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JJ Abrams on 'Star Wars: Episode IX' "Having to Respond" to Rian Johnson's 'The Last Jedi'

JJ Abrams on 'Star Wars: Episode IX' "Having to Respond" to Rian Johnson's 'The Last Jedi'

It's not like he hadn't already dabbled in the Cosmic Conflict series- having brought The Force Awakens to life- but this was different.[caption id="attachment_1015981" align="aligncenter" width="600"] JJ Abrams and Rian Johnson, two directors bound by "Star Wars"Photo courtesy of StarWarsUnderworld.com[/caption]Abrams was asked to step in and take over Star Wars: Episode IX following the dismissal of Colin[...]

JJ Abrams Comments on Returning to 'Star Wars' and Completing the Saga

We could be mere days away from learning a bit more about Star Wars: Episode IX, which will not only mark JJ Abrams' return to the galaxy far, far way but the end of the Skywalker saga (as we know it).[caption id="attachment_1015962" align="aligncenter" width="600"] JJ AbramsPhoto by Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock.com[/caption]Abrams of course directed Star[...]

Horror Queen Jamie Lee Curtis Teases Rian Johnson's 'Knives Out' [CinemaCon]

We love Jamie Lee Curtis, but doesn't everyone? Imagine our delight when the Horror Queen was announced as being a part of Rian Johnson's upcoming film Knives Out![caption id="attachment_978207" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Jamie Lee CurtisPhoto by Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com[/caption]Seriously, the revealed cast is the thing of dreams, and we are super excited for the film to[...]

Cosmic Conflict: So About Those Rian Johnson 'Star Wars' Trilogy Rumors

Perhaps you've seen some chatter in the Twitterverse or Redditsphere over the past two days regarding whether or not Rian Johnson's Star Wars trilogy is happening This of course is a trilogy independant of the main saga (of which Johnson masterfully-directed Star Wars: The Last Jedi), and would reportedly be a whole new set of persons in the[...]

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'Knives Out' Has Wrapped Filming, Posts Rian Johnson

Filmmaker Rian Johnson may have been directing a movie, or he may have been pokemon collecting with one of the most impressive cast lists we've seen assembled in the last several years for his upcoming flick, Knives Out.[caption id="attachment_959375" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Filmmaker Rian Johnson at the 44th Annual Saturn AwardsPhoto by Eugene Powers / Shutterstock.com[/caption]Included[...]

Rian Johnson's Heartfelt 'The Last Jedi' Thanks, 1 Year Later

In case you didn't realize, a friendly reminder that it's been a year since Star Wars: The Last Jedi hit theaters [and the fandom] with all the impact of a speederbike into a tree on Endor.[caption id="attachment_959375" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Filmmaker Rian Johnson at the 44th Annual Saturn AwardsPhoto by Editorial credit: Eugene Powers / Shutterstock.com[/caption]There are[...]

Cody Rhodes Goes All In on Telling Off Star Wars Hater

That situation prompted Last Jedi director Rian Johnson to take to Twitter to denounce harassment while reminding fans that the "VAST majority" of Star Wars fans don't engage in that kind of behavior.https://twitter.com/rianjohnson/status/1004034384649904128Which prompted a similar exchange as the one Rhodes was involved in:https://twitter.com/rianjohnson/status/1004073917990879233https://twitter.com/rianjohnson/status/1004091443839823872While Luke Skywalker himself also chimed in to back up Johnson's words[...]

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More Details Revealed About Colin Trevorrow's Firing from Star Wars: Episode IX

Trevorrow last August. [caption id="attachment_821066" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Editorial credit: DFree / Shutterstock.com[/caption]When Trevorrow was fired, one of the first things people wondered was whether they would ask The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson to take on another movie At the time the fanboys hadn't seen the movie and hadn't yet turned on Johnson, and everyone seemed really[...]

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[#SXSW] What We Learned from Twitter's The Last Jedi Panel

And I didn’t really have any confirmation that the panel of star Mark Hamill, director Rian Johnson, and producer Ram Bergman would actually occur.But I showed up anyway, clutching my new copy of Jason Fry’s new The Last Jedi novelization and waiting out the rest of the early morning at the very front of the[...]

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Mark Hamill Getting Emotional When Seeing Yoda is All of Us Too

It also includes some of the long-rumored tense scenes between Mark Hamill and Rian Johnson over the direction of Luke's character It all turned out alright if you ask me, and the two seem to be on great terms now.Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits streaming services tomorrow, while the Blu-ray hits stores on March[...]

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[Watch] Star Wars: The Last Jedi 'The Force of Sound' Doc

Despite its highly polarizing fan reception, Star Wars: The Last Jedi was a grand turning point in a franchise that's grown with its viewers over the past 40 years.  For better or worse, Rian Johnson helmed a fascinating entry into the series, and the DVD/Blu-ray release for Episode IIX is right around the corner.[caption id="attachment_755748" align="aligncenter" width="600"][...]

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Still Wondering About Those [SPOILERS] From The Last Jedi?

Chances are, with over $1 billion worldwide from the box office, you've seen Star Wars: The Last Jedi at least once by this point.  If you haven't and are concerned about spoilers, go find something else to read as I'll be talking about a plot point or two.Still here?  Great!In Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi, there are many[...]

Tom Hardy's Star Wars: The Last Jedi Role Revealed, Sort Of

It's no secret Star Wars: The Last Jedi had a wealth of cameos (30+ as a matter of fact), and we're only beginning to find out the details of who was who underneath those First Order Stormtrooper helmets. We talk a lot about the cameos and special inclusions we noticed, but one we've been waiting for […]

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WATCH: Kelly Marie Tran's Audition for Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Kelly Marie Tran is one of the breakout stars of Rian Johnson's Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Her character, Rose Tico, is at times all of us. This is a short but sweet clip, just over two minutes long, featuring Johnson, John Boyega, and the casting director all gathered in an office. And, of course, Tran being her adorable […]

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[SPOILERS] The Last Jedi: Space Jewelry, Cameos, and Easter Eggs

Writer/director Rian Johnson knew his audience well, and hid numerous nods to the fandom in his film Some of these things are well known now after a weekend of repeated viewings (I myself saw it twice), but maybe you missed some of the other things.There will be spoilers here, folks, so if you haven't seen the[...]

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Watch: Video of Rian Johnson's Last Jedi On-Set Photo Gallery

Star Wars: The Last Jedi writer-director Rian Johnson loves to take photos This is not shocking; a glimpse at the filmmaker's Instagram account shows that. What is shocking (and actually pretty cool) is Johnson's collective galleries from various press junkets around the world, as well as his on-set collections.But really you're here for more Last Jedi goodness, right? So,[...]