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When we first meet Rose Tico (Kelly Marie Tran) in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, she is immediately established as the movie’s everywoman — a spunky Resistance underling who believes in fighting for the cause above all else, except for perhaps the occasional fangirl moment when she meets her heroes.

We see that when she first meets Finn (John Boyega) who, admittedly, kind of stumbled into the hero role in The Force Awakens. But we see no such reaction to the dashing, starfighter pilot Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) — maybe because they were in a tense life-or-death situation, or maybe because he was tangentially responsible for her sister Paige Tico’s death. In reality, according to a new Star Wars comic book, it’s because they had already met.

Spoiler warning: This article reveals plot points from Star Wars Forces of Destiny: Rose & Paige.

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Kelly Marie Tran Star Wars Audition

One of the many cool new additions to the Star Wars franchise in The Last Jedi is Kelly Marie Tran‘s Rose. The character isn’t Force sensitive, or a big player in the Resistance, yet she makes a huge difference anyway, and Tran’s performance is worth paying attention to. A new behind-the-scenes video reveals Tran’s audition with Star Wars actor John Boyega, and it’s a must-watch.

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The Last Jedi Spoiler Review

(In our Spoiler Reviews, we take a deep dive into a new release and get to the heart of what makes it tick…and every story point is up for discussion. In this entry: Rian Johnson‘s exciting, unpredictable Star Wars: The Last Jedi.)

With Star Wars: The Last Jedi, writer-director Rian Johnson takes the Star Wars saga into uncharted territory. Johnson resists fan service at nearly every turn, crafting the most surprising, most exciting film in the entire Star Wars franchise. A film that both rejects and embraces legacy; a film that takes characters we’ve grown to love and exposes their flaws, while also revealing that they’re more than their flaws. Our The Last Jedi spoiler review takes a deep dive into this wonderful, unpredictable new entry in the Star Wars saga.

Spoilers follow, obviously.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi  - Morning Watch

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this special Star Wars: The Last Jedi edition, the cast of the latest sequel answers questions from some adorable kids. Plus, go through the ABCs of The Last Jedi to get filled in on some details you might want to know about the sequel (avoiding any spoilers), and the cast of the movie also answers the Internet’s most searched questions about Star Wars. Read More »

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 »

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Rose Tico in Episode IX

It may seem hard to believe, but Star Wars: The Last Jedi is only a little over a week away from release. Which means only one thing: time to start thinking about Episode IX! While it’s safe to assume The Last Jedi characters Rey, Finn, Poe and Kylo Ren will find their way into Episode IX, what of brand-new characters like Kelly Marie Tran‘s Rose Tico? Tran says she doesn’t know, but she would of course be game to return.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Jimmy Kimmel Live

With December just around the corner, we’re heading into the home stretch for the marketing machine leading up to the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. As more TV spots will be hitting the web, director Rian Johnson and the cast of the next installment of the Star Wars saga will begin making the publicity rounds on all the late night and morning talk shows, and they’ll be kicking things off in a familiar place.

Since Disney owns both Lucasfilm and ABC, it should come as no surprise that the director and cast of Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be making their first late night stop on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Friday, December 1. It’s bound to be a big Star Wars-centric episode since no less than nine cast members will be in attendance. Get more details about the Star Wars: The Last Jedi Jimmy Kimmel Live episode below. Read More »

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Photos

It’s about that time for Star Wars fans to start figuring out just how much they want to know about the next chapter of the sci-fi saga.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is less than a month away, and new details are being revealed everyday. For the most part, spoilers are being kept under tight wraps, but that doesn’t there aren’t tidbits of information being revealed that people would just as soon leave undiscovered until they see the movie next month. But if you’re one of those fans who likes the hints and details leading up to the release of the movie, then you’ll want to check out the new Star Wars: The Last Jedi photos below along with some interesting story nuggets regarding the dynamic between Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and Rey (Daisy Ridley). Read More »

The Last Jedi New Images

We’re getting closer and closer to Star Wars: The Last Jedi and two new images from the film have arrived. The images give us new looks at new characters Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo (Laura Dern) and Rose (Kelly Marie Tran). In a new interview to accompany the images, Dern and Tran reveal some details about their new additions to the Star Wars universe. You can see the new The Last Jedi images below.

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Word on the virtual street is that a brand new trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi is coming very, very soon. As exciting as that may be, if you’re impatient, you want something now. You’re in luck! Some new The Last Jedi images have sprung-up online, and with them have come some higher-quality, non-watermarked versions of images previously released by EW. See the new The Last Jedi images below.

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