Den of Geek
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Mashable
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Woody Harrelson is officially joining the cast of the upcoming Star Wars standalone film centered around a young Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) , and Mashable got a chance to talk to the Hunger Games star soon after the casting news broke on Wednesday. Details about Harrelson's Star Wars role are scarce, but the actor confirmed rumors that he'll be playing "a mentor to Han," telling Mashable that his character is "also a bit of a criminal." Much as Obi-Wan Kenobi schooled Luke Skywalker in the ways of the Force, perhaps Harrelson's character will tutor the young Han Solo in the finer points of being a smuggling scoundrel. Read more... More about Alden Ehrenreich , Star Wars , Han Solo , Woody Harrelson , and Entertainment
Daily Express - Entertainment
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Den of Geek
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BBC News 24
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We are going to our first guest. Are you there, Obi-Wan Kenobi? Hello my friend. Of all the young padowans in the Click academy. And all of those at the Click Academy. Now we are going to make a very special call to the Doctor. Are you there? Yes, I am here in a sense, but it's just that you are not there, if you understand me. It's a bit difficult to explain really.
BoingBoing
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We already knew the second half of Season 3 was going bring us Saw Gerrera. The most recent trailer's final moment is a glimpse of Obi-Wan adopting his classic Form III opening stance and preparing to fight. Even my dogs settle down to watch Rebels.
Den of Geek
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So, we know that this film will take place before A New Hope , documenting how the Rebel Alliance got their hands on the Death Star plans that Princess Leia hid within R2-D2’s rusty innards before the little droid popped in an escape pod with C-3P0 and flew off to Tatooine in search of Obi-Wan Kenobi. The opening crawl of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hop e could offer some further details. Therein, George Lucas wrote this: “Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire. During the battle, Rebel spies managed to steal secret plans to the Empire's ultimate weapon, the DEATH STAR, an armored space station with enough power to destroy an entire planet.” Furthermore, the crawl establishes that - at some point before the start of A New Hope - Princess Leia was made “custodian of the stolen plans that can save her people and restore freedom to the galaxy”, before being “Pursued by the Empire's sinister agents”.
BBC News 24
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Now for something really special. Everything you've seen so far has been pre-recorded including me at the front. Now we are going to attempt what we think is the first ever live interview by hologram. You know the BBC has studios all around the world. We have pulled out all the stops to bring you several superstar guests live by hologram. We are going to our first guest. Are you there, Obi-Wan Kenobi? Hello my friend.
BBC News 24
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We have pulled out all the stops to bring you several superstar guests live by hologram. We are going to our first guest. Are you there, Obi-Wan Kenobi? Hello my friend. And all the young padowans in the Click academy. Now we are going to make a very special call to the Doctor.
BBC News 24
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You know the BBC has studios all around the world. We have pulled out all the stops to bring you several superstar guests live by hologram. We are going to our first guest. Are you there, Obi-Wan Kenobi? Hello my friend.
BBC News 24
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Now we are going to attempt what we think is the first ever live interview by hologram. We have pulled out all the stops to bring you several superstar guests live by hologram. We are going to our first guest. Are you there, Obi-Wan Kenobi? Hello our first guest. Are you there, you understand me.
BoingBoing
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The Huffington Post
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I regret that I am unable to present my father's request to you in person; but my ship has fallen under attack, and my mission to bring you to Alderaan has failed. I have placed information vital to the survival of the rebellion into the memory systems of this R2 unit. My father will know how to retrieve it. You must see this droid safely delivered to him on Alderaan. This is our most desperate hour. Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi - you're my only hope.' I can't forget that stupid, fucking hologram speech. That's why I did dope! So long, Princess. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
Mashable
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Not long after becoming a household name thanks to Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, Carrie Fisher hosted the comedy show Saturday Night Live and it was absolutely hilarious. SEE ALSO: The best of Carrie Fisher's Twitter Donning her Princess Leia costume, Fisher who sadly passed away on Tuesday masterfully delivered a monologue featuring her "good friend" Obi-Wan Kenobi: "I felt a little awkward coming out in my Princess Leia costume because it might seem like I'm exploiting Star Wars, but I went along with because if I came out as myself who would recognise me?" Fisher says. "I really didn't know what to do, I felt real weird so I went to the one person who I now I can trust, someone who's been always there in the past. My good friend Obi Wan Kenobi." Read more... More about Star Wars , Princess Leia , Snl , Carrie Fisher , and Entertainment
Voice Of America
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.. " and "Hannah and Her Sisters." Meryl Streep was the star when "Postcards From the Edge," with a screenplay by Fisher, was adapted into a film of the same name in 1990. Shirley MacLaine played Streep's mother, the stand-in for Reynolds. But for millions, Fisher was Princess Leia, with her now-iconic hair bagels and metal bikini. She uttered the immortal phrase, "Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi, you're my only hope," in the original "Star Wars" in 1977. Director George Lucas, who considered Jodie Foster, Amy Irving and dozens of others for the role, said he had been looking for an actress who could "hold her own" against her male co-stars. In her 2008 memoir "Wishful Drinking," she recounted how Lucas told her on the first day of shooting that she couldn't wear a bra under her costume because "there's no underwear in space." Lucas, she said, later explained that a woman could be strangled by her bra in the weightlessness of space.
TIME - Top Stories
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Star Wars fans around the world were saddened to learn that actress Carrie Fisher who shot to fame playing Princess Leia in the original trilogy died Tuesday . Fisher , who reportedly suffered a heart attack on a plane last week, died in Los Angeles at the age of 60. Though she would eventually take jobs as a screenplay doctor and a writer, Fisher was best-known for playing the take-charge princess of the space opera classics A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi . She also reprised her role as Princess Leia in the latest Star Wars installment The Force Awakens , released in late 2015. For despondent lovers of the galaxy far, far away, here are some of Fisher's most memorable quotes from the Star Wars series: Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you're my only hope. In one of Fisher's first lines in A New Hope , her character enclosed a secret message in droid R2-D2 asking help from renowned Jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi in her rebellion against the Empire.
The Huffington Post
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Disney wasn't quite sure how many Star Wars films to add to the slate until Rogue One debuted. Admittedly, Kathleen Kennedy of Lucasfilm said the company didn't want to go beyond the two sequels to last year's mega-hit The Force Awakens and the "Young" Han Solo film. Now that Rogue is a hit, we can expect more from the Force. As we await word further casting of the Solo film, and debate whether the next standalone films will center Boba Fett, a young Obi-Wan Kenobi, or someone else, the next big Star Wars news will be when the trailer to Episode VIII will debut and what its title will be. Until that information is released to the masses, I've decided to take a crack at what the next film's title might be. Why? Because I'm a card-carrying SW nerd. Additionally, in these trying times, I want to attempt to make you (and me laugh). Some of these, mind you, I think would be cool titles even though I have no clue what the next film will be about.
The Huffington Post
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Authored by Jake Macias Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is the newest addition to the popular Star Wars film franchise. It tells the story of how the Rebel Alliance of the original trilogy happened upon the plans for the Empire's Death Star--a space station with the ability to destroy entire planets. The movie follows Jyn Erso, daughter of the brilliant scientist that created the abominable Death Star, as she attempts to make right that what her father has done. I had the opportunity to see the movie opening weekend, and I loved it. I found myself smiling at some of the nods to fans of the original trilogy including "blue milk," the notorious outlaws encountered in the Cantina, and reference to the self-exiled Obi-Wan Kenobi . If you have the opportunity to see it, I encourage you to do so. "We have hope. Alliances are built on hope." One of the lines that stood out for me in the film was delivered by the fierce Jyn, attempting to rally the various groups belonging to the Rebel Alliance to send their forces to pursue the plans for the Death Star: "We have hope.
Slate
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The Sun Daily - Showbiz
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LIMA: The Force is strong in Peru, where visitors shouldn't be surprised to run into Obi-wan Kenobi or Darth Vader. That's because some Peruvian fans of the Star Wars saga have taken their love of the series to a new level by naming their children after characters in the films. The premiere of the latest Star Wars installment Rogue One in Lima on Thursday prompted the National Registry of Identification and Civil Status to review recent birth records, the agency said on Facebook. It showed Peruvians have been swept up by the global fever for the science fiction series launched by George Lucas in 1977. Leia, the heroine princess, is at the top of the list with 533 namesakes entered in the registry. Han, the roguish bounty hunter who steals her heart, comes next with 365. The hero Luke (Skywalker) is listed 198 times and his father Anakin (Skywalker), 104.
TIME - Top Stories
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Warning: This post contains spoilers for Rogue One . Rogue One may be the first ever Star Wars film in which not a single Jedi Knight makes an appearance. But the mythos of the Forcethe Jedi's guiding energystill plays a significant role in its plot. The moviewhich tells the story of Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) and her Rebel crews attempt to steal the plans for the Imperial Death Staris set chronologically between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope , a time when Emperor Palpatine's iron-fisted rule over the galaxy far, far away has all but snuffed out the Jedi Order. Those who survived the execution of Order 66 including Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobihave been in exile for nearly 19 years, meaning many involved in the Rebel effort have lost faith in the power of the Force. However, as is evidenced by the first scene of Rogue One a flashback to the day Jyn's father, Galen (Mads Mikkelsen), was taken captive by the Empirethere are some who have remained resolute in their belief.
Techradar
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Techradar
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TIME - Top Stories
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Force-choking seems to be one of the Sith Lord's preferred methods of punishment, as he uses it on multiple occasions in A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back . 4. These are the droids you're looking for New droid K-2SO makes a delightful first impression in Rogue One , but a cameo by old favorites R2-D2 and C-3PO remains one of the best surprises of the movie. There's also a later appearance by the MSE-6 , an Imperial repair droid that first shows up in A New Hope . 5. A Jedi in exile As Mon Mothma and Bail Organa make plans to aid the Rogue One crew, Organa tells her he will reach out to a Jedi in exile for help. He can only be referring to Obi-Wan Kenobi, who lived alone on Tatooine under the alias of Ben Kenobi during the 19 years between the events of Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. Obi-Wan Kenobi. " data-medium-file="https://timedotcom.