Avengers: Endgame has smashed the ticket pre-sale record set by Star Wars: The Force Awakens in the first 24 hours on sale.
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.
Is a film really a hit if it flops in the world's second biggest movie market? Because Star Wars: The Last Jedi appears to have tanked in China, and pretty badly.
‘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.