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

4 hours ago | 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

20 hours ago | 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, »

- Amie Cranswick

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

18 July 2017 7:54 AM, 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

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 »

- Gary Collinson

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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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R2-D2 Buddys Up With An Unlikely Ally In Latest Sketch For Star Wars: The Last Jedi

10 July 2017 10:10 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Luke Skywalker is not alone on Ahch-To.

Even before the arrival of Rey (Daisy Ridley), who assumed control of the Millennium Falcon at the tail-end of The Force Awakens, Mark Hamill’s all-powerful Jedi has seemingly been in the company of pint-sized aliens called Porgs. Like an adorable cross between a pug, a puffin and a regular ol’ penguin, these fuzzy critters are sure to become a bona fide fan-favorite by the time Star Wars: The Last Jedi rolls around in December – even if they don’t attract quite the same fandom as Bb-8.

However that may be, Making Star Wars has composed a new sketch of a Porg perched on the rusty head of R2-D2. The outlet claims this drawing is an artist’s representation of one of The Last Jedi‘s more light-hearted scenes, writing that, “one of the Porgs lands on Artoo’s head and it is absolutely adorable. »

- Michael Briers

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Rumoured Lego Star Wars 2018 sets revealed

8 July 2017 1:47 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The next wave of Lego Star Wars products don’t hit shelves until Force Friday this September, but we’re already getting word as to what The Lego Group has in store for fans of the galaxy far, far away in 2018.

According to Sir von Lego on EuroBricks (via The Brick Fan), we’ll be getting at least four more tie-in sets for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, along with the following:

Tatooine Battle Pack (75198) – Includes two Jawas, Tusken Raider, Astro-Mech, and a vehicle.

General Grievous Combat Speeder (75199) – Includes General Grievous, Mace Windu, and dark blue and grey Combat Speeder.

Yoda’s Hut (75208) – Includes Yoda, Luke, R2-D2.

Boba Fett (75533) – Buildable Figure.

Darth Vader (75534) – Buildable Figure.

The report also mentions another Battle Pack, which may contain the Jedi Knights Ki-Adi Mundi and Coleman Trebor.

Let us know in the comments below if you’re excited about any of these sets… »

- Gary Collinson

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Last Jedi Leak Reveals New Friend for R2-D2?

8 July 2017 9:34 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Has Star Wars: The Last Jedi gone to the birds? That's the rumor that's been circling for some months now. But what exactly are these birds and what do they have to do with R2-D2? A new fan-rendered sketch shows off a scene that is expected to be a favorite. Though it is just a fleeting moment of whimsy and humor.

Making Star Wars has this latest rumor, and they have been pretty accurate so far with their set leaks. One of the things they've often reported on is the Porgs of Ahch-To. These are referred to as sacred birds that inhabit Luke Skywalker's Jedi exile planet. They are said to have a nest with at least a dozen newborn hatchlings inside. The latest news is that Chewbacca and R2-D2 get a few fun moments with these water fowl before whiney Kylo Ren and his Knights show up to ruin the party. »

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R2-D2 Befriends A Porg In New Star Wars 8 Sketch

7 July 2017 1:18 PM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

A new sketch based on a Star Wars: The Last Jedi scene description depicts R2-D2 sharing a moment with one of the porgs on Ahch-To. »

- Chris Agar

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Leia & R2-D2 Return to Hoth in Star Wars: Forces of Destiny Episode 6

7 July 2017 1:03 PM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Leia and R2-D2 find themselves in a Hoth adventure in the animated Star Wars: Forces of Destiny Episode 6, 'Beast of Echo Base'. »

- Timothy Lammers

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Watch Star Wars: Forces of Destiny ‘Beasts of Echo Base’

7 July 2017 10:48 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Disney and Lucasfilm have unveiled the latest episode of the animated shorts series Star Wars: Forces of Destiny. Taking place during The Empire Strikes Back period, the short – entitled ‘Beasts of Echo Base’ – sees Leia and R2-D2 having to free a captured Chewbacca from a Wampa. Check it out here…

See Also: Watch the previous episodes ‘Sands of Jakku’, ‘Bb-8 Bandits’, ‘Ewok Escape‘ and ‘The Padawan Path‘.

The first eight episodes of Star Wars: Forces of Destiny will be released daily through to July 9th, with a further eight airing later in the year. »

- Gary Collinson

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi behind-the-scenes sizzle reel rumoured for D23

7 July 2017 9:19 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With the news that a new trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi has been classified, and word that Lucasfilm are skipping Comic-Con in favour of D23, there’s been a lot of expectation that we’ll be getting our second look at December’s hotly-anticipated Episode VIII during the Disney Expo next weekend.

Well, according to rumours from Collider, we will be getting a new look at The Last Jedi, only it won’t be a trailer, but rather a behind-the-scenes sizzle reel.

hearing we're not getting a new 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' trailer at D23 or Comic-Con. Heard some new behind-the-scenes footage at D23. pic.twitter.com/stJE9k8Gqw

Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) July 2, 2017

This wouldn’t be too much of a surprise, given that we got similar sizzle reels for both Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story »

- Amie Cranswick

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Colin Trevorrow on the downside of directing Star Wars: Episode IX

6 July 2017 5:35 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

While getting the chance to direct a Star Wars movie seems like it would be the opportunity of the lifetime (assuming you don’t decide to go off script and make a comedy, of course), filmmaker Colin Trevorrow has revealed that there is one major drawback – you lose the experience of seeing a new Star Wars movie purely as a fan.

“Unfortunately, [Star Wars: The Last Jedi director] Rian Johnson’s film is the first one I won’t be able to watch as an audience member,” said Trevorrow in an interview with Empire (via Screen Rant). “I got that privilege with The Force Awakens. I just got to go see it with a Star Wars fan. I got to sit next to my kid and just giggle as we read the crawl because we were so excited. Rogue One was the same way. I didn’t see it in advance. That time is over now. »

- Gary Collinson

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Star Wars reportedly sitting out Comic-Con in favour of D23

3 July 2017 4:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

If you’re attending the San Diego Comic-Con later this month and have been looking forward to getting a glimpse of the upcoming Star Wars movies, you may be disappointed to hear that Disney and Lucasfilm are reportedly sitting out of Sdcc and focusing their promotional efforts on the D23 Expo.

According to Sdcc Unofficial Blog, a Lucasfilm Publicity representative has confirmed to the site that “our presence at Sdcc 2017 will be focused on our booth on the convention floor, so there will be no press events or interview opportunities this year.” So, while Sdcc will likely feature panels for the various Star Wars toys, books, comics and merchandise, there’ll be nothing for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, nor the untitled Han Solo project.

Disney is playing host to the Disney Studios Live-Action Films Panel at D23 on Saturday, July 15th, where The Last Jedi is expected to feature heavily. »

- Gary Collinson

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Star Wars Bits: Han Solo News, an Amazing Fan-Poster, and Colin Trevorrow’s One Request For ‘The Last Jedi’

3 July 2017 2:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

In this edition of Star Wars Bits: Tons of reactions to Ron Howard assuming Han Solo director duties More Star Wars video game news and rumors Star Wars animation trailer and news And much more! Just as Rian Johnson asked for one slight change to the script for Star Wars: The Force Awakens (namely, R2-D2 […]

The post Star Wars Bits: Han Solo News, an Amazing Fan-Poster, and Colin Trevorrow’s One Request For ‘The Last Jedi’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Lucas Siegel

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Original R2-D2 Sells for $2.76 Million at Star Wars Auction

29 June 2017 9:27 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier this month, we reported that the original Luke Skywalker lightsaber used in A New Hope was being put up for auction, along with a complete, "film-used R2-D2" prop and Darth Vader's helmet. The auction took place earlier this week in Calabasas, California, and while the Luke Skywalker lightsaber was expected to be one of the big ticket items, the R2-D2 unite was the talk of the auction, selling for a whopping $2.76 million. While the buyer's identity was not revealed, it was the most expensive item sold off.

The Daily Mail reports that the other Star Wars items sold for a pretty penny as well. The original Luke Skywalker lightsaber from Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope sold for $450,000, while the Darth Vader helmet sold for $96,000, both of which were far above expectations. The Profiles in Hollywood auction revealed in their press release issued earlier this month that »

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Original R2-D2 Prop Sold At Auction for $2.76 Million

29 June 2017 2:46 PM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

An original R2-D2 prop used in the Star Wars films sells for $2.76 million at a recent auction that featured several other pieces from the saga. »

- Timothy Lammers

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BFI video features behind-the-scenes footage from Star Wars: The Last Jedi and the Han Solo spinoff

29 June 2017 2:36 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The British Film Institute has released a video highlighting its initiative with Lucasfilm, which has seen a number of BFI Film Academy trainees given some rather fantastic on-the-job training as part of the crew on the studio’s various Star Wars projects. And included in said video are a few snippets of behind-the-scenes footage from December’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi and next year’s as-yet-untitled Han Solo movie; take a look here…

See Also: Star Wars: The Last Jedi has created “new rules” for the franchise, according to Adam Driver

See Also: Colin Trevorrow asked Rian Johnson to add “one little thing” to Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Watch BFI Film Academy trainees discuss their working roles on the new #StarWars films pic.twitter.com/s95wuorNm5

— BFI (@BFI) June 28, 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set for release on December 14th in the UK and December 15th »

- Gary Collinson

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi has created “new rules” for the franchise, according to Adam Driver

29 June 2017 9:07 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It looks like Star Wars: The Last Jedi is going to shake-up the Star Wars formula a bit, according to Kylo Ren himself. Adam Driver recently sat down for an interview with The Huffington Post where the actor shared his enthusiasm for director Rian Johnson, and the new ideas he is bringing to the franchise:

“[Johnson] created new rules for the Star Wars universe and balanced the familiar and unfamiliar very adeptly while respecting that his audience can handle ambiguity. Which you can see in his previous films. Characters and story are his priority.”

This is not the first time we have heard that Rian Johnson’s addition to the Star Wars universe would be bold, and a departure from the norm of the franchise. The film will also supposedly reveal “The most shocking truth in Star Wars history!”… Only time will tell on that one.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi »

- Jordan Jones

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R2-D2 From Original ‘Star Wars’ Sells For Millions At Auction

29 June 2017 7:32 AM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

Luke Skywalker certainly didn’t pay this much money for his droids in the original Star Wars films. One of the R2-D2 droids from the Star Wars movies sold at auction for $2.76 million on Wednesday, upping the ante for movie memorabilia value. Other Star Wars items auctioned off include Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber (sold for $450,000), […] »

- Corey Atad

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