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Ewan McGregor Returning to the Star Wars Universe?

3 hours ago | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

There are reports that actor Ewan McGregor is rumored to be having discussions with Lucasfilm to reprise his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi as a Force ghost for director Rian Johnson’s “Star Wars: Episode VIII.” The rumor comes courtesy of Kristian Harloff of Schmoes Know and Collider Jedi Council and stresses to take this new information with a grain of salt.

Grain of salt: hearing that Ewan Mcgregor in talks to play Obi Force ghost in Episode 8.

— KristianHarloff (@KristianHarloff) February 8, 2016

McGregor was asked previously to record dialogue for J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, which was featured in Rey’s ‘Force Dream’ sequence where you can hear his voice along with original actor Sir Alec Guinness. McGregor played Obi-Wan Kenobi in George LucasStar Wars prequels: “The Phantom Menace”, “Attack Of The Clones”, and “Revenge Of The Sith.” In “The Phantom Menace.”

Director Rian Johnson is prepping to film »

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Everything we know about Rian Johnson’s Star Wars Episode VIII

4 hours ago | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

It really wasn’t all that long ago that Star Wars: The Force Awakens had hit cinemas, but believe it or not, it’s already time to look ahead to what’s next for the franchise. After this December’s spin off movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, that will be the next instalment in this new trilogy, writer and

The post Everything we know about Rian Johnson’s Star Wars Episode VIII appeared first on HeyUGuys. »

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Rumour: Ewan McGregor in talks to play Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: Episode VIII

7 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

If there has been one name that has bounded around rumour mills for roles in the new Disney Star Wars Universe, it’s Ewan McGregor.

It was first rumoured that the man who took over from Alec Guinness to play Obi-Wan Kenobi in George Lucas’ prequel trilogy was going to feature in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (which turned out to be sort-of true but not as was originally reported) and then it was thought he was going to get his own trilogy of movies, possibly for Netflix.

Well, his name is back in the mix for Star Wars: Episode VIII.

Kristian Harloff of Schmoes Know and Collider tweeted, “Grain of salt: hearing that Ewan Mcgregor in talks to play Obi Force ghost in Episode 8.”

Grain of salt: hearing that Ewan Mcgregor in talks to play Obi Force ghost in Episode 8.

— KristianHarloff (@KristianHarloff) February 8, 2016

Now if the source of the »

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Star Wars: Episode VIII Could Bring Back This Classic Character

14 hours ago | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

As the release date for Rian Johnson's Star Wars: Episode VIII has been officially pushed to December 2017, there's plenty of time for new details to be added, and of course whispered all over the internet. The latest rumor suggests that Obi Wan Kenobi will be back to guide a new generation of Jedi, and he'll do so as a Force ghost.  Naturally, this report is a rumor, and even the original tweet from Kristian Harloff, via Making Star Wars, warns folks that this item is up in the air. But if someone's dreaming of an Obi Wan return, they're dreaming big, as you'll see in the additional detail included in said tweet below: Grain of salt: hearing that Ewan Mcgregor in talks to play Obi Force ghost in Episode 8.. KristianHarloff (@KristianHarloff) February 8, 2016 Right out of the gate, the choice of Ewan McGregor to play the Force ghost of Obi »

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Ewan McGregor Could Return as Obi-Wan in Star Wars Episode VIII

17 hours ago | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

With filming set to begin in the next couple weeks on Rian Johnson's Star Wars: Episode VIII rumors are popping up about what the sequel will entail.  The latest claims that Obi-Wan could once again show up as a Force ghost, and we actually have some information to support it.  Come inside to check out the latest. 

It's been no secret that Ewan McGregor is more than willing to jump back in the world of Star Wars.  He's claimed many times he'd be happy to reprise his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi and fans have responded vehemently.  We've reported on the chance of him getting his own spin-off film before, and after his voice cameo in The Force Awakens, it's clear him and Disney are on good terms.  

Let's start this off with something simple.  Back in December, towards the end of the month, I got word from my sources »

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Nien Nunb Will Return in 'Star Wars 8'

5 February 2016 7:40 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

X-Wing pilot Nein Nunb has not run his last mission yet. The popular side character is expected to return in Star Wars: Episode VIII after having helped blow up the Starkiller Base in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The actor behind Nein Nunb, Mike Quinn, has had to cancel a con appearance so he can be on set this February.

We announced earlier this week that both Tim Rose, who plays Admiral Ackbar, and Peter Mayhew, who plays the legendary wookie Chewbacca, had to pull out of PensaCon to shoot a secret project, which is undoubtably Star Wars: Episode VIII. Now comes word that Mike Quinn is also needed back on set. This is the official statement from PensaCon.

"So, more bad news this morning. Mike Quinn has to cancel his appearance as well. A certain movie is calling..."

As one of the Resistance pilots who didn't die during the raid on the Starkiller Base, »

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John Boyega Shows Off His Workout Routine for 'Star Wars 8'

4 February 2016 12:29 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

As it heads into production, we keep hearing from the cast and crew that Star Wars: Episode VIII is going to be quite a bit more physical than Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And star John Boyega is in training to get toned for his return as Finn. Today on his personal Twitter account, the actor showed off his workout routine, and just how in shape he really is. Earlier this year, he had this to say about his role.

"My part in the next film will be much more physical so I might be in the gym a bit more."

While The Force Awakens strongly hinted that Rey was the next in line to become a Jedi, it sounds like John Boyega isn't ready to give up his lightsaber just yet. The young actor has not only been working out, he has also been practicing his fencing skills, which »

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Episode 8 Bits: The Return of Captain Phasma, a Too-Talkative C-3Po, and the Return of Carrie Fisher’s Dog

2 February 2016 4:30 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

If you’re in the market for all news concerning Star Wars: Episode 8, we’ve got you covered. In today’s edition of Episode 8 Bits: Rian Johnson confirms that Episode 8 will be shot on film. Diasy Ridley kind-of reveals an impending production start date. John Boyega finishes some mysterious “training.” Gwendoline Christie re-confirms the return […]

The post Episode 8 Bits: The Return of Captain Phasma, a Too-Talkative C-3Po, and the Return of Carrie Fisher’s Dog appeared first on /Film. »

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We Don't Need Roads: All your favourite time travel movies in one supercut

2 February 2016 8:00 AM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Ever since Marty McFly stepped into the DeLorean and accidentally transported himself to the year 1955, time travel has become an increasingly interesting, puzzling, and miraculous concept that cinema-goers get to experience through film.

A recent film that expertly uses time travel in an original and spell-binding way is Rian Johnson's Looper. Starring Joseph Gordon Levitt and Bruce Willis as an assassin from the future who goes back in time on a mission to kill himself, Looper spins the time-travel genre on its head and delivers a complex moral tale that is high on action and that left us floored. 

Looper screens as part of the Great Digital Film Festival which runs from February 5th-11th. Click here for tickets and showtimes.

Time travel in film has seen many incarnations. From Tom Cruise resetting the day every time he dies in Edge of Tomorrow to four dudes in a hot »

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Christie Reveals Whether Or Not Phasma Will Appear in 'Star Wars: Episode VIII'

1 February 2016 7:07 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Heading into Star Wars: The Force Awakens, many fans expected big things from the new character Captain Phasma. After all, she had a very striking costume, a very cool name, and she was being played by Gwendoline Christie of HBO's hit series Game Of Thrones. So when the film came out and it turned out that there was actually very little Phasma, some were surprised. She made two key appearances, was banished off to a trash compactor, and then her fate when the Starkiller Base was destroyed wasn't even acknowledged in the film.

So was that it? 

According to Christie: No.

During an interview on the red carpet for Saturday night's SAG Awards, Christie revealed that she would, indeed, be back for Star Wars: Episode VIII. "I will be in the next Star Wars movie. I think that's an exclusive, actually," she said. 

Then, talking about the experience of being cast in The Force Awakens, »

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Watch Ewan McGregor Channel Obi-Wan as He Talks 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

1 February 2016 7:07 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a gigantic hit, with the movie recently passing $2 billion worldwide, becoming only the third movie ever to accomplish that milestone, following Titanic ($2.1 billion) and Avatar ($2.7 billion). The movie offered quite a few surprises for fans, as we learned that Ewan McGregor came in to record a voice cameo as Obi-Wan Kenobi during a critical scene with Rey (Daisy Ridley). The actor recently appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, where he revealed how his cameo came about, and that he was waiting for two years for J.J. Abrams to call him in.

"I'd been waiting for the call to come for two years. I thought maybe they've lost my agent's phone number. Then I got a call from Jj (Abrams) just shortly before the film was released. He asked me to come in and said, 'I'd love you to be a part of it.' There's »

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Gwendoline Christie confirms Captain Phasma return for Star Wars: Episode VIII

1 February 2016 7:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Although the character’s fate was a left a little uncertain at the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Gwendoline Christie has confirmed that she is set to return as the First Order’s Captain Phasma in next year’s Star Wars: Episode VIII.

“I will be in the next Star Wars movie. I think that’s an exclusive, actually,” Christie told People at the Screen Actors Guild Awards this past Saturday, before sharing a few words about her initial casting in The Force Awakens. “I was very overexcited. I made no secret of the fact that I really campaigned for the part for a long time. And then I was delighted when J.J. Abrams wanted to have me in the film and then wanted to cast me in this role that had originally been designed for a man. I thought the costume was incredibly striking. I felt it »

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Gwendoline Christie Confirms She Will Return as the First Order's Captain Phasma in 2017's Star Wars: Episode VIII

1 February 2016 4:42 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Captain Phasma isn't going anywhere. "I will be in the next Star Wars movie," Gwendoline Christie, 37, said of returning for Star Wars: Episode VIII, to be directed by Rian Johnson. "I think that's an exclusive, actually." It's the first time the role reprisal has been confirmed, but Lucasfilm's Kathleen Kennedy had hinted in December that Christie would get more screen time in the next installment. "She's an important character," she told The Los Angeles Times, "a baddie in the best sense of the word." Christie, perhaps best known for playing Brienne of Tarth in HBO's Game of Thrones, says she was "very overexcited" to land a role in Star »

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Gwendoline Christie’s Captain Phasma will return in Episode VIII

1 February 2016 12:02 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Captain Phasma in Episode 8? Gwendoline Christie confirms the return of the Stormtrooper leader in the next Star Wars movie.

One of the more disappointing things about J.J. AbramsStar Wars: The Force Awakens was the limited screen time of Gwendoline Christie‘s Captain Phasma. Well, fans of the silver-finish Stormtrooper leader rejoice as the actress has revealed that a return is planned for Captain Phasma in Episode 8.

Some spoilers for The Force Awakens follow.

A Captain Phasma return in Episode 8 sounded like a far-flung dream after her destiny was seemingly sealed in the latter stages of the first of the planned trilogy of sequels. Towards the end of The Force Awakens, Phasma was ‘sentenced to death’ by trash compactor after being captured by Finn, Han Solo and Chewie etc. on the Star Killer base. Well, at this past weekend’s SAG Awards in Los Angeles, Christie confirmed her return for the next film, »

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Cast Teases "Star Wars: Episode VIII" Shoot

31 January 2016 10:21 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Though Rian Johnson's "Star Wars: Episode VIII" was pushed back seven months from its original May 2017 release date, the actual start of production on it only saw a smaller one month push from January to February this year so Johnson could rework the script.

At this point it has been suggested that filming is set to kick off in the U.K. in the next few weeks. Over the weekend, several of the sequel's stars teased through social media that production will begin soon - namely actors Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Carrie Fisher and Anthony Daniels. Actres Gwendoline Christie also confirmed the return of her character Captain Phasma this weekend, telling People:

"I will be in the next Star Wars movie. I think that's an exclusive, actually. I was very overexcited. I made no secret of the fact that I really campaigned for the part for a long time. »

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Star Wars: Episode VIII - Gwendoline Christie confirms return

31 January 2016 9:39 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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We didn't get an awful lot of time with Gwendoline Christie's Captain Phasma in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. But we suspected that instead, the character would be back for Star Wars: Episode VIII, and possible Episode IX too. At least one of those has now been confirmed.

On the red carpet for the Screen Actor's Guild awards, Christie has now confirmed that she will indeed be back for Episode VIII, that Rian Johnson is writing and directing. "I will be in the next Star Wars movie", she declared.

She also said of her time filming The Force Awakens that "I was very overexcited. I made no secret of the fact that I really campaigned for the part for a long time. And then I was delighted when Jj Abrams wanted »

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‘Star Wars’ Actress Gwendoline Christie Says She’ll Be in ‘Episode VIII’

31 January 2016 12:51 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

As “Star Wars” information slowly trickles out — like the fact that “Episode IX” will be shot in film instead of digital — “The Force Awakens” actress Gwendoline Christie has confirmed that she’ll return as Captain Phasma in the upcoming installment.

“I will be in the next Star Wars movie,” the actress, who also stars in HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” told People on Saturday on the SAG Awards red carpet.

“I was very overexcited. I made no secret of the fact that I really campaigned for the part for a long time,” she said. “And then I was delighted when J.J. Abrams wanted to have me in the film and then wanted to cast me in this role that had originally been designed for a man.”

Disney, the studio behind the movie, did not immediately respond to request for comment on Sunday.

The part was indeed originally slated to go to a man, »

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'Star Wars 8' Begins Filming Soon; Cast Teases Production Start

31 January 2016 12:42 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Now that Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a bona fide box office blockbuster, fans are looking forward to the next adventures in this beloved galaxy far, far away. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is currently in post-production, set to hit theaters this December, but we reported earlier this month that Star Wars: Episode VIII was delayed, with production set to begin next month and the studio moving the release date from May 26, 2017 to December 15, 2017. Over the weekend, several of the sequel's stars teased through social media that production will begin soon

We reported earlier this month that production on Star Wars: Episode VIII was slightly delayed from January to February, so writer-director Rian Johnson could focus on reworking the script. Over the weekend, several cast members teased that production will begin soon through social media, such as Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fisher and Anthony Daniels. While it isn't known exactly when filming will begin, »

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Gwendoline Christie Will Be in Star Wars VIII

31 January 2016 11:37 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Spoiler, for the four people who haven't seen The Force Awakens yet.Despite her apparent demise in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, actress and prominent bear wrangler Gwendoline Christie will reprise her role as Captain Phasma in Rian Johnson's installment of the series. Speaking with People at the 2016 SAG Awards, Christie said: "I will be in the next Star Wars movie. I think that's an exclusive, actually." With her 6'3 frame and imposing on-screen presence (as Game of Thrones fans know), Christie made Phasma, who was slated to be a man until about three weeks before principal photography began, a force to be reckoned with. Just as dangerous as Kylo Ren, but less emo.  »

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'Star Wars 9' Director Wants to Shoot an IMAX Scene in Actual Outer Space

30 January 2016 7:54 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Rian Johnson hasn't officially started shooting Star Wars: Episode VIII just yet, but that isn't stopping Colin Trevorrow from mapping out the finale of the The Force Awakens trilogy. Yesterday, we heard that the filmmaker plans to shoot the 9th live action Star Wars movie on film as opposed to digital. Now we have word that he wants to take it one step further. He wants to shoot a key scene for Star Wars: Episode IX in actual outer space using an IMAX camera.

Can that be done? Colin Trevorrow sure thinks so. Star Wars: The Force Awakens was shot on 35mm with one scene, the Millennium Falcon chase on Jakku, shot in IMAX. And this seems to be the default setting for all future Star Wars sequels to come. But none of the previous movies have ever shot in actual outer space. Let alone with an IMAX camera. Colin Trevorrow »

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