As we learned from Sir Alec Guinness in the 1977 film, a lightsaber is the weapon of a Jedi Knight, an elegant weapon from a more civilized age. That elegance will cost you, though, according to projections by Profiles in History's Blockbuster Hollywood Treasures auction, which is putting the prop used by actor Mark Hamill up on the auction block. © AP Photo / Joel RyanGreedo Bid First: Han Solo’s Star Wars Blaster Nets $550,000 at Vegas Auction The auction house estimates the laser sword (which isn't *real*, we should probably add) will fetch $150,000-$200,000 at the show in Beverly Hills from December 11 to 14. "There was no ONE lightsaber I used in the films," Hamill tweeted Tuesday, "but many, MANY, both for myself & my stunt-double. Multiple duplicate back-up props are commonplace during production — When the handle ridges were cutting my hands, they even made a few w/ soft … [Read more...] about Auction of Luke Skywalker’s Lightsaber from ‘Star Wars’ Expected to Fetch $200K
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The BBC has come under fire after a Brexit-backing pastor who staunchly defended Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal on Monday’s Newsnight program was revealed to also be a paid actor. Lynn, also known as Marina, Hayter, dressed in full dog-collar garb, urged viewers to “have faith in the government” while being rather deferential to the assembled politicians. “They know far more about what’s going on than we do," Hayter said, as she gestured towards the participating MPs. Hayter belongs to a tiny organization called the Seeds for Wealth Ministries, which boasts 77 followers on Facebook at time of writing. READ MORE: ‘Flying pastor’ swings off church ceiling to portray Jesus’ return (VIDEO) The ministry is closer to US evangelical churches than the Anglican tradition and promises to “help you realise, release and walk into your financial freedom in Christ.” Eagle-eyed viewers thought they recognized … [Read more...] about From Star Wars to Newsnight? BBC admits pro-Brexit pastor is also paid actor (VIDEO)
Life by Press Association August 28, 2018, 8:00 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Matt Smith has been cast in the next Star Wars film, according to reports. The former Doctor Who actor has been linked to Star Wars: Episode IX in a “key role”, US entertainment trade magazine Variety has claimed. Production on the ninth film in the main Star Wars franchise, directed by JJ Abrams, is believed to have begun at Pinewood Studios in London earlier in August. The cast includes returning actors Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver and John Boyega, and newcomers Keri Russell, Richard E Grant and Dominic Monaghan. British actor Smith, 35, is best known for playing the 11th incarnation of Doctor Who’s Time Lord from 2010 until 2013. He also portrayed Prince Philip in the first two seasons of lavish Netflix drama series The Crown. Smith is nominated for a Primetime Emmy for his role as the Duke of Edinburgh. Abrams, who … [Read more...] about From Doctor Who to Star Wars: Matt Smith ‘joins Episode IX’ cast
Watch out, watch out, there’s a Wookie about, because a short time ago, at Ivinghoe Beacon not far far away... the film crew and actors for Star Wars Episode IX were spotted! Rumours have spread like wildfire since August 13, when white vans with the ‘Pinewood MBS Lighting’ slogan were spotted in the area, while on Monday and Tuesday drivers reported seeing filming on the hillside, including horses and even Chewbacca!It looked to be just rumour until pictures emerged on social media showing stars John Boyega (Finn), Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca), and Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron) on set at Ivinghoe Beacon. Bridget Knight, parish clerk of Ivinghoe Parish Council – who didn’t know at the time of speaking to the LBO on Thursday if the initial rumours were true – said: “I’d say there were three car parks that were chock-a-block. There were about 20 lorries, loads of cars, seven golf buggies, and someone said they saw a Chewbacca … [Read more...] about Chewbacca, Finn and Poe spotted not far, far away from Leighton Buzzard for Star Wars Episode IX filming!
THE Star Wars franchise made a triumphant return when Disney released Episode 7 - The Force Awakens in 2015 but followed it up with last year's mixed release of the The Last Jedi. Episode 9 has already begun filming in a secret location in the UK. Here's everything you need to know... When is the Star Wars Episode 9 release date? Disney announced the completion of the nine-film saga will arrive in cinemas in December 2019. It will follow on from Stars Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) and Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017). Hans Solo: A Star Wars story was released on May 24 2018. On August 23, 2018, a first look at the new film emerged with showed John Boyega and Oscar Isaac pictured filming with Chewbacca at a secret location in the UK What is the title and storyline for Star Wars Episode 9? The title of Episode IX has not yet been revealed to the public but the film is expected to be the last instalment of the Skywalker saga. The film will be directed by The Force … [Read more...] about When is Star Wars Episode 9 released? UK release date, cast run time and plot for The Last Jedi sequel