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Josh Gad is currently busy filming Murder on the Orient Express. It just so happens that the movie co-stars Daisy Ridley, who had her breakout in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and will be reprising her role as Rey in the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Over the last month or so, Josh Gad has been posting videos to his Instagram in which he has been pestering Daisy Ridley for spoilers. Today, he has posted yet another video and truly outdone himself, having enlisted the help of quite a few very famous people to ask her questions she most definitely isn't allowed to answer.
In the Instagram video, Josh Gad starts off by apologizing to Daisy Ridley for what has been going on over the course of the last month or so and she looks like she really isn't having it. He then promises that he has »
Pj Vogt, co-host of the popular Gimlet Media podcast Reply All, went on vacation; when he got back, he had a movie deal. The January 19 program, “Man of the People,” had been optioned by Annapurna Pictures, with Richard Linklater directing and Robert Downey, Jr. as producer and star.
“It’s absolutely surreal,” Vogt said.
“Man of the People” profiled John Brinkley, the radio pioneer and medical salesman whose self-proclaimed miracle cures ranged from impotence to infertility. Vogt said he stumbled on the story after visiting his cousins in Texas.
“They were saying I should move there because they were a bunch of radio stations hidden in ranches,” he said. “For a while, we thought it was going to be a story about border blasters.”
Instead he found the strange tale of Brinkley, one that also encompasses a state governor’s race, the national popularization of country music, and the rise of the American Medical Association. »
- Steve Greene
The original 1996 movie, based on Irvine Welch's 1993 novel, defined a drug generation in the UK. With an electrifying soundtrack, a memorable group of characters and filled with moments that contributed to the pop culture of the cinema world, Trainspotting was definitely one of a kind. Not to mention a talent of a cast: Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Ewen Bremne and Kelly Macdonald.
Well, 20 years later... the original crew is back as Renton (McGregor) returns to his home town after "choosing life" and abandoning his misfit friends. In honour of T2: Trainspotting, we have compiled our own little list of long awaited sequels.
Read the list below and check out »
- Scott Goodyer
Big movie studios generally like to keep some level of secrecy in place when it comes to highly-anticipated movies, but when it comes to Star Wars, it is on an entirely different level. Disney and Lucasfilm only recently revealed that the official title for Star Wars 8 is Star Wars: The Last Jedi and we still haven't seen a shred of footage. There are also still a lot of unknowns with a lot of the characters in the movie, like Benicio Del Toro, who has been added to the Star Wars universe for this installment. Details on his character have been very sparse, but now it looks like we may know who he is playing, and it is potentially a very big deal.
Warning: this article may contain spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. YouTuber Mike Zeroh recently uploaded a new video to his YouTube channel that deals »
From the moment the title was announced last month, there’s been intense debate as to whether the ‘Last Jedi’ in Star Wars: The Last Jedi relates to Luke Skywalker, or if it’s referring to more than one Jedi.
Well, it seems we now have our answer, as the French, Italian and Spanish language posters have revealed the international titles as Les Derniers Jedi, Gli Ultimi Jedi and Los Ultimos Jedi, with ‘Les’, ‘Gli’ and ‘Los’ being used when the following noun is plural.
So, given that it’s plural, we’re presumably we’re talking about Luke and Rey with ‘The Last Jedi’, seeing as Yoda told Luke he was the last of the ancient order in Return of the Jedi, and Kylo Ren and the Knights of Ren slaughtered Luke’s new recruits prior to Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Or is it possible there »
- Gary Collinson
After much speculation, we now know that the title for Star Wars: The Last Jedi is referring to multiple individuals.
Because Jedi is both the singular and plural form of the word, there was a debate about how many Jedi were being referred to in the title for Episode VIII. Finally, foreign-language posters let the cat out of the bag.
Read: 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' Gets Official Title
Thanks to the conjugation of adjectives in French, German and Spanish, there is no longer a question that there is more than one last Jedi in the film.
"Star Wars: Los Ultimos Jedi," the Spanish poster reads. If it was referring to one Jedi, the title would have read "El Ultimo Jedi."
But one question still remains: Who will the Jedi be?
The film will follow Rey (Daisy Ridley) as she »
Ever since the title The Last Jedi was announced for Star Wars 8, fans have speculated and wondered if it was plural, as the word Jedi can refer to one or many. The answer finally arrives with a number of international titles for the sequel. It has been pretty much confirmed that Star Wars: The Last Jedi is indeed plural.
This means that Luke Skywalker, Rey, Ben Solo and even Snoke can all be the last of the Jedi. Which makes it a little less fun in trying to figure out who the actual last one may be. Now, it's a wide open mystery. All of these characters are confirmed to return in the movie. And The Last Jedi is still more than 10 months away, and we haven't even seen the first teaser trailer yet. That will arrive during Star Wars Celebration in April if we're to believe the hype. »
While we know that Daisy Ridley’s Rey is going to spend much of Star Wars: The Last Jedi training and adventuring with Luke Skywalker, it’s really anyone’s guess as to what roles John Boyega’s Finn and Oscar Isaac’s Poe Dameron will play in Episode VIII this December, but thanks to Making Star Wars we may have some details as to the adventure Finn will find himself on for the Resistance.
Now, when it comes to Star Wars rumours, a lot of sites churn out speculation (and outright fabrication), but Making Star Wars has proven itself to be extremely reliable, so there’s a good chance this information is accurate. There’s nothing majorly spoilery here, but if you don’t want to know anything about The Last Jedi before its release, you should stop reading now.
- Gary Collinson
Sideshow has unveiled its Rey Premium Format figure which is based on the likeness of Daisy Ridley in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, along with promotional images for the upcoming Bb-8 Premium Format figure. The Collectibles are available to pre-order now, priced at $479.99 (Rey) and $284.99 (Bb-8) or can be bought as a bundle with a $40.00 discount; check them out below…
See Also: Force Friday II gives us our first look at Rey, Finn and Poe in Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Standing 20 tall from the bottom of her sandy base to the tip of her trademark staff, this limited edition Premium Format Figure captures Reys likeness so perfectly that it is almost like a snapshot of a moment in time. The beautiful and thoroughly lifelike portrait of Daisy Ridley, with her determined expression and intricately sculpted hair, is utterly entrancing. Every piece of her outfit has been painstakingly »
- Amie Cranswick
Walt Disney Studios announced today that they will be all up on another massive toy drop for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, revealing a Force Friday II on September 1, following the mega successful Force Friday they hosted for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. As part of the announcement, Disney released this first look at toy packaging for The Last Jedi, featuring slightly new looks at Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega) and Poe (Oscar Isaac). As for the toys, all will be revealed on September 1, with Disney promising to keep a lid on it all till then. (The film is still expected to release footage in the way of trailers before then, so don't worry.) Here's more on the toy reveal. "Details of how fans can participate will be revealed closer to the...
- Erik Davis
I think we all are sitting on the edges of our seat waiting for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and luckily for us Rian Johnson (director of Episode VIII, also of Brick which I highly recommend) likes to drop nice little photos and hints to wet our whistle. Today, he gave us a grainy image on his tumbler of some marching Stormtroopers, check it out:
We’re coming to Orlando for a Star Wars Celebration panel on April 14th, and I cannot wait. See you there!
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It seems that on April 14th Johnson will be headed to Orlando for a Star Wars Celebration Panel. Hrmmm, I am in Georgia... maybe.. just maybe... It is not that far after all.
One thing that I do hope for these poor Storm Troopers is that Captain Phasma will not be around, because I do notice one soldier »
- Drew Carlton
Clear a place on your shelves: Disney is once again devoting an entire day to the idea that fans will spend tons of money on new Star Wars toys. In anticipation of the December release of Episode VIII: The Last Jedi, the company revealed this morning it has scheduled another Force Friday event where it will introduce a host of new merchandise. This year’s edition will take place on September 1 starting at 12:01 a.m. As for what’s specifically coming, Chairman of Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media Jimmy Pitaro said in a statement: “Plans for this year’s world-wide event are top secret but expect something befitting the excitement around the next episode of the Star Wars saga.”
The announcement came accompanied by a picture of an empty box, which is notably adorned with images of three of the movie’s heroes: Poe (Oscar Isaac ...
- Esther Zuckerman
Author: Jon Lyus
As the glorious fanfare of Rogue One, the first Star Wars spin off film, fades into the blackness of space we are beginning to see signs that Episode VIII of the Skywalker Saga is emerging from the ether. Only a few weeks ago director Rian Johnson and Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy announced that the new Star Wars film would be titled: The Last Jedi. And there was much rejoicing (and sudden, furious speculation).
We are still no closer to a first trailer, rumoured to be hitting on the 14th of April at the Star Wars Celebration event held in Orlando. But today we have a number of images from the set, and…erm…the toy packaging, which show off a few familiar faces. This is our best look yet at the future of Star Wars, so eyes down.
As you will see from the banner image above »
- Jon Lyus
Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson (who has been extremely secretive of the project, as he should be) recently took to Tumblr to share a set photo from the film showing off a line of Stormtroopers marching in formation. Oddly, one of them has his helmet lifted up…
Johnson also teased the film’s presence at Star Wars Celebration coming up in April, saying “We’re coming to Orlando for a Star Wars Celebration panel on April 14th, and I cannot wait. See you there!”
It is very well possible that Celebration will be the time and place we first get footage of the hotly anticipated next chapter in the beloved saga.
See Also: Luke Skywalker will reportedly feature in the Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer alongside Leia, Finn and Rey
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set for release on December 15th 2017 and »
- Robert Kojder
The Star Wars world had a pretty rough go last year. Not only did we lose Carrie Fisher all too soon, but Kenny Baker, who brought R2-D2 to life in all seven Star Wars movies prior to Rogue One also passed away. As sad as his passing was, R2-D2 is still going to continue to be a part of a galaxy far, far away in the future, starting with Star Wars: The Last Jedi later this year. It has now been revealed that 57-year-old actor Jimmy Vee will be filling those very big shoes and portraying R2-D2 in Star Wars 8.
According to Express, Jimmy Vee, who starred in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and has also worked quite a bit in Doctor Who over the years will now be the man responsible for bringing R2-D2 to the big screen in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. He actually »
Vee, who also worked uncredited on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, released a statement which reads: “It’s been an absolute pleasure to have worked alongside the legendary Kenny Baker. Kenny was a fantastic actor and taught me all the ‘tricks’ on how he brought R2-D2 to life which I will continue to portray in his honor. I’m so excited to be a part of the Star Wars universe and can’t wait for everyone to see what we’ve been working so hard on for the last year.
We're thrilled to announce that #OhSoSmall actor @RealJimmyVee is the new #R2D2!
Full story here: https://t.co/eR2OKAdDR4#StarWars pic.twitter. »
- Gary Collinson
Rob Leane Feb 17, 2017
The Star Wars galaxy may be far, far away, but you can build your own version with these awesome Lego sets...
Star Wars and Lego is partnership made in heaven. George Lucas’ much beloved galaxy doesn’t seem so far, far away when you can build it in miniature, and knock it down repeatedly if you so desire, within the comforts of your Earthly home.
Many a fan coveted a Death Star Lego kit in their youth, or a Millennium Falcon one, and the luckiest kids had their wishes come true.
Now that we’re allegedly all ‘grown ups’, you might want to buy a Lego Star Wars set for a little person in your life, or – if you’re anything like me – you might fancy buying one for yourself to right the wrongs of your own childhood.
Whatever your motivations, here are seventeen of best, and »
As excitement builds for our first peek at Star Wars: The Last Jedi, rumours have been doing the rounds that, much like the marketing campaign for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Mark Hamill’s Luke Skywalker will be absent from the teaser trailer. Well, according to Star Wars News Net, that is not the case after all, and Luke will reportedly be one of the featured characters in the heavily-anticipated teaser for The Last Jedi alongside Leia (Carrie Fisher), Finn (John Boyega) and Rey (Daisy Ridley).
There are rumors that Luke will not be in the first #TheLastJedi teaser. We heard the contrary. Luke, Leia, Finn and Rey will be there…
— Swnn (@StarWarsNewsNet) February 13, 2017
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set for »
- Robert Kojder
With Star Wars Celebration 2017 just a couple of months away, it is all but assured that we will be seeing our first footage from Star Wars 8 in the relatively near future. Details about the next installment of the Skywalker saga have been kept under wraps in a big way, but Disney and Lucasfilm have to give fans a teaser at some point and the question becomes, what or who will we see in the first teaser for Star Wars: The Last Jedi? We may now have some idea and the good news is, Luke is going to be in it.
The folks at Star Wars News Net recently took to Twitter in order to share some very important and welcomed information with their fans. It turns out there have been some rumors circulating that the first teaser for The Last Jedi wouldn't feature Luke Skywalker in it, which would serve as a major disappointment. »
With four films likely premiering (or already set for a release) this year, Jake Gyllenhaal has now found his next role. The Enemy star is set to join Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly for The Sisters Brothers, according to Variety. The latest film from Palme d’Or-winner Jacques Audiard (Dheepan, A Prophet, Rust and Bone), the neo-noir western is an adaptation of the novel by the same name from Patrick DeWitt, which centers on two brothers (Riley and Phoenix) who are hired to kill a man. This will be Audiard’s first full English-language film and as for Gyllenhaal, following last fall’s Nocturnal Animals, he’ll have Life, Stronger, Wildlife, and Okja all arriving this year.
Meanwhile, another top Hollywood star, Oscar Isaac, has joined the cast of a new World War II thriller titled The Garbo Network. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the espionage tale penned by »
- Mike Mazzanti
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