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'Rogue One' star and fan favorite Donnie Yen almost passed on the film

You’d think pretty much any actor alive who can do a halfway decent flying kick would jump at the chance to play a martial-arts-fighting, Force-sensitive monk in a “Star Wars” movie. But internationally known action star Donnie Yen initially resisted the idea of signing on to play Chirrut Îmwe...

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  • Turner scores major 'Star Wars' deal to televise 11 movies

    Turner scores major 'Star Wars' deal to televise 11 movies

    Betting big on the staying power of the “Star Wars” film franchise, Turner television networks have claimed the rights to run the iconic film franchise on cable channels TNT and TBS. The multiyear deals, announced Wednesday, steer 11 “Star Wars” movies, including last year’s blockbuster, “Star...

  • Film company takes blame for ‘Star Wars' accident that broke Harrison Ford's leg

    Film company takes blame for ‘Star Wars' accident that broke Harrison Ford's leg

    A film production company on Tuesday admitted health and safety breaches over an accident on the set of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” that broke the leg of star Harrison Ford.  The actor was struck by a hydraulic door on the set of the Millennium Falcon — his character Han Solo's spaceship — at...

  • 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'

    'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'

    The trailer for "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story."

  • New 'Star Wars' character revealed at Comic-Con

    New 'Star Wars' character revealed at Comic-Con

    Brace yourselves, “Star Wars” fans. A new character has just been revealed. Head over to the Lucasfilm Pavilion at Comic-Con (booth 2913) to meet “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’s” new character Edrio Two Tubes.  Although there are not a lot of details about this new character, the “Star Wars” Facebook...

  • New Han Solo confirmed, and details from 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' emerge

    New Han Solo confirmed, and details from 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' emerge

    The three-day “Star Wars” celebration, aptly titled “Star Wars Celebration,” closed in London on Sunday with a few fun announcements, including official confirmation of the next Han Solo.  It’d been speculated for months that the new, younger Han Solo would be “Hail, Caesar!” actor Alden Ehrenreich. But...

  • 'Star Wars,' 'Hateful Eight' and 'Revenant' among Cinema Audio Society nominees

    "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," "The Hateful Eight" and "The Revenant" were among the nominees Tuesday for the Cinema Audio Society's 52nd CAS Awards for outstanding achievement in sound mixing. Also nominated for sound mixing in live-action motion pictures were "Mad Max: Fury Road" and "Bridge...

  • 'Star Wars' blasts off in China with record $53 million

    "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" proved a big draw in China, the world's second-largest movie market, grossing an estimated $53 million in ticket sales in its first two days in theaters. That studio-estimated gross is the biggest Saturday-Sunday box-office opening ever in China. It did 70% better...

  • Will 'Star Wars' be a force in China?

    Sports marketing specialist Luo Ranfeng is a “Star Wars” superfan.The 28-year-old spends much of his spare time helping to run the biggest Chinese website devoted to the epic space opera, starwarschina.com. The Beijing resident met his fiancee on the fan site, and when they get married this summer,...

  • 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' passes 'Avatar' as U.S. box-office champ

    “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” officially became the highest grossing movie in U.S. history Wednesday, not adjusting for inflation. The Walt Disney Co. movie has surpassed the previous domestic record of $760.5 million held by the 2009 James Cameron blockbuster “Avatar,” according to studio estimates,...

  • J.J. Abrams reveals how he found the location for 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' climax

    While "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" continues to demonstrate its box office might, details about how some parts of the movie came together are being revealed. Spoilers ahead.  The most recent is a behind-the-scenes reel that explains how director J.J. Abrams discovered the location for that key...

  • 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' has roused theater campers too

    Among the panhandlers and costumed characters of Hollywood Boulevard, a line of lawn chairs, body pillows and extension cords stretch from the door of the TCL Chinese Theatre Imax. Tucked away in a corner, his head buried in a bowl of noodles, is Nicholas Johnson. He's been in this line for over...

  • The women of 'Star Wars' speak out about their new Empire

    (Robert Carter / For the Times) "That's my chair." Harrison Ford and Daisy Ridley had just stepped onto the Millennium Falcon set for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" when Ridley went to get into the pilot seat. Han Solo wasn't pleased. "I was honestly so embarrassed," Ridley says. "Obviously he...

  • The press junket for the new 'Star Wars' movie isn't business as usual

    Movie press junkets are not characteristically newsworthy affairs. But in the long, carefully orchestrated rollout of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," nothing has been exactly normal — and the weekend press event put on by the Walt Disney Co. for the new film in Los Angeles was no exception. The...

  • Flashback: What George Lucas told us about making 'Star Wars' in 1977

    Before the first-ever “Star Wars” premiered on screens across America, Los Angeles Times writer Paul Rosenfield sat down with the creator of a galaxy far, far away. Then 33, George Lucas was just a few days shy from the release of his “space opera,” prophetically claiming that “Star Wars” was the...

  • 'Star Wars' toys are the force that binds the galaxy together

    In 1974, a year after his film "American Graffiti" hit theaters and not long after he finished the rough draft of the screenplay that would become "Star Wars," George Lucas told an interviewer, "If I wasn't a filmmaker, I'd probably be a toymaker." Ultimately, of course, he became both. In giving...

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