J.J. Abrams Star Wars

When Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow left Star Wars: Episode IX, moviegoers were left wondering who would take his place. We received the answer pretty quickly and it was both surprising and kind of obvious: Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams. Now, Abrams is revealing what drew him back to the Star Wars franchise, even though the filmmaker claims he had no intention of returning.

Read on to learn why J.J. Abrams returned to Star Wars.

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The last Jedi Laura Dern

In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • Mark Hamill gets schooled by a 10-year-old on Ellen
  • Pre-Star Wars: The Last Jedi cast interviews reveal a shocking antipathy towards Porgs
  • New intel on the Resistance’s “ski speeders”
  • Laura Dern meets Chewbacca and BB-8, revels in preciousness
  • And much more!

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Carrie Fisher's Dog

During the press junket for Star Wars: The Force Awakens back in 2015, actress Carrie Fisher brought along her trusty canine pet and therapy dog Gary Fisher, and the little guy became something of an internet sensation. The French bulldog appeared on red carpets, did the talk show interview circuit, and stayed by Carrie’s side at all times, his constantly-lolled tongue providing joy to all who laid eyes upon him.

Gary found a new home with Fisher’s assistant after the actress and writer passed away late last year, but now we’ve learned that he’s being added to Star Wars canon – Carrie Fisher’s dog is portraying an alien character in the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi. See what he looks like in a photo below.
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Morning Watch - Making a Chewbacca Mask

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 Oliver turns a Q&A about Wag the Dog into an opportunity to question Dustin Hoffman about sexual harassment accusations made against him. Plus, check out the process of making an incredible, professional Chewbacca mask, and see what Mary Poppins would be like with Michael Rooker as Yondu Udonta in the lead role instead of Julie Andrews. Read More »

Rose Tico in Episode IX

It may seem hard to believe, but Star Wars: The Last Jedi is only a little over a week away from release. Which means only one thing: time to start thinking about Episode IX! While it’s safe to assume The Last Jedi characters Rey, Finn, Poe and Kylo Ren will find their way into Episode IX, what of brand-new characters like Kelly Marie Tran‘s Rose Tico? Tran says she doesn’t know, but she would of course be game to return.

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old republic star wars

Longer and further away than the events of George Lucas prequel trilogy lies the story of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, a role-playing video game from 2003 that followed an epic battle between the Jedi and the Sith.

The video game was hugely popular among Star Wars fans, garnering critical acclaim a sequel. But fans always wondered: Would the Old Republic make the leap to the big screen? Not any time soon, Rian Johnson regretfully reveals, saying that the new Star Wars trilogy that he has been tasked with will not take place during the Old Republic.

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last jedi bts

In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • Daisy Ridley is charming AF on the Star Wars: The Last Jedi press tour.
  • Kelly Marie Tran is also charming AF on the Star Wars: The Last Jedi press tour.
  • New character posters are red all over…
  • Rian Johnson shares a number of behind-the-scenes photos.
  • And more!

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The Empire Strikes Back JacketsThe Empire Strikes Back Columbia Jackets

On the ice planet of Hoth from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, the only way to keep warm when you’re stranded in the middle of nowhere is to cut open your Tauntaun companion and situate yourself within its innards. Thankfully, the folks at Columbia are doing their best to ensure you won’t have to do that when it gets cold this winter.

A new line of The Empire Strikes Back Columbia jackets are being released in a couple days, and they’re all inspired by the wardrobes of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Leia Organa in the 1980 sequel. Check them out below. Read More »

Daisy Ridley Doesn't Want to Leave Star Wars

Last week, a Rolling Stone profile of Star Wars: The Last Jedi explicitly stated that actress Daisy Ridley “doesn’t want to play the character [of Rey] after the next movie,” and featured quotes from Ridley talking about how she sees the third movie in the trilogy (the still-untitled Star Wars: Episode IX) as a way to round out Rey’s story. Well, apparently the writer was mistaken or those quotes were taken out of context, because thanks to a new interview, we now know that Daisy Ridley doesn’t want to leave Star Wars any time soon. Read her clarification below.
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Cast on Jimmy Kimmel Live

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, check out the highlights from the special Star Wars: The Last Jedi edition of Jimmy Kimmel Live featuring director Rian Johnson along with cast members Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), Andy Serkis (Supreme Leader Snoke), Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux), Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma), Laura Dern (Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo), and Kelly Marie Tran (Rose Tico). Read More »