From Sonic Screwdriver to Lightsaber, it looks like Matt Smith (Doctor Who) will be heading to a galaxy far, far away as Variety has reported that the actor will be joining the cast of STAR WARS: EPISODE IX. As expected, the nature of Matt Smith's character in the film is being kept under wraps but it's said to be a "key role." Resistance? First Order? Alien? Jedi? Sith? Let the guessing game begin. Matt Smith recently played Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, in the first two seasons of Netflix's The Crown, and even scored an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. Smith will be joining John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joona Suotamo, and Billie Lourd in the film, who will all be returning for the final installment of the Skywalker Saga along with Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Billy Dee Williams, and Carrie Fisher. Smith's fellow STAR WARS-newbies include Naomi Ackie (Doctor … [Read more...] about Matt Smith joins the cast of Star Wars: Episode IX for a key role
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Lost fandom as if their wildest reunion dreams have come true: Charlie Pace himself is re-teaming with JJ Abrams for Star Wars: Episode IX. Dominic Monaghan, best known for his role as Merry in Lord Of The Rings, as well as his turn on Lost, has joined the cast in an exclusive published by Deadline. Monaghan has expressed a desire to join Abrams in the past; he told Deadline: “The galaxy far far away has had almost as much influence as the one I live in, so I am delighted to be involved.” Of course, it’s time to speculate who he’ll be playing. We can probably rule out him being Rey’s family, as well as Grand Admiral Thrawn, despite the fact that it is a truth universally acknowledged in Star Wars fandom that everyone cast in the new movies is either Rey’s mom, Thrawn, or Snoke. The fact he’s a Brit points to a possible First Order alignment, as most villains come with a British accent in this universe. However, I am choosing to speculate that … [Read more...] about Dominic Monaghan Joins Cast of Star Wars, Is Definitely Not Playing Thrawn or Rey’s Mom
Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm have announced the official cast for J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode IX and there are some surprises! Returning cast members include Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, and Billie Lourd. New cast members include Naomi Ackie (Doctor Who) and Richard E. Grant (Gosford Park, Hudson Hawk). They will be joined by veteran Star Wars actors Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, and Billy Dee Williams, who will reprise his role as Lando Calrissian. The most surprising news is that there is unused footage of Carrie Fisher as Leia Organa that will be used in the film! Director J.J. Abrams had this to say in a statement: "We desperately loved Carrie Fisher. Finding a truly satisfying conclusion to the Skywalker saga without her eluded us. We were never going to recast, or use a CG character. With the support and blessing from her daughter, Billie, we … [Read more...] about The Cast of STAR WARS: EPISODE IX Announced! Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher To Be Featured!
The force is apparently quite strong with FREE STATE OF JONES and DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES actress Keri Russell. According to Variety, the RUNNING WIDE alum is in early talks to join the cast of J.J. Abrams' STAR WARS: EPISODE IX. The role that Russell is considering would require her to perform action-heavy fight scenes, which we all know that she's more than capable of playing after seeing her kick ass in projects like MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE III and THE AMERICANS. The search for an additional female cast member to be added to STAR WARS: EPISODE IX began roughly two months ago, with the studio setting their sights on Russell just before the Fourth of July holiday. Two more cast members are expected to join the on-going space opera before the project rolls into production at the end of this month. Of course, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, and Adam Driver have already been confirmed to return for the third film in the latest Star Wars trilogy. For the moment, we … [Read more...] about Keri Russell is in early talks to join the cast of Star Wars: Episode IX
Previous1 of 8Next The second wave of Funko Pop! bobbleheads for Star Wars: The Last Jedi are arriving sometime this year. Take a look at the eight products below. Also read: Ezra Assembles A Team For The Explosive Finale To ‘Star Wars Rebels’ There are eight new Funko products tied to the second wave of Star Wars Funko, with two being recreations of the Praetorian Guard duel with Rey and Kylo Ren fighting alongside one another near the end of the film and the other six being standard Pop! bobbleheads. The characters included in the latter set of figures include a Sad Porg, C’ai Threnalli, an Ahch-To Caretaker, Paige Tico, a Vulptex, and Luke Skywalker’s Force Projection. Also read: ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Gets An International Trailer & Poster Star Wars: The Last Jedi is still playing in theaters, and is targeting Digital HD and DVD/Blu-Ray releases on March 13 and March 27 respectively. The movie’s cast … [Read more...] about Second Wave Of ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Funko Pop! Vinyls Arriving Soon