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Lego’s Star Wars Ultimate Collector’s Series Snowspeeder set officially revealed

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Lego has officially announced its Star Wars Ultimate Collector’s Series Snowspeeder set. It will be available to purchase from April 29th for Lego VIP members and on May 4th for the general public, priced at $199.99/£169.99; take a look at the official promotional images here…

Build the ultimate Lego® Snowspeeder!

Collect a true Star Wars classic: the T-47 Snowspeeder. This Lego® interpretation of the iconic airspeeder that fans will remember from Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back has all the details you’d expect, including opening airbrakes, rotating rear gun, and an opening cockpit with space for the included Rebel Snowspeeder Pilot and Rebel Snowspeeder Gunner minifigures. This model also comes with a display stand and fact plaque, so it can take pride of place in any Lego Star Wars collection.

• Includes 2 minifigures: a Rebel Snowspeeder Pilot and a Rebel Snowspeeder Gunner.

• Features intricate, authentic detailing, opening airbrakes, »

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Gareth Edwards Originally Included A Surprise Jedi In Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

22 March 2017 2:23 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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Well, here’s an interesting tidbit from the ongoing Rogue One: A Star Wars Story post-mortem that seems to be characterizing the build-up to the film’s April 4th Blu-ray release. According to director Gareth Edwards, the prologue of an early draft of the script revealed the mother of Jyn Erso to be a Jedi – but this arc was abandoned in favour of a storyline focused on the activities of Galen Erso – the father of Jyn – because the presence of an actual Jedi would have proven to be too much of a distraction.

Edwards was speaking to Entertainment Weekly in a recent interview when he revealed the path not taken. Check out what he had to say:

“The prologue, at one point a long time ago, was going to be the Empire coming to kill the Jedi. »

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Dash Rendar Won't Return in a New Star Wars Movie or TV Show?

21 March 2017 3:16 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

In a time long before Disney stepped in and purchased Lucasfilm, and even before George Lucas made the prequels, fans had to turn to the expanded universe in order to get new Star Wars content. One of the most shining and popular examples of this was Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire. It was a major event that spanned across comic books, novels and video games. It remains a part of Star Wars lore that many fans still look upon fondly. Dash Rendar, one of the main characters introduced in Shadows of the Empire, is someone that many fans hope that Disney and Lucasfilm will bring into the new canon at some point, but it is doubtful that will happen. At least according to Rogue One co-writer Gary Whitta.

Gary Whitta not only co-wrote the script for the first Star Wars Story, he has also written some episodes of »

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Han Solo Is the Best Star Wars Movie Says Woody Harrelson

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

Just by virtue of the fact that a movie is a Star Wars movie, it will have very high expectations placed on it. The upcoming young Han Solo movie is already going to have extra high expectations and pressure placed upon it because we are going to have to try and accept someone other than Harrison Ford as the iconic smuggler. Now star Woody Harrelson has added to those expectations by saying he thinks the Han Solo movie is going to be the best Star Wars movie.

The actor recently spoke with Collider and naturally, the subject of the Han Solo movie came up. He talked about working with directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, saying that he is feeling extremely positive about the movie so far. Surprisingly positive. Here is what he had to say about it.

"They're great. You know, any movie's only as good as the director or in this case directors, »

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Rogue One Director Gareth Edwards Discusses The Han Solo Film

20 March 2017 6:50 PM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Disney's yearly Star Wars releases are off to a fantastic start with The Force Awakens in 2015 and Rogue One, the first "Star Wars Story," just last Christmas. Though Star Wars: Episode VIII, now known as The Last Jedi, arrives December 15, 2017, the Untitled Han Solo: A Star Wars Story will not be far behind as it is currently slated for May 25, 2018. 

The film already has a stellar cast including Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Emilia Clark, and Woody Harrelson. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are directing, hot of the 21 Jump St. franchise and The Lego Movie. The script is written by Lawewnce Kasdan and his son, Jon Kasdan, the former known for writing The Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and even The Force Awakens. What sounded like a really risky and "groan-worthy" project when it was announced is therefore shaping up nicely »

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Rogue One Alternate Ending Reveals How the Heroes Escaped

20 March 2017 8:49 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Any Star Wars fan worth their weight in action figures knows that Rogue One had multiple endings. There were reshoots. And things changed. The first Star Wars story was an ever-evolving beast all the way up to the finish line, when it was released last December. Now, as the movie makes its digital debut this Friday, the team is revealing more secrets about the spin-off's conception and execution. And today, we get a look at that elusive original ending, which changed quite a bit over time.

The Rogue One team and Entertainment Weekly have teamed up for a week-long look at the movie. And to kick things off, they met up with screenwriter Gary Whitta to discuss just what was supposed to happen at the end of the movie. Whitta goes all the way back to his original Star Wars draft, where Spoiler Alert, not everyone was so unfortunate to »

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Mark Hamill Shares First Ever Luke Skywalker Photo from Star Wars Set

18 March 2017 11:46 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

We're exactly 10 months away from seeing Luke Skywalker return on the big screen in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which hits theaters this December. And we're just one month away from seeing him in the first teaser trailer for the movie, which is supposed to debut at Star Wars Celebration this April. While he's not allowed to show us anything new quite yet, Mark Hamill, who has played Luke Skywalker in four Star Wars movies, has a different kind of treat in store for us today. He is showing off the first ever photo of Luke Skywalker from the set of 1977's A New Hope. He says this.

"Taken in Tunisia early morning Day #1 waiting for my 1st shot (emerging from home for robot auction)-Perhaps the very 1st #LukePic #Sw"

This is certainly a fun piece of Star Wars history. And it's cool that Mark Hamill would share it with his fans on Twitter. »

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‘Star Wars’ Land Teaser Shows Giant At-at Walkers (Watch)

16 March 2017 10:11 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Star Wars” fans are one step closer to taking a walk on the Dark Side.

Disney Parks shared a construction update and teaser Thursday on the two new lands at California’s Disneyland and Walt Disney World in Florida, scheduled to open in 2019.

The teaser reveals plans to build full-sized At-at walkers, the Empire’s land-based mobile weapons system that helped them force the Rebel Alliance to abandon its galaxy-wide headquarters in “The Empire Strikes Back.” While we only see metal scaffolding of the walkers on the construction site, Disney gives fans a bit more to fuss over with blueprints of the final product and a blast from their signature lasers and blasters.

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Disney Starts Work on Star Wars Land, Debuts First Glimpse

Both lands include Disney’s largest single-themed land expansions ever at 14-acres each and two new attractions. Guests will visit a never-before-seen planet, a border trading »

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Watch Mark Hamill Get Bit by a Snake on Empire Strikes Back Set

15 March 2017 2:37 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

This year marks the iconic 40th Anniversary of the very first Star Wars movie, 1977's A New Hope, with the celebration kicking off next month at Star Wars Celebration, There, fans are expected to get their first look at the Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer. May also marks the 37th anniversary for the sequel Empire Strikes Back, considered by many to be the best movie in the entire franchise. While this year doesn't mark a particularly memorable milestone for the sequel, some behind-the-scenes video was recently recovered up from the set, and it shows the usually-wholesome Mark Hamill letting out an uncharacteristic curse word. There's a good reason for the swear though, as it came after a snake bit his hand on the set.

The scene in question takes place towards the end of Empire Strikes Back, where Yoda tries to convince Mark Hamill's character Luke Skywalker to »

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Frank Oz Seemingly Confirms Yoda For Star Wars: The Last Jedi

13 March 2017 6:21 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Given the nature of the main Star Wars saga in relation to the mysteries surrounding the force and the legacy of characters that came before, there’s been speculation that we may see some of the old Jedi show up in some capacity ever since the events of The Force Awakens – and one iconic, diminutive green fellow in particular has been rumored for an appearance in the next installment, Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Though it’s not exactly confirmation, Frank Oz – who has provided the voice for the character since his debut in The Empire Strikes Back – definitely seems to suggest that Yoda will indeed play some kind of role in the Rian Johnson-directed film.

Here’s what Oz had to say when quizzed about Yoda’s potential return by Variety:

I feel like I’m a prisoner at war here, and I can only give you my name, »

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Newswire: Frank Oz can neither confirm nor deny the return of Yoda

13 March 2017 10:23 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Other than Jim Henson, Frank Oz is the most famous man behind The Muppets, as the voice of Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, and Grover, among others. He’s at South By Southwest right now promoting his new documentary, Muppet Guys Talking: Secrets Behind The Show The Whole World Watched. Variety reports that the “film is a candid, often bitingly funny conversation between Oz and four of his closest colleagues: Dave Goelz (Gonzo), Bill Barretta (Rowlf The Dog), Fran Brill (Little Bird), and Jerry Nelson (Count Von Count), who died in 2012.”

Bringing those beloved characters to life might be enough for some people, but Oz went on to become a director for films like Little Shop Of Horrors, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and In & Out. He also happened to voice another iconic character: Yoda, who first appeared in Star Wars: Episode V—The Empire Strikes Back.

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RoboCop 2

11 March 2017 5:15 PM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

It’s ugly, it’s violent, it’s graphic novelist Frank Miller’s nasty vision through and through. Scream Factory’s Collector’s Edition brings out the amazing backstory of the production of this stop-motion- intensive first sequel to RoboCop. Druglord Caine is a menace, but we’re just as appalled by the film’s vivid depiction of a greater terror: Predatory Privatization.

RoboCop 2

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Shout! Factory / Scream Factory

1990 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 117 min. / Collector’s Edition / Street Date March 21, 2011 / 34.93

Starring: Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O’Herlihy, Robert DoQui, Tom Noonan, Gabriel Damon, Belinda Bauer, Felton Perry.

Cinematography: Mark Irwin

Production Design: Peter Jamison

Original Music: Leonard Rosenman

Special Effects: Phil Tippett, Rob Bottin, Peter Kuran, Rocco Gioffre.

Written by Frank Miller, Walon Green from characters created by Edward Neumeier, Michael Miner

Produced by Jon Davison

Directed by Irvin Kershner

 

I wish I could say that 1990’s RoboCop 2 has been »

- Glenn Erickson

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Luke Skywalker's First Words in Star Wars 8 Have Not Been Revealed

11 March 2017 1:45 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

This past week brought some big Star Wars: The Last Jedi news. During a secretive shareholders' meeting, Disney showed off footage from this upcoming sequel. And the initial report about the teaser claimed to reveal Luke Skywalker's first spoken words in over 30 years. As it turns out, while these were Mark Hamill's first words heard spoken as the character in a public setting, they are not his first words spoken in the movie.

The initial report from The Guardians claimed that this Star Wars: The Last Jedi footage showed Luke Skywalker just moments after we left him in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Standing on the cliffs of Ahch-To, meeting Rey for the first time as she re-gifted him with his old blue lightsaber. The one he lost on Bespin in his infamous duel with Darth Vader, as depicted in The Empire Strikes Back. Luke's first words? 'Who are you? »

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New Star Wars: Darth Vader series will pick up from the end of Revenge of the Sith

11 March 2017 11:01 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

IGN is reporting that Marvel is set to launch a brand new Star Wars: Darth Vader ongoing comic book series from writer Charles Soule and artist Giuseppe Camuncoli, which will pick up from the end of Revenge of the Sith and explore Vader’s ‘Year One’ as the apprentice of Emperor Palpatine.

“The book begins one second after the end of Revenge of the Sith,” Soule tells IGN. “Darth Vader is in the armored suit that we see throughout the rest of his life, most of his life. He is just awakening to that moment and that realization. So he has shouted ‘No!’ in the way we see in the film, and then it picks up immediately after that point. So we see him adjusting to that. We see him learning to be more machine than man. We see him going through some really, really cool early moments of his early mythology and history. »

- Gary Collinson

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Luke Skywalker's First Words in Star Wars 8 Raise New Questions

8 March 2017 2:36 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Ever since Star Wars: The Force Awakens came out, we have been dying to know what is going to happen in the next installment of the Skywalker saga. Most notably, we want to know what Luke is going to say since he didn't utter a single word in Episode VII. There is still a lot of mystery surrounding Star Wars: The Last Jedi but we now know what Luke Skywalker's first words are and oh man, there is a lot to dig into.

In case you missed it, a description of the very first footage from Star Wars: The Last Jedi was revealed by The Los Angeles Times. The footage features a lot of landscapes, Chewbacca, Leia, Finn and most importantly, Luke Skywalker talking to Rey. With his mouth. Using actual words. He only says three words, but those three words are very, very important. Here is how reporter Daniel Miller explained it. »

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Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Gets a Sick Modern Trailer

6 March 2017 11:00 PM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

You guys know how I feel about movie reboots.  If we’re going by my gut feeling of reboots do you think I’d ever allow a reboot of Any Star Wars movie, ever?  Absolutely not.  What I like about each and every Star Wars film is that it’s a original.  Yeah we had a tiny bit of CGI added the to the old ones, but the movies themselves weren’t completely redone, they were simply enhanced.  However, I will say this. I never said that movie trailers couldn’t be redone.   Do whatever the hell you want with trailers, which is exactly what

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Gets a Sick Modern Trailer »

- Nat Berman

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How Could Jar Jar Binks and Supreme Leader Snoke Be Connected? Mesa Explain

6 March 2017 1:25 PM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

After the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it seemed the internet at large was buzzing about the two biggest unanswered questions. The first is a classic Star Wars mystery. Much like we didn't know the identity of Luke Skywalker's parents in Star Wars: A New Hope - we didn't find out Darth Vader was his father until the end of The Empire Strikes Back - we similarly wonder about who Rey's parents are ahead of Episode VIII. But there's an even bigger mystery to consider: the newest trilogy of films has introduced a menacing and powerful new villain called Supreme Leader Snoke. The most perplexing thing about Snoke is that he seems like a new addition to the Star Wars universe, but avid fans of the films know there's nothing like a shocking reveal. This has led to many theories about the villain. Some believe Snoke could »

- Ryan Roschke

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‘Angel Heart’: Hell Hath No Fury Like the Devil Scorned

6 March 2017 9:16 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Today, March 6th, Sir Alan Parker‘s Angel Heart turns thirty, thus creating a golden opportunity for yet another appreciation of what was considered by many an over-stylized satanic shock-fest back in the 80s but has since revealed itself to be, in this writer’s humble opinion, one of the best psychological horrors in the history of American cinema. Read our take on it, though a disclaimer should be made for those who have yet to watch Parker’s mercilessly dark and sinister masterpiece: as the film depends to some extent on the gradual reveal of the mystery central to its narrative – the many elements of which shall be discussed in the following piece – the best way to experience it is with as little insight as possible, and only then compare your view with ours. This is due to the fact that Angel Heart boasts one of the great twists of 1980s, »

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Does Logan Transcend the Super Hero Genre?

5 March 2017 6:57 AM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

With Logan getting such great reviews, it’s become one of the best received comic book adaptations ever, both with fans and critics. Is this film good enough to be considered in the same class as The Dark Knight, and overcome the label of being a “super hero movie”?

With very few exceptions, movies in the super hero genre are branded with a sort of disclaimer. There seems to be a difference between a good movie and a good super hero movie, as if the superhero genre is held to a lower standard. For instance, if you said to the critics that Captain America: Civil War was a great super hero movie, most would probably agree. However, if you said it was a great movie—without the disclaimer of being a “super hero” movie—they would probably shake their heads and say, “The Godfather is a great movie. Citizen Kane is a great movie. »

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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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