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‘Rise of Skywalker’ debuts at $374 million, below recent ‘...

12 December, 2019 11:08 pm 11:08 pm

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “Star Wars” movie “The Rise of Skywalker” opened in theaters with $374 million in global ticket sales over the weekend as fans rushed to see the final chapter in the long-running film saga, distributor Walt Disney Co said on Sunday. Roughly $176 million of the total came from the United States … Read More

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A Minute With: the ‘Star Wars’ actors behind C-3PO and Chewbacc...

12 December, 2019 9:15 pm 9:15 pm

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “Star Wars” actor Anthony Daniels has portrayed the fretful droid C-3PO in ten movies over 42 years. His next appearance hits global theatres on Thursday in “The Rise of Skywalker.” Fellow star Joonas Suotamo stepped into the furry Chewbacca costume in 2015 for “The Force Awakens” and plays the towering Wookiee … Read More

Ewan McGregor to return as Obi-Wan in new ‘Star Wars’ streaming...

08 August, 2019 10:04 am 10:04 am

ANAHEIM, Calif. (Reuters) – Ewan McGregor will reprise his “Star Wars” role as Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi in a series for the upcoming Disney+ streaming service, the actor announced to fans of the beloved movie franchise. McGregor surprised the crowd at Walt Disney Co’s D23 Expo fan convention, walking on stage to loud cheers and … Read More

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Peter Mayhew, actor who played Chewbacca in ‘Star Wars’ movies,...

05 May, 2019 9:12 am 9:12 am

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – British-born actor Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca the Wookiee, the loyal, furry companion of space buccaneer Han Solo in five of the “Star Wars” movies, has died at age 74, his family said on Thursday. Mayhew, whose face was never seen in the “Star Wars” films – his entire body was … Read More

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Disney bans smoking at US parks ahead of ‘Star Wars’ openings

03 March, 2019 10:03 am 10:03 am

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co will ban smoking, vaping and large strollers at its US theme parks in California and Florida starting on May 1, the company said on Thursday. The restrictions are designed in part to help deal with the large crowds expected to flock later this year to new “Star Wars”-themed … Read More

Hollywood ‘Solo’ director says new ‘Star Wars’ film puts character ...

05 May, 2018 9:52 am 9:52 am

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “Star Wars” movies are known for high-stakes battles to save the galaxy far, far away from the forces of evil, but director Ron Howard said he viewed the latest film installment as simply the personal journey of a young man. “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” which begins rolling out in international … Read More