Spoilers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens lie below…
One of the biggest shockers in Star Wars: The Force Awakens was the cruel and tragic death of Han Solo at the hands of his own son Kylo Ren. It was a devastating moment for fans everywhere, and according to series star Daisy Ridley, that loss will be felt heavily in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Speaking to Cinema Blend, the actress talks about Han’s death, Kylo Ren, and how it taps into Rey’s own past:
“She just doesn’t understand Kylo. When all she wanted was parents, why would a person who has parents do that? It’s so beyond comprehension, it’s ridiculous. So she has grief for the loss and then there’s anger. To be honest, she couldn’t understand doing something like that — let alone to your parents.”
She also took the time to »
- Jordan Jones
Over the past week Entertainment Weekly has revealed a host of Star Wars: The Last Jedi info. We’ve had a batch of new images, and details on the likes of Luke Skywalker being a grumpy old hermit, Rey and the importance of her parentage, Finn, Carrie Fisher’s final role as General Leia, Supreme Leader Snoke and his Praetorian Guards, and the inevitable comparisons between The Last Jedi and The Empire Strikes Back.
Well, in its latest piece, EW has now focussed on two of the film’s main antagonists, with Rian Johnson offering up some new details on Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and Captain Phasma’s (Gwendoline Christie) roles in the new movie.
“He’s definitely been knocked off base,” said Johnson with regards to Kylo Ren. “The defeat that he had at the end of The Force Awakens, but even bigger than that, his huge defining act which, »
- Gary Collinson
Neil Calloway argues that believing the hype only leads to disappointment…
I can pinpoint the precise moment the scales fell from my eyes and I stopped believing the hype. It was a morning in 1999, and George Lucas was sitting in a shed not far from where I now live, autographing a pair of boxer shorts. Word of mouth for The Phantom Menace was looking bad, so they broke out the big guns and a director who changed Hollywood forever was reduced to appearing on a long past its best British morning TV show.
That’s why I almost punched the air when I read the news that Mark Hamill and Rian Johnson said people should avoid all the marketing material for The Last Jedi. People should avoid all marketing material for all films if they want a better cinema experience. I can guarantee that every film that let you down »
- Neil Calloway
As you might expect of a gathering of self-proclaimed “white nationalists,” today’s Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia turned violent. One person was killed and several more were injured after a car drove into a group of people protesting the event, and a state of emergency has been declared by Governor Terry McAuliffe.
Read More:Hollywood Reacts to Trump’s Transgender Military Ban: The ‘Cruelest’ and ‘Pettiest’ President Here’s how Hollywood is reacting:
“The truth is: we are living at this time. And we are tolerating it.” #Charlottesville pic.twitter.com/U4qBQl93qV
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) August 12, 2017
By the way, fuck these nazi motherfuckers. #Charlottesville
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) August 12, 2017
Hell of a day for the President to forget how to tweet. pic.twitter.com/ABffmwwH8D
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) August 12, 2017
Can y’all stop trying to erase racism from the story of the #Charlottesville white supremacists, »
- Michael Nordine
It’s already been confirmed that this December’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi will “absolutely address” the question of Rey’s parents, providing an answer to one of the biggest mysteries from 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens. But just how important will this reveal prove to be to the story? In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, both director Rian Johnson and actress Daisy Ridley have shared their thoughts:
“To me, it’s important insofar as it’s important to her,” states Johnson. “And I think it’s important to her in terms of what is her place in all of this? What’s going to define her in this story? She was told in the last movie that the answer’s not in the past; it’s looking forward. But she’s showing up on this island to talk to this hero from the past. You can be »
- Gary Collinson
When Lucasfilm announced plans for a standalone Han Solo prequel, there didn't seem to be an actor in Hollywood who didn't want a crack at playing the younger version of the character made famous by Harrison Ford. Producer Kathleen Kennedy and the film's original directing team looked at a slew of actors between the ages of 17 and 34. At one point, the short list reportedly included Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Dave Franco, Jack Raynor, Scott Eastwood, Logan Lerman, Emory Cohen, and Blake Jenner, before the role was ultimately given to Alden Aron-Reich. But the search for the original Han Solo was just as wide searching, and possibly a little more difficult to nail down, with quit a few Hollywood icons targeted for the role.
- Alex Leadbeater
The Last Jedi is only a few months from hitting theaters and that means more and more information about the movie is creeping out. The Force Friday list of merchandise leaked earlier this week, giving fans a hint at which new action figures and vehicles fans can expect. At San Diego Comic-Con, book art showed off costumes and teased what we might be able seeing in the highly anticipated movie. Now a new kids' book has come along, and is seemingly spoiling the opening of The Last Jedi.
The news comes to us via StarWarsNewsNet where they have read the book. The new book entitled, Star Wars Look and Find, only has two pages pertaining to The Last Jedi, but they reveal the opening to the movie. Spoiler Warning, do not read ahead if you care about such things. The first image from the book picks up right where The »
While there’s plenty of excitement for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the release will be certainly bittersweet, given that it will mark the final time we get to see Carrie Fisher in the role of Leia Organa, the actress having sadly passed away this past December.
During an interview with Entertainment Weekly, writer-director Rian Johnson has been speaking about Fisher’s role as General Leia in the hotly-anticipated blockbuster:
“[Leia has] suffered quite a bit,” states Johnson. “While I was figuring out what her deal was going to be in this film, it’s one of the things I talked about with Carrie before I started writing: where the character would go… There’s no way that we could’ve known this would’ve been the last Star Wars movie she would be in, so it’s not like we made the film thinking that we were bringing closure to the character. »
- Gary Collinson
There are few franchises that pretty much market themselves, but “Star Wars” is one of them. While Disney and Lucasfilm orchestrate very expensive and calculated marketing campaigns for each film, the fact is that the audience — both diehard fans and even casual moviegoers — don’t really need the extra incentive to buy a ticket. There are few guarantees in life other than death, taxes, and “Star Wars” movies doing incredibly well at the box office.
- Kevin Jagernauth
Details on Star Wars: The Last Jedi have flowed a little more steady recently. We’ve had plenty of comments from the cast, as well as sneak peeks at some truly bizarre (and yes – adorable) alien species that will be introduced to the Star Wars universe. This is just the tip of iceberg, apparently, as director Rian Johnson himself has promised much more marketing to come… and he also suggests you don’t watch any of it. Taking his side? Luke Skywalker himself.
More stuff is coming, that's the nature of the beast. But I fully endorse avoiding everything you can from now till December! https://t.co/G9D8qtq5w4
— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) August 10, 2017
I fully endorse this @rianjohnson endorsement:
Avoid Everything You Can From Now Till December!!!!! #WordsOfWisdom #WellWorthWaitingForVIII https://t.co/OLgmuDpxGg
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) August 10, 2017
It would be wise to take this as an indication »
- Jordan Jones
Brigsby Bear is a cute one-joke comedy without the cuteness. It’s weird, odd, and everything the trailers might lead you to expect, but seems to have no loftier goal than being quirky. Brigsby Bear opens with the children’s TV series Brigsby Bear, which features a Paddington-esque bear named Brigsby who battles intergalactic villains including the Sun Scorcher, while spouting childish platitudes. It’s a crude, cheap production with a devoted cult following of one: shaggy-haired 25-year old man-child James Pope (Kyle Mooney) introduced watching the show completely enraptured. We soon discover that James’ obsession with Brigsby Bear isn’t the only reason he stays in his room. His parents April and Ted (Jane Adams and Mark Hamill) have kept him living in an underground bunker since they kidnapped him as a baby and Brigsby Bear has been the secret work of his captors, a show produced by them for his eyes only. »
- Tom Stockman
- Alex Welch
After defecting from the First Order and passing himself off as a “big deal” in the Resistance in an effort to impress Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, John Boyega’s Finn now finds himself a core part of the good guys in December’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi – although it seems he’s not that’s a position he wants to be in after all.
“It got really real for him,” said Boyega in an interview with EW. “And he just wants to get away and not be involved. His intention in the first place was to go to the Outer Rim. He was always brought back [in The Force Awakens], but this is his chance to get away and perhaps find Rey and go off together. He’s trying to do that at first.”
“Everyone in the space, throughout the galaxy, would have heard about the young Jedi who discovered »
- Gary Collinson
Boyega hit the big time when he signed on for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Upon the film’s release he was catapulted to an entirely new level of fame, much like Mark Hamill before him all those years ago.
Boyega has since taken on roles in other projects, not content with only filming his scenes for the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
“I knew I wanted to work between the [Star Wars] films,” Boyega told The Hollywood Reporter, “because I understand most of the population would probably be introduced to me through Star Wars, and not all of them would go back to see my early work, so there was obviously something to prove, in terms of versatility and the other stuff I could do.”
While it might be a stretch that Boyega had something »
- Samuel Brace
As we have known for a few months now, Luke Skywalker was never completely alone on the planet Ahch-to. Through leaked concept art we learned the Jedi Master has some company, and perhaps even friends in the creatures known as the porgs. With their short stature and adorable eyes they are probably the most awe-inducing element of Star Wars since we met the Ewoks in Return of the Jedi.
Though they do not heavily resemble their off screen counterparts, porgs are inspired by real animals that inhabit the real island of Skellig Michael, the island used for the location where Luke Skywalker went into exile. The creatures are called puffins, a seabird that is known to spend its summers on the island. Rian Johnson discussed how they came to be a part of the movie with Entertainment Weekly:
“If you go to Skellig at the right time of year, it’s just covered in puffins, »
- Seth McDonald
He’s the best damn pilot in the galaxy – not this one, mind you, but Disney’s galaxy far, far away – and after spearheading the Resistance assault on Starkiller Base two years ago, it’s been revealed that by the time Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in December, Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) will have forged a familial bond with General Leia Organa.
Brought to life one last time by the late, great Carrie Fisher, The Last Jedi will find Leia instilling a sense of hope into the otherwise broken Resistance, as Finn and Rey and the rest of the crew lick their wounds – both literal and figurative – after the calamitous events of The Force Awakens.
The Republic has been brought to its knees, annihilated as a sadistic display of power by the First Order, which leaves the Resistance in a “very, very vulnerable” state. But it’s not all »
- Michael Briers
Though we assume it’s got to happen, we still don’t know for sure that Luke and Leia will appear on screen together in Star Wars: The Last Jedi – in what would be the first time since 1983’s Return of the Jedi. A new interview with one of the movie’s stars, however, hints that we do have a family reunion to look forward to in the highly anticipated Episode VIII.
John Boyega was chatting to The Hollywood Reporter recently when he spoke about how The Last Jedi will deal with wrapping up Leia’s story, seeing as it will be the iconic character’s final appearance in the franchise following Carrie Fisher’s tragic death last December. We might be reading too much into it, but his reply might just hint that the two Skywalker siblings will reunite in the movie.
“I think the sendoff is really cool. »
- Christian Bone
Kyle Mooney has an unearthed a rare, never before seen episode of Brigsby Bear which he's sharing with his fans today! Now you can experience firsthand the newly discovered footage from James Pope's beloved TV series. Just don't get too curious. Cause that would be very bad.
Brigsby Bear Adventures is a children's TV show produced for an audience of one: James (Kyle Mooney). When the show abruptly ends, James's life changes forever, he sets out to finish the story himself and must learn to cope with the realities of a new world that he knows nothing about. Now, we get to see one of the episodes of Brigsby Bear that James grew up with.
One of James favorites, this is Brigsby Bear adventure Volume 23 Episode 14 titled 'The Festival of Kindness'. In the episode Brigsby Bear discovers that Arielle has been replaced by an evil robot. There's some very funny, »
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