Star Wars Secrecy

It’s no secret that secrets of Star Wars must be kept secret, for fear of the secrets secreting and ruining everything (especially the secrets). But the secrecy around Star Wars has gotten even more extreme than you might realize. There are criminals in movies that get transferred between prisons that don’t have as much security as the secrets of Star Wars.

Star Wars saga star Mark Hamill has been around since the beginning of the franchise, and it should come as no surprise that the secrecy surrounding these movies has changed drastically. In a recent interview, Mark Hamill talked about how many people he passed around the Star Wars script to simply because it was so weird. And now he can’t read it without somebody watching him until he’s done. Read More »

Ed Sheeran Star Wars

According to a new report, superstar singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran has locked down a small part in J.J. Abrams‘ upcoming Star Wars: Episode 9. You may recall that Sheeran, already a four-time Grammy Award winner at age 27, cameoed in one of pop culture’s biggest properties last year: he showed up on an episode of Game of Thrones playing a Lannister soldier in a scene with Maisie Williams’ Arya. (Williams is a big fan, which is why the showrunners brought him on for the cameo.) Now it looks like he’s heading to a galaxy far, far away.

Find out what the Ed Sheeran Star Wars cameo may be like, and learn more about his other connections to movie and TV properties below. Read More »

Star Wars The Last Jedi

Filming continues on Star Wars: Episode 9 over at Pinewood Studios in London, but even as Lucasfilm and Disney’s grip on spoilers for the film tightens, rumors inevitably make their way back across the pond. A few new Star Wars Episode 9 rumors suggest plot details that could fly in the face of the events of Star Wars: The Last Jedi or further expand the universe in ways we don’t expect.

Let’s dive into those rumors below and beware of potential spoilers.

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Star Wars Episode 9 set

Writer/director/podcaster Kevin Smith has visited J.J. AbramsStar Wars Episode 9 set, and he hated every second of it. “It was dumb,” Smith said of the set. “I looked around, shrugged my shoulders, and said, ‘This is the best you got?’ I interrupted J.J. in the middle of a take and just said, ‘Hey man, thanks for the invite, but this sucks. I’m outta here.'”

I’m kidding, of course. Smith, as rabid a Star Wars fan as you’ll ever find, brought back several tidbits from his travels to the film’s London set, and they’re all overwhelmingly positive – including how he witnessed a performance that drove him to tears. Watch him recount his visit in a video below.

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Star Wars Episode 9 Rumors

Star Wars: Episode 9 is still shooting across the pond at Pinewood Studios, and since J.J. Abrams is back behind the camera and this is the last installment of the new Star Wars trilogy, the shroud of mystery is wrapped tighter than ever around the production. But that’s not stopping a few little rumored tidbits from leaking onto the web every now and then. Some feel totally bogus while others might have some weight to them. In the case of two new Star Wars Episode 9 rumors, one could be problematic for certain fans while another sounds like something adorable.

But we’ll dive into them below since everyone is rightfully sensitive about Star Wars spoilers. Read More »

star wars episode 9 carrie fisher

It’s unclear how Star Wars: Episode 9 will handle Carrie Fisher’s tragic passing, but we do know that  through the use of unused Star Wars: The Last Jedi footage, General Leia Organa will appear onscreen one last time. And star Oscar Isaac assures us that in the film, Leia’s arc and Fisher’s passing will be handled in “a really beautiful way.”

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star wars episode 9 cast

Matt Smith is heading back to space for a key role in Star Wars: Episode 9. The British actor best known for his roles in Doctor Who and The Crown has been cast in the next installment of the Star Wars franchise in an undisclosed, but major, role.

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Episode 9 cast Dominic Monaghan

Dominic Monaghan is reuniting with Lost co-creator J.J. Abrams for Star Wars: Episode 9. Monaghan is the latest addition to the Episode 9 cast, which includes other newcomers Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, and Keri Russell. Monaghan’s character in the sequel remains a mystery at this time.

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Carrie Fisher Episode 9

In April of 2017, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said that the late Carrie Fisher would not appear in the upcoming Star Wars: Episode 9, despite the claims of Todd Fisher, Carrie’s brother. But it looks like Todd ended up being right in the long run, because the production ultimately figured out a way to include General Leia after all by utilizing unused footage that was shot during the making of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

In a recent interview, Todd Fisher reacts to the decision and says Leia’s final appearance will be “important to us all.”

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End of the Skywalker Saga

The final shot of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, a Force-sensitive stable boy gazing up at the stars, echoes Luke Skywalker watching the dual sunset on Tatooine. Separated from the original film by 40 years and an ever-widening mythology — one that’s focused largely on a single lineage — the closing moments of Episode VIII brought the saga back to its roots, in a way.

As far as anyone knew in 1977, Luke was the last remaining Skywalker. Darth Vader was not his father. Leia was not his sister, and Old Ben did not live nearby specifically to protect him. Luke was a farmer and an orphan, albeit one whose father was once a Jedi. He dreamed of flying among the stars, and his journey was catalyzed not by lineage or destiny, but by the incidental murder of his aunt and uncle. He was left a nobody, thrust into a larger world of conflict that had found him by accident.

That’s no longer the Star Wars we know, but when the next chapter is written in 2019, it could, and perhaps should be once again.

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