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It was reported last week that Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black), Felicity Jones (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and Kate Mara (The Fantastic Four) were testing out for roles in Gareth Edward’s Star Wars spin-off. Well, the folks over at Total Geek seem to found out who got the part.
According to the website, Maslany landed a role in the movie. There are no details of her character (if she has one), but confirms that this is for the 2016 spin-off and not Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Perhaps coincidentally, Maslany has recently pulled out from doing an Off-Broadway show due to “scheduling conflicts”.
- Luke Owen
Ever heard of second-tier DC superhero Fatman? Because he might be starring in the new Zack Snyder film.
Oooh, it’s just Ben Affleck with a ‘six pack’ (or ‘beer gut’) as Batman in the latest photos from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Speaking of that epic team-up film, we also have the thoughts of its fight choreographer (he reckons it’s the best movie ever) And George Lucas, the Star Wars daddio, finally gives his thoughts on Jj Abrams’ The Force Awakens.
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- Oli Davis
The 70-year-old, who plays Chewbacca, has thanked fans for their "sympathy and well wishes".
He posted on Twitter: "Thank you all for your sympathy and well wishes! Weesa going home!"
Earlier in the week, the actor's wife, Angie Mayhew, told fans that he is expected to make a full recovery.
"Thank you for all the well wishes, prayers, good vibes, and happy thoughts. Peter is indeed in the hospital with pneumonia," she said at the time.
"He will make a full recovery, and hopes to be discharged within a few days. Doctors are incredibly happy with his improvements."
Thank you all for your sympathy and well wishes! pic.twitter.com/Q3d8X41vRp
— Peter Mayhew (@TheWookieeRoars) January 22, 2015
Mayhew is set to reprise his role as the Wookiee in the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie, »
Peter Mayhew, who has played Chewbacca in every Star Wars movie, thanked his fans and followers for their kind words as he recovers from a recent bout of pneumonia. Peter Mayhew Has Pneumonia Mayhew, 70, fell ill with pneumonia last week and was consequently forced to cancel an appearance at a comic book store in Texas. […]
The post Peter Mayhew, Chewbacca Actor, Thanks Fans For Support While Battling Pneumonia appeared first on uInterview. »
- Chelsea Regan
Yesterday we brought you some concept art from Star Wars: The Force Awakens showing Max von Sydow’s as-yet-unnamed character along with what appeared to be Darth Vader next to some Imperial Stormtroopers [check the images out here], and now thanks to Star Wars 7 News we have a few more images, this time featuring the redesigned Episode VII X-Wings…
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on December 18th 2015 and also sees returning stars Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) joined by Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis), Andy Serkis (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Domhnall Gleeson (Dredd), John Boyega (Attack the Block), Daisy Ridley (Silent Witness), Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones »
- Gary Collinson
J.J. Abrams' Mystery Box has sprung a bunch of holes during production of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, with the latest being concept art posted on the Facebook page of Robert Bailey. Named "Attacking Force" and "Low Level Attack", they don't really reveal too much about the movie itself, but do provide a great look at the redesigned X-Wings being used in the Return of the Jedi follow-up. What the colours mean will hopefully be revealed in the movie itself! What do you think? Starring original cast members Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker and franchise newcomers, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Lupita Nyong’o and Max von Sydow, Star Wars Episode VII will be released on December 18th, 2015. 332 days to go! »
Having retired from the Star Wars franchise, George Lucas has previously stated that he was yet to watch the first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. However, he has now revealed that he caught the trailer while attending the cinema, telling Page Six: “I saw the trailer. I saw it in a theater because I don’t watch movies online.” When asked if he liked it, he smiled. “Yeah, it was intriguing.”
Meanwhile, Lucas also spoke to Cinema Blend about his initial vision for the Sequel Trilogy (you may recall that Michael Arndt had written treatments for the three films when Lucas was still in charge of the Saga, with J.J. Abrams subsequently rewriting Episode VII’s script with Lawrence Kasdan, and reportedly shifting the focus from new characters to the old guard):
“The ones that I sold to Disney, they came up to the decision that »
- Thomas Roach
Mayhew, who plays Han Solo's wookiee sidekick Chewbacca, is currently in the hospital, where he's being treated for pneumonia. His wife, Angie Mayhew, confirmed the actor's illness on Reddit, but said he was making excellent progress.
"Thank you for all the well wishes, prayers, good vibes, and happy thoughts," Angie Mayhew wrote on the Star Wars subreddit. " ... He will make a full recovery, and hope[s] to be discharged within a few days. Doctors are incredibly happy with his improvements."
The webmaster of Peter Mayhew's official website also commented on the actor's illness, writing on Twitter that Mayhew is "recovering well" and thankful for the outpouring of well wishes from fans.
Hey all, @Webmaster_Rick here. Peter is recovering well from his bout of pneumonia. »
- Katie Roberts
The Star Wars: Episode 7 set must be cursed or something. A few months after Harrison Ford was injured by the Millennium Falcon, Peter Mayhew, the actor known for playing Chewbacca, has been hospitalized. Thankfully, he.s expected to make a full recovery, but the situation was no less worrisome. After rumors of Mayhew.s poor health began circling the web, the actor.s wife, Angie, went on Reddit and confirmed the news in a statement to the fans. Peter had contracted pneumonia, though she said he.s expected to make a full recovery and will hopefully be discharged in a few days. "Doctors are incredibly happy with his improvements," she wrote. In addition, the official webmaster of PeterMayhew.com and Chewbacca.com tweeted the news to Mayhew.s 157k+ followers. Hey all, @Webmaster_Rick here. Peter is recovering well from his bout of pneumonia. He thanks you for the »
In addition to von Sydow, the film also stars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, Domhall Gleeson, Andy Serkis, Adam Driver, Gwendoline Christie, John Boyega, Anthony Daniels and Daisy Ridley.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theatres December 18, 2015.
Source: Star Wars Latino »
- Philip Sticco
The 70-year-old, who plays Chewbacca in the Star Wars franchise, is expected to make a full recovery, according to his wife Angie.
Mayhew's team confirmed the news on his Twitter account, while Angie explained the situation on Reddit.
"Thank you for all the well wishes, prayers, good vibes, and happy thoughts. Peter is indeed in the hospital with pneumonia," she said.
"He will make a full recovery, and hope to be discharged within a few days. Doctors are incredibly happy with his improvements."
Hey all, @Webmaster_Rick here. Peter is recovering well from his bout of pneumonia. He thanks you for the well wishes!!!
— Peter Mayhew (@TheWookieeRoars) January 20, 2015
Peter Mayhew, the man behind the Chewbacca suit, was hospitalized for pneumonia this weekend, according to THR. The 70-year-old actor, who has played the iconic Star Wars character since the 1970s and will reprise the role for Episode VII, had to miss an appearance at a Texas comic-book shop because of his condition. On Monday, however, Mayhew's wife posted an update on Reddit: "Thank you for all the well wishes, prayers, good vibes, and happy thoughts. Peter is indeed in the hospital with pneumonia, and the flu. He will make a full recovery, and hope to be discharged within a few days. Doctors are incredibly happy with his improvements." As are we! »
- Sean Fitz-Gerald
Peter Mayhew, a.k.a. Chewbacca, has been hospitalized for pneumonia.The guy who's played Chewie since the '70s cancelled an appearance over the weekend at a comic shop in Texas ... and "Star Wars" geeks went into panic mode when they heard he fell ill.Peter's wife had good news for his fans, writing on Reddit, "He will make a full recovery, and hope to be discharged within a few days. Doctors are incredibly happy with his improvements. »
- TMZ Staff
Before it was announced he’d be returning to the world of The Flash to reprise his role as The Trickster, it was revealed that Mark Hamill would be picking up the lightsabre once again to play Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
“The déjà vu of walking onto the Millennium Falcon again and remembering all these details that they’ve got exactly right from old photographs and old blueprints…I can’t describe the feeling,” Hamill told Extra (via Cbm) promoting his new movie Kingsman: The Secret Service. “Even now it seems surreal to me. It seems hard to believe that it’s actually happening.”
When asked about Star Wars creator George Lucas (who recently had some harsh words about The Academy), Hamill said “seeing [George Lucas] this happy, he’s almost unrecognisable. Because when I was with him [on the original trilogy], he was fretting over all the details, so he »
- Luke Owen
The Daily Mirror is reporting that unknown British actress Amybeth Hargreaves has been cast as an Imperial Stormtrooper in the hotly-anticipated first chapter of the Star Wars sequel trilogy, which stems from a listing on Hargreaves’ Spotlight UK page.
If true, then it seems the Empire must have implemented a new equality and diversity policy following the death of the Emperor, with black actor John Boyega also playing a stormtrooper, as seen in the first trailer.
- Gary Collinson
Warwick Davis was very keen to get a role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens last year, and while appearing on The One Show on BBC One, the Return of the Jedi star has shared a couple of selfies with two familiar Star Wars characters on the set at Pinewood Studios.
As things are being kept top secret we can assume that Davis was given permission to show these two photos which hardly give away any details about the film. We already knew that Chewbacca was making a return but the selfie with what is clearly Darth Vader is interesting. There have been rumours that Vader would appear in the film but it is more likely that the costume was available on set for being so iconic. Or maybe Davis has just spoiled the return of the Dark Lord of the Sith….
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is »
- Thomas Roach
Since the Star Wars: The Force Awakens cast was officially announced last April the internet has been flooded with potential rumours and ramblings concerning who is playing who (or what). While most of these rumours haven’t been confirmed some concept art that was leaked in recent months can help add some depth to the early character descriptions.
Before you read on I must stress that this is very much spoiler territory but also that it is currently only a rumour and hasn’t been confirmed by anyone involved with The Force Awakens.
Fan site StarWars7news are reporting that their Episode VII source has seen concept art regarding Max Von Sydow’s character and it differs from previous rumoured descriptions.
Possible Spoilers Below…
Contrary to previous descriptions Von Sydow’s character has “no cybernetic implants upon his face” or make-up of any kind. He’s wearing a dark »
- Gavin Logan
It was news that broke the Internet a few years back when Disney purchased Lucasfilm for a whopping $4 billion, announcing a new trilogy of Star Wars movies including several spin-offs. But prior to their announcement, Lucas himself was working a new trilogy that he intended to write and direct for release in May 2015.
However, when the offer came through, the decision was easy for Lucas to make.
“It’s better for me to get out at the beginning of a new thing and I can just remove myself,” Lucas told USAToday, promoting his new movie Strange Magic. “The time is more important to me than the money.”
Lucas laments that a new trilogy would have taken another decade off his life, which he wants to spend with his wife and newborn. However, he says he »
- Luke Owen
Happy 2015, everyone. It feels like we haven’t seen you all year. (We’re trying to get as much mileage from that joke as possible).
What a way to kick off the New Year, with one huge (but, actually, pretty small) Ant-Man trailer and two massive rumours – an old character potentially appearing in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and will we be getting the first Batman V Superman: Dawn of Juctice and Fantastic Four trailers as early as next month!?
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- Oli Davis
So now we know how to pronounce his character's name, and that Mr. Dameron has legs! Jokes aside though, Isaac also reveals who the first people were he told after finding out he won the Star Wars: The Force Awakens role. His uncle is a Big fan apparently. Get More: Movie Trailers, Celebrity News Starring original cast members Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker and franchise newcomers, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Lupita Nyong’o and Max von Sydow, Star Wars Episode VII is set to be released on December 18th, 2015. »
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