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Lucasfilm Is Not Planning To Digitally Recreate Carrie Fisher In Future 'Star Wars' Movies


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Disney and Lucasfilm have denied reports they are negotiating with the estate of Carrie Fisher to digital recreate the actress’ image in future Star Wars movies.

Earlier this week a report on BBC’s ‘Newsnight’ claimed that Disney was negotiating with Fisher’s estate for the rights to use her likeness in future films, much like how the late Peter Cushing appeared in Rogue One.

Carrie FisherLucasfilm say they will not be digitally recreating Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia

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Woody Harrelson Added To 'Han Solo' Movie Cast


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A major piece of casting news for Star Wars fans has been announced, as Woody Harrelson has signed on for a role in the upcoming stand-alone Han Solo movie.

The directors of the as-yet-untitled movie, Phil Lord and Chris Miller confirmed the news to fan site starwars.com on Wednesday (January 11th). It isn’t officially confirmed which part that Harrelson will be playing, but it’s yet another heavyweight addition to an impressive cast.

“We couldn’t be more excited to work with an artist with as much depth and range as Woody,” Lord and Miller said. “His ability to find both humour and pathos, often in the same role, is truly unique. He is also very good at ping pong.”

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


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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 filmmaker’s personal collection of fine art and movie paraphernalia, including items relating to the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises, will be housed at a new museum at L.A.’s Exposition Park, it was announced on Tuesday (January 10th) after months of speculation.

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Petition Calls For Princess Leia To Be Made An Official Disney Princess


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A little under a fortnight after the tragic death of Carrie Fisher, an online petition has sprung up to demand that her Star Wars character Princess Leia be made into an official Disney princess.

Cody Christensen, an American father of five daughters, launched a petition via Change.org following Fisher’s death on December 27th.

“After the tragic loss of Carrie Fisher, we feel that it is only fitting for Disney to do away with the rule that an official Disney princess must be animated and make Leia a full-fledged princess,” the petition reads.

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Rogue One Continues To Dominate US Box Office


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Disney sci-fi, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, continues to dominate the US Box Office with the franchise expected to deliver a third week at the top of the charts. Since premiering on December 16th, the eighth instalment in the Star Wars franchise has grossed $439 million in the US alone.

Diego Luna at the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Premiere

Diego Luna at the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Premiere

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


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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 the world over for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars franchise and just last year she had reprised the role in The Force Awakens.

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Felicity Jones Opens Up About Her Gruelling Fitness Regime For 'Rogue One'


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Having slayed the box offices on both sides of the Atlantic in the new Star Wars spin-off Rogue One, Felicity Jones opened up about the intense training regime she undertook in order to play the movie’s lead character, Jyn.

“After I got the call from Gareth [Jones, director] I was obviously ecstatic, but then I thought, ‘I’ve got to get to the gym REALLY quickly, I’ve got to get in shape for this film!’”

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opened in the U.K. on December 15th, and is intended a spin-off from the Star Wars canon, and Jones’ character leads a mission to steal the blueprints from the Empire’s new weapon the Death Star, meaning this is probably set immediately before the events of the first ever Star Wars film A New Hope.

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The Ten Most Anticipated Films Of 2017


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As always, there are far too many sequels, spin-offs, remakes and reboots clogging the cinemas, but hopefully they'll be better than 2016's lacklustre batch. (Release dates are subject to change.)

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Star Wars: Episode Viii - Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill continue the saga (Dec). More sci-fi sequels worth waiting for: the gang reteams for more space antics in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 (May), Michael Fassbender returns for Alien: Covenant (May), and Harrison Ford is back for Blade Runner 2049 (Oct).

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Review

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With the tagline "A Star Wars Story", this first spin-off from the saga isn't actually a stand-alone movie. It requires some understanding of the context as it chronicles events that lead directly into 1977's Episode IV: A New Hope. It's also a seriously rousing action film with a riveting cast of characters and a surprising willingness to embrace even the darkest elements of storytelling. In other words, it might be the first Star Wars movie made specifically for grown-ups.

It opens as the Empire is systematically crushing the rebellion, leaving them wondering if there's any point to continuing the fight. Rumours are swirling that the Empire is building a massive Death Star, and rebel Jyn (Felicity Jones) discovers that it was designed by her long-lost father Galen (Mads Mikkelsen), who sends her a message saying that he left a flaw in the system specifically for the rebels to exploit. So she joins a team to contact him, led by Cassian (Diego Luna), who doubts that Galen is on their side. They're accompanied by pilot Bodhi (Riz Ahmed) and the sarcastic robot K-2SO (Alan Tudyk), plus the blind wannabe Jedi Chirrut (Donnie Yen) and his battling sidekick Baze (Jiang Wen). And as their mission goes rogue, they come up against the slimy Imperial Director Orson (Ben Mendelson) and the vicious Darth Vader (again voiced by James Earl Jones).

Director Gareth Edwards (Monster) packs the movie with visual references to A New Hope, cleverly matching the design work by avoiding fakey digital effects in lieu of more practical, battle-scared models and lively settings on a series of new planets and a familiar one. This gives the film an electric atmosphere that's edgy and unpredictable even though we all know exactly how this mission has to end. At the beginning, the plot feels a bit splintered, but the strands come together with power, building a gnawing sense of momentum and some real gravitas along the way.

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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

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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Robert Flello MP - Actress Carrie Fisher who plays Princess Lea in the Star Wars movies joins activists to protest against the Chinese Yulin Dog Meat Festival. Protesters gathered at the Chinese Embassy in London and an attempt was made to hand in an a 11 million signature petition but the Embassy did not answer the door. at Chinese Embassy, Portland Place - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 7th June 2016

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Marc Abraham, Carrie Fisher, Robert Flello Mp and Lucy Watson

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Star Wars and Celebration - Party goers dressed as Star Wars Emperor Palpatine Toronto, Canada - for The Church Street Block Party - Toronto's annual Halloween celebration on Church Street. Sunday 31st October 2010

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