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Oscar Isaac talks Star Wars: The Last Jedi and filming with Carrie Fisher

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While Oscar Isaac was absent from Star Wars Celebration last weekend due to a scheduling conflict, the actor has taken the opportunity to discuss his upcoming return as Poe Dameron in Star Wars: The Last Jedi during various promotional images for his new film The Promise.

“[Poe] will be challenged, in a very intense way that will reveal a lot more about his character,” he told Movieweb. “The characters that you know already: their specific character flaws or their weaknesses get tested. And out of that, I think, you get to see a bit more of who they are. The best way to learn about somebody is to see them in a crisis.”

Speaking to Business Insider, Isaac also talked about shooting an action scene with the late Carrie Fisher, stating that: “It was basically my first day [on set] and we did about 25 takes total. Half of them were on me and »

- Amie Cranswick

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Darren Aronofsky Directs Two New York Times Ads for ‘The Truth Is Hard’ Campaign — Watch

21 April 2017 10:47 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Darren Aronofsky has directed four commercials for “The Truth Is Hard,” an ongoing brand campaign launched by The New York Times. The first two of these — which spotlight the work of photojournalists Tyler Hicks and Bryan Denton, respectively — have now been released. Watch both below.

Read More: ‘mother!’: Darren Aronofsky Drama Starring Jennifer Lawrence Gets Awards-Friendly Release Date

“Photojournalists risk their safety, their minds and often their lives in order to capture what is really happening in the most tumultuous parts of the world,” Aronofsky said in a statement. “They rush face first into war, disease and human plight to capture the horrors that are unfolding on and to our planet. Many of their images end up changing us and how we treat each other. Instead of being maligned and mistrusted, journalists should be respected and thanked.

“For me, it was an honor to speak with them about their »

- Michael Nordine

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Best Actor - April Foolish Oscar Predix

20 April 2017 4:00 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

This year's best actor race could well be entirely composed of famous stars playing real life people... as is not unfortunately uncommon as creating a wholly original character from the imagination to the point where they feel three dimensional to the audience without any "borrowed glory" can be just as if not more difficult! But awards are what they are and "true stories" are preferred. This year Hugh Jackman as P.T. Barnum, Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill, Benedict Cumberbath as Thomas Edison, Domhnall Gleeson as A.A. Milne, Steve Carell as Bobby Riggs, and Chadwick Boseman asThurgood Marshall. And that's just the famous real life people. Other actors going the true story / real life character route include Andrew Garfield, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Bell, Miles Teller, and Tom Hanks.

Jake Gyllenhaal plays Jeff Bauman, Boston Marathon bombing survivor in Stronger

I didn't mean to predict two movies that feature stars in wheelchairs »


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'Insidious 4' put back to January 2018

20 April 2017 1:10 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Universal, Sony horror film had been scheduled for October release.

Universal Pictures and Sony Pictures have moved back Insidious: Chapter 4 from October 20 to January 5, 2018.

The film takes the place of the previously announced Untitled Blumhouse Horror Project. Universal’s Half To Death from Blumhouse will now open on October 20 this year.

Universal handles North American distribution on Insidious: Chapter 4 while Sony handles international.

Franchise co-creator Leigh Whannell wrote the screenplay and Lin Shaye stars as a parapsychologist who experiences a haunting in her family home. Newcomer Adam Robitel directs.

Jason Blum, Oren Peli and co-creator James Wan serve as producers, while Steven Schneider, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Charles Layton, Bailey Conway Anglewicz, Couper Samuelson and Whannell serve as executive producers.

Christopher Landon directs Half To Death from Blumhouse, about a college student who relives the day of her murder until she discovers her killer’s identity. Jessica Rothe stars.

Universal has moved up by one week its »

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Rian Johnson explains why Kylo Ren’s scar is different in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

20 April 2017 4:34 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi may only be two minutes, but that hasn’t stopped fans from pouring over every screenshot they can for details on the film. One shot in particular has raised some questions, though not necessarily about the film’s story.

The trailer briefly shows Kylo Ren brandishing his lightsaber as he prepares for a fight, but intrepid viewers have noticed something different about him: the scar he received from Rey at the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens is slightly different, moved closer to the right side of his face rather than the middle.

For a closer look at the change in his injury, here are shots from The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi to compare:

Director Rian Johnson was asked on Twitter why the scar was changed – whether it was a continuity error or simply for aesthetic. Johnson explained »

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Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford reunite at Star Wars Celebration

19 April 2017 4:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Although we unfortunately never got to see Luke Skywalker and Han Solo reunited in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (something that Mark Hamill actually criticized the film for), the two did get back together at Star Wars Celebration for the 40th Anniversary panel last Thursday.

Hamill obviously enjoyed reuniting with his Original Trilogy co-star, tweeting the below image of the pair with the caption #HarrisonPointing…

#HarrisonPointing pic.twitter.com/aPHlmUC72p

Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) April 19, 2017

See Also: The Week in Star Wars Celebration Roundup

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set for release on December 15th and 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’o (Maz Kanata), Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma), Billie Lourd (Lieutenant Connix), Andy Serkis (Supreme Leader Snoke »

- Robert Kojder

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How The Last Jedi and Force Awakens Trailers Are the Same

17 April 2017 10:17 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Over the weekend, Star Wars fans were finally given the gift they've been wanting in the form of the very first teaser trailer for The Last Jedi. While some have expressed vague disappointment in the teaser, the general consensus has been excitement. For those who may have felt a little underwhelmed, there is an explanation; Star Wars: The Last Jedi pretty much has the same trailer as Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

You may be thinking, "What? No they are not the same!" But thanks to some detailed analyzation of the two trailers by YouTuber James Van Fleet, it is clear that there are a lot of similarities. This isn't so much trying to say that the The Last Jedi trailer looks exactly like the trailer for The Force Awakens, but more that it hits the exact same beats. It should be noted that the comparison is being made »

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“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” unveils a Teaser Trailer

17 April 2017 6:54 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Late last week, during Star Wars Celebration, the expected happened. LucasFilm and Disney dropped a Teaser Trailer for Episode VIII in the Star Wars saga. Yes, we’ve now seen footage from Star Wars: The Last Jedi. At the end of this piece, if you haven’t yet, you’ll be able to see it as well. It won’t spoil much, if anything, but it will whet your appetite for more warring in the stars. This should easily be 2017’s biggest new release, and it actually could be one of the biggest ever. More on that later, and you can see the Teaser Trailer at the end of this article, but for the moment, let us talk some new Star Wars, shall we? For those living under a rock, Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the next installment in the main portion of the Star Wars franchise. It will »

- Joey Magidson

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Rian Johnson playing coy about possible Prince William and Harry cameos in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

17 April 2017 2:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With Daniel Craig making a stealth appearance in 2015’s The Force Awakens, there has been a lot of rumors going around regarding celebrity cameos in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. We know that Justin Theroux (The Leftovers) will have some sort of cameo, and Tom Hardy has been rumored for some time.

That’s not all, however, as it has also been rumored for a while that Prince William and Prince Harry will have some kind of cameo in The Last Jedi. The rumors started when both men visited the set for the upcoming movie, and subsequently appeared in set photos bumming around with the likes of Chewbacca, and Bb-8. During last weekend’s Star Wars Celebration, Yahoo! Movies asked Rian Johnson directly about the royal brother’s possible involvement. Clearly amused, this is what he had to say:

“I have no idea what you’re talking about,” said Johnson. »

- Jordan Jones

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Director Rian Johnson talks Star Wars: The Last Jedi opening crawl

17 April 2017 1:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ever since information came to light that Star Wars: The Last Jedi would begin immediately where Star Wars: The Force Awakens ended, fans debated whether the next episode would continue the tradition of featuring an opening crawl or forgoing it simply because there might not be much to say.

It turns out that there is quite a bit to talk about, as director Rian Johnson revealed during an interview with MTV: “Even if it picks up right where the last one left off, there’s still a lot of unanswered questions about what the state of everything is. We were able to fill three paragraphs.”

With Star Wars Celebration taking place over the weekend, we’ve posted a wealth of news on Star Wars: The Last Jedi and other aspects of the galaxy far, far away, and you can find all of our coverage here.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi »

- Robert Kojder

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Mark Hamill would have had Luke and Leia present during Han’s death in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

16 April 2017 9:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

During Star Wars Celebration on Friday, Mark Hamill had some very interesting comments regarding the amount of screen time for Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, mentioning that he would have introduced the classic character much earlier as well as offering up a suggestion that would have upped the emotional ante of one of the blockbuster’s most emotional moments.

Speaking to Fandango on the red carpet of Star Wars Celebration, Hamill said that by introducing Luke earlier the character and Princess Leia could have been a part of Han Solo’s death sequence, stating that “We’re too late to save him, but (are) witnesses” and that it would “carry so much emotional resonance into the next film” if he and Leia were there alongside “two characters that have known him, what, 20 minutes?”

See Also: Mark Hamill on the end of the Jedi and whether Luke »

- Robert Kojder

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Daisy Ridley says Luke Skywalker doesn’t even know who Rey is at the beginning of Star Wars: The Last Jedi

16 April 2017 2:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

While a large portion of the Star Wars fan base love jumping all over the theory that Rey is of the Skywalker bloodline, some new comments from Daisy Ridley coming out of Star Wars Celebration seem to have put an end to that conversation.

Speaking to Fandango, Daisy confesses that Luke has no idea who Rey even is when she shows up at his secret Jedi Temple doorstep at the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens with his lightsaber in hand. She also mentions that the dynamic of their relationship will be different from Luke’s journey with Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi. Take a look at her comments here…

See Also: Star Wars: The Last Jedi will “absolutely address” Rey’s parents

Here's Daisy Ridley on how Rey's relationship w/ Luke is different than the one Luke has w/ Yoda or Obi-Wan#TheLastJedi #Swco @Fandango pic.twitter.com »

- Robert Kojder

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi gets hilarious fan-made parody posters

16 April 2017 1:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

By now you’re all probably aware that the first official poster and trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi have dropped, but you might not be aware of some of these amazingly hilarious fan-made parody posters including references ranging from Star Wars to other areas of pop-culture. Check out a select few below, and use the hashtag MakeTheLastJediPosterBetter to locate even more hilarity…

This poster is unbelievable pic.twitter.com/CyJBDQbQYs

— NHL insider Big Boy (@trillballins) April 14, 2017

Star Jaws.#MakeTheLastJediPosterBetter pic.twitter.com/sC0vRbVBrz

Jay Thomas (@ThisJayThomas) April 15, 2017

DC and Warner, thank me later. #MakeTheLastJediPosterBetter pic.twitter.com/cib5BBxLkg

— Audel Ross Almazan (@Aurozan) April 15, 2017

I'm a little late to the #MakeTheLastJediPosterBetter party, but I don't care, you filthy animals. #TheLastJedi pic.twitter.com/TbC3yGycmg

Jay Thomas (@ThisJayThomas) April 15, 2017

Geniales estos #MakeTheLastJediPosterBetter:

Cobra by @JTEmoviethinks

HeMan by @Aurozan

Dragon Ball by @Gothweet

Travolta by @ThisJayThomas pic.twitter. »

- Robert Kojder

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Mark Hamill says his Star Wars: Episode IX return is “to be determined”

16 April 2017 12:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

While it can be gathered from the recently released trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi that Mark Hamill will have much more of a presence than his five seconds in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the actor has revealed to Fandango that his return for Episode IX is “to be determined”… presumably looking to keep up the mystery about whether he makes it out of Episode VIII alive.

Mark also went into great detail regarding the evolution of Luke Skywalker, stating: “Well he’s a completely different person. He had an arc [in the original trilogy], and I think Carrie and Harrison admitted their characters were pretty much the same throughout, but Luke was always changing. Now we have this 30-year gap between the films, so a lot of if is conjecture. It’s not specifically my story – Rey is now the protagonist.”

“I think you’ll find some things that’ll surprise you, »

- Robert Kojder

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson talks new planet Crait

15 April 2017 4:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

As most of you probably already know, Friday brought us the first teaser for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and one of its most tantalizing aspects was the inclusion of a new planet to explore. Obviously, the franchise is known for galaxy exploration and beautiful locations, so the addition of a new world is most certainly welcome.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, director Rian Johnson revealed that the planet’s name is Crait and gave some background information on the locale, saying it’s a “mineral planet that is home to an old rebel base there that’s now abandoned [and] ends up playing a key role in the movie.”

Johnson adds that the Resistance fighters seen in the trailer taking on the First Order Walkers and “they have to deal with a very pressing and immediate threat.”

This confirms the recent rumours from Making Star Wars, who revealed that the planet »

- Robert Kojder

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Last Jedi Title Refers Only to Luke Skywalker

15 April 2017 1:46 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

There is an awful lot of chatter surrounding Star Wars: The Last Jedi right now, mostly because the very first teaser trailer for the movie finally dropped. That has pulled a little bit of attention from some of the burning questions many of us have had in regards to the movie. Like, is Jedi singular or plural in the title? Well, director Rian Johnson has finally addressed that head-on and has revealed that it is singular and that it directly refers to Luke Skywalker.

Ever since the title for Star Wars 8 was revealed, fans have been wildly speculating about whether or not Jedi had a plural meaning and what character or characters the title is referring to. With Star Wars Celebration going on right now in Orlando, quite a few details about the movie have been making their way online. Speaking with Good Morning America, Rian Johnson was asked about »

- MovieWeb

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The Flickering Myth Reaction to the Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer

15 April 2017 1:16 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Flickering Myth writing team share their thoughts on the first trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Yesterday at Star Wars Celebration, Lucasfilm unveiled the very first trailer for December’s hugely-anticipated Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and much like the rest of the internet, the team here at Flickering Myth was giddy with excitement! Check out our thoughts here…

Ben Robins: Absolutely Adore the more sinister tone to the score and the titles/poster, and how little they’re giving away. This was already my most anticipated movie of the year, hands down, but somehow I’m even more hyped now. Shaking in my seat. Physically shaking.

Villordsutch: An extremely well crafted, good looking trailer as The Force Awakens was. For those who follow the lore of Star Wars we know where this is going. It’s going to be interesting to see what other trailers are delivered »

- Amie Cranswick

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More "Star Wars: The Last Jedi"

15 April 2017 9:27 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek new footage, plus images from director Rian Johnson's "Star Wars: The Last Jedi", the sequel to "Star Wars: The Force Awakens":

Cast includes Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson...

...Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis...

...Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern and Kelly Marie Tran.

"Star Wars: The Last Jedi", opens December 15, 2017.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Star Wars: The Last Jedi"...


- Michael Stevens

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Mark Hamill on the end of the Jedi and whether Luke could turn to the dark side in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

15 April 2017 7:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

As the Internet collectively analyzes every frame and second of audio in the first trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, much of the attention has been focussed on the only real major plot point reveal, which is Luke Skywalker’s line: “I only know one truth… It’s time for the Jedi to end.”

Speaking to ABC News, Mark Hamill elaborated on this mysterious piece of dialogue by explaining that: “There’s a difference between teaser and a trailer. A teaser is supposed to show you dynamic images that heighten your awareness and make you want to see the trailer, but avoid all story points if at all possible. [But] I think that’s the only story point that’s in the teaser, which is Luke saying it’s time for the Jedi to end… It was as shocking to me to read what Rian Johnson had written as I »

- Robert Kojder

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi will “absolutely address” Rey’s parents

15 April 2017 5:54 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The question on the minds of Star Wars fans around the world (and moviegoers in general) is the mystery sounding Rey’s parentage. Is she a Skywalker? A Kenobi? A Palpatine? Or is she the offspring of an entirely different bloodline, and one that we aren’t expecting? Regardless, it seems that the tantalizing drama is set to be addressed in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Speaking to Good Morning America, director Rian Johnson directly answered “It’s something that is absolutely going to be addressed… The other part of it is there are lots of surprises in this movie and lots of twists and turns, and I really want people to experience those when they see the movie for the first time. How we address that and how you feel about it and what happens with that is one of them.”

See Also: Early reactions to a rough cut »

- Robert Kojder

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