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Aquaman Extended Trailer Delivers 5 Minutes of Intense DC Action

Aquaman Extended Trailer Delivers 5 Minutes of Intense DC Action
The extended trailer for James Wan's Aquaman has been released and it's our best look yet into the standalone Arthur Curry film that DC fans have been waiting for. Original planning from the studio had the movie hitting theaters this past summer, and then pushed back to this fall, but it will now come out at the end of December. Aquaman has been teased in the past, most notably from the San Diego Comic-Con first trailer, but that footage is nothing compared to what the studio has gifted us today in honor of New York Comic-Con.

Director James Wan has brought an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, Aquaman starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime-one that will not only force
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'Solo': 5 Reasons This 'Star Wars' Spinoff Stalled

'Solo': 5 Reasons This 'Star Wars' Spinoff Stalled
Hollywood is a place of endless insecurity and uncertainty – but over the last four decades, few things have been more of a sure thing than a Star Wars movie. Before this year, George Lucas' saga of a Tatooinian boy with major daddy issues had produced 10 movies, and with the exception of 2008's forgotten animated spinoff Star Wars: The Clone Wars, each has been a box-office colossus. (Of the other nine, only Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones failed to be that year's highest-grossing film. It was
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‘Star Wars’ Composer John Williams to Quit Franchise After Episode IX

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‘Star Wars’ Composer John Williams to Quit Franchise After Episode IX
John Williams says that “Star Wars: Episode IX” will be the last movie in the franchise he will score. “We know J.J. Abrams is preparing one now that I will hopefully do next year for him,” Williams said on radio station Kusc. “I look forward it. It will round out a series of nine, that will be quite enough for me.”

Williams has scored eight “Star Wars” films to date: “Star Wars,” “The Empire Strikes Back,” “Return of the Jedi,” “Phantom Menace,” “Attack of the Clones,” “Revenge of the Sith,” “The Force Awakens” and “The Last Jedi.”
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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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Does Snoke’s Jewellery Contain A Clue About His Backstory In Star Wars: The Last Jedi?

Who (or perhaps what?) is Supreme Leader Snoke, exactly?

Andy Serkis’ booming, Force-sensitive baddie was introduced as the chief antagonist of Lucasfilm’s current Star Wars trilogy, and true to his word, it’s fair to say that writer-director Rian Johnson refrained from revealing too much about Snoke in the newly-unveiled Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

But that hasn’t quelled the search for clues – if anything, it’s just encouraged fans to draw up their own weird and wonderful theories about Snoke’s origins. Take Pablo Hidalgo’s visual dictionary as an example. Designed to be a fitting tie-in for The Last Jedi, Hidalgo’s companion piece presents a detailed overview of the porgs, the Praetorian Guards and everything in between. Going one step further, Cbr has even spotted a potentially huge clue about Snoke. Minor spoilers to follow after the jump!

Go Inside The Star Wars: The Last
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Last Jedi Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score Is Lower Than Justice League

Last Jedi Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score Is Lower Than Justice League
Well, it's hard to say anyone saw this coming. Star Wars: The Last Jedi has finally arrived in theaters and fans are super excited about it. Or, at least they were. There was a ton of hype leading up to the release and, deservedly so, considering all of the questions Star Wars fans had after watching Star Wars: The Force Awakens two years ago. However, things are not going according to plan, as The Last Jedi now has a shockingly low audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes. How low? Believe it or not, it's even lower than the score Justice League currently has.

This likely comes as a huge surprise to anyone who was following the news leading up to the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Following the movie's world premiere, the social media reactions were almost universally positive. That led to an incredibly positive first wave of reviews from critics.
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A ranking of every “Star Wars” movie so far

In just a few hours, audiences will be excitedly lining up to see a brand new Star Wars film. That alone is worthy of celebration, but as I detailed earlier in the week, it also happens to be an excellent movie. Star Wars: The Last Jedi is a triumph, taking the franchise in bold new directions. With that in mind, why not go back and rank the series once again? That’s what I’m doing today, since the last time this was tackled, none of the new installments had come out. Now, you can see a full on layout of ever episode and story that has come from George Lucas’ initial lark. Enjoy this list, since I know I sure did. Here is how I would rank the films in the Star Wars franchise so far, and keep in mind…this is once again just how I see things.
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All About the Most Talked-About New Character From The Last Jedi: Admiral Holdo

You know what Star Wars hasn't had enough of? Female friends. The Phantom Menace showcased plenty of women, but it never clearly delineated whether the handmaidens are Padmé Amidala's friends as well as her decoys and bodyguards. Attack of the Clones, for the most part, isolates the queen-turned-Senator; she shares a teary farewell with her handmaiden Dormé when fleeing Coruscant and then strategizes with the new Queen of Naboo. Her scenes with Mon Mothma in the incipient rebellion against the Emperor were cut from the theatrical release of Revenge of the Sith. Padmé ends her arc as a lone female character in a story about men, much like Leia in the original trilogy. Although The Force Awakens includes more female characters, bonds of friendship do not connect them. Carrie Fisher's veteran General Leia Organa interacts only briefly with Daisy Ridley's scavenger loner Rey. Gwendoline Christie's Captain Phasma
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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Review: Here’s the Most Satisfying Star Wars Movie in Decades

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Review: Here’s the Most Satisfying Star Wars Movie in Decades
When Disney bought the entire Star Wars franchise from Lucasfilm for all the money in the galaxy, the deal forced a reckoning: Over 40 years, George Lucas garnered a massive and rabid fanbase for his singular vision of old-fashioned matinees refashioned for a galaxy far, far away — but it also remained tethered to his whims. (Knock those dopey prequels all you want, but they were the movies Lucas wanted to make.)

Millions of fans clamored for satisfaction after the first trilogy, but what they faced was an unwieldy assemblage of Star Wars media in a constant state of identity crisis. There was Jar Jar Binks; there was Hayden Christensen as a young Darth Vader; there were plans to re-release “Attack of the Clones” and “Revenge of the Sith” in 3D.

The first post-acquisition movie, J.J. Abrams'” The Force Awakens,” took some stabs at creating a more vital and singular vision,
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The Kill Counter: Star Wars Prequel Trilogy (Video)

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Ever wondered how many people lose their lives in any particular movie, be it action, horror, sci-fi, or even comedy? Well, we've got you covered with The Kill Counter, our hit series takes out the guesswork and counts every death on (and sometimes off) screen. Break out your calculator and try to keep up! On this week's episode, we take on George Lucas' prequel Star Wars trilogy, including The Phantom Menace, Attack Of The Clones, and Revenge Of The Sith... Read More...
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Why Star Wars: The Last Jedi Has A Lot To Live Up To

Neil Calloway on why the second films in Star Wars trilogies are the best…

Unless you’ve been hiding out on Dagobah or in the Outer Rim Territories, you’ll be aware that Star Wars: The Last Jedi is released this week. It’s a Star Wars movie, so has a lot to live up to, but it’s also the second film in the trilogy, so it will probably be the best one.

It’s not only the fact that Rian Johnson has been given carte blanche on his own Star Wars trilogy to follow this one, and personally I’m looking forward to him telling the story of the Gungans in great detail, but precedent also says it has the most potential.

In the same way that people who know these things say the even numbered Star Trek films are better than the odd numbered ones (don’t
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How Star Wars: The Last Jedi is this trilogy’s Empire Strikes Back (and how it’s not)

Ask any Star Wars fan who lived through the original trilogy’s initial theatrical release and there’s a 90% chance The Empire Strikes Back is their favorite. Attack of the Clones, not so much so there’s a 50/50 chance of a middle Star Wars film being the best one. If director Rian Johnson’s thoughts on Empire are any indication, The Last Jedi is poised to be the new trilogy’s best too. “I think Empire is just the most beautiful,” John son said. “All the films are beautiful but for my taste, I think the cinematography in Empire is the most gorgeous...read more
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Ranking the Star Wars Films by their Lightsaber Battles

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All cinematic lightsaber battles are not equal. This is a ranking of the Star Wars films based on the Lightsaber battles that they portray.

The Lightsaber is an iconic and unique part of the Star Wars universe much in the same way we associate the Proton Pack with Ghostbusters, or the phaser to Star Trek. The inclusion of this futuristic light sword into Star Wars came from George Lucas’ love of fantasy serials, which frequently featured characters with swords. Much in the same way that medieval Knights represented a regal and noble order of combatants, the Jedi represents an individual devoted towards upholding peace and justice. It was only fitting then that they received a weapon that would represent the dignity of their status and charge. Of course, those good guys need someone to fight, and so the major enemies of the Jedi also tend to have Lightsabers.

Aside from
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Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic – a movie trilogy waiting to happen

Rob Leane Dec 13, 2017

BioWare and Obsidian’s Old Republic games are ripe with cinematic potential. Here’s why we really want a film adaptation...

In November, Lucasfilm announced that Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson is developing a brand new trilogy within that galaxy far, far away. This new triumvirate of Star Wars movies will be "separate from the episodic Skywalker saga" that has dominated the franchise’s cinematic output thus far.

Millions of voices from the fandom suddenly cried out in anticipation, declaring that BioWare’s Knights Of The Old Republic (Kotor) games could be the perfect blueprint for a new Star Wars film trilogy. That’s despite the fact that Lucasfilm’s announcement clearly stated that Johnson’s trilogy "will introduce new characters from a corner of the galaxy that Star Wars lore has never before explored". Johnson himself subsequently confirmed that, as much as he loves the games,
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Boba Fett Actor Daniel Logan Uses Real Life Boba Fett Flamethrower to Attack a Boba Fett Dummy

Star Wars has teamed up with Ibm to bring a really cool video series to the internet called Science and Star Wars. This series tackles technological topics from the Star Wars universe and looks to see how close our world is getting to that tech. They’ve talked about Robotic Limbs, Bacta Tanks and Carbonite, and now they talk about the most famous bounty hunter from Star Wars, Boba Fett. In this video, they discuss some of the tools Boba uses in the Star Wars films including his armor, helmet, jetpack, and most importantly, the wrist flamethrower.

To add to this excitement, they get Daniel Logan who played young Boba Fett in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones to come in and use a knife, a laser, and even a mini flamethrower on a dummy of Boba Fett that uses Kevlar armor to test the effectiveness of these weapons.
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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

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

‘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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