After the eighth episode of the Skywalker saga was announced as Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Frozen star Josh Gad began posting videos on Facebook jokingly grilling Daisy Ridley, his co-star in the currently filming Kenneth Branagh remake of Murder on the Orient Express, about who is the titular Last Jedi. These videos have gotten such a great response that Gad apparently isn’t stopping.
For the third week, Gad has reeled in another Orient Express co-star, Dame Judi Dench to help pester Ridley with questions about The Last Jedi. And you might be surprised to learn that the James Bond star was actually able to get an answer out of Ridley. Watch that video now, embedded after the jump.
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During their quarterly earnings conference call earlier today, The Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger confirmed earlier the opening date for Walt Disney World’s Avatar-themed land. Pandora – The World of Avatar will have its grand opening at Walt Disney World Resort’s Animal Kingdom theme park on May 27th, 2017. Also, Iger also confirmed that Star Wars Land, which is currently being constructed in both Anaheim’s Disneyland and Orlando’s Hollywood Studios are on target for a 2019 opening.
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Posted on Monday, February 6th, 2017 by Angie Han
Last week, Billy Dee Williams, the original Lando Calrissian, was “caught” having lunch with Donald Glover, the new Lando Calrissian. Naturally, the snapshot of them together quickly went viral, and got Star Wars fans speculating about what the two might have discussed. Now Williams himself has gone on the record to explain exactly what they talked about. In the process, he addressed the possibility of his appearing in Glover’s Han Solo spinoff, and seemingly confirmed some details about the plot of the movie. Read More »
Since the official title for Star Wars: Episode VIII was announced not too long ago, fans are hungry for the first footage from the highly anticipated sequel to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. But when will we get to see it?
With the Super Bowl coming up, there have been rumors spreading that we’ll get the first Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer in the form of a TV spot during the big game. However, a new rumor says not only will there be no Star Wars Super Bowl spot, but we’ll be waiting a couple more months before we see any Star Wars The Last Jedi footage. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 by Jacob Hall
While the decision to gut most of the Star Wars expanded universe decreased the scope of this beloved galaxy for a few years, Lucasfilm has done a fine job of filling in those new blank spaces. New movies, television shows, novels, and comics set across the series’ timeline have been coming out at a steady pace, answering (and re-answering) the kind of questions that have fans have had fans talking for decades.
One of those big questions has always been “What happened right after Return of the Jedi?” and Chuck Wendig‘s Star Wars: Aftermath novels have set out to answer that. In the process, they’ve introduced a few characters of note to the saga and thanks to a new poster, we finally have our first look at one of them.
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After Disney announced that the eighth episode of the Skywalker saga would be titled Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Frozen star Josh Gad posted a video on facebook jokingly grilling Daisy Ridley, his co-star in the currently filming Kenneth Branagh remake of Murder on the Orient Express, about who is the titular Last Jedi.
A week later, Gad has returned with another video inside of his on-set trailer, grilling Ridley about other questions about the future of the Star Wars film franchise. Of course, don’t expect any answers, just some laughs. Watch Josh Gad continue to annoy Daisy Ridley about Star Wars, after the jump.
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Right around the time Star Wars: The Force Awakens hit theaters in 2015, beginning a new film trilogy, a new Star Wars book trilogy was launched as well. The series began with Star Wars: Aftermath, continued with Aftermath: Life Debt, and concludes later this month with Aftermath: Empire’s End.
All of the Aftermath books are giving us insight into the events that happened between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. The last one gave us some details on what Han Solo and Chewbacca have been up to, and now the final upcoming installment provides some insight into what happened to Lando Calrissian, as well as his sleek Cloud City, after he became a Rebel hero in the Battle of Endor.
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When the title for the eighth installment of the Skywalker saga was announced as Star Wars: The Last Jedi, many people wondered who the subtitle is referring to. A new theory has popped up suggesting that Supreme Leader Snoke might be the titular character. Read the Snoke Last Jedi theory after the jump.
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Posted on Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 by Angie Han
Darth Vader might be the most prominent returning character in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, but there were a handful of more obscure ones as well, including Red Leader and Gold Leader. One who didn’t make it into the movie, though, was Wedge Antilles, despite the fact that A New Hope establishes him as being part of Red Squadron. So where was he during the Battle of Scarif?
Recently, the Lucasfilm Story Group’s Pablo Hidalgo explained why Wedge was left out of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, while Rogue One supervising sound editor Matthew Wood revealed exactly what Wedge was doing instead. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 by Jacob Hall
In this edition of Star Wars Bits:
- Rian Johnson talks about his experience writing and directing Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
- Woody Harrelson probably won’t start filming the Han Solo movie for a few months.
- Donald Glover is aware that he has to live to to Billy Dee Williams‘ coolness.
- The Star Wars Show has a new co-host.
- The Death Star trench is not where you think it is.
- Marvel’s Star Wars comics continue to bring back fan favorites.
- New information about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story visual effects.
- And more!
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