star wars the rise of skywalker kylo ren plot holes

Even three months after its release, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker refuses to leave the national conversation. Perhaps that’s because so much supplementary material keeps coming out after the fact to fill out the plot gaps in the film’s ever-so-complex narrative. The latest from the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker novelization is all about Kylo Ren and his arc form Big Bad to big softie, and how exactly it happened.

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Winds of Winter Release Date

Who knew it would take a pandemic-induced quarantine to get George R.R. Martin to finally finish his long-awaited sixth novel in his ongoing A Song of Ice and Fire series? Honestly, we wouldn’t expect anything less from the notorious procrastinator.

Martin, whose A Song of Ice and Fire novels served as the inspiration for HBO’s flagship fantasy series Game of Thrones, has long been dithering on his sixth novel in the seven-part series, The Winds of Winter. First it was supposed to be done in 2014. Then 2015. Then 2017. The book, which Martin has predicted could total 1,500 pages at least, has seen so many delays that fans had long given up ever seeing the series finished. But now Martin is holed up in his home with his many side projects put on hold, and the author says that he is returning to Westeros.

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rey's father

One of the biggest surprises to come out of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was its controversial revelation that Rey wasn’t actually “nobody.” But less surprising is that the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker novelization continues to give us information about the movie that we never asked for. The latest is another whopper about Rey’s identity — or rather, her father’s identity.

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star wars the rise of skywalker novelization

Ah, the cinematic mystery of the unknown whisper. It’s the kind of tantalizing move that has made certain movies into classics, like the long-debated Lost in Translation whisper between Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson. What did they say? We can’t know, and that’s the point: it’s a moment made just for those characters, away from the voyeuristic gaze of the camera.

And you can find all about what Ben Solo whispered in his final moments to Rey in the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker novelization for just $28.99.

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star wars the rise of skywalker comic

When Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hit theaters, a few essential plot points seemed to be…missing. But don’t worry, there were plenty of Star Wars supplementary materials and books to fill in the gaps. Now a comic book adaptation of The Rise of Skywalker will clear things up even more. The forthcoming The Rise of Skywalker comic will not only adapt J.J. Abrams‘ film, but it will include deleted and extended scenes. Time to restart the “what was Finn going to say to Rey?” debates.

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Yoda High Republic

Earlier this week, Lucasfilm announced Star Wars: The High Republic, a new publishing program featuring interconnected stories told across multiple platforms and set 200 years before the events of the Skywalker Saga. The company released a trailer that gave us a behind-the-scenes look at story sessions with various writers involved the program, and now some concept art in that video has fans wondering if Yoda is going to play a role in these stories. Take a look at the screenshots and judge for yourselves below. Read More »

Last night at an event held at Walt Disney Studios, Lucasfilm revealed Star Wars: The High Republic, a new publishing program which will feature interconnected stories told across multiple publishers in a section of the Star Wars timeline not yet explored in canon. We were there in attendance to learn all about this new era and how it might change the future of Star Wars storytelling.

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Evolutions the Art of Jeff Victor

We’ve been fans of artist and illustrator Jeff Victor for a long time here at /Film. We’ve especially enjoyed his “Pop Culture Evolutions” series, an illustrated timeline of famous pop culture characters as they change through the years. Now he’s compiling his most recent work into a new book called Evolutions: The Art of Jeff Victor, and he’s turning to Kickstarter to fund it. Check out his video pitch below, and find out what kinds of rewards you can get for helping to make the book a reality.
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parasite storyboards

Bong Joon-ho doesn’t hand his cast a script – he hands them a comic book. Or more accurately, a book full of the film’s storyboards that the Oscar-winning director meticulously draws himself. Bong has been known for storyboarding all of his movies before he ever gets behind the camera, shooting with a level of precision that is rarely seen in filmmakers today. And no film better shows that precision than Bong’s Best Picture-winning film Parasite.

Bong’s Parasite storyboards show the director envisioned every shot from the beginning, allowing him to shoot in a tight 77-day production. We’ll soon get to see exactly what that vision was with the release of a graphic novel compiling the Parasite storyboards drawn by Bong, some of which have already been teased online ahead of the novel’s May debut. And this being the internet, someone has already whipped up a video comparing Bong’s Parasite storyboards and the final product that made it to the screen. See how Parasite went from storyboards to screen in the video below.

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free fall book

Because no question in the world of Star Wars will ever go unanswered, we’re now getting a Poe Dameron origin story. The book Star Wars: Poe Dameron: Free Fall (yes, it has all of those colons) will arrive this summer, and delve into Poe’s teen years, when he ran away from home to discover who he really was. Zorii Bliss and Babu Frik will also both appear in the book, which was written by Alex Segura.

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