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Did You Catch This Fan Favorite ‘Star Wars’ Character’s Death in ‘The Last Jedi’?

Did You Catch This Fan Favorite ‘Star Wars’ Character’s Death in ‘The Last Jedi’?
(Note: This post contains some pretty major spoilers for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”) Lucasfilm’s new “Star Wars” movies haven’t shied away from major character deaths. The passing of the torch to a new cast has created moments in which the old crew gave up some of the mantel in “The Force Awakens.” And although Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) factors highly in “The Last Jedi,” the movie definitely belongs to its new crop of heroes. During one key moment in “The Last Jedi,” though, there’s a loss of a fan favorite character that’s easy to miss.
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Movie Review – Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

Star Wars: The Last Jedi, 2017.

Written and Directed by Rian Johnson.

Starring Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Carrie Fisher, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Peter Mayhew, Anthony Daniels, Laura Dern, Kelly Marie Tran, Benicio del Toro, Billie Lourd, Gwendoline Christie, Lupita Nyong’o, Jimmy Vee, Tim Rose, Warwick Davis, Hermione Corfield, and Veronica Ngo.

Synopsis:

Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares to do battle with the First Order.

In the trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Luke Skywalker says “This is not going to go the way you think.” That sentence doesn’t just apply to the characters within the movie, but the audience as well. Director Rian Johnson crafts a fine Star Wars film that is full of surprises, character development and heart.
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The Last Jedi Ending Explained by Rian Johnson and Mark Hamill

The Last Jedi Ending Explained by Rian Johnson and Mark Hamill
Mark Hamill and Rian Johnson recently sat down for an interview and discussed the dramatic ending of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Now that the movie is out in theaters, the director and actor are finally able to talk about all of the secrets that they've expertly kept for 2 years and it seems like a huge relief, especially for Johnson. Early on in the production, Rian Johnson would, in his own way, address fan theories and speculation, quietly giving cryptic messages that he was not going to deliver a Star Wars movie like we had ever seen or expected. One of the big topics of discussion has been the ending of The Last Jedi and now Mark Hamill and Rian Johnson are breaking their silence. Major Spoilers for The Last Jedi ahead, so read at your own risk.

Mark Hamill and Rian Johnson sat down with Entertainment Weekly to
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Mark Hamill And Ted Cruz Have Verbal Lightsaber Duel Over Net Neutrality

Mark Hamill and Ted Cruz went toe-to-toe over net neutrality and managed to indirectly promote “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” in the process. Related: Mark Hamill Reveals The Huge ‘Star Wars’ Secret He Kept From Carrie Fisher The Twitterverse war started when Hamill, 66, slammed FCC chairman Ajit Pai over the controversial net neutrality bill. “You are […]
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Mark Hamill and Ted Cruz Get in Net Neutrality-Related Twitter Fight

Mark Hamill and Ted Cruz Get in Net Neutrality-Related Twitter Fight
In possibly one of the least expected beefs of 2017, Mark Hamill and Senator Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) took a few jabs at each other via Twitter after Hamill posted a scathing tweet slamming FCC Chairman Ajit Pai for the net neutrality ruling.

In his original tweet calling out Pai, Hamill included a screencap of Pai from a bizarre video he released earlier in the week attempting to reassure the public of the harmlessness of the net neutrality repeal and in which he wields a lightsaber.

“Cute video Ajit ‘Aren’t I Precious?’ Pai,” Hamill wrote Saturday, along with a vomiting emoji. “But you are profoundly unworthy to wield a lightsaber-a Jedi acts selflessly for the common man-not lie 2 enrich giant corporations.”

“Btw-did you pay John Williams his royalty? #AJediYouareNOT,” he finished — the video included the “Star Wars” main theme during the lightsaber segment.

Cute video Ajit "Aren't I Precious?" Pai -but you are profoundly unworthy 2 wield a lightsaber-a
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'The Last Jedi': An Explanation for Some Fans' Disappointment and Ire

'The Last Jedi': An Explanation for Some Fans' Disappointment and Ire
[Warning: This story contains spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi]

Some Star Wars fans are mad, furious even.

Since The Last Jedi opened Thursday night, a portion of moviegoers made it clear via social media and through audience scores that there is a deep divide over the Disney film, which stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Adam Driver.

While the Rian Johnson film was overwhelming praised by critics, holding a 93 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, it has only a 56 percent audience score on the movie aggregator — putting it in the territory of George Lucas' controversial...
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“Star Wars: The Last Jedi”: Mark Hamill Discusses Major Luke Skywalker Spoilers

Spoilers If you have not seen “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” do not read this piece with Mark Hamill discussing some of the major events of the movie. Repeat, if you have not seen “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” turn around right now and come back when you’ve seen the movie, got it? Yes? For real? For sure? Great. Here we go. Spoilers

Read More: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Has The 2nd Biggest Box Office Opening Of All Time

Rian Johnson’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is bold, risk-taking and sometimes pushes “Star Wars” fans outside their comfort zone.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens to $450 million worldwide

As you may have heard, the latest chapter of the Star Wars saga opened in theaters around the world this weekend, with Star Wars: The Last Jedi performing better than expected with a global opening weekend of $450 million (it had been tracking $425 million worldwide).

Domestically, Star Wars: The Last Jedi grossed $220 million, second only to the $248 million debut of Star Wars: The Force Awakens back in 2015 in terms of the biggest opening weekends of all time.

In the international markets the film amassed $230 million, including $36.7 million in the UK, $23.6 million in Germany and $18.1 million in France. Globally, it recorded the fifth biggest worldwide opening of all time after The Fate of the Furious, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Jurassic World and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2.

See Also: Rian Johnson discusses the Rey’s parents reveal in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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Mark Hamill Had A Secret Second Role in ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ You Definitely Missed

Mark Hamill Had A Secret Second Role in ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ You Definitely Missed
[Editor’s note: Spoilers for “The Last Jedi” follow.]

Star Wars: The Last Jedi” features recognizable cameos from Justin Theroux and “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” director Gareth Edwards, among others, but one cameo you definitely missed was from none other than Mark Hamill. The actor was front and center in “The Last Jedi” reprising his role as Luke Skywalker, but that wasn’t the only starring role he had in the Rian Johnson-directed sequel.

Read More:‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’: Rian Johnson on Directing the Franchise’s Most Emotional Reunion

Hamill reveals to Entertainment Weekly that he had a top-secret second role in “The Last Jedi,” one that he isn’t willing to disclose just yet. What we do know is that the character is named Dobbu Scay (an anagram for editor Bob Duscay) and appears during the Canto Bight section of the film. Hamill can’t be seen but can be heard voicing the character.
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Here’s What Happened with Luke Skywalker at the End of ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

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Here’s What Happened with Luke Skywalker at the End of ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’
(Note: This post contains major spoilers for the plot of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” and particularly its ending.) Much of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is about Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) coming to terms with his own failures as a Jedi and as a teacher. After Ben Solo (Adam Driver) turned to the Dark Side to become Kylo Ren while Luke was training him, Luke exiled himself to the distant planet of Ahch-To, and obscured the information of where he’d gone from everyone, even Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher). In “The Last Jedi,
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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’: Rian Johnson on Directing the Franchise’s Most Emotional Reunion

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’: Rian Johnson on Directing the Franchise’s Most Emotional Reunion
[Editor’s note: Spoilers for “The Last Jedi” follow.]

Star Wars: The Last Jedi” begins with the possibility of several touching reunions occurring over the next 152 minutes: Rey and Finn, Finn and Poe, Kylo Ren and Leia, Kylo Ren and Rey. But no reunion carries an emotional wallop quite like the moment Luke and Leia finally reunite for the first time since “Return of the Jedi.”

Read More: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’: Rian Johnson and Mark Hamill Break Their Silence on Luke’s Storyline

The scene occurs late in the film during the middle of the climactic battle between the Resistance and the First Order on the mineral planet of Crait. Luke appears inside the Resistance base and has a brief and incredibly touching scene with his sister, made all the more emotional since it represents the first time Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher have been on screen together in 34 years and the last time they ever will be.
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Actor On Whether They’ll Return For Episode IX

If you’ve seen the movie by now, you’ll know that Star Wars: The Last Jedi features the emotional end of Luke Skywalker. After projecting a Force version of himself to confront his wayward nephew Kylo Ren on Crait, Luke peacefully vanishes into the Force, like other Jedi masters before him.

But, if Mark Hamill has his way, this won’t be the last we see of his iconic character. While appearing at an Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences screening for The Last Jedi, hosted by EW, Hamill explained that he’s keeping his fingers crossed that he’ll get a call to return for the upcoming Episode IX. He even joked that he’s happy to fill another role on the production, just so he can get to be part of it in some form.

“I’m just still holding on to the line, ‘See you around,
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Box Office: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Hits $230 Million at International Box Office

Box Office: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Hits $230 Million at International Box Office
Disney-Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” dominated the international box office in its opening weekend with $230 million in 54 markets.

The overseas performance — led by the U.K. with $36.7 million, Germany with $23.6 million and France with $18.1 million — was slightly above sky-high expectations, which had been around $225 million. The openings did not include China, which accounts for 12% of the international market and is scheduled for a Jan. 5 launch.

With a $220 million North American opening, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” posted a $450 million worldwide total in its opening weekend — the fifth highest of all time behind “Fate of the Furious,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Jurassic World” and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.”

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” opened in first place in all but four markets — Turkey, South Korea, India and Malaysia. It set records for the second biggest launch weekend of all time behind “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” in Australia, Germany
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Box Office: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Soars to $220 Million Opening Weekend

Box Office: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Soars to $220 Million Opening Weekend
The Force dominated at the box office as Disney-Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi" opened with a stellar $220 million weekend at 4,232 North American sites — the second-highest opening weekend of all time.

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” finished trails only the $248 million launch of 2015’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The tentpole opened with $104.8 million on Friday (including $45 million from Thursday night previews), followed by $63.7 million on Saturday and a projected $52 million on Sunday.

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” has become only the fourth movie to top $200 million domestically in its opening frame, joining 2015’s “The Force Awakens,” 2015’s “Jurassic World” with $208.8 million, and 2012’s “The Avengers” with $207.4 million. It will finish the weekend 29% above the “Star Wars” spinoff “Rogue One,” which opened with $155.1 million on the same weekend a year ago.

“Truly in a class by themselves, the movies of the “Star Wars” franchise continue to re-write the history books as to what
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Paul Thomas Anderson Knows What His ‘Star Wars’ Movie Would Be Like: ‘F----ing Over-Long and Depressing’

Paul Thomas Anderson Knows What His ‘Star Wars’ Movie Would Be Like: ‘F----ing Over-Long and Depressing’
Rian Johnson is currently earning critical acclaim for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” with many critics and fans surprised he was able to execute his own vision of what a “Star Wars” movie should be. “The Last Jedi” is nothing like “The Force Awakes,” and Johnson managed to craft a funnier, more character-focused installment of the space franchise.

Read More:‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’: Carrie Fisher is Responsible For Writing These Emotional Final Leia Quotes

Considering Lucasfilm has been at the center of controversy for firing directors over creative and stylistic differences, it’s something of a miracle Johnson was able to do his thing on “The Last Jedi.” But would the company be ready to let other auteurs like Paul Thomas Anderson step into the director’s chair? Probably not anytime soon, but Anderson already knows what his “Star Wars” film looks like.

“It’s fucking over-long and depressing,
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The Week in Star Wars – The Last Jedi receives amazing reviews and good box office news and more

The Week in Star Wars is back with a Last Jedi special, with reviews of the film, everything you need to know about the box office and much more…

It’s finally here! Rian Johnson’s eighth adventure in a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Last Jedi! Reviews for the film were incredibly strong – the film is 93% on Rotten Tomatoes at press time – but it has divided some of the fan base. There has even been a petition launched for Disney to remove the film from cannon and “push back Episode IX” so they can remake Episode VIII. Whatever the case, you can read Robert Kojder’s ★★★★ review here, James Turner’s ★★ review here and my own ★★★★★ review here. What did you all think of it?..

…And it’s been good news for the film at the box office, with Star Wars: The Last Jedi
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Rian Johnson discusses the Rey’s parents reveal in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Major spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi follow. You have been warned…

The two big questions coming out of 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens were: 1) ‘Who is Supreme Leader Snoke?’, and 2) ‘Who are Rey’s parents?’. While the first was simply tossed aside in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, as promised director Rian Johnson did give us an answer to the second, with Kylo Ren revealing that Rey is the offspring of two junkers on Jakku who sold her for drinking money.

The big reveal divided fans who have been debating Rey’s identity for the past two years, as well as sparking speculation that Kylo could have been lying to Rey in order to tempt her into joining him. However, according to Johnson himself, that isn’t the case – at least as far as he is concerned.

“I don’t think he’s lying in
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Mark Hamill Had A Secret Second Role In Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Not content with reprising Luke Skywalker after over thirty years, Mark Hamill apparently landed himself a mysterious second role in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

As pointed out, amongst others, by Twitter user Doug Bowman, Hamill appears twice in the credits of the movie. If you stuck around that long for your screening, you would have seen the actor’s name listed near the end of the cast rundown, where he’s credited as a character named “Dobbu Scay.”

The big question now is: who is this enigmatic Dobbu Scay? Well, going by the other credits surrounding Hamill (e.g. Canto Cop and Stable Boy), it’s clear that this character appeared in the Canto Bight sequences, when Finn and Rose infiltrated the casino populated by the galaxy’s richest citizens.

The prevailing theory right now is that Hamill played the most memorable gambler at the casino: the little
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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Divides Fans: An ‘A’ CinemaScore, and a Negative Rotten Tomatoes User Grade

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Divides Fans: An ‘A’ CinemaScore, and a Negative Rotten Tomatoes User Grade
Star Wars: The Last Jedi” may be one of the most critically acclaimed entries in the franchise (IndieWire gave it an A- and called it it the most satisfying “Star Wars” film in decades), but it’s passionately dividing fans in a way most “Star Wars” films don’t. Unlike the universally beloved reception to “The Force Awakens,” “The Last Jedi” isn’t every fan’s up of tea.

Read More: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’: Rian Johnson and Mark Hamill Break Their Silence on Luke’s Storyline

“The Last Jedi” currently holds a negative 57 percent Rotten Tomatoes user score after over 83,000 responses, which pales in comparison to the 88 percent “The Force Awakens” ended up with after over 200,000 user scores. But while the Rotten Tomatoes user score indicates a more-negative fan response, the IMDb score is currently at 8.0 (even with “The Force Awakens”) and received an ‘A
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