New trilogy of Star Wars films announced

New trilogy of Star Wars films announced

A new brand Star Wars film trilogy and TV series have been announced – and it will be “separate from the episodic Skywalker saga”. To date, there have been three trilogies in the classic sci-fi franchise: the original trilogy from 1977 to 1983, the prequel trilogy from 1999 to 2005 and the current sequel trilogy. The latest trilogy kicked off with 2015’s The Force Awakens and will be wrapped up by The Last Jedi next…

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Star Wars’ Daisy Ridley says ‘I don’t think Rey is a Jedi’

Star Wars’ Daisy Ridley says ‘I don’t think Rey is a Jedi’

Daisy Ridley won the best breakthrough performance award at the MTV Movie Awards for her role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens – and then told reporters she doesn’t think lightsaber-wielding heroine Rey is a Jedi. The 24-year-old English actress also discussed whether Rogue One character Jyn Erso could be Rey’s mother. Speaking backstage at the MTV Movie Awards in California on Saturday night (April 9), Ridley said that the next film will be “darker” than Episode VII. Asked…

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Watch trailer for the new Star Wars movie right here

Watch trailer for the new Star Wars movie right here

The first teaser trailer for the new Star Wars movie has been released – and you can check it out right here. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Donnie Yen and Mads Mikkelsen, tells the story of a group of rebel fighters on a mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. The one minute, 38 second teaser reveals new-look stormtroopers and details about the lead character played by British actress Jones….

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens triumphs at the Empire film awards

Star Wars: The Force Awakens triumphs at the Empire film awards

The force was strong at last night’s Jameson Empire Awards as sci-fi blockbuster Star Wars: The Force Awakens emerged as the big winner, scooping five gongs including best sci-fi/fantasy, best visual effects and best director for JJ Abrams. There were also awards for Star Wars actors John Boyega and Daisy Ridley, who won the best male and female newcomer prizes respectively. The Force Awakens trumped Mad Max: Fury Road, which took a respectable four awards, with recognition for its make-up, costumes, soundtrack and…

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens gets its DVD release date

Star Wars: The Force Awakens gets its DVD release date

The Force is about to awaken in your own front room with news that Star Wars: The Force Awakens is to be released on DVD and Blu-Ray next month. Disney CEO Robert A. Igler revealed the release date of April 5 at the company’s annual shareholder meeting yesterday. The DVD and Blu-Ray release will be stacked with extras including an in-depth documentary shot behind the scenes of J.J. Abrams’ film, as well as deleted scenes and…

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens REVIEW

Star Wars: The Force Awakens REVIEW

Here’s the thing: Star Wars is a bit like a bad relationship. We fell in love with the original trilogy (if we’re old enough), then Jar Jar Binks came along in full-on gloopy CGI and made us want to forget. Not to ignore the fact there were inspired moments of cinema in there, but mostly we remember the prequels for all the wrong reasons. Right? Ok, so perhaps that’s a tad unfair. After all, George Lucas is still…

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens gets UK 12A rating

Star Wars: The Force Awakens gets UK 12A rating

Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been awarded a 12A certificate in the UK. In the US, it’s already been rated PG-13 – the American equivalent of 12A. The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) gave the rating based on the much-anticipated movie’s “frequent scenes of moderate violence, including use of blasters and lightsabers, and dogfights between spaceships”. “Sight of blood and injury detail is limited and brief,” the BBFC added in the explanation for…

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