Episode VIII

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Has there ever been a more anticipated movie than Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens?  Sure, the prequels generated plenty of excitement but by the time Episode II: Attack of the Clones hit screens, the issues with the story and acting had overshadowed the excitement of finally returning to a galaxy far, far away.  TFA, by comparison, is already generating more buzz than any of the prequels and the brief footage that we have all seen is more than enough to prove that the franchise is heading in the right direction.  Disney, who owns Star Wars, agrees, and it looks like they feel J.J. Abrams is the man to thank for what we hope is a superior product to the prequels.  As a matter of fact, the Mouse House loves Episode VII so much that it appears they will be handing the directing reins back to J.J. for Episode IX. (more…)

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Fans of the Star Wars universe, i.e. everyone on the planet, have been absolutely rabid for any information relating to the new universe that Disney is building around the one of the greatest space dramas ever created.  We all know that a new trilogy is happening, with J.J. Abrams at the director wheel for the first movie, and that there are several spinoff movies planned, but other than that, the Mouse House has pretty much kept things quiet on the Star Wars front.  Well, Star Wars fans, get ready to get excited because today, we finally have some news on the revitalized franchise, including the title of the first new Wars spinoff film.  That title, by the way, is Rogue One. (more…)

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Forget J.J. Abrams and Star Wars Episode VII! What we really want to talk about is Episode VIII! Rian Johnson, a beloved director thanks to his contributions to Breaking Bad and cult movies like Brick, The Brothers Bloom and Looper, was announced as the man behind the next, next chapter of the new Star Wars trilogy earlier this summer, and while he’s not going to be talking about major plot points or casting (yet), he is in a position to discuss his feelings about being thrown into such a high pressure project, and reinforcing the seemingly new aesthetic in the Star Wars universe, which is to go more practical. All that and new spoilers about Episode VII after the jump. (more…)