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Epic Luke Skywalker Tribute Video Celebrates The Last Jedi

11 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The plot of Star Wars: The Last Jedi is still a little hazy, but one thing we know for sure is that we're getting a lot more Luke Skywalker. Mark Hamill will reprise his iconic Jedi role in this eighth chapter in the Skywalker saga. There are plenty of rumors about what his true role will be. But none of them have been confirmed. Today, we get an epic video that celebrates the legacy of Luke Skywalker, as fans continue to celebrate Star Wars' 40th Anniversary this weekend.

This massive video clocks in at under ten minutes. It was thrown together by those fine folks over at Heroes Fan Productions and released on Youtube. The team behind this glorious character trailer left a pretty lengthy message about their intent. Take a look at what they had to say.

"Happy Birthday Star Wars!! Here it is, after 3 and a half months, »

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Leaked images and details of Lego’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi sets reveal Snoke’s new costume

12 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Star Wars Union has unveiled details on three upcoming Star Wars Lego sets for December’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi in the Resistance Bomber (75188), First Order Heavy Assault Walker (75189) and First Order Star Destroyer (75190), the latter of which includes a Supreme Leader Snoke figure sporting a very different costume to that of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (and confirming previous rumours about his appearance).

Resistance Bomber (75188), complete with Resistance Bomber Pilot, Resistance Bombardier, Vice Admiral Holdo, Resistance Gunner Paige and Poe Dameron minifigures.

First Order Heavy Assault Walker (75189), with Rey, Resistance Trooper, Captain Poe Dameron, First Order Walker Driver, First Order Stormtrooper minifigures.

First Order Star Destroyer (75190), including First Order Officer, First Order Shuttle Pilot, First Order Stormtrooper, First Order Stormtrooper Sergeant, Supreme Leader Snoke and Bb-9E.

Resistance Bomber (75188), complete with Resistance Bomber Pilot, Resistance Bombardier, Vice Admiral Holdo, Resistance Gunner Paige and Poe Dameron minifigures.

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- Gary Collinson

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Results of Darth Vader's Maury Paternity Test Have Been Revealed

12 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Darth Vader learns that he is indeed the father of Luke and Leia after a paternity test in a short viral video told with subtitles. The internet can be a beautiful place as long as you're not debating Marvel vs. DC or the true identity of General Snoke or who Rey's parents are or just about anything regarding today's political climate. That's why this short Star Wars Gif is exactly what we need right now, something that we can all agree on. Old man Vader is going to have to open the wallet and pay some back child support after this episode of Maury.

The expertly done Gif, uploaded by Imgur user yaemd, starts with Maury introducing Lord Vader and a statement that Vader has prepared for the producers ahead of time. Vader agreed to take a paternity test to prove that he is definitely not the father of the Rebel twins, »

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Proof Rey Is Reincarnated in The Last Jedi?

13 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Will any of the mysteries surrounding the new characters introduced in The Force Awakens be revealed in Star Wars: The Last Jedi? We know that Snoke's big unveiling won't happen until Star Wars 9. But what about Rey's parentage? Her backstory? Anything? Well, Lucasfilm has officially confirmed that Rey gets to keep Luke's old blue lightsaber, which once belonged to his father Anakin Skywalker. That should come as no surprise. As we've seen Rey using the lightsaber to train in the first Star Wars 8 teaser. And she's brandishing it on all of the merchandise that has been released thus far. But it's what Lucasfilm Story Group creative executive Pablo Hidalgo recently said to Vanity Fair that has some fans raising their eyebrow. Could a long-standing rumor about Rey be true?

When The Last Jedi began production last year, rumors started to spread that Rey is reincarnated. And that will be the big reveal in the movie. »

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Star Wars 8 Lego Sets Reveal Snoke's New Look, Evil Bb-8 and More

15 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Following a week of big Last Jedi reveals, we have some more cool intel for this impending Star Wars sequel. Lego sets that will be hitting stores this September, as part of the annual Force Friday event, have leaked. And the two biggest takeaways are a new look for Snoke and Imperial Bb-8 doppelgangers going by the name Bb-9e.

These Lego sets also confirm the return of the At-at Walkers. We'd previously heard that these new machines would be called Gorilla Walkers due to their simian-upgrades, which include a huge flaw fix that no longer allows the Walkers to be taken down by any old Jedi with a really long spool of wire. These new At-ATs are actually called the 'First Order Heavy Assault Walker', and as you can see in the Tweets below, they come with some cool new Mini-Figs that include Rey in a look we've already seen, »

- MovieWeb

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Has First Order Bb Droids and an Odd New Look for Snoke

15 hours ago | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Last week brought plenty of new details about Star Wars: The Last Jedi thanks to Vanity Fair’s big cover story on the sci-fi sequel coming to theaters late this year. Not only did we get a glimpse at new characters, but we also learned some surprising details about the characters introduced in Star Wars: The […]

The post ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Has First Order Bb Droids and an Odd New Look for Snoke appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Edgar Wright, Dwayne Johnson, Rian Johnson, Marc Webb, Lin-Manuel Miranda Plot Simon & Garfunkel Movie Universe

26 May 2017 6:33 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sprawling cinematic universes have done boffo box-office business. “Star Wars,” Marvel comics, DC superheroes, and classic monster tales have all been mined for movie multiplex magic — with awesome auds turning out serious coin for congloms. Now another under-exploited IP may be ready for the silver screen — the song catalog of Simon & Garfunkel.

What began as an apparent joke on Twitter by “Baby Driver” helmer Edgar Wright has turned into an apparent joke on Twitter by Edgar Wright and a bunch of other people. On Friday, Wright tweeted, tagging fellow filmmaker Marc Webb, “I have ‘Baby Driver’ out in June & @MarcW has ‘The Only Living Boy In New York’ in August. Where is the ‘So Long Frank Lloyd Wright’ movie?”

Amazing. The Simon And Garfunkel Song Title Cinematic Universe is growing; The Rock confirms he will star in 'I Am A Rock'.

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Weird Al Celebrates Star Wars 40th Anniversary with Rare Yoda Demo

26 May 2017 6:11 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

There were many ways to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars yesterday, but none quite as fun as a good old-fashioned "Weird Al" jam. Al shared his 1981 demo for his hit Star Wars parody song "Yoda" from the Dare to be Stupid album released in 1985. The demo first popped up on the Dr. Demento Radio Show in 1981 and it had the instrumentation Al was using at the time, meaning that the song is performed on an accordion and uses hand farts and a suitcase for percussion. The song was written after Al saw The Empire Strikes Back and is told through the eyes of Jedi-in-training, Luke Skywalker.

"Weird Al" released the demo for "Yoda" on his official YouTube account for the 40th anniversary of A New Hope and also to promote his epic box set that contains all of his 14 studio albums and a separate album of rarities. The »

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There's No Romance in Last Jedi, But Poe and Finn May Hook-Up Later

26 May 2017 4:26 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Last Jedi director Riann Johnson revealed this week that there will not be an epic love story in the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi. This may come as a shock to fans expecting an onscreen romance between Finn and Poe, or Rey and Finn, much like Han Solo and Leia's in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Even Attack of the Clones worked as a love story with varying degrees of success. It looks like we might have to wait until Star Wars 9 to see the romance between Chewie and Maz Kanata. Anything is possible...

While speaking to Vanity Fair, Johnson explained that there wouldn't be any major romances that are the equivalent of Solo and Leia's love. Johnson says this.

"[There will be] no one-to-one equivalent of the Han-to-Leia, burning, unrequited love. In our story, that's not a centerpiece."

Ok, we get it. Johnson really is trying »

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Kevin Feige Talks McU 10th Year and Regaining Rights To All Marvel Characters

26 May 2017 4:15 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Next year will be 10 years since Robert Downey Jr. made his surprise cameo as Iron Man to usher in the age of the combined McU. Kevin Feige talks about ten years of Marvel movies and his goal to bring all the Marvel super heroes into the McU. 

Marvel studios president and the supervising mind behind the McU, is not resting on his laurels and still has plans for the McU which includes bringing the X-Men and Fantastic Four to the combined cinematic universe. He spoke to ComingSoon.Net about his plans.

Feige said, “It sort of blows my mind when I think about that. We’ll have 20 films in ten years. We’re now working on how we mark that occasion. How we celebrate it. I have a very fun memory of the tenth anniversary of Star Wars when I as in junior high school. Now Star Wars is 40 and »

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Big Snoke Mystery Won't Unravel Until Star Wars 9?

26 May 2017 3:35 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is drawing nearer and nearer, and fans are being given more and more reasons to get excited about this next entry in the Skywalker saga. The movie has to accomplish a lot, but it can't accomplish everything. And not everyone we want to see will get a ton of screen time. It turns out Rian Johnson has already revealed one key character who won't be getting much to do in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. And it sounds like the big mystery behind Snoke won't unravel until Star Wars 9.

Warning: there are potential spoilers ahead for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Vanity Fair recently ran a huge cover story on the sequel, revealing a whole lot about the upcoming follow up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Vanity Fair's David Kamp decided that the piece they ran wasn't quite enough, so he landed on Reddit »

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Kylo Ren's State Of Mind In Star Wars: The Last Jedi

26 May 2017 3:05 PM, PDT | | See recent LRM Online news »

Though he can be whiny like his grandfather and uncle, and has a galaxy-famous temper, Kylo Ren is perhaps the best Star Wars villain since the legendary Darth Vader, so far. Kylo Ren, formally Ben Solo, is an interesting case study in relation to to his grandfather, Anakin Skywalker. While Anakin wanted nothing more than to be a Jedi Knight, but was unable to avoid the temptations of the Dark Side, Ren seems to have the opposite problem; he wants to be a baddass like Vader, but he seems to be tempted by the Light. 

By the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Kylo Ren had murdered his father, Han Solo, and lost a Lightsaber duel to Rey, someone completely new to the Force (to be fair, Ren was very badly injured going into the fight). Scarred by Luke's old Lightsaber, Ren was whisked off the Starkiller base before its destruction, »

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Next Star Wars Spin-Off Will Be Decided Next Month

26 May 2017 1:39 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Star Wars Celebration answered an awful lot of questions for fans last month, but there was one big, burning question we are all still waiting to have answered. Disney and Lucasfilm currently have an unnamed Star Wars Story slated for 2020, but they haven't yet decided on what it is going to be. So, when are we going to find out? Well, it looks like Lucasfilm is very close to deciding on what movie they are moving forward with, according to Kathleen Kennedy.

Speaking with Vanity Fair recently, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy spoke a bit about where they are at in terms of the unnamed Star Wars spin-off. According to her, they have a couple of ideas on the table and they are close to making a decision on which one they are going to move forward with. Here's what she had to say about it.

"We haven't identified it yet, »

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Was Joss Whedon Working On Justice League Prior To Zack Snyder's Family Tragedy?

26 May 2017 1:35 PM, PDT | | See recent LRM Online news »

This week the news broke that director Zack Synder and producer Deborah Snyder were leaving Justice League after a truly tragic death in their family. While fans and fellow filmmakers expressed their sadness and support for the Snyder family, the show must go on, so it was announced that Joss Whedon was stepping in to complete the project, primarily dealing with reshoots and the overall final cut of the film.  So, how did Joss Whedon, of all people, get the gig? Was it his experience directing two Avengers films, Marvel's version of the Justice League? (This is an over simplification, I know.) Was it because he' working on Batgirl, and therefore already has a relationship with the studio? 

While both were certainly contributing factors that helped Whedon land the job, these are not the only reasons why he is finishing Justice League. Producer Charles Roven spoke to Variety at the La premiere of Wonder Woman, »

- Nick Doll

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Adam Driver avoided Mark Hamill on Star Wars: The Last Jedi

26 May 2017 1:15 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

For those awaiting Star Wars: The Last Jedi, many are anticipating the potential reunion between exiled Jedi Luke Skywalker and his former protege Kylo Ren, played by Mark Hamill and Adam Driver respectively. Star Wars: The Force Awakens revealed that, much like his grandfather before him, Kylo Ren turned to the dark side and destroyed Luke’s new generation of Jedi. If they come face-to-face in The Last Jedi, the reunion would be awkward to say the least.

In Vanity Fair‘s piece on The Last Jedi, Hamill and Driver reveal they rarely spoke or saw each other outside of the set because Driver was committed to playing the part of an angry, bitter student. He’s known for his method acting in films and took the role seriously.

“There’s big personal things that I find about every character, not just in Star Wars, that you have to make as personal as possible, »

- Ricky Church

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Insane Star Wars Mixtape Video Celebrates 40 Years of Weirdness

26 May 2017 12:33 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Cinefamily has been teasing the release of its Star Wars Nothing But Star Wars mixtape for a few weeks now, with a theatrical release for the 40th anniversary of Star Wars happening yesterday. Cinefamily, an art-house theater in Los Angeles, promised a mixtape put together with love and the best found footage around, that could quite possibly be hazardous to your health, but nonetheless will change your life for the better. Cinefamily claims to have searched "through every corner of the galaxy and the darkest part of the internet, to find the most brain frying tributes, rip-offs, cross promotions gone wrong, and more from the last 40 years of Stars Wars." And they have done what they set out to promise, the mixtape is hilarious and utterly bizarre with plenty of Wtf moments.

The mixtape, which you can watch in its entirety through Cinefamily's YouTube channel, starts with a hilarious version »

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Newswire: Carrie Fisher loved repeatedly slapping Oscar Isaac for The Last Jedi

26 May 2017 10:55 AM, PDT | | See recent The AV Club news »

The press tour for The Last Jedi is sure to be filled with touching and hilarious stories about the late, great Carrie Fisher. Oscar Isaac unveiled one such tale on The Late Show yesterday, describing how much fun Fisher seemed to have inflicting bodily harm on him when they filmed a scene in which General Organa has to slap Poe Dameron. “I think it ended up being like 27 takes of Carrie just leaning in, and every time she’d hit a different spot in my face,” he said, miming just how much of his visage she managed to get. (For what it’s worth he also noted in Vanity Fair’s big Star Wars piece this week: “She loved hitting me.”)

“She was by far one of the quickest-witted, funniest, most down-to-earth, real human beings I ever had the opportunity of working with, and she does amazing work in ...


- Esther Zuckerman

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Rian Johnson And Kathleen Kennedy Tease The True Meaning Of The Last Jedi

26 May 2017 10:35 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

As soon as the long-awaited news of the title of Star Wars: Episode VIII was revealed, the internet went wild with fan theories about what it could mean. Did The Last Jedi refer to Luke? Rey? Leia? Or did it not refer to a singular Jedi at all and instead intended to be in the plural sense?

Well, as it turns out, the title was deliberately chosen to be mysterious and keep people guessing. In an interview with Vanity Fair, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy revealed that the moniker was made to be “intentionally ambiguous.” The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson also took part in the interview and explained the importance of that decision for him:

“That was the very first thing, when I had not even written the script. When I was coming up with the story, I had that title. So I’ve had that title in my head now for years. »

- Christian Bone

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Oscar Isaac Recalls Getting Repeatedly Slapped by Carrie Fisher on “The Last Jedi” Set

26 May 2017 10:30 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

As most Star Wars fans know, this week celebrated the 40th anniversary of the release of the film Star Wars: A New Hope in 1997.   In honor of the anniversary we’ve been getting more snippets of information about the upcoming 8th episode The Last Jedi.   Earlier in the week we were also treated to some new photos from the movie as well as a shoot from the cast in Vanity Fair.  One of the newest stars of the Star Wars franchise, Oscar Isaac, stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night to talk about his experiences on the

Oscar Isaac Recalls Getting Repeatedly Slapped by Carrie Fisher on “The Last Jedi” Set »

- Nat Berman

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Critical Thinking: Why Do People Care So Much About Canon?

26 May 2017 10:11 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Anghus Houvouras on canon…

Movies are such an integral part of the creative experience. As children, when we’re first introduced to the medium, we don’t understand the complexities of cinema. We are simply awed by the amalgamation of vision and sound that brings us stories in a new and exciting way. It is the ultimate expression of the imagination. As kids we don’t understand that the cinematic experience is also providing us with a framework and rules to the storytelling process. The structure and architecture of cinema is slowly and subtly woven into our consciousness. We learn the rules without ever knowing we’re being taught.

I mention structure and framework because the cinematic experience is crafted in specific ways, even though these boundaries could be easily abandoned. We, the audience are willing to accept a certain amount of structure, coloring in the lines as it were, »

- Anghus Houvouras

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