Rey’s Parentage Will Be Addressed In The Last Jedi

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Since The Force Awakens was released, fans have been wondering who Rey parents are and came up with many, many theories. Answers are finally coming this December. After The Last Jedi panel on Friday, the cast and crew were interviewed and Rian Johnson said Rey’s parentage will absolutely be addressed in the movie. At one point in the video when the journalist asked him if there will be clarification, he said “it depends …” before backtracking. It obviously doesn’t point to the confirmation of any theory but I’m sure it will launch fans into more speculation on some of the theories.

Another interesting interview is this one where Daisy Ridley talks about Rey and Luke and she mentions that when Luke sees her with his family…

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Star Wars Rebels Final Season Trailer

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It is now official, season 4 is the last season of Star Wars Rebels, Dave Filoni made the announcement during the panel at Star Wars Celebration. All things must come to an end one day and it’s time for Rebels. This season will surely deliver great things and give us a beautiful conclusion to this series and it’s ending on Filoni’s own terms not like it was for The Clone Wars.

During the panel, a trailer for the final season was revealed and it’s amazing! You can watch it below:

Saw Gerrera is back with his look much more closer to how he is in Rogue One. As we knew it already Bo-Katan will be appearing this season in the Mandalorians episodes, which promise to be epic! Kallus is getting a new look, rebel costume! The X-Wing will also show up along with the rebel base on Yavin…

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Carrie Fisher May Still Appear in ‘Star Wars Episode IX’

Carrie Fisher. She represented the emotional core of the initial trilogy, as well as being a first-class action hero, and she was easily the arrival greeted with the most cacophonous applause in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Her scenes for Star Wars: The Last Jedi had been shot already at the time of her passing but the question remained: what about Episode IX? A few months ago, Lucasfilms said it had no plans to digitize her and put her in the last volume of this trilogy and that seemed like the right thing to do. Today, however, brings news that Fisher’s brother, Todd, and her daughter have given Disney the go-ahead to include Fisher in Episode IX.

At first, one might panic and think that they’re going to pull a Rogue One anyway and have   an animated human walking around amongst the real-life ones. That’s not the case. As it turns out, Disney, Lucasfilm, and Trevorrow are planning to use cut scenes from The Last Jedi to bring Fisher back into the fray for one last time. That’s what the family members told the New York Daily News in an interview yesterday, with Todd saying:

“Both of us were like, ‘Yes, how do you take her out of it?’ And the answer is you don’t…She’s as much a part of it as anything and I think her presence now is even more powerful than it was, like Obi Wan – when the saber cuts him down he becomes more powerful…I feel like that’s what’s happened with Carrie. I think the legacy should continue.“

If that’s the case, this could end up giving Fisher and General Leia a proper send-off from the franchise but I can’t help worrying that this ambition might feel awkward or misguided in the movie itself.

HAN SOLO: First Cast Photo Released

Principal photography has begun on Han Solo: A Star Wars Story, and Disney has released a picture (below) of the main cast, alongside the film’s co-directors.

Beginning shooting yesterday at Pinewood Studios in London, and announced on StarWars.com, the film is scheduled for release on May 25, 2018.

The story says that “the movie will explore the duo’s adventures before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope, including their early encounters with that other card-playing rogue from a galaxy far, far away, Lando Calrissian.”

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From left to right: Woody Harrelson, Chris Miller (director), Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, Joonas Suotamo (as Chewbacca), Phil Lord (director), Donald Glover.

Production on the film – shooting under the working title Red Cup – began last month.

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Woody Harrelson Eyed To Play Han Solo’s Mentor In ‘Star Wars’ Spinoff 

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Woody Harrelson might be joining Alden Ehrenreich in the upcoming ‘Han Solo’ spinoff film.

Variety reported the news, claiming that Harrelson is in early talks for a mentor role in the Han Solo movie, which will be the second anthology movie in the Star Wars universe.

The still untitled Han Solo movie also stars Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke and will be released in theatres on May 25, 2017.

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Han Solo Spin-Off Release Possibly Moving To December

You may have noticed that the past two winters have been absolutely dominated by Star Wars — and we have every reason to believe Episode VIII will repeat the trick in 2017.

As of right now, Phil Lord and Chris Miller‘s untitled Han Solo movie is still on the calendar for May 25, 2018. However, Making Star Wars has heard from inside sources that Disney is now eyeing a December 13, 2018 release date for the film.

Personally, I’ve liked the annual tradition of having Star Wars movies open in December. It feels like one last treat to look forward to as the year wraps up, and Star Wars movies tend to make good outings for the whole family — everyone from your 80-year-old grandma to your five-year-old nephew is likely to be familiar with the franchise. It also makes Christmas shopping really, really easy thanks to the surfeit of tie-in merchandise, at least if your loved ones like Star Wars. I’d be a bit disappointed to have to wait a few extra months to see Lord and Miller’s Han Solo spinoff, but with Avengers: Infinity War and The Incredibles 2coming out that summer, I should have plenty to keep me busy anyway.

Early ‘Rogue One’ Reactions Action

While Lucasfilm may not have released Rogue One in its entirety for critics just yet, they did screen 28 minutes of the upcoming film for an exclusive audience. Luckily, their reactions were allowed to make their way onto social media, so we’ve gathered them together here so that you might get an idea of just how this film is being received.

So far, things are looking quite positive, especially concerning Rogue One‘s action, the scope, the emotional beats, and a special crowd-pleasing performance from Alan Tudyk‘s newly introduced droid, K-2SO. There will be early reviews next week when they become available, but for now, these encouraging reactions have me feeling optimistic.

Gareth Edwards‘ Rogue One: A Star Wars Story stars Felicity JonesRiz Ahmed, Alan Tudyk, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie YenMads MikkelsenJiang Wen, Forest Whitaker and arrives in theaters on December 16th.

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Emilia Clarke to Join Standalone ‘Han Solo’ Movie

The standalone Han Solo film, currently known as the Untitled Han Solo Star Wars Anthology Film, has just added some star-power in the form of Emilia Clarke. StarWars.com itself broke the news tonight in a short, official press release, confirming that the Game of Thrones star would be joining Alden Ehrenreichand Donald Glover.

According to Variety’s Justin Kroll, Kiersey Clemons (Neighbors 2), Jessica Henwick (Game of Thrones), and Tessa Thompson (Creed) were also being considered for the role that ultimately went to Clarke. Details on Clarke’s role have yet to be revealed. Fans can look forward to seeing the next Star Wars anthology film on May 25, 2018.

Check out the press release in full below:

Emilia Clarke is heading to a galaxy far, far away — and she’s going to meet Han and Chewie.

StarWars.com is excited to announce that Clarke, known for her stirring portrayal of Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones, will join the upcoming untitled Han Solo Star Warsmovie. Clarke’s role will round out a dynamic cast of characters that Han and Chewie will encounter on their adventures.

Clarke joins Alden Ehrenreich and Donald Glover — previously cast as Han Solo and Lando Calrissian, respectively — in the highly-anticipated film, which is set prior to the original Star Wars trilogy.

The untitled Han Solo movie, helmed by directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, is set for release in 2018.

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Michael Giacchino Steps in to Score ‘Rogue One’

Alexandre Desplat will no longer create the score for the first Star Wars standalone film. BUT: The incredible Oscar-winning Michael Giacchino will take his place.

Desplat, who previously composed Argo and The Grand Budapest Hotel, was no longer available to score, due to schedule conflicts introduced by the reshoots for Rogue One. In the search for a new composer, Disney and Lucasfilm turned to Giacchino, who has a long history with the studio.


Giacchino’s most beloved work has come out of his collaboration with Pixar on the films The Incredibles,Ratatouille, Up, Cars 2, and Inside Out. He also scored this year’s Disney Animation breakout Zootopia, and has previously worked with the live-action division on Sky High, John Carter, and Tomorrowland.

Giacchino, a self-professed Star Wars fan and a devoted fan of  John Williams, is also a career-long collaborator of J.J. Abrams and had a cameo as a storm trooper in The Force Awakens. Fittingly, he now becomes the first composer to work on a Star Wars movie besides Williams.

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‘Rogue One’ Director Gareth Edwards Explains Multiple Title Meanings

We’ve received two equally enthralling trailers for the Star Wars spin-off while also learning a whole lot more about Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) and her team of rebels looking to steal the plans to the Death Star. Now, the director Gareth Edwards put a little light to one question that has spurred plenty of speculation, that being the title.

Speaking with Empire, Edwards gave three different meanings for the term “Rogue One,” beginning with the most obvious: a call sign in the Rogue squadron of the Rebellion. He went on to say that the title also refers to the film being the first spin-off in the Star Wars franchise and to Jyn herself, a pure rebel who takes on something of a suicide mission. Here are his exact words via THR:


 “‘Rogue One’ is a military call sign to some extent…this is the first film that’s gone off-piste and is not part of the saga –- or the Anakin story — so it’s the ‘rogue’ one, you know?”

 

“It’s kind of describing [Felicity Jones’ character] as well in a similar way…It has [all] these split, multiple meanings that made it feel like the right choice.”

It speaks to the depth of meaning that will be worked into Edwards’ film, being at once stylistically different yet in the same franchise as The Force Awakens and a film focused largely on the war.

Here’s the official synopsis for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story:

From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves. In theaters December 2016.

‘Kenobi’ Fan Trailer Teases the Inevitable ‘Star Wars’ Spinoff

When it was first announced that Lucasfilm, under new ownership of Disney, would be developing Star Wars “anthology” films in addition to proper sequels, fan speculation came up about what those anthology films might be. The first is Rogue One, which opens this December and serves as a prequel of sorts to A New Hope, revealing the previously unseen story of how those Death Star plans were stolen in the first place. The second installment is a young Han Solo movie, but there are already rumors that a third will focus on Boba Fett, with a film about Yoda also potentially in the works, but one spinoff that fans seem to be 100% onboard with is an Obi-Wan Kenobi movie with Ewan McGregor reprising his role from the prequels.

As such, a fan took it upon himself to create a fake trailer for Kenobi: A Star Wars Story, which as one can surmise is a film that picks up Obi-Wan’s story after the events of Revenge of the Sith and before his old man exile in A New Hope. The fan trailer intersperses footage from the prequels with plenty of footage from Last Days in the Desert, a film released earlier this year that saw McGregor playing Jesus Christ during his 40 days wandering the desert.


McGregor said in an interview earlier this year that personally, he is very much down to play Obi-Wan in a Star Wars spinoff movie:

“I’d very much like to do one too. I think the story between Episode III and Episode IV, I think there’s a story there. I think that’s the Obi-Wan Kenobi movie, if there is one. The one that bridges my Obi-Wan Kenobi and Alec’s Obi-Wan Kenobi because there’s a—I don’t know how long he’s in the desert there, but it’s got to be twenty or thirty years.:

For now, check out Rich Williamson’s fan trailer below.

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