Category: Movie News

Rian Johnson Set to Create New Star Wars Trilogy, Live-Action TV Show Plans Announced

Ever since Disney purchased Lucasfilm in 2012, plenty of the subsequent announcements have been exciting, but today’s news finally matches the same level of excitement for me: Rian Johnson, director of the upcoming The Last Jedi, will be creating a new Star Wars trilogy with all brand-new characters, while a live-action TV show will see the light of day when Disney’s streaming service arrives! Holy mother of moons is this amazing news! Head below as I try to unpack the announcements. Continue reading “Rian Johnson Set to Create New Star Wars Trilogy, Live-Action TV Show Plans Announced”

Han Solo and the Title Gambit: Solo – A Star Wars Story

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Shaken by a director change up and an extended shooting schedule, the untitled young Han Solo film has been quietly gaining some good PR thanks to new director Ron Howard’s teases over social media. And now we can call it something other than untitled Han Solo, because thanks to the film wrapping production, it finally received an official and unsurprising titleSolo, which is still scheduled for May 25, 2018. Check out some of Mr. Howard’s recent photos and reveals from the set below, along with some other updates! Continue reading “Han Solo and the Title Gambit: Solo – A Star Wars Story”

The Last Jedi Theatrical Trailer and Poster are Here!

Since Director Rian Johnson didn’t actually tell anyone to avoid the trailer, I’m hoping you’ve watched it already. If not, PLEASE DO SO ABOVE. If you don’t, your power with the Force is strong indeed. For those of who can’t wait the next 66 days (Order 66, anyone?), let’s talk thoughts because my immediate ones were nothing but swear words. Who exactly was Snoke talking to the whole time? Luke frightened by Rey’s power is surprising. Leia’s calm demeanor as Kylo is torn inside once again on whether to pull the trigger. Finn and Phasma. And that final shot?!?! The Last Jedi looks to be both exhilarating and heading towards unexpected directions. More thoughts below, including screengrabs and the poster! Continue reading “The Last Jedi Theatrical Trailer and Poster are Here!”

EW Uncovers Wealth of Secrets from The Last Jedi

Entertainment Weekly’s Fall Movie preview has plenty of The Last Jedi goodies, including a picture of Chewbacca and a Porg in the Millennium Falcon (seen above) and it’s just so damn adorable I just can’t even right now. Seriously, all they could’ve had for TLJ news was that picture alone and I’d be perfectly content. Thankfully, it’s not all they have, as they reveal Ahch-To’s Caretakers (grumpy old Scottish alien nuns!), that your Snoke theories won’t end, more details on Rose and Finn’s time together, of course some deep bits about Rey and Luke, a truly heartbreaking but beautiful memory of Carrie Fisher from Oscar Isaac and more! They normally roll it out over several days, but I waited until they finished and gathered it all here below for your convenience! Continue reading “EW Uncovers Wealth of Secrets from The Last Jedi”

Vanity Fair Unmasks The Last Jedi Secrets

Vanity Fair’s The Last Jedi article features some absolutely fantastic photos from Annie Leibovitz and also happens to reveal the names of Laura Dern and Benecio Del Toro’s new characters, spends time remembering Carrie Fisher, gives details on the film itself, and introduces the new casino city called Canto Bight. Really, it’s all about the photos and this year’s are stunning. Continue reading “Vanity Fair Unmasks The Last Jedi Secrets”

The Last Jedi Teaser and Panel Impressions (SWCO 2017)

“I only know one truth. It’s time for the Jedi to end.” Luke finally speaks in Star Wars: The Last Jedi‘s first trailer and they are words no-one expected him to say (and they sent chills up my spine) and has gotten the theory wagon running wild on what will take place in the upcoming installment of the Skywalker Saga. Likewise, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Kathleen Kennedy, Rian Johnson, Kelly Marie Tran, and of course Mark Hamill all divulged a few new hints about the film, which ranged from exciting to haunting, much like the trailer. So go ahead, enjoy the trailer a few more hundred times and then read ahead for my impressions of the panel at Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 (which I finally wrote after I was done rewatching the trailer and stopped staring at the teaser poster we received for being at the show…both hard to stop doing). Continue reading “The Last Jedi Teaser and Panel Impressions (SWCO 2017)”

Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 News Roundup Part II: Full Panel Schedules Go Live, Mark Hamill Hosts, Battlefront II, Rancho Obi-Wan, and More!

It’s truly time to start planning how you’ll spend your days from April 13-16, as the full Celebration Orlando 2017 stage schedules are finally up! This news roundup will not only cover some of the noteworthy and intriguing panels this year, but we’ll look at what Mark Hamill has in store for his appearances, when Battlefront II‘s trailer will drop , details on Rancho Obi-Wan’s exhibit, and more! Continue reading “Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 News Roundup Part II: Full Panel Schedules Go Live, Mark Hamill Hosts, Battlefront II, Rancho Obi-Wan, and More!”

Star Wars Ep.VIII Titled The Last Jedi

Whether or not this is the same title director and writer Rian Johnson has had in his head since he started working on the film, Ep.VIII: The Last Jedi has a nice ring to it. In fact, it sounds like a continuation of sentence started with the last Skywalker Saga film’s title: The Force awakens the last Jedi (I mentioned it on Twitter and there’s been some funny responses). It would be neat if Ep.IX’s title finishes the sentence, but since it’ll be a long time before we get that title, let’s just enjoy The Last Jedi for now. Expect a lot more information and the first (technically second if you count the video from early 2016) footage at this year’s Celebration Orlando in April as we ramp up to The Last Jedi’s release come December 15, 2017. Continue reading “Star Wars Ep.VIII Titled The Last Jedi”

Woody Harrelson Joins Donald Glover and Emilia Clarke For Young Han Solo Standalone Film

Even if a lot of fans aren’t particularly interested in a young Han Solo tale (including myself since we’ve been down the well before), it’s impossible to stay jaded against it now with the cast they are assembling and the creative team behind the endeavor. Woody Harrelson is the latest to join the film, following other big stars like Donald Glover (as a young Lando Calrissian) and Emilia Clarke (her role’s yet to be announced). Now am I not only excited for the film, but it’s beginning to feel like it might be a great gateway drug to Star Wars fandom for more casual or new fans. Continue reading “Woody Harrelson Joins Donald Glover and Emilia Clarke For Young Han Solo Standalone Film”

Latest Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Trailer Brings Hope to the Rebellion

The latest trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is here and brings tons of new details, including looks into the story of the Ersos, mainly Jyn and her father Galen, while trying to show there could be hope in such a dark time for the Rebellion. It also showcases how the film, as previously reported, was shot over the shoulder by director Gareth Edwards to make it feel like viewers were right down in the trenches with the rebels. This perspective also has the effect of making the Empire feel much larger and even more insurmountable than ever before (plus that shot of Vader busting through mist has me shaking in my boots every time I see it, especially after reading the excellent Darth Vader comic series). It’s hard to have hope looking at the daunting power of the Empire, but damn it Jyn is going to try to make us have a little of it just to see this through. I know I’ll give hope, and Rogue One, a try come December 16 later this year. Check below the cut for the new poster! Continue reading “Latest Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Trailer Brings Hope to the Rebellion”