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...]

Screenwriting 101: A Look at the Hero’s Journey, Pt. 2


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) We continue with our Screenwriting tutorial on The Hero's Journey, by analyzing Act Two of the original Star Wars. Check out Part 1 and Act One here. Act Two with his aunt and uncle dead, Luke finds new purpose, to follow Obi Wan and learn the ways of the Force, … [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...]

Screenwriting 101: A Look at the Hero’s Journey, Pt. 1


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) From filming to special effects, the Star Wars saga has set a standard by which many event blockbusters are now modeled after. And while not perfect, it draws from the classic story telling technique called The Hero's Journey, by Joseph Campbell. This tried and … [Read more...]

Rian Johnson Talks Star Wars: The Last Jedi


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Now that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has broken a billion dollars at the box office to become the highest grossing film of 2016, it is time to look at the next film in the franchise, the recently titled Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Empire had a chance to speak … [Read more...]

Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Official Title For Episode: VIII


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Today, Lucasfilm has announced the official title for Episode VIII, written and directed by Rian Johnson, Star Wars: The Last Jedi! The film will star Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, John Bodega and Carrie Fisher in her final role as Leia. It is an interesting … [Read more...]

Woody Harrelson Opens Up About his Star Wars: Han Solo Role


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The stand-alone Star Wars: Han Solo film recently cast another great actor with Woody Harrelson stepping in to play the smuggler's mentor. The casting choice is pretty fantastic, and, lucky for the actor, he isn't reprising a character that has ever been played on … [Read more...]

No Star Wars TV Series For a Number of Years


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


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...]

Rian Johnson Talks Star Wars: Episode VIII


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Star Wars: Episode VIII won't hit the big screen until the end of the year, but that doesn't stop any of us from clamoring for more info about the film. Director Rian Johnson recently spoke with USA Today and revealed a few details about the upcoming film. First … [Read more...]

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


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


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 Rebels Mid-Season Trailer Reveals Maul Vs. Old Ben Kenobi


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) What started off as a kids show has definitely developed into a more complex series, and it looks like that trend will continue. Star Wars Rebels returns and with it we got a new trailer for the mid-season premiere. The trailer has a bit more with Forest … [Read more...]

Rogue One: Here’s What Happened To The Deleted Scenes


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) It has been nearly a month since I've seen Rogue One, and I'm starting to get the urge to rewatch it already. I guess I can't help but clamor for more Star Wars (congratulations Disney), and we know that there are different scenes from the film as seen in the … [Read more...]

Star Wars Story Group Committed To Shared Universe


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...]

What Will Happen To Carrie Fisher’s Role In Episode IX?

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Shortly after the new broke of Carrie Fisher's passing, we learned that she had completed all her work on Star Wars: Episode VIII. We also learned that her role in the saga was a pivotal one, and that for Episode IX, director Colin Trevorrow wanted to explore her … [Read more...]