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Vader Unleashed: The Final Scene From Rogue One!!!

A bonus “My Favorite Scene” this week as I try to catch up on the backlog of posts, and because Disney has apparently stopped trying to play whack-a-mole with the army of determined Star Wars fans trying to put this scene up on the Internet.  If you have yet to see Rogue One….well, then we here have no pity for you, this scene alone was worth the price of multiple admissions.  In Rogue One, more than in any SW film, we got to see Vader in the suit in his prime, and the result was both horrifying and awesome. Continue reading Vader Unleashed: The Final Scene From Rogue One!!!

Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi!!! Episode VIII’s Title Finally Revealed!!!

Luke Skywalker, Mark Hamill, Star Wars Episode VIII, Star Wars, Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars Episode VIII’s official title has finally been revealed and the eighth episode is Star Wars: The Last Jedi.  I love it.  It’s so fitting given where Episode VII left off with us finally getting to Luke (to whom I’m supposing the title refers as he is called the last Jedi in The Force Awakens’ crawl), and we know from director Rian Johnson that we’re going to pick up exactly where we left Luke and Rey.  No more details released than the details below from Coming Soon and a stark teaser poster, but the timing of the release seems to indicate that the rumors that we’ll get our first look at The Last Jedi during Super Bowl LI in two weeks are true.  MAN I LOVE THIS TITLE!

Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which is written and directed by Rian Johnson and continues the storylines introduced in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, welcomes back cast members Mark Hamill, the late Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John BoyegaLupita Nyong’o, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, and Andy Serkis. New cast members will include Academy Award winner Benicio Del Toro, Academy Award nominee Laura Dern, and newcomer Kelly Marie Tran.

The sequel is produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman and executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin, and Tom Karnowski.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is scheduled for release in theaters on December 15, 2017.
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Star Wars Episode VIII Fan Made Poster Gallery


Star Wars fans have a long history of creating some of the best fan art and fan made posters cinema has ever seen.  Episode VII, especially, and the speculation surrounding it brought out the best in the fan community and, as much as I love the official poster, there are some fan posters that are just as good if not better.  Rogue One: A Star Wars Story too had a number of amazing fan posters created that were on par with the official banner.  Where movie posters have become a lost art, Star Wars has always had gorgeous official posters, and-since the advent of the Internet-fans have been able to share their own amazing work with the global fan community.  Episode VIII is next on the radar, and-while it is early-there are already a number of outstanding posters online.  I apologize to the artists for not being able to track down the names for most of them, and it IS early (I think the secrecy behind the plot has a lot of fan artists waiting for the first trailer to show some iconic imagery to work with), but here’s an early gallery of some of the best Episode VIII posters.

What to do about Carrie Fisher? The Episode IX Dilemma.

Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Han Solo, Princess Leia

It’s a question all Star Wars fans have been asking since the tragic death of Carrie Fisher last month: “How big a deal is this going to be for the finale of the current trilogy?”  Unfortunately, it’s a really big deal. A movie (yes, even a Star Wars movie) next to the life of a person is nothing at all, but Leia is going be the largest part of her acting legacy. I don’t think it’s out of line for fans to be concerned for the future of Leia, for in our concern for the character, we’re also safeguarding Fisher’s decades-long investment in the character.

Continue reading What to do about Carrie Fisher? The Episode IX Dilemma.

Rogue One Will Have No Opening Crawl!!

Darth Vader, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Jyn Erso

The official review embargo for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will not lift until December 13th: three days before the film’s release.  Skywalker Ranch, this weekend, hosted a 28-minute preview of the film and the thoughts coming out of it sound extremely positive, but also bring a surprise: Rogue One will have no opening crawl.  Not only will there be no opening crawl, there’s no Star Wars logo or fanfare.  The film will go right from the iconic “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away” to the film’s opening.  I honestly don’t know how I feel about that, but I’m cruising on a lot of trust in Disney right now.  Other notes included very positive reviews of Felicity Jones and Diego Luna, that Ben Mendelsohn’s Director Orson Krennic is a very different sort of Dark Side villain, and that Alan Tudyk’s K-2SO will steal the film.  I know they have to set the new spin-off films apart, but I don’t know that they needed to go so far as to remove completely the traditional opening.  If anything, I would think the spinoff would need the crawl more to place them in context for casual fans.  But, like I said, Disney’s done no wrong with the franchise since they got it in my eyes, so I’m still locked in on the countdown to Rogue One‘s opening on December 16th.