Could Star Wars fans be slightly less hyped about this new chapter in the series, with trailer views seemingly down across the board.
Star Wars actor Boyega said that he subject to so-called 'random checks' when he'd arrive in Los Angeles for auditions.
‘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.
It may have taken over 5 weeks but ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ has made a billion dollars. Gareth Edwards’ ‘Star Wars’ spin-off has, as many pundits predicted, crossed the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office, having taken 39 days to do what ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ breezed to in just 12 days. Clearly it’s unfair to compare the two. ‘The Force Awakens’ was the first film for the franchise since 2005’s ‘Revenge of the Sith’ and marked an anticipated return that was not only directed by JJ Abrams, but featured classic stars like Harrison Ford and the late Carrie Fisher.
‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ almost cast Michael Fassbender. During an interview with MTV News, the 39-year-old ‘Assassin’s Creed’ star revealed that he was up for a role in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’… but was just too busy for the part. “We talked about a role,” he told Josh Horowitz on his Happy Sad Confused podcast.
‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ is just a few days away now an the first reactions have emerged after advanced screenings. Gareth Edwards’ movie marks the first ‘Star Wars’ spin-off to play in cinemas, as well become the first if the existing seven released films not to have the famous opening crawl. With the buzz around Disney latest sci-fi epic at an all time high, it appears the hype was indeed justified as fans who’d been lucky enough to see it shared their thoughts on it.
Just when ‘Stargate’ fans had a glimmer of hope about a new big screen outing, their dreams have been dashed. Speaking to Empire (via Den of Geek), Devlin revealed that the proposed reboot, again helmed by Emmerich, had been canned.
While ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ is the film on everyone’s mind as we see out 2016, one of Disney and Lucasfilm’s other spin-offs, the young Han Solo movie, has a lot of buzz around it. Its star Alden Ehrenreich, the actor chosen to play the cocky smuggler made famous by Harrison Ford, has spoken about the exciting addition of ‘Community’s’ Donald Glover and how Chewbacca will feature. Speaking to HeyUGuys, the ‘Hail, Caesar!’ star isn’t allowed to say a lot, but was excited about the prospect of Glover (who also goes by the Childish Gambino rapper alias) involved in the project.
J.J. Abrams has revealed that Steven Spielberg provided two key bits of advice during production on ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ that led him to change the blockbuster. Abrams made this revelation during the director’s commentary for ‘The Force Awakens’, at first admitting that the legendary ‘Jaws’ and ‘Jurassic Park’ filmmaker suggested that he tweaked the scene where Poe’s TIE fighter crash lands in the sand. Rather than just being swallowed up by the sand, Spielberg told Abrams to include an explosion, too.
The British firm Foodles Production Ltd have been fined £1.6 million because of the accident on the set of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ that resulted in Harrison Ford breaking his left leg after a malfunctioning hydraulic metal door crashed onto it. Ford also suffered a “deep laceration” to his left hand, which required plastic surgery. The incident took place back in June 2014 at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire when Ford was 71.
Here’s one to get the collectors salivating… Disney is to launch new ‘big sleeve’ DVD editions of some of its classic movies. – Seven magnificent 21st century westerns – Fantastic Beasts posters reveal Harry Potter link – Nicolas Cage hunts Bin Laden in Army of One trailer The releases will be ‘super-sized’, and issued in collectable, 12” vinyl-style packaging, which will come complete with bespoke artwork. Classic movies including ‘Aladdin’, ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and ‘Cinderella’ are being unveiled in the new format. ...
One of the key revelations from the recent ‘Star Wars’ movie appeared to be that since getting together in ‘Return of the Jedi’, Princess Leia and Han Solo had split by ‘The Force Awakens’. No honeymoon period for us, just the awkwardness of an estranged couple embarrassed by the dreadful behaviour of their now-distant son Kylo Ren. ...
Everyone and their dog seems to be excited about Rian Johnson’s ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’, especially when filming began earlier this year, and now fans are getting just as giddy after the director revealed editing had begun. ‘Looper’ helmer Johnson takes on the mighty challenge of directing a ‘Star Wars’ film, following in the footsteps of J.J. Abrams who successfully saw last year’s ‘The Force Awakens’ make over $2 billion at the worldwide box office. With it, he simply wrote the caption, ‘Day one!’ which means we’re edging closer to having the first cut of ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ completed.