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Gorgeous Star Wars Fanart Imagines If Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia Swapped Roles

What would the original Star Wars universe look like if Luke were raised on Alderaan as a Prince, and Leia brought to Tatooine, then trained as a Jedi?

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Fans Were Just As Divided Over Empire Strikes Back As They Are About The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi has been called "the most controversial Star Wars movie ever," but The Empire Strikes Back was just as contentious when it premiered back in 1980.

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Mark Hamill Recognizes That the Star Wars Franchise Has to Grow Up

In the lead-up to this month's Star Wars: The Last Jedi, there's been a lot of talk about Mark Hamill's expressed concerns (and often disagreement) with how Luke Skywalker, the beloved character he's now played in five films, was being written and portrayed. However, in an interview during the film's recent press junket, Hamill admits that Star Wars has to change for the next generation of fans. **THE LAST JEDI SPOILERS AHEAD**

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Empire Strikes Back Cut Like the Last Jedi Trailer Highlights How Similar the Two Seem

From a certain point of view.

We'll have to wait the remaining, excruciating two months for Star Wars: The Last Jedi to know whether it feels as much like the Empire Strikes Back of the current trilogy as it seems, but the superficial similarities are enough for some fun for now. Check out this recut footage from ESB made to fit together like the new Last Jedi trailer.

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Things We Saw Today: These Awesome Cardboard Houses Will Bring Out Your Cat’s Inner Nerd

What's better than an adorable kitty with long whiskers? An adorable kitty with long whiskers resting in a nerdy cardboard house of course!

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Things We Saw Today: This Boy and His Tauntaun Costume Will See You in Heck

This little kid has the best Halloween costume.

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The 15 Movies That Showed Up Most Often in Twitter’s #7FavFilms Hashtag

You know what's even more fun than finding out your friends' favorite movies? Looking at data! Of course.

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If You Have the Creds, You Can Buy Luke Skywalker’s Empire Strikes Back Blaster

You can own the very same blaster (a DL-44 pistol, mind you) that Mark Hamill used while filming The Empire Strikes Back.

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Bad Lip Reading Delivers a Much Shorter, Funnier Star Wars Marathon for You

And then things get weirdly sexist in the third one! Just like old times!

Before you see The Force Awakens, you probably want to watch at least the original Star Wars trilogy in preparation. Unfortunately, you might be an adult with a job and other obligations that take away from the more important things in life. For you, here's an abridged version of Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi.

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[VIDEO] The Mary Sue Gets Up Close and Personal With the Costumes of The Force Awakens

And every other Star Wars movie. It was an embarrassment of riches.

Last Friday, TMS Social Media Editor Sam Riedel and I got the chance to check out Time Square Discovery's Star Wars Costumes Exhibition, which features props and costumes from Phantom Menace all the way through to Force Awakens.

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It’s OK to Criticize the Original Star Wars Trilogy’s Female Representation (Or Lack Thereof)

Poor Aunt Beru.

Here's a supercut of all the lines spoken by a female character other than Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy. Spoiler alert: it's really, really short.

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Lawrence Kasdan, Writer Behind Empire Strikes Back, The Force Awakens to Retire After Han Solo Movie

Lawrence Kasdan, who wrote some of the best Star Wars movies of all time (Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi) and the newest upcoming installment, The Force Awakens, has announced that the forthcoming Han Solo anthology movie will be his Star Wars swan song.

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Stub Your Toe on the Legendary Millennium Falcon Embedded in This Coffee Table

Personally, I'd have also hidden a mynock and maybe a giant ship-eating space worm in one of the nooks. But that's just because I'm too much of a nerd, I guess.

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All the Changes to the Original Star Wars Over the Years Chronicled by One Hour-Long Video Series

From restoration, to changing who shoots first/at all, to utter minutiae that seems silly to even bother with, there has been a lot of changes made to Star Wars since the first movie premiered in 1977. Check out this hour-long, side-by-side comparison video series to see how one maybe the most iconic movie trilogy of all time has slowly changed over all that time. (Full playlist with Empire and RotJ after the jump!)

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Things We Saw Today: George Miller’s Justice League Concept Art

Oh, what could've been...

As if Mad Max: Fury Road weren't reason enough to love George Miller, check out the concept art from his now abandoned attempt to bring the Justice League to the big screen! Sadly, we'll only ever have the documentary film about the effort to hold onto. That, and this beautiful artwork. (via /Film)

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Colin Hanks And His Daughter On The Lack of Female Star Wars Characters And Toys

"It's so tiring watching these movies. It's always boys, boys, boys and there's only one girl."

Last night on Instagram, Colin Hanks posted a bittersweet story about what it was like to show his daughter the first two movies of the original Star Wars trilogy for the first time.

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Things We Saw Today: Phil Noto Draws Gwendoline Christie As Captain Phasma from The Force Awakens

Life is complete.

Phil Noto's rendering of Gwendoline Christie's character, Captain Phasma, from Star Wars: The Force Awakens is everything. Never change, Noto.

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Every Star Wars Film Is Coming To Digital HD So You Can Download Them Legally

Not that you ever would have done otherwise, of course.

Yes, it's true; the force is with your streaming devices, because all six Star Wars films are about to be available for HD download for the first time. Though there appear to be no customizable options like "remove Jar-Jar from films," we can tell you that you are fully able to just not download Episode II if you so choose.

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This Is the Only Video You Wanted From the Star Wars Table Read. We Know.

Now do Jedi for the role reversal!

Since you probably didn't get to see it for yourself, here's the moment from last night's Empire Strikes Back table read in L.A. when Ellen Page and Jessica Alba (Han and Leia) acknowledged their feelings for each other. If you listen closely, you can also join the cast in laughing at a very, um, enthusiastic audience member's reaction to the kissing narration.

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Jason Reitman Casually Makes Star Wars an LGBTQ Love Story by Casting Ellen Page as Han Solo

"I love you." "I still have your virginity."

Yesterday we told you about Jason Reitman casting none other than Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul as Luke in his live-read of Empire Strikes Back, but today we're even more impressed.

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