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Peter Mayhew Remembered: Mark Hamill Calls Chewbacca Actor "A Big Man With an Even Bigger Heart"

Peter Mayhew Remembered: Mark Hamill Calls Chewbacca Actor
Peter Mayhew, the actor who originated the role of Chewbacca, was fondly remembered by his 'Star Wars' family as a "gentle" man with a "big heart."

Mayhew's family announced the actor's death on Thursday via Twitter: "The family of Peter Mayhew, with deep love and sadness, regrets to share the news that Peter has passed away. He left us the evening of April 30, 2019 with his family by his side in his North Texas home."

George Lucas, who discovered the 7-foot-2-inch actor and cast him as the Wookiee warrior in 'Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope,' called Mayhew "a wonderful man."

"He was the closest any human being could be to a Wookiee: big heart, gentle nature... and I learned to always let him win. He was a good friend and I'm saddened by his passing," the director said in a statement.
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Check Out This Star Wars Death Star Trench Art Made Out of Wood

I’ve got a pretty rad highly-detailed laser-etched 3D wood art of the Death Star’s trench from Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope to show you today. It comes from Origin Art, who says:

Likely the most detailed piece we've ever created! Own a part of Star Wars lore with this Wooden Death Star Trench! This piece includes hanging hardware so it will be ready to go up on display.

The art comes in three sizes that include 8″x 16″, 10″x 20″ and 20″x 40″.
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Seven Seas to publish Dirty Pair manga in December

Seven Seas Entertainment has announced that it is bringing the Lovely Angels to North American readers, the publisher having acquired the print and digital licenses for Dirty Pair, the classic science fiction manga from Haruka Takachiho and Star Wars: A New Hope manga artist Hisao Tamaki.

Kei and Yuri, known as the Lovely Angels–or the Dirty Pair, depending on who you ask–work as agents for the galactic Worlds Welfare and Works Association. But in their pursuit of space-wide justice, they cause space-wide disaster!

The chaotic (and strangely successful) exploits of these sexy agents have charmed audiences since their debut in 1980. For the first time ever, this manga adventure for the iconic pair–created in Japan as a retelling of the first light novel–will be available in English, contained entirely in one omnibus!

Dirty Pair will be published for the first time in North America in a single
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Mark Hamill's Harrison Ford Impression Will Make You Laugh Out Loud

Mark Hamill's Harrison Ford Impression Will Make You Laugh Out Loud
Mark Hamill does a spot-on impression of Harrison Ford! While appearing on Late Night With Seth Meyers on Tuesday night, the Star Wars legend talked about working with Ford on 1977's Star Wars: A New Hope. After host Seth Meyers showed a picture of Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Ford (Han Solo) and the late Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) dressed up in character, Hamill revealed what it was like on the set of that first film. "George [Lucas] likes to cast people that are so close to what he wants he doesn't have to really get in there and give ya a lot of direction," Hamill explained. "So Harrison walks in and he's just too cool for school, I mean, instant...
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Cool Video Dives Into The Sound Design of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope

I’ve got a fascinating and cool video here for all of you Star Wars fans out there that offers an in depth look at the sound design in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope.

The video features legendary Star Wars sound designer Ben Burtt talking about the classic audio effects that he created for the 1977 film including the Lightsaber, hyperdrive, R2-D2, C-3Po, X-34 Landspeeder, Darth Vader, Tie Fighters and, The Force.
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'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" Debuts First Teaser; Top 5 Moments from Star Wars Celebration

  • Fandango
It was arguably the most important and anticipated presentation of the year, and it all went down at Star Wars Celebration in Chicago. Disney and Lucasfilm chose Chicago as the location where they would roll out a first look at Star Wars Episode IX, due out this December. Not only is it among the most anticipated movies of the year according to Fandango fans, but it's the culmination of a nine-movie saga that began all the way back in 1977 with Star Wars: A New Hope. Here are the...

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Original Star Wars Blaster Can Be Yours for a Lot of Money

An original Stormtrooper E-11 blaster rifle used in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope is currently up for sale. It's a piece of movie history, which was recently rediscovered by prop maker Bapty, who constructed the blasters for the movie and The Empire Strikes Back. After the production of A New Hope wrapped, a number of the blasters used in the movie were returned to Bapty, which is where this new one comes from.

The blaster is currently on sale for $46,429. Yes, you read that correctly. To own a piece of Star Wars history from the original trilogy is going to set one back quite a bit to have the bragging rights. After the blasters from the first movie were returned to Bapty, some of them went missing. However, the one that is currently up for sale was recently found, though it was disassembled at the time. The
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Disney+ to Develop Series Based on Iconic Disney Villains

  • Variety
Disney+ is developing a scripted series that will focus on iconic Disney villains, Variety has learned from sources.

The series is currently titled “Book of Enchantments” and will be based on the “Villains” book series penned by Serena Valentino. It will tell the origin stories of Disney characters like Ursula from “The Little Mermaid,” The Beast from “Beauty and the Beast,” Maleficent from “Sleeping Beauty,” and the Wicked Queen from “Snow White.” Michael Seitzman will write and produce the series under his Maniac Productions banner. ABC Signature Studios will produce.

Disney+ and ABC declined to comment.

Seitzman previously created the CBS medical drama “Code Black” and worked on the ABC series “Quantico.” He is also set to oversee the multi-series John Grisham universe currently in the works at Hulu, which will be comprised of the dramas “The Rainmaker” and “Rogue Lawyer.” Jason Richman is also onboard to write and executive
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‘Book Of Enchantment’ TV Series About Disney Villains In Works At Disney+ From Michael Seitzman

  • Deadline
This is a series tailor-made for Disney’s upcoming family-oriented direct-to-consumer platform. I hear the streaming service is moving forward with Book of Enchantment, an adaptation of the Villains book series by Serena Valentino featuring some of Disney’s most popular villains. The project hails from Michael Seitzman, ABC Signature Studios and Seitzman and Christina DavisABC Studios-based Maniac Productions.

No one would comment but I hear that Book Of Enchantment is envisioned as an epic universe that weaves classic Disney tales told in a brand new way. The project had been in development for more than six months, with Seitzman writing a pilot script and a bible for the series. He serves as showrunner for Book of Enchantment, which is currently hiring writers, with a writers room slated to open in April. I hear there is no official green light as budget numbers are still being crunched,
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Xbox Games with Gold for March 2019 revealed

Microsoft has announced the line up for Games With Gold this March and subscribers are set to receive some great games. If you’ve not yet taken advantage of February’s offerings then there’s still a couple more days. As usual, Major Nelson announces this coming months free games in his latest video.

This March Xbox One Gold subscribers can set sail on the high seas with Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion. In this adventure based on the hugely successful cartoon players will need to help Finn and Jake discover why the Land of Ooo is suddenly underwater. All the cast from the series will be providing the voices as players set out for hi-jinks on the ocean.

Also for Xbox One subscribers is Plants Versus Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 from Electronic Arts. Available from 16th March to 15th April, Garden Warfare 2 continues the battle for suburbia.

Another original
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Star Wars 9 Details Reveal New Ship, New Planet and More About Kylo Ren?

Star Wars 9 Details Reveal New Ship, New Planet and More About Kylo Ren?
It's beginning to look like Kylo Ren is going to have a new ship in Star Wars 9. Additionally, there could be a new planet, which was shot on location in Jordan. It is believed that the interior shots of this new mystery planet where filmed at Pinewood Studios. It is also believed that the festival party scene, which has been talked about previously, was filmed in Jordan too. Now that production has stopped, there has been a lot of information finding its way online. With that being said, these are rumors at this time.

According to sources, Kylo Ren has a new ship in Star Wars 9. The ship is described as, "white with red and black details and lots of very cool mechanical looking parts dotted around it." It has also been revealed that Darth Vader's helmet is stored on said ship. There has been further speculation that Kylo Ren's
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Rumour: A third Star Wars live-action TV series in the works

Although Disney has suggested there’ll be a “Star Wars slowdown” in the wake of disappointing box office returns for last year’s Solo: A Star Wars Story, that certainly doesn’t seem to be the case when it comes to the small screen side of the galaxy far, far away.

In addition to Star Wars Resistance and the upcoming Star Wars: The Clone Wars revival, Disney and Lucasfilm have announced two live-action series for the new Disney+ streaming service in The Mandalorian, along with a Rogue One spinoff following the character of Cassian Andor.

Well, according to Fantha Tracks, we can now add a third live-action series to that list as the site is reporting that Lucasfilm has set up the production company Series III Productions (UK) Limited in the UK, and that details of the as-yet-unrevealed project could be announced at April’s Star Wars Celebration.

Further details are scarce,
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When will Lucasfilm just let Topher Grace make his own Star Wars movie?

  • The AV Club
Topher Grace has made it very clear over the years that he’s a big Star Wars fan, having edited all of the prequel movies together into one 85-minute feature that is supposedly pretty good, and now he has returned with another big testament to his Star Wars nerd cred. As reported by Collider, Grace and Jeff Yorkes…
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Kevin Feige on why the Avengers: Endgame title was considered a spoiler

  • JoBlo
When it comes to big franchise movies, we can easily find ourselves obsessing about the smallest details, including the title. Just look at the countless articles theorizing on the potential titles for the next James Bond movie, the next Star Wars movie, or the next Marvel movie. It never ends, and here's one more. As we know, the title for the fourth Avengers movie was…
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New Star Wars: Episode IX Set Photo May Reveal Luke’s X-Wing

As Lucasfilm continues to sit on its biggest promotional reveals for Star Wars: Episode IX, a new photo shared to Reddit has got the internet wondering whether Luke Skywalker’s X-wing might be making a comeback.

Though the structure is mostly concealed, the red-and-white pattern certainly seems to indicate that this is a T-65 X-wing from the saga’s early years. Whether or not this is specifically Luke’s ship, however, is another matter entirely, and given the state of the starfighter in The Last Jedi, there’s reason to believe that this may be a different X-wing of the same model.

Some fans have even speculated that the ship will appear on Jakku as part of the debris from the old war, and sure enough, various set photos from the desert region of Wadi Rum, Jordan, have already made it a fairly popular prediction that a return to Rey
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Topher Grace edited all 10 Star Wars movies into an epic five-minute trailer

  • JoBlo
Yes, that Topher Grace. About seven years ago, the That 70’S Show and, most recently, Blackkklansman actor held a movie premiere that has become the stuff of nerd legend, wherein he screened his own 85-minute cut of all the Star Wars prequel movies. The fan film combined the best footage from the three movies and cut out all the hours of stuff that is everything from mediocre to…
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Topher Grace's Star Wars Mega-Trailer Turns All 10 Movies Into 5-Minute Epic

Topher Grace's Star Wars Mega-Trailer Turns All 10 Movies Into 5-Minute Epic
The Force is strong with this Star Wars trailer, edited by former That 70s Show star Topher Grace. This video takes every single movie from the franchise, even the standalones like Rogue One and Solo, and condenses them down into one, very epic five-minute trailer that encapsulates everything we've come to love about a galaxy far, far away over the years. Hate has no place here, as Grace has taken the best of what has been put forth in these ten movies over the course of more than forty years to deliver something that seemingly every fan can get behind.

Some may be asking, why is it significant that Topher Grace edited this trailer? Back in 2012, Grace held a one-time-only screening of an 85-minute movie he calls Star Wars: Episode III.5: The Editor Strikes Back. Grace has a hobby of re-editing things, just for fun, and he also happens
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Dave Bautista doesn’t care about Fast & Furious or Bumblebee, says “I want good roles”

Dave Bautista has discussed the kind of career he wants to have as an actor, focusing more on interesting roles than being in blockbuster movies.

Dave Bautista shares something in common with Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson in the fact that both came from WWE before becoming successful movie actors. Johnson has become a massive star on film but Bautista doesn’t want the same type of career as his former colleague.

Speaking to the Tampa Bay Times, Bautista talked about going after interesting roles rather than just blockbuster movies: “Rock was, in a way, a movie star before he was even a movie star. There is something about him that’s really special. I’d never take that away from him. Would I consider him a great actor? Fuck no. I want good roles. I don’t care about Fast and Furious or Bumblebee. … That’s not the kind of stardom I want.
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Topher Grace Edited All 10 ‘Star Wars’ Movies Into One Thrilling Trailer — Watch

Topher Grace Edited All 10 ‘Star Wars’ Movies Into One Thrilling Trailer — Watch
Topher Grace is primarily known as an actor, but he has unexpectedly become a beloved editor over the years. Grace first gained respect from the “Star Wars” fandom when he edited together George Lucas’ three prequel films into a single 85-minute feature film. The actor screened his “Star Wars” cut to select press and earned strong reactions, although legal restrictions prevented him from hosting further screenings. Following his work playing Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke in “BlacKkKlansman,” Grace turned to editing Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” trilogy into a single-two hour movie. So what’s next on the editing docket for Grace? The ultimate “Star Wars” trailer, naturally.

Released to social media and on YouTube, “Star Wars: Always” is Grace’s compilation of the 10 live-action “Star Wars” movies released in theaters into a single five-minute trailer. While moviegoers might think Grace has simply made a supercut of the best
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Topher Grace Helped Cut Together a Stunning 5-Minute Star Wars Trailer That Features All Ten Films

If you’ve ever wondered what a trailer would look like for all ten Star Wars films that have been made, wonder no longer because it now exists and it’s pretty damn awesome.

The five minute trailer was cut together by mega Star Wars fans Topher Grace and editor Jeff Yorkes. What they ended up doing with this is pretty spectacular, and I think fans are really going to dig it. It’s pretty cool seeing how they connect all of the films so that it gives us a cohesive overview of the entire franchise.

Grace enjoys editing films and previously made a fan edit of all of the Star Wars prequels into an 85-minute movie, and he also most recently recently edited the The Hobbit trilogy into a two-hour film. We’ll never see those fan edits, but they do exist.

Watch the fan-made trailer below a then
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