Star Wars

Peter Mayhew, actor who played Chewbacca in 'Star Wars' movies, dies

(Reuters) - British-born actor Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca the Wookiee, the loyal, furry companion of space buccaneer Han Solo in five of the "Star Wars" movies, has died at age 74, his family said on Thursday. Mayhew, whose face was never seen in the "Star Wars" films - his entire body was...

Friday, May 3, 2019 - 10:17am

Bryce Dallas Howard talks directing Star Wars show The Mandalorian, Ron Howard set visit

It sounds like Bryce Dallas Howard is following in her famous father's footsteps. During the press conference for the 2019 Woman of the Year ceremony with Harvard's Hasty Pudding Theatricals on Thursday, the "Jurassic World" star revealed that she hopes to transition to directing full-time, a...

Friday, February 1, 2019 - 1:52pm

Everything you need to know about the Star Wars TV show The Mandalorian

Disney's previously announced Netflix competitor, the Disney+ streaming service, is supposed to launch next September. Aside from providing a new home for all Disney-owned TV and movie properties previously licensed to other streaming services, the launch is also meant to foster plenty of...

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 9:55am

Happy birthday, 'Star Wars'! Let's rank the first one's best moments

On May 25, 1977, a major cultural event occurred: “The Brady Bunch Hour” aired its final episode. Also “Star Wars” came out. The second biggest movie of all time — right after “Gone with the Wind,” which actually sold considerably more tickets, believe it...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 2:41pm

Will Felicity Jones return as Jyn Erso? Here is what we know about her Star Wars future

Felicity Jones has confirmed her interest in returning as Jyn Erso in the Star Wars universe.  The British actress originally debuted as the heroine in Rogue One, the 2016 prequel to 1977’s Star Wars: A New Hope. However, the fact that Erso died at the end of the film, when Scarif was...

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 6:04pm

'Rogue One' writer Chris Weitz talks us through comparing Donald Trump to the evil 'Star Wars’ Empire

Rogue One screenwriter Chris Weitz has opened up about comparing Donald Trump and his regime to Star Wars’ evil Empire. Weitz clearly has no regrets about the tweet, which just a week after Trump had been elected President, read, “Please note that the Empire is a white supremacist (...

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 2:06pm

Everything we know about Star Wars Resistance

Get ready to head back to a galaxy far, far away with Disney's new animated series Star Wars Resistance. The latest cartoon installment in the epic sci-fi saga will take the franchise in a new direction, exploring parts of the Star Wars lore that haven't been featured yet on the big or...

Friday, August 17, 2018 - 12:46pm

11 reasons why Solo failed to deliver at the box office

For any other film, taking in $103 million at the box office on opening weekend is cause for champagne toasts and talk of sequels. But for a Star Wars movie on the four-day Memorial Day Weekend, that total is cause for concern. Its second weekend box office take of $29 million confirmed it: The...

Monday, June 4, 2018 - 5:15pm

Meet the new creatures of 'Solo: A Star Wars Story'

"Solo: A Star Wars Story" is packed with new creatures. We’ve come a long way from the days of 1977’s occasionally lo-fi "Star Wars," in which one of the cantina scene aliens got his glowing eyes from a (visible) flashlight jammed in the back of his head. The crew...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 10:37am

'Solo': Examining the pansexuality of Lando Calrissian

“Solo: A Star Wars Story” introduces a younger Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover) and according, to the prequel’s co-writer, the scoundrel is more complex than the cape-wearing ladies’ man he’s portrayed as in the original films when the character was played by Billy Dee...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 5:06pm

How 'Solo' pays homage to the original 'Star Wars' trilogy

“Solo: A Star Wars Story,” opening Friday is a prequel, as you might have heard. The tale centers on a young Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) years before audiences first meet him in 1977’s “Star Wars.” And like most prequels, it aims to flesh out a character’s...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 4:57pm

'Solo': Chewbacca actor says he can beat LeBron James one-on-one

A long time ago, in a galaxy that's not so far away, Joonas Suotamo hoped to make it big as a basketball player. While the 6' 10'' Pennsylvania State University alum only got to play as a pro in his native Finland, the baller-turned-actor found a new use for his height: taking...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 5:46pm

See props from Star Wars, Terminator and more at a free exhibit

Imagine what a hero could do if they had Charlton Heston’s chariot from Ben Hur, T-1000’s jacket and Ripley’s flamethrower. While the studios consider that excellent movie pitch, all of these iconic props and over 2,000 more of pieces of memorabilia from the golden age of...

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 4:53pm

All the ways to watch Star Wars online for May the 4th

Tomorrow is May the 4th, a day that Star Wars fans have claimed as an unofficial holiday celebrating George Lucas' famous intergalactic series. While many who are either not as fanatic about the films or just have never been fans to begin with are trying to avoid "May the 4th be with you...

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 4:14pm

Star Wars Day: 4 ways to celebrate May the 4th in Boston

Between the upcoming debut of Disney's Star Wars land and the impending release of "Solo: A Star Wars Story," it couldn't be a better time to be a fan of this far, far away galaxy. As Jedi and Sith alike get ready to celebrate Star Wars Day on Friday, here's how you can get in...

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 11:50am

Star Wars Night returns to Fenway Park

It feels like the last time Boston fans saw Xander Bogaerts take the field was a long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, so it's only fitting that the injured Red Sox star will be the featured player during this year's Star Wars Night at Fenway Park. The Red Sox recently revealed that...

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 12:26pm

When is Star Wars day?

You’ve seen most the Star Wars movies — the big ones, anyway — but you’re still a little confused about who’s who, how exactly the force works and what started all the interstellar warfare in the first place. But lately you’ve been hearing an excited buzz around...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 11:53am

10 Times Mark Hamill Was the Best Part of Star Wars

Star Wars has given so many people so much, but Mark Hamill may be its greatest gift. It took until 2018 for the man behind Luke Skywalker to be acknowledged with a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame, but to fans he’s always been the biggest star of the franchise — just try...

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 6:46pm

Kathleen Kennedy is ‘actively working on’ hiring female 'Star Wars' writers and directors, insists J.J. Abrams

J.J. Abrams has revealed that Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy is “actively working” to hire female Star Wars writers and directors for the expanding cinematic universe. The “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” co-writer and director made this admission to me on Friday over...

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 4:38pm

Everybody can relax, we now know when the first 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' trailer is airing

Want to know how to create some panic in the movie community? Greenlit a spin-off for one of the most popular characters that cinema has ever seen. That alone will spark a debate about who should be cast which will be screamed across the world wide web, while every other decision regarding the...

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 4:48pm