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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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Box Office

In just one week, Star Wars: The Last Jedi pulled in $296 million at the domestic box office. With the Christmas weekend ahead of us, the sci-fi sequel will have no problem dominating the box office despite the onslaught of new releases that include Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Pitch Perfect 3, Downsizing, The Greatest Showman and Father Figures, not to mention a limited release of Steven Spielberg’s The Post.

However, it should be noted that even though Star Wars: The Last Jedi is raking in plenty of cash at the box office, it’s not holding onto anywhere near as large of an audience as Star Wars: The Force Awakens did. In fact, The Last Jedi is retaining even less of its opening day audience than Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

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Star Wars The Last Jedi - Adam Driver - Kylo Ren Redemption

There’s no doubt that Kylo Ren is the clear villain of the new Star Wars trilogy the began with The Force Awakens and continued this year with The Last Jedi. However, simply because he’s the antagonist of this series doesn’t mean that there isn’t hope for him to see the error of his ways and come back to the light, right?

Director Rian Johnson was recently asked if the Jedi formerly known as Ben Solo has turned so far to the dark side that he’s now beyond redemption. However, in order to dive into his answer, it means dealing with spoilers. So if you haven’t seen Star Wars: The Last Jedi, then don’t read any further. Read More »

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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It seems like Rian Johnson will spend the few weeks following Star Wars: The Last Jedi‘s release meticulously explaining every tiny detail of the film. Some of them don’t need much clarification, but there are a few reveals — like the drastic new changes to the rules of the Force — that could change the Star Wars universe as we know it. No biggie.

Spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi follow.

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The Last Jedi lightsaber battle

(Warning: this post contains major spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.)

The latest Star Wars film is overflowing with jaw-dropping moments, but one of the most talked-about scenes is the incredible lightsaber fight inside Supreme Leader Snoke’s throne room. I knew the second I walked out of the movie that I wanted to read a detailed breakdown of how that came together, so when /Film was given the chance to speak with many of the filmmakers on the movie’s opening day, I decided to compile an oral history. I concentrated all of my interview time asking those involved about every aspect of that scene: the visual flair of the set design, the practical flames licking the deep red curtains, that fist-pumping slow motion moment, the death of a major character, and much more.

Here, in the words of writer/director Rian Johnson and many others, is the behind-the-scenes story of one of the Star Wars franchise’s most thrilling moments. Read More »

lando obi wan in the last jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi may have been about “letting the past die,” but Rian Johnson’s entry in the Star Wars saga saw a fair few familiar faces peppered throughout the film. But while a few famous characters played pivotal parts in helping the new generation get up on their feet, fans were left wondering why Lando Calrissian and Obi-Wan Kenobi were left out of the party. Now we have an answer.

Spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi lie ahead.

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Star Wars: the last jedi deleted scene

The first cut of Star Wars: The Last Jedi was three hours and ten minutes long and writer director Rian Johnson has said they are preparing to release 20 minutes of deleted scenes on the future Blu-ray/DVD release. We have the exclusive details on a number of deleted scenes and reshoots from the latest Star Wars movie.

Read on to see what we’ve learned we’ve learned about the Star Wars: The Last Jedi deleted scenes.

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Rian johnson Star Wars

People have a lot to say about Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and they’re making sure to let Rian Johnson know exactly what they think about his entry into the Star Wars saga.

The newest Star Wars film has received an inordinate amount of backlash – The Last Jedi was ripped to pieces by many fans soon after its premiere last week. The criticism can be traced to several reasons: there was too much humor, there were too many subplots, there wasn’t enough heroic Luke, etc. But the main reason is that Johnson took a radical approach to a Star Wars film, and threw everything we knew about the sci-fi franchise out the window. Naturally, that would make a few people Angry Online. And now Johnson has finally addressed the wave of backlash surrounding The Last Jedi.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Opening Line

Last week, after seeing Star Wars: The Last Jedi, I had the pleasure of sitting down with writer/director Rian Johnson to talk about spoilers. After the jump, you can read that entire conversation or listen to it yourself on today’s episode of the /Film Daily podcast.

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