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Bigger than a Star Destroyer? Bigger than the Death Star? Bigger than the Starkiller Base? It certainly looks like it. But sometimes looks can be deceiving and we've come a long way since 1977. Director Rian Johnson is putting the finishing touches on Star Wars: The Last Jedi. And he's sitting in an editing bay as we speak, making sure it's the sequel we all hope and dream it will be. From this editing bay, he has sent out one hell of an image. One very fiery, hellish photo that could spell certain doom for any number of individuals in the Star Wars galaxy.
That is one big explosion Rian Johnson is confronting. It looks like one of, if not the biggest explosions in Star Wars history. But perhaps its something that doesn't matter much. Or it matters a lot. Hard to tell, here, as we race towards Force Friday without »
With the summer movie season coming to an end we can now all focus on what's important in the world of cinema, Star Wars. Director Rian Johnson has given us a single image from the new film, and it's huge. »
Now simmering in the latter stages of post-production, The Last Jedi is coming together at a brisk clip – even if Lucasfilm isn’t quite ready to unveil the sequel’s first full trailer. Nevertheless, and in maintaining his relatively open dialogue with the impassioned Star Wars community, Johnson took to Instagram late last night to share an explosive, monochromatic image from the edit.
Embedded below, the screenshot appears to be taken from one of the film’s Herculean space battles; in fact, it may be directly related to that war between the First Order and the Resistance that was briefly teased in The Last Jedi‘s inaugural trailer. Bear in mind that Episode VIII is yet to cross the finish line, which means Johnson and his creative team will be fine-tuning »
- Michael Briers
- Carolyn Poddig
On the August 22, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Brad Oman joins Peter Sciretta to talk about Rian Johnson’s The Brothers Bloom in the Water Cooler, in the news we discuss the passing of Jerry Lewis, Godzilla vs. Kong, a potential horror movie mashup, an R-Rated Knight Rider reboot, and new Star Wars and Jurassic Park video games. And in our […]
- Peter Sciretta
In today’s edition of Star Wars Bits: Rian Johnson reveals scenario for early Star Wars: The Last Jedi release. Donald Glover expresses confidence in Ron Howard. More Battlefront II news and images. And much more! In a spectacular profile of Donald Glover on THR, the actor talks about the directorial flip from Phil Lord and Chris Miller to Ron […]
- Lucas Siegel
As things stand, and with only one official Star Wars: The Last Jedi teaser to pour over, Supreme Leader Snoke is a mystery, wrapped in an enigma, nestled in some unexplored corner of Lucasfilm’s galaxy far, far away.
Introduced as a towering hologram in 2015’s The Force Awakens, it’s understood Andy Serkis’ disfigured alien will feature more prominently come December – just don’t expect Rian Johnson’s space sequel to divulge all of the answers regarding Snoke’s origins and, crucially, his ultimate masterplan, the details of which have been locked away in Lucasfilm’s top-secret vaults.
And truth be told, the studio is unlikely to reveal any firm information until The Last Jedi touches down in theaters, but the rumor mill continues unabated. Star Wars News Net has the latest report. Citing Reddit as a source – always a dubious move when it comes to online movie speculation, »
- Michael Briers
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be found at the end of this post.)
This week’s question: What fall movie are you most excited to see?
E. Oliver Whitney (@cinemabite), Screencrush.com
Is there any acceptable answer besides “The Killing of a Sacred Deer”? No, no there is not. (Unless you count December as ‘fall,’ which means the new PTA is my most anticipated.) “The Lobster” would’ve been my favorite film of last year had “Moonlight” not taken the top spot, and “Dogtooth” leaves me in a mix of amazement and horror each time I watch it. So new Yorgos Lanthimos is like a drug for me. But while I’m at it, I also can’t wait for “The Florida Project, »
- David Ehrlich
'Do it! Do it!' Are the Porgs yelling at Rey to learn her Jedi skills faster, or taunting Chewbacca to eat them in a hilarious scene from Star Wars: The Last Jedi? Perhaps they are channeling Shia Labeouf from his infamous viral informercial. However you want to slice it at this stage in the game, it's confirmed that the Porgs have some form of communication that sounds an awful lot like the English language. Their freak calls also sound very stressed, and could give you the sweats or night terrors.
We now know what the cute little aquatic bird creatures in Star Wars 8 sound like thanks to some toys found lingering in the wild before their proper introduction to store shelves this September as part of Force Friday. If you didn't think the Porg was just another coy marketing scheme by Disney and Lucasfilm, you might be proven right here. »
Between them, Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and Supreme Leader Snoke (Andy Serkis) are undoubtedly the big bads of Lucasfilm’s current Star Wars trilogy – not unlike Darth Vader and the irredeemable Emperor Palpatine (Aka Darth Sidious) before them.
Following their back-to-back introduction in The Force Awakens, Lucasfilm and writer-director Rian Johnson are about to delve deeper into each respective antagonist with the launch of Star Wars: The Last Jedi in December, and we couldn’t be more excited.
Granted, Johnson has been quick to stress that The Last Jedi will unveil most, but not all of Snoke’s mysterious background, while it’s been rumored that Kylo Ren will be busy licking his wounds – both physical and mental – aboard a Mega Star Destroyer close to the First Order’s new outpost. Starkiller Base is no more, and the fact that Finn (John Boyega) and Rose (Kelly Marie Tran) go undercover »
- Michael Briers
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
While Star Wars: The Last Jedi is shrouded in secrecy, it seems that John Boyega has had enough of being asked about two potential cameos in the hotly-anticipated blockbuster, with the actor seemingly confirming the rumours that Tom Hardy and Prince William and Prince Harry are set to pop up in the galaxy far, far away.
“I’ve had enough with those Prince William secrets, man,” said Boyega during an appearance on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. “They came on set; they were there, man. Tom Hardy was there, too – I said it. I’m sick of hiding this… Every time I get asked I don’t know how to dodge it. Yeah, they were on set.”
See Also: Leaked Star Wars: The Last Jedi images of Kylo Ren and Supreme Leader Snoke’s Throne »
- Gary Collinson
A big part of being involved with a Star Wars movie these days is keeping secrets for a very long time, but that can be tough to do. And John Boyega has clearly had enough of it. He didn't exactly give away any major plot points about Star Wars: The Last Jedi or anything like that, but he did confirm some long rumored celebrity cameos that are going to happen in the upcoming adventure in a galaxy far, far away.
As reported by Screen Daily, John Boyega, who reprises his role as Finn in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, was asked about a rumored cameo from the UK royals Prince William and Prince Harry. Boyega tried to play it coy, but then he just let it go and confirmed that both princes are in the movie, and he even confirmed Tom Hardy's cameo as well. Here's what he had to say. »
Star Wars has always been able to attract the great and the good. Even before the saga was a surefire hit, the first film managed to nab respected thespian Alec Guinness to play Obi-Wan Kenobi (despite the actor’s infamous indifference towards the material).
That’s only continued over the decades as well, as more of Hollywood’s finest have become fans of the franchise and are now clambering to appear in it. This came to a head in The Force Awakens, which contained more celebrity cameos than you can shake a lightsaber at, and it’s a trend which looks set to continue into Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi, too.
While rumors have continued to circulate in regards to which familiar faces stopped by the set of Episode VIII for a quick cameo, star John Boyega has now come out and confirmed who exactly will be appearing in the film. »
- Matt Joseph
All this week, IndieWire will be rolling out our annual Fall Preview, including the very best indie cinema has to offer, all the awards contenders you need to know about, and even blockbuster fare that seems poised to please the most discerning tastes, all with an eye towards introducing you to all the new movies you need to get through a jam-packed fall movie-going season. Check back every day for a new look at the best the season has to offer, and clear your schedule, because we’re going to fill it right up.
Next up: blockbusters and popcorn fare for even the pickiest of cinephiles.
“It” (September 8)
While 2017 has been a relatively low-key year for horror, the promise of a remake of one of Stephen King’s most beloved and horrifying works, “It,” still glimmers on the horizon. Long before the creepy clown scares of summer 2016 (but not too »
- Kate Erbland, Zack Sharf, Jamie Righetti, David Ehrlich and Michael Nordine
Ever since A New Hope first blasted onto the big screen 40 years ago, Star Wars has been capable of bringing out the inner child in us all. Be it the sweeping vistas of far-flung alien worlds or that by-now famous shot of Luke Skywalker gazing at the twin sunset aboard Tatooine, this is a franchise that means many things to many people, so it’s small wonder why Rian Johnson took a moment to let it all sink in upon signing on to direct Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
The first port of call for the filmmaker was recounting the formative days during pre-production on Star Wars: The Last Jedi, including what it was like »
- Michael Briers
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
- Timothy Lammers
16 August 2017 4:15 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
When Star Wars: The Last Jedi writer-director Rian Johnson gives an interview about the process of making the next installment of the galaxy's favorite space opera, there's one obvious choice for the interviewer: Hamilton director Thomas Kail.
The unlikely combination spoke to each other in the latest episode of Lucasfilm's Star Wars Show web series, in a sequence shot at Skywalker Ranch in Marin, Calif. The show — embedded below — also features Lucasfilm Sound Foley artist Jana Vance talking about sound effects for 2015's Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Asked by Kail about whether he was overawed by the »
- Graeme McMillan
Plus Rian Johnson talks The Last Jedi
The post Ron Howard Teases the Ever-Present Empire in the Han Solo Movie appeared first on ComingSoon.net. »
- Spencer Perry
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