Stories tagged: Star Wars
Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 4:32 p.m.
J.J. Abrams will replace Colin Trevorrow as director of ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’
J.J. Abrams has a knack for doubling his pleasure with space film franchises. And now, the man who guided his second “Star Trek” film to even greater commercial heights than …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 6:16 p.m.
Disney streaming service just got a lot bigger
Disney is adding more firepower to the kids streaming service expected in the U.S. in late 2019.
Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 3 p.m.
Mark Hamill on Luke Skywalker’s return, losing Carrie Fisher
When we last saw Mark Hamill in the “Star Wars” saga, he was a mysterious hooded figure on a jagged, remote island off the coast of Ireland.
UPDATED: Sun., July 23, 2017, 11:13 a.m.
‘Star Wars’ fan clubs honor Carrie Fisher at Comic-Con
SAN DIEGO – Four “Star Wars” costuming clubs held a tribute to their favorite fallen princess at Comic-Con. The fan groups celebrated the life and work of Carrie Fisher as …
Mon., July 17, 2017, 10:49 a.m.
From ‘Incredibles 2’ to Star Wars, here’s what was revealed at Disney’s big D23 expo
Disneyland opened 62 years ago to great pomp and nationally televised coverage. Over the weekend, Disney unveiled how it has only perfected its ability to trumpet its imagineering to the …
UPDATED: Sat., July 15, 2017, 3:20 p.m.
Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher honored as ‘Legends’ by Disney
Mark Hamill has been bestowed one of Disney’s highest honors, but he can’t believe Carrie Fisher wasn’t there to see it.
UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017, 7:37 p.m.
Where’s Rey? Despite Monopoly maker’s promise, still missing
Where is the character Rey in the “Star Wars” version of Monopoly? In a land far, far away, apparently. Eighteen months after game-maker Hasbro promised to add the female character …
Wed., June 28, 2017, 4:21 p.m.
R2-D2 droid used in ‘Star Wars’ films sells for $2.76m
Not all the items that sold were out of this world. The lighted dancefloor from “Saturday Night Fever” sold for $1.2 million.
UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 4:49 p.m.
Ron Howard is the new director on ‘Star Wars’ Han Solo spinoff
Although the untitled film reportedly had about two more months of shooting – including five weeks of planned reshoots – that timetable could change markedly based on how Howard and …
UPDATED: Sun., June 18, 2017, 11:01 p.m.
Rob Curley: Baseball, ‘Star Wars’ go glove in hand
Sunday was “Luke, I Am Your Father’s Day” at Avista Stadium.
Fri., June 16, 2017, 9:53 p.m.
Coroner releases results of Carrie Fisher death inquiry
Carrie Fisher died from sleep apnea and a combination of other factors, but they could not conclusively determine what caused her death, coroner’s officials said Friday.
UPDATED: Tue., June 13, 2017, 12:04 p.m.
Force is strong in this Star Wars auction: R2-D2, Luke’s lightsaber are up for grabs
The 43-inch tall R2 unit for sale is sort of a Frankenstein’s monster of droids, pieced together over several years from different original components used in the first five Star …
Fri., June 9, 2017
Spokane Pride Parade, festival is Saturday
Spokane’s 26th annual Pride Parade is drawing a bit of inspiration from “Star Wars.”
UPDATED: Sun., May 28, 2017, 5:44 p.m.
Doug Clark: The force returned to Spokane’s Michael Runyan last week
“May the Force Be With You.” Michael Runyan stared and puzzled over those six words that have now become as recognizable as the Pledge of Allegiance.
UPDATED: Thu., May 25, 2017, 7:29 a.m.
‘Star Wars’ at 40: How ‘Star Wars’ blazed a path for filmmakers across the galaxy
Writer-director Lucas wanted to do an update on the Flash Gordon serials he saw on TV, in Modesto, Calif., as a kid. The rights, as controlled by King Features, were …
Wed., May 24, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Visual effects, optimism in ‘Star Wars’ changed movie industry
“Star Wars” not only fundamentally changed the economics of Hollywood. It also (along with “Rocky”) restored a sense of optimism in American cinema. Compared to the films of the Hollywood …
UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017, 10:59 p.m.
Why we celebrate ‘Star Wars’
A year after seeing his first movie at a theater, “Star Wars” (it wasn’t called “Episode IV – A New Hope” until later) which changed motion pictures forever.
UPDATED: Sat., May 13, 2017, 9:59 p.m.
The name game goes over to the Dark Side
The name Kylo – as in the “Star Wars” villain Kylo Ren – is now one of the top 1,000 most popular names for boys in the United States, according …
UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 4:07 p.m.
The five most fascinating revelations about ‘The Last Jedi’ at Star Wars Celebration
Four decades ago, a “Star Wars” presentation to launch a fan base was a tiny session run on the cheap at San Diego’s Comic-Con. Now, ahead of December’s Episode VIII, …
UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 10:25 p.m.
At special needs Easter egg hunt, kids will be kids
At the third annual special needs Easter egg hunt, at Life Center North Church, was held Saturday.
Sat., April 15, 2017, 5:48 p.m.
Mark Hamill: Carrie Fisher Star Wars tribute is ‘therapy’
Mark Hamill says he’s still grieving over Carrie Fisher’s death, but sharing memories of his late friend and co-star with fans at Star Wars Celebration is “part of the process …
UPDATED: Fri., April 14, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
‘Last Jedi’ trailer drops, but gives away few hints
Is Luke Skywalker himself indeed the last Jedi? The trailer unveiled on Friday is vague.
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 4:32 p.m.
Harrison Ford visit, Carrie Fisher tribute launch Star Wars Celebration
How do you celebrate 40 years of “Star Wars” in 90 minutes? With a surprise Harrison Ford appearance, a touching Carrie Fisher tribute, a John Williams performance and a fair …
Tue., March 21, 2017
Past opinions provide perspective
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Olympics boycott, March 23, 1980
Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 1:58 p.m.
Millennium Falcon is ready for launch: Shooting underway for Han Solo ‘Star Wars’ film
The Walt Disney Co. announced Tuesday that shooting began at London’s Pinewood Studios on Monday. To kick off the untitled Han Solo movie, the studio released a photo of the …
Tue., Feb. 14, 2017, 1:58 p.m.
‘Doctor Who’s’ Jimmy Vee is the new R2-D2 droid that we’re looking for
Jimmy Vee, the actor best known for his work on “Pan” and “Doctor Who,” is our new R2-D2. Vee will play the droid in this December’s “Star Wars: The Last …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 6:02 p.m.
Disney reveals ‘The Last Jedi’ as title of newest ‘Star Wars’ film
Whether “the last Jedi” is literally meant to refer to Luke or perhaps Rey (Daisy Ridley), the title certainly signals that Episode VIII will center on family ties and lineage.
Thu., Dec. 29, 2016
Fisher a force to strong girls
The role she played changed everything for me, and for millions of little girls around the world.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 27, 2016, 10:34 a.m.
Carrie Fisher, Princess Leia in original ‘Star Wars’ movie, dies at 60
Actress Carrie Fisher, who found enduring fame as Princess Leia in the original “Star Wars,” has died. She was 60.
Sun., Dec. 25, 2016, 7:13 p.m.
‘Rogue One’ moviegoer falls asleep, awakens to empty theater
“Rogue One” has been a smashing success at the box office, but not every moviegoer has been riveted by the “Star Wars” story.