Forty years after Mark Hamill's first appearance as Luke Skywalker, the actor is reportedly saying his final goodbyes to his iconic role when Star Wars: Episode IX makes its debut in December. As a Twitter regular, Mark Hamill is always having fun with fans and pulling some Jedi mind tricks every so often to give us something to talk about while we wait (such as getting us emotional about the Han and Luke reunion that never was). Well, you know I love driving the Disney executives crazy. Stop harassing Mark Hamill, all the answers will come in time!
“Star Wars” fans who have been dreaming of flying the Millennium Falcon for four decades will get the chance to climb into the cockpit and pilot the famed starship on the new Smugglers Run attraction coming to the Galaxy's Edge themed land at Disneyland. But how do you actually fly the Falcon after you've taken your seat in one of the pilot, gunner or flight engineer positions? Which one of the 200 fully functional buttons, knobs and switches in the cockpit do you need to activate to properly operate the greatest hunk of junk in the galaxy? We asked a couple of Walt Disney Imagineering creative team members who worked on the highly anticipated E-ticket attraction to offer some tips on how to
Disney now has the ability to release the unaltered versions of the original Star Wars trilogy, but it probably won't happen. Undoubtedly, the biggest entertainment story in the early part of 2019 was the completion of Disney's acquisition of Fox, which closed earlier this week. Ever since talk of a Disney/Fox deal started, fans have spent plenty of time theorizing what it could mean for various franchises (including X-Men), and the merger actually makes a bit of an impact on everyone's favorite galaxy far, far away. When the Mouse House bought Lucasfilm back in 2012, they didn't get all of Star Wars. Under the terms of the initial agreement, the rights to The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the
There won't be a long line stretching away from the Tiki Juice Bar in late March for those tasty Dole Whip floats and soft-serve treats that Disneyland visitors crave because the Anaheim theme park will be testing a new mobile ordering strategy designed to help reduce congestion and crowding. The Tiki Juice Bar will run a test on March 28-30 when Dole Whip items at the food stand will be available for purchase only via mobile order, Disneyland officials said. During the test, visitors can still make Dole Whip purchases with cash, credit or debit cards at the new Tropical Hideaway dining location in Adventureland. The addictive pineapple treats have inspired a cult-like following among Dole Whip devotees who wait in lines that can have longer wait times than some theme park attractions.
Just in case you've forgotten, there's a new series of Star Wars flicks coming, helmed by Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. Just kidding — how could you forget a doozy like that? New details have slowly been emerging about the upcoming projects by way of some intriguing rumors. One notable nugget of info that we're particularly excited about is the possibility that these new Star Wars films could take place in the Old Republic. In terms of the overall Star Wars timeline, the days of the Old Republic took place thousands of years before the Clone Wars, far ahead of the Galactic Republic's establishment. During this era, which took place before the prequel trilogy (Episodes
An actor who has appeared in both the Harry Potter and Star Wars franchise has been charged with outraging public decency. A man dressed as a jockey appeared to indecently expose himself at an arcade in Lincolnshire. Nicholas Read, of Stoke-on-Trent has been charged over the alleged incident, according to Lincolnshire Live . The charge came after police received a report on 2nd March that a man had exposed himself in an arcade in Ingoldmells, a coastal town just south of Skegness. The 48-year-old actor from Cheadle played an Ewok in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, and a goblin in the first film in the Harry Potter series. Nicholas Read will appear at Lincoln Magistrates on 29th March.
Hard to fathom perhaps, given the pretty gloomy and unavoidable premise of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, but the movie almost had a much happier ending.
Star Wars 9 has a lot of hype surrounding it. Oscar Isaac believes that it already lives up to tht hype, and we hven't even seen a trailer yet. J.J. Abrams and crew recently wrapped production on the final installment in the Skywalker saga and fans have been clamoring for the official title and first footage for months now. While we don't have any of that yet, we should get it during Star Wars Celebration next month in Chicago, which thankfully, isn't too far away. All of this mystery surrounding the project is certainly adding to the hype. In a recent interview, Oscar Isaac talked about Star Wars 9. Obviously, the Poe Dameron actor could not divulge very much when it comes to the story, but
George Lucas always intended for female stormtroopers in the Star Wars universe, as far back as 1977. This news might come as a surprise to fans of the original trilogy, though, considering how male-dominated those movies always seemed. Other than Carrie Fisher's Leia, who spent part of Return of the Jedi in a gold metal bikini, women were not seen much throughout the trilogy. Although that same movie filmed footage with female fighter pilots, that footage ended on the cutting room floor. The prequels didn't do much better. The sole female lead in those films, Padme Amidala (Natalie Portman), was nothing more than a plot device to explain how Anakin Skywalker became Darth Vader. However, fast
Right now, the internet is starved for Star Wars: Episode IX material. 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. In any case, if this really is the color that Episode IX is going for, then we should receive confirmation at least as soon as next month's Star Wars Celebration, at which point, fans will probably get a lot more than a logo to look at.
Tom Cullen admitted he was starstruck when his childhood idol, Mark Hamill, appeared on set for the first time. The “Star Wars” icon and BAFTA-winning voice of The Joker, 67, is going from lightsaber to sword in Season 2 of History Channel's drama series “Knightfall.” The actor plays Talus, a battle-hardened Knight Templar veteran of the Crusades, who survived captivity for 10 years and is tasked with training and new initiates to the Order. Cullen of “Downton Abbey” and “Gunpowder” fame stars as headstrong Templar Knight Landry who will embark on a journey that explores the dark, brutal side of the 14th century. “My younger brother is on 'Knightfall' as well this season, and we grew up obsessed with 'Star Wars,'” Cullen told Fox News.
This is especially true with Star Wars memes, which have skyrocketed in popularity in recent years. Thanks to the efforts of subreddits and the new trilogy, Star Wars memes are as hot as they've ever been. If you're late to the game, here's a handful of the best from each trilogy to get you started, and equip you with the perfect meme for any situation. While the films may not be as celebrated, the prequel trilogy memes rank among some of the best on the internet.
Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is more than just a pair of ambitious Disney theme park lands. It's also a new branch of the canonical Star Wars universe. Details on a new novel, titled Galaxy's Edge: Black Spire, tell us for the first time exactly how the Resistance and the First Order arrived on the scene. Black Spire, just like Disney's twin theme park expansions, is set during the modern trilogy. Fans have known about its existence since at least January, but now its main character finally has a name. Meet Resistance spy Vi Moradi: The cover shows Moradi to be a dark-skinned woman with blue and black hair. She's wielding a baton not unlike the one wielded by Jyn Erso in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
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