Mark Hamill has revealed his own idea he had for Han Solo's tragic demise in "Star Wars: The...
His Star Wars crew apparently didn’t think much of this strange then-new sci-fi project, but Mark Hamill was duly impressed enough to hang on to a photo that the actor now suspects might be the first shot of him in character as Luke Skywalker. “Taken in Tunisia early morning Day #1 waiting for my 1st shot (emerging from home for robot auction),” Hamill tweeted today. “Perhaps the very 1st #LukePic.” Asked by a Twitter follower what he was thinking when the snapshot was…
Seems not, unless Mark Hamill’s hairy Jedi is suffering from an acute bout of amnesia. New footage from ‘The Last Jedi’ was shown to Disney shareholders and a select few others yesterday, including a rather telling exchange between Skywalker and the notably surnameless Rey. Anyhow, it feels like that particular avenue might be closing off, so perhaps she’s not a Skywalker, but a Kenobi (she’s probably not an Organa, as that might have come up in conversation with Princess Leia in ‘The Force Awakens’).
George Lucas has a long and chequered history of tinkering with the original ‘Star Wars’ trilogy since release. “Films never get finished, they get abandoned” he once famously said, and he’s never managed to fully abandon his sci-fi trilogy yet. The first changes were made to ‘Star Wars’ just weeks after the film hit cinemas in 1977 when a new audio track was added featuring amended sound effects and alternate dialogue takes. Greedo shot first The most controversial and debated change made to ‘Star Wars’ came in the 1997 Special Edition release. In the cantina confrontation where Han coolly dispatches Greedo in cold blood (watch the original here), George Lucas made it look like the bounty hunter shot first in a misguided bid to make the Millennium Falcon pilot seem less ruthless. The exchange now looks stilted and has caused countless nerd arguments ever since.
Fans were left hanging at the end of “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens” as Rey hands Luke Skywalker, played by Mark Hamill, his old lightsaber. “I haven’t seen this thing in years,” an astonished Hamill says in the video (above). Brandon Alinger of Prop Store LA brought the original movie prop from his personal collection to Hamill’s show.
According to ‘Star Wars 8’ director Rian Johnson, the upcoming sequel will head back to Luke Skywalker’s remote hideout… after all, everyone wants to know exactly what happens next. “I wanted to break a long-standing ‘Star Wars’ tradition.
It looks as though ‘Star Wars 8’ has almost finished shooting. According to an image posted by director Rian Johnson, filming is “in the home stretch,” for the upcoming ‘Star Wars’ sequel… and the image might give us some idea of what to expect. Although the picture doesn’t exactly reveal an awful lot, the Jedi-looking robe is likely to be Luke Skywalker’s – after all, he was seen sporting something rather similar at the end of ‘The Force Awakens’.
It’s no secret that ‘Star Wars 8’ is filming across the UK and Ireland… and with the film setting up shop in Pinewood Studios, it’s never far from our doorstep. - Who Are These New Additions To Star Trek Beyond?
You can’t always judge a book by its cover, and Avengers star Jeremy Renner learned that the hard way, before meeting one of his childhood heroes at an event.
Luke Skywalker was nearly a hipster in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’. Concept art for ‘Episode VII’ released by the film’s visual effects team at ILM has revealed an early design for Mark Hamill’s Jedi-in-hiding showed him with a topknot and beard combo that wouldn’t have looked out of place adorning the face of a cold-drip coffee barista in Shoreditch. The mammoth concept art gallery (which can be seen in full here) is a treasure trove for ‘Star Wars’ fans offering a glimpse at the visual style of ‘The Force Awakens’ as it developed during the pre-production stage.
A photo from behind the scenes on a Star Wars: Episode VIII set shows Luke Skywalker in Jedi regalia. In a photo shared by Variety (via Making Star Wars), shows the shoot on Skellig Michael for Star Wars: Episode VIII taking place. Surrounded by the film crew among the rocks of the island stands Ma...
‘Star Wars: Episode 8’ began principal photography last week, marking the beginning of a whole new cycle of speculation, rumour and leaks before Rian Johnson’s film is finally released in 660 days. 'The Force Awakens’ sets up 'Episode 8’ to begin with the training of Rey (Daisy Ridley) by Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) by Supreme Leader Snoke (Andy Serkis). In the case of Rey, we will presumably find out more about her parentage, in the case of Kylo Ren we’ll see the lasting effect killing his own father had on him.
Every week, new tidbits emerge, courtesy of various actors or sources, but Hamill has most recently said there are a host of surprises to be had in the J.J. Abrams movie. The most intriguing secret is the fate of Luke Skywalker.
Although we’re still yet to see Luke Skywalker in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, he’s finally opened up about his return to the galaxy far, far away. During an interview with Famous Monsters of Filmland, the 64-year-old Jedi finally spoke about ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’… and gave us a hint of what to expect. “But the fact that half a dozen cast members from the originals can be there to place it in some sort of context, to be there for the historical side of things, I think it’s wonderful.” - Star Wars 7 Theatrical Poster Revealed - Sneak Peek of Star Wars 7’s Full Trailer - Star Wars: Rogue One Script Re-Written? ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ has already introduced us to the next generation of heroes, with John Boyega’s Finn and Daisy Ridley’s Rey taking up arms against the First Order. “I’m old enough to be Luke’s grandfather now, and that’s a healthy, natural thing for people to see.” Of course, this doesn’t exactly give much away when it comes to the fate of Luke Skywalker – who has not been showcased in any of the trailers and is rumoured to be in exile following the events of ‘Return of the Jedi’.
Ramping up the intrigue, director J.J. Abrams has said that leaving Luke Skywalker out of both the poster and final trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ was 'no accident’.
The third - and reportedly last - theatrical trailer we’ll see for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ before its December release is coming on Monday, 19 October according to a flurry of recent reports. Polygon (via the Metro) says US cinema chain Cinemark let slip that the new full-length trailer, that’s rumoured to feature our first look at Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, will arrive on Monday when tickets for ‘The Force Awakens’ go on sale.
‘Star Wars’ toys are a massive deal, you need only look at Disney’s EIGHTEEN hour long live-stream during which they unveiled ‘Episode 7′s toy line-up ahead of the big launch yesterday (4 September). Tradition dictates that the full range of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ toys will include action figures, dolls and play sets for every character - big or small - who appears on screen in the film, so we’ve put together a run down of the toys we’ve yet to see. Han and Chewie characters will get more toys in the months ahead.