November 6th, 2013 by Dunc · 3 Comments
Actors. Saoirse Ronan is no longer in the running for Star Wars. “I don’t have the role,” she tells The Playlist. “I just shouldn’t have said anything. I just auditioned for it, like everyone else did.”
Casting. Word continues to spread about the open call that may (or may not) be for Episode VII. Gary Kurtz talks to The Guardian about the open calls for the original Star Wars and David Prowse shares some advice for the hopefuls with the BBC.
Games Jeremy Conrad of Furious Fanboys thinks the December part of the equation relates to Episode VII and Rebels tie-ins with the Disney Infinity game. As always with gaming, I shrug.
Filed: sequel trilogy · star wars
Tagged: david prowse · episode vii · gary kurtz · rebels (cartoon) · rumors
October 6th, 2009 by Dunc · 1 Comment
Buns over Broadway. Carrie Fisher’s one-woman show ‘Wishful Drinking’ opened on Broadway this weekend, and the reviews are in. Not too shabby! Let’s not forget the woman herself is still blogging away… And not pulling any punches, either.
Why is the goofy news always from the U.K.? Two stories involving David Prowse… In the first, his car breaks down. Okay, maybe not so wacky, except the part where it used to belong to Kenny Baker, thus allowing all the ability to write a silly headline. In the second, a house where the actor was filming a drama was raided by police after neighbors reported the film crew as being there to shot a porn flick.
Behind the CGI. The New York Daily News has a nice piece profiling the Clone Wars voice talent.
In Concert. Naturally the tour is getting some (digital) ink; L.A. Times’ Hero Complex talked to several folks, including host Anthony Daniels; Pheonix New Times’ Benjamin Leatherman was not particularly impressed, though he did give the masses a say. (Ahh, Twitter. Removing the journalist’s need to actually talk to people for comment since 2006.) As for the places where it’s yet to come, Chicago Now’s Geek to Me and The Ottawa Citizen have taken notice.
Filed: people · star wars · the clone wars
Tagged: anthony daniels · ashley eckstein · carrie fisher · david prowse · dee bradley baker · interviews · james arnold taylor · star wars in concert · tom kane
April 14th, 2009 by Dunc · 1 Comment
The bushfires that raged in the Australian state of Victoria earlier this year killed more than 200 and left over 7000 homeless. The fires may be snuffed, but the victims are still hurting, and Star Wars fans have banded together to help them.
Though there are plenty of items up on Ebay now, including signed photographs from David Prowse, Kenny Baker, Jeremy Bulloch and Bonnie Piesse. But of particularly of interest to EU fans is a chance to get a namesake (tuckerized) character in the fifth Clone Wars novel by Karen Miller or a yet-unannounced Star Wars book (!) from Sean Williams. And Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta are offering an original manuscript from one of the Young Jedi Knights novels.
Filed: expanded universe · star wars
Tagged: bonnie piesse · charity · david prowse · ebay · jeremy bulloch · karen miller · kenny baker · kja · sean williams · yjk
April 3rd, 2009 by Dunc · 4 Comments
David Prowse can sometimes be a bit of a curmudgeon when it comes to Lucasfilm, so I’m not sure if it’s worth taking this report – that he got no money for the Return of the Jedi Special Edition because it didn’t make a profit – entirely seriously. In any case, Lucasfilm disagrees, and says that Prowse’s claim is “not accurate.” (Thanks to Diane – and her father – for the tip!)
Filed: people · star wars
Tagged: david prowse · special editions
March 18th, 2009 by Dunc · 1 Comment
The actor behind the original trilogy’s Darth Vader revealed he’s been undergoing treatment for prostate cancer today on British Radio.
Hoping to raise money for London’s Royal Marsden Hospital, the actor, 73, told the Christian O’Connell Breakfast Show: “I’m involved with the Royal Marsden Hospital appeal because I’m undergoing treatment for prostate cancer, would you believe. I’m having my very last treatment this morning.
“I’ve had two months’ radiotherapy treatment at the Royal Marsden. It’s the most fantastic hospital you could ever wish to go to.”
He went on to say he now feels “fantastic”. Our best wishes go out to Mr. Prowse for a continued recovery!
Tagged: david prowse
November 7th, 2007 by Dunc · 1 Comment
IN THE NEWS
ONE FOR THE ROAD
Filed: people · star wars
Tagged: awards · carrie fisher · david prowse · fanboys · george lucas · hayden christensen · jabba · merchandise · nasa · natalie portman · rick mccallum · t-shirts
October 10th, 2007 by Dunc · No Comments
Battlefront: Renegade Squadron came out yesterday. TOS keeps on trucking with a look at the game’s weapons and more Q&As
Filed: expanded universe · fandom · people · star wars
Tagged: customs · dan wallace · david prowse · jason fry · planets · renegade squadron
March 13th, 2007 by Dunc · Comments Off
Charlie Ross is taking his One Man Star Wars Trilogy over the sea to Celebration Europe; David Prowse, Ray Park, Jeremy Bulloch, Daniel Logan, and Temuera Morrison are confirmed guests.
We also get the guest list for this year’s Disney Star Wars Weekends.
Tagged: celebration europe · daniel logan · david prowse · jeremy bulloch · one man star wars · ray park · star wars weekends · temuera morrison
February 16th, 2007 by Dunc · Comments Off
Princess Leia herself, Carrie Fisher will be at Celebration IV! Several other guests have also been confirmed: Kenny Baker (R2-D2,) David Prowse (Vader,) Garrick Hagon (Biggs,) Paul Blake (Motti) and more.
Tagged: carrie fisher · celebration iv · david prowse · kenny baker