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Leonardo DiCaprio Was Almost Cast as Anakin Skywalker in 'Attack of the Clones'
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You probably never knew this, but Leonardo DiCaprio was once in talks with George Lucas to become the star of the Star Wars prequels. After the success of James Cameron's box office juggernaut Titanic, a young Leo was the king of the cinematic world and a thirsty George Lucas wanted a piece. Unfortunately for Hayden Christensen haters everywhere, Leo wasn't ready to take on the spotlight of Lord Vader.

In an interview with Shortlist, Leo quoted:

I did have a meeting with George Lucas about that as well, yes. Again, just didn't feel ready to take that dive. At that point.


But, the what-if hype doesn't stop there... In that same interview with Shortlist, Leonardo DiCaprio talks about the roles of Robin in Batman Forever, as well as, Peter Parker in Spider-Man.


I never screen-tested. I had a meeting with Joel Schumacher. It was just one meeting and, no, I didn't end up doing it. As I recall I took the meeting, but didn't want to play the role. Joel Schumacher is a very talented director but I don't think I was ready for anything like that. [Spider-Man] was another one of those situations, similar to Robin, where I didn't feel ready to put on that suit yet. They got in touch with me.

We're just over here trying to figure out which will come first: Leo playing a superhero, or Leo getting an Oscar.

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Hamill would've been fine if it weren't for the writing in the tweet, itself: "Haven't seen my chin since May '15, so #FarewellFacialFur & #ByeByeBeard (at least til #EpisodeIX)."

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Marvel and Star Wars Had the Best Twitter Exchange of the Month So Far (Far Away)

Now that both the Star Wars universe and Marvel are under the same parent company, true hilarity can ensue. Check out the exchange below!

Hat tip to Geeks Are Sexy.

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Ever wondered what the hell they were singing in The Phantom Menace?

This hilarious interpretation should help clarify "Duel of the Fates," and we promise you'll never hear it the same way again.

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To the dismay of "Star Wars" fans everywhere, physicists have long cried foul about the science of building real-life lightsabers. According to conventional physics, photons don't behave like regular particles of matter. They are massless particles, and can't interact with one another. It's therefore impossible to build anything out of light with a solid structure, such as a lightsaber.

But a breakthrough new discovery from researchers at the Harvard-MIT Center for Ultracold Atoms could change everything, according to phys.org (link provided below). They have discovered how to make individual photons interact and bind together into molecular structures. Not only does this represent a whole new state of matter, but these light molecules can potentially be shaped to form solid structures — in other words, lightsabers!

-Phys.org