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‘Star Wars Jedi’ actor says a live-action appearance must be “right” for the story - www.nme.com
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20.02.2024

‘Star Wars Jedi’ actor says a live-action appearance must be “right” for the story

Star Wars Jedi series, has said that he would like a live-action appearance of his character as long as it was “right”.Speaking at a panel at Fan Expo Vancouver 2024 on February 17, Monaghan was asked if he had thought any more on the possibility of reprising his role in a film or TV show.“It would have to be right,” answered the actor (via The Direct). “By that I mean, it has to continue the story or the character in some way.

Harrison Ford left Star Wars script in a London flat – now it’s been sold for thousands - www.nme.com - county Harrison - county Ford - city Elgin
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22.02.2024

Harrison Ford left Star Wars script in a London flat – now it’s been sold for thousands

Star Wars script Harrison Ford left in a London flat sold for thousands last week.The actor rented the flat in 1976 while filming Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope and when he moved out, he accidentally left a draft of the film’s script.A description of the item from the auction read: “A revised fourth draft of STAR WARS EPISODE 1: A NEW HOPE – originally titled here as The Adventures of Luke Star Killer as taken from the ‘Journal of the Whills’ by George Lucas (Saga I) STAR WARS (March 15, 1976).”On the items provenance, the description added: “This item came from the home of a family in which Harrison Ford stayed during the filming of Star Wars throughout 1976 and is likely his own copy that was left behind along with other items.“Includes the scene where we first meet Chewbaca in the cantina and where Han Solo introduces the crew to the Milennium Falcon, among many other famous scenes and lines of dialogue including ‘Boring conversation anyway.'”Last weekend (February 18), the script sold for £10,795 following via Excalibur Auctions to an unnamed collector.The auction house went on to add more information about the owners of the flat in the description of the item, writing: “…The vendor recollects that in 1976 she had an advertisement in The Sunday Times “Flat to Let”. She and her husband were looking for a lodger in their home.

Berlin Fresh Faces: ‘Last Swim’ Star Solly McLeod - variety.com - Britain - Scotland - London - Indiana - Iran - Berlin
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19.02.2024

Berlin Fresh Faces: ‘Last Swim’ Star Solly McLeod

Naman Ramachandran British actor Solly McLeod‘s career is on an upward trajectory with Berlin-premiering “Last Swim” and Viggo Mortensen-directed “The Dead Don’t Hurt,” which premiered at Toronto 2023 and is bound for Glasgow next. Set over a hot summer day in London as the high-school year is ending, “Last Swim,” from feature debutant Sasha Nathwani, follows British-Iranian teen Ziba (Deba Hekmat) as she leads her friends on an eventful journey across the city, culminating in a once-in-a-lifetime astronomical event. McLeod plays Shea, one of the key members of the group.

‘Star Wars’ Abandoned Draft Script Sells For More Than $13K At Auction - deadline.com - Austria - county Harrison - county Ford
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18.02.2024

‘Star Wars’ Abandoned Draft Script Sells For More Than $13K At Auction

Harrison Ford left behind something more than his toothbrush when he departed a London rental.

Saban Buys Brit Thriller ‘Kill’ for North America (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - Britain - Scotland - USA
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17.02.2024

Saban Buys Brit Thriller ‘Kill’ for North America (EXCLUSIVE)

Alex Ritman Saban Films has acquired North American rights to the British thriller “Kill,” starring Paul Higgins (“Slow Horses,” “Line of Duty”), Brian Vernel (“Star Wars: Episode VII – the Force Awakens,” “Dunkirk”), Daniel Portman (“Game of Thrones, The Angel’s Share”), Calum Ross (“Wednesday”), Anita Vettesse (“Outlander,” “Guilt”), James Harkness (“Darkest Hour,” “Phantom Thread”) and Joanne Thomson (“The Victim”). The film, which explores the history of violence, the power of family and the dangers of revenge, marks the feature directorial debut of Rodger Griffiths, who devised the story and co-wrote the screenplay with Rob Drummond. “Kill” follows a hunting trip that turns deadly when three brothers plot to murder their violent, abusive father.

A New Star Wars Series Is Set for This Summer in a Never before Seen Era! - www.hollywoodnewsdaily.com - county Republic - Lucasfilm
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14.02.2024

A New Star Wars Series Is Set for This Summer in a Never before Seen Era!

Another Star Wars project is on the way! Just a few weeks after the announcement of The Mandalorian and Grogu movie a new series is set to premiere on Disney Plus this summer! Star Wars fans will be eating well with so much new content coming in 2024! Including the third and final season of The Bad Batch! Hollywood News Daily is here to tell fans everything they need to know about this exciting news! ‘STAR WARS: THE ACOLYTE’ will release this Summer(via: @Collider) pic.twitter.com/ZDZuGIspYo— ScreenTime (@screentime) February 10, 2024Star Wars: The Acolyte will be set in the High Republic Era. This was a time way before the Prequel Trilogy when the Jedi Order was at the height of its power. The series will follow a Jedi Padawan and her master as they investigate a looming evil lurking in the outer rim.

Ben Mendelsohn Wants More Krennic But Suggests He’s Not In ‘Andor’ Season 2 - theplaylist.net - Lucasfilm
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13.02.2024

Ben Mendelsohn Wants More Krennic But Suggests He’s Not In ‘Andor’ Season 2

As many dialed-in fans on social media know, season two of “Andor” has finished shooting. Both Diego Luna and Adria Arjona, stars of the Lucasfilm series, recently posted on Instagram, saying goodbye to their respective roles and confirming that production on the second season of the “Star Wars” spin-off prequel had finished.

Mark Hamill shares Taylor Swift anti-Trump tweet that has “aged remarkably well” - www.nme.com
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13.02.2024

Mark Hamill shares Taylor Swift anti-Trump tweet that has “aged remarkably well”

Mark Hamill has re-shared one of Taylor Swift’s previous posts criticising Donald Trump on X/Twitter, saying it has “aged remarkably well”.The actor – best known for playing Luke Skywalker in Star Wars and providing the voice of The Joker in the animated Batman series – took to social media yesterday (February 12) to bring one of Swift’s past posts back into the spotlight.Originally posted in May 2022, the update saw the pop star call out then-President Donald Trump after he labelled those protesting the death of George Floyd as “thugs”.“After stoking the fires of white supremacy and racism your entire presidency, you have the nerve to feign moral superiority before threatening violence? ‘When the looting starts the shooting starts’???” she wrote, also adding: “We will vote you out in November.”Re-sharing it nearly two years after it was originally posted, Hamill posted the tweet on his own page, and told his 5.1million followers on the platform: “This tweet has aged remarkably well. Especially the ‘We will vote you out in November’ part.”This tweet has aged remarkably well.Especially the "We will vote you out in November" part.

Samuel L. Jackson Is Ready For A Mace Windu Disney+ Series: “HE’S NOT DEAD!” - theplaylist.net - Lucasfilm
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12.02.2024

Samuel L. Jackson Is Ready For A Mace Windu Disney+ Series: “HE’S NOT DEAD!”

One of the shining stars of the “Star Wars” Prequel Trilogy (even when it was originally released) is Mace Windu, played by the always-amazing Samuel L. Jackson.

Liam Neeson “personally hurt” by Jar Jar Binks backlash after ‘The Phantom Menace’ - www.nme.com
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12.02.2024

Liam Neeson “personally hurt” by Jar Jar Binks backlash after ‘The Phantom Menace’

Liam Neeson has revealed that he and Ewan McGregor were “personally hurt and offended” by the backlash to Star Wars character Jar Jar Binks.The character (played by Ahmed Best) received a hugely negative reception after making his debut in 1999 prequel The Phantom Menace.Speaking to Empire about working with McGregor and Best, Neeson looked back fondly, recalling: “Ahmed was so funny and inventive. Myself and Ewan were personally hurt and offended by the critical reaction to the character.”Last year, Best opened up about the backlash to his character, revealing that he was afraid to leave his apartment after receiving death threats when his phone number was leaked online.“It was terrible.

‘Twisters’ Trailer: Lee Isaac Chung’s Belated Storm Chasers Sequel Stars Daisy Edgar-Jones, Glen Powell & More - theplaylist.net
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12.02.2024

‘Twisters’ Trailer: Lee Isaac Chung’s Belated Storm Chasers Sequel Stars Daisy Edgar-Jones, Glen Powell & More

Nostalgia sometimes takes time to form. The 1996 disaster film “Twister” directed by Jan de Bont, starring Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Jami Gertz, and Cary Elwes, was always a fun lark, but it’s only in recent years it’s been reclaimed as a ’90s classic.

Ubisoft updates ‘Assassin’s Creed Codename Red’ and ‘Star Wars Outlaws’ release windows - www.nme.com - Japan
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09.02.2024

Ubisoft updates ‘Assassin’s Creed Codename Red’ and ‘Star Wars Outlaws’ release windows

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has shared the release windows for both Assassin’s Creed Codename Red and Star Wars Outlaws.Speaking as part of the company’s most recent financial report, Guillemot confirmed Ubisoft were already looking forward to the 2025 fiscal year, which runs April 2024 to March 2025.“Moving forward, we’re gearing up for a very promising line-up for fiscal year 2025,” said Guillemot. He went on to confirm that Star Wars Outlaws, an action-adventure game set between The Empire Strikes Back and Return Of The Jedi, would be released before the end of 2024.“It should be a major milestone in the video game industry, especially given the undeniable appeal of this legendary franchise that will be coming for the first time to the Open World territory,” he added.Star Wars Outlaws was announced last year.

Dakota Johnson says her stint on ‘The Office’ was the “worst time of my life” - www.nme.com - county Bryan
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09.02.2024

Dakota Johnson says her stint on ‘The Office’ was the “worst time of my life”

Dakota Johnson has described her short stint on The Office as the “worst time” of her life.The Madame Web actress, who appeared in the series finale of the NBC sitcom, shared her experience during an appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers.“That was honestly the worst time of my life,” Johnson said (via IndieWire). “I love that show so much, and they were like, ‘Do you want to be in the series finale?’ and I was like, ‘Of course,’ thinking that I’d show up for, like, half a day.

‘The Phantom Menace’: Ewan McGregor Remembers How “Hard” It Was When People “Hammered” The First ‘Star Wars’ Prequel - theplaylist.net - Lucasfilm
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31.01.2024

‘The Phantom Menace’: Ewan McGregor Remembers How “Hard” It Was When People “Hammered” The First ‘Star Wars’ Prequel

Enough time has passed that Ewan McGregor has fresh eyes to look back at his time making the “Star Wars” prequel films. He needs a new perspective because, apparently, a lot of his memories, specifically regarding the release of ‘The Phantom Menace,’ aren’t very positive.

Daisy Ridley Talks “Upsetting” Nature Of ‘Star Wars’ Backlash & Says Rey/Kylo Kiss Was “Earned” - theplaylist.net - Lucasfilm
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29.01.2024

Daisy Ridley Talks “Upsetting” Nature Of ‘Star Wars’ Backlash & Says Rey/Kylo Kiss Was “Earned”

Having had the term “toxic fandom” coined around their poor behavior, it’s no secret that some sectors of “Star Wars” fandom have been rather belligerent. Many were up in arms about Rian Johnson’s “The Last Jedi” and even J.J.

Daisy Ridley Hesitated At First, But “Wouldn’t Be Doing” New ‘Star Wars’ Story “If It “Wasn’t Worth Telling” - theplaylist.net - Lucasfilm
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29.01.2024

Daisy Ridley Hesitated At First, But “Wouldn’t Be Doing” New ‘Star Wars’ Story “If It “Wasn’t Worth Telling”

As we all know, after a long break from theaters and a pivot on Disney+ with TV series, Lucasfilm has ambitious plans to return “Star Wars” to cinemas. While “The Mandalorian And Grogu” might be the next “Star Wars” film to hit theaters (and if it does, the next available release date is May 2026), there’s also another one nipping at its heels.

Billy Dee Williams says ‘Star Wars’ fans gave him a tough time for “betraying” Han Solo - www.nme.com
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26.01.2024

Billy Dee Williams says ‘Star Wars’ fans gave him a tough time for “betraying” Han Solo

Star Wars fans gave him a tough time for “betraying” Han Solo.Appearing on Entertainment Weekly‘s Dagobah Dispatch podcast, the Lando Calrissian actor explained how his character’s actions in The Empire Strikes Back – which included making a deal with Darth Vader that lead to Han Solo being captured and frozen in carbonite – resulted in a backlash that extended into his real life.“When I would pick my daughter up from school, the kids would run up to me and say, ‘You betrayed Han Solo!’” Williams said. “I’d go on an airplane and the airplane stewards would say, ‘You betrayed Han Solo!’ I got that for a lot of years.”Williams said that he would try to reason with upset Star Wars fans, telling them: “Look, think about the whole situation.

Daisy Ridley says the plot for her Rey-led ‘Star Wars’ film is “cool as shit” - www.nme.com
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25.01.2024

Daisy Ridley says the plot for her Rey-led ‘Star Wars’ film is “cool as shit”

Daisy Ridley has said the idea for her upcoming, Rey-led Star Wars film is “cool as shit”.The movie, which is set some time after the events of The Rise Of Skywalker and reportedly follows Rey as she attempts to rebuild the Jedi Order, will be directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy.In a new interview with Variety, Ridley was asked how franchise’s first female filmmaker will impact the series.“The short answer is I don’t know. I’m excited to do the job, but not because Sharmeen is a woman,” she said.“Her documentaries are amazing. Her idea for the story is cool as shit.

Daisy Ridley Talks Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s “Cool As Sh*t” Story Idea For Upcoming ‘Star Wars’ Film - theplaylist.net - Lucasfilm
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25.01.2024

Daisy Ridley Talks Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s “Cool As Sh*t” Story Idea For Upcoming ‘Star Wars’ Film

Daisy Ridley may have starred in several films since the last “Star Wars” movie, 2019’s “The Rise Of Starwalker,” but for general audiences she’ll always be Rey. Is that for better or worse? Well, even diehard “Star Wars” fans aren’t thrilled that the heroine is the paternal granddaughter of Emperor Palpatine.

Jellyfish Pictures Promotes Archie Donato To Managing Director Of Animation - deadline.com - Britain
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23.01.2024

Jellyfish Pictures Promotes Archie Donato To Managing Director Of Animation

EXCLUSIVE: UK-based VFX and animation company Jellyfish Pictures has appointed Archie Donato as Managing Director of Animation. 

‘The Bad Batch’ Final Season Trailer: Dave Filoni’s ‘Star Wars’ Animated Series Comes To An End - theplaylist.net
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22.01.2024

‘The Bad Batch’ Final Season Trailer: Dave Filoni’s ‘Star Wars’ Animated Series Comes To An End

“Star Wars” animation is always pointed to by diehard fans as some of the best storytelling the franchise has ever seen. And while “The Bad Batch” isn’t discussed as top-tier (at least from what has been told to me by big fans), it’s still probably better than a lot of what is happening in live-action.

Jodie Foster Confirms She Was Offered Princess Leia Role But Turned It Down Due To A Contract With Disney - theplaylist.net
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19.01.2024

Jodie Foster Confirms She Was Offered Princess Leia Role But Turned It Down Due To A Contract With Disney

How’s this for alternative casting? Variety reports that Jodie Foster confirmed to Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show” that, yes, she was offered the role of Princess Leia in the original “Star Wars.” But the actress turned down the part, citing a contract for a Disney movie she had already signed. Based on the timeframe, that likely was “Freaky Friday,” which hit theaters a year before “A New Hope” premiered.

Jodie Foster Was Almost Princess Leia In ‘Star Wars’ - deadline.com
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19.01.2024

Jodie Foster Was Almost Princess Leia In ‘Star Wars’

It’s not the ones you get that haunt you. It’s the ones you missed.

Jodie Foster reveals why she turned down Princess Leia role in ‘Star Wars’ - www.nme.com - USA - Vietnam
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18.01.2024

Jodie Foster reveals why she turned down Princess Leia role in ‘Star Wars’

Star Wars, but had to pass on the opportunity.During an appearance on Wednesday’s (January 17) edition of The Tonight Show, the two-time Oscar winner recalled how she was approached to play the iconic sci-fi character, which would later become a breakthrough role for the late Carrie Fisher.Foster had to turn down the part, however, due scheduling conflicts with the original Freaky Friday film.“I was [offered the role], but I had a conflict,” she told host Jimmy Fallon. “I was doing a Disney movie, and I just didn’t want to pull out of the Disney movie because I was already under contract, so I didn’t do it.

Jodie Foster says she turned down playing Princess Leia — here’s why - nypost.com
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18.01.2024

Jodie Foster says she turned down playing Princess Leia — here’s why

Princess Leia from the “Star Wars” franchise. Foster, 61, made the revelation during an appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” while promoting her new HBO series, “True Detective: Night Country.” “I saw this on the internet, it resurfaced somehow,” Fallon, 49, said.

Jodie Foster Confirms Princess Leia Offer; She Turned Down ‘Star Wars’ Because of a Disney Contract She ‘Didn’t Want to Pull Out Of’ - variety.com - county Foster
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18.01.2024

Jodie Foster Confirms Princess Leia Offer; She Turned Down ‘Star Wars’ Because of a Disney Contract She ‘Didn’t Want to Pull Out Of’

Zack Sharf Digital News Director Jodie Foster has shocked the “Star Wars” fandom by confirming she was offered the role of Princess Leia in “Star Wars,” which unquestionably would’ve changed the course of her career. The two-time Oscar winner told Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show” that she was already locked into a contract for a Disney movie at the time and didn’t want to break it in order to join a galaxy far, far away. Foster did not reveal what Disney movie, but the timeline suggests it might’ve been “Freaky Friday,” which was released a year before “Star Wars.” “You’ve been in so many iconic roles, and we love what you do,” Fallon said during the show.

‘Star Wars’ fans aren’t happy Ray Stevenson was snubbed from Emmys tribute - www.nme.com
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16.01.2024

‘Star Wars’ fans aren’t happy Ray Stevenson was snubbed from Emmys tribute

Star Wars fans have taken to social media to share their shock and disappointment that actor Ray Stevenson was not included in the 2024 In Memoriam tribute at the 75th Emmy Awards.The awards, which took place last night (January 15) featured its well-known segment where a tribute is paid to those in the industry who died in the last year. The video montage was accompanied by singer Charlie Puth and duo, The War And Treaty, performing a combination of 2015 hit, ‘See You Again’ and the Friends theme song, ‘I’ll Be There For You’ by The Rembrandts, paying homage to Matthew Perry, who died last October.The list of names included Euphoria actor, Angus Cloud, screenwriter and producer, Norman Lear, and musical theatre star, Angela Lansbury, among many others.

Harrison Ford Chokes Up Accepting Critics Choice Career Achievement Award: ‘I Feel Enormously Lucky’ - variety.com - USA - Indiana - county Harrison - county Ford
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15.01.2024

Harrison Ford Chokes Up Accepting Critics Choice Career Achievement Award: ‘I Feel Enormously Lucky’

Angelique Jackson Harrison Ford didn’t even need a full three minutes to give one of the most memorable speeches of Sunday night’s Critics Choice Awards. A visibly emotional Ford took the stage midway through the ceremony to accept the career achievement award, honoring his body of work, which includes some of the biggest blockbusters in history, like playing Han Solo in “Star Wars” and archaeologist Indiana Jones. Critics Choice Awards host Chelsea Handler had already called out Ford in her monologue for being one of her celebrity crushes, but it was “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” director James Mangold who presented Ford with the prize.

‘The Mandalorian’ Season 4 Was Fully Written Before Series Pivoted To The ‘Grogu’ Movie - theplaylist.net - Lucasfilm
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14.01.2024

‘The Mandalorian’ Season 4 Was Fully Written Before Series Pivoted To The ‘Grogu’ Movie

The surprise announcement this week of “The Mandalorian & Grogu” raised a ton of questions about the galaxy of Lucasfilm.

Zack Snyder Recalls ‘Rebel Moon’ Pitch To Lucasfilm: ”I’m Gonna Fix ‘Star Wars’ Cause They Had Gone Astray” - theplaylist.net - Lucasfilm
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11.01.2024

Zack Snyder Recalls ‘Rebel Moon’ Pitch To Lucasfilm: ”I’m Gonna Fix ‘Star Wars’ Cause They Had Gone Astray”

Zack Snyder’s “Rebel Moon” is on Netflix now, and obviously, it’s a divisive film with a 22% score on Rotten Tomatoes. Our review wasn’t pretty blunt about it, too, calling it “lifeless and superficial,” but it’s still fascinating that Netflix went all in on it, and a sequel, “Rebel Moon: The Scargiver,” is coming in April 2024 (read our review here; check out our 2024 blockbuster preview here).

‘The First Jedi’: Benioff & Weiss Talk About Their Abandoned ‘Star Wars’ Project & Why It Never Happened - theplaylist.net - Lucasfilm
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10.01.2024

‘The First Jedi’: Benioff & Weiss Talk About Their Abandoned ‘Star Wars’ Project & Why It Never Happened

Even though it would appear that Lucasfilm has its ducks in a row regarding the future of “Star Wars” films (even if the studio throws the odd curveball), it wasn’t that long ago when things really felt like absolute chaos. People were hired to develop films, conflicting reports would follow.

Barry Keoghan Says Chloé Zhao Told Him To Watch Hayden Christensen In ‘Star Wars’ For ‘Eternals’ Inspiration - theplaylist.net
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10.01.2024

Barry Keoghan Says Chloé Zhao Told Him To Watch Hayden Christensen In ‘Star Wars’ For ‘Eternals’ Inspiration

With Marvel Studios having an incredibly rough 2023, you have to wonder if any of the previous films will get a bit of a reconsideration. The one that springs to mind most is “Eternals.” At the time, there were people who swore “Eternals” was the worst thing Marvel had ever produced.

Star Wars: Jon Favreau To Direct New The Mandalorian & Grogu Movie - www.hollywoodnewsdaily.com - Lucasfilm
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10.01.2024

Star Wars: Jon Favreau To Direct New The Mandalorian & Grogu Movie

The Mandalorian was the first of the Disney Plus Star Wars TV shows. Now it will pioneer more uncharted territory as the first Disney Plus Star Wars show to get its own movie! Titled The Mandalorian & Grogu, This movie will seemingly take the place of Mando Season 4. Hollywood News Daily is here to tell you everything you need to know about this upcoming project! The Mandalorian & Grogu will be directed by Jon Favreau as well as Kathleen Kennedy and Dave Filoni on as producers for the movie.

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