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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.”

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- Gary Collinson

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T.I. Backs Snoop Dogg, Calls Trump a ‘Tangerine Tanned Muskrat Scrotum Skin… Diarrhea Face’

15 March 2017 5:26 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Rapper T.I. came to Snoop Dogg’s defense in his fight with Donald Trump, saying the president has “Tangerine Tanned Muskrat scrotum skin” and is a “Lacefront Possum fur Wig wearing, Alternative fact, Atomic Dog diarrhea face ass man.” He also said Trump had a “f—in old ass puppy piss smelling ass mouth” and was a “wanna be dictator.” T.I also called Trump a “Presidential Level F— Boy” and said he was “dividing minorities, building barriers, alienating immigrants, & f—in this country up.” Also Read: Mark Hamill Strikes Back at Trump Staffer Who Called Him 'Han Solo's »

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Mark Hamill Strikes Back at Trump Staffer Who Called Him ‘Han Solo’s Short Little B—‘

15 March 2017 3:34 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Star Wars” icon Mark Hamill struck back in full force at a Trump Administration staffer who said the actor should “stick to playing Han Solo’s short little b—-.” CNN reporter Andrew Kaczynski posted the tweet Tuesday from Kevin Eck, a former Trump campaign staffer who has since joined the Department of Education. Eck dished out the insult a few weeks after Trump’s election victory. Education Dept. employee Kevin Eck (@kevxindy) was apparently not a @HamillHimself fan. – andrew kaczynski ???” (@Kfile) March 14, 2017 Also Read: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Clip Reveals First »

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Watch Mark Hamill Get Bit by a Snake on Empire Strikes Back Set

15 March 2017 2:37 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

This year marks the iconic 40th Anniversary of the very first Star Wars movie, 1977's A New Hope, with the celebration kicking off next month at Star Wars Celebration, There, fans are expected to get their first look at the Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer. May also marks the 37th anniversary for the sequel Empire Strikes Back, considered by many to be the best movie in the entire franchise. While this year doesn't mark a particularly memorable milestone for the sequel, some behind-the-scenes video was recently recovered up from the set, and it shows the usually-wholesome Mark Hamill letting out an uncharacteristic curse word. There's a good reason for the swear though, as it came after a snake bit his hand on the set.

The scene in question takes place towards the end of Empire Strikes Back, where Yoda tries to convince Mark Hamill's character Luke Skywalker to »

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Mark Hamill Schools Trump Bureaucrat Who Trolled Him on Twitter

15 March 2017 9:22 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Don't upset a Wookiee and don't mess with a Jedi Knight. 

A Department of Education bureaucrat learned the latter lesson the hard way after he took a shot at Star Wars star Mark Hamill over social media for the actor's anti-Trump remarks. 

Kevin Eck, who says on his Twitter bio he is "proud to have worked on Trump/Pence campaign. Was in every battleground state," referred to Hamill as "Han Solo's short little bitch." 

Hamill, also a social media Jedi, wasn't about to let that remark go unaddressed. 

"An Education Dept. employee @kevxindy should know short/little is redundant like Russian colluding/traitor »

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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 »

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Luke Skywalker's First Words in Star Wars 8 Have Not Been Revealed

11 March 2017 1:45 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

This past week brought some big Star Wars: The Last Jedi news. During a secretive shareholders' meeting, Disney showed off footage from this upcoming sequel. And the initial report about the teaser claimed to reveal Luke Skywalker's first spoken words in over 30 years. As it turns out, while these were Mark Hamill's first words heard spoken as the character in a public setting, they are not his first words spoken in the movie.

The initial report from The Guardians claimed that this Star Wars: The Last Jedi footage showed Luke Skywalker just moments after we left him in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Standing on the cliffs of Ahch-To, meeting Rey for the first time as she re-gifted him with his old blue lightsaber. The one he lost on Bespin in his infamous duel with Darth Vader, as depicted in The Empire Strikes Back. Luke's first words? 'Who are you? »

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Patrick Stewart Open To Playing Xavier In Deadpool 2 And Legion

10 March 2017 12:02 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

I think many of us will agree that it’s hard to find a living actor better suited for the role of Professor Charles Xavier than Sir Patrick Stewart. Over the past seventeen years, he’s brought much passion to the character, playing him convincingly in several X-Men films. But despite what seemed like a definitive farewell in the recently released Logan, it looks like the seasoned veteran may not be all that ready to hang it up regardless of recent statements to the contrary.

During an appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden, Stewart himself said that while it seemed like Logan was as good a place as any to call it quits (if you saw the movie, you’d know why), it appears that he’s well aware that the X-Men franchise is expanding into many different directions. If you were to ask me, he’s »

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Captain Phasma's New Secret Weapon Revealed in Star Wars 8?

9 March 2017 1:30 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Until Disney and LucasFilm release the first trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which is rumored to happen during Star Wars Celebration next month in Orlando, there hasn't been much officially released about this movie yet. Until then, all we have is rumors and conjecture swirling around this highly-anticipated sequel, and there are certainly no shortage of these reports. Today we have yet another unconfirmed rumor that claims the nefarious Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie) will have a brand new weapon that fans will apparently love.

One of Making Star Wars' sources revealed that Captain Phasma will have a new weapon, although it isn't clear how she acquired it, or how often she gets to use it. Nevertheless, this unnamed source thinks fans will really love this new spear that Captain Phasma is seen brandishing in Star Wars 8. Here's what the unidentified source had to say below.

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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, »

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New Last Jedi Footage Details Reveal Finn's Mission and Rey's Jedi Training

9 March 2017 10:07 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Yesterday, Disney and Lucasfilm showed off the first footage from Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and it was a moment heard around the world as this news quickly became one of the week's biggest trending topics. Today, we have even more details from this secretive event, which saw a teaser play out in front of a select crowd at Disney's shareholder meeting. This new report clarifies a much reported on moment, and gives new clarity to what else was shown.

/film was contacted by Matthew Hansen, a secret spy posing as a shareholder who was witnessed to the first teaser shown off at the now infamous meeting in Denver Colorado. (Ok, he's not really a spy, but an actual shareholder.) He sets up his own introduction to the exciting new moments shown off in this never-before-seen video.

"The Walt Disney Company Annual Meeting of Shareholders opened, as always, with a »

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Luke's First Words Have Been Revealed!

9 March 2017 5:28 AM, PST | | See recent LRM Online news »

Thanks to a Disney shareholder's meeting last night in Denver, we have learned some new information about Star Wars: The Last Jedi, including the first words ever spoken by Luke in the new trilogy. Disney screened footage of the film, and Los Angeles Times reporter Daniel Miller was there and relayed some information abut what he saw, most importantly being "Luke's first words."

At the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Rey (Daisy Ridley) traverses a treacherous path up a rigid mountainside to finally come face-to-face with Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) in his secluded residence, she reaches out to hand him his lightsaber, and we are ended with a cliffhanger just as bad as The Walking Dead left us with at the end of Season 6. So what did Luke say? Luke offers Rey a dubious question, one brought about likely from years of contemplation and asks, "Who are you? »

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Luke's first words revealed to Disney shareholders

9 March 2017 2:02 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Exclusive footage premiered at Disney’s annual meeting shows Daisy Ridley’s Rey handing Mark Hamill’s Luke Skywalker a lightsaber

The first footage from Star Wars: The Last Jedi has been shown to Disney shareholders at the company’s annual meeting.

The Los Angeles Times reports that the footage shown at the meeting, held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, featured the resolution to the cliffhanger at the end of The Force Awakens, where the film’s protagonist, Rey (Daisy Ridley), encounters Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) at his secluded cliffside hiding place. In the brief clip shown, Luke asks Rey: “Who are you?” Rey responds by skilfully handing him her lightsaber.

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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Sneak Peek Reveals Luke Skywalker's Introduction to Rey and Some Familiar Faces

8 March 2017 9:26 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

While secrets and spoilers surrounding Star Wars: Episode VIII -- The Last Jedi have been difficult to come by for even the most devoted fan, Disney shareholders got treated to a screening of some closely guarded footage on Wednesday, and details have begun to emerge.

Los Angeles Times reporter Daniel Miller took to Twitter to share his account of what was featured in the footage -- including appearances by John Boyega as Finn and Chewbacca, and a flash of "an X-wing wobbling mid-air, under attack inside a giant ship."

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Miller also revealed a brief exchange between Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and Rey (Daisy Ridley) following the cliffhanger ending of The Force Awakens, where the two meet at the top of a mountain.

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Clip Reveals First Words by Luke Skywalker to Rey

8 March 2017 3:50 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Disney shared new footage from the highly anticipated “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” on Wednesday, and fans are going wild over it. The footage — which was previewed during a Disney shareholders meeting — and featured a brief exchange between Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and Rey (Daisy Ridley), according to Los Angeles Times reporter Daniel Miller. “Who are you?” are the three golden words uttered by the original character. Also Read: 'Star Wars' Should Abandon the Jedi in 'The Last Jedi' (Commentary) “We just saw more Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ footage. In it, Luke asks Rey, “Who are you? »

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Footage Reveals Luke’s First Words to Rey

8 March 2017 2:17 PM, PST | | See recent news »

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It pays to be a Disney shareholder. While Star Wars fans are waiting on the first trailer for The Last Jedi, the House of Mouse screened top-secret footage from the eighth chapter in the Skywalker saga during a Disney shareholders meeting. Fortunately, we have a few details.

According to Los Angeles Times reporter Daniel Miller, who tweeted out some movie morsels, the footage featured Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) asking Rey (Daisy Ridley), “Who are you?” before the prospective padawan “deftly” handles a lightsaber.

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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.

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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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Star Wars 8 Footage Details Reveal Luke Skywalker's Opening Scene

8 March 2017 11:07 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While most fans will likely have to wait until Star Wars Celebration to see the first Star Wars 8 trailer, a group of lucky investors got to see the first snippets of footage much earlier. Disney held their annual shareholder's meeting today, which was attended by several members of the press, who got to see the first ever footage from Star Wars: The Last Jedi, including the opening scene. If you want to go into Star Wars 8 completely Spoiler-free, then read on at your own risk. Otherwise, read on for details about the opening scene.

The Los Angeles Times was present at this meeting and revealed the footage features the opening scene of Star Wars 8, which takes place just moments after the ending of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, where Rey (Daisy Ridley) finally meets Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) on the planet of Ahch-To. The footage starts with a joke of sorts, »

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Luke’s first words in Star Wars: The Last Jedi may have been revealed

8 March 2017 10:33 AM, PST | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Jon Lyus

The final moments of J. J. Abrams’ Episode VII of the Star Wars saga unsurprisngly gave us more questions than answers. For a film that was based around the search for Luke Skywalker, the few minutes at the film’s close of the hermit-like Jedi being found by Rey was scant consolation. Famously Mark Hamill uttered no words, although internet speculation before the release of The Force Awakens pointed to some ridiculous and hilarious speculation of a line he had which was cut. In a first for the saga Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi will pick up right after the end of Episode VII, but what will Luke (eventually) say to Rey?

It appears that the question has now been answered. Covering the annual Disney Shareholders meeting in Denver today Los Angeles Times journalist Daniel Miller is currently tweeting through the event, which included a brief »

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