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Adam Driver Refused to Hang Out with Mark Hamill on Star Wars 8 Set

17 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Adam Driver doesn't have quite the reputation that Jared Leto does for taking things too far on set. But it's been said many times before that he likes to go method. And he certainly showed that side of himself on the set of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The Girls actor turned down an invitation from franchise icon Mark Hamill, on the notion that he didn't want to break character.

Mark Hamill had good intentions in hanging out with Driver. His character Luke Skywalker is uncle to Driver's Kylo Ren. Hamill thought it might be good to get to know each other, so that they would have some kind of on-screen rapport established. Driver felt differently though, and didn't think his Ben Solo should be mixing with the master Jedi, not at this stage in the game anyway.

Mark Hamill only had one minute of screen time in The Force Awakens. »

- MovieWeb

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First look at Lego’s old Luke Skywalker minifigure from the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy

23 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With Luke Skywalker only making only the briefest appearances in 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the character has been all but absent from the merchandise released for the Sequel Trilogy so far.

However, that will surely change this year as he takes a centre stage in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and thanks to a new promotional image from Lego, we’ve got our very first look at old Luke Skywalker in minifigure form!

Luke will presumably feature in one or more of the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi tie-in sets, although he wasn’t part of the three that leaked online over the weekend [check those out here].

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

- Gary Collinson

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John Boyega shows off Finn’s new blaster from Star Wars: The Last Jedi

29 May 2017 4:10 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After dabbling with a lightsaber in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it seems that John Boyega’s Finn will be sticking with a trusty blaster for the second instalment of the Sequel Trilogy, with the actor taking to Instagram to show off his character’s weapon from Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which he says has been given to him as a gift by director Rian Johnson.

See Also: John Boyega says Finn is a “big deal” in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

 

See Also: Leaked images and details of Lego’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi sets reveal Snoke’s new costume

See Also: Adam Driver avoided Mark Hamill on Star Wars: The Last Jedi

See Also: Star Wars: The Last Jedi images and behind-the-scenes video offer first look at Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern and more

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

- Gary Collinson

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The Skywalker Twins May Reunite In Star Wars: The Last Jedi

28 May 2017 2:20 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Earlier this week, Vanity Fair very nearly brought the internet to a screeching halt when they debuted their Star Wars: The Last Jedi cover story, which arrived with a handful of absolutely gorgeous photos and a treasure trove of trivia and tidbits about the upcoming film and the franchise as a whole. Of course, it also fuelled a lot of speculation and one of the things that got people talking the most was that shot of Mark Hamill and the late Carrie Fisher.

From what we know, Luke Skywalker will spend a good chunk of the movie training Daisy Ridley’s Rey, but fans have been wondering for a while now if we’ll perhaps get to see him join the fight as well, giving him an opportunity to reunite with Leia. It’s something which hasn’t been confirmed just yet, but does seem likely, and adding even more »

- Josh Wilding

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Epic Luke Skywalker Tribute Video Celebrates The Last Jedi

27 May 2017 1:55 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The plot of Star Wars: The Last Jedi is still a little hazy, but one thing we know for sure is that we're getting a lot more Luke Skywalker. Mark Hamill will reprise his iconic Jedi role in this eighth chapter in the Skywalker saga. There are plenty of rumors about what his true role will be. But none of them have been confirmed. Today, we get an epic video that celebrates the legacy of Luke Skywalker, as fans continue to celebrate Star Wars' 40th Anniversary this weekend.

This massive video clocks in at under ten minutes. It was thrown together by those fine folks over at Heroes Fan Productions and released on Youtube. The team behind this glorious character trailer left a pretty lengthy message about their intent. Take a look at what they had to say.

"Happy Birthday Star Wars!! Here it is, after 3 and a half months, »

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Leaked images and details of Lego’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi sets reveal Snoke’s new costume

27 May 2017 1:01 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Star Wars Union has unveiled details on three upcoming Star Wars Lego sets for December’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi in the Resistance Bomber (75188), First Order Heavy Assault Walker (75189) and First Order Star Destroyer (75190), the latter of which includes a Supreme Leader Snoke figure sporting a very different costume to that of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (and confirming previous rumours about his appearance).

Resistance Bomber (75188), complete with Resistance Bomber Pilot, Resistance Bombardier, Vice Admiral Holdo, Resistance Gunner Paige and Poe Dameron minifigures.

First Order Heavy Assault Walker (75189), with Rey, Resistance Trooper, Captain Poe Dameron, First Order Walker Driver, First Order Stormtrooper minifigures.

First Order Star Destroyer (75190), including First Order Officer, First Order Shuttle Pilot, First Order Stormtrooper, First Order Stormtrooper Sergeant, Supreme Leader Snoke and Bb-9E.

Resistance Bomber (75188), complete with Resistance Bomber Pilot, Resistance Bombardier, Vice Admiral Holdo, Resistance Gunner Paige and Poe Dameron minifigures.

Leaked: Here »

- Gary Collinson

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Adam Driver Was A Bit Of A Grouch On The Set Of Star Wars: The Last Jedi

26 May 2017 2:37 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Kylo Ren is understandably a little miffed right now. Not only is he recovering from killing his dad, but he got beaten in a lightsaber duel by a complete beginner and the pride and joy of the First Order, Starkiller Base, was blown to smithereens. But, that doesn’t quite explain why Adam Driver sounds like he’s being a bit of a grouchy so and so on the set of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

In an interview with Vanity Fair, Hamill explained that Driver is “very moody and intense,” adding:

“I remember saying to Adam, ‘I don’t know how you work, or your technique. But, at some point, you were my nephew. I probably bounced you on my knee. I probably babysat for you. There’s that side, and now we’re both estranged from the Skywalker family. All I’m suggesting is, if you’d like, »

- David James

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Adam Driver avoided Mark Hamill on Star Wars: The Last Jedi

26 May 2017 1:15 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

For those awaiting Star Wars: The Last Jedi, many are anticipating the potential reunion between exiled Jedi Luke Skywalker and his former protege Kylo Ren, played by Mark Hamill and Adam Driver respectively. Star Wars: The Force Awakens revealed that, much like his grandfather before him, Kylo Ren turned to the dark side and destroyed Luke’s new generation of Jedi. If they come face-to-face in The Last Jedi, the reunion would be awkward to say the least.

In Vanity Fair‘s piece on The Last Jedi, Hamill and Driver reveal they rarely spoke or saw each other outside of the set because Driver was committed to playing the part of an angry, bitter student. He’s known for his method acting in films and took the role seriously.

“There’s big personal things that I find about every character, not just in Star Wars, that you have to make as personal as possible, »

- Ricky Church

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Insane Star Wars Mixtape Video Celebrates 40 Years of Weirdness

26 May 2017 12:33 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Cinefamily has been teasing the release of its Star Wars Nothing But Star Wars mixtape for a few weeks now, with a theatrical release for the 40th anniversary of Star Wars happening yesterday. Cinefamily, an art-house theater in Los Angeles, promised a mixtape put together with love and the best found footage around, that could quite possibly be hazardous to your health, but nonetheless will change your life for the better. Cinefamily claims to have searched "through every corner of the galaxy and the darkest part of the internet, to find the most brain frying tributes, rip-offs, cross promotions gone wrong, and more from the last 40 years of Stars Wars." And they have done what they set out to promise, the mixtape is hilarious and utterly bizarre with plenty of Wtf moments.

The mixtape, which you can watch in its entirety through Cinefamily's YouTube channel, starts with a hilarious version »

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Star Wars: Episode IX to begin shooting in January

26 May 2017 8:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The latest issue of Vanity Fair has offered up plenty of juicy Star Wars details; we’ve had a rather splendid batch of character images from December’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi [see here], confirmation from Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy that the next Anthology movie will be decided in June [see here], and comments from Mark Hamill as to how he would have changed Han Solo’s death scene in Star Wars: The Force Awakens [see here].

Well, we now have a small nugget of information on the final chapter of the Sequel Trilogy, with the outlet reporting that principal photography on Colin Trevorrow’s Star Wars: Episode IX is set to commence in January 2018. it had previously been reported that filming would begin this summer, although it’s unclear whether that was pure speculation, or if Lucasfilm has pushed back the production due to the death of Carrie Fisher, who was originally slated to »

- Gary Collinson

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Batman and Harley Quinn Trailer Teams Up Two Unlikely DC Legends

25 May 2017 1:56 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The animated adventure Batman and Harley Quinn is the latest installment of the franchise known as DC Universe Original Movies. It is a direct-to-video release that has the distinct 1990s Dark Deco look of Batman: The Animated Series, and even brings back Kevin Conroy as Batman and Loren Lester as Nightwing from the original series. New to the movie and the DC Universe is The Big Bang Theory's Melissa Rauch, who provides the voice of Harley Quinn.

The trailer comes to us courtesy of Entertainment Weekly and it shows a very unlikely alliance between the Dark Knight, Nightwing and Quinn. Batman and Harley Quinn forms the alliance as Batman and Nightwing try to put a stop to Floronic Man and Poison Ivy's plan to destroy Gotham by turning people into plants, but to do so they need to enlist the help of Quinn. It looks as if DC »

- MovieWeb

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Mark Hamill Fundamentally Disagreed With Rian Johnson’s Vision For Luke Skywalker

25 May 2017 1:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Yesterday’s Vanity Fair’s cover story gave us all kinds of insight into Lucasfilm’s upcoming sequel, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but they aren’t done dropping new snippets of information about the movie, and we just read something that’s worth discussing in a little more detail. Mark Hamill, who plays one of the most iconic characters in film history, says he “fundamentally […]

The post Mark Hamill Fundamentally Disagreed With Rian Johnson’s Vision For Luke Skywalker appeared first on /Film. »

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Star Wars: Don't Expect To Learn Much About Snoke In The Last Jedi

25 May 2017 1:15 PM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Fans may be disappointed by this news, but it looks like mystery surrounding Supreme Leader Snoke will not be alleviated in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The identity of Kylo Ren’s mentor is one of the biggest questions of The Force Awakens, perhaps second only to Rey’s lineage. David Kamp, who brought us the spectacular Vanity Fair piece (which we've been picking part for the past few days), participated in a Reddit Ama yesterday. In said Ama, he revealed he was told by The Last Jedi director, Rian Johnson, that the Supreme Leader is not a major focus of the film.

“I asked Rian Johnson about Snoke—Who/what is he?—and Rian was fairly up front in saying that Snoke is not a character he particularly gets into in Tlj,” said Kamp.

Simply because Rian Johnson didn’t focus on Snoke for Episode 8, doesn’t necessarily mean »

- Seth McDonald

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The Past and Future of Rey and Luke Skywalker’s Lightsabers in ‘Star Wars’

25 May 2017 12:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

A lightsaber is the weapon of a Jedi Knight, an elegant weapon for a more civilized age. Since the lightsaber of Anakin Skywalker that was handed down to Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) was one of the driving forces of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, this specific weapon has become more important than ever, especially for […]

The post The Past and Future of Rey and Luke Skywalker’s Lightsabers in ‘Star Wars’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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‘Star Wars’ 40th Anniversary: Cast Then and Now (Photos)

25 May 2017 12:20 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A long time ago — 40 years, to be exact — in a galaxy far, far from away, “Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope” premiered, forever changing the pop culture landscape … er … space-scape?

Now, after eight films, one animated series, and countless other canon entries, the original 1977 cast has found themselves as popular as ever in 2017 thanks, in part, to the recent releases of “The Force Awakens” and “Rogue One.”

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40 Years Ago in a Galaxy Far, Far Away, ‘Star Wars’ Was Born

Some of the “New Hope” stars are still working today. Harrison Ford is gearing up for the “Bladerunner” sequel, while Mark Hamill can be heard as most iterations of the Joker in the DC Comics universe. Perhaps the cast member whose presence has been felt most over the past year is Carrie Fisher, who died from cardiac arrest in late 2016. Her final film, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” will be released Dec. »

- JD Knapp

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Newswire: Please don’t hug Adam Driver when he’s in character as Kylo Ren

25 May 2017 10:46 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

The Dark side is so strong within Adam Driver when he’s playing Kylo Ren that he’s immune to such joys as getting hugged by John Boyega. Vanity Fair has a piece on just how incredibly intense Driver is when he’s in character—so intense, in fact, that he’ll simply ignore Boyega’s attempts to get him to chill out. “I give Adam hugs randomly, just for no reason,” Boyega told Vf. But, alas, he explained that Driver “just stands there,” adding: “He just waits for me to be done.”

Driver also turned down a lunch invitation from Mark Hamill, even when Hamill made a pretty good point about their characters’ relationship. “He’s very moody and intense,” Hamill said in an interview. “I remember saying to Adam, ‘I don’t know how you work, or your technique. But, at some point, you were my nephew. I »

- Esther Zuckerman

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Star Wars: Episode IX would have been Carrie Fisher's movie

25 May 2017 10:17 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Joseph Baxter May 26, 2017

Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy reveals that Carrie Fisher's Leia would have dominated 2019’s Star Wars: Episode IX.

This article contains spoilers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: Rogue One

Star Wars: Episode IX has been dealing with what to do with the character of Leia since the tragic passing of actress Carrie Fisher back in December. This, of course, is hardly a secret and reports even surfaced back in January depicting formerly prospective Episode IX scenarios in which Fisher’s Leia was to be placed. While the extent of Leia’s role in the 2019 sequel trilogy finale was never specified, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy offers something of an idea with a recent comment.

As Kennedy explains of Carrie Fisher, “she was having a blast. The minute she finished, she grabbed me and said, ‘I’d better be at the forefront of IX! »

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Mark Hamill Fundamentally Disagreed With Choices Made For Luke Skywalker

25 May 2017 9:50 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Mark Hamill has opinions about things. No surprise there. Everyone has opinions about things. More recently, Hamill opened up about his disagreeing with the direction of the story in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. In his eyes, it would have been more rewarding if Luke had actually said stuff, and if he had had an integral role in the third act of the film.

It turns out that The Force Awakens isn’t the only movie he has strong opinions about. It also turns out that the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi has a lot of stuff that Hamill wasn’t too happy with — namely the stuff having to do with his character. 

Speaking with Vanity Fair, Hamill opened up about those issues.

“I at one point had to say to [director Rian Johnson], ‘I pretty much fundamentally disagree with every choice you’ve made for this character. Now, having said that, »

- Joseph Medina

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May the 40th Be With You: 25 Stellar Facts to Celebrate 40 Years of Star Wars

25 May 2017 7:30 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

May the 40th Be With You: 25 Stellar Facts to Celebrate 40 Years of Star WarsMay the 40th Be With You: 25 Stellar Facts to Celebrate 40 Years of Star WarsKurt Anthony5/25/2017 9:30:00 Am

A long time ago in a decade far, far away…

Star Wars blasted into theatres! Later retitled Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, George Lucas’s epic space opera was released on May 25, 1977 and has since become one of the most successful media franchises in the galaxy.

Originally set to a budget of $8M (later increased to $11M), Star Wars was met with lightspeed success. Nominated for ten Academy Awards, the film’s groundbreaking, out-of-this-world special effects and production design helped to make the sci-fi fantasy a universal phenomenon. A New Hope has since earned over $775M worldwide, proving the Force is still strong with this one.

Strap yourselves in and make the jump to hyperspace with »

- Kurt Anthony

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How Mark Hamill wanted to change Han Solo’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens death

25 May 2017 6:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

One of Episode VII’s most important scenes comes towards the end of the picture when Kylo Ren murders his father Han Solo on Starkiller Base with Rey and Finn watching from afar. It was a tragic moment to be sure, and a pretty grim way to say goodbye to Harrison Ford’s much beloved and iconic character.

Well it turns out that Mark Hamill, whose own legendary character, Luke, was revealed in the film’s final moments, thought he had a better idea for Han’s death. Speaking to Vanity Fair, Hamill explains in detail what he wanted to occur, with Luke and Leia to be present at the scene of the crime.

“Now, remember, one of the plots in the earlier films was the telepathic communication between my sister and me,” Hamill explains. “So I thought, Carrie will sense that Han is in danger and try to contact me. »

- Samuel Brace

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