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Benicio Del Toro Offered Villain Role in 'Star Wars: Episode VIII'

Benicio Del Toro has been offered the role of the villain in Disney and Lucasfilm’s upcoming Star Wars: Episode VIII!

The film will come after this year’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Oscar Isaac are all expected to return for the next film. Star Wars: The Force Awakens will hit theaters on December 18 of this year.

Variety reports that a deal is reportedly far from being set, but the studio wanted an A-list actor for the villain and also met with Joaquin Phoenix.

The next Star Wars film is expected in theaters on May 26, 2017.

Aaron Paul Fuels Hans Solo 'Stars Wars' Casting Rumors

Aaron Paul‘s baby blues shine bright as he heads home after grabbing dinner with friends at Madeo on Tuesday evening (July 14) in West Hollywood, Calif.

The day before, the 35-year-old actor was spotted leaving Chateau Marmont.

Aaron recently sparked rumors that he’s being cast in a rumored upcoming Star Wars anthology film that will focus on the younger years of Han Solo.

“My dreams are coming true. They started following me. #StarWars,” he captioned an Instagram pic of the official Star Wars account following him on Twitter, which you can check out below!

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'Star Wars' Comic-Con Panel - See All the Cast Photos Here!

Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher pose together while attending the Star Wars: The Force Awakens panel held during 2015 Comic-Con on Friday (July 10) at the Convention Center in San Diego, Calif.

The franchise’s original stars were joined by newcomers Oscar Isaac, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, and Gwendoline Christie, as well as director J.J. Abrams, screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan, producer Kathleen Kennedy, and panel moderator Chris Hardwick.

Later in the day, the cast attended a surprise Star Wars concert performed by the San Diego Symphony, which featured the music of John Williams and a big fireworks show at the Embarcadero Marina Park.

Make sure to watch the behind-the-scenes footage reel that was shown to the Comic-Con crowd!

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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Behind-the-Scenes Footage Debuts at Comic-Con - Watch Video!

There were a lot of surprises in store for lucky fans who attended the Star Wars panel at Comic-Con on Friday (July 10), including an appearance from Han Solo himself, Harrison Ford.

The 72-year-old actor, who will be reprising his role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, crash landed his World War II-era plane last March in Santa Monica, Calif.

According to journalists in the crowd, Harrison insisted he had recovered from the accident: “I’m fine! I walked here!” he said.

“It should’ve felt ridiculous,” he said about returning to the Star Wars set. “I will tell you that it felt GREAT.”

Although there won’t be a new trailer for the movie until this fall, check out the almost four-minute behind-the-scenes look at Star Wars: The Force Awakens that was debuted for enthusiastic fans at Comic-Con.

Watch the video below…

Behind-the-scenes of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters December 18.

Jake Lloyd Podracing Jokes Go Viral After Car Chase Arrest

Former child actor Jake Lloyd was arrested this weekend following a high-speed car chase and people all over social media are making podracing jokes now.

The 26-year-old actor, who played the role of young Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, famously raced pods in the movie.

Jake was arrested this weekend in Charleston, South Carolina after cops chased him throughout multiple counties. The chase ended when Jake‘s car veered off the road and crashed through a fence into a wooded area.

Read some of the tweets below.

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Forest Whitaker Is In Talks For 'Star Wars: Rogue One'

It has just been reported that Forest Whitaker is in negotiations to star in the highly anticipated film Star Wars: Rogue One, according to Variety.

If the deal closes, the 53-year-old actor will be joined in the film by Felicity Jones, Riz Ahmed, Diego Luna, and Ben Mendelsohn.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Forest Whitaker

Forest‘s role in the Gareth Edwards-directed film is currently unknown at this time. Stay tuned for more details!

Star Wars: Rogue One centers on the heist of the Death Star plans by a group of rebel fighters.

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Daniel Craig Reportedly Joins 'Star Wars' as a Stormtrooper

This is huge news for the Star Wars world if it is indeed true – Daniel Craig has reportedly joined the cast of The Force Awakens as a stormtrooper!

The news was dropped by Simon Pegg, who accidentally revealed the casting while being asked if he was involved with the film.

“I wasn’t a Stormtrooper. Daniel Craig, he was a Stormtrooper,” he said. “I shouldn’t have said that.”

Daniel has been rumored to have a role in the film, but it was never known what he would be playing. “Daniel asked for some sort of secret cameo role – and was happy to have his name left off the posters. Fans will love trying to work out which covered up character is him,” a source told The Independent.

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