We haven't even had the privilege of seeing Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which will have its world premiere on Monday, December 14 in Hollywood. But that hasn't stopped the press from asking Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and director J.J. Abrams about Rian Johnson's plans for Episode 8 — because we're always onto the next big thing before the current big thing has even had a chance to play out. But if you want some potential Star Wars spoilers, read on.
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Just when you thought Star Wars might lay a little low this week after unleashing a new trailer, posters and a TV spot, we’ve got a couple of updates on the franchise, as Lucasfilm has released a new set of behind the scenes photos from The Force Awakens, while director J.J. Abrams is opening up about his involvement in the franchise, both present and future.
First revealed a few weeks ago, the lead actress shortlist for Star Wars: Episode 8 includes Tatiana Maslany, Jane the Virgin star Gina Rodriguez, and Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’s Olivia Cooke. That’s a pretty solid list, but a new rumor suggests that another name has been added to it: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, star of last year’s incredibly powerful music drama Beyond the Lights.
Being a Star Wars fan in 2015 requires you to sort through various piles of rumors and spoilers with the eye of a trained professional. Like an art expert examining a painting to see if it’s a forgery, you’ve got to develop a sixth sense for when things seem too good or too terrible to be true. You have to fine tune your B.S. radar. So please note that our B.S. radar is going totally nuts when we share the rumor that Hayden Christensen’s Anakin Skywalker will supposedly play a role in Star Wars: Episode 8.
ScreenCrush’s WookieeLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything ‘Star Wars’! From The Force Awakens, 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, new toys reveal new characters, Mark Hamill has some fun in Ireland, and BB-8 visits Disneyland.
The first reports of Benicio Del Toro’s casting in Star Wars: Episode 8 described the actor’s role as villainous, and when Del Toro himself later confirmed the casting, he said he’s “like the villain,” suggesting that there’s much more to this character than simply good or evil. In a new interview, the actor backtracks a bit on the whole villain thing, leaving us completely in the dark.
Last month, we heard that Benicio Del Toro was being sought to play a new villain in Star Wars: Episode 8. And then there was silence, within which we can assume salaries were negotiated, scripts were written, and conversations were had. And that brings us to right now: Del Toro cannot confirm that he’s in the movie quite yet, but he seems awfully confident that it’s going to happen.
And so it begins. Star Wars: The Force Awakens doesn’t hit theaters until this December, and we still have Rogue One to look forward to before we even get to Star Wars: Episode 8. But the first bit of real casting news around the film has arrived, as Benicio Del Toro has reportedly been offered the role of the villain in Episode 8, set to be directed by Rian Johnson.
ScreenCrush’s WookieeLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything Star Wars! From The Force Awakens, 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, learn a big (possible) The Force Awakens spoiler, learn the future of how the saga will be shot, and take a look at C-3PO’s new arm.
ScreenCrush’s WookieeLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything Star Wars! From The Force Awakens 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, new spoilers from The Force Awakens emerge, Brad Bird dishes on his future in Star Wars, and you can catch your first glimpse at the Episode 8 script.