The cast of Star Wars 9 has officially been announced by Disney and Lucasfilm as filming is set to kick off next week. In addition to plenty of familiar faces, both from the original trilogy and the last couple of adventures in a galaxy far, far away, some new cast members have officially boarded what is being billed as the final chapter in the Skywalker saga by the studio. Those new additions include Richard E. Grant and Naomi Ackie. Of the two new additions, Naomi Ackie is certainly the lesser-known, but she's not a total newbie. She starred in 2016's Lady Macbeth and was part of the cast for the TV miniseries The Five. She also starred on an episode of Doctor Who. That's something she and Richard E. Grant have in common, as he's also appeared on the long-running sci-fi series. Grant is a veteran actor with years of experience under his belt, dating back to the early 80s. Some of his credits include Bram Stoker's Dracula, The Age of Innocence and Gosford Park. Comic book movie fans … [Read more...] about Star Wars 9 Brings in Richard E. Grant and Naomi Ackie
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Comic books have given us a lot of extra back story on Star Wars, and the recent adaptation of The Last Jedi makes it pretty clear that Leia is not going to make it to the opening moments of Star Wars 9. While she survived her blast into space, it did more damage than was noticeable in the movie, and it's looking like Leia's death will be explained in the opening crawl of this final Force Awakens sequel. It will be this death that serves as the catalyst for Lando Calrissian's return. Artist turned Reddit contributor magidmarvel seems to think this is the way it will all go down, at least. It has been confirmed that Billy Dee Williams will return in Star Wars 9 after having last been seen in 1983's Return of the Jedi. He's the last of the main human characters that is still alive, and perhaps he has his healthy pansexual lifestyle and open-mindedness to thank for that. This new fan theory claims Lando will learn of Leia's death and return to lead the Resistance to victory. Pro gambler … [Read more...] about What Brings Lando Back to the Resistance in Star Wars 9 Revealed?
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
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