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Star Wars: Episode IX’s MacGuffin May Involve C-3Po And Anakin

Earlier this year, Making Star Wars show Now, This Is Podcasting! relayed intel saying that the upcoming Star Wars: Episode IX will feature a “controversial” MacGuffin. Now, in the most recent episode of the podcast, the site has got a lot more specific with their assertions, and it sounds like the upcoming journey could be taking us back to where the saga began.

While it’s said that the MacGuffin will change in nature throughout the film, the hosts claim to have heard from sources that C-3Po’s wiped memories may factor into events.

“One of the things going around that might answer some of the questions, maybe, is that 3Po’s memories might be a part of things. We were hearing that it sounded like the MacGuffin if you will, is going to be starting off as one thing and becomes another. One of the things going around
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Maisie Williams on Game of Thrones' final season and first year connections

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2019 seems to be the year of endings. We've got the Skywalker saga coming to a close with Star Wars: Episode IX, the Infinity Saga concluding with Avengers: Endgame, and settling the battle for Westeros once and for all in the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones. While speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Maisie Williams discussed the final season of the HBO series, teasing that "there's…
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Broadway Box Office Climbs To $34M; Temptations Musical Hits $1.1M High Note

Broadway’s Temptations jukebox musical Ain’t Too Proud sang to the tune of $1 million-plus last week, joining the upper reaches of a generally on-key 35-show box office roster. In all, Broadway grossed $34,204,242, a 4% bump over the previous week’s take.

Attendance for the 35 productions during Week 43 (ending March 24) was up a commensurate 4% to 298,672.

Opening to mixed-to-positive reviews, the full-titled Ain’t Too Proud: The Life And Times of The Temptations grossed $1,102,218, a $152,437 increase over the previous week – and that’s with opening comps and press nights. Seats at the Imperial Theatre were 99.9% filled.

The Temps tale certainly got Broadway’s spring off to a fine start, with plenty of other hopefuls in the wings. What the Constitution Means to Me, writer-performer Heidi Schreck’s Off Broadway smash now in previews at Broadway’s Helen Hayes Theatre, played to nearly full houses — 98.2% of capacity, to be exact — and grossing $387,553, about
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Here’s When To Expect The First Trailer For Star Wars: Episode IX

We’re well past being due the first trailer for Star Wars: Episode IX. In the cases of The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, Disney served up first looks a whole year before they were set to arrive. With the Mouse House currently focusing its energies on promoting Avengers: Endgame instead though, the release of a teaser for J.J. Abrams’ closer to the Sequel Trilogy has been put on hold. It’s expected to be coming very soon, however, and now we have a date to mark on our Star Wars edition calendars.

The annual Star Wars Celebration is happening in just a few weeks and Lucasfilm has revealed the details for the panels taking place over the weekend. The one that fans will want to pay attention to most is the Episode IX panel, which is scheduled for 11am Est on April 12th. The panel’s one hour
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Mark Hamill Teases Luke Skywalker’s Return In Star Wars: Episode IX

As anyone familiar with the actor’s frequent Twitter trolling can tell you, Mark Hamill isn’t about to cave to fan demands for Star Wars: Episode IX material. But in a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the star seemed to let the smallest bit of info slip.

While discussing the magnificent beard he wore on the set of Knightfall, Hamill alluded to another project he was working on that required him to keep his own natural facial hair:

“They glued the beard on over my own beard. I had to keep the beard for something else.”

Looking at Hamill’s upcoming projects, the next Star Wars movie certainly seems like the best guess for what that “something else” could be, though when Kimmel quizzed him further on the matter, the actor said the following with a wink:

“Well it’s Nda; that’s non-disclosure agreement. Don’t quote me.
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Oscar-Winning Production Designers Call High School ‘Alien’ Play ‘Deeply Visionary’

Oscar-Winning Production Designers Call High School ‘Alien’ Play ‘Deeply Visionary’
The 40th anniversary of Ridley Scott’s iconic “Alien” received a stunning homage Friday night: A student production from a New Jersey high school drama club went viral. Twitter was abuzz with video footage and industry praise, including a shout out from Adam Savage of “MythBusters” (“Omfsm i need to see this. Wow”).

On March 19 and 22, North Bergen High staged a faithful adaption titled, “Alien: The Play,” replete with hand-made Xenomorph costume and re-enactment of the Facehugger scene. While crude, they still bear the unmistakable look of H.R. Giger’s legendary designs.

Overseen by drama and art instructors Perfecto Cuervo (who even made a trailer) and Steven Defendini, the production boasted a rare combination of outside-the-box ingenuity and improvised craftsmanship from a half dozen students. A standard Xenomorph costume was purchased on clearance and enhanced with a plastic skeleton from Target and foam donated by a local scenery company.

“We
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The Mandalorian panel confirmed for Star Wars Celebration 2019

Lucasfilm has announced that executive producer Jon Favreau is set to bring The Mandalorian to Star Wars Celebration Chicago next month.

Favreau will be hosting a special panel discussion on Sunday, April 14th alongside Dave Filoni, creator of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels, who is making his live-action directing debut on the new series.

Further details on the panel are being kept under wraps for now, but given that the show is expected to debut later this year on the Disney+ streaming service, it would seem highly likely that we can expect to see a trailer or some kind of behind-the-scenes sizzle reel.

See Also: Taika Waititi to voice Ig-88 in Star Wars series The Mandalorian

In addition to The Mandalorian, there’ll also be a panel for Star Wars: Episode IX featuring director J.J. Abrams and Lucasfilm chief Kathleen Kennedy, along with the animated series Star Wars Rebels,
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Rumour: Game of Thrones showrunners’ Star Wars films will be set during the Old Republic

With the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones set to get underway next month, showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will soon be swapping Westeros for the galaxy far, far away as they begin work on their series of Star Wars movies for Lucasfilm.

So far, we’ve heard nothing about their plans for the films, but if a new rumour from Star Wars News Net is to be believed, production is due to get underway this year, and they will take place an even longer time ago – the fan favourite Old Republic era, to be exact.

According to Swnn’s source, they were “approached about working on the next movie this Autumn. It is not the Rian Johnson trilogy, it is the Game of Thrones guys’ first movie, and it is set during the Old Republic, as Disney wants to open up the Star Wars timeline and
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Star Wars: Episode IX Leak Teases Zero Gravity Battle Scene

As fans wait for the first Star Wars: Episode IX teaser to finally drop, a new leak suggests that the upcoming film could be offering one of the saga’s most unique action scenes to date.

In the latest episode of the Making Star Wars show Now, This Is Podcasting! (via Reddit), the hosts relay word of a battle on Kylo Ren’s new ship that’s fought in zero gravity. And while no further details are offered, this is already sounding like a set piece with real potential. In fact, if what they say is true (and it must be said that Msw has a pretty good track record for these things), then it wouldn’t be a surprise to find out that this was the “visually crazy” scene that actor John Boyega teased back in January.

J.J. Abrams Shares Star Wars: Episode IX Photo As Filming Wraps 1 of
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Taika Waititi is voicing Ig-88 in The Mandalorian

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This year we get the conclusion to the Skywalker Saga with Star Wars: Episode IX and leading into 2020 the new series The Mandalorian will be gracing the streaming service Disney+. Spearheaded by Jon Favreau the series will feature plenty of big names directing episodes, including Dave Filoni, Bryce Dallas Howard, Deborah Chow, Rick Famuyiwa, and Taika Waititi. The latter often puts himself…
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Andrew Cripps to depart Fox International as division awaits fate under Disney-Fox changes (update)

No word yet on fate of Fox International division.

Update: Fox International theatrical distribution president Andrew Cripps is to depart amid a first wave of redundancies following Disney’s $71.3bn acquisition of the entertainment assets of 21st Century Fox, in a move that spells rough times ahead for Fox International staff and apparatus.

Cripps will not depart immediately however further clarity was unavailable at time of writing. The executive is one of the most highly regarded and accomplished professionals in the international arena. Until 2017 he served as president of IMAX International, and was president of Paramount Pictures International from 2007-
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Danny Trejo to voice Boots the Monkey in Dora and the Lost City of Gold

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I know, although the year is full of enormous films such as Avengers: Endgame, Godzilla: King Of The Monsters, and Star Wars: Episode IX, the one film you really care about is Dora And The Lost City Of Gold, the upcoming live-action Dora the Explorer movie. [Seemore] Based on the long-running animated children's series, Dora And The Lost City Of Gold stars Isabela Moner (Transformers:…
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Star Wars: Episode IX Logo Has Seemingly Been Revealed

Right now, the internet is starved for Star Wars: Episode IX material. But while the first trailer and the official title could still be a few more weeks away, some recently shared crew merch has at least given us an indication of how the film’s logo might look.

Whereas the title for The Force Awakens was usually in yellow on the promotional material, and The Last Jedi reflected its darker tone with a red title, the predominant color for Episode IX seems to be a light blue or teal hue. Since the Resistance will presumably be coming back in a big way after suffering heavy losses in The Last Jedi, perhaps we can take this new color as a reflection of the Light Side’s resurgence. And if the red-heavy posters for Rian Johnson’s film are anything to go by, then there’s a chance that this light
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Oscar Isaac says Star Wars: Episode IX can live up to fan expectations

Oscar Isaac says that Star Wars: Episode IX can live up to fan expectations and that filming the movie was unique compared to past Star Wars entries.

One of the major obstacles any Star Wars film has to overcome is the enormous expectations from fans, with everyone having a clear idea of what they want from the film, with different generations of Star Wars fans often having varying desires.

This is something that clearly hurt Star Wars: The Last Jedi but Oscar Isaac thinks that Episode IX can do the impossible and rise to the challenge. While the actor hasn’t seen the final cut of the movie, when speaking to Happy Sad Confused Podcast (via Bespin Bulletin), the actor responded to the question if the film meets audience expectations:

“The experience of reading it definitely did and the experience of doing it. It’s amazing how adaptable we are
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Originally Had A Much Happier Ending

2016’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story concluded on a famously dark note that saw its Rebel heroes follow through on their shared commitment to give their lives to the cause. But if the movie had stuck with the trajectory proposed in an early script, then things could’ve ended on a much cheerier note.

Speaking on the Cult Popture podcast, writer Chris Weitz recalled how a draft from writer Gary Whitta concluded the story with a wedding:

“The version prior to [mine] didn’t have everyone die. As a matter of fact, it ended with a wedding. I think it was on the presumption that Disney wouldn’t allow characters to die with such abandon.”

As we now know, the Mouse House was happy to give the go-ahead to killing off the entire central cast, and if you ask Weitz, the sad fate of our heroes was true to the
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Oscar Isaac Says Star Wars: Episode IX Is Very Different From Previous Films

J.J. Abrams, the A-list cast, Lucasfilm’s Skywalker Saga – on paper, Star Wars: Episode IX is nothing if not familiar.

It is, after all, the final chapter in this Sequel Trilogy – which, incidentally, began with Abrams and The Force Awakens in 2015 – so the onus is on Disney and Lucasfilm to deliver a satisfying conclusion to what is arguably one of the most beloved film sagas of the modern era. No pressure, then.

Still, according to Poe Dameron himself, Oscar Isaac, Episode IX stands a good chance of succeeding simply because it’s so different and “so distinct” from previous Star Wars movies. That’s particularly reassuring when you consider that The Force Awakens was largely criticized for rehashing core story elements from A New Hope, and here, Isaac tells MTV’s Happy Sad Confused exactly why Star Wars: Episode IX will live up to the hype.

The experience of reading
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Andrew Cripps to depart Fox International as executives await fate under Disney-Fox changes (update)

No word yet on fate of Fox International division.

Update: Fox International theatrical distribution president Andrew Cripps is to depart amid a first wave of redundancies following Disney’s $71.3bn acquisition of the entertainment assets of 21st Century Fox, in a move that spells rough times ahead for Fox International staff and apparatus.

Cripps will not depart immediately however further clarity was unavailable at time of writing. The executive is one of the most highly regarded and accomplished professionals in the international arena. Until 2017 he served as president of IMAX International, and was president of Paramount Pictures International from 2007-
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Oscar Isaac comments on those Batman rumours

Oscar Isaac is one name that is being talked about as a possible contender for the next Batman and now he has responded to the rumours himself.

Now that Ben Affleck has stepped down as Batman, there’s a lot of talk about who might fill his shoes for Matt Reeves upcoming The Batman. Plenty of names have been bunted about, with one particular rumour naming Star Wars: Episode IX actor Oscar Isaac.

While Isaac certainly seems like a good fit for the part, what does the actor think of these rumours himself? Is there any truth in them? He spoke to Metro News (via ComicBook.com) in a recent interview and was perfectly honest:

“No. I have only read it online like everyone else. I haven’t had any conversations about Batman, unfortunately, but I am sure it is going to be great. Matt Reeves is such a great director.
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Mark Hamill Hints At A Bearded Luke Skywalker In Star Wars: Episode IX

While Lucasfilm and Mark Hamill have been doing a pretty good job of keeping the biggest Star Wars: Episode IX secrets under wraps, the Luke Skywalker actor may have revealed one little detail about his character’s upcoming return.

In a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Hamill discussed his experience on the set of Knightfall. And when the subject of his character’s glorious beard came up, the actor made the following claim:

“They glued the beard on over my own beard. I had to keep the beard for something else.”

At this point, Kimmel jumped in to ask if the “something else” referred to was actually the next Star Wars film, and though Hamill chose to play dumb (“Which movie?”), he did mention that a non-disclosure agreement prevents him from saying anything.

Lucasfilm Drops More Than A Dozen Bts Star Wars Pics From The Last Jedi, Rogue One
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Oscar Isaac teases more scenes between Poe and Finn for Star Wars: Episode IX

Oscar Isaac, one of the stars of the upcoming Star Wars: Episode IX, has teased that the film will see plenty of scenes between Poe and Finn.

One of the best character dynamics in Star Wars: The Force Awakens was between Oscar Isaac’s Poe and John Boyega’s Finn, with the two heroes hitting it off pretty instantly. While The Last Jedi saw the two apart for most of the film, with J.J Abrams back for Episode IX, that could be about to change.

According to Oscar Isaac in a recent interview with Metro, Episode IX will see the two characters share plenty of screen time together, a fact that the actor is very happy about: “I think the one thing I can say is that it has been the most fun for me, particularly working with John Boyega because we have just had so much more to
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