Star Wars The Last Jedi - Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker

In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • The difference between J.J. Abrams and Rian Johnson
  • An update on the LA-based George Lucas Museum
  • A personal history of Kanan Jarrus
  • Mark Hamill’s emotional last day on the Millennium Falcon
  • And much more!

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Jabba Sail Barge

Soon, you could acquire your own four-foot long prototype of one of the most notorious vehicles in the Star Wars universe. Maybe.

The Jabba Sail Barge may officially make it to toy form, thanks to Hasbro’s crowdfunding toy initiative. The result: an elaborate, detailed replica of the Hutt crime lord’s luxurious barge that you can add to your Star Wars toy collection. If it makes its crowfunding goal in time.

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Star Wars The Last Jedi Music-Only

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this special Star Wars: The Last Jedi edition, director Rian Johnson breaks down a scene from the sci-fi saga sequel. Plus, a featurette takes a closer look at the Star Wars The Last Jedi music-only version of the film available to watch on digital, and discover some of the biggest revelations from The Last Jedi novelization recently released. Read More »

indiana jones 5 filming

In the battle between West Side Story and a new Indiana Jones over which movie will capture Steven Spielberg‘s attention first, it looks like Indy won.

The Indiana Jones 5 filming start date has been set for April 2019, according to the acclaimed director. That will give Spielberg ample time to complete the film by its July 2020 release date.

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Star Wars The Last Jedi Documentary

In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi takes over SXSW
  • JOhn Boyega isn’t a fan of Finn’s fight with Phasma
  • Mark Hamill dream casts a young Luke Skywalker
  • Dave Filoni hints that Jacen Syndulla may return
  • And much more…

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Star Wars The Last Jedi Commentary

Along with the spectacular feature length behind-the-scenes documentary available on the home video release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, there’s also commentary from director Rian Johnson that provides even more insight into the movie.

Below, we run through the fascinating details revealed by Rian Johnson, including alternate shots, cinematic influences, the motivation behind certain sequences, the director’s two cameos, and details about things that were included in earlier drafts of the movie that ended up on the cutting room floor.

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Star Wars Battlefront 4 Concept Art

Years before Disney bought Lucasfilm and essentially cleaned house of all the previous Star Wars projects in development, there was one major project from a galaxy far, far away that got canceled and really disappointed fans.

Star Wars Battlefront III got the axe in 2008 when game developers Free Radical suddenly lost the rights to develop the game despite spending years working on it. Fans never got to play the game despite the fact that it was essentially complete at the time it was canceled. Since developers were finishing up the third installment, they had already started developing the fourth installment.

Star Wars Battlefront 4 would have been a radical departure from previous installments by following an alternate saga timeline, one that turned iconic Jedi to the dark side, and villains into Jedi. If just the mere idea of an alternate timeline like this in the Star Wars universe is too much to handle, wait until you see Star Wars Battlefront 4 concept art of characters like Obi-Wan Kenobi and Leia in dark side gear. It would have been quite the twisted version of Star Wars. Read More »

solo posters

The Solo: A Star Wars Story posters continue their trend of giving off a funky pop-punk vibe with the latest international character posters. But this time, they won’t run the risk of plagiarism.

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The Last Jedi costume change

When writer/director Rian Johnson began writing Star Wars: The Last Jedi, he was handed a pretty serious cliffhanger to resolve: Rey standing on an Ahch-To cliffside, offering a beige-and-white-clad Luke Skywalker his father’s lightsaber. The Last Jedi‘s opening scene picks up where The Force Awakens‘ left off, and after unceremoniously tossing the saber over his shoulder, Skywalker immediately changes out of his light colored robes and into darker garb.

Luke’s darker robes better represent the character’s internal struggle, but now we know there’s an actual story reason for his new look. Read on to discover the reason behind Skywalker’s The Last Jedi costume change.
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Han Solo Rescue

Most of you Star Wars fans out there have seen Return of the Jedi dozens of times. You can quote your favorite lines, you know the action scenes beat-for-beat, and you can explain exactly what happens to all your friends who haven’t seen it. But have you ever stopped to consider how the plan to rescue Han Solo at the beginning of the movie actually worked?

Recently, die hard Star Wars fan, Uproxx writer,  and friend of the site Mike Ryan posed a challenge online to anyone who could explain how the plan to rescue Han Solo was supposed to work. Ryan and some other Star Wars lovers, including The Last Jedi novelization author Jason Fry, couldn’t come up with a reasonable explanation for how this plan would have been executed if it went off without a hitch. But Star Wars novelist Chuck Wendig, the writer of the Aftermath trilogy, has tried to make sense of it. Read More »