Yahoo has teamed with Funko and Lucasfilm for the world's first augmented-reality reveals of Pop! collectibles. The Child (with pendant) and Luke (Jedi-training) arrive ahead of New York Comic Con.
Lucasfilm launching new season of the bite-sized animated series continuing the exploits of the franchise's major characters.
Carrie Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, pays tribute to her late mom and the iconic Star Wars character she played, Princess Leia, in a new essay for Time.
Todd Fisher reveals never-before-released details of iconic character's swan song: She would have wielded a light saber against the First Order.
Paul LeBlanc, Oscar-winning hairstylist for stars like Carrie Fisher, Sharon Stone and Javier Bardem, died Wednesday at the age of 73, his family announced.Born in New Brunswick, LeBlanc’s biggest claim to fame was his hairstyling on the 1984 Best Picture Oscar winner “Amadeus.” LeBlanc won the Best Makeup Oscar for that film alongside makeup artist Dick Smith and later received the lifetime achievement award from the Makeup Artists and Hair Stylists Guild in 2003.Also Read: Rip Taylor, Colorful Confetti-Throwing Comedian, Dies at 84Prior to “Amadeus,” LeBlanc worked on the hair of one of the most iconic characters in film history: Princess Leia. The 1983 “Star Wars” film “Return of the Jedi” was one of LeBlanc’s first major jobs in cinematic hairstyling, fashioning the braids that Leia wore as Jabba the Hutt’s slave and as a guest of the Ewoks on Endor.In the 1990s, LeBlanc became the hairstylist for Sharon Stone on multiple films, including for her performance as Catherine Tramell in “Basic Instinct” and as Ace Rothstein’s doomed wife Ginger in “Casino.” In the 2000s, he worked with filmmakers like Darren Aronofsky (“Requiem For A Dream,” “Black Swan”) and the Coen Brothers (“O Brother, Where Art Thou?”, “The Ladykillers”).Also Read: Ginger Baker, Legendary Drummer With Band Cream, Dies at 80But perhaps his most famous hairstyle of the 2000s was the one he gave Javier Bardem in the Best Picture winner “No Country For Old Men,” where Bardem played the amoral killer Anton Chigurh. In a 2008 Guardian interview, LeBlanc said that Chigurh’s bowl cut was inspired by the medieval Crusades, “when knights and Muslims were murdering each other, and this was a typical haircut. It was a dangerous time and we wanted to make Javier timeless and dangerous at first sight.”LeBlanc is survived by his wife, Louise, and his brothers Georges, Marc and Allison.Read original story Paul LeBlanc, Hairstylist for ‘Amadeus’ and Princess Leia, Dies at 73 At TheWrap
Director J.J. Abrams spoke at length about Carrie Fisher during D23's Walt Disney Studios panel on Saturday, saying that the late Princess Leia actress is "the heart of" the final installment in the Skywalker saga. “The character of Leia is really, in a way, the heart of this story,” Abrams said. “We realized we could […]
Actor Oscar Isaac, who currently stars in the reality-based Nazi-hunting film "Operation Finale," is excited that "the conversation continues and can stir real emotions" when it comes to the controversial "Star Wars" film "The Last Jedi."
Todd Fisher reveals what his sister, Carrie Fisher, thought immediately after seeing the first screening of "Star Wars" in 1977. He also reiterates his support for Lucasfilm to digitally recreate Princess Leia in future movies.
The most enduring contribution to the "Star Wars" series isn't a single action sequence or line of dialogue. Instead, it's a single costume: the golden bikini worn by Carrie Fisher's galactic badass, Leia Organa.
An online petition calling for the 21-time Oscar nominee to replace Carrie Fisher in "Star Wars: Episode IX" has gained a surprising amount of support, but recasting Leia isn't likely.
Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, and John Boyega have seen the movie and reveal their instant reactions to their late co-star's farewell to the galaxy far, far away.
Princess Leia’s legacy lives on — in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' and in the happy memories Carrie Fisher left with her intergalactic family.
The unexpected death of actress Carrie Fisher last year necessitated her exit from the "Star Wars" saga, and cast and creative team are promising that it's a fitting, emotional tribute.
Will footage of Carrie Fisher, who died in December, appear in “Star Wars: Episode IX"? Her brother says one thing; a studio head says something else.
The inarguable highlight from Thursday’s opening day of Star Wars Celebration Orlando was the 40th anniversary panel that reunited stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Hayden Chistensen, Ian McDiarmid, and Warwick Davis with franchise mastermind George Lucas. The most touching moment came at the end of the 90-minute session, when Lucas and company eulogized their late Princess Leia, Carrie Fisher.
Princess Leia and Wicket take cover behind a tree in Forces of Destiny. The Last Jedi won’t be the first new Star Wars screen project to arrive in 2017. This summer, Lucasfilm will begin rolling out Star Wars Forces of Destiny, a series of original animated shorts set in that galaxy far, far away and focusing on the franchise’s roster of female heroes, led by Princess Leia, Rey, Jyn Erso, The Clone Wars fan favorite Ahsoka Tano, and Sabine Wren from Star Wars Rebels, with each installment narrated by Maz Kanata and featuring John Williams’s seminal soundtrack.
In an interview with the Sunday Times, singer James Blunt revealed what it was like living with actress Carrie Fisher.
By Graeme McMillan As Star Wars: The Force Awakens demonstrated, sometimes happy endings don’t stay happy forever — but for those heartbroken that Han Solo and Leia Organa Skywalker couldn’t make their relationship last, a new excerpt of upcoming novel Star Wars: Aftermath — Empire’s End might offer some relief, showing the two together in happier times. The excerpt from Chuck Wendig’s novel, which debuted on the official Star Wars site Tuesday afternoon, sees Han and Leia discuss the two most important things in their lives together: her pregnancy (Ben — or Kylo Ren, as he’s better known — hasn’t been born yet) and the need for more military strikes against what remains of the Empire. Indeed, Wendig makes a point of demonstrating the pressure points in the two’s relationship that would, eventually, take them to where they were in The Force Awakens: Leia’s dedication to what she sees as her duty, and Han’s conviction that there’s a better life elsewhere, freed of that same duty and able to travel through space in search of adventure… or, at least, profit.
On Saturday, more than 2 million people turned out for the worldwide women’s march in protest of the actions of President Donald Trump — and some of them drew inspiration from their favorite movies.
(Editor’s note: This story has been updated with a statement from Lucasfilm saying that filmmakers have “no plans” to digitally recreate Princess Leia for any future Star Wars films.)
Disney weighs options for the future of the iconic character as directors for the upcoming 'Episode VIII' and 2019's 'Episode IX' plan out how she will fit into the rest of the franchise films