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Lucasfilm won’t alter Star Wars: The Last Jedi as a result of Carrie Fisher’s passing

24 March 2017 5:32 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following the tragic passing of Carrie Fisher in December, there has been some speculation as to what effect this may have on the remaining two instalments of the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy.

Fisher had already completed production on Star Wars: The Last Jedi prior to her death, and now Disney’s Bob Iger has confirmed that no changes will be made to the eighth instalment of the main saga as a result of her passing.

“She appears throughout VIII. And what I can say about that is, we’re not changing VIII to deal with her passing. So her performance, which we’re really pleased with, remains as it was in VIII.”

Iger also categorically ruled out the use of CGI for Star Wars: Episode IX, adding that: “In Rogue One we created digitally a few characters. One had been an actor who actually passed away and was in an earlier Star Wars film. »

- Gary Collinson

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi could return to three classic planets

22 March 2017 1:03 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Word has hit that the next film in the saga, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, could see events returning to classic planets from previous movies.

There are certain things one tends to think when it comes to Star Wars; of course there are lightsabers, the force, Jedi, Sith, droids et.c, and there are also the planets. And certain ones stand tall in Sw legend, be it for their important events or unique looks.

Well, it looks like we could get the chance to revisit some of those old locations, as MakingStarWars.net is reporting that three such planets will be seen again very soon, according to their source:

“To cut to the chase, the three returning planets are Tatooine, Endor, and Mustafar, although we might not see them in that exact order”.

How reliable the is source? Who knows, but Making Star Wars did have a very good track »

- Samuel Brace

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Mark Hamill Shares First Ever Luke Skywalker Photo from Star Wars Set

18 March 2017 11:46 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

We're exactly 10 months away from seeing Luke Skywalker return on the big screen in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which hits theaters this December. And we're just one month away from seeing him in the first teaser trailer for the movie, which is supposed to debut at Star Wars Celebration this April. While he's not allowed to show us anything new quite yet, Mark Hamill, who has played Luke Skywalker in four Star Wars movies, has a different kind of treat in store for us today. He is showing off the first ever photo of Luke Skywalker from the set of 1977's A New Hope. He says this.

"Taken in Tunisia early morning Day #1 waiting for my 1st shot (emerging from home for robot auction)-Perhaps the very 1st #LukePic #Sw"

This is certainly a fun piece of Star Wars history. And it's cool that Mark Hamill would share it with his fans on Twitter. »

- MovieWeb

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Frank Oz sparks speculation about Yoda appearance in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

16 March 2017 5:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Back in April of last year it was rumoured that Star Wars: The Last Jedi will feature an appearance from Master Yoda, which was supported by a further report in September which suggested that a new puppet had been created for the hotly-anticipated Episode VIII. And now the man behind Yoda, Frank Oz, has further stoked the fires of speculation with an interview in Variety.

“I feel like I’m a prisoner at war here, and I can only give you my name, rank and serial number,” said Oz when asked about an appearance in The Last Jedi. “To be true to the people who asked me, and they are kind of my family, I have to say I’ve been asked not to talk about it. I love Yoda. I would be happy to talk to you about it at the time they let me.”

Now, it is of »

- Gary Collinson

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‘Fate of the Furious’ Revs Up on Social Media With Latest Trailer

13 March 2017 2:03 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Action sequel “The Fate of the Furious” dominated social media chatter last week as it generated nearly 138,000 new conversations, according to media-measurement firm comScore and its PreAct service.

The eighth installment of the “Fast and Furious” franchise stars Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, and franchise newcomer Charlize Theron. Universal released a new trailer on March 9, showing  friend-turned-foe Dom Toretto (Diesel) and mysterious manipulator Cipher (Theron) blowing out a wall in the offices of Johnson’s Luke Hobbs character.

Universal is opening “Fate of the Furious,” which also stars Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, and Helen Mirren, on April 14. The film has generated more than 900,000 new conversations.


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Warner Bros.’ “Wonder Woman” generated 110,000 new conversations last week as stars Gal Gadot and Chris Pine introduced a new trailer at the 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards, following a new teaser poster and trailer teaser on the previous day. The trailer »

- Dave McNary

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Detailed description of Star Wars: The Last Jedi footage surfaces

9 March 2017 10:54 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Yesterday it was widely reported that Disney had showcased footage from December’s massively anticipated Star Wars: The Last Jedi at an investor’s conference. While the original news came with a brief description of what was seen, the folks at Slash Film have now shared a detailed breakdown of the footage; take a look here…

An interior shot from Star Wars: The Last Jedi featuring Luke Skywalker (in some sort of cave or maybe one of the stone huts seen on his island?) saying “Who are you?” Poe Dameron in his X-Wing yelling “It’s now or never” as it cuts back to Bb-8. Fighters flying through a line-up of the Resistance fleet – had a feel similar to Rogue One over Scarif. Chewbacca roars. A shot of Captain Phasma. Finn dressed as a First Order Officer on the bridge of a First Order ship. Actress Kelly Marie Tran was standing to Finn’s left, »

- Gary Collinson

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi footage shown to shareholders at Disney

8 March 2017 12:33 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Top secret footage for Star Wars: The Last Jedi was screened to shareholders at Disney on Wednesday.

In a private screening, new footage from the much anticipated Star Wars sequel was shown, giving Disney shareholders a taste of what’s to come in the franchise.

Millions of fans around the world would surely sink to all sorts of depths to have been witness to such a thing, luckily for us, Los Angeles Times reporter Daniel Miller was there to break down what he saw in a flood of tweets.

We just saw more "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" footage. In it, Luke asks Rey, "Who are you?" Then we see her deftly handle a lightsaber.

Daniel Miller (@DanielNMiller) March 8, 2017

The recently deceased Carrie Fisher also apparently made an appearance in the footage.

Also making appearances in "The Last Jedi" footage: Chewbacca, General Leia Organa and Finn.

Daniel Miller (@DanielNMiller) March »

- Samuel Brace

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Footage Revealed at Disney Shareholders Meeting

8 March 2017 11:23 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

New footage from “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” debuted at Disney’s annual shareholders meeting in Denver, more than nine months before the ninth “Star Wars” movie hits theaters.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the footage, shown Wednesday morning, included Mark Hamill’s Luke asking Daisy Ridley’s Rey, “Who are you?” Ridley responded by skillfully swinging her lightsaber.

Other characters shown include Chewbacca, General Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher), and Finn (John Boyega). The shareholders also saw footage of a damaged X-Wing flying through a larger ship, along with a variety of mountain, desert, and forest landscapes.


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Rian Johnson directs the film, which includes “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” cast members Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, and Andy Serkis. New stars include Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern, and Kelly Marie Tran. »

- Dave McNary

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C-3Po Underwent a Major Change Before Star Wars: The Force Awakens

28 February 2017 3:03 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

C-3Po is and always has been an enormous fixture in the Star Wars universe. He and R2-D2 hold the distinction of being the only characters to appear in all eight of the live-action, theatrically released movies in the Star Wars canon, which is a pretty big deal. Though his part in Star Wars: The Force Awakens was relatively small, it was clear some changes had been made to his character. For one, he had a red arm, which was pretty easy to spot. Especially since he drew some attention to it in true C-3Po fashion. But there was another, much more significant change made to the character for the new movies that was less clear on the surface.

The official Star Wars Twitter account likes to share fun or obscure facts with fans from time to time. Most of the time, these aren't overly significant or they »

- MovieWeb

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Cool Videos: R2-D2 is given dialogue, and he's a bit of a sassy pants

28 February 2017 6:54 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

When you think of the most famous characters in all of fiction who never mutter a single word, chances are the lovable robot R2-D2 (Kenny Baker) is high on that list. I mean, are there a lot of characters? Even if there is, chances are R2 put all those mute bastards to shame. Though communicating only in beeps and boops, he’s often translated by his life partner C-3Po (Anthony Daniels). We have no clue... Read More »

- Matt Rooney

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J.J. Abrams discusses showing Star Wars: The Force Awakens to terminally ill fans

27 February 2017 2:21 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Throughout the lead up to the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens it was repeatedly noted, and rightfully so, that Disney and director J.J. Abrams made a touching decision to screen the film prior to the general public for terminally ill fans who would possibly unfortunately pass away by the time the monumentally anticipated next entry in the saga would be released to theaters.

This week, Abrams spoke to LAGoss regarding the decision (specifically referencing Daniel Fleetwood) and what it meant to him, saying: “He was one of a number of people who were tragically not going to live to see the release of the movie. It was very important to us that those who were reaching out to us, as much as we could – and we couldn’t get everyone of course – got a chance to see the movie even though it was unfinished. So there were »

- Robert Kojder

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Star Wars fan art depicts Jar Jar Binks as The Last Jedi

23 February 2017 3:30 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Here’s some amazing, totally legitimate news from a trustworthy Facebook fan-page dedicated to Star Wars: The Last Jedi. For weeks and weeks fans of the beloved franchise have been wondering just who the subtitle for the eighth installment is referencing, and well… this new poster spills all the beans.

Yes ladies and gentlemen, in a shocking turn of events that is sure to rival the twist of Darth Vader being the father of Luke Skywalker, Jar Jar Binks is The Last Jedi.

Before you start typing up your death threats to Disney’s customer service, this is of course a piece of fan art produced by Olly Gibbs. Jar Jar isn’t in The Last Jedi. Or is he..?

Star Wars: The Last Jedi 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 »

- Robert Kojder

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Rogue One DVD Trailer Announces Digital Release Date, Special Features and More

22 February 2017 1:25 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Announced today on The Star Wars Show and StarWars.com, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will be coming home on Digital HD on March 24th and Blu-ray on April 4th. This news comes on the heels of the start of production announcement of the untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story. Rogue One has established its place within the Star Wars universe and the hearts of moviegoers, becoming the seventh highest-grossing film of all time in the U.S. LucasFilm has also released a new Blu-ray trailer, plus the artwork for the official release, and several retailer exclusive packages, which you can see below.

Arriving early on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on March 24, and on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On-Demand on April 4, the release includes never-before-seen Rogue One bonus material that will take fans behind the scenes with the movie's diverse, dynamic cast and inspired team of filmmakers. »

- MovieWeb

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The Mission Comes Home: Rogue One Blu-Ray/Digital Arrives This Spring

22 February 2017 1:11 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

The mission to steal the plans to the Death Star is about to make its way to your home on Blu-Ray/Digital!  Come inside to find out how you can watch this stellar Star Wars story early.

The film dubbed as one of the best Star Wars films ever made is finally coming home!  Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the tale of the brave few who infiltrated, fought, and stole the plans of the Death Star so Luke, Leia, Han, and the rest of the rebellion could take it down, is coming to Blu-Ray Combo Pack on April 4, 2017!  That's a week after the Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere copy arrives on March 28, 2017.

If you haven't seen it, check out our official review of what was one our favorite movies of 2016!

Announced today on The Star Wars Show and StarWars.com, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Matt Malliaros)

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Chewbacca's Son in the Star Wars Holiday Special Is Officially Canon

21 February 2017 2:51 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

There has never been a better time to be a Star Wars fan, not just because there is a new movie hitting theaters every year, but because there are also numerous novels and comic books being released that are part of the official canon. A new book entitled Aftermath: Empire's End was released today, which, as we previously reported, addresses the fate of the much-maligned Jar Jar Binks. But it also includes another intriguing revelation as well. This book confirms that Chewbacca's son, seen only during the 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special, is now, in fact part of the official Star Wars cinematic canon.

Screen Rant reports that there are sections of this novel which offer numerous interludes, providing "snapshots" of the goings-on in several different parts of the galaxy. One of these interludes is set on Kashyyyk, following a Wookiee named Lumpawaroo, a.k.a. "Waroo." This Wookie is trying »

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International titles for Star Wars: Episode VIII reveal The Last Jedi is plural

18 February 2017 5:30 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

From the moment the title was announced last month, there’s been intense debate as to whether the ‘Last Jedi’ in Star Wars: The Last Jedi relates to Luke Skywalker, or if it’s referring to more than one Jedi.

Well, it seems we now have our answer, as the French, Italian and Spanish language posters have revealed the international titles as Les Derniers Jedi, Gli Ultimi Jedi and Los Ultimos Jedi, with ‘Les’, ‘Gli’ and ‘Los’ being used when the following noun is plural.

So, given that it’s plural, we’re presumably we’re talking about Luke and Rey with ‘The Last Jedi’, seeing as Yoda told Luke he was the last of the ancient order in Return of the Jedi, and Kylo Ren and the Knights of Ren slaughtered Luke’s new recruits prior to Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Or is it possible there »

- Gary Collinson

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Star Wars 8 International Titles Confirm More Than One Last Jedi

17 February 2017 8:32 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Ever since the title The Last Jedi was announced for Star Wars 8, fans have speculated and wondered if it was plural, as the word Jedi can refer to one or many. The answer finally arrives with a number of international titles for the sequel. It has been pretty much confirmed that Star Wars: The Last Jedi is indeed plural.

This means that Luke Skywalker, Rey, Ben Solo and even Snoke can all be the last of the Jedi. Which makes it a little less fun in trying to figure out who the actual last one may be. Now, it's a wide open mystery. All of these characters are confirmed to return in the movie. And The Last Jedi is still more than 10 months away, and we haven't even seen the first teaser trailer yet. That will arrive during Star Wars Celebration in April if we're to believe the hype. »

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Rumour: Details on Finn’s mission in Star Wars: The Last Jedi revealed

17 February 2017 7:51 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

While we know that Daisy Ridley’s Rey is going to spend much of Star Wars: The Last Jedi training and adventuring with Luke Skywalker, it’s really anyone’s guess as to what roles John Boyega’s Finn and Oscar Isaac’s Poe Dameron will play in Episode VIII this December, but thanks to Making Star Wars we may have some details as to the adventure Finn will find himself on for the Resistance.

Now, when it comes to Star Wars rumours, a lot of sites churn out speculation (and outright fabrication), but Making Star Wars has proven itself to be extremely reliable, so there’s a good chance this information is accurate. There’s nothing majorly spoilery here, but if you don’t want to know anything about The Last Jedi before its release, you should stop reading now.

See Also: Rian Johnson shares Star Wars: »

- Gary Collinson

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Sideshow unveils Rey and Bb-8 Premium Format Figures from Star Wars: The Force Awakens

17 February 2017 2:12 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sideshow has unveiled its Rey Premium Format figure which is based on the likeness of Daisy Ridley in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, along with promotional images for the upcoming Bb-8 Premium Format figure. The Collectibles are available to pre-order now, priced at $479.99 (Rey) and $284.99 (Bb-8) or can be bought as a bundle with a $40.00 discount; check them out below…

See Also: Force Friday II gives us our first look at Rey, Finn and Poe in Star Wars: The Last Jedi


Standing 20 tall from the bottom of her sandy base to the tip of her trademark staff, this limited edition Premium Format Figure captures Reys likeness so perfectly that it is almost like a snapshot of a moment in time. The beautiful and thoroughly lifelike portrait of Daisy Ridley, with her determined expression and intricately sculpted hair, is utterly entrancing. Every piece of her outfit has been painstakingly »

- Amie Cranswick

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Rian Johnson shares Star Wars: The Last Jedi Stormtrooper set photo

15 February 2017 11:20 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson (who has been extremely secretive of the project, as he should be) recently took to Tumblr to share a set photo from the film showing off a line of Stormtroopers marching in formation. Oddly, one of them has his helmet lifted up…

Johnson also teased the film’s presence at Star Wars Celebration coming up in April, saying “We’re coming to Orlando for a Star Wars Celebration panel on April 14th, and I cannot wait.  See you there!”

It is very well possible that Celebration will be the time and place we first get footage of the hotly anticipated next chapter in the beloved saga.

See Also: Luke Skywalker will reportedly feature in the Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer alongside Leia, Finn and Rey

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set for release on December 15th 2017 and »

- Robert Kojder

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