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‘Sing Street’ Star Ian Kenny Joins Han Solo Movie (Exclusive)

24 March 2017 2:58 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ian Kenny, who broke out with his scene-stealing performance in “Sing Street,” has joined the ensemble of Lucasfilm’s Han Solo stand alone pic starring Alden Ehrenreich, Variety has learned exclusively.

Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Woody Harrelson, Michael K. Williams, and Emilia Clarke are already set to co-star in the Disney-Lucasfilm feature, directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Jon and Lawrence Kasdan are penning the script.

The untitled Han Solo movie hits theaters May 25, 2018. Production is currently underway.

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Details about Kenny’s character are unknown. Disney CEO Bob Iger said in an earnings call earlier this week that the movie would cover Solo’s life from when he was 18 to 24, revealing how he came to own the Millennium Falcon as well as how he met his Wookie sidekick, Chewbacca.

Produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Allison Shearmur, »

- Justin Kroll

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Rogue One Producer John Knoll Has A Kernel Of An Idea For Another Star Wars Spinoff

23 March 2017 1:04 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

“It is a period of civil war. Rebel spaceships have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire. During the battle, Rebel spies managed to steal secret plans to the Empire’s ultimate weapon, the Death Star, an armored space station with enough power to destroy an entire planet.”

Sound familiar? It should. It’s part of the opening crawl for Star Wars: A New Hope, and it’s from this iconic prologue that John Knoll mined the original idea for Rogue OneGareth Edwards’ anthology movie that blew past just about everyone’s expectations in its journey to Hollywood’s exclusive billion-dollar club.

Not only that, but Rogue One is a textbook example of carving out room in an established franchise to engineer a deeply compelling story that simultaneously pays homage to the brand and, perhaps most important of all, serves up an experience that is vastly different »

- Michael Briers

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Star Wars: Rogue One - new details of its alternate ending

21 March 2017 3:35 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Mar 21, 2017

Screenwriter Garry Whitta has talked about the unused ending for Star Wars: Rogue One. Spoilers within...

Nb: This is your final warning for major Star Wars: Rogue One spoilers.

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You only had to compare the trailers to the finished film to realise that lots changed during the shooting of Star Wars: Rogue One - like many other websites, we took a look at the differences a few months ago.

Both Disney-Lucasfilm and director Gareth Edwards were fairly candid about the changes to the Star Wars spin-off's story at the time of its release, with the dramatic coda - in which Darth Vader slashed his way through a ship full of fleeing Rebels - added fairly late in the day. »

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The Week in Star Wars – Rogue One’s original ending, Yoda and The Last Jedi, Darth Vader vs Darth Maul and more

19 March 2017 8:10 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In this edition of The Week in Star Wars, Gareth Edwards has been talking about the original Rogue One ending, Frank Oz has seemingly let slip Yoda’s inclusion in The Last Jedi, and Dave Filoni has revealed that Darth Vader and Darth Maul were going to go head-to-head in Star Wars Rebels

With the home-entertainment release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story fast approaching, director Gareth Edwards has been talking about the original ending to the Anthology movie, and why they decided to change it up in reshoots: “I think the main thing that changed at the end…what used to happen, and you can get a sense of this in the early trailers, the transmission tower for the plans was separate from the main base on Scarif. To transmit the plans, they had to escape and run along the beach and go up the tower. In cutting the film, »

- Gary Collinson

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Carrie Fisher Couldn't Tell Rogue One Leia Was CGI

16 March 2017 2:02 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was nothing short of a smash hit, both critically and commercially, there were some aspects of the film that rubbed fans the wrong way. Perhaps the most controversial aspect of the movie was the use of CGI technology to re-create a younger version of Carrie Fisher's Princess Leia, and the late Peter Cushing's iconic character Gran Moff Tarkin. While this may have upset some fans, director Gareth Edwards revealed today that it didn't upset Carrie Fisher, who actually didn't know that the Leia in the movie was created through CGI.

The production used stand-ins for each role, with Guy Henry portraying Tarkin and Ingvild Deila playing Leia, before CGI was used to digitally replace the actors' faces. While promoting the Digital HD, Blu-ray and DVD release of Rogue One, director Gareth Edwards spoke with Fandango, where he revealed that Carrie Fisher »

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Director Reveals Carrie Fisher’s Reaction To The Movie’s Ending

16 March 2017 7:57 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Despite reports of a troubled production, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story exceeded expectations last December, though one talking point which divided fans and critics alike was the decision to add younger versions of Grand Moff Tarkin (Peter Cushing) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) to the movie via CGI.

Cushing passed away quite some time ago, but before her sudden and tragic death last year, Fisher was shown the scene in which she featured by Rogue One: A Star Wars Story director Gareth Edwards and Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy. Now, in a recent interview, Edwards has talked more about that, revealing that the iconic actress didn’t realize that what she was seeing on screen was a digital double.

“We had about two weeks left, and Kathy went around her house and everyone was waiting to hear. [Kathy] said she showed it to her and [Carrie] thought it was footage. She didn’t realize it was CGI. »

- Josh Wilding

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Gareth Edwards explains why the original ending of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was changed

15 March 2017 4:49 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It was pretty clear to anyone who’d seen a trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story that the much publicised reshoots led to some rather major changes in December’s blockbuster Anthology movie, particularly during the climactic battle on Scarif. And, speaking to Slash Film, director Gareth Edwards has now offered some insight into the original ending, and the reasons behind why it was changed.

“I think the main thing that changed at the end…what used to happen, and you can get a sense of this in the early trailers, the transmission tower for the plans was separate from the main base on Scarif. To transmit the plans, they had to escape and run along the beach and go up the tower. In cutting the film, it just felt too long. We had to find ways to compress the third act, which was quite long as it was. »

- Gary Collinson

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Rogue One Leia Actress Wants to Return in a Future Star Wars Movie

14 March 2017 12:31 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Even though Carrie Fisher is sadly no longer with us, there is still a chance that we could be seeing Princess Leia in a future Star Wars movie. Disney and Lucasfilm have made it clear that they have no plans on using CGI to digitally resurrect Leia in Star Wars Episode IX, but that doesn't mean she won't ever show up again. There is a strong possibility they could use a different actress to play her in a Star Wars spin-off movie and actress Ingvild Deila, who played a young version of the iconic character in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, wouldn't mind reprising the role.

The actress recently spoke with Jamie Stangroom in a YouTube video, which is part of a series of videos that sees him interviewing some lesser known actors from the Star Wars universe. As he points out, Ingvild Deila appearing as Leia Organa in »

- MovieWeb

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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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Rian Johnson directs the film, which includes “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” cast members Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, and Andy Serkis. New stars include Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern, and Kelly Marie Tran. »

- Dave McNary

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"Indiana Jones" In 2019

7 March 2017 6:13 AM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

According to Lucasfilm, the next "Indiana Jones" movie, to be directed by Steven Spielberg, from a screenplay by David Koepp, starring Harrison Ford, will be released July 19, 2019:

"'Indiana Jones' is one of the greatest heroes in cinematic history," said Disney's Alan Horn, "and we can't wait to bring him back to the screen in 2019.

"It's rare to have such a perfect combination of director, producers, actor and role, and we couldn’t be more excited to embark on this adventure with Harrison and Steven..."

"I've always thought there was an opportunity to do another," said Ford.

"But I didn't want to do it without Steven. And I didn't want to do it without a really good script. And happily we're working on both. Steven is developing a script now that I think we're going to be very happy with."

LucasFilm President Kathleen Kennedy will produce the new "Indiana Jones".

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- Michael Stevens

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Indiana Jones 5 is a go; Gets an official release date

6 March 2017 10:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Indiana Jones 5 is a definite go with both Harrison Ford and Steven Spielberg returning to the franchise for a new instalment over at new Lucasfilm owners Walt Disney. Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall will produce the film for the studio. A statement just posted to The Walt Disney Company website said the following:

Indiana Jones will return to the big screen on July 19, 2019, for a fifth epic adventure in the blockbuster series. Steven Spielberg, who directed all four previous films, will helm the as-yet-untitled project with star Harrison Ford reprising his iconic role. Franchise veterans Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall will produce.

“Indiana Jones is one of the greatest heroes in cinematic history, and we can’t wait to bring him back to the screen in 2019,” said Alan Horn, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios. “It’s rare to have such a perfect combination of director, producers, actor and role, »

- Paul Heath

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Indiana Jones Set For July 2019

6 March 2017 9:28 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After the debacle that was Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, many feel that we don’t really need another Indiana Jones film, and that’s perfectly understandable. Whether we like it or not though, we’re getting one, and earlier today, Disney made things official by announcing the fifth instalment for release on July 19th, 2019.

Harrison Ford is set to return as the titular hero and he’ll be reunited with his old pals, too, as Steven Spielberg will be behind the camera and Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall are set to take on producing duties.

“Indiana Jones is one of the greatest heroes in cinematic history, and we can’t wait to bring him back to the screen in 2019,” said Alan Horn, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios. “It’s rare to have such a perfect combination of director, producers, actor and role, and we couldn »

- Josh Wilding

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Is Michael K. Williams the Villain in Han Solo?

4 March 2017 11:53 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Is Michael K. Williams the big bad villain Han, Chewbacca and Lando will square off against in the first Han Solo movie? That's what a new rumor suggests. The actor is said to be in final negotiateons for a key role in the movie. At the time of the announcement, no character details were released. Now, Variety reporter Justin Kroll is claiming that Williams may very well be the bad guy. He says this on Twitter.

"I wasn't able to confirm but feel Mkw is the villain in the pic from other sources."

This particular character is currently shrouded in mystery. It is possible that directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller will plunder the Legends canon for a villain that already exists, and make him part of the cinematic canon. But there is also speculation that this could be a completely new character. Earlier in the year, shortly after his casting was announced, »

- MovieWeb

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Han Solo Wants Wire Star Michael K. Williams in Key Role

3 March 2017 12:13 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just a few weeks after production began on LucasFilm's highly-anticipated Han Solo: A Star Wars Story, the cast keeps growing and growing. Today we have word that Michael K. Williams is in final talks to join the burgeoning cast, although no details were given as to whom he may be playing. It's possible that his character may be related to, or have some connection with Donald Glover's Lando Calrissian character, but that is only speculation at this point. LucasFilm recently released the first cast photo as shooting got under way in the U.K. a few weeks ago.

Variety broke the news on this casting, although it wasn't stated if he has already started filming his scenes for the movie, or if he will start filming at a later date. Very little has been revealed about the story at this point, except that it will provide an origin for Han Solo, »

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Han Solo Spinoff Movie Casts Michael K. Williams

3 March 2017 10:52 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

You come at Han Solo, you better not miss.

The Wire star Michael K. Williams is in talks for the upcoming Star Wars stand-alone.

Filming is already underway on the Lucasfilm production, which will see Alden Ehrenreich as the young nerf herder and Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian. Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Woody Harrelson and Emilia Clarke are also set to star.

Phil Lord and Chris Miller are behind the camera, directing from a script by father-son duo Jon and Lawrence KasdanKathleen Kennedy and Allison Shearmur are producing.

The untitled project, which is set to take place before the events of A New »

- Mia Galuppo

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Han Solo Spinoff Eyes Michael K. Williams in Key Role (Exclusive)

3 March 2017 10:30 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Wire” star Michael K. Williams is in final talks to join the upcoming Han Solo spinoff, starring Alden Ehrenreich, Variety has learned exclusively.

Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Woody Harrelson and Emilia Clarke are already set to co-star in the Disney-Lucasfilm feature, directed by Phil Lord and Chris MillerJon and Lawrence Kasdan are penning the script.

The untitled Han Solo movie hits theaters May 25, 2018. Production is currently underway.

Details about Williams’ character are unknown, as are plot details for the movie, other then it being an origin tale of the rogue smuggler.

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Produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Allison Shearmur, the Star Wars spinoff takes place before the original movie “A New Hope,” similar to the recent spinoff, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” Released in December 2016, “Rogue One” has grossed over a billion dollars worldwide.

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- Justin Kroll

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How Rey Star Wars Toys Changed the Action Figure Industry

27 February 2017 3:49 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Star Wars fans are probably already looking forward to Force Friday again this year, which is essentially a holiday invented by Disney dedicated to getting people to buy new toys. Still, for action figure collectors out there, it is a fun event. This year, they will surely be looking to get their hands on Luke Skywalker toys, but there are definitely those who are equally excited about getting some of the new Rey merchandise. Many who purchase a Rey action figure this year may not think twice about it, but it turns out that toy collectors everywhere owe Daisy Ridley a debt of gratitude because she changed things for the better and probably for good.

A recent report from CNBC took a look at how Rey action figures have totally changed the toy landscape. Prior to The Force Awakens, it was incredibly difficult to find any action figures for female characters, »

- MovieWeb

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Star Wars 8 Reshoots to Pay Tribute to Carrie Fisher?

23 February 2017 11:24 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

As almost everyone in the world knows, iconic Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher passed away during the holiday season this past December. Fans immediately began speculating what this meant for the upcoming movies. It was widely reported that Fisher had completed her scenes for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Bu those scenes are so closely tied to Star Wars 9, that some modifications may need to be made. Now comes word that reshoots on Episode 8 are happening this March. New fan speculation indicates that these new scenes could include a tribute to Carrie Fisher.

Shortly after Fisher's death, it was revealed that General Leia has two key scenes in the next two Star Wars movies, though it isn't known where these scenes were supposed to fall, or what was already shot. The first major moment has force sensitive twins Luke and Leia reuniting. The second scene has Leia confronting her son Ben, »

- MovieWeb

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Star Wars Celebration Poster Unites Characters From The Entire Saga

22 February 2017 3:21 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Star Wars Celebration takes place in Orlando this April and it’s there that it’s thought we’ll get our first look at The Last Jedi. As exciting as that’ll be, fans in attendance can expect to be treated to lots of other great panels and reveals as well, including one celebrating the franchise’s 40th anniversary. It’s sure to be something special, too, as it’ll kick off the whole event and be headed up by host Warwick Davis along with Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy and more.

Now, a new poster has been released to celebrate the big milestone and it includes a lot of iconic imagery from the Star Wars Saga. Luke, Han and Leia take centre stage, and they’re flanked by the heroes from the current trilogy, which began with Star Wars: The Force Awakens back in 2015.

Perhaps the most interesting additions »

- Josh Wilding

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Star Wars Celebration 2017 Poster and 40th Anniversary Plans Revealed

22 February 2017 2:20 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

There are very few movie franchises on the planet that are popular enough to warrant a massive, annual celebration, but Star Wars is one of those franchises. Now that we are getting new Star Wars movies, shows, books, comics and games on a regular basis, Star Wars Celebration has become an even more essential event for fans of a galaxy far, far away. This year is particularly special, as it marks the 40th anniversary of the original Star Wars and it has been revealed that the event this year will kick off with a special panel celebrating the four-decade legacy of the franchise.

StarWars.com made the official announcement, saying that the very special tribute to the 40th anniversary of Star Wars will kick start Celebration Orlando, Florida this year. Warwick Davis, who played Wicket the Ewok in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi as well as several other characters »

- MovieWeb

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