With production slated to begin next month on Star Wars 9, there is still very little anyone knows about the project, but Todd Fisher, the brother of late great Star Wars icon Carrie Fisher, hopes his sister's Leia character is still part of the story somehow. While promoting his new book My Girls: A Lifetime with Carrie and Debbie, Todd Fisher was asked if he knew anything about Leia making any sort of return in Star Wars 9. While LucasFilm hasn't informed him of their plans as of yet, he thinks Leia should actually return. Here's what he had to say. Yoda's return is far more conceivable than Leia's, since Frank Oz is still alive to provide the voice and work the re-created puppet as Yoda in The Last Jedi. Leia's return, however, seems all but unlikely, even though her character is still alive when The Last Jedi came to a close. Fisher passed away unexpectedly in December 2016, and just a few weeks later there had been rumors that LucasFilm would use technology to re-create Leia … [Read more...] about Carrie Fisher’s Brother Wants Leia to Return in Star Wars 9
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Later this summer, director J.J. Abrams will return to direct Star Wars 9, which was originally slated to be directed by Colin Trevorrow before he was surprisingly removed from the project. With Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, which he co-wrote with Derek Connolly and served as an executive producer, hitting theaters, Trevorrow has started to make the press rounds, and in a new interview, he has opened up about his dismissal from the project, and if the vastly negative reactions to his film The Book of Henry had anything to do with his firing. Here's what he had to say below. After the massive success that LucasFilm had with J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the studio has had issues with most of their directors since then. There has long been speculation that, despite getting full credit, Gareth Edwards was actually fired from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. While LucasFilm clearly loved working with Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson so much, since they gave the … [Read more...] about Colin Trevorrow Talks About Being Fired from Star Wars 9
Many Star Wars fans were shocked to see the iconic character General Leia make it out of Star Wars: The Last Jedi alive, leaving many people wondering how they will address the death of actress Carrie Fisher next year in Star Wars 9. Finally, the Poe Dameron comic series have begun to address Leia's grim future in the series, possibly revealing how Leia will be written off before the ninth installment in the Star Wars saga. The Poe Dameron comic book series has gone in-depth with the titular Resistance leader Poe. The comics started by showing Poe's origins and upbringing before the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Now, in its 27th issue, the comics have finally caught up with the events of the movies, and now show what our heroes are up to after the events of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. In this 27th issue, Princess Leia's fate has finally been touched on. The comic started right after the events of The Last Jedi, and it does not look like General Leia is doing the best. In one of … [Read more...] about Leia’s Grim Future Before Star Wars 9 Revealed in New Comic
Shooting is set to begin on Star Wars 9 this summer. J.J. Abrams is currently in the pre-production stage. Since the shooting start date is only a handful of months away, Abrams and casting director Nina Gold are looking for new actors and actresses to pull into the Star Wars universe. One actress is needed between the ages of 40 and 50 years old to play one of the movie's lead roles, who is only identified as "Mara." If true, this could mean that Mara Jade from the Legends Universe, once known as the Expanded Universe, will be making an appearance in Star Wars 9. From the late 1970s to 2012, the Star Wars books, comic books, video games, and other materials outside of the movies and The Clone Wars TV series were known collectively as the Star Wars Expanded Universe. This all famously changed when Disney stepped in and purchased Lucasfilm and referred to the material as Legends. In doing so, they made the decision to take everything out of the official canon, angering many hardcore … [Read more...] about Star Wars 9 Is Casting a Major Legends Expanded Universe Character?
If you came of age during the original Star Wars trilogy, and someone handed you a bucket of Star Wars action figures that only including Luke Skywalker amongst all the new Force Awakens characters, wouldn't your instinct to be to reach for him first? Apparently that's what Colin Trevorrow did, if we're to believe the latest rumors about his firing, and he got his hand slammed away with an affirmative 'No, you may only play with Rey, Finn and Poe'. The so-called creative differences between him and Kathleen Kennedy's Lucasfilm came from the man wanting to keep Luke Skywalker alive long enough to use him in the third and final installment of this new trilogy. Colin Trevorrow was famously fired from Star Wars 9 after he'd been working on the script for quite some time, and his boot came after others were also ousted out of the series. 'Creative Differences' has been the tagline for these exits, and a lot of people immediately assumed that Trevorrow was being cut loose after everyone got … [Read more...] about Original Star Wars 9 Director Was Fired for Wanting Major Last Jedi Changes?