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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.

Stephen Colbert pictured at 'Life' screeningStephen Colbert pictured at 'Life' screening

'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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Mark Hamill On 'Primal' Star Wars Storytelling


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Mark Hamill opens up about the concepts and ideas within 'Star Wars' that made the film franchise so great and, indeed, so enduring. He is set to reprise his character of Luke Skywalker yet again in the forthcoming 'The Last Jedi' movie, and is rumoured to return for the subsequent 'Episode IX'.

Mark Hamill at the 'Captain America: Civil War' premiereMark Hamill at the 'Captain America: Civil War' premiere

The 65-year-old actor couldn't have had more respect for the way George Lucas, creator of 'Star Wars' and director of the original movie and the second trilogy, developed the scenes in the movie and described his storytelling as being almost primitive.

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


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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.

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'Star Wars: Episode IX' Given Release Date


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After a great deal of speculation, a release date has been confirmed for the ninth and final instalment in the Star Wars saga. Episode IX, currently without an official title, will hit cinemas on May 24th, 2019.

Announcing a slew of release dates for prestigious movies that had been expected in the next two or three years, the Walt Disney Company also confirmed when the eagerly-expecting viewing public will get to see Frozen 2 and the next Indiana Jones movie, claimed The Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday (April 25th).

Daisy RidleyDaisy Ridley is set to appear in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' later this year

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John Boyega Reveals He Was Always Stopped For "Random Checks" When Flying To America


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Star Wars breakout star John Boyega has revealed that he used to be stopped by American border officials for “random checks” every time he flew to the United States.

The 25 year old star said that, before he found widespread fame as Finn in The Force Awakens at the end of 2015, the checks happened all the time and had a disconcerting effect on him.

“I used to fly back and forth when I was hustling and auditioning for things in Los Angeles,” Boyega told London’s Evening Standard this week in a new interview.

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


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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.

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Carrie Fisher Won't Be In 'Star Wars: Episode IX'


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The world was stung with another pair of jarring losses from the world of entertainment back in late December of 2016, when both Carrie Fisher passed away on December 27, with her mother Debbie Reynolds then dying the day after on December 28.

Debbie Reynolds and Carrie FisherThe late Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher

Fisher is of course best known for her role as Princess-turned-General Leia in the 'Star Wars' franchise, having taken up the role back in 1977 and playing it throughout the series of films that have been released to-date. 

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Carrie Fisher Will Appear In 'Star Wars: Episode IX' Without CGI


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The late Carrie Fisher will appear as her iconic character Princess Leia in the ninth and final instalment of the Star Wars franchise, according to her brother.

Todd Fisher said that he and Billie Lourd, Carrie’s daughter, have given Disney and Lucasfilm permission to use recent footage of Fisher in the movie, he told the New York Daily News at the opening night of the TCM film festival in Los Angeles on Sunday night (April 9th).

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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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Star Wars, Ricky Garcia and Emery Kelly

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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Carrie Fisher, Anneka Svenska and Jenny Seagrove
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Carrie Fisher, Robert Flello Mp and Star Wars
Marc Abraham, Carrie Fisher, Robert Flello Mp and Lucy Watson

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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