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New Stars Wars Spin-off 'To Be Announced Soon'

The next 'Star Wars' spin-off movie could be announced this summer.Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy has revealed the movie studio is close to finalising the next spin-off picture, following 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' and...

Kathleen Kennedy: Carrie Fisher Will Not Be In Star Wars Episode Ix

Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy has confirmed the late Carrie Fisher will not be appearing in 'Star Wars Episode IX' after her brother Todd Fisher hinted she would.The 59-year-old actor previously claimed the late actress -...

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...

Woody Harrelson Joins Cast Of Han Solo Standalone Movie

Woody Harrelson has signed up for the Han Solo spin-off movie.The 55-year-old actor will star alongside Alden Ehrenreich (Han Solo), Donald Glover (Lando Calrissian) and Emilia Clarke in the hotly anticipated movie. Of the casting,...

Carrie Fisher Thrilled By Rogue One Role

Carrie Fisher was thrilled that her character Princess Leia appeared in 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'. The 60-year-old actress - who died last month after suffering a heart attack - was heavily involved in...

Disney To Receive $50m After Carrie Fisher's Death

Carrie Fisher's death has reportedly prompted the biggest personal accident insurance claim.Disney are set to receive $50 million, it has been claimed, after the legendary 'Star Wars' actress passed away on Tuesday (27.12.16) after the...

Saw Gerrera Set For A Bigger Role In Future Star Wars Movies

Saw Gerrera is set to play an even bigger role in future 'Star Wars' movies, according to Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy.The character is played by Forest Whitaker in the widely acclaimed 'Rogue One: A Star...

Kathleen Kennedy's Tribute To Carrie Fisher

Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has paid tribute to her ''very special friend'' Carrie Fisher.The 63-year-old film producer spoke of the ''indomitable spirit, incredible wit and loving heart'' of the actress, who passed away on Tuesday...

Kathleen Kennedy Hints At Female Star Wars Director

LucasFilm has ''every intention'' of hiring female filmmakers for 'Star Wars' movies. Kathleen Kennedy, who is the chief of the production company, has insisted they are on the lookout for the right directors for future...

J.j Abrams Regrets Not Directing Star Wars: Episode Viii

J.J. Abrams regrets not signing up to direct 'Star Wars: Episode VIII'.The 50-year-old filmmaker is best known for his directorial roles on sci-fi productions such as 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' and 'Star Trek', and,...

Han Solo Spin-off 'Will Have A Western-type Feel'

The Han Solo spin-off movie will have a ''Western-type feel'', according to Lucasfilm chief Kathleen Kennedy.The as-yet-untitled new movie in the 'Star Wars' franchise centres on the formative years of the iconic sci-fi character and...

Colin Trevorrow To Direct Star Wars: Episode Ix

Colin Trevorrow doesn't consider directing 'Star Wars: Episode IX' to be ''a job or an assignment''.The 38-year-old filmmaker - who recently helmed the money-spinning 'Jurassic World' - has been tasked with directing the third movie...

The Goonies Actress Mary Ellen Trainor Has Died Aged 62

'The Goonies' actress Mary Ellen Trainor has died aged 62.Trainor - who played Mikey Walsh's mother in the classic 1985 film - passed away at her home in Montecito, California on May 20 due to...

Lucasfilm Bosses Talking About Next Indiana Jones Film

Kennedy, who was appointed president of Lucasfilm by George Lucas himself, is currently preparing for the launch of the new Star Wars sequel later this year (15), but she has another huge franchise...

J.j. Abrams 'Acted Like A Young Boy' On Star Wars: The Force Awakens Set

J.J. Abrams acted like ''an 11-year-old boy'' on the set of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'.The 48-year-old director was chosen to helm the eagerly-awaited new movie in the iconic sci-fi franchise and according to Lucasfilm...

Kathleen Kennedy Amazed By Fan Reaction To New Star Wars Sequel Trailer

The Lucasfilm president introduced the new teaser, which featured the first glimpse of Harrison Ford as Han Solo in three decades, during a cast get together at the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim,...

Harrison Ford Thrills Star Wars Fans With Trailer Appearance

After The Force Awakens director J.j. Abrams and producer Kathleen Kennedy took the stage at the Anaheim International Convention Center and welcomed the film's stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, Mark Hamill,...

New Droid Builders Introduced To Star Wars Superfans At Celebration

The movie mogul recalled the boffins' work when she was putting together her team for the new Star Wars sequel, The Force Awakens, and invited them to join the team of technicians....

Star Wars To Take Two-week Hiatus

'Star Wars: Episode VII' will shut down production for two weeks as Harrison Ford recovers from a broken leg.Disney and Lucasfilm have confirmed a two-week hiatus will take place in August in order to work...

Josh Trank To Direct Star Wars Spin-off

Josh Trank is to helm a 'Star Wars' spin-off film.The acclaimed 'Chronicle' director has been hired by Disney and Lucasfilm to oversee one of the upcoming standalone films that will accompany the new 'Star Wars'...

Lupita Nyong'o Joins Star Wars

Lupita Nyong'o has been cast in 'Star Wars: Episode VII'.The Oscar-winning actress - who earned critical acclaim for playing tortured slave Patsey in '12 Years a Slave' - has joined the eagerly anticipated sci-fi sequel...

Star Wars: Episode Vii Script To Be Finalised By January

The 'Stars Wars: Episode VII' script is due to be completed by January.'Little Miss Sunshine' writer Michael Arndt began working on the script before Disney purchased Lucasfilm - which is an American film and television...

R2-D2 Confirmed For Star Wars Episode Vii

R2-D2 has become the first character officially confirmed for 'Star Wars: Episode VII'.The lovable droid has appeared in all six previous instalments of the science-fiction franchise and now Disney - who bought Lucasfilm and the...

R2-D2 For Star Wars Return?

R2-D2 may return in 'Star Wars: Episode VII'.Director J.J. Abrams has appeared to hint the robotic character, which has been in all six of the previous space films, will be part of the new movie.Abrams...

J.j. Abrams To Write Star Wars: Episode Vii

Michael Arndt is no longer on board to write 'Star Wars: Episode VII.'The Oscar-winning scriptwriter's duties will be taken over by the film's director J.J. Abrams in addition to Lawrence Kasdan - who worked on...

J.j. Abrams Takes Over Star Wars Writing Duties

J.J. Abrams will re-write 'Star Wars Episode VII' with Lawrence Kasdan.The film's director is set to pen a new script for the upcoming sci-fi movie, Lucasfilm has confirmed.It appears as though 'Toy Story 3' writer...

Chewbacca For Star Wars Return?

Chewbacca may make a comeback in the 'Star Wars VII.'The fictional creature - also known as Chewie - appears in four of the sci-fi films as a brown-haired, non-English-speaking, loyal companion to lead character Hans...

Star Wars Episode Vii Set For December 2015 Release?

'Star Wars Episode VII' is being tipped for a December 2015 release date.The new chapter of the intergalactic adventure will reportedly break with the franchise's May release tradition to debut just before Christmas, according to...

Star Wars Producer Working On 'Great Story'

'Star Wars: Episode VII' producers are working on a ''great story'' for the movie.Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has revealed she is hard at work with director J.J. Abrams and the writing team on the eagerly...

Warwick Davis Wants To Play Star Wars Villain

Warwick Davis wants to play a villain in the new 'Star Wars' film.The diminutive actor - who played Ewok, Wicket, in 1983's 'Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi' and had three small roles...

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