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Steven Spielberg Will Never Change Any Of His Classic Movies

Steven Spielberg will never go back and ''enhance or change'' any of his movies.The 71-year-old iconic filmmaker has helmed many popular movies including 'Jurassic Park', 'Jaws' and 'Indiana Jones', but with his latest sci-fi 'Ready...

Mark Hamill Says Luke Skywalker Was Meant To Die In Episode Ix

Mark Hamill has revealed George Lucas' intentions for his 'Star Wars' alter-ego.The 66-year-old actor portrayed Jedi Master Luke Skywalker in Lucas' original trilogy and reprised his role in the seventh and eighth instalments of the...

Frank Oz Hasn't Been Asked To Work With The Muppets For A Decade

Frank Oz would love to continue working with 'The Muppets' but no one has asked him.The 73-year-old American puppeteer was one of the original stars working with 'The Muppets' creator Jim Henson - who died...

Mark Hamill To Get Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star

Mark Hamill is to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.The 66-year-old actor is best known for starring as Jedi Master Luke Skywalker in the popular sci-fi 'Star Wars' saga but has also...

J.j. Abrams: Fans Felt Threatened By Tough Females In Star Wars

J.J. Abrams believes some fans panned 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' because they felt ''threatened'' by the strong female stars.The 51-year-old filmmaker will return to the franchise after he helmed 2015's acclaimed 'The Force Awakens',...

Martin Freeman Nearly Landed A Role In Star Wars

Martin Freeman was considered for a role in 'Star Wars'.The 46-year-old actor - who is best known for his role as Bilbo Baggins in 'The Hobbit' franchise - has joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe as...

Harrison Ford Spoke With Alden Ehrenreich About Han Solo Character

Harrison Ford gave Alden Ehrenreich some advice on how to play Han Solo in the 'Star Wars' spin-off.The 75-year-old screen legend first portrayed the fan favourite space smuggler in the original trilogy starting with 'Episode...

Warwick Davis Is Always Up For Star Wars Roles

Warwick Davis says it's ''always a delight'' to be asked to be in a 'Star Wars' movie.The 47-year-old first starred as Ewok Wicket in 'Episode VI: Return of the Jedi' back in 1983, and since...

New Star Wars Movie To Shoot In Scotland

'Episode I' of the new 'Star Wars' trilogy is to be filmed in Scotland.'The Last Jedi' director Rian Johnson is to helm the first instalment in the new saga of films, which will be set...

Mark Hamill And Carrie Fisher 'Made Out Like Teenagers' On Star Wars Set

Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher ''made out like teenagers'' on the set of the original 'Star Wars' trilogy.The 66-year-old actor - who played Jedi Master Luke Skywalker alongside the legendary actress' General Leia Organa in...

George Lucas Says 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Is "Beautifully Made"

This week, the eighth episodic adventure in the 'Star Wars' universe will come to fans in the form of 'The Last Jedi', with Rian Johnson serving as director and returning stars including Mark Hamill, Daisy...

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...

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