Whereas the Star Wars: The Force Awakens cast was revealed with one big announcement, the actors joining director Gareth Edwards’ Star Wars: Rogue One have been very slowly making their way public. So far we know that Felicity Jones, Ben Mendelsohn, Diego Luna, Sam Claflin, and Riz Ahmed are set to star in the film, and today comes word that Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker has joined the Star Wars spinoff in an “unspecified” role.
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Ever since Michelle MacLaren parted ways with Warner Bros. on their Wonder Woman solo film, we’ve been hoping she’d line up another big screen project soon. She’s been rumored as one of Marvel’s choices for Captain Marvel (obviously), and now it looks like she’s caught the eye of another major studio franchise: Star Wars.
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.
Comic-Con 2015 won’t be lacking in all things Star Wars: The Force Awakens, as Disney plans to work overtime to remind people of this movie’s existence. While the big panel will surely introduce new footage and character details, the saga will be present in every corner of the convention hall. Which means toys. Lots of toys. Yes, the first The Force Awakens toys will make their debut at Comic-Con and our first look at a few of them has arrived.
After a staggering career that spanned more than sixty years actor, Christopher Lee has died. He was 93 years old. The BBC reports he passed away on Sunday “at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London, after being hospitalized for respiratory problems and heart failure.” The legendary actor appeared in over 240 movies.
There won’t be any big Marvel panels at San Diego Comic-Con this year. But worry not, dear nerd; you can fill the Mjolnir-shaped hole in your heart with a lightsaber (they’re basically the same size) as Lucasfilm’s announced their plans for Comic-Con next month. And they’re pretty intense.
Thanks to computer animation’s relatively quick turnaround, Star Wars Rebels will already bring us “The Siege of Lothal” on June 20, picking up Season 2 with Darth Vader (James Earl freakin’ Jones!) firmly on the hunt for the titular Ghost crew. The latest trailer for Season 2 has arrived, along with a new character piece exploring the return of Ahsoka Tano.
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, ponder a new series of Obi-Wan Kenobi movies, learn how Han Solo and Boba Fett may share the screen, and learn the first hard details on the new Star Wars LEGOs.
The Star Wars portion of Disney Infinity 3.0 returns to a galaxy far, far away in Rise Against the Empire, which will span Episodes IV-VI.
Josh Trank is having a rough time. Following rumors of issues on the set of Fantastic Four, the director didn't make an appearance at Star Wars Celebration — and that was after rumors had been circulating for a while about his potential exit from the franchise. Following Celebration, it was announced that Trank was officially off the second Anthology film, and then came even more rumors. The director has finally spoken out about his reasons for parting ways with Lucasfilm, and he definitely makes it sound as though it was his decision, not Disney's.