• 'Star Wars' fan petition seeking removal of J.J. Abrams from 'Episode IX' picks up steam
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    'Star Wars' fan petition seeking removal of J.J. Abrams from 'Episode IX' picks up steam

    "Star Wars" fans who believe "The Force Awakens" ripped off the original film seek another director change.

  • New 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Character Revealed at Comic-Con
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    New 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Character Revealed at Comic-Con

    Say hello to Poe Dameron's new wingman: C'ai Threnalli, the latest character revealed from Star Wars: The Last Jedi. C'ai was introduced to this galaxy Wednesday at the San Diego Comic-Con preview night, where he was stationed inside the Star Wars booth alongside some of the other ace pilots of the Resistance.

  • 'Star Wars' Fan Theories About Evil Snoke: John Boyega and Rian Johnson Share Their Favorites
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    'Star Wars' Fan Theories About Evil Snoke: John Boyega and Rian Johnson Share Their Favorites

    At Disney D23 Expo, Yahoo Movies asked 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' director Rian Johnson and star John Boyega to share fave fan theories on villainous Snoke

  • New 'Star Wars' Cartoon Shorts Debut Online, Bringing Female Heroes in Full Force
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    New 'Star Wars' Cartoon Shorts Debut Online, Bringing Female Heroes in Full Force

    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.

  • 'Star Wars' Babies: Kylo Is Fastest-Rising Name for American Boys
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    'Star Wars' Babies: Kylo Is Fastest-Rising Name for American Boys

    The name Kylo jumped in popularity in the year after "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

  • 'Star Wars' Concept Art Reveals Early Ideas For a Very Different, Cooler Jakku
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    'Star Wars' Concept Art Reveals Early Ideas For a Very Different, Cooler Jakku

    Images of concept art from 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' posted at the franchise's official Instagram page show the evolution of Rey's home planet, Jakku

  • Mark Hamill Plays Vader and Surprises 'Star Wars' Fans for Charity Prank
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    Mark Hamill Plays Vader and Surprises 'Star Wars' Fans for Charity Prank

    Mark Hamill surprises some serious 'Star Wars' fans

  • 27 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Fun Facts Courtesy of J.J. Abrams's New Commentary Track
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    27 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Fun Facts Courtesy of J.J. Abrams's New Commentary Track

    J.J. Abrams wants you to know he hates doing commentary tracks. And with that, he kicks off his commentary track for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The director’s moment-by-moment, detailed analysis is, despite his protestations, perhaps the biggest selling point of the four-disc Force Awakens 3D collector’s edition that’s hitting stores on Nov. 15. The set is a marked improvement over the version released last spring, including all the previously released features with several new bells and whistles. ...

  • Daisy Ridley Assures Fans That Rey Toys Will Arrive With 'Star Wars: Episode VIII'
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    Daisy Ridley Assures Fans That Rey Toys Will Arrive With 'Star Wars: Episode VIII'

    Daisy Ridley was the breakout star of Star Wars: The Force Awakens — no huge surprise in retrospect, given that her character Rey is the story’s primary hero — but in the pre-release merchandise plans, she somehow received short shrift. Rey was conspicuously absent in numerous toy sets, perhaps most notably in the initial tie-in version of Monopoly. The disrespect didn’t sit well with fans or with director J.J. Abrams, and though the issue was retroactively rectified, it still shadows the franchise as eyes turn to the marketing of the as-yet-untitled Star Wars: Episode VIII in 2017. ...

  • When Rey Met Jyn: Daisy Ridley Reveals What She and Fellow 'Star Wars' Star Felicity Jones Discussed Over Tea
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    When Rey Met Jyn: Daisy Ridley Reveals What She and Fellow 'Star Wars' Star Felicity Jones Discussed Over Tea

    The two biggest action heroes in the rebooted Star Wars universe have connected. Daisy Ridley, who became a worldwide star for her fierce portrayal of Rey in The Force Awakens, was in Los Angeles Tuesday promoting the new documentary The Eagle Huntress (which she executive produced and narrates) when Yahoo Movies asked her thoughts about the saga’s upcoming spin-off, Rogue One, starring Felicity Jones. “I’m very excited to see it,” Ridley said before volunteering the following, voice rising in excitement.

  • J.J. Abrams Reuniting With Daisy Ridley for Supernatural Drama 'Kolma'
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    J.J. Abrams Reuniting With Daisy Ridley for Supernatural Drama 'Kolma'

    Abrams directs Ridley in ‘The Force Awakens’ (Photo: Disney/Lucasfilm) By Dave McNary Paramount is developing supernatural drama Kolma with J.J. Abrams in talks to produce through his Bad Robot production company and Daisy Ridley in negotiations to star. Marielle Heller is attached to direct from a script by Megan Holley. Besides Abrams, producers are Ram Bergman, Sherryl Clark and David Lonner.

  • MTV Movie Awards: The Complete Winners List
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    MTV Movie Awards: The Complete Winners List

    The awards show was taped Saturday night and will air on Sunday

  • 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Pirated Blu-ray Copies Leak Online
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    'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Pirated Blu-ray Copies Leak Online

    DVD-quality copy appeared online late Tuesday, less than two weeks ahead of official release, and within 12 hours had been downloaded by about 250,000 people, according to piracy-news site TorrentFreak

  • 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' New Teaser Shows First Script Read
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    'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' New Teaser Shows First Script Read

    Clips tease extras awaiting fans on next month's Blu-ray/DVD releases of blockbuster hit that's revived the series

  • Han Solo Forever: New Comic, Prequel Ensure Rogue Will Live On
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    Han Solo Forever: New Comic, Prequel Ensure Rogue Will Live On

    Despite what we saw at the climax of Star Wars: The Force Awakens — the beloved rapscallion run through by his son’s lightsaber in a moment that still brings tears to our eyes — Lucasfilm is going to great lengths to reassure fans that Han Solo is immortal. Like that moment at the end of Pulp Fiction when John Travolta triumphantly exits the diner, even though his character was killed in a scene moments earlier, Star Wars’ roguish hero continues to live on in that galaxy far, far away. Written by Star Wars vet Lawrence Kasdan (who’s known for his crackling Han Solo dialogue) and son Jon and helmed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The Lego Movie), the anthology movie will be set before the events of A New Hope.

  • Peek at 'Poe Dameron': First Look at New 'Star Wars' Comic Starring 'Force Awakens' Space Ace
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    Peek at 'Poe Dameron': First Look at New 'Star Wars' Comic Starring 'Force Awakens' Space Ace

    Yes, the guy who can fly anything, Poe Dameron, is back in action. As previously announced, the ace Resistance pilot and one of the young heroes of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (played by Oscar Isaac) is getting an eponymous Marvel comic series beginning next month. Set before the events of the blockbuster film (which arrives on home video in April), Star Wars: Poe Dameron No. 1 finds the X-wing jockey, accompanied by faithful droid BB-8, leading a sqaudron of pilots on a top-secret mission under orders from General Leia Organa.

  • Lego Hilariously Reimagines 'The Force Awakens' in Trailer for New Video Game
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    Lego Hilariously Reimagines 'The Force Awakens' in Trailer for New Video Game

    There’s been an awakening. Thanks to Finn’s alarm clock.

  • R2-D2's Secret Adventures: All the 'Star Wars' Droid's Stealth Movie Cameos Revealed
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    R2-D2's Secret Adventures: All the 'Star Wars' Droid's Stealth Movie Cameos Revealed

    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.