Star Wars Episode 9 Score John Williams

There’s no Star Wars without John Williams.

The legendary composer has been scoring the franchise since 1977, and his name has become synonymous with the soaring, indelible theme songs. But more than 40 years and eight films later, that long partnership may soon be over.

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Star Wars The Last Jedi Deleted Scenes

The home video release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be available in just under two weeks, longer if you want it on disc. But you don’t have to wait until then to find out new details on a few of the 14 deleted scenes you’ll be able to watch in the special features.

Among the Star Wars The Last Jedi deleted scenes is a tender (but also creepy) moment between Finn and BB-8, a moment of mourning for Han Solo, and an amusing scene that actually reveals a First Order cover-up. Get the details on these scenes below, but beware of spoilers, obviously. Read More »

Star Wars Animated Movie

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, watch a hand drawn, animated, abridged version of Star Wars as remembered by the artist. Plus, see how the script for Pixar’s Oscar-nominated Coco compares to what we saw on the screen, and watch the Director’s Guild of America panel discussion featuring the nominees for documentary filmmaking. Read More »

In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

    • BB-8 Goes to the Winter Olympics
    • Lucasfilm loses their minds over a very creepy porg cake
    • J.J. Abrams drops some unexpected Episode 9 news
    • A lot of Star Wars: Rebels spoilers, so fans beware!
    • And much more.

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star wars rebels series finale images

It’s time for Star Wars Rebels to end.

The series finale for the beloved Disney XD animated series will air in less than a week, and Lucasfilm and Disney are amping up the marketing machine. A slew of new Star Wars Rebels series finale images and videos have been released ahead of the 90-minute finale, to help you bide your time until you have to say goodbye to the crew of The Ghost.

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luke snoke connection

Supreme Leader Snoke (Andy Serkis) cut an ominous figure in 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Scarred and disfigured, this character had managed to rise to power and amass a tyrannical army in the span of 30 years. That’s astonishing, even in a story as fantastical and far, far away as Star Wars. In the two years between Episode 7 and Episode 8, Snoke spawned countless theories and Reddit threads about who, exactly, he was.

So when fans sat down for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, they expected to see more of this tantalizing villain and his backstory. Unfortunately, that didn’t quite happen. But the official novelization of Last Jedi may explain a little more about who Snoke is. And it may connect to our first Star Wars hero, Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill).

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Star Wars The Last Jedi Visual Effects Featurettes

Most of the hype for the Oscars, as usual, surrounds the nominees for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress, but the technical awards deserve some attention too. Case in point: Industrial Light and Magic has been showing off all the hard work they put into Star Wars: The Last Jedi with its impressive array of visual effects.

A few new Star Wars The Last Jedi VFX featurettes have surfaced online showing how Andy Serkis was turned into Supreme Leader Snoke, how the climactic Battle of Crait was created, and the immense amount of detail that went into one massive digital set extension. Read More »

Aftermath Empire's End Details

Solo: A Star Wars Story hits theaters this May, and the character everyone is the most excited to see isn’t Han Solo. It’s Lando Calrissian.

Lando, initially played by Billy Dee Williams and now Donald Glover, has been a huge force (no pun intended) in the Star Wars universe. His personality, good looks, and roguish charm have secured him the honor of being one of the most influential and coolest Star Wars characters of all time. But what many don’t realize is how much Lando’s character stems from another popular genre created before Star Wars hit theaters – blaxploitation.

Lando’s characterization and his style owe a huge debt to blaxploitation. But Lando also adds another layer to the conversation blaxploitation engages in about black images in the media. How does Lando, colloquially called a “space pimp” by fans, contribute to the conversation and in what ways does he actually hinder how blackness is viewed in film? To mediate further on these questions, let’s start with the beginning of blaxploitation itself.

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Rian Johnson Solo Reaction

It’s been less than a month since we got our first official look at Solo: A Star Wars Story with the Super Bowl TV spot and the full teaser trailer. For some fans it brought relief, for others it confirmed worries they’ve had since directors Phil Lord & Chris Miller were removed from the project and replaced by Ron Howard. But for one fan who has some more insight as to what’s going on behind the scenes, it sounds like maybe we shouldn’t be concerned.

Director Rian Johnson recently accepted an AARP Movies for Grownups award, as  Star Wars: The Last Jedi won the Best Film prize. While at the event, he was asked about his reaction to the first Solo trailer, and his answer indicated that he’s seen a lot more of the movie than the rest of us. Read More »

Star Wars Rebels A World Between Worlds

As Star Wars Rebels moves closer to its final episode, the series has been pushing the boundaries of what we expect from an animated Star Wars show. Just like The Clone Wars before it, Rebels has become a vital part of series canon, expanding the landscape of the films, books, and comics that make up the main Star Wars universe. From the re-introduction of former expanded universe villain Admiral Thrawn to vital new characters like Kanan, Hera, and Ezra, Rebels has always been at the forefront of Disney’s plans for the Star Wars galaxy.

But with Monday’s penultimate episode, Rebels introduced something that changes a core part of the mythos of Star Wars. It will have a huge impact on the final three episodes of the show and the greater Star Wars universe…maybe even the films.

So here’s everything you need to know. Natural, major spoilers lurk ahead.

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