as the original 3. I think it's more accurate to say that the movies were anticipointing. They didn't live up to the hype. That doesn't make them bad movies, it just makes them not-as-good-as-everyone-thought-they-were-going-to-be.

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