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Harrison Ford's Han Solo 'Star Wars' Jacket Expected To Fetch £1 Million At Auction

By Ed Biggs in Movies / TV / Theatre on 01 August 2018

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The BFI Imax exhibition of film memorabilia, which ends in an auction, takes place 6th-20th September.

The iconic jacket worn by Harrison Ford when he starred as Han Solo in Star Wars movie The Empire Strikes Back is to go up for auction next month, with many expecting the item to fetch up to £1 million.

The garment is one of around 600 pieces of film memorabilia going under the hammer at a specialist event in London, after an event at the BFI Imax from 6th September to 20th September where the items will be available for the public to view.

Auction house Prop Store’s chief executive Stephen Lane boasts that the exhibition and auction will include “some of the most iconic cinematic artefacts of our time”.

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LucasFilm Puts 'Star Wars' Spin-Offs On Ice After Poor 'Solo' Showing

By Ed Biggs in Movies / TV / Theatre on 22 June 2018

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The underperformance of 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' has given LucasFilm pause for thought regarding further spin-offs, according to reports.

LucasFilm has apparently made the decision to put the development of all future Star Wars spin-off movies on hold, following the disappointing box-office performance of the recently released Solo: A Star Wars Story, it has been reported.

Entertainment news site Collider quotes “sources” as revealing that LucasFilm, the company primarily responsible for producing the franchise, has put all potential future spin-off films on ice and decided to concentrate its efforts on the official body of the series.

The decision has been made because of Solo’s box-office takings, which stand at $196.2 million after three weeks on release in the United States. By contrast, 2016’s Rogue One had taken $455 million in the same time period. That figure is replicated worldwide, with $343.3 million for Solo well behind the potential to match the $1.06 billion that Rogue One made.

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John Boyega Calls On 'Star Wars' Fans To Stop Trolling The Cast

By Ed Biggs in Movies / TV / Theatre on 13 June 2018

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Boyega's words came after Kelly Marie Tran quit Instagram because of sexist and racist abuse.

Star Wars actor John Boyega has urged fans of the movie franchise to stop harassing members of the film’s cast over social media.

The 26 year old star, who played Finn in The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, took to Twitter to upbraid some of the popular film series’ more outspoken fans, just days after two of its female stars, Kelly Marie Tran and Daisy Ridley, both quit Instagram after becoming fed up with the constant trolling and online abuse they received.

“If you don't like Star Wars or the characters, understand that there are decisions makers [sic] and harassing the actors/actresses will do nothing,” Boyega tweeted on Tuesday evening (June 12th). “You're not entitled to politeness when your approach is rude. Even if you paid for a ticket!”

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Colin Trevorrow Speaks About His Time On 'Star Wars: Episode IX'

By Ed Biggs in Movies / TV / Theatre on 30 May 2018

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The 'Jurassic World' director was the original choice to take charge of 'Star Wars: Episode IX', but was dropped for JJ Abrams last year.

While Solo has underperformed slightly at the box offices on opening weekend, the Star Wars franchise shows little sign of running out of steam any time soon, with attention and anticipation growing for future spin-offs from the series.

Before all that, however, there’s the small matter of the ninth and final instalment in the main Star Wars series, which is slated to arrive in cinemas on 20th December 2019. At the end of last year, LucasFilm decided to change directors for the film, dropping original choice Colin Trevorrow, the man behind Jurassic World, and getting in The Force Awakens director JJ Abrams in.

Now, with his sequel to Jurassic World, titled Fallen Kingdom, nearly finished and with Star Wars being a hot topic, 41 year old Trevorrow has spoken about the as-yet-untitled project that’s now going on without him.

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Harrison Ford Highly Approves Of 'Solo: A Star Wars Story'

By Holly Mosley in Movies / TV / Theatre on 24 May 2018

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The actor has been 'raving' about it, according to Ron Howard.

After 40 years, you'd be forgiven for not being able to appreciate anyone other than Harrison Ford as Han Solo in the 'Star Wars' franchise. But all that's changed with the release of 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' and, as it turns out, the actor could not be more thrilled with the iconic character's origin story.

Image caption Harrison Ford at Mark Hamill's Walk of Fame ceremony

While the 75-year-old is yet to give his own statement with regards to the new film, director Ron Howard has insisted that he has most certainly given his seal of approval. According to him, Alden Ehrenreich could not have done a better job as the young Rebel pilot.

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May The Fourth Be With You: 10 Things You Never Knew About 'Star Wars'

By Holly Mosley in Movies / TV / Theatre on 04 May 2018

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Some awesome facts about George Lucas' beloved franchise.

It's still going strong 40 years after the first movie of the series was released, which means there is plenty of incredible trivia floating around the internet in regards to George Lucas' 'Star Wars' franchise. What could this story have been if the director had stuck to all his original ideas?

Image caption George Lucas at Mark Hamill's Walk of Fame ceremony

1. Lucas had Interesting influences - Every good storyteller has there influences, and for George Lucas, inspiration was drawn from both Joseph Campbell's 'The Hero with a Thousand Faces' (particularly for the character of Luke Skywalker) and Akira Kurosawa's 1958 film 'The Hidden Fortress'. Kurosawa's 'Seven Samurai' also helped the creation of Yoda.

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Mark Hamill "Doesn't Care" Whether Luke Skywalker Returns To 'Star Wars'

By Ed Biggs in Movies / TV / Theatre on 11 April 2018

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CAUTION: Plot spoilers for 'The Last Jedi'

Mark Hamill has revealed that he “doesn’t care” whether or not he makes a return to the Star Wars franchise, after Luke Skywalker was killed off at the end of The Last Jedi.

The question of whether Hamill’s iconic film character would be appearing in the upcoming ninth instalment of the Star Wars series has been consuming fan forums, with the possibility of Luke Skywalker returning as a kind of ‘Force Ghost’ being raised as a possibility.

Hamill himself remained tight-lipped about that prospect in an interview just a few weeks ago, but now he’s seemingly had a change of heart, telling ABC News this week that he’s lost interest in ever coming back to Star Wars, particularly after Harrison Ford’s Han Solo was killed off in The Force Awakens, as well as the death of co-star Carrie Fisher.

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Star Wars On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame: Mark Hamill Is Finally Honoured

By Holly Williams in Movies / TV / Theatre on 09 March 2018

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The actor finally gets his long-awaited Boulevard star.

It's been more than 40 years since Mark Hamill first appeared as Luke Skywalker in the 'Star Wars' film series, and it's only now that he has finally received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He was surrounded by his loving co-stars at the event, where George Lucas and Harrison Ford honoured him.

Image caption Mark Hamill lands Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

The 66-year-old looked thrilled to accept the prestigious honour in front of Los Angeles' El Capitan Theatre yesterday (March 8th 2018), in front of friends, family and co-stars. Notably in attendance at the special ceremony on the Hollywood Boulevard was the creator of the 'Star Wars' franchise George Lucas.

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Jon Favreau Officially On Board For 'Star Wars' Series

By Holly Mosley in Movies / TV / Theatre on 08 March 2018

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Disney announce the filmmaker as the screenwriter.

Action producer Jon Favreau has been chosen to write the script for the forthcoming live action 'Star Wars' series in a move that happens to be a dream come true for the filmmaker. It comes after a long-standing working relationship with Disney, and years of being a huge fan.

Image caption Jon Favreau at the Directors Guild Awards

The Marvel producer was the voice of Pre Vizsla in 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' and also has a role in the forthcoming Han Solo spin-off, but now he's doing what he's always wanted to do and writing some 'Star Wars' stories for the brand new direct-to-consumer series.

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'Game Of Thrones' Writers To Pen Brand New 'Star Wars' Series

By Holly Mosley in Movies / TV / Theatre on 07 February 2018

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They'll be unveiling a new set of films set in a galaxy far, far away.

With 'Game Of Thrones' set to wrap with its final series in 2019, creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are preparing to transition into an exciting new project. They're planning to take on the 'Star Wars' universe with a series of spin-off films of their own which can only be a recipe for success.

Image caption David Benioff and D.B. Weiss at 'Game of Thrones' season premiere

The writers have won four Emmys for their worldwide small screen phenomenon that is 'Game of Thrones', based on the book series by George R.R. Martin, and now they have set their sights on the world of cinema with an extension into the already hugely popular 'Star Wars' franchise.

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C-3PO and R2-D2 at the European premiere of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' held at the Royal Albert Hall. The film is the second installment of the new trilogy, and it has been directed by Rian Johnson - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 12th December 2017

The cast of 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' attend the UK premiere held at the Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 13th December 2016

Various guests at the World premiere of 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' held at Pantages Theatre, Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 10th December 2016

Harrison Ford - Star Wars: The Force Awakens - European film premiere held at the Odeon Leicester Square. at Odeon Leicester Square - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 16th December 2015

Warwick Davis , guests - Star Wars: The Force Awakens - European film premiere held at the Odeon Leicester Square. at Odeon Leicester Square - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 16th December 2015