star wars episode 9

In the aftermath of Colin Trevorrow leaving the director’s chair of Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: Episode 9, there was a lot of speculation about who might take over. Eventually J.J. Abrams, the prodigal son who relaunched the franchise with The Force Awakens in 2015, returned to the fold, but before that was locked in, there was some speculation that The Last Jedi writer/director Rian Johnson may come back to finish off the trilogy. After all, it was initially reported that Johnson would be writing the story treatment for Episode 9 – a claim the filmmaker recently described as inaccurate and based on “old info.”

But Johnson took himself out of the running for Episode 9, and in a new interview he confirms that he is not involved in the development of the upcoming follow-up to his sequel. And while we’re here, he also addresses the speculation that Luke Skywalker may be transitioning to the dark side of the Force.
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Fincher

David Fincher has seemingly given more interviews in the last week than he has for almost his entire career. The acclaimed filmmaker is out promoting his new Netflix series Mindhunter, and in the course of the promotion he’s given insight into various facets of his career, both past and future. Fincher recently revealed why he turned down Star Wars, gave details on what happened to his HBO series Utopia, and offered an update on World War Z 2.

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star wars the last jedi nycc

Although Star Wars: The Last Jedi didn’t host a panel at New York Comic-Con, the booth that Lucasfilm set up may offer an even more exciting glimpse at what’s to come for the series.

The Star Wars: The Last Jedi “Experience” took place in the NYCC booth and was made to replicate a set from the movie. While at first it looked like fans could just mill about looking at props from the film and read informational panels about the new Resistance blasters, the “Experience” soon lived up to its name. Fans were suddenly caught in the middle of a brief skirmish between the Resistance and the First Order in an interactive event that certainly looks like a test run for the upcoming Star Wars theme park land.

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Star Wars The Last Jedi Crait

When the Disneyland and Walt Disney World versions of Star Tours were refurbished and transformed into Star Tours: The Adventures Continue in 2010, the classic motion simulator ride became one of the most re-rideable attractions in the world. Instead of the same journey every time, you embarked on a randomly generated trip, with the ride stringing together a number of different locations and events. You never knew what you were going to get.

And since this is a ride where all of the details exist on a single screen and not giant sets, this also makes it easy to update. Case in point: the planet Crait, seen in the trailers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, will be added to the ride next month.

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star wars battlefront 2 trailer

Star Wars has always been bigger than the movies, but that’s especially true in 2017. Sure, you can watch the films and the movies alone and have a great time, but keeping up with the official canon means watching TV shows and reading books and buying large stacks of comics. And now, with the impending arrival of Star Wars Battlefront 2, that means playing new video games that fill in critical gaps in the timeline.

The new Star Wars Battlefront 2 trailer is all about story – there is no gameplay to be found. However, this means that this trailer may interest the non-gamers, people who are interested in the lore but don’t know their way around a video game controller. In fact, the perspective here is twisted enough to pique the interest of even the most jaded fan.

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steven soderbergh rejection

If you’re struggling with job rejection after job rejection in your 20s, don’t worry. Rome wasn’t built in a day, nor was Steven Soderbergh an indie darling director immediately after he joined the film industry. It took work, and rejection by one of the top movie studios of the day.

In April 1984, Soderbergh was an aspiring 21-year-old filmmaker scraping by as a game show scorer and a freelance film editor. But in an effort to break into Hollywood, he decided to send a demo reel of short films shot on Super 8mm to Lucasfilm. They rejected him. And Soderbergh still has the letter.

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Laura Dern The Last Jedi

Laura Dern‘s Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo was nowhere to be found in the latest trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. But before the Dern fanatics out there (and let’s face it – everyone should be a Dern fanatic) get too upset, it’s important to note the Kelly Marie Tran’s Rose Tico and Benicio del Toro’s DJ were also nowhere to be seen in the new footage. When it comes to new characters, the latest chapter of the Skywalker saga is keeping its cards tucked close to its vest.

But if your Laura Dern sense just tingled, it’s because of a new image of the actress as the pink-haired Resistance leader has arrived online and you can check it out below.

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han solo movie title

The embattled production of the Star Wars spin-off following the adventures of a young Han Solo (played by Alden Ehrenreich) has finally wrapped and director Ron Howard has announced its official title: Solo: A Star Wars Story.

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Star Wars Rebels

As the animated Star Wars Rebels prepares to air its final season on Disney XD, showrunner Dave Filoni is promising fans that the show will be more serialized and provide answers to questions posed by fans. Get all the Star Wars Rebels final season details you can handle below.

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han solo movie cameo

The Han Solo movie cameo list just became a lot more exciting, with director Ron Howard teasing a fan-favorite duo who are making their way from a non-canonical expanded universe far, far away.

That’s right, two Star Wars Legends characters will make a cameo in the Han Solo standalone prequel, starring Alden Ehrenreich as the young smuggler with a heart of gold. And rather than fading into obscurity like much of the now non-canon Star Wars expanded universe, here is definitive proof that they were here.

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