Daisy Ridley as Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Daisy Ridley may have been new to movie stardom circa Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but by now she’s an old pro at dodging questions. Watch as shrugs that she doesn’t think Rey’s parentage is really “so important,” or coolly deflects further inquiries with “curiosity is a wonderful thing.” Unfortunately for her, though, fans and journalists aren’t the only ones she has to watch out for.

For the past several weeks, Josh Gad — Ridley’s co-star in the Murder on the Orient Express remake — has been trying his damnedest to get some Star Wars: The Last Jedi answers from her, even enlisting the help of Judi Dench. So far, Ridley’s resisted. But can she continue to stand firm against all of Gad’s famous friends? Find out below.  Read More »

kylo ren and rey connection

Here’s what happens when Star Wars fans start getting thirsty for news and start poking around in the desert: they find tiny updates in the official StarWars.com biographies for two major characters and start to wonder what it all could mean. In this case, two small additions to the pages for Kylo Ren and Rey tease something that fans have been wondering about since Star Wars: The Force Awakens: a mysterious “connection” between the evil son of Han Solo and the mysterious desert scavenger.

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American Lightsaber Academy - Star Wars

I love film theories, even some of the more crazy ones. And when it comes to a franchise I love like Star Wars or Westworld, I tend to entertain more of these theories than I should. So let me warn you now, if you don’t like this kind of speculation, if you have a “your Snoke theory sucks” sticker on your laptop, turn away now.

A new fan theory has popped up claiming that Rey’s father is not a Skywalker, Solo or Kenobi as everyone assumes.

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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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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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rey at the end of the force awakens

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the title of the eighth chapter of the Star Wars saga, but everyone is wondering: who is the last Jedi? Is it Luke Skywalker (as evidenced by the mention in the opening crawl of Force Awakens)? Is it Rey? Is it Kylo Ren? Is it someone else? Or is Jedi plural and does the title refer to multiple people? Frozen star Josh Gad is currently filming Kenneth Branagh’s Murder on the Orient Express with Daisy Ridley and decided to grill the Star Wars actress about the new title. You can watch the Daisy Ridley Last Jedi video after the jump, alongside news that Ridley is joining a Bad Robot-produced spy drama.

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murder on the orient express cast

When Willem Dafoe signs up for a movie, that film is pretty much guaranteed to have at least one good performance. We expect nothing less of Dafoe, an actor I can’t think of giving an underwhelming performance in recent memory. Not only is he consistent, he’s also great more often than not, so it’s satisfying to learn he’s joined Kenneth Branagh‘s Murder on the Orient Express remake.

Below, learn more about the Murder on the Orient Express cast.

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‘Star Wars’ Actors and Filmmakers Mourn Carrie Fisher

Star Wars Actors and Directors Mourn Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher passed away yesterday at the age of 60. Although best known for her work as Princess Leia Organa in four Star Wars movies, she was so much more: a tremendous writer, an incredible wit, one of Hollywood’s most prolific script doctors, and a brutally honest personality whose openness about mental illness provided hope and inspiration for many.

The fact that we can build an entire article around her colleagues saying nice things about her speaks volumes.

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Peter Rabbit First Look Photo

Back in the fall, we learned that Sony Pictures was reaching back into literary history for a new live-action and computer generated hybrid film by adapting Beatrix Potter‘s classic character Peter Rabbit for his own movie. The film has late night sensation James Corden voicing the titular bunny, and now we have our first look at the updated version of the character in his photorealistic animated form.

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In this edition of Episode 8 Bits:

  • Star Wars: Episode 8 director Rian Johnson made an interesting request at this year’s BNAT.
  • Daisy Ridley has seen some, but not much, Episode 8 footage.
  • John Williams has begun work on his Episode 8 score.

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