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Lando is Back! Episode IX Begins Filming Soon

Who’s ready for some more Star Wars? The hype is still real when it comes to the new Start Wars films and Lucasfilm has just announced the cast for Episode IX. There will be returning and new cast members for the final installment of the Skywalker saga. They  begin filming at Pinewood Studios in London on August 1, 2018 for the film that is set to release in December of 2019. In a press release on StarWars.com, they said: “Returning cast members include Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, and Billie Lourd. Joining the cast of Episode IX are Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, and Keri Russell, who will be joined by veteran Star Wars actors Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, and Billy Dee Williams, who will reprise his role as Lando Calrissian. The role of Leia Organa will once again be played…

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Solo Movie Advance Ticket Sales Higher than Black Panther

The Black Panther movie broke records right and left as the most popular superhero movie ever. Now Solo: A Star Wars Story is threatening to break some records of its own. It looks like the chances of this stand-alone adventure story being a success are good. This movie covers the story of Han Solo and we meet Chewie and see how he becomes a co-pilot and more. It’s an origins story, hopefully, done right. Tickets for Solo: A Star Wars Story went on sale Thursday night and the first 24 hours of presales have already doubled Marvel’s megahit Black Panther, according to Fandango. It does not beat Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War, which remains the fastest-selling film of the year in these early metrics. This is likely good news for Disney, since the Solo movie has had a bit of a troubled production. They had to deal with replacement directors, extensive reshoots, and some poor public perception. It seems that’s all water…

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An All-New Animated Star Wars Series is Coming this Fall

Honestly, it’s been a while since we’ve seen something new in the Star Wars world. We’re currently waiting on the next film and we don’t have much in the way of new games at the moment. But now, there’s some big news just announced. Are you ready for something new and exciting to whet your appetite for Star Wars? Get ready for Star Wars Resistance! Something new is coming and it sounds really exciting. LucasFilm announced the new animated series today: StarWars.com is thrilled to announce that production has begun on Star Wars Resistance, an exciting new animated adventure series about Kazuda Xiono, a young pilot recruited by the Resistance and tasked with a top-secret mission to spy on the growing threat of the First Order. It will premiere this fall on Disney Channel in the U.S. and thereafter, on Disney XD and around the world. Featuring the high-flying adventure that audiences…

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New Star Wars Comic Explores Key Planet in the Last Jedi

The new Star Wars comic Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Storms of Crait #1 is set to explore the key planet in Star Wars: the Last Jedi. This special, one-shot comic will be released right after the film on December 27th. It’s going to explore Crait, a mineral planet that looks like it will be a battleground between the Resistance and the First Order. Honestly, it looks really interesting, especially for comic fans. So, what’s it all about and what does it have to do with the film? It will be written by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker (Star Wars: Join The Resistance) with art by Mike Mayhew (Star Wars, The Star Wars). The basic plot of the comic revolves around Luke and Leia during the Galactic Civil War as they head to Crait in search of finding a new base for the Rebel Alliance. The editor of the comic, Jordan D. White, says this about the new…

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Star Wars 8 Leaks: Snoke Spoilers

Everyone is excited for Star Wars: Episode 8 and like all of these Star Wars films, things are pretty well under wraps, making it hard for anyone to know what’s happening or what might happen. Disney and Lucasfilm like to keep these really under lock and key. That said, sometimes the rumors turn out to be true and sometimes leaks make it out of production. It’s hard to say whether a reported leak is real, or just a rumor, but since we have time to kill before the film is released, we may as well speculate, right? So the first leak/rumor we have for you is regarding Snoke’s throne. There have been a lot of questions about Snoke – who he is, why he is there, etc. Might we have some answers coming soon? Now Star Wars theorist Mike Zeroh, who claims he has a source, has revealed alleged new information surrounding…

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Star Wars: Episode IX Has First Script Reading Soon

We know that the next installment in the Star Wars movie saga is set to come out this winter. In the meantime, as we await Episode IX, we are looking for any and all details and updates about the film to keep us entertained. We know that Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set to release this December. The film is going to follow Rey as she begins training with Luke Skywalker as the First Order continues. A trailer revealed at Star Wars Celebration which has fans super excited to see more. As usual, the team behind Lucasfilm know just how to generate that hype. So while we know that Lucasfilm is very busy with the eighth film in order to have everything ready this winter, that also means that Colin Trevorrow has been working hard on the script for the ninth film and it just might be time for…

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Goodbye Carrie Fisher – May the force be with you always

Yesterday, the world received some very sad news. After suffering a heart attack recently on her way home from an international flight, Carrie Fisher has passed away at the age of 60. Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, released a statement through her spokesman saying Fisher died Tuesday morning in Los Angeles. “It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning,” read the statement from publicist Simon Halls. “She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly.” Fisher had been hospitalized since Friday when she suffered a medical emergency on board a flight to Los Angeles. Carrie Fisher once said, “Writing in a way saved me, kept me company. I did the traditional thing with falling in love with words & reading books.” Get the last book Carrie Fisher wrote here As a writer myself,…

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Warwick Davis Confirmed for ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’

In the early 80s, Warwick Davis made a name for himself and launched his acting career as Wicket, the Ewok in the famous Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. He also returned for a cameo back in 1999 when we saw the franchise return in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. It’s no surprise then, that Star Wars fans would be asking whether or not he’ll be back for the newest trilogy. As fans speculate over the new film and where the story will go, it’s fun to see even the smallest hints of what is to be. That’s why, then, we had to share this news about Davis returning for a role in Episode VIII. Warwick Davis recently appeared in his first interview on Australian television and in most of the interview, he talked about how he felt about The Force Awakens, as someone who had worked on the previous films. His, however, directly asked if he…

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‘Star Wars Episode 8’ Release Date and More

Star Wars Episode 8 is coming soon and we’re very excited about the next installment on the trilogy. We’re definitely not alone. Knowing how excited fans are going to be for the release of this new movie, it’s no surprise that they are also working up the rumors and the fan theories about the stories, such as who is Rey’s father and who is Supreme Leader Snoke really? There have been a lot of fan theories going around but now that the official release date is out for the next film and moving closer, we’re going to see more and more of this as people get pumped up for the actual film. So let’s take a look at two of the biggest mysteries that fans want answers to. International Business Times wrote what a lot of fans were thinking, that “Star Wars Episode 8” may reveal who Rey’s real father is….

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Amy Hennig Talks Upcoming Star Wars Game Development

During  PAX West, Amy Hennig who is currently working at Visceral Games on a completely new Star Wars action-adventure game, gave some interesting insights into the development of Star Wars games. So we’re working really close, and I’ve been blessed to be working really close with the Lucasfilm story group and Doug Chang, who is their Art Director and Senior Creative Director over there, and that whole team, to say “what is Authentic Star Wars and how do we make more?” Because our project is an original story.” “You need guides, that have done it for a while and are also looking at everything else, because we’re part of the same sort of emerging track of properties that, like obviously seven, eight and nine, is evolving that story further, but films like Rogue One and the Han Solo one that is coming, even shows like Rebels and stuff like that… A lot…

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