The newest additions to the prestigious Hollywood Walk of Fame were recently announced, and three Star Wars alums are included: Carrie Fisher, Ewan McGregor, and Ming-Na Wen! Carrie Fisher is obviously the most notable of that group, and it's a LONG overdue honor for one of the most influential actresses in the industry. Fisher's portrayal [...]
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Twelve things we learned from The Skywalker Legacy documentary about the making of The Rise of Skywalker!
The Rise of Skywalker released early on digital home media, and with it came lots of bonus content! Most prominently was a feature-length documentary, The Skywalker Legacy, focusing on the making of the film, with a recognition of the saga that came before it. I am utterly fascinated by the making of Star Wars films [...]
Billie Lourd played Leia during that flashback scene in The Rise of Skywalker!
Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) do incredible visual effects work on Star Wars and other franchises, and that was certainly the case in The Rise of Skywalker. Recently, ILM released a video detailing some of their work on the film, and it's a fascinating look at the process. We get a chance to see a [...]
Billie Lourd writes beautiful essay paying tribute to Leia Organa and Carrie Fisher
Today in an essay for TIME, Billie Lourd wrote a very touching, beautiful, and emotional essay about her mother, Carrie Fisher, and Leia Organa. It's a great read, and I would encourage you to click the link above and do so. Lourd writes about how, growing up, she didn't like Leia, as she just wanted [...]
Carrie Fisher’s brother says Leia was originally supposed to be “the last Jedi” in Episode IX
Whereas The Force Awakens gave Han Solo more of a spotlight and The Last Jedi focused on Luke Skywalker, Episode IX was originally planned to be Leia Organa's time to shine. Of course the focus of this sequel trilogy is on the new characters - especially Rey and Kylo Ren - but the original three [...]
Carrie Fisher receives top billing for The Rise of Skywalker!
The official theatrical poster for The Rise of Skywalker was released last week, and while it's certainly not the main point, there's something about the poster that caught the attention of many fans: Carrie Fisher gets top billing for the final installment of the Skywalker saga! https://twitter.com/starwars/status/1186460828087701505 This is the first time that Carrie Fisher [...]
Billie Lourd will share screentime with Carrie Fisher in The Rise of Skywalker!
The Rise of Skywalker is bound to be an emotional movie for Star Wars fans based purely on the fact that it is wrapping up the entire Skywalker saga, something fans have grown to love over four decades. But this film will carry an additional emotional punch: the late Carrie Fisher will be once more [...]
Eleven things we learned from The Rise of Skywalker panel!
We've already talked significantly about the trailer for The Rise of Skywalker, and we'll talk plenty more about it to come, but I wanted to go back and highlight some of the things we learned about the film from the panel. The panel was hosted by Stephen Colbert and featured director J.J. Abrams, Lucasfilm President [...]
Mark Hamill says Lucasfilm found a way for Carrie Fisher to still be more prominent in Episode IX
Much has been made recently of Mark Hamill's most recent comments about the sequel trilogy, but there's really not much new there and the bottom line is that his feelings toward it are quite nuanced and mixed and not easily relegated to support any side. But out purpose here isn't really to re-hash any of [...]
Todd Fisher says footage of Carrie Fisher in Star Wars: Episode IX fits “like it was shot yesterday”
On Thursday, many people poured out tributes to the legendary Carrie Fisher, on the two-year anniversary of her death. But despite her death, her brother Todd Fisher recently told ABC News that, "There's a lot more to come from Carrie." He said that there are more of her writings and artifacts that will one day [...]