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CS Interview: Effects Artist Neal Scanlan on Star Wars Sequel Trilogy

BEGIN SLIDESHOW CS Interview: Effects artist Neal Scanlan on working on Star Wars sequel trilogy While many fans are off enjoying the digital and Blu-ray debuts of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, ComingSoon.net got the opportunity to chat with special effects and make-up artist Neal Scanlan to discuss his work on the sequel trilogy. Click here to purchase Rise of Skywalker! RELATED: Cassian Andor Series to Bring Back Unused Star Wars Characters, Creators Returning cast members for T...
Tags: Star Wars, Feature, UK, Movies, Interview, Carrie Fisher, Phil Lord, Chris Miller, George Lucas, John Williams, Ilm, Damon Lindelof, Chris, Colin Trevorrow, Billy Dee Williams, Jj


POTD: Imagine a Lando Calrissian ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy with Amazing Retro Posters By Peter Stults

Since Solo: A Star Wars Story ended up being a box office disappointment, it’s not likely that we’re going to get a sequel, and that’s coming from the film’s co-writer Jon Kasdan. But if the story arc that began in the spin-off were to continue, it would be awesome if it ended up making Lando Calrissian even more prominent. Apparently artist Peter Stults thought the same thing, which is why he used his quarantine time to make a trio of posters for a film series called The Calrissian Chronicles....
Tags: Art, Hollywood, Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Harrison Ford, Shirley Bassey, Lucasfilm, Poster, George Lucas, John Williams, Cool Stuff, Chewbacca, Billy Dee Williams, Lando, Darth Maul


CS Unboxed: The Skywalker Saga 9-Movie 4K Boxed Set

BEGIN SLIDESHOW CS Unboxed: The Skywalker Saga 9-Movie 4K Boxed Set With Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker out now on Digital HD and on Blu-ray/4K March 31, the folks at Disney have sent ComingSoon.net a perfect CS Unboxed subject! Best Buy’s exclusive Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga boxed set contains 27 discs and Digital download codes, including all 9 Saga movies on 4K as well as Blu-ray plus bonus material. Arriving in stores on March 31, you can pre-order the set for $250 by clicking he...
Tags: Star Wars, Movies, Disney, Digital, Carrie Fisher, Dvd, John Williams, Damon Lindelof, Billy Dee Williams, Leia Organa, Blu, Abrams, J J Abrams, Skywalker, Keri Russell, Billie Lourd


Wayhomer Review #195: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

It’s Episode #195 for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, in which our protagonist is disappointed because the film broke a fundamental rule: not following its own rules. But hey, cool fight scenes! Written by J.J. Abrams & Chris TerrioDirected by J.J. AbramsStarring Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Carrie Fisher, John Boyega, Ian McDiarmid amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "sleepdeprivation"; amzn_assoc...
Tags: Reviews, Star Wars, Movies, US, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, John Boyega, Wayhomers, Daisy Ridley, J.j. Abrams, Billy Dee Williams, Skywalker, Ian McDiarmid, J J Abrams Chris


Jedi Voices Heard by Rey Highlighted in Rise of Skywalker Video

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Jedi Voices heard by Rey highlighted in Rise of Skywalker video One of the best parts of J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was the moment when Rey, during the climatic battle with the Emperor, calls upon all the voices from past Jedi. As a tribute to that scene, an official promo for the movie was created highlighting all of those Jedi voices… and it’s actually quite cool. Check it out in the player below! Click here to purchase The Rise of Skywalker on Digital...
Tags: Movies, Carrie Fisher, Jj Abrams, John Williams, Force, Damon Lindelof, Billy Dee Williams, Leia Organa, Rey, Abrams, J J Abrams, Skywalker, Keri Russell, Billie Lourd, Lando Calrissian, Movie News


Watch the First 10 Minutes of ‘The Skywalker Legacy’ Documentary

Disney has released a sneak peek of The Skywalker Legacy, a new behind-the-scenes documentary on the making of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and how it wrapped up a 40-year saga. The documentary will be available as bonus material on The Rise of Skywalker 4K Blu-ray and DVD when they drop on March 31. See the first 10 minutes of The Skywalker Legacy below. The Skywalker Legacy Sneak Peek Disney has posted the first 10 minutes of the Skywalker Legacy documentary, which will be availab...
Tags: Movies, Documentary, Sci-fi, Disney, Darth Vader, Harrison Ford, Lucasfilm, Finn, Poe, Billy Dee Williams, Rey, Palpatine, Skywalker, Tatooine, Star-Wars, First Order


Check Out the First 10 Minutes of The Skywalker Legacy Documentary

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Check Out the First 10 Minutes of The Skywalker Legacy Documentary Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker doesn’t hit Blu-ray and DVD until March 31, but Disney (via Collider) has decided to release a 10-minute sneak peek at the expansive documentary The Skywalker Legacy, which features an in depth look at the entire nine-film saga. You can check out the video in the player below, and click here to order Rise of Skywalker on Digital HD! RELATED: Warner Bros. Moves Up Just Merc...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Carrie Fisher, Jj Abrams, Warner Bros, Lucasfilm, John Williams, Billy Dee Williams, Leia Organa, Abrams, J J Abrams, Skywalker, Keri Russell, Collider, Billie Lourd, Lando Calrissian


10 Things We Learned From The Skywalker Legacy

BEGIN SLIDESHOW 10 things we learned from The Skywalker Legacy With the early arrival of the digital edition of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and the upcoming release of the Blu-ray and 4K UHD copies, ComingSoon.net got the opportunity to watch the making-of documentary The Skywalker Legacy and we’ve learned a surprising number of details from the conclusion to the four decades-long Skywalker Saga. Check out 10 of the things we learned below! Purchase your digital copy of The Rise of...
Tags: Movies, Chicago, Carrie Fisher, James Bond, Akira Kurosawa, Tom Cruise, George Lucas, Joseph Gordon Levitt, John Williams, Mark Hamill, Rian Johnson, Leia, Force, Damon Lindelof, Daisy Ridley, Billy Dee Williams


Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Digital Edition Drops Early!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker digital edition drops early! The House of Mouse has surprised audiences choosing to stay home during the coronavirus outbreak by releasing the digital edition of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, with all of its special features, today across multiple platforms ahead of its original March 17 release date! Purchase your digital copy of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker here! RELATED: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Bloopers Tease a Cast of ...
Tags: Movies, Digital, Carrie Fisher, Blu-ray, John Williams, Damon Lindelof, Billy Dee Williams, Leia Organa, Abrams, J J Abrams, Skywalker, Keri Russell, Billie Lourd, Lando Calrissian, ComingSoon, Movie News


Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Bloopers Tease a Cast of Goofs

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker bloopers tease a cast of goofs There’s still three weeks left until the closure of the Skywalker Saga, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, hits shelves on 4K UHD and Blu-ray and to keep audiences’ spirits high, Disney has shared a portion of the blooper reel with USA Today teasing a cast full of goofs working to make each other laugh. The blooper reel can be viewed below! RELATED: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Blu-ray Details Arrive! ...
Tags: Star Wars, Movies, Disney, Carrie Fisher, Usa Today, Lucasfilm, John Williams, Billy Dee Williams, Leia Organa, Domhnall Gleeson, Abrams, J J Abrams, Skywalker, Keri Russell, Brian Truitt, Billie Lourd


Cool Stuff: Jeff Victor’s Latest Pop Culture Evolutions Art Book

We’ve been fans of artist and illustrator Jeff Victor for a long time here at /Film. We’ve especially enjoyed his “Pop Culture Evolutions” series, an illustrated timeline of famous pop culture characters as they change through the years. Now he’s compiling his most recent work into a new book called Evolutions: The Art of Jeff Victor, and he’s turning to Kickstarter to fund it. Check out his video pitch below, and find out what kinds of rewards you can get for helping to make the book a reality...
Tags: Art, Books, Movies, Instagram, Disney, Kickstarter, Cool Stuff, Victor, Billy Dee Williams, Lando, Boba Fett, Skywalker, Donald Glover, Lando Calrissian, Jeff Victor, Jeff Victor @jeffvictorart


Harrison Ford Talks About His Rise of Skywalker Cameo

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Harrison Ford Talks About His Rise of Skywalker Cameo In a recent interview with USA Today to promote his upcoming adventure Call of the Wild, which hits theaters this week, Harrison Ford opened up about that surprise cameo appearance in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. “When JJ asked me to do it, I said, ‘Are you kidding? I’m dead!'” Ford explained. “He said, ‘Sorta dead. You can do this.’ He hadn’t written anything at that time. But he said, ‘This is going to be great...
Tags: Star Wars, Movies, News, Film, Carrie Fisher, Ford, Harrison Ford, Usa Today, Adam Driver, John Williams, Force, Kylo Ren, Billy Dee Williams, Jj, Leia Organa, Ben Solo


Rian Johnson Shares His Thoughts On the Rise of Skywalker

Rian Johnson Shares His Thoughts On the Rise of Skywalker By now everyone knows about the behind-the-scenes action that took place during the recent Star Wars trilogy, and seemingly everyone is determined to fabricate some sort of vendetta between JJ Abrams, who directed The Force Awakens and The Rise of Skywalker, and Rian Johnson, who directed the middle chapter, The Last Jedi. Fans seem to believe that Johnson undermined Abrams’ story with his film, which led to Abrams exacting revenge in ...
Tags: Star Wars, Movies, Carrie Fisher, Jj Abrams, Mtv, Johnson, John Williams, Rian Johnson, Billy Dee Williams, Leia Organa, Abrams, J J Abrams, Skywalker, Keri Russell, Rian, MTV News


Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker VFX Breakdown Revealed

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker VFX breakdown revealed Say what you will about Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, but we can all agree that it was a phenomenal looking film boasting some jaw-dropping visual effects, which have since received an Academy Award nomination. For a deeper look at the arduous work put into making X-Wings fly and light sabers clash amidst a violent ocean backdrop, check out this VFX reel released by Industrial Light and Magic. It truly is astoun...
Tags: Star Wars, Movies, Carrie Fisher, Oscar, John Williams, Vfx, Ilm, Special Effects, Billy Dee Williams, Leia Organa, Abrams, J J Abrams, Skywalker, Keri Russell, Billie Lourd, Lando Calrissian


Star Wars Bits: Chuck Wendig’s Sequel Trilogy, Project Luminous, Knights of the Old Republic, A Kobe Bryant Easter Egg in The Clone Wars, Star Wars: Resistance Series Finale, and More!

In this edition of Star Wars Bits: Chuck Wendig’s version of the Sequel Trilogy What the hell is Project Luminous? A new Knights of the Old Republic game in the works? Tour a Los Angeles mansion’s Star Wars-themed basement The series finale of Star Wars: Resistance A Kobe Bryant easter egg in Star Wars: The Clone Wars And more! Chuck Wendig’s Sequel Trilogy On his personal blog, Terrible Minds, author Chuck Wendig has written a three-part series about what the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy wou...
Tags: Star Wars, New York, Movies, Abc, Los Angeles, United States, Nba, Kobe Bryant, Lucasfilm, Clone Wars, John Williams, Los Angeles Lakers, Ilm, Finn, Yoda, Falcon


Star Wars' Billy Dee Williams Posts Sweet Throwback With The Original Cast

The actor behind Lando Calrissian offers us another look, but surely not the last, at our friends from a galaxy far, far away.
Tags: Religion, Billy Dee Williams, Lando Calrissian


Rise of Skywalker Clip Features Celebration Song by Lin-Manuel Miranda

BEGIN SLIDESHOW New Rise of Skywalker clip features the song that Lin-Manuel Miranda Co-Created Disney Music and Lucasfilm have released the full Pasaana celebration clip from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, featuring the song that Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (who made a cameo as a Resistances fighter) helped create titled “Lido Hey,” which was performed by the Aki Aki’s of the planet Pasaana. Check out the video in the player below! RELATED: POLL RESULTS: Which Rise of Skywalker C...
Tags: Star Wars, Video, Movies, Disney, Carrie Fisher, Lucasfilm, John Williams, Billy Dee Williams, Leia Organa, Lin Manuel Miranda, Tony, Abrams, J J Abrams, Skywalker, Keri Russell, Billie Lourd


Watch the Full Babu Frik Scene From Rise of Skywalker

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Watch the Full Babu Frik Scene From Rise of Skywalker After revealing earlier today that the film had crossed the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office, Lucasfilm has released the full Babu Frik introduction scene from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Frik was voiced by Harry Potter‘s Shirley Henderson. Check out the 2-minute clip below! RELATED: POLL RESULTS: Which Rise of Skywalker Character Needed More Development? Returning cast members for The Rise of Skywalker...
Tags: Star Wars, Movies, Carrie Fisher, Harry Potter, Lucasfilm, John Williams, Billy Dee Williams, Leia Organa, Abrams, J J Abrams, Skywalker, Keri Russell, Billie Lourd, Lando Calrissian, ComingSoon, Movie News


Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Hits $1 Billion Mark at Box Office

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Passes $1 Billion Mark at Box Office Yesterday, Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker surpassed the billion-dollar mark in its 28th day of release. It becomes the 5th Star Wars film to reach this milestone. It is also Disney’s 7th billion-dollar release of 2019. To put it in perspective with the rest of the Sequel Trilogy, The Force Awakens hit the billion mark after 12 days in release, while The Last Jedi hit that milestone in 19 da...
Tags: Star Wars, Movies, Disney, Carrie Fisher, Box Office, Lucasfilm, John Williams, Billy Dee Williams, Leia Organa, Abrams, J J Abrams, Skywalker, Keri Russell, Billie Lourd, Lando Calrissian, ComingSoon


‘Star Wars’ Identities: 10 Things We Learned from Lucasfilm’s Treasure Trove of Original Movie Costumes

Star Wars Identities: The Exhibition has drawn millions of visitors around the globe, touring Canada and cities outside North America like Paris, London, and Sydney. Now, it’s finishing its run in Tokyo, where fans have turned out in droves for the last five months to explore a literal warehouse full of props and models, authentic costumes worn by the movie actors (including Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, the late Carrie Fisher and Peter Mayhew, and many more), and original concept art by the like...
Tags: Hayden Christensen, England, Movies, Indiana, Features, Carrie Fisher, Canada, Sydney, Tokyo, Death Star, Harrison Ford, Jackson, North America, Montreal, Lucasfilm, George Lucas


POLL RESULTS: Which Rise of Skywalker Character Needed More Development?

BEGIN SLIDESHOW POLL RESULTS: Which Rise of Skywalker Character Needed More Development? A lot of fans felt J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was rushed, with new characters barely introduced and established characters given short shrift. Even recent revelations said earlier cuts had Emperor Palpatine’s return explained and Rose Tico given more scenes with Leia. ComingSoon.net asked its readers to let us know which character they thought needed a serious boost in development...
Tags: Star Wars, Movies, Carrie Fisher, Han Solo, John Williams, Leia, Finn, Polls, Chewbacca, Poe, Billy Dee Williams, Lando, Leia Organa, Rey, Beaumont, Luke


POLL: Which Rise of Skywalker Character Needed More Development?

BEGIN SLIDESHOW POLL: Which Rise of Skywalker Character Needed More Development? A big complaint from fans about J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is that it felt rushed, with new characters barely introduced and established characters given short shrift. In many ways the film feels like it’s trying to cram an entire trilogy into one movie. Even recent revelations said earlier cuts had Emperor Palpatine’s return explained and Rose Tico given more scenes with Leia. Now Coming...
Tags: Star Wars, Movies, Carrie Fisher, John Williams, Polls, Billy Dee Williams, Leia Organa, Abrams, J J Abrams, Palpatine, Skywalker, Keri Russell, Billie Lourd, Lando Calrissian, ComingSoon, Movie News


Emperor’s Backstory Was in Earlier Versions of Rise of Skywalker

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Earlier Versions of The Rise of Skywalker Featured More Emperor Backstory Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker remains a mixed bag amongst critics and moviegoers — 54% on Rotten Tomatoes versus an 86% audience score — with many decrying the way certain plot elements came together in the final film. One such element is the reappearance of Emperor Palpaltine, who was presumed dead at the end of Return of the Jedi, but alive and (kinda) well at the start of The Rise of Skywalke...
Tags: Star Wars, Movies, Carrie Fisher, John Williams, Huffington Post, Kylo Ren, Billy Dee Williams, Leia Organa, Rey, Luke, Brandon, Abrams, J J Abrams, Palpatine, Skywalker, Keri Russell


Rise of Skywalker Editor Debunks Recycled Final Shot Theory

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Rise of Skywalker editor debunks recycled final shot theory After a Twitter user recently stirred up a theory that the final shot of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker appeared to be a re-edited shot from earlier in the film when Rey was on the desert planet Pasaana, one of the film’s editors, Maryann Brandon, debunked the theory and explained how the final shot on Tattooine was actually captured (via ComicBook.com). “That shot was shot in the desert where they shot the sequ...
Tags: Star Wars, Movies, Disney, Carrie Fisher, Lucasfilm, John Williams, Ilm, Billy Dee Williams, Leia Organa, Rey, Brandon, Abrams, J J Abrams, Roger Guyett, Skywalker, Keri Russell


Was Rise of Skywalker’s Final Shot Slapped On in Post?

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Was Rise of Skywalker’s final shot slapped on in post? As Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has now crossed the $725 million worldwide box office mark and fans continue to debate its standing compared to the other installments, one viewer has taken to Twitter with pretty clear evidence that the final shot of the conclusion to the Skywalker Saga may be the product of some post-production trickery. WARNING: Spoilers Lie Ahead for The Rise of Skywalker After returning to L...
Tags: Star Wars, Movies, Carrie Fisher, John Williams, Billy Dee Williams, Leia Organa, Rey, Luke, Abrams, J J Abrams, Skywalker, Keri Russell, Billie Lourd, Lars, Lando Calrissian, ComingSoon


How ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ Draws on Previous Threads to Conclude the 9-Episode ‘Star Wars’ Saga

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has sent the Internet into an uproar, but amid the ping-ponging hot takes — all of which are right, “from a certain point of view” — it’s worth pausing to remember that this movie brings a close to a saga dating back to 1977. The 9-episode Skywalker Saga has served up its denouement the same year as that of Marvel’s 23-episode Infinity Saga. Avengers: Endgame also had a lot of threads to tie off, but it did so in a manner that caused less of a disturbance in the...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Marvel, Disney, Features, Carrie Fisher, Ford, Liam Neeson, Darth Vader, Harrison Ford, Lucasfilm, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, George Lucas, John Williams, Samuel L Jackson


Rise of Skywalker Writer Explains Rose Tico’s Limited Screen Time

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Rise of Skywalker writer explains Rose Tico’s limited screen time During the final installment of the Skywalker saga, Kelly Marie Tran’s screen time as Resistance fighter Rose Tico was noticeably reduced compared to her presence in The Last Jedi. Co-writer Chris Terrio recently spoke with Awards Daily and explained that the filmmakers were not intentionally trying to sideline the character, but that her cut scenes had more to do with anchoring her to their “favorite person...
Tags: Star Wars, Movies, Carrie Fisher, Lucasfilm, John Williams, Leia, Billy Dee Williams, Leia Organa, Rose, Kelly, Abrams, J J Abrams, Carrie, Skywalker, Keri Russell, Billie Lourd


How Long Are Han, Luke & Leia Actually Together Onscreen?

BEGIN SLIDESHOW How Long Are Han, Luke & Leia Actually Together Onscreen? In the leadup to the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, star John Boyega threw a little shade at previous film The Last Jedi for not bringing the trio of Rey, Finn & Poe together until the final minutes of the film. Boyega wanted their Sequel Trilogy dynamic to mirror that of the amazing chemistry Han, Luke & Leia had in the Original Trilogy… but is that a little misleading? “It was hard for all of us, bec...
Tags: Star Wars, Movies, Carrie Fisher, John Williams, Mark Hamill, John Boyega, Leia, Billy Dee Williams, Leia Organa, Luke, Abrams, Harrison, Skywalker, Keri Russell, Han, Luke Han


POLL RESULTS: What’s the Best Star Wars Movie?

BEGIN SLIDESHOW POLL RESULTS: What’s the Best Star Wars Movie? Now that the Skywalker Saga to come to a close with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker in theaters, ComingSoon.net asked readers what is the best Star Wars movie of them all. Over 3500 of you made your voice heard, and you can check out the official poll results below! RELATED: POLL RESULTS: Who Are The Best Movie Trio? What is the Best Star Wars Movie? The Empire Strikes Back (52%, 1857 votes) Return of the Jedi (9%, 325 ...
Tags: Star Wars, Movies, CS, Carrie Fisher, John Williams, Polls, Force Awakens, Solo, Billy Dee Williams, Leia Organa, Abrams, Endor, Skywalker, Keri Russell, Billie Lourd, Lando Calrissian