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The annoying Gungan's eventual fate was never disclosed in the movies, but Chuck Wendig's new novel 'Aftermath: Empire's End' contains new information.
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
The title for Episode VIII was announced on Monday.
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 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
The 33 year old star also talked about her hopes for the movie, and what she felt that women and girls would take from her lead character Jyn.
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.
It's almost here! Here's what to expect.
We are less than two weeks away from the release of the stand-alone 'Star Wars' movie 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' and now Disney have unveiled some exciting clips exploring the intense stress that the Rebel Alliance are under, and introducing a key new character or two.
K-2SO doesn't trust Jyn
'Rogue One' follows the adventures of Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) as she joins the Rebel Alliance to help bring down the Galactic Empire's plans to launch an apocalyptic new superweapon known as the Death Star. Jyn teams up with Captain Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) for the mission, who appears to be highly suspicious of... well, everything. But especially of her, as is shown in one of the new clips where he panics at the sight of her weapon.
Jyn is yet another female role model we need to see more of.
Felicity Jones has opened up about the importance her character in 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' will have as a role model to young girls and women everywhere. The new movie - a spin-off to the story of Leia, Han Solo and Luke Skywalker - opens this December with some important messages about equality.
Felicity Jones stars in 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'
Following on from the pride of place that Daisy Ridley's character Rey had in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens', 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' offers yet another strong female role model with her own skills, her own path and - most importantly - her own mind. Felicity Jones, who plays Jyn Erso in the upcoming stand-alone adventure, doesn't take that sentiment for granted.
'Mad Max: Fury Road' and 'Spectre' were also big winners.
Just when you thought film awards season was over, the 2016 Jameson Empire Awards rolled in last night (March 20th 2016) to heap some much deserved praise on the epic of the year 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'; a film which didn't manage to land an Oscar and wasn't even recognised at the Golden Globes in spite of its enormous appeal.
Daisy Ridley wins for 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'
The film won Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy, beating 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2', 'Jurassic World', 'Mad Max: Fury Road' and 'The Martian'. However, it was beaten to Best Film (presented by Sky Movies) over all by Leonardo DiCaprio's 'The Revenant'. It also lost out on Best Costume Design to 'Mad Max: Fury Road', which was another major winner at the awards show when it also landed Best Soundtrack.
Continue reading: 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Steals The Show At 2016 Empire Awards
It's pretty much THE movie event of the whole year.
'Star Wars' fever has been rife all year, but nowhere was it more infectious than at the world premiere of 'The Force Awakens' yesterday (December 14th 2015). Packed with fans, celebrities as well as the stars of the movie, this was a film event of titanic proportions.
George Lucas and Jj Abrams buddy up at the Star Wars premiere
'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' made it's premiere in Los Angeles, though the night became so busy that it had to be spread from the Dolby Theater to the TCL Chinese and El Capitan as well. The director of the previous movies George Lucas showed, to the delight of new director and major fan J.J. Abrams. Lucas previously described having to attend the premiere as being like a divorced father at his grown child's wedding, but in this case it seems stepfather Abrams couldn't have been more right for the continuation of the 'Star Wars' project.
Gwendoline Christie plays Captain Phasma, the first female villain in Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens and she explains why the role was just too tempting to refuse! Having been a fan of the movies since childhood she remembers how important the character of Princess Leia was to her.
Not much has been given away about Daisy Ridley's character Rey but here she takes some time out to chat about her character. As well as being incredibly strong and heroic, there's also a simpler side to the character that really made the role quite nuanced. Daisy says that it wasn't what she expected and she thinks might just surprise fans too.
When talking about her responsibility to take on and become such a huge part of Star Wars she says that she hopes it'll please the old fans but equally hopes it'll appeal to a younger audience who might not have already become immersed in the series.
Watch the full interview to hear much more.
Adam Driver talks about taking on such a dark and disliked character such as Rylo Ken and explains that he tried not to think of him in that light and actually see his side through a human aspect and what he's fighting for. Fans will be aware that Rylo Ken wears a mask, having his facial expressions taken away from him was one just one of the trickier aspects of the role, to combat this Adam had to put a lot of trust in himself and kept a mind of 'the power of thought' being such an important part of playing such a character.
Daniel Fleetwood was granted a special screening of the new 'Star Wars' film last Thursday.
Daniel Fleetwood, a terminally ill Star Wars fan, who was granted his dying wish to see The Force Awakens film last week, has died. The 32 year old Texan, who had an aggressive form of cancer that had spread to 90% of his lungs, was granted the chance to see the film months before it hits cinemas, after the social media campaign #forcefordaniel went viral.
Terminally ill Star Wars fan Daniel Fleetwood has died, days after viewing The Force Awakens.
His wife Ashley, confirmed his death in a Facebook post on Tuesday, writing: “He passed in his sleep and in peace. He will always be my idol and my hero. Rest in peace my love. Daniel put up an amazing fight to the very end. He is now one with God and with the force.”
'Star Wars' fans will be relieved to know that preparations for the sequel to 'The Force Awakens' are under control.
There’s still a more than a month of impatient waiting to go before the world gets to see The Force Awakens, but director J.J. Abrams says that the Star Wars producers aren’t resting on their laurels, revealing that the script for Episode VIII is already written.
The 49 year old director conducted a lengthy interview with Wired, in which he revealed that the eighth movie of the franchise is taking shape quickly. Though it will be directed by Rian Johnson, Abrams has already announced that he’s taking an executive producer’s role, and has shared a first look at the script with Johnson.
Jj Abrams is the executive producer of 'Episode VIII'
Continue reading: JJ Abrams Says Star Wars 'Episode VIII' Script Is "Already Written"
Daniel Fleetwood viewed an early cut of the film on Thursday.
Daniel Fleetwood, a terminally ill Star Wars fan, was granted his dying wish to view The Force Awakens on Thursday, nearly two months before it is released in cinemas. Fleetwood suffers from an aggressive form of cancer that has spread to 90% of his lungs and has been given just months to live.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits US cinemas in December.
The 31 year old Texan was able to watch an early cut of the highly anticipated film, which is due out in US theatres on 18 December, his wife Ashley Fleetwood confirmed on Facebook. “Daniel just finished watching an unfinished version of Star Wars: The Force Awakens!!!”Ashley wrote.
When George Lucas and the production team began work on Star Wars: A New Hope in 1976, not one of them could ever picture the movie developing to the magnitude that it has. Though the movie was operating on a relatively small budget (11 million), there was a huge cast involved, many of them in full head to toe costume.
Elstree 1976 takes a look at a few of the actors that made up that very special cast. They are actors who have never really known recognition for their work on one of the biggest movies the world has ever known. Since then, even though their faces may never have been seen on screen - some have found Star Wars has helped supplement their living through doing conventions and meet and greets with loyal Star Wars fans.
Elstree 1976 was directed by Jon Spira and was initially funded by 966 backers on Kickstarter pledging a total of £42,191 (GBP). The docu-film features interviews with a number of the original actors including Jeremy Bulloch who played Boba Fett.
Fisher warned the newcomer about the dangers of losing control of her image.
The female lead of the original Star Wars movies has given some sage advice to the star of the new ones, as Carrie Fisher interviewed newcomer Daisy Ridley. The Princess Leia actress, now 59, has warned 23 year old Ridley not to let herself be dressed in any gold bikinis for the movies!
In an exchange for Interview Magazine’s November edition, Fisher asked the newbie if she was prepared to be the object of the sexual fantasies of millions of Star Wars fans around the world when The Force Awakens opens in cinemas in December.
Daisy Ridley, star of 'The Force Awakens'
The vintage light aircraft that Ford was piloting came down on a golf course outside L.A. back in March because of engine failure.
Harrison Ford has spoken for the first time about his miraculous escape from a plane crash seven months ago, after a vintage light aeroplane he was piloting crash-landed on a golf course on the outskirts of Los Angeles.
It was only thanks to Ford’s impeccable skills and execution that he managed to walk away relatively unscathed, and what happened would have been fatal under almost any other circumstance, crash investigators revealed soon after the accident back in March.
The 73 year old appeared on a special Star Wars / Halloween edition of ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ – dressed as a hot dog, natch – and spoke about his recollections of the incident, as well as the new movie.
Continue reading: Harrison Ford Opens Up About Near-Fatal Plane Crash
While the new trailer has given away little secrets, fans are freaking out in anticipation for ‘The Force Awakens’.
On Monday evening the new trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens hit and the internet nearly broke, thanks to the reactions of excited fans. The new clip is our third look at the upcoming film, but this trailer is by far the most interesting for fans, even if it gives little away.
Han Solo and Chewbacca in Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Newcomer Daisy Ridley is heavily featured as Rey, a scavenger who is thought to be the daughter of Han Solo and Princess Leia. The actress herself was just as emotional as the franchises’ legion of fans on Monday, while watching the trailer from her bed.
It's been thirty years since the Rebel Alliance; led by the noble Luke Skywalker, the intrepid Princess Leia and the lionhearted Han Solo; finally defeated Emperor Palpatine of the Galactic Empire, alongside his redeemed assistant Darth Vader. The second Death Star was reduced to rubble, and the galaxy was free from a tyrannous evil once more. If only that were true. For there can never be good without evil, and sure enough another Dark Lord, Supreme Leader Snoke, has arisen to take the Emperor's place, with even more brutal plans for the civilians across the stars. But this time there are also new heroes, better equipped to deal with the ever looming terror thanks to an example set by the now ageing former Han, Luke and Leia. They are now preparing to help a vindicated former stormtrooper named Finn, an independent scavenger called Rey, and Poe Dameron who is a Resistance X-Wing pilot.
Continue: Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer
It’s movie and music memorabilia gold galore this week with Princess Leia’s golden bikini sold at auction and Elvis’ gold-leaf piano up for sale.
Ever wanted to own Princess Leia’s bikini or Elvis’ piano? Well, now you can. That is if you happen to have tens of thousands of dollars going spare as both items have been or are up for auction this week.
Walt Disney Co. will break ground on two attractions, one in California and the other in Florida, next year.
The Disney corporation will begin construction on two new Star Wars attractions in 2016, according to the company’s Chief Operating Officer Thomas Staggs. Both will be built in Disney’s two existing theme parks in Florida and California.
The areas, which will be themed ‘lands’ at each park, will be 14 acres each, representing the largest single-themed expansions in terms of size in Disney’s history, according to the news that was announced on Thursday (September 10th).
Disney bought out Lucasfilm, which holds the rights to all things Star Wars, for $4.06 billion back in 2012. Staggs, speaking at the Bank of America-Merrill Lynch 2015 Media, Communications and Entertainment Conference in Beverly Hills, remained tight-lipped as to when the attractions would actually be opened, but we already have a rough idea as to what the attractions will include when they do.
Continue reading: Disney To Start Building Two 'Star Wars' Themed Attractions In 2016
The actor, who died in 1994, will be brought back from the dead to play Grand Moff Tarkin in the upcoming spin-off.
The late Peter Cushing is reportedly set to appear in the upcoming spin-off Star Wars Rogue One, thanks to the magic of CGI. According to the Mail on Sunday, Cushing will rise from the dead onscreen to play the iconic villain Grand Moff Tarkin in the upcoming movie, which is set between the events of Episode III and Episode IV.
Felicity Jones stars in Star Wars: Rogue One.
“This is one of the most complex and costly CGI re-creations ever,” a source told the newspaper. “Cushing is a pivotal plot line as he was the one to create Darth Vader and there’s a whole back story that will come out.”
Continue reading: 'Star Wars: Rogue' One To Resurrect Peter Cushing Via CGI
'Star Wars' will get it’s own ‘land’ in the California and Florida parks with two areas spanning over 14-acres each.
At the Disney D23 EXPO on Saturday, Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced some exciting plans for new attractions at the Disney theme parks in Orlando, Florida and Anaheim, California. Star Wars, Toy Story and Avatar will all be getting their own new themed attractions, representing a shift away from the traditional Walt Disney characters.
Disney Parks is adding more Star Wars based attractions.
Star Wars land, which will come to both Disney Word and Disney Land, will be the ‘the largest single land expansions either of those parks have ever had," Scott Trowbridge, the Imagineering executive overseeing the project told fans at D23. The area will replace Disneyland's current Big Thunder Ranch in Frontierland and open up nearby ‘backstage’ areas. Work on the land is expected to commence sometime in 2017.
The American director has been entrusted with the final instalment of the new 'Star Wars' trilogy, due for 2019.
Following the stupendous success he’s enjoying with Jurassic World, still riding high in global box offices over two months after its release, director Colin Trevorrow has been announced as the helmsman for Star Wars: Episode IX, according to Heroic Hollywood.
The American director, 38, will be in charge of the ninth instalment of Star Wars, the closing part of the third trilogy of movies that will be beginning with The Force Awakens, which is opening in cinemas this December. Episode IX is not scheduled for release until 2019, but groundwork with production artists will be getting under way before 2015 is out.
Colin Trevorrow will be directing 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
Calista Flockhart is “100 percent” behind her husband’s return to flying, five months after he had a plane crash in which he suffered a broken pelvis.
Calista Flockhart is fully supportive of her husband’s return to flying. Flockhart’s husband, Star Wars actor Harrison Ford, was involved in a plane crash earlier this year which left him in hospital for a number of weeks. Ford’s quick thinking ensured no one on the ground was injured but it was certainly a near miss.
Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart at the 86th Annual Oscars in March 2014.
J.J. Abrams broke his back during filming for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’.
J.J. Abrams, whilst making an appearance on The Daily Show, revealed he broke his back on the set of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The 49-year-old director was trying to help Han Solo actor Harrison Ford after an accident on set, in which Harrison broke his ankle, when his injury occurred.
J.J. Abrams at the New York premiere of Mission Impossible: Rogue Nations in July 2015.
Mark Hamill is reprising his voice role as the Joker in the upcoming animated ‘Batman’ film and video game.
Mark Hamill is reprising his role as the voice of the Joker in the upcoming animated film adaptation of Batman: The Killing Joke. Hamill voiced the Joker, and a number of other small roles, in Batman: The Animated Series from 1992 to 1994 and The New Batman Adventures from 1997-1999. He also provided the voice for the Joker in the Batman: Arkham video game series.
Mark Hamill at the U.K. premiere of Guardians of the Galaxy in July 2014.
Ahmed Best, who ended up voicing the despised CGI character, said that MJ was pressing George Lucas to let him play Jar Jar dressed in prosthetic limbs.
A new interview has revealed that one of the most hated movie characters of all time – Jar Jar Binks in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, no less – might have been even more annoying. Michael Jackson was apparently very enthusiastic to play the irritating Gungan in prosthetic limbs, but was refused by George Lucas.
Ahmed Best, who actually did play Jar Jar, gave an interview with Vice on Thursday in which he made the revelation. Jackson, who passed away in June 2009, was known to be a keen Star Wars fan, keeping life-size figures of Darth Vader, C-3PO and Boba Fett at his Neverland ranch.
Michael Jackson might have played Jar Jar Binks in 'The Phantom Menace'
Benicio Del Toro is reportedly in talks with Disney and Lucasfilm for a role in ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’.
Benicio Del Toro has reportedly been offered the villain role in Star Wars: Episode VIII. A number of sources close to the casting process confirmed Del Toro’s possible involvement in the sequel to Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Monday (20th July).
Benicio Del Toro at the Los Angeles premiere of Escobar: Paradise Lost in June 2015.
Amy Schumer’s shoot for GQ, in which she was photographed dressed as a ‘Star Wars’ character, was not approved by Lucasfilm.
Amy Schumer’s Star Wars themed GQ shoot was not approved by Lucasfilm. Schumer featured on the cover of GQ’s August edition in a shoot she designed herself. She was pictured in suggestive poses with robots C-3PO and R2-D2, can-can dancing with Storm troopers and partying in a bar with some beloved Star Wars characters. Some Star Wars fans took to Twitter to express their distaste and Lucasfilm was forced to reply, confirming they had nothing to do with the shoot.
Amy Schumer at the 2015 CinemaCin Big Achievements Awards, held in Las Vegas in April.
Continue reading: Amy Schumer’s ‘Star Wars’ Themed GQ Shoot Was Not Approved By Lucasfilm
Simon Pegg had revealed that the Bond actor would be making a very short guest appearance as a Stormtrooper in the new movie.
Daniel Craig has rubbished the notion of making a cameo appearance in the forthcoming Star Wars movie, after Simon Pegg let slip by accident that the big screen icon will be making a brief turn as a Stormtrooper.
The James Bond actor, busy putting the finishing touches on his fourth movie as the British spy Spectre, gave pretty short shrift to the rumour when it was raised in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.
Daniel Craig shooting the new James Bond movie Spectre in London in May 2015
Continue reading: Daniel Craig Rubbishes 'Star Wars' Cameo Rumours
The 72 year old was making his first public appearance since his March plane crash.
Harrison Ford gave the audience at the Star Wars Comic Con panel a good excuse to break the convention’s no standing rule on Friday when he made a very special surprise appearance. It was Ford’s first public outing since his plane crash back in March, in which he sustained multiple injuries including a broken pelvis and ankle.
Harrison Ford reprises his role as Han Solo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
The panel to discuss the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens drew a 7,000 strong crowd of diehards, many of who had queued for days to secure a place. Towards the end of the panel moderator Chris Hardwick asked the crowd, “Is Harrison OK? Well, why don’t we see for ourselves?” before bringing out the Han Solo actor.
Han Solo’s backstory is coming to the big screen, with the duo behind ‘The Lego Movie’ directing.
A new Star Wars spin-off movie revealing the backstory of iconic character Han Solo has been announced by Disney. The as-yet-untitled adventure will follow the first Star Wars anthology film, Rogue One, which is set for release next year on December 16th.
A film revealing the back story of Han Solo has been announced by Disney.
Christopher Miller and Phil Lord, the pair behind the hugely successful Lego Movie will be directing, while father and son team Lawrence and Jon Kasdan will be penning the script, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Continue reading: Han Solo's Origin Story To Be Told In New 'Star Wars' Spin Off Movie
The former child star played the young Anakin Skywalker in the 1999 'Star Wars' prequel.
Jake Lloyd starred as Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.
The 26 year old actor was said to be passing cars on the double yellow line and driving recklessly at high speeds, when cops began pursuing him, with the chase reportedly lasting ‘for miles’ and going into another county.
Continue reading: 'Star Wars: The Phantom Menace' Star Jake Lloyd Arrested After Car Chase
The spin off is due out in December 2016
As excitement continues to build for the release of Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, fans of the galaxy far, far away have been given even more to get lively about with Forest Whitaker just announced as part of the cast of Star Wars Anthology: Rouge One.
Forest Whitaker will appear in Star Wars spin-off Rogue One
The Star Wars spin off is due to arrive at the big screen at the end of 2016 and already has a stellar line-up that includes Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), Riz Ahmed (Nightcrawler), Sam Claflin (Snow White and the Huntsman) and Ben Mendelsohn (The Dark Knight Rises).
Continue reading: Forest Whitaker Added To The Cast Of Star Wars: Rogue One
Harrison Ford is back in the skies. The 72-year-old ‘Star Wars’ actor was involved in a plane crash earlier this year but has got back in the cockpit less than three months after sustaining severe injuries.
Harrison Ford has returned to flying less than three months after he was involved in a plane crash. The 72-year-old actor was spotted back at Santa Monica Airport on Thursday (28th May), looking healthy and remarkably calm for someone who had suffered serious injuries from a crash just months before. Ford was also seen co-piloting a helicopter from the airport.
Harrison Ford is back in the skies again.
Continue reading: Harrison Ford Flying Again, Three Months After Plane Crash
Exciting news for 'Star Wars' and gaming fans that elements of the upcoming seventh movie will feature in Disney's game 'Infinity 3.0'.
Major video game news today, as Disney released some details about the upcoming third instalment of its successful franchise ‘Infinity’. The sandbox game will feature elements of the hugely anticipated ‘Star Wars’ movie The Force Awakens, in addition to several of the company’s other major franchises.
‘Infinity 3.0’, currently due for release in the third or fourth quarter of 2015, will contain some features connected to The Force Awakens, not due for release in cinemas until Christmas Day. It will also feature gameplay of scenes from the original trilogy and its three prequels.
Elements of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' will feature on Disney's 'Infinity 3.0'
Avengers holds its world premiere in London, as CinemaCon brings out the big names in Vegas. Arnie premieres his new movie in New York, while Jodie Foster films Money Monster on the city's streets. And big new teasers arrive for Star Wars, Fantastic Four and Batman v Superman...
Marvel's Avengers were out in force in London this week for the world premiere of the sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron. Walking the black carpet were stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Paul Bettany and writer-director Joss Whedon.
More: View the full set of pictures from The Avengers: Age of Ultron - UK film premiere here
Downey also gave a video interview, and later made the news when he walked out of a chat with a Channel 4 journalist who blatantly ignored instructions not to grill the actors about their personal lives. Click here to watch a rather more positive interview with Robert Downey Jr.
Plot details about the anthology film were revealed at the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim over the weekend.
More details have been revealed about the upcoming Star Wars spin-off movie Rogue One, which will star Felicity Jones and is being directed by Godzilla’s Gareth Edwards. The director revealed more details about the film’s plot during a special panel, held on the final day of the Star Wars Celebration event in Anaheim, California.
Felicity Jones will star in the spin-off
Edwards revealed that the film will focus on a Death Star heist, a piece of info which was later confirmed by the official Star Wars Twitter page who wrote, ‘A band of resistance fighters unite for a daring mission to steal the Death Star plans in Star Wars anthology film, Rogue One.’
Continue reading: 'Star Wars' Spin Off 'Rogue One' Will Feature Death Star Heist
George Lucas is planning on building affordable housing on his Grady Ranch estate in California. The 'Star Wars' creator was unable to expand his studios on the land so intends to use the space for something "beneficial" to the community.
George Lucas plans to build hundreds of affordable homes for low income families in an area which is largely affluent and with a number of millionaires living within the vicinity. Lucas plans to build 224 homes on the 1039 acres of land available on his Grady Ranch estate in Marin County, California.
George Lucas is building affordable housing on his estate in Marin County.
Harrison Ford is "doing great" after being involved in a plane crash in March and is now back to work on 'Star Wars'.
Star Wars director J.J. Abrams has updated fans on Harrison Ford's health after he was involved in a plane crash earlier this year. Ford is now back working on the next instalment in the Star Wars franchise, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, in which he will reprise his role as Han Solo.
Harrison Ford is "doing great" after the plane accident, according to Star Wars director J.J. Abrams.
The trailer was revealed at a star studded press conference in California, during a special Star Wars Celebration event on Thursday.
Star Wars fans got what they’d been waiting for on Thursday, as the second trailer for the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens hit. The clip, which shows many of the franchise's new stars along with Harrison Ford as Han Solo, delighted fans who were suitably impressed by director Jj Abrams' efforts.
Han Solo is back! And he's brought Chewie
The trailer opens showing a crashed Star Destroyer and a glimpse of Darth Vader's melted, black mask. Mark Hamill, who is back as Luke Skywalker can also be heard in a voiceover saying 'The force is strong in my family. My father has it. I have it. My sister has it. You have that power too.’
30 years ago, the Rebel Alliance struck their killing blow against the Galactic Empire. The Emperor has been defeated, and his right hand man, Darth Vader, is dead. The second Death Star has been destroyed, and celebration reigned across the galaxy. But it was not the victory we once thought it was. With Imperial soldiers scattered across the galaxy, the Storm Troopers have rallied behind a new leader, a new Dark Lord of the Sith. But old heroes will rise once again, and come out of retirement, to once again wage war across the stars. The Force has awakened once more.
Continue: Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer
With just over a month to go before a major new Star Wars experience opens at Madame Tussauds London, the attraction today revealed two of the stunning wax figures that will star in one of the 11 atmospheric walk-in sets inspired by some of the most iconic moments in film history. United in wax for their final checks were the gargantuan Jabba the Hutt and the delicate Princess Leia, depicted as they appear in the famous scene in Jabba's Throne Room in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi. The figures, which fans will be able to get up close to in an authentic recreation of Jabba's Throne Room when the new attraction opens on Saturday May 16, 2015, have taken a team of more than 20 artists over four months to create. "These two figures are actually two of the most challenging of the cast of 16 characters we are creating," commented Principal Sculptor on the project, Stephen Mansfield. He continued: "With Jabba we have sheer scale - he is 2.9m long, 1.5m high and weighs a whopping 35 stone. We used fibreglass moulding techniques to create the body mass, which has then been hand coloured in precise detail over a six week period. His massive eyes are made from glass and are each the size of a melon. Leia, of course, is portrayed in one of the character's most iconic looks, in her gold bikini. We are acutely aware of the responsibility we have to get this right for fans, and we have been very lucky to work with the jeweler that made the original hair pieces worn by Princess Leia to recreate this level of detail." The figures will be joined by the smallest character to be featured, Jabba's sadistic court jester, Salacious B. Crumb, to complete the scene. The Kowakian monkey-lizard will stand at just 41.2cm tall complete with 14cm long ears. He will be tucked into his gross crime lord boss's tail as Princess Leia sits shackled before him. Fans will be able to sit beside Leia, marvel at Jabba's grotesqueness and listen out for sounds of to at London, Madame Tussauds - London, United Kingdom - Monday 13th April 2015
The Rebel Alliance struck a terrific blow to the Galactic Empire with the destruction of the Death Star. But now, with the Emperor's right hand man, Darth Vader, on the hunt for Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), the Alliance are going to have more difficulty fighting them off. Han Solo (Harrison Ford) is reluctantly still fighting alongside the Alliance, although his smuggling past and loner demeanour still rub wrongly with Leia Organa (Carry Fisher), who finds him to be nothing more than a stuck up, scruffy-looking Nerf herder. But their petty squabbling will have to be put aside when the Empire comes in search of Luke.
Continue: Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back Trailer
The galaxy is in turmoil. A Rebel Alliance is rising up against the villainous Galactic Empire but they are still marginalised and easily defeated. The Empire has a secret weapon, something that will ensure their continued hold on the galaxy: The Death Star. The giant space station has the ability to destroy an entire planet, although the Rebel Alliance have successfully stolen the secret plans for it. When Princess Leia Organa of Alderan (Carry Fisher) is captured on her way to deliver the plans to the Alliance, she is forced to send them inside a droid to the closest planet - Tatooine. There, a young moisture farmer, Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), who dreams of something greater for himself, is about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime, and save the galaxy along the way.
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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. A trade dispute on the planet Naboo has led to a full-scale invasion of the planet. Two members of the of the honourable Jedi Order, Master Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson) and his Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) travel to the Trade Federation flagship to negotiate an end to the blockade. While they are there, however, they uncover a secret invasion of the entire planet which threatens to endanger millions of lives. Their quest to save the planet and keep the peace will lead them to a young boy with incredible potential. And the fate of the entire galaxy will be thrown into danger.
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After five long years, the Clone Wars are still raging across the galaxy. Count Dooku (Christopher Lee), the Separatist leader and his minion, General Grievous, have captured the Chancellor of the Galactic Republic. Jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) and Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) are tasked with his rescue. Once the chancellor is saved and Dooku is defeated, the location of General Grievous is discovered. If the Jedi can send a strike force to capture or kill Grievous, then they will be able to end the war entirely. But there is a darkness growing within Anakin, and the Jedi Order are slowly starting to become aware of it. But as the power of the Chancellor continues to grow, and his hold over Anakin grows too, leading to a revelation which will forever change the galaxy, and lead to a greater, more destructive war.
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During the creation of 'Star Wars' in 1977, the now iconic design for the Millennium Falcon was completely different. During the design stage, the ship was a longer, more streamlined design, yet it bared too similar resemblance to a space ship from a different movie. When George Lucas told the designers that they needed to come up with something else, and he didn't even care if it just looked like a flying saucer, the most iconic spaceship in film history was created.
Discontent is spreading across the galaxy. A separatist movement, led by the fallen Jedi Count Dooku (Christopher Lee) is challenging the Galactic Republic for power. Now the Jedi Order are forced to do all they can to keep the peace in the galaxy, all the while knowing that war is brewing on the horizon. When former Queen of Naboo, Padmé Amidala (Natalie Portman), now a senator for the planet, is caught up in a failed assassination attempt, Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) and his Padawan Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) must seek out the source of the attack, and do all they can to prevent the war that is coming to the galaxy.
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The Rebel Alliance has fallen into an incredibly dark time. With the destruction of their base in the Hoth system, they have suffered numerous setbacks and defeats across the galaxy. It has been a crushing time for the heroes of the Rebel Alliance as well, as Han Solo (Harrison Ford) has been captured by the ruthless Darth Vader and sent to the vicious crime boss Jabba the Hutt. Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) has suffered greatly, too. Not only has he learned the truth about Vader being his father, but he has lost his hand in a battle with the dark lord of the Sith. Luke must first rescue Han, and then face up to his destiny and battle Vader for the fate of the galaxy.
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For the fans that just can't wait until December, 'Star Wars' is set to a release a new HD collection for digital distribution.
'Star Wars' is a phenomenon. The oddball 1977 original movie (later deemed to be "Part 4") was the first true blockbuster, changing the way movies are merchandised and reigniting the steadily dying science fiction genre. It turned the space opera into a crowd-pleasing licence to print money, and we all love it for that. On the other hand, the best way to send any self-respecting geek into a fit of frothing rage is even allude to the prequel trilogy without discussing how you would have made it better yourself.
Harrison Ford in 'Star Wars: A New Hope'
The thing is, the original trilogy is still held in such high regard, that the series is still a viable investment; not only are we getting an entirely new trilogy beginning at the end of 2015, but a remastered collection of the entire saga so far is set to be released digitally online on 10th April, 2015. As if you needed something to get you in the mood.
Han Solo - As the first tickets for the new experience went on sale today, Madame Tussauds London released images of early work in progress of these three figures, revealing startlingly accurate, perfect clay sculptures of some of the best-loved characters in movie history. The clays will be used to make the moulds to create the figures' final wax heads and when complete the likenesses will feature in a series of atmospheric walk-in sets, inspired by iconic moments from Star Wars Episodes I-VI. at London, Madame Tussauds - London, UK, United Kingdom - Thursday 5th March 2015
Yoda - Work is now underway to bring the rest of the experience to life for a mid-May opening when fans will be able to co-star in some of the most famous scenes in film. Fans can sign up at www.madametussauds.com/london to be the first to know when tickets go on sale and to find all the latest news and updates. - London, United Kingdom - Monday 12th January 2015
Scott Loxley - Cosplay Charity Fundraiser Walks Australia as Star Wars Stormtrooper . . . Scott Loxley has truly embraced The Dark Side, for a very good cause, on his quest to walk around Australia in full Star Wars Stormtrooper costume to raise money for the Monash Children's Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. The ex-Australian Defence Force member, father and newly-wed from Greensborugh, Victoria, left the hospital in October 2013 (shortly after his wedding) on his 18 month journey to walk 15,000kms around Australia - covering every state and territory. Scott is an active 501st Legion member - an international Star Wars volunteer costuming organisation that attend events to raise money for charity. When he mentioned to local Melbourne 501st troopers that he was interested in walking around Australia for charity they said "why not do it in costume?" Scott has already walked over half of his quest and has just left the Northern Territory on his way to Queensland. His recent darkside antics in Darwin saw him jumping into crocodile cages and speaking to media about life on the road, enduring heat waves, bush fires, being away from family and eating fresh road kill including snakes and kangaroos. And he does it all with a smile knowing it is all for a great cause. Scott said: "As a father, if one of my children were hospitalised, I would want them to be cared for by the best staff who have access to the best equipment. I am a member of the 501st Legion, an international not-for-profit Star Wars costuming organisation who give their time to raise much needed funds for varying charities. As a member, I believe I can help make a difference and support this terrific cause. "I'm supporting the build of the new Monash Children's Hospital in Clayton, my local hospital back home. These guys care for over 30,000 children every year. Building the new hospital will mean the increase in the number of beds will help meet the needs of children and families in our community and that' - Australia - Thursday 20th November 2014
Berlin cafe - Currently filming Star Wars: Episode VII actor Domhnall Gleeson looked every bit a budding Jedi Knight with a full ginger beard as he sat outside Berlin cafe on Coppinger Row with fellow Irish actor Hugh O'Connor - Dublin, Ireland - Thursday 10th July 2014
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
Disney UK and Harrods today announced the launch of a brand new space dedicated to Marvel and Star Wars characters, that will increase the size of Disney Store at Harrods by more than a third. Fans of Marvel favourites including Spider Man, Hulk and Captain America, will be able to interact with the franchises in a host of ways from photo opportunities through to fun activities like a regular Spiderman Training Academy. - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 12th February 2014
Greece, Anagnostakou Elina, Queen Amidala and Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace - MCM London Comic Con at ExCeL London - CosPlay European Final - Day Two - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 26th October 2013
Star War's R2D2 - Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo 2013 (C2E2) - Chicago, IL, United States - Friday 26th April 2013
Star Wars and Xbox 360 Monday 2nd April 2012 Darth Vader, Stormtroopers and R2-D2 joined morning commuters today in anticipation for the launch of the Kinect Star Wars game on Tuesday 3rd April, exclusively on Xbox 360
Star Wars and Droid - Star Wars robot R2D2 is forced to use an elevator at the BT Tower after struggling to make it down the flight of stairs following the film's Blu-Ray launch party. Perhaps he wasn't the droid we were looking for after all London, England - Star Wars Blu-Ray - launch party at BT Tower - Outside departures Thursday 15th September 2011
Nick Moran, Droid, Star Wars and Stock Thursday 15th September 2011 Nick Moran arrives at the BT Tower but is turned away by security staff. It seems the 'Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels' star had got his dates mixed up as he was expecting to have his name on the door for a VIP private viewing of 'Real Steal', which is actually showing tomorrow. He must have been a little confused when he noticed Stormtroopers and the odd droid pottering about, as it was in fact the Star Wars Blue-Ray DVD launch instead. London, England
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The crew of the Ghost is coming home one last time. The final season of #StarWarsRebels arrives on Blu-ray and DVD… https://t.co/O6sTBs1cQ4
@DarthYaoi With Ezra, of course. 😀
#WorldEmojiDay heads to a galaxy far, far away.... Who's starring in #YourStarWarsStory? https://t.co/XDjo05h6Po
Step inside the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon this week at @comic_con. #SDCC https://t.co/icdyvr8bXg https://t.co/HBjPMNkEbD
He takes some getting used to, but he's one of the best friends a Rebel could ask for. Conept art for Chopper (C1-1… https://t.co/7Ze5Y1e8HL
Best hide your power cables before bringing this exclusive home from @Comic_Con. #SDCC2018 https://t.co/aLqbqnMIOr https://t.co/y0BlfTc7Rs
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Celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Star Wars: #TheCloneWars with @dave_filoni and other special guests this week… https://t.co/w1AlTqjIgz
Paodok’Draba’Takat Sap’De’Rekti Nik’Linke’Ti’ Ki’Vef’Nik’NeSevef’Li’Kek. Just one of 25 wonderfully weird Star Wars… https://t.co/sXNg5NScqw
Ezra's still out there, and Sabine is going to bring him home in #StarWarsFanArt by @charlestan. #StarWarsRebels https://t.co/6TmASuSaRo
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