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Ewan McGregor Returning to the Star Wars Universe?

2 hours ago | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

There are reports that actor Ewan McGregor is rumored to be having discussions with Lucasfilm to reprise his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi as a Force ghost for director Rian Johnson’s “Star Wars: Episode VIII.” The rumor comes courtesy of Kristian Harloff of Schmoes Know and Collider Jedi Council and stresses to take this new information with a grain of salt.

Grain of salt: hearing that Ewan Mcgregor in talks to play Obi Force ghost in Episode 8.

— KristianHarloff (@KristianHarloff) February 8, 2016

McGregor was asked previously to record dialogue for J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, which was featured in Rey’s ‘Force Dream’ sequence where you can hear his voice along with original actor Sir Alec Guinness. McGregor played Obi-Wan Kenobi in George LucasStar Wars prequels: “The Phantom Menace”, “Attack Of The Clones”, and “Revenge Of The Sith.” In “The Phantom Menace.”

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'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' Villain Details Emerge

1 February 2016 3:51 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

When Ben Mendelsohn was first mentioned as a possible villain for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, he was said to be as deadly and dangerous as Darth Vader. Some inside sources even claimed he is set to be one of the franchise's most iconic bad guys. We haven't heard anything official about who this dastardly character is. But MakingStarWars does have some inside intel on whom the Rebel warriors may be dealing with.

In Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, a small army of Rebel soldiers goes on a mission to steal plans for the original Death Star, directly connecting it to 1977's Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. There are rumors that classic villain Darth Vader will show up in a costume that is almost an exact replica of what we saw in those earlier movies. But there may be someone far more terrifying out to stop our heroes. »

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Is 'Star Wars Rebels' Bringing Back This Expanded Universe Villain?

1 February 2016 2:33 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

When Disney purchased LucasFilm for $4 billion back in October 2012, the first project announced was Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Among the many questions fans wondered was if this new story would draw from the massive Expanded Universe of comic books, novels, and video games that already exist. It was later confirmed that the Expanded Universe isn't part of the official Star Wars movie and TV canon. Those stories and characters won't see the light of day on the big or small screen anytime soon. But today, we have an intriguing report from Making Star Wars, whose sources claim that one beloved Expanded Universe villain may debut in Season 3 of Star Wars Rebels. There will be potential Spoilers below, so read on at your own risk.

This report claims that Grand Admiral Thrawn will appear in Star Wars Rebels Season 3, which was renewed back in November. This character was the primary »

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Forest Whitaker's 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' Character Revealed?

30 January 2016 10:01 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While we've heard some character names bandied about for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, we have no confirmation as to whom anyone of the ensemble cast is playing. Today, we have some inside intel on this first Star Wars spinoff, which reportedly gives us a full character profile on the role being played by Forest Whitaker. And he sounds like a very interesting guy.

Suffice it to say, the rest of this story does contain some Spoilers for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. So read on with caution. At first glance, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story doesn't really fit in with anything else Forest Whitaker has done in his career. He's a more serious actor who doesn't usually gravitate to franchise fare. But perhaps he's arrived here due to the fact that the characters in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story are pretty solid, and all a »

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Natalie Portman Goes Western in Jane Got a Gun - and 10 Great Roles That Got Her There

29 January 2016 11:20 AM, PST | | See recent news »

This Friday, the Natalie Portman Western Jane Got a Gun hits theaters. The film has Portman playing the all-too-rare Western film heroine - a wife and mother who must fight off a gang of outlaws. (Watch a clip exclusive to People here.) The film, often described as a passion project of Portman's, has been a long time coming. The actress first became attached to the project back in 2012, and various delays held up production. Michael Fassbender, Jude Law and Bradley Cooper were each attached as playing one of the film's two main male characters, but then left due to conflicts »

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Star Wars: 15 Things The Movies Stole From The Expanded Universe

28 January 2016 9:49 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »


The genius of Star Wars’ success is that from the off George Lucas never let it settle at just as a series of films. Ever since the first movie proved an unexpected hit, there’s been a seemingly endless stream of books, comics, video games and other various tie-ins that jumped off from the base space opera to become a massive universe to rival Tolkien’s.

But that’s all it is, right? A bunch of made-up stories that simply piggy-back on the world of the movies? Well in some ways yes, but in fact an awful lot of times it also goes the other way; the various filmmakers have looked to the reams of further material and taken the best ideas for the movies, sometimes to strengthen continuity, for others simply because the idea’s too good to waste in a specialist sci-fi novel.

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'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' Costumes Arrive at Nuremberg Toy Fair

28 January 2016 8:30 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just before we rang in the new year, production on the first Star Wars spinoff Rogue One: A Star Wars Story wrapped. Now the long wait begins for the first footage. A rumor surfaced earlier this month that the first official trailer will debut in theaters with Captain America: Civil War, but even if that's true, we still have a few months before we get our first look at this anticipated adventure. Thankfully, Entertainment Weekly spotted a number of photos featuring the official costumes from this spinoff, which have surfaced from the Nuremberg Toy Fair.

Unfortunately, these photos don't reveal much about the actual story itself. Rogue One is set between Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, centering on a group of Rebels who hatch a mission to steal the original Death Star plans. There have been rumors »

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Disney boss says Star Wars saga will continue beyond new trilogy

27 January 2016 2:05 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Plus: Han Solo was once set to return as a 10-year-old boy whose adoptive dad was Chewbacca in 2005 prequel Revenge of the Sith

Disney has no intention of bringing the Star Wars saga to a close once its new trilogy of films reaches its denouement, the studio’s chairman has revealed.

Related: Star Wars: Episode VIII release delayed to Christmas 2017

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens: voice cameos finally revealed

26 January 2016 9:42 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »




The official list of voice cameos from the latest Star Wars film has been released - so just who did Kevin Smith play, for one?

As Star Wars: The Force Awakens closes in on the $2 billion global box-office mark just over a month after its release, some interesting tidbits have been released regarding the identities behind the array of uncredited voice cameos in the film. has released an official list of the names behind the various voice cameos spread throughout the film. While the reveals were not Earth-shattering, they actually did manage to clear up a misconception regarding one intriguing enigma in the Resistance pilot, Ello Asty. There had been suggestions that a voice cameo from Kevin Smith was hidden in The Force Awakens, and speculation pointed to him being behind the character’s (all-too-brief) lines. However, it seems that it was really repertory Star Wars voice talent, »

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Kevin Smith voiced a Stormtrooper in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

26 January 2016 3:02 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It seems that Daniel Craig wasn’t the only celebrity Stormtrooper to feature in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, as the official site has revealed that filmmaker Kevin Smith also lent his voice to one of the First Order troops in the J.J. Abrams-directed blockbuster.

The official Star Wars site has revealed that Smith – who was actually the first person to reveal that Stormtroopers would feature in Episode VII – lent his voice to a Stormtrooper during the attack on Maz Kanata’s castle on Takodana, delivering the line “We have incoming at 28.6! Move!”

Head on over to the site here for details on the many other voices featuring in the film, which includes several Star Wars veterans from Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels and Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.

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Darth Vader and Deathtroopers Will Have Big Roles in 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'

26 January 2016 11:57 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With Star Wars: The Force Awakens still in theaters, we just have 11 more months or so until the next Star Wars movie, the first spinoff Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. This adventure is set between Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, following a group of Rebels who embark on a mission to steal plans for the original Death Star. As of now, that is practically all we know about the story so far, but last week, a rumor surfaced that the iconic Darth Vader will be present in this adventure, but now we have another report from JoBlo that sheds new light on his role. There will be potential Spoilers below, so read on at your own risk.

Last week's report claimed Darth Vader will have a substantial role in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, »

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Star Wars: The Han Solo Episode III cameo that never was

22 January 2016 7:03 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »




Han Solo would have made a brief appearance in 2005’s Revenge Of The Sith. Ryan looks at the cameo that never was...

In 2018, loveable scoundrel Han Solo will get his own standalone adventure (or solo movie, if you prefer). Since 1977, the scruffy nerf-herder’s been synonymous with the actor who so perfectly brought him to life, Harrison Ford; indeed, it’s now difficult to imagine anyone else in the role.

At one point in Star Wars’ casting, Christopher Walken was one of the actors in contention for the role. As Kevin Spacey highlighted in his sublime impression of Walken as Solo, the character - and Star Wars history in general - would have been very different had Ford not won the part.

The success of the 2018 Solo spin-off movie (which doesn’t have an official title at the time of writing) undoubtedly hinges on who’s cast »

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Star Wars Rebels Spoilers: Check Out a Clip from “The Protector of Concord Dawn”

21 January 2016 2:11 PM, PST | | See recent news »

The second season of Star Wars Rebels has been firing on all cylinders, and fans of all ages have had a great time learning more about the years between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope along with the team of Kanan, Ezra, Sabina, Hera, Zeb, and Chopper. The animated series had its mid-season premiere last night, finally bringing Original Series protagonist Princess Leia into the fold, and there’s plenty more excitement in store through the rest of the season (if the recently released trailer has anything to say about it, that is). The next episode of Star Wars Rebels, airing January 27

Star Wars Rebels Spoilers: Check Out a Clip from “The Protector of Concord Dawn” »

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Interview: Official ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Indiana Jones,’ ‘X-Men’ Poster Artist Ciara McAvoy

20 January 2016 12:28 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Chicago – “Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens,” which is currently the third highest-grossing film of all time worldwide, has restored faith in the beloved franchise and ushered in a whole new generation of fans.

Now that it’s been about a month since the film’s highly anticipated and critically praised release,’s Jeff Doles caught up with one of the creative forces in the industry – a unique movie poster artist – to glean a behind-the-scenes understanding of what it takes to make it as a Hollywood artist.

One of the top female illustrators in an industry dominated by men and a “free electron” who isn’t attached to any particular studio, Ciara McAvoy is an award-winning Scottish artist and producer who primarily creates hand-drawn film posters using oil paint. Her work has been used by movie studios and production companies for films including “Star Wars,” “Indiana Jones, »

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Adam Driver Hosts ‘SNL': Kylo Ren Attacks 30 Rock (Video)

16 January 2016 11:13 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

After the NFL playoffs went into overtime, the Internet was buzzing with speculation that emo Kylo Ren was destroying the green room at 30 Rockefeller Center. Stakes were high with “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”star Adam Driver‘s hosting debut. After all, this was the first time somebody involved in a “Star Wars” film was to host the show while promoting said movie. (Natalie Portman didn’t host until 2006, when she was promoting V for Vendetta, nearly a year after “Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith” came out.) Also, the possibility of the cast creating some magic like. »

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Whoa, Is Maz Kanata From 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Also in 'The Phantom Menace'?

15 January 2016 6:00 PM, PST | | See recent news »

There are those fans who hate the Star Wars prequels and those who love them -- or at least will defend them to a degree. And so there are fans who see Star Wars: The Force Awakens as retribution for the previous three live-action installments, almost to the point of dismissing them, and then also fans looking for ways the new movie forgives The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith by making subtle references to them, thereby giving them new relevance.  The latter group will rejoice at the latest finding, a retroactive Easter egg in The Phantom Menace that links to a seemingly altogether new character in The Force Awakens. Cinema Blend points out a small statue in little Anakin Skywalker's home on Tatooine resembling the wise smuggler Maz Kanata...

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'Star Wars Rebels' Season 2 Trailer Hints at 'Force Awakens' Connection

15 January 2016 11:19 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier this week, Disney Xd debuted a new preview for the second half of Star Wars Rebels Season 2, which revealed that Princess Leia will make her debut on the beloved animated series. With less than one week left until the Star Wars Rebels mid-season premiere, Disney Xd has released a new three-minute trailer, which features another look at Leia, while teasing the return of Darth Vader and Yoda. Perhaps the most interesting part of this footage is an intriguing connection to the current blockbuster Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Towards the end of this footage, Ezra Bridger (Taylor Gray) is seen wielding a new lightsaber that has the same crossguard design as Kylo Ren's (Adam Driver) lightsaber from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It isn't the exact same weapon, though, since the blades on Ezra's saber are green and Kylo's is red, but the fact that it has the same design is certainly intriguing. »

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What Is Darth Vader's Role in 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'?

15 January 2016 9:27 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

If you want to stay as Spoiler free for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story as you did for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, then perhaps you should turn away right now! We're going to be discussing a key character in the movie that was featured in the original trilogy, as well as the prequels. In fact, you could say the entire Star Wars story up to this point hinges on his backstory. Yes, we're talking about Darth Vader.

While it's been said that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will be the first live action movie to not follow the Skywalker storyline, that isn't entirely true. We've heard before that Darth Vader has a role in Rogue One. But now, Making Star Wars is calling it a substantial one. And that Darth Vader will be set up for future spinoffs. The story isn't his, by any means, but it »

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Weekly Rushes. 13 January 2016

14 January 2016 9:52 AM, PST | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Rushes collects news, articles, images, videos and more for a weekly roundup of essential items from the world of film.NEWSJust have celebrating his 69th birthday and releasing a new album, David Bowie has left us. (The wonderful gif above is by Helen Green, via Dangerous Minds.)Dalian Wanda buys Legendary Entertainment: For the oh-so-reasonable price of $3.5 billion, the Chinese company which already owns American cinema chain AMC has bought the Hollywood production company. Some may remember this company because of its announcement to create the lavishly funded Qingdao Film Festival, directed and programmed by several Americans.Mia Hansen-Løve's Things to Come.More titles have been announced for next month's Berlin International Film Festival. Most exciting to us are new films by Lav Diaz, Mia Hansen-Løve, and André Téchiné. (And there's a wonderfully Ralph Fiennes-full new trailer for the Coen brothers' opening night film, Hail Caesar!) Meanwhile, the »

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Will This Iconic 'Star Wars' Character Cameo in 'Rogue One'?

12 January 2016 12:29 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Yesterday, a new report revealed Disney and LucasFilm's casting short list for their second Star Wars spinoff Han Solo. The studio has already set a May 25, 2018 release date, with production scheduled to begin in January 2017. Buried within Variety's report is an intriguing yet unconfirmed detail, which claims that whoever lands the Han Solo role will also make an appearance in this year's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

The report claims there is still one month left of principal photography on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and that Han Solo may have a small cameo in this spinoff, before moving on to the Han Solo standalone. Both Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and the Han Solo spinoff take place in the waning years between Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. Screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan confirmed earlier this »

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