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Is Obi Wan Kenobi Set For A Spin-Off 'Star Wars' Film?


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A stand-alone film concerning the back-story of Obi Wan Kenobi is set to be added to the ever-expanding Star Wars universe, according to new reports.

The Hollywood Reporter published an article on Thursday evening (August 17th) saying that the project was in the very early stages of development but has piqued the interest of Oscar-nominated director Stephen Daldry, who is currently in negotiations with Disney to helm the film. If he accepts, he is set to develop the script from the ground up with LucasFilm.

The Kenobi film joins a growing list of other rumoured spin-off movies from the main body of nine films, with projects concerning Yoda and Boba Fett also recently rumoured to be under consideration.

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John Boyega Says Carrie Fisher Gets An "Amazing Send-Off" In 'The Last Jedi'


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Carrie Fisher’s iconic Princess Leia is to be given an “amazing send-off” in the character’s final Star Wars film The Last Jedi, according to co-star John Boyega.

The young London-born actor, who plays Finn, revealed to American broadcaster ABC in a new interview this week that he shares “many scenes” with Fisher in the upcoming eighth instalment of the Star Wars saga, The Last Jedi, and that the franchise “keeps her alive”.

Fisher died suddenly in December 2016 at the age of 60, and her final big-screen performance will come in The Last Jedi when it is released in cinemas at the end of this year. She had already completed filming her role in the movie at the time of her death, meaning no digital trickery has had to be used, but Leia will have no part in the ninth and final film set for 2019, and Boyega was asked about her final appearances and how the production team had treated it.

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Colin Trevorrow On The "Challenge" Of Creating 'Star Wars Episode IX'


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Despite his film being two years away, director Colin Trevorrow is already facing criticism because of the studio's chioce to have him in the Director's Chair for the ninth episode of the 'Star Wars' franchise. Though he saw huge success both critically and financially with the 'Jurassic World' movie, his most-recent work on 'The Book of Henry' was slated by many across the globe.

Colin Trevorrow is already facing criticism as director of 'Episode IX'Colin Trevorrow is already facing criticism as director of 'Episode IX'

The reaction has led to concern from some of 'Star Wars' biggest fans. As the conclusion to the current trilogy of the 'Star Wars' story, 'Episode IX' will hold higher expectations than both 'The Force Awakens' and 'The Last Jedi', as it'll be serving as the final chapter for fan-favourite characters that have been newly-established in the past few years.

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Ron Howard To Step In To Direct Han Solo Movie


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After the spin-off Han Solo movie was hit by the loss of its directors earlier this week, LucasFilm and Disney have acted quickly to fill the gap vacated by announcing Hollywood heavyweight Ron Howard as its replacement.

Two days ago, it was reported that the Star Wars spin-off prequel project suffered the loss of its two directors when Phil Lord and Christopher Miller both walked off the movie, officially put down to “creative differences” with producers.

However, it’s now been confirmed that 63 year old Howard, who was named in the original reports as the favourite to take over, has officially stepped in as director on the movie.

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'Star Wars' Han Solo Spin-Off Movie Loses Both Its Directors


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The forthcoming Star Wars spin-off movie about Han Solo has been hit with the loss of its directors, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, in the middle of production in what has been officially put down to “creative differences” with producers.

The announcement, made via the official Star Wars website on Wednesday (June 21st), comes after Variety reported of “months of conflict” between Lord and Miller and LucasFilm’s exec Kathleen Kennedy, a co-producer on the film, as well as Lawrence Kasdan, the film’s co-writer.

Alden EhrenreichAlden Ehrenreich is playing Han Solo in the forthcoming 'Star Wars' spin-off prequel

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LucasFilm Exec Hints Princess Leia Would Have Been The Focus Of 'Star Wars: Episode IX'


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Interviews with the cast and crew of the upcoming eighth Star Wars film, The Last Jedi, have revealed that the late Carrie Fisher would have been “at the forefront” of the next and final film.

Kathleen Kennedy, the head of LucasFilm, said in a preview piece for Vanity Fair ahead of The Last Jedi’s release this December, said the original plan had been for Fisher's Princess Leia to have had a much more prominent role in the ninth and final episode of the saga.

“She was having a blast,” said Kennedy. “The minute she finished, she grabbed me and said, ‘I’d better be at the forefront of IX!’ Because Harrison was front and centre on VII, and Mark is front and centre on VIII. She thought IX would be her movie. And it would have been.”

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Star Wars Day: Stephen Colbert Badly Explains The Film Series And It's Hilarious


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Happy Star Wars Day one and all and, of course, May the fourth be with you. While fans eagerly get down to a serious movie marathon though, everyone else is wondering what on earth is so special about this day. Allow Stephen Colbert to explain.

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'The Late Show' host gave a one minute long summary of the original 'Star Wars' movies today (May 4th 2017), referencing Luke Skywalker as a 'simple farm boy' and Darth Vader as 'a handicapped man who needs a full-body respirator just to stay alive'. What makes it all the more funny is that you can't really deny the accuracy in spite of the ridiculous brevity.

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Take That's Gary Barlow Confirms Cameo In 'The Last Jedi'


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Gary Barlow has confirmed that he has a cameo role in the upcoming Star Wars film The Last Jedi.

The Take That mainman is a huge Star Wars fan, and confirmed on ITV's Lorraine, Monday, that he will appear in the film and better yet, his face won’t be obscured under a stormtrooper helmet.

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Jar Jar Binks' Fate Finally Revealed To 'Star Wars' Fans


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The deeply annoying Jar Jar Binks has long stood as a cautionary tale in the movie industry, following his debut in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace nearly two decades ago.

His bizarre accent and general buffoonery was scaled back massively in next two instalments of the prequel trilogy, but what ended up happening to him was never revealed in the movies. Now, Star Wars fans have finally found out the answer regarding the eventual fate of the irritating Gungan, in a new official novel titled ‘Aftermath: Empire’s End’ – and it might come as a shock to some!

At this juncture, we should issue a spoiler alert – if you’re reading the book, there’s plot reveals ahead!

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10 Best Films Of 2016


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While several franchise films took a tumble this year, there were plenty of great movies that showed true originality, from big blockbusters and foreign award-winners to micro-indies and inventive docs...

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10. Rogue One - The first spin-off Star Wars story is refreshingly grown-up, unafraid to take some very bold plot turns as it generates big thrills from its war-movie action and intricate characters.

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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

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Star Wars, Rogue One, Tate Modern and Arrivals
Star Wars, Rogue One, Tate Modern and Arrivals
Star Wars, Rogue One, Tate Modern and Arrivals
Star Wars, Rogue One, Tate Modern and Arrivals
Star Wars, Rogue One, Tate Modern and Arrivals

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

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 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

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Warwick Davis, Samantha Davis, Annabelle Davis and Harrison Davis
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Darth Vadar's lightsaber - You can see more of the fantastic lightsaber creations on Matt's website at http://dcmjs.com/lightsabers and purchase some of the pieces on his Etsy store at https://www.etsy.com/shop/SBTRCTV. - Washington, D.C., USA - Tuesday 17th November 2015

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What better way for a Star Wars bride to skywalk up the aisle. . . than in a pair of Jedi killer heels! Star Wars fans, Gemma and Stephen's special themed wedding took place in a galaxy not so far away - Armitage near Rugeley in Staffordshire, actually. The Starry Warsy eyed couple, who both registered in the 2011 as Jedis, took inspiration for their intergalactic nuptials bash from the wedding of Anakin and Padme from Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. For their version of the Varykino lake retreat in Naboo's Lake Country, Gemma and Stephen selected the 19th-century Grade II listed country house Hawkesyard Hall as their venue of choice. Retail Advisor, Gemma lit up the occasion in suitable fashion with a bespoke Jedi Order logo pearl headpiece complimenting a dress made by her dressmaker mum. Quirkiest of all was her footwear of choice. Gemma customised her satin pleated and diamante detail court shoes with little more than Mod Podge adhesive and 1978 Star Wars comic books - turning them into a collage of space operatic proportions including snippets of the: Death Star, Millennium Falcon and Tatooine, Padme, Han Solo, Darth Maul and R2D2. The occasion itself was soundtracked with the sounds of Star Wars. Notably 'Cantina Band' by Meco at the reception, the 'Rebel Fleet' and 'the Throne Room' by composer John Williams playing in the ceremony itself. All Invitations and stationary was handmade by the bride featuring the Jedi Order Emblem. Each wedding table was named after a Star Wars Planet. Star Wars 'I Spy' game to keep the guests entertained. The cake topper was custom made in the USA depicting Leia and Han Solo, whilst the cake knife is an authentic replica metal lightsaber of Anakin's and attached to a knife blade by the brides uncle. The bride's Uncle Andrew dressed head-to-toes as Darth Vader escorted her to the dance floor for first dance. And a memorable occasion was made even more so when the original Lord of The Sith himself aka Kei - United Kingdom - Monday 12th May 2014

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