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More Evidence That Snoke Will Reject Kylo For Rey In Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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“I need someone to show me my place in all of this.”

Daisy Ridley’s Rey, the Jakku orphan who helped usher in a new generation of heroes through The Force Awakens, looks set to experience something of an existential crisis in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Caught between the First Order and the “vulnerable” Resistance, last we checked in on Ridley’s heroine she had made contact with Luke Skywalker, the Jedi Master who has spent years in exile following the destruction of his Jedi Academy, presumably at the hands of Kylo Ren.

But when it comes to Rey, in particular, The Last Jedi‘s blistering full trailer hinted at a potential dark turn for Daisy Ridley’s fan-favorite. Either that, or the video editors at Lucasfilm are purposely keeping Star Wars fans on their toes with a bout of clever editing. Because let’s face it, there’s »

- Matt Joseph

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New Star Wars Novel Links Luke Skywalker With The Battle Of Jakku

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Even by The Last Jedi‘s own lofty standards, it has been a busy weekend for Rian Johnson’s forthcoming sequel.

With excerpts of Ken Liu’s The Legends of Luke Skywalker flooding the Internet, the impassioned Star Wars community has identified Luke’s Force powers, all the while debunking those incessant rumors of Mark Hamill’s Jedi succumbing to the dark side.

Then again, we should stress that although Liu’s six-part anthology is considered canon, it’s essentially a collection of myths and tall tales about the legendary Luke Skywalker, all of which are designed to fill in some of the gaps between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. Told through the eyes of a young spaceship crew, that means those stories skate the line between truth and hearsay, so it’s unlikely they’ll have much of a bearing on Lucasfilm’s film saga.

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Projected to Nab Second Highest Grossing Opening Weekend Ever

22 October 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Though Thor: Ragnarok and Justice League have yet to open, there's little to no disagreement amongst box office prognosticators that 2017's box office king will be Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Of course it will be. It's marketing thus far as been predictably excellent, including the latest trailer that threw in a number of possible plot twists that range from Daisy Ridley's Rey being tempted by the dark side and a face-off between Adam Driver's Kylo Ren and his mother (Carrie Fisher). Domestically speaking, there is simply no way that The Last Jedi will … »

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Early box office tracking suggests Star Wars: The Last Jedi will have second biggest opening weekend in history

21 October 2017 1:05 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We’re just under a couple of months away from the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and as excitement continues to grow for the middle chapter of Disney and Lucasfilm’s Sequel Trilogy, early box office tracking is pointing to an out of this world opening for the film.

According to The Wrap, The Last Jedi is tracking a domestic opening weekend of $215 million, which would put it ahead of the $208.8 million debut of 2016’s Jurassic World for the second biggest bow of all time. Top spot is currently held by its predecessor Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which pulled in $247.9 million across its opening weekend on its way to becoming the biggest North American release of all time with $936.6 million.

See Also: Mark Hamill addresses fan theory that Luke Skywalker is evil in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the »

- Gary Collinson

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Subtitles Reveal Who Snoke And Luke Are Talking To In The Last Jedi Trailer

21 October 2017 10:27 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

“I need someone to show me my place in all of this.”

Daisy Ridley’s Rey, the Jakku orphan who helped usher in a new generation of heroes through The Force Awakens, looks set to experience something of an existential crisis in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Caught between the First Order and the “vulnerable” Resistance, last we checked in on Ridley’s heroine she had made contact with Luke Skywalker, the Jedi Master who has spent years in exile following the destruction of his Jedi Academy, presumably at the hands of Kylo Ren.

But when it comes to Rey, in particular, ever since The Last Jedi‘s grand reveal early last week, the Internet has been awash with weird and wonderful fan theories concerning her, Kylo, Luke and Supreme Leader Snoke, and how they all intertwine. To make matters more interesting, Lucasfilm’s much-touted promo was edited in such a way that, »

- Matt Joseph

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Murder on the Orient Express featurette takes us behind-the-scenes

21 October 2017 12:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With just two weeks to go until the release of Murder on the Orient Express, a behind the scenes featurette has arrived online for Kenneth Branagh’s star-studded adaptation of Agatha Christie’s classic mystery novel which features interviews with Branagh, Josh Gad, Tom Bateman, Lucy Boynton, Leslie Odom Jr., Judi Dench, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Penelope Cruz; take a look below…

What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told. From the novel by best-selling author Agatha Christie, “Murder on the Orient Express” tells the tale of thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone’s a suspect. One man must race against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again.

Murder on the Orient Express stars Kenneth Branagh as Hercule Poirot, alongside Johnny Depp as Edward Ratchett, Michelle Pfeiffer as Caroline Hubbard, »

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Luke’s Force Powers In Star Wars: The Last Jedi Revealed

20 October 2017 4:18 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Ask any Star Wars fan worth their salt to identify the true hero of Lucasfilm’s original trilogy and they’ll likely gravitate toward Luke Skywalker, the Tatooine farm-boy-turned-Jedi-Master who helped topple the Galactic Empire and their totalitarian regime.

The character’s certainly seen better days, though. Last we checked in on him, he had helped to restore peace and prosperity to that galaxy far, far away. But after his capricious nephew, Ben Solo, ruined any hopes of a Jedi Academy, Luke retreated to the safety of Ahch-To, and has spent the majority of the time between Jedi and The Force Awakens in a state of exile – until Daisy Ridley’s Rey shows up out of the blue with lightsaber in hand, that is. And that’s where Star Wars: The Last Jedi begins.

Where it’ll go from there remains to be seen, but some new details on Luke »

- Matt Joseph

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Movie News: Daisy Ridley Touted for Mysterious Superhero Comedy; Watch Chris Hemsworth in First '12 Strong' Trailer

20 October 2017 2:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Superhero Comedy: Daisy Ridley (Murder on the Orient Express, above) and her Murder costar Josh Gad, as well as Luke Evans, are all attached to star in a project described as "a character-driven comedy that takes an original spin on the superhero genre." The project, which is still in its early days, originated with Gad, who came up with the idea and then brought the actors together along with writers Aaron and Jordan Kandell (Moana). [Deadline]   Out of Blue: James Caan (The Good Neighbor, above) and Jacki Weaver (Equals) have joined the cast of Out of Blue. Patricia Clarkson and Toby Jones star in the crime drama, which follows a homicide detective (Clarkson) who must investigate a shooting of an astrophysicist. The film is currently in production under the...

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Movie News: Daisy Ridley Touted for Mysterious Superhero Comedy

20 October 2017 9:14 AM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Superhero Comedy: Daisy Ridley (Murder on the Orient Express, above) and her Murder costar Josh Gad, as well as Luke Evans, are all attached to star in a project described as "a character-driven comedy that takes an original spin on the superhero genre." The project, which is still in its early days, originated with Gad, who came up with the idea and then brought the actors together along with writers Aaron and Jordan Kandell (Moana). [Deadline]   Out of Blue: James...

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Rumorville: A New Daisy Ridley Project, a Much-Anticipated Sequel + an Old Hollywood Biopic are in the Works

20 October 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Welcome to Rumorville! Here you can learn about casting news that’s about to break in Hollywood. These speculations might be only rumors, but that doesn’t mean you can’t follow the trail all the way to the audition room. Aaron and Jordan Kandell pitchDeadline reported that a comedy pitch from Aaron and Jordan Kandell should be going to a studio very soon. The last project from the team was “Moana,” and they sold a script, “Adrift,” which is in production, to Stx with Shailene Woodley starring. This pitch already has “Star Wars” star Daisy Ridley attached, as well as “Beauty and the Beast” costars Josh Gad and Luke Evans. The movie is an “original spin on the superhero genre.” The duo used a team of casting directors to cast “Moana,” so this project will likely take a different approach, but with stars already attached, casting might begin quickly »

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'The Last Jedi' Director on a Key Spot He Avoided Green Screen

20 October 2017 6:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

April’s first Star Wars: The Last Jedi teaser whet the appetite of fans, but since the full trailer and new poster arrived earlier this month it’s been a feeding frenzy of speculation. Fan speculation is running rampant on whether or not Luke (Mark Hamill) has gone over to the dark side (or perhaps that' Daisy Ridley's Rey who is turning that way).

Director Rian Johnson and producer Ram Bergman recently sat down to talk about the movie as part of Ireland Week on culture, art and commerce at L.A.’s Regal Theaters through Oct. 21. A significant portion of The Last »

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Benicio Del Toro’s character’s backstory to be explored Star Wars: The Last Jedi – DJ #1

19 October 2017 1:37 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

There is a lot of mystery surround Benicio Del Toro’s character in Rian Johnson’s upcoming Star Wars The Last Jedi. All we know about him is his name is DJ and he’s a resident of Canto Bright, a gambling resort that is featured in the film. However, fans will get a chance to learn more about his backstory with the comic Star Wars: The Last Jedi – DJ #1 from Marvel.

The one-shot will be written by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker with Kev Walker looking after art duties. The comic will be released in January, a few weeks after The Last Jedi’s release, and explain his backstory and how he ended up at Canto Bright. The synopsis for the comic is:

When Star Wars: The Last Jedi takes theaters in Force (get it?) this December, Star Wars fans will get a peek into some new dark corners of the Galaxy Far Away… »

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Josh Gad, Daisy Ridley and Luke Evans join untitled superhero comedy from Moana writers

19 October 2017 12:19 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It seems Josh Gad will be working once again with his co-stars Daisy Ridley and Luke Evans in an untitled comedy from him and Aaron and Jordan Kandell, the writers of Moana. Gad starred with Evans in Disney’s live-action take of Beauty and The Beast and will appear with Ridley in next month’s Murder on the Orient Express.

Deadline reported the news that studios are circling over the pitch. The untitled film is described as a “character-driven comedy that takes an original spin on the superhero genre”. It came from an idea of Gad’s and he began interviewing writers before landing on the Kandell brothers and decided to approach Evans and Ridley on the proposed project after working with them over the last year.

Josh Gad and Daisy Ridley have quite the rapport off-set. Gad has repeatedly tried tricking/annoying Ridley into telling him secrets of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, »

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Hot Josh Gad, Luke Evans, Daisy Ridley Pitch; ‘Adrift’s Aaron & Jordan Kandell To Write

19 October 2017 10:08 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: The hot new pitch du jour that studios are circling is an untitled comedy that will be written by Aaron & Jordan Kandell, who worked on Moana and whose last spec script, Adrift, netted an Stx deal with Baltasar Kormakur directing Shailene Woodley in the survival tale. The new pitch has Josh Gad, Luke Evans and Star WarsDaisy Ridley attached and it is expected to land quickly. I’m told the best way to describe it is a character-driven comedy that takes an… »

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Shot on Film Featurette for Branagh's 'Murder on the Orient Express'

19 October 2017 6:50 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"We wanted to bring the full experience to the audience, so I shot on film." 20th Century Fox has unveiled a featurette for Kenneth Branagh's Murder on the Orient Express, the murder mystery set on a luxurious European train. Branagh did indeed decide to shoot this on film, using 65mm for some scenes. This video is too short to dive into everything, but does have a few cool behind-the-scenes shots. Starring Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Penélope Cruz, Daisy Ridley, Josh Gad, Willem Dafoe, Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Tom Bateman, Lucy Boynton, Olivia Colman, Miranda Raison, and Derek Jacobi. It's impressive to see they used a real train for a few shots, and I like the interior sets on a soundstage with screens down the side projecting what's out outside. This does seem like it's going to look stunning, at least. Here's the making of featurette for Kenneth Branagh's Murder on the Orient Express, »

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Here’s A New Behind-The-Scenes Look At ‘Murder On The Orient Express’

19 October 2017 6:27 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

20th Century Fox has debuted a brand new look at their upcoming ensemble drama – the new adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Murder On The Orient Express.

What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told.  From the novel by best-selling author Agatha Christie, “Murder on the Orient Express” tells the tale of thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone’s a suspect. One man must race against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again. Kenneth Branagh directs and leads an all-star cast including Penelope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley and Josh Gad.

The film will arrive in cinemas on November 3rd, and you can get a glimpse at the film in-production by checking out the new featurette below.

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'Star Wars' Is Luring Hollywood to Shoot in Ireland

19 October 2017 3:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Star Wars: The Last Jedi could easily be seen as one of the most impressive — not to mention expensive — commercials ever made. But while it may, on the surface, chronicle the latest chapter in the saga of the Skywalker family, the two-minute piece also serves to promote something else entirely: Ireland's growing status in the film world.

Picking up immediately from the climactic end of The Force Awakens, the opening shots show Daisy Ridley's Rey undertaking her all-important Jedi training on the spectacularly craggy island of Skellig Michael off Ireland's southwest coast (other »

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Mark Hamill addresses fan theory that Luke Skywalker is evil in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

18 October 2017 4:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Throughout the marketing campaign for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, there have been several pointers hinting at a turn to the Dark Side for Luke Skywalker; there’s the red theme, the lighting on his face on the theatrical poster, the fact a new IMAX theater standee has him alongside Kylo Ren, General Hux and Captain Phasma, and even comments from Mark Hamill himself stating that “anything is possible”.

Well, we now have a new fan theory pointing towards an evil Luke Skywalker based upon the posters for the previous Star Wars movies, which have a villain looming in the background – much like Luke Skywalker is in The Last Jedi poster…

Well, Hamill has now taken to Twitter to offer a humorous respsonse to the theory, stating that Luke has always been a villain “from a certain point of view”…

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New image of Laura Dern’s Admiral Holdo from Star Wars: The Last Jedi

18 October 2017 10:49 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Appearing on The Ellen Show today to promote her upcoming role in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, actress Laura Dern has shared a new image from the hotly-anticipated sequel featuring her character Amilyn Holdo, a Vice Admiral in Leia Organa’s Resistance.

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You can also watch a video of Dern’s appearance on the show, where she talks about working with the late, great Carrie Fisher

See Also: Star Wars: The Last Jedi gets a first TV spot

In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set for release on December 14th in the UK and »

- Gary Collinson

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John Boyega Discusses The Idea Of Romance Between Finn And Poe In The Last Jedi

18 October 2017 7:58 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

One of the greatest things that came from Star Wars: The Force Awakens was the romantic tension between new characters. While Finn (John Boyega) and Rey (Daisy Ridley) shared a few furtive glances across the Millennium Falcon, it was the moments snatched by Finn and Poe (Oscar Isaac) that really caught the imagination of audiences around the world, however.

Poe and Finn helped each other escape the clutches of the First Order at the beginning of the movie, and their reunion, after crashing and being separated, was one of the high points of the film. Seeing these two characters onscreen again in Star Wars: The Last Jedi is one of the most highly anticipated aspects of the film.

The relationship, as it developed, was also an ‘unspoken thing’ and, as such, did not seem to be particularly scripted – but rather was borne of chemistry that developed onscreen between the two actors in question. »

- Sarah Myles

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