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This past weekend, I had a chance to sit down with Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson to talk about the new Star Wars film, which no one outside of Lucasfilm has seen yet. Since the filmmakers can’t say much about the film, I decided to ask about the marketing.

In the last trailer and some recent TV spots, we’ve begun to see moments from the movie that seem like they might be spoilers, but many fans believe the scenes (like the moment between Kylo and Rey in the final trailer) might actually be deceptively edited to help protect spoilers. In the interview, Rian admitted that the marketing manipulates, but never misrepresents the final film.

While the full interview will be posted next week, I wanted to share some excerpts from the discussion, especially as we barrel into the final stages of The Last Jedi marketing.

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On the December 6, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film Managing editor Jacob Hall, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson and /Film writers Chris Evangelista and Hoai-Tran Bui to discuss the latest news, including the Gotti biopic controversy, a Slaughterhouse-Five tv series, a WarGames tv series reboot, Disney’s The Little Mermaid live-action film gets a director, and the first reactions to Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Phantom Thread. And in Our Feature Presentation, we’ll be taking a look at the pros and cons of Disney’s potential acquisition of Fox.

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On the December 5, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film senior writer Ben Pearson and /Film writer Chris Evangelista to discuss the latest news, including Bryan Singer’s firing, Quentin Tarantino’s Star Trek movie, Rian Johnson’s new Star Wars trilogy,, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom plot details and Marvel announces a Podcast Universe. And in Our Feature Presentation, we’ll take a look at Sight and Sound’s Best films of 2017 list and ask the question: when do television productions qualify for best of the year movie lists?

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On the December 4, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film senior writer Ben Pearson and /Film writer Hoai-Tran Bui to discuss the latest news, including the Shazam movie, Ant-Man and The Wasp, Daisy Ridley’s Star Wars future, Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11 sequel, and that Frozen short film. And in the Watercooler we’ll be talking about The Last Jedi junket, Jim and Andy, Shot in the Dark, Uncharted 4 and The Disaster Artist.

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Yesterday, I attended the Hollywood junket for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Look out for a bunch of additional coverage over the next two weeks, but for right now, let me share with you a cool bit from the press conference. Actor John Boyega said that Star Wars: The Last Jedi explores war in a way no other Star Wars movie has, and elsewhere in the press conference, the stars reflected on how their characters are dealing with the loss of Han Solo.

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On the December 1, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film senior writer Ben Pearson and /Film writer Hoai-Tran Bui to discuss the latest news, including a Harley Quinn movie, Disney suing Redbox, the most rented Redbox movies, Amazon’s television pilots, Wonder Woman 2’s love story, Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s Empire Strikes Back comparisons, and Masters of the Universe gets a director. And in the Mail Bag, we take a look at our favorite Paul Thomas Anderson films.

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On the November 30, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film senior writer Ben Pearson and /Film writer Chris Evangelista to discuss the latest news, including a Star Wars news extravaganza with bits ranging from The Force Awakens to The Last Jedi to standalone films. Also in the news: director Robert Rodriguez and the Lord of the Rings television series.

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On the November 29, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film writers Ben Pearson and Chris Evangelista and special guest Sabina Graves from Superhero News to discuss the latest news, including the possible end of Star Wars’ the Skywalker saga, HBO showing airplane edits of movies, Disney is back in talks to buy Fox, the real accusations against John Lasseter are beginning to come to light. And in Our Feature Presentation, Hoai-Tran Bui joins us for a reaction and geeky analysis of the Avengers: Infinity War trailer.

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On the November 28, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to discuss the latest news, including the first reactions to Steven Spielberg’s new film The Post, a live-action Scooby Doo spin-off movie, a House of Cards update, and in The Mail Bag we’ll be talking about our favorite Steven Spielberg movies.

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On the November 27, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to discuss the latest news, including Lady Bird’s record-breaking reviews, the future of Avatar sequels is in doubt, the first Jumanji reviews, a Zack Snyder cut of Justice League probably doesn’t exist, why Quentin Tarantino doesn’t like Netflix, Avengers 4 and 20 years of Marvel movies planned, and Rian Johnson’s new Star Wars trilogy.

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