Star Wars The Last Jedi Opening Scenes

So far, we’ve only seen one teaser trailer and a behind-the-scenes sizzle reel for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. That’s left fans hungry for more details from the next installment of the new Star Wars trilogy, and they’re about to get them in a few weeks.

Just around the corner on September 1 is Force Friday II, the special day when toys, clothing, books and more from Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits shelves, revealing some new details about the movie. Of course, as we saw with the first Force Friday for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Luasfilm knows how to play things close to their chest by only releasing merchandise that doesn’t contain spoilers for the movie. But there are still details to be gleaned from some of the upcoming merchandise, and some of those details have been spied thanks to a recently uncovered book.

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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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So much news was revealed from EW’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi cover story. We have covered the highlights on the site in-depth, with our own trademark analysis and speculation, but if you’re looking for the CliffsNotes version, here it is. Below, we’ve assembled all of the hard facts we learned about Rian Johnson‘s new Star Wars movie in about 800 words.

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In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • Ron Howard shares some very interesting Han Solo set videos.
  • Let’s take a moment appreciate the Porgs.
  • Andy Serkis knows which Snoke theory sucks the most.
  • General/Princess Leia gets yet another title
  • Inferno Squad‘s secrets unlocked
  • And much more!

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In addition to a new crew of instantly lovable heroes, Star Wars: The Force Awakens introduced one of the best and most complex villains in the history of the saga: Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren. It also introduced Gwendoline Christie‘s Captain Phasma, who looked really, really cool, but didn’t do much of anything in the actual plot.

As you’d expect, Star Wars: The Last Jedi will continue the journey of both characters and some newly revealed details offer a tease of what we can expect.

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The Last Jedi Rey's Family

Fans have been wondering about Rey’s family history ever since the character’s mysterious origins were hinted at in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but thanks to new interviews with The Last Jedi writer/director Rian Johnson and Daisy Ridley herself, we’ve learned that Rey’s lineage may not be as important as we once thought.

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The Last Jedi Benicio Del Toro character

Benicio del Toro is staying in the Disney family, moving from the Marvel Cinematic Universe to a galaxy far, far away. The Oscar-winning actor, who does a fine job of balancing dramatic fare like Sicario with appearances in blockbusters like Guardians of the Galaxy, was cast in Star Wars: The Last Jedi a long time ago…but we still don’t know who he’s playing. Mysteriously codenamed “DJ” by the filmmakers, his character – a dangerous “man in black” type – has been the source of much speculation, most of which has been shot down by writer/director Rian Johnson and Lucasfilm.

But now, more details are starting to trickle out about this shadowy figure.

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Fans waiting to get a new glimpse at Star Wars: The Last Jedi had their appetite curbed by the behind the scenes sizzle reel that debuted at The D23 Expo back in July. Now we’re just waiting for a new trailer to arrive, with no indication of when exactly that might happen. In the meantime, some new photos and details have been revealed to give us more insight into the next installment of the new Star Wars trilogy.

A whole batch of new Star Wars The Last Jedi photos reveal more of Daisy Ridley as Rey, Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, John Boyega as Finn, Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Tico, along with new creatues and locations, as well as new details about what to expect when the film arrives in December. Read More »

Carrie Fisher The Last Jedi

In the Star Wars: The Last Jedi behind-the-scenes sizzle reel that debuted at this year’s D23 Expo, Carrie Fisher said the upcoming sequel is powerful because “it’s about family.” Sadly, her words have taken on a whole new meaning in the wake of her sudden death at the end of last year: it will now be about watching the final time this actress – who, for many fans, has felt like a part of their pop culture family for 30 years – steps into the role of Princess-turned-General Leia, one of the most iconic sci-fi heroes ever conceived.

In Entertainment Weekly’s latest barrage of Star Wars news, there’s a story about the bond Leia shares with Oscar Isaac‘s Resistance pilot Poe Dameron, her impact on his growth as a leader, and the vulnerable place we find the Resistance at the start of the new film.
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Star Wars The Last Jedi Snoke Rumors

Supreme Leader Snoke (Andy Serkis) is going to do a lot more than dish out insults from a big chair in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) will come face-to-face with his grumpy mentor in Rian Johnson‘s film. While there was speculation Snoke was going to be brought to life as a puppet this time around, that’s not the case. Serkis will still play the character via motion capture…but he’ll have some fancy new protectors in the form of the Praetorian Guard.

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