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Guillermo Del Toro Honoured With Golden Reel's Filmmaker Award

The Pacific Rim director will receive the top accolade from officials at the Motion Picture Sound Editors organisation at their annual Hollywood celebration in February (17), and del Toro insists the prize is...

George Lucas Approves Of Rogue One

George Lucas has given his seal of approval to 'Rouge One: A Star Wars Story'.The 72-year-old 'Star Wars' creator has seen the second film in the sci-fi blockbuster franchise to be released since he sold...

Felicity Jones' 25 Takes For Iconic Star Wars Line

Felicity Jones took 25 takes to perfect the line 'May the force be with us'' in 'Rouge One: A Star Wars Story'.The 33-year-old actress stars as Jyn Erso in the upcoming spin-off movie, and was...

Diego Luna Revelled In Military Training For Star Wars Prequel

The Elysium star plays Rebel Alliance Captain Cassian Andor in the new Star Wars spin-off film, and in addition to the intelligence analysis training, he also put his fitness to the test to...

Carrie Fisher Wasn't In Love With Harrison Ford

Carrie Fisher was not in love with her 'Star Wars' co-star Harrison Ford, but she was infatuated with him.The 60-year-old actress decided to lift the lid on her three-month fling with Harrison in her new...

Star Wars Identities Will Convert Non-fans To The Force

The 'Star Wars Identities' exhibition has the power to convert non-fans to the ways of 'The Force', according to the attraction's creator Laela French.French is responsible for bringing the interactive exhibit to The O2 in...

David Koepp Is In The Process Of Penning Indiana Jones 5 Script

David Koepp has begun writing the script for 'Indiana Jones 5'.The 53-year-old screenwriter - who has also written scripts for 'Spider-man' and 'War of the Worlds' - has revealed he is currently in the process...

George Lucas' Lucasfilm Launches Lightsaber Trademark Infringement Lawsuit

Michael Brown, who operates the businesses New York Jedi, the Lightsaber Academy, and Thrills and Skills, has been slapped with a lawsuit, in which he's accused of infringing on parent company Disney's Star...

Warwick Davis Will Appear In Star Wars: Episode Viii

Warwick Davis will star in 'Star Wars: Episode VIII'.The 46-year-old actor famously starred in 1983's 'Return of the Jedi' as Ewok Wicket and he has confirmed he will be in the sci-fi sequel, but he...

George Lucas Leads Tributes To R2-D2 Actor Kenny Baker

Baker, who was just 3 feet 8 inches tall (112 centimetres) due to a form of dwarfism, passed away on Saturday (13Aug16) after a long illness. The filmmaker remembered the late actor...

George Lucas Pays Tribute To Kenny Baker

George Lucas has praised Kenny Baker as the ''heart and soul of R2-D2''. The 'Star Wars' actor passed away on Saturday (13.08.16) at the age of 81 and George Lucas, who created the franchise, paid...

R2-D2 Actor Kenny Baker Dies Aged 83

Baker, who was just 3 feet 8 inches tall (112 centimetres) due to a form of dwarfism, passed away on Saturday (13Aug16) after a long illness. Born in Birmingham, England, the star's...

Original Darth Vader Actor David Prowse Wants To Reprise Role

David Prowse is disappointed he wasn't asked to reprise his role as Darth Vader in the spin-off 'Star Wars: Rogue One'.The 81-year-old actor has said that it would have been ''nice'' to be asked to...

Richard Dreyfuss: 'It's Simple, I Work For The Money'

The Jaws star has been an employed actor since the ‘60s, bagging an Oscar in 1978 for The Goodbye Girl. However his heart is no longer fully in it, though he continues as it pays...

Samuel L. Jackson: Star Wars' Mace Windu Is Still Alive

Samuel L. Jackson believes his 'Star Wars' character is still alive. The 67-year-old actor played Jedi Master Mace Windu, who fans believed was sent plummeting to his death during an encounter with the Sith Lord...

James Cameron Criticises Star Wars: The Force Awakens

James Cameron didn't think 'The Force Awakens' was as good as the previous six 'Star Wars' movies.The 61-year-old Canadian filmmaker - who has had huge success in the sci-fi genre with 'Aliens', 'Terminator 2: Judgment...

Top 10 'Easter Egg' Moments In Iconic Movies

Everyone likes a good Easter Egg hunt this time of year, but one of our favourites involves searching them out in iconic films. Of course, these 'Easter eggs' aren't of the chocolate variety, merely snippets...

Harrison Ford Will Return As Indiana Jones For Fifth Movie In 2019

Disney have announced that a fifth Indiana Jones movie is on the way, with Harrison Ford back as the whip-wielding archaeologist. While rumours of a new Indiana Jones movie have been around for years, many...

Brian Grazer Weds At Star-studded Ceremony

The producer exchanged vows with businesswoman Veronica Smiley at a Santa Monica location, with stars such as Robert Downey Jr., Tobey Maguire, Terrence Howard, Chris Rock and George Lucas among the celebrity guests.Model Liberty Ross...

Star Wars Fans Launch Petition To Bring Back George Lucas

Lucas gave up creative control of the Star Wars franchise after six movies when he sold his Lucasfilm production company to Disney Company in 2012 for more than $4 billion. The first...

Uncle Luke Bans Kids From Seeing Star Wars

The 2 Live Crew star, real name Luther Campbell, previously used the pseudonym Luke Skywalker but later changed it to Luke Skyywalker. The name sparked a legal battle with Lucas, who sued...

George Lucas Apologises For 'White Slavers' Remark

The movie mogul was chatting to U.S. newsman Charlie Rose about his decision to sell the Star Wars franchise to Disney when he made the ill-advised comment, which set social media alight earlier...

George Lucas Makes Slave Trade Reference During Star Wars Slam

The 71-year-old created the epic sci-fi franchise in the 1970s, but he let go of creative control of the series after selling his production company Lucasfilm to The Walt Disney Company in 2012 at a...

George Lucas And Carole King's Kennedy Center Honors Gala Hits Cbs

George Lucas might've have handed over the reins of 'Star Wars' to JJ Abrams, but his input into that world has certainly not been forgotten. Alongside songwriter Carole King, he was honored for the 38th...

Patti Labelle And Lee Daniels To Be Saluted At 2016 Bet Honors

Producer and industry executive Antonio 'L.A.' Reid, George Lucas' businesswoman wife Mellody Hobson, and former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will also be celebrated for their career achievements and contributions to African-American culture...

David Prowse Using Wheelchair Following Hip Surgery

The 80 year old, who played the masked villain in the original Star Wars trilogy, can no longer walk unaided after an operation left him with issues in his right leg. "Today...

Harrison Ford Wanted To Kill Off Han Solo At The End Of Return Of The Jedi

The movie veteran, who returns to the sci-fi franchise for the much-anticipated sequel Episode VII: The Force Awakens, admits he couldn't see much point in keeping his bounty hunter character alive at the...

George Lucas Feted At Kennedy Center Honours Show

The Star Wars creator was presented with the ceremonial rainbow ribbon for his contribution to U.S. culture following a State Department Dinner in Washington, D.C. on Saturday (05Dec15). George and his fellow...

George Lucas 'Really Liked' New Star Wars Film

Kennedy admits Lucas has struggled to watch his sci-fi saga go on without his involvement after selling Lucasfilm to Disney studio bosses in 2012. However, she tells editors at The Hollywood Reporter...

George Lucas Says Watching 'The Force Awakens' Will Be Like Being A Divorced Father At His Grown Child's Wedding

With just over a fortnight until The Force Awakens eventually hits cinemas, Star Wars creator George Lucas has spoken of his mixed feelings about seeing the new movie, comparing himself to a divorced father at...

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