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George Lucas forced to defend ‘Star Wars’ Changes

Wow was reading the news and this seemed interesting for all the star wars fans out there.

George Lucas defends ‘Star Wars’ changes

Director says ‘everybody thinks it the end of the world’ when he tinkers with his film

George Lucas defends 'Star Wars' changes

George Lucas has defended himself from fans’ criticism for making changes to Star Wars.

The director, who recently converted Episode 1: The Phantom Menace into a 3D version which was re-released on February 9, told the Hollywood Reporter that he felt he received undue criticism for tinkering with his classic sci-fi series.

He said:

Changes are not unusual. I mean, most movies when they release them they make changes. But somehow, when I make the slightest change, everybody think it’s the end of the world.

Lucas also made reference to the backlash he experienced when he replaced the puppet version of the character Yoda with a CGI model for the Blu-Ray re-release of The Phantom Menace in September last year.

Star Wars fans had threatened to boycott the saga in protest, but Lucas claimed that the change benefited the film, adding: “We tired to do Yoda in CGI in Episode 1…, but we just couldn’t get it done in time.

“We couldn’t get the technology to work, so we had to use the puppet, but the puppet really wasn’t as good as the CGI. So when we did the reissue, we had to put the CGI back in, which was what it was meant to be.”

Earlier this month (February 8), Lucas claimed that he wanted to return to his “avant-garde” roots. He said: “I’ve made enough money so I can finance it all myself. I don’t have to worry or answer to anybody and I can just do whatever I want.”

Courtesy of NME NEWS

He will probably face more criticism from film students studying the
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Catwoman & Jack Sparrow involved in Hollywood Street Brawl

Catwoman, Jack Sparrow Get in Hollywood Street Brawl

This is a funny story. How is someone that is a guy gonna get into a brawl with a women? You don’t ever hit a women. Period. Let alone one dressed as Catwoman. She is FIIIIINNNNEEEE. So hot love Halle berry. YOW! I wonder if she is reading this. I must say this was some awesome coverage by Hollywood Reporter.
Jack Sparrow on the Run
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Alleged fighters were among those who dress as characters to pose in tourists’ photographs.

Part of the appeal of this summer’s The Avengers is the prospect of seeing larger than life charactersthrow down for a brawl. Early Thursday evening, officials responded to a real-life brawl between such characters in front of the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles.

At 5:30 p.m., a woman dressed as Catwoman was allegedly involved in a fight with a man dressed as Captain Jack Sparrow, reported NBCLA. The fight ended up with the woman pepper spraying the man.

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To the delight of Twitter users, a person wearing an alien mask was also reported to have been involved.

“Lmfao just heard on tha news…cat woman, an alien and a pirate just scraped on hollywood blvd! Wish I was there! #Onlyinla,” tweeted @jganza.

The LAPD  said no arrests were made and no one involved was taken to the hospital. According to the LA Times, a second person dressed as Jack Sparrow was also involved in the fight, and the fighters fled the scene when police arrived.