rey at the end of the force awakens

The general public likely won’t see the first footage from Star Wars: The Last Jedi until Star Wars Celebration next month in Orlando, but Disney Shareholders were given a sneak peek on Wednesday during the Disney shareholder meeting in Denver, Colorado. The footage appears to reveal the Episode 8 opening. Find out what was shown, after the jump.
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Star Wars The Last Jedi Trailer Description

In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • What is the state of the universe at the start of Star Wars: The Last Jedi?
  • The Last Jedi may be undergoing some reshoots very soon.
  • J.J. Abrams (jokingly?) says that Mark Hamill should win an Oscar.
  • We may not learn the Han Solo movie title until July.
  • A new video explores Rogue One: A Star Wars Story‘s VFX process.
  • The origins of Jedha, revealed!
  • Voice performer Tiya Sircar on Sabine’s big decision on Star Wars Rebels.

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Mark Hamill Ponders Who ‘The Last Jedi’ Could Be

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Since he’s actually read the screenplay and shot the movie, Star Wars: The Last Jedi star Mark Hamill knows exactly who the title is talking about. So when he ponders the identity of that mystery final Jedi Knight in a new interview, he’s being a bit of a ham, albeit, a very entertaining ham that everyone with a soul loves very much.

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Brigsby Bear Review

Normally you’ll see Kyle Mooney on television whenever there’s a new episode of Saturday Night Live. He’s one of the primary cast members, and he’s made quite a name for himself as one of the driving forces behind the next generation of SNL Digital Shorts, following the departure of Andy Samberg and his Lonely Island counterparts Akiva Shaffer and Jorma Taccone. Now they’ve all teamed up, along with some other SNL talents, to deliver one of the comedy gems of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

Brigsby Bear is an offbeat, original comedy about a 25-year-old man who has his entire world thrown into upheaval when he learns a terrible secret about his parents and everything he’s been taught by them. What follows is a hilarious adventure of self-discovery that is essentially a love letter to storytelling and the power it has in all our lives.

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What If Mark Hamill Didn't Return for Star Wars Episode 7

Earlier today, we finally learned the title of Rian Johnson‘s upcoming Star Wars movie, the sequel to Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the eighth film of the “Skywalker Saga.” Finally, we can stop writing Star Wars: Episode 8 and start writing Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Man, that feels good. I’m going to write it again. Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Ooh.

If you want to know how fans are reacting to the new title, you can hit up any number of comments section and Twitter threads (and through my social media window, the response has been mostly positive followed by “But is that a singular or plural Jedi?!”). If you want to know how Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill, reacted to the tile reveal, you’ll just have to watch the video below.

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Rogue One - Death Star Eclipse

In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • A deep dive in the other secret history of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story‘s aliens.
  • Did composer Michael Giacchino hide one of John Williams‘ most famous tracks in Rogue One?
  • Mark Hamill is reunited with one of the original trilogy lightsaber props.
  • Check out concept art from that cancelled Darth Maul video game.
  • Next week’s Star Wars Rebels will explore the origin of the Darksaber.
  • Some insight into Rogue One‘s unique filmmaking process.
  • A sneak peek at an upcoming issue of Marvel’s Doctor Aphra.
  • And more!

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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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The Empire Strikes Back Honest Trailer

With Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hitting some theaters as early as tomorrow night and the early buzz painting quite a positive picture (along with David Chen’s video review and Peter Sciretta’s spoiler-free review), everyone is all about Star Wars this week. That includes the folks over at Honest Trailers who have decided to tackle what many Star Wars fans regard as the greatest film in the saga: The Empire Strikes Back.

Even outside of Star Wars fans, The Empire Strikes Back is largely considered to be one of the greatest sequels of all time, and as the Honest Trailer points out, it has become the lazy shorthand for anyone trying to hype up the darkness and quality of plenty of other sequels. Beyond that, the quality of this movie is so high that the voiceover guy knows it’s not going to be easy to make fun of this one.

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Mark Hamill's Pop Culture Quest Trailer

Thanks to the magic of the internet, we’ve gotten to see plenty of pop culture collections, from action figures to comic books, displayed to make us infinitely jealous. Now someone who is actually a piece of millions of collections around the world will take us to check out some of the most impressive pop culture collectible collections ever.

Mark Hamill’s Pop Culture Quest is a new show coming to Comic-Con HQ that features the titular Star Wars saga actor meeting some of the most hardcore fans and collectors of all things nerdy. The first trailer for the series has just debuted online, and in addition to showing off some impressive collections, it also features Mark Hamill interviewing some of the people responsible for featuring the very things that we collect. Read More »

Cool Posts From Around the Web:

episode 8 luke skywalker costume

Earlier this year, a description of the outfit Luke Skywalker would wear throughout Star Wars: Episode 8 arrived online, revealing that the exiled Jedi master has at least one other set of clothing in his wardrobe besides that white and grey get-up seen at the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And now, an artist has collaborated with the site that broke the original story to create an accurate depiction of what Luke could like in the final movie.

Potential spoilers (albeit minor ones) lie ahead.

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