Peter Mayhew, with co-stars Harrison Ford at Mark Hamill, celebrates the 40th anniversary of Star Wars in 2017.
Days before his 75th birthday, and mere weeks before the 42nd anniversary of Star Wars, one of its leading lights has gone out of the world.
Peter Mayhew, the 7-foot-2-inch British actor whose name is forever synonymous with Chewbacca the Wookiee, died this week at the age of 74. He passed away at his home in Boyd, Texas.
Mayhew’s family, including his wife Angie and three children, announced his passing via the actor’s popular Twitter account, @theWookieeRoars.
The family of Peter Mayhew, with deep love and sadness, regrets to share the news that Peter has passed away. He left us the evening of April 30, 2019 with his family by his side in his North Texas home. pic.twitter.com/YZ5VLyuK0u
— Peter Mayhew (@TheWookieeRoars) May 2, 2019
Once Upon a Time in America divides audiences on its historical context
This story contains spoilers.
Based on the trailer and cheesy posters, it’s clear that Quentin Tarantino’s new film, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, is set in 1969 Los Angeles and deals with the Manson Family murders. The fact that Sharon Tate (played by Margot Robbie) is a main character in the film is a big enough hint that Tarantino is going to end on the tragic events that led to her death while 8 months pregnant. Tate’s murder (as well as the murders of her friends, who were at her home at the time) became a national story and is well known by most people with even a vague knowledge of Charles Manson, who directed leaders of his cult to kill everyone in Tate’s home on the infamous Cielo Drive.
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The New Lion King Posters Show Actors Facing Off Their Characters And It Looks Badass
“25 years after its initial release, The Lion King movie still remains the highest-earning G-rated movie of all time. However, following the success of The Jungle Book remake, Disney has taken on a challenge to reboot the all-time classic too. Will the new photorealistic computer-animated movie beat the traditionally animated one? Only time will tell. But there’s not much time left to find out since the premiere is just around the corner.
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The new Lion King movie directed by Jon Favreau will hit theaters on the 19th of July. Just in time for that, Disney released striking photos of the cast posing face-to-face with their characters.
Do you already know who will voice your favorite characters in The Lion King remake?”
50 days before the release of The Lion King movie, Disney shared posters introducing the main characters and the voices behind them. People were surprised to know that American actor, comedian, and performer Donald Glover will star as the main character Simba. The Beyhive started buzzing after it was announced that Nala will be voiced by famous singer Beyoncé.
Nala with Beyoncé Knowles-Carter
Donald Glover with Simba
Zazu, Pumbaa, and Timon with John Oliver, Seth Rogen, and Billy Eichner
Chiwetel Ejiofor with Scar
Eric André, Florence Kasumba, and Keegan-Michael Key with hyenas Azizi, Shenzi, and Kamari
Alfre Woodard with Sarabi
Nala and Simba with Shahadi Wright Joseph and JD McCrary
James Earl Jones will once again voice Mufasa, the King of the Pride Lands and the father of Simba.
Here’s how people reacted
Spice Girls to become superheroes in animated movie
All five original band members are set to lend their voices to a film that will feature original singles and new songs
“An animated Spice Girls movie is in the works at Paramount. The film will feature the voices of all five members of the original band and a plot in which the quintet become superheroes.
It will be produced by 90s music mogul Simon Fuller, and written by Karen McCullah and Kiwi Smith, whose credits include The House Bunny and Legally Blonde. A director is not yet attached.”