fan backlash

The fan outrage around Rian Johnson‘s direction of Star Wars: The Last Jedi has become so torrid that directors who have nothing to do with Star Wars are starting to get roped in. Or, perhaps out of some noble Jedi instinct, they’re stepping in to defend the director from the fan backlash that has been going on for more than six (!) months now.

James Mangold, who has a pretty good standing within the geek community for helming the terrific Logan and scoring an Oscar nomination for it, is the latest to chime in to tell fans to just…chill. But he has more to say than just “calm down” — Mangold warns that if fans take their extreme backlash too far, it could result in their worst fears coming true. Read More »

Star Wars The Last Jedi Commentary

Before Star Wars: The Last Jedi even hit theaters, Rian Johnson was already signing the papers to helm his own Star Wars trilogy. But while we know nothing about a script, a story, or even a title, that Rian Johnson Star Wars trilogy could be coming to us sooner than we expected.

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Luke in Episode 9

Mark Hamill is always down to talk about Star Wars, and he’s never afraid to voice his opinions on the franchise. In a new interview, Hamill offers some new thoughts on The Last Jedi, the prospect of seeing Luke in Episode 9 , and more.

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rian johnson star wars trilogy

Rian Johnson is starting fresh with his new Star Wars trilogy. After throwing much of the Star Wars mythology out the window in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, he’s returning to the spirit of the original trilogy to shape his new films.

Johnson is still in the early stages of planning the new Star Wars trilogy, but he already has a vision of what those films will look like.

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Last Jedi Rian Johnson

Four months after the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the outrage against it still hasn’t died down in some circles. But director Rian Johnson won’t let that bother him.

In a new interview, Johnson addressed the polarizing elements in Last Jedi that rejected the mythology of the Star Wars franchise and angered some fans. Those choices earned him more than a few death threats, but they also earned him plenty of positive feedback that helped soothe the sting of the outpouring of hate. And it’s thanks to those positive fans that Johnson is able to say that he’s proud of the work he did.

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last jedi deleted scene

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the longest Star Wars movie to date. It would’ve been even longer with the inclusion of several deleted scenes that are featured on the home video release. Now, Mark Hamill, has voiced his regret over the deletion of one specific scene: Luke mourning the death of Han Solo.

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last jedi concept art

There was one genuinely surprising cameo in Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Yoda. Early marketing for the film did a great job keeping the late Jedi master out of sight, making his big reveal all the more delightful. Now, as The Last Jedi heads to Blu-ray, the cat’s out of the bag. Newly released Last Jedi concept art highlights Yoda’s return. Plus, watch an excerpt of the full Yoda scene below.

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last jedi backlash

Star Wars: The Last Jedi came out three months ago, but director Rian Johnson will be discussing its intense fan backlash until he’s in his grave. Or at least, until his next Star Wars trilogy is released.

Right before the release of Last Jedi, Johnson was given the keys to a new Star Wars trilogy that he gets to shape from scratch. But when Last Jedi was released, all hell broke loose. Fan outcry was all anyone could talk about, and it dominated every interview that Johnson gave about Last Jedi. But in spite of that, Johnson assures that he won’t let it affect him or the new trilogy.

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Star Wars The Last Jedi Music-Only

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 special Star Wars: The Last Jedi edition, director Rian Johnson breaks down a scene from the sci-fi saga sequel. Plus, a featurette takes a closer look at the Star Wars The Last Jedi music-only version of the film available to watch on digital, and discover some of the biggest revelations from The Last Jedi novelization recently released. Read More »

Star Wars The Last Jedi Commentary

Along with the spectacular feature length behind-the-scenes documentary available on the home video release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, there’s also commentary from director Rian Johnson that provides even more insight into the movie.

Below, we run through the fascinating details revealed by Rian Johnson, including alternate shots, cinematic influences, the motivation behind certain sequences, the director’s two cameos, and details about things that were included in earlier drafts of the movie that ended up on the cutting room floor.

So here’s everything we learned from the Star Wars The Last Jedi commentary track. Read More »