The Last Jedi extra scene

Director Colin Trevorrow’s latest film, The Book of Henry, spent the past few days being absolutely hammered by critics, sitting at 25% on Rotten Tomatoes at the time of this writing. But the director seems to be taking all of the negative press in stride, tweeting “Be proud of everything you paint, even if Mom doesn’t put it on the fridge.” In the wake of The Book of Henry’s failure in the eyes of critics, many reviewers have expressed concerns about the future of the Star Wars franchise, since Trevorrow will be directing Star Wars: Episode 9, the third film in the new trilogy that began with The Force Awakens.

Meanwhile, it sounds as if Trevorrow – who is also co-writing Episode 9 with his writing partner Derek Connolly – has been hard at work trying to make the best Star Wars film he can. In a new interview, the director revealed that he asked Star Wars: The Last Jedi writer/director Rian Johnson to add “one extra thing” to that movie in order to set up something that will happen in Episode 9. Read about The Last Jedi extra scene below.
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Mark Hamill - Star Wars The Last Jedi Disagreement

Towards the end of last month, a slew of Star Wars: The Last Jedi details came from Vanity Fair’s big cover story, but there was one new piece of information that caught fans off guard.

During an interview, Mark Hamill brought up a conversation he had with director Rian Johnson:

“I at one point had to say to Rian, ‘I pretty much fundamentally disagree with every choice you’ve made for this character. Now, having said that, I have gotten it off my chest, and my job now is to take what you’ve created and do my best to realize your vision.'”

Some fans took that in a negative way, but Hamill has taken the time to clarify that’s not how he feels about the situation anymore. Find out what else Mark Hamill had to say about his The Last Jedi disagreement below. Read More »

/Response: Your Favorite Movie Vehicles

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(Welcome to /Response, the companion piece to our /Answers series and a space where /Film readers can chime in and offer their two cents on a particular question.)

Earlier this week, the /Film team wrote about our favorite movie vehicles. We then opened the floor to our readers: what is your favorite cinematic mode of transportation? And you let us know!

We have collected our favorite answers (edited for length and clarity) below. Next week’s question: who is your favorite movie mentor figure? Send your (at least one paragraph, please) answer to slashfilmpitches@gmail.com!

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In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • The Last Jedi leaks describe characters and more
  • Battlefront 2 book tie-in and voice actors news
  • Donald Glover rocks a 70s Lando ‘stache
  • And more!

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Harrison Ford as Han Solo in The Empire Strikes Back

We’re still just over six months away from the release of Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but Star Wars fans are an eager bunch and are actively hunting down any information they can get about Lucasfilm’s next film after that. Specifically, Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s still-officially-untitled young Han Solo movie that features Alden Ehrenreich taking over the role from Harrison Ford. You know the old saying: fandom’s gonna fan.

Today, one of the crew members of the Han Solo film supplied fandom with something new to discuss. This person shared a photo of the movie’s official crew T-shirt, which raises the question: has the official title of this movie just been revealed? Read More »

star wars the last jedi trailer 4 rey

It wouldn’t be a Star Wars movie without a bunch of weird aliens to help capture our imaginations. Star Wars: The Last Jedi certainly looks to deliver on that front. A new image showing off one of the new creatures from writer/director Rian Johnson‘s upcoming film has arrived online and while it’s an artist’s depiction and not a photograph, take heed of this minor spoiler warning. If you’d rather have every single surprise kept intact for December, this is your chance to not scroll down and click away.

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/Answers: The Best Movie Vehicles

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Every week in /Answers, we attempt to answer a new pop culture-related question. This week’s edition, tying in with the release of Cars 3, asks “What is your favorite vehicle from the movies?” As always, we have submissions from the /Film writing crew and podcast team. This week, we are also joined by Cars 3 director Brian Fee and writers Kiel Murray, Scott Morse, Bob Peterson, and Mike Rich.

If you’d like to share your pick for your favorite movie vehicle, please send your thoughts to slashfilmpitches@gmail.com for a chance to be featured on the site. Find our choices below!

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Star Wars Episode 9

I’ll be up front with you right at the top: Star Wars: Episode 9 director Colin Trevorrow doesn’t reveal any breathtaking bombshells about his plans for the Star Wars universe in the interview we examine here. But honestly, how could he divulge plot details when the main saga movie before his, Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi, is itself still shrouded in so much mystery?

Instead, the Jurassic World filmmaker provides a small window into his thought processes for how he’s approaching his portion of this epic sci-fi story, and part of that approach involves – you guessed it! – the reactions of children. (The “you guessed it” thing was a joke. I doubt anyone would have guessed that.)
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rey new lightsaber

Between Star Wars: The Force Awakens and images from Star Wars: The Last Jedi, we’ve all seen Rey brandishing the classic blue lightsaber that was once owned by Anakin Skywalker and Luke Skywalker — Lucasfilm even went so far as to rename it as Rey’s lightsaber for marketing purposes.

However, a new lightsaber that Rey wields in images from the Star Wars: Battlefront 2 video game may hint at a plot point in the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

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How Lightsabers Were Created

There is plenty of memorabilia out there inspired by the movies that we love. But there’s nothing better than getting your hands on a genuine prop from your favorite motion picture. The only problem is you usually have to empty out your bank account to get something like that into your hands. Now a couple props are up for auction that may be worth selling your house for.

The lightsaber that Luke Skywalker inherited from his father in Star Wars: A New Hope only to end up in the hands of Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens is now up for auction. But for you Star Wars fans who may not have enough money to pick up the coveted, elegant weapon, there’s a certain prop from the saga spoof Spaceballs that might be a little more easy on your wallet.

Find out more about the Spaceballs prop and Star Wars lightsaber auction. Read More »