Exclusive: Jon Stewart to interview George Lucas at 'Star Wars' Celebration V

jon-stewart-george-lucasStar Wars junkie Jon Stewart will be spending some quality time with franchise creator George Lucas this August, EW.com has learned exclusively. The Daily Show host will interview Lucas live in a one-hour conversation at Star Wars Celebration V, an annual fan convention, in Orlando, Florida, Aug. 12-15. In their conversation, dubbed The Main Event, Stewart and Lucas will discuss the history of the Star Wars saga and delve into the arcana of the multi-billion-dollar series. Stewart is a huge Star Wars fan — Lucas appeared on Stewart’s show back in January when the filmmaker was promoting his book, George Lucas’s Blockbusting, and the two had great banter with each other — but fans who may be worried that Stewart won’t ask their hottest burning questions can submit their own at www.starwarscelebration.com. Also on tap for the convention this year is Star Wars icon Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) plus the actors who played C-3PO, Boba Fett, Chewbacca and others. The official Lucasfilm-hosted event will also feature Star Wars Laser Tag, a Star Wars Celebration Chapel and sneak peaks into Star Wars: The Clone Wars. And of course, a fan convention would not be complete without a costume contest. Star Wars Celebration will feature four pageants for fans to model their intergalactic finery. And for those who can’t wait to see Lucas and Stewart, here’s a reminder of their chemistry together earlier this year.

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  • Jason

    I know who Boba Fett is. Was Bobo Fett his pet monkey?

    • Brian

      BOBO???????? Come on, Nicole. Even *non* nerds know that character’s name.

    • dave

      Bobo was Boba not so evil twin brother

  • Jason

    “plus the actors that played…” – really EW, you couldn’t imdb their names? I guarantee if it was some background vampire / werewolf from Twilight you would have taken the time to name the actors.

    • Scott

      ^ Also, this. Seriously.

  • Scott

    Yeah, really. I’m no Star Wars junkie (though I still enjoy the movies) and I know Boba Fett’s name.

  • nodnard

    Yeh, but why is Kenny Rogers gonna be there?

    • Jutsy

      Come on…at least Kenny knew when to fold ‘em.

  • Freddie

    I am a Star Wars fan, but not really one of the ones who can name the so-called arcana. Still, Perter Mayhew played Chewbacca, Anthony Daniels was C3PO and while I don’t know who played Boba Fett, I do know it’s Boba Fett.

    • Rhonfea

      Jeremy Bulloch played Boba Fett. I met him once and he is a charming man, as is Anthony Daniels.

  • UGH

    How about fan submitted questions?
    George, how could you drop the ball with the last 3 Star Wars films and the last Indiana Jones film?

    • UGH

      Also, how could you nearly destroy a legacy and go back to have Greedo shoot first?

      • Person Who Talks

        What?! Did he really do that?

    • JasonHomey

      Obviously episode I and II were nothing spectacular compared to IV-VI, but you are telling me that you didn’t like episode III? I loved it and I am a huge original trilogy lover.

      • Jason

        Anakin – “What have I done?”
        Emperor – “Go to the Jedi Temple and kill some little kids.”
        Anakin – “OK.”

  • Beth

    Uhm yeah, I’ll say it. I don’t give a crap about seeing George Lucas. I just want to see Jon Stewart.

  • eric

    Um, Stewart already interviewed Lucas late last year on his own show. Why the hell does this pathetic news warrant it’s own page, ew???

    • Rusty Shackleford

      Slow Adam Lambert or Twilight news day, that’s why

  • joe

    Bobo Fett is the clown that comes out of a hidden door on the Death Star and smacks Darth Vader in the face with a pie.

  • Jake

    “The ships struck ground on the shore of this uncharted desert isle,

    with Carrie Fisher,

    and ‘the actors who played C-3PO, Boba Fett and Chewbacca’

    are here on Gilligan’s Island!”

  • The Dude

    Crappy reporting Nicole.

  • Jutsy

    If this is the Star Wars Celebration V, does that mean it’s the second one? Are we on Lucas Mean Ordering here, or is this real-life numbering? My midichlorians are all jumbled in confusion.

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  • Doremifah Solatido

    Will Stewart ask him how it feels to have become the micro-managing, lame-brained schlock writer/producer that he abhorred when he made the original movie?

  • Michelle

    BobO Fett? Seriously? That’s not even an honest typo. A and O are no where near each other on a keyboard. Ugh. And any Star Wars fan worth their salt knows who played Chewy, C-3PO and Boba Fett. A little extra research next time, EW?

  • Chris

    JC Nicole!! Why don’t you try watching a SW film so you know the characters and the actors that portrayed them!!

    Bobo Fett, really?! SW was not a circus. At least not until Lucas came out with episodes 1-3.

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