Mark Hamill has revealed his own idea he had for Han Solo's tragic demise in "Star Wars: The...
As expected, the ‘Star Wars’ team won’t be wasting much time in getting underway on the third chapter in the new trilogy. Evidence has emerged that ‘Star Wars Episode IX’ will commence principal photography this July at Pinewood Studios, West London.
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.
As originally shot, the scene would have gone on to show Rey (Daisy Ridley) approached by Unkar Plutt (Simon Pegg), the junkyard owner from her native Jakku, who’s none to pleased with her for stealing ‘his’ ship, the Millennium Falcon. This, of course, is a clear nod to Han Solo’s lines to C3PO and R2-D2 in the original 1977 ‘Star Wars,’ warning that wookies are known to tear out their opponent’s arms at the sockets when beaten at holographic chess. Then again, lest we consider it too nasty a moment for a ‘Star Wars’ movie, let’s not forget that all three of the original films – U-rated to this day, one and all – include scenes in which hands are lopped off.
If you were betting that ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ might be on its way to besting ‘Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens’ at the box office, this may not be the news you’re looking for. While Gareth Edwards’ hard-edged prequel has gone down a storm with audiences in the west, it seems the much-coveted Chinese box office is a different story. Opening in China today, ticket presales point toward ‘Rogue One’ enjoying an opening weekend to the tune of RMB 40-50 million – which might not sound bad, until you learn that equates to somewhere between £4.7 – 5.8 million.
Carrie Fisher, best known for playing Princess Leia Organa in the ‘Star Wars’ saga, has died at the age of 60 following a cardiac arrest suffered on a plane travelling from London to Los Angeles. A family spokesman released a statement on behalf of Fisher’s daughter Billie Lourd, which said: “It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 (PDT) this morning. Following her heart attack on Friday 23 December, Fisher was rushed to hospital where she remained in a critical condition over Christmas.
‘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.
What is the single greatest romance in Star Wars? In The Force Awakens, when Han, Fin, Rey, and BB-8 meet up with Maz, she asks where her 'boyfriend' Chewbacca is. When Yahoo Movies asked Maz herself, Lupita NYong’o, if there was any hope for those two, she said this.
By Sam Ashurst ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’s breakout star Daisy Ridley has revealed that she’s signed up for at least one more ‘Star Wars’ movie and says Rian Johnson’s script for 2017′s ‘Episode VIII’ is “fantastic”. We asked the British newcomer at the film’s red carpet premiere how she thinks the ‘Looper’ director hopes to follow up the phenomenon that is ‘Episode VII’. “[Rian] follows it up very well,” Ridley told Yahoo, smiling. “We’ve mainly been promoting number seven, but the script is fantastic and I’m very excited to get started.
It’s more or less assured that ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ will become the biggest movie of all time at the worldwide box office. The predictions coincide with another bold move by Disney, who bought Lucasfilm for what now seems like a bargain price of $4 billion in 2012. It’s safe to say that with its pedigree and past performances at the box office on six previous occasions, coupled with recent patterns of spending by moviegoers that surpassing this already staggering achievement is more than likely. The likely performance of the movie, directed by J.J. Abrams and starring Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega and Oscar Isaac, alongside original stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher, will raise the bar for James Cameron’s long-in-gestation 'Avatar’ sequels.