Mark Hamill Talks About Recasting Leia in EPISODE IX

2016 was a rough year for geeks. So many pop culture icons were lost that year. For Star Wars fans, the biggest loss came in December 2016 with the passing of Carrie Fisher. Fisher was our princess, our hero, and our general. Her passing came after filming for The Last Jedi finished but before its premiere. This has left many wondering what will happen with Leia in Episode IX. We were all lead to believe that she would play an integral role in the film, but now that will most likely be different.

J.J. Abrams has a tough task ahead of him in writing Episode IX with Chris Terrio and having to figure out what to do with Leia. Kathleen Kennedy has already said that they will not digitally reconstruct Leia similar to Tarkin in Rogue One. This leaves an off-screen death with an explanation in the opening crawl or recasting Leia. Neither of those options will be very satisfying for fans.

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New Obi-Wan Kenobi Hot Toys Action Figure Comes with a Baby Luke Skywalker

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Hot Toys has released a new action figure based on Ewan McGregor‘s Obi-Wan Kenobi from the Star Wars: Episode VII – Revenge of the Sith and it comes complete with a baby Luke Skywalker! We know that Lucasfilm is currently developing an Obi-Wan Kenobi film which is set after the events of Revenge of the Sith and before A New Hope. A lot of fans are excited to see what exactly that will end up being. In the meantime, this figure is a must own for any collector. This is Hot Toys’ most impressive young Obi-Wan figure that they’ve made yet.

“Bring balance to the force… not leave it in darkness!”

Obi-Wan Kenobi Legendary Jedi Master, Obi-Wan Kenobi is fans’ beloved character in the Star Wars galaxy! Gifted in the ways of the Force, he fought alongside Qui-Gon Jinn, trained Anakin Skywalker, and served as a general in the Republic Army during the Clone Wars. In Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, fans finally witness the conflict and climatic battle between Obi-Wan and Anakin who had turned to the Dark Side!

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Mark Hamill Says George Lucas Didn’t Plan on Killing Luke Skywalker Until STAR WARS: EPISODE IX After He Trained Leia

Well, thanks to Mark Hamill, Star Wars fans can now continue to ponder what the Star Wars saga would have been had George Lucas‘ ideas been used. In a recent interview with IGN, Hamill revealed that Lucas didn’t plan on killing off Luke Skywalker until Star Wars: Episode IX… after he trained Leia!

“I happen to know that George didn’t kill Luke until the end of [Episode] 9, after he trained Leia.  Which is another thread that was never played upon [in The Last Jedi].”

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Mark Hamill Complains About THE LAST JEDI Again; This Time it’s About Milking The Alien Creature

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Mark Hamill is now talking about another thing that he didn’t like about Star Wars: The Last Jedi. He’s already voiced several complaints about how he didn’t necessarily like how Luke Skywalker was handled. His latest complaint deals with the scene where we see Luke milk and alien creature for blue milk to drink, and this is actually valid.

While the scene did offer a laugh, the time wasted on it would have been better served with seeing Luke mourning the loss of his friend Han Solo, which is a scene that was cut. While talking to IGN about the deleted scenes of the film Hamill had this to say:a

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Sith Luke? Jedi Leia? This Star Wars Battlefront 4 concept art is a treasure trove of ‘What if?’ designs

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The Star Wars universe is no stranger to the “what if” scenarios proposed by fans. What if the sides were flipped and Luke was a Sith? What if Leia had been the one to receive Jedi training instead of her brother? What if General Grievous wasn’t 99% metal? Well wonder no more, because new concept art from the long-ago cancelled Star Wars Battlefront 4 has surfaced, and it’s sure to scratch your alternate universe itch.

And no, that’s not a typo – this is allegedly concept art from Star Wars Battlefront 4, despite the fact that Star Wars Battlefront 3 never saw the light of day. How can that be? Pretty simple, really: as development on Battlefront 3 was coming to a close, teams were tasked with laying the groundwork for what was thought to be an inevitable sequel. That proved to be a fatal gamble when the shutdown of LucasArts put a damper on future plans, and developer Free Radical was closed shortly thereafter.

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STAR WARS REBELS Producer Dave Filoni Says a New Series Announcement is Coming Soon

As Star Wars Rebels is about to come to an end, fans have been wondering what we are going to see next. We all know that another series is coming, but what will it be!? What story will it tell!? According to Star Wars Rebels producer David Filoni, we’ll find out soon.

During an interview with Animation Magazine, Filoni talked about his experience with working on Clone Wars and Rebels and in the process teased that an announcement is coming:

“George always treated our animation on Clone Wars the same way he treated film, it’s all part of his story. At times there’s a tendency to treat animation as an ‘other’ or as something for kids, and that’s not been my experience at Lucasfilm. We are telling stories and we happen to use the medium of animation to tell them.

“So I think that’s what the future holds. We have a lot of different ways to convey stories and we choose the best mediums and we are showing no sign of slowing, so the end of one thing always means the beginning of another, and soon people will learn what that other is.”

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Jon Favreau to Write, Executive Produce a Live-Action Star Wars TV Series

Jon Favreau to Write, Executive Produce a Live-Action Star Wars TV Series

Jon Favreau to write, executive produce a live-action Star Wars TV series

Lucasfilm has announced that Emmy-nominated producer and actor Jon Favreau has signed on to executive produce and write a live-action Star Wars TV series for Disney’s new direct-to-consumer platform. Favreau is no stranger to the Star Wars galaxy having played roles in both the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series and in the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story.

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Lucasfilm Will Reportedly Start Shooting Their OBI-WAN KENOBI Movie in 2019 in Belfast

It looks like Lucasfilm might be farther along on the development of their Obi-Wan Kenobi movie than previously thought. It seems they are looking to shoot the film in Belfast at Paint Hall studios in the Titanic Quarter. This is where HBO’s Game of Thrones series is shot. According to the Belfast Telegraph, once production on Game of Thrones comes to an end, Lucasfilm will be moving in to start work on the Obi-Wan solo film. Apparently, they’ll start shooting in 2019. Oh, and George Lucas even visited Belfast to check out the shooting locations for the new film.

Movie mogul Lucas was pictured eating out in swanky Holywood restaurant Noble during his short Belfast visit. The snap led to frenzied speculation as to why he was visiting the city.

It’s understood that it was to give his seal of approval to the latest Star Wars spin-off being shot in Northern Ireland – a move that will pump millions of pounds into the local economy.

Lucas spent part of his time here last November being given a guided tour of the Paint Hall studios. Paint Hall sources said Lucas was hugely impressed by the Belfast studio.

George Lucas Was Developing a Han Solo Film Before Disney Bought Lucasfilm

Here’s an interesting bit of Star Wars trivia that I didn’t know until today! Solo: A Star Wars Story co-writer Lawrence Kasdan recently revealed in an interview with EW, that he was actually developing a standalone Han Solo film with George Lucas before Disney bought Lucasfilm.

If George Lucas wouldn’t have sold Lucasfilm to Disney, there’s a good chance that he was on the road to launching his own Star Wars expanded cinematic universe, which is pretty cool. According to the report:

Even before Lucasfilm was sold to Disney in 2012, launching a renaissance of galactic storytelling, Lawrence Kasdan had signed on to put together a Han Solo-centric movie.

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Disney Details New Star Wars Hotel and Marvel Attractions

Disney Details New Star Wars Hotel and Marvel Attractions

Disney details new Star Wars hotel and Marvel attractions

During D23 Expo Japan 2018, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek revealed new details about major expansion in progress across Walt Disney World Resort leading up to the 50th Anniversary. Here’s a look at what’s ahead for guests:

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The fun will soar to infinity and beyond beginning this summer with the opening of Toy Story Land. This playful new 11-acre land will transport guests into the adventurous outdoors of Andy’s backyard where guests will feel like they have been shrunk to the size of Woody and Buzz, as they are surrounded by oversized toys. Using toys like building blocks, plastic buckets and shovels, and game board pieces, Andy has designed the perfect setting for this land that includes two major new attractions.

Slinky Dog Dash is a family-friendly coaster that will send riders dipping, dodging and dashing around turns and drops through the world of Andy’s toys. Guests can also spin around with little green aliens aboard Alien Swirling Saucers and quick refreshments will be on tap at Woody’s Lunch Box.

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