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‘Star Wars’ Spin-Off Writer Chris Weitz Says You Should ‘Expect Everything’

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by Jacob Hall 7 hours ago
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All major films go through a few screenwriters, but most of the time, it’s quiet, behind-the-scenes affair. But when Gary Whitta completed his work on Gareth Edwards’ mysterious Star Wars spin-off film and Chris Weitz stepped in to pen a rewrite, the internet reacted as the internet always reacts to Star Wars news: it blew the news up and carefully examined every single fragment. Now, a month of so after landing the gig, Weitz has spoken up about his work on the film.

‘Star Wars’ Spinoff Rumor: ‘Orphan Black’ Star Tatiana Maslany Takes the Lead

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by Britt Hayes January 31, 2015 @ 1:28 PM
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Last we reported, there were a handful of actresses being tested for a role in Gareth Edwards’ upcoming ‘Star Wars’ standalone film, including Tatiana Maslany, Rooney Mara, Felicity Jones, and Kate Mara. According to a new report, the ‘Orphan Black’ star hasn’t just been cast in the film, but she’s landed the leading role—if true, this news is doubly awesome.

WookieeLeaks: Boba Fett, Han Solo and a Bunch of Muppets

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by Jacob Hall January 30, 2015 @ 1:39 PM
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ScreenCrush’s WookieeLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything ‘Star Wars’! From ‘Star Wars: Episode 7,’ to the upcoming spinoffs and the TV shows, if it pertains to that long ago, far away galaxy, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, comb through the latest ‘Star Wars’ spin-off news, learn the full of extent of Disney’s franchise plans, and learn Ewan McGregor’s very important opinion on that new lightsaber.

‘Star Wars’ Standalone Film Picks Up Oscar-Nominated Writer Chris Weitz

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by Britt Hayes January 26, 2015 @ 6:56 PM
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It was recently rumored that ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ and ‘Apocalypse’ writer and producer Simon Kinberg would be stepping aboard Gareth Edwards’ ‘Star Wars’ spinoff to replace writer Gary Whitta, even though it seemed hardly possible with Kinberg’s schedule. And now those rumors have officially been proven false, as Lucasfilm has tapped writer and director Chris Weitz to complete a new draft of the screenplay for the mysterious standalone film.

‘Star Wars’ Spinoff Rumored to Focus on Both Boba Fett and Young Han Solo

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by Britt Hayes January 24, 2015 @ 2:19 PM
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The most viable rumor that’s been reported about Gareth Edwards’ upcoming ‘Star Wars’ spinoff is that it involves Boba Fett and a group of bounty hunters in an ‘Ocean’s 11’-style heist to retrieve plans for the Death Star. But we haven’t forgotten about that other rumor—the one that claims that young Han Solo is involved in the spinoff. According to a new report, Edwards’ film isn’t about one character or the other; it’s about both.

WookieeLeaks: The First ‘Star Wars’ Spin-Off is on the Hunt For a Leading Lady

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by Jacob Hall January 23, 2015 @ 9:50 AM
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ScreenCrush’s WookieeLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything ‘Star Wars’! From ‘Star Wars: Episode 7,’ to the upcoming spinoffs and the TV shows, if it pertains to that long ago, far away galaxy, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, see who’s up for a major role in the first spin-off, check out George Lucas’ reaction to the trailer for ‘The Force Awakens,’ and ponder the beauty of a Lando comic book series.

‘Star Wars’ Standalone Film Eyeing Rooney Mara and Tatiana Maslany for Leading Role

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by Britt Hayes January 20, 2015 @ 8:24 PM
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The first ‘Star Wars’ standalone film is set to hit theaters in 2016, and although it’s currently seeking a replacement screenwriter, it looks as though production is gearing up on the Gareth Edwards project. Both Rooney Mara and ‘Orphan Black’ star Tatiana Maslany are testing for a leading role in the untitled film, which has been rumored as a heist film involving Boba Fett.

WookieeLeaks: That New ‘Star Wars’ Comic is Pretty Good

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by Jacob Hall January 16, 2015 @ 11:09 AM
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ScreenCrush’s WookieeLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything ‘Star Wars’! From ‘Star Wars: Episode 7,’ to the upcoming spinoffs and the TV shows, if it pertains to that long ago, far away galaxy, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, we take a look at the new ‘Star Wars’ comic, Gary Whitta departs the first ‘Star Wars’ spin-off, and Warwick Davis reveals selfies taken on the set of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens.’

Upcoming ‘Star Wars’ Spin-Off Hiring ‘X-Men’ Writer Simon Kinberg to Fix the Script?

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by Jacob Hall January 12, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
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Although all of the public focus is currently on the looming release of ‘Star Wars: Episode 7,’ Disney, Lucasfilm and director Gareth Edwards are currently trying to whip the first standalone film in the saga into shape. A few days ago, original screenwriter Gary Whitta amicably departed the project after completing his initial draft, leading the entire internet to wonder what’s next for this mysterious project, which is still due out in 2016. Now, it looks like the next screenwriter writer has already been found. Enter Simon Kinberg.

‘Star Wars’ Spin-Off From Director Gareth Edwards Loses Writer Gary Whitta

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by Britt Hayes January 9, 2015 @ 7:27 PM
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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ isn’t the only new ‘Star Wars’ project with an official release date: there’s also the spin-off, which is being helmed by ‘Godzilla’ director Gareth Edwards. And just like ‘The Force Awakens,’ the untitled spin-off has just lost its first writer as Gary Whitta has departed the project for reasons unknown. The standalone project, which has been rumored as a heist film featuring Boba Fett, is set to hit theaters in 2016, but will have to find a new writer quickly if it wants to keep that release date.