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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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Star Wars Actors React With Derision To 'Men-Only' Fan Edit Of 'The Last Jedi'

By Ed Biggs in Movies / TV / Theatre on 17 January 2018

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A 46-minute version of 'The Last Jedi', with all the female characters excluded or heavily edited, appeared earlier this month on a file-sharing site. It's not very good.

Star Wars actors John Boyega and Mark Hammill have reacted with incredulity and derision at a fan’s rather pathetic attempt to re-edit The Last Jedi with its female characters removed.

An angry fan of the franchise took the time to create a “men-only” version of The Last Jedi on file-sharing site Pirate Bay, reducing its running time to just 46 minutes, lopping out nearly two hours of material in response to what he (obviously a he) regarded as the over-population of the latest movie’s plot by female characters.

Laura Dern’s character of Admiral Holdo was cut out of the film entirely, with Daisy Ridley’s Rey and Kelly Marie Tran’s Rose Tico both having their roles drastically reduced. Even the late Carrie Fisher didn’t escape unscathed, edited down so that Princess Leia no longer “scolds, questions nor demotes” the rebel fighter pilot Poe Dameron.

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Ewan McGregor Is Well Up For Reprising Obi-Wan Kenobi Role

By Holly Williams in Movies / TV / Theatre on 08 January 2018

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He'd be happy to be included in the upcoming spin-off.

As we await the release of the second 'Star Wars' anthology film, 'Solo', Ewan McGregor has spoken out about his interest in reprising his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi for the possible upcoming spin-off flick about the character's origins. However, there are still no details about the project.

Image caption Ewan McGregor at the 'Beauty and the Beast' premiere

The 46-year-old actor won Best Actor in a Limited Series for his role in the third season of crime thriller 'Fargo' at the 75th Golden Globe Awards yesterday (January 7th 2018), and he went on to tell reporters backstage that he was more than interested in returning to former role.

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10 Most Anticipated Films Of 2018

By Rich Cline in Movies / TV / Theatre on 02 January 2018

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The most exciting movies set to drop in the coming months.

As always, there are far too many sequels, spin-offs, remakes and reboots clogging the cinemas, but surely some will be worth the effort. Release dates are subject to change, of course, but there's still an exciting bunch spread throughout the year. Here are our most highly-anticipated films (not in chronological order).

1. Solo: A Star Wars Story (May) - This film may have been mired in production chaos, but we still want to see this origin story about Han, Chewie and Lando. And that cast is superb.

2. Widows (Nov) - Steve McQueen directs this female heist thriller starring Viola Davis and Michelle Rodriguez. More girl power: Red Sparrow (Mar), Ocean's 8 (Jun), Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (Jul), Mary Poppins Returns (Nov).

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10 Best Films Of 2017

By Rich Cline in Movies / TV / Theatre on 02 January 2018

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Here are our favourite films of last year.

There were some nice surprises in cinemas this year, with thoughtful thrillers, quality blockbusters, exhilarating franchise reboots and twists on familiar genres. Needless to say, it was difficult wittling down the number to just ten, but we reckon the following definitely captivated our imaginations the most.

Image caption Daniel Kaluuya in 'Get Out'

1. Get Out - Comic actor Jordan Peele made his writing-directing debut with this hugely enjoyable horror film, which keeps the audience laughing while knowingly grappling with race and class themes.

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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' To Push Past $1 Billion In Worldwide Box Office

By Daniel Falconer in Movies / TV / Theatre on 30 December 2017

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The film may have divided fans, but it's still making big bucks in the box office.

Disney and Lucasfilm are bringing the year to end with a big bang, as it's been revealed that their latest episodic release in the 'Star Wars' franchise, 'The Last Jedi' will pass the $1 billion mark in the worldwide box office this weekend, even before the holiday that is New Year's Day on Monday, January 1, 2018.

Image caption Oscar Isaac returns as Poe alongside droid BB-8 in 'The Last Jedi'

Half of that total was amassed in the film's very first week of release, and whilst the competition wasn't as strong as it may have been for 'Star Wars' films of the past, it is worth noting it has beaten out contenders for the top spot each week, such as the new Dwayne Johnson-led film 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle'.

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Mark Hamill Regrets Voicing Criticisms Of 'The Last Jedi'

By Stephanie Chase in Movies / TV / Theatre on 27 December 2017

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Hamill had declared in an interview, “he’s not my Luke Skywalker.”

Mark Hamill has admitted he regrets publicly voicing his criticism of ‘The Last Jedi’ and director Rian Johnson.

During the press tour for the film earlier this month, Hamill gave a few choice quotes about the direction of his character in the new movie, including saying he was “not my Luke Skywalker.”

Image caption Mark Hamill at ‘The Last Jedi’ premiere

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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