Was it ever in doubt that legendary composer wouldn’t be scoring the music for ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’? Everyone has to retire sometime, but for Williams, who has been creating iconic film music for 60 years, that time seems to be the last thing on his mind. During a live concert, Masslive report that Williams himself confirmed that he’d be working on the Rian Johnson movie, ‘Episode VIII’, and will return to the franchise but mainly due to one specific and rather brilliant reason: his fondness to Rey, played by British actress Daisy Ridley.
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‘Star Wars’ actor Daisy Ridley has spoken about new director Rian Johnson’s approach to ‘Episode VIII’ teasers. The dust has barely settled on the movie event of 2015 that was ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ and already we’ve been thrust into the follow-up with news and rumours on almost a daily basis. Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, the young actor said the vibe on-set was just as positive as it was on ‘The Force Awakens’ with J.J. Abrams et al.
Have you ever felt sorry for a person in a stock photo? We sure have. But, this latest stock image to surface at the University of Nebraska may change that.
With J.J. Abrams’ ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ smashing records left, right and centre, it’s now surpassed the global success of the final ‘Harry Potter’ film. The latest ‘Star Wars’ movie is now sitting in seventh position in the biggest-grossing movies of all time list, having taken (as of Friday, 1 January) an incredible $1.39 billion in just 16 days. ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2′ grossed $1.34 billion back in 2011, but it seems ‘The Force Awakens’ is determined to continue to make its way up the list and eventually challenge James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ for the biggest grosser of all time.
The internet’s increasingly popular game of ‘Spot the Panda’ has now reached fiendishly difficult heights - with the bamboo-loving mammal now hidden among a group of Stormtroopers.
Carrie Fisher is fed up with people body shaming her because (shocker!) she doesn’t look exactly like she did 35 years ago. “My body is my brain bag, it hauls me around to those places and in front of faces where theres something to say or see,” she continues. “I get really protective over Carrie Fisher because nerds will go on and on about how cool and great Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford still are, but they’ll always be like, ‘Carrie Fisher sure didn’t age well, huh,’,” the post reads.
Amid a chorus of overwhelmingly stellar reviews around the planet for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” Vatican daily L’Osservatore Romano begs to differ, calling the film “confused and hazy” and, even worse, opining that it “fails most spectacularly” in its representation of evil.
Are you obsessed with Daisy Ridley yet? If not, you probably will be soon.The 23-year-old actress is well on her way to becoming the ‘Next Big Thing’ thanks to her stellar breakout role as Rey in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” And from what we’ve seen, she seems to be just as amazing off screen – her Instagram is filled with hilariously endearing videos and photos of her and her “Force Awakens” costars. And, despite her sudden rise to fame, it doesn’t seem like she’s let things go to her head.ALSO SEE: Who Is Daisy Ridley? Watch all of the new 'Star Wars’ star’s earlier rolesBut even if you’re not a fan of the “Star Wars” franchise, it’s hard to ignore one thing: Ridley’s incredible style. Over the past few months, she’s toured all around the world for premieres and press conferences, consistently bringing her fashion A-game whether she’s on or off duty. Scroll through the gallery above to see some of our favourite looks, and let us know what you think by tweeting @YahooStyleCA. Scroll through the gallery to see some of Daisy Ridley’s best looks. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
No self-respecting movie franchise is complete nowadays unless they come loaded with hidden in-jokes, references, and Easter eggs for the hardcore fans to spot, and ‘Star Wars’ is no different. With 30+ years of history to fall back on, ‘The Force Awakens’ has more Easter eggs than you can shake a gaffi stick at. - Is Star Wars Racist?
It’s going to be a long weekend for meteorologist Justin Abraham, whose Twitter handle bears a similarity to that of the man responsible for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’. Abraham, whose handle is @JJAbraham, has been inundated with messages on the social media platform from well-wishers believing him to be director JJ Abrams. On Twitter Abraham said: “People… I am NOT JJ Abrams.
Over the years we’ve had mixed signals from everyone’s favourite ‘Star Wars’ rogue Harrsion Ford about whether he loves or loathes the franchise (we reckon a bit of both), but what does he think about the upcoming spin-off Han Solo movie? Speaking recently about the project that’ll see his icon character recast, Ford didn’t hold back from the grumpy, snappy responses we’re oh so used to. - Star Wars: Rogue One Script Re-Written?
Every now and then we see someone, somewhere make a blunder. But such a prominent one in a national newspaper - especially where it concerns ‘Star Wars’ of all things - is, as you’d imagine, unforgivable.
A new ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ poster designed for the Chinese market has come under fire for apparently downplaying the roles in the film played by people of colour.
In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past 12 months, you’ll be aware that a little film called ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ comes out in December. Said to be the must-have present this Christmas, the instant icon of a toy was released back in September and has been in short supply ever since. Arguably the coolest looking knitwear this side of Naboo, while these aren’t a weird or rare item, they’re unisex, awesome-looking jumpers that you can not only wear to see ‘The Force Awakens’ for the tenth time or on Christmas Day, but you can whip ‘em out each festive season forever more.
With ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ a month away, Andy Serkis has revealed more about his mysterious character, Supreme Leader Snoke, in the upcoming issue of Empire.
Daniel Fleetwood, the terminally ill Star Wars fan who was given a special preview screening of ‘The Force Awakens’ by J.J. Abrams, has died. Daniel, a lifelong superfan of the 'Star Wars’ movies, hit the news earlier this month, when his local TV station broadcast his plea to Disney and Lucasfilm to let him see it early.
From the first teaser, the visuals J.J. Abrams has revealed from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” have been engineered to recall iconic imagery from the original trilogy. There’s Rey crossing the desert world of Jakku in a speeder not unlike Luke Skywalker on Tatooine; Finn ripping off his Stormtrooper helmet like Luke and Han Solo aboard the Death Star; Han and Chewie’s “we’re home” moment echoing a classic “New Hope” pose. But there have also been tantalizing tidbits revealing new characters and story lines. With the recent release of the full-length trailer, the Japanese remix, and a new TV spot we — like many fans — pored over every frame. Here’s what we discovered.
Streaming service Netflix will show the seventh instalment in the Star Wars saga in 2016 - but only to viewers in Canada. Star Wars: The Force Awakens will only be available to lucky Canadian Netflix subscribers and not to those in the UK, US, or anywhere else due to an extremely lucky licensing deal. According to Variety, it’s all to do with the timing of Disney’s pay-TV distribution deals.
As the trailer for the comeback movie ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ exploded online this week, and tickets went on sale around the world, fans swarmed to the wall, outside Beijing, where they were given free red and blue lightsabers. See the final trailer in its full glory below… Read more - Major Star Wars character death teased?
Ahead of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ hitting cinemas this Christmas, the official range of merchandise has hit shelves, and it could be super huge profits for Disney. Promoted as #ForceFriday, not only has social media gone into overdrive, it seems fans were prepared to queue all night to get their hands on the first batch of ‘The Force Awakens’ toys, ranging from figures, to lightsabres, to remote control droids. At London’s Disney Store, John Boyega and Daisy Ridley showed up to ramp up the hype machine to maximum, as they signed items and posed for photos.
Anthony Daniels has spoken out about the ‘ludicrous’ secrecy surrounding 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, and also how he 'glazed over’ when hearing the new movie’s plot. - 7 Actors Who Hated Being In Star Wars - Best Star Wars 7 toys so far - Han Solo Gets A Star Wars Spin-Off “The secrecy has been beyond ludicrous,” he said.
It’s official – we’ve finally got a glimpse at the first ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ toys and they’ll be in stores from today. It’s the day most ‘Star Wars’ fans have been waiting for – Force Friday. Almost eclipsing May the 4th on the ‘Star Wars’ calendar, it’s going to see thousands of new ‘Star Wars’ toys hitting shelves across the globe. - Han Solo Gets A Star Wars Spin-Off - 7 Actors Who Hated Being In Star Wars - San Diego Comic Con Bans Selfie Sticks But with everything from action figures, new LEGO sets and even character costumes for your little Jedi, we take a look at some of the best toys on offer.
It’s more or less assured that ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ will become the biggest movie of all time at the worldwide box office. The predictions coincide with another bold move by Disney, who bought Lucasfilm for what now seems like a bargain price of $4 billion in 2012. It’s safe to say that with its pedigree and past performances at the box office on six previous occasions, coupled with recent patterns of spending by moviegoers that surpassing this already staggering achievement is more than likely. The likely performance of the movie, directed by J.J. Abrams and starring Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega and Oscar Isaac, alongside original stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher, will raise the bar for James Cameron’s long-in-gestation 'Avatar’ sequels.