Galaxy Wire: Star Wars News from Around the Web – May 20, 2015

The legendary Lawrence (Kasdan) talks Lando, Wired investigates the history of ILM, and more!

Galaxy Wire is a weekly roundup of the StarWars.com team’s favorite activity relating to Jedi, Sith, and the power of the Force on the Internet. From Star Wars: The Force Awakens tidbits to photos of dogs dressed like Ewoks, you’ll find it all here. Thankfully, no Bothans died to get us this information.

Lando Calrissian in The Empire Strikes Back

Hello, What Have We Here? Lando Is Still Out There!

Vanity Fair continues to roll out coverage of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, including a newly-published extended interview with screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan. Kasdan discusses how he came to work on The Empire Strikes Back, returning to Han, Luke, and Leia, and more. Asked about whether or not we’ll see Lando Calrissian in a Star Wars movie, he replies, “Right now, there’s no Lando Calrissian in this movie. But Lando I don’t think is finished in any way, shape, or form.” Exciting — but remember, Lando is also back in Star Wars Rebels and is soon to get his own Marvel comic!

Wired's The Untold History of ILM

The History of ILM

Wired has published an excellent oral history of Lucasfilm’s Industrial Light & Magic in honor of the effects house’s 40th anniversary, featuring interviews with George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Denis Muren, and many, many others. It’s essential reading for fans of film history, and covers everything from ILM’s Star Wars origins to having the sun shine down on the dinosaurs of Jurassic World. (The cover photo ain’t bad, either.)

Epic Yarns Cover ESB

Spinning Star Wars Epic Yarns

The Force meets felt! The L.A. Times‘ Hero Complex checked in with Jack and Holman Wang, creators of Star Wars Epic Yarns — a series of books that breaks down the classic trilogy into 12 words each, with scenes recreated using yarn figures and backgrounds.  They talked about the difficulty of the actual writing, their favorite scenes, and more.

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