Star Wars Secrecy

It’s no secret that secrets of Star Wars must be kept secret, for fear of the secrets secreting and ruining everything (especially the secrets). But the secrecy around Star Wars has gotten even more extreme than you might realize. There are criminals in movies that get transferred between prisons that don’t have as much security as the secrets of Star Wars.

Star Wars saga star Mark Hamill has been around since the beginning of the franchise, and it should come as no surprise that the secrecy surrounding these movies has changed drastically. In a recent interview, Mark Hamill talked about how many people he passed around the Star Wars script to simply because it was so weird. And now he can’t read it without somebody watching him until he’s done. Read More »

force awakens luke skywalker

Luke Skywalker remained out of sight, but never out of mind, through much of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Then he appeared as a bearded Mark Hamill in the final few seconds of the film. But we almost saw a glimpse of Luke earlier in the film, through the tumultuous vision that Rey receives when she picks up Luke’s long lost lightsaber. The twist: he wouldn’t have been played by Hamill but by actor Robert Boulter, in a re-enactment of the famous The Empire Strikes Back duel.

And now, we know what he would’ve looked like.

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Boba Fett as Luke Skywalker's mother

Boba Fett may have been a cool character in the novels, comics, video games, and other properties that made up the Star Wars Expanded Universe (now known as Star Wars Legends). But in the original Star Wars trilogy? The guy sucks. Sure, Fett has a nice design, a jet pack, and a sleek helmet, and those things can go a long way. But he doesn’t really do much in the movies themselves, and his infamous end in the sarlacc pit is one of the most undignified ways to go out for anyone in the entire Star Wars saga.

As it turns out, actor Mark Hamill had a wild idea that could have made the character considerably more interesting: Hamill wanted Boba Fett as Luke Skywalker’s mother. Read his explanation below.

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The Empire Strikes Back Documentary

There have been plenty of featurettes and retrospective documentaries recalling the making of the original Star Wars trilogy, especially in recent years. However, getting a glimpse from behind-the-scenes of the original movies as they were being made is a rare gift. But someone recently found a rare hour-long Empire Strikes Back documentary from 1980 and uploaded it for us all to enjoy.

Watch the Empire Strikes Back documentary below! Read More »

In this edition of Casting Bits:

  • Benicio del Toro is set to star in Oliver Stone‘s next drama, White Lies.
  • Mark Hamill joins Knightfall as it’s renewed for season 2.
  • Disney’s live-action Mulan remake adds Jimmy Wong and Doua Moua.
  • Roland Emmerich‘s Midway enlists Patrick Wilson, Aaron Eckhart, Nick Jonas, Tadanobu Asano, and Keean Johnson.
  • Jesse Plemons to co-star with Keri Russell in Scott Cooper‘s Antlers.
  • Patton Oswalt joins Disney’s live-action Kim Possible movie.
  • Joel Kinnaman joins Ron Moore’s space drama at Apple.

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Episode 9 cast

Update: Actress Keri Russell was added to the official press release a few hours after the cast announcement.  Our original article follows, along with a brief update about Russell’s involvement.

The cast of Star Wars: Episode 9 has just been announced, and it includes some big surprises. See the full Episode 9 cast below.

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Star Wars The Last Jedi - Mark Hamill Beard as Luke Skywalker

Production on Star Wars: Episode 9 is gearing up across the pond as J.J. Abrams prepares to shoot the latest installment of the Skywalker saga that began all the way back in 1977. Of course, details on what the Force Awakens director has in store for the end of the primary Star Wars storyline are under tight wraps, so that leaves fans wildly speculating about facial hair.

Mark Hamill recently took to Twitter to show off a new Sideshow Collectibles item that he was adding to his collection. The item in question is a Clown Prince of Crime cane featuring the cartoonish face of The Joker as the handle. But no one cared about the cane as much as the fact that Mark Hamill showed off his clean shaven face, and that has people desperately trying to link it to Star Wars. Read More »

solo cameo

A few days ago, Mark Hamill accidentally let slip a Solo cameo that none of us were expecting. According to Hamill, a well-known Star Wars actor makes a surprise appearance in the newest Star Wars Story film. Now, we have confirmation that Hamill was telling the truth – and that the actor isn’t playing the character we thought he was. Spoilers follow.

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solo cameo

Mark Hamill just spoiled a potential Solo: A Star Wars Story cameo. In a new interview, Hamill appears to have accidentally let slip a bit of info regarding the upcoming Star Wars film, but hey, we can’t stay mad at Mark Hamill, so it’s okay.

Find out who the Solo cameo is below, and beware of spoilers!

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Luke in Episode 9

Mark Hamill is always down to talk about Star Wars, and he’s never afraid to voice his opinions on the franchise. In a new interview, Hamill offers some new thoughts on The Last Jedi, the prospect of seeing Luke in Episode 9 , and more.

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