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Star Wars: The Force Awakens production company prosecuted over Harrison Ford on-set accident

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The UK’s Health and Safety Executive is prosecuting the Star Wars: The Force Awakens production company Foodles Production (UK) Limited – a subsidiary of Disney and Lucasfilm – over the on-set accident that left Harrison Ford with a broken leg.

The BBC reports that the Hse has brought four criminal charges against the company, having found sufficient evidence during an investigation into the incident to charge the company with alleged health and safety breaches. The case will be heard at High Wycombe Magistrates Court on May 12th.

See Also: Star Wars: The Force Awakens becomes only the third movie ever to gross $2 billion worldwide

The accident occurred in June 2014, with a hydraulic door on the Millennium Falcon falling on the actor, fracturing his leg and leading to production being suspended for two weeks. Ford then returned to work in the August following his recovery.

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Filming underway on Star Wars: Episode VIII

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It’s release date may have been pushed back seven months to December 2017, but filming is now officially underway on Star Wars: Episode VIII, with Disney’s Bob Iger making the announcement today during the studio’s quarterly earnings call.

“There is no better way to propel this franchise into the future than producing quality products,” said Iger (via EW). “Filming of Star Wars: Episode VIII, the next chapter of the legendary saga, has just commenced and it will be in theaters December 2017. And production of Star Wars: Episode IX, a 2019 release, has also begun.”

See Also: Rumour: Ewan McGregor in talks to play Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: Episode VIII

Iger also went on to give a brief update on the Anthology movie Star Wars: Rogue One, which is set for release this December: “Filming of Rogue One is virtually completed and we absolutely love what we’ve seen so far. »

- Gary Collinson

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How Star Wars: The Force Awakens Should Have Ended

9 February 2016 3:51 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in theaters December 18, 2015. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan & Abrams, and features a cast including actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Crystal Clarke, Pip Andersen, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow. They will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker. The film is being produced by Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk, and John Williams returns as the composer. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is Episode VII in the Star Wars Saga. Star Wars: The Force Awakens features: Harrison Ford as Han Solo Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker Carrie Fisher as Leia Organa Adam Driver as Kylo Ren/Ben Solo Daisy Ridley as Rey John Boyega as »

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Rumour: Ewan McGregor in talks to play Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: Episode VIII

9 February 2016 12:52 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

If there has been one name that has bounded around rumour mills for roles in the new Disney Star Wars Universe, it’s Ewan McGregor.

It was first rumoured that the man who took over from Alec Guinness to play Obi-Wan Kenobi in George Lucas’ prequel trilogy was going to feature in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (which turned out to be sort-of true but not as was originally reported) and then it was thought he was going to get his own trilogy of movies, possibly for Netflix.

Well, his name is back in the mix for Star Wars: Episode VIII.

Kristian Harloff of Schmoes Know and Collider tweeted, “Grain of salt: hearing that Ewan Mcgregor in talks to play Obi Force ghost in Episode 8.”

Grain of salt: hearing that Ewan Mcgregor in talks to play Obi Force ghost in Episode 8.

— KristianHarloff (@KristianHarloff) February 8, 2016

Now if the source of the »

- Luke Owen

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Today in Movie Culture: Deadpool vs. Psylocke, 'Justice League' Trailer and More

8 February 2016 11:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Mashup of the Day: Deadpool and Psylocke are in two very separate X-Men movies coming out this year, but the following Instagram video shows their actors, Ryan Reynolds and Oliva Munn, in a playful sword fight:   #Psylocke v. #Deadpool #xmen #apocalypse Right hand left hand sword play A video posted by Olivia Munn (@oliviamunn) on Feb 7, 2016 at 12:02pm Pst   Photoshop Fun of the Day: Whoever created this picture of younger Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher with a very young Adam Driver is a genius:   Fandom Parody of the Day: The anticipation for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was a cultural phenomenon that went out of control. This funny...

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens becomes only the third movie ever to gross $2 billion worldwide

7 February 2016 9:58 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Having become the first release ever to gross $900 million at the North American box office this past Friday, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has now achieved another milestone, with the movie crossing the $2 billion mark worldwide today.

It’s only the third time ever that a film has reached the landmark figure, with James Cameron achieving the feat twice with Titanic ($2.187 billion) and Avatar ($2.788 billion). However, it is unlikely that The Force Awakens will have enough left in the tank to knock either of those from their current positions and will surely have to settle for third in the list of the highest-grossing movies of all time, leaving Cameron as the king of the box office world.

See Also: Pre-order Star Wars: The Force Awakens via Amazon UK or Amazon Us

Star Wars: The Force Awakens sees J.J. Abrams directing returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo »

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General Leia's 'Force Awakens' Backstory Revealed in New 'Star Wars' Book

5 February 2016 1:55 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

How did Princess Leia become a General in Star Wars: The Force Awakens? Why isn't she a Jedi? Where is her place in the Force? Some, if not all, of the questions you've been asking about Carrie Fisher's iconic character after seeing Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be answered in a new tie-in novel titled Star Wars: Bloodlines. The book offers Leia a whole new story, giving her a journey and adventure that is all her own.

The cover for Star Wars: Bloodlines shows Darth Vader looming in the background, as Leia crosses her arms, pensive, thoughtful. Why is she sharing this latest art with her absentee father? Author Claudia Gray had this to say about the story that awaits viewers eager to learn more about the former princess turned war hero.

"I find myself remembering the Episode I posters, where you see the boy Anakin »

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens becomes the first movie to hit $900 million at the domestic box office

5 February 2016 1:13 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It had already taken the crown of the highest-grossing North American release of all time back in early January, and now after fifty days on screens Disney and Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens has become the first film in history to pass $900 million at the domestic box office.

“The film’s achievements are truly astounding, and it’s our great honor to relaunch this cinematic galaxy not only for all the devoted decades-long fans but for a new generation who will keep the Star Wars legacy alive for many years to come,” states Disney’s Alan Horn.

Worldwide, The Force Awakens is expected to become only the third film ever to reach $2 billion this Saturday after James Cameron’s Titanic ($2.18 billion) and Avatar ($2.78 billion).

See Also: Pre-order Star Wars: The Force Awakens via Amazon UK or Amazon Us

Star Wars: The Force Awakens sees J.J. Abrams directing returning »

- Gary Collinson

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Hot Toys Star Wars: The Force Awakens Cosbaby Bobble-Heads

5 February 2016 11:35 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Hot Toys has released a batch of promotional images for its latest Star Wars: The Force Awakens product line, with two series of Cosbaby Bobble-Heads based on characters from the recent blockbuster; check them out here…

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Each Cosbaby Bobble-Head stands approximately 11cm tall with base. The first series is led by Kylo Ren, and features the First Order Stormtrooper Officer, First Order Heavy Gunner Stormtrooper, First Order Riot Control Stormtrooper, and Finn (Fn-2187) in stylish and adorable baby form.

 

This series is commanded by Captain Phasma, and features the First Order Stormtrooper, First Order Flametrooper, First Order Snowtrooper, and First Order Tie Pilot in stylish and adorable baby form.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens sees J.J. Abrams directing returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford »

- Amie Cranswick

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‘Star Wars: Bloodline’ Will Reveal General Leia Organa’s Backstory

4 February 2016 3:30 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher) returned in Star Wars: The Force Awakens as a general. She was mostly left on the sidelines during J.J. Abrams‘ sequel, but she still played a pivotal role in the film. The former princess was wiser and more confident, filled with grief and regret. Author Claudia Gray plans to explain that evolution in her book, Star Wars: […]

The post ‘Star Wars: Bloodline’ Will Reveal General Leia Organa’s Backstory appeared first on /Film. »

- Jack Giroux

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Links: Secret Talents, Visual Effects, Best Girlfriends

3 February 2016 8:30 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Salon Why Rooney Mara can't win for Carol. Interesting piece on what really matters in Supporting Actress (Hint: Best Actor)

McN David Poland looks at the writers branch and how the new Academy rules might affect them

Gurus of Gold interesting to see where the volatility is in the new charts: Best Picture and Best Director contain all the (seeming) drama 

Towleroad Jonathan Groff interviewed by Kevin Sessums talks sex scenes in the Looking movie, filming wrapped, and his Sutton Foster obsession 

 

Av Club The Flash will officially crossover with Supergirl despite different networks

Variety on the new warp speed market for television shows 

The Film Stage first clips and new images from Jeff Nichols's Midnight Special. I'm not watching them because I want to be surprised 

Variety Jessica Chastain still looking for her Oscar movie, in talks for Woman Walks Ahead, about a 19th century woman who advised »

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Episode 8 Bits: The Return of Captain Phasma, a Too-Talkative C-3Po, and the Return of Carrie Fisher’s Dog

2 February 2016 4:30 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

If you’re in the market for all news concerning Star Wars: Episode 8, we’ve got you covered. In today’s edition of Episode 8 Bits: Rian Johnson confirms that Episode 8 will be shot on film. Diasy Ridley kind-of reveals an impending production start date. John Boyega finishes some mysterious “training.” Gwendoline Christie re-confirms the return […]

The post Episode 8 Bits: The Return of Captain Phasma, a Too-Talkative C-3Po, and the Return of Carrie Fisher’s Dog appeared first on /Film. »

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Gwendoline Christie confirms Captain Phasma return for Star Wars: Episode VIII

1 February 2016 7:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Although the character’s fate was a left a little uncertain at the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Gwendoline Christie has confirmed that she is set to return as the First Order’s Captain Phasma in next year’s Star Wars: Episode VIII.

“I will be in the next Star Wars movie. I think that’s an exclusive, actually,” Christie told People at the Screen Actors Guild Awards this past Saturday, before sharing a few words about her initial casting in The Force Awakens. “I was very overexcited. I made no secret of the fact that I really campaigned for the part for a long time. And then I was delighted when J.J. Abrams wanted to have me in the film and then wanted to cast me in this role that had originally been designed for a man. I thought the costume was incredibly striking. I felt it »

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Kung Fu Panda 3 Knocks Out the Competition To Become Number One Film Worldwide

1 February 2016 5:54 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Rentrak.com released the following estimates from this past weekend with the number one film worldwide going to 20th Century Fox and Dreamworks Animation's "Kung Fu Panda 3" starring the voices of Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Bryan Cranston, Angelina Jolie, J.K. Simmons, Kate Hudson, Lucy Liu, Seth Rogen, Jackie Chan and David Cross. "Kung Fu Panda 3" grossed an impressive $116.7 million internationally and $41.0 million domestically.

20th Century Fox's "The Revenant" took second place internationally with $36.7 million and $12.4 million domestically. The film is directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu and stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson, Will Poulter, Forrest Goodluck and Arthur Redcloud. DiCaprio is currently dominating this year's awards season for "The Revenant" after winning a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama and a SAG award over the weekend for Best Actor as well.

Disney's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has to settle for third place internationally and domestically. »

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Cast Teases "Star Wars: Episode VIII" Shoot

31 January 2016 10:21 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Though Rian Johnson's "Star Wars: Episode VIII" was pushed back seven months from its original May 2017 release date, the actual start of production on it only saw a smaller one month push from January to February this year so Johnson could rework the script.

At this point it has been suggested that filming is set to kick off in the U.K. in the next few weeks. Over the weekend, several of the sequel's stars teased through social media that production will begin soon - namely actors Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Carrie Fisher and Anthony Daniels. Actres Gwendoline Christie also confirmed the return of her character Captain Phasma this weekend, telling People:

"I will be in the next Star Wars movie. I think that's an exclusive, actually. I was very overexcited. I made no secret of the fact that I really campaigned for the part for a long time. »

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Captain Phasma Is in 'Star Wars 8'

31 January 2016 12:51 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

We reported earlier this month that Star Wars: Episode VIII was delayed, with production set to begin next month and the studio moving the release date from May 26, 2017 to December 15, 2017. Even though production will begin soon, we still don't have a confirmed cast list for the sequel yet, although we did learn over the weekend that one Star Wars: The Force Awakens star will return, with Gwendoline Christie confirming that she will return as Captain Phasma. Here's what she had to say in an interview with People.

"I will be in the next Star Wars movie. I think that's an exclusive, actually. I was very overexcited. I made no secret of the fact that I really campaigned for the part for a long time. And then I was delighted when J.J. Abrams wanted to have me in the film and then wanted to cast me in this role that had »

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'Star Wars 8' Begins Filming Soon; Cast Teases Production Start

31 January 2016 12:42 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Now that Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a bona fide box office blockbuster, fans are looking forward to the next adventures in this beloved galaxy far, far away. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is currently in post-production, set to hit theaters this December, but we reported earlier this month that Star Wars: Episode VIII was delayed, with production set to begin next month and the studio moving the release date from May 26, 2017 to December 15, 2017. Over the weekend, several of the sequel's stars teased through social media that production will begin soon

We reported earlier this month that production on Star Wars: Episode VIII was slightly delayed from January to February, so writer-director Rian Johnson could focus on reworking the script. Over the weekend, several cast members teased that production will begin soon through social media, such as Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fisher and Anthony Daniels. While it isn't known exactly when filming will begin, »

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Blu-ray and DVD Release Date Confirmed by Amazon (Updated)

30 January 2016 5:56 PM, PST | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

The Force will be strong this spring as online retailer Amazon.com has confirmed (date removed by request of Disney) release date for Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Blu-ray and DVD.

This release date has been floating around since late last year after an overseas retailer published it. As is often the case with early release date reveals, they are extremely subject to change and oftentimes end up different than what is planned when the film hits theaters.

In this case the (date removed) appearing on Amazon.com for the Blu-ray and DVD listings of Star Wars: The Force Awakens is on the money. It might be a few more weeks until we get the official announcement with bonus features, a full rundown of numerous confirmed deleted scenes and more. At least you'll know when Episode VII will hit your Blu-ray or DVD player.

If you haven't pre-ordered Star Wars: The Force Awakens »

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Blu-ray and DVD Release Date Confirmed by Amazon

30 January 2016 7:33 AM, PST | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

The Force will be strong this spring as online retailer Amazon.com has confirmed an April 5th, 2016 release date for Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Blu-ray and DVD.

This release date has been floating around since late last year after an overseas retailer published it. As is often the case with early release date reveals, they are extremely subject to change and oftentimes end up different than what is planned when the film hits theaters.

In this case the April 5th date appearing on Amazon.com for the Blu-ray and DVD listings of Star Wars: The Force Awakens is on the money. It might be a few more weeks until we get the official announcement with bonus features, a full rundown of numerous confirmed deleted scenes and more. At least you'll know when Episode VII will hit your Blu-ray or DVD player.

If you haven't pre-ordered Star Wars: The Force Awakens »

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Ewan McGregor Explains His Cameo As 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' In Star Wars: The Force Awakens

30 January 2016 7:04 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

In the video above, Ewan McGregor talks in detail about reprising the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and while he doesn't weigh in on the possibility of reprising the role in live-action, it appears as if the actor was very happy to be asked back by J.J. Abrams. "I’d been waiting for the call to come for two years," he says. "I thought maybe they’ve lost my agent’s phone number. Then I got a call from Jj just shortly before the film was released. He asked me to come in and said, ‘I’d love you to be a part of it.'" For details on what his role consisted of and how Alec Gunness factored into things, be sure to watch the video above. Which other cameos did you notice?  Starring original cast members Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, »

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