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‘Star Wars: Episode 8’ Confirms Two More Returning Characters From ‘The Force Awakens’

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by Britt Hayes December 11, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Lucasfilm
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.

New ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Set Photos, Plus J.J. Abrams Talks ‘Episode 8’

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by Britt Hayes November 9, 2015 @ 6:29 PM
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.

‘Star Wars: Episode 8’ Reportedly Casts Gugu Mbatha-Raw

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by Britt Hayes October 7, 2015 @ 7:53 PM
Fox Searchlight Pictures
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.

‘Star Wars: Episode 8’ Will Feature Hayden Christensen, According to a Rumor That’s Awfully Hard to Believe

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by Jacob Hall September 22, 2015 @ 10:02 AM
Lucasfilm
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.

WookieeLeaks: New ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Toys Reveal New Characters

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by Jacob Hall September 18, 2015 @ 1:16 PM
Lucasfilm
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.

‘Star Wars: Episode 8’: Benicio Del Toro May Not Be Playing the Villain After All

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by Britt Hayes September 16, 2015 @ 5:31 PM
Pascal Le Segretain, Getty Images
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.

Benicio Del Toro Is Confident He’ll Be in ‘Star Wars: Episode 8’

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by Jacob Hall August 14, 2015 @ 12:16 PM
Marvel
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.

‘Star Wars: Episode 8’ Eyes Benicio Del Toro for Villainous Role

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by Britt Hayes July 20, 2015 @ 7:19 PM
Pascal Le Segretain, Getty Images
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.

WookieeLeaks: Daisy Ridley May Have Just Dropped a Big ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Spoiler

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by Jacob Hall June 12, 2015 @ 12:08 PM
Lucasfilm
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.

WookieeLeaks: Some Insane Person Has Compiled Every ‘The Force Awakens’ Rumor Into a Plot Synopsis

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by Jacob Hall May 22, 2015 @ 7:11 PM
Lucasfilm
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.