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Why Charlie Hunnam Won't Return For 'Pacific Rim 2'

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 07.29.2016 | Entertainment

Say it ain’t so! “Sons of Anarchy” star Charlie Hunnam announced that he will not reprise his role as Raleigh Becket in the upcoming film “Pa...

John Boyega To Star In Film Based On Detroit Race Riots

Shadow and Act | Taryn Finley | Posted 06.27.2016 | Black Voices

Announced earlier this year, Kathryn Bigelow will direct, as well as produce with Mark Boal and Annapurna’s Megan Ellison and Matthew Budman, an unt...

MAKING FIREWORKS: New X-MAN LANA CONDOR Talks About Her Fan Favorite Character; JUBILEE!

Andrew Cristi | Posted 06.01.2016 | Entertainment
Andrew Cristi

After two decades of live action X-Men on the big screen, from the major box office smashes, to origin stories and spin-offs, to TV movies and televis...

23 Celebrities You Didn't Know Were 23 Or Younger

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 03.28.2016 | Entertainment

Celebrities -- they're just like us! Except for the money, fame and consistent exposure. Oh, and the fact that they've accomplished way more by the ri...

John Boyega Breaks Out His 'Star Wars' Costume To Visit Sick Fans

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 03.14.2016 | Entertainment

If John Boyega isn't already your favorite person for sticking up for women on Instagram and expertly shutting down Black History Month haters, he is ...

John Boyega Had No Time For Pouty Men On International Women's Day

The Huffington Post | Jenavieve Hatch | Posted 03.10.2016 | Women

"Star Wars" actor John Boyega had some choice words for trolls on Instagram. In honor of International Women's Day on Tuesday, Boyega posted this ins...

Even More Hope For A Gay 'Star Wars' Romance

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 02.27.2016 | Entertainment

Finn and Poe shippers take note: J.J. Abrams opened up in a recent interview about featuring gay characters in future "Star Wars" installments. "When ...

John Boyega Shuts Down Black History Month Trolls

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 02.02.2016 | Entertainment

There are a few reasons one might not want to mess with "Star Wars" actor John Boyega. After all, his best friend is Harrison Ford and he's made it cl...

Why Finn is the Most Important Star Wars Character of All-time

Ira Hobbs II | Posted 02.01.2016 | Black Voices
Ira Hobbs II

Last year, Star Wars, the most popular sci-fi franchise in the history of the film industry starred a black male lead actor. To date, Star Wars: The F...

John Boyega Says That Finn And Poe Theory Is Bogus

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 01.08.2016 | Entertainment

Warning: Spoilers below for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." (Duh.) Sad news, fans of #Foe, #Pinn or #Stormpilot. The "Star Wars" theory that posited F...

Why Some 'Star Wars' Fans Think These Two Characters Are Gay

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 01.07.2016 | Entertainment

Warning: Spoilers below for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." Fans left theaters after seeing "The Force Awakens" with a lot of questions. Who was, or i...

Happy Star Wars Day!

Hassan Zaman | Posted 12.18.2015 | Entertainment
Hassan Zaman

That's not just lens flare -- it's a torch being passed, and it's to J.J. Abrams as he ushers in what's anticipated to be of the biggest blockbusters in cinema history, if not the biggest.

Star Wars Returns! For the First Time In Over 20 Years!

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 12.18.2015 | Teen

The special effects are wonderful from lightsabers to explosions and lasers from the guns. They are a huge part in the film and bring the movie to life.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens An Old Nostalgia and New Ideas

William Bradley | Posted 12.19.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

The new Star Wars film represents not so much a new hope as an old hope renewed. Or, since it's still the case that so few have actually seen the film, it represents the hope of an old hope renewed.

A Game Of ‘Star Wars’ Would You Rather With John Boyega

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 12.17.2015 | Entertainment

I knew I wouldn't glean any specifics about "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" when I sat down with John Boyega at a Manhattan hotel a couple of weeks ago...

John Boyega Silences Critics With His Best Response Yet

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 12.17.2015 | Black Voices

John Boyega is used to addressing “Star Wars” fans who criticize his character in "Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens." Ever since the film...

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Is Like Visiting Old Friends

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 12.16.2015 | Entertainment

Many "Star Wars" fans vividly remember their early experiences with that galaxy far, far away, which makes it near impossible to recapture the magic t...

'Star Wars' Actor John Boyega Opens Up About Race In New Film

PAPER | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 12.15.2015 | Black Voices

Playing a lead role in a new Star Wars film is no guarantee of success (Hayden who?), but if any of the new faces in The Force Awakens has the charism...

As The Force Awakens, So Does John Boyega's Fame

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 12.15.2015 | Entertainment

Here lies John Boyega's Anonymity, 1992-2015. With "The Force Awakens" opening in theaters on Thursday night, the "Star Wars" actor has, at most, 72 h...

The Empire Strikes Back (or Fear of a Black Planet)

Michael W. Waters | Posted 10.30.2015 | Black Voices
Michael W. Waters

Whenever empire responds to radical change, the response is always brutal. As our nation continues to bear witness to gross atrocities committed against Black bodies and Black minds, it is clear that our nation is witnessing the brutalities that accompany the striking back of an empire.

'Star Wars' Star Calls Out 'Prejudiced' Fans

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 10.12.2015 | Entertainment

John Boyega doesn't need a lightsaber to fight against narrow-mindedness and stereotyping: That's what acting is for. The 23-year-old British actor, ...

The 'Star Wars' Instagram Account Just Released Some Sick New Footage

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 08.27.2015 | Entertainment

A video posted by Star Wars (@starwars) on Aug 27, 2015 at 10:00am PDT It must be fun to run a social media account that causes thousands of people t...

This Is How Far 'The Force Awakens' Stars Are Going To Keep The Movie A Secret

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 04.30.2015 | Entertainment

The restrictions on "Star Wars" spoilers have been well-documented since before "The Force Awakens" began shooting, with director J.J. Abrams threaten...

Why #BlackStormTrooper Shouldn't Be A Big Deal

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 12.02.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Fans' excitement around the release of an 88-second clip from the new Star Wars reboot, quickly morphed into a social media firestorm, when some fans ...

John Boyega Has The Perfect Comeback For 'Star Wars' Trolls

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 12.01.2014 | Entertainment

When Disney and Lucasfilm released the first cast photo of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," much was made about its lack of diversity and overabundance...