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Lee Jung-jae cast as lead in new Star Wars series ‘The Acolyte’

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  • Lee Jung-jae (“Squid Game”) has been cast as the male lead in the new Star Wars series “The Acolyte.”
  • Amandla Stenberg will star alongside him, with Jodie Turner-Smith also joining the cast.
  • Disney Plus described the show in a 2020 announcement as a “mystery thriller that will take us into a galaxy of shadowy secrets and emerging Dark Side powers.”
  • Lee and his “Squid Game” co-star Jung Ho-yeon were also recently announced as presenters for the Primetime Emmy Awards scheduled for Monday.

Lee Jung-jae, who rose to international stardom for his role in Netflix’s “Squid Game,” is joining one of history’s biggest film franchises as the male lead in the new Star Wars series, “The Acolyte.” 

Lee will star alongside Amandla Stenberg, Deadline first reported. Jodie Turner-Smith (“Queen & Slim,” “Anne Boleyn”) was also announced as part of the cast for the Lucasfilm project.  

Thai YouTuber wows internet with huge origami city and working train system made entirely of paper

  • Darunbhop Puangsombat, 29, became an online star after making a miniature paper city with different structures, from police stations and apartment buildings to restaurants and a functional train system.
  • The YouTuber took almost a year to finish his project, which was designed around the features of Bangkok.
  • Puangsombat has also made a replica of a NASA space rocket and an Imperial II-Class Star Destroyer from the hit sci-fi franchise “Star Wars.” The latter became so popular online that someone reportedly offered to buy it for almost 2 million baht (approximately $58,660).

A Thai YouTuber has amazed the internet by creating an origami city with a fully working train made entirely of paper.

It took Darunbhop Puangsombat, 29, almost a year to design and create his paper project. The artist, who is also a content creator and freelancer in media production, designed his city around the features of Bangkok.

Actor Sung Kang revealed a huge detail about his ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ character

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Actor Sung Kang let slip a big detail about his character in the upcoming Disney+ series “Obi-Wan Kenobi” while sharing a story about his childhood adoration for the “Star Wars” franchise.

Not a costume anymore: In an interview with Screen Rant, Kang, 49, said he dressed up as Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader almost every day from the ages of 8 to 13. He also reminisced on how he and his friends would play pretend with lightsabers made out of cardboard toilet paper tubes.

Kelly Marie Tran Says She Has Moved on From Cyberbullying Over ‘Star Wars’ Casting

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While Kelly Marie Tran has not made a social media comeback, the Vietnamese American star has already moved past the backlash she had received for her casting in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”

Tran, who played Rose Tico, faced vitriol from toxic fans for being “the most useless character” in the film, which also received criticism for “forcing diversity” and a petition to be deleted from the franchise.

Rey in ‘Star Wars’ Was Almost Asian

Jessica Henwick, who starred in Netflix’s “Iron Fist,” went through a grueling six months of auditioning and almost played Rey in the latest “Star Wars” trilogy.

The 27-year-old “Game of Thrones” alum told reporters that she spent six months auditioning for the role of Rey in “Star Wars” which eventually went to actress Daisy Ridley.

Jon M. Chu Wants to Make a ‘Star Wars’ Rose Tico Spin-Off After Disney Disappointed Fans

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“Star Wars” fans were left disappointed and outraged over the treatment of Kelly Marie Tran’s character, Rose Tico, in the new “Star Wars” film, “The Rise of Skywalker”.

Among those unsatisfied with Tran’s lack of screen time was “Crazy Rich Asians” director Jon M. Chu, who tweeted on Thursday night, “Ok @disneyplus . Put me in coach. Let’s make this series happen. #RoseTicoDeservedBetter @starwars”.

21 Baby Yoda Memes You Needed to See Today

It is impossible to scroll through your feed without seeing the big round doe-eyes and floppy-ears of Baby Yoda.

He is simply known as “the Child” and he’s stolen the hearts of anyone who has watched “The Mandolorian”. Not a lot is known about the character, except he is highly sought after, likes bone broth and frogs, and has stolen Mando’s heart as well. We do not know his origin, his powers or his name yet, but something we all know is that Disney knows exactly what they’re doing in time for the holidays. Sorry BB-8, Porgs, and Ewoks, Baby Yoda is truly the winner and the most kawaii in the Star Wars competition.

Kelly Marie Tran Reveals She Went Into Therapy Over Star Wars Hate Comments

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Kelly Marie Tran, the Vietnamese American actress who starred in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” two years ago, had to undergo therapy after being subjected to online harassment from toxic fans.

The 30-year-old actress revealed to Good Morning America how it felt being at the center of the online vitriol that director Rian Johnson’s installment met when it came out in 2017.

Director Deborah Chow Makes History For Women With ‘The Mandalorian’

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Since making its debut on November 12, Jon Favreau’s “The Mandalorian” on the Disney+ has been generating quite a buzz among Star Wars fans.

Set in the Star Wars universe, the series is shaping up to be a massive hit on the recently launched streaming service. According to the show’s plot description, “The Mandalorian” takes place five years after the events of “Return of the Jedi” and follows a Mandalorian bounty hunter beyond the reaches of the New Republic.

Japan is Doing a ‘Star Wars’ Kabuki Play and This is Who’s Playing Kylo Ren

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A kabuki play based on the popular George Lucas film franchise “Star Wars” is scheduled for a one-night show later this month in Tokyo, Japan.

Titled “Star Wars Kabuki-Rennosuke Hikarigatana Sanbon (Star Wars Kabuki-Rennosuke and the Three Light Sabers),” the show is set to be held on Nov. 28 in a theater in Tokyo, which has yet to be announced according to SoraNews24.