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At the Star Wars: The Last Jedi junket, I was able to sit down with Mark Hamill for the first time, fulfilling a childhood dream. It’s hard asking questions about a movie you haven’t seen yet (but I’ve seen it since the interview and you won’t be disappointed), but Hamill is amazing at answering questions without giving away anything at all. But just because I hadn’t seen the film at the time doesn’t mean I didn’t ask some big questions. Is Luke Skywalker is still a hero even if he has run away from things? Who is the chosen one? And yes, we spoke about about Hamill’s disagreements with director Rian Johnson over where the script takes Luke Skywalker.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Early Buzz

The world premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi happened on Saturday evening, and even though the embargo on full reviews won’t be lifted until 12pm Eastern Time on Tuesday, December 12, the first reactions from those lucky enough to be in attendance have already hit social media.

For anyone worried about spoilers, don’t worry, the Star Wars: The Last Jedi early buzz doesn’t give away any plot details or anything like that. They’re just initial reactions to the movie almost immediately after seeing it. Keep in mind that the vibe at a world premiere is very exciting, especially for a movie like Star Wars, so some of these reactions are be a bit over the top. But there are plenty of measured and thoughtful reactions as well. Read More »

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Featurette

We know that the official TV spots for Star Wars: The Last Jedi are starting to show a little too much from the next sequel in the iconic sci-fi saga. But you can trust that the film’s featurettes being released through the official Star Wars channel on YouTube are keeping secrets safe and sound while also showing us some outstanding behind the scenes footage and brief snippets of clips from the movie.

A new Star Wars: The Last Jedi featurette puts a focus on the new worlds we’ll encounter, specifically the casino city of Canto Bight and the planet Crait. There are quick shots of new footage on display, but absolutely nothing that will spoil any plot points for you, so don’t worry. Read More »

Mark Hamill - Force Awakens final moment

Doing a Star Wars junket means not actually seeing the movie before talking to the talent, each of whom have each been briefed not to reveal anything. So what kind of questions do you ask in this situation? Leading questions about the previous movie, of course!

So the first question I asked Star Wars: The Last Jedi star Mark Hamill was about the last scene in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. What was the direction that filmmaker J.J. Abrams gave him in that final moment as he encounters Daisy Ridley‘s Rey? Find out what he had to say about the direction of that Force Awakens final moment.

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 The Last Jedi

Fans of Star Wars Battlefront II were up in arms when they realized it would take 40 hours of game play (and a heck of a lot of in-game credits) to be able to unlock the ability to play as Darth Vader, and EA ultimately relented to the overwhelming pressure and made that character (and others) far more easily accessible to all.

Now a slick new trailer for the game shows off highlights of its upcoming first “season” of free downloadable content, which incorporates characters like Finn and Captain Phasma and locations like Crait from Rian Johnson‘s upcoming sequel Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Take a look.
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During my discussion with Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson (the full interview runs next week), I asked him what his new Star Wars trilogy means for his non-Star Wars films. Here’s how this new trilogy might impact future Rian Johnson films that don’t have Star Wars in the title.

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Taika Waititi has gone from indie filmmaker to blockbuster super-director with the success of Thor: Ragnarok, which means it’s only a matter of time before he moves on to even bigger things. Like Star Wars, for example. Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy recently confirmed that she’d be thrilled to have Waititi direct a Star Wars film, and Waititi has expressed a vague interest in the past. So don’t be surprised if this becomes a done deal at some point.

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When Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow left Star Wars: Episode IX, moviegoers were left wondering who would take his place. We received the answer pretty quickly and it was both surprising and kind of obvious: Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams. Now, Abrams is revealing what drew him back to the Star Wars franchise, even though the filmmaker claims he had no intention of returning.

Read on to learn why J.J. Abrams returned to Star Wars.

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star wars the last jedi tv spot spoilers

It’s getting down to the final week before Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which means spoilers abound.

You have to be more wary now than ever of accidentally getting spoiled for the newest Star Wars film, as Disney and Lucasfilm kick their marketing into high gear and inundate us with hundreds of new TV spots with flashes of new, potentially spoiler-y, footage. The newest TV spot is a huge example of this. It plays like any regular Star Wars: The Last Jedi TV spot, until the last 5 seconds, when we see a brief glimpse of footage that we’ve never seen before.

You’ve been warned: there is something in this spot that you may not want to see before you’re sitting in the theater. This is your spoiler alert.

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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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