JJ Abrams Star Wars Episode 9

Following the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, there was plenty of fan outcry from those who did not like the direction that Rian Johnson took with this latest trilogy of films in the sci-fi saga. Some of the complaints stemmed from sexist, bigoted fans who were upset at how prominent certain female characters were featured, but other criticism came in the form of certain story points, character arcs and creative decisions. But J.J. Abrams isn’t letting any of that influence his plans for the saga.

Star Wars Episode 9 brings The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams back behind the camera to finish the trilogy he started in 2015. For fans who didn’t like what The Last Jedi brought to the table, they see this as a chance for Abrams to set things right. However, any complaints that fans registered about The Last Jedi won’t determine where the story goes next or how it gets there. Read More »

In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • Mark Hamill gets real about his Solo: A Star Wars Story feelings
  • J.J. Abrams drops some Star Wars: Episode 9 breadcrumbs
  • Get a sneak peek at some top secret historical Star Wars artifacts
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story arrives at the Disney Parks
  • And much more!

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Episode 9 art director

Details about Star Wars: Episode 9 are sketchy at the moment, but one thing we do know now is that the film will look great. Paul Inglis, art director of Blade Runner 2049, has just been hired for the upcoming J.J. Abrams-directed sequel. More on the Episode 9 art director below.

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I Tonya VFX - 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 edition, see how the visual effects artists from I, Tonya made it look like Margot Robbie was a professional figure skate. Plus, watch a video essay breaking down how director Denis Villeneuve uses color on film, and see how the opening crawl for Star Wars: Episode 9 can fix the supposed missteps of Star Wars: The Last Jedi for dissatisfied fans. Read More »

Snoke Episode 9

Andy Serkis isn’t fully convinced we’ve seen the last of Supreme Leader Snoke in the Star Wars films.

I spoke with the actor yesterday about his work in Marvel Studios’ Black Panther, in which he reprises his role as the villainous Ulysses Klaue, and I couldn’t resist asking him a quick question about the recent events in a galaxy far, far away – specifically, how he reacted when he first read about Snoke’s ultimate fate in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. But his answer implied that perhaps that memorable scene wasn’t quite as final as it appeared.
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Cool Posts From Around the Web:

rey and poe romance

There are plenty of delusional Star Wars fans out there, and I like to think that I’m not one of them. But — and don’t judge me — I kind of ship Rey and Poe. Yes, I know they shared barely more than 10 seconds together in Star Wars: The Last Jedi! And yes, those 10 seconds basically consisted of them introducing themselves! But gosh darn it, if they don’t look cute together.

And I’m not the only one who read way too deeply into their brief but flirty exchange. There’s a whole set of delusional Star Wars fans who are secretly hoping for a Rey and Poe romance and their clamoring for a love story has finally made its way to Star Wars: The Last Jedi star Daisy Ridley. But I’m sorry DameRey shippers, she won’t give the answer you were looking for.

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colin trevorrow star wars episode 9

Star Wars: Episode 9 has a huge job ahead of it. Picking up the pieces that Star Wars: The Last Jedi left behind is a daunting task for any filmmaker, and for a little while, Colin Trevorrow carried the burden. But for reasons unknown, Trevorrow was dropped from the project after several years of working on the script.

It’s not clear what it was about Trevorrow’s original script that may have led to his parting ways with Lucasfilm — though conspiracy theories abound — but for those curious about what could have been, Saturday Night Live cast member Bobby Moynihan of all people has a little morsel of information.

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 - Matt the Radar Technician - 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 Star Wars edition, Star Wars Battlefront 2 gets an awesome mod inspired by a Saturday Night Live sketch with Kylo Ren. Plus, check out some Star Wars: Episode 9 theories and predictions and find out about all the different kind of TIE Fighters we’ve seen over the years. Read More »

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 »

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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