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Matt Damon & Steven Spielberg Help Honor Kathleen Kennedy at Governors Awards 2018

Kathleen Kennedy accepts her honorary award on stage at the 2018 Governors Awards on Sunday night (November 18) at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood.

Matt Damon and Steven Spielberg were on hand to present the honor. The legendary producer and her husband, director and producer Frank Marshall, were presented with the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award. Kathleen became the first woman to ever receive the award!

Kathleen currently is overseeing the Star Wars franchise and some stars from the movies that showed support included Harrison Ford with wife Calista Flockhart, Lupita Nyong’o, Diego Luna, and Laura Dern.

FYI: Calista is wearing a Chanel dress. Lupita is wearing a Tom Ford dress, Jimmy Choo shoes, Harry Kotlar rings, and Anabela Chan earrings. Laura is wearing a Rodarte gown and Fernando Jorge earrings.

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Star Wars' Han Solo Spinoff Movie Loses Its Directors

The upcoming Han Solo spinoff movie will need to find a new director after Phil Lord and Christopher Miller were let go as co-directors due to creative differences with Lucasfilm.

Lucasfilm president and Star Wars producer Kathleen Kennedy released a statement on StarWars.com to announce the news.

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are talented filmmakers who have assembled an incredible cast and crew, but it’s become clear that we had different creative visions on this film, and we’ve decided to part ways. A new director will be announced soon,” she said.

Phil and Chris previously co-directed the movies 21 Jump Street, 22 Jump Street, The Lego Movie, and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.

“Unfortunately, our vision and process weren’t aligned with our partners on this project. We normally aren’t fans of the phrase ‘creative differences’ but for once this cliché is true. We are really proud of the amazing and world-class work of our cast and crew,” the guys said in a statement.

Alden Ehrenreich is playing a young Han Solo in the movie, which has already begun production. The May 2018 release date will not change despite the directorial change.

Carrie Fisher Will Not Appear in 'Star Wars: Episode IX'

Carrie Fisher will not appear in Star Wars: Episode IX, despite her brother Todd‘s recent claim.

Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy made the unfortunate announcement during an interview with ABC News, explaining that Todd was “confused.”

“Sadly, Carrie will not be in nine. But we will see a lot of Carrie in eight,” Kathleen said.

Todd previously said that he had given Disney permission to use recent footage of Carrie for the ninth film, but it looks like this is not the case.

Star Wars: Episode IX is expected to hit theater May 23, 2019.

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Cast Give Details on Movie at Panel!

The cast of Star Wars: The Last JediMark Hamill, Kelly Marie Tran, John Boyega, and Daisy Ridley attend the panel for the movie during the 2017 Star Wars Celebration at Orange County Convention Center on Friday (April 14) in Orlando, Fla.

Director Rian Johnson, Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy and panel moderator Josh Gad were also in attendance. At the panel, the cast was asked some questions about where the characters are in the new movie.

John was asked at the panel if Finn’s friendship with Poe would continue to blossom. He said, “Absolutely… Poe’s my boy. There’s always a new adventure for them to go on.”

“In The Last Jedi, it’s a test for all the characters, but specifically for Finn. He wants to find his place now,” John continued. “Is he going to be a part of the Resistance or is he going to keep running away from the First Order? We’ll see.”

Kelly was asked about her new character during the panel as well. “My character’s name is Rose. She’s part of the Resistance. And she works in maintenance, and I just can’t wait for you to meet her,” she said.

“To a certain extent it’s not Luke’s story anymore. But I think he’s an important part to the overall arc of the saga and again, there’s a lot of mystery about him, even within the film. You have to fill in your own backstory,” Mark added.

If you missed it, watch the first teaser trailer for the movie!

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Harrison Ford & Mark Hamill Celebrate 'Star Wars' with Original Cast Members!

Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill pose for a cute photo with Peter Mayhew while reuniting at the 2017 Star Wars Celebration on Thursday afternoon (April 13) at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

The actors played the roles of Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, and Chewbacca, respectively, in the film franchise.

Also in attendance for the “40 Years of Star Wars” panel were Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian), and Warwick Davis (Wicket), along with director George Lucas and producer Kathleen Kennedy.

Carrie Fisher‘s daughter Billie Lourd made an appearance for the panel’s finale to pay tribute to her late mother. Legendary composer John Williams conducted the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra while they played “Leia’s Theme” during the touching moment.

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