News from the Star Wars universe is that one of the final characters left over from the original saga is set to make an appearance in the final film of the newest trilogy. Last night THR's Heat Vision Blog reported that Billy Dee Williams will return for Episode IX and reprise his role as the swarthy Lando Calrissian. Chatter about Williams joining the production, which is set to begin later this summer, increased in recent days when the actor bowed out of an upcoming sci-fi and pop culture convention citing a conflict with a movie schedule. Sources confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that Williams will indeed be returning to the Star Wars film franchise for the first time since 1983’s Return of the Jedi. The Lando Calrissian character made his suave debut in 1980's Empire Strikes Back. Williams has been constantly in touch with the Star Wars franchise since the original saga. He has lent his silky smooth vocals to the cartoons and video games where Lando makes an … [Read more...] about STAR WARS IX: Lando is Back, Billy Dee Williams to Return to STAR WARS
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IT HAS been revealed that Obi-Wan Kenobi will be making his triumphant return to the big screen in the next Star Wars movie. Here's all you need to know about the greatest prequel character, whether or not he will get his own film, and what we know about Star Wars IX. Who is Obi-Wan Kenobi? Obi-Wan Kenobi is a prominent Jedi in the Star Wars series, having appeared in some form in every film in the original and prequel trilogies. In the first Star Wars film to be released, A New Hope, Obi-Wan is an old man who goes by the name Ben, and is played by Alec Guinness. He goes on to train the hero of the trilogy, Luke Skywalker, in the ways of the Force, until Obi-Wan is struck down by Darth Vader, his former student. The prequel series reveals that Obi-Wan, played by Ewan McGregor, took Darth Vader, then known as Anakin Skywalker, under his wing and trained him as a Jedi. As the prequel trilogy plays out, Obi-Wan develops a close bond with Anakin, which makes Anakin's eventual turn to the … [Read more...] about Will Obi-Wan Kenobi star in the Star Wars sequel trilogy and will Ewan McGregor’s jedi get his own movie?
THE Star Wars franchise made a triumphant return when Disney released Episode 7 - The Force Awakens in 2015 and followed it up with the similarly acclaimed spin-off film Rogue One at the end of 2016. Episode 8 -The Last Jedi has hit cinemas - but when can we expect Episode 9? Here's what we know... When is the Star Wars Episode 9 release date? Disney announced the completion of the nine-film saga will arrive in cinemas in December, 2019. It will follow on from Stars Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) and Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017). Meanwhile, Hans Solo: A Star Wars story will be released on May 24 2018. What is the title and storyline for Star Wars Episode 9? The title of Episode IX has not yet been revealed to the public but the film is expected to be the last instalment of the Skywalker saga. The film will be directed by The Force Awakens director JJ Abrams. So far Disney has failed to comment on whether they will choose to continue the Skywalker saga … [Read more...] about When is Star Wars Episode 9 released? UK release date, cast and plot details for The Last Jedi sequel
Star Wars season to be around the holidays but it seems that Star Wars season is something that never ends, which I don’t necessarily mean in a bad way. In fact, just this one image today has given me more excited that I’ve felt in a while. Disney has unveiled 7-second clips on YouTube that show off the first images of their new Star Wars resorts. The images show the interior of the spaceship’s living quarters and a look out one of the windows with a nice view of the stars and a familiar spaceship above. The post on the Disney website had this to say about the immersion of the Star Wars resorts: “As you can see, families visiting this resort will board a starship alive with characters and stories that unfold all around them during their voyage through the galaxy – and every window has a view of space! The resort will also be seamlessly connected to the highly anticipated Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, allowing … [Read more...] about New Images Reveal First Look At Disney Star Wars Resort
Is Reed Morano, one of the directors behind season 1 of the hit Hulu series The Handmaid’s Tale, the next Star Wars director? That’s the current buzz, as a Morano confirms that she had a lengthy sit-down meeting with Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy. If Morano lands the gig, that might make her the first female director in Star Wars history – a moment fans have been awaiting for a very long time.Who might be the next Star Wars director? While the director of Star Wars: Episode IX is already lined-up (J.J. Abrams), what about the future of the series? There are a seemingly endless supply of Star Wars spin-off films on the horizon, then there’s the brand-new extended universe Star Wars trilogy that director Rian Johnson is going to kick-off. Johnson is confirmed to helm at least the first entry in that series, but the future is uncertain. On top of all this, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy is on … [Read more...] about Is Reed Morano the Next Star Wars Director?