Finn love interest

Within the first few minutes of Finn meeting Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it’s obvious he has a crush on her. But one of the movie’s smartest decisions was to not actively fuel that particular fire, instead allowing for a blossoming friendship that never tipped into full-on romantic territory. But by the time Star Wars: The Last Jedi wraps up and Rose Tico plants a kiss on Finn, it feels like the seeds of a love triangle may have been planted. Now it’s up to J.J. Abrams to handle what happens moving forward.

I spoke with actor John Boyega at the press junket for Pacific Rim Uprising yesterday afternoon, and between questions about jaegers and kaiju, I asked him to tease the evolution of Finn in Star Wars: Episode 9 and who his preferred Finn love interest is. I have a feeling his answer is going to be somewhat controversial.

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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 »

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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Knights of Ren in The last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is a very expansive movie, full of multiple characters stretched across multiple storylines. But one set of characters who didn’t make an appearance were the Knights of Ren. These characters, teased in The Force Awakens, had been expected to appear in the highly anticipated sequel, but they were a no-show. Now, director Rian Johnson explains his reasoning for not using The Knights of Ren in The Last Jedi.

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John Williams Will Score ‘Star Wars: Episode 9’

John Williams Will Score Star Wars Episode IX

John Williams, who has provided iconic music for every Star Wars film (save Rogue One, which nonetheless used his themes), is all but confirmed to score Star Wars: Episode 9. You know this, I know this, Williams knows this. A new interview with the master composer has Williams confirming that he would very much like to finish out the new trilogy, and that he made this known to director J.J. Abrams. It’s not a firm confirmation, but we can just go ahead and assume that John Williams will provide the Episode 9 score.

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Episode IX story

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is now playing in theaters everywhere, which means it’s time for us to pivot onto the next Star Wars chapter! The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams will be returning to helm Star Wars: Episode IX, and news recently broke revealing Abrams pitched the story for the next Star Wars film to Disney CEO Bob Iger today. This all but confirms that any development on the new Star Wars from Colin Trevorrow‘s time attached to the project is being tossed out to make way for whatever Abrams has up his sleeve.

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Future star wars films

We’re a little over a month away from Star Wars: The Last Jedi, episode 8 in the ever-expanding Star Wars saga. There’s another core “Skywalker Saga” film planned after that, the currently untitled Episode IX. But if you thought that would be the end of the main Star Wars franchise, you’re mistaken. Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy recently revealed that the Star Wars franchise will continue on past Episode IX, and keep the adventures of the new characters going. There will be future Star Wars films for quite some time. In fact, Kennedy says they’re “looking at the next 10 years.”

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Rian Johnson Star Wars Episode 9

When Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow parted ways with Star Wars: Episode 9, it left a vacant director’s chair for one of Lucasfilm’s biggest and most important movies yet. We offered our own suggestions of who should take over, and one of our choices was Rian Johnson, the director of this year’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi and the reported frontrunner for the Episode 9 directing job.

But in a new press conference, Johnson implied that he won’t be directing that follow-up after all. Is it back to the drawing board for Lucasfilm? Read Johnson’s comments below.
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Why Colin Trevorrow Left ‘Star Wars: Episode 9’

Why Colin Trevorrow Left Star Wars

Earlier this week, we found out that Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow will no longer direct the third installment in the latest Star Wars trilogy, and now stories are coming out that purports to explain why he and Lucasfilm parted ways. It has to do with his vision for the sequel clashing with that of Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, and if we’ve learned one thing through all of the behind-the-scenes turmoil that company has experienced over the past couple of years, it’s that if you step into battle with Kennedy, you’ve already lost. You just might not know it yet.
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star wars episode 9 release date

On September 5, 2017, we recorded an emergency episode of /Film Daily. Peter Sciretta is joined by Brad Oman and Germain Lussier from io9 to talk about the big news the dropped on Tuesday afternoon: Colin Trevorrow will no longer director Star Wars Episode 9. We tell you what happened, the various reports from behind the scenes that may explain the turn of events, how this may impact the production and May 24, 2019 release of the film, we speculate about who could come on to write and or direct the movie, and discuss the effect these controversies are having on Disney’s Star Wars legacy.

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