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The Week in Star Wars – The Last Jedi runtime confirmed, first look at Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Battlefront II controversy and more

Your weekend edition of The Week in Star Wars features a lot of new footage from Star Wars: The Last Jedi and its runtime, a possible first look at Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, all the controversy from Star Wars Battlefront II and more…

Back in September it was rumoured that Star Wars: The Last Jedi would be the longest adventure in a galaxy far, far away at 150 minutes, and according to writer/editor of StarWarsNet John Hoey, Rian Johnson has confirmed this runtime. This will make it eight minutes longer that Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones

…I hope you’re looking for some new footage from The Last Jedi, as we have five TV spots for the movie right here. Here’s the first 3 released this week, here’s one with new dialogue between Rey and Luke Skywalker and here’s some new footage from
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi run time confirmed, longest Star Wars movie to date

Back in September it was rumoured that Star Wars: The Last Jedi will run for 150 minutes, and now with just a few short weeks to go until we return to the galaxy far, far away, director Rian Johnson has confirmed that run time is indeed accurate, making The Last Jedi the longest Star Wars movie to date.

Rian Johnson has just confirmed this rumor (although it was pretty concrete at the time) that the running time for #TheLastJedi will be 150 minutes, officially making it the longest Star Wars movie ever. https://t.co/q1VpOItzsw

John Hoey (@JohnnyHoey) November 17, 2017

For comparison, the running times for the previous instalments in the Star Wars saga:

Episode IV – A New Hope – 121 minutes Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back – 124 minutes Episode VI – Return of the Jedi – 131 minutes Episode I – The Phantom Menace – 133 minutes Episode II – Attack of the Clones – 142 minutes Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Has a Record-Breaking Runtime

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi's official trailer packs in so much action - Rey getting some intense lightsaber training from Luke, Scarface Kylo Ren struggling to decide if he should blow up his mother's ship, and even a close-up of Supreme Leader Snoke. So, how is the next installment in the new trilogy going to feature all of that in just one movie? Well, director Rian Johnson left himself more than enough time to get through everything. In fact, Episode VIII will have the longest runtime of any other movie in the Star Wars franchise. How 'bout that? While the upcoming film - which AMC's website has clocking in at two and a half hours - isn't even close to the longest runtime ever for modern cinema (that distinction goes to Titanic), it tops the other seven movies in the series. 2015's Star Wars: The Force Awakens came close
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‘The Last Jedi’ Will Be Longest ‘Star Wars’ Movie Ever, Says Director Rian Johnson

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‘The Last Jedi’ Will Be Longest ‘Star Wars’ Movie Ever, Says Director Rian Johnson
The next installment in the Skywalker Saga “The Last Jedi” will be the longest “Star Wars” movie ever, said director Rian Johnson. Speaking at a press conference promoting the film in France (via IGN France), Johnson confirmed that film runs for 2 hours and 30 minutes including credits. That makes “The Last Jedi” the longest movie of the franchise yet narrowly beating out “Episode II — Attack of the Clones,” which ran for 142 minutes. Earlier this month, Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced today during the company’s quarterly earnings call that Johnson will create a new trilogy set in the “Star Wars
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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Will Be the Longest Movie in Franchise History

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Will Be the Longest Movie in Franchise History
When “Star Wars: The Last Ledi” opens in theaters nationwide next month, it will make history as the longest “Star Wars” movie ever released. Rian Johnson confirmed “The Last Jedi” will run two hours and 30 minutes during an international press conference (via The Playlist). The runtime includes credits.

Read More:Rian Johnson Writing and Directing a New ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy

At 150 minutes, “The Last Jedi” will run nearly 20 minutes longer than recent “Star Wars” efforts like “The Force Awakens” (135 minutes) and “Rogue One” (133 minutes). The previous record holder for longest “Star Wars” movie was George Lucas’ “Star Wars: Episode IIAttack of the Clones,” which ran 142 minutes long. “Revenge of the Sith” clocked in at 140 minutes, while the original “Star Wars” trilogy all had entires in the 120-135 minute range.

“The Last Jedi” continues to the story of Daisy Ridley’s Rey, picking up directly after the events of
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Will Indeed Be The Longest Film In The Series

Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be long.

How long, you ask? Try 150 minutes, as Rian Johnson has officially confirmed that his sequel will clock in around the two-and-a-half-hour marker.

News of The Last Jedi‘s bum-numbing runtime began circulating back in September, when a series of theater chains posted pertinent details ahead of time. Those listings were swiftly removed at the request of Lucasfilm, but the ‘damage’ was done: Star Wars: The Last Jedi was already being referred to as the longest Star Wars movie in history – longer than even The Force Awakens, which resurrected a dormant film giant with its 135-minute runtime.

John Hoey of Star Wars News Net has relayed a confirmation directly from the horse’s mouth – Rian Johnson, in this case, who was speaking at a press conference in France. Continue after the jump for the official word on The Last Jedi‘s super-sized runtime.
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The Last Word on ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’

(Sigh) Did,- did we need ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story‘? Seriously, did we? So, funny story — the day I ended up watching this was the day I happen to run into a very fun short animation piece online, where an angry Death Star architect goes into a rant about how he shouldn’t be blamed for the Death Star being destroyed by Luke Skywalker and how his design was flawless, except for the fact that, I think the term was, Magic Space Wizards or something like that, were around. Here was the original post (via College Humor), it’s really funny.

Anyway, spoilers, coincidence, this is the film that explains how the Death Star was able to be destroyed by one shot from Luke. (Long thinking pause) I think I liked it better when the answer was Magic Space Wizards.

Anway, look–I’m not a ‘Star Wars‘ guy,
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Star Wars’ chequered past in live-action TV

Rob Leane Nov 13, 2017

A live-action Star Wars TV series is on the way! Let’s look back at Underworld, the last attempt to get one made...

Last Friday was an exiting day for Star Wars fans, with UK followers of that galaxy far, far away waking up to some massive news. While we were sleeping, Disney chief Bob Iger announced a new trilogy of Star Wars films and a live-action Star Wars TV series.

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Iger’s announcement included some details about the new movie trilogy (The Last Jedi’s Rian Johnson is helming it, with the story being totally separate to the Skywalker-centric ‘episode’ films), but the TV project was left utterly mysterious. All the fans were told is that the live-action TV series will be released
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Disney's Last Jedi Demands Have Angered Several Theaters

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Disney's Last Jedi Demands Have Angered Several Theaters
Disney is flexing their muscles to maximize quality control in a new set of regulations put on theaters showing Star Wars: The Last Jedi. When it comes to box office juggernauts, it's hard to compete with Disney, especially since they acquired Lucasfilm and Marvel. The Wall Street Journal reports that Disney represents 25% of the box office market share, which is quite a bit more than other companies, since Disney doesn't put out nearly as many projects.

As it turns out, Disney's market share of box office dollars has gained 10% over the last 6 years, which is not doubt due to taking on Marvel and Lucasfilm. But it appears that the mouse house might be attempting to maximize profits even further with new regulations that have been put on movie theaters that will be showing The Last Jedi. The new unprecedented regulations dictate how long The Last Jedi will play in the larger auditoriums.
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Last Jedi Won't Break Force Awakens Box Office Records

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Last Jedi Won't Break Force Awakens Box Office Records
Following the massive success of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which are the highest-grossing movies of the past two years, it's practically a sure thing that Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be a massive box office hit. Still, many are wondering if this sequel will have what it takes to break the opening weekend record of $247.9 million, set by Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but the first box office projections reveal that it will likely fall well short of that mark. With just under two months away before The Last Jedi hits theaters, these projections could surely change, but as of now, box office analysts don't think it can break The Force Awakens' box office record.

These first box office projections indicate that The Last Jedi will take in approximately $215 million in its opening weekend, and $742 million throughout its domestic box office run.
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Mark Hamill addresses fan theory that Luke Skywalker is evil in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Throughout the marketing campaign for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, there have been several pointers hinting at a turn to the Dark Side for Luke Skywalker; there’s the red theme, the lighting on his face on the theatrical poster, the fact a new IMAX theater standee has him alongside Kylo Ren, General Hux and Captain Phasma, and even comments from Mark Hamill himself stating that “anything is possible”.

Well, we now have a new fan theory pointing towards an evil Luke Skywalker based upon the posters for the previous Star Wars movies, which have a villain looming in the background – much like Luke Skywalker is in The Last Jedi poster…

Well, Hamill has now taken to Twitter to offer a humorous respsonse to the theory, stating that Luke has always been a villain “from a certain point of view”…

News Flash for all you "Villains Looming at the Back
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This Fan-Made Trailer For The Obi-Wan Kenobi Spinoff Is A Must-Watch

The Star Wars universe is on a seemingly unstoppable roll at the moment, and that looks set to continue well into the future. After the smashing success of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and with a Han Solo prequel now in development, Lucasfilm has already begun making plans for their next spinoff, one which will revolve around none other than Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Stephen Daldry is in talks to direct and from what we understand, the project is still without a script and in the very, very early stages of development. As such, it’s unclear if Ewan McGregor will pick up the lightsaber for this Star Wars offshoot, though given how keen the Scot has been in the past, we’re inclined to believe he’ll sign on without a second’s hesitation.

Because after six appearances across Disney and Lucasfilm’s rebooted Skywalker saga, Obi-Wan Kenobi has
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Alleged Star Wars: The Last Jedi Intel Details How The Resistance Escapes D’Qar

Even if half of the online rumors prove to be false, Star Wars: The Last Jedi will still herald a lot of firsts for the franchise.

For instance, it’s the first entry in Lucasfilm’s prized asset that ditches the iconic yellow logo, instead opting for a blood-red color scheme – likely to echo the sequel’s evocative and, crucially, singular title. Not only that, but word is The Last Jedi will become the longest Star Wars film yet with a running time in excess of 150 minutes, which places it comfortably ahead of Attack of the Clones (142 minutes).

And today, the folks at Making Star Wars have uncovered yet another potentially fascinating piece of intel: Star Wars: The Last Jedi will reportedly pick up directly where The Force Awakens left off, with the Resistance still riding high after their triumph on Starkiller Base. But it seems that victory rings a
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The Last Jedi May Be Longest Star Wars Movie Yet

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The Last Jedi May Be Longest Star Wars Movie Yet
Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi has wrapped post-production and now movie outlets have started to post the running time for the movie, which if true, places the movie as the longest in the Star Wars saga. The movie picks up right where J.J. Abrams' The Force Awakens left off and we know that there's a lot of ground to cover from the Jedi training on Ahch-To all the way to learning some more about the mysterious, possibly gender bending, villainous Snoke. In addition, the Resistance battles the First Order, so there's quite a bit going on in the upcoming Last Jedi.

Many fans have already speculated that the movie could be close to three hours because of all of the events that are set to take place. We know we're going to see Luke deal with his "grim perspective" and a mission with Finn and Rose, which when added to the aforementioned details,
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi rumoured to be the longest Star Wars movie to date at 150 minutes

Now that Star Wars: The Last Jedi is complete, it seems we may have an idea of the final run time for the middle chapter of Disney and Lucasfilm’s Sequel Trilogy, and – if accurate – it’s going to be the longest Star Wars movie to date.

According to a listing on the website for the UK cinema chain Cineworld, Star Wars: The Last Jedi will run for 150 minutes in total, topping the previous longest – Star Wars: Episode IIAttack of the Clones by eight minutes.

For comparison, Disney’s first two Star Wars movies – Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – ran for 135 minutes and 133 minutes respectively.

What do you make of a two-and-a-half hour runtime for The Last Jedi? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below…

See Also: Rumoured Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer description surfaces

In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi,
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Will Be The Longest Film In The Franchise

There’s still a lot we don’t know about Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and understandably so. Disney has been keeping any and all plot details under lock and key, with only the vaguest bits of information leaking out in the lead up to the film’s release. We expect things to stay that way, too, and don’t imagine that even the upcoming full length trailer will spill very much.

Frankly, we’re quite alright with that, as it’ll actually be nice to step into a major blockbuster and not know every plot beat before the lights even go down. And in the case of The Last Jedi, there will certainly be a lot of surprises in store for us, as it’s being reported that at 150 minutes, it’ll be the longest film in the franchise. Though unconfirmed at the moment, a posting
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The Best Performances in Bad Movies — IndieWire Critics Survey

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The Best Performances in Bad Movies — IndieWire Critics Survey
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 is the best performance in an otherwise bad movie?

Joshua Rothkopf (@joshrothkopf), Time Out New York

There’s a Cult of Val (Kilmer, obviously) that I proudly belong to. Mainly it revolves around movies like “Real Genius,” “Top Secret!” and “Heat,” all excellent movies that don’t fit the parameters of this question. But you really don’t know Val until you’ve made your peace with Oliver Stone’s beyond-awful “The Doors.” The apocryphal anecdotes around Kilmer’s deep dive into Jim Morrison are insane: insisting that no one look him in the eye on set, wearing the same leather pants for months,
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First images from sci-fi actioner ‘The Time War’

Daniel Logan (Boba Fett from the Star Wars prequels) and Aaron Jacques have joined the cast of The Time War, the next sci-fi actioner from the team behind this Summer’s Rogue Warrior : Robot Fighter. The film, written/directed by Neil Johnson and starring Tracey Birdsall, features a superlative cast of sci-fi veterans including the aforesaid Logan, Star Trek III’s Stephen Manley and The Hobbit trilogy’s William Kircher. The late Christopher Lee provides narration for the movie.

Official synopsis:

During World War 2, the Nazis were alleged to be experimenting with Time Travel Technology. What if they were successful?

The Time War shows the consequences of Adolf Hitler traveling through time and re-writing history. Rather than taking a campy-cartoony stance on the notion, The Time War takes a more serious, scientific-based approach to the consequences of time travel and the theoretical multi-verse. As Adolf Hitler starts to re-write his genetics,
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First images from sci-fi thriller The Time War starring Daniel Logan, Tracey Birdsall and Christopher Lee

A batch of first look images have arrived online for the long-gestating Nazi time-travelling sci-fi thriller The Time War. Written and directed by Neil Johnson (Rogue Warrior: Robot Fighter), the film stars Daniel Logan – a.k.a. young Boba Fett from Star Wars: Episode IIAttack of the Clones – along with Tracey Birdsall, Aaron Jacques, Stephen Manley, William Kircher, and the late Christopher Lee in his final role as the narrator; take a look below…

According to Dark Horizons, the film is set in a world where Nazis experimented with time travel, and sees Adolf Hitler rewriting history, only to discover that cause and effect are not as simple as it may seem on paper. The Fuhrer “not only must deal with multiple versions of himself, but also his greatest nemesis – his own daughter Dijanne (Tracey Birdsall) who takes on his legacy of empire building and creates an army of
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Carrie Fisher's Personal Star Wars Scripts Go Up for Auction

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Carrie Fisher's Personal Star Wars Scripts Go Up for Auction
Carrie Fisher's hand annotated Star Wars scripts are going up for auction during a three- day Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds personal property action on October 7th through the 9th in Los Angeles, California. Profiles in History is in charge of the auctions and they expect the scripts to fetch some decent money, so if you are interested in any of these, they aren't going to go for cheap. These are important pieces of the Star Wars legacy and will be a worthy addition for any collector.

Fisher was known for taking her pencil out and crossing out some of the clunkier dialogue in the script and replacing it with her own witty dialogue. That fact is especially evident in her personal The Empire Strikes Back script, which has over 1,000 words handwritten by the actress in it. There are actually four scripts going up for auction, as she had two different ones for Empire.
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