No, George Lucas Is Not Apologizing for Jar Jar Binks

One great thing about being declared a Disney legend? Never having to say you’re sorry – even about Jar Jar Binks.

Director and Star Wars creator George Lucas told fans at the D23 Expo in Anaheim on Friday that Disney’s Goofy factored into the making of the love-him-or-hate-him Gungan character from the 1999 prequel Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace.

Johnny Depp Sparks Frenzy at Disney's D23 Expo with Surprise Appearance to Receive Award

It’s not easy to follow a full-room standing ovation for director and Star Wars guru George Lucas at the Disney Legends Awards for the D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center on Friday, but leave it to Johnny Depp to find a way.

George Lucas Plans to Build a Low-Income Housing Development

May the force be with him.

After being denied approval to build a film studio on his own property in Marin County, California, George Lucas has come up with an even bigger plan: to build an affordable housing development.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Is Unveiled

Feeling a seismic disturbance in the Force?

That’s because, for Star Wars fans, the most anticipated 88 seconds of the year – and probably the decade – have arrived, in the form of the first trailer for J.J. Abrams’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which hit the web Friday.

Star Wars Cast: May the Force Be with Them, Today & Always

Chewbacca Actor Peter Mayhew Has Both Knees Replaced

The universe’s most famous Wookiee hopes to be up and roaring again soon.

Peter Mayhew, the actor who played Chewbacca in the Star Wars films, is recovering in a Texas hospital after having double knee-replacement surgery on Monday.

“We have made him bigger, stronger & faster; now if we can just get him out of bed! Taking it slow and steady,” his family wrote Tuesday on his Twitter page, one of several updates they have given on his condition.

George Lucas and Mellody Hobson Welcome Daughter Everest

The newlyweds welcomed daughter Everest Hobson Lucas via gestational surrogate on Friday, Aug. 9.

Alyson Hannigan & Daughters Cheer on Dad at Star Wars-Themed Relay Race

It was a race to the finish!

Alyson Hannigan and her daughters Satyana, 4, and Keeva, 13 months, were dad Alexis Denisof’s biggest cheerleaders as he participated in the Course of the Force relay race at George Lucas’s Skywalker Ranch in Marin, Calif., on Tuesday.

Denisof, who was dressed in a self-made C-3P0 costume, “walked rigidly” (just like C-3P0!) in the last leg of the race.

George Lucas & Mellody Hobson Celebrate Wedding in Chicago

After tying the knot on June 22, George Lucas and Mellody Hobson are still celebrating.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Lucas and Hobson hosted friends and family at Chicago’s Promontory Point – including Prince, Robin Williams, Mark Hamill, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Al Roker, Gayle King, Jesse Jackson and Ne-Yo.

George Lucas & New Wife Mellody's Wedding Photo

Something old, something new … and definitely something blue!

George Lucas’s gorgeous bride Mellody Hobson chose the hue for her flowers, and in their wedding photo, the newlyweds are beaming at each other above the bouquet’s pop of color.

Their nuptials Saturday were a star-studded event with 200 guests including Samuel L. Jackson, Ron Howard, Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey, Harrison Ford, Calista Flockhart and Tyler Perry.