Ewan McGregor is in talks to return as Jedi master Obi Wan Kenobi in a series for Disney Plus, Variety has confirmed. No other details on the potential series were available. McGregor previously played the character in the three "Star Wars" prequels "The Phantom Menace," "Attack of the Clones," and "Revenge of the Sith." There had […]
New concept art shows how the immersive hotel at the "Star Wars": Galaxy's Edge resort will transport you into space.
With no action figures to offer, Kenner sold "empty boxes." Here's the strange, true story from the "brilliant" folks behind the scheme.
The latest Star Wars story has arrived. Today marks the debut of Star Wars Forces of Destiny, a series of original animated shorts set in that galaxy far, far away and focusing on the franchise’s roster of female heroes. The first installment, titled “Sands of Jakku,” covers a moment not seen in The Force Awakens: Rey (voiced by Daisy Ridley) and BB-8 must escape a ravenous, metal-craving Nightwatcher worm (which keen-eyed film viewers briefly spotted early on in the film) on their way to Niima Outpost — the place where they eventually meet Finn.
It is one of the most famous mistakes in the Star Wars film franchise: the head-banging Stormtrooper in A New Hope.
Not all the tweaks George Lucas made to the film as technological advancement allowed improved the material. Here five not-so-good changes to the blockbuster.
The 'Last Jedi' star helped close out the Celebration with a funny story involving himself and Carrie Fisher sneaking into a movie theater.
Star Wars Celebration kicked off in Orlando on Thursday with an epic anniversary event. The 40 Years of Star Wars panel brought together some of the galaxy’s biggest heroes, including Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Hayden Christensen (Anakin Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), and Star Wars creator George Lucas. Composer John Williams was on hand to conduct the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra as it played some rousing Star Wars melodies, including a poignant version of “Princess Leia’s Theme” as part of the tribute to late co-star Carrie Fisher.
Star Wars Celebration kicks off in Orlando today with an epic anniversary event. The 40 Years of Star Wars panel brings together some of the galaxy’s biggest heroes and villains. Among the guests: Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian), Hayden Christensen (Anakin Skywalker), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), Ian McDiarmid (Emperor Palpatine), Dave Filoni (the producer of The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels), and Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy. Warwick Davis (Wicket the Ewok) emcees. Go to StarWars. ...
Fans really believed The Force was with Alec Guinness after Star Wars was released in 1977. In an unearthed interview from the BBC’s Parkinson Talk Show, the late actor said he received some “very strange” letters after playing Obi-Wan Kenobi. Guinness would have turned 103 on Sunday.
Peter Sumner, who played Lieutenant Pol Treidum, a security officer on the Death Star, in the original Star Wars, has died after a long illness, The Sidney Morning Herald reported. The lone Australian to appear in the George Lucas film, Sumner earned £60 a day for two days’ work, or about $825 total today.
Dave Prowse, the man behind the Darth Vader mask in the original Star Wars trilogy, announced he will no longer be traveling abroad to attend international conventions. The British actor famously recorded the voice for Darth Vader on the set of Star Wars: Episode IV, but later his voice was replaced by James Earl Jones.
Filling in the blanks between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope had been an Olympic-worthy sport for Star Wars fans for years. While some details have recently been sketched in by the animated series Star Wars Rebels, that 30-year period remains fertile ground for storytellers, with the standalone Rogue One and the solo Han Solo movie along with tie-in novels mining that era.
Peter Mayhew is remembering his late friend and 'Star Wars' co-star Kenny Baker, who died Saturday.
Peter Mayhew, the actor under the fur suit in the original Star Wars trilogy and The Force Awakens, has been taking to Twitter for the past few weeks to post his script for the 1977 film that launched the franchise. For years, it was clear to pretty much everyone in the galaxy that Han wasn’t going to be outrdrawn by a lizard-looking twerp, and that before Greedo could pull the trigger, Han shot first.
The origins of ‘Star Wars’ and its sequels ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ and ‘Return of the Jedi’ are well documented, but there are some amazing facts that only truly devoted Jedis know. - How Much Did The Star Wars Cast Get Paid? The Oscars favour drama over sci-fi – it always has, and it likely always will do – so it’s surprising to learn that the first ‘Star Wars’ film was actually nominated for 10 Oscars at the 1978 awards including one for Best Picture.
Sure, BB-8 is getting all the publicity ahead of the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but O.G. astromech R2-D2 has had an enduring cultural impact for nearly 40 years. The little droid has not only appeared in every canonical Star Wars movie and TV spinoff, but he also has racked up an impressive list of credits in some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters. Still, if you blinked, you might have missed his lesser-known cameos. So we broke out the Blu-rays and gave the slo-mo button a workout to bring you Artoo’s amazing travels.
It?s one of the best British comedies of all-time, but did you know about these secret jokes writers Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright slipped into the 2004 zom-rom-com? One of the many great supporting characters in that show is Tyres, an EDM-obsessed bike messenger played by Michael Smiley.