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Kathleen Kennedy Wants Taika Waititi To Helm S Star Wars Film

Kathleen Kennedy wants Taika Waititi to helm a 'Star Wars' movie.The 64-year-old film producer took over from George Lucas as the President of Lucasfilm back in 2012 and became 'Star Wars' brand manager after The...

Rian Johnson Encouraged To Find Personal Star Wars Story

Rian Johnson was ''actively encouraged'' to find a story that was ''personal'' to him for 'The Last Jedi' by Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy.The 43-year-old filmmaker has helmed the eighth instalment in the 'Star Wars' franchise...

Mark Hamill Almost Didn't Return To Star Wars

Mark Hamill was reluctant to return to 'Star Wars' as fans are ''brutal''.The 66-year-old actor starred as Jedi Master Luke Skywalker in the original sci-fi trilogy and is set to reprise his role in the...

Star Wars Costume Designer John Mollo Dies

Costume designer John Mollo has died.The Oscar-winning designer - who was most famous for his work on 'Star Wars' passed away at the age of 86 earlier this week, it has been confirmed.Mark Hamill, who...

Taika Waititi Would Never Do Star Wars Movie

Taika Waititi would never direct a 'Star Wars' movie because it ''seems really hard''.The 42-year-old filmmaker recently helmed the third standalone 'Thor' movie for Marvel, but admitted he wouldn't want to direct a film from...

David Fincher Had Conversation About Directing A Star Wars Film

David Fincher declined the chance to direct a 'Star Wars' movie because of the pressure involved in helming one of the blockbusters.The 55-year-old filmmaker started his film career working in the visual effects department on...

Steven Soderbergh Was Rejected From Lucasfilm

Steven Soderbergh has revealed he was rejected by Lucasfilm back in 1984.The 54-year-old filmmaker has helmed a number of Hollywood blockbusters - including the 'Magic Mike' and 'Ocean's Eleven' franchises - but when he was...

Carrie Fisher's Annotated Star Wars Scripts To Be Auctioned

Carrie Fisher's annotated scripts for 'Star Wars' are being auctioned.The 'Star Wars' legend starred as Princess Leia in the original trilogy and reprised her role in 2015's 'The Force Awakens', however, the actress tragically died...

Shia Labeouf Won't Be In The Next Indiana Jones

Shia LaBeouf won't be in 'Indiana Jones 5'.The 31-year-old actor starred as Mutt in 'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull' - the 2008 fourth installment of the archaeological adventure franchise - and...

Ludi Lin: Aquaman Is Like Star Wars Underwater

Ludi Lin has teased that the 'Aquaman' movie is going to be like an ''underwater'' 'Star Wars'.The Chinese actor - who recently starred as the Black Ranger in the 'Power Rangers' big screen adventure -...

The Temple Of Doom Is Spielberg's Least Favourite Movie In Indiana Jones Franchise

'Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom' is Steven Spielberg's least favourite movie in the franchise.The adventure franchise - which stars Harrison Ford in the titular role - first aired in 1981 with 'Raiders of...

John Powell To Score Han Solo Movie

John Powell is set to score the untitled Han Solo movie.Lucasfilm revealed on Wednesday (26.07.17) the Oscar-nominated composer will be taking on the duty of creating the score for the 'Star Wars' spin-off film.According to...

Ron Howard: I've Been Around Star Wars From The Beginning

Ron Howard has been around 'Star Wars' since the ''beginning''. The 'Inferno' filmmaker has stepped in to helm the Han Solo spin-off movie - which focuses on the origins of the Rebel Alliance leader, played...

Ron Howard To Direct Han Solo Film

Ron Howard will direct the Han Solo 'Star Wars' spin-off.The 'Inferno' filmmaker has stepped in to take over the project - which focuses on the origins of the Rebel Alliance leader, played by Alden Ehrenreich...

Joseph Fiennes Almost Landed Star Wars Role

Joseph Fiennes was almost cast as Obi-Wan Kenobi in the 'Star Wars' prequels.The 46-year-old actor revealed he went to audition for the iconic role - which would have seen him star in 'The Phantom Menace',...

Star Wars Get Togethers Are Like High School Reunions For George Lucas

This month's 'Star Wars' 40th anniversary was a real hit with everybody, and in the wake of that comes the official release date for 'Star Wars: Episode IX'. But even now that George Lucas is...

Star Wars: Episode Ix Hitting Cinemas On May 2019

'Star Wars: Episode IX' is to be released in May 2019.The final installment in the new trilogy in the sci-fi saga will not hit cinemas in December like 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens', 'Star Wars:...

Harrison Ford: Watching The Young Han Solo Movie Will Be 'Weird'

Harrison Ford admits watching the upcoming young Han Solo movie will be ''weird''.The 74-year-old actor is known for playing the intergalactic smuggler and thief in the 'Star Wars' franchise, and whilst he admits that watching...

Kurt Russell Walked Away From Star Wars

Hollywood lore suggests the actor missed out on a role in the sci-fi film franchise but Russell insists that's not altogether true. He had been offered the chance to star in a...

Indiana Jones 5 Gets Release Date

'Indiana Jones 5' will be released in July 2019.The fifth instalment of the adventure franchise - which stars Harrison Ford in the titular role - will be released on July 19, 2019, 11 years after...

Celia Imrie Reveals Why She Took On Star Wars Role

Celia Imrie took on the part of a fighter pilot in 'Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace' to look ''cool'' for her son.The 64-year-old actress originally went for an interview to play Shmi...

Star Wars: Episode Viii Title Is The Last Jedi

The title for 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' has been confirmed as 'The Last Jedi'.Disney announced the name of the next instalment in the sci-fi series - originally created by George Lucas and Lucasfilm - on...

George Lucas' Museum Of Narrative Art To Be Built In Los Angeles

George Lucas’ proposed Museum of Narrative Art will be located in Los Angeles, it has been confirmed, after a design put forward by the city won out over a rival concept from San Francisco.The legendary...

Star Wars Creator George Lucas To Open New Museum In Los Angeles

'Star Wars' creator George Lucas has settled on Los Angeles as the home of his $1 billion storytelling museum.The 72-year-old moviemaker had initially intended to open his new museum, which is to be known as...

George Lucas' $1 Billion Museum Heading To Los Angeles

The 72-year-old filmmaker has finally found a home for his passion project after experiencing several location setbacks.After abandoning plans to build the museum in his wife Mellody Hobson's native Chicago, Illinois last year (16), he...

Harrison Ford Leads 'Star Wars' Cast In Paying Tribute To Carrie Fisher

The cast of Star Wars have been paying tribute to co-star Carrie Fisher who passed away on Tuesday, four days after suffering a heart attack on a flight home from London.The 60-year-old actress was loved...

Harrison Ford Honours 'One-of-a-kind' Carrie Fisher

A spokesperson for Carrie's actress daughter, Billie Lourd, announced the movie icon's death on Tuesday (27Dec16), four days after she was hospitalised following a heart attack onboard a flight from London to Los...

Harrison Ford's Tribute To 'Fearless' Carrie Fisher

Harrison Ford has remembered the ''fearless'' Carrie Fisher.The 'Star Wars' actor - who plays Han Solo in the science fiction film franchise - has paid tribute to his co-star after she passed away on Tuesday...

Kerry Washington Celebrates George Lucas And Mellody Hobson For Philanthropy Work

The Scandal star gave birth to a son named Caleb on 5 October (16), and on Thursday, she showed off her post-baby body in a low-cut floral mini dress as she hit the...

Guillermo Del Toro Honoured With Golden Reel's Filmmaker Award

The Pacific Rim director will receive the top accolade from officials at the Motion Picture Sound Editors organisation at their annual Hollywood celebration in February (17), and del Toro insists the prize is...

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