luke snoke connection

Supreme Leader Snoke (Andy Serkis) cut an ominous figure in 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Scarred and disfigured, this character had managed to rise to power and amass a tyrannical army in the span of 30 years. That’s astonishing, even in a story as fantastical and far, far away as Star Wars. In the two years between Episode 7 and Episode 8, Snoke spawned countless theories and Reddit threads about who, exactly, he was.

So when fans sat down for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, they expected to see more of this tantalizing villain and his backstory. Unfortunately, that didn’t quite happen. But the official novelization of Last Jedi may explain a little more about who Snoke is. And it may connect to our first Star Wars hero, Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill).

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Solo movie timeline

You probably could’ve guessed where Solo: A Star Wars Story exists on the ever-expanding Star Wars timeline. Thanks to a nifty timeline created by Del Rey books, however, you can now know exactly when the latest Star Wars spin-off film is set. Get the details on the Solo timeline below!

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New George Romero Zombie Novel Arriving in 2019

George Romero zombie novel

The Living Dead, an unfinished George Romero zombie novel, will infect bookstores in 2019. Romero died last year before he could complete writing. Now, The Shape of Water novelization author Daniel Kraus will finish the book in time for release.

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Solo books

Time for more Solo: A Star Wars story news! If you thought the adventures of Han, Chewie, Lando and Woody Harrelson’s wig would begin and end with the latest Star Wars spin-off film, think again. A whole series of Solo books will be hitting shelves soon, chock-full of further Solo stories.

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hocus pocus book

Maybe magic exists after all. A feature film sequel to Disney’s beloved 1993 fantasy-comedy is all but dead, but the highly-demanded Hocus Pocus sequel will get resurrected in literary form.

An all-new Hocus Pocus book, to be released on the film’s 25th anniversary, will feature a retelling of the classic Halloween movie as well as a sequel that takes place decades later with a new generation of Salem teens, inlcuding Max and Allison’s 17-year-old daughter, Poppy.

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Phantom Thread Contest

Paul Thomas Anderson‘s Phantom Thread is expanding to theaters everywhere this week, and to honor the occasion, we’re giving away a Phantom Thread prize pack that includes Jonny Greenwood’s fantastic soundtrack and more. Details on the Phantom Thread contest are below!

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The Last Jedi Visual Dictionary

Written by the Lucasfilm Story Group’s own Pablo Hidalgo, Star Wars: The Last Jedi The Visual Dictionary is a fun book showcasing many of the characters, props, locations, and vehicles from the film. The great thing about these Visual Dictionaries is that they give us new Star Wars canon information and explanations for things that might not have been clear in the film itself. Let’s take a look at interesting details we learned from this book that you’ll want to store in your arsenal of Star Wars knowledge.

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artemis fowl casting

It’s been a long time coming, but we’re finally getting an Artemis Fowl movie.

Nearly a decade after the Harry Potter-inspired children’s fantasy phenomenon breathed its last fiery breath, and on the tail end of the fading YA dystopian craze, Artemis Fowl is coming. And it has a pretty impressive cast and crew. Kenneth Branagh will be taking the helm of the Disney adaptation of Eoin Colfer’s children’s book series, which follows the manipulative child genius Artemis Fowl as he kidnaps an elf to ransom her for a fortune. It’s a pretty unforgiving role for any child actor, but after months of searching, Branagh and his team have finally landed on a newcomer to play the role of the cunning, slightly cruel, and compelling protagonist.

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the devil's backbone book

Matt Zoller Seitz and Simon Abrams have created a stunning, essential new book devoted to Guillermo del Toro‘s 2001 gothic horror movie The Devil’s Backbone. Through in-depth interviews with del Toro and the cast and crew of the film, the Devil’s Backbone book details both the making of one of del Toro’s best films, and del Toro’s insights into filmmaking as a whole.

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Ready Player One Trailer Breakdown

Ready Player One will soon hit the big screens, but the adventure may soon make its way back to where it all started: the bookshelves.

Ernest Cline‘s sci-fi novel that serves as the inspiration for Steven Spielberg’s upcoming movie will soon receive a sequel. And Ready Player One already has a perfect sequel name built in to its premise — Ready Player Two, anyone?

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