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Star Wars: The Last Jedi concept art features a bald Kylo Ren

Games Radar has revealed a new piece of Star Wars: The Last Jedi concept art featuring Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren, which reveals that some consideration was given to the Master of the Knights of Ren ditching his flowing locks for the second chapter of the Sequel Trilogy. Let us know what you make of this bald Ben Solo look in the comments below…

See Also: Read our reviews of Star Wars: The Last Jedi here, here and here

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 sees returning cast members Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn
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Mark Hamill says the Star Wars prequels are more original than The Force Awakens

To promote his return as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Mark Hamill has been chatting to Metro about the Star Wars saga, during which he has defended the much-maligned Prequel Trilogy, stating that Lucas’ movies were more original than Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

“What I thought was great about the prequels was the different technology that I had never seen before. All that CGI. And the fact that [George Lucas] wasn’t trying to do the same experience all over again. I thought The Force Awakens did that more than the early ones, because it had that the girl from a different planet, the Death Star, the Cantina sequence. [J.J. Abrams] was trying to figure out what was it about the original movies that everybody loved. And that’s a different thought process than what George would have done. Because he would go, ‘I had a beginning, middle, and
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Mark Hamill Plays a Secret Second Character in Last Jedi

Mark Hamill Plays a Secret Second Character in Last Jedi
Mark Hamill's performance in Star Wars: The Last Jedi was pretty amazing. To see somebody who was so full of hope in the first Star Wars trilogy go from that to the broken, disheveled man we see on Ahch-To is fascinating. Luke Skywalker has been through hell and he doesn't appear as if he has fully returned when Rey, Chewie, and R2-D2 come to ask for his help. Mark Hamill had to channel some dark times to get where he needed to be to play the broken-down Jedi, but knowing the actor's sense of humor, he also had to have a different creative outlet on the movie. Eagle-eyed moviegoers who stuck around hoping for a Marvel-like post credit scene noticed that Mark Hamill also plays a character named Dobbu Scay. Who the heck is Dobbu Scay?

While the credits are rolling, Mark Hamill's name comes up again as Dobbu Scay,
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi debuts to second-biggest ever opening day at the box office

After starting its North American theatrical run with the second biggest ever Thursday preview takings, Star Wars: The Last Jedi has carried that into its first full day at the box office, with the movie grossing $100.4 million on Friday, second only to Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ $119 million.

Having been tracking a $200 million domestic opening weekend, analysts are now suggesting a $208 million to $214 million debut for The Last Jedi, which would put it ahead of The Avengers ($207.4 million) and potentially Jurassic World ($208.8 million) for the second best opening weekend after The Force Awakens ($247.9 million).

International numbers are still to come in for Friday, but The Last Jedi had grossed $60.8 million from 48 markets by close of play on Thursday. Worldwide opening estimates for the film put its weekend at around $425 million.

See Also: Read our reviews of Star Wars: The Last Jedi here, here and here

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Classic Star Wars Line Wasn't Cut from Last Jedi, So Where Is It?

Classic Star Wars Line Wasn't Cut from Last Jedi, So Where Is It?
Now that fans have had a chance to see Star Wars: The Last Jedi (some more than once), the movie has begun to sink in and new Easter Eggs are being revealed. But one particular Star Wars Easter Egg that has been included throughout the franchise was thought to be cut from this sequel. That's actually not true. It's just kind of hard to find. It has now been confirmed to actually exist by director Rian Johnson. The director had previously confirmed that there was a tribute to Carrie Fisher's dog Gary included in The Last Jedi before the movie even came out, with subtle and not-so-subtle Easter Eggs popping up everywhere throughout the long runtime, revealed thanks to eagle-eyed Star Wars fans. There are Spoilers ahead for The Last Jedi, so read at your own risk.

Speculation about The Last Jedi over the last year has run the gamut,
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10 Easter Eggs You Might Have Missed In Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is finally here, and it’s being met with widespread critical acclaim. That said, there is a certain disquiet rumbling amongst a subset of the fandom due to the movie’s bold choices and unexpected turns. In contrast to the familiar, nostalgia-tinged The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi is keen to challenge our presumptions about the saga.

All that said, it’s still made with a lot of love for what has come before and as such features many a nod to the previous films in the franchise. There are some great obvious ones, for example, such as R2-D2 replaying Leia’s hologram message from A New Hope, the attack on Crait calling back to the Battle of Hoth and, last but not least, the poorly-kept secret that was Yoda’s cameo.

However, Episode VIII also features a lot of callbacks and references that are much easier to miss.
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi concept art features colourful alternate designs for the Porgs

Coinciding with the film’s release, Yahoo! Movies has shared a couple of pieces of concept art from The Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi which showcases a few alternate, colourful designs for Ahch-To’s inhabitants, the Porgs; take a look below…

See Also: Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s Rian Johnson “apologizes” for the Porgs

See Also: Read our reviews of Star Wars: The Last Jedi here, here and here

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 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
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Listen to John Williams’ full score for Star Wars: The Last Jedi

With Star Wars: The Last Jedi now in cinemas and well on its way to grossing one of the biggest opening weekends of all time, Disney Music has kindly released the full score to the movie from legendary composer John Williams. Check out the opening track here, and head on over to YouTube to listen to the full score…

See Also: Read our reviews of Star Wars: The Last Jedi here, here and here

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 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
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How 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Pays Tribute to the Late Carrie Fisher

How 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Pays Tribute to the Late Carrie Fisher
Spoilers below for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is an emotional film, for many reasons, markedly because it is the last time the late Carrie Fisher will appear onscreen as Princess-cum-General Leia Organa. I made it to the end in one piece, though, a bit misty eyed perhaps and with the occasional ache of melancholy, until a dedication played midway through the credits: "In Loving Memory of Our Princess, Carrie Fisher."

Then everything came bubbling up and the theater chose that moment, as a truly unexpected amount of tears sprung forth, to flip on the house lights. And, of course, I wasn't alone. Looking around at the other damp, red eyes, the blotchy, streaked cheeks, it was and still is unfathomable to imagine what the next Star Wars episode will be like without Carrie as Leia, to think of how her absence will be explained away. (Episode IX was meant
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Review #2: Is It Really That Good?

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Review #2: Is It Really That Good?
Star Wars: The Force Awakens came out two years ago and successfully brought the franchise back to life. Though not a bad movie, it has been criticized for its lack of originality by many, but it also left a great many lingering questions. Now, after a lot of waiting, speculation and mostly pointless theorizing about said lingering questions, Star Wars: The Last Jedi is here. People are very hyped about the movie and early buzz states that the Force is incredibly strong with this entry in the Skywalker saga. But I pose the question to those who have seen it: is Star Wars: The Last Jedi really that good?

Warning: this review will contain spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Seriously, this is your last chance to turn back. You've been warned. Let's start out by going at this in an easy way. Is this movie bad?
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi's Most Showstopping Style Moments, from the Red Carpet to Your Closet

Star Wars: The Last Jedi's Most Showstopping Style Moments, from the Red Carpet to Your Closet
As one of the most anticipated movies of 2017, everyone has been buzzing about Star Wars: The Last Jedi, including the fashion industry. Not only did the stars include winks to the film (from little details, like Daisy Ridley’s star brooches at the film’s London photocall, to cosmically huge nods) in their red carpet style, but tons of designers were inspired by the film to recreate special capsule collections dedicated to a galaxy far, far away. Before you get in line for the film tonight, get caught up on the most major red carpet moments and the capsule
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi kicks off its box office run with second biggest Thursday preview ever

The latest chapter of the Star Wars saga kicked off its box office run this past Thursday, with Star Wars: The Last Jedi recording the second biggest Thursday preview takings in history in North America with over $45 million. The record of $57 million was set by its predecessor Star Wars: The Force Awakens back in 2015.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is tracking a domestic opening weekend of around $200 million, and is expected to gross somewhere in the region of $425 million worldwide by close of play on Sunday. That would be the third biggest opening of all time after The Fate of the Furious on $541.9 million and Star Wars: The Force Awakens on $529 million, although unlike the two Star Wars movies, the latest entry in the Fast & Furious series also opened day and date in China. The Last Jedi does not make its way to the Middle Kingdom until January 5th.
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Sebastian Stan wants to play “middle-aged Luke Skywalker” in a Star Wars spinoff

It’s a commonly known fact that actor Sebastian Stan bears a scary resemblance to a young Mark Hamill. So much so, that Mark Hamill has given the actor his blessing to play a young Luke, and the two frequently poke fun at the resemblance on social media.

Now, a Luke Skywalker spinoff could work for a number of reasons, and it seems that Sebastian Stan has tuned into that. Chatting with Esquire, the Marvel actor reveals the version of Luke Skywalker that he feels the most right for:

“I feel like I have some sort of his blessing. I didn’t even realize it actually, I used to love Luke Skywalker when I was younger. Then a friend said to me, they’ve already done young Luke Skywalker, so you would be middle-aged Luke Skywalker… That’s where I’d come in.”

How would you feel about Sebastian Stan playing a middle-aged Luke Skywalker?
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Star Wars: Bb-8 Dishes on Meeting Prince William and Harry at The Last Jedi Premiere

Star Wars: Bb-8 Dishes on Meeting Prince William and Harry at The Last Jedi Premiere
Bb-8 is spilling it all!

The beloved droid stopped by People Now to dish on everything Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Bb-8 said (beeped?) he loved getting the chance to meet Prince William and Harry on the red carpet at the London premiere of the film and that he might not get along with his evil counterpart Bb-9E. (Disclaimer: The People staff does not speak fluent droid and is likely making this all up.)

As for the best piece of advice fellow robot R2-D2 gave Bb-8?

We don’t really know, but it sounds like, “Don’t get blown up.
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What You Need to Know About Rose Tico, The Last Jedi's Breakout Character

When Star Wars: The Force Awakens hit movie theaters two years ago, it delivered a new cast of characters - Rey, Finn, Poe, and villainous Kylo Ren - who intermingle with original trilogy returning favorites Han Solo and Leia Organa. Luke Skywalker, the story's MacGuffin, doesn't appear until the closing minutes of Episode VII, after the map to the Jedi's whereabouts is revealed by R2-D2 and Leia sends Rey to her brother. Finn stays behind, gravely wounded by a blow from Kylo Ren's lightsaber. With Rey away on a personal quest to uncover the mysteries of her awakened Force powers, Finn finds himself paired with a new partner in The Last Jedi. Her name is Rose Tico, played by newcomer Kelly Marie Tran. RelatedKelly Marie Tran's Emotional Star Wars Premiere Night Will Make Your Cold Heart Beat Again According to the StarWars.com official Databank, Rose Tico is a member
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s Rian Johnson “apologizes” for the Porgs

Much like the Ewoks in Return of the Jedi and Jar Jar Binks in A Phantom Menace, Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s Porgs have been dividing fans ever since we got our first glimpse of the Ahch-To inhabitants in the film’s promotional material.

And now with just hours to go until the hotly-anticipated film begins rolling out into cinemas, director Rian Johnson has offering a tongue-in-cheek “apology” for the furry little creatures during an interview with Rolling Stone, where he explained how his idea for the Porgs came about.

“When we first scouted Skellig Michael, the island where we shot Luke’s stuff, it was covered in puffins,” said Johnson. “It’s a bird sanctuary, actually. So there were all these adorable little puffins all over the island. It was first just like, ‘Ok, let’s come up with the Star Wars version of that.’ Also, I knew
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The Classic Influences of Star Wars

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Although Star Wars today has become much more than just a movie, there was a time when it was nothing more than a risky business proposition. This is a look at how classic film and cultural changes helped that original film blossom into the most popular and profitable film-based franchise in history.

Let me take you back to a time before midichlorians and Gungans. Before lightsabers and tie fighters. This is a time when Death Star could have referred to a Shuriken, and Skywalker was the nickname for future NBA Hall of famer David Thompson. It was 1973 and George Lucas began writing the script for what would become Star Wars, later Episode IV: A New Hope. At this time, Lucas had completed filming his second feature film, American Graffiti, which would become a hit. His first feature film was 1971’s Thx-1138, a dystopian sci-fi, and a flop in theaters. However,
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What did George Lucas think of Star Wars: The Last Jedi?

Whatever your feelings about the Star Wars prequels, George Lucas must be revered for shaping the galaxy far, far away, and while he wasn’t too keen on the “retro tone” of The Force Awakens, it appears that the godfather of this galaxy was altogether more complimentary about Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

His rep, Connie Wethington told The Hollywood Reporter’s Heat Vision that The Last Jedi was “beautifully made” and that in speaking with director Rian Johnson after viewing, was complimentary about the film.

You can find out whether Flickering Myth agrees with Lucas by reading our review of The Last Jedi here.

See Also: Mark Hamill wishes that Disney followed George Lucas’ original outline for the Star Wars Sequel 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
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi - a spoiler-filled exploration

Ryan Lambie Dec 15, 2017

Major spoilers ahoy, as we delve into The Last Jedi's events, and what they mean for the future of Star Wars...

Nb: This is your final warning for Death Star-sized spoilers of The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.

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Two years of anticipation. Two years of fan theories, rumours and speculation. Two years of wondering what was going to happen in the moments after Rey held Luke’s old Lightsaber in her outstretched hand, and the old Jedi master responded with that stony, unreadable expression.

Where could the Star Wars saga possibly go next?

The Last Jedi, at long last, has the answer. Having stood stock still on an Ahch-To clifftop for the past 24 months, Luke takes the Lightsaber from Rey and, just like that, throws the thing over his shoulder like an empty beer can. Whether that scene made you laugh,
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi tracking $425 million global opening

We’re now just hours away from the arrival of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which opens here in the UK at midnight tonight, and as you’d expect, box office tracking is predicting a rather impressive opening weekend for the latest chapter in the Star Wars saga.

According to THR, The Last Jedi is looking at a worldwide opening of $425 million plus, which would give it one of the top five box office openings of all time. Impressive, considering that it doesn’t open in China until January 5th.

For comparison, Star Wars: The Force Awakens debuted to $529 million worldwide back in 2015, the second-biggest ever behind this year’s The Fate of the Furious on $541.9 million, although that included a whopping $184.9 million from China.

See Also: Read our review of Star Wars: The Last Jedi here

The only other new competition facing The Last Jedi this weekend is the animated movie Ferdinand,
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