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Sean P. Means
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This comic book image provided by Dark Horse Comics shows characters C-3PO, right, and R2-D2 from "The Star Wars," from the eight-issue mini-series, a 1974 first draft by George Lucas that turned into the popular film. Now, starting Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, Dark Horse Comics is bringing the original script to life as an eight-issue mini-series — with Lucas' blessing — giving fans a different take on the characters. (AP Photo/Dark Horse Comics)
The Cricket’s Daily 3: More from a galaxy far, far away

Here’s what’s happening today in pop culture:

• Get ready for more "Star Wars" movies. A Disney executive confirms that standalone movies based on the origin stories of some beloved "Star Wars" characters are in development. [The Huffington Post]

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• This year’s Kennedy Center honorees are actress Shirley MacLaine, opera singer Martina Arroyo,and musicians Herbie Hancock, Billy Joel, and Carlos Santana. [Vulture]

• Pioneering sound engineer Ray Dolby, who forever changed and improved the way we hear movies, has died at the age of 80. [The Hollywood Reporter]

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