Peter Mayhew Tributes

Yesterday brought the sad news that legendary Star Wars performer Peter Mayhew, the man who brought the Wookiee co-pilot Chewbacca to life, had passed away earlier this week. While fans are mourning the loss of one of the sweetest giants Hollywood has ever know, those who knew him best expressed kind words to honor their late friend. Harrison Ford, George Lucas, Mark Hamill, Kathleen Kennedy, Rian Johnson, J.J. Abrams and more all chimed in with their own Peter Mayhew tributes. Read More »

knights of the old republic movie

The Star Wars universe is only going to get bigger after Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker closes out the Skywalker Saga this December. And for Lucasfilm, that means returning to a few beloved stories that have never yet been adapted to the big or small screen. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, in a somewhat uncharacteristically frank answer, confirmed that a long-rumored Knights of the Old Republic project is in the works.

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future star wars movies

The Skywalker Saga might have taken us to a galaxy a long time ago, but the future Star Wars films may take us even further back. Or further forward. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy suggested that the new Star Wars movies, including the trilogies from Rian Johnson and Game of Thrones‘ showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, following the upcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker could take place at different points in the timeline. But that won’t be for a while in our timeline — Lucasfilm plans to take a hiatus from Star Wars films after this year.

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Kathleen Kennedy Lucasfilm Deal

Never believe what you hear on YouTube. Despite swirling rumors in the wake of the box office disappointment of Solo: A Star Wars Story, Kathleen Kennedy has just re-upped her deal to remain President of Lucasfilm for at least three more years. Kennedy will remain in charge of all-things-Star Wars through 2021, and she will help expand the Star Wars galaxy into television.

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Marvel Studios Phase Four

Rumors have been circulating around Hollywood recently that Kathleen Kennedy would be stepping down from Lucasfilm, and that Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige would be coming in to head up the future of Star Wars. Sitting down across from Feige at the Ant-Man and the Wasp junket, I was able to ask Feige about the speculation and put an end to the rumors.

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Episode 9 firing

Colin Trevorrow has opened up (slightly) about being fired from Star Wars: Episode 9. While the Jurassic World filmmaker doesn’t provide much insight into what happened, he also doesn’t seem to have any regrets.

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Colin Trevorrow Star Wars episode 9

The behind-the-scenes troubles at Lucasfilm have become almost a regular fixture of the entertainment news cycle. Ever since Star Wars: The Force Awakens went through extensive reshoots, it seems like Lucasfilm could not release a movie without some reports of sweeping events behind closed doors.

Those reports kicked into high gear last year with the one-two punch of Phil Lord and Chris Miller getting fired from Solo: A Star Wars Story and Colin Trevorrow parting ways with Lucasfilm during the development of Star Wars Episode 9. Now, a new report unveils a few more details about the Colin Trevorrow Star Wars Episode 9 departure.

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Solo Behind The Scenes

We’re getting close to the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story. The film looks great and marketing is going smoothly, but still, the specter of the film’s troubled production lingers. People want to know: just how much of the film did Ron Howard shoot compared to what fired directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller filmed? We’ve heard different reports, but now we might have an answer.

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solo reshoots

Solo: A Star Wars Story shook up the Star Wars universe when original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller were fired from the project due to creative differences. The directors were quickly replaced with old school pro Ron Howard. Now, after months of behind-the-scenes rumors and concerns, Solo is just about ready to hit theaters. Ahead of the film’s release, a source inside the production has revealed several new pieces of info about the troubled film.

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Star Wars The Last Jedi Documentary

If you’re not lucky enough to be at South by Southwest film festival this week, then you’re missing out on the world premiere of the new Star Wars: The Last Jedi production documentary The Director and the Jedi. Directed by Anthony Wonke, the feature-length film gives fans an extensive and in-depth look behind the scenes of the latest entry in the Star Wars saga, and you can watch the first 12 minutes of the movie right now.

Watch the opening of the Star Wars The Last Jedi documentary below. Read More »