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Mark Hamill Gets Nostalgic While Detailing The Last Jedi’s Irish Shoot: “I Got The Chills”

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You can go ahead and thank The Force Awakens for putting Skellig Michael on the global stage.

Located off the coast of County Kerry, Ireland, that rocky, primordial outcrop initially doubled as Ahch-To in J.J. Abrams’ franchise revival, and with Star Wars: The Last Jedi looming large, it won’t be too long before Rian Johnson whisks us back to Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way.

It’s purportedly the site of the last Jedi Temple, which goes some way to explaining why the great Luke Skywalker has spent so long in exile. But when detailing The Last Jedi‘s Irish shoot in a recent interview with Joe.ie (via ComicBook.com), Mark Hamill admitted that stepping foot on Skellig Michael conjured up a feeling in him that he hadn’t felt since the original Star Wars trilogy.

I remember, I had this feeling that rushed over me when I was »

- Michael Briers

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What Would It Take For William Shatner To Return To ‘Star Trek’?

18 October 2017 1:37 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Star Trek is currently going through a bit of a resurgence at the moment. There’s the current movie series, which was jump-started by J.J. Abrams all of the ways back in 2009, and now Netflix and CBS have the new TV series airing, Star Trek Discovery. The late, great Leonard Nimoy appeared in the movie series, reprising the role of Spock, but so far the original Captain Kirk, William Shatner, has so far not come back to reprise his iconic role. Well, the actor has recently been speaking out. More on a potential William Shatner Star Trek return below.

What Would It Take For A William Shatner Star Trek Return?

Shatner said the following in a recent interview.

“[It would take] a great deal of money,” he joked to IGN. “I don’t know what you’d do with a character who appeared 50, now 51 years ago. You know, I am 51 years older, with all the exigencies of age. »

- Paul Heath

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Ron Howard Reveals the Title to 'Star Wars' Han Solo Standalone Film... And You May Have Guessed It

17 October 2017 5:56 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

We're getting another Star Wars Story.

Director Ron Howard revealed the long-awaited title to the upcoming Han Solo standalone film in an Instagram video from the production's wrap on Monday.

"I'd like to take this moment to thank an incredibly talented cast and crew for all their hard work," the 63-year-old director said, before clarifying, "Can we even say the name of the movie?"

At that point, Chewbacca reaches in from off screen and hands Howard the title card, which reads: Solo: A Star Wars Story.

More: Ron Howard Shares Exciting New Videos From Untitled Han Solo 'Star Wars' Movie Set

And there it is! The title keeps in line with the Star Wars franchise's other standalone films, e.g. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and, bizarrely, was predicted by Et's own Ash Crossan during a red carpet interview with Solo himself, Alden Ehrenreich, all the way back in November 2016.

So.... you heard it first »

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How Will Rey Factor Into Snoke’s Masterplan In Star Wars: The Last Jedi?

17 October 2017 2:32 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

“I need someone to show me my place in all of this.”

Daisy Ridley’s Rey, the Jakku orphan who helped usher in a new generation of heroes through The Force Awakens, looks set to experience something of an existential crisis in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Caught between the First Order and the “vulnerable” Resistance, last we checked in on Ridley’s heroine she had made contact with Luke Skywalker, the Jedi Master who has spent years in exile following the destruction of his Jedi Academy, presumably at the hands of Kylo Ren.

But when it comes to Rey, in particular, The Last Jedi‘s blistering full trailer hinted at a potential dark turn for Daisy Ridley’s fan-favorite. Either that, or the video editors at Lucasfilm are purposely keeping Star Wars fans on their toes with a bout of clever editing. Because let’s face it, there’s »

- Michael Briers

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Andy Serkis Says Colin Trevorrow’s Exit From Star Wars Was An Agreeable Parting

17 October 2017 1:16 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

With his own directorial debut – the biographical drama, Breathe – about to arrive in cinemas, prolific performer Andy Serkis is making himself available to the press for promotional purposes. As a cast member in some of the biggest movie franchises currently being made, however, those conversations inevitably stray into non-Breathe territory – and one such topic to be covered is his role as Supreme Leader Snoke in the Star Wars saga.

When the mysterious villain first appeared in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, he sent fans into a frenzy of speculation – wondering who he is, and where he comes from. While Serkis himself has stated that he does indeed have the answers to those questions, he is also, understandably, sworn to secrecy by Lucasfilm.

Though the character features prominently in the latest trailer for The Last Jedi, it’s the fact that Star Wars: Episode IX will now be helmed by »

- Sarah Myles

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Han Solo Spinoff Will Be Titled Solo: A Star Wars Story

17 October 2017 9:23 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Well, it’s official.

To mark the end of principal photography, director Ron Howard has confirmed that his Han Solo anthology pic will release as Solo: A Star Wars Story on May 25th, 2018.

Howard initially took control of the Star Wars spinoff back in June, when Lucasfilm fired erstwhile directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller due to creative differences. The Powers That Be later executed a similar shake-up for the untitled Episode IX, after J.J. Abrams was drafted in to replace the outgoing Colin Trevorrow.

As for Solo, it’s now evident that Lucasfilm and Disney are adhering to a fairly strict template when it comes to their Star Wars anthology series, given today’s announcement follows in the footsteps of Rogue One. It’s all in an effort to differentiate these spinoffs from the core Skywalker saga (Obi-Wan: A Star Wars Story, anyone?), so don’t be too surprised »

- Michael Briers

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‘Samurai Jack’ Creator Genndy Tartakovsky On Putting Sex and Violence Into the Fifth Season

17 October 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

After Genndy Tartakovsky’s cult animated series “Samurai Jack” was canceled by Cartoon Network in 2004, rumors swirled for years about a feature-length adaptation. Tartakovsky worked with four different studios to adapt his hyper-stylized blend of martial arts and sci-fi action for the big screen, including New Line, Sony and J.J. AbramsBad Robot, but none of them panned out. “As soon as we started developing it as a movie, they wanted to fit it into a box,” Tartakovsky told IndieWire. “I love ‘Jack’ as one of my creations and would never want to change it from what it was supposed to be. There was no reason to reinvent. It was working.”

See More ‘Samurai Jack’ Review: Adult Swim Resurrects the Best Samurai of the 21st Century, and It’s Already an Action-Packed Masterpiece

Tartakovsky knew exactly how he wanted to tell his story of the titular samurai, who’s thrown »

- Eric Kohn

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‘Samurai Jack’ Creator Genndy Tartakovsky On Putting Sex and Violence Into the Fifth Season

17 October 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

After Genndy Tartakovsky’s cult animated series “Samurai Jack” was canceled by Cartoon Network in 2004, rumors swirled for years about a feature-length adaptation. Tartakovsky worked with four different studios to adapt his hyper-stylized blend of martial arts and sci-fi action for the big screen, including New Line, Sony and J.J. AbramsBad Robot, but none of them panned out. “As soon as we started developing it as a movie, they wanted to fit it into a box,” Tartakovsky told IndieWire. “I love ‘Jack’ as one of my creations and would never want to change it from what it was supposed to be. There was no reason to reinvent. It was working.”

See More ‘Samurai Jack’ Review: Adult Swim Resurrects the Best Samurai of the 21st Century, and It’s Already an Action-Packed Masterpiece

Tartakovsky knew exactly how he wanted to tell his story of the titular samurai, who’s thrown »

- Eric Kohn

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Proof That Star Wars: The Last Jedi Is Basically The Empire Strikes Back?

16 October 2017 8:51 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Star Wars: The Force Awakens was a great film. No one can deny that. It introduced a whole new generation to that galaxy far, far away and also relaunched the franchise on the big screen in a very satisfying manner. However, longtime fans will have no doubt noticed the many similarities between the J.J. Abrams-directed flick and A New Hope, especially when it came to the general plot beats and themes running throughout the movie.

Now, with Star Wars: The Last Jedi looming on the horizon, people are starting to wonder if Rian Johnson will follow a similar path and draw heavily from The Empire Strikes Back. After all, it’d be tempting to do so, given that film’s status as one of the greatest sequels ever made. Not only that, but a lot of what we’ve seen from Episode VIII so far does seem to echo certain things from Empire. »

- Matt Joseph

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Liv Tyler Joins Hulu's Harlots

16 October 2017 7:47 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The LeftoversLiv Tyler is going to mix it up with Hulu’s Harlots, as a Season 2 cast member.

Written, directed and produced by women, Harlots centers around two feuding brothels and the bustling sex trade in Georgian London, but in a way that flips the script on a profession shrouded by female objectification.

Tyler has been cast in the series regular role of Lady Isabella Fitzwilliam, an aristocratic social butterfly whose long-held secrets keep her in the thrall — and under the blackmailing thumb — of Lydia Quigley (played by Lesley Manville). Trapped in a loveless marriage, »

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Star Wars: Lucasfilm Has Already Mapped Out Snoke’s Backstory

14 October 2017 10:49 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Supreme Leader Snoke may be comparable to Emperor Palpatine in that Andy Serkis’ humanoid alien has been angled as the ultimate big bad of Disney’s current Star Wars saga, but whereas the prequels outlined every step of Palpatine’s rise (descent?) into Darth Sidious, Rian Johnson has vowed to exercise some restraint when it comes to Snoke and his place in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

What we do know, though, is that he’s the master puppeteer pulling the strings behind the First Order – the modern incarnation of the Galactic Empire, essentially – and prefers to command his troops from afar. That’s a strategy we saw unfold in The Force Awakens, when Snoke relayed instructions via a floor-to-ceiling hologram. Turns out the villain has been housed up in his Mega Star Destroyer, the Supremacy, all along, but everyone involved in the film has assured us that he’ll »

- Matt Joseph

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Is Rey a Palpatine or Kenobi in The Last Jedi?

14 October 2017 10:42 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The final trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi sent the internet into a bonafide tizzy. Fans were apoplectic at the scene where Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), flying his bad-assed Tie Interceptor, seems to target his mother, Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) on her ship. Then at the trailer's culmination, the idea that Rey (Daisy Ridley), in a quest to find her place in the madness, would entertain following Kylo Ren. These are all misdirects meant to whip up fan fervor. It's obvious from the quick cut edit that the last scene takes place in two different settings. Lucasfilm is all about clever marketing. Just as in the trailer for The Force Awakens, nothing from the actual film was given away. Besides, Star Wars fans would march on Lucasfilm with sharpened plastic lightsabers if Kylo Ren killed Han Solo and Princess Leia. He may have targeted her, but there isn't a »

- MovieWeb

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Reality bites: why Hollywood wouldn’t let Winona Ryder grow up

13 October 2017 11:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

After a career spent playing misfits and ingenues, depicting a grieving mother in Stranger Things gave the screen icon a whole new lease of life

.inona Ryder first became a mother on film when she was 36. In 2007, she was hired by Star Trek reboot director Jj Abrams to play Spock’s mum. It was a cameo and only a handful of lines – basically amounting to her being a proud mother – before she fell off a cliff. Abrams had chosen Ryder as an homage to Richard Donner’s Superman, in which the supporting roles were also filled with known faces. “I thought it would be great to have an actress who people would recognise,” Abrams said at the time. And they did, only this was an actress they recognised for her adolescence, not her adulthood.

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New Star Wars: The Last Jedi Promo Contains Additional Dialogue And Shots

13 October 2017 7:25 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It’s been one heck of a busy week for the Star Wars faithful, and it looks like Lucasfilm intends on continuing that momentum as we head into the weekend. That’s because they’ve now released a new TV spot for The Last Jedi, and though it hasn’t made its way online just yet, we’ve got a recording of it for you up above. We suggest you check it out, too, as there’s some additional dialogue and even a few new shots here that didn’t make it into the recent trailer.

Admittedly, it’s not much, but the new line comes right at the start from Luke, as he asks Rey, “why are you here?” The extra shots, meanwhile, seem to be of Bb-8 in what appears to be Poe’s X-Wing and what looks to be an extra glimpse of Finn during his fight with Phasma. »

- Matt Joseph

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J.J. Abrams Told Daisy Ridley To Treat Star Wars Like A Religion

13 October 2017 12:50 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Taking a job on a Star Wars film must be simultaneously thrilling and terrifying. On one hand, the movie is all but guaranteed to be a success, you’ll get a chance to appear in one of the most iconic franchises of all-time and, if the whole acting career doesn’t work out, you can make a living on the convention circuit signing glossy headshots. On the other hand, though, screw this up and it’ll follow you to your grave, as hardcore franchise fans will not forgive anyone for messing with their baby.

All that’s probably why J.J. Abrams gave some pointed advice to then-newcomer Daisy Ridley when she was cast as Rey in The Force Awakens. In a recent interview with Vogue, she laid out what he said:

“Understand the scale. This is not a role in a movie. This is a religion for people. It changes »

- David James

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Paul Reiser on Hulu Saving His Johnny Carson Comedy ‘There’s… Johnny!’ and Giving It a Premiere Date — Exclusive

13 October 2017 12:38 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

After months of sitting in limbo, Paul Reiser’s period comedy “There’s… Johnny!” has finally been given a premiere date: All seven episodes launch November 16, on Hulu.

For Reiser, it’s a relief to finally get to show his pet project to the world. “There’s… Johnny!” had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year and was originally set to debut on NBC Universal’s Seeso digital platform in August. But then Seeso was shut down, leaving all of its original series hanging.

Some of Seeso’s existing programs, including “Harmontown,” were sold to another digital company, Vrv. After three or four months of conversations with various potential homes, “There’s… Johnny!” finally landed at Hulu, as part of an overall distribution deal the streaming service signed with NBCU.

Read More:Seeso Confirms It’s Shutting Down, Leaving Shows Like ‘There’s… Johnny!’ to Look For »

- Michael Schneider

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Paul Reiser on Hulu Saving His Johnny Carson Comedy ‘There’s… Johnny!’ and Giving It a Premiere Date — Exclusive

13 October 2017 12:38 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

After months of sitting in limbo, Paul Reiser’s period comedy “There’s… Johnny!” has finally been given a premiere date: All seven episodes launch November 16, on Hulu.

For Reiser, it’s a relief to finally get to show his pet project to the world. “There’s… Johnny!” had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year and was originally set to debut on NBC Universal’s Seeso digital platform in August. But then Seeso was shut down, leaving all of its original series hanging.

Some of Seeso’s existing programs, including “Harmontown,” were sold to another digital company, Vrv. After three or four months of conversations with various potential homes, “There’s… Johnny!” finally landed at Hulu, as part of an overall distribution deal the streaming service signed with NBCU.

Read More:Seeso Confirms It’s Shutting Down, Leaving Shows Like ‘There’s… Johnny!’ to Look For »

- Michael Schneider

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New Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer Has An Insane Amount Of Views

12 October 2017 5:39 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The past few days have been an absolute whirlwind for Star Wars fans, and things are just getting started.

With The Last Jedi‘s full-length trailer now out in the open, the Internet is awash with speculation and far-flung rumors, not to mention some fairly convincing theories drawn from the footage itself. In case you missed it, be sure to have a gander at our own trailer analysis, which cherry-picks eight crucial moments and examines what they could mean for The Last Jedi, the untitled Episode IX, and beyond.

But circling back to that aforementioned trailer, the numbers are now in and as expected, it racked up a staggering amount of views. In a statement released earlier today, Lucasfilm revealed that the preview was watched 120.1 million times in just the first 24 hours. That’s 29.1 million more views than the initial teaser had.

“Earlier this week, the full trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi »

- Matt Joseph

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David Fincher Apologizes to Adam Driver for Negative Star Wars Comments

12 October 2017 12:38 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in 2014, Sony Pictures' emails were hacked and all hell broke loose, leading to a wealth of trash talking and backstabbing. One particular email exchange that came to light was between director David Fincher and former Sony bigwig Amy Pascal, which detailed their reactions to Adam Driver being cast as Kylo Ren in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Pascal simply replied "Wtf," while Fincher took it a step forward and flat out called the decision to cast Driver a "terrible idea." As it turns out, the subject still comes up, 3 years later and David Fincher can't stop apologizing.

David Fincher is framing that his message was just intended to be "flippant" and he even asked for Steven Soderbergh, who directed Driver in Logan Lucky, to apologize on his behalf while Driver was on the set of the movie. Though Fincher is unsure if Soderbergh felt it was necessary to do so. »

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Karl Urban Has No Idea What’s Going on With ‘Star Trek 4’

12 October 2017 12:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

What’s going on with the next possible Star Trek movie? Who knows! No one, apparently. Not even the cast. Karl Urban, who plays Dr. “Bones” McCoy, recently said that while he’d love to do another film, he’s not sure if another Trek sequel is even happening. Beam yourself down and read Urban’s comments on Star Trek 4. J.J. Abrams […]

The post Karl Urban Has No Idea What’s Going on With ‘Star Trek 4’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Chris Evangelista

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