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J.J. Abrams On Han Solo Script: “It’s Amazing”

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J.J. Abrams has gotten a look at the script for the Han Solo spinoff, which just entered production, and he sounds pretty excited about it. Speaking with Fox News, here’s what he shared:

“I can tell you it is an amazing script and the cast is obviously extraordinary. I think it is a thrill to be a part of something that meant so much to me as a kid and to be part of allowing it to mean so much for kids now. It is fun to see it live on in various forms and ways even five years ago I would have never imagined it would have continued and knowing what is coming up is even more exciting,”

Now, it’s tempting to think, “well, he would say that, wouldn’t he?” But then the script is written by Jon and Lawrence Kasdan, the latter having penned The Empire Strikes Back »

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An Unaltered Version Of The Original Star Wars Trilogy May Be Released This Year

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Ever since George Lucas sold the Star Wars franchise to Disney, fans have been hoping that we might see the original, unaltered trilogy re-released in some form. As you surely know, over the years, Lucas continued to tinker with the movies, often upsetting many with the changes he made. Some of those alterations were minor (Ewoks suddenly being able to blink), while others were major enough to cause serious backlash (Han shooting first) or ridicule (Darth Vader’s “Noooo!” as he dispatches of The Emperor).

Well, according to a new report, we could see the original Star Wars movies in their unaltered form released at some point in 2017 to celebrate the franchise’s 40th anniversary. These will be the original edits of the 1977, 1980, and 1983 cuts of the first Star Wars trilogy, meaning that fans can finally watch A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi as »

- Josh Wilding

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Unaltered Original Star Wars Trilogy to Be Re-Released Before Last Jedi?

23 February 2017 12:12 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

This year not only brings Star Wars fans a new theatrical adventure in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but also a number of new books and, of course, another Force Friday event happening this fall, but that's not all. This year also marks the 40th Anniversary of the original Star Wars, with the anniversary celebration kicking off at Star Wars Celebration, which runs from April 13 through April 16 in Orlando, Florida. If a new rumor is believed to be true, LucasFilm may be making a big announcement about the 40th anniversary soon, with plans apparently under way to release a new Blu-ray set with the theatrical versions of the original trilogy films.

Die-hard Star Wars fans have been begging for this to happen for years, and if this report from Making Star Wars is true, this Blu-ray set of the un-altered trilogy, which has never been made available before in high definition, »

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Rumour: The original, unaltered Star Wars Trilogy could be coming to Blu-ray

23 February 2017 8:36 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It has been the white whale of longtime Star Wars fans for years now, but they might finally be getting their wish later this year. Making Star Wars is reporting a rumour that the original Star Wars trilogy – the original trilogy that is unaltered from George Lucas’ changes – could be getting a release on Blu-ray and various formats timed with the franchise’s 40th anniversary.

They do stress that this still is a rumour, but also add they’ve been hearing more rumblings about this in the last month, giving some more credence to the possibility of the originals’ release. It should also be noted Making Star Wars generally has a good track record with its rumours. With Star Wars Celebration coming up soon, its very likely Disney and Lucasfilm will make a formal announcement during one of their panels, should this rumour pan out.

Over the years many fans »

- Ricky Church

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Star Wars Celebration 2017 Poster and 40th Anniversary Plans Revealed

22 February 2017 2:20 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

There are very few movie franchises on the planet that are popular enough to warrant a massive, annual celebration, but Star Wars is one of those franchises. Now that we are getting new Star Wars movies, shows, books, comics and games on a regular basis, Star Wars Celebration has become an even more essential event for fans of a galaxy far, far away. This year is particularly special, as it marks the 40th anniversary of the original Star Wars and it has been revealed that the event this year will kick off with a special panel celebrating the four-decade legacy of the franchise.

StarWars.com made the official announcement, saying that the very special tribute to the 40th anniversary of Star Wars will kick start Celebration Orlando, Florida this year. Warwick Davis, who played Wicket the Ewok in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi as well as several other characters »

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Blu-ray officially announced, special features and new trailer unveiled

22 February 2017 12:56 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Disney and Lucasfilm have officially announced that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will be released on Digital HD in the States on March 24th, followed by a Blu-ray release on April 4th. It will hit in the UK on April 10th.

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Bonus features include:

A Rogue Idea – Hear how Ilm’s John Knoll came up with the movie’s concept – and why it’s the right film to launch the Star Wars stand-alone films. Jyn: The Rebel – Get to know Rogue One’s defiant, resourceful survivor, and hear what it was like for Felicity Jones to bring her to life onscreen. Cassian: The Spy – Diego Luna shares insights into his complex, driven character, who becomes a hero through selflessness, perseverance and passion. K-2So: The Droid – Explore the development of this reprogrammed Imperial droid, from initial pitch and character design through Alan Tudyk’s performance. »

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New VFX video breaks down Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’s epic space battle

22 February 2017 6:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Yesterday we brought you a VFX reel looking at the digital recreation of Peter Cushing’s Grand Moff Tarkin for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and now we’ve got another video, this time breaking down Ilm’s work on the spectacular space battle above Scarif. Take a look here…

From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story sees Gareth Edwards (Monsters) directing a cast that includes Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything »

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Chewbacca's Son in the Star Wars Holiday Special Is Officially Canon

21 February 2017 2:51 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

There has never been a better time to be a Star Wars fan, not just because there is a new movie hitting theaters every year, but because there are also numerous novels and comic books being released that are part of the official canon. A new book entitled Aftermath: Empire's End was released today, which, as we previously reported, addresses the fate of the much-maligned Jar Jar Binks. But it also includes another intriguing revelation as well. This book confirms that Chewbacca's son, seen only during the 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special, is now, in fact part of the official Star Wars cinematic canon.

Screen Rant reports that there are sections of this novel which offer numerous interludes, providing "snapshots" of the goings-on in several different parts of the galaxy. One of these interludes is set on Kashyyyk, following a Wookiee named Lumpawaroo, a.k.a. "Waroo." This Wookie is trying »

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Original Chewbacca Actor Peter Mayhew Won't Return in Han Solo

21 February 2017 1:15 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The general consensus seems to be that the Disney era of Star Wars has been pretty great so far. Different, but great. The new Star Wars movies have been a blend of old and new, which looks to be what the upcoming young Han Solo movie is going to be. There will be one very big "out with the old, in with the new" change this time around as the original Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew will not be playing everyone's favorite Wookiee.

StarWars.com released the first official cast photo for Han Solo: A Star Wars Story today, which featured the gang all together in the cockpit of the Millenium Falcon. Chewbacca can be seen hanging out with Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke and Phoebe Waller-Bridge. The man in the costume is Joonas Suotamo, who shared Chewbacca duties with Peter Mayhew »

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Watch: Digitally re-creating Grand Moff Tarkin for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

21 February 2017 4:27 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Special effects wizards Industrial Light & Magic have posted a new video to their YouTube channel detailing the elaborate process that went into digitally re-creating the late Peter Cushing’s Grand Moff Tarkin in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Check out the video here…

See Also: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story video breaks down Ilm’s Oscar-nominated VFX work

Among other reasons, it’s almost certain that technology such as the above is one of the key reasons Rogue One: A Star Wars Story received an Oscar nomination for visual effects.

From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars »

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Long Awaited Sequels: A Trainspotting 2 Inspired List

20 February 2017 6:38 AM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Long Awaited Sequels: A Trainspotting 2 Inspired ListLong Awaited Sequels: A Trainspotting 2 Inspired ListScott Goodyer2/20/2017 9:38:00 Am

We can not be more excited about Danny Boyle's highly anticipated sequel Trainspotting 2 coming to Cineplex theatres next month!

The original 1996 movie, based on Irvine Welch's 1993 novel, defined a drug generation in the UK. With an electrifying soundtrack, a memorable group of characters and filled with moments that contributed to the pop culture of the cinema world, Trainspotting was definitely one of a kind. Not to mention a talent of a cast: Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Ewen Bremne and Kelly Macdonald.

Well, 20 years later... the original crew is back as Renton (McGregor) returns to his home town after "choosing life" and abandoning his misfit friends. In honour of T2: Trainspotting, we have compiled our own little list of long awaited sequels.

Read the list below and check out »

- Scott Goodyer

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The Week in Star Wars – First look at Rey, Finn, Poe and Stormtroopers in The Last Jedi, Han Solo casting, the fate of Jar Jar Binks and more

19 February 2017 2:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It’s a Last Jedi heavy edition of The Week in Star Wars with our first look at some key characters, rumours on the first trailer and Finn’s role in the film, some Han Solo casting news, a look at Rogue One’s VFX, the fate of Jar Jar Binks and more…

Let’s kick things off with the official Star Wars Twitter feed sharing some packaging for September’s Force Friday toy release, which gave us our first look at Rey, Finn and Poe in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Not only is Daisy Ridley sporting a new haircut, she’s front and centre of the marketing – which should make up for the #WheresRey backlash with Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Not only that, but Rian Johnson released a new image online that gave us our first look at the slightly altered designs for the Stormtroopers in the film. »

- Luke Owen

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The fate of Jar Jar Binks revealed in Star Wars: Aftermath – Empire’s End

18 February 2017 4:06 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tuesday sees the release of  the third and final chapter of Chuck Wendig’s Star Wars: Aftermath book trilogy, which serves as a bridge between the events of Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, and Mashable is reporting that the novel will reveal the fate of one of the most reviled characters from the galaxy far, far away – Jar Jar Binks!

As you may recall, the Gungan was instrumental in ushering in the Empire by proposing that Chancellor Palpatine be granted emergency powers, which in turn allowed the Sith Lord to create a Grand Army of the Republic that would ultimately turn on and destroy the Jedi. And it seems that is weighing heavily on Jar Jar, who we meet during one of Empire’s End’s interludes on the planet of Naboo.

A refugee boy named Mapo encounters a Gungan performing for kids on the streets, »

- Gary Collinson

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Jar Jar Binks’ Ultimate Fate Has Been Revealed

18 February 2017 8:19 AM, PST | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

In the history of hated characters committed to the silver screen, Jar Jar Binks is most likely in everybody’s top five. The go-to worst thing about the Star Wars prequel trilogy, people’s hatred for the clumsy Gungan knows no bounds. Even his importance in the movies seemed diminished following his initial appearance in The Phantom Menace. Sure, he may have been the inadvertent driving force behind the Empire’s rise to power in Attack of the Clones, but by Revenge of the Sith, if you blinked you would have missed him. He hasn’t really been mentioned since the saga was restarted with The Force Awakens, but now we have a concrete answer to what became of him, thanks to the in canon Star Wars Aftermath: Empire’s End novel, due out on February 21st. The Star Wars Aftermath trilogy is something we recommend you crack open, as »

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International titles for Star Wars: Episode VIII reveal The Last Jedi is plural

18 February 2017 5:30 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

From the moment the title was announced last month, there’s been intense debate as to whether the ‘Last Jedi’ in Star Wars: The Last Jedi relates to Luke Skywalker, or if it’s referring to more than one Jedi.

Well, it seems we now have our answer, as the French, Italian and Spanish language posters have revealed the international titles as Les Derniers Jedi, Gli Ultimi Jedi and Los Ultimos Jedi, with ‘Les’, ‘Gli’ and ‘Los’ being used when the following noun is plural.

So, given that it’s plural, we’re presumably we’re talking about Luke and Rey with ‘The Last Jedi’, seeing as Yoda told Luke he was the last of the ancient order in Return of the Jedi, and Kylo Ren and the Knights of Ren slaughtered Luke’s new recruits prior to Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Or is it possible there »

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story video breaks down Ilm’s Oscar-nominated VFX work

17 February 2017 4:34 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of next Sunday’s Academy Awards, a video has arrived online which breaks down Industrial Light & Magic’s Oscar-nominated visual effects work on Disney and Lucasfilm’s first Star Wars Anthology movie, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story; check it out here…

From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story sees Gareth Edwards (Monsters) directing a cast that includes Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), Diego Luna (Milk), Ben Mendelsohn (The Dark Knight Rises »

- Amie Cranswick

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Star Wars Novel Reveals The Fate Of Jar Jar Binks

17 February 2017 9:39 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Curious to know what Jar Jar Binks has been getting up to ever since Return of the Jedi? Of course you aren’t, but Chuck Wendig is about to shed light on the character’s fate nonetheless.

The decorated Star Wars author is on the verge of launching Star Wars: Aftermath — Empire’s End, the third part of his canon trilogy, and Mashable has gained access to an early copy. Due for release on February 21st, the extract largely focuses on the infamous Jar Jar Binks, and if you’re one of the few holding out hope that the well-meaning Gungan outcast somehow managed to find peace in his life, we’d advise you to stop reading now. In fact, if you’re wanting to avoid spoiling Empire’s End prior to launch, you’d be best bookmarking this page and returning at a later date.

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- Michael Briers

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Jar Jar Binks' Ultimate Fate Revealed in New Star Wars Book

17 February 2017 9:04 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

When Disney purchased all of Lucasfilm back in 2012, one of the things they needed to do was reset the very messy canon. Since they did that, there have been quite a few new novels, comic books and other such expanded universe goodness for Star Wars fans to enjoy. But so far, this content has yet to address one big, sore thumb: Jar Jar Binks. That all changes now, because the upcoming novel Star Wars: Aftermath - Empire's End finally gives us some answers and reveals the fate of the maligned Gungan.

Fair warning, this article contains spoilers for Star Wars: Aftermath - Empire's End. Chronologically speaking, we last saw Jar Jar Binks, as played by Ahmed Best, at Padme's funeral in Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. But even with all of the Star Wars content that has been and exists in the time period after that movie, »

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Star Wars: Jedi In The Last Jedi Is Indeed Plural!

17 February 2017 5:59 AM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Awhile ago, when the title of Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi was released, we had some debate as to whether or not the term "Jedi" could be the plural form or singular. In fact, our very own Joseph Jammer Medina and I had an extensive conversation which I shared with our readers -- and I shall share a portion of it again: *note* We clearly write shorthand in Twitter Dm's.

Drew Carlton: the last jedi huh, how do you feel about the title?Joseph Jammer Medina: it's fine. I honestly have very few feelings. I'm curious what it means.Drew Carlton: it must mean either luke or rey right?Joseph Jammer Medina: it's interestingJoseph Jammer Medina: yeah, I'm assuming...but there's a good chance it doesn't really mean a Jedi specificallyDrew Carlton: howso? JosephJammer Medina: plural of Jedi is jediDrew Carlton: hmmmDrew Carlton: that would be misleading to »

- Drew Carlton

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Star Wars: The New In Canon Fate Of Jar Jar Binks Has Been Revealed And It's Seriously Depressing

17 February 2017 5:22 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Jar Jar Binks may very well be the most reviled character in Star Wars history, but chances are that you may still feel sorry for him after reading this. Following the events of The Phantom Menace, he showed up for Padme's funeral in Revenge of the Sith and in a few episodes of The Clone Wars. However, it's his role in Attack of the Clones which may be most noteworthy. It was there that as an interim Galactic Senator, he pushed for an act which ultimately weakened the Republic and helped the Empire take over the Galaxy. That wasn't missed by people either as newly released novel Star Wars Aftermath: Empire's End reveals what happened to Jar Jar in the new Star Wars canon since the end of the Expanded Universe. Set between the events of Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, the novel takes us to Naboo, »

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