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The shoot is over and editing has commenced for Rian Johnson's much-anticipated Star Wars: Episode VIII, but that doesn't mean that fans should expect to learn the official title of the movie just yet, according to star Daisy Ridley. "I heard a title [for the movie], but I don’t know if it’s going to be that," Ridley said during an appearance on the My Dad Wrote A Porno podcast. "I heard the title a long time ago before we started filming, and so I feel some things have slightly tweaked during production. It’s going to be a while
- Graeme McMillan
The actress, who had to keep even her hairstyle under wraps towards the end of production as speculation intensified, recently appeared on the My Dad Wrote a Porno podcast, where, unsurprisingly, the discussion veered into a galaxy far, far away.
Alas, despite being quizzed about Episode VIII‘s official title, Ridley was keeping mum, claiming that although she caught wind of a moniker early on, there’s a good chance the Powers That Be have since chopped and changed.
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Indeed, those hoping for Disney and Lucasfilm to unveil the name of Rian Johnson’s hotly-anticipated sequel anytime soon needn’t hold their breath, with Ridley noting that “it’s going to be a while” before it’s out in the wild.
“I heard a title, »
- Michael Briers
Yes, Star Wars Episode VIII is still more than a year away. But we Star Wars fans love information, and one piece of information that we have all been hoping to get for quite some time now is the title for Rian Johnson's follow up to The Force Awakens. As much as we all love her, Daisy Ridley broke the news recently that we are still going to have to wait a while to find out the title for Star Wars: Episode VIII.
Ridley, who of course played Rey in The Force Awakens and is reprising her role in Episode VIII, recently appeared on an episode of the My Dad Wrote a Porno podcast. During the course of the interview, the subject of the as-of-yet to be revealed title for Star Wars 8 came up. While she didn't even give us a hint as to what it could be, she »
With August almost over and September around the corner, we’re only a few weeks away from the start of Fantastic Fest, taking place September 22nd–29th in Austin, Texas. Following the announcement of the first wave of programming earlier this month, the second wave of films have now been revealed, including even more titles for horror, sci-fi, and suspense fans to look forward to seeing:
Press Release: Austin, TX – Thursday, August 25, 2016 – Alamo Drafthouse’s Fantastic Fest delivers another dose of cinematic decadence with its second wave of programming. Procured once again from the most curious corners of the genre universe, Fantastic Fest is proud to announce its opening film, Denis Villeneuve’s stunning Arrival. Arrival marks Villeneuve’s Fantastic Fest debut, which has proven to be worth the wait as his spectacular science fiction feature promises to kick off proceedings in explosive fashion.
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- Derek Anderson
Completing its hat-trick of cover reveals, Empire Magazine has today lifted the lid on its minimalist subscriber cover for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which places Alan Tudyk’s towering droid K-2So (Aka Kaytoo) front and center.
Following up on those one-sheets that highlighted both the light and dark side of the Force – not to mention a new image from earlier today that focused on Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) and Captain Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) – this latest Rogue One nugget presents the highly-classified schematics for Tudyk’s military enforcer droid, who has already struck a chord with the Star Wars faithful thanks to the film’s trailers.
Fighting for the same cause as Jyn Erso and her “pack of misfits,” it’ll be interesting to discover whether Kaytoo can go on to become the “new Bb-8” of this rebooted Star Wars universe.
Well find out on December 16, when Jones, »
- Michael Briers
In this edition of The Week in Star Wars, we got new Empire covers for Rogue One as well as some new footage, Episode VIII beings editing and more…
Following on from last week’s trailer, Disney and Lucasfilm released a brand new international trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story which offers up some new footage. Not only that, but it also teases dialogue relating to Jyn’s father Galen Erso, played by Mads Mikkelsen. Check it out here…
…And you can watch Kylo Ren watch the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer here…
…Oli Davis and I talked about the trailer for Rogue One on this week’s Flickering Myth Podcast, which you can listen to here and below:
- Luke Owen
Principal photography ended in late July for Star Wars Episode VIII, meaning that the physical camera shoot wrapped, barring any subsequent re / additional shoots. And now, Rian Johnson has instragrammed an image showing that the edit has begun for Star Wars Episode VIII. A photo posted by Rian Johnson (@riancjohnson) on Aug 15, 2016 at 7:15pm Pdt Exciting times and of course this means that there is a possibility of a trailer being attached to Rogue One this September. And while that possibility is tiny, it's still a possibility. Obviously the argument can be made for detracting away from Rogue One with people just turning up for an Episode VIII trailer, but given the footage we've seen from Gareth Edward's take on all things Star Wars, that's very, very, Very unlikely. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Vic Barry)
Last month, we reported that production had wrapped on Star Wars: Episode VIII, and just yesterday, a new report revealed that the first cut would be completed soon. Legendary composer John Williams confirmed that he begins work on the score very shortly, and now we have word that the editing process has officially begun on the rough cut. Director Rian Johnson shared a photo from the editing bay, hopefully the first of many to come.
Yesterday, Rian Johnson sent out a new image on Instagram, which shows the director sitting in front of a monitor with the Picture Start title card on display. All the director would say about this image is that yesterday marked "Day One" of the editing process. Since the movie doesn't hit theaters until December 15, 2017, it isn't clear when we may get to see the first footage.
However, keep in mind that Star Wars: The Force Awakens hit theaters last December, »
Nine years before he completed production on the multi-million dollar Disney remake of “Pete’s Dragon,” David Lowery was living out of the back of his car, editing corporate videos. The Dallas native directed his first feature, the little-seen “Lullaby,” at age 19. The ensuing years found him collaborating with a close-knit group of local film-savvy friends, but little in the way of upward mobility. “I never put a premium on making a living,” he told me in a recent phone conversation. “It was never one of those things that was important to me.”
Lowery’s work at the time suggests as much — it’s anything but commercial — and yet it provided him with an ideal platform for a massive career move as one of Disney’s newest secret weapons. “Pete’s Dragon,” a $60 million re-imagining of the 1977 live-action-animated musical film, has all the hallmarks of Lowery’s earlier work: a serene, »
- Eric Kohn
Benicio Del Toro’s comments Seem to suggest he’s playing a villain in Episode VIII, but, as always, he isn’t confirming. Much of the problem that causes so much speculation isn’t really the actor’s fault, though, because so many of his comments come from interviews made in non-english situations and then translated. Sometimes it seems like he is strongly suggesting it, sometimes not so much, and sometimes like he’s being coy.
What we can determine is that he’s got a role in Star Wars: Episode VIII. Also, one trend that does appear in Del Toro’s comments, regardless of translation is that his character is at least villainous, as he has repeatedly uses the word as either an adjective or a noun. Recently, although with the Italian magazine Grazia, he also used the term “intergalactic” which would make it seem that it’s a »
- Kellvin Chavez
Since it was announced that Benicio Del Toro was cast in Star Wars: Episode VIII, there has been a lot of speculation as to what kind of role the Academy Award-winning actor would play in Rian Johnson‘s upcoming Skywalker saga installment. When the trades first reported the casting, they revealed that Del Toro would be playing a […]
- Peter Sciretta
I’ve been back from my Oregon vacation for a couple of weeks now, and though the getaway was a good and necessary one, I’m still in the process of mentally unpacking from a week and a half of relaxing and thinking mostly only about things I wanted to think about. (I also discovered a blackberry cider brewed in the region, the source of a specific sort of relaxation that I’m still finding myself pining for.) It hasn’t helped that our time off and immediate time back coincided with the bombast and general insanity of the Republic National Convention, followed immediately by the disarray and sense of restored hope that bookended the Democrats’ week-long party. The extremity of emotions engendered by those two events, coupled with a profoundly unsettling worry over the base level of our current political discourse and where it may lead this country, hasn »
- Dennis Cozzalio
Rian Johnson recently wrapped principal photography on Star Wars Episode VIII, but we still know very little about the movie at this point. Disney and Lucasfilm have yet to even release a title for the sequel, and many of the new cast members' roles remain a mystery. Thanks to a recent report, we may at least know a bit more about one of the incoming characters in Star Wars: Episode VIII, and a bit about one of the scenes she will be featured in.
Be warned, there are potential spoilers ahead for Star Wars 8. A new report from International Business Times is claiming to know the identity of Kelly Marie Tran's mystery character in Episode VIII. According to the report, she will be playing an "information broker" named Aya, who will supposedly be dealing quite a bit with John Boyega's character Finn. Here is how the character of Aya is described, »
Although it may be hard to believe, summer is picking up speed and heading towards fall and the beginning of Fantastic Fest, taking place September 22nd–29th in Austin, Texas. The first wave of programming for the always entertaining festival has been revealed, and horror fans already have one big event to look forward to, as Don Coscarelli, David Hartman, and several original Phantasm cast members will be on hand for the world premiere of Phantasm: Ravager, along with a special showing of Phantasm: Remastered.
Press Release:Austin, TX – Tuesday, August 2, 2016 – Fantastic Fest announces its first wave of programming for its 12th annual celebration of genre-twisting cinema. This year’s festival sees Tim Burton make a triumphant return for a most peculiar red carpet screening of Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children; the World Premiere of Phantasm: Ravager; an Art House Theater Day special screening of Phantasm: Remastered »
- Derek Anderson
Before he traveled to intergalactic realms (or, more accurately, Ireland) for the next Star Wars installment, director Rian Johnson had modest beginnings, piecing together his quick-talking, incredibly slick directorial debut in Brick, which he shot in 2003 and which wasn’t released for three years. Cobbled together for a relatively small sum, all of which was contributed by friends and family after studios balked at the idea of a first-time director making something like this, Johnson’s first feature took the noir canvas — the coded language, the punished hero, the inter-connected network of characters — and cleverly fit it around a high school setting, or, as Johnson sates, “a weird teenage world, so that people don’t know what they’re watching” when combined with the noir styling. Starring the then-relatively-new Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Brendan, a loner with a wrought-iron will to uncover the truth, it weaves a devilishly deceptive and intriguing »
- Mike Mazzanti
The Star Wars Celebration that took place in London earlier this month gave fans a more in-depth introduction to Alden Ehrenreich, who was recently crowned the new/young Han Solo. Unfortunately, directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller didn’t actually reveal any details about the Star Wars spin-off, but there was a lot of talk of various Star Wars cast and crew members making appearances in the new films. Episode VIII director Rian Johnson has a cameo in Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One, with Lord and Miller set to appear in some capacity in Johnson’s Star Wars movie.
Other guest appearance rumors have cropped up, naturally, including the possibility of a young Han Solo zipping past Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones). But according to Star Wars Underworld, Rogue One director Gareth Edwards actually shot down the idea at the Star Wars Celebration, telling reporters that “I’m not sure if I »
- Danette Chavez
Just seven months after we all enjoyed Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Episode VIII has finished shooting. Originally set to be released next May, the movie now won’t reach cinemas until December, though that has more to do with Disney not wanting to completely kill Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 at the box office […]
- Josh Wilding
Last week, we reported that production has wrapped on Star Wars: Episode VIII, but it seems that was a bit premature. Though actors Daisy Ridley and Mark Hamill had filmed their last scenes and the movie actually held its wrap party, obviously there was still a bit left to shoot. Well, now director Rian Johnson has announced (via the Star Wars Twitter page) that he has officially filmed the last scene of the movie, and shared a brief video of the "final slate of the final shot". Final slate of the final shot. VIII is officially wrapped. Cannot wait to share it with you all! -@rianjohnson pic.twitter.com/l4Apk0Ro4i— Star Wars (@starwars) July 22, 2016 The still untitled Episode VIII is not out until late next year, but fans will get to return to the galaxy far, far away soon enough when Rogue One hits in December. »
In a posting on Facebook, Johnson said: "Final slate of the final shot. VIII is officially wrapped. Thanks to the best cast and crew in the galaxy, and thanks to the fans for all the love and support though the whole process. Cannot wait to put it together and share it with you all!"
Continuing the story from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," the film stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Lupita Nyong’o, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, and Andy Serkis along with new to the series Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern and Kelly Marie Tran.
"Star Wars: Episode VIII" is scheduled for release December 15, 2017.
- Garth Franklin
That's a warp! Star Wars: Episode VIII is finally done shooting. Though there will be additional pick-up days later in the year, director Rian Johnson announced via Facebook that the eighth chapter in the Skywaker saga is officially in the can. Now, the post-production process starts on this follow-up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Johnson shared a very quick video from set teasing the final slate along with the movie's final shot, which you can see below. Here's what Rian had to say.
"Final slate of the final shot. VIII is officially wrapped. Thanks to the best cast and crew in the galaxy, and thanks to the fans for all the love and support though the whole process. Cannot wait to put it together and share it with you all!"
Star Wars 8 began shooting in February of this year, with a shoot that lasted just a little over six months. »
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