Star Wars

Harrison Ford to auction Han Solo jacket in aid of epileptic daughter

Harrison Ford will auction off his iconic Han Solo costume to help an American medical center treating his daughter and in finding a cure for epilepsy. The Star Wars hero has become synonymous with the brown jacket he has donned for the movie franchise, including a leather version he wore for the latest installment – Star Wars: The Force Awakens, reported Vanity Fair. Now Ford, 73, said the jacket is

Tony Dyson, Creator of Stars Wars' R2-D2, Found Dead in Malta

Professor Tony Dyson, the British creator of the Star Wars droid R2-D2, has been found dead at his home on the Maltese island of Gozo, police said on Friday. Neighbours raised the alert on Thursday after noticing that the front door of the 68-year-old’s apartment in Triq Zirzieb had been left open. Police said they had opened an inquiry into the cause of death but that foul play had been

Star Wars: Disney CEO Bob Iger confirms Episode VIII production has begun

The upcoming Star Wars Episode VIII has officially begun production. Disney CEO Bob Iger announced on Wednesday (February 10) that Lucasfilm and director Rian Johnson have officially commenced principal photography on the sequel to Star Wars The Force Awakens, which minted over USD 2 billion worldwide, reports Star Wars Episode VIII filming was set to begin in January, but principal photography was pushed back a few weeks around the

Star Wars Creator George Lucas Not a Fan of The Force Awakens

Disney’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens may have turned out to be a great success at the box office but George Lucas, the creator of the Star Wars universe’, is not happy with the new movie, reported the Entertainment Weekly. In an interview with Charlie Rose, Mr Lucas, who sold the rights to Disney for $ 4 billion in 2012, refers to Star Wars movies as his “kids”. “I sold

George Lucas Apologises For Referring to Disney as White Slavers

Star Wars creator George Lucas has apologized for referring to Disney as “white slavers” in an interview, reported The Entertainment Weekly. The 71-year-old filmmaker issued a statement to clarify the comments that he made in an interview on the Charlie Rose Show, “I misspoke and used a very inappropriate analogy, and for that, I apologize. I have been working with Disney for 40 years and chose them as the custodians

Star Wars fastest movie to earn $1 billion, breaks record in 12 days

Star Wars: The Force Awakens has reached $1 billion at the box office, achieving the milestone with record-setting hyper speed. The Walt Disney Co. said The Force Awakens crossed the billion-dollar mark Sunday, accomplishing the feat in just 12 days. The previous movie to reach $1 billion the fastest was Universal’s Jurassic World, which did it in 13 days in June. Jurassic World also had the benefit of record grosses

Harrison Ford on Playing Han Solo Again: It's Funny. It's Bizarre

In person, Harrison Ford is slighter than you’d think, but in every other way exactly as you had imagined: He’s gruff but not mean, serious but self-deprecating, a 73-year-old who looks 50. He’s intimidating, but seems, unexpectedly, as though he would be fun at parties. On a day to promote Star Wars: The Force Awakens, in which he returns as Han Solo, 32 years after retiring from the role that

In Harvard Speech, Natalie Portman Addresses Not Feeling 'Smart Enough

Actress and Harvard alumnus Natalie Portman began her commencement speech to Harvard’s graduating seniors with a disclaimer. “This is not going to be funny, I am not a comedian,” she said. Turns out, she managed to raise several chuckles with references like the one quoting her own email about being invited to speak at Harvard, leaked in the Sony hack: “Wow, this is so nice. I’m going to need some

Star Wars 8 Gets a Name and Release Date

Star Wars: Episode VIII, written and directed by Rian Johnson, will hit the screens on May 26, 2017, revealed Walt Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger. The first Star Wars spin-off, directed by Gareth Edwards and starring Felicity Jones, will be called Rogue One. Mr Iger made the announcement at Disney’s annual meeting of shareholders in San Francisco. He also showed the attendees several trailers of upcoming Star Wars, Marvel

Actor Harrison Ford injured in small-plane crash in Los Angeles

“Star Wars” star Harrison Ford was seriously injured on Thursday when the actor crashed his vintage plane on a Los Angeles golf course shortly after taking off from a local airport, a source told Reuters. The single-engine plane clipped a tree as it went down shortly after taking off from Santa Monica Airport, about a mile (1.6 km) away, and the pilot survived in “fair to moderate” condition, Assistant Los

Learning to dance on broadway is my proudest moment, says Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe has admitted that learning to dance on broadway stage was the proudest moment for him. The ‘Harry Potter’ star told Jonathan Ross that he was the blankest canvas my dance teacher had ever seen, who taught him how to dance and he owe it all to him, the Daily Express reported. The 25-year-old actor said that there’s never been a good time for him to go back when it

Natalie Portman enjoys travelling while shooting

Actress Natalie Portman has shot in many exotic locations all over the world and says that she loves all of those places. “I absolutely love Berlin. Madrid was amazing, working on ‘Goya’s Ghosts’, I went to the Prado museum everyday,” Bang Showbiz quoted Portman as saying. “I learned to love Tunisia during ‘Star Wars’. The first time we went it was very hot, so it was quite hard, but the