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Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, J.J. Abrams and More Grill Daisy Ridley for ‘Star Wars’ Spoilers — Watch

9 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Now that we know the title of the next “Star Wars” movie, everyone wants to know what actually happens in “Episode VIII: The Last Jedi.” And who better to ask than Daisy Ridley, one of the new faces of the revitalized sci-fi franchise? That, at least, seems to be the mentality of Josh Gad, who’s on a mission to get answers from the actress. Watch his latest attempt below.

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“Please don’t say you’re setting me up this time,” she says in the video, which looks to have been shot on Gad’s phone; that he used portrait mode, rather than landscape, suggests the actor would be on the dark side of the Force if he were ever to appear in “Star Wars.” Gad assures her he isn’t tricking her again, which is of course a lie. »

- Michael Nordine

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J.J. Abrams, Jurassic World 2 Cast Ambush Daisy Ridley for Star Wars 8 Spoilers

10 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Josh Gad is currently busy filming Murder on the Orient Express. It just so happens that the movie co-stars Daisy Ridley, who had her breakout in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and will be reprising her role as Rey in the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Over the last month or so, Josh Gad has been posting videos to his Instagram in which he has been pestering Daisy Ridley for spoilers. Today, he has posted yet another video and truly outdone himself, having enlisted the help of quite a few very famous people to ask her questions she most definitely isn't allowed to answer.

In the Instagram video, Josh Gad starts off by apologizing to Daisy Ridley for what has been going on over the course of the last month or so and she looks like she really isn't having it. He then promises that he has »

- MovieWeb

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James Blunt On His Close Relationship With His ‘American Mother’ Carrie Fisher, Reveals She May Have Predicted Her Own Death

19 February 2017 2:46 PM, PST | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

Singer James Blunt is opening up about the close relationship he shared with the late Carrie Fisher, revealing he thought of the actor and writer as his “American mother.” In an interview with The Sunday Times, the singer-songwriter reveals that he had met Fisher and told her he’d be recording his debut album in Los Angeles, […] »

- Brent Furdyk

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James Blunt Reveals That His ‘American Mother’ Carrie Fisher May Have Predicted Her Death

19 February 2017 12:30 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Carrie Fisher‘s death left many in Hollywood reeling, but singer James Blunt is revealing a special relationship he had with the Star Wars star.

The 42-year-old British singer recently spoke with The Sunday Times about the late actress, revealing that he stayed at Fisher’s home while recording his first album.

“Fisher was my American mother, and a real inspiration,” he told the British paper.

The seemingly random friendship began when Blunt told Fisher he was recording his debut album in Los Angeles, and she offered for him to stay with her. He recalled recording his hit “Goodbye My »

- Stephanie Petit

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Star Wars 8: Is Benicio Del Toro Related to This Classic Trilogy Villain?

19 February 2017 12:27 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Big movie studios generally like to keep some level of secrecy in place when it comes to highly-anticipated movies, but when it comes to Star Wars, it is on an entirely different level. Disney and Lucasfilm only recently revealed that the official title for Star Wars 8 is Star Wars: The Last Jedi and we still haven't seen a shred of footage. There are also still a lot of unknowns with a lot of the characters in the movie, like Benicio Del Toro, who has been added to the Star Wars universe for this installment. Details on his character have been very sparse, but now it looks like we may know who he is playing, and it is potentially a very big deal.

Warning: this article may contain spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. YouTuber Mike Zeroh recently uploaded a new video to his YouTube channel that deals »

- MovieWeb

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Star Wars 8 Teaser Trailer Description Leaks?

18 February 2017 11:27 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Has some wayward soul drifting through 4Chan actually seen the teaser for Star Wars 8? Doubtful. But a description of this leaked trailer is raising some eyebrows, as certain aspects of it fall in line with previous rumors we've heard. None of what you are about to read has been confirmed by Disney nor Lucasfilm, and must be swallowed with a huge glass of MiraLAX. That said, there may be some big Spoilers ahead, so read with caution.

The first thing that will have some Star Wars fans turning up there nose at this, is that the video descriptor comes from Mike Zeroh, a popular Youtube presence who dabbles in spoilers and speculation, some of which is often very wrong. But as we know, the first Star Wars: The Last Jedi footage is going to screen at Star Wars Celebration in April, or so we've been told. Most believe this »

- MovieWeb

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International titles for Star Wars: Episode VIII reveal The Last Jedi is plural

18 February 2017 5:30 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

From the moment the title was announced last month, there’s been intense debate as to whether the ‘Last Jedi’ in Star Wars: The Last Jedi relates to Luke Skywalker, or if it’s referring to more than one Jedi.

Well, it seems we now have our answer, as the French, Italian and Spanish language posters have revealed the international titles as Les Derniers Jedi, Gli Ultimi Jedi and Los Ultimos Jedi, with ‘Les’, ‘Gli’ and ‘Los’ being used when the following noun is plural.

So, given that it’s plural, we’re presumably we’re talking about Luke and Rey with ‘The Last Jedi’, seeing as Yoda told Luke he was the last of the ancient order in Return of the Jedi, and Kylo Ren and the Knights of Ren slaughtered Luke’s new recruits prior to Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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- Gary Collinson

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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Title Confirmed to Be Plural and Fans Are Freaking Out

17 February 2017 4:50 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

After much speculation, we now know that the title for Star Wars: The Last Jedi is referring to multiple individuals.

Because Jedi is both the singular and plural form of the word, there was a debate about how many Jedi were being referred to in the title for Episode VIII. Finally, foreign-language posters let the cat out of the bag.

Read: 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' Gets Official Title

Thanks to the conjugation of adjectives in French, German and Spanish, there is no longer a question that there is more than one last Jedi in the film.

"Star Wars: Los Ultimos Jedi," the Spanish poster reads. If it was referring to one Jedi, the title would have read "El Ultimo Jedi."

But one question still remains: Who will the Jedi be?

Exclusive: Laura Dern Opens Up About Carrie Fisher & 'Star Wars: Episode VIII': 'What an Incredible Gift'

The film will follow Rey (Daisy Ridley) as she »

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Star Wars 8 International Titles Confirm More Than One Last Jedi

17 February 2017 8:32 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Ever since the title The Last Jedi was announced for Star Wars 8, fans have speculated and wondered if it was plural, as the word Jedi can refer to one or many. The answer finally arrives with a number of international titles for the sequel. It has been pretty much confirmed that Star Wars: The Last Jedi is indeed plural.

This means that Luke Skywalker, Rey, Ben Solo and even Snoke can all be the last of the Jedi. Which makes it a little less fun in trying to figure out who the actual last one may be. Now, it's a wide open mystery. All of these characters are confirmed to return in the movie. And The Last Jedi is still more than 10 months away, and we haven't even seen the first teaser trailer yet. That will arrive during Star Wars Celebration in April if we're to believe the hype. »

- MovieWeb

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Rumour: Details on Finn’s mission in Star Wars: The Last Jedi revealed

17 February 2017 7:51 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

While we know that Daisy Ridley’s Rey is going to spend much of Star Wars: The Last Jedi training and adventuring with Luke Skywalker, it’s really anyone’s guess as to what roles John Boyega’s Finn and Oscar Isaac’s Poe Dameron will play in Episode VIII this December, but thanks to Making Star Wars we may have some details as to the adventure Finn will find himself on for the Resistance.

Now, when it comes to Star Wars rumours, a lot of sites churn out speculation (and outright fabrication), but Making Star Wars has proven itself to be extremely reliable, so there’s a good chance this information is accurate. There’s nothing majorly spoilery here, but if you don’t want to know anything about The Last Jedi before its release, you should stop reading now.

See Also: Rian Johnson shares Star Wars: »

- Gary Collinson

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Star Wars: Jedi In The Last Jedi Is Indeed Plural!

17 February 2017 5:59 AM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Awhile ago, when the title of Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi was released, we had some debate as to whether or not the term "Jedi" could be the plural form or singular. In fact, our very own Joseph Jammer Medina and I had an extensive conversation which I shared with our readers -- and I shall share a portion of it again: *note* We clearly write shorthand in Twitter Dm's.

Drew Carlton: the last jedi huh, how do you feel about the title?Joseph Jammer Medina: it's fine. I honestly have very few feelings. I'm curious what it means.Drew Carlton: it must mean either luke or rey right?Joseph Jammer Medina: it's interestingJoseph Jammer Medina: yeah, I'm assuming...but there's a good chance it doesn't really mean a Jedi specificallyDrew Carlton: howso? JosephJammer Medina: plural of Jedi is jediDrew Carlton: hmmmDrew Carlton: that would be misleading to »

- Drew Carlton

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Sideshow unveils Rey and Bb-8 Premium Format Figures from Star Wars: The Force Awakens

17 February 2017 2:12 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sideshow has unveiled its Rey Premium Format figure which is based on the likeness of Daisy Ridley in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, along with promotional images for the upcoming Bb-8 Premium Format figure. The Collectibles are available to pre-order now, priced at $479.99 (Rey) and $284.99 (Bb-8) or can be bought as a bundle with a $40.00 discount; check them out below…

See Also: Force Friday II gives us our first look at Rey, Finn and Poe in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

 

Standing 20 tall from the bottom of her sandy base to the tip of her trademark staff, this limited edition Premium Format Figure captures Reys likeness so perfectly that it is almost like a snapshot of a moment in time. The beautiful and thoroughly lifelike portrait of Daisy Ridley, with her determined expression and intricately sculpted hair, is utterly entrancing. Every piece of her outfit has been painstakingly »

- Amie Cranswick

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Star Wars: Rian Johnson Treats Us To A New Stormtrooper Pic

16 February 2017 9:40 AM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

I think we all are sitting on the edges of our seat waiting for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and luckily for us Rian Johnson (director of Episode VIII, also of Brick which I highly recommend) likes to drop nice little photos and hints to wet our whistle. Today, he gave us a grainy image on his tumbler of some marching Stormtroopers, check it out:

We’re coming to Orlando for a Star Wars Celebration panel on April 14th, and I cannot wait. See you there!

Shared from rcjohnso using Embeddlr

It seems that on April 14th Johnson will be headed to Orlando for a Star Wars Celebration Panel. Hrmmm, I am in Georgia... maybe.. just maybe... It is not that far after all.

One thing that I do hope for these poor Storm Troopers is that Captain Phasma will not be around, because I do notice one soldier »

- Drew Carlton

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Director Shares New Stormtrooper Photo

16 February 2017 7:48 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

And so it begins! The Star Wars: The Last Jedi hype train is officially rolling out of the station. Just a few weeks ago we finally learned the official title of this second sequel in the Force Awakens trilogy, now we have a brand new behind-the-scenes photo from none other Director Rian Johnson. He shared the image along with this exciting news.

"We're coming to Orlando for a Star Wars Celebration panel on April 14th, and I cannot wait. See you there!"

The 'we're' in question is himself and producer Kathleen Kennedy, who will be headlining the epic Star Wars 8 panel at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando. The Last Jedi is well into post-production, with a rough cut of the movie already having screened for Disney executives. Now, the finally touches are being put on the movie, and along with that we get our first look at the First »

- MovieWeb

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Rian Johnson shares Star Wars: The Last Jedi Stormtrooper set photo

15 February 2017 11:20 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson (who has been extremely secretive of the project, as he should be) recently took to Tumblr to share a set photo from the film showing off a line of Stormtroopers marching in formation. Oddly, one of them has his helmet lifted up…

Johnson also teased the film’s presence at Star Wars Celebration coming up in April, saying “We’re coming to Orlando for a Star Wars Celebration panel on April 14th, and I cannot wait.  See you there!”

It is very well possible that Celebration will be the time and place we first get footage of the hotly anticipated next chapter in the beloved saga.

See Also: Luke Skywalker will reportedly feature in the Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer alongside Leia, Finn and Rey

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set for release on December 15th 2017 and »

- Robert Kojder

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What Lead to Han and Leia's Break-Up in The Force Awakens?

15 February 2017 12:04 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It has been well over a year since Star Wars: The Force Awakens stormed into theaters and very successfully relaunched the franchise. While many questions from that movie have been answered, there are still a lot that remain ambiguous. For one, why were Han and Leia no longer together during the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens? It looks like the upcoming novel, Star Wars: Aftermath - Empire's End is going to explore just that, as teased by a recently released excerpt from the book.

StarWars.com recently published a brief excerpt from author Chuck Wendig's upcoming Aftermath novel, the third and final of his trilogy. While it isn't explicitly said in the text, reading between the lines, it is clear that the seeds of what would ultimately drive Han and Leia apart are in this bit from the upcoming novel. Essentially, the excerpt see's a pregnant Leia, »

- MovieWeb

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Finds Its New R2-D2 Actor

14 February 2017 10:44 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Star Wars world had a pretty rough go last year. Not only did we lose Carrie Fisher all too soon, but Kenny Baker, who brought R2-D2 to life in all seven Star Wars movies prior to Rogue One also passed away. As sad as his passing was, R2-D2 is still going to continue to be a part of a galaxy far, far away in the future, starting with Star Wars: The Last Jedi later this year. It has now been revealed that 57-year-old actor Jimmy Vee will be filling those very big shoes and portraying R2-D2 in Star Wars 8.

According to Express, Jimmy Vee, who starred in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and has also worked quite a bit in Doctor Who over the years will now be the man responsible for bringing R2-D2 to the big screen in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. He actually »

- MovieWeb

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Great Job, Internet!: This video history of Princess Leia is a reminder of her general awesomeness

14 February 2017 9:33 AM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Over the course of the Star Wars saga, viewers saw Princess Leia’s parents’ courtship, her eventual birth, her rise to power as a leader of the Rebel Alliance, and finally, in 2015’s The Force Awakens, her ascendence to General Leia Organa. Her character arc will continue in this year’s The Last Jedi, although exactly how remains unclear, given actress Carrie Fisher’s death in December. Disney has denied that it will be giving her the computer-animated uncanny valley treatment it employed in Rogue One.

Like all of the classic Star Wars characters, though, she remains both fascinating and mythic, and a new video exploring her “untold story” digs up a number of interesting details.

The video combines research from within the plot and from its creation. For example, Lucas created her first name by combining Lord Of The Rings’ Galadriel with John Carter From Mars’ Dejah, and ...

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- Clayton Purdom

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Jimmy Vee succeeds Kenny Baker as R2-D2 for Star Wars: The Last Jedi

14 February 2017 8:59 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following the sad passing of Kenny Baker last year, Lucasfilm has now officially announced that Jimmy Vee will be taking over the iconic role of R2-D2 for December’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Vee, who also worked uncredited on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, released a statement which reads: “It’s been an absolute pleasure to have worked alongside the legendary Kenny Baker. Kenny was a fantastic actor and taught me all the ‘tricks’ on how he brought R2-D2 to life which I will continue to portray in his honor. I’m so excited to be a part of the Star Wars universe and can’t wait for everyone to see what we’ve been working so hard on for the last year.

We're thrilled to announce that #OhSoSmall actor @RealJimmyVee is the new #R2D2!

Full story here: https://t.co/eR2OKAdDR4#StarWars pic.twitter. »

- Gary Collinson

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Selena Gomez, The Weeknd and More of Hollywood's Hottest New Couples Celebrating Their First Valentine's Day

14 February 2017 6:00 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

New love is always in the air in Hollywood.

This Valentine’s Day may be a special one for some of the hottest new couples in town including Selena Gomez and The Weeknd as well as the royal romance between actress Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.

Photos: Celeb Couples Who Can Never Break Up Or We'll Lose Faith in Love

February 14, 2017 marks the first time the annual holiday has rolled around since these budding relationships first came into bloom.

Check out some of the latest love connections:

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Joe Jonas & Sophie Turner

Joe and the Game of Thrones starlet got the rumor mill turning in November 2016 when they were first seen together at a Kings of Leon concert. Et later confirmed they were indeed an item. "Sophie and Joe met through mutual friends," a source told Et. "They have been dating for a couple of months. They spent Thanksgiving together in Mammoth Lake. They are really »

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