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Mark Hamill Shares His Favourite Memory From Making 'Star Wars'


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It's true that the sets and scenery from 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' have been bigger and better than ever before, and for Mark Hamill it was almost an other-worldly experience that reminded him of his early days working on the franchise. He reveals his favourite memory from working on the new movie.

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The 66-year-old 'Star Wars' legend was taken back to the days of 'Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope' with the new movie as they shot on the glorious island of Skellig Michael in County Kerry, Ireland for 'The Last Jedi'. There was a moment he almost believed he was Luke Skywalker.

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Rian Johnson Puts The Characters 'Through Their Paces' In The Last Jedi


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Getting to direct a 'Star Wars' movie would be the opportunity of a lifetime for any filmmaker out there, but for Rian Johnson - who was a die-hard fan of the franchise before he even got involved - this was more than just a major a career break. 

Rian Johnson at the 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' premiereRian Johnson at the 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' premiere

The director came on to helm the 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' movie with the enthusiasm of any huge fan of the movie series. He did not expect to be picked for such a major deal, following in the footsteps of someone like J.J. Abrams, it was just a dream come true.

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John Boyega On How 'Star Wars' Changed His Life 'Just A Tad'


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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' is set to hit theatres this weekend, and star John Boyega reflects on how his life has changed since becoming a part of such a major cinematic legacy. After all, it was only two years ago that he was a small-time TV actor.

John Boyega at the premiere for 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'John Boyega at the premiere for 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'

The 25-year-old returns as Finn in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'; the second installment of the new trilogy, following 2015's 'The Force Awakens' which was John's break-out role in his acting career. The fame is still something he's trying to get used to, but he's certainly grateful about what it's brought him.

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Daisy Ridley Talks Rey's 'Warrior' Transformation In 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'


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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' has been one of the most anticipated films of the year, with millions of people set to flock to cinemas this weekend to see Rey on her latest space adventure. Daisy Ridley reveals what we can expect from her much-loved character.

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First of all, everything we need to know about Rey is laid out in front of us; nothing has changed since we last saw her on 'The Force Awakens' as this sequel continues immediately after. However, there will certainly be a more badass transformation in the next film, with Daisy comparing the new look to that of typical Akira Kurosawa movies.

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Early Reactions To 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Make Their Way Onto Social Media


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Rian Johnson looks set to enjoy huge success with his upcoming 'Star Wars' movie, 'The Last Jedi'. Critics have been taking to their social media accounts after the embargo was lifted on them making their initial impressions taken from the movie known, and the overwhelming majority are promising one of the best romps through space there has ever been.

'The Last Jedi' hits cinemas on Friday, December 15'The Last Jedi' hits cinemas on Friday, December 15

Whilst not much is known about the plot set to be followed in 'The Last Jedi', we do know that Daisy Ridley's character Rey will be successful in her quest of finding the self-exiled Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), whilst John Boyega's own character Finn will be waking up from his coma, following the intense battle he partook in during the final events of J.J. Abrams-directed seventh episode, 'The Force Awakens'.

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Daisy Ridley Warns Of Mental Health Dangers Of Social Media


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Star Wars actor Daisy Ridley has spoken out about the dangers to mental health represented by social media, saying that she removed herself from several platforms after having found fame.

The 25 year old star, who plays Rey in the upcoming eighth Star Wars film The Last Jedi, quit Instagram earlier this year and said she’ll “never go back on”. She spoke about why she did so, and about the negative impacts of being on social media on young people, in a new interview with Radio Times.

“The more I read about teenage anxiety, the more I think it's highly unhealthy for people's mental health,” she said this week. “It's such a weird thing for young people to look at distorted images of things they should be.”

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Daisy Ridley Rules Herself Out Of Future 'Star Wars' Films Beyond Episode 9


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With the eighth instalment in the Star Wars franchise just around the corner and excitement building about the recently announced new trilogy, Daisy Ridley has revealed that she will very likely not be taking part in any more Star Wars films beyond Episode IX.

Speaking to Rolling Stone magazine as part of a feature concerning Episode VIII, The Last Jedi, the English actress told the publication she is very unsure about returning to play her character Rey beyond her contractually obliged appearance in the ninth film in 2019, to be directed by JJ Abrams.

Asked whether she wants to portray Rey in the future, Ridley reportedly replied “no”.

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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Could Open With $200 Million In North America


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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' is already looking like it could be a major success in North America, with tracking services making an early prediction that the film will take in around $200 million across its opening weekend, from December 15-17. That would be slightly lower that the record set by 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' which took in $248 million across 4,134 movie theatres, but would still be considered a box office smash.

Adam Driver returns as Kylo Ren in 'The Last Jedi'Adam Driver returns as Kylo Ren in 'The Last Jedi'

The $200 million figure would also make the film that with the biggest debut of the year, beating the current movie at the top of that list: Disney's live-action adaptation of their classic 'Beauty and the Beast'.

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Rian Johnson Breaks Silence On Planned Fourth 'Star Wars' Trilogy


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With the world about to be introduced to his take on the Star Wars universe in less than a month with The Last Jedi, director Rian Johnson has spoken for the first time about Disney’s planned new trilogy of Star Wars films.

The studio confirmed earlier this month that, as well as a stand-alone TV series, Johnson would be helming three more Star Wars movies in the coming years, which would be “separate from the episodic Skywalker saga” and “will introduce new characters from a corner of the galaxy that Star Wars lore has never before explored.”

Now, the 43 year old director has spoken publicly for the first time about the proposition of directing the fourth official Star Wars trilogy. “I’m just in the very beginning of starting to come up with what the new trilogy is going to be,” he told a fan event in Mexico this week.

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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Is The Franchise's Longest Film To-Date


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The hype for new 'Star Wars' episodic instalment 'The Last Jedi' just continues to grow, and will do so even more now that director Rian Johnson has confirmed it will be the longest entry into the 'Star Wars' franchise to-date.

John Boyega's character Finn will be waking up in 'The Last Jedi'John Boyega's character Finn will be waking up in 'The Last Jedi'

Including credits, the film clocks in at 150 minutes (two and a half hours), meaning it'll be a full 26 minutes longer than 2015 release 'The Force Awakens', even pipping 'The Revenge of the Sith' and its 140-minute runtime to the pipeline.

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Princes Harry And William Star Alongside Tom Hardy And Gary Barlow In 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'


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Earlier this year, Gary Barlow revealed that he had shot a scene for 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'. Featuring as a Stormtrooper, fans won't really know when he's on screen, but it's been claimed now that he will be starring alongside Tom Hardy, Prince William and Prince Harry.

Prince Harry will join his brother Prince William, actor Tom Hardy and singer Gary Barlow in a scenePrince Harry will join his brother Prince William, actor Tom Hardy and singer Gary Barlow in a scene

The four all visited the set at various times, and now according to sources at The Hollywood Reporter, they'll all be appearing in the same scene, guarding John Boyega's character Finn in an elevator.

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Disney Announces New 'Star Wars' Trilogy With Rian Johnson


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Disney would appear to be extremely confident about Rian Johnson’s handling of the upcoming Star Wars movie The Last Jedi, revealing that they have green-lit a further trilogy of movies, entirely under the director’s aegis.

The 43 year old director will be writing and directing the first instalment of the planned new trilogy of films, with Johnson’s long-time production partner Ram Bergman working with him.

Although the details are vague at this point, rather than continuing the classic Skywalker-based timeline of the nine existing films, this trilogy will focus on “new characters from a corner of the galaxy that Star Wars lore has never before explored.”

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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Won't Answer "All The Questions"


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When writer/director Rian Johnson joined 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi', legions of fans were immediately excited about what the filmmaker would bring to the world's biggest sci-fi franchise. Having already worked on such projects as 'Looper' and three episodes of 'Breaking Bad', expectations were high right from the get-go.

Oscar Isaac stars in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'Oscar Isaac stars in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'

With the film's subtitle and the trailers that have shown Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) stating that the Jedi must come to an end, a lot of questions have been raised about exactly where 'The Last Jedi' will take the series and build upon the foundations left by 'The Force Awakens', and the original six episodic movies.

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


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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.”

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


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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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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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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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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Andrew Porters , Caroline Ritter - Two "Star Wars" Fans Get Married In The Forecourt Of The TCL Chinese Theatre at TCL Chinese Theatre - Hollywood, California, United States - Friday 18th December 2015

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BB-8 - Star Wars: The Force Awakens - European Premiere at Leicester Square, London - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 16th December 2015

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Spanish premiere of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' (Star Wars: El Despertar de la Fuerza') at Callao cinema - Madrid, Spain - Wednesday 16th December 2015

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Lupita Nyong’o - The European Premiere of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' held at the Odeon and Vue, Leicester Square - Arrivals at Leicester Square - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 16th December 2015

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Norman Lear - Star Wars - The Force Awakens World Premiere at Hollywood & Highland - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 15th December 2015

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Alberto Rosende - Celebrities attend Premiere Of Walt Disney Pictures And Lucasfilm's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at the Dolby Theatre, TCL Chinese Theatre and El Capitan Theatre. at Dolby Theatre, TCL Chinese Theatre, El Capitan Theatre, Disney, Dolby Theatre - Hollywood, California, United States - Monday 14th December 2015

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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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Star Wars - Star Wars actress Orli Shoshan Tuesday 17th April 2012 sign autographs at the Sci-Fi Expo held in the Coliseo Roberto Clemente

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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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