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 »

lando in star wars episode 9

On the July 10, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by Star Wars expert Bryan Young, to talk about the recent casting news of Billy Dee Williams in Star Wars Episode 9 and speculate what kind of role Lando might play in JJ Abrams’ film. In Our Feature Presentation, /Film writer Hoai-Tran Bui joins me to talk about why so many female superheroes are stuck in the past.

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lando in star wars episode 9

All bets are off: Billy Dee Williams is returning to Star Wars. The actor will reprise his role as the intergalactic gambler and former smuggler Lando in Star Wars Episode 9, marking his first big screen return to the role since 1983’s Return of the Jedi.

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Keri Russell Star Wars

Update: Variety has corrected their initial report about Lawrence Kasdan’s involvement. Find the update below.

Breaking news from a galaxy far, far away: writer/director J.J. Abrams has cast his frequent collaborator Keri Russell in Star Wars: Episode 9. Read more about the Keri Russell Star Wars casting below. Read More »

Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars Episode 9

With the future of Star Wars spin-off movies up in the air, some of the legacy characters from the Star Wars saga who were meant to get their own installments in the Star Wars Story banner are left in limbo. However, a new rumor indicates that one of the characters rumored to have his own Star Wars spin-off might make a return to the primary saga.

A new rumor, which should be taken with a huge grain of salt, indicates that Star Wars prequel trilogy star Ewan McGregor may secretly shoot a role for Star Wars Episode 9. That might sound ludicrous at first, but there are plenty of ways for Ewan McGregor to come back for the final installment of the Skywalker saga. Read More »

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Lando Calrissian Episode 9

After Yoda’s surprise appearance in writer/director Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, fans might be seeing another legacy character pop up in writer/director J.J. Abrams‘ upcoming sequel Star Wars: Episode 9. A new rumor indicates that a familiar face will be brought into the fold for the final film in the new trilogy, and it’s reportedly someone fans have been hoping to see on screen again for years.
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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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Star Wars Episode 9 time jump

The most recent Star Wars movies, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Star Wars: The Last Jedi, have either led directly into or picked up almost directly from the events of another film in the saga. But a new comment from actor John Boyega, who plays Finn in the new trilogy, indicates that a Star Wars Episode 9 time jump may happen which would bring the franchise back to its original trilogy roots.
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Josh Trank exits Star Wars

Star Wars just hired its first female director — kind of. Victoria Mahoney has been tapped as the Star Wars: Episode 9 second unit director, making her the first black woman to ever hold the position. She’ll be working alongside Episode 9 director J.J. Abrams.

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