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Watch the cast of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' perform the score a cappella

"The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" knew the perfect way to fete the latest addition to the "Star Wars" film universe: a cappella music.<p>As underwhelming as that might sound, Fallon, with help of "The Tonight Show" house band, The Roots, brought together the cast of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" …

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' behind-the-scenes images

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

A 'jaw-dropping' new world of 'Star Wars' is heading to Disney parks

A galaxy far, far away is coming to the happiest place on Earth. Walt Disney Co. announced Saturday that it will create 14-acre "Star Wars"-themed areas for Disneyland in Anaheim and Disney's Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Fla.<p>The plans represent the largest expansions in the company's history for a …

Ava DuVernay creates #CelebrateStarWarsVII hashtag, silences racist trolls

Tonight "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" tickets will go on sale, but today a collection of racist trolls have unleashed a new hashtag on twitter, #<b>BoycottStarWarsVII</b>. But the backlash already has a backlash.<p>The hashtag #BoycottStarWarsVII was trending on Monday, the day of the big new "Star Wars" …

Sit front row on Disneyland's new 'Star Wars' ride Hyperspace Mountain

Space Mountain has been given a fresh coat of the force. The classic Disneyland ride has been given a "Star Wars-centric" makeover. And we stuck a camera right in the front seat. Take a look at the newly named Hyperspace Mountain.<p>Thursday night Disney held an early preview of the "Season of the …

How to dress 'Star Wars' style: flashing lightsaber heels, Boba Fett backpacks, Chewbacca socks

The universe of wearable "Star Wars" merchandise is rapidly expanding in advance of "The Force Awakens" (which hits theaters Dec. 18), giving fans of the franchise the opportunity to work out in Jedi sweatpants, teeter around on lightsaber heels, apply droid-inspired lipstick and tuck their kids …

The finest fan theories and plot speculation from the 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' trailer

The third, possibly final trailer for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" debuted last night. And already the Internet is awash with speculation and fan theories. So we rounded up all the clues and pieces we could link together from stills, interviews, tweets and fan theories. Warning: spoilery …

'Hamilton's' Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote a 'Cantina Song' for the new 'Star Wars'

Congratulations "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," you've managed to spill over into another pool of pop culture that is both widely beloved and loaded with die-hard fans. Somehow stars aligned and<p>J.J. Abrams got "Hamilton's" Lin-Manuel Miranda to write a song for the new "Star Wars" movie.</b> …

Is it Wookie or Wookiee? The Times' definitive 'Star Wars' style guide

When most people think of "Star Wars" style, Princess Leia's side-buns hairdo and white robe or Darth Vader's fearsome black helmet and cape probably come to mind. For copy editors, it's more likely how to punctuate a jumble of words such as Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope or whether to spell …

How 'Star Wars Battlefront' created the B-side to John Williams' score

Some of the first sounds you hear in "Star Wars Battlefront" are instantly recognizable. The exuberant brass notes strike a triumphant tone from<p>John Williams' signature score, welcoming players before any action has begun. Then things start to change.<p>Much of "Star Wars Battlefront" (the …

40-year-old George Lucas interview predicts 'Star Wars'' future with Disney

B<i>efore the first-ever "Star Wars" premiered on screens across America, Los Angeles Times writer Paul Rosenfield sat down with the creator of a galaxy far, far away. Then 33, George Lucas was just a few days shy from the release of his "space opera," prophetically claiming that "Star Wars" was the</i> …

The harsh reality of building a 'Star Wars' fantasy in Abu Dhabi

Just 21/2 hours outside this ultra-modern Arab city the terrain is so alien you might as well be on another planet. Martian-red sand dunes tall as skyscrapers roll out as far as the eye can see and a fine mist of copper dust hangs in the air like low-lying fog.<p>The Arabian Peninsula's Rub' al Khali …

Baffling and bizarre 'Star Wars' toys and tie-ins

Behind each adorable Wookiee mask is a truly bizarro "Star Wars" toy or merchandising tie-in. Like "Star Wars" duct tape. Why? Because they can. Even Aunt Beru, who raised Luke Skywalker on Tatooine, has her own action figure. She comes with blue milk.<p>Here is our collection of the oddities and …

J.J. Abrams explains why anyone would still want to join the new Empire in 'Star Wars'

Anakin Skywalker, Count Dooku and the Emperor are all "Star Wars" characters who turned to the dark side and wound up dead. Coincidence, probably not. At this point in the long history of "Star Wars," it's well established that the dark side corrupts almost anyone it touches. So how are there still …

Know your Imperial helmets

The sleek, homogenous look of evil. The look of the Stormtrooper helmet awakens a feeling of unknown evil, and that’s most likely the point. Almost impossible to tell apart, the only way to learn about the soldiers behind the masks is to study the many different shapes, sizes and offshoots of the …

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' has roused theater campers too

Among the panhandlers and costumed characters of Hollywood Boulevard, a line of lawn chairs, body pillows and extension cords stretch from the door of the TCL Chinese Theatre Imax. Tucked away in a corner, his head buried in a bowl of noodles, is Nicholas Johnson.<p>He's been in this line for over 24 …

Watch the entire 'Star Wars: Force Awakens' junket now

The best parts of the global junket for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is all on video. Watch the new and original faces of "Star Wars" come together and get extremely uncomfortable about spoiler questions, but still manage to share a few good behind-the-scenes stories.<p>All-new "Star Wars: The Force …

Harrison Ford on reuniting with Han's blaster, and forgiving Lawrence Kasdan for the Ewoks

We love him. He knows.<p>Over the years, though,<p>Harrison Fordhas never been entirely at ease with his place in the "Star Wars" universe and the intense fan adoration that goes with it. Still, when he got the call about reprising his role as Han Solo in"Star Wars: The Force Awakens,"he grabbed his …

'Star Wars' is latest film to show why Hollywood wants you to buy tickets in advance

Alexis Ramsey spent 45 minutes online buying opening night tickets for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" when they went on sale in October, desperate not to miss out on what's widely expected to be the movie event of the year.<p>And she's not even a "Star Wars" fan.<p>"There was this kind of …

How a faceless force of Stormtroopers and the 501st Legion do good

The worst of the Empire is on display tonight. Scads of white-costumed Stormtroopers, Imperial gunners, Death Star staff officers and TIE pilots fill the streets of Anaheim in a true show of force for the evil Galactic Empire. The crowd loves it. Stormtroopers stomp together as the "Imperial March" …

Star Wars screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan on the past, present and future of 'Star Wars'

Lawrence Kasdan straddles four decades of "Star Wars" history, having worked on the screenplays for "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi" and now "The Force Awakens" and the planned Han Solo spinoff film, which he's co-writing with his son, Jon. We sat down with the acclaimed …

The women of 'Star Wars' speak out about their new Empire

"That's my chair."<p>Harrison Ford and Daisy Ridley had just stepped onto the Millennium Falcon set for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" when Ridley went to get into the pilot seat. Han Solo wasn't pleased.<p>"I was honestly so embarrassed," Ridley says. "Obviously he was kidding around and even J.J. …

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens': A recap of the world premiere from celebrity cosplay on the red carpet to the first reactions

12:48 A.M.<p>Onscreen and off, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" world premiere was a night of both nostalgia, looking back with reverence to the much-loved original Star Wars trilogy, and of looking forward, as the franchise shifts to a new generation.<p>10:41 P.M.<p>Cue the Cantina Band: It's post-party …

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' premiere looks backward with nostalgia — and forward with a new hope

After many months of buildup and endless amounts of media coverage featuring countless "Star Wars" references, the long-awaited premiere of<p>"Star Wars: The Force Awakens"was held Monday night — and Hollywood showed up in force (sorry, you knew it was coming).<p>On-screen and off, it was a night of …

Every single L.A. Times 'Star Wars' movie review from 1977 to 2005

Prepping a "Star Wars" binge this weekend? We've got you covered. Here is every single Los Angeles Times review of every single "Star Wars" movie. Some we liked, others not so much.<p>We decided to present each review in the series' chronological order, plotwise.<p><b>"Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom</b> …

4 biggest takeaways from the premiere of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

More than three thousand critics, reporters, celebrities and movie makers piled into multiple Hollywood theaters Monday night to see the U.S. premiere of<p>"Star Wars: The Force Awakens."Here's our completely spoiler-free look at the brand-new "Star Wars" movie and the night that made Hollywood one …

Follow along as we watch all the 'Star Wars' films, straight into the 'Force Awakens'

Intrepid Los Angeles Times reporter Randy Lewis is watching every single "Star Wars" movie leading into the "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." And you can follow along as he slowly goes mad.<p>Stationed at a California AMC, Lewis will be braving many hours of<p>Hayden Christensen's tiny padawan braid in …

'The Force Awakens' reactions: So far, it's looking like a love fest

Thousands of people saw "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" on Monday night in Hollywood — and while they were asked to keep mum on any spoilers, that didn't stop 'em from expressing opinions.<p>Here's a taste of what people are saying after the premiere of the seventh movie in the "Star Wars" …

J.J. Abrams' good luck charm Greg Grunberg reveals his 'Force Awakens' character Snap Wexley

Greg Grunberg, childhood friend of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" director<p>J.J. Abrams, has appeared in many Abrams movies and television series, including "Felicity," "Alias," "Lost," "Mission: Impossible III" and "Star Trek," thus earning the nickname of Abrams' lucky charm. So it makes sense that …