star wars the last jedi details

While we’re anxiously waiting for a new Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer — which according to Mark Hamill, is due to arrive any minute — the Lucasfilm booth at New York Comic-Con is providing all sorts of tidbits and teases of the latest Star Wars film.

It’s no new footage, but the new Star Wars The Last Jedi details reveal information about Supreme Leader Snoke’s Praetorian guards, the ins and outs of a Resistance cruiser bridge guard blaster rifle, and why exactly Kylo Ren wears a helmet.

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maz kanata in the last jedi

You may need Maz Kanata’s special glasses to get a glimpse the former smuggler’s role in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

No, I exaggerate, though the news that Maz Kanata will get a reduced role in Episode 8 after her already minimal screen time in Star Wars: The Force Awakens suggests her appearance may barely be more than a scene or two. Which is bad news for all you Maz Kanata fans out there. Whoever you are.

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star wars episode 9 not written by rian johnson

With a different director from sequel to sequel, it would have been great synergy for Lucasfilm to get the director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi to write the script treatment to its follow-up, Star Wars Episode 9. In fact, that’s what was reported back in June 2014, when it was announced that Rian Johnson would create a treatment upon which Episode 9 director Colin Trevorrow and screenwriter Derek Connolly would build the movie.

But alas, that was not meant to be, as Johnson himself confirmed that he has taken no part in the Star Wars Episode 9 treatment.

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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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rogue one concept art

In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • Rian Johnson offers a look at a grand moment in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has crossed $1 billion at the box office.
  • Laura Dern remembers working with Carrie Fisher in The Last Jedi.
  • A brief tour of the Rogue One creature shop.
  • The Last Jedi isn’t the first Star Wars story to use that title.
  • A look back at the Star Wars special editions.
  • There’s a good reason Princess Leia was present at a very important battle.
  • And more!

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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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star wars episode 8 logo

If there was just a new Rian Johnson movie coming out in less than twelve months, I’d be on pins and needles. But we’re getting a Star Wars movie directed by Rian Johnson and there are few things as promising as that combination of nouns. But as is the norm with any new Star Wars movie, every detail about Star Wars: Episode 8 is currently under lock and key…which means that this interview with Johnson features him merely hinting at what we can expect to see from upcoming sequel. Which totally has a title, by the way. He just won’t tell us.

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rey at the end of the force awakens

Writer/Director Rian Johnson has not said much about his upcoming film Star Wars Episode 8. At Star Wars Celebration Europe, the filmmaker discussed some of the films he watched as inspiration and briefly talked about the opening of the movie, which in a first for the Star Wars film franchise, will take place seconds after the conclusion of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Now the filmmaker says a little more about what we can expect from the highly anticipated Skywalker saga sequel. Hit the jump to read Johnson’s comments on how Luke and Rey’s journies will collide in the Star Wars episode 8 plot.

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Star Wars The Force Awakens kylo ren 6

In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • Adam Driver talks about the humanity of Star Wars: Episode 8.
  • Harrison Ford and Alden Ehrenreich have officially met.
  • New details revealed about Marvel’s Darth Maul miniseries.
  • A Star Wars regular will voice Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars Rebels.
  • Lots of new Rogue One details revealed and discussed.
  • A very interesting Princess Leia petition…
  • How Diego Luna‘s son used Star Wars spoilers to woo girls.
  • ILM will receive a special Oscar for their Rogue One work.
  • And more!

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Future of Carrie Fisher in Star Wars

Family, friends and fans are still mourning the loss of not only Carrie Fisher, but also her mother Debbie Reynolds. However, once all the tributes have been made and the two actresses are laid to rest together, Disney and Lucasfilm have to think about what happens with Carrie Fisher’s iconic character Leia Organa, the princess turned general who returned in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and has a sizeable role in the still untitled Star Wars: Episode VIII.

We’ve already learned that Carrie Fisher completed her filming on Star Wars: Episode VIII before she passed away. However, news has surfaced that Leia was supposed to play an even larger role in Star Wars: Episode IX, and about how that will be handled when production begins on the sequel.

Find out more about the future of Carrie Fisher in Star Wars Episode 8 below, but beware of a couple spoilers regarding two future scenes in the next episodes of the saga. Read More »