Carrie Fisher rumored to have a larger role in episode VIII
Deadline.com reveals that since the filming for episode VIII is completed, there are rumors that Carrie Fisher’s character Princess Leia (or General Leia) will be taking on a larger roll in the movie (tip of the hat to Jedinews.co.uk)!
Here below is the article:
Carrie Fisher, who died today at age 60, reprised her iconic role as Princess Leia in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and had already completed the next feature in the franchise, Star Wars: Episode VIII, a source close to the production told Deadline. It was expected the actress would return for Star Wars: Episode IX, but that won’t be shooting for about a year.
In the meantime, the next Lucasfilm pic to go before cameras is the stand-alone Han Solo, which Fisher is not in. That one stars Alden Ehrenreich (Rules Don’t Apply) as the young Han Solo.
For Episode VIII, Leia had a larger role, we’re told, and her daughter, Billie Lourd also is in that film as well as in Force Awakens. How Lucasfilm will deal with the loss of one of the most beloved female characters in any franchise is not known, however, and the company is remaining mum.
Fisher also recently wrapped production on Season 3 of Amazon’s comedy series Catastrophe, starring Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney; Fisher recurred as Delaney’s mother. Meanwhile, the new documentary Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher And Debbie Reynolds is screening at the upcoming Palm Springs Film Festival after it bowed this year at Cannes.
My thoughts about Carrie Fisher
With Carrie Fisher’s passing today, I wanted to share my thoughts on her career and contribution to the Star Wars series.
Well it’s hard to know where to start, but I say that Carrie’s role as Princess Leia was special to me because it showed how this character has really inspired people and show that you will have the courage to stand for everything you believe in.
I did love how great she was as the psychiatrist in the first Austin Powers movie. Her sense of humor was amazing.
My favorite scenes showcased her sense of vulnerability when facing down Darth Vader himself, her shock when Alderan was destroyed by the Death Star, and of how well she expressed those inspiring words she said to Rey as she was about to leave to find Luke: “May the Force be with you.”
RIP, Carrier Fisher.
Look at what was on Hollywood Boulevard last night!
Hey Star Wars fans! Hollywoodreported.com reports that last night a Rebel X-Wing Fighter was spotted in the area where in a few days the cast of Rogue One will gather before the premier of the movie!
It’s so awesome seeing a real looking X-Wing fighter right there on Hollywood Boulevard!
Here’s the story:
Star Wars has definitely landed in Hollywood.
Preparations for Saturday’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story premiere have already seen some big road closures on Hollywood Blvd. — and on Tuesday, an X-Wing was spotted in the area where the stars of the film will gather in a few days.
Pictures quickly spread on social media, as apparently keeping an X-Wing secret is even trickier than keeping plans for the Death Star under wraps.
The red-carpet premiere itself also prompted major road closures in Hollywood, with the X-Wing now clogging streets up further. Road closures will last until 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 13.
Here are some photos of the X-Wing:
Star Wars actor Ian Liston has now passed away at age 68
Wesjanson.co.uk reports that today Star Wars actor Ian Liston has just passed away of prostate cancer at the age of 68 (tip of the hat to TheForce.net and Rebelscum.com).
If you recall Ian Liston played Wes Janson, who was Wedge Antilles’s gunner in the Empire Strikes Back. Liston was the one who shot the tow cable that tied up the legs of one of the AT-AT Imperial Walkers.
Doing double duty, he was also one of the drivers of the AT-AT Walkers in the same movie. You can see him steering the lead Walker to blast the main generator of the Rebel base.
Here are some photos of the great Ian Liston:
What I would like to say is “May the Force be you Ian Liston.”
The Final Trailer for Rogue One coming soon in October!
Hey Star Wars fans! Starwarsnewsnet.com reports that they’ve discovered very interesting news about the final Rogue One trailer (tip of the hat to TheForce.net)!
According to the article:
During the Kino Expo International, held in Moscow from September 20 – 23, the company WDSSPR held the presentation during which they disclosed a piece of information connected to Rogue One, A Star Wars Story….
…Speaking about Rogue One, the marketing director for the movie, said that like in the case of The Force Awakens, the company will keep the movie’s secrets until the end but added that the final trailer will be attached to Doctor Strange which opens in Russia on October 28th (November 4 in the US).
We can now presume that the final trailer for Rogue One will hit the web sometime in the second half of October. The Final Trailer for The Force Awakens debuted last year on October 19th.
New Star Wars Stormtrooper and Deathtrooper 3D Glasses revealed
Makingstarwars.net has revealed brand new Star Wars themed Stormtrooper and Deathtrooper collectable 3D glasses that will be coming soon at the time when Rogue One hits theaters everywhere on December 16th (tip of the hat to Theforce.net)!
These cool looking new 3D glasses will cost $10-$15.
Here are some photos of these awesome Star Wars themed 3D glasses: