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Carrie Fisher's Personal Star Wars Scripts Go Up for Auction

15 September 2017 11:39 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

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. »

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Liam Neeson to Retire From Action Movies

13 September 2017 12:00 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Liam Neeson has enjoyed a long and varied career as an actor. He made his stage debut in 1976 and then began appearing in films and television shows. His notable supporting role in John Boorman's Excalibur (1981) brought him increased attention, as did his turn in The Bounty (1984) opposite Mel Gibson and Anthony Hopkins. From there, the sky was the limit. He began snaring lead roles, such as in Sam Raimi's action movie Darkman, but it was his performance as Oskar Schindler in Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List that elevated him to the top ranks, earning him an Academy Award nomination. He easily moved between heavy-duty dramas like that and blockbusters such as Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace and Batman Begins. Yet it was his starring role in...

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Darth Maul as Supreme Leader Snoke? It's More Likely Than You Think

9 September 2017 9:00 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Going into all the madness surrounding Star Wars: The Last Jedi, we've got quite a few mysteries to figure out. Not only are we trying to unpack the meaning of "the last Jedi" and uncover the identity of Rey's parents, but we've also got one big question to answer on the dark side: who the hell is Supreme Leader Snoke? We came up with a few theories of our own, but we couldn't help but notice the kind of fodder elsewhere on the internet. That's when we happened upon one truly crazy theory: that Snoke is actually a villain we've seen before - Darth Maul. Let's go over how it could prove true. 1. Darth Maul Is Not Dead We all remember how Obi Wan Kenobi brutally cuts Darth Maul in half in The Phantom Menace and lets him fall to his death. It seems pretty definitive. But, well, Darth Maul »

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Who Should Make ‘Star Wars’ Movies – Emperors or Rebels?

6 September 2017 6:30 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

“I was not elected to watch my people suffer and die while you discuss this invasion in a committee,” Padme Amidala tells the Galactic Senate in the first of the terrible “Star Wars” prequels, “The Phantom Menace.” “If this body is not capable of action, I suggest new leadership is needed.” Padme’s speech, sadly, clears the way for the rise of the evil Emperor Palpatine — who is eventually usurped by a scrappy band of rebels, led by the painfully earnest Luke Skywalker. The “Star Wars” films, like the creative teams behind them, have so far demonstrated three different kinds of. »

- Tim Molloy

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C-3Po Actor Doesn't Even Like Jar Jar Binks

5 September 2017 2:20 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

There are a handful of truly legendary figures in the Star Wars universe, but Anthony Daniels, the man behind C-3Po, is very near the top of the hill. The man has appeared in every single live-action Star Wars movie to date. A streak that is set to continue with Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Another legend, for a different reason, is Ahmed Best, who portrayed Jar Jar Binks in the Star Wars prequels. As it turns out, Daniels feels similar to many fans out there, as he admits that he isn't a fan of the maligned Gungan.

Anthony Daniels recently appeared at Fan Expo 2017 and, as reported by Space, he discussed Jar Jar Binks a bit. While Daniels wanted to make it clear that he has a lot of respect for Ahmed Best as an actor and that he understands that Jar Jar wasn't a character meant to resonate with adults, »

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Star Wars: Anthony Daniels Wasn’t A Fan of Jar Jar Binks

4 September 2017 1:48 PM, PDT | | See recent Screen Rant news »

C-3P0 actor Anthony Daniels wasn't a fan of George Lucas' much-maligned Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace character Jar Jar Binks. »

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More Proof That Obi-Wan Kenobi Returns In Star Wars: The Last Jedi

1 September 2017 8:13 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After six appearances across Disney and Lucasfilm’s rebooted Skywalker saga, Obi-Wan Kenobi has become a bona fide fan-favorite among the Star Wars community. Originally portrayed by the late, great Alec Guinness across episodes IV, V, and VI, Ewan McGregor donned those iconic Jedi robes all throughout the prequel saga, and was arguably one of the few highlights to be gleaned from The Phantom MenaceAttack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith. Now, after much demand from the franchise’s dedicated and massive fanbase, the studio will finally be bringing us a spinoff film revolving around the character.

That’s still a ways away, mind you, but could we possibly see old Obi-Wan show up on the big screen before then? Perhaps. For some time now, there’ve been rumors floating around that Kenobi might have a role in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, coming back as »

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Star Wars: Five Things You Didn’t Know about Mace Windu

31 August 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Played by Samuel L. Jackson, Mace Windu was one of the more memorable characters introduced in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. After all, he got the chance to go out in style against Emperor Palpatine instead of getting killed off in a much more ignominious manner, which was actually one of Jackson’s conditions for playing the character. Recently, Mace Windu has returned to the attention of the Star Wars fandom because of the comic book series called Star Wars: Jedi of the Republic – Mace Windu, which will cover some of his exploits in the Clone Wars.

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The Jedi Must End, Here's Why

31 August 2017 3:50 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Luke Skywalker was the New Hope of the original trilogy, right? So why does the star of Return of the Jedi suddenly sound so doom and gloom in Star Wars: The Last Jedi? We've got some ideas about this and we'd like to invite you into the conversation. Luke learned from Jedi Masters Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda, helped overthrow the evil Empire, saved his father from the Dark Side of the Force and watched the redeemed Anakin toss Darth Sidious into a pit, effectively ending the reign of the Sith. And yet the Luke Skywalker we meet in Episode VIII, the quiet brooding guy we saw at the very end of The Force Awakens, says he only knows one truth. Is he right? This is why it's time for the Jedi to end.

To be clear, J.J. Abrams made it his mission to return some mystery to the Star Wars »

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The Tick's Peter Serafinowicz ranks his favorite impressionists

30 August 2017 1:48 PM, PDT | | See recent The AV Club news »

Peter Serafinowicz is one of the most talented voice actors working today, having contributed to South Park, Adventure Time, Archer, and perhaps most notably, The Phantom Menace as Darth Maul. He’s also lent his voice talent to recurring YouTube series Sassy Trump, in which he re-dubs Trump speeches. In the video…

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Last Jedi Has Least Wipes of Any Star Wars Movie

26 August 2017 10:46 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Wipes. A transition. They are used in movies to go from one scene to the next. And in the history of cinema, Star Wars has some of the most iconic. The series is known for a lot of things, and this is one of the more notorious. The Star Wars wipe has also been goofed on and spoofed unmercifully. It has now been revealed by director Rian Johnson that his next installment in the Skywalker family saga Star Wars: The Last Jedi has the least amount of wipes in any of the movies thus far.

Rian Johnson was feeling generous this weekend. On the eve of Force Friday 2, which happens this Friday, September 1, the filmmaker wanted to share a fun bit of trivia before a true wave of reveals and exciting Star Wars merchandise hit fans in the face like a wayward tsunami. He doesn't give us much. But it's a very fun tidbit indeed. »

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Star Wars: what could an Obi-Wan movie entail?

20 August 2017 8:53 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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An Obi-Wan Kenobi ‘Star Wars Story’ is apparently in the works. What might that look like?

When Alec Guinness first portrayed Obi-Wan Kenobi, the cinematic landscape was enjoying a more civilised age. A film was a film, and if it went well, you might make another one. But now, it’s all about plotting out sequels and spinoffs years ahead of the fact. And so, it’s come to light that Old Ben might be getting his own ‘Star Wars story’ within Lucasfilm’s sprawling cinematic universe.

Stephen Daldry, director of Billy Elliot and The Hours, is said to be in the early development stages of an Obi-Wan movie. And that’s literally all we know. It’s not clear yet if Ewan McGregor will reprise the role (he has to, right?), or when the movie will be released. Step forward, then, into our wretched hive of speculation and guesswork. »

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We can add a Jabba the Hutt movie to Lucasfilm’s Star Wars spinoff plans

19 August 2017 4:04 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A couple of days ago it was announced that Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours) is in talks with Lucasfilm about directing a Star Wars Anthology movie based upon the untold adventures of Obi-Wan Kenobi, which was followed up by reports suggesting that Boba Fett and Yoda spinoffs are also in active development.

Well, it looks like we can add another project to the list, and yes, it’s a prequel based around an existing character – this time the feared gangster Jabba the Hutt. The report comes by way of Variety, although there are no further details about the potential spinoff.

Given that Jabba is already established as a crime lord by the time of The Phantom Menace, a spinoff movie could potentially take place at any time from the late Republic period through to the Original Trilogy. And if course, it also opens up the possibility of using characters »

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Jabba the Hutt Movie Still Part of Star Wars Spin-Off Plans

18 August 2017 11:29 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

One of the best characters from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi may be coming back to a galaxy far, far away in a huge way. Jabba the Hutt is rumored to have a role in the upcoming but still untitled Han Solo movie. Now it sounds like Lucasfilm has bigger plans in mind for the giant alien space gangster. The studio is reportedly already developing an entire Star Wars spin-off movie centered on Jabba the Hutt.

Variety reported on the news that Billy Elliot director Stephen Daldry is currently in negotiations to helm the often discussed Obi-Wan Kenobi spin-off. In the report, they note that there are several other standalone movies in development at Lucasfilm and one of them is about Jabba the Hutt. Here's what Variety had to say about it.

"Rogue One was the first of the standalones, and Disney is currently shooting an untitled origin tale of beloved smuggler Han Solo. »

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Adrian Dunbar on directing Homer on a Donegal beach – and his fears for Line of Duty

18 August 2017 6:01 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The actor best known as Superintendent Ted Hastings in Line of Duty is bringing Homer and Heaney to County Donegal. Our writer joins him for oysters as he takes his dogs for a windswept walk along the shore

There is a story about this seaside town, says Adrian Dunbar, as we lunch on oysters and crabcakes in Bundoran, on the southern edge of County Donegal. Outside Madden’s Bridge Bar, the sky is the colour of porridge. Inside, the Guinness is bible black. And in the distance, the peaks that rise up over the Wild Atlantic Way are shrouded in cloud.

It’s the story of an ancestral homecoming, says the 59-year-old actor, now best known for his long-running role as Superintendent Ted Hastings in the BBC police drama Line of Duty. In the early 1960s, Dunbar relates, a young man was brought back to Ireland from Los Angeles by his parents. »

- Stuart Jeffries

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'Star Wars': What to Expect From an Obi-Wan Kenobi Movie

17 August 2017 1:30 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

If there's one thing that experience can demonstrate, it's that there's a high probability that the stand-alone Obi-Wan Kenobi movie currently in development will feature the Jedi Knight taking on Tusken Raiders.

While it's currently unclear just when the Kenobi movie will be set, there are only three options that make a lot of narrative sense: the period before Kenobi's first (chronological) onscreen appearance in 1999's Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace; the Clone Wars era; and the roughly two decades of time between events in Episode III — Revenge of the Sith and the original Star »

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Obi-Wan Kenobi Spinoff In The Works At Lucasfilm; Stephen Daldry To Direct

17 August 2017 12:15 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The Star Wars universe is on a seemingly unstoppable roll at the moment, and that looks set to continue well into the future. After the smashing success of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and with a Han Solo prequel now in development, Lucasfilm has gone ahead and announced their next spinoff. And no surprises for guessing what it is.

Yes, as we all predicted, it’ll revolve around none other than Obi-Wan Kenobi and as THR tells us, Stephen Daldry is in talks to direct. From what we understand, the project is without a script and still in the very, very early stages of development. As such, it’s unclear if Ewan McGregor will pick up the lightsaber for this Star Wars offshoot, though given how keen the Scot has been in the past, we’re inclined to believe McGregor will sign on without a second’s hesitation. »

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Peter Serafinowicz: 'If Liberace were alive, he'd tell Trump to tone it down'

16 August 2017 10:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Voice of Darth Maul, creator of Sassy Trump, inventor of the eat-all-day diet … Peter Serafinowicz is a creative powerhouse. But now he’s finally hit leading man status – playing ironic superhero The Tick in a big blue rubber suit

For a man who is 6ft 4in, with a springy quiff and strikingly sunken eyes, it is surprising how easily Peter Serafinowicz blends into the background. Often, he is heard and not seen: he makes a pretty penny from advert voiceovers and computer games, not to mention supplying the menacing tones of Darth Maul in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, and voicing a bank-robbing cockney gorilla in the recent hit animation Sing.

There was his award-winning eponymous 2007 sketch show, which introduced the world to the Butterfield Diet Plan (one cornflake for breakfast, broccoli shavings for lunch, a baked bean for dinner – but on Saturdays you could literally eat anything for 24 hours, »

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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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Why You Should Avoid All Movie Marketing

13 August 2017 2:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Neil Calloway argues that believing the hype only leads to disappointment…

I can pinpoint the precise moment the scales fell from my eyes and I stopped believing the hype. It was a morning in 1999, and George Lucas was sitting in a shed not far from where I now live, autographing a pair of boxer shorts. Word of mouth for The Phantom Menace was looking bad, so they broke out the big guns and a director who changed Hollywood forever was reduced to appearing on a long past its best British morning TV show.

That’s why I almost punched the air when I read the news that Mark Hamill and Rian Johnson said people should avoid all the marketing material for The Last Jedi. People should avoid all marketing material for all films if they want a better cinema experience. I can guarantee that every film that let you down »

- Neil Calloway

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