‘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.
Just when ‘Stargate’ fans had a glimmer of hope about a new big screen outing, their dreams have been dashed. Speaking to Empire (via Den of Geek), Devlin revealed that the proposed reboot, again helmed by Emmerich, had been canned.
While ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ is the film on everyone’s mind as we see out 2016, one of Disney and Lucasfilm’s other spin-offs, the young Han Solo movie, has a lot of buzz around it. Its star Alden Ehrenreich, the actor chosen to play the cocky smuggler made famous by Harrison Ford, has spoken about the exciting addition of ‘Community’s’ Donald Glover and how Chewbacca will feature. Speaking to HeyUGuys, the ‘Hail, Caesar!’ star isn’t allowed to say a lot, but was excited about the prospect of Glover (who also goes by the Childish Gambino rapper alias) involved in the project.
J.J. Abrams has revealed that Steven Spielberg provided two key bits of advice during production on ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ that led him to change the blockbuster. Abrams made this revelation during the director’s commentary for ‘The Force Awakens’, at first admitting that the legendary ‘Jaws’ and ‘Jurassic Park’ filmmaker suggested that he tweaked the scene where Poe’s TIE fighter crash lands in the sand. Rather than just being swallowed up by the sand, Spielberg told Abrams to include an explosion, too.
Because a devoted father’s home-made costume that has turned his 4-year-old son into both Luke Skywalker and a tauntaun is the best Halloween costume you’ll see this year. YouTube user Clint Case’s video of his young son wearing the perfect self-made outfit, which makes him look as though he’s riding the tauntaun as he walks, has gone viral. Considering that this is the first Halloween since the release of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, and with ‘Rogue One’ just around the corner, too, you can expect plenty trick or treaters to be wearing costumes inspired by the galaxy far, far away.
The British firm Foodles Production Ltd have been fined £1.6 million because of the accident on the set of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ that resulted in Harrison Ford breaking his left leg after a malfunctioning hydraulic metal door crashed onto it. Ford also suffered a “deep laceration” to his left hand, which required plastic surgery. The incident took place back in June 2014 at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire when Ford was 71.
Here’s one to get the collectors salivating… Disney is to launch new ‘big sleeve’ DVD editions of some of its classic movies. – Seven magnificent 21st century westerns – Fantastic Beasts posters reveal Harry Potter link – Nicolas Cage hunts Bin Laden in Army of One trailer The releases will be ‘super-sized’, and issued in collectable, 12” vinyl-style packaging, which will come complete with bespoke artwork. Classic movies including ‘Aladdin’, ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and ‘Cinderella’ are being unveiled in the new format. ...
One of the key revelations from the recent ‘Star Wars’ movie appeared to be that since getting together in ‘Return of the Jedi’, Princess Leia and Han Solo had split by ‘The Force Awakens’. No honeymoon period for us, just the awkwardness of an estranged couple embarrassed by the dreadful behaviour of their now-distant son Kylo Ren. ...
Everyone and their dog seems to be excited about Rian Johnson’s ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’, especially when filming began earlier this year, and now fans are getting just as giddy after the director revealed editing had begun. ‘Looper’ helmer Johnson takes on the mighty challenge of directing a ‘Star Wars’ film, following in the footsteps of J.J. Abrams who successfully saw last year’s ‘The Force Awakens’ make over $2 billion at the worldwide box office. With it, he simply wrote the caption, ‘Day one!’ which means we’re edging closer to having the first cut of ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ completed.
Appearing at Star Wars Celebration, acting legend Mark Hamill revealed that he’s been recording some dialogue for the upcoming sequel… and it includes some great catchphrases. “I was looping dialogue [for ‘Star Wars 8′] yesterday and I was like, ‘I can already see this on a t-shirt’… there’s so many great lines,” he said. Unfortunately, Hamill wouldn’t give us a snippet of those… even though the fans were obviously keen.
Harrison Ford’s injury was undoubtedly the darkest moment of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’’ shoot. J.J. Abrams made this admission while taking part in a discussion with Chris Rock at the Tribeca Film Festival, explaining that the first scenes shot on the Millenium Falcon didn’t work at all. It was set up all wrong,” Abrams told the crowd, via Radio Times.
A dedicated legion of ‘Star Wars’ fans are pleading with Disney and Lucasfilm to bring back the space saga’s 'expanded universe’. Such is the seriousness of their passion that yesterday a billboard ad went up in San Francisco as a direct request to the filmmakers. It reads: “Dear Lucasfilm, Please continue THE ORIGINAL EXPANDED UNIVERSE — The epic story that existed from 1976-2014.
It’s one of the biggest secrets of ‘Star Wars 7’ – why does C-3PO have a red arm? It’s no surprise that things have changed a bit in the galaxy far, far away. - Who Are These New Additions To Star Trek Beyond?
Could J.J. Abrams have betrayed an obsession with Pink Floyd in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’? One fan certainly believes so, and is claiming that the movie syncs perfectly with their magnum opus, 'The Dark Side Of The Moon’.
If anyone can be seen as a breakout talent over the past 12 months, it’s ‘Room’ star Jacob Tremblay. The nine-year-old has continued to melt our hearts by naming his new puppy after one of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ breakthrough stars. The young actor, who appears alongside Oscar-winner Brie Larson in Lenny Abrahmson’s ‘Room’, is getting a lot of attention on social media with the cute posts he shares (or more specifically his parent-approved ones).
Hosted by Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Kevin Hart, the MTV Movie Awards 2016 were always going to be eventful, as ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, ‘Jurassic World’, and ‘Deadpool’ walked away with wins.
According to Empire, Jon Stewart was offered the opportunity to appear as a Stormtrooper in ‘The Force Awakens’, but the former host of ‘The Daily Show’ turned it down because he only wanted to play a good guy. Unfortunately stormtrooper cameos were the only ones being offered out, which meant that Stewart’s void was then filled by the likes of Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, film composer Micahel Giacchio, and 007 himself Daniel Craig. ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’’ editor Mary Jo Markey has now come out and explained which stormtroopers were played by rather famous individuals.
Daisy Ridley was one of the many revelations in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ thanks to her performance as Rey. Sections of Ridley’s audition tape have been included in the home entertainment release for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, which you can take a look at below. In the above clip, J.J. Abrams explains that while they were “looking for someone new” they also needed the unknown actress to be able to portray “vulnerable, tough, sweet, terrified, and tough.” Which was a big ask.
The home entertainment release of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ is almost here and the most exciting part of the release for many fans will be the deleted scenes. US site Uproxx managed to get hold of a copy and have given a run-down of the six deleted scenes on the Blu-Ray version of the film.
While ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ was the seventh instalment to the franchise it also introduced a cavalcade of new characters that we still don’t know that much about. ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’’ deleted scenes are the perfect source for this, and now Entertainment Weekly have released further information about these sequences, which will be included in the home entertainment release next month. Well, one of them, which was originally intended to be at the start of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, sees John Boyega’s FN-2187, still in his Stormtrooper attire, face to face with a woman in a small building and then raising his weapon to shoot her dead.
One of the main grievances that audiences had with ‘Man Of Steel’ was the amount of destruction and death that took place in its final act when Superman and General Zod turned Metropolis into their own personal wrestling ring. ‘Man Of Steel’ director Zack Snyder has heard those complaints, and believes that they are unfounded. Especially when it’s compared to the amount of people that perished in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’.
What did Harrison Ford think of his ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ storyline? During a live Tumblr Q&A with Entertainment Weekly, the 78-year-old ‘Star Wars’ legend revealed that he was happy with Han Solo’s sub-plot in ‘The Force Awakens’. Of course, Han Solo finally met a sticky end in ‘Star Wars 7’… at the hands of his own son, Kylo Ren.
It looks as though Daisy Ridley could be going from ‘Star Wars’ to ‘Tomb Raider’. During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the 23-year-old British actress confirmed that she has already been in talks about the upcoming ‘Tomb Raider’ reboot. Of course, if Ridley does land the coveted role, she’ll be taking over from Angelina Jolie, who played the iconic video game character Lara Croft in all of her big screen outings to date.
Just so you know there are SPOILERS ahead for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’. ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ was a rather emotional ride. This was down to one scene in particular, which saw Harrison Ford’s Han Solo killed by his own son Kylo Ren, formerly Ben Solo, played by Adam Driver.