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Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Just because each of the entries in the new Star Wars trilogy are being made by a separate director, it doesn’t mean that they’re making each film on an island of their own ideas, and their ideas alone. Certainly you’re probably thinking that Lucasfilm has its say, and you would be right, but what about the directors sharing ideas with each other? It’s been known to happen, and Episode IX director Colin Trevorrow is the one opening up about the process. In a new interview, the Jurassic World director said he asked Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson to include a specific scene in Episode VIII, and he did… (more…)

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Last week in preparation for the upcoming DCEU film Wonder Woman, the Alamo Drafthouse, stated that they would have a “ladies only” screening of the upcoming film. That set off a firestorm of coverage on the idea. Many males voiced their anger on their keyboards as they saw it as a form of “reverse-sexism” even if it was for a special occasion and only for one night. The Alamo Drafthouse didn’t budge, and even expanded the idea to their satellite theaters across the United States. It didn’t take long for those against the idea to come up with their own “guys night out.”

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Who are these people?! These are two pictures from the latest Star Wars edition of Vanity Fair taken by the legendary Annie Leibovitz, a group of aliens dressed to the nines like a wierdo looking cosplay version of an extravagant James Bond casino scene. Funny we should note that because that’s just the feeling its supposed to invoke when you watch the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The photo reveals a hint at what will be a key scene in the upcoming Episode VIII and what may be a key scene for FN-2187, Finn FN-2187. Welcome to Canto Bight.  (more…)

So many questions. That’s what we were left with after last Friday’s debut of the Star Wars: The Last Jedi teaser trailer. Of course, there have been a lot of questions about the next direction of the Star Wars saga since the end credits for The Force Awakens, and a lot of promises about answers in The Last Jedi. The film’s writer/director Rian Johnson was cagey in the panel at Star Wars Celebration, but how about an exclusive chat with corporate colleagues over at Good Morning America, what new details might they be able to pry out of Johnson? Well, there are a few. (more…)

So how was your Easter weekend, and how much of it did you spend re-watching the Star Wars: The Last Jedi teaser again, and again (and again, and again, and again)? Probably a few times, and then there were long, contemplative periods thinking about the line, “It’s time for the Jedi to end.” What does that mean? Was Luke serious, or was he caught in a moment of self-doubt? Or perhaps he’s – gasp – turned to the Dark Side! Well, Mark Hamill knows from where you speak, but that doesn’t mean he’s going to shed any new meaning on the line he’s heard to utter in that teaser.  (more…)

Thank God for corporate synergy! Star Wars Celebration, the annual fan commemoration of all things Star Wars, is just a couple of days away from beginning at the Orange County Convention Centre in Orlando, so the hype is about to beginning even earlier. Not that Star Wars needs the hype help, but when the parent corporation of Star Wars also owns a broadcast network with a morning show, hype is easier to come by. So Star Wars will celebrate tomorrow morning on Good Morning America, but what are we celebrating specifically, and with who?  (more…)

Last year, Hollywood lost one of its sci-fi (and all around awesome) icons when actress Carrie Fischer passed away. Best known for playing Princess Leia in the Star Wars franchise, Fischer also appeared in countless other films, including Shampoo, The Blues Brothers, When Harry Met Sally…, and countless others. Fischer also was a good novelist as well as a screenwriter who wrote countless films and also helped with re-writes for others. Most recently, she once again joined the geek lexicon returning in the latest Star Wars film, The Force Awakens as General Leia for the recent film. She had already completed her filming for the upcoming film, Star Wars: The Last Jedi when she, unfortunately, passed away afterward.

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The sad and untimely passing of Carrie Fisher was gut punch to fans, especially since they were finally seeing the new adventures of her most famous character, Princess Leia, in the Star Wars sequel trilogy. Grief is hard, but trying to figure out what to do about your movie trilogy now that one of its stars has died is harder. More cynical, yes, but also hard. In a recent press conference, Disney CEO Bob Iger was asked about Fisher and how her real like curtain call will effect her Star Wars character, and he affirmed that when it comes to Leia’s story line in The Last Jedi, they’re not going to touch it. (more…)

Before today there were multiple ways to read the meaning of The Last Jedi title. It could have been referring to Luke Skywalker, as he is currently the only Jedi that we know of. It could be referring to Rey, as she seems to be on the path to be trained as a Jedi. If Luke died, she would be the last one as well. Or it could mean both of them, as the plural of Jedi is…Jedi. Well, as of a few hours ago, the official International titles for the film have been revealed, and with them, the confirmation that “Jedi” in the title is actually meant to be plural.  (more…)