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Star Wars is an entertaining film franchise started by George Lucas with the release of the first movie in 1977. Interest in the Star Wars universe has continued to grow since the first film. Star Wars is now part of Disney with new film releases occurring annually. Here is the latest coverage of Star Wars from Writers Write:

  • Golden Books Launches Star Wars Children's Book Series (2016-07-06): Golden Books has launched a Star Wars Children's book series with litles like I Am a Droid and I Am a Jedi

  • Marvel Announces New Adult Coloring Books: Star Wars, Women of Power and Doctor Strange (2016-05-30): Marvel has announced a new line of adult coloring books including Star Wars, Women of Power and Doctor Strange themed books.

  • Star Wars Returns to Marvel With Release of New Star Wars Comic Series (2015-01-09): The original Star Wars characters will star in the new Star Wars comic which will be released by Marvel. The first issue is expected to sell one million copies.

  • Rian Johnson Chosen By Disney to Write and Direct Next Two Star Wars Films (2014-06-20): Rian Johnson, who wrote and directed Looper, has been chosed by Disney to write and direct the next two Star Wars movies.

  • Del Rey and Disney Announce Adult Star Wars Novels (2014-04-28): Del Rey and Disney announced a series of new adult novels based on Star Wars. The books will be canon. The Legend series is not canon, but will stay in print.

  • Tony DiTerlizzi, Adam Gidwitz, R.J. Palacio and Tom Anbleberger Talk New Star Wars Books (2014-04-27): Disney has asked top children's authors Tony DiTerlizzi, Adam Gidwitz, R.J. Palacio and Tom Anbleberger to reimagine the Star Wars original films in books to launch this fall.

  • New Book Provides Details on Over 2,500 Star Wars Action Figures (2012-12-15): A new book, Star Wars: The Ultimate Action Figure Collection, provides details on over 2,500 Star Wars action figures from the past 35 years.

  • Oscar Winner Michael Arndt Has Written Screenplay for Star Wars: Episode VII (2012-11-08): Deadline reports that Oscar winning screenwriter Michael Arndt (Little Miss Sunshine, Toy Story 3, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) has written a treatment detailing the next three Star Wars films.

  • Future of Star Wars Comics and Book Licenses Uncertain After LucasFilm Sale to Disney (2012-11-03): The announcement that Disney is buying LucasFilm and the Star Wars franchise has generated a great deal of press this week.

  • Secrets of Sith Lords Unveiled in the Book of Sith (2012-02-20): A cool Star Wars book has been released called Book of Sith: Secrets from the Dark Side.

  • George Lucas Recruiting Writers for Star Wars TV Series (2007-10-15): Entertainment Weekly reports that George Lucas is looking for freelance writers to help him toss around ideas and write the new Star Wars tv show.

  • Lucasfilm to Provide Star Wars Video Clips for Fans (2007-05-24): The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Lucasfilm is going to put video clips from Star Wars on its website tomorrow that fans will be able to use on social networking websites.

  • Stephen Colbert Wants $700 Million From Google (2006-10-17): Stephen Colbert is excited about Google's recent acquisition of YouTube because he believes a big check is coming his way.

  • Stephen Colbert's Jedi Videos (2006-08-26): Stephen Colbert is making use of the popularity of user generated content and user videos with his Jedi Video Editing challenge.

  • Star Wars Fan Fiction Pulled From Amazon.com (2006-04-28): Amazon.com has removed a listing where a writer was trying to sell fan fiction that was set in the Star Wars universe.

  • StarWars.com Offers Blogs for Fan Club Members (2005-05-18): The official Star Wars site from Lucasfilm, StarWars.

  • Revenge of the Sith Hits Bookstores (2005-04-02): Revenge of the Sith, the latest Star Wars novel is now is in bookstores.

  • Fantasy/SF Book Reviews (2001-03-01): Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter by Michael Reaves Del Ray, February 2001.

  • Zap.com to Launch Website for Phantom Menace Fans (1999-03-23): Zap.

  • Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Droids Review (1999-03-01): Review of Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Droids by Daniel Wallace, Illustrations by Bill Hughes