Donald Glover Lando Calrissian

The final verse of the 2010 song “Fuck It All” from Childish Gambino – the rap alias of multi-hyphenate Donald Glover – ends with this line: “To all my fans who sayin’ ‘Donald Glover ’bout to blow,’ just give me six months so you can say ‘I told you so.'” It’s hard to believe it’s been seven years since then, but Glover has indeed lived up to that promise: the dude has blown up in multiple entertainment fields, culminating with being cast as Lando Calrissian in Lucasfilm’s upcoming Han Solo movie.

In a new profile, the actor speaks about the director switch-up on that film, and we learn some more details about his meeting with original Lando actor Billy Dee Williams. Plus, there are new revelations about Glover’s roles in Spider-Man: Homecoming and Community that fans should find worthwhile.
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The Last Jedi Benicio Del Toro character

Benicio del Toro is staying in the Disney family, moving from the Marvel Cinematic Universe to a galaxy far, far away. The Oscar-winning actor, who does a fine job of balancing dramatic fare like Sicario with appearances in blockbusters like Guardians of the Galaxy, was cast in Star Wars: The Last Jedi a long time ago…but we still don’t know who he’s playing. Mysteriously codenamed “DJ” by the filmmakers, his character – a dangerous “man in black” type – has been the source of much speculation, most of which has been shot down by writer/director Rian Johnson and Lucasfilm.

But now, more details are starting to trickle out about this shadowy figure.

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Fans waiting to get a new glimpse at Star Wars: The Last Jedi had their appetite curbed by the behind the scenes sizzle reel that debuted at The D23 Expo back in July. Now we’re just waiting for a new trailer to arrive, with no indication of when exactly that might happen. In the meantime, some new photos and details have been revealed to give us more insight into the next installment of the new Star Wars trilogy.

A whole batch of new Star Wars The Last Jedi photos reveal more of Daisy Ridley as Rey, Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, John Boyega as Finn, Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Tico, along with new creatues and locations, as well as new details about what to expect when the film arrives in December. Read More »

Carrie Fisher The Last Jedi

In the Star Wars: The Last Jedi behind-the-scenes sizzle reel that debuted at this year’s D23 Expo, Carrie Fisher said the upcoming sequel is powerful because “it’s about family.” Sadly, her words have taken on a whole new meaning in the wake of her sudden death at the end of last year: it will now be about watching the final time this actress – who, for many fans, has felt like a part of their pop culture family for 30 years – steps into the role of Princess-turned-General Leia, one of the most iconic sci-fi heroes ever conceived.

In Entertainment Weekly’s latest barrage of Star Wars news, there’s a story about the bond Leia shares with Oscar Isaac‘s Resistance pilot Poe Dameron, her impact on his growth as a leader, and the vulnerable place we find the Resistance at the start of the new film.
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Star Wars The Last Jedi Snoke Rumors

Supreme Leader Snoke (Andy Serkis) is going to do a lot more than dish out insults from a big chair in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) will come face-to-face with his grumpy mentor in Rian Johnson‘s film. While there was speculation Snoke was going to be brought to life as a puppet this time around, that’s not the case. Serkis will still play the character via motion capture…but he’ll have some fancy new protectors in the form of the Praetorian Guard.

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Star Wars The Last Jedi at Comic-Con

Coming out of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, fans were left with a huge question: who are Rey’s parents and why did they abandon her on Jakku? It looks like Rian Johnson‘s Star Wars: The Last Jedi might finally answer this question when it hits theaters two years after JJ Abrams’ Star Wars saga film. And there is the big revelation that Luke Skywalker believed that Kylo Ren was going to be “the chosen one.” Here’s what we know.

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I got chills when I read the first words in the opening title crawl of Star Wars: The Force Awakens: “Luke Skywalker has vanished.” It took the entire duration of that film for us to discover where he went, but after 30 years, we finally learned that Luke (Mark Hamill) has been holed up on an oceanic planet called Ahch-To, the location of the first Jedi Temple.

But while he hasn’t been around other people in a long time, he hasn’t been completely alone. We know that there’s a race of cute penguin-looking creatures called porgs that have been hanging out with him, and now we’ve learned about a whole new batch of Ahch-To residents worth talking about.
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens introduced a new cast of characters to a galaxy far, far away and we instantly fell in love with the whole lot of ’em. The determined Rey. The conflicted Finn. The “Fonzie in Space” Poe Dameron. The tormented Kylo Ren. And now, Star Wars: The Last Jedi is tossing another new hero into the mix and it sounds like she’ll shake up one of the regulars in a pretty big way.

Kelly Marie Tran plays Rose Tico in Rian Johnson‘s upcoming sequel and she’ll spend the bulk of the film learning that Finn isn’t the hero everyone thinks he is…and possibly helping him to actually become what everyone thinks he is.

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“It’s time for the Jedi to end.”

How did Luke Skywalker, once a wide-eyed ingenue who only wanted to become a Jedi Master like his father before him, become so downtrodden that he would deny his heritage and the rest of the galaxy by going into hiding? We’ll find out in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the latest entry in the Star Wars franchise that was brought into the modern era with 2015’s The Force Awakens.

But before Episode VIII hits theaters in December, Entertainment Weekly has a story jam-packed with hints and reveals from Mark Hamill and Last Jedi director Rian Johnson about why Luke is in hiding.

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Mega Star Destroyer

We recently learned that Adam Driver‘s cranky bad boy Kylo Ren would be getting a new ship called the TIE Silencer in Rian Johnson‘s upcoming sequel Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Now, it seems as if his master may be cruising the galaxy in a new ride as well. Supreme Leader Snoke’s name has been tied to a ship called a Mega Star Destroyer thanks to – what else? – a list for upcoming Star Wars toys.
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