Josh Trank exits Star Wars

Update: We have added Disney CEO Bob Iger’s statement on this hiring and speculate on what it could mean.

J.J. Abrams may be bringing the new sequel trilogy to its conclusion with the upcoming Star Wars: Episode 9, but we’ll be visiting a galaxy far, far away for a long time yet. Disney and Lucasfilm have announced a series of new Star Wars movies from a duo with plenty of experience transporting audiences to bold and fantastical worlds: Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi 16-bit - 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, director Craig Gillespie gives us a closer look at a scene from the Oscar-nominated I, Tonya. Plus, relive the lightsaber battle from Star Wars: The Last Jedi as a 16-bit video game, and watch the first promo for the live Oscars broadcast coming in just under a month. Read More »

 

solo trailer

The Solo: A Star Wars Story trailer is here at last, and not a moment too soon. The delayed, troubled production will finally show audience the fruits of its labor later this year, and the new trailer for the highly-anticipated Star Wars spin-off film gives us the first real footage from the film. Watch the Solo trailer below.

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Star Wars The Last Jedi Comic Cover

With the marketing push for Solo: A Star Wars Story just around the corner, you might think Star Wars: The Last Jedi will start taking a backseat to the origin story of one of the saga’s most beloved heroes. But you’d be wrong. There is much more from Star Wars: The Last Jedi we’ve yet to see.

Recently we found out the upcoming novelization of Star Wars: The Last Jedi will include some deleted scenes that weren’t in the movie, and even more that won’t be included on the home video release. Now we have word that there will be a Star Wars: The Last Jedi comic book that will also include previously unseen elements of the story. Read More »

Solo trailer

In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • Rian Johnson gets starstruck
  • The Chinese title for Solo leaves out some key words
  • Marvel directors reveal their feelings on Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Peter Dinklage wants to be in Star Wars
  • An exciting job opportunity at Lucasfilm
  • And much more!.

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Cool Posts From Around the Web:

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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The Last Jedi box office

When a movie doesn’t meet the expectations of box office analysts, it’s considered a disappointment. That’s the way the game is played – just ask the Warner Bros. executives who are still probably cringing at the memories of last year’s Justice League and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.

But even Star Wars: The Last Jedi couldn’t entirely dodge judgment from those who thought it was financially disappointing. Does Disney have anything to worry about here? Is the Star Wars brand not quite as bulletproof as they once thought? Read on for some reactions to the Last Jedi box office numbers and what they might mean for the studio.
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Doug Kenney - 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, John Williams conducts the orchestra during a recording session for the Star Wars: The Last Jedi score. Plus, learn how National Lampoon co-creator Doug Kenney changed the face of comedy forever, and see the amazing visual effects in the Best Picture winning Call Me By Your Name. Read More »

Star Wars Rebels Final Episodes

In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • Dave Filoni breaks down the new trailer for season 4 of Star Wars Rebels
  • The fempire strikes back with a de-meninized edit of The Last Jedi
  • Rian Johnson shares a BTS clip of John Williams conducting The Last Jedi
  • Porg high-tops!
  • And much more!

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