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9 Reasons to Be Excited for Star Wars: Rogue One

11 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Disney and Lucasfilm are getting ready to go full-steam ahead on getting the hype train moving for their next Star Wars movie. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is due out in December, and because it is a Star Wars movie, there will be months of press, details slowly leaking out and mounting anticipation for the follow up to The Force Awakens. But Rogue One is going to be a very different type of Star Wars movie, and Disney has their work cut out for them to help the mainstream audience understand that.

The studio recently got a lot of excitement built up thanks to a massive amount of coverage about the movie from Entertainment Weekly, which got a lot of people on board. Prior to all of the new details that were revealed about Rogue One in that EW spread, we didn't know all that much about the movie. »

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Hot Toys Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi Luke Skywalker & Darth Vader Cosbaby Bobble-Head collectible set

27 July 2016 11:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Hot Toys has released a batch of promotional images for its upcoming Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader Cosbaby Bobble-Head collectible set from Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi; take a look below…

“You don’t know the power of the Dark Side.”

The collectible set specially features Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader as they appear in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi. Each Cosbaby stands approximately 11cm tall with base and has bobble-head function.

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- Amie Cranswick

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Alden Ehrenreich Set For a Han Solo Movie Trilogy?

25 July 2016 6:17 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

According to the New York Daily News there are two more Han Solo Star Wars anthology films are on the way. The site says that Disney has quietly signed 26-year-old Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!) to a three-picture deal, if the one currently being written strikes gold at the box office.

Their insider says: 

"There is a real sense of excitement around the Han Solo movie and its potential. Given that Han’s early adventures do not need to be tied to the Empire, it leaves story lines open with the opportunity to really give fans something different. They can explore new galaxies and crazy creatures and bring in a wide array of new characters."

The Han Solo Star Wars spinoff will focus on how young Han Solo became the smuggler, thief, and scoundrel whom we first encountered in the original Star Wars.

The film is being produced and scripted by Lawrence Kasdan, »

- Kellvin Chavez

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12 expensive and eccentric modern Hollywood movies

25 July 2016 8:02 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Jul 26, 2016

They cost millions and they’re very, very odd. We take a look at 12 expensive and eccentric Hollywood films from the past 40 years...

The risk-averse nature of filmmaking means that the world’s more maverick and outrageous writers and directors have to make do with relatively low budgets. Nicolas Winding Refn drenched the screen in all kinds of sordid, violent and startling imagery in such films as Only God Forgives and this year’s The Neon Demon, but the combined budget of those probably didn’t even match the catering budget for something like Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice.

Every so often, though, a truly bonkers film slips through the Hollywood studio system - often by accident. From horror sequels to original sci-fi adventures, here are 12 incredibly expensive and gloriously eccentric Hollywood movies from the past 40 years.

The Exorcist II (1977)

Budget: $14 million

Like most films made for purely financial reasons, »

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Saddam Goes to Hollywood review – the Carry On farce behind the Iraqi dictator’s foray into film-making

24 July 2016 11:10 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

This transfixing documentary follows Saddam’s vanity project – a film about Iraq with a budget as big as Return of the Jedi and hard-drinking, hell-raising Oliver Reed as its star. Plus: the pre-Stones life of Keith Richards

Baghdad, 1981. Actor Oliver Reed is not required on set so he has all his hotel’s booze under siege. It’s daiquiris by the pool at 10am, then sambuca, followed by champagne at midday. By 10pm, he is smashing down guests’ doors and demanding they join him in drinking Rémy Martin from a bucket. The day’s revels end with him goading companions to dangle him from the rooftop. “Oliver Reed was a weapon of mass destruction,” declares a co-star in the cinematic bomb that barely got made.

Saddam Goes to Hollywood (Channel 4, Sunday) is the story of how the Iraqi dictator decided to make a film about the rise of the »

- Tim Lusher

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‘Family Guy’ Won’t Do Any More ‘Star Wars’ Parodies, and Here’s Why

23 July 2016 2:05 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Don’t expect to see any more “Star Wars” parodies from Fox’s animated hit “Family Guy.”

The show produced three “Star Wars” homages (2007’s “Blue Harvest,” 2009’s “Something, Something, Something Dark Side” and 2010’s “It’s a Trap!”) several years ago. But that was back before Disney acquired Lucasfilm and jumpstarted the franchise.

“The new regime is a little more difficult to deal with,” executive producer Alec Sulkin said. “Before we were just dealing with Lucasfilm. Seth [MacFarlane] had a good relationship with them. It’s not that Seth has a bad relationship with Disney, but they’re a bit more rigid.”

Executive producer Rich Appel said it was understandable, as “they’re a little more careful now that they’re rolling out new movies.”

Read More: 8 of Indiewire’s Favorite Talking TV Animals

Meanwhile, David Tennant, Kyle Chandler, Jacob Tremblay and the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea are among »

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‘Family Guy’ Won’t Do Any More ‘Star Wars’ Parodies, and Here’s Why

23 July 2016 2:05 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Don’t expect to see any more “Star Wars” parodies from Fox’s animated hit “Family Guy.”

The show produced three “Star Wars” homages (2007’s “Blue Harvest,” 2009’s “Something, Something, Something Dark Side” and 2010’s “It’s a Trap!”) several years ago. But that was back before Disney acquired Lucasfilm and jumpstarted the franchise.

“The new regime is a little more difficult to deal with,” executive producer Alec Sulkin said. “Before we were just dealing with Lucasfilm. Seth [MacFarlane] had a good relationship with them. It’s not that Seth has a bad relationship with Disney, but they’re a bit more rigid.”

Executive producer Rich Appel said it was understandable, as “they’re a little more careful now that they’re rolling out new movies.”

Read More: 8 of Indiewire’s Favorite Talking TV Animals

Meanwhile, David Tennant, Kyle Chandler, Jacob Tremblay and the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea are among »

- Michael Schneider

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Star Wars Celebration 2016 – A Fan’s Verdict

23 July 2016 3:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Arriving up to ExCel on the Dlr was a great feeling. Much like Comic-Con, it was easy to pick out Star Wars fanatics from the crowd of commuters, because they all seemed to be talking to each other about Bb-8 and Rogue One on the train. Before we entered the ExCel conference centre in London’s Docklands, I spotted a Rey cosplayer, in full Jakku peasant regalia, ordering a caramel macchiato from a Starbucks kiosk.

The cosplayers went all out. I passed heaps of Stormtroopers, Sandtroopers and Darth Vaders on the way in. Lots of people were asking for photos and nobody was turned down. Everyone had time for a picture, a pose, a smile. The creative cosplay also extended to cross-overs; female Darth Vaders in skirts, Limp Bizkit Stormtroopers (I’m serious), Kylo Ren or “Matt” from the Saturday Night Live comedy skit. It was cool to see Fn-2187 style Stormtroopers, »

- Kirsty Capes

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Great Job, Internet!: This Star Wars IV scene becomes extra tragic with footage from Star Wars III

22 July 2016 7:30 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

It’s hard to argue that too much good came from the Star Wars prequels. But the YouTube channel Shahan Reviews makes a strong case that in small doses, the prequels can be quite effective. In a video entitled “Obi-Wan Remembers The Truth,” Shahan inserts clips of the climatic battle in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith into Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. And the results are unexpectedly moving.

Specifically, the video recontextualizes the scene in which Obi-Wan Kenobi tells Luke Skywalker about the Clone Wars. As he explains to Luke that his father was murdered by Darth Vader, Obi-Wan flashes back to his own climatic lava fight with Anakin. “What I told you was true, from a certain point of view,” Obi-Wan later tells Luke in Return Of The Jedi. And this video drills home that tragic reality while also showcasing just how much weight »

- Caroline Siede

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'Stranger Things': How Netflix's Retro Hit Resurrects the Eighties

21 July 2016 6:30 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

It's one thing to set a TV series in the 1980s; it's a whole other thing, however, to make it feel like it was actually shot during the Reagan-and-Rubik's-Cube era. Matt and Ross Duffer's new Netflix series Stranger Things is full of nostalgic nods to the decade and its pop-cultural products, but it's also uncommonly rigorous about getting the details just right — whether it's the many pitch-perfect music cues, the hat-tipping nods and homages to Eighties movies, or simply nailing the cringeworthy fashion statements of the day (those Mom jeans! »

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What 'Star Wars' Movie Would J.J. Abrams Love To See?

20 July 2016 8:18 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

With Star Wars: The Force Awakens, J.J. Abrams successfully relaunched the franchise. After the tepid response to the prequel trilogy, Abrams found a way to reintroduce audiences around the world to the elements that made them fans of the series to begin with. He also ushered in several new characters, and added some new elements to the Star Wars mythology.

While we know that there are several Star Wars films on the way, which will either expand-upon or explore aspects of the mythology that we're fairly familiar with, it sounds like Abrams would love one of his new creations to get more of a spotlight. See, plenty of things took place between Return Of The Jedi and The Force Awakens. Lots of it is covered in a series of books and/or comics that have come out. But one of the new elements that Abrams would love to see explored are the Knights of Ren. »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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Star Wars Actor Accidentally Reveals Huge Rogue One Spoiler

18 July 2016 3:51 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Whoops! That's about all that can be said in regards to actor Jiang Wen's offhanded comments made this weekend during the big Rogue One: A Star Wars Story panel. A huge warning must be declared before we venture into this territory. Though, if you watched the panel stream live to millions of disappointed fans, you may already know where this latest story is headed.

Perhaps it is hard to get emotionally invested in a character we've barely seen, know little about, and haven't really come to care about just yet in the same way we harbor affection for some of the more classic Star Wars characters. But when said character is played by fan-favorite martial artist Donnie Yen, you can expect audiences to be at least a little upset about his impending on-screen passing so early on in the spinoff franchise. The first trailer and images have shown us that »

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Grand Admiral Thrawn Returns to the 'Star Wars' Canon in TV Series and New Book!

18 July 2016 10:38 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

A couple years back, Disney and Lucasfilm made a very controversial decision: they de-canonized all the non-film Star Wars-related media. So all those books, comics, and video games generations of fans spent decades consuming became filler material in one fell swoop. This didn’t sit well with a lot of hardcore fans, who felt that their investment in this world had officially amounted to nothing. But the logic behind the move made sense. 

With all that material thrown to the wayside, Disney and Lucasfilm could do what they could to ensure that all future content maintained a strict continuity. This was something that was never done before, and as such, there were plenty of contradictions out there tangled in the monstrous pile of content. It also gave Disney an amazing opportunity. Yes, they could ignore all the Star Wars content that came before them, but they could also cherrypick »

- Joseph Medina

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Did Carrie Fisher Accidentally Blurt Out a ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ Spoiler?

18 July 2016 7:20 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

(Spoiler Alert: Do not keep reading if you have not seen “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens”) “Star Wars: Episode VIII” is still shrouded in mystery, but franchise star Carrie Fisher may have just inadvertently given away an important plot detail. During Star Wars Celebration Europe, Fisher was on a panel being moderated by fellow franchise mainstay Warwick Davis. Davis asked her what she knew about the timeline between “Return of the Jedi” and “The Force Awakens.” Fisher, who started playing Princess Leia in “A New Hope,” seemed to interpret the question as being about the timeline between “The Force. »

- Joe Otterson

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The Week in Star Wars: Star Wars Celebration Europe Edition – Rogue One trailer and behind the scenes, Thrawn confirmed for Star Wars Rebels, Episode VIII and Han Solo updates and loads more

18 July 2016 3:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It’s the post-Star Wars Celebration Edition of The Week in Star Wars, and we’ve got a lot to cover including Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Episode VIII, Star Wars Rebels, Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars Battlefront and more…

Right, let’s kick things off with everything from Star Wars Celebration Europe – which was held here in our country’s capital – by starting with Gareth EdwardsRogue One: A Star Wars Story. While those in attendance were treated to a new trailer (which was teased last week), those who didn’t go got this fantastic new poster and concept art, and this wonderful behind-the-scenes sizzle reel. We also got a new look at the Imperial Shoretrooper and, more importantly, Mads Mikkelsen’s Galen Erso. And during the Rogue One panel, host Gwendoline Christie presented star Felicity Jones with an action figure for her character Jyn Erso, »

- Luke Owen

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Star Wars: Carrie Fisher on Being Princess Leia, ‘Episode VIII’

17 July 2016 4:49 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Carrie Fisher took to the stage at Star Wars Celebration Europe at the ExCel Centre in London with advice for her newly minted “Star Wars” cast members.

“I told Daisy not to go through the crew like wildfire,” she said. “I told the boys too. I also gave the cast advice on doing press: ‘You don’t have to be funny, you just have to say what it is like to be merchandise.’ That’s not a euphemism.”

“The Force Awakens” saw Princess Leia become General Leia as she led the Resistance against the evil First Order. By the end of the movie, she sends Rey (Daisy Ridley) to bring back the prodigal Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), teeing up ‘Episode VIII.”

“The character was more worried,” she says. “You worry about people coming back from battle. It’s way too much responsibility. I would like to be worried and funny. »

- Ian Freer

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Thrawn Is Now Officially Part of the Star Wars Movie Canon

16 July 2016 4:04 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It's finally happened. And we have a legion of fans to thank. Grand Admiral Thrawn is now part of the official Star Wars movie canon. Though, it is unclear when we may ever see the iconic villain in an actual live-action movie, it's surely not far behind. But first, the character will be fully introduced for the first time in the visual medium, as one of the big bad guys in Star Wars Rebels, making his debut in Season 3. Surley an appearance in one of the spinoff movies can't be far behind.

As many fans know, when Disney purchased Lucasfilm, the official canon of the Star Wars movie universe became a bit tricky. And we're still not sure where some of the expanded universe characters fall. Outside of the official Star Wars movie canon, we also have what is known as Star Wars Legends, which was formerly known as the Expanded Universe. »

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Star Wars Rebels Season 3 Trailer Reveals The Return Of Grand Admiral Thrawn To Canon

16 July 2016 8:46 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

He's baaaack! Star Wars fans were left with a lot of reasons to be angry after the Expanded Universe was scrapped for Disney to start from scratch (you can't blame them for not wanting to have to adhere to decades worth of novels, video games, and comics), but chief among them was the disappearance of Grand Admiral Thrawn, a villain created by Timothy Zahn in the novel Heir to the Empire. He took over the Empire following the events of the Battle of Endor in Return of the Jedi, but this version will be making his presence felt in the years covered by Star Wars Rebels. His return is no doubt going to add some weight to theories that he may Supreme Leader Snoke, but regardless of whether or not that's the case, his return is great news. It was also confirmed that Star Wars: Thrawn is being written »

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Star Wars: Rogue One Video Offers Amazing Behind-the-Scenes Look

15 July 2016 9:32 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Today in London, Gareth Edwards (Director) and Kathleen Kennedy (Producer) kicked off Star Wars Celebration with an exclusive new look at Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. They welcomed surprise special guests from the film Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Executive Producer John Knoll and Head of Story Kiri Hart. The talented team of filmmakers and actors shared a behind-the-scenes sneak peek along with a brand-new teaser poster.

This Rogue One preview, courtesy of LucasFilm, offers a number of exciting revelations, including the confirmation of Warwick Davis' involvement in this spinoff. The actor started his career by playing the iconic Ewok Wicket in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, and he also played a number of characters in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace and he returned for last year's Star Wars: The Force Awakens »

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‘Rogue One’: ‘Star Wars’ Film Releases New Footage, Poster

15 July 2016 9:23 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

New “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” footage and an official poster were released at Star Wars Celebration Europe on Friday.

The video clip features snapshots of the film, with behind-the-scenes footage and voiceover. The poster shows a battle taking place on water and land with the Death Star fading into the sky.

The poster includes the tagline: “A Rebellion Built on Hope.”

London — Before proceedings began, emcee Gwendoline Christie paid tribute to the victims of the Nice attacks. Akin to a moment in “Casablanca,” pockets of the audience broke out into a version of ‘La Marseillaise’ broke out before the 4,000-person crowd bowed their heads in quiet reflection.

“Rogue One” director Gareth Edwards, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy and key cast were also on hand to give fans a first look at Darth Vader in the film’s second trailer, which premiered to fans at London’s ExCel centre on Friday evening. »

- Seth Kelley and Ian Freer

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