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Christian Bale Keen For Star Wars Role

Christian Bale wants a role in a 'Star Wars' movie.The 43-year-old actor - who is most famous for portraying Batman in Christopher Nolan's 'The Dark Knight' trilogy - has spilled that he was in talks...

Laura Dern Dubs Carrie Fisher A Goddess On Anniversary Of Death

Laura Dern has paid tribute to ''goddess'' Carrie Fisher on the anniversary of her death.The 'Star Wars' actress sadly passed away on December 27th 2016 at the age of 60, and to mark the one-year...

Carrie Fisher's Death Almost Changed The Last Jedi

Rian Johnson considered changing 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' following the shock death of Carrie Fisher.The 44-year-old filmmaker wrote and directed the eighth instalment of the sci-fi franchise, which sees the return saga legends Fisher...

Rian Johnson Had Last Jedi Idea Before The Force Awakens

Rian Johnson wrote the script for 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' before 'The Force Awakens' was finished.The 43-year-old filmmaker helmed the eighth instalment of the popular sci-fi franchise, which has opened to rave reviews, and...

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...

Daisy Ridley Won't Play Rey After Star Wars: Episode Ix

Daisy Ridley has ruled out returning as Rey after 'Star Wars: Episode IX'.The 25-year-old actress first starred as the mysterious Force-wielding orphan in 2015's 'The Force Awakens' and is set to reprise her role this...

Rian Johnson Can't Wait To Start New Star Wars Trilogy

Rian Johnson cannot ''wait to jump'' into the new 'Star Wars' trilogy.The 43-year-old director - who recently helmed the eighth instalment in the franchise 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' - was recently announced by Lucasfilm...

Mark Hamill Says Luke Skywalker Is Haunted In The Last Jedi

Mark Hamill has teased the Luke Skywalker that fans will see in 'The Last Jedi' is a character haunted by the decisions he has made and the tragedies that have happened in his life.The 68-year-old...

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...

J.j. Abrams To Direct Star Wars: Episode Ix

J.J. Abrams is taking over as director and co-writer of 'Star Wars: Episode IX'.The 51-year-old filmmaker will return to the franchise after he helmed 2015's acclaimed 'The Force Awakens', in the place of Colin Trevorrow...

Colin Trevorrow Out Of Star Wars: Episode Ix

Colin Trevorrow won't direct 'Star Wars: Episode IX'.The 40-year-old filmmaker has exited the hotly-anticipated 'Star Wars' movie - which he signed up to helm back in 2015 - citing ''differing visions for the project''.A statement...

Woody Harrelson Praises Alden Ehrenreich's Han Solo

Woody Harrelson has praised Alden Ehrenreich for his performance as Han Solo and has teased he will bring out the character's more humorous side.The 56-year-old actor has been cast as galactic criminal Beckett who is...

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...

Warwick Davis To Star In Han Solo Movie

Warwick Davis has been cast in the upcoming Han Solo movie.The film's director subtly revealed the 47-year-old actor will appear in the hotly-anticipated movie in a currently unspecified part.Responding to a fan on Twitter, the...

Idris Elba Set For James Bond?

Barbara Broccoli has launched a project to tackle racism in the British film industry.The 57-year-old filmmaker, who has helmed multiple James Bond films including 'Skyfall', has joined with 'Star Wars' producer Kathleen Kennedy to tackle...

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...

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...

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