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Star Wars, Marvel, and More Tables for Pinball FX3 Confirmed

3 hours ago | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

As Zen Studios prepares to launch Pinball FX3, they've provided a list of previously released tables (from Pinball FX2) that will import over entirely free for gamers who already purchased them.  This includes Star Wars, Bethesda's tables, all the Marvel packs, and many more.  Come inside to check out the full list!  

If you're looking forward to some virtual pinball action with the new Pinball FX3, you'll have plenty of tables to choose from when it launches (on top of the new Universal Studios pack).  As previously announced, certain pinball tables that players have purchased from the previous game will be able to import over to the new hotness for free.  Today, they've told us exactly which ones will be compatible at launch, which will also give them a graphical boost and new modes of play:

Zen Studios continues to crank away on Pinball FX3, the biggest and most community-driven pinball game ever created. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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Today in Movie Culture: Lost 'Star Wars' Creatures, Movies That Influenced 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' and More

18 hours ago | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Effects Showcase of the Day: Tested pays a visit to Phil Tippett's studio and showcase some of the unused holochess pieces made for Star Wars:   Movie Comparison of the Day: Many have likened Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 to The Empire Strikes Back, but Couch Tomato shows 24 reasons why it's most like Return of the Jedi:   Movie Influences of the Day: See the movies that influenced Raiders of the Lost Ark side by side with Steven Spielberg's homage-heavy adventure movie:   Cosplay of the Day: Learn how to make a cheap and easy Captain Jack Sparrow getup from Pirates of the Caribbean from the Diy...

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- Christopher Campbell

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The Empire looms large for Han Solo in Star Wars spin-off

16 August 2017 1:18 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It has been confirmed by director Ron Howard that the Empire will have a role in the currently untitled Han Solo Star Wars spin-off film.

The Empire Looms Large pic.twitter.com/IN7GiiJtXY

Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) August 16, 2017

Aevealed on Howard’s Twitter, it is seemingly confirmed that the Empire will play into the smugglers story, as we follow a young Han Solo, portrayed by Alden Ehrenreich and his adventures in the Millennium Falcon.

Howard replaced Phil Lord and Chris Miller, due to Lucasfilm and The Lego Movie directors parting ways over the much-discussed creative differences, and it is unclear whether the Empire are late additions to the film, or perhaps present in the previous incarnation under the comedy duo.

While the size of the Empire’s role is yet to be revealed, it is nonetheless great news for fans of the Original Trilogy and the Empire itself; with an »

- George Chrysostomou

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Star Wars 8 Funko Pops and Porg Toys Unveiled

15 August 2017 4:21 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

If the Porgs weren't invented for printing money, then Lucasfilm is really fooling us, because the aquatic Ahch-To fowl really seem to be heading up the marketing push that happens this September for Force Friday. If there was any doubt, Hasbro will be unleashing a life-sized plush interactive Porg in just a few weeks, and it could be one of the hardest things to get your hands on. It's become obvious that Chewbacca is pals with these sea creatures who inhabit Luke's isle of exile. Does he also enjoy eating them? That is a question for another day, as we pour over the first images from Funko Pop for their line of new Last Jedi vinyl figures, which appropriately enough feature Chewbacca and a Porg.

There's going to be so much Star Wars: The Last Jedi merchandise flooding the market in the next couple of weeks, that fans won't know what to do with themselves. »

- MovieWeb

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Star Wars Prequels Almost Got a Totally Different Anakin Skywalker

13 August 2017 3:06 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

For years Star Wars fans could only dream about the events of the Clone Wars and Anakin Skywalker's fall from grace, as first introduced in the original Star Wars trilogy. The power of the dark side that seduced Darth Vader, the legendary piloting skills of Luke's father, it was all only spoken about, until George Lucas announced plans to finally bring Episodes I, II, and III to life, promising to show us the first meeting between Obi-Wan and Anakin and the fateful duel that turned the newly minted Darth Vader into "more machine than man." And George Lucas needed to find perfect actor to play the role. Which wasn't an easy task by any means.

There were hundreds of screen tests before Lucas enlisted young Jake Lloyd to play the future Darth Vader in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. To say the performance wasn't well received is putting »

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David Lynch Almost Directed ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High,’ Reveals Cameron Crowe

12 August 2017 9:32 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Fast Times at Ridgemont High” turns 35 tomorrow, a milestone Variety has marked by speaking to director Amy Heckerling and screenwriter Cameron Crowe. Among the revelations: the fact that David Lynch, who was also offered directing duties on “Return of the Jedi” at around the same time, was approached to helm the classic teen comedy. “I had a meeting with David Lynch,” says Crowe, apparently on the recommendation of Universal exec Thom Mount.

“He had a very wry smile on his face as I sat talking with him,” continues Crowe, who won an Oscar for writing “Almost Famous.” “He went and read it. We met again. He was very, very sweet about it, but slightly perplexed we thought of him. He said this was a really nice story but ‘it’s not really the »

- Michael Nordine

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These Guys Were Almost Han Solo in Star Wars, Not Harrison Ford

12 August 2017 12:56 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

When Lucasfilm announced plans for a standalone Han Solo prequel, there didn't seem to be an actor in Hollywood who didn't want a crack at playing the younger version of the character made famous by Harrison Ford. Producer Kathleen Kennedy and the film's original directing team looked at a slew of actors between the ages of 17 and 34. At one point, the short list reportedly included Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Dave Franco, Jack Raynor, Scott Eastwood, Logan Lerman, Emory Cohen, and Blake Jenner, before the role was ultimately given to Alden Aron-Reich. But the search for the original Han Solo was just as wide searching, and possibly a little more difficult to nail down, with quit a few Hollywood icons targeted for the role.

Since the release of the original Star Wars film in 1977, a slew of names have surfaced as prospective would-be Millennium Falcon piloting smugglers who were nearly cast »

- MovieWeb

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Leaked Merch For Star Wars: The Last Jedi Sheds Light On Bb-8’s Evil Doppelgänger

11 August 2017 9:28 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Cast your mind back to the moment when Disney and Lucasfilm formally unveiled the very first teaser for The Force Awakens (“there has been an awakening, have you felt it?”), and you’ll likely recall the level of excitement generated by Bb-8 as that dinky little droid rolled into shot. Yes, rolled.

For years, the droids of Lucasfilm’s Star Wars had been designed to be bipedal (or sometimes quadrupedal) ‘bots, but that all changed when J.J. Abrams climbed on board to pump fresh blood into this most beloved of cinematic franchises. The fact that the spherical Bb-8 was built using black magic gyroscopes and internal mechanism, as opposed to CGI, ensured Poe Dameron’s little helper had everything it needed to become a bona fide fan-favorite. And the rest is history.

Fast forward to the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and the Resistance is in a “very, »

- Michael Briers

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Ron Howard shares set videos from the Han Solo Star Wars spinoff featuring a speeder junkyard

11 August 2017 6:10 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Since Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm, there’s been intense levels of secrecy surrounding the likes of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

That extended to the as-yet-untitled Han Solo spinoff… until Ron Howard came on board as a replacement for directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller. The filmmaker has been very active on social media, giving us near-daily peeks behind the scenes of the Anthology movie, and he’s been back on Twitter again to share a couple of set videos, which appear to show some kind of junkyard filled with speeders and podracers; check them out here…

Rehearsing a crane shot as we wait for sundown – pic.twitter.com/gg2MJ0aAAK

Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) August 10, 2017

Where old Speeders go to die. pic.twitter.com/WITP1xpzvf

Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) August 10, 2017

A previous spy video – which »

- Gary Collinson

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’s K-2So gets a Premium Format Figure from Sideshow

10 August 2017 5:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sideshow Collectibles has unveiled its K-2So Premium Format Figure from the blockbuster anthology movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The limited edition piece is available to pre-order now, priced at $650 and is expected to ship September-November 2018; take a look at the official promotional images here…

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K-2So measures 22” tall, standing atop a Citadel Tower themed base. His black external armor is visibly weathered and detailed to recreate the battle damage this droid has received during his service to both the Empire and the Rebellion. K-2So is also painted with red and yellow details on his shoulders and technical panels and has the logo of the Empire emblazoned on his shoulder.

This Premium Format Figure is mixed media, featuring metal in K-2So’s legs, which steadily support his unique gait. He is also outfitted with intricate pistons and gears in »

- Amie Cranswick

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Actors Almost Cast in Star Wars Movies

10 August 2017 4:26 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

When it comes to the Star Wars movies, it's hard to imagine anyone else in the iconic roles of heroes like Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, and Princess Leia. Even the Star Wars prequels most aggressive critics will admit that Ewan McGregor shined as Obi-Wan Kenobi, the character fans of the galaxy far, far away first encountered as embodied by the late Sir Alec Guinness. But as with any film, the casting process is, well, a process. And there have been plenty of legendary actors who almost made their way into this galaxy from a long time ago and very far, far away.

Most fans know that Kurt Russell was among the actors considered for the role of everyone's favorite scruffy nerf herder, Han Solo. He even screen tested with aspiring Luke Skywalker William Katt, who would later star as television's Greatest American Hero. Karen Allen auditioned for Princess Leia, a »

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Carrie Fisher's Last Outing As Leia

10 August 2017 4:20 PM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be the last time we see Carrie Fisher on screen as Princess Leia Organa. Fisher’s tragic passing at the end of last year was met with heartbreak throughout the Star Wars community. After all, us fans had seen her character grow from an ambassador on a diplomatic mission to one of the key leaders in the Rebellion, and an essential part of taking down the Empire. The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson spoke with Entertainment Weekly and commented on Leia’s journey through the films of the franchise:

“Her character to some degree or another has been defined by loss through this whole saga, starting with the loss of her home planet. She’s just taken hit after hit, and she’s borne it, and she focuses on moving forward and the task at hand.”

Johnson’s words ring true. Leia lost her mother at birth, »

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi - The Porgs Of Ahch-to And Ancient Jedi

10 August 2017 12:58 PM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

As we have known for a few months now, Luke Skywalker was never completely alone on the planet Ahch-to. Through leaked concept art we learned the Jedi Master has some company, and perhaps even friends in the creatures known as the porgs. With their short stature and adorable eyes they are probably the most awe-inducing element of Star Wars since we met the Ewoks in Return of the Jedi.

Though they do not heavily resemble their off screen counterparts, porgs are inspired by real animals that inhabit the real island of Skellig Michael, the island used for the location where Luke Skywalker went into exile. The creatures are called puffins, a seabird that is known to spend its summers on the island. Rian Johnson discussed how they came to be a part of the movie with Entertainment Weekly:

“If you go to Skellig at the right time of year, it’s just covered in puffins, »

- Seth McDonald

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Did John Boyega Just Confirm A Luke/Leia Reunion In Star Wars: The Last Jedi?

10 August 2017 11:17 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Though we assume it’s got to happen, we still don’t know for sure that Luke and Leia will appear on screen together in Star Wars: The Last Jedi – in what would be the first time since 1983’s Return of the Jedi. A new interview with one of the movie’s stars, however, hints that we do have a family reunion to look forward to in the highly anticipated Episode VIII.

John Boyega was chatting to The Hollywood Reporter recently when he spoke about how The Last Jedi will deal with wrapping up Leia’s story, seeing as it will be the iconic character’s final appearance in the franchise following Carrie Fisher’s tragic death last December. We might be reading too much into it, but his reply might just hint that the two Skywalker siblings will reunite in the movie.

“I think the sendoff is really cool. »

- Christian Bone

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi - why Luke went into exile

10 August 2017 9:17 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

John Saavedra Aug 11, 2017

Mark Hamill reveals why Luke Skywalker went into exile after Return of the Jedi.

Spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi lie ahead.

One of the major plotlines Star Wars: The Last Jedi will explore is what exactly happened to Luke Skywalker in between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. We know that he tried to rebuild the Jedi Order by training a new group of students in the ways of the Force and that it backfired horribly. He's gone into exile since then and one of his students, his nephew Ben Solo, is now an agent of the dark side. 

According to Mark Hamill, Luke's exile on Ahch-To, the location of the first Jedi temple, is about more than his failure to create a new Jedi Order. He also believed that Ben was the true chosen one who would bring balance to the Force once and for all. »

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Donald Glover on the Han Solo director switch, Ron Howard shares new Bts image

10 August 2017 3:26 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Now that production is back up and running – seemingly smoothly – following the departure of original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, actor Donald Glover has been chatting to THR about the appointment of Ron Howard on the upcoming Han Solo Star Wars Anthology movie.

“Ron is such a legend, and he knows exactly what the vision for what he is doing is … [but Phil and Chris] hired us, so you sort of feel like, ‘I know I’m not your first choice …’ And you worry about that,” said Glover, who is portraying the iconic character of Lando Calrissian. “To be honest, I don’t know exactly what happened. I feel like I was the baby in the divorce, or the youngest child. The oldest child is like, ‘We know what’s happening, but we are keeping you out of it.’ And I’m just like, [Glover’s voice rises several octaves] ‘Was that scene good? How did you feel?’”

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- Gary Collinson

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Cutest Star Wars Creatures, Ranked: Are Ewoks, Droids or Porgs Most Adorable? (Photos)

9 August 2017 3:02 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

  15. Bistan Bistan is a male Iakaru and came into our lives in “Rogue One.” His goofy energy paired with his cute little green suit is adorable — but can only get him the lowest spot on our ranking list. 14. Salacious B. Crumb Yes, he’s kind of ugly — but there’s also a little bit of cuteness hidden in there. The Kowakian monkey-lizard amused us with his shrill laughter since his first appearance in “Return of the Jedi.” 13. Bobbajo  This creature shows up in “The Force Awakens” and his scrunched-up face with his white beard is just adorable! Ish. 12. Tauntauns Okay, »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Carrie Fisher's Daughter Billie Lourd to Inherit Nearly $7 Million

9 August 2017 2:13 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Carrie Fisher is passing on an estate worth nearly $7 million to her daughter, Billie Lourd.

New court documents obtained by People and filed by Fisher’s estate executor, show that the Scream Queens actress will inherit $6.8 million in personal property left to her by her late mother.

It’s also possible that Fisher, who starred as Princess Leia in the wildly successful Star Wars franchise, has additional funds in trusts that would not necessarily be included in this probate filing.

Some of the Star Wars actress’s assets were outlined in court documents previously obtained by People. Those included several bank accounts, »

- Mike Miller

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Mark Hamill Says Luke Skywalker Thought Kylo Ren Was The Chosen One

9 August 2017 1:00 PM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Luke Skywalker didn’t seem to be in a good place at the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The man went into hiding before the opening crawl, and when Rey did find him, she found him on a desolate planet on an even more remote island, standing at the top of a hill and looking out into the distance. When he turned around, it wasn’t a look of happiness, but one of immense pain. What happened to this dude? Why did he look so saddened by the sight of the lightsaber?

These are questions we’ve been asking for over a year and a half, and answers we'll be getting in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. It’d be very easy for the studio to mess up the character and his motivations after all these decades. What’s more, actor Mark Hamill has stated in the past »

- Joseph Medina

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Mark Hamill Struggled with a Broken, Lost Luke in Star Wars 8

9 August 2017 12:56 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After 32 years of waiting, fans finally got to see Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) in the final scene of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, when Rey (Daisy Ridley) found him on the hidden planet of Ahch-To. It has been confirmed that Star Wars: The Last Jedi picks up directly after that moment, but now we have new details from Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley and director Rian Johnson. As most fans have gathered from just the first trailer, Luke Skywalker is certainly not the same hero fans once knew. Here's what Mark Hamill had to say about this "broken" Luke Skywalker.

"The fact that Luke says, 'I only know one truth. It's time for the Jedi to end...' I mean, that's a pretty amazing statement for someone who was the symbol of hope and optimism in the original films. When I first read it, my jaw dropped. What would make someone »

- MovieWeb

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