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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. »
Sneak Peek young 'Han Solo' (Alden Ehrenreich) from "Solo: A Star Wars Story", the new feature focusing on the early years of the 'roguish space smuggler', co-starring Emilia Clarke ("Game Of Thrones"), opening May 25, 2018:
"...'Han Solo' was a cadet in the 'Empire' stationed in a forced labor camp where 'Wookiees' were made to do slave labor for the Empire.
"It wasn't long before Han developed disgust for the Empire's treatment of the Wookiee people...
"...and his friendship with the Wookiee slave 'Chewbacca' led to Han helping in a prison break.
"Han and Chewbacca became partners, and the two took smuggling jobs from various people, reputable and otherwise..."
"This was the hardest casting challenge of all time," said the producers about hiring Ehrenreich »
- Michael Stevens
The final trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi sent the internet into a bonafide tizzy. Fans were apoplectic at the scene where Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), flying his bad-assed Tie Interceptor, seems to target his mother, Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) on her ship. Then at the trailer's culmination, the idea that Rey (Daisy Ridley), in a quest to find her place in the madness, would entertain following Kylo Ren. These are all misdirects meant to whip up fan fervor. It's obvious from the quick cut edit that the last scene takes place in two different settings. Lucasfilm is all about clever marketing. Just as in the trailer for The Force Awakens, nothing from the actual film was given away. Besides, Star Wars fans would march on Lucasfilm with sharpened plastic lightsabers if Kylo Ren killed Han Solo and Princess Leia. He may have targeted her, but there isn't a »
The past 24 hours have been an absolute whirlwind for Star Wars fans, and things are just getting started.
With The Last Jedi‘s full-length trailer now out in the open, the Internet is awash with speculation and far-flung rumors, not to mention some fairly convincing theories drawn from the footage itself. In case you missed it, be sure to have a gander at our own trailer analysis, which cherry-picks eight crucial moments and examines what they could mean for The Last Jedi, the untitled Episode IX, and beyond.
But one thing that most people seemed to have missed was an interesting and no doubt intentional callback to an important moment from the prequel trilogy. Near the start of the new trailer, we see Kylo Ren leading some Flametroopers into a cavern on Crait. If the shot looked familiar, it’s because it should, as it echoes a similar moment from Revenge of the Sith, »
- Matt Joseph
How did we end up from there being thousands of Jedi Knights to The Last Jedi? The Jedi were rendered myths after most of the Order was destroyed by Emperor Palpatine and his first-in-command Darth Vader, during the events of Star Wars Episode III: The Revenge of the Sith. Nearly 10,000 Jedi Knights existed at the time, and it was presumed […]
The post ‘Star Wars’: Another Jedi Confirmed To Have Survived The Jedi Purge appeared first on /Film. »
- Hoai-Tran Bui
One of the first moves Disney made after buying Star Wars was to wipe away the tangled Extended Universe. Now Chewbacca was never crushed by a moon, there were never evil clones of Luke Skywalker called ‘Luuke‘ and ‘Luuuke‘ and, most tragically, Han Solo never fist fought a giant weasel.
But, sensing fresh pastures for Star Wars storytelling, Disney has been busy filling in the blanks between the films again. One of the most interesting bits of extended canon has been finding out what Darth Vader was up to between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. And now, thanks to Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith: The Choson One, Part VI by Charles Soule and Giuseppe Camuncoli, we have another piece of the puzzle.
Readers of the comic will have already seen Vader constructing his iconic red lightsaber and “bleeding” his new blade, as well as watching »
- David James
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 »
- Matt Joseph
For three seasons now, the CGI animated series Star Wars Rebels has focused on events occurring in a galaxy far, far away after the fall of the Galactic Republic in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. The fourth and final season will hit Disney Xd this month, and a new trailer teases the adventures to come. Watch […]
The post ‘Star Wars Rebels’ Season 4 Trailer Shows How a Rebellion Starts appeared first on /Film. »
- Chris Evangelista
What better way to celebrate 40 years of Star Wars than an anthology designed to recount all of the many untold stories scattered across Lucasfilm’s galaxy far, far away?
Well, that’s exactly what Renée Ahdieh set out to do with Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View, a recently-released novel packed to the rafters with unsung heroes and tales of valor, villainy, and far-flung quests to save the galaxy. Available from October 2nd, Star Wars fans have discovered a treasure trove of content pertaining to Lucasfilm’s crown jewel, though Screen Rant has gone one step further to suggest that From a Certain Point of View contains some story clues that relate to the long-rumored Obi-Wan Kenobi spinoff.
- Michael Briers
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, »
Star Wars Rebels has gathered an ardent following over the years thanks to the unique position it occupies in the Star Wars canon, filling the gap between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. What’s more, the show’s original group of characters, Ezra Bridger, Hela Syndulla, Sabine Wren and the rest of the crew of the Ghost, have grown into fan favourites. The upcoming fourth season is much-anticipated, then, as it’s set to be the final run of the series, bringing the timeline right up to the events of Rogue One (as teased in the recent trailer).
Now, the synopses for the first six episodes have arrived online, courtesy of Jedi Insider. They don’t reveal much, but they do tease a fierce battle growing between our Rebel heroes and the Empire. In particular, their nemesis – Grand Admiral Thrawn.
“Heroes of Mandalore: Part One”
Sabine leads Ezra, »
- Christian Bone
Sideshow Collectibles has revealed its upcoming sixth scale Obi-Wan Kenobi figure form the Star Wars Mythos line. The collectible features a likeness of the Jedi Master, envisioned by Sideshow artists during the time between Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope. It comes with a range of interchangeable accessories and is available to pre-order now, priced at $260; take a look at the official promotional images here…
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Sideshow is thrilled to introduce a return to the world of the Star Wars Mythos line, with the Obi-Wan Kenobi Sixth Scale Figure.
The Obi-Wan Kenobi Sixth Scale Figure captures the period in the Jedi’s life as envisioned prior to A New Hope, following Revenge of the Sith. He features a detailed likeness as imagined by Sideshow artists to represent an aged Ben Kenobi who has »
- Amie Cranswick
Ok, so a lot of you like to discredit Internet scamp Mike Zeroh and his many Star Wars: The Last Jedi rumors, theories and ideas. But when they are backed up by merchandise, perhaps there is some truth to what is being sold in his weekly video updates on this impending sequel. Today we have a very interesting piece of intel that we haven't heard before. And a toy to prove it's true. It deals with the resurrection of a Sith legend. So stop reading now if you wish to avoid Spoilers.
If this is true, we will definitely be seeing Ian McDiarmid reprise his iconic role as Emperor Palpatine. At this point, you may want to pull a good old fashion Luke Skywalker, 'No, that's impossible!' After all, Palpatine died after being thrown down a Death Star shaft by Darth Vader at the end of Return of the Jedi »
The journey to The Last Jedi continues, and don’t we know all about it.
Rian Johnson’s long-anticipated Star Wars sequel is now only three months away, but it’s fair to say that Disney and Lucasfilm have been tremendously measured in dolling out new information. And that’s even after you consider last night’s stellar media dump, which brought us closer to key members of the Resistance, the First Order, and those delightful little porgs. Word is the Mouse House plans to lift the curtain on The Last Jedi‘s full trailer on October 9th, though we should stress that Mark Hamill quickly retracted his alleged reveal.
And so, until that vacuum is filled, the Internet continues to dredge up all sorts of rumors and wistful speculation relating to Star Wars: The Last Jedi, with the latest arriving by way of Star Wars News Net. Citing Christian Blauvelt’s official novel, »
- Michael Briers
A new Topps Trading Card has just revealed what could very well be Luke Skywalker's final costume for Star Wars 8. Luke was barely seen in The Force Awakens, but that's about to change as we get into The Last Jedi coming up in December. The story is based heavily on the relationship between young Rey and Jedi Master Luke Skywalker as she begins her Jedi training on the island of Ahch-To. Which is where Luke has been hiding out for the last several years. A lot of promotional material for the movie has seen a few different costumes for Luke, but a new Topps card has presumably revealed what he will look like towards the end of the movie.
There has been a lot of focus shifted towards Luke's robes as of late and it is well known that he will be wearing a lighter colored robe at the beginning »
It's been heavily rumored that the Han Solo spin-off will give us our first look at two planets that have been talked about, but never seen on the big screen. Star Wars will continue its tradition of adding new locations with the Han Solo movie, finally bringing the additions of Corellia and Kessel. Fans have wondered about these 2 planets and whether they will show up in the movie as soon as it was officially announced that we were going to get a young Han Solo spin-off. Now it appears that we might finally get to see them on the big screen.
The new Making Star Wars Podcast reports that Corellia and Kessel will both be locations featured in the Han Solo movie, as well as news on what the Millennium Falcon looks like during this period. Corellia is Han Solo's home planet and Kessel is obviously famous for the Kessel »
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. »
Right, so let’s look at the Colin Trevorrow situation then. It was revealed this week that Trevorrow (Jurassic World) had become the fourth director since the Disney-era to vacate the director’s chair, exiting Star Wars: Episode IX over creative differences. “Lucasfilm and Colin Trevorrow have mutually chosen to part ways on Star Wars: Episode IX,” the Lucasfilm press release said. “Colin has been a wonderful collaborator throughout the development process, but we have all come to the conclusion that our visions for the project differ. We wish Colin the best and will be sharing more information about the film soon.” The Hollywood Reporter added that rumours of Trevorrow leaving had been circling since June just before the release of The Book of Henry »
- Luke Owen
It's been well over a year since Star Wars: The Force Awakens blasted into our galaxy, and we're still processing. While there are some lingering questions about the latest trilogy, one glaring mystery seems to stick out among the rest: who the hell are Rey's parents? While there are plenty of plausible theories, one insane internet claim out there alleges the most unexpected lineage for Rey: she could be related to Emperor Palpatine. Is Rey the granddaughter of the evil Sith Lord? We're unpacking all the most prominent evidence so you can decide for yourself. Her Fighting Style Is Similar Rey's first move in her lightsaber duel with Kylo Ren is a forward stab. This also happens to be the exact same first move Emperor Palpatine executes in Revenge of the Sith. It's also worth noting that these are the only two Force-sensitive individuals to use this form of attack. »
- Ryan Roschke
If the folks at Making Star Wars are to be believed, it won’t just be Han Solo and Lando Calrissian who have a different look in next year’s Han Solo: A Star Wars Story, as the iconic spaceship the Millennium Falcon is said to have a new paint scheme similar to a toy produced for its appearance in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.
The site reports that: “The Falcon is brand new and owned by Lando in the untitled Han Solo film. It has blue detailing all over it with a white base coat of paint. The other interesting detail is that we finally see the Falcon doing what it is supposed to do with cargo. Basically there’s an attachment that hooks into the front of the ship’s front “forks” and that elongates the front of the ship. It looks seamless but »
- Gary Collinson
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