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Leaked images and details of Lego’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi sets reveal Snoke’s new costume

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Star Wars Union has unveiled details on three upcoming Star Wars Lego sets for December’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi in the Resistance Bomber (75188), First Order Heavy Assault Walker (75189) and First Order Star Destroyer (75190), the latter of which includes a Supreme Leader Snoke figure sporting a very different costume to that of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (and confirming previous rumours about his appearance).

Resistance Bomber (75188), complete with Resistance Bomber Pilot, Resistance Bombardier, Vice Admiral Holdo, Resistance Gunner Paige and Poe Dameron minifigures.

First Order Heavy Assault Walker (75189), with Rey, Resistance Trooper, Captain Poe Dameron, First Order Walker Driver, First Order Stormtrooper minifigures.

First Order Star Destroyer (75190), including First Order Officer, First Order Shuttle Pilot, First Order Stormtrooper, First Order Stormtrooper Sergeant, Supreme Leader Snoke and Bb-9E.

Resistance Bomber (75188), complete with Resistance Bomber Pilot, Resistance Bombardier, Vice Admiral Holdo, Resistance Gunner Paige and Poe Dameron minifigures.

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- Gary Collinson

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Adam Driver avoided Mark Hamill on Star Wars: The Last Jedi

26 May 2017 1:15 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

For those awaiting Star Wars: The Last Jedi, many are anticipating the potential reunion between exiled Jedi Luke Skywalker and his former protege Kylo Ren, played by Mark Hamill and Adam Driver respectively. Star Wars: The Force Awakens revealed that, much like his grandfather before him, Kylo Ren turned to the dark side and destroyed Luke’s new generation of Jedi. If they come face-to-face in The Last Jedi, the reunion would be awkward to say the least.

In Vanity Fair‘s piece on The Last Jedi, Hamill and Driver reveal they rarely spoke or saw each other outside of the set because Driver was committed to playing the part of an angry, bitter student. He’s known for his method acting in films and took the role seriously.

“There’s big personal things that I find about every character, not just in Star Wars, that you have to make as personal as possible, »

- Ricky Church

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Film Acquisition Rundown: Focus Buys ‘The Little Stranger,’ Oscilloscope Picks Up ‘Brimstone & Glory’ and More

26 May 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Keep up with the wild and wooly world of indie film acquisitions with our weekly Rundown of everything that’s been picked up around the globe. Check out last week’s Rundown here.

Focus Features has acquired the worldwide rights to “The Little Stranger,” excluding the U.K., France and Switzerland, where it will be distributed by Pathé. Academy Award nominee Lenny Abrahamson (“Room”) will direct the film, a chilling ghost story, which will begin production in the U.K. this summer for release in 2018. “The Little Stranger” will star Academy Award nominee Charlotte Rampling, Domhnall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson and Will Poulter. Lucinda Coxon, who wrote the screenplay adaptation of Focus’ “The Danish Girl,” has adapted “The Little Stranger” from Sarah Waters’ acclaimed 2009 novel of the same name.

In a remote English village after the close of World War II, a local practitioner, Dr. Faraday (Gleeson), is called to the »

- Graham Winfrey

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How Mark Hamill wanted to change Han Solo’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens death

25 May 2017 6:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

One of Episode VII’s most important scenes comes towards the end of the picture when Kylo Ren murders his father Han Solo on Starkiller Base with Rey and Finn watching from afar. It was a tragic moment to be sure, and a pretty grim way to say goodbye to Harrison Ford’s much beloved and iconic character.

Well it turns out that Mark Hamill, whose own legendary character, Luke, was revealed in the film’s final moments, thought he had a better idea for Han’s death. Speaking to Vanity Fair, Hamill explains in detail what he wanted to occur, with Luke and Leia to be present at the scene of the crime.

“Now, remember, one of the plots in the earlier films was the telepathic communication between my sister and me,” Hamill explains. “So I thought, Carrie will sense that Han is in danger and try to contact me. »

- Samuel Brace

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Lucasfilm officially dubs Anakin’s lightsaber as Rey’s from Star Wars: The Last Jedi onward

25 May 2017 2:55 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Although most of us Star Wars fans have been referring to the historic lightsaber as Anakin’s / Luke’s even when in Rey’s possession in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Lucasfilm is now officially giving full ownership of the weapon to the Sequel Trilogy’s heroine. The change begins with Star Wars: The Last Jedi, as the lightsaber will presumably become Rey’s go-to weapon.

Speaking on the latest episode of The Star Wars Show, Lucasfilm’s Pablo Hidalgo stated: “Either way, the blade is no longer considered Anakin’s lightsaber by the Lucasfilm marketing department. It has now been officially dubbed ‘Rey’s’.”

See Also: Star Wars: The Last Jedi images and behind-the-scenes video offer first look at Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern and more

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set for release on December 15th and sees returning cast members Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher »

- Robert Kojder

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Carrie Fisher’s Princess Leia was intended to be “front and center” of Star Wars: Episode IX

25 May 2017 1:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Over the past few months, there has been a lot of speculation regarding the role that Princess Leia (the late Carrie Fisher, who tragically passed away this past December) would have not just in the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but also Star Wars: Episode IX, assuming that the character would survive that far.

Well, it seems that Carrie Fisher was originally going to play a rather larger part in the final chapter of the Sequel Trilogy, as Kathleen Kennedy revealed to Vanity Fair that: “The minute she finished, she grabbed me and said, ‘I’d better be at the forefront of IX!’ Because Harrison was front and center on VII, and Mark is front and center on VIII. She thought IX would be her movie. And it would have been.”

As yet, it’s unclear how Lucasfilm will handle Fisher’s passing, although Lucasfilm has dismissed reports that »

- Robert Kojder

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Lenny Abrahamson’s ghost story The Little Stranger picked up by Focus Features

24 May 2017 9:50 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Focus Features has announced that it has picked up the rights to The Little Stranger, the next film from Room director Lenny Abrahamson, which has been scripted by Lucinda Coxton (The Danish Girl). Described as “a chilling ghost story”, the film will star Domhnall Gleeson (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Charlotte Rampling (Assassin’s Creed), Ruth Wilson (The Affair) and Will Poulter (The Revenant).

According to Deadline, the film takes place in post-World War II Britain “where a doctor (Gleeson) revisits a crumbling great house called Hundreds Halls where his mother once worked as a nurse maid. The owners are losing the house because they can’t afford the taxes, even though they say the home is haunted by the malevolent ghost of their mother’s first-born daughter. The doctor becomes obsessed with marrying one of the owner’s daughters (Wilson), and bad things happen.”

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- Gary Collinson

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‘Star Wars’ New Images Include Touching Shot of Carrie Fisher, Billie Lourd

24 May 2017 4:18 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Vanity Fair released several new images for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” featuring Carrie Fisher with her daughter Billie Lourd, as well as several other characters, both new and old.

The Annie Leibovitz-shot stills show Fisher in costume as General Leia Organa with Lourd, who plays Lieutenant Kaydel Connix.

Laura Dern is also pictured with bubblegum-pink hair as Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo, another newcomer to the series.

An action shot of Daisy Ridley as Rey shows her leaping across rocks while grasping a blue lightsaber, likely while on the remote island where she discovered the missing Luke Skywalker at the end of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

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Several other released photos spotlight the creators behind the film rather than the stars, including shots of costume designer Michael Kaplan surrounded by some of his creations, and creative supervisor Neal Scanlan, »

- Erin Nyren

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Rob Reiner's 'Lbj' Biopic Gets Awards Season Release Date

24 May 2017 9:02 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Rob Reiner's Lbj has an awards season release date.

Distributed by Dean Devlin's Electric Entertainment, the Lyndon B. Johnson biopic starring Woody Harrelson will hit theaters on Nov. 10. It will open opposite another biopic about author A.A. Milne -- Fox Searchlight's Goodbye Christopher Robin starring Domhnall Gleeson and Margot Robbie.

Also released wide that weekend are Paramount's followup comedy Daddy's Home 2 starring Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell, Fox's starry thriller Murder on the Orient Express led by Johnny Depp and Daisy Ridley, and Sony's faith-based animated tale The Star.

Jennifer Jason Leigh, Richard Jenkins, Bill »

- Ashley Lee

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8 Glorious Spoilers We Just Learned About Star Wars: The Last Jedi

24 May 2017 8:40 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

If you've spent the last few months salivating over every new detail surrounding the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi, brace yourself for an info dump of epic proportions. Vanity Fair's David Kamp sat down with the cast and crew of the next installment of the galactic franchise for its June issue and eked out spoiler-y details to go along with the magazine's four separate, commemorative covers shot by Annie Leibovitz, which feature Bb-8, Finn (John Boyega), Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie), Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), General Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher), General Hux (Domhnall Gleeson), Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), Rey (Daisy Ridley), and Rose Tico (Kelly Marie Tran). RelatedLaura Dern Has Joined the Cast of Star Wars: Episode VIII! See Who Else Is Confirmed 1. We Find Out What Luke's Been Up to All These Years Remember the scene at the end of The Force Awakens when »

- Quinn Keaney

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More "Star Wars: The Last Jedi"

24 May 2017 7:08 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek more new images, plus behind-the-scenes footage from director Rian Johnson's "Star Wars: The Last Jedi", the sequel to "Star Wars: The Force Awakens":

"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" aka "Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi", is the second film in Disney's "Star Wars" sequel trilogy, following "Star Wars: The Force Awakens "(2015). 

The film is produced by Lucasfilm and will be distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" was announced after Disney's acquisition of Lucasfilm, October 2012, produced by Ram Bergman and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy.

John Williams, composer for the previous seven films, returns to compose the score. 

Cast includes Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson...

...Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis...

...Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern and Kelly Marie Tran.

"Star Wars: The Last Jedi", opens »

- Michael Stevens

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'Star Wars 8' Video Reveals Amazing Behind-the-Scenes Look at 'The Last Jedi'

24 May 2017 6:42 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Tomorrow is the 40th Anniversary or Star Wars, with A New Hope having arrived in theaters way back on May 25, 1977. To celebrate, Vanity Fair has released their special Star Wars: The Last Jedi preview. And with it comes an awesome new reel that goes behind-the-scenes.

We finally have a better look at Star Wars: The Last Jedi to hold us over until the movie arrives in December. The very first teaser trailer for the movie was revealed not long ago, but now Disney and Lucasfilm have decided to spoil us by giving us just a bit more to study, dissect and rewatch until our eyes bleed Kyber crystals. This excellent behind-the-scenes video offers us even more footage and secrets from the upcoming follow-up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Disney and Lucasfilm are going all in and their main focus is Star Wars: The Last Jedi. They want people »

- MovieWeb

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi images and behind-the-scenes video offer first look at Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern and more

24 May 2017 6:33 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following on from yesterday’s cover reveals [see here], Vanity Fair has now unveiled a batch of Star Wars: The Last Jedi character portraits from Annie Leibovitz. Included in the images are our first look at Laura Dern’s Vice Admiral Holdo and Benicio Del Toro’s ‘shady character’, who is apparently unnamed in the film but referred to on set as ‘DJ’, with director Rian Johnson teasing: “You’ll see—there’s a reason why we call him DJ.”

See Also: John Boyega says Finn is a “big deal” in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Accompanying the images, we also have a behind-the-scenes video from the photoshoot…

Exclusive Bts look at Star Wars: #TheLastJedi pic.twitter.com/TK255uk1lI

Star Wars Legacy (@TheSWLegacy) May 24, 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set for release on December 15th and sees returning cast members Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa »

- Gary Collinson

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Cannes: Gurinder Chadha, Paolo Sorrentino, Dany Boon Films Score Deals for Pathe (Exclusive)

24 May 2017 6:16 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

IFC has picked up Gurinder Chadha’s “Viceroy House,” starring Hugh Bonneville and Gillian Anderson, from Pathe for U.S. release. The historic drama premiered at the Berlin Film Festival and the deal was announced in Cannes.

Pathe also clinched a raft of deals on Paolo Sorrentino’s anticipated “Loro” and “Dany Boon’s “La Ch’tite Famille,” which, along with Lenny Abrahamson’s “The Little Stranger,” are part of Pathe’s strong slate at Cannes film market.

Sorrentino’s anticipated “Loro”, in which Toni Servillo will star as Italian media tycoon-turned-prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, was pre-sold to Germany (Dcm), Spain (Dea Planeta), Benelux (Belga), Poland (Gutek), Greece (Feelgood), Cis (Aone), Czech Republic and Slovakia (Aero films), Ex Yougoslavia(McF), Hungary (Mozinet) and Israel (Lev). Pathé will distribute “Loro” in France and Switzerland. Production will kick off in July.

Meanwhile, “La Ch’tite Famille,” the latest film by French comedy expert Boon, »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi: 5 Movie Secrets Revealed in Vanity Fair

24 May 2017 5:45 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Ready for some Star Wars spoilers? Vanity Fair released four separate, commemorative covers featuring characters from Disney and Lucasfilm's upcoming movie Star Wars: the Last Jedi, all shot by Annie Leibovitz. They feature Bb-8, Finn (John Boyega), Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie), Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), General Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher), General Hux (Domhnall Gleeson), Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Rose Tico (Kelly Marie Tran). The complete cover story, written by David Kamp, was published online Wednesday. Here are five takeaways from the magazine's profile: 1. Luke Comes Out of Hiding Rey handed Luke his lightsaber in The »

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John Boyega says Finn is a “big deal” in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

24 May 2017 4:01 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Actor John Boyega has talked about the status of his Star Wars: The Last Jedi character Finn calling him a “big deal” after the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Before the series’ return with The Force Awakens, audiences were a little unsure as to which of the two leading characters, Finn and Rey, would be the most pertinent to the story.

And while it turns out that Rey is the one gifted with the force and with seeming connections to the Jedi, Finn is by no means a bystander in the upcoming The Last Jedi according to John Boyega.

Speaking in a recent interview with EW, Boyega spoke to his character’s condition after fans saw Finn unconscious during the movie’s trailer.

“The funny thing is, between VII and VIII, Finn’s now a big deal! He is now a big deal. Imagine that – you get taken down by Kylo Ren. »

- Samuel Brace

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Carrie Fisher Transforms into Princess Leia for Her Final Film The Last Jedi: See a New Photo of the Late Icon

23 May 2017 12:51 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

A regal and commanding Carrie Fisher stands alone as General Leia on a new cover of Vanity Fair honoring 40 years of Star Wars.

Seen in uniform as the princess-turned-rebel commander, Fisher appears as the iconic character for the final time in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

The cover is one of four dedicated to the new film, but Fisher is the only character featured by herself. The actress, who died in December at the age of 60 following a heart attack, was able to complete her scenes for the highly anticipated new film prior to her death.

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- Mike Miller

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Cast Smolders In Annie Liebovitz Cover Shoot

23 May 2017 11:02 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Vanity Fair unveiled four stunning cover images today from the set of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” also known as Episode VIII.

From legendary photographer Annie Liebovitz, the the photos show the cast of the highly anticipated addition to the George Lucas universe gazing out intensely. The collaboration between Liebovitz, Vanity Fair, and “Star Wars” dates back to 1999’s “The Phantom Menace,” and she has photographed every subsequent film since. The full portfolio will be released online on Wednesday, but for now these four sneak peeks will have to do.

Vanity Fair’s first of four #StarWars covers features at least one Jedi—who may or may not be the last https://t.co/kH0AbuNcx0 pic.twitter.com/uwHUDpWXow

— Vanity Fair (@VanityFair) May 23, 2017

The first image show Rey (Daisy Ridley) with Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), gazing out from the cliffs of the planet Ahch-To, where the “The Force Awakens »

- Jude Dry

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Star Wars 8 Cast Takes Over Vanity Fair and It's Epic

23 May 2017 9:05 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Sure, May 4th was officially Star Wars Day. But fans are celebrating all month long, with the 40th Anniversary of the mega-franchise happening this Thursday. To help celebrate a little early, Vanity Fair has unleashed four alternate magazine covers featuring the heroes and villains of the next chapter in this saga Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

As she did for The Force Awakes back in 2014, photographer Annie Leibovitz has captured the human cast of Star Wars 8 at their best. And this includes Princess Leia, with Leibovitz collaborating with the late Carrie Fisher in one of her final photo shoots.

More photos will be released this Wednesday in the lead up to A New Hope's 40th Birthday, with that first movie having arrived in theaters May 25, 1977 to stunned audiences worldwide. But for now, we get a look at the main heroes and villains in their somewhat new costumes, though you »

- MovieWeb

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Cannes: 'Room' Director Lenny Abrahamson to Tackle Ghost Story for Focus

23 May 2017 8:52 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Focus Features has acquired worldwide rights to Lenny Abrahamson’s The Little Stranger, except for the U.K., France and Switzerland, where it will be distributed by Pathé. 

The new film from the Oscar-nominated director of Room is a ghost story that will star Charlotte Rampling, Domhnall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson and Will Poulter. It begins shooting this summer in the U.K. for release in 2018. Lucinda Coxon, who wrote the screenplay adaptation of Focus’ The Danish Girl, has adapted The Little Stranger from Sarah Waters’ 2009 novel of the same name. Set in a remote English village after World War II, the film revolves around »

- Gregg Kilday

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