The Last Jedi ending

When not dealing with angry people on Twitter, Rian Johnson takes some time out of his busy schedule to talk about Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The filmmaker behind the great new Star Wars sequel recently revealed some details about The Last Jedi ending, and also divulged the reasoning behind how he handled Snoke in the movie. Watch out for spoilers.

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The Last Jedi Conspiracy Theory

It’s been over two weeks since Star Wars: The Last Jedi hit theaters, and the movie is still stirring up fans into a frenzy. While the debate still rages online, parts of the fandom are getting out of control.

Mark Hamill previously voiced his initial distaste for the direction of Luke Skywalker’s character in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, something that I personally vehemently disagreed with. But then Hamill clarified that all of those concerns went out the window once he actually saw the movie, and he regretted expressing any of that skepticism he felt. But apparently that’s not good enough for some fans, because a conspiracy theory about the production of The Last Jedi has surfaced. Thankfully, Mark Hamill has no problem debunking this nonsense. In order to explain, we have to dive into spoilers, so don’t read any further if you haven’t seen Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Read More »

mark hamill the last jedi

Two weeks after its release, the Star Wars: The Last Jedi discourse is far from over. Fans are starkly divided on whether Rian Johnson‘s newest entry into the Star Wars saga is good or not, but star Mark Hamill certainly hasn’t helped to calm the fan outcry.

Hamill has publicly aired his grievances with Johnson over the direction for Luke Skywalker, the character that Hamill has inhabited for decades. After initially expressing doubts over the choices for Luke’s arc, he walked back that statement, giving his full support to Johnson. But soon, Hamill was back to adding fuel to the fan fire, claiming “He’s not my Luke Skywalker anymore.” And now, surprise surprise, Hamill is realizing that he shouldn’t have bad-mouthed a movie that arguably gave Luke his most complex and compelling storyline yet.

Spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi ahead.

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Mark Hamill The Last Jedi

(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, political, and opinionated about anything and everything. In this edition: Mark Hamill is completely wrong about Luke Skywalker and the Jedi.)

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is easily the most divisive movie the iconic sci-fi saga has ever seen. Hardcore Star Wars fans are having endless debates about whether director Rian Johnson‘s new chapter in the franchise throws everything we love about Star Wars to the wind, or if it merely introduces new elements into the galaxy while still respecting what came before it. This is an argument that will be going on for years to come. Now Mark Hamill is throwing some more fuel onto that fire.

We already know that Mark Hamill fundamentally disagreed with Rian Johnson’s ideas for how to continue the story of Luke Skywalker, but he eventually came around to the filmmaker’s way of thinking. But Some recent remarks from the original trilogy star about the trajectory of Luke Skywalker in the movie indicate that he still hasn’t come to terms with his character arc. In order to properly discuss this concept, we have to dig into spoilers, so if you haven’t seen Star Wars: The Last Jedi yet, do not read any further. Read More »

The Last Jedi final scene

If you’ve seen Star Wars: The Last Jedi by now (and there’s a good chance you have), you might have been taken aback by the film’s surprising, powerful final scene. And if you have any lingering questions about that Last Jedi final scene, director Rian Johnson was nice enough to provide some insight into the moment. Of course, Star Wars being Star Wars, some eager fans were quick to try to apply the scene to the mythology as a whole. Read on for this, and more info about The Last Jedi final scene – and beware of spoilers, obviously.

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Luke Skywalker’s story in Star Wars: The Last Jedi has proven divisive for not just fans of the franchise, but also Mark Hamill himself. In my spoiler-filled discussion with writer/director Rian Johnson, we talked about the decisions he took with the iconic character and what this means for the famous Jedi Master in Star Wars: Episode 9 and beyond.

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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 »


Years ago, when the American Film Institute released its list of the 100 greatest movie heroes and villains, three Star Wars characters made the cut: Darth Vader, Han Solo, and Obi-Wan Kenobi. There is no disputing Darth Vader. He’s a pop culture icon. As a movie star, Harrison Ford is an icon, too – he also gave us Indiana Jones, the #2 hero on that list. And Sir Alec Guinness is just a legend, plain and simple.

So those are the winners of the high school popularity contest. Those are the Star Wars characters who show up in the senior superlatives section of the yearbook, boasting titles such as “Most Likely to Receive a Spin-Off.” But while I love Darth Vader, Han Solo, and Obi-Wan Kenobi, and have been equally charmed by new characters like Rey and Finn, I would argue that there is an even greater Star Wars character, one who is — with the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi — about to make his return on-screen as a speaking character for the first time in 34 years. That character is Luke Skywalker, the greatest hero that no one seems to give the time of day.

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george lucas star wars advice

It turns out that “creative consultant” is little more than a title, as George Lucas and Star Wars: The Last Jedi star Mark Hamill have learned.

When Disney acquired Lucasfilm in 2012, it turned the Star Wars franchise upside down, with the creator of that galaxy far, far away relinquishing his creative control to new filmmakers. Lucas was kept on as a “creative consultant” to Disney’s new Star Wars trilogy, which began with 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens. But Lucas’ close friend and collaborator Mark Hamill bemoans the fact that the director’s advice to Disney was thrown out the window.

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