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Daisy Ridley says the title for Star Wars: Episode VIII has changed

17 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Having finished wrapping Star Wars: Episode VIII, fans have been wondering when we’ll hear the official title for the movie. However according to Daisy Ridley, we won’t find out for “a while yet”.

“I heard a title, but I don’t know if it’s going to be that,” she told the presenters of My Dad Wrote a Porno. “I really don’t know much about anything.”

“I heard [the title] a long time ago before we started filming, and so I feel some things have slightly tweaked during [production],” she added. “It’s going to be a while before it’s released I imagine.”

When asked if Star Wars: Episode VIII was going to be good, Ridley replied, “I hope so. It’s weird because there is so much expectation now. Everyone is going, ‘you must be so less stressed’, and I’m like, ‘absolutely not.’ My neurosis was like 100 times worse than before. »

- Luke Owen

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story: Alan Tudyk Talks K-2So's Backstory And Personality

22 August 2016 4:43 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Of course, as exciting as each new Star Wars movie is, we all know half the fun lies in the different kinds of non-human characters we'll get to see. As was revealed in weeks past, the big droid character to join the canon will be none other than K-2So, voice and performance captured by actor Alan Tudyk.

Speaking with StarWars.com, Tudyk discussed further details surrounding the droid's (who he calls Kaytoo) past, and his relationship with those around him. The character's specific origins aren't necessarily new -- they were revealed via an EW first look some week's back, but he also plants the details in the context of the Star Wars historical canon. He also talks about the droid's personality in greater detail.

"Kaytoo was formerly an Imperial droid, so he used to be on the other side. He was a security droid and then Cassian, Diego Luna’s character, »

- Joseph Medina

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Hot Toys Star Wars: The Force Awakens 1/6th scale Finn (First Order Stormtrooper Version) collectible figure

19 August 2016 12:53 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Hot Toys has unveiled a batch of promotional images for its 1/6th scale Finn (First Order Stormtrooper version) collectible figure from Star Wars: The Force Awakens; take a look here…

Originally trained since birth to serve the First Order as a Stormtrooper, Fn-2187 was deeply affected by the death of his squad mate and the innocent villagers during the attack of Tuanul on the desert planet Jakku. The skirmish has awakened his conscience and drove him down a different path, one that proved both heroic and dangerous and picking up a new name – Finn.

The highly-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of John Boyega in the film featuring a newly painted head sculpt, a sleek First Order Stormtrooper armor with weather effects and helmet with the iconic blood mark, blaster rifle and blaster pistol, and a hexagonal figure stand with the First Order’s emblem.

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- Amie Cranswick

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George Lucas, Mark Hamill pay tribute to 'Star Wars' actor Kenny Baker

15 August 2016 4:12 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Star Wars and Flash Gordon actor passed away on Saturday aged 81.

Leading figures from the Star Wars franchise including Mark Hamill, Ewan McGregor and George Lucas have paid tribute to actor Kenny Baker, who died on Saturday at the age of 81.

The British actor was best known for playing droid R2-D2 in the Star Wars series, including the original trilogy and the more recent prequels.

His career also included roles in The Elephant Man, Time Bandits and Flash Gordon.

Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars films and also appeared in last year’s The Force Awakens, led tributes, saying that Baker was “a lifelong loyal friend.”

Goodbye Kenny Baker A lifelong loyal friend I loved his optimism determination He Was the droid I was looking for pic.twitter.com/rd94OEYaHi

Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) August 13, 2016

Director George Lucas, who helmed the original film A New Hope as well as the three »

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John Williams will begin scoring Star Wars: Episode VIII in a few weeks

15 August 2016 12:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

At 84 years of age, John Williams is one of the oldest living movie music composers, but that isn’t going to stop him from returning to the Star Wars franchise for the eighth time in about four decades to score 2017’s Star Wars: Episode VIII. In fact, during a show at the Tanglewood in Massachusetts on Saturday night, Williams shared a few details regarding his involvement in the film with the crowd after playing “Rey’s Theme” and “The Jedi Steps and Finale” from Star Wars: The Force Awakens

According to a MassLive review of the show, Williams revealed that he will begin working on the still-untitled Star Wars: Episode VIII in just a few weeks “after seeing an early cut.” The outlet also mentioned that the Oscar-winning composer, who has been around Star Wars directors, producers and actors quite a bit over the past few years, still has no »

- Justin Cook

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Kenny Baker obituary

14 August 2016 5:01 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Actor best known for his role as R2-D2 in Star Wars

When the first Star Wars film opened in 1977, the life of every actor associated with it was transformed, even those who were not visible on screen, such as Kenny Baker, who has died aged 81. Baker played R2-D2, the android that resembled a common domestic dustbin with an elongated arm clamped to each side and flashing lights on his front.

Together with C-3Po (Anthony Daniels), his taller, humanoid robot companion, R2-D2 served the heroes of this intergalactic adventure, which was essentially a B-movie on a bigger budget. Though Baker and Daniels were widely reported to have had a difficult relationship, they were a dependable source of comic relief on screen together in the series’ seven instalments, including the original trilogy, which was completed by The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Return of the Jedi (1983).

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- Ryan Gilbey

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R2-D2 Actor Remembered as Star Wars Stars Pay Tribute to Kenny Baker

13 August 2016 1:58 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier today it was reported that one of the original Star Wars actors has passed away. Kenny Baker, who was best known as the man inside R2-D2, succumbed to a lengthy illness at the age of 83. Since news of his death was announced by his niece Abigail Shield, many stars and filmmakers from the Star Wars universe have come forward to remember the man under the dome.

Mark Hamill was the first from the Star Wars camp to respond. The actor appeared in three movies with Kenny Baker, including the original 1977 Star Wars: A New Hope, 1980's Empire Strikes Back and 1983's Return of the Jedi. Hamill and Baker spent a lot of time together on set, especially during the Empire production. It was Luke Skywalker and R2-D2 who traveled alone to the planet of Dagobah to meet Master Jedi Yoda. And throughout the original trilogy, R2 was often seen as Luke's loyal companion. »

- MovieWeb

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Kenny Baker, R2-D2 in Star Wars, Passes Away at 83

13 August 2016 11:38 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The entire galaxy is in mourning today as one beloved member of the original Star Wars universe has passed away. Kenny Baker, perhaps best known as the man inside R2-D2, succumbed to a lengthy illness. He was 83 years old at the time of his passing. Baker's niece Abigail Shield was the first to report the news, telling this to The Guardian.

"It was expected, but it's sad nonetheless. He had a very long and fulfilled life."

Standing at 3-foot, 8-inches, Kenny Baker was one of the few actors capable of fitting inside the body of droid R2-D2, which needed someone to bring the practical character to life back in 1977. He was fully credited as one of the main cast members in the original movie Star Wars: A New Hope, and would return for the next two installments in the first trilogy, 1980's Empire Strikes Back and 1983's Return of the Jedi, »

- MovieWeb

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Kenny Baker, 'Star Wars' Actor Behind R2-D2, Dead at 81

13 August 2016 11:19 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Kenny Baker, the actor who portrayed the robot R2-D2 in six Star Wars films, died Saturday after a long illness. He was 81.

Baker's niece Abigail Shield confirmed the actor's death to the Guardian. "It was expected, but it’s sad nonetheless. He had a very long and fulfilled life," Shield said. "He brought lots of happiness to people and we’ll be celebrating the fact that he was well loved throughout the world. We’re all very proud of what he achieved in his lifetime."

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The Force Awakens 3D Collector’s Edition Adds New Material

12 August 2016 3:15 PM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Burbank, Calif. (August 10, 2016) — This fall, Star Wars fans around the world, will experience a galaxy far, far away—up close and in eye-popping 3D—through the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens 3D Collector’s Edition, rolling out beginning Oct. 31 and arriving in the United States and Canada on Nov 15.

For the first time—and just in time for the holidays—viewers can bring home Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 3D, encased in stunning, collectible packaging. The exclusive four-disc 3D Collector’s Edition contains the original theatrical release on Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray™, Digital HD and DVD, along with originally released bonus features and brand-new bonus material, including additional deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes conversations with cast and crew and revealing, never-before released audio commentary by director J.J. Abrams*.

*Collector’s Edition configuration may vary by territory

Upon its debut last December, Star Wars: The Force Awakens received rave »

- ComicMix Staff

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Will Get A 3D Collector’s Edition This Fall

10 August 2016 1:55 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

This fall, Star Wars fans around the world, will experience a galaxy far, far away—up close and in eye-popping 3D—through the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens 3D Collector’s Edition, rolling out beginning Oct. 31 and arriving in the United States and Canada on Nov 15.    

For the first time—and just in time for the holidays—viewers can bring home Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 3D, encased in stunning, collectible packaging. The exclusive four-disc 3D Collector’s Edition contains the original theatrical release on Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray™, Digital HD and DVD, along with originally released bonus features and brand-new bonus material, including additional deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes conversations with cast and crew and revealing, never-before released audio commentary by director J.J. Abrams.

Upon its debut last December, Star Wars: The Force Awakens received rave reviews from both critics and audiences, and shattered box office records »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens – 3D Collectors Edition Arriving November 15

10 August 2016 1:33 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

This fall, Star Wars fans around the world, will experience a galaxy far, far away—up close and in eye-popping 3D—through the highly anticipated “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” 3D Collector’s Edition, rolling out beginning Oct. 31 and arriving in the United States and Canada on Nov 15.

 

For the first time—and just in time for the holidays—viewers can bring home Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” in 3D, encased in stunning, collectible packaging. The exclusive four-disc 3D Collector’s Edition contains the original theatrical release on Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray™, Digital HD and DVD, along with originally released bonus features and brand-new bonus material, including additional deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes conversations with cast and crew and revealing, never-before released audio commentary by director J.J. Abrams.

Upon its debut last December, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” received rave reviews from both critics and audiences, and shattered box office records »

- Tom Stockman

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How Cancer Survivor Anthony Daniels Saved Other Patients' Lives as He Tried to Save His Own

28 July 2016 9:15 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

After six long years of battling Hodgkin's lymphoma, Anthony Daniels is now cancer-free. "It's surreal," Daniels, 25, tells People. "I can't believe it." Daniels was 19-years-old and a promising sophomore at Fordham University in New York City when he was diagnosed with the blood cancer. Despite four relapses and 30 rounds of chemotherapy, Daniels never gave up trying to find a bone marrow match - something he needed to survive. But the last thing Daniels expected was that he would save numerous lives as he tried to save his own. Through Dkms, the largest bone marrow donor center in the world, Daniels »

- Caitlin Keating, @caitkeating

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Star Wars Celebration 2016 – A Fan’s Verdict

23 July 2016 3:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Arriving up to ExCel on the Dlr was a great feeling. Much like Comic-Con, it was easy to pick out Star Wars fanatics from the crowd of commuters, because they all seemed to be talking to each other about Bb-8 and Rogue One on the train. Before we entered the ExCel conference centre in London’s Docklands, I spotted a Rey cosplayer, in full Jakku peasant regalia, ordering a caramel macchiato from a Starbucks kiosk.

The cosplayers went all out. I passed heaps of Stormtroopers, Sandtroopers and Darth Vaders on the way in. Lots of people were asking for photos and nobody was turned down. Everyone had time for a picture, a pose, a smile. The creative cosplay also extended to cross-overs; female Darth Vaders in skirts, Limp Bizkit Stormtroopers (I’m serious), Kylo Ren or “Matt” from the Saturday Night Live comedy skit. It was cool to see Fn-2187 style Stormtroopers, »

- Kirsty Capes

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"Star Wars: Episode VIII" Wraps Production

22 July 2016 12:04 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Just a week after the Star Wars Celebration event in London, production has officially wrapped on Rian Johnson's highly-anticipated "Star Wars: Episode VIII!".

In a posting on Facebook, Johnson said: "Final slate of the final shot. VIII is officially wrapped. Thanks to the best cast and crew in the galaxy, and thanks to the fans for all the love and support though the whole process. Cannot wait to put it together and share it with you all!"

Continuing the story from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," the film stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Lupita Nyong’o, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, and Andy Serkis along with new to the series Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern and Kelly Marie Tran.

"Star Wars: Episode VIII" is scheduled for release December 15, 2017.

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- Garth Franklin

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Star Wars 8 Wraps Production

22 July 2016 9:50 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

That's a warp! Star Wars: Episode VIII is finally done shooting. Though there will be additional pick-up days later in the year, director Rian Johnson announced via Facebook that the eighth chapter in the Skywaker saga is officially in the can. Now, the post-production process starts on this follow-up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Johnson shared a very quick video from set teasing the final slate along with the movie's final shot, which you can see below. Here's what Rian had to say.

"Final slate of the final shot. VIII is officially wrapped. Thanks to the best cast and crew in the galaxy, and thanks to the fans for all the love and support though the whole process. Cannot wait to put it together and share it with you all!"

Star Wars 8 began shooting in February of this year, with a shoot that lasted just a little over six months. »

- MovieWeb

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Star Wars: Episode VIII officially wraps filming

22 July 2016 8:28 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Despite having a wrap party earlier this month, it seems that filming wasn’t quite finished on Star Wars: Episode VIII… until now. Yes, the next chapter of the main Star Wars saga is now in the can, as revealed by director Rian Johnson on the official Twitter page…

Final slate of the final shot. VIII is officially wrapped. Cannot wait to share it with you all! –@rianjohnson pic.twitter.com/l4Apk0Ro4i

Star Wars (@starwars) July 22, 2016

Star Wars: Episode VIII is set for release on December 15th 2017 and sees returning cast members Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata), Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma), Billie Lourd (Lieutenant Connix) and Andy Serkis (Supreme Leader Snoke) joined by new additions Benicio Del Toro »

- Gary Collinson

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Star Wars Celebration: What Other Studios And Festivals Can Learn About Balancing Art And Fan Service

20 July 2016 2:05 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

It’s called Celebration for a reason. Back in April 1999, when “The Phantom Menace” was about to become the first new “Star Wars” film to hit theaters in 16 years, Lucasfilm launched Star Wars Celebration to further stoke the fan fires (and to keep them rejoicing over a relaunched franchise). With over 20,000 attendees, the fan-facing convention was an immediate hit — but the popular event came and went, depending on what was then a very fickle “Star Wars” release schedule.

Today, with the “Star Wars” universe rapidly expanding with all the heat and mass of a black hole, the conventions have become annual affairs that bring fans together to celebrate their shared obsession with George Lucas’ decades-long creation. (Already, Star Wars Celebration Orlando is selling out tickets for 2017.)

What Is Celebration?

For the first time since 2007, the three-day event that is Star Wars Celebration Europe returned to London’s sprawling ExCel Exhibition Centre, »

- Kate Erbland

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'Star Wars: Episode VIII' Will Be Directly After 'The Force Awakens'

18 July 2016 5:46 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

At this year's Star Wars Celebration in London director Rian Johnson has confirmed at Star Wars Celebration Europe that Star Wars: Episode VIII will start directly after the end of J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Johnson explained:

"For the first time, we're breaking Star Wars tradition and starting our movie right where the last one left off. Skellig Michael is an incredibly mystical place. To be there and have that be the first thing we were shooting was an appropriately surreal way to start everything off."

The cast includes Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony DanielsGwendoline Christie, and Andy Serkis. New additions to the cast include Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern, and newcomer Kelly Marie Tran.

Star Wars: Episode VIII is set to hit theaters December 15, 2017 release. »

- J.B. Casas

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‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ New Details Revealed, Alden Ehrenreich Officially Introduced as Young Han Solo

17 July 2016 8:54 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Directors Rian Johnson, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, accompanied by Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, discussed the future of the “Star Wars” franchise at Star Wars Celebration Europe at the ExCel Centre. Alden Ehrenreich was also officially introduced as young Han Solo for the upcoming standalone movie.

“This is going to start right where the last one left off,” “Episode VIII” director Johnson said. “It was a break from tradition.”

He added, “The second film is where we zoom into the characters, getting to the heart of them and challenging them.”

In preparation to direct the highly anticipated sequel, Johnson screened gritty 1949 WWII drama “Twelve O’Clock High” (“It became extremely important”) and Mikhail Kalatozov’s 1959 survival adventure “Letter Never Sent” plus classics like “The Bridge On The River Kwai,” “The Dambusters,” “Sahara” and “Gunga Din.”

Johnson went to San Francisco and spent six weeks figuring out the story.

“We »

- Ian Freer

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