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06-17-2017 10:52 PM
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Quote:STAR WARS is coming to everything digital! All of em! With extra extras!

Disney sent over the press release for this day, long awaited by the fanbase of the one true saga. Yes, put it on your iPad and go and go and go at the gym. Boring class that you're recording anyways? Watch STAR WARS! At a restaurant with a boring friend, Watch STAR WARS! Never ever stop watching STAR WARS! Because we'll never ever run out! We'll have New STAR WARS soon, and we need to remember to watch all of these because once the new ones come... we'll be watching them so much we'll probably have less time in our lives to constantly watch these! And they come with extra extras!!! Cuz there's one certainty in this universe... I CAN WATCH PEOPLE TALK ABOUT STAR WARS NON STOP! Everytime I hear a new fact, I call a series of buddies and we all geek about it. SO - if you're like me, I've already Pre-Ordered the 6 here:

for $99!!! which includes all of these:

Here's the Press Release with all the Details and individual links if you just want to cherry pick your favorites:

Disney, Lucasfilm and 20th Century Fox Announce

The most iconic movie collection of all time

Becomes available for the first time

On Digital HD on April 10, 2015

Now the Force will be with you – everywhere!

BURBANK, Calif. – April 6, 2015 – As anticipation builds for the December release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the first new film in the Star Wars Saga in a decade, The Walt Disney Studios, Lucasfilm Ltd., and 20th Century Fox today announced the upcoming release of The Star Wars Digital Movie Collection. For the first time ever, all six epic films in the Saga, from The Phantom Menace to Return of the Jedi, will be available on Digital HD throughout the galaxy – or at least here on Earth – globally beginning Friday, April 10.

“Since the debut of the first film nearly 40 years ago, Star Wars has become a worldwide phenomenon with legions of fans from every generation,” said Alan Bergman, President, The Walt Disney Studios. “It’s only fitting that audiences enjoy this legendary Saga and its many fascinating behind-the-scenes stories on a wide variety of platforms, and we’re very excited to finally bring all six films to Digital HD for the first time.”

“We’re thrilled that fans will be able to enjoy the Star Wars Saga on their digital devices wherever they go,” commented Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy. “These films broke new ground in technology, design, sound, and visual effects, and we’ve created some very special bonus material which delves into the Saga’s rich history, including new and never-before-released conversations between legendary Star Wars artists – the masters who helped George bring his iconic universe to life.”

With Star Wars: Episodes I-VI available for purchase as a complete digital movie collection and individually, viewers will have the Rebel forces at their beck and call across their favorite devices anywhere – sunbathing at the beach, relaxing in their living room with friends, or waiting to board a flight to Endor (or elsewhere).

Enhancing the movie collection are a host of never-before-seen special features including Star Wars: Discoveries from Inside and insightful Conversations between key contributors from across this celebrated film franchise, plus a curated collection of classic Star Wars extras from each film. These are the droids you’re looking for:



*Digital bonus offerings may vary by retailer

STAR WARS EPISODE I: The Phantom Menace

Conversations: Doug Chiang Looks Back
Discoveries From Inside: Models & Miniatures
Legacy content includes “The Beginning”; The Podrace: Theatrical Edit;plus eight deleted scenes.

STAR WARS EPISODE II: Attack of the Clones

Conversations: Sounds In Space
Discoveries From Inside: Costumes Revealed
Legacy content includes “From Puppets To Pixels: Digital Characters In Episode II”; State Of The Art: The Previsualization Of Episode II; and “Films Are Not Released, They Escape”; plus Episode II Visual Effects Breakdown Montage and six deleted scenes.

STAR WARS EPISODE III: Revenge of the Sith

Conversations: The Star Wars That Almost Was
Discoveries From Inside: Hologram & Bloopers
Legacy content includes documentaries “Within A Minute: The Making Of Episode III”; The Journey Part 1; and The Journey Part 2; plus six deleted scenes.

STAR WARS EPISODE IV: A New Hope (20th Century Fox)

Conversations: Creating A Universe
Discoveries From Inside: Weapons & The First Lightsaber
Legacy content includes “Anatomy Of A Dewback”; Star Wars Launch Trailer; plus eight deleted scenes.

STAR WARS EPISODE V: The Empire Strikes Back

Conversations: The Lost Interviews
Discoveries From Inside: Matte Paintings Unveiled
Legacy content includes “A Conversation With The Masters” (2010); “Dennis Muren: How Walkers Walk”; “George Lucas On Editing The Empire Strikes Back 1979”; and “George Lucas On The Force: 2010”; plus six deleted scenes.

STAR WARS EPISODE VI: Return of the Jedi

Conversations: The Effects
Discoveries From Inside: The Sounds Of Ben Burtt
Legacy content includes “Classic Creatures: Return Of The Jedi”; “Revenge Of The Jedi Teaser Trailer”; Return Of The Jedi Launch Trailer; “It Began TV Spot”; “Climactic Chapter TV Spot”; plus five deleted scenes.


About The Walt Disney Studios

For over 90 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world.

Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios; Disneynature; Marvel Studios; Disney|Lucasfilm; and Touchstone Pictures, the banner under which live-action films from DreamWorks Studios are distributed. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!.

About Lucasfilm Ltd.

Lucasfilm Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is a global leader in film, television and digital entertainment production. In addition to its motion-picture and television production, the company's activities include visual effects and audio post-production, cutting-edge digital animation, interactive entertainment software, and the management of the global merchandising activities for its entertainment properties including the legendary STAR WARS and INDIANA JONES franchises. Lucasfilm Ltd. is headquartered in northern California.

Lucasfilm, the Lucasfilm logo, STAR WARS and related properties are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. STAR WARS © & TM 2015 Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved. All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners.

About 20th Century Fox

One of the world’s largest producers and distributors of motion pictures, 20th Century Fox Film produces, acquires and distributes motion pictures throughout the world. These motion pictures are produced or acquired by the following units of 20th Century Fox Film: Twentieth Century Fox, Fox 2000 Pictures, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox International Productions, and Twentieth Century Fox Animation.

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06-21-2017 03:46 AM
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So heroine and ecstasy is what killed Carrie Fisher? Hardcore.
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06-25-2017 04:25 PM
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Richie Cunnigham takes over 'Han Solo' -

Quote:Han Solo: What Ron Howard's Hiring as Director Says About Lucasfilm's Star Wars Spinoffs

Opinion: Lucasfilm is within their rights to replace Lord & Miller, but weren't the Anthology films supposed to offer fans something new

By Jim Vejvoda Today’s official announcement that Oscar winner Ron Howard will replace Phil Lord and Chris Miller as the director of the Han Solo movie indicates that Lucasfilm is not looking to significantly shake things up when it comes to their burgeoning Star Wars anthology films.

The initial hiring of comedic directors Lord and Miller, the helmers behind the irreverent Jump Street flicks and The LEGO Movie, suggested an acerbic, but still loving take on the beloved franchise was in store. But according to reports, Lucasfilm and Han Solo co-writer Lawrence Kasdan ultimately balked at the duo’s going off-script and their more comedic take on the Corellian smuggler and his origin story. Now, with Howard coming aboard to finish shooting and reshape the film throughout post-production, it would appear that Lucasfilm will get the Han Solo movie it wanted, and that film would seem to be one more in line with what the company deems a Star Wars movie should look, feel, and behave like.

Unless Lucasfilm is now going to significantly reshoot Han Solo as they did Rogue One then Howard will have to reshape and cherry pick what scenes, moments, and jokes Lord and Miller already shot and then massage the film into the tone and narrative Lucasfilm and Kasdan envision. Can Howard’s approach even mesh with Lord and Miller’s? Will it result in a defanged endeavor, a biteless comedy, a hodgepodge of a movie suffering from an identity crisis? It’s simply too early to tell. Rogue One was massively overhauled, but it’s tough to argue with the resulting largely positive reviews and billion-dollar gross at the worldwide box office as evidence that Lucasfilm was wrong to throw its weight around on that one. After all, this is all work-for-hire with directors there to serve the brand, the company, and the material and not the other way around. These are corporate products not fan films.

These are corporate products not fan films.

Lord and Miller’s removal was perfectly within Lucasfilm’s rights as the producer of this movie. Lucasfilm obviously loves Star Wars, it knows Star Wars, and it’s there to protect Star Wars. But at some point, in order for any franchise to remain vibrant, new approaches and fresh ideas are necessary. Not every Star Wars movie should have to feel, move, or look like the Skywalker Saga episodes. But maybe, to Lucasfilm, they do. Perhaps Lucasfilm isn’t as comfortable moving away from the characters let alone the style of the Skywalker Saga as fans and industry observers had originally thought when the idea of anthology films was announced. The first two Star Wars Stories (Rogue One and Han Solo) explore characters and events leading up to A New Hope. Yes, some of their characters are new, but in the end we know all roads will eventually lead to Luke and the Rebellion destroying the Death Star thanks to Han Solo swooping in at the last moment following his off-screen change of heart.

But weren’t Star Wars' Anthology films supposed to be a chance for filmmakers to explore new corners of the Star Wars universe and to tell new stories, to experiment, explore, and play in this giant sandbox George Lucas created? And, if that remains the case, then wouldn’t that mean eventually making a film with a different tone and style from the Skywalker Saga/Episodes? Lord and Miller’s filmmaking style would suggest they were heading in such a new direction, whereas Howard’s more mainstream style suggests a Han Solo film in line with the Skywalker Saga that spawned the character.

Howard is a talented filmmaker and an old colleague of Lucasfilm’s, having made Willow for them (from a story by Lucas) back in 1988. Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy clearly knew she needed someone she could rely on and not be in a constant creative struggle with as the Han Solo movie wraps filming and moves into post in order to meet its May 2018 release date. Bringing in a studio filmmaker like Howard, a man who projects an amiable and easy to work with manner, means Kennedy and Co. are getting a seasoned pro who can get the nuts and bolts of making the picture done, while working within a corporate system and not make many waves.

Howard’s filmography reveals a journeyman filmmaker in line with the old school TV directors he worked with as a young actor in the 1960s and ‘70s. He can make dramas (Apollo 13, Backdraft), comedies (Gung Ho, Splash), thrillers (Ransom, the Da Vinci Code films), westerns (The Missing, Far and Away), the fantastical (Cocoon, Willow), prestige pics (Frost/Nixon, A Beautiful Mind). All of them are mainstream fare, some stronger than others, but all competently made and safe for mass consumption. Not that there’s anything wrong with that; Howard’s had some box office flops of late, but audiences have largely shown up to see the movies he has directed for over thirty years now. I'm a fan of many of his films.

But Howard is a far cry from the filmmakers who took what seemed like such bad ideas – a big screen comedy version of the dramatic, ‘80s cop show 21 Jump Street or a feature film about LEGOs – and turned them into critical and commercial gold. What filmmakers like Lord and Miller could have done with a property like Han Solo sparked debate and intrigue, whereas it’s much easier to imagine what Howard might yield with that same material. Lucasfilm obviously prefers the latter approach.

While every studio and film have their turbulent moments during production – Pixar Animation has replaced directors mid-production on five of their 18 films – so far each of Lucasfilm’s publicly announced Star Wars spinoffs has been met with behind-the-scenes drama (and lots of resulting press speculation). Lord and Miller’s creative clashes with Lucasfilm transpired in the aftermath of Rogue One’s major retooling – with director Gareth Edwards still involved but consulting with Tony Gilroy during reshoots, editing and rewrites – and director Josh Trank’s exit from his unspecified A Star Wars Story (for reasons that may have had more to do with Trank’s personal behavior than necessarily whatever his take was on that now-scuttled spinoff). This recurring director-producer conflict suggests there is an identity crisis over what a “Star Wars Story” actually is.

Ultimately, though, every series needs to renew itself if it is going to evolve and survive.

Are the spinoffs really meant to be a chance to tell new stories, maybe with radically different approaches and styles from past Star Wars films, or are they simply addendums to the mainstream Skywalker Saga films and thus have to fall in line with the vibe and direction of those entries? Given the creative struggles faced by Edwards, Trank, and most recently Lord and Miller, it would seem reasonable to conclude Lucasfilm prefers the spinoffs be creatively and tonally in line with Episodes I-IX. Lucasfilm knows that approach to telling Star Wars stories works, so there is not much incentive, business-wise at least, to radically shake things up from a creative standpoint.

Ultimately, though, every series needs to renew itself if it is going to evolve and survive. The hiring of a filmmaker in the vein of Ron Howard doesn’t suggest a massive reinvention of Star Wars or its spinoffs is in store. It doesn’t mean Han Solo is going to be a bad film, or any less of a fun time at the movies, but it certainly seems like Lucasfilm, through Howard, is piloting the Han Solo film into far safer territory than the course its more unorthodox original directors had charted for it. May the Force be with them all.

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Quote:Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Ahch-To's mysterious inhabitants, D23 rumours, and everything you need to know

Fast Facts:

Star Wars: The Last Jedi release date: December 15, 2017
Director: Rian Johnson
Cast: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Gwendoline Christie, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Benicio Del Toro, Andy Serkis, Kelly Marie Tran
Writers: Rian Johnson

Update: July 14 - Fresh info about the mysterious guardians of Ahch-To

Things have quietened down on the news front ahead of the D23 Expo this weekend, but, as ever, are on it. This small but lovely bit of info comes is about Porgs, the birdlike guardians of Ahch-To, where Luke, Rey, R2-D2 and Chewbacca are at the start of The Last Jedi.

The article mentions a cute scene where one of the creatures lands on R2's head. For anyone experiencing Jar Jar related palpitations as they read this, remain calm: to me, the Porgs feel more like the Ewoks. And while they weren't the coolest thing in the original trilogy, they did help us understand more about the likes of Chewy and C3PO. There's something nice about seeing peripheral Star Wars characters interacting with the weirder elements of the Star Wars universe. It builds personality, and brings levity to an episode that could otherwise be rather dark. Give Porgs a chance, yeah?
Update: July 14 - New footage incoming at D23 Expo?

Maybe. There's not much to go on, but we know that Rian Johnson will be at the event, and there's no Star Wars panel at San Diego Comic Con 2017, suggesting this would be the perfect place to reveal something new and Star Wars-y. We're unlikely to get a new trailer, but pay attention to the Live Action Film panel on Saturday - we may get a recut version of the old trailer with some snippets of fresh footage. Truthfully, it's more likely we'll get a name for the troubled Han Solo movie, and some other nice info. How about *whisper it* some Obi-wan movie news, please?

***Original article continues below***

We might not be approaching the final trench run for The Star Wars: The Last Jedi just yet, but we certainly know where the Death Star is. We have the plans. We know the weaknesses. We’ve seen the Star Wars: The Last Jedi teaser trailer; we’ve got a beautiful, enticing poster; and we've had some beautiful, revealing shots of the cast via Vanity Fair, all of which you can find below. You’ll also find cast details, plot speculation and comprehensive page of the best Star Wars: The Last Jedi theories.
Star Wars 8 director is indie sensation Rian Johnson

Rian Johnson is writing and directing. Don’t know who he is? He wrote and directed the excellent and utterly unique Brick in 2005, a brilliant, hard-bitten film noir pastiche set in a high school. He also did brutal time-travel fable Looper in 2012, so between the two he couldn’t be a better fit for what’s inevitably going to be the darker middle section of the trilogy. Also, his first short film was called Evil Demon Golf Ball From Hell!!!, which sounds like nothing if not an exasperated casual slur for a Death Star.

Johnson revealed that Luke Skywalker is at the heart of the Star Wars 8 story. Speaking to USA Today, he explained that, “what’s going on with Luke Skywalker?” is the central question surrounding the upcoming movie. He also said that he wanted Star Wars 8 to be, “a blast and to be funny and to be a ride the way The Force Awakens and the original Star Wars movies were.” Less like a bleak reflection of Empire Strikes Back than many were expecting, then, but still exciting.

He’s also uncompromising about to delivering his vision. Johnson decided that the scar Kylo Ren got fighting Rey at the end of The Force Awakens looked goofy, so he fixed it. If you thought Kylo Ren looked different, well spotted.
Star Wars 8 release date is December 15, 2017

At the moment we’ve got a release date for the UK and US of December 15, 2017, although bizarrely, the Czech Republic, Poland, and Russia can apparently catch it a day earlier on December 14. There are some reports that it will be released a day earlier than originally planned in the UK, though, but nothing has been confirmed by the studio yet. Premieres for The Force Awakens happened four days before the US cinematic release, so you should be on full spoiler alert for Episode 8 from December 11 onwards. Seriously, turn the internet off.

We've just heard that
will be released on the 14th of December in the UK, a day earlier than previously announced. 6, 2017

It’s a shame they moved the original May 26, 2017 release date - we could have already watched it 10 times by now and it means we’re missing out on the ‘May the Force’ jokes - but the prospect of another Star Wars Christmas makes up for it. Let’s hope we head to Hoth for all the festive feels.
The Star Wars 8 trailer is here!

Well, the teaser trailer is, at least. We finally got to see it at Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017, and while it's not going to break all-time internet records – or eclipse the first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens which reached 17.7m YouTube views in 24 hours – the Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer hit a not-too-shabby 16.8m views in just under a day. You can watch it below, and don't miss our list of 10 questions we have after watching The Last Jedi trailer.

There are also rumour of another trailer, detailed on the BBFC has classified a new trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and the evidence suggests it's different from the one we saw in April.

It makes some sense, although official sources have suggested another trailer is a long way off. There's a chance it could just be what we've seen already, but shorter. Either way, we'll be expecting something new at either the D23 Expo on July 15, or San Diego Comic Con on July 22.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi Vanity Fair images are incredible

Vanity Fair has released a stack of new Star Wars: The Last Jedi photos, and they're basically incredible. I've included them in a gallery below, but hit the link if you want to see them in their uncropped glory. Not only do they reveal details about loads of things we've speculated about below - such as Benicio Del Toro's man in black, and Laura Dern's magnificent hair - but they're worth staring at if only to marvel at the absurd talent of photographer Annie Leibovitz. Seriously. Every single one is a work of art.
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Star Wars 8 costumes revealed for Kylo Ren and Rey

We now know what Rey will be wearing in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, thanks to special skins revealed as part of a Star Wars Battlefront 2 pre-order bonus. As you can see, it's very Qui-Gon Jinn. You might scoff and say "robes, innit?", but it's actually the hair that's the biggest hint. Does this hint at a narrative link to everyone's least favourite JedI? Probably not, but it's a strong look nonetheless.

There's another snippet of information we can glean from the same piece of promotional art. Kylo Ren's outfit has changed slightly - his hooded cloak has been replaced by a flowing black cloak reminiscent of Grandpa Vader. This links to prior speculation that Ren would be wearing the cape in homage to his Dark Side relative. How did it manage to survive being burned at the end of Return of the Jedi? Who knows. Maybe Vader had spares. But it's very in character for Ren, and would be a smart throwback to the earlier films.
Star Wars 8 cast has a few surprise names

Everyone who isn’t dead is coming back, and yes, that does include Gwendoline Christie’s Captain Phasma. Let’s break down all the new characters:

We’ve got more details about Benicio Del Toro's mysterious man in black, but you might might want to skip this paragraph if you want to go into the movie spoiler-free. reports that Del Toro's character is a grimy, suspicious mess. Here's where it gets really cool, though: his ship is apparently completely at odds with the character. While he's an unkempt wreck, his craft is positively luxurious, putting the Millennium Falcon to shame. The suggestion here is that he's part of a jailbreak, and that Finn and Kellie Marie Tran's character are busting him out - which explains his appearance. Either that, or his character is deliberately not who he seems - a classic Star Wars twist we've seen before with Yoda and Obi-wan.

We finally know who Kelly Marie Tran will be playing in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. She’s a new hero called Rose, but she’s not an ace pilot or an steely bounty hunter - she's part of the Resistance's maintenance crew. That simplicity is part of her appeal, according to Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson - it’s the encouraging idea that anyone can step up and become a hero.

The positively regal Laura Dern is apparently playing someone “very aristocratic”. And, as anyone who’s seen any Star Wars films knows, this is code for ‘hair that looks like an exotic pastry’. Except that in Laura Dern’s case, her hair is pink. Dern revealed in an interview with Yahoo News that she won't even tell her own children who she's playing. This is partly because she want to save her children the constant, probing questions from their friends. Obviously, I'm going to speculate wildly and assume that the level of secrecy is because she's A Big Deal. Did someone say Rey's mum?

Warwick Davis is back, because it wouldn't be Star Wars without him.

Also appearing in unconfirmed roles are the astonishingly wonderful Gugu Mbatha-Raw; and, most bizarrely of all, eccentric British comedy legend Ade Edmonson appears in a super-secret role.

Elsewhere, Yoda voice actor Frank Oz was suspiciously coy when asked about about The Last Jedi. When questioned about the film in a Variety review, the legendary actor and puppeteer replied, "I’ve been asked not to talk about it." It might mean nothing, or it could hint at a fascinating flashback.

And finally, there's no positive way of spinning the loss of an icon like Carrie Fisher, but at least we know we'll get to see her as Leia Organa one final time in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Disney CEO Bob Iger has confirmed that her role in the upcoming movie is whole and untouched, and the episode remains unchanged following her death.

Star Wars 8 - Han Solo to return?

Harrison Ford has never been officially confirmed as being in the cast, but his name did briefly appear on a casting call document for the film, before swiftly disappearing after the entire internet shouted “Look! Harrison Ford’s name on an Episode 8 casting call document!”. The late Carrie Fisher let it slip during the Star Wars Celebration that there may be a funeral scene for Han, and multiple sources are reporting that an attempt will be made on Leia’s life during the funeral.
Star Wars 8 plot will continue where the last film ended

For the first time, a Star Wars sequel is going to continue right from the end of the previous film. In fact, the end of The Force Awakens was changed to accommodate this. The Last Jedi director told Entertainment Weekly that he asked JJ Abrams to change the ending of the The Force Awakens. BB-8 was originally going to accompany Rey to Ahch-To, but Johnson wanted R2-D2 to join her instead. It’s intended to echo the events of The Empire Strikes Back, in which R2 went with Luke to train on Dagobah. It’s a cool touch that recalls George Lucas’s famous line about poetry. Except this time it’s actually true.

We know that Daisy Ridley has been back to shoot a continuation of her climactic meeting with Luke Skywalker, and we also know that said scene will start off Luke’s full-scale return to the story. Hamill said recently that Luke will be far chattier this time - he didn’t have a single line in The Force Awakens - and the stuff he says will be worth listening to. “Rian Johnson is amazing. His dialogue will make you forget ‘May the Force be with you’.” That’s a bold claim.

We also know that Finn’s feeling better in Star Wars 8, thanks to a prolonged spell in a bacta tank, but there are internet rumours about him being paralysed. Truthfully, he’s probably not. Apparently, Finn heads off with Poe Dameron and Kelly Marie Tran’s informant character to track down the assailants who attacked Leia at Han’s funeral. It bears many similarities to a script that leaked earlier this year, which hinted at a possible traitor inside the Resistance. If handled correctly, this could be a great foil to the mystical stuff happening with Rey and Luke, as well as a smart way to broaden the scope and introduce new characters.

Word is that the enigmatic Knights of Ren are going to make a far more explicit appearance this time around, engaging in open battle in an apparently ‘massive’ set-piece. We’ll get no more specific than that here, but full details can be found via this link right here, should you have no respect for the power of surprise. Expect more Snoke, too - a spoiler dump on Reddit has been picked up by It suggests that Leia might have a showdown with Snoke at the star of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. It suggests that Leia is captured by Captain Phasma early in the film - which ties in with the rumour above that she's attacked during Han's funeral - and it leads to a face-to-actual-face showdown with the Supreme Leader. Leia, or course, isn't having any of his fire-damaged-Lego-faced tomfoolery. You simply don't mess with her.
Star Wars 8 name is Star Wars: The Last Jedi - but what does it mean?

We know that the next movie in the Star Wars series will be Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but the bigger question is ‘what does that mean?’ The fact that Luke is ‘the last Jedi’ is explicitly referenced in the opening crawl of The Force Awakens, but international translations of the Star Wars 8 name suggest this may no longer be the case. The title also directly relates to a line spoken by Luke the teaser trailer - he wants the Jedi order to end. If that’s the case, it’s hard to argue against the title being explicitly about him. The suggestion here is that the Jedi Order wasn’t enough to stop the Empire, so Luke is looking for a second path that incorporates elements of both the Dark and Light side of The Force - the so-called Grey Jedi we’ve talked about before.
Star Wars 8 poster hints at the themes of the film

The first Star Wars: The Last Jedi poster was revealed at Star Wars Celebration, and it’s a wonderful throwback to the older posters. Rey is striking a very similar pose to the one seen in the New Hope poster, taking the place of her new mentor. Kylo Ren’s positioning, opposite Luke, is also significant, as is the stark contrast between red and blue. Again, this hints at the conflict between the Light and Dark sides of the Force. You can expect more artwork to arrive before Star Wars: The Last Jedi is released - the final poster for The Force Awakens appeared on October 18, 2015, just two months before the theatrical release.
Star Wars 8 soundtrack will be brilliant, because John Williams

John Williams didn’t score Rogue One, but we do know he’s started recording the Star Wars: The Last Jedi score. Why was he so keen to do it? “I didn't want anybody else writing music for Daisy Ridley,” says Williams. It’s a huge relief. John Williams is Star Wars. You can almost hear everything you need to know about Rey in the theme Williams wrote for her.
Star Wars 8 set photos? We've got literally every single one (UPDATED)

What's that? You'd like to see every single Star Wars 8 set photo on the internet? Oh, go on then. After the jump you can find over 50 fresh snapshots from every sneaky fan, royal visit, and friendly, over-sharing director - some spectacular, some tame, some barely recognisable.
Star Wars 8 opening crawl has already been revealed

There’s was never really any doubt about this one, but it’s nice to know it definitely exists. Star Wars: The Last Jedi definitely has an opening crawl, because we’ve seen it. Well, a tiny bit of it, anyway. The next time we see it for real will be when we’re sat in the cinema on December 15 and OH GOD SOMEBODY HOLD ME.
Star Wars 8 spoilers CAN be avoided

Even though it’s all a bit speculative at the moment, there’s loads to talk about. We’ve had glimpses of aliens and costumes, and we also know where it’s being shot. There are also the inevitable Freudian slips, which give us tantalising glimpses of what it all might mean. If you’re really determined to spoil something, some of the script may have leaked, and you can read Luke’s dialogue here, along with some speculation about what it might all mean.

In the meantime, if you want to go years without any Star Wars talk at all, consider Star Wars blocker - a handy app that scorches any reference to upcoming films, like the Death Star destroying Alderaan. Listen carefully and you’ll feel a great disturbance in the internet; as if millions of Star Wars spoilers cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced. It might also be worth muting Mark Hamill, if you can bring yourself to do something so disrespectful to a living legend: he hinted in a tweet that he’ll be back for Episode 9, but you never can tell with Hamill. He’s an enigma in Jedi pyjamas.

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Quote:So we have Master Luke, Rey, Finn, Poe, Ben Solo & General Leia in deep blood red garb, faces obscured, dripping into ruin. WHAT DOES IT MEAN? Rian better not be going into George R.R. Martin Red Wedding territory! These posters fill me with dread and doom for our characters! Just look!
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