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A movie marketing masterclass: inside Disney's D23 fan convention

Tens of thousands of fans turn out for a glimpse into the future of Star Wars, Marvel and a planned live-action reboot of The Lion King.

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The news out of the biggest convention you've never heard of

The news out of the biggest convention you've never heard of

Some of the biggest entertainment properties in the world were all under one roof at the D23 expo. Here are all the big reveals, from Star Wars to Frozen 2.

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In a business ruled by Jedis and superheroes, Mary Poppins steals the show

Coming more than 50 years after the original, Mary Poppins Returns eclipsed both Star Wars and Marvel for applause at the D23 Disney convention.

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	Disney Parks name Star Wars lands Galaxy

Disney Parks name Star Wars lands Galaxy's Edge

Galaxy's Edge will first open at Disneyland, California, in 2019, followed shortly by a second, identical location at Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World.

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Carrie Fisher stars in behind-the-scenes footage from Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson shares behind-the-scenes footage with fans.

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	Star Wars land model is revealed at Disney

Star Wars land model is revealed at Disney's D23 Expo

The land parks' models were revealed at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California on Thursday. The exhibition showed miniature people-like figures, and detailed buildings.

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	Detailed Star Wars-themed park model is revealed at expo

Detailed Star Wars-themed park model is revealed at expo

The land parks' models were revealed at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California on Thursday. The exhibition showed miniature people-like figures, and detailed buildings.

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	Leaked photos from the set of upcoming Star Wars spin-off

Leaked photos from the set of upcoming Star Wars spin-off

Leaked photos from the upcoming Star Wars flick about Han Solo show the titular character with Chewbacca, as well as the new addition played by Woody Harrelson.

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	Actor who played Wookiee chief in Star Wars a drug addict

Actor who played Wookiee chief in Star Wars a drug addict

A professional basketballer who played a wookiee chieftan in the Star Wars film franchise is facing assault charges, has a 'serious drug addiction' and was recently in prison.

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News quiz: Dig deep and test your knowledge of the week that was

News quiz: Dig deep and test your knowledge of the week that was

Skulls, trolls and Star Wars — some of the news this week was stranger than fiction. You'll have to dig deep to score big, but try our news quiz and see what you uncover.

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Why did Darth Vader's theme play during Indian PM's tax speech?

Why did Darth Vader's theme play during Indian PM's tax speech?

Why did Darth Vader's theme play during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech — is he a secret Star Wars fan, was it an attempt to go viral or did he just think the music sounded impressive?

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Indian PM ends speech with Darth Vader theme song

Indian PM ends speech with Darth Vader theme song

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi ends an impassioned speech to rally the country's accountants around the new Goods and Services Tax with the theme song of notorious Star Wars villain Darth Vader.

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Luke Skywalker faces Darth Vader in online Yahtzee battle

Luke Skywalker faces Darth Vader in online Yahtzee battle

The light and dark sides of the force meet in online battle as an Icelandic games programmer and Star Wars fan pits actor Mark Hamill against villain — Hamill's on-screen father, Darth Vader.

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Help me Obi-Ron Kenobi: can Ron Howard save Star Wars?

The veteran director of A Beautiful Mind and Frost/Nixon takes the helm of the troubled Star Wars Han Solo spin-off film today.

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Han Solo directors cut loose after creative differences with Star Wars boss

The men that brought you The Lego Movie will no longer call the shots for the next standalone Star Wars film.

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Woodside's Karratha site to get Star Wars feel as robonaut trains up

Woodsides onshore Karratha site could soon resemble scenes from Star Wars, when the resource giant's newest employee R2C3 arrives on site.

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Carrie Fisher died of sleep apnoea, other factors

Carrie Fisher died of sleep apnoea, other factors

Officials say Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher died from sleep apnoea and a combination of other factors, and had taken multiple drugs — but they cannot conclusively determine what caused her death.

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Jedi Knights, Sith Lords and Stormtroopers join forces for charity during Brisbane invasion

The 501st Legion's Redback Garrison are Queensland-based Star Wars fans, who dedicate their weekends to helping charities. Saturday's parade through Queen Street in support of kidney health was a cause close to many of the volunteers' hearts.

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Our reviewer hated everything about the original Star Wars (except Chewbacca)

Once upon a time, in a galaxy far, far, far away, a little film called Star Wars was spawning an all-powerful empire. However, there were still pockets of resistance...

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Flashback: Our original Star Wars review from 1977

"Special effects the star of these Star Wars" says our original reviewer.

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Father wanted to name baby after Star Wars character Darth Vader, Family Court hears

They settled on a more conventional choice, but still ended up in court over the child's full name.

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Star Wars fan Andrew Collins creates the ultimate Strava ride

What do you get when you cross your mapping skills and a passion for Star Wars? The ultimate Strava ride.

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Justin Trudeau and the force of his Star Wars socks

There's nothing like bonding over a mass-movie phenomenon to convince a swath of voters that you share their value system.

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Did Mark Hamill give away The Last Jedi plot twist during 1980s interview?

Hold onto your lightsabers, because the internet just dug up the equivalent of Star Wars gold.

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Hollywood land grab: why Disney's 'save the date' spree is the new normal

Dates confirmed for the next Star Wars, Toy Story and Indiana Jones films, plus a live-action Lion King and a Frozen sequel.

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A Star Wars first? Lucasfilm president fails to shoot down gay fan theory

One Star Wars theory just won't die.

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Fate of the Furious beats Star Wars in record-breaking debut

Fate of the Furious beats Star Wars in record-breaking debut

The eighth instalment in the Fast and the Furious franchise sees the biggest worldwide debut of all time, besting both Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Jurassic World.

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Fate of the Furious debuts with record opening weekend

Fate of the Furious debuts with record opening weekend

The eighth instalment in the Fast and the Furious franchise sees the biggest worldwide debut of all time, besting both Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Jurassic World.

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Fate of the Furious breaks Star Wars box office record with $700 million opening

The Fate of the Furious's stunning box office haul has displaced Star Wars, Harry Potter and even Batman and Superman.

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Fate of the Furious breaks Star Wars record with over $700 million opening

The Fate of the Furious's stunning box office haul has displaced Star Wars, Harry Potter and even Batman and Superman.

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What do fans make of the latest Star Wars trailer?

What do fans make of the latest Star Wars trailer?

The first trailer for The Last Jedi is released, and while it seems like the tone is going to be less than optimistic, Star Wars fans are hyped.

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The Last Jedi to be Carrie Fisher's last Star Wars film

Lucasfilm confirms Fisher will appear in the eighth Star Wars film but not the ninth, and final, chapter.

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The Last Jedi to be Carrie Fisher's final screen appearance

Lucasfilm confirms Fisher will appear in the eighth Star Wars film but not the ninth, and final, chapter.

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	Underwhelming new trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Underwhelming new trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi

After weeks and weeks of anticipation the two-minute preview proved to be underwhelming to say the least, offering fans little clue of what to expect from the latest installment in the series.

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Lightsaber-rattling trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi offers glimpses of Luke Skywalker

Trailer and new poster for The Last Jedi were unveiled at the Star Wars Celebration convention in Florida.

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Carrie Fisher remembered as 'one in a billion' during Star Wars celebrations

Get the tissues ready, because you're about to cry enough to tears to fill a bacta tank. 

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Star Wars fans converge as The Last Jedi's trailer is tipped to land

New trailer will reveal details about Laura Dern's character, Admiral Holdo.

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Carrie Fisher to appear as Leia in two more Star Wars movies, without CGI

Carrie Fisher's heirs have granted their permission for her image to be used in the final two movies in the main series.

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	Hollywood screenwriter sues his Tinder date after break up

Hollywood screenwriter sues his Tinder date after break up

Derek Connolly, who worked on Star Wars: Episode IX and Jurassic World, has filed a lawsuit against a woman named Ada Hui alleging she stalked and invaded his privacy, TMZ reports.

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	Death Star superlaser can combine beams

Death Star superlaser can combine beams

Australian researchers have revealed a new technique to combine lasers into a single beam using diamonds - similar to the 'superlaser' seen on the Death Star in the hit film Star Wars.

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Next Star Wars stand-alone film will reveal how Han Solo got his name

Yeah, so apparently Han Solo isn't his name?

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Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds give one final, joyous 'show' at memorial

The pair's memorial service featured family, fans, friends, a dog, a parrot and even Star Wars droid R2-D2.

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Star Wars: Disney says The Last Jedi was not changed after Carrie Fisher's death

Disney CEO Bob Iger says the upcoming Star Wars sequel has not been changed due to the death of Carrie Fisher.

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Star Wars' Mark Hamill shares the first ever pic of himself as Luke Skywalker

Almost 41 years to the day since the start of production on Star Wars, Mark Hamill has unearthed what may be the very first photo of himself as Luke Skywalker.

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'It's not like Star Wars': Laser to frighten birds from Adelaide Hills vineyard

'It's not like Star Wars': Laser to frighten birds from Adelaide Hills vineyard

Using a laser beam to control birds might sound like something out of a science fiction movie, but workers at an Adelaide Hills vineyard hope the technology will save their grapes from the flying pests.

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	Star Wars hopes to stop ‘relying on old legacy characters’

Star Wars hopes to stop ‘relying on old legacy characters’

A Lucasfilm screenwriter said that moviemakers are looking to scale back on the presence of 'old legacy characters’ in Star Wars films over the next decade or two, in favor of newer ones.

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Disneyland is building two life-sized AT-ATs for a new Star Wars ride

Star Wars fans, hold onto your hats.

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	Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher's quirky Beverly Hills mansion revealed

The Star Wars actress, who died on December 27 after suffering a heart attack, lived next door to her mother, Oscar winner Debbie Reynolds, who passed away a day later.

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	Fantasy obsessives flock to Comic Con to show off costumes

Fantasy obsessives flock to Comic Con to show off costumes

Thousands of comic book fans descended on Liverpool exhibition centre for Comic Con, dressed as characters from Spiderman, Suicide Squad, Star Wars and Rick and Morty.

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Disney screens first fragment of next Star Wars film, The Last Jedi

"Suitably epic, exotic"

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