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Star Wars 8 Female Shortlist Includes These 3 Actresses

Star Wars 8 Female Shortlist Includes These 3 Actresses

LucasFilm is reportedly testing Tatiana Maslany, Gina Rodriguez and Olivia Cooke for the female lead in Star Wars: Episode VIII this week.

Brian Gallagher

Star Wars 8 Wants a Strong Female Lead?

Star Wars 8 Wants a Strong Female Lead?

A new rumor claims that Rian Johnson wants to add a new character for Star Wars 8 who may be tied to the Solo or Skywalker clans.

B. Alan Orange

Benicio Del Toro Confirms Star Wars 8 Villain Talks

Benicio Del Toro Confirms Star Wars 8 Villain Talks

As previously rumored, Benicio Del Toro confirms that he may play the bad guy in 2017's Star Wars: Episode VIII.

B. Alan Orange

Star Wars 8 Wants Benicio Del Toro as the Villain

Star Wars 8 Wants Benicio Del Toro as the Villain

Benicio del Toro is in early talks to play the primary villain in Star Wars: Episode VIII for writer-director Rian Johnson.

Brian Gallagher

Star Wars 8 Wants Hong Kong Action Star Donnie Yen?

Star Wars 8 Wants Hong Kong Action Star Donnie Yen?

Donnie Yen is rumored for an important yet undisclosed role in Star Wars Episode VIII, but may actually be in Star Wars: Rogue One.

B. Alan Orange

Star Wars 8 Will Be Shot on Film

Star Wars 8 Will Be Shot on Film

Director Rian Johnson reveals that Star Wars Episode VIII will be shot on 35MM film, but he wanted to shoot it in 70MM.

Brian Gallagher

Star Wars 8: Will Oscar Isaac Return as Poe Dameron?

Star Wars 8: Will Oscar Isaac Return as Poe Dameron?

Oscar Isaac may have revealed his character's fate in The Force Awakens while talking about Rian Johnson's Star Wars: Episode VIII.

Brian Gallagher

Star Wars 8 Gets May 26, 2017 Release Date

Star Wars 8 Gets May 26, 2017 Release Date

LucasFilm confirms that Looper director Rian Johnson will both write and direct Star Wars: Episode VIII, which hits theaters in May 2017.

Brian Gallagher

Star Wars 8 and 9 Dates Confirmed; More Trilogies Planned?

Star Wars 8 and 9 Dates Confirmed; More Trilogies Planned?

Disney's Bob Iger says Star Wars 8 and Star Wars 9 are planned for 2017 and 2019, while more trilogies are being prepped for the future.

Brian Gallagher

Star Wars 8 Gets Captain America Production Designer

Star Wars 8 Gets Captain America Production Designer

Oscar-winning production designer Rick Heinrichs will help shape the visual look of director Rian Johnson's Star Wars: Episode VIII.

Brian Gallagher

Terry Gilliam Talks Star Wars 8 with Director Rian Johnson

Terry Gilliam Talks Star Wars 8 with Director Rian Johnson

Legendary director Terry Gilliam discovers Rain Johnson is directed the next two Star Wars sequels and quizzes him on the experience.

B. Alan Orange

Mark Ruffalo Emails Star Wars 8 Director, Desperate to Be Cast

Mark Ruffalo Emails Star Wars 8 Director, Desperate to Be Cast

Mark Ruffalo reveals that he will take on any type of role in writer-director Rian Johnson's Star Wars 8.

Brian Gallagher

Star Wars 8 Director Rian Johnson Talks Practical Effects and Fan Pressure

Star Wars 8 Director Rian Johnson Talks Practical Effects and Fan Pressure

Star Wars: Episode VIII and IX director Rain Johnson recent visited the London set of Star Wars: Episode VII to see how things are working.

B. Alan Orange

Daisy Ridley Will Return in Star Wars: Episode VIII and Star Wars: Episode IX

Daisy Ridley Will Return in Star Wars: Episode VIII and Star Wars: Episode IX

Daisy Ridley, one of the young leads in Star Wars: Episode VII, is set to come back for Star Wars 8 and Star Wars 9.

Brian Gallagher

Director Rian Johnson Talks Star Wars: Episode VIII Inspiration

Director Rian Johnson Talks Star Wars: Episode VIII Inspiration

Director Rian Johnson does his best not to reveal any details while still getting you excited for the second new Star Wars sequel.

B. Alan Orange

Rian Johnson Will Write and Direct Next Two Star Wars Movies, Replacing J.J. Abrams!

Rian Johnson Will Write and Direct Next Two Star Wars Movies, Replacing J.J. Abrams!

Looper writer Rian Johnson is set to take over the next two chapters of the Star Wars saga after J.J. Abrams, thouugh this has not been confirmed by LucasFilm and Disney.

B. Alan Orange

Star Wars: Episode VIII May Get Director Alfonso Cuaron?

Plus Simon Pegg shoots down a rumor that he will be involved in J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII.

Brian Gallagher

Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg May Write Star Wars Spin-Offs Instead of Sequels

Original trilogy star Mark Hamill still doesn't know if Luke Skywalker will return in Star Wars: Episode VII.

Brian Gallagher

Star Wars: Episode VIII Eyes The Empire Strikes Back Writer Lawrence Kasdan

Star Wars: Episode IX to be written by X-Men: First Class scribe Simon Kinberg at the same time.

B. Alan Orange

George Lucas Talks About the Future of Star Wars Movies and a New Trilogy

The director sits down with producer Kathleen Kennedy to discuss Disney's plan to make another trilogy of Star Wars movies through their acquisition of LucasFilm.

Brian Gallagher