the last jedi anakin

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is back in the news again. The divisive eighth installment in the Skywalker Saga has a few new fun facts for you, unveiled by none other than writer/director Rian Johnson, who engaged in an informal Q&A of sorts on Twitter about the 2017 Star Wars movie. Per Johnson, he nearly included an appearance from the tragic central figure of the prequels, Anakin Skywalker, but decided against it.

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Rian Johnson has been a real trooper on Twitter for the past three years. Despite the exorbitant amount of hate that his 2017 film Star Wars: The Last Jedi has received from certain circles, Johnson has taken it like a champ, spreading humor and goodwill with his followers, and mostly ignoring the trolls that pile into his replies. But even Johnson needs some support every now and then, and a viral video of a Last Jedi fan getting the film’s greatness on the record with the Sioux Falls, South Dakota city council, provided the filmmaker with just that.

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movies leaving netflix in december 2019

It’s almost time to kick November to the curb, and the year of 2019 with it not long after. But first we have to get through December. A new month can bring many things – but it can take things away, too. Like, uh…movies. On Netflix. In December, several great titles are leaving the streaming service, some of which will head on over to Disney+. So if you’ve been sitting on these titles for months, you might want to catch up on them now. Here are the TV shows and movies leaving Netflix in December 2019

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the last jedi retcons

Rian Johnson seems like a pretty chill guy. Not only does he have to put up with trolls shouting at him on Twitter over Star Wars: The Last Jedi, he also doesn’t mind if Episode IX helmer J.J. Abrams goes ahead and retcons the twists revealed in the previous film. While at CinemaCon to show off footage from his new mystery Knives Out, Johnson was asked about what he thought of the potential changes Abrams’ new movie might make. According to Johnson, he’s happy to go along with the ride.

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Last Jedi Novelization

Some Star Wars fans had a problem with Daisy Ridley‘s character Rey using the famed Jedi mind trick in The Force Awakens when her knowledge of the Force seemed so limited. Well, worry no more! The recently released Last Jedi novelization finally provides an explanation for Rey’s mind-trick-mastery.

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Sacred jedi Texts

Well, well, well. Look what we have here! Rian Johnson, director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, has spent a lot of the promotional time for his hit new Star Wars film having to deflect fan outrage. Long story short: some hardcore Star Wars fans are angry that Johnson took liberties with what they consider to be established Star-lore. While some of these Last Jedi complaints may be valid, there’s one in particular that Johnson just dropped the mic on. Check it out below. And beware of spoilers.

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John Williams Will Score ‘Star Wars: Episode 9’

John Williams Will Score Star Wars Episode IX

John Williams, who has provided iconic music for every Star Wars film (save Rogue One, which nonetheless used his themes), is all but confirmed to score Star Wars: Episode 9. You know this, I know this, Williams knows this. A new interview with the master composer has Williams confirming that he would very much like to finish out the new trilogy, and that he made this known to director J.J. Abrams. It’s not a firm confirmation, but we can just go ahead and assume that John Williams will provide the Episode 9 score.

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The Best Movie Trailers of 2017

Best Movie Trailers of 2017

As 2017 comes to a close, it’s time to look back at some of the best movie marketing of the year. Yes, trailers are literally just commercials for products, but the very best trailers can be an art form unto themselves. When studios and editors buck the trends and set out to create something that truly stands out from the pack, it can make for something worth celebrating. So let’s talk about the Best Movie Trailers of 2017.

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Episode IX story

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is now playing in theaters everywhere, which means it’s time for us to pivot onto the next Star Wars chapter! The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams will be returning to helm Star Wars: Episode IX, and news recently broke revealing Abrams pitched the story for the next Star Wars film to Disney CEO Bob Iger today. This all but confirms that any development on the new Star Wars from Colin Trevorrow‘s time attached to the project is being tossed out to make way for whatever Abrams has up his sleeve.

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J.J. Abrams Star Wars

When Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow left Star Wars: Episode IX, moviegoers were left wondering who would take his place. We received the answer pretty quickly and it was both surprising and kind of obvious: Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams. Now, Abrams is revealing what drew him back to the Star Wars franchise, even though the filmmaker claims he had no intention of returning.

Read on to learn why J.J. Abrams returned to Star Wars.

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