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Luke Skywalker's Blue Milk Is Coming to Supermarkets

It's a marketing scheme from TruMoo ahead of May 4 'Star Wars' festivities

(Newser) - The idea of drinking milk tinted with blue food coloring may not sound like a winner of its own accord. But TruMoo is banking on Star Wars fever to goose sales of the weird product as the traditional May 4 celebration of the franchise nears, reports USA Today . For the...

May the Force Help You Sit Through 9 Star Wars Films

All 'Skywalker Saga' movies will play back to back in theaters on May 4, starting with 'Phantom Menace'

(Newser) - Have about 21 hours to spare on May 4? If you're up for it, there's a Star Wars megamarathon in the works for that day at select theaters, with all nine of the franchise's "Skywalker Saga" films planned for the big screen, in celebration of the...

Star Wars Script Harrison Ford Left in Apartment Sells for $13.5K

Ford left it in a London flat he was renting in 1976

(Newser) - While in London in 1976 filming the first Star Wars movie ever made, Harrison Ford rented a flat near the studio—and when he moved out, he left behind an incomplete copy of the script that has now sold at auction for more than $13,500. Its pre-sale auction low...

Missing Star Wars Relic Turns Up in a Garage
Star Wars Relic Fetches
Record-Breaking Price

Star Wars Relic Fetches Record-Breaking Price

Long-lost X-wing model from the 1977 film, recently found in late designer's garage, sells for $3.1M

(Newser) - A Star Wars artifact is now headed to a new owner's hands. The Guardian reports that on Sunday, the 20-inch model of an X-wing starfighter discovered in its late maker's garage became the "most expensive Star Wars screen-used prop sold at auction," per a statement from...

He's the First Jailed for Treason in the UK in 40 Years

Jaswant Singh Chail, who sought to kill the queen, will remain in a hospital for now

(Newser) - A young man who plotted to assassinate members of the British royal family as revenge for a century-old massacre by British troops was handed nine years in prison Tuesday in what the BBC reports is the UK's "first treason case for 40 years." A masked Jaswant Singh...

Carrie Fisher Is Getting 'Long Overdue' Walk of Fame Star

Late star will be honored on Star Wars Day

(Newser) - Carrie Fisher is getting what Star Wars co-star Mark Hamill says is a "long overdue" star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Fisher, who died at age 60 in 2016, was best known for playing Princess Leia in the original trilogy and later films. Fisher will be honored next...

A Fan Favorite Is Back for New Star Wars Film

Daisy Ridley will reprise her role as Rey in final installation of new Lucasfilm/Disney trilogy

(Newser) - If you've noticed an abundance of Star Wars - themed hashtags on social media, there's a reason for it. Deadline reports that Disney and Lucasfilm kicked off their "Star Wars Celebration" event in London on Friday, with thousands of attendees eager to hear what's in store...

In a 'Surreal' War, a 'Calming' Familiar Voice

'Star Wars' actor Mark Hamill lends his baritone to 'Air Alert' app to warn of incoming Russian attacks

(Newser) - "Attention. Air raid alert," the voice says with a Jedi Knight's gravitas. "Proceed to the nearest shelter." It's a surreal moment in an already surreal war: the grave but calming baritone of actor Mark Hamill, Luke Skywalker of Star Wars, urging people to take...

Widow of Star Wars' Chewie on Auction: 'It Really Breaks My Heart'

Angie Mayhew halts sale of memorabilia of husband Peter Mayhew, aka Chewbacca

(Newser) - A BBC presenter was super-excited last week as he promoted an upcoming auction tied to one of the world's most beloved movie franchises. "How cool is this stuff?" Jon Kay gushed online as he showed off pictures of the memorabilia—call sheets, scripts, shooting schedules, and even autographed...

Meet 'Pan Solo,' a Bread Replica of Star Wars Hero

Mother-daughter bakery in Calif. crafted the 6-foot-tall sculpture using wood and dough

(Newser) - Han Solo may be a hunk, but "Pan Solo" is a hunk of bread. That's what a bakery in the San Francisco Bay Area has dubbed its 6-foot-tall bread sculpture of the Star Wars character as he appeared after being frozen in carbonite in The Empire Strikes Back....

Man Accused of Disney Scheme Involving R2-D2 Statue

Authorities say David Proudfoot posed as Disney World worker, moved droid replica

(Newser) - According to authorities, David Proudfoot posed as a worker at Disney World and moved a $10,000 replica of R2-D2 from its place at a Disney resort. According to Proudfoot, he was just trying to do the park a favor. FOX 35 reports the 44-year-old Kissimmee resident was arrested on...

James Earl Jones Voices Darth Vader in New Series
Original Voice of Vader Is Back

Original Voice of Vader Is Back

James Earl Jones, 91, reprises role in Obi-Wan Kenobi

(Newser) - The man who played Darth Vader on screen in the original Star Wars trilogy died in 2020 —but the man who provided the villain's voice is still going strong at 91. James Earl Jones recently voiced Darth Vader again in the latest episode of Disney+ limited series Obi-Wan ...

Star Wars Franchise Defends Black Star of New Disney+ Show

Ewan McGregor, others support Moses Ingram of 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' series after racist remarks

(Newser) - The excitement over Obi-Wan Kenobi, the latest Star Wars series on Disney+, has permeated the internet , but along with the positive buzz, a more disturbing development has emerged. Moses Ingram, the Queen's Gambit actress who plays the Inquisitor Reva in the new Disney program that premiered Friday, revealed on...

You Can Now Shop Darth Vader Actor's Star Wars Collection

David Prowse's mask, movie script up for grabs at auction

(Newser) - Hundreds of items belonging to the actor who played Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy are being auctioned off, including a script for The Empire Strikes Back with key lines removed. Though Darth Vader was voiced by James Earl Jones, David Prowse was the actor behind the mask,...

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

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 

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, "...

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