Mary Franklin in the news. Alaska Dispatch profiles our favorite Celebration organizer, with shoutouts to the Star Ladies, Bossk, and Sex with a Rodian.
The Force Awakens star John Boyega returned to Twitter and Instagram on Thursday, where he revealed – after the fact – that he’d spent some time roving the convention while wearing a clone trooper helmet.
Who’s the lucky fan who got to duel with him, I wonder?
UPDATE: He wasn’t the only one…
Officials have confirmed that Harrison Ford was indeed involved in a crash landing at an L.A. area golf course this afternoon. Ford is in stable condition, People reports. A family member told the local NBC station that the actor is fine and suffered only a few gashes. And his son, Ben Ford, tweeted “At the hospital. Dad is ok. Battered, but ok! He is every bit the man you would think he is. He is an incredibly strong man.”
UPDATE: Ford’s publicist has released a statement:
Harrison was flying a WW2 vintage plane today which had engine trouble upon take off. He had no other choice but to make an emergency landing, which he did safely. He was banged up and is in the hospital receiving medical care. The injuries sustained are not life threatening, and he is expected to make a full recovery.
— Peter Mayhew (@TheWookieeRoars) March 6, 2015
You said it, Chewie.
Mark Hamill appearing at Celebration Anaheim isn’t exactly a surprise – it’ll be his third Celebration, and he’s in that little movie due in December – but good to know.
I saw his chat with James Arnold Taylor at Celebration VI, and it was a lot of fun.
John Boyega talks Star Wars, Daisy Ridley, makes lightsaber sounds. BBC’s Lizo Mzimba caught up with him this weekend at the Bafta Film Awards.
Richard Bonehill, who played Nien Nunb in Return of the Jedi, has passed away at age 67. Nunb is his most recognizable Star Wars role, but the expert swordsman also played troopers, pilots, aliens and even a tauntaun handler in ROTJ and The Empire Strikes Back.
Mark Hamill on Kingsman, Flash, and new Star Wars. “It’s exciting from the standpoint that it’s the first of the movies in that universe that’s conceived and directed by the fan generation,” he tells the L.A. Times.
Video: Oscar Isaac on The Daily Show. Breaking The Force Awakens craft services news, if we ignore that one time Domhnall Gleeson talked about quinoa.
I think we know who the new Boba Fett really is now…
Peter Mayhew recovering from pneumonia in hospital. “He will make a full recovery, and hope to be discharged within a few days,” wife Angie told Reddit.