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Title: Episode VIII has a name now. Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Post by: sprite75 on January 23, 2017, 01:34:01 PM
This is the latest Star Wars thing (https://www.yahoo.com/tech/star-wars-last-jedi-official-name-episode-viii-162509169.html) to blow up the internetz...


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Disney revealed on Monday morning that the next installment of the main Star Wars saga will be titled Star Wars: The Last Jedi. As was previously confirmed, Rian Johnson is the film’s director, Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman are the producers and J.J. Abrams serves as the executive producer this time around.

Unfortunately, Disney wasn’t ready to share any other details about the highly anticipated sequel. Fans have been anxiously awaiting any news regarding Episode VIII since the day The Force Awakens arrived in theaters in 2015. No trailers or images from the set or even a basic synopsis were revealed, so for now, we’ll have to speculate about the movie based on the title alone.

The Last Jedi would imply that by the end of Episode VIII, there will only be one Jedi remaining in the Star Wars universe. If that’s the case, are we to believe that Luke Skywalker is the only Jedi remaining? Or will he die during the course of the new movie, making Rey the last Jedi around to stand up to the First Order?

Sadly, we’ll have to wait until the end of the year to find out. Episode VIII was originally slated to launch this summer, but it was eventually delayed to December 15th, 2017. The good news is that now that the movie has a title, it shouldn’t be too long before the first trailer arrives.


Title: Re: Episode VIII has a name now. Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Post by: Archivist on January 23, 2017, 09:34:36 PM
"The Last Jedi".  Sounds intriguing.  I'm reminded of the 'Revenge of the Jedi' naming issue back at the release of the third film, and wondering if they will change it at the last moment. 

"The Second Last Jedi". 
"The Penultimate Jedi". 
"The Parapenultimate Jedi".


Title: Re: Episode VIII has a name now. Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Post by: dean on January 23, 2017, 09:59:22 PM
You can never have a last anything in a multi billion dollar franchise...


Title: Re: Episode VIII has a name now. Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Post by: BoyScoutKevin on January 24, 2017, 03:31:50 PM
Interesting title.
It clearly refers to Luke Skywalker. What is less clear is whether he'll survive to Episode IX. What works with that idea is that Han Solo was killed off in Episode VII. On the other hand, with Carrie Fisher's most lamented death, and the vow from the filmmakers that there'll be not CGI General Leia in Episode IX, if Luke is killed off in Episode VIII, that leaves no major character from the original trilogy in Episode IX. But we'll see what we'll see.

Teaser trailer
Pushed back to April, 2017, so it can be 1st shown at the Star Wars Celebration, which is in Orlando (Florida) this year. Which has left some people the idea that we'll get a teaser for the teaser in March, 2017, as originally promised. And probably, while it won't be totally finished by April, 2017, Star Wars Land, at Disney's Hollywood Studio at Walt Disney World, should have something up and running. I can't see it otherwise.

Uncle vs. Nephew
Not much of a surprise, as we already know that Kylo Ren is the son of Han Solo and General Leia from Episode VII, which would make Luke Skywalker his uncle. As Kylo confronts Luke.

Look at all the little Kylo Rens running around.
From what I have seen to date, there does seem to be a generational gap in villains. Children preferring Kylo, while their adult parents prefer Darth Vader. Which makes some sense, as our 1st is normally our 1st.

How dark can you go?
Rumor also has it that this will be the darkest Star Wars yet. From that dark director/writer Rian Johnson, who is also scheduled to do the story treatment for Episode IX. And so far, the true fans, not those who complain thus so they complain, seem to be down with that, or, at least, they are not complaining yet.

The old makes way for the new.
Thus, will there be an Episode X, 4 years from now in 2021. It's possible. And while the old has to make way for the new, it kind of hurts for someone who saw the original in the theater back in 1977.


Title: Re: Episode VIII has a name now. Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Post by: sprite75 on January 25, 2017, 06:33:14 PM
I think Mark Hamill is still signed up to play Luke in Episode IX.  Of course one can never be too sure which way things will go.


Title: Re: Episode VIII has a name now. Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Post by: Jim H on January 28, 2017, 06:03:57 PM
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It clearly refers to Luke Skywalker.

But ONLY Luke Skywalker?  Jedi is both plural and singular in English.  There has been a lot of speculation about Romance language translations of the title, as they'll have to put it singular or plural there.


Title: Re: Episode VIII has a name now. Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Post by: Archivist on February 05, 2017, 09:12:16 PM

How dark can you go?
Rumor also has it that this will be the darkest Star Wars yet. From that dark director/writer Rian Johnson, who is also scheduled to do the story treatment for Episode IX. And so far, the true fans, not those who complain thus so they complain, seem to be down with that, or, at least, they are not complaining yet.

The old makes way for the new.
Thus, will there be an Episode X, 4 years from now in 2021. It's possible. And while the old has to make way for the new, it kind of hurts for someone who saw the original in the theater back in 1977.

When I saw Rian Johnson's Looper I found some parts of it very disturbing.  Particularly the 'let's slowly chop up someone in the past and watch their future counterpart slowly lose limbs in the future'.  While they didn't show any of the dismemberment, the disintegrating person and the bloodsoaked body on the operating table gave me the screaming heebie jeebies.

And yes, the old giving way to the new is sad.  I don't even consider Episodes 1-3 to be canon, anyway, so I don't see it as Star Wars X, more like Star Wars 6.


Title: Re: Episode VIII has a name now. Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Post by: BoyScoutKevin on February 06, 2017, 03:19:48 PM
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It clearly refers to Luke Skywalker.

But ONLY Luke Skywalker?  Jedi is both plural and singular in English.  There has been a lot of speculation about Romance language translations of the title, as they'll have to put it singular or plural there.

And just when one thought one knew what the title meant.
yes. Thank-you. That's what I get for not being bilingual, as I am thinking solely in English. Though, I have been recently reminded that Jedi is both singular and plural in English. Though, here are some more guesses to plot elements (by others)

There will always be Sky Walkers
Right now there are 3 known Sky Walkers.
1st General Leia
--who'll die. More on this later.
--who'll survive, but be written out of the series.

2nd Luke
--who'll die, but become a Force Ghost like Obi Wan Kenobi
--who'll survive, but seeing his twin sister, General Leia, die, drives him to the Dark Side.

3rd Kylo Ren
--who'll come over to the Light.

and Rey (?)
--whose father is Luke.
--Though, there is some thought that her grandfather is Obi Wan Kenobi.
---She'll wield . . .
---Luke's light saber, which he has passed on to her.
---a double bladed light saber, like the one Darth Maul wielded.

Battles of the centuries
--Luke vs. Kylo Ren
--Rey vs. Kylo Ren
--Luke and Rey vs. Kylo Ren
--Luke vs. the Knights of Ren
--Luke's Jedi students vs. the Knights of Ren (in a flashback)
--We'll see a double bladed light saber somewhere in the film, since it's been spotted in the props department.

A flavor given. A flavor returned.
Watch for director Gareth Edwards in Episode VIII. Since he put director Rian Johnson in Rogue One. Rian Johnson is returning the favor.

Crossovers
Those who have analyzed the trailers for Spider-man : Homecoming and Guardians of the Galaxy, vol 2 have said that there are Easter eggs for Star Wars in the trailers.

Character development
Beth Revis
Rebel Rising
more on Jyn Erso
targeted audience: young adult

Greg Rucka
Guardians of the Whills
more on Chirrot Imve and Baze Malbus
targeted audience: middle grades

If one wants to ignore the targeted audience, both books should be out on May 2.


Title: Re: Episode VIII has a name now. Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Post by: BoyScoutKevin on February 21, 2017, 03:50:16 PM
I'll pump out info on the film, as I come cross it, till it opens in December, 2017, for those who are interested.

The title: the Last Jedi
Well, it's official. The Last Jedi refers to the plural and not the singular. So who are the Jedi or the Jedi in training.
Luke Skywalker (of course)
Rey (from the artwork for Star Wars : Force Friday II--more on that later, she looks to be Luke's 1st padawan, since his self-imposed exile)
Kylo Ren (who is believed to have been the last person trained in the Way of the Jedi by Luke, ere he went into exile)
Snoke (who is rumored to have been a Jedi at one time)

A Secret Jedi in Every Episode
Episode VIII: Daniel Craig
Episode IX: it looks to be Tom Hardy this time.

Upcoming Events
If you want to know more about the film, ere it opens, there are 2 upcoming events that should provide the know.

1st Star Wars : Force Friday II
We know the what and the when (in September) but it is still too early to know much about the who and the where.

Star Wars Celebration
in April in Orlando (Florida) With an expected look at the 1st trailer for the film and a sizzler reel. Though, it might not be a good time to visit Orlando unless you are going for the Celebration, as they are not only expecting a ton of visitors from North America, but fans flying in from South America and Europe, as they are advertising it in Columbia, Portugal, Spain, etc.

Other Star Wars films
The Han, Lando, Chewbacca solo film just started shooting this month in England with a release date in 2018.
And the word seems to be out that we are going to get a solo Yoda film sometime in the future.

More as it becomes available.


Title: Re: Episode VIII has a name now. Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Post by: BoyScoutKevin on March 07, 2017, 03:33:34 PM
Look for . . .

more episodes after Episode IX.
2021 Episode X
2023 Episode XI
2025 Episode XII

Which would then make more sense for these stand-alone films. Though, these are not necessary the ones that will happen nor the order in which they will appear.
2020 an Yoda
2022 an Obi Wan Kenobi. Most probably his adventures between Episode III and Episode Iv, which would put him on Tatooine.
2024 a Boba Fett. Maybe in the underworld on Coruscant. If so, this may lead to a TV series, as the powers that be have wanted for a long time to do such a series. They have just not found a financially feasible way to do it.

a push to bring the 2018 Star Wars Celebration to Barcelona (Spain.) Which makes a bit of sense, as when Disney Cruise Line sails the Med, they homeport in Barcelona, so a Star Wars Day at Sea could tie in with the Celebration. And then the 2019 Star Wars Celebration would be back in the USA, which is the year that Star Wars Land will officially open at Walt Disney World and Disneyland.

the skies to be come greyer, as the Star Wars Universe veers from black vs. white to more shades of gray vs. grey, Including Episode VIII.

for the original trilogy to return to theaters in the way that it was meant to be seen, if an agreement can be reached with 20th Century Fox, who has the rights to the 3 films.

And for Mark Hamill to tote home an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor from next year's Academy Award. If not an Oscar, then a nomination, as those who have seen his performance in Episode VIII, say it is best work to date.

More as it becomes available.




Title: Re: Episode VIII has a name now. Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Post by: BoyScoutKevin on March 18, 2017, 03:52:04 PM
Adios Barcelona.

There won't be a Star Wars Celebration in 2018. Which is not that unusual, as they have been held in consecutive years only since 2015, even if the 1st one was in 1999. The next one, after this year's, will be in 2019. More on that later.

So, what will we get at this year's Star Wars Celebration.
A teaser trailer for Star Wars : the Last Jedi.
What is upcoming in 2018.
Maybe some answers to these questions.

Yoda
Will he appear as a force ghost?

Han Solo
Now that he is dead, will he get a funeral scene in the film?

Kylo Ren
Now that he has killed his father, how much trouble is he in?
--Will there be a bounty placed on him?
--Will there be people out there who simply want to avenge Han Solo's death?
That's externally. How about internally?
--Will it take him to the Light side?
Does he have any feelings for Rey, as Snoke thinks he does?
--And will he express these feelings to Rey?

Rey
Who is her father?
--And will any feelings that Kylo Ren have for her, make it less or more likely that she is Luke's daughter?

As for 2019 and 2017, if you live on the West coast and do not want to travel to Orlando (Florida,) there's the D23 Expo with all things House of Mouse.
TV . . . theme parks -- recordings . . . publishing -- merchandise . . . films -- cruise ships . . . and adventure tours.
+ Star Wars . . . Pixar . . . Marvel.

40,000 people are expected to attend for the 4th largest convention in 2017 at the Anaheim Convention Center (Anaheim, California)
And in 2019, Star Wars Land should be finished at Disneyland. With 14 acres of shopping . . . food -- drink . . . and attractions.
What interests me is the cantina, like the one in Episode IV, that is suppose to be coming.

Next time: more as it becomes available


Title: Re: Episode VIII has a name now. Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Post by: BoyScoutKevin on March 27, 2017, 06:31:29 PM
And they'll be lining up, ere the sun is up, if not the night before. Unofficially, if is official that the teaser trailer for Episode VIII will be seen at the 2017 Star Wars Celebration in Orlando (Florida.) It will be shown at the largest auditorium at the Convention Center and live streamed to the other auditoriums, and there still probably be not enough room for everyone.

Since Episode VII retread the other episodes, it is thought that Episode VIII might go off in a somewhat different direction.

Episode VII is now out in a graphic format, and (IMHO) us worth checking out for . . .
1st. It is a good source for the character and planet names.
2nd. It is a reference back to how well made and written Episode VII was. (Comparative speaking.)
3rd. It adds fuel to the question of who is Snoke? If Snoke seduced Kylo Ren to the Dark Side for the power of Ren, then why. Which may be answered by answering who is Snoke.

Actually, most of the graphic series by Marvel Comics are worth checking out (IMHO.) All the usual suspects are there.

Chewbacca
Darth Vader. 1 series ended. Another begins.
Han Solo
Lando
Luke Skywalker
Princess Leia. Now General Leia
and even Yoda.

But, unlike when Dark Horse had the graphic novel rights to the Star War characters, Marvel has opened it up to other characters.

Poe Dameron
Obi Wan and Anakin, the early years.
Kanan, who I think is more interesting as a child than an adult.
And hardly my favorite character in the Star Wars Universe, but the 1st comic book character popular enough to get her own series Dr. Aphra

More as it becomes available.



Title: Re: Episode VIII has a name now. Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Post by: BoyScoutKevin on April 05, 2017, 02:17:11 PM
The only news I have found is that the teaser trailer for the film will be shown before the films Guardians of the Galaxy II and Pirates of the Caribbean V, or everything feeds off of everything else.

As for the other upcoming films, it just verifies what we already know for the most part.

2018 Han Solo solo film
or covering the character from the years 18 to 24 and how he obtained a certain space ship + met a certain Wookie.

2019 Episode IX

2020 Obi Wan Kenobi solo film
Most likely on his life on Tatooine. And Ewan McGregor is down with returning as Obi Wan.

2021 Boba Fett. Not a solo film, but a group bounty hunter film w/ Boba Fett.
Some see the film similar to other films, but I see it similar to The Magnificent 7 or The Magnificent 7 Bounty Hunters.
And with bounty hunters such as . . .
Zam Wessell -- Kenix Kil -- Ig-88 -- Jango Fett -- Embo -- Dengar -- Cad Bane -- Bossk -- Boba Fett -- Aurra Sing -- Asajj Vantress -- and 4-Lom.
Depending on when the story takes place, they won't need to bring in a new character.
And while some of these, I find to be the least interesting characters, in the Star Wars Universe, I do find the concept of the film, if it is done correctly, and there is no guarantee that it'll be, to be one of the most interesting.

2022 A teen romance
Understand the filmmakers are almost always looking to so something different, and while this may be the most controversial, it has already been done, if not in film, then in book form in Claudia Gray's Journey to Star Wars : the Force Awakens : Lost Star : which while an YA novel, is regarded as being one of the best novels in the Star Wars Universe. And if the filmmakers can take this and put it on film, then they may have something, or instead of film to book, it is book to film.

2023 The filmmakers take a break in an effort to try to get 1 or more Star Wars series on TV. Something they have wanted to do for a long time and to prep for what looks to be Episodes X-XII.

Other news . . .

Hayden Christensen is expected to show up at the soon to be Star Wars Celebration in Orlando (Florida.) The last time he attended one of these was in 2002.

A 6-issue comic book of Rogue One upcoming. And unlike the other comic books made from the films, this one is suppose to include additional scenes not seen in the film and fills in the gaps in the film, including the 8 years, from 8 to 16, that Jyn Erso spent with Saw Gerrera.

More as it becomes available.


Title: Re: Episode VIII has a name now. Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Post by: BoyScoutKevin on April 13, 2017, 02:38:00 PM
Nothing on Episode VIII yet. Though, we should get something after the Star Wars Celebration this weekend. Still, there are some things to add.

Another bounty hunter not mentioned previously is the Wookie bounty hunter Black Krrsantan. Thus, there should be enough bounty hunters, that when and if they do a film on bounty hunters, they shouldn't have to create any new bounty hunters for the film.

Darth Maul, not mentioned, is that he is popular enough to get his own comic book series, which I have not seen.

40 years of Star Wars + 40 stories + o'er 40 writers = Star Wars Anthology, which should be out later this year.

One thing I like about the "new" Star Wars as opposed to the "old" Star Wars is the books, like the above, and the comic books. Not only do I think they are on the average better written, but like the above they often reference the lesser known characters.



Title: Re: Episode VIII has a name now. Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Post by: Archivist on April 20, 2017, 04:49:56 AM
Aaaaand for those who missed it, the teaser trailer is up.

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qsg0fku78o#)


Title: Re: Episode VIII has a name now. Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Post by: BoyScoutKevin on April 21, 2017, 03:23:20 PM
And they were geeking out in Orlando (Florida,) as they analyzed the trailer frame-by-frame.

From those there, who have analyzed the trailer, to those here who have not.

1st. Since Frank Oz is being associated with the film, there is the rumor that Yoda will appear as a Force Ghost.

2nd. They listen to their fans.
------New film toys for the boys . . . and the girls.
------Snoke is now a puppet. Literally. Where he was CGI in the previous film, he is now a puppet.

3rd. For those of you have seen Looper, then note the similar scenes in both films.

4th. The film will not be as dark as 1st thought when the writer/director was 1st associated with the film.

5th. Note the cinematography. It is getting a lot of praise. So much that it may be nominated for an Oscar at next year's Academy Awards.

6th. Despite their nonchalance, so much was riding on this film, I can imagine they were sweating blood. No wonder the writer/director was almost in tears o'er the fans acceptance of the trailer.

As for myself, who has not analyzed the trailer, normally I can look at a trailer and know I will like the film or not like the film. Not this one, maybe because it strikes me as different from the other Star Wars episodes, and while I am not opposed to liking it, I want to see the film, before I definitely make up my mind. Though, I do like what seems to be the film's concept, that Luke and Rey stay on the isle, while Finn, Maz, Leia, and Poe and Hux, Phasma, Ren, and Snoke circle around them.

As to what films are upcoming, we may get some answers to these questions, at the upcoming summer's D23 Expo in Anaheim (California.)

1st. What will be the title of the Han Solo solo film?

2nd. As it almost assured, that we'll get an Obi Wan Kenobi solo film, when will it be out? The most likely date is 2020, and will Ewan McGregor play Obi Wan?

4th. Will we get a Mace Windu solo film with Samuel L. Jackson playing Mace?

5th. Will we get something on TV before 2023? Such as Star Wars : Underground in 2018.

And as a voracious reader, for me one of the most interesting items is the almost 2 dozen Star Wars books and comic books coming up in the near future. And while there are apparently none geared to adults, half seemingly geared to teens and half to pre-teens, with almost 60% being fiction and the other 40% being non-fiction, that does not mean that they are not worth checking out.

More as it becomes available.


Title: Re: Episode VIII has a name now. Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Post by: BoyScoutKevin on April 28, 2017, 03:21:40 PM
Well, now that we are getting closer to its release date of December 15, 2017, fans are scrounging thru all the previous films, trying to find some clue as to Rey's parentage before the film opens. Right now there are 4 theories as to who her parents were, and from most popular to least popular . . .

I. Still, and my favorite, Luke is her father.

II. Becoming more popular, Obi Wan Kenobi is her grandfather.

III. Rey and Ren are not only cousins, but brother and sister, or, at least, half brother and sister, as her father is Han Solo.

IV. Her grandfather is Emperor Palpatine.

Lucas Films apparently listens to its fans, which is why we might be getting an Obi Wan Kenobi solo film in 2020. Which is why the Boba Fett film is back on track, and that Darth Vader may even get his own solo film. Which apparently puts a kibosh to the idea that Lucas Films would take a break from Star Wars in 2020. It seems they don't want to lose the momentum they have going.

And talking about Han Solo, now that that character has met his end in Episode VII, Harrison Ford is said to be interested in coming back as Indiana Jones in the 5th film in the seried. A releasr date in July, 2020, has already been set. With Steven Spielberg directing. And while Ford is the only cast member projected to be in the film so far, John Rhys Davies has expressed an interest in returning as Sallah.

More as it becomes available.


Title: Re: Episode VIII has a name now. Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Post by: BoyScoutKevin on May 07, 2017, 03:39:17 PM
Only one piece of news about Episode VIII.
12/15/17 is the release date, and--apparently--is the last Star Wars film to be released in December.
From now on, beginning next year, all Star Wars films are to be released in May.
They say: "May the 4th."
I say: "The competition for the box office $ is less in May than in December, when you have all the Academy Award wannabes jockeying for position.

As for the other . . .

The Star Wars Celebration for this year has come and gone, and while the 70,000 who attended, pales next to the 167,000 who attend the San Diego Comic Con, it is still the best attendance at a Star Wars Celebration to date, which makes me wonder, why there won't be one next year, as the next Celebration won't be to 2019. Which leaves the question, where will it be? As both Star Wars Lands at Disneyland and Walt Disney World will be up and running, supposedly, that year.

That is also the year the biennial D23 Expo will be back, and as that is always held in Anaheim (California,) I can see the Star Wars Celebration being held in Orlando (Florida) again.

We should be getting more news about Episode VIII and the future of Star Wars, as Lucas Films, will be out in full force at the expo, as will Marvel Studios. The Expo will run from July 14-16, or the weekend before the  San Diego Comic Con, which is July 20-23, 2017. If you want to be there in person, all the tickets for that day or Saturday have already been sold. Though, apparently, there are still 3-day passes still available that will get you into the Center. Though, whereas in the past, all the tickets sold out 2 weeks before the Expo, they have now sold out, because of the demand, 2 months before the Expo. Which is why, they suggest if you want to get into the auditorium to see the presentation in person, it'll probably be streamed live thru out the Center, they suggest instead of getting in line at 5:00 a.m., they suggest you get in line at 12:01 a.m., to see the presentation, by both Lucas Films and Marvel Studios and the other live-action films from the House of Mouse, which begins at 10:30 am.

And when asked why he made this film, or, actually started, what became a film franchise, Lucas has said, one of the reasons,  he did it, is to act as a moral compass to tell kids what to do and what not to do, then you see all the little ones dressed as little Storm troopers -- as little Orson Krennics -- as little Kylo Rens -- as little Darth Vaders -- and little Boba Fetts. Obviously, someone did not get the message.

More as it becomes available.


Title: Re: Episode VIII has a name now. Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Post by: BoyScoutKevin on May 22, 2017, 07:09:13 PM
What's in a name?

A new addition coming?
Is it a boy?
A fan of Star Wars?
Then name it Kylo.

Kylo. The fastest rising boy's name in the U.S.
2015. 3269th most popular
2016. 901st most popular.
Up 2368 spots.

What ever one thinks of the name of Kylo, it can't be as bad Tinn Cann. The surprise is not that someone name their son Tinn Cann. The surprise is that at the time there were 2 Tinn Canns in the U.S. We'll have to see whether this year's Episode VIII boosts the name of Kylo in popularity.

How old Kylo? Kylo fine. How you? No, but while reading the above, I did find an answer to my question as to how old was Kylo in Episode VII?
If the battle of Endor was year 0, then Episode was 30 years later or year 30.
And apparently Kylo was born in year 0 or the year thereafter, so he'd be 29 or 30 in Episode VII. Which would put him close to Poe who was apparently 32 in Episode VII.

Rey, on the other hand, was born 11 years after the Battle of Endor or year 11. Which would make her 19 in Episode VII or still a teenager.

Of course, for every question I find the answer for, 2 more questions pop up. For example . . .
When did Kylo betray Luke?
And when did he begin his training with him?

One possible answer is if Kylo's treachery is what brought Rey to Jakku, who has apparently been there for a decade, then the treachery occurred when Rey was 9 or in year 20. Which would make Kylo 19 or 20 or as old as Rey is now. Which makes it possible that Kylo then began his training with Luke a year or two ere he betrayed him or when he was 17 to 19. We'll no doubt find out more when Episode VII is released later this year.

Some prefer Marvel comics.
Some prefer Dark Horse comics.
I prefer Marvel comics.
Fewer Sky walkers. Fewer Solos.
More of the other guy and gal.

Which means Mace Windu is the latest Star Wars character to get his own series of comic books--5 issues beginning the August of this year or 2017. Cassian and K2SO also get their own single, stand-alone comic book in August. And Captain Phasma also has her own series of comic books coming out this year. And I wonder if Kylo will get one, as there is an interesting story there (IMHO.)

More as it becomes available.




Title: Re: Episode VIII has a name now. Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Post by: BoyScoutKevin on May 31, 2017, 05:02:47 PM
And the rumors continue hot and fast on Episode VIII.

Some people have said that they have seen Yoda in Episode VIII, and they may be right, as it is rumored that Yoda is to appear in the episode. Most likely as a Force Ghost.
Snoke channels Darth Vader's sayings.
And Kylo becomes more like his grandfather.
But . . .

The best information about the upcoming film is "everyone feeding on everyone else, but everybody benefits," as Vanity Fair comes out with a 4-covered summer issue with behind-the-scene photos and a background article on the film.
1 with Leia.
1 with Luke and Rey.
1 with the Light Side: Finn, Poe, and Rose
1 with the Dark Side: Hux, Kylo, and Phasma.

The "only bad publicity is no publicity," as the House of Mouse gets some "free" publicity for its upcoming film.
Photographer Annie Leibovitz gets another well-paying gig.
Vanity Fair gets an issue that they hope people will buy 4 times over.
And its readers get some new information on what the film may contain.

I must say that with the masks off. The most interesting characters (IMHO) are the Dark Side characters, but I have always had a soft spot for the villains in a story.

More as it becomes available.




Title: Re: Episode VIII has a name now. Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Post by: BoyScoutKevin on June 19, 2017, 06:32:24 PM
I have stayed away from rumors, as they change every 5 seconds, but there is one rumor I hope is true. Supposedly, the film ends with a 3-way throw down between Rey, Luke, and Finn and Ren, Snoke, and Von. And if you wondered, as I did, who is Von, that's Benicio del Toro's character in the film.

The Star Wars special issue of Vanity Fair is now out, and while there is not much in the way of new news, there are several color photos of what the aliens will look like.

One more piece of news.

2017 Episode VIII
2018 Han solo film
2019 Episode IX
and 2020 while it is possible we will get an Yoda or a Boba Fett solo film, the most likely film will be an Obi Wan Kenobi solo film with Ewan McGregor as Obi Wan.

More as it becomes available.



Title: Re: Episode VIII has a name now. Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Post by: BoyScoutKevin on July 01, 2017, 05:06:33 PM
That's why the big people get the big money to make the big decisions.

The old directors are out, and a new director is in. I won't say that he's better than the directors he replaces, but he does have an Oscar for his work on A Beautiful Mind. I will say that he probably has had more experience, as he's been a director since the 1970s, and he was an actor for a couple of decades before that. Of course, I mean Ron Howard is now the director of record for the Han Solo film.

Even with the change in directors, they think they can keep to the scheduled date of release of May 25, 2018.

Some more news about Episode VIII. We should get a new trailer later this month. The question is whether there will be any new footage, or whether it'll just contain footage that we have already seen.

The worst kept secret in Hollywood has been confirmed. Tom Hardy is to appear in the film as a storm trooper who knew Finn from the past and runs into Finn again, while Finn is on an undercover assignment.

More as it becomes available.


Title: Re: Episode VIII has a name now. Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Post by: BoyScoutKevin on July 11, 2017, 12:57:14 PM
Much to people's disappointment, it looks like we are not getting a new trailer this month, with or without new footage. At most we will get a sizzle reel with backstage footage, which footage I think is actually more interesting than any film footage.

What we get this month is a new rumor as how many Sky walkers are in the film.

1 Definite
Ren = Han + Leia

1 Possible
Rey = ? + ?

+ 2 new ones
Finn = Luke + ?
Lt. Connix = Leia + ?

The last is where fact meets fiction, as the actress who plays Lt. Connix is Carrie Fisher's daughter.

While the books and comic books have given us a long list of female villains, it is only now that we are seeing female villains in the films. There is Captain Phasma (more on her later) and now it looks like at least one of the Knights of Ren in the film will be a woman.

The article on the film in Vanity Fair brought something to my attention. The height of the actors in the film.

Heroines
5'1" Carrie Fisher
5'2" Kelly Marie Tran
5'7" Daisy Ridley
5'3" Average

Heroes
5'8" Oscar Isaac
5'9" John Boyenda
5'9" Mark Hamill
5'9" Average

Villains
6'1" Domhall Gleeson
6'2" and a half Adam Driver
6'3" Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma)
6'2" Average

More as it becomes available.


Title: Re: Episode VIII has a name now. Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Post by: BoyScoutKevin on July 22, 2017, 04:06:44 PM
D23 Expo has come and gone, and as expected we did not get a new trailer, but instead we got a sizzler reel with backstage moments, trailer later, which probably told us more what will be in the film, then a trailer would, and which sizzler reel has been posted, with and without reactions, to a number of sites on the internet.

As an inadvertent reader what took me by surprise is how many new books=--42--are coming from the film and the Star Wars universe in general. And not only books, but also . . .
activity books -- coloring books -- comic books -- cookbooks -- cross-section books -- juvenile novelizations -- model books -- sticker activity books -- and visual dictionaries.

If there is a way to make some cash, then they will find a way to make it.

More as it becomes available.


Title: Re: Episode VIII has a name now. Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Post by: BoyScoutKevin on August 10, 2017, 07:37:12 PM
The one thing--two things--we can expect is that we finally get the background of Rey and who were parents. The other thing we can expect is that this will be one of the darker Star Wars films--maybe the darkest to date.

An older rumor, but one that is interesting, is that Hux is the son of Luke and Mara Jade. Which would make Kylo Ren and Hux cousins. I can see that.

Supposedly, and this idea has been kicked around for some time, it has been confirmed that we are going to get a Boba Fett origin film. The only thing I don't see is the date of 2018. Despite the troubles it has had, the Han Solo film is still scheduled for release in 2018. Thus, the more likely date for the Boba Fett origin film is 2020, or 2019 or the date which Episode IX is set to be released, if they decide to release 2 films an year instead of 1 an year.

More as it becomes available.


Title: Re: Episode VIII has a name now. Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Post by: BoyScoutKevin on August 21, 2017, 06:36:57 PM
We should get a new teaser trailer, with new footage, either the last week in August or the 1st week in September. With the last trailer, coming in October, ere the film is released in December.

Snoke will have the largest ship ever seen in any of the Star Wars films. And Kylo Ren gets a new fighter.

The director is getting artistic. There will be a scene featuring time lapse cinematography. I was going to say I could never remember seeing a theatrical film that had time lapse cinematography, then I remembered it was used to good effect in 1960's The Time Machine.

It is going to be a crowded docket out there, as it has been confirmed that we are getting a Obi-Wan Kenobi solo film. Though, unless they start releasing two films an year, we probably won't see it to 2020. And trying to get away from the usual suspects, they are looking for director Stephen Daldry to direct. Of course, this film goes with the Boba Fett and the Yoda films that are rumored in the works.

No matter how your character is killed off in Star Wars, your character is never really dead. It is said that Harrison Ford as Han Solo will return in Episode VIII as a force ghost. And talking about Harrison Ford, 39 years after his first appearance as Indiana Jones, we are expecting him in Indiana Jones V in July, 2020

More as it becomes available.



Title: Re: Episode VIII has a name now. Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Post by: Jim H on September 03, 2017, 12:08:41 PM
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It is said that Harrison Ford as Han Solo will return in Episode VIII as a force ghost.

Where does this rumor come from?  I don't believe it at all.  Harrison Ford wanted to kill off Han in the original trilogy, now he managed it in the sequel trilogy.  I think he's done with the character.


Title: Re: Episode VIII has a name now. Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Post by: BoyScoutKevin on September 03, 2017, 01:40:19 PM
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It is said that Harrison Ford as Han Solo will return in Episode VIII as a force ghost.

Where does this rumor come from?  I don't believe it at all.  Harrison Ford wanted to kill off Han in the original trilogy, now he managed it in the sequel trilogy.  I think he's done with the character.

Actually, I don't remember where I heard the rumor, as I do not remember, where I hear most rumors, which  is why I describe them as a rumor, except it was here on the internet. And we'll soon see whether the rumor is true or not, as Episode VIII is slated for release on December 15, 2017. What is not a rumor is Harrison Ford's return as Rick Deckard in Blade Runner 2049 in October, 2017, and Indiana Jones in 2020.


Title: Re: Episode VIII has a name now. Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Post by: BoyScoutKevin on September 05, 2017, 05:46:33 PM
Books

We know that during the 1st week in September, 14 different titles associated with a galaxy far far away will be released by various publishers in the U.S. and U.K.

Big Golden Books -- children's books -- colouring books -- comic books (Phasma) -- Easy Readers -- Fiction (Phasma again) -- Look and finds -- model books -- non-fiction.

One of the fiction books will be how Leia became involved with the Resistance. Why am I not surprised? What surprises me is the age--16--with which she became involved with the Resistance. That according to the book.

After that, nearer to the date of the release of the film, we are getting 7 more books associated with a galaxy far far away. Of those, the one that interests me most is the one titled Canto Bight. Is it a factual guidebook to a fictional place? A fictional history of a place we will 1st see in Episode VIII? We will see what we will see.

Next time: more on what may be coming up on TV and on the big screen.


Title: Re: Episode VIII has a name now. Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Post by: BoyScoutKevin on September 06, 2017, 12:39:05 PM
TV

We know this is the 4th and last season of Star Wars : Rebels, because we have been told so by the creators of the show. We also know that there will be other animated TV shows, because we have been told so by the same creators. Though, what interests me is not so much these two facts, it is the rumor, which may be coming nearer to being a fact, is George may be finally getting what he has wanted almost since he created Star Wars, and that is a live action TV series set in a galaxy far far away. Though, the only concept I have seen for the show is one set in the under levels of Coruscant.

Next: films


Title: Re: Episode VIII has a name now. Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Post by: BoyScoutKevin on September 06, 2017, 01:17:41 PM
Films

Episode VIII.
One rumor has become fact. Tom Hardy will appear as a storm trooper in Episode VIII. Another rumor, which has yet to become fact, but has yet to die, is the rumor that not only Tom Hardy will play a storm trooper in the film, but so will Prince William and Prince Harry. I can see them doing it, as it looks to be something they'd enjoy, and any money they earn, would then be given to charity.

Another fact is the size of Snoke's ship, which in Earth measurements stretches 25,000 feet from stem to stern, or almost 5 miles.

Thus, how do you see storm troopers traveling from one end of the ship to the other.

a.) Segways
b.) Rollerblades
c.) Motor scooters
d.) Golf carts
e.) Clown cars
f.) Bicycles
g.) Some other means of transportation.

How many storm troopers will fit in a clown car? 3 in the front seat. 3 in the back seat. 2 in the trunk. 2 in the engine compartment, as there is no engine in a clown car. and 1 in the glove compartment, or 11.

Episode IX
Will this be the last episode? While the films continue, and while there is some difference, the executives at Lucas Film have expressed no interest in doing more Episode films.

What began at Jakku will end at Jakku. We know that Lucas Film is interested in filming in Abu Dhabi, and as Abu Dhabi was a stand-in for Jakku in Episode VII, it is thought Abu Dhabi will once more stand in for Jakku.

The lack of interest in doing more Episode films leaves room for doing more stand-alone origin films. Right now the order seems to be . . .
2020 Obi Wan Kenobi
2021 Boba Fett
2022 Yoda

The subtitle for the Obi Wan Kenobi film is Joshua Tree, which suggests that it'll be filmed at Joshua Tree National Park in southern California, and it's desert location than could be used as a stand in for Tatooine, between Episodes III and IV.

Boba Fett.
The question about this one is whether it'll just feature Boba Fett or Boba Fett and some of the other bounty hunters. And depending upon where and when the film takes place, they could include . . .

Asajj Ventress -- Athgar Heece -- Aurra Sing -- Bossk -- Boushh -- Cad Bane -- Dengar -- Derrowen -- Embo -- IG-88 -- Jakoli -- Kiera Swan -- Mantu -- Onca -- Seripas -- Zam Wesell -- Zuckuss -- and 4-Lom.

More as it become available.



Title: Re: Episode VIII has a name now. Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Post by: BoyScoutKevin on September 12, 2017, 03:55:49 PM
6 facts.

First Order
The First Order has something to counter BB-8. It's called BB-9E. Available now for sale here on Earth.

Kylo Ren
The Knights of Ren, of which Kylo Ren is a master, is a lower order of the Praetorian Guard. That gives him a connection to the past episodes. We'll see whether there are any more connections to the past, when Episode VIII opens here on Earth in December.

Rey
She is definitely connected to the Force. Which we knew, but which we may not have known, this is a powerful clue to her parentage, which should be revealed in Episode VIII. We may also find out what is her connection to Kylo Ren.

Luke
He and Chewbacca have a reunion in Episode VIII. Of course, I have not seen it, except for the stills, but it is suppose to be a real tear-jerking moment, especially, as they brought in their go-to-composer John Williams to write original music for the scene.

A weapon that'll stun your opponent.
A weapon that'll keep your opponent at a distance.
A weapon that'll counteract a Sith's force lightning.
I'm down with that.

Apparently, Luke, besides his light saber, will be wielding a weapon that projects force lighting in Episode VIII.

DJ
Played by Benicio del Toro in the film is a slicer, or something similar to what we call a hacker here on Earth. His ability as a slicer will play an important part in Episode VIII. We should also find out what his connection to Snoke, if any, as people have noticed they both wear rings that are similar.

More as it becomes available.



Title: Re: Episode VIII has a name now. Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Post by: Jim H on September 12, 2017, 05:06:47 PM
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Played by Benicio del Toro in the film is a slicer, or something similar to what we call a hacker here on Earth

That sounds neat.  They carefully maintained some of the low tech feel (by modern standards) of the OT in VII, so I'm betting a slicer is a somewhat literal name - like physically slicing the chips, circuitry, vacuum tubes, whatever, in computer/ship systems to achieve some result.


Title: Re: Episode VIII has a name now. Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Post by: BoyScoutKevin on September 24, 2017, 02:21:46 PM
Episode VIII
Fact. Even at this late date, they are still pulling in actors to appear in the film. The latest is Joseph Gordon Levitt, so if you see the film, then watch for him, or, I should say listen for him, as he voices one of the aliens on Canto Bight.

Fact. Canto Bight. Think of it as a high class Mos Eisley, but worst.

Fact. O'er the streets and thru the casino. There is to be a speeder chase in the film. Hopefully, it'll be better than the one in Episode II or III, which was memorable for all the wrong reasons.

Fact. Yes. No. Maybe. Earlier this year, the executives at Lucas Film expressed the opinion that they were not interested in doing any more episode films. Now they seem to be doing some backpedaling. Maybe. If episode VIII and/or IX spin off any good ideas. Rumor. If more films are done, then they will feature the offspring of Rey and/or Kylo Ren.

Fact. Mark Hamill let slip that the next trailer should be released October 9, 2017. Till then, check out the stills from the film in Entertainment Weekly..

Han Solo stand alone film.
Fact. Despite the problems with the film, the release date is still held to be May 25, 2018.

Rumor. Both Darth Vader and Boba Fett will make cameo appearances in the film.

Boba Fett stand alone film.
Rumor. It is Boba and 5 or 6 more bounty hunters. Though, the only one suggested so far is Cad Bane, they have a number of characters to choose from.

Darth Vader stand alone film.
Rumor. In VR. With Lucas Film interest in this format, with House of Mouse interest in this format, with Galaxy's Edge opening in the theme parks in 2019, I see this as a possibility. Though, fans want something more accessible. I can see a short film in VR, then a longer film in 3-D.


Title: Re: Episode VIII has a name now. Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Post by: BoyScoutKevin on September 24, 2017, 02:33:01 PM
Books and comic books

Fact. Canon. Comic Book. Crait.
Luke and Leia in a comic book that takes place on Crait. Unfortunately, this is not to be released till December 27, 2017. So we will get no insights on Crait from this till after Episode VIII is released.

Fact. Book. From a Certain Point of View. 40 stories [by 40 authors] to celebrate 40 years of Star Wars. To be released October 3, 2017. To be released in hard book, e book, and audio book. With all 40 stories being read by a certain number of actors. (IMHO) the most interesting name associated with the readers is Wil Wheaton. Yes, that Wil Wheaton.

The authors, at least, are giving up any money earned and donating it to First Book. A charity that provides books to underprivileged children.

More as it becomes available.


Title: Re: Episode VIII has a name now. Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Post by: BoyScoutKevin on October 02, 2017, 02:37:13 PM
Episode VIII
1st. Ready for some football.
Fact. The new trailer will be run sometime on Monday Night Football on Monday, October 9, 2017.

Fact. The film will clock in at 2 and half hours, which will make it the longest Star Wars film to date.
Not even a rumor, but a thought, if this film runs this long, will Episode IX clock in at 2 hours and 45 minutes, even 3 hours.

Fact. There will be 3 important relationships in the film.
Luke and Rey -- Leia and Poe -- Finn and Rose. With the most important relationship being the 1st.
Personally, what is not said is as interesting as what is said. We will most likely not see a relationship between Finn and Poe, as some people thought we might see.

Fact. We will get more clues to Rey's parentage, but her parentage will not be made clear to Episode IX.

Fact. A flashback vision sequence + dialogue will give us more insight as to what Luke was doing between Episodes VI and VII.

Han Solo stand-alone film.
Fact. Darth Vader will have a cameo in the film, and the film will feature Kessel and its spice mines.
Personally, this reminds me of Frank Herbert's 1965 novel Dune.

Books
Canto Bight.
We have at last the subject of the book, actually, 4 subjects, since the book has 4 novellas about 4 of the inhabitants. Though, whether any of the characters that appear in the book will appear in the film is unknown.


Title: Re: Episode VIII has a name now. Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Post by: BoyScoutKevin on October 10, 2017, 01:35:06 PM
Star Wars : from a Certain Point of View

40 stories
43 authors (some doubling up)

Some I know from their Star Wars writing.
Some I know from their other writing.
And much to my shame, some are unknown to me.

Stories about major well known characters.
Stories about minor lesser known characters.
Stories about characters that do not appear in the film.
I think the most interesting stories are from the last two, which puts me into opposition with those who prefer more stories about the first characters.

One reason to read it or listen to it in one format or the other is that it apparently fills in a number of plot holes in Episode IV : a New Hope.

One of the formats is an audio version, which lasts 15 hours, so I think it contains all 40 stories in the other formats, or, 22 and a half minutes per story, which should be long enough for each story. Only 10 narrators, as far as I know. Thus, not every story gets a different narrator, but 4 stories per narrator.

And as I said, I think the most interesting name associated with it is that of Wil Wheaton. Who to my surprise is not one of the narrators, which I expected, but one of the short story writers.

And if you have not heard, the official trailer is now out, so it can be googled, along with any number of breakdowns, reactions, and reviews.

And we will see what we will see.




Title: Re: Episode VIII has a name now. Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Post by: BoyScoutKevin on October 22, 2017, 03:11:53 PM
What do we know about the film?

Avatar
Is this the film that no film in Hollywood history has yet to do, and that is surpass Avatar at the box office? Unadjusted for inflation.

B-2 Spirit
And some people thought the B-2 was useless. Snoke's ship is based upon a stretched out model of the B-2 Spirit.

Costumes
Costumes will be worn. People are saying they don't care what other people think. They are coming in costume to the film's premiere.

Easter eggs
There are supposedly o'er a dozen Easter Eggs, referencing the earlier films, in the trailer alone. Who knows how many there are in the film itself.

End credits
The end credits will feature a salute to the late Carrie Fisher.

Fathiers
I am having more hope for this, as they seem to know the old ways. (IMHO) there is no better action scene than a running gun battle on horseback. And this has Finn and Rose on horseback, here fathers, being chased by an unknown group on speeder bikes with both being chased by the police of Canto Bight on speeder bikes. Hopefully, with everyone shooting at everybody else.

Noah Segan
Appears in the film. Noah Segan who appeared in the director's Looper, as the director is one of those directors who likes to use the same actors time and time again.

Parentage
Apparently, people have figured out who are Rey's parents. I have stayed away from those posts on the internet, as I want it to be a surprise, when I see the film. Hint: it's the light saber she uses.

4 major twists
--Rey
--Luke
--Kylo Ren
--the Force

After the film comes out, I hope someone points them out, as I'll probably miss them.

Next time: other facts about the other Star Wars films.



Title: Re: Episode VIII has a name now. Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Post by: BoyScoutKevin on October 31, 2017, 03:02:15 PM
The Last Jedi
Referencing Luke Skywalker. That according to the director, who ought to know.

Opening weekend
From ticket sales, an expected weekend opening of $215 million. From midnight on Friday to midnight Monday, that is about $50,000 per minute.

And then there were two.
Anybody heard the rumor that Dark Horse Comics has gone out of business. I hate to see that as I know the pain of a business going out of business. Maybe more so, because Dark Horse Comics was not that far from my old stomping ground. O'er the river and thru the woods to Grandma's house we go.

It has some significance, as Dark Horse comics once had the rights to publish Star Wars Comics. I believe Marvel had it 1st, then Dark Horse, and now back to Marvel. If I had a knock on Dark Horse it was too much about the Solos and the Skywalkers and not much else. Which brings up our next subject.

DJ
The character played by Benicio del Toro is getting his own comic book series. Of course, the 1st issue will not be out till after the film opens in December. Till then, think of him as the Lando of Episode VIII, except . . .
--less trustworthy
--more treacherous

Next time: more on upcoming Star Wars films.



Title: Re: Episode VIII has a name now. Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Post by: BoyScoutKevin on October 31, 2017, 03:30:03 PM
Okay. Here's some more on other Star Wars films, believed to be in the order they are to be released.

2018
Solo : a Star Wars Story
It is believed that a trailer for the film has already been cut, with the trailer to be shown prior to Episode VIII : The Last Jedi.

2019
Episode IX
Tentative date of release May 24, 2019.
Location scouts have been seen in Peru, so the thought is that part of the film will be filmed in Peru.
And we are back to the idea that this will be last the episode. While the films will continue, they will be more like the next film.

2020
Obi Wan Kenobi : a Star Wars Story.

And if they ever make Boba Fett : a Star Wars Story with Fett and the Magnificent 7 Bounty hunters. These are the ones I'd like to see. Of course, that is doubtful, as they are so obscure, but still . . . ?

Tutti Snibit -- Jeigh Essie -- Castas -- Rango Tel -- Mala mala -- and Remel Fud and his partner Dafi.

Any idea as to why the last pair always leaves me on the floor? Here's a hint. "That's all folks!"

Next time: what is canon in the Star Wars universe


Title: Re: Episode VIII has a name now. Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Post by: BoyScoutKevin on November 19, 2017, 04:43:26 PM
While I did say, I would list what is considered canon this time, we will put it off to next time.

Episode VIII
The planet of Cranit is the salt flats of Bolivia. So it is no surprise that there is some thought that the next episode will be partially filmed in the highlands of Peru, since the location scouts from Star Wars were seen in Peru.

Those who have seen Mark Hamill's performance are talking him up for an Oscar nomination for Best Actor.

It is suppose to be the darkest film to date, which says something after Rogue One.

The trailer for Solo : a Star Wars story should precede the film, and if not then, then in January, 2018.

There are suppose to be 10 TV spots. With 7 or 8 shown to date.

It is suppose to be the longest film to date at 150 minutes with the credits running 10 to 15 minutes.

How many princes can you get in 1 elevator? 2 + 1 actor + 1 singer. What was once thought to be true, does now appear to be true. Prince William and Prince Harry appear as storm troopers in the film. Along with singer Gary Barlow and actor Tom Hardy. The 4 of them acting as Finn's (John Boyega's) escort aboard Snope's ship.

Miscellaneous
There will be another trilogy. Except, unlike this one, it will feature characters we have not seen before, and it will not be connected to the Skywalker saga, which gives people the idea that it'll take place in the Old Republic. With the director-writer of Episode IX taking it on. And at that same time, there is talk of finally getting a live action TV series set in the Star Wars universe.

Thrawn will be getting a 6 issue comic book series. Though the 1st issue will not be released till February 7, 2018.


Title: Re: Episode VIII has a name now. Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Post by: dean on November 20, 2017, 07:04:03 AM


Those who have seen Mark Hamill's performance are talking him up for an Oscar nomination for Best Actor.


What a time to be alive; Star Wars getting a potential acting nod at the Oscars...

I'm excited for this one, if only due to my love for Rian Johnson, but always got to keep your enthusiasm in check when it comes to buzz for any film let alone the rabid fan base that Star Wars has (and hey I'm one of them)