LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reaction to the death of Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in five "Star Wars" films and was beloved by the franchise's fans.
New ‘Star Wars’ film promises ‘The Rise of Skywalker’
"No one is ever really gone," says the voice of Luke Skywalker in the first teaser trailer for "Star Wars: Episode IX," which audiences finally learned will be called "Star Wars: The Rise of...
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Missouri zoo names baby otters for Star Wars characters
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Zoo's names for three baby otters have fans joining the light side, including one well-known "Star Wars" alumnus.
The Kansas City Star reports that the Asian small-clawed otter triplets born last October have been dubbed Han, Luke and Leia. The otters were introduced to zoo-goers for the first time on Friday.
Stan Lee’s devoted fans can mourn him at Hollywood memorial
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stan Lee's devoted fans will have a chance to mourn him alongside his friends, family and co-creators at a memorial in Hollywood on Jan. 30, organizers announced Wednesday.
Lee's company POW! Entertainment announced that it will honor the Marvel Comics mogul outside the TCL Chinese Theatre, where Lee's hand and footprints are in cement.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carrie Fisher is not done with "Star Wars" after all — Lucasfilm says unreleased footage of the actress will be used in the next installment of the "Star Wars" saga to draw her character's story to an end.
The studio and writer-director J.J. Abrams announced Friday that footage of Fisher shot for 2015's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" will be used in the ninth film in the space opera's core trilogies about the Skywalker family that includes Fisher's character, Leia.
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DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke University has announced that two lemurs were born in recent weeks at its facility dedicated to the study and care of the endangered mammals.
The Duke Lemur Center said the two infants born separately in March are blue-eyed black lemurs, among the most endangered type of lemurs. The lemurs are named Hamill and Gellar in honor of actor Mark Hamill and actress Sarah Michelle Gellar.
Kansas is rolling out the welcome mat after "Star Wars" actor Mark Hamill tweeted about wanting to visit.
Gov. Jeff Colyer suggested Monday in a tweet that Hamill come on May 4, which fans call Star Wars Day for the wordplay on "May the Force be with you."
Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper Ben Gardner responded with "I only let Jedi Warriors drive my patrol car." The state touted its roads in a tweet that included a video clip of Batman's archenemy, the Joker, whom Hamill has voiced.
The sequel of 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' has been handed a release date of Christmas 2019.
The original movie - which starred Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Kevin Hart and Nick Jonas - proved to be a box office smash, and Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group chairman Tom Rothman has confirmed that fans won't have to wait too long before the sequel arrives in cinemas.
Kansas makes case for visit from ‘Star Wars’ actor
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is rolling out the welcome mat after "Star Wars" actor Mark Hamill tweeted about wanting to visit.
Gov. Jeff Colyer suggested Monday in a tweet that Hamill come on May 4, which fans call Star Wars Day for the wordplay on "May the Force be with you."
Mark Hamill thinks it would be "tough recasting" Carrie Fisher in 'Star Wars: Episode IX'.
The 60-year-old actress shot to fame as Princess Leia in the original 'Star Wars' trilogy and reprised her role in the current set of movies, however, in 2016, Fisher tragically passed away after shooting her scenes for the eighth instalment, 'The Last Jedi'.
Mark Hamill was "surprised" there was backlash to 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'.
The 66-year-old actor reprised his role as the Jedi Master Luke Skywalker in the eighth instalment of the hit sci-fi franchise last year - the part he played in George Lucas' original trilogy - and the movie was met with a mixed reaction from fans and critics alike.
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Mark Hamill has revealed George Lucas' intentions for his 'Star Wars' alter-ego.
The 66-year-old actor portrayed Jedi Master Luke Skywalker in Lucas' original trilogy and reprised his role in the seventh and eighth instalments of the hit sci-fi franchise.
Despite only returning for 30 seconds at the end of J.J Abrams' 2015 'The Force Awakens', Hamill had a larger role in Rian Johnson's 'The Last Jedi' - which was released last year.
Mark Hamill revealed an iconic 'Star Wars' scene had to be reshot following a character name change.
Most fans of the popular sci-fi franchise will know that Hamill's Jedi Master character Luke Skywalker was originally supposed to have the surname Starkiller.
And Hamill has revealed in the first original movie 'A New Hope' the scene where Luke and Han Solo (Harrison Ford) rescue Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) had to be shot again.
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LONDON (AP) — Mark Hamill has tweeted that "today the whole galaxy is Irish" as he appeared as international guest of honor at Dublin's St. Patrick's Day parade.
The "Star Wars" actor, whose great-grandmother was born in Ireland, was invited to represent the Irish diaspora at the celebration. Hamill spent time on Ireland's rocky Skellig Michael island filming the most recent "Star Wars" movie, "The Last Jedi."
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Mark Hamill "refuses to believe" Luke Skywalker is dead.
The 66-year-old actor seemingly said goodbye to his beloved 'Star Wars' character in the eighth installment of the franchise, 'The Last Jedi', but he still doesn't think that was the end for his Jedi alter ego.
He told the BBC: "I refuse to believe that he's gone. My theory is he just teleported to somewhere else and left his robe behind.
"He teleported to a nudist colony - that's what I'm hoping."
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant is a winner in retirement, too.
The former Los Angeles Lakers star won an Oscar in the animated short category for "Dear Basketball," a poem he wrote after ending his 20-year career on the court in 2016.
He'll add it to an already jammed trophy collection that includes five NBA championships with the Lakers, two Olympic gold medals, NBA Finals most valuable player awards, a league MVP award and four All-Star game MVP awards.
Native American actor Wes Studi relishes rare Oscar invite
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wes Studi will take the stage at Sunday's Oscars to present an award. But the actor, among the few Native Americans included in the ceremony's 90-year history, has reason to feel like a winner.
"Exciting News!" the veteran actor tweeted when he and Gal Gadot, Mark Hamill, Eva Marie Saint and others were announced as presenters for ABC's 8 p.m. EST telecast hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.
Sandra Bullock, Dave Chappelle, Rita Moreno join Oscar show
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sandra Bullock, Dave Chappelle, Christopher Walken, Rita Moreno and Helen Mirren are among the latest slate of stars set to appear on the 90th Academy Awards.
Oscar telecast producers revealed another round of celebrity presenters on Tuesday, which also includes Jane Fonda, Matthew McConaughey, Lupita Nyong'o, Nicole Kidman, Jodie Foster, Ashley Judd and Eugenio Derbez.
Wonder Woman and Luke Skywalker expected at the Oscars
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wonder Woman and Luke Skywalker will be at the Academy Awards — or at least the actors who play them onscreen.
Oscar producers announced Wednesday that Gal Gadot and Mark Hamill will appear on the show, along with fellow "Star Wars" actors Oscar Isaac and Kelly Marie Tran.
Producers say Lin-Manuel Miranda, Gina Rodriguez, Armie Hammer and Zendaya also have been booked as presenters.
Minnie Driver, Stephen Fry to read letters live
NEW YORK (AP) — The theatrical event in which famous actors and musicians read out memorable real letters from history is coming to America with such celebrities as Minnie Driver, Stephen Fry, Jake Gyllenhaal and Mark Hamill.
Letters Live will make its U.S. debut Feb. 26 at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles. Ticket prices range from $50 to $200, with all profits going to charities.
Klamath woman takes pride in nephew Mark Hamill’s career
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — It turns out that the galaxy far, far away of "Star Wars" legend is quite close by in the Klamath Basin, as Luke Skywalker's aunt is alive and well living in Klamath Falls.
Laura Dern has paid tribute to "goddess" Carrie Fisher on the anniversary of her death.
The 'Star Wars' actress sadly passed away on December 27th 2016 at the age of 60, and to mark the one-year anniversary since her shock passing, Laura took to Instagram to honour the "icon and truth-teller."
Mark Hamill has claimed he had "fundamental differences" with Rian Johnson whilst filming 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'.
The 66-year-old actor has been starring as Luke Skywalker for 40 years, and has revealed he was unhappy with the direction the director took his character in during the recently released eighth instalment of the sci-fi franchise as Luke seemingly "gives up", something which Mark doesn't believe a Jedi would ever do.
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Rian Johnson recreated Yoda puppet for Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Rian Johnson "recreated" the Yoda puppet from the original 'Star Wars' trilogy for 'The Last Jedi'.
The 44-year-old filmmaker helmed the eighth movie in the sci-fi franchise and in a surprising scene, the little green Jedi Master makes an appearance and speaks with Mark Hamill's Luke Skywalker.
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To celebrate the glory and holiness of the holiday season, our family spends part of every Christmas Day together watching a movie at one of the local theaters.
Last week, "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" opened, and wife, Lindy and I, have already decided that's what we'll see, since nothing says "birth of Jesus" like a science fiction action movie featuring Mark Hamill.
Adventure? Excitement? A Jedi craves not these things — and neither did Mark Hamill when he first signed on for a bizarre, low-budget space opera called "Star Wars."
The then-25-year-old actor, lucky to land a lead role in any movie in 1977, would have preferred to play the Han Solo part that went to Harrison Ford. Luke Skywalker was not only a little short for a Stormtrooper, he seemed a little bland for Hamill's taste.
We see the familiar words scroll up the screen, stars in the background and notes of a recognizable tune blast — indicating that the saga of the Empire versus the Rebellion continues in "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" (Episode VIII).
As soon as we see the new characters we quickly have grown to love and the old ones we hold dear, we are pulled immediately back into that galaxy far, far away. If only the trip wasn't so long!
‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ boasts $45 million opening night
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" is off to a death star-sized start at the box office. Disney says Friday that the eighth installment in the space franchise has earned an estimated $45 million from Thursday night showings.
It's the second-highest Thursday night preview tally following the $57 million start for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," which kicked off this modern trilogy in 2015.
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Movie Minute: ‘The Last Jedi’ isn’t the only new film out this weekend
Movie Minute: 'The Last Jedi' isn't the only new film out this weekend
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- What's new in theaters this weekend? Just a little film called "Star Wars: The Last Jedi." Perhaps you heard of it?
Yes, Episode VIII in the saga set in the galaxy far, far away is expected to run away with the lion's share of the box office returns, but there two other new movies in the critically acclaimed drama "The Shape of Water" and the animated feature "Ferdinand" that deserve your attention as well.
Red Nose Day returns to NBC in 2018 to raise money for kids
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Red Nose Day is returning to NBC in 2018.
The network announced Wednesday that it will support the fundraising campaign to end child poverty with a prime-time TV special on May 24, 2018.
Walgreens stores will again sell red foam noses to raise money for the campaign.
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"A long time ago (1977) in a galaxy far, far away -- well, actually here on Earth -- audiences were introduced to a new world, and “A New Hope.” “Star Wars” wowed audiences around the world and started a new phenomenon, as well as made household names out of the actors and the characters.
Mark Hamill feels ‘disconnected’ from Luke Skywalker
Mark Hamill feels "disconnected" from his 'Star Wars' character Luke Skywalker, despite being synonymous with the role for 40 years.
The 66-year-old actor has played the iconic hero in the sci-fi franchise since the first instalment was released in 1977, and although many people consider the star and his character to go hand in hand, he has admitted he doesn't relate to the fictional adventurer.
Early praise for ‘The Last Jedi’ after elaborate premiere
LOS ANGELES (AP) — There were cheers, gasps, droid photo opportunities, casino games and more than a few standing ovations at the jam-packed world premiere of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" Saturday night in Los Angeles, which many are already praising online.
Rian Johnson, the writer and director of the eighth installment of the franchise, dedicated the night to the late Carrie Fisher, who died after filming had completed.
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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ on the IMAX screen at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
If you like your “Star Wars” super-sized on a six-story screen, you’ll want to see “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” at the IMAX Theater at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.
The aquarium’s IMAX Theater is one of only 10 venues in the country that will be showing this science fiction/fantasy film in old-school 70mm IMAX film projection. The next closest is in Philadelphia, making Norwalk the best place to see it in all of New England.
Star Wars cast reflects on Carrie Fisher’s and Leia’s legacy
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carrie Fisher may have been the "madcap Auntie Mame" to Mark Hamill's "square" homebody, but despite their differences, the Star Wars siblings got along famously right till the end.
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Mark Hamill "regrets" not spending more time with Billie Lourd when she was a child.
The 66-year-old actor considers Billie - who is the daughter of the late Carrie Fisher, who passed away at the age of 60 last December - to be his "niece" despite not being related by blood, and has revealed he would have liked to have bonded more with her when she was younger.
Mark Hamill remembers his late “Star Wars” co-star Carrie Fisher as not only his screen sibling but as almost a real-life sister.
“Carrie, she used to drive me crazy,” Hamill, 66, fondly recalled on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Tuesday. “I mean, we were more like real siblings than I really thought, because we’d have these huge fights. I’d say, ‘You’re just so full of yourself and I can’t stand it, and you think you’re Hollywood royalty’ and she’d say, ‘Well, y’know, you’re such a loser.’”