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‘Heroes’ TV spot for Star Wars: The Last Jedi features new footage

With the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi fast approaching, another TV spot has been released for the hotly-anticipated sequel, entitled ‘Heroes’ which focuses on Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega), and Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac); check it out below…

See Also: Star Wars: The Last Jedi run time confirmed, longest Star Wars movie to date

See Also: Star Wars: The Last Jedi TV spot features new dialogue between Rey and Luke

See Also: Rian Johnson to create new Star Wars trilogy

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
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi run time confirmed, longest Star Wars movie to date

Back in September it was rumoured that Star Wars: The Last Jedi will run for 150 minutes, and now with just a few short weeks to go until we return to the galaxy far, far away, director Rian Johnson has confirmed that run time is indeed accurate, making The Last Jedi the longest Star Wars movie to date.

Rian Johnson has just confirmed this rumor (although it was pretty concrete at the time) that the running time for #TheLastJedi will be 150 minutes, officially making it the longest Star Wars movie ever. https://t.co/q1VpOItzsw

John Hoey (@JohnnyHoey) November 17, 2017

For comparison, the running times for the previous instalments in the Star Wars saga:

Episode IV – A New Hope – 121 minutes Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back – 124 minutes Episode VI – Return of the Jedi – 131 minutes Episode I – The Phantom Menace – 133 minutes Episode II – Attack of the Clones – 142 minutes Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
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What Do New Star Wars Characters Bring to The Last Jedi?

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What Do New Star Wars Characters Bring to The Last Jedi?
With the countdown towards Star Wars: The Last Jedi continuing, two new images have surfaced, featuring a new look at Rose Tico (Kelly Marie Tran) and Admiral Amilyn Holdo (Laura Dern). While both actresses couldn't reveal much about their characters, Kelly Marie Tran did reveal that John Boyega, who returns as Finn, is "very funny" while teasing that there was some improvising that they could do during production. Laura Dern, however, had a more cryptic statement about all of the new characters. Here's what she had to say below.

"The new people will either be leading or misleading the heroes."

This new report comes just after a new Star Wars: The Last Jedi poster was released, and with just one month until the highly-anticipated sequel hits theaters, it remains unclear how many more details about these new characters, and every other character in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, will be released.
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Latest Last Jedi Poster Teases Rey Vs. Luke Showdown

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Latest Last Jedi Poster Teases Rey Vs. Luke Showdown
With Star Wars: The Last Jedi hitting theaters exactly one month from today, Dolby Cinema decided to celebrate by releasing a brand new poster, which features a prominent look at a rather ominous Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) along with Rey (Daisy Ridley) eyeing her master as if she is ready to strike in what could be the film's climactic battle scene. Standing beside her is Kylo Ren (Adam Driver). who's red lightsaber seems to be illuminating the entire image. The poster also features a number of other important characters including Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher), Finn (John Boyega), Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo), Rose Tico (Kelly Marie Tran), droids Bb-8, R2-D2 and C-3Po, along with some of Snoke's elite praetorian guard. We also get a glimpse at X-Wings, Tie Fighters and At-act vehicles.

This poster comes just hours after four new Star Wars: The Last Jedi TV spots
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s Oscar Isaac stresses that Poe Dameron is not the next Han Solo

Star Wars: The Force Awakens caught a lot of flack for feeling like a retread of A New Hope. Poe Dameron, for example, is a handsome, wisecracking, crack shot pilot in a leather jacket. Sound familiar? Well, Poe Dameron actor Oscar Isaac wants to make clear that he doesn’t think that his character is a second-coming of Han Solo. Chatting with Esquire, the actor describes Rian Johnson’s desire to have Poe Dameron’s character serve the main plot in Star Wars: The Last Jedi:

“Well, there could be [an opening for a Han-like character], but I think what [The Last Jedi director] Rian [Johnson] did was make it less about filling a slot and more about what the story needs. The fact is now that the Resistance has been whittled to just a handful of people, they’re running for their lives, and Leia is grooming me — him — to be a leader of the Resistance, as opposed to a dashing,
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Lego’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi Rey and Kylo Ren Brickheadz two-pack available now

Lego has revealed its Rey and Kylo Ren Star Wars: The Last Jedi Brickheadz collectors pack. The limited edition set is available exclusively at Target and is on sale now, priced at $19.99; take a look below…

See Also: Lego Star Wars Sandspeeder set revealed

See Also: Kathleen Kennedy says that Star Wars: The Last Jedi won’t answer all of our questions

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
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Hasbro announces Star Wars Micro Force collectible figures

Hasbro has announced that it is extending its range of Star Wars products this December with a brand new series of Micro Force blind bag figurines.

Each figure in the two waves has a squishable feel and unique pose, creating an exciting new way to bring iconic Star Wars scenes to life, and features a number of classic characters including the likes of Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, R2-D2, C-3Po, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda, Boba Fett, Emperor Palpatine, Darth Maul, Rey, Finn, Bb-8 and Kylo Ren.

The Star Wars Micro Force blind bags will go on sale in December, just in time for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Each blind bag will contain two figures and a collector card, and will retail for $2.99 apiece.
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi gets three TV spots featuring more new footage

Disney continues to ramp up the promotional campaign for Star Wars: Last Jedi with three new TV spots for the hotly-anticipated blockbuster sequel featuring some previously unseen footage; check them out here…

See Also: Mark Hamill says Luke’s backstory is not important to Star Wars: The Last Jedi

See Also: Kathleen Kennedy says that Star Wars: The Last Jedi won’t answer all of our questions

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
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Last Jedi IMAX Poster Hints at Rey's Fall to the Dark Side

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Last Jedi IMAX Poster Hints at Rey's Fall to the Dark Side
The IMAX poster for Star Wars: The Last Jedi has arrived. There's been no shortage of marketing for the follow-up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens lately, but this is a particularly great poster. It's tough to imagine die hard fans getting any more excited for this movie than they already are, and this poster isn't likely to win anyone over who isn't already going to see the latest Skywalker saga adventure, but it's a great poster nonetheless. And it may sway you to see Star Wars: The Last Jedi in IMAX.

"Rey finds her place in our exclusive art for @StarWars #TheLastJedi, coming to IMAX theatres December 15!"

Much like the other posters for Star Wars: The Last Jedi so far, this poster most uses black, white and red to play with the ideas of the Dark Side and the light. That is clearly going to be a theme in
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Rian Johnson to create new Star Wars trilogy

Lucasfilm have announced that The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson will get to create his own galaxy far, far away with a brand new Star Wars trilogy, the first of which he will write and direct, with long term collaborator Ram Bergman fulfilling producer duties.

The official statement is as exciting as a yellow font opening scrawl:

Lucasfilm is excited to announce that Johnson will create a brand-new Star Wars trilogy, the first of which he is also set to write and direct, with longtime collaborator Ram Bergman onboard to produce.

As writer-director of The Last Jedi, Johnson conceived and realized a powerful film of which Lucasfilm and Disney are immensely proud. In shepherding this new trilogy, which is separate from the episodic Skywalker saga, Johnson will introduce new characters from a corner of the galaxy that Star Wars lore has never before explored.

“We all loved working with Rian on The Last Jedi,
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Kathleen Kennedy says that Star Wars: The Last Jedi won’t answer all of our questions

Star Wars: The Force Awakens certainly raised a few questions: Who are Rey’s parents? What has Luke Skywalker been doing all these years? How did Kylo Ren fall to the Dark Side? And just who is Supreme Leader Snoke?

We know that some of these will be answered in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Director Rian Johnson has confirmed for instance that Rey’s parentage will be addressed, but he’s also said he won’t delve into Supreme Leader Snoke’s part, and now on the latest episode of The Star Wars Show, Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy has warned us not to expect too many answers:

“I think [Rian’s] done an exceptional job of taking these new characters and some of the legacy characters and moving us to this next place,” said Kennedy. “He doesn’t answer all the questions, I will say that up front. But there are
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi motion posters featuring Rey and Kylo Ren

With a little over a month to go until the hotly-anticipated release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Lucasfilm has unveiled two new motion posters for the second chapter of the Sequel Trilogy featuring Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Kylo Ren (Adam Driver); take a look below…

See Also: Mark Hamill says Luke’s backstory is not important to Star Wars: The Last Jedi

It's always been there… #TheLastJedi pic.twitter.com/42bu8oxHgw

Star Wars (@starwars) November 3, 2017

It's the only way to become what you are meant to be. #TheLastJedi pic.twitter.com/y69bBPLn6P

Star Wars (@starwars) November 8, 2017

See Also: Luke re-enters the Millennium Falcon in new Star Wars: The Last Jedi spot

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.
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

Mark Hamill says Luke’s backstory is not important to Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Mark Hamill had it fairly easy for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, simply having to turn around, lower his hood, and exhibit virtually the entire range of emotions whilst staring at Daisy Ridley’s Rey for what seemed like an eternity.

However, things are going to be a little different this December as Luke Skywalker takes centre stage in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and Hamill has been chatting to Disney Insider about returning to his iconic role, during which he revealed that Luke’s backstory between Return of the Jedi and the Sequel Trilogy isn’t going to be relevant in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

“The biggest challenge for me was actually in the time between Return of the Jedi and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I had to know what had happened to Luke during those years. I had to glean decades of backstory from the script.
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These $15 Star Wars Sock Advent Calendars Are Cooler Than the Ice Planet Hoth

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Whichever Target mastermind came up with the ingenious idea of sock-filled advent calendars deserves a raise! Just when we thought the retailer had outdone itself with "12 Days of Socks" calendars themed around Harry Potter and Disney, we discovered not one but two Star Wars versions! Priced at only $15 each, there is a women's sock calendar and a men's version. Each includes a dozen pairs of themed socks, featuring designs inspired by fan-favorite characters like R2-D2 and Boba Fett, and comes in packaging that's cooler than the entire ice planet of Hoth. Check out the socks included in each one ahead, then pick them up for the Star Wars fanatic in your life before they sell out!
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Lego Star Wars Sandspeeder set revealed

With Star Wars: The Last Jedi fast approaching, we’ll soon be getting a new wave of Lego Star Wars sets, and while we’ve heard a few rumours about what is in store, we haven’t actually seen any of the sets until now.

It seems that some of the upcoming sets have already went on sale in certain Target stores in the U.S., including the Sandspeeder (75204), which is essentially the T-47 Airspeeder (a.k.a. Snowspeeder) from The Empire Strikes Back, complete with a sandy paint job.

It’s a little hard to make out whether those minifigures are Rebel pilots or Resistance pilots, but this is presumably an ‘Expanded Universe’ set rather than something we’re going to see in The Last Jedi. Check it out here…

Lego Star Wars – 75204 Sandspeeder https://t.co/aOPNXLd0lb pic.twitter.com/vmUqnA0YFj

— Galaxie Star Wars (@GalaxieStarwars) November
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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Is Super Fashionable to Supermodels

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If you don't think 'Star Wars' and fashion go hand-in-hand, step back and watch Disney's marketing geniuses go to work ... with the likes of Kendall Jenner and the Hadid sisters! Kendall, Gigi and Bella Hadid and Kaia Gerber all dropped into a galaxy far, far away for a spread in the November issue of Harper's Bazaar.  It's actually pretty cool -- Harper's Bazaar hooked up with longtime 'Star Wars' illustrator Brian Rood for the feature.
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Mark Hamill states that Luke Skywalker has Not turned to the dark side in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

There has been a lot of speculation concerning whether or not Luke Skywalker will turn to the dark side in the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The suspicion isn’t unwarranted, either; we have had hints for a while now — through various marketing for the film — that this could very well be the case. However, according to Mark Hamill himself, we can all put that theory to rest. Talking to Disney Insider, the Star Wars legend confirms that Luke Skywalker is one-hundred percent Not turning to the dark side in the film:

“In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Luke has lost confidence in his ability to make good choices. It haunts him to the core. But he hasn’t gone to the dark side. This isn’t an evil version of him. But it’s still an incarnation of the character I never expected. It has pulled me out of my comfort zone.
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Kathleen Kennedy says Lucasfilm is planning the next ten years of Star Wars post-Episode IX

It’s certainly a busy time for Lucasfilm, what with Star Wars: The Last Jedi incoming, Ron Howard in post-production on Solo: A Star Wars Story following intense reshoots, and J.J. Abrams working furiously on the script for Star Wars: Episode IX after the studio decided to part ways with Colin Trevorrow and start over ahead of production next year.

However, despite the heavy workload, it seems that Kathleen Kennedy and the Lucasfilm Story Group are now sitting down to map out the next ten years of Star Wars movies following Episode IX.

“We’re sitting down now, we’re talking about the next ten years of Star Wars stories and we’re looking at narratively where that might go; future stories beyond Episode IX, with these new characters, Rey, Poe, Finn, Bb-8, but we’re also looking at working with people that are interested in coming into the Star Wars
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Luke Returns to the Millennium Falcon in Last Jedi TV Trailer

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Luke Returns to the Millennium Falcon in Last Jedi TV Trailer
Tonight, during Game 7 of the World Series, fans got a special, brand-new look at Star Wars: The Last Jedi. We're just a little under two months from the movie opening in U.S. theaters on December 15, 2017. And this latest sneak peek is particularly exciting, as it shows Luke Skywalker aboard the Millennium Falcon for the first time since The Empire Strikes Back.

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
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Luke Skywalker Returns to the Millennium Falcon in Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer

Luke Skywalker Returns to the Millennium Falcon in Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer
During Game 7 of the World Series, fans got a special look at Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The trailer began with Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) stepping into the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon—the ship that took him on galactic adventures with R2-D2 (Kenny Baker), C-3Po (Athony Daniels), Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew). While the 45-second TV spot reused many shots previously seen in the Oct. 9 trailer, it also invited fans of the films into the red throne room of Supreme Leader Snoke (Andy Serkis), flanked by his Praetorian Guard and The First Order's General Hux (Domhnall Gleeson). In addition to seeing a new shot of Leia, looking forlorn, fans were also...
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