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Star Wars: The Last Jedi gets a new batch of images

With a little under three weeks to go until the hotly-anticipated release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, a huge batch of images have arrived online for the upcoming sequel which you can check out below…

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In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set for release on December 14th in the UK and December 15th in the States and sees returning cast members Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Daisy Ridley
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Mark Hamill Shares Thanksgiving Tribute to Carrie Fisher

Mark Hamill Shares Thanksgiving Tribute to Carrie Fisher
Master of social media, Mark Hamill took a break from trolling Star Wars fans over the Thanksgiving holiday and instead shared some humorous messages along with a heartfelt tribute to the late Carrie Fisher, his on-screen sister. The Luke Skywalker actor shared some Star Wars Thanksgiving-themed memes featuring Porgs taking over the holiday as well as Darth Vader cutting a turkey with his Lightsaber and a cornucopia featuring Bb-8, among others. Those tweets were all well and good and gave fans some laughs while celebrating, but it was his tribute to Carrie Fisher that really got everybody's attention.

It's hard to believe that The Last Jedi is less than a month away, but it's even harder to fathom that it's been nearly a year since we lost Carrie Fisher. It's tough for fans, but immensely harder on those who knew and loved her, like Mark Hamill. Hamill took to Twitter
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David Fincher Explains Why He Doesn’t Believe in Auteur Directing: ‘Moviemaking is a Rat F*ck’

David Fincher Explains Why He Doesn’t Believe in Auteur Directing: ‘Moviemaking is a Rat F*ck’
Any list of the best working auteur directors will likely include David Fincher, but you probably don’t want to tell him that to his face. In a new interview with Little White Lies, the “Mindhunter” director and executive producer gets honest about his “distaste” for the word “auteur.” When it comes down to it, moviemaking is too irregular and unpredictable to give one person total authorial credit.

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“The problem with auteurism is that it presupposes that one person can impress upon 95 people, so clearly, that the manifestation of whatever it is going on in your head can be clearly attributed to them,” Fincher said. “The reality of moviemaking is, y’know, it’s a rat fuck. Every day is a skirmish, and you might escape every skirmish,
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John Boyega has “a love/hate relationship” with the Porgs from Star Wars: The Last Jedi

If there’s one aspect of Star Wars: The Last Jedi that has divided fans during the film’s marketing campaign, it’s the porgs, the little bird-like creatures from Ahch-To. And it seems that’s true of the cast too, with John Boyega revealing to Entertainment Weekly that he had “a love/hate relationship” with the cute little critters on set.

“I just remember doing some stuff and seeing a lot of porgs around,” said Boyega. “And they are interesting, but for me, I had a love/hate relationship with them. They’re very, very cute, but when you put them in a bunch, in holes, on the Millennium Falcon, that’s when they start to become really, really freaky. They’ve got real big eyes, all bunched together. There were, like, little tiny ones and little big ones that would just…yeah, it looks like a rash.”

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s Andy Serkis discusses Supreme Leader Snoke and his motivations

Having only made the briefest of appearances via hologram in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, December’s hotly-anticipated Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set to feature an expanded role for the saga’s latest villain, Supreme Leader Snoke.

While director Rian Johnson has warned us not to expect any major reveals and that his past will remain a mystery in Episode VIII, actor Andy Serkis has been chatting to EW about his character, giving us a little insight into his backstory.

“The thing about Snoke is that he is extremely strong with the Force, the dark side of the Force. He’s terribly powerful, of course. But he is also a very vulnerable and wounded character,” said Serkis. “He has suffered and he has suffered injury. The way that his malevolence comes out is in reaction to that. His hatred of the Resistance is fueled by what’s happened to him personally.
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New footage of Captain Phasma, Chewie and the Porg in latest Star Wars: The Last Jedi TV spot

There was more than just Thanksgiving to celebrate in the Us this holiday season, as Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm have debuted a brand new TV spot for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Featuring sentiments that we can all echo from Gwendoline Christie’s returning Captain Phasma, who ushers in the brief teaser with “so good to have you back”, you can get your latest fix of Star Wars below…

See Also: Star Wars: The Last Jedi tracking $200 million domestic opening weekend

Meanwhile, we also have another couple of international spots for you here…

In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set for release on December 14th in the UK and
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Star Wars: Mark Hamill Shares Thanksgiving Tribute To The Late, Great Carrie Fisher

The Skywalker twins have been a cornerstone of Lucasfilm’s Star Wars franchise for more than 40 years, but come December, The Last Jedi will effectively close the book on Luke and Leia’s star-crossed story, as Carrie Fisher is, sadly, no longer with us.

And while the Powers That Be initially flirted with the idea of resurrecting the actress for Episode IX – think of how Grand Moff Tarkin was brought back from the grave in time for Rogue One – Lucasfilm’s bigwigs soon scrapped those tentative plans, meaning Star Wars: The Last Jedi will signal Leia’s final appearance in the Skywalker saga.

It’ll be a bittersweet finale, too, given writer-director Rian Johnson vowed to write her out of the story, rather than killing off the Resistance General a la Han Solo. Mind you, Johnson has so far been coy about a potential Skywalker reunion taking place in The Last Jedi,
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2 new international TV spots for ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

Star Wars: The Last Jedi, written and directed by Rian Johnson, is set for release in December – so of course now is the time that publicity for the film ramps up… Which leads us to these brand new TV spots for the film which stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern and Benicio Del Toro.

In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.

As always, beware of [massive] spoilers…
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Rian Johnson is at the “very beginning” stages of planning his new Star Wars trilogy

Earlier this month, it was announced that Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson would be directing a brand-new trilogy set in the Star Wars universe. These films would be canon, but not following the Skywalker saga, effectively allowing the director to let his imagination go wild. So how much thought has Rian Johnson put into the project so far? Well, according to him, he’s still at the starting line (via Youtube):

“We’re gonna have to see. I’m just in the very beginning of starting to come up with what the new trilogy is going to be. But I can tell you this, what makes me so excited about it, is the idea of doing a new story on the big canvas of three movies in this world. There’s just so much potential and I can’t wait to jump into it.”

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi tracking $200 million domestic opening weekend

We’re just three weeks out from the arrival of what is likely to be the biggest blockbuster of 2017, and the official box office tracking numbers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi are now out, with the film said to be looking at a domestic opening weekend of $200 million.

That would give it the fourth-biggest opening in history after Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($247.96 million), Jurassic World ($208.8 million) and The Avengers ($207.4 million), as well as the second-highest December opening of all time after The Force Awakens and the biggest domestic debut of the year, topping fellow Disney release Beauty and the Beast which opened with $174.7 million in March.

What are your predictions for The Last Jedi’s opening weekend? Let us know in the comments below…

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Dlc content for Star Wars Battlefront II revealed

With Star Wars: The Last Jedi almost upon us, EA has announced its tie-in Dlc content for Star Wars Battlefront II.

Beginning on December 5th, players will be invited to align with either the First Order or the Resistance, a choice that will allow you to take part in special challenges and grant your faction specific rewards.

On December 13th, Finn and Captain Phasma are set to join the fight and can be purchased using in-game credits. Meanwhile, we’ll also get a new planetary map in Crait, along with the Starfighter Assault map of D’Qar, a new hero ship in allie Lintra’s Rz-2 A-Wing and a Last Jedi upgrade to Poe Dameron’s X-Wing.

On the single player front, Commander Iden Versio will return in Star Wars Battlefront II Resurrection, featuring chapters of the campaign mode taking place during the days of the First Order’s rise to power.
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No Lando in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, according to director Rian Johnson

With Star Wars: The Force Awakens feeling like a reunion, of sorts, with the series’ iconic characters, it’s natural to hope for even more cameos in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and one such character is Lando Calrissian.

Given the character’s upcoming appearance in Solo: A Star Wars Story, played by Donald Glover, it feels like a great time to catch up with Billy Dee Williams smooth talking smuggler. Well, for those hoping to see Lando in the upcoming film, prepared to be disappointed.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson is mincing no words on the potential of Lando making an appearance:

“No, and I don’t want fans to get their hopes up. He’s not in the film, and it was never really something that came up. I mean, I loved that character. It would have been fun to see him, but
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Box Office: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Tracking for Stellar $200 Million Opening Weekend

Box Office: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Tracking for Stellar $200 Million Opening Weekend
Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is heading for a massive launch in the $200 million range during its Dec. 15-17 opening weekend in North America, according to the first estimates released by tracking services on Wednesday.

Directed by Rian Johnson, the movie picks up where 2015’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” left off. It stars returning cast members Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, and Andy Serkis.

The new stars include Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern, and Benicio del Toro. It’s the final film role for Fisher, who died last December.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens” set an all-time record in December of 2015, with a domestic opening of $248 million at 4,134 theaters for the first “Star Wars” movie in a decade. The first “Star Wars” spinoff, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” opened a year later with $155.1 million.

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Watch two international TV spots for Star Wars: The Last Jedi

With the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi fast approaching, we’ve got a couple of new international TV spots for you below, although they only feature a few snippets of previously unseen footage. Check them out here…

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And here’s Mark Hamill and Daisy Ridley discussing the film at a Mexico Fan Event, along with a black carpet highlight reel…

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In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set for release on December 14th in the UK
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Skywalkers! Jedis! Watch The New Spot for Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in U.S. theaters on December 15. With less than a month away, here’s a brand-new look at the movie.

In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.

The film stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern and Benicio Del Toro.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is written and directed by Rian Johnson and produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman. J.J. Abrams, Tom Karnowski and Jason McGatlin are the executive producers.

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Laura Dern says her Star Wars: The Last Jedi character is meant to be divisive

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We still don’t know how the Star Wars movies will respond to the death of Carrie Fisher, as her General Leia was reportedly supposed to play a big role in The Last Jedi and whatever Episode IX will be called, but a new Entertainment Weekly piece dedicated to Laura Dern’s Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo might give us some…

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Gets A New TV Spot Showing Off New Footage

Lucasfilm has dropped a new TV spot for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, one which shows off some very brief new footage from the upcoming sequel.

In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.

The film stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern and Benicio Del Toro.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is written and directed by Rian Johnson and produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman. J.J. Abrams, Tom Karnowski and Jason McGatlin are the executive producers.

Watch the new TV Spot, titled ‘Tempt’, below.

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Mark Hamill on his emotional return to the Millennium Falcon in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

As we’ve seen in the recent marketing material for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Luke Skywalker will find himself back in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon some forty years after Obi-Wan Kenobi whisked him away from his life of Tatooine on his first step into a larger world.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly for the magazine’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi cover story, Mark Hamill discussed his thoughts on returning to the Falcon, stating that:

“I’m telling you, I didn’t expect to have the reaction I had. I was there with my family, with [my children] Nathan and Griffin and Chelsea and my wife Marilou, and [Lucasfilm] asked if the documentary crew could be there when I came back on the Millennium Falcon. I mean, this was not on the shooting day. I was just street clothes and going to visit that set. And I said, ‘Sure.’ It was
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Promotional images for new Lego Star Wars 2018 sets

A batch of promotional images have arrived online for several of the upcoming Lego Star Wars 2018 sets which includes a few new Microfighters, two battle packs, General Grievous’ Combat Speeder, Ahch-To Island Training and Defense of Crait sets from Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and Boba Fett and Darth Vader buildable figures; take a look below…

See Also: Lego Star Wars: The Last Jedi 2018 set descriptions revealed

Lego Star Wars Millennium Falcon Microfighter (75193)

Lego First Order Tie Fighter (75194)

Lego Ski Speeder vs. First Order Walker Microfighters (75195)

Lego Star Wars A-Wing vs. Tie Silencer Microfighters (75196)

Lego First Order Specialists Battle Pack (75197)

Lego Tatooine Battle Pack (75198)

Lego General Grievous’ Combat Speeder (75199)

Lego Ahch-To Island Training (75200)

Lego Defense of Crait (75202)

Lego Boba Fett (75533)

Lego Darth Vader (75534)

In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure
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Lego Star Wars: The Last Jedi 2018 set descriptions revealed

With the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi fast approaching, some descriptions have arrived online for Lego’s second wave of tie-in sets for the latest chapter of the galaxy far, far away. Hopefully we’ll get some set images soon, but check out the descriptions here courtesy of Eurobricks…

75195 – Ski Speeder vs. First Order Walker – Defeat the First Order’s Storm Walker with the help of a super-speeder equipped with skis! Plant the pilot of the resistance spider and the First Order troopers in their cabins, ready the guns and get set for an exciting adventure. The set also includes a small shelter with additional weapons and ammunition for even more exciting battles!

75916 – A-Wing vs. Tie Silencer – Play out the space battle between the Kyle Ren Tie Fighter and the A-Wing Fighter of the Resistance! Plant the minifigures in the cabins of their ships, load rockets on board and start the fight.
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