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How Does Snoke's Project Resurrection Tie Into The Last Jedi?

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How Does Snoke's Project Resurrection Tie Into The Last Jedi?
Disney and Lucasfilm have been keeping a pretty tight lid on Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The movie comes out in just a month and, truthfully, not all that much has seemingly been revealed in the marketing campaign. However, some things are going to get out, be it from people connecting the dots or just getting lucky with an educated guess. This latest theory regarding The Last Jedi may be a bit of both, but if true, it's a huge deal and could see Emperor Palpatine return.

Warning: spoilers ahead for Star Wars Battlefront II. Even though the latest Star Wars game doesn't officially come out until November 17, some fans have been able to play the game online early. The campaign is a canon Star Wars story and it leads right up to just before the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. At the end of the campaign, something
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Star Wars Rebels Season 4 Won’t Feature Emperor Palpatine

Star Wars Rebels season 4 will feature many treats for fans of the franchise to enjoy. As the narrative heads ever closer to the events of A New Hope, more characters from the Star Wars movies will make appearances in the popular animated series.

For starters, Saw Gerrera will turn up to aid the Rebels, with Rogue One’s Forest Whitaker reprising his role, and Grand Moff Tarkin is set to re-appear as well with, as the recent trailer told us, a new project up his sleeve – something called ‘Operation: Stardust’ (three guesses as to what that is).

One classic character who won’t be showing his ugly, disfigured face in season 4, however, is the Emperor himself. Showrunner Dave Filoni revealed the news while attending Fan Expo over the weekend, according to this post from Star Wars Underworld reporter Benjamin Hart.

Dave Filoni confirmed at Fan Expo that Palpatine's not in
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Mark Hamill initially believed Han Solo was the lead in Star Wars

Mark Hamill was once under the impression that Han Solo was the main character of Star Wars.

Recounting the audition process he undertook for the original 1977 movie, Hamill, who will be returning once again for this year’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, once believed that Han Solo was the film’s main character and that Luke would be his sidekick.

It was only after accepting the part and finally receiving the script that he learned that he would be starring in the film as Luke Skywalker. Apparently it was the film’s initial title that gave it away, as he explains in a recent interview with StarWars.com.

“But when I finally got the part and they said they were sending the script over, I was living by myself in a one-bedroom on the beach in Malibu. It was before I was married. And I get the script and I sit down,
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Star Wars Actor Wants To Be Remembered As The One And Only Emperor Palpatine

Disney and Lucasfilm may be in the process of rapidly expanding their crown jewel through multiple Star Wars anthology pics (see: Rogue One, Han Solo, Obi-Wan Kenobi), but if there’s ever an opportunity for Darth Sidious/Emperor Palpatine to reappear in a future film, series mainstay Ian McDiarmid wants to answer the call.

In fact, while chatting to the BBC (via Screen Rant), the Scottish thesp admitted that he’d like to be remembered as the one and only Palpatine, whereas Disney has cast the likes of Donald Glover (Lando Calrissian) and Alden Ehrenreich (Solo) to play younger versions of Star Wars icons.

For McDiarmid, though, the screen legend noted that there’s always a possibility his über-villain will reemerge thanks to the ongoing anthology series, before drawing attention to the numerous references to Palpatine in last year’s spinoff, Rogue One.

I suppose there must be a chance
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Ian McDiarmid doesn’t want to see The Emperor recast in a future Star Wars movie

We’re almost three movies into the Disney era of the Star Wars saga, and so far, it’s been rumoured that Ian McDiarmid’s Emperor Palpatine would make a cameo in all three.

As we now know, he was absent from Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and while we’ve still got a few months to go before we get to see Star Wars: The Last Jedi, it would seem highly unlikely that the Sith Lord pops up anyway in Episodes VIII and IX either (although a ‘Forceback’ cameo isn’t out of the question).

Nevertheless, given that Disney and Lucasfilm seem intent on mining familiar characters and eras with their Anthology movies, it’s surely only a matter of time before Darth Sidious does make his return to the big screen. And when he does, McDiarmid is hoping that he
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Snoke to Resurrect Classic Star Wars Villain in The Last Jedi?

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Snoke to Resurrect Classic Star Wars Villain in The Last Jedi?
Ok, so a lot of you like to discredit Internet scamp Mike Zeroh and his many Star Wars: The Last Jedi rumors, theories and ideas. But when they are backed up by merchandise, perhaps there is some truth to what is being sold in his weekly video updates on this impending sequel. Today we have a very interesting piece of intel that we haven't heard before. And a toy to prove it's true. It deals with the resurrection of a Sith legend. So stop reading now if you wish to avoid Spoilers.

If this is true, we will definitely be seeing Ian McDiarmid reprise his iconic role as Emperor Palpatine. At this point, you may want to pull a good old fashion Luke Skywalker, 'No, that's impossible!' After all, Palpatine died after being thrown down a Death Star shaft by Darth Vader at the end of Return of the Jedi
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Force Friday Merch Fuels Rumors That Star Wars: The Last Jedi Is About To Introduce A Mega Star Destroyer

When Palpatine reached the absolute peak of his power during Empire Strikes Back, Ian McDiarmid’s former Chancellor ruled over the Empire from a Super Star Destroyer known as the Executor – a not so subtle nod to the Death Star, we imagine. But according to a new report compiled by Star Wars News Net (via Inverse), in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the First Order’s HQ will actually be located on a Mega Star Destroyer.

How do we know about this mammoth dreadnought? It’s included in the soon-to-be-released merchandise line for Force Friday (September 1st) and is listed as so: “Bb-8 Mega Star Destroyer (with Supreme Leader Snoke and Elite Praetorian Guard).” It’s valued at a whopping $199.99 and while no further details or images were included in the report, it’s worth slapping on our tin foil hats and speculating about what this might mean for the
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The Lost City of Z

They don’t make ’em like this any more, and the original TV spots for James Gray’s accurate retelling of history almost didn’t know how to sell it. Charlie Hunnam spends his life trying to solve a riddle of the Peruvian rainforest, in between fighting in WW1 and dealing with class prejudice. Yup, one could say the picture was filmed in a ‘classic’ style . . . can a show like that find an audience these days?

The Lost City of Z


Broadgreen / Amazon Studios

2016 / Color / 2:39 widescreen / 141 min. / Street Date July 11, 2017 / 34.99

Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller, Tom Holland, Edward Ashley, Angus Macfadyen, Ian McDiarmid, Clive Francis, Murray Melvin.

Cinematography: Darious Khondji

Film Editor:John Axelrad, Lee Haugen

Original Music: Christopher Spelman

From the book by David Grann

Produced by Dede Gardner, James Gray, Anthony Katagas, Jeremy Kleiner

Written for the Screen and Directed by James Gray

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The Lost City Of Z Starring Charlie Hunnam Debuts on Digital HD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack, Blu-ray, DVD & VOD July 11th

The critics love The Lost City Of Z:

“One Of 2017’S Best Movies.“ -Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair

“A Ravishment For The Senses.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

Charlie Hunnam (“Sons of Anarchy”), Robert Pattinson (Twilightfranchise), Sienna Miller (Factory Girl), and Tom Holland (Spider-Man: Homecoming) star in Amazon Studio’s The Lost City Of Z, the incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett. Certified “Fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes, the film centers on Fawcett (Hunnam), who disappeared in the Amazon while searching for a mysterious city. An epically scaled tale of courage and passion, told in Writer/Director James Gray’s (We Own the Night) classic filmmaking style, The Lost City Of Z is a stirring tribute to the exploratory spirit and a conflicted adventurer driven to the verge of obsession.

The Lost City Of Z is available on Digital HD, Blu-ray™/DVD Combo Pack, Blu-ray,
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Comic Book Review – Star Wars: Darth Vader #1

Ricky Church reviews Star Wars: Darth Vader #1…

The most fearsome villain of all time returns with an all-new series! When Anakin Skywalker fell, both to the pull of the dark side and to the blade of Obi-Wan Kenobi, he rose back up, more machine than man. Having lost everything that was once dear to him, the former chosen one must take his first steps into a darker world…as Darth Vader, Dark Lord of the Sith!

Of all the villains in pop culture, Darth Vader stands as one of the most memorable ever. He’s been an iconic figure for 40 years, though his backstory still has quite a few gaps. Beyond his turn to the Dark Side shown in Revenge of the Sith, we don’t know the full transition former Jedi Anakin Skywalker took to become the feared Sith Lord Darth Vader.

Charles Soule looks to fill in
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The Week in Star Wars – First Han Solo set photos, Emperor Palpatine returning and more

The Week in Star Wars returns with news from the set of Han Solo, a possible rumour for Star Wars Rebels and more…

With Han Solo: A Star Wars Story (not the official title) underway, we can expect to see snappers getting some pictures from the set. We had our first official look at the cast a couple of months ago, but this set photo has given us our first glimpse at Alden Ehrenreich as the iconic smuggler. Check out the photo here…

…Looking ahead to this December’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi now, and the new Japanese poster for the movie has given us one more reason to be excited. According to the poster’s tag line, the second part of the new trilogy will feature “the most shocking truth in Star Wars history”. Check it out here…

…In some rather interesting “what if” news, concept artist Ian
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Rumour: Ian McDiarmid to voice Emperor Palpatine in Star Wars Rebels

The Disney Xd animated series Star Wars Rebels has featured a number of big name cameos from veterans of the galaxy far, far away, including the likes of James Earl Jones (Darth Vader), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian), Frank Oz (Yoda), Forest Whitaker (Saw Gerrera) and Genevieve O’Reilly (Mon Mothma), and it seems we may soon be able to add another to that list.

According to a report from Star Wars News Net, the previously announced Warwick Davis will not be the only familiar name to guest star in the fourth and final season, as apparently Ian McDiarmid has also taken part in a voice recording session, which was directed by the same person as Davis’ (who the site believes to be Rebels creator Dave Filoni).

While an Ian McDiarmid return as Emperor Palpatine would certainly be welcome, the Sith Lord has already featured in Rebels,
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Star Wars Bits: The Han Solo Movie, a Fan Petition For Peter Mayhew, and the Return of Ian McDiarmid?

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Star Wars Bits: The Han Solo Movie, a Fan Petition For Peter Mayhew, and the Return of Ian McDiarmid?
In this edition of Star Wars Bits: Han Solo spin-off star Phoebe Waller-Bridge talks about the movie. A fan petition wants Peter Mayhew to cameo in the Han Solo movie. Could Ian McDiarmid play Emperor Palpatine on Star Wars Rebels? Ewan McGregor is still not opposed to an Obi-Wan Kenobi spin-off. Read excerpts from two Rogue One: […]

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Could Ian McDiarmid Reprise Emperor Palpatine On Star Wars Rebels?

It’s not just the upcoming slate of movies that Star Wars fans are excited for at the moment. While there’s definitely a lot to look forward to there, we’ve also got some notable stuff coming down the pipeline on television.

Star Wars Rebels is about to air its fourth and final season, which promises to end the show in style. We already know that franchise stalwart Warwick Davis will be voicing Rukh, a character previously seen in the novels, while fan favourite Ahsoka Tano will be returning for more, too. The list goes on, but the upcoming season could be about to get even more exciting if this new casting rumour turns out to be true.

Star Wars News Network have reported that none other than Ian McDiarmid has recorded lines for Star Wars Rebels. As any fan can tell you, McDiarmid played the Emperor/Chancellor Palpatine
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The Lost City Of Z – Review

Excuse the twisting of a beloved comedian’s signature tune, but this new film’s theme could be “Hooray for Captain Fawcett, the Bolivian explorer!”. That’s Captain Percy Fawcett, to be specific. He’s the newest movie jungle adventurer, in the vein of Jungle Jim and Indiana Jones, except he was a real person. And he was the subject of a recent best-selling book. Now his exploits from nearly one hundred years ago have finally made it to the big screen. So is his quest to find The Lost City Of Z worthy of a far less treacherous trek to the local multiplex?

In 1906 Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam) was a respected member of the British Royal Artillery, especially after shooting a stag during a big hunting competition. He’s got a beautiful supportive wife Nina (Sienna Miller) and an adorable tot named Jack. Unfortunately his military career has stalled,
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Top 5 Coolest Things Shown at Star Wars Celebration

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Star Wars Celebration has come and gone but it left quite an impact on Star Wars fans everywhere. There was a lot to see and experience (even for those at home), so we’re going to break down the Top 5 Coolest Things Shown during this year’s event. Come inside to see our ranking and share your own!

5. Star Wars Rebels Season 4 Trailer

We’re kicking off our list with the trailer for the fourth and final season of Star Wars Rebels. Over the last three years, we’ve been on quite a journey with the crewmembers of the Ghost. We’ve seen the likes of Ezra and Sabine grow before our very eyes as we witnessed Hera rise to a higher status within the rebellion and Kanan learn new ways of the force, never thought possible. Now, with this upcoming season, we will finally see their journey come to an end.
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi interviews with Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Rian Johnson and Kathleen Kennedy

Following yesterday’s Star Wars Celebration panel for Star Wars: The Last Jedi (which of course included the release of the first trailer), stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Daisy Ridley (Rey) and John Boyega (Finn), director Rian Johnson and Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy took part in a series of press interviews to discuss the hotly-anticipated middle chapter of Disney and Lucasfilm’s Star Wars sequel trilogy. Check them out below, and click here to follow all of our coverage coming out of Star Wars Celebration 2017…

See Also: Early reactions to a rough cut of Star Wars: The Last Jedi describe it as “different”

See Also: Star Wars Celebration 2017 interviews with George Lucas, Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Billy Dee Williams, Ian McDiarmid and Peter Mayhew

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
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