Star Wars: Episode 8

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

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by Britt Hayes July 20, 2015 @ 7:19 PM
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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.

Chinese Badass Donnie Yen May Be Joining a ‘Star Wars’ Movie

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by Jacob Hall July 6, 2015 @ 12:52 PM
Mandarin Films
The new Star Wars movies have been going out of their way to assemble a new cast of diverse actors. The days of the token Lando are a thing of the past – Star Wars: The Force Awakens will feature a lead in John Boyega and Star Wars: Rogue One has locked down the very talented Riz Ahmed. The latest actor to supposedly enter the fold is the actor and martial artist Donnie Yen, one of the great badasses of international cinema ... and the kind of name that will add all kinds of zeroes to any American film’s Chinese release.

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
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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: Delving Into the IMAX Scenes of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

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by Jacob Hall March 13, 2015 @ 8:20 AM
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ScreenCrush’s WookieeLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything Star Wars! From 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, delve into the latest spoilers from The Force Awakens, ponder the new Star Wars books, and spitball some ideas for what Rogue One is actually about.

‘Star Wars: Episode 8’ Gets a New Release Date, Rian Johnson Confirmed to Direct

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by Matt Singer March 12, 2015 @ 12:25 PM
Disney
For months it’s been rumored, now it’s confirmed: Rian Johnson, the writer and director of Brick and Looper is officially the writer and director of Star Wars: Episode VIII. Disney CEO Robert Iger also revealed to company shareholders today that Episode VIII has its official release date: May 26, 2017 — 40 years and a single day after the release of the very first Star Wars back in 1977.

WookieeLeaks: J.J. Abrams Has Built a Whole Bunch of Hutts (and Other, Less Reliable News)

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by Jacob Hall February 6, 2015 @ 12:00 PM
LucasFilm
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, explore some serious (and possibly totally made up) character details from ‘The Force Awakens,’ see which alien race is returning to the new film in practical form, and learn which iconic villain will be showing up on ‘Star Wars Rebels.’

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: Episode 8’ and ‘Episode 9’ Release Plan Confirmed by Disney

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by Britt Hayes January 29, 2015 @ 7:55 PM
LucasFilm
The only official release plans for ‘Star Wars’ so far include ‘The Force Awakens’ on December 18, and the first spinoff/standalone film, which will hit theaters on December 16, 2016. As for the rest of the new ‘Star Wars’ films: it’s been reported for a while that Disney plans on releasing a new film each year for the next several years, but the studio hasn’t made anything publicly official…until now.

WookieeLeaks: The ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Trailer is Here to Change Your Life

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by Jacob Hall November 28, 2014 @ 2:03 PM
LucasFilm
ScreenCrush’s WookieLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything ‘Star Wars’! From ‘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, the trailer you’ve been waiting for arrives, the first details of the first spin-off leak online, and Carrie Fisher talks about being a “legacy” character.

WookieeLeaks: The Wacky Theory About Daisy Ridley’s ‘Star Wars’ Character

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by Jacob Hall November 14, 2014 @ 10:55 AM
Dark Horse
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 dive into a weird theory about Daisy Ridley's character in ‘The Force Awakens,’ see which iconic character will appear in the next ‘Star Wars’ video game, and learn how much you have to spend to dress like an Imperial officer.