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 »
Carrie Fisher‘s death in 2016 was an emotional blow to people everywhere, and it also raised a question: how would the third and final entry in the new Star Wars trilogy address her passing? At first, it seemed as if Fisher’s General Leia wouldn’t be in the movie at all, but an announcement was soon made that director J.J. Abrams would be utilizing unused footage of the late actress to give Leia a presence in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
But just how much unused footage is there? And how big a part does Leia have? According to Fisher’s brother Todd Fisher, we shouldn’t expect to see a whole lot of Fisher in the film – but that doesn’t mean she won’t have an impact.
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There’s already a wave of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Funko POPs available in stores after Triple Force Friday last month unleashed the first part of new merchandise for the last chapter of the Skywalker saga. Now Funko has revealed the next wave of characters getting the Funko POP treatment, and they include Dark Side Rey from the shocking final shot of the previous teaser, the red-eyed C-3PO, some of the Knights of Ren, and more. Check out the new Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Funko POPs below. Read More »
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, watch an in-depth analysis of the most recent Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker trailer music, which wasn’t actually created by John Williams. Plus, Arnold Schwarzenegger provides an extensive breakdown of some of his most memorable characters from throughout his career, and Paul Rudd takes a quiz to determine which Paul Rudd character he would be. Read More »
Over the weekend, fans in Europe were geeking out at Paris Comic-Con 2019 and MCM London Comic-Con 2019, and that’s where Hasbro announced another wave of Star Wars figures for the outstanding Black Series line, as well as two anticipated additions to the Vintage Collection. They newly announced figures for the Black Series include a pair from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and two figures for Star Wars: Attack of the Clones. Meanwhile, the Vintage Collection is getting a couple The Mandalorian characters for the 3.75-inch line-up. Check out the new Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker figures and everything else below.. Read More »
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is easily the most anticipated movie of the holiday season, with presale tickets for the finale of the Skywalker Saga shattering records at lightspeed and buzz for the film at an all-time high after some truly great trailers. But the box office tracking numbers say differently. Early projections for the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker box office suggest that the J.J. Abrams-directed film will have the lowest opening weekend of the Star Wars sequel trilogy. But with the film still two months away, that long-range forecast could still change.
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When the second Death Star exploded in Return of the Jedi, where exactly did its remains end up? We know from the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker trailers that many of that film’s characters are going to visit the burned-out husk of that mega weapon, but are they going to an unseen section of a familiar planet or uncharted territory? An impending update to a Disney attraction has provided the answer.
Disney’s Star Tours: The Adventures Continue is getting an upgrade on the same day that The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters, and a new announcement reveals the name of the ocean moon where the Death Star remains crashed. Get the details below. Read More »
Dominic Monaghan is no stranger to beloved genre franchises. He trekked across Middle-earth in the Lord of the Rings franchise, he battled polar bears (and boats) in Lost, and made a minor appearance as the mutant Bolt in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Now he’s appearing in the biggest sci-fi franchise of all time, the highly anticipated upcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. And it’s because of a bet.
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Don’t underestimate a Star Wars fan’s ability to get as nerdy as possible. Especially when it comes to a shot from the final Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker trailer that’s jam-packed with hundreds of ships that are nearly impossible to make out with the human eye. Because they will find them, and they will tell you exactly what make and model those ships are.
The Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker fleet shot is awesome for many reasons, the best being that it inspired one Star Wars fan to spend a solid eight hours identifying and cataloging almost every ship in the frame. Which is both insanely impressive and impossibly nerdy.
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On the October 22, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film weekend editor Brad Oman for an in depth reaction and analysis of the final Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker trailer.
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