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Woody Harrelson to Mentor Han Solo in Standalone ‘Star Wars’ Movie

13 January 2017 7:55 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Great news for “Star Wars” fans: actor Woody Harrelson has joined the cast of the upcoming Han Solo movie, set to arrive in theaters next year. The announcement was made on Wednesday on the official Star Wars website.

“We couldn’t be more excited to work with an artist with as much depth and range as Woody,” reads a joint statement from the film’s directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. “His ability to find both humor and pathos, often in the same role, is truly unique. He is also very good at ping pong.”

Read More: ‘Game of Thrones’ Star Emilia Clarke Joins Han Solo ‘Star Wars’ Movie

Although details about Harrelson’s character were not revealed by the directors, it was reported last week that he will play an early mentor to Han Solo, played by Alden Ehrenreich. Harrelson also joins Emilia Clarke and Donald Glover, who plays Solo’s frenemy Lando Calrissian, »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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Disney reportedly negotiating with Carrie Fisher’s estate over her “continued appearance” in the Star Wars franchise

13 January 2017 5:25 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last week, it was reported that Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy and Star Wars: Episode IX director Colin Trevorrow would be meeting to discuss how to handle the character of Princess Leia in the saga, following the untimely passing of Carrie Fisher in December.

The report claimed that the options on the table were to overhaul the script in order to remove the character, or to reduce her role and use CGI in order to digitally recreate Fisher’s likeness, similar to what Ilm did with Peter Cushing’s Grand Moff Tarkin and Fisher’s young Princess Leia in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Well, it seems that Disney and Lucasfilm may have decided to go down the latter route, as BBC Newsnight (via The Guardian) has reported that, “with what might be regarded as unseemly haste, Disney is negotiating with the actor’s estate over her continued appearance in the franchise. »

- Gary Collinson

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Lucasfilm will not digitally recreate Princess Leia

12 January 2017 9:43 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Star Wars franchise producer and Lucasfilm chief Kathleen Kennedy and her cohorts have settled the debate over whether the character will be prolonged beyond this year’s December release of Episode VIII.

The move came on Friday following days of speculation in the wake of the unexpected death of Carrie Fisher last month.

Fisher returned as Leia in Star Wars: The Force Awakens in late 2015 and it is understood she had completed her scenes for Episode VIII before her untimely demise.

“We don’t normally respond to fan or press speculation, but there is a rumour circulating that we would like to address,” read a Lucasfilm statement on the official Star Wars website.

“We want to assure our fans that Lucasfilm has no plans to digitally recreate Carrie Fisher’s performance as Princess or General Leia Organa.

Carrie Fisher was, is, and always will be a part of the Lucasfilm family. She was our »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Lucasfilm will not digitally recreate Carrie Fisher

12 January 2017 9:43 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Star Wars franchise producer Kathleen Kennedy and her cohorts have settled the debate over whether the character of Princess Leia will be prolonged beyond this year’s December release of Episode VIII.

The move came on Friday following days of speculation in the wake of the unexpected death of Carrie Fisher last month.

By coincidence filmmakers on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story used digital technology to render a younger version of Fisher as Leia and used the technique to feature the late Peter Cushing’s character, Grand Moff Tarkin.

“We don’t normally respond to fan or press speculation, but there is a rumour circulating that we would like to address,” read a Lucasfilm statement on the official Star Wars website.

“We want to assure our fans that Lucasfilm has no plans to digitally recreate Carrie Fisher’s performance as Princess or General Leia Organa.

Carrie Fisher was, is, and always »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Newswire: It’s Rumor Time: Lucasfilm is supposedly securing the rights for a CG Carrie Fisher

12 January 2017 8:04 PM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Last week, we reported that Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy and Star Wars: Episode IX director Colin Trevorrow had met to discuss what the series’ future would look like without Carrie Fisher. The key discussion point was supposedly whether or not they should completely rewrite Episode IX to account for Fisher and Leia’s absence or create a computer-generated version of the character the way Rogue One did for Peter Cushing’s Governor Tarkin (and the A New Hope-era Leia seen at the film’s end), but both options have their own grim and complicated issues.

According to a new rumor, though, Disney and Lucasfilm are already getting ready to make the CG Leia happen. During a report for BBC Newsnight (via Comic Book Movie), an anchor claimed that “Disney is negotiating with [Carrie Fisher]’s estate over her continued appearance in the franchise” and that she’ll “join Peter ...

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- Sam Barsanti

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Disney Reportedly In Negotiations With Carrie Fisher's Estate For Future Star Wars Appearances

12 January 2017 10:14 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

It looks like future appearances from Leia Organa are closer to being a reality after Carrie Fisher's final performance as the character in Star Wars: Episode VIII. It was reported last week that Star Wars: Episode IX director Colin Trevorrow would be meeting with Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy over the future of Fisher's character after her tragic death, and that talk appears to have escalated into negotiations with Fisher's estate over the use of her appearance in future films.  In an episode of BBC Newsnight discussing the use of CG characters in movies (which you can view here if you live in the UK), a quote from the segment confirms that Disney is currently in talks with Fisher's estate. “And if what might be regarded as unseemly haste, Disney is negotiating with the actor’s estate over her continued appearance in the franchise. If Disney gets the go-ahead, Carrie Fisher will join Peter Cushing… »

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Number of Female Directors Working in Hollywood Declines, New Study Shows

12 January 2017 7:30 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Each year for the past nineteen years, The Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University has released its “Celluloid Ceiling” report, which uses metrics tracking the employment of women working behind the scenes — from director to editor to producer, and plenty other roles in between — on the previous year’s top 100, 250 and 500 domestic grossing films to check in on how Hollywood and its often shocking gender disparity.

This year’s report — tracking films from 2016 — has now been released, and within it, some very disheartening news indeed.

Read More: Female Filmmakers Want to Direct Blockbusters; Here’s Why They Don’t – Girl Talk

The study finds that, despite an ongoing Eeoc investigation to gender inequality in Hollywood and continued calls to action and attention paid the issues surrounding the problem, the number of women working behind the scenes in Hollywood has actually declined »

- Kate Erbland

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Young Han Solo Movie Gets Woody Harrelson as Han's Mentor

11 January 2017 8:48 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It was reported earlier this month that Woody Harrelson was in talks to play the mentor to Alden Ehrenreich's title character in Han Solo: A Star Wars Story. That news has now been confirmed, with StarWars.com announcing that the Hunger Games star has officially signed on for this next Star Wars anthology movie. Disney and Lucasfilm have not yet titled the movie, which they also call Young Han Solo. Here is the official PR.

Veteran film and television actor Woody Harrelson is stepping aboard the upcoming Han Solo movie set to arrive in theaters next year.

Harrelson, known for wide-ranging roles in film and TV such as The Hunger Games, No County For Old Men, True Detective, Cheers, and Zombieland, will join actors Alden Ehrenreich (Han Solo), Donald Glover (Lando Calrissian), and Emilia Clarke in the adventure. This Star Wars Story is the second in a series of »

- MovieWeb

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Flickering Myth Podcast #51 – Justice League “a mess”? Star Wars crisis meeting at Disney…

11 January 2017 2:40 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

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Join Oli and Luke in this week’s Flickering Myth Podcast for…

Scooperhero News – a Huge Marvel Cinematic Universe cameo confirmed for Doctor Strange’s special features, The Batman rumoured to be “pushed back”, Justice League called “a mess” and will Charles Xavier be in X-Men: The New Mutants?

Star Wars – Kathleen Kennedy and Colin Trevorrow meet at Disney to decide where to go with Star Wars: Episode IX after the passing of Carrie Fisher, and Rian Johnson reveals where Episode VIII will begin…

Everything Else – Jamie Foxx describes Robin Hood: Origins as “grittier” and “more real,” and a new Chucky film is in the works.

Mailbag – Doctor Strange’s ridiculous Japanese release date (it’s still not out over there), how good are Bad Boys 1 & 2 and where did the “In A World…” trailer voiceovers go? »

- Oli Davis

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Woody Harrelson on board Han Solo film

10 January 2017 7:23 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The star has officially signed up to star in Disney-Lucasfilm’s stand-alone Star Wars project.

The Star Wars website confirmed the development on Wednesday after several weeks of speculation.

“We couldn’t be more excited to work with an artist with as much depth and range as Woody,” said directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller on the website.

“His ability to find both humour and pathos, often in the same role, is truly unique. He is also very good at ping pong.”

Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur, and Simon Emanuel are producing the untitled project, which Disney plans to release in 2018.

Harrelson has several features ready for 2017 including War For The Planet Of The Apes, Wilson and Shock And Awe. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Star Wars 8 Has a Title, Do We Already Know It?

10 January 2017 4:09 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Most Star Wars fans are still riding pretty high from the excitement that came with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, but as the high winds down, more attention is being directed at Star Wars: Episode VIII. We don't know much about the movie right now. In fact, we don't even know the title, but director Rian Johnson does and he has for quite some time now.

The director, who also wrote the script for the next installment of the Star Wars saga, recently spoke with USA Today about the follow-up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens and naturally, the movie's title came up. As it turns out, Rian Johnson has known what the title will be for Star Wars: Episode VIII for a long time and he is just as eager to get it out into the world as we are to know what it is. Here is »

- MovieWeb

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The Week in Star Wars – Leia in Episode IX update, Rogue One passes $800 million, Han Solo casting update

8 January 2017 6:12 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In case you missed it, here’s a special edition of The Week in Star Wars

with a tribute to the career of Carrie Fisher

Your latest edition of The Week in Star Wars has an update on Leia in Episode IX, Rogue One’s box office dominance, casting new from Han Solo and more…

Let’s kick things off this week by looking at the box office dominance of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which has now passed $800 million worldwide. It’s got some tough competition this weekend, but it’s currently sitting (at press time) at $461 million domestically and $844 million worldwide. At this rate it will overtake Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and The Secret Life of Pets in the 2016 box office, but it won’t likely reach The Jungle Book‘s $966 million. However, it will mean that Disney hold the top five positions of the worldwide gross of the year, »

- Luke Owen

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AFI Awards: Hollywood Veterans and Newcomers Come Together at Luncheon

6 January 2017 4:47 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Showbiz veterans like Clint Eastwood, Martin Scorsese, and Denzel Washington mingled with reps of New Hollywood such as Barry Jenkins, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, and Andrew Garfield at the 17th AFI Awards luncheon Friday afternoon at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills.

The mixture of longtime figures and newbies was also reflected in the TV honorees, as NBC (the sole broadcast network repped) was side by side with relative newcomers Netflix and Espn Films, and with TV fare ranging from reliables like “Game of Thrones” to the new “This Is Us” and “Stranger Things.”

AFI announced its 21 honorees last month, with 10 films and 10 TV shows cited as “outstanding creative endeavors” during 2016; there was also one special award, to Espn Films’ “O.J.: Made in America.” The big winners, with three apiece, were Paramount (“Arrival,” “Fences,” and “Silence”), FX (“The Americans,” “Atlanta,” and “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”), and HBO (“Game of Thrones, »

- Tim Gray

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AFI Awards: Hollywood Veterans and Newcomers Come Together at Luncheon

6 January 2017 4:47 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Showbiz veterans like Clint Eastwood, Martin Scorsese, and Denzel Washington mingled with reps of New Hollywood such as Barry Jenkins, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, and Andrew Garfield at the 17th AFI Awards luncheon Friday afternoon at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills.

The mixture of longtime figures and newbies was also reflected in the TV honorees, as NBC (the sole broadcast network repped) was side by side with relative newcomers Netflix and Espn Films, and with TV fare ranging from reliables like “Game of Thrones” to the new “This Is Us” and “Stranger Things.”

AFI announced its 21 honorees last month, with 10 films and 10 TV shows cited as “outstanding creative endeavors” during 2016; there was also one special award, to Espn Films’ “O.J.: Made in America.” The big winners, with three apiece, were Paramount (“Arrival,” “Fences,” and “Silence”), FX (“The Americans,” “Atlanta,” and “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”), and HBO (“Game of Thrones,” “The Night Of »

- Tim Gray

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Star Wars 8 First Look Is Coming Soon, Is It the Trailer?

6 January 2017 3:16 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With the release of Rouge One: A Star Wars Story in the rearview mirror, all eyes are looking ahead to Star Wars: Episode VIII. Details on the follow-up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens have been scarce, but that looks like it is about to change soon. The first look will be coming appropriately via Mark Hamill on his show Pop Culture Quest sometime in the near future.

The news comes courtesy of the official Twitter account for Pop Culture Quest. They revealed that the first, exclusive look at Star Wars 8 would be happening on Mark Hamill's show "soon," but they didn't get more specific than that. Still, it is exciting to know we will finally be getting a look at the next entry in the Star Wars saga. Here is what the tweet, which was accompanied by a Star Wars: Episode VIII logo, had to say.

"Exclusive »

- MovieWeb

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Carrie Fisher Loved Her Princess Leia Cameo in Rogue One

6 January 2017 2:09 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With only one new movie hitting theaters in wide release this weekend, many fans may opt to check out the blockbuster spin-off Rogue One: A Star Wars Story again before it ends its theatrical run. Those who do so will get another chance to see the late Carrie Fisher on the big screen, sort of, as her younger self is recreated digital for a Princess Leia cameo. Today we have new details about how Carrie Fisher was involved in the Rogue One production process, from LucasFilm's John Knoll.

ABC News caught up with John Knoll, chief creative officer and senior visual effects guru for Lucasfilm, who also has a story credit on Rogue One. He confirmed that Carrie Fisher was involved in the production process. He also revealed that she loved being participating in the movie, and enjoyed the final product.

"She was involved in the process and, you know, »

- MovieWeb

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Rogue One To Face Steep Competition Overseas From Star Wars: Attack Of The Smog

6 January 2017 6:49 AM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Something I've been tracking here on Lrm for the last couple of weeks is how well Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is going to do financially. We already know it's a critical success, and we already know that fans are high on the first standalone film set in the Star Wars galaxy. But coming a year after Star Wars: The Force Awakens broke all kinds of records, many have wondered how Rogue One would compare. And I'm not just referring to fans and bean counters. Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy has said that the relative success of Rogue One will heavily influence how the company proceeds with the Star Wars franchise post-Episode IX.

A nationwide health hazard in China could become a major part of Rogue One's ultimate fate...

See, up to this point, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has earned a global cume of $829 million as »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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When a Franchise Honors a Fallen Star the Right Way

5 January 2017 6:32 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

As Lucasfilm and the Star Wars family continue to mourn Carrie Fisher, they also must consider the future of her most beloved character, Leia Organa.

Leia was to have a larger role in 2019's Episode IX than in December's Episode VIII (which has already wrapped), with at least two key scenes featuring her planned for the franchise. As Heat Vision reported Thursday, Episode IX director Colin Trevorrow is due in Los Angeles next week to discuss options with Lucasfilm's Kathleen Kennedy for Leia's onscreen future.

Giving a character a proper sendoff after the death of the actor who portrayed them is an emotional and challenging proposition. Though the situations were different, »

- Aaron Couch

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Lucasfilm issues statement on 'digital' Carrie Fisher

5 January 2017 2:02 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Jan 14, 2017

Lucasfilm rules out digitally recreating Carrie Fisher's work in future Star Wars movies.

This should clear a few things up. Lucasfilm has posted an official statement on StarWars.com regarding the future of Leia in the Star Wars movies, and specifically rumours that it was planning to digitally recreate Carrie Fisher in future movies. The statement rules that out very clearly. It reads:

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We don’t normally respond to fan or press speculation, but there is a rumor circulating that we would like to address. We want to assure our fans that Lucasfilm has no plans to digitally »

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Newswire: Lucasfilm is already trying to plan Star Wars’ future without Leia

5 January 2017 12:31 PM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Nobody’s really had enough time to properly mourn the death of Carrie Fisher, but the people at Disney and Lucasfilm have found themselves in a trickier position than most. Many of them actually worked with her and got to know her, and now they have to figure out what the future of Star Wars will look like without her. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Episode IX director Colin Trevorrow will be meeting with Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy to try and figure out what to do, since apparently Fisher’s Leia was going to play “a bigger part” in that movie than she does in the upcoming Episode VIII. Filming on Episode IX probably won’t start until next year, so the people involved have some time to make their decisions. But that doesn’t mean it will be an easy task.

Essentially, they can honor Leia and the saga »

- Sam Barsanti

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