Woody Says Relax. During the press tour for War for the Planet of the Apes, Harrelson is being asked about Han Solo quite a bit – particularly the directorial shift late in the game. Well, he says it’s time to relax, telling Uproxx, “you can relax, man – because obviously the Force is with us. Ron is great. He’s awesome. He’s such a gentleman and so prepared. And I loved Chris and Phil. But I think we did land in very capable hands.”

Harrelson also told THR that he was called by producers to be told about the directorial change, and that people shouldn’t “worry about the fate of this movie.”

You like the look of the first trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, with its dark corners and sharp angles? Hopefully, because director Rian Johnson confirmed on twitter that Steve Yedlin’s unique vision for the galaxy far, far away will be seen just like that throughout the film. Yedlin, of course, jumped in to joke that he’d “forgotten to push the Vibrant button on the camera” when a fan chimed in to complain about the greyish tone. Of course, with the “grey” area of the Force likely being explored in the film, maybe that’s a subtle and intentional nod.

Holy crap. “Raptor5120,” whoever you are, we love you. This intrepid Youtuber has begun converting the story of Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, an incredible video game set in the Legends continuity, into LEGO animation. He uses the audio from the game, and dang if it doesn’t bring back memories real quick. This game explored Kyber crystals before they were called that, and their connection to the Force that’s no canon was teased in it. This is outstanding. Watch it so he’ll do more!


New details about the playable Rey character in Star Wars Battlefront II were released by EA, including her three special abilities. Each of them seem tuned directly to powers she displayed in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, so they don’t necessarily give us much insight into what she’ll be like in The Last Jedi. Dash Strike sees her charge forward like she did in her fight with Kylo Ren, Mind Trick causes nearby enemies to be dazed (like she did to the stormtrooper played by Daniel Craig), and Insight lets her sense her surroundings and all nearby enemies, much as she was able to inherently sense things within the Force like when to cut the Falcon’s engines during her first flight. She looks awesome in the game, out November 14, 2017.

The Rey token, and indeed the second edition of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Monopoly game altogether appears to be dead in the US. A Hasbro spokesperson said there was “insufficient interest” for the Rey token and the new edition of Monopoly in the States. Well, JJ Abrams isn’t having it, tweeting the above image to inspire fans to go after Hasbro. To play devil’s advocate, though, this isn’t a Hasbro issue, it’s a retail issue – retailers had too many copies of the previous Star Wars Monopoly that went unsold, and thus didn’t want to order this one. Yes, that one probably went unsold at least partially because of the all-male cast within it, so it does come back to Hasbro as well. Hopefully this is all a lesson learned and we won’t have to ask “Where’s Rey?” for the products released around The Last Jedi.

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