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In Real Life R2-D2 Hated C-3Po and Called him “The Rudest Man I Met in My Life”

If you listen to Kenny Baker, the man inside of the original R2-D2, the real life actor that played C-3Po was kind of a jerk. He even called him “the rudest man I met in my life.”. That’s not exactly the sign of a healthy partnership for two characters that were supposed to be quite close in the original trilogy, but there was a lot of friction going into the movies as well as off screen. Chris Daniels has reportedly been kind of a jerk not only to Baker throughout the years but to fans as well. The guy behind

In Real Life R2-D2 Hated C-3Po and Called him “The Rudest Man I Met in My Life”
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Star Wars Actor Alfie Curtis Passes Away at 87

Lucasfilm Star Wars Actor Alfie Curtis Passes Away at 87'. Alfie Curtis, who played the menacing character who threatened Luke Skywalker in the Mos Eisley cantina scene in 1977’s Star Wars, has passed away. It’s been a heartbreaking year and a half for fans of the original Star Wars trilogy, beginning with the loss of Kenny Baker, the actor who embodied the lovable droid R2-D2, on August 13, 2016, at age 81; and the untimely death of Princess-turned-General Leia actor Carrie Fisher, who passed away at age 60 on December 27, 2016.
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Spoilers: Rian Johnson on a certain Star Wars: The Last Jedi character using Force powers

Warning: Spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi follow…

One of the complaints that fans have levelled at Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi is General Leia’s use of Force powers in order to save herself during one of the movie’s many space battles. Chatting with EW, Rian Johnson himself took the time to explains his reasoning for including the scene:

“She kept asking, ‘Leia’s a Skywalker, Luke gave her this speech in Jedi and told her basically, ‘You have this potential, too.’ It seemed to me it would be a really emotionally impactful thing to see her use it. I liked the idea it would be an instinctual thing. This would be more like stories you hear about parents of toddlers who get caught under cars and they get Hulk strength and lift the car up. It would be something in these
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Rian Johnson on Supreme Leader Snoke’s role in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi follow. You have been warned…

Supreme Leader Snoke was considered to be the biggest threat in the new Star Wars trilogy. Since his mysterious introduction in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the character has been the focus of a number of fan theories revolving around his identity, and his place in the Star Wars universe.

Well, for those who saw Star Wars: The Last Jedi this past weekend, those theories were put soundly (or rather violently) to rest, as Snoke became the victim of Kylo Ren’s wraith in a scene that you either loved or hated with a passion. Speaking to CinemaBlend, director Rian Johnson explains that big Last Jedi twist:

“That came out of the development of Kylo’s character. I kind of thought very early on, ‘Well, the most interesting thing to do with Kylo in this movie
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi deleted scenes detailed by Rian Johnson

Despite being the longest Star Wars movie to date with a running time of 2 hours and 32 minutes, director Rian Johnson previously revealed that his first cut of Star Wars: The Last Jedi ran for three hours, and now in an interview with Collider the filmmaker has been teasing some of the material that ended up on the cutting room floor.

Again I will give the caveat that the movie is better as a whole without any of them, but yeah man, there was some great stuff,” said Johnson. “There’s a whole extended sequence where Finn and Rose and DJ sneak through the Mega Destroyer when they’re kind of, after they sneak in with DJ and they’re trying to find the tracker. There’s a whole extended sequence. It’s a full sequence of like stuff with them sneaking through this big office area of the Mega
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Major Events Between Return of the Jedi and The Last Jedi Explained

Major Events Between Return of the Jedi and The Last Jedi Explained
The $4 billion dollar purchase of Lucasfilm saw Disney reorganizing the expanded universe into Star Wars Legends, with the six theatrical films and The Clone Wars series remaining canon as plans began for all new movies, shows, books, comics, and games. By the time audiences lined up for Episode VIII several story gaps between the events of Return of the Jedi and Star Wars: The Last Jedi had been filled in exciting ways.

Princess Leia marries Han Solo.

As every Star Wars fan knows, about four years after the Battle of Yavin depicted in A New Hope, the Rebel Alliance destroyed the second Death Star. The Prophecy of the Chosen One spoken about in Episode I is seemingly fulfilled with the destruction of the Sith. Former Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker, with the help of his son, kills the Emperor, thereby destroying both Darth Sidious and his own alter ego, Darth Vader.
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Spoilers: Rian Johnson and Mark Hamill discuss Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Warning. Major spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi follow…

After making the briefest of appearances in 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Mark Hamill returned to the galaxy far, far away this past weekend as fans finally got to catch up with Luke Skywalker post-Return of the Jedi in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. And, as we saw from the film, director Rian Johnson delivered a definitive conclusion to the Luke Skywalker story, with the Jedi Master becoming one with the force after manifesting a projection of himself to face Kylo Ren and allow the Resistance to escape the First Order following the Battle of Crait.

During an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Johnson revealed that he’d had extensive discussions with Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and the Lucasfilm Story Group before committing to the death of Luke Skywalker.

“I had huge hesitance,” said Johnson. “I was terrified.
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Rian Johnson says there was no set plan for the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy, defends Last Jedi humour

While Star Wars: The Last Jedi received an overwhelmingly positive reaction from critics, fans have been a little more mixed on the second chapter of Disney’s Star Wars Sequel Trilogy. One of the big complaints aimed towards the film is that it deviates from the seeds planted in Star Wars: The Force Awakens in favour of going off in its own direction, and director Rian Johnson has revealed to Deadline that Lucasfilm had no overarching story in place for the trilogy, and he was afforded full creative freedom to take Episode VIII where he wanted.

“That’s what’s been really cool about the storytelling process. There is definitely the idea that we know it is a three-movie arc. We know the first film is an introduction, then the middle act is training, meaning challenging the characters. The third is where they all come together and you have to resolve everything.
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens to $450 million worldwide

As you may have heard, the latest chapter of the Star Wars saga opened in theaters around the world this weekend, with Star Wars: The Last Jedi performing better than expected with a global opening weekend of $450 million (it had been tracking $425 million worldwide).

Domestically, Star Wars: The Last Jedi grossed $220 million, second only to the $248 million debut of Star Wars: The Force Awakens back in 2015 in terms of the biggest opening weekends of all time.

In the international markets the film amassed $230 million, including $36.7 million in the UK, $23.6 million in Germany and $18.1 million in France. Globally, it recorded the fifth biggest worldwide opening of all time after The Fate of the Furious, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Jurassic World and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2.

See Also: Rian Johnson discusses the Rey’s parents reveal in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

The Last Jedi
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Star Wars Fans Start Your Engines Hot Wheels Style

Everyone knows that I love Star Wars. If you didn’t know, you now do. Imagine my excitement when I came upon something that looked like this:

That is the Emperor in a forward racing position piloting an Imperial Shuttle (one of my favorite ship designs). This image comes from Hot Wheels’ new line of Star Wars Battle Rollers. There are currently 5 options available: Emperor Palpatine in the Imperial Shuttle, Darth Vader in Tie Fighter, Luke Skywalker in his X-Wing, Boba Fett piloting Slave I (can you spot the weird part there), and Rey in the Millennium Falcon. These are Die-Cast toys (hence made of metal) with a ball bearing as the base which allows them to roll, race, crash, drift, and more. They are currently selling online for $12.07 and look like fun stocking stuffers for the fan of any age.

In addition to these five racers, YakFace.com reports
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Rian Johnson discusses the Rey’s parents reveal in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Major spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi follow. You have been warned…

The two big questions coming out of 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens were: 1) ‘Who is Supreme Leader Snoke?’, and 2) ‘Who are Rey’s parents?’. While the first was simply tossed aside in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, as promised director Rian Johnson did give us an answer to the second, with Kylo Ren revealing that Rey is the offspring of two junkers on Jakku who sold her for drinking money.

The big reveal divided fans who have been debating Rey’s identity for the past two years, as well as sparking speculation that Kylo could have been lying to Rey in order to tempt her into joining him. However, according to Johnson himself, that isn’t the case – at least as far as he is concerned.

“I don’t think he’s lying in
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi concept art features a bald Kylo Ren

Games Radar has revealed a new piece of Star Wars: The Last Jedi concept art featuring Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren, which reveals that some consideration was given to the Master of the Knights of Ren ditching his flowing locks for the second chapter of the Sequel Trilogy. Let us know what you make of this bald Ben Solo look in the comments below…

See Also: Read our reviews of Star Wars: The Last Jedi here, here and here

In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi sees returning cast members Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn
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Mark Hamill says the Star Wars prequels are more original than The Force Awakens

To promote his return as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Mark Hamill has been chatting to Metro about the Star Wars saga, during which he has defended the much-maligned Prequel Trilogy, stating that Lucas’ movies were more original than Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

“What I thought was great about the prequels was the different technology that I had never seen before. All that CGI. And the fact that [George Lucas] wasn’t trying to do the same experience all over again. I thought The Force Awakens did that more than the early ones, because it had that the girl from a different planet, the Death Star, the Cantina sequence. [J.J. Abrams] was trying to figure out what was it about the original movies that everybody loved. And that’s a different thought process than what George would have done. Because he would go, ‘I had a beginning, middle, and
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Mark Hamill Plays a Secret Second Character in Last Jedi

Mark Hamill Plays a Secret Second Character in Last Jedi
Mark Hamill's performance in Star Wars: The Last Jedi was pretty amazing. To see somebody who was so full of hope in the first Star Wars trilogy go from that to the broken, disheveled man we see on Ahch-To is fascinating. Luke Skywalker has been through hell and he doesn't appear as if he has fully returned when Rey, Chewie, and R2-D2 come to ask for his help. Mark Hamill had to channel some dark times to get where he needed to be to play the broken-down Jedi, but knowing the actor's sense of humor, he also had to have a different creative outlet on the movie. Eagle-eyed moviegoers who stuck around hoping for a Marvel-like post credit scene noticed that Mark Hamill also plays a character named Dobbu Scay. Who the heck is Dobbu Scay?

While the credits are rolling, Mark Hamill's name comes up again as Dobbu Scay,
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi debuts to second-biggest ever opening day at the box office

After starting its North American theatrical run with the second biggest ever Thursday preview takings, Star Wars: The Last Jedi has carried that into its first full day at the box office, with the movie grossing $100.4 million on Friday, second only to Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ $119 million.

Having been tracking a $200 million domestic opening weekend, analysts are now suggesting a $208 million to $214 million debut for The Last Jedi, which would put it ahead of The Avengers ($207.4 million) and potentially Jurassic World ($208.8 million) for the second best opening weekend after The Force Awakens ($247.9 million).

International numbers are still to come in for Friday, but The Last Jedi had grossed $60.8 million from 48 markets by close of play on Thursday. Worldwide opening estimates for the film put its weekend at around $425 million.

See Also: Read our reviews of Star Wars: The Last Jedi here, here and here

In Lucasfilm’s
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Classic Star Wars Line Wasn't Cut from Last Jedi, So Where Is It?

Classic Star Wars Line Wasn't Cut from Last Jedi, So Where Is It?
Now that fans have had a chance to see Star Wars: The Last Jedi (some more than once), the movie has begun to sink in and new Easter Eggs are being revealed. But one particular Star Wars Easter Egg that has been included throughout the franchise was thought to be cut from this sequel. That's actually not true. It's just kind of hard to find. It has now been confirmed to actually exist by director Rian Johnson. The director had previously confirmed that there was a tribute to Carrie Fisher's dog Gary included in The Last Jedi before the movie even came out, with subtle and not-so-subtle Easter Eggs popping up everywhere throughout the long runtime, revealed thanks to eagle-eyed Star Wars fans. There are Spoilers ahead for The Last Jedi, so read at your own risk.

Speculation about The Last Jedi over the last year has run the gamut,
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10 Easter Eggs You Might Have Missed In Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is finally here, and it’s being met with widespread critical acclaim. That said, there is a certain disquiet rumbling amongst a subset of the fandom due to the movie’s bold choices and unexpected turns. In contrast to the familiar, nostalgia-tinged The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi is keen to challenge our presumptions about the saga.

All that said, it’s still made with a lot of love for what has come before and as such features many a nod to the previous films in the franchise. There are some great obvious ones, for example, such as R2-D2 replaying Leia’s hologram message from A New Hope, the attack on Crait calling back to the Battle of Hoth and, last but not least, the poorly-kept secret that was Yoda’s cameo.

However, Episode VIII also features a lot of callbacks and references that are much easier to miss.
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Fun Video Shows Kids Interviewing The Cast of Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Kids are adorable by nature and they have some of the best questions. PeopleTV just did a video where kids asked questions of the cast of Star Wars: The Last Jedi such as “Do you prefer R2-D2 or C-3Po?” The correct answer is R2-D2 (sorry Laura Dern), but it’s not just about the answer they give but the way that the cast answer these questions is hilarious. Gwendoline Christie is the funniest one in this video talking about having a crush on R2-D2 and playing with her own Bb-8 at home. Of course, you'll hear answers from John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill, Kelly Marie Tran, Benicio Del Toro, and Rian Johnson as well. The best thing about this video is that it has no spoilers for the upcoming movie, but it helps get you all excited for when you see it this weekend. What questions would
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi concept art features colourful alternate designs for the Porgs

Coinciding with the film’s release, Yahoo! Movies has shared a couple of pieces of concept art from The Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi which showcases a few alternate, colourful designs for Ahch-To’s inhabitants, the Porgs; take a look below…

See Also: Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s Rian Johnson “apologizes” for the Porgs

See Also: Read our reviews of Star Wars: The Last Jedi here, here and here

In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi 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
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Listen to John Williams’ full score for Star Wars: The Last Jedi

With Star Wars: The Last Jedi now in cinemas and well on its way to grossing one of the biggest opening weekends of all time, Disney Music has kindly released the full score to the movie from legendary composer John Williams. Check out the opening track here, and head on over to YouTube to listen to the full score…

See Also: Read our reviews of Star Wars: The Last Jedi here, here and here

In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi 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
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