It looks as though Justin Theroux is in ‘Star Wars 8’. According the Making Star Wars, the 45-year-old actor has landed a role in ‘Star Wars 8’… and they even have some idea about what kind of character he’ll be playing. “The Leftovers star Justin Theroux has a role in The Last Jedi,” they revealed.
Cult movie poster artist Matt Ferguson has designed a cool new alternative poster for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story to celebrate the film's DVD and Blu-ray release.
As the 40th anniversary of ‘Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope’, or, to most people ‘Star Wars’ approaches, we find out five amazing things about the iconic movie from the film’s clapper loader Jamie Harcourt and creature effects technician Nick Maley. Jamie Harcourt (seen above holding the clapper board) remembers examining a print of the finished movie before it hit cinemas while shooting his next film.
If you think we live in an era with boring homogenous film marketing materials, then you’re plain wrong. The film industry is still capable of producing timeless movie posters as these corkers from 2017 prove. We’ll update this slideshow with more throughout the year as they’re released.
It’s official – we’re seeing how Han got the Millennium Falcon. Han Solo’s upcoming ‘Star Wars’ spin-off has been the source of plenty of speculation. Well, at least now we’ve got more of an idea about what it’s going to be about, now that Disney CEO Bob Iger has spilled the beans on some minor details of the Han Solo movie.
By now you’ve probably read about ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’s original ending, but it’s been revealed that wasn’t the only potential scene that didn’t make the final film. Ahead of the home release of Gareth Edwards’ massive sci-fi hit, Gary Whitta, who wrote an early version of the script, has revealed that series icon Darth Vader nearly appeared in a third scene.
‘Star Wars’ legend Mark Hamill has shared what’s thought to be the first ever image of him as the iconic Luke Skywalker. Hamill, who’s a keen user of social media (largely Instagram and Twitter), posted the photo of him on the Tunisian set of 1977’s ‘Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope’ (as it became known). Posting to his Instagram and Twitter accounts – both @hamillhimself – the actor described the image and how it was “perhaps” the first ever snap of him in character.
For some the appearance of the CGI Carrie Fisher at the end of ‘Rogue One’ just didn’t sit right. Like the digital iteration of Peter Cushing’s Grand Moff Tarkin in the movie, both characters pushed the ‘uncanny valley’ button, where a CGI character is realistic, but not quite realistic enough (or is it *too* realistic?). Speaking to Fandango, director Gareth Edwards said that Star Wars producer Kathleen Kennedy told him how Fisher presumed it was some footage of Princess Leia found somewhere from the original movies.
The action sequence in ‘Rogue One’ in which Darth Vader turns Action Jackson was probably the most thrilling of the whole film for Star Wars fans. In an interview with Fandango, director Gareth Edwards revealed that it was the movie’s editor Jabbez Olssen’s brainwave, and they didn’t expect it to come off at all. According to Edwards, in the original cut of the film Vader ‘arrives and obliterates the Calamari ship, and then the blockade runner gets out just in time and he pursues the blockade runner’, so he never actually boarded the ship.
As previously announced, Marvel is set to launch a six-issue adaptation of the intergalactic smash Star Wars story and the comic book will include material that didn’t make the final cut of the film. Today, Marvel released initial interior artwork from the comic version, the first issue of which will hit newsstands on April 5. Here’s your first look at four pages worth of panels, illustrated by Emilio Laiso and Oscar Bazaldua, featuring familiar scenes from the film of Jyn Erso‘s escape from an Imperial penal colony, her meeting on Yavin 4 with Mon Mothma and Cassian Andor, her rendezvous with Saw Gerrera on Jedha, and her plea to Alliance leaders to go to Scarif to steal the Death Star plans — a scene that may be expanded from the film (more on that below).
On May 25, 1977, George Lucas unleashed Star Wars on an unsuspecting planet Earth. Lucasfilm and its partners are pulling out all the stops to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the film (now known as Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope). At last weekend’s New York Toy Fair, Hasbro unveiled its premium 6-inch Black Series figures based on the original, classic Kenner lineup.
Lucasfilm has announced that the standalone Star Wars story will arrive on Digital HD and the Disney Movies Anywhere service on March 24 and then be available on Blu-ray, DVD, and on-demand on April 4. To mark the news, Lucasfilm released a new trailer (watch above) teasing the bonus materials available with the home edition. Depending on which format you choose, you’ll be able to get in-depth info on the idea that launched the first Star Wars Story outside the “Skywalker Saga,” behind-the-scenes breakdowns of all the newly introduced heroes and villains, a look at the digital wizardry involved in recreating Grand Moff Tarkin and Princess Leia, and a featurette on the myriad Easter eggs referencing previous entries in the Star Wars cinematic universe.
Disney has confirmed that ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ will include key scenes shot with IMAX cameras especially for the cinematic screening format. The announcement was made by Disney as it announced details of a renewed deal with the company to bring its biggest films to the hundreds of enormous IMAX screens worldwide. Disney also named other films on its slate that will be part-shot in IMAX, including: ‘Black Panther’, ‘Captain Marvel’, ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp’, ‘The Incredibles 2’, ‘Toy Story 4’, ‘Wreck-It Ralph 2’, ‘Indiana Jones 5’, ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ and the live-action adaptation of ‘Mulan’.
Joonas Suotamo first doubled for Peter Mayhew, the original Chewbacca, in ‘The Force Awakens’, and now he’s confirmed for the ‘Star Wars’ standalone movie about the young Han Solo. “Chewbacca is one of the most iconic characters in the history of film, and Peter’s development and portrayal of this beloved Wookiee has spread so much joy around the globe,” Suotamo said in a statement announcing his casting. Joonas is a statuesque six-feet, 10-inches tall, and is also – obviously – a basketball player too, having attended Penn State University, and playing for the Penn State Nittany Lions.
Chuck Wendig’s forthcoming novel Star Wars: Aftermath — Empire’s End, which is considered canon by Lucasfilm, has a chapter dedicated to perhaps the most reviled character in that galaxy far, far away. The scene is set in Naboo and focuses on a young refugee boy named Mapo, a damaged kid in desperate need of a friend. Yes, Jar Jar Binks has literally become a sad clown.
Mark your calendars: “Force Friday II” (a.k.a. #ForceFridayII), Star Wars' big merchandise day, will take place Sept. 1
Star Wars: The Last Jedi doesn’t zoom into theaters until December, but it’s never too early to start planning your movie-going wardrobe. Among the dozens of new Star Wars toys in Hasbro’s pipeline for 2017 — many of which will be on display at this weekend’s Toy Fair New York trade show — are a series of weapons and gear based on characters introduced in The Force Awakens who will be returning for The Last Jedi.
The Empire is expanding, and will soon have outposts established in Orlando and Anaheim. The House of Mouse confirmed this week that the anticipated Star Wars Land expansion — dual 14-acre immersive themed lands at Disneyland and Disney World — would open in 2019, in time for Episode IX, the closing chapter of the central “Skywalker Saga.” The project, announced in 2015, began construction last April. Over the past several months, Disney has been releasing concept art for Star Wars Land, and we’ve collected it all here to give you the flavor of that galaxy that’s suddenly not so far, far away. ...
When we hauled a backpack full of action figures with us to San Francisco for the Rogue One junket in December, there was one notable character missing in action. So while Felicity Jones undressed her Jyn Erso, Diego Luna admired his Cassian Andor, Donnie Yen showed off the moves of Chirrut Îmwe, Alan Tudyk and Riz Ahmed battled their K-2SO and Bodhi Rook mini-mes (watch above), and even Ben Mendelsohn took stock of his Orson Krennic likeness, poor Mads Mikkelsen didn’t have a doll to play with. That injustice has been remedied: Hasbro on Friday unveiled its Galen Erso 3. ...
Part of the fun of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is spotting the “legacy characters” from the original Star Wars trilogy, brought back to life through a combination of archival footage, digital ingenuity, and living actors. Among the familiar faces are two of the Rebel pilots who sacrifice their lives in A New Hope‘s final assault on the Death Star, Red Leader and Gold Leader. Both take part in Rogue One‘s Battle of Scarif — and yet a much more recognizable pilot from the original trilogy, Wedge Antilles, is nowhere to be seen.
Ever noticed that most of the locations in the Star Wars universe wouldn’t pass a basic safety inspection? A number of characters plummet to their doom throughout the series, and the risk of accidentally falling on The Death Star or in Cloud City, or even tripping into that floor hatch on the Millennium Falcon, seems incredibly high. A new episode of the official web series The Star Wars Show explains that this was by design: George Lucas was against building guardrails on Star Wars sets.
Mark Hamill has long been a defender of George Lucas’s prequel trilogy, and 18 years after the release of Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace, he still takes the insults personally. In an interview with Vulture at the Sundance Film Festival, where he was promoting his comedy Brigsby Bear, the man who plays Luke Skywalker said that he still can’t fathom the vitriol directed at the films. In particular, Hamill said, he’s “still angry” about the criticism directed at young Phantom Menace star Jake Lloyd.