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New Star Wars: The Last Jedi Intel Reveals The Porgs To Be “Inquisitive Creatures”

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Unlike Rogue One and Ron Howard’s in-development Han Solo movie, this year’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi is poised to carve open a whole new corner of Lucasfilm’s far-flung galaxy, which lends Rian Johnson and his team plenty of creative freedom to execute their vision.

And for a franchise that is often celebrated for its fantastical worlds and wacky, yet oddly loveable aliens – from Admiral Ackbar to the iconic hunk of junk known as R2-D2, Star Wars is practically in a league of its own when it comes to creating compelling extra-terrestrials – that can only mean one thing: The Last Jedi is set to introduce a horde of fresh critters come December.

Among them are the porgs, delightfully cute creatures native to the primordial isle of Ahco-To. Pitched as an amalgamation of a puffin and a pint-sized penguin, those porgs are about to flood high-street retailers in »

- Michael Briers

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Hear what the Porgs from Star Wars: The Last Jedi sound like

20 August 2017 4:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Earlier this month we got our first look at the Porgs – small, puffin-like creatures who live with Luke Skywalker on the planet of Ahch-To in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Reaction to the new creatures was somewhat mixed – “they’re the new Ewoks!” – and now we have a video of a Porg toy which lets us know what the little fellas sound like; check it out here via Star Wars News Net…

Cute? Annoying? I guess we’ll have to wait until December to find out for sure…

See Also: Adam Driver teases an “unexpected” Kylo Ren development in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

See Also: John Boyega seemingly confirms Star Wars: The Last Jedi cameos

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 »

- Gary Collinson

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Rian Johnson trusted his “inner fan” while making Star Wars: The Last Jedi

17 August 2017 2:05 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It must feel daunting to direct a new entry in the Star Wars franchise, and actually be a fan yourself. The pressure to not screw the film up must be immense — after all, people are still ripping on the prequels to this day. The first installment in this revitalized trilogy fared well with critics, and now it’s Rian Johnson’s turn with The Last Jedi. How did he handle the stress of writing and directing the film? During an interview with Hamilton director Thomas Kail for The Star Wars Show, Johnson divulges the two key aspects that helped him feel at ease while making the film:

“Once I actually jumped into it, it was the most fun I’ve ever had writing. It was the least scary process. I think part of it was, I wasn’t alone for the process. I was writing on my own, but I »

- Jordan Jones

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Leaked Star Wars: The Last Jedi images of Kylo Ren and Supreme Leader Snoke’s Throne Room

14 August 2017 12:09 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We’re a little over a fortnight away from Force Friday 2017 (September 1st), when toy stores all over the planet will be inundated with the latest wave of Star Wars merchandise tying in to December’s hotly-anticipated blockbuster Star Wars: The Last Jedi. And, thanks to the StarWarsLeaks Reddit, we have a new look at Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren, as well as images for the Bb-8 2-in-1 Mega Playset, which includes Supreme Leader Snoke’s Throne Room…

See Also: Rian Johnson on Kylo Ren and Captain Phasma’s roles in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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Expect to see plenty more Star Wars: The Last Jedi merchandise over the next couple of weeks…

In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens »

- Gary Collinson

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How Han Solo will factor into Star Wars: The Last Jedi, according to Daisy Ridley

13 August 2017 10:03 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

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 »

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Rian Johnson on Kylo Ren and Captain Phasma’s roles in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

13 August 2017 2:58 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

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

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s Rian Johnson and Daisy Ridley on the importance of Rey’s parentage

12 August 2017 11:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

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

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Rian Johnson discusses Carrie Fisher’s role in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

11 August 2017 12:10 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

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

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Rian Johnson and Mark Hamill think you should avoid all Star Wars: The Last Jedi marketing

11 August 2017 2:31 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

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

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John Boyega and Kelly Marie Tran on Finn being a big deal in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

10 August 2017 3:08 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

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

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Rian Johnson on the differences between Star Wars: The Last Jedi and The Empire Strikes Back

10 August 2017 2:05 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It’s no surprise that there will be some parallels to Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and the second movie in another little-known trilogy set in the Star Wars universe. After all, the second movie in any major trilogy always seems to the one that tests the main characters; it’s usually the darkest, and often leaves things in disarray.

Judging from footage seen of The Last Jedi so far (not to mention the red color scheme of the logo!), it certainly seems that things are going to take a turn for the dark. Not only that, but one important The Last Jedi story-beat obviously calls back to The Empire Strikes Back. Speaking to EW, director Rian Johnson addresses these comparisons, and also makes clear that this is a different film:

“I just tried to kind of ignore that aspect of it and have the story take »

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Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley and Rian Johnson discuss Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

9 August 2017 4:06 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Much of Star Wars: The Last Jedi will reportedly focus on the relationship between Luke Skywalker and Rey, although as suggested in the trailer, it doesn’t seem like this is going to be quite the relationship that Rey expected when she travelled to Ahch-To to meet her hero at the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly as part of its Last Jedi-themed issue, Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley and director Rian Johnson have been chatting about the Jedi Knight, and how he’s changed since we last saw him in the Original Trilogy.

“The fact that Luke says, ‘I only know one truth. It’s time for the Jedi to end…’ I mean, that’s a pretty amazing statement for someone who was the symbol of hope and optimism in the original films,” said Hamill. “When I first read it, my jaw dropped. What would »

- Gary Collinson

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi director talks Supreme Leader Snoke and his Praetorian Guard

9 August 2017 12:35 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

As part of its Star Wars: The Last Jedi cover story, Entertainment Weekly has been chatting to Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson, who has been teasing Supreme Leader Snoke’s involvement in December’s follow-up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, as well as the introduction of his Praetorian Guard.

“Similar to Rey’s parentage, Snoke is here to serve a function in the story,” said Johnson. “And a story is not a Wikipedia page. For example, in the original trilogy, we didn’t know anything about the Emperor except what Luke knew about him, that he’s the evil guy behind Vader. Then in the prequels, you knew everything about Palpatine because his rise to power was the story. We’ll learn exactly as much about Snoke as we need to. We will see more of him, and Andy Serkis will get to do much more »

- Gary Collinson

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Gwendoline Christie talks Star Wars: The Last Jedi, praises director Rian Johnson

30 July 2017 5:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie is set to return to the galaxy far, far away this December as she reprises her Star Wars: The Force Awakens role as Captain Phasma for the second instalment of Disney and Lucasfilm’s Sequel Trilogy, Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

During an interview with Entertainment Weekly at the Television Critics Association’s press tour to promote her new series Top of the Lake: China Girl, Christie offered up a few words on The Last Jedi, and working with director Rian Johnson.

“I was just so delighted to be in The Last Jedi, and for that to be directed by Rian Johnson, who is another director I’ve long admired since I watched Brick, actually; I thought that was a really brilliant piece of work,” said Christie. “When I met him, these are huge things to me and things I never thought would happen in my career, »

- Gary Collinson

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Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi books revealed at Comic-Con

22 July 2017 4:41 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Yesterday at San Diego Comic-Con, Lucasfilm announced a host of new Star Wars books, novels, activity books and more set for release this year as part of the Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi publishing initiative. We’ve posted a selection of the covers below, and head on over to the official Star Wars site for the full range…

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 (Rey), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), Lupita Nyong »

- Gary Collinson

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Update: Star Wars: The Last Jedi Luke Skywalker and Rey Black Series two-pack revealed

20 July 2017 3:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It looks like fans attending the San Diego Comic-Con International this week may be able to get their hands on an Sdcc exclusive Star Wars: The Black Series two-pack featuring Luke Skywalker and Rey from Star Wars: The Last Jedi! Doing the social media rounds (via TheFwoosh), here’s a look at a promotional image, said to be from the Hasbro Hk site…

See Also: Rian Johnson says Luke and Rey are “the beating heart” of Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Update: And here’s a look at the figures unboxed…

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 »

- Gary Collinson

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Sdcc: Check out Lego’s life-size Luke Skywalker build from Star Wars: The Last Jedi

20 July 2017 2:27 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We’ve already seen Lego’s life-size Thor model from Thor: Ragnarok and The Flash from Justice League, and now The Lego Group has unveiled its latest display build for San Diego Comic-Con International in Luke Skywalker as he appears in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and December’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Take a look at the official promo images here, via The Brick Fan…

See Also: Rumoured Lego Star Wars 2018 sets revealed

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 »

- Gary Collinson

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Rian Johnson compares Star Wars: The Last Jedi to the Original Trilogy

19 July 2017 10:35 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

While J.J. AbramsStar Wars: The Force Awakens was an enormous success at the box office, one of the biggest criticisms aimed at the film was that it adhered to closely to the plot of Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope. And, with December’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi said to be taking the characters down a darker route – as well as reportedly revealing “The Most Shocking Truth In Star Wars History” – there has been some concern that the next movie will attempt to be the Empire Strikes Back of the Sequel Trilogy.

The Empire comparison is one that isn’t lost on director Rian Johnson, and speaking to Fandango, the filmmaker has acknowledged that there are some similarities, although he also compares the tone to that of The Force Awakens and Return of the Jedi:

“The temptation is to say, well it’s a middle chapter, »

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Rian Johnson says Luke and Rey are “the beating heart” of Star Wars: The Last Jedi

17 July 2017 4:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following the Star Wars: The Last Jedi panel at D23, during which we got a behind-the-scenes sizzle reel for the hotly-anticipated blockbuster [watch it here], director Rian Johnson is out doing the media rounds, discussing everything from the meaning of the title (once again) to the heart of the blockbuster during an interview with Good Morning America.

According to Johnson, “It’s tough to talk about [the title] without talking about it in the context of the movie. [It doesn’t] necessarily have multiple meanings, but its meaning evolves over the course of the film. It’s tough to talk about without getting into the story, but for me, I guess what it ultimately comes down to is that first question of, ‘What is the deal with Luke Skywalker?’ Luke and Rey are kind of the beating heart of the film, I guess, [as is] their relationship. So The Last Jedi in all the things that it means is tied up in it. »

- Robert Kojder

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson discusses Carrie Fisher’s role

17 July 2017 3:39 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson recently spoke with Good Morning America following the release of a behind-the-scenes sizzle reel for the next entry in the saga at D23 [watch it here], and naturally he was asked about the passing of Carrie Fisher and her role as General Leia in the film.

Speaking delicately on the subject, Johnson said: “Carrie gives a really beautiful performance in the film. We obviously didn’t make the movie to be her final Star Wars movie. Given that though, I think there are scenes that she has that are going to mean a lot to people and there are scenes that we have with her where now not having her around I watch them and I think I’m really thankful that we have that and we can give that to people. So ‘wraps up nicely,’ I don’t know, but it emotionally gives some kind of catharsis I guess, »

- Robert Kojder

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