How Star Wars Episode 9 Responds to The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi was divisive for some fans of the sci-fi saga. While some saw it as an innovative and exciting leap forward for the franchise with compelling character arcs, others thought it misused legacy characters and went in a drastically different direction than they hoped. Therefore, director J.J. Abrams has some heavy lifting to do when it comes to wrapping things up with Star Wars Episode 9. Thankfully, he accepted the task through a giant leap of faith, and brought with him some lessons that he learned from making Lost on a truncated timetable. Read More »

Eric Tan's Star Wars Sequel Trilogy

As the Skywalker Saga is gearing up for the supposed final installment, the last couple prints in Eric Tan‘s epic franchise-spanning Star Wars series have been unveiled. Hit the jump to get the exclusive first look at the Eric Tan Star Wars sequel trilogy prints.

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Matt Ferguson Star Wars The Last Jedi Prints

It’s been just over a year since Star Wars: The Last Jedi hit theaters, and there are still plenty of fans who can’t stop arguing about it. But for those of you who have fallen in love with the second installment of the new Star Wars trilogy, artist Matt Ferguson has delivered a perfect set of prints that captures each side of the fight for the fate of the galaxy. One features our new hero Rey while the other features the villain Kylo Ren, but the two are also perfectly connected.

Check out the Matt Ferguson Star Wars The Last Jedi prints below. Read More »

force awakens concept art

Not to open up a can of worms, but one of the major complaints regarding Star Wars: The Last Jedi was the way the film handled Luke Skywalker’s story arc. Several fans were outraged that Luke would be hiding out on an island, ignoring his friends. The blame fell squarely on Rian Johnson, with many accusing him of not understanding Luke as a character. But here’s a twist: newly surfaced concept art created before both The Last Jedi and The Force Awakens proves that this was the direction Luke’s story was heading all along. In fact, it might have even had a darker twist.  Read More »

Star Wars The Last Jedi Vinyl Soundtrack

After Star Wars: The Force Awakens came out, you might remember that the film received a special collector’s edition vinyl soundtrack release featuring the art of Dan Mumford. It’s been nearly a year since Star Wars: The Last Jedi arrived, and we were worried that the soundtrack might not get the same treatment. But those worries have now vanished.

I Am Shark has revealed their limited edition Star Wars The Last Jedi vinyl soundtrack releases with art created again my Dan Mumford. There are four total collectible vinyl covers, and the first two have been released for pre-order. Check them out below. Read More »

last jedi online backlash

Because we’re all stuck in a hellish computer simulation of reality, a new study has revealed that the Star Wars: The Last Jedi online backlash was amplified by Russian trolls, bots, and other politically motivated jerks. That’s not to say everyone who disliked Rian Johnson‘s film is disingenuous, of course – there are plenty of people with their own grievances against the movie, legitimate or otherwise. But per the study, there was a distinctively political bent to the backlash. So much so that “one in three negative fans express misogynist, anti-progressive, anti-social justice or conservative views.”

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Poe Dameron Promoted

During Star Wars: The Last Jedi, ace pilot Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) disobeyed a direct order to end the attack on the First Order’s massive Dreadnought starship. The result was a victory for the Resistance, but at the cost of many lives the Resistance couldn’t afford to use. The consequence was a slap in the face and a demotion from the rank of Commander, both handed down by General Leia (Carrie Fisher) before she became incapacitated and left Admiral Holdo (Laura Dern) to take over command of the Resistance.

On top of that, during Admiral Holdo’s tenure as the leader of the Resistance, Poe Dameron was responsible for overseeing a mission behind her back and also creating a mutiny during a time of crisis. He nearly ruined everything, all because he thought he knew better than his superior.

In any military outfit, that would result in a court-martial. But instead, Poe Dameron has apparently been given his Commander rank back, according to the latest issue of his own comic book series. Read More »

Life-Size Porg LEGO Set

There are plenty of Star Wars LEGO sets out there, but there has never been one as adorable as this.

LEGO is bringing a life-size, building brick version of the flightless bird known as a Porg to shelves this fall, and there’s no way Chewbacca is going to be eating this thing. Read More »

luke skywalker's last words

Marvel’s comic book adaptation of Star Wars: The Last Jedi fleshes out Rian Johnson‘s acclaimed film, inserting tiny gems that make Episode 8 feel all the richer. And while The Last Jedi provided us with the perfect ending to Luke’s (Mark Hamill) journey, the Star Wars: The Last Jedi comic book throws a cherry on top with its insight to Luke Skywalker’s last words.

Spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi follow.

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Star Wars The Last Jedi Video Essay

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 edition, a video essay explains why Star Wars: The Last Jedi is great for those who haven’t caught on yet. Plus, relive every time Owen Wilson gives his signature “Wow” from 1996 through 2017, and listen as Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively answer the web’s most searched questions about them. Read More »