Star Wars

Star Wars

Domhnall Gleeson Was Excited By Rian Johnson's Script For 'The Last Jedi'


Domhnall Gleeson Star Wars Rian Johnson

After starring in the hugely successful The Force Awakens a couple of years ago, Star Wars actor Domhnall Gleeson has admitted that he only signed up to its sequel The Last Jedi after having been dazzled by the movie’s script.

The 34 year old Irish actor is set to reprise his role as the evil General Hux - the former head of the First Order's Starkiller Base – in the much-anticipated eighth Star Wars movie this December. However, he revealed that he was extremely surprised when he read the movie’s script, written by director Rian Johnson.

Speaking to Collider, Gleeson, explained: “When I read it I needed to talk to him, and I think that's always a good sign. I was like, 'Wow there's some stuff there which is kind of - not scary but different to what I expected,' and that's a really, really nice thing. I think that's a really positive thing, I think that's important for those films that we don't repeat ourselves.”

Continue reading: Domhnall Gleeson Was Excited By Rian Johnson's Script For 'The Last Jedi'

Colin Trevorrow Will No Longer Be Directing 'Star Wars: Episode IX'


Star Wars

While we excitedly await the second film in the new 'Star Wars' sequel trilogy, some surprisingly news is unveiled about the production of its follow-up 'Star Wars: Episode IX'. It seems that director Colin Trevorrow has decided to leave the project over artistic differences.

Colin Trevorrow at Cinemacon 2017Colin Trevorrow at Cinemacon 2017

The 'Jurassic World' director has left the next 'Star Wars' project that was set to follow this year's 'The Last Jedi' after he and Lucasfilm failed to get on the same page regarding their 'visions' for the new movie. This creative divorce, however, appears to be a fairly amicable one going by the announcement.

Continue reading: Colin Trevorrow Will No Longer Be Directing 'Star Wars: Episode IX'

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


Star Wars Ewan McGregor

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.

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

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


Carrie Fisher John Boyega Star Wars

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.

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

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


Star Wars

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.

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

Star Wars Get Togethers Are Like High School Reunions For George Lucas


Star Wars 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 no longer tied to the franchise, he still enjoys reunion celebrations.

George Lucas at 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' premiereGeorge Lucas at 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' premiere

During the 'Star Wars' 40th anniversary event, creator George Lucas admitted that he enjoyed getting to see everyone involved in the movies again, despite the fact that his work on the series was over before 'The Force Awakens' came out in 2015.

Continue reading: Star Wars Get Togethers Are Like High School Reunions For George Lucas

Mark Hamill Admits Fans Could See Luke Skywalker Go Dark Side In 'The Last Jedi'


Mark Hamill Star Wars

In four decades, the 'Star Wars' property has become one of the most popular on Earth. Now the most recognisable sci-fi franchise in existence, fans are gearing up for the release of the eighth movie in the episodic series - set to drop later this year - with the first teaser for the film dropping earlier this week.

Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker with Yoda in 'The Empire Strikes Back'Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker with Yoda in 'The Empire Strikes Back'

Over the Easter weekend, the franchise is celebrating 40 years in Florida at the official Star Wars Celebration, with huge guest stars making an appearance over the course of the event. One of those stars is actor Mark Hamill, who plays Luke Skywalker in the series, and he's managed to send fans of the franchise into a frenzy with his latest comments.

Continue reading: Mark Hamill Admits Fans Could See Luke Skywalker Go Dark Side In 'The Last Jedi'

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


Star Wars

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!

Continue reading: Jar Jar Binks' Fate Finally Revealed To 'Star Wars' Fans

Fans Go Crazy For The Latest Star Wars The Last Jedi Picture


Star Wars Rian Johnson

Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson has teased fans with a glimpse of the film’s opening crawl, days after the title was finally revealed. Johnson had been unable to complete work on the title sequence until the film’s name was officially announced to fans by Lucasfilm on Monday.

The Star Wars VIII poster has officially been releasedThe Star Wars VIII poster has officially been released

On his personal Instagram account the director posted a photo of himself in the editing room (where it looked like he was getting some help from R2D2) and wrote: “Felt so good to drop this into the cut this morning.”

Continue reading: Fans Go Crazy For The Latest Star Wars The Last Jedi Picture

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


Star Wars Felicity Jones

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.

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

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

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
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

Star Wars, Ricky Garcia and Emery Kelly
Star Wars and Guest
Star Wars and Guest
Star Wars and Guest
Star Wars, Ricky Garcia and Emery Kelly
Star Wars, Ricky Garcia and Emery Kelly

 Harrison Ford - 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

Harrison Ford and Star Wars
Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford

 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

Warwick Davis, Guests and Star Wars
Warwick Davis, Samantha Davis, Annabelle Davis and Harrison Davis
Warwick Davis, Samantha Davis, Annabelle Davis and Harrison Davis
Warwick Davis and Star Wars
Warwick Davis, Samantha Davis, Annabelle Davis and Harrison Davis
Warwick Davis

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

Star Wars and Darth Vadar's Lightsaber
Star Wars and Artwork
Star Wars and Artwork
Star Wars and Artwork
Star Wars and Artwork
Star Wars and Artwork
Star Wars
Advertisement


Star Wars Movies

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Movie Review

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Movie Review

With the tagline "A Star Wars Story", this first spin-off from the saga isn't actually...

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Trailer

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Trailer

The Galaxy is on the brink of a major war being won by dangerous rulers...

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - Behind The Scenes Footage and Cast Interviews Trailer

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - Behind The Scenes Footage and Cast Interviews Trailer

We still have a rather long wait before the release of Rogue One: A Star...

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Trailer

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Trailer

We all know the story of Luke Skywalker and the legendary Jedi and rebels who...

Star Wars Episode VIII - Announcement Trailer

Star Wars Episode VIII - Announcement Trailer

For the majority of Star Wars fans, Episode 7 ended in just the right place...

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens TV Spot Trailer

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens TV Spot Trailer

After the victory of the Rebel Alliance over the Galactic Empire and subsequent demolition of...

Advertisement
Elstree 1976 Trailer

Elstree 1976 Trailer

When George Lucas and the production team began work on Star Wars: A New Hope...

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer

It's been thirty years since the Rebel Alliance; led by the noble Luke Skywalker, the...

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer

30 years ago, the Rebel Alliance struck their killing blow against the Galactic Empire. The...

Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back Trailer

Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back Trailer

The Rebel Alliance struck a terrific blow to the Galactic Empire with the destruction of...

Star Wars: A New Hope Trailer

Star Wars: A New Hope Trailer

The galaxy is in turmoil. A Rebel Alliance is rising up against the villainous Galactic...

Star Wars: The Phantom Menace Trailer

Star Wars: The Phantom Menace Trailer

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. A trade dispute on the...

Star Wars: Revenge Of The Sith Trailer

Star Wars: Revenge Of The Sith Trailer

After five long years, the Clone Wars are still raging across the galaxy. Count Dooku...

Advertisement
Artists
Actors
    Filmmakers
      Artists
      Bands
        Musicians
          Artists
          Celebrities
             
              Artists
              Interviews
                musicians & bands in the news
                  actors & filmmakers in the news
                    celebrities in the news

                      Go Back in Time using our News archive to see what happened on a particular day in the past.