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Matt Smith Joins 'Star Wars: Episode IX'! And Other Movie Details...

By Holly Mosley in Movies / TV / Theatre on 29 August 2018

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This is shaping up to be an exciting final installment.

Three months after the latest 'Star Wars' anthology film, 'Solo', fans are already starting to get seriously excited about the eagerly awaited finale of the sequel trilogy. 'Star Wars: Episode IX' is more than a year away, but the cast is shaping up to be an exciting one.

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.

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

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.

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

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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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