John Boyega's Star Wars Reaction

John Boyega became a huge star thanks to his casting as one of the main characters in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Almost any actor would kill to get such a high caliber role to further their career, and Boyega was undoubtedly excited about having the biggest role given to a Black actor in the Star Wars saga…until he wasn’t.

In a recent interview, now that all the fluffy publicity of Star Wars is behind him, Boyega got brutally honest about his overall experience in a galaxy far, far away. And it’s clear that he feels quite frustrated with the direction, or lack thereof, that Finn was given in the new Star Wars trilogy. Read More »

Brie Larson Auditioned for Star Wars, Terminator and The Hunger Games

Brie Larson has been established as one of the strongest superheroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with her role as Captain Marvel. But she’s been auditioning for a number of other major studio blockbuster franchises that just didn’t pan out for her.

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Brie Larson started her own YouTube channel in order to allow her to bolster “deep conversations, anti-racist rhetoric, inclusive content.” But the actress will also use the outlet to express herself personally, not to mention talking about her career. When addressing the latter in her inaugural video, Brie Larson revealed that she auditioned for some major franchises, including The Hunger Games, Terminator, and at least one of the Star Wars movies.

UPDATE: Brie Larson clarified that she auditioned for not just one, but all of the new Star Wars films in a recent video where she went into further detail about her biggest audition “failures.” We’ve added her new revelation to our original story from July 5 below.

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Mark Hamill Walk of Fame

Mark Hamill is best known for playing Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars saga, but he’s also a renowned voice actor. That’s why Hamill also lent his voice to some extra characters in the galaxy far, far away, but it turns out there’s even more that Mark Hamill did as a voice actor than previously known.

Recently, the documentary series Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian revealed that Mark Hamill lent his voice to the droid EV-9D9 in an episode of the live-action Star Wars series on Disney+. That prompted Hamill to confirm on social media that he has extra voice roles in the Star Wars universe outside of the ones we already knew about. Read More »

2020 Star Wars Hallmark Christmas Ornaments

Sure, it’s only April, but at this point, thinking about Christmas feels like a nice escape from the hellish reality that is the coronavirus pandemic of 2020. Right on schedule, Hallmark has announced the new line of Star Wars Christmas ornaments that will be available for order throughout this year. The line-up includes the first Christmas ornaments from The Mandalorian, new ornaments for both A New Hope and The Force Awakens, and a handful of Empire Strikes Back additions for the film’s 40th anniversary this year. Check out all the 2020 Star Wars Hallmark Christmas ornaments below. Read More »

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker TV Spot

Now that Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is out in theaters, fans have either walked away satisfied with the finale that director J.J. Abrams delivered, or disappointed that certain story elements didn’t play out the way they’d hoped. In the latter category, we have fans who never got to see any kind of romance blossom between Resistance pilot Poe Dameron and the defected Stormtrooper he helped to escape the First Order, which he decided to call Finn. But that’s not for a lack of trying.

In a recent interview, Oscar Isaac revealed that he pushed for Poe Dameron and Finn to have a romantic arc, but apparently Disney wasn’t ready to make that a primary part of the new Star Wars trilogy, even if fans felt like there was a spark between them. Find out what he had to say about the Finn and Poe romance in Star Wars below. Read More »

The Best Movie Trailers of the Decade

Best Movie Trailers of the Decade

(This article is part of our Best of the Decade series.)

A well-cut trailer is a thing of beauty. To be clear: trailers are pieces of advertising. But that doesn’t mean they can’t be art, too. A bad trailer either shows us too much, relies heavily on cliches, or fails to grab our interest. A great trailer, however, can make or break a film. Put together a compelling, interesting, and original trailer, and you’ve gone a long way towards drawing in your audience. Which is exactly what the best trailers of the decade did.

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Luke's Lightsaber

In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the lightsaber handed down to Luke Skywalker by Obi-Wan Kenobi from his former apprentice Anakin Skywalker makes a surprising appearance. But many fans were wondering just how it came to be in the hands of Maz Kanata when Rey stumbles upon it in the basement of her castle. Han Solo even asks the question for us, but the only answer we get from Maz is that it’s a good question “for another time.” Well, it seems like that time may have come.

A new Star Wars comic set shortly after the events of The Empire Strikes Back will explore what happened to Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber after Darth Vader famously cut off his right hand while it was still clutching the weapon in question. The hand and lightsaber fell down into the depths of Cloud City, never to be seen again. But this new comic will have Luke Skywalker returning to Cloud City with Princess Leia and Lando Calrissian in order to find it. Read More »

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

When the first trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker debuted during Star Wars Celebration this past spring, fans went absolutely nuts when the return of Emperor Palpatine was teased with his signature evil laugh. But many wondered exactly how the villain would be returning after being chucked down a reactor shaft by Darth Vader. And why was he suddenly returning after seemingly having no presence in the first two installments of the new trilogy? Well, those answers could be coming, because director J.J. Abrams says the Emperor returning in The Rise of Skywalker has been planned since The Force Awakens. Read More »

J.J. Abrams Reacts to George Lucas Criticism

George Lucas giving up Star Wars in his sale of Lucasfilm to The Walt Disney Company in 2012 was undoubtedly a difficult thing for him to do. It probably got significantly harder when he learned that producer Kathleen Kennedy, director J.J. Abrams, and writer Michael Arndt would not be following the new trilogy storyline he charted out long before the sale took place. So no one was surprised to hear that George Lucas was disappointed in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but director J.J. Abrams says he doesn’t take it personally. And despite not having the same story Lucas envisioned for the future of Star Wars, he still made an effort to “adhere to some fundamental aspects of the story” after meeting with Lucas before The Rise of Skywalker. Read More »

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How The Force Awakens Compares to The Rise of Skywalker

There’s a lot of pressure on J.J. Abrams to not only finish the final chapter of this new Star Wars trilogy but bring an end to the entire Skywalker saga that began all the way back in 1977. It’s a Herculean task for a fanbase that has proven to be rather divisive in recent years, especially since the franchise started to appeal to people other than grown men desperate to hang on to the nostalgia of their childhood. But rather than take The Rise of Skywalker back to the safe place where The Force Awakens began by not veering too far from the structure and style of the original trilogy, J.J. Abrams said he felt “freer” and more “daring” on the new film, and that’s thanks to The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson. Read More »