Tag: Star Wars

Disney sets May 2019 release date for new ‘Star Wars’ film

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Star Wars: Episode IX” is coming to theaters on May 24, 2019. The Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday announced the summer date for the Colin Trevorrow-directed “Star Wars,” as well as release dates for “Indiana Jones” and the live-action “Lion King.” The fifth “Indiana Jones” film is set to arrive in theaters on July 10, 2020, with Steven Spielberg returning as director along with star Harrison Ford. Director Jon Favreau’s live-action “Lion King” is expected debut on July 19,...

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Harrison Ford visit, Fisher tribute launch Star Wars event

BY LINDSEY BAHR How do you celebrate 40 years of “Star Wars” in 90 minutes? With a surprise Harrison Ford appearance, a touching Carrie Fisher tribute, a John Williams performance and a fair amount of jokes about George Lucas’s dialogue, of course. Attendees at Star Wars Celebration were treated to that and more Thursday in Orlando, Florida, at the kick-off of the four-day fan event marking the anniversary of Lucas’ space saga. A jam-packed panel also featured appearances by Lucasfilm chief Kathleen Kennedy, Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Hayden Christensen, as well as video...

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Public memorial service to honor Fisher and Reynolds

BY ANTHONY MCCARTNEY LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stars and fans will gather Saturday for a public memorial to honor late actresses Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher nearly three months after their deaths. The ceremony honoring the lives of the mother-daughter duo will be held at Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills, the storied cemetery that is their final resting place. People will be granted attendance at the event on a first-come, first-served basis, and it will be live-streamed on www.debbiereynolds.com beginning at 1 p.m. Pacific. The ceremony is slated to feature music by James Blunt and “Star Wars” composer John Williams and...

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Carrie Fisher reveals ‘Star Wars’ affair with Harrison Ford

Carrie Fisher has revealed that Princess Leia’s romance with Han Solo in "Star Wars" extended off-screen, as well. Fisher tells People magazine that she enjoyed an "intense" affair with co-star Harrison Ford during the filming of the 1977 blockbuster. Fisher was 19 and Ford was 33 and married at the time of what she says was a three-month affair. The actress tells People, "It was Han and Leia during the week, and Carrie and Harrison during the weekend." She says the romance ended when shooting on the film did. Fisher writes about the fling in her new book "The...

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‘The Force Awakens’ wins top honors at MTV Movie Awards

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” took the top prize at the 25th annual MTV Movie Awards. The audience at Warner Bros. Studios waved what looked like red and blue lightsabers as star Daisy Ridley and director J.J. Abrams accepted the final golden popcorn trophy at Saturday night’s ceremony. The prize capped off the irreverent awards show, which presents fan-voted film awards and touts upcoming releases. Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart hosted the show, opening it “Mad Max” style by riding through Warner Bros. Studios strapped to the front of a tricked-out truck. Later, they performed...

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