Star Wars Bits: 'The Last Jedi' Is Fully Wrapped, Porgs Are Delicious, And A Big Darth Vader Rumor

In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • Wait...are Porgs actually delicious?
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi is done but we still have to wait.
  • Domhnall Gleeson praises JJ Abrams' return.
  • Could Darth Vader appear in the Han Solo movie?
  • And much more!

Yes, we know you know already, but The Last Jedi wrapped, and according to director Rian Johnson that means it's done. Like, done, done. Completely. AND YET WE HAVE THREE MONTHS UNTIL IT IS RELEASED AND THERE IS NO JUSTICE IN THE WORLD. Ahem. Sorry.

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Want to know what Obi-Wan Kenobi might look like in a potential Kenobi Star Wars Story film? You're in luck, because Sideshow has teamed with Lucasfilm for a figure based on the retired Jedi during the Dark Times. StarWars.com revealed the figure, and we just have to wonder: can Ewan McGregor look like this?

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In "please don't let this be true" news, the Star Wars Made Easy book reportedly says of Porgs: "Cute? Definitely. Tasty? Maybe..." You cannot eat Porgs. This isn't right. They're too cute to eat! Although, I guess Bunnies and Ducks are pretty cute and, you know, yummy.

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Clone Captain Rex went through some hard times. After thankfully ducking Order 66 after he found out about the chip implanted in every Clone's head, he went into hiding with a few of his brothers. He'd eventually get back into the fight as the Rebel Alliance would form and recruit him, but apparently not before some questionable decisions. That's the story this image from Belmont, CA tells, of a man in a Rex max robbing a Donut shop. Oh, Rex. Your conditioning ruined you.

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Can you imagine showing up to a meeting and seeing your director looking like this? Well, um... neither can Andrew Garfield, because this is a CGI character. But Garfield did show up to a meeting with Andy Serkis, his director on Breathe, while he was shooting The Last Jedi as Supreme Leader Snoke, and the latter was still in costume. It just so happens that costume is a leotard covered in performance capture symbols and dots. Still, it's more fun to think he showed up to a meeting with a glorious gold robe, right?

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After the successful Nissan "Rogue One" edition, they're one of six brands teaming up with Disney for significant marketing tie-ins with The Last Jedi this year. Look for General Mills (yay Star Wars cereal tie-ins), Nissan, Verizon, Vizio, Louboutin, and Royal Philips (a health tech company) to have Star Wars focused campaigns this winter. Hopefully you have $30k to drop on a Star Wars car.

Donald Glover doesn't "know if [he's] ready for" a Star Wars movie despite winning a directorial Emmy, though he didn't seem to rule it out completely. As far as the Star Wars he HAS worked on, he says he "got three great directors for the price of one" working on Han Solo.

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General Hux actor Domhnall Gleeson told IGN that J.J. Abrams coming back to the franchise to direct Episode 9 is "very exciting for the fans of the film." He doesn't know (or at least can't say on the record) if he's involved with the final film in the Sequel Trilogy, but would clearly be happy working with Abrams again:

"And then with J.J., he's a great director. I think that he did a brilliant job on the first one and it makes absolute sense why after they parted company with Colin that was the place they looked and I think it's very exciting for the fans of the film that he's back."

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Will The Last Jedi have a premiere a full week before its release? That's what Variety says: that LA world-premiere will be on December 8. That's a break from the last two years, when The Force Awakens and Rogue One both premiered just a few days before their release.

A new Star Wars show, "Science and Star Wars" debuted this week, with a look at real-life lightsabers with Ezra voice actor Taylor Gray. While Star Wars is definitely more fantasy than sci-fi, this look into the science of its exotic tech is still really cool.

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The official Star Wars site has a profile on impressive wood worker Martin Creaney and his 6 foot by 5 foot wooden Millennium Falcon model. It's an insane piece with an amazing amount of detail, and I want one. He's also made an Imperial Shuttle, a Bowcaster, an AT-ST, an X-wing, and more.

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According to THR, Paramount isn't too happy about Abrams reuniting with Disney.  The report says Jim Gainopulos, CEO and Chairman of Paramount is seeking "make-good money" from Disney for hiring Abrams when he's supposed to put a film into production with the company; he is carrying a $10 million per year first-look deal with Paramount, and in 11 years has directed three movies and produced seven.

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According to That Hashtag Show, Darth Vader will make an appearance in Han Solo: A Star Wars Story (STILL not final title). They inappropriately used the word "confirmed" (that's only when it's officially announced, folks), but cite the fact that Spencer Wilding, who is the in-suit performer of Vader as of Rogue One, cut out of a convention for Star Wars-related filming, and an unnamed single source "close to the production" saying he was on set of Han Solo as Vader. We'll give this rumor a flashing yellow light for the time being; hopefully every Star Wars Story film doesn't have to rely on Vader.