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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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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the force awakens title

We’re only days away from Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still obsess over The Force Awakens. In a new interview, The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi actor Adam Driver confirmed that The Force Awakens title was not just a reference to Daisy Ridley‘s Rey, but to his character Kylo Ren as well. Which means it’s time for you go back and rewatch The Force Awakens and obsess over every frame.

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Rey's Parents The Last Jedi

Ever since Star Wars: The Force Awakens decided to keep the identity of Rey’s missing parents a secret, fans have been wondering just who the heck these unseen characters are. Are they pre-established characters within the ongoing Star Wars saga, or are they individuals we have yet to meet? A new interview with the cast and crew of Star Wars: The Last Jedi reveals we’re one step closer to learning the identity of Rey’s parents, and curiously enough, the answer might be more obvious than any of us thought.

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New Star Wars Trilogy

Rian Johnson has Star Wars: The Last Jedi hitting theaters in less than a month, but the filmmaker is already looking toward the future. It was recently announced that Johnson would be writing and directing a new Star Wars trilogy set outside the still-ongoing Skywalker saga. It will be a trilogy of films that opens up the Star Wars universe in ways we’ve never seen before. We won’t see Johnson’s new trilogy for a few years, but that hasn’t stopped the director from revealing new Star Wars trilogy details.

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New Star Wars trilogy

Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson is returning to the Star Wars universe for an entire new Star Wars trilogy. The new trilogy will focus on stories outside of the Skywalker saga. This news coincides with recent comments from Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy about Star Wars films planned for after the current trilogy ends.

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Rey's original name

In a small but interesting bit of information, Daisy Ridley, star of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi, recently confirmed the original name of her character Rey. We’ve actually heard this early name before, but up until now it was thought to just be a placeholder or codename until the real name was finalized. Ridley’s recent statements seem to change that. Learn the shocking truth (okay, it’s not really that shocking) behind Rey’s original name!

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Word on the virtual street is that a brand new trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi is coming very, very soon. As exciting as that may be, if you’re impatient, you want something now. You’re in luck! Some new The Last Jedi images have sprung-up online, and with them have come some higher-quality, non-watermarked versions of images previously released by EW. See the new The Last Jedi images below.

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star wars the last jedi creates new rules

Adam Driver is probably the No. 1 hype man for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the eighth film in the core Star Wars franchise.

He has raved about the script, about director Rian Johnson, and now he has one more glowing thing to say. And it has interesting implications about the plot for The Last Jedi.

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