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Ok, so a lot of you like to discredit Internet scamp Mike Zeroh and his many Star Wars: The Last Jedi rumors, theories and ideas. But when they are backed up by merchandise, perhaps there is some truth to what is being sold in his weekly video updates on this impending sequel. Today we have a very interesting piece of intel that we haven't heard before. And a toy to prove it's true. It deals with the resurrection of a Sith legend. So stop reading now if you wish to avoid Spoilers.
If this is true, we will definitely be seeing Ian McDiarmid reprise his iconic role as Emperor Palpatine. At this point, you may want to pull a good old fashion Luke Skywalker, 'No, that's impossible!' After all, Palpatine died after being thrown down a Death Star shaft by Darth Vader at the end of Return of the Jedi »
Following on from yesterday’s behind-the-scenes images, director Ron Howard has now taken to Twitter to share another photo from the set of Han Solo: A Star Wars Story, which he posted with the caption “spicy”.
Given the caption, it’s probably safe to assume that this is an entrance to the spice mines of Kessel, a labour camp where various species including Wookiees were used as slaves to mine spice – a mineral turned into a dangerous drug. Han Solo is of course renowned for making the Kessel Run – a hyperspace route used by smugglers to move spice from the mines – in the Millennium Falcon in “less than twelve parsecs”, something we’re presumably going to see play out on screen in the Anthology movie.
See Also: Rumour: The Millennium Falcon will have a new look in Han Solo: A Star Wars Story
Han Solo stars Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar! »
- Gary Collinson
Following on from this morning’s rumour about a potential Darth Vader appearance in Han Solo: A Star Wars Story, the official Star Wars Facebook page has now unveiled two new behind-the-scenes images from next year’s Anthology film, the first of which sees director Ron Howard looking at a shot of Chewbacca, while the second gives us a glimpse at a very retro-style cockpit (a speeder or podcar, perhaps?). Check them out here…
See Also: Rumour: The Millennium Falcon will have a new look in Han Solo: A Star Wars Story
Han Solo stars Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!) as the famous smuggler, Donald Glover (Atlanta) as Lando Calrissian, Woody Harrelson (War for the Planet of the Apes) as Beckett (Solo’s mentor), Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca and Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag), Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), Thandie Newton (Westworld), Paul Bettany (Avengers: Infinity War), Ian Kenny (Sing Street), and Warwick Davis »
- Gary Collinson
With all the drama surrounding Han Solo’s change of directors, it’s hard to figure out what exactly to expect from the film. According to one source, though, it seems Star Wars‘ iconic villain Darth Vader will be making another appearance in Ron Howard’s Anthology movie.
Per That Hashtag Show, one of their sources close to the film’s production has claimed that roughly two weeks ago someone was on set in Darth Vader’s armour. This is all they could confirm, however, with the actual size of Vader’s potential role left up in the air.
Fans have speculated as to whether or not Vader might appear in Han Solo for a while now. Spencer Wilding, the actor who portrayed Vader physically in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, cancelled a convention appearance a couple months ago and it was reported that was because he had »
- Ricky Church
Star Wars: Episode IX looked to be in dire trouble last week when it was announced that Colin Trevorrow had been removed from the movie by Lucasfilm. Luckily for the studio, they were able to coax J. J. Abrams back to helm the pic, after he’d steered The Force Awakens to become the third highest grossing film ever made. Despite the director being arguably the natural choice to wrap up this trilogy, a subset of fans have apparently been left fuming by his appointment.
One in particular, Matt Vela, has been driven to create an online petition that calls for Lucasfilm to remove Abrams from Star Wars: Episode IX. Vela’s argument hinges on the criticism by some fans that Force Awakens was a “rip off” of A New Hope in its overly similar plot and character beats. He also references the studio’s initial claim that each of »
- Christian Bone
Carrie Fisher's hand annotated Star Wars scripts are going up for auction during a three- day Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds personal property action on October 7th through the 9th in Los Angeles, California. Profiles in History is in charge of the auctions and they expect the scripts to fetch some decent money, so if you are interested in any of these, they aren't going to go for cheap. These are important pieces of the Star Wars legacy and will be a worthy addition for any collector.
Fisher was known for taking her pencil out and crossing out some of the clunkier dialogue in the script and replacing it with her own witty dialogue. That fact is especially evident in her personal The Empire Strikes Back script, which has over 1,000 words handwritten by the actress in it. There are actually four scripts going up for auction, as she had two different ones for Empire. »
Mark Hamill has taken to social media to prove once and for all that he is not too short to be a Stormtrooper. In the original Star Wars, Luke Skywalker and the gang infiltrate the Death Star to rescue Princess Leia. When Skywalker finds Leia in her cell, he gets dissed. "Aren't you a little short for s Stormtrooper?", the princess quips before Luke can get his helmet off. As with most things in the Star Wars universe, that quote has been picked apart and examined over and over for decades, but now Hamill has finally put the speculation to rest.
The news comes to us via Mark Hamill's Twitter page and features two original Star Wars action figures being measured. One action figure is a vintage Luke Skywalker while the other is a vintage Stormtrooper and as it turns out, Luke is slightly taller than the Stormtrooper. The »
The Star Wars universe was thrown into turmoil yet again when it was announced that Lucasfilm and Star Wars 9 director Colin Trevorrow had parted ways after 2 years of working together. The disruption pushed back production and the release date. Many fans have been left angry about the whole situation. After the dust barely settled, Lucasfilm announced that The Force Awakens director, J.J. Abrams would be taking over, leading many fans into a frenzy fueled by disappointment. Though The Force Awakens was generally well-received, many Star Wars fans feel that it was just a re-telling of A New Hope and have started a petition to get Abrams fired from the project to keep him from ruining the final movie in the new trilogy.
Inverse reports that Matt Vela out of California started the new petition to remove Abrams from Episode IX. Many assume that The Last Jedi will be a rip-off »
Love them or hate them, Porgs have absolutely dominated the conversation surrounding Star Wars 8 ever since the adorable alien birds were revealed. We haven't even seen the little creatures in action yet, but they have captured the imagination of Star Wars fans and have already cemented themselves as something that we will be talking about long after The Last Jedi hits theaters. Now, director Rian Johnson has taken to social media in order to share some more Porg facts with us.
A fan recently reached out to Rian Johnson on Twitter asking for some new info on the Porgs, since he was having a bit of a "depressive episode." Johnson, who very regularly engages with fans without spoiling too much, was happy to oblige and gave us a little better understanding of what to expect from the Porgs in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Here's what he had to say. »
The ultimate “Star Wars” gift could be yours for a price. Profiles in History, the dealer behind the upcoming Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds personal property auction, has announced that fans will be able to place bids on some of Carrie Fisher’s personal “Star Wars” scripts, which include annotations from Fisher herself and inscriptions from director George Lucas. The auction takes place October 7-9 in Los Angeles.
Fischer’s personal scripts being auctioned include her original 1977 script for the “Star Wars,” her 158-page shooting script for “Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back,” and her bound presentation script for “Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi.” The original script and the “Return of the Jedi” script are signed by Lucas and feature dedications written by him to her. Every script is expected »
- Zack Sharf
Think of the Ewoks from Return of the Jedi, or even the bounty hunter known as Boba Fett, who is arguably one of the most iconic characters in all of Star Wars history. And all that after only 6 minutes and 32 seconds of screen time. But by looking ahead to the future, if there’s one new addition to the series canon that is poised to become an online sensation, it’s the porgs.
Those pint-sized sea birds are said to be indigenous to Ahch-To, the far-flung Jedi temple on which Luke Skywalker has spent most (or perhaps all?) of his self-imposed exile. First teased via a touching behind-the-scenes featurette, come December, Star Wars: The Last Jedi will introduce porgs to the masses, »
- Michael Briers
Rob Leane Sep 15, 2017
We attended a launch event for Lego's new Star Wars set, the Ultimate Collector Series Millennium Falcon. Here's what we learned...
On a chilly London night in the middle of September, Den Of Geek sent me to a special launch event for the new Star Wars Lego kit: the Ultimate Collector Series Millennium Falcon (product number 75192), the latest brick-based incarnation of the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy.
This set has 7,541 pieces, making it the largest Lego set ever produced. It’s priced at £649.99, but it’s doubtful that Lego will struggle to sell them: I walked by Leicester Square’s Lego Store, on the way to the launch event, and Star Wars fans – replete with woolly R2-D2 hats and handy foldable chairs – were queued outside the shop. They were waiting for it to open at midnight, in the hope of buying an Ultimate Collector Series Millennium Falcon before anyone else. »
We all remember the moment, right?
Han Solo, his copilot Chewbacca, and the young patriot, Finn (John Boyega) head off to find their friend Rey (Daisy Ridley) in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, who’s been captured and interrogated by Ren and the First Order. Han and Chewy separate from Finn to plant bombs around the facility, and as they finish, Ren makes an appearance, walking out onto a catwalk. We don’t know how long it’s been since Han’s seen his son, but the brave father, praying for a glimpse of his child, makes his way out there to confront him.
Han tells Ren to return with him to the light side, insisting that the evil powers that have corrupted him will eventually destroy him. It seems that Ben (that’s his real name) understands, as a few touching moments lead to him handing his lightsaber to Han. »
- Matt Joseph
In honor of its 20th anniversary, the Visual Effects Society polled its membership to list the 70 most influential VFX films of all time. James Cameron led the pack with six entries (“The Abyss,” “Aliens,” “Avatar,” “Terminator,” “Terminator 2: Judgment Day,” and “Titanic”); Steven Spielberg followed close behind with five (“Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” “E.T. the Extraterrestrial,” “Jaws,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” and “Jurassic Park”); and Peter Jackson had four Oscar winners (“The Lord of the Rings” trilogy and “King Kong”).
“The Ves 70 represents films that have had a significant, lasting impact on the practice and appreciation of visual effects as an integral element of cinematic expression and storytelling,” said Ves board chair Mike Chambers. “We see this as an important opportunity for our members, leading visual effects practitioners worldwide, to pay homage to our heritage and help shape the future of the global visual effects community. In »
- Bill Desowitz
Countless potentially great director/movie pairings never came to pass, from David Lynch helming “Return of the Jedi” to Cary Fukunaga tackling “It.” Here’s another for the list: Spike Jonze and “Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls.” Jim Carrey — who, you may have noticed, waxed philosophical on the red carpet yesterday — revealed that the “Being John Malkovich” and “Her” auteur almost made his directorial debut with the comedy sequel during a Q&A in Toronto today.
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Carrey is at Tiff with the documentary “Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond,” which Jonze produced. Here’s what he had to say about “When Nature Calls,” according to ScreenCrush: “I’ve been wanting to do something with Spike forever. I was stupid enough to turn him down to direct ‘Ace 2,’ ’cause I had no idea who he was. »
- Michael Nordine
We've known from the get-go that Admiral Ackbar would be returning in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Now we have our first official look at his new costume as he prepares to take on the First Order yet again. This latest image arrives with a massive stack of photos featuring new and returning Star Wars favorites. The promotional art comes from the Star Wars Topps Card Trader app, as well as Fathead and Advanced Graphics. Wdwnt gathered them all up in one easy to peruse place, and you can now check them all out below.
Tim Rose, who plays Admiral Ackbar, was confirmed to be returning in Star Wars: The Last Jedi in February of 2016, as guest appearances at certain Comic Book events were canceled due to his shooting. Tim Rose will be back behind the animatronic mask, and doing the body acting for Ackbar. He had a small role in The Force Awakens. »
If the folks at Making Star Wars are to be believed, it won’t just be Han Solo and Lando Calrissian who have a different look in next year’s Han Solo: A Star Wars Story, as the iconic spaceship the Millennium Falcon is said to have a new paint scheme similar to a toy produced for its appearance in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.
The site reports that: “The Falcon is brand new and owned by Lando in the untitled Han Solo film. It has blue detailing all over it with a white base coat of paint. The other interesting detail is that we finally see the Falcon doing what it is supposed to do with cargo. Basically there’s an attachment that hooks into the front of the ship’s front “forks” and that elongates the front of the ship. It looks seamless but »
- Gary Collinson
The Last Jedi is still months away from hitting theaters, but it has become abundantly clear that there is already a backlash developing over the Porgs. Yes, the cute and cuddly little creatures that are taking over every toy store all over the world are starting to become a problem for a certain section of diehard Star Wars fans and one fan has taken it upon himself to draft up a disturbing poster that glorifies violence towards the Porgs. Many have worried that the Porg was going to become the new Ewok and a lot of the new promotional material and marketing for the movie have certainly started swaying that way, which is making the backlash intensify.
Early promotional material for the movie featured the puffin/otter creatures hanging around on R2-D2 and Chewbacca, which is when the speculation started that Lucasfilm may in fact be marketing the movie towards »
Captain Phasma was featured prominently in the promotional material for The Force Awakens, but she really didn't play a very big role in the movie at all. But a new Star Wars comic is revealing just how she escaped the Starkiller Base after her fight with Finn and it shows action that we didn't come close to seeing in the movie. The Captain Phasma number one comic will focus on her escape and the events leading up to The Last Jedi. Gwendoline Christie reprises her role as Captain Phasma in the upcoming movie and she has promised that we will get some much-needed information about her backstory. Until then, we can at least see how she made it out of the trash compactor and off of the Starkiller Base.
Lucasfilm works hard to make sure that the Star Wars franchise stays consistent and relevant across many mediums and the new »
David Lynch almost directed Return of the Jedi. Yes, it's true. Who knows what George Lucas was thinking at the time. But Lynch did meet with the creator of the Star Wars franchise. And as David tells it, the experience gave him an immediate headache. There was no way this was happening. And it didn't. But it's interesting to think about what could have been.
This past Sunday, the Twin Peaks saga came to a close after 18 amazing new episodes. All directed by one of the two masterminds behind the cult series, acclaimed filmmaker David Lynch. And it still has fans confused, elated, and debating what it all means. David Lynch and co-creator Mark Frost are auteur artists in every sense of the word. And what they pulled off is as audacious as anything that has ever been attempted before. It's true art, and something we don't often see in »
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