Disney Announces and Shuffles Release Dates for Indiana Jones 5, Star Wars 9, and More

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) One of the current prevailing trends in Hollywood is staking out release dates for movies years in advance. Sometimes studios announce big tentpoles before they even have a creative team in place. What that also means is that sometimes studios need to shuffle some … [Read more...]

Star Wars Celebration Wrap-Up: The Last Jedi, Rebels, and Battlefront II

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Star Wars Celebration came to a close this weekend, but we learned a lot about what is coming down the pipeline. We didn't hear much about the Han Solo film or Episode IX, but a lot was revealed regarding The Last Jedi, Star Wars Rebels, and more! So let's get … [Read more...]

A Geek’s Reaction to the Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) It's finally here! Lucasfilm and Disney premiered the brand new trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi at Star Wars Celebration and have just put it online for the whole world to see. So why are you reading this instead? Go watch the trailer embedded right … [Read more...]

Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Character Details Revealed, and 40th Anniversary Announcement

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) There's a ton of Star Wars news hitting the net today! Everything from a brief description of the Star Wars: The Last Jedi preview, to character details for Poe Dameron, Laura Dern's new character, and Supreme Leader Snoke. Plus there's an announcement for … [Read more...]

The Future Of Star Wars Plans May Have Been Revealed

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I love me some Star Wars! Disney buying Lucasfilm has been one of the best things to ever happen to the property, since they not only revived it with a new trilogy, but added in anthology-style films, as well. Both Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Star Wars: The … [Read more...]

Disney CEO Drops Huge Han Solo Secret, and Talks Future of Star Wars [Spoilers!]

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) There will be spoilers for the untitled Star Wars: Han Solo anthology film in this article. We'll warn you before we reach that point. Disney CEO Bob Iger had a lot to say about Star Wars during a chat at the USC Marshall School of Business yesterday. He not … [Read more...]

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Won’t Change Leia’s Role After Carrie Fisher’s Death

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Tragedy struck at the end of last year as Hollywood lost both Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds back in December. While Fisher had completed shooting her role as Leia on Star Wars: The Last Jedi, there was a question of what would become of her … [Read more...]

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Reshoots May Deal With Carrie Fisher’s Passing

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Word has come in that reshoots for Star Wars: The Last Jedi will commence in March. According to reports, the reshoots are taking place in Austria, Scotland, and Ireland. Ireland is a pretty interesting location, since the Skellig Michael island that subs in for … [Read more...]

First Look at the Cast of Star Wars: Han Solo Film

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) For as long as I can remember I've always wanted a Han Solo prequel Star Wars film. Even though they really took their time, Lucasfilm has finally gotten around to making one with a fantastic cast and crew. How fantastic are they? Well, feast your eyes on the … [Read more...]

Disney Research Takes Next Step In Streamlined Mo-Cap System

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Motion Capture. It's all the rage these days for big budget films. Without it, Lucasfilm couldn't have virtually brought back Peter Cushing to reprise his role as Grand Moff Tarkin in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Nor could Benedict Cumberbatch have been the dragon … [Read more...]

Is Disney Negotiating With Carrie Fisher’s Estate for Future Star Wars Appearances?

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The world was shocked when Carrie Fisher passed away over the holidays after suffering a massive heart attack. The actress finished filming her role for Star Wars: Episode VIII, but it was revealed that she would have had an even larger role in the next chapter … [Read more...]

No Star Wars TV Series For a Number of Years

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By Danny F. Santos We've heard on and off again reports about a live-action Star Wars television series since even before Disney's purchase of Lucasfilm for $4 billion dollars back in late 2012 (was it really that long ago?). And even after the purchase, it looked like it would still happen, … [Read more...]

Confirmed: Woody Harrelson Cast In Han Solo Spinoff

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Updated: Woody Harrelson has been confirmed by Lucasfilm to have a role in the Han Solo spinoff. Here's what they said: "We couldn’t be more excited to work with an artist with as much depth and range as Woody. His ability to find both humor and pathos, often in … [Read more...]

Donald Glover On Playing Lando Calrissian In Star Wars: Han Solo

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Very rarely in the original Star Wars trilogy do you see a character who is grappling with having to make a difficult decision. That's actually what makes Billy Dee Williams' character Lando Calrissian so intriguing in The Empire Strikes Back — he was a suave … [Read more...]

Lucasfilm Will Decide Leia’s Fate in Star Wars

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) There are possible spoilers for Star Wars: Episode VIII and Star Wars: Episode IX to follow. You have been warned! The passing of Carrie Fisher came as a shock to the world. The actress reprised her role as Leia from the original Star Wars trilogy in The Force … [Read more...]

Star Wars Story Group Committed To Shared Universe

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I love a large story. One of the things that attracts me to the Marvel Cinematic Universe is all of these stories taking place within the same meta-narrative, where you can see all the connective tissue. When Disney bought Lucasfilm, they took the entire … [Read more...]