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Daisy Ridley Responds to Ted Cruz in Gina Carano Flap
Daisy Ridley
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Daisy Ridley Responds to Ted Cruz

Senator had defended fired 'Mandalorian' star Gina Carano, insulted Ridley's Rey

(Newser) - Ted Cruz came to Gina Carano's defense after Disney fired her from The Mandalorian over her various controversial comments, but he didn't just support Carano—he insulted the character played by another female Star Wars alum, Daisy Ridley. "Texan Gina Carano broke barriers in the Star Wars...

Mandalorian Star's Beef With Disney Continues Over Firing

Gina Carano star wants to know why co-star Pedro Pascal didn't get fired for his 2018 tweet

(Newser) - Gina Carano already has a new gig lined up , but that doesn't mean the Mandalorian star has moved on from her battle with Disney over her firing . Per USA Today , the 38-year-old actor sat down with conservative radio host Ben Shapiro on Sunday, and she wasn't apologetic over...

Mandalorian Star Fired After Social Media Controversy

Gina Carano compared Holocaust to 'hating someone for their political views'

(Newser) - Lucasfilm says Gina Carano is no longer a part of The Mandalorian cast after many called for her firing over a social media post that likened the experience of Jews during the Holocaust to the US political climate, the AP reports. A spokesperson with the production company said in a...

'Today We Lost the Best Bounty Hunter in the Galaxy'

Boba Fett actor Jeremy Bulloch dies

(Newser) - Jeremy Bulloch, the English actor who first donned a helmet, cape, and jetpack to play Boba Fett in the original Star Wars trilogy, died Thursday. Bulloch died at a London hospital from health complications after years of living with Parkinson’s disease, his agents at Brown, Simcocks & Andrews said...

Darth Vader Has Died
Darth Vader Has Died 
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Darth Vader Has Died

Dave Prowse, who played Luke's father in original trilogy, said 'you always remember the bad guys'

(Newser) - Dave Prowse, the British weightlifter-turned-actor who played Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy, has died. He was 85. Prowse died Saturday after a short illness, his agent Thomas Bowington said Sunday, adding, per CNN , "May the force be with him, always!" Born in Bristol, southwest England,...

John Boyega to Disney: 'Nah, Nah, Nah'

Actor critiques approach to minority characters in 'Star Wars'

(Newser) - Racial inequality still bouncing around his brain , John Boyega is pointing fingers at Disney, the company that gave him his blockbuster role in Star Wars. Boyega's Finn, a recovered Stormtrooper, was a key player in 2015's The Force Awakens. But the series finale, The Rise of Skywalker, "...

An Official Star Wars Video Has a Message for 2020

Franchise marks May 4th with a theme of hope amid pandemic

(Newser) - It's a big day in the Star Wars universe, the one in which everyone is seeing and hearing "May the fourth be with you" greetings all day. Mashable notes that the franchise itself is marking the occasion with a video suited for 2020 and life in a pandemic....

Disney Annoys Fans With #MayThe4th Tweet

Company claimed people using the hashtag were agreeing to its terms

(Newser) - Disney has owned the Star Wars franchise since 2012, and fans are now accusing it of trying to take ownership of Star Wars Day as well. The company faced a backlash after a Monday tweet in which it asked fans to share their favorite Star Wars memory using the #MayThe4th...

Student Who Gave His Life 'Becomes' a Jedi

Riley Howell prevented more deaths in school shooting

(Newser) - A North Carolina college student hailed by police as a hero for preventing more injuries and deaths after a gunman opened fire in a classroom has now been immortalized as a Jedi by the production company for the Star Wars franchise, the AP reports. News outlets report the family of...

A 'Child' Is Born, and Immediately Ascends Amazon

Baby Yoda from 'The Mandalorian' tops plush toy list, but it won't be available for a few more months

(Newser) - The hot item of the holiday season is none other Baby Yoda , the character also known as "The Child" in Disney Plus' The Mandalorian—but no one's going to be unwrapping him (and it is a him ) for several more months. Variety reports an 11-inch Mattel "...

What Critics Are Saying About Rise of Skywalker
What Critics Are Saying
About Rise of Skywalker
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What Critics Are Saying About Rise of Skywalker

'A bot would be able to pull off a more surprising movie'

(Newser) - Some 225 critics have weighed in, deciding the new Star Wars movie is, well, not great. The Rise of Skywalker from director JJ Abrams (The Force Awakens), the ninth and closing episode in the so-called Skywalker Saga, has a 58% rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes —a far cry...

'Star Wars' Actor Says He's Gender Fluid
'Star Wars' Actor 
Is Gender Fluid

'Star Wars' Actor Is Gender Fluid

Billy Dee Williams uses masculine and feminine pronouns

(Newser) - Billy Dee Williams, whose many film roles include Lando Calrissian in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, has revealed that he's gender fluid. The actor no longer uses only male pronouns, Out reports. "I say 'himself' and 'herself,' because I also see myself as feminine...

This 'Big-Eared Creature' Is Crushing 2 New Dems

Baby Yoda of 'Star Wars' series debuted as Bloomberg, Patrick entered race, with more buzz

(Newser) - A "diminutive, doe-eyed, big-eared creature" is giving two new 2020 candidates for president a run for their money. That's how the New York Post describes Baby Yoda, a character in the Star Wars series The Mandalorian who's said to have "conquered the world" since the show'...

Star Wars Actor Fesses Up on Script: 'It Was Me'

John Boyega admits he left 'Rise of Skywalker' script under his bed; it ended up on eBay

(Newser) - There's no question anymore: John Boyega really did leave his script for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker under his bed for a cleaner to find and put on eBay. "It was me," the actor who plays Finn confirmed Wednesday on Good Morning America following co-star Daisy...

He May Be the Culprit in Star Wars Script Snafu on eBay

Actress Daisy Ridley strongly implies John Boyega is the one who lost it

(Newser) - Director JJ Abrams and top actors in the upcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker are making the rounds plugging the movie, and a more-interesting-than-usual anecdote has surfaced. On Monday, Abrams revealed on Good Morning America that one of the film's closely guarded scripts ended up on eBay, reports...

Disney Launches Netflix Competitor
Disney Launches
Netflix Competitor

Disney Launches Netflix Competitor

Disney Plus includes Marvel, Star Wars , Simpsons

(Newser) - Disney will sprinkle its pixie dust on the streaming arena Tuesday, as its Disney Plus service debuts with an arsenal of marquee franchises including Marvel and Star Wars, original series with a built-in fan base and a cheap price to boot. The $7-a-month commercial-free service is poised to set the...

Never Mind: Game of Thrones Showrunners Quit Star Wars

David Benioff, DB Weiss say they need to focus on their Netflix projects

(Newser) - Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss were accused by many fans of rushing through the end of their HBO show to get to their next project, a 2022 Star Wars film that was to be the first in a series. But in what the Hollywood Reporter refers...

Ivanka Tweeted About Star Wars. Luke Skywalker Responded

Mark Hamill doesn't appear to be a Trump fan

(Newser) - Ivanka Trump tweeted a photo Saturday night of herself and husband Jared Kushner dressed to the nines, along with their three kids gathered around them—with the youngest decked out in a Star Wars Stormtrooper costume. "The Force is strong in my family," Trump captioned her photo. A...

See Disney's New Star Wars Land
See Disney's New
Star Wars Land
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See Disney's New Star Wars Land

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge media preview was held Wednesday

(Newser) - From animatronic aliens to droidprints in the ground, Disneyland's latest addition immerses visitors in a brand new locale in the Star Wars universe, the AP reports. Every detail of the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge land is meant to look and feel like it was plucked from a Star ...

Benioff and Weiss Are Behind 2022 Star Wars Film

Bob Iger confirmed it Tuesday

(Newser) - A piece of the Star Wars puzzle has just fallen into place. Walt Disney Co. CEO Bob Iger said Tuesday that Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss are working on the new Star Wars film expected in theaters in December 2022, the AP reports. The company had...

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