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Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s Rian Johnson Remains Coy About Potential Skywalker Reunion

Entertainment Weekly continues to peel back the many layers of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

From Poe and Leia’s ironclad bond to the erratic Kylo Ren, the outlet has left no stone unturned in its coverage of the upcoming Star Wars sequel, and the spotlight has now turned toward the Skywalker twins: Luke and Leia.

Together with Han Solo, they were the anchor points of Lucasfilm’s original trilogy. And yet, the star-crossed duo spent the entirety of The Force Awakens on opposite ends of the galaxy, as Luke Skywalker’s exile drove him all the way to the remote Oceanic planet known as Ahch-To. He is, in the words of Mark Hamill, a “broken warrior” once The Last Jedi begins, but the question remains: will Rian Johnson’s follow-up signal a reunion for the Leia and her long-lost brother? Turns out it’s not as simple as it sounds.
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Anthony Skordi Talks Star Wars: Battle Front 2

There is a lot of excitement right now surrounding the Star Wars universe, particularly the release of their new video game, Star Wars: Battlefront 2. I got a chance to catch up with actor Anthony Skordi and talk to him for a bit about his role in the game. Check out our conversation right here.

Q: Can you tell me a little bit about your character?

I play Admiral Garrick Versio, my daughter is Iden Versio. I create the Inferno Squad, so I am part of the Empire.

Q: So your essentially a villain?

No. That is your take on it. I am playing a law abiding man. The empire comes first and above all else.

Q: Even your daughter?

Above all else the Empire comes first.

Q: Is your character Garrick Versio visually modeled after you?

Yes. My character is created from motion capture and face capture. As one
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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Planet Revealed

As a brand that is constantly striving to ensure that all their visitors are happy, Disney is always looking for new ways to introduce exciting new attractions and rides to its parks. They try to make sure that all the activities are relevant and relate to the movies that are the most popular. The Epcot Center is currently undergoing massive renovations to create a new park with an array of innovative rides for guests. Epcot is not the only of Disney’s theme parks undergoing massive changes. Both Disneyland Park in California and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida are having a

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Planet Revealed
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Star Wars: Battlefront 2 Reveals New Last Jedi Game Content

Star Wars: Battlefront 2 Reveals New Last Jedi Game Content
Electronic Arts has unveiled the first details for the new Star Wars Battlefront II content that ties into the upcoming movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi. This comes just a week after Battlefront II gamers were enraged by EA and Dice's Beta testing for the game. Players discovered they could pay for early access to new content, while fans who weren't willing to fork over extra money, on top of the $60 price for the game itself, had to spend 40 hours playing to unlock characters like Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader. EA has changed their policy, with the company revealing that this Star War content will be free for anyone who owns the game. Here's a statement from the EA website about Star Wars Battlefront II, which launched on November 17, leading into the new content arriving next month.

"Battles rage across eras. Lightsaber-wielding Jedi masters duel mighty Sith Lords. Ace pilots
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Critics Pick the Best Movies That Should Be Made Into TV Shows — IndieWire Survey

Critics Pick the Best Movies That Should Be Made Into TV Shows — IndieWire Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: In light of recent “Galaxy Quest” and “Lord of the Rings” news, which movie/movie franchise should be rebooted as a TV series? (question courtesy of Allison Keene)

Pilot Viruet (@pilotbacon), Vice

I have so many ideas for this! During that season we got “Minority Report” and “Limitless,” I got angry about how many of these reboots/remakes/sequels are male-skewering and male-dominated and started making a list of all the movies I’d rather see instead – obviously ones that are more focused on telling stories about women and non-binary folks. “Whip It” could be a fantastic Freeform teen drama series (I’m still angry that
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Critics Pick the Best Movies That Should Be Made Into TV Shows — IndieWire Survey

Critics Pick the Best Movies That Should Be Made Into TV Shows — IndieWire Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: In light of recent “Galaxy Quest” and “Lord of the Rings” news, which movie/movie franchise should be rebooted as a TV series? (question courtesy of Allison Keene)

Pilot Viruet (@pilotbacon), Vice

I have so many ideas for this! During that season we got “Minority Report” and “Limitless,” I got angry about how many of these reboots/remakes/sequels are male-skewering and male-dominated and started making a list of all the movies I’d rather see instead – obviously ones that are more focused on telling stories about women and non-binary folks. “Whip It” could be a fantastic Freeform teen drama series (I’m still angry that
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Rey Resists The Dark Side In New Look At ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

The release of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is less than a month away and now we’ve got another glimpse of the fight in store for Rey. Related: Daisy Ridley Talks Filming ‘Star Wars’, Dealing With Medical Conditions And Singing With Barbra Streisand In a new teaser for the highly-anticipated sequel, we see more of Rey’s […]
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How to Cook a Porg for Your Holiday Dinner

How to Cook a Porg for Your Holiday Dinner
With both Thanksgiving and Life Day approaching quickly, and to coincide with the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, we thought we would share a Jedi recipe passed down for centuries amongst the Old Republic, on how to properly cook a Porg and serve it to family members and young Padawans during the holidays. One of the hardest parts is catching one of these little guys, so make sure you have help hunting them. And a thick pair of gloves, cause these suckers are known to bite. They are also very Force sensitive and can no doubt hear you coming from a mile away. Just don't let Chewbacca know what's cooking in that pot, as he's very protective of his new friends, who serve as therapy pets ever since his pal Han Solo died.

What You'll Need:

2 navel oranges2 tablespoons kosher salt1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper1 tablespoon finely chopped sage,
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Laura Dern says her Star Wars: The Last Jedi character is meant to be divisive

We still don’t know how the Star Wars movies will respond to the death of Carrie Fisher, as her General Leia was reportedly supposed to play a big role in The Last Jedi and whatever Episode IX will be called, but a new Entertainment Weekly piece dedicated to Laura Dern’s Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo might give us some…

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Andy Serkis Insists Performance Capture Acting Is Not “A Drug-Assisted Sport”

Andy Serkis Insists Performance Capture Acting Is Not “A Drug-Assisted Sport”
Andy Serkis says he’s "hanging by a thread" in the run-up to the release of his directorial debut Breathe. Starring Claire Foy and Andrew Garfield in the true story of a couple fighting polio, it's a departure for Serkis, who's won much critical acclaim acting in motion capture roles in such gems as Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens and War for the Planet of the Apes. Serkis will follow Breathe by helming next year's Jungle Book–a performance capture extravaganza…
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Things to Know about Disney’s Hollywood Studios ‘Star Wars’ Guided Tour

Last weekend, I had a chance to visit Disney's Hollywood Studios in order to embark on a Star Wars-themed adventure. Part of that incredible experience included an early look at the new chapter in "Star Tours - The Adventure Continues" which offered a look at a scene inspired by Star Wars: The Last Jedi and revealed the name of the planet Batuu, which will be the focus of the park's upcoming attraction, "Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge." But there was much more to explore, learn about, and experience at Disney's Hollywood Studios thanks to our Star Wars
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Game of Thrones: Iranian Hacker Charged in HBO Data Breach

Game of Thrones: Iranian Hacker Charged in HBO Data Breach
An Iranian national who allegedly hacked into HBO servers and stole unreleased episodes of Game of Thrones has been charged in relation to the crime, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York’s office announced Tuesday.

Behzad Mesri is facing counts of wire fraud, computer fraud, aggravated identity theft and interstate transmission of an extortionate communication for stealing HBO’s proprietary data during a cyber incident and then allegedly trying to extort the premium cable channel for $6 million in bitcoin.

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During a press conference in Manhattan, acting United States attorney Joon H.
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The Jaded Luke Drives Rey Toward Kylo Ren In Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Despite his best intentions, it seems the jaded Luke Skywalker actually drives Rey toward Kylo Ren in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

As part of its ongoing coverage, Entertainment Weekly spoke to the sequel’s Jedi trifecta – namely Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver and Star Wars veteran Mark Hamill – to discuss the power dynamics underpinning The Last Jedi, and why the rejected Rey winds up in the company of Snoke’s subordinate.

Remember, Daisy Ridley’s Jakku orphan made tracks for Ahch-To on the belief that Luke will expand her knowledge of the Force and, ultimately, steer her in the right direction. But after Mark Hamill himself described his on-screen character as a “broken warrior,” it’s clear that Rey is in for a rude awakening come December. Never meet your heroes, as the old saying goes.

And at least according to EW’s coverage, this crushing rejection from Luke Skywalker
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New ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ TV Spot Shows Rey Tempted by the Dark Side

At the heart of all Star Wars films, new or old, is a classic battle of good vs evil, and our place within it. Though our heroes want to follow the path of Light, sometimes the call of the Dark can be more powerful. In a new Star Wars: The Last Jedi TV spot, we see Rey (Daisy Ridley) struggling with this balance in her own life. As she told EW in a recent interview, “The Resistance is really not that much to her. I mean, she’s been left her whole life, and very quickly is eager to sort …
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Why Lando Doesn't Return in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Why Lando Doesn't Return in Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Where the heck is Lando? Bad news, Star Wars fans. Director Rian Johnson has confirmed that Billy Dee Williams' Lando Calrissian will not appear in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The actor said as much during this year's Star Wars Celebration in April, but this puts the final nail in the coffin. Though, Johnson's reasoning is hard to argue against. Here's what he had to say about it in a recent interview.

"No, and I don't want fans to get their hopes up. He's not in the film and it was never really something that came up. I mean, I loved that character. It would have been fun to see him, but it's just not something that ever really had a place in the story."

At least Rian Johnson isn't being cagey about it. Even though Billy Dee Williams said he wasn't in the movie, that was back in April.
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No, Lando Won’t Appear In Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi has no place for Lando Calrissian, the smooth-talking smuggler of Cloud City.

First introduced via Empire all those years ago, many fans had hoped that Billy Dee Williams might appear in a small cameo role come December – the lush casino city of Canto Bight certainly sounds like it would be right up Lando’s street – but sadly, that’s not the case.

Per Entertainment Weekly, The Last Jedi‘s writer-director Rian Johnson has gone on record to confirm that, no, Lando Calrissian won’t feature in next month’s Star Wars sequel whatsoever. Turns out the idea of welcoming Lando back to the fray “never really came up,” even when Star Wars: The Last Jedi was still kicking around the Lucasfilm boardroom.

No, and I don’t want fans to get their hopes up. He’s not in the film and it was never really something that came up.
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Geek Pick of the Week: The Physics of Star Wars

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Star Wars takes place in a galaxy far, far away with technology we can only dream about. While the science hasn't always been the most realistic, a new book takes a look at the physics behind the fiction and how we're closer than ever to seeing these things become a reality, and it's our Geek Pick of the Week. 

It's a fact of life, that just about everyone (fan or not) has at one point imagined what it would be like to have a Lightsaber of their own, and for years, many have puzzled over how it could potentially work in our world rather than just the big screen.  Ever thought about how much energy it would actually take to destroy a planet like the Death Star?  While the new movies (and novels) have talked about it more, the full science behind it is kind of staggering.  

These, and many more,
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Lando Calrissian Will Not Appear In ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

Star Wars: The Last Jedi” will not get a dose of super-smooth Lando Calrissian. Director Rian Johnson confirmed Lando’s exclusion from the next entry in the “Star Wars” cinematic saga: “I don’t want fans to get their hopes up,” Johnson told EW. “He’s not in the film and it was never really something that came up. I […]
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Mark Hamill’s Tale of Returning to the Millennium Falcon

Mark Hamill’s touching tale of returning to the Millennium Falcon is something that pulls on the heartstrings when you realize just how epic it is to have the man back in the Star Wars franchise. It’s understandable why he would be so choked up with emotion when he walks into the Falcon. After all this is the ship where Ben Kenobi started teaching him how to use the Force, and where he eventually started to bond with Han and Chewbacca. It was the ship where he took a brief amount of solace after losing Kenobi and it was also the

Mark Hamill’s Tale of Returning to the Millennium Falcon
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Emilia Clarke Defends Game of Thrones Nudity: 'People F--- for Pleasure — It's Part of Life'

Emilia Clarke Defends Game of Thrones Nudity: 'People F--- for Pleasure — It's Part of Life'
Emilia Clarke has a few thoughts for the nudity naysayers.

The Game of Thrones actress, who has filmed her share of graphic nude scenes on the hit HBO show, reflects on how sex scenes and appearing naked on screen aren’t that big of a deal to her in an interview for Harper’s Bazaar‘s December/January 2018 cover — and People has your First Look.

“I’m starting to get really annoyed about this stuff now because people say, ‘Oh, yeah, all the porn sites went down when Game of Thrones came back on,’ ” Clarke says. “I’m like, ‘The Handmaid’s Tale?
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