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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