Many people have assumed, mostly because of their close personal and professional relationship, that director J.J. Abrams had invited actor Simon Pegg to make an appearance in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Pegg recently denied those rumors, but in doing so, accidentally confirmed a different actor who does make a surprise appearance in the movie: Daniel Craig.
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We’ve been hearing rumors for a couple of months that Australian actor and Bloodline star Ben Mendelsohn would be joining the cast of Gareth Edwards’ Star Wars: Rogue One anthology film. Disney and Lucasfilm have now confirmed those rumors to be true — not only is Mendelsohn playing the film’s main antagonist, but Diego Luna has joined the cast in a leading role opposite Felicity Jones.
When Vanity Fair released all of those incredible Star Wars: The Force Awakens photographs, one of the most intriguing images features Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o in a motion capture rig. This sight, not uncommon for major talents in the wake of Andy Serkis, confirmed a bunch of old rumors: the 12 Years a Slave star is playing an alien in J.J. Abrams’ upcoming film. Now, a piece of concept art supposedly depicting Nyong’o’s Maz Kanata has appeared online and, well, let’s just say that mo-cap may have been the way to go with this particular alien design.
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, Joss Whedon is the latest name tied to Star Wars, a new Boba Fett movie raises all kinds of canonical questions, and those The Force Awakens images prove and disprove several story rumors.
The house of Mickey has finally done it: Disney Infinity 3.0 will unite Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars characters under one roof for some massive adventures.
May the 4th is known throughout the galaxy as Star Wars Day. So it’s the perfect time for this major bit of news, via TheWrap: the second Star Wars “Anthology” film (aka the spinoff films separate from the new trilogy that begins with Star Wars: The Force Awakens) will be an “origin story” for Boba Fett.
When Josh Trank didn’t show up at his Star Wars Celebration panel about the upcoming “Anthology” spinoff films, you had to wonder if this news was coming: Via an official statement dropped very late on a Friday afternoon, Trank announced he is leaving his Star Wars spinoff.
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, read up on John Boyega and Daisy Ridley, gaze upon the first poster for The Force Awakens, and learn the future of Star Wars on TV.
Star Wars Rebels will bring return quite a bit of Clone Wars goodness with its Season 2 premiere in June, but wouldn’t you know it, the past iteration of Star Wars’ animated branch still has more fruit to bear. Following the “Lost Missions” and new details revealed at Star Wars Celebration, Clone Wars offers a look at four unfinished episodes from the mysterious “Bad Batch” arc.
It wasn’t long ago that Star Wars Rebels made a Celebration premiere of its own with the first Season 2 trailer, and it seems as if the crew of the Ghost will be back before you know it. The Rebels have set a June premiere for their second season run, and a full hour at that.