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How Princess Leia and Grand Moff Tarkin were created for ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’

How Princess Leia and Grand Moff Tarkin were created for ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’

Bringing back the late Peter Cushing and 19-year-old Carrie Fisher for a story taking place before the 1977 “Star Wars” was a CGI challenge.

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Carrie Fisher death: ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ had already wrapped with Leia taking larger role

For Episode VIII, Leia had a larger role, we’re told, and her daughter, Billie Lourd also is in that film as well as in Force Awakens. How Lucasfilm will deal with the loss of one of the most beloved female characters in any franchise is not known, however, and the company is remaining mum.

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Disney becomes first ever studio to hit $7 billion at global box office

Disney has shattered industry records, setting a new benchmark for annual box office revenues to become the first studio to hit $7 billion globally. All it took was a “Star Wars” spinoff, a trio of animated smashes, and a pair of Marvel films. That list of blockbuster heavy hitters is a sign of just how […]

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‘Rogue One’ scores massive $155 million debut as ‘Star Wars’ fans flock to theaters

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” sold out multiplexes around the world and brought fanboys and fangirls out in force over the weekend. The “Star Wars” prequel scored the second-largest December opening in history, the second-largest launch of the year, and one of the top debuts in history, opening to a massive $155 million in […]