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Billie Lourd Originally Auditioned For Rey in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Many people may balk at acting with their mother on the big screen, but Billie Lourd was eager enough to share the screen with Carrie Fisher that she originally auditioned to play the lead role in the sci-fi franchise that launched Fisher into stardom. Though Lourd didn’t get the role of Rey, she still got to share the screen with General Leia Organa in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi before Fisher tragically passed away. When The Last Jedi rolls into theaters in November, it will become a sorrowful reminder of the loss of Fisher, whose Princess —

Star Wars 9: Justice League Writer Replaces Jack Thorne Argo and Justice League screenwriter Chris Terrio is co-writing Star Wars Episode IX, replacing recent hiring Jack Thorne. It’s been a dramatic week for the final film of the Star Wars sequel trilogy. Last Tuesday, Colin Trevorrow left the project, leaving a massive director hole on the May 2019 release. He’s now been replaced by J.J. Abrams, who will be both directing and writing the finale to the series he started with The Force Awakens.

Is This Why Colin Trevorrow Was Removed As Director Of ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’? Lucasfilm As most were shocked to find out earlier this week, Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow was fired as the director for the final installment of the latest Star Wars trilogy. Discussion over why the director would’ve been removed from the director’s chair on Episode IX and who would replace him started almost immediately, with a few jokes about The Book Of Henry tossed in for good measure.

Finn & Rose Hit The Casino In New Star Wars 8 Image Finn and newcomer Rose Tico spend some time amongst the high-rollers at the Canto Bight casino in a new image from Star Wars: The Last Jedi. As the franchise endures yet another director shakeup (with Colin Trevorrow leaving Episode IX), Rian Johnson’s film is still smoothly sailing towards its December premiere date without a worry in sight. Building off the success of The Force Awakens, there is much anticipation for Episode VIII, and Lucasfilm is beginning to drum up hype for the film by ramping up their marketing campaign to the next level.

Leia's Fate Revealed in Star Wars: The Last Jedi John Boyega promises that Carrie Fisher's iconic Princess Leia will get an amazing send off in Star Wars 8.

Benicio Del Toro Talks Last Jedi Secrets and Catching That Star Wars High Benicio Del Toro admits that he didn't even wait to find out who he was playing in Star Wars 8 before signing on.

Watch: ‘Star Wars: Forces of Destiny’ Shorts Featuring Daisy Ridley, Lupita Nyong’o, and More [Updated] Back in April, Disney and Lucasfilm unveiled their plans for Star Wars: Forces of Destiny, a campaign consisting of toys, animated shorts, and children’s books intended to shine a spotlight on the female characters in a galaxy far, far away. The campaign kicked off earlier this week, and we’ll be updating this article with the latest episodes of the Forces of Destiny shorts as they air so you can watch them all in one place.

‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ Has Already Shot Its First Scene, Colin Trevorrow Reveals Colin Trevorrow is still a long way’s away from starting shooting on “Star Wars: Episode IX,” but he says that a scene for his film was already shot by Rian Johnson during filming of the next entry in the galactic saga, “The Last Jedi.” In an interview with MTV for his latest movie, “The Book of Henry,” Trevorrow said he asked Johnson to film a certain scene for “Episode IX,” though whether this was for creative or logistical reasons was unclear. Also Read: 'Star Wars Episode IX' Will Handle Leia 'With Love And Respect,'

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