Although Fleet Admiral Gial Ackbar's fate ultimately sealed in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, he might have had another pivotal Star Wars battle scene, but for J.J. Abrams.
Anthony Daniels has said that the Academy has a 'snobbish' attitude towards the Star Wars movies when it comes to the Oscars.
George Lucas was famously edged out of the production of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, after he sold his Lucasfilm firm to Disney in 2012.
Top films released between 2014 and 2017 earned more at the box office, despite the recent fall-out over male stars being paid more than women.
Mark Hamill has said that he wishes that George Lucas were still involved in the process of making the Star Wars movies.
‘Star Wars’ legend Mark Hamill has shared what’s thought to be the first ever image of him as the iconic Luke Skywalker. Hamill, who’s a keen user of social media (largely Instagram and Twitter), posted the photo of him on the Tunisian set of 1977’s ‘Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope’ (as it became known). Posting to his Instagram and Twitter accounts – both @hamillhimself – the actor described the image and how it was “perhaps” the first ever snap of him in character.
‘Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi’ hits cinemas at the end of this year, so until then the world will continue to ask questions over what the title really means, who’s around to fight the First Order, and whether Luke Skywalker will be in the film for more than a silent minute this time. Note: This article contains possible spoilers and speculation for The Last Jedi. ‘Looper’ and ‘Brick’ director Rian Johnson is helming his first ever ‘Star Wars’ movie, and the step up from him previous indie work is startlingly evident.