‘Star Wars’ Actors and Filmmakers Mourn Carrie Fisher

Star Wars Actors and Directors Mourn Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher passed away yesterday at the age of 60. Although best known for her work as Princess Leia Organa in four Star Wars movies, she was so much more: a tremendous writer, an incredible wit, one of Hollywood’s most prolific script doctors, and a brutally honest personality whose openness about mental illness provided hope and inspiration for many.

The fact that we can build an entire article around her colleagues saying nice things about her speaks volumes.

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Rogue One connected to Star Wars Rebels

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is filled with easter eggs and references to previous pieces of the Star Wars saga. What follows is a complete Rogue One easter eggs compilation I have seen on the internet. It includes cameos, references, characters, locations, tributes to other films and previous Star Wars history and much much more. In all, there are over 40 Rogue One easter eggs.

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More than three decades after he first appeared in Star Wars: Episode VI — Return of the JediWarwick Davis has returned to the galaxy far, far away for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. But he’s not playing Wicket this time, or even any of his Phantom Menace characters. Instead, he’s portraying someone entirely new. To get your first look at the Warwick Davis Rogue One character, click on through.  Read More »

Warwick Davis in Star Wars Episode VIII

Back in early 1980s, Warwick Davis began his acting career as Wicket the Ewok in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. When the revival of the Star Wars saga happened in 1999, the dwarf actor made a cameo at the podracing arena in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. Then he returned to a galaxy far, far away again with a role as the alien Wollivan in Maz Kanata’s cantina when the series made a comeback with Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Now it appears he’s a good luck charm of sorts since he also has a role in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (seen above).

Now we have confirmation that fans will see Warwick Davis in Star Wars Episode VIII. Read More »

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In today’s edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • Warwick Davis talks about being cast in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  • A fan finds out what a middle-aged Anakin Skywalker would actually look like.
  • Simon Kinberg on the differences between making X-Men and Star Wars movies.
  • The loudest Star Wars shoes you will ever see.
  • A fascinating look at modern politics through the prequel lens.
  • More footage from LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  • The probable final gasp of fame for the Chewbacca mom.

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In today’s Star Wars Episode VIII Bits, we take a look at:

  • A new location in Ireland is being scouted for the shoot.
  • Reports from the Dubrovnik, Croatia location shoot including Warwick Davis, a space horse and alien creatures. Many set photos and even some videos have been posted online.
  • And a new rumor that claims an original trilogy character may be at the center of the scenes at this location.

Possible spoilers beware. All that and more. Hit the jump for hyperspace!
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JJ Abrams is one of those filmmakers who loves to hide easter eggs in his films and television shows. And we love to go on the easter egg hunt and find them. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is packed with inside jokes, cameos, fun references to past films, as well as some things that pay homage to the inspiration and fandom of the series.

How many Game of Thrones cameos did you spot? Is it possible the Ark of the Covenant from Raiders of the Lost Ark might be hidden in this movie somewhere? Find out this and over 50 other Star Wars: The Force Awakens easter eggs, after the jump.

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Force Awakens Breakdown

One of the highlights at Comic Con this year was a behind the scenes reel for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. When this was released over the weekend, I tried to pull together a piece dissecting the reel image by image, but the madness that is Comic Con prevented me from finishing it until now.

What follows is a breakdown of 13 things we learned from this footage, this includes confirmation of new and old characters, our first look at some of the cast, some story and character details put together from the new images matched with previous rumors, and some questions. Hit the jump to read our list.

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Every single piece of media released about Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been carefully selected. Each video, photo, quote, everything has been checked, double checked and perfectly timed to reveal to fans just enough information that Lucasfilm feels appropriate. And, so far, nothing has been particularly spoilery.

That either just changed, or there’s some deliberate shenanigans going on. I’m thinking the latter. But either way, confirmed Force Awakens star Warwick Davis appeared on the BBC’s The One Show and showed two selfies he supposedly took from the set. One with Chewbacca, and another with a character that, well, might be a big spoiler. See the Warwick Davis Force Awakens photos below.

UPDATE: Davis responded to the photos on Twitter, saying they were not actually from the set. But there’s still an interesting discussion to be had.  Read More »

Cool Posts From Around the Web:

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This is final Star Wars Bits published in a year where a Star Wars movie isn’t being released. It’s kind of a big deal. Below, read about the following:

  • Warwick Davis is looking forward to the new poster.
  • The Jedi Academy is coming to Disneyland Paris.
  • George Lucas wants to destroy every copy of the Star Wars Christmas Special.
  • Plus, a Red Letter Media look back at the special.
  • Maker Studios will reportedly be making new online Star Wars content.
  • Watch a new clip from the latest Star Wars Rebels.
  • Find out how you can build a realistic model of the Millennium Falcon.
  • Read rumored descriptions of the ice planet and starships from The Force Awakens.

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