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Star Wars career curse: can Adam Driver and Domhnall Gleeson go rogue?

21 hours ago | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The Empire can strike back in unexpected ways, with Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Natalie Portman all complaining of a downturn in fortunes after their appearances. But the force is sure to awaken in the following five

It’s been called the curse of Star Wars. No, not Harrison Ford’s recent accidents at Pinewood Studios and in the air above Los Angeles, though these were worrying enough. We’re talking the famous inability of cast members to retain the spotlight once they have walked away from the iconic space opera saga.

It happened to Carrie Fisher, Aka Princess Leia, whose post-Return of the Jedi travails were documented in her semi-autobiographical novel Postcards from the Edge (later an Oscar-nominated film). And it certainly struck Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), who never secured the A-list status handed to Ford despite being the original trilogy’s central figure. The less said about »

- Ben Child

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7 alternative Disney Princesses from Star Wars, Pretty Woman and more

27 March 2015 2:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A classic fairy tale is brought back to life this month with the release of Disney's new live-action Cinderella movie. Downton Abbey's Lily James is the latest star to become a Disney Princess, donning the glass slippers to take on the title role for director Kenneth Branagh.

Though Cinderella is very much a princess in the traditional mould, the ever-expanding Disney tendrils mean that new female characters are being inducted into the studio's roster all the time. The House of Mouse now owns Star Wars, Marvel and Pixar, and when you add the studio's Touchstone Pictures arm into the mix there's a wealth of memorable movies out there.

Everyone knows about Cinderella, Snow White, Aurora and the rest, but Digital Spy wants to highlight those who are part of the extended Disney Princess family. Read on to see our alternative choices below...

1. Princess Leia (Star Wars)

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Live action Star Wars TV series rumoured to be in development

25 March 2015 2:05 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

If six new Star Wars films were not enough to fill your boots in a galaxy far, far away – we have a hot new rumour for you today!

According to Cinelinx (via /Film), Disney are developing a live action Star Wars TV show that will use the same constructed sets at Pinewood Studios in London as Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The sites also report that the show will act as a bridging gap between the three new movies, with the show shooting in the interim between the films using the soundstage.

This is of course not the first time we’ve heard of a Star Wars themed TV show. Prior to George Lucas selling the franchise to Disney, he was planning a live action show of his own, which never got out of development stage.

As always, this is just a rumour for now. But given how much »

- Luke Owen

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'Star Wars' Celebration 2015 Full Schedule Announced

24 March 2015 5:17 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The full schedule for Star Wars Celebration 2015 has been released, with over 250 events jam-packed into the four-day event taking place from April 16 through April 19 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. You can check out the full schedule if you clickHere, but we have laid out some of the highlights for you. Take a look at what Star Wars Celebration will have to offer below.

Thursday, April 16

10:00 Am - 11:00 Am - Writer/Director/Producer J.J. Abrams and Producer Kathleen Kennedy

Don't miss the big kickoff for Star Wars Celebration Anaheim. Star Wars: The Force Awakens Writer/Director/Producer J.J. Abrams and Producer Kathleen Kennedy will be on the Celebration Stage, joined by special guests. This panel is scheduled to be simulcast to the Digital Stage from the Celebration Stage. Celebration Stage

12:30 Pm - 1:30 Pm - The Music of John Williams with David Collins

Information coming soon! »

- MovieWeb

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John Williams Will Score 'Star Wars 7' Soundtrack in L.A.

23 March 2015 7:47 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last week, it was announced that famed musician John Williams had to back out of scoring the soundtrack to Steven Spielberg's espionage thriller Bridge of Spies. It will be the first time the two have not collaborated on a project since 1985's The Color Purple, when Quincy Jones stepped in. John Williams' schedule was interrupted due to a minor health issue. That issue has been corrected, and he has begun work on Star Wars: The Force Awakens. That soundtrack will be scored in Los Angeles, marking the first time a score for any Star Wars movie has ever been recorded in the United States. StarWars.com sent out the following press release:

John Williams is currently hard at work composing the score for&#160Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which will be recorded in Los Angeles. For the recording of the score, John Williams will work with members »

- MovieWeb

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Star Wars Tarkin | Review

22 March 2015 2:32 PM, PDT | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

Let me get out of this way, I role with James Luceno and I always will because he was 1/2 of the team that brought me Robotech in novel form in the ‘80s. That said, there is good James Luceno and bad James Luceno. Good James Luceno is Labyrinth of Evil which combined with Matthew Stover’s kick ass novelization of Revenge of the Sith is the Star Wars prequel as it should have been told, not whatever it was that happened on to the screen. Good Luceno is Darth Plagueis. Bad Luecno, and I know perhaps the majority does not agree with this, is Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader. It’s a book blessed with a cool concept and central character, a story everyone wants to see — Vader being Vader — but it really fails to turn the concept into actual moments that payoff the promise of premise. Never »

- Jay Tomio

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John Williams to record Star Wars: The Force Awakens score in Los Angeles

22 March 2015 7:41 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

John Williams is set to break tradition when it comes to the score for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, with the official Star Wars site revealing that the composer will record the score for the hotly-anticipated first chapter in Disney’s Sequel Trilogy in Los Angeles, rather than utilising Abbey Road Studios and the London Symphony Orchestra, as he did with the first six chapters of the saga.

“I’ve had the privilege of working with the very best musicians in both the U.K. and the U.S.,” says Williams. “The London Symphony Orchestra has consistently performed with great artistry on all six of the prior films in the Star Wars saga, and I will be forever grateful for their commitment and dedication.  Equally, it has been my honor to have worked with my brilliant colleagues in Los Angeles, and always appreciate the invaluable contribution they’ve made »

- Gary Collinson

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Oscar Isaac confirms he’ll be back for Star Wars: Episode VIII; talks flying an X-Wing in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

20 March 2015 5:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We’re apparently getting a new trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens very soon, and while we wait one of its stars Oscar Isaac has been talking about working in a galaxy far, far away.

“It’ll be very cool. I’m very excited about it. I’m excited to see it, to see how it all comes together,” he told Moviefone, noting that the trailer was “very fun” and that “it was very fun to see that spirit get ignited again.”

The first movie I remember seeing in a theatre was Return of the Jedi,” he adds as to why he took the role. “And then J.J., on top of the whole thing was J.J. Nostalgia can only go so far and at a certain point you have to have someone who has a real vision of what they want to do.”

When asked about Star Wars: Episode VIII, »

- Luke Owen

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'Star Wars 8': Will Oscar Isaac Return as Poe Dameron?

19 March 2015 11:50 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last week, Disney finally confirmed that Rian Johnson will be writing and directing Star Wars: Episode VIII, with Disney setting a May 26, 2017 release date for this follow-up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Of course, no other details were given in regards to the story, or what characters from Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be back for the follow-up. It is widely believed that the new characters introduced in Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be at the center of both Star Wars: Episode VIII and Star Wars: Episode IX, but the entire trilogy is still shrouded in mystery. Oscar Isaac, who plays X-wing pilot Poe Dameron in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is doing press for his sci-fi thriller Ex Machina, where he was asked how he felt about working with Rian Johnson in Star Wars: Episode VIII. His answer essentially confirms that he »

- MovieWeb

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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Prequel Book Art & Details

17 March 2015 1:43 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last week, it was announced that Disney and LucasFilm have teamed with DelRey to release at least 20 books this fall through multiple publishers. These novels and activity books will bridge the 32-year gap between Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, hitting theaters December 18. One of the more important books storywise, hitting store shelves on September 4, is Star Wars: Aftermath, which has just become available for presale. We have your first look at the cover art, and more details about how this epic adventure will actually bridge the original and the impending trilogies with both old and new characters alike.

The book will be written by "Blackbirds," "Mockingbird," &#160and "Under the Empyrean Sky" author&#160Chuck Wendig. About his experiences writing the novel, and why it means so much to him, he states:

"My earliest - and still one of my »

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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Prequel Comic Art Unveiled

13 March 2015 5:12 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier in the week, it was announced that Disney and LucasFilm have teamed with DelRey to release at least 20 books this fall through multiple publishers. These tomes will bridge the 32-year gap between Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, hitting theaters December 18. Also participating in this event is Marvel Comics, who will be releasing two upcoming titles. Today, StarWars.com released the cover art for one of these comics.

Shattered Empire #1 will be the first entry from Marvel, with the entire book series titled Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. This sneak peek cover doesn't feature any new characters from the movie, or any of the original characters in their newer, older guises. Instead, we get a snapshot taken during the big Ewok celebration after the destruction of the second Death Star during the big climax of Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi »

- MovieWeb

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'Star Wars' Book Plots Reveal New Characters

12 March 2015 7:07 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier this week, Disney announced that they will be releasing 20 Star Wars books this fall through various different publishing companies, leading up to the highly-anticipated theatrical debut of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on December 18. While a number of titles were confirmed in that report, today we have plot descriptions for five of these novels, all of which will be released on September 4. Some of these descriptions tease the debut of brand new characters, while dropping hints about where these are set within the Star Wars franchise timeline. Take a look at the plot descriptions below, then read on for more details.

Star Wars Aftermath

The second Death Star is destroyed. The Emperor and his powerful enforcer, Darth Vader, are rumored to be dead. The Galactic Empire is in chaos. Across the galaxy, some systems celebrate, while in others Imperial factions tighten their grip. Optimism and fear reign side by side. »

- MovieWeb

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Spin-off & Sequel! Big Star Wars News Revealed

12 March 2015 3:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

There's been a disturbance in the Force. Star Wars fanatics got a double dose of news Thursday when Disney revealed the title and release date of the first stand-alone film in the saga, as well as when Star Wars: Episode VIII will hit theaters. Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced at a shareholders meeting that the stand-alone film, starring The Theory of Everything actress Felicity Jones, will be titled Rogue One, according to a statement on the official Star Wars website. The movie, which will follow new characters and adventures in the Star Wars universe, will begin shooting this »

- Nicole Sands, @nicolesands901

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Spin-off & Sequel! Big Star Wars News Revealed

12 March 2015 3:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

There's been a disturbance in the Force. Star Wars fanatics got a double dose of news Thursday when Disney revealed the title and release date of the first stand-alone film in the saga, as well as when Star Wars: Episode VIII will hit theaters. Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced at a shareholders meeting that the stand-alone film, starring The Theory of Everything actress Felicity Jones, will be titled Rogue One, according to a statement on the official Star Wars website. The movie, which will follow new characters and adventures in the Star Wars universe, will begin shooting this »

- Nicole Sands, @nicolesands901

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'Star Wars: Episode VIII' Gets a Release Date

12 March 2015 11:13 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

While the December release of J.J. AbramsStar Wars: The Force Awakens is still far, far away, Disney and Lucasfilm announced today that its Rian Johnson-helmed follow up, Star Wars: Episode VIII, will arrive on May 26th, 2017, Variety reports.

At a shareholders meeting in San Francisco, the two companies — which joined forces in 2012 — also announced new details regarding Gareth Edwards'(Godzilla) upcoming standalone film, which will be titled Rogue One and star The Theory of Everything's Felicity Jones. Production is scheduled to begin in London this summer, »

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Star Wars 8 release date set, spinoff Rogue One to star Felicity Jones

12 March 2015 11:04 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Disney has confirmed that one of the Star Wars spinoffs will be titled Rogue One, while also confirming that Star Wars Episode VIII will be released on May 26, 2017.

The company's CEO Bob Iger revealed in an investor call today (March 12) that director Gareth Edwards's Rogue One will star Oscar nominee Felicity Jones and will begin production this summer in London.

How well do you know Star Wars? 8 amazing facts from a galaxy far, far away

Rogue One - which opens on December 16, 2016 - is a story that screenwriter Chris Weitz will set outside of the core Star Wars saga, while still maintaining connections to its universe.

Iger also confirmed during the investor call that Looper's Rian Johnson will both write and direct Star Wars Episode VIII.

Its release on May 26, 2017 is being timed to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.

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‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ Gets Release Date; Spinoff Movie Called ‘Rogue One’

12 March 2015 10:18 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Disney and Lucasfilm have announced details of the upcoming “Stars Wars” films at its annual shareholders meeting in San Francisco.

Rian Johnson has also been confirmed to write and direct “Star Wars: Episode VIII,” which will hit theaters May 26, 2017.

Gareth Edwards’ upcoming standalone film, starring Felicity Jones, will be called “Rogue One.” The movie starts filming in London this summer and opens Dec. 16, 2016.

“Rogue One,” based on an idea by Oscar-winning vfx supervisor John Knoll, was written by “Cinderella” scribe Chris Weitz.

Kathleen Kennedy will produce the standalone film alongside Knoll, Tony To and John Schwartz.

Plot details of “Rogue One” are unknown.

Edwards’ spinoff movie is one of two known “Star Wars” spinoffs in the works at Lucasfilm and Disney. Director Josh Trank (“Chronicle”) is developing another top secret feature.

It’s unclear how both spinoff features will play into the upcoming seventh chapter “Star Wars: The Force Awakens, »

- Variety Staff

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Dennis O’Neil: Are We Crowded Yet?

12 March 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

We’ll be at the big convention in Indiana this weekend. First con of 2015, which means that, for us, the comic book year has begun. ( or guys like me, the comic book year is like the school year is for a kid, the time when the action really begins.) The highlight of the convention may be interacting with another guest, Carrie Fisher, who once worked briefly with my chief DNA sharer. I mean, at least we’ll have an excuse to speak to her and Marifran might well do that, extravert that she is. I mean, don’t put it past her.

You might get to interact with her, too. She’s usually sitting beside me asking fans, in her nicest-teacher-you-ever-had way, to donate something to the Hero Initiative, which is a good idea and which you should do.

For those of you for whom comics are merely an interest, »

- Dennis O'Neil

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Scream Queens Cast Welcomes Nasim Pedrad

10 March 2015 2:55 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

From comedy queen to Scream Queens: Nasim Pedrad is joining Ryan Murphy's latest star-studded series. The Saturday Night Live vet, who made the jump to Fox last fall to join the cast of Mulaney, has been confirmed as a series regular in the drama about a college campus shaken to its core by a string of murders. Pedrad joins a number of high-profile cast members, including Joe Manganiello, Lea Michele, Ariana Grande, Nick Jonas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Emma Roberts, Abigail Breslin, Keke Palmer and Billie Lourd (aka Carrie Fisher's daughter). Executive produced by the minds behind Glee »

- Lanford Beard, @lanfordbeard

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Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens with a series of tie-in books

10 March 2015 12:19 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Disney and Lucasfilm have announced that they will count down to the hotly-anticipated release of the seventh chapter of the Star Wars Saga with a publishing initiative entitled Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which will include at least 20 “in canon” books, ranging from adult and teen novels to kid’s sticker books.

“The Force Awakens is an extraordinarily, heavily guarded storyline. To track it, a lot of top-secret meetings were happening up in San Francisco as we worked through this program,” says Andrew Sugerman, executive vice president of Disney Publishing Worldwide. “The partnership with the story group and the editorial team always had to be true to the sanctity of the film while making sure that we find these moments to introduce hints, clues, and puzzle pieces. Without revealing what those pieces are, it will just allow readers to speculate about the new film: What could a location mean, »

- Gary Collinson

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