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‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ May Head to San Diego Comic-Con, But ‘The Mandalorian’ is Waiting for D23

Star Wars fans were rewarded for their patience earlier this month when Star Wars Celebration unveiled not only the first teaser trailer and title for the final chapter of the Skywalker saga, but also the first footage from the upcoming live-action Disney+ series The Mandalorian. But now fans will have to be patient once again before the next tease for both Star Wars projects arrives. A new rumor says Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will bring the saga back to San Diego Comic-Con in July. But ...
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The First Word Podcast - Theories on 2019's 'Endgame' + 'Star Wars'

"We'll always be with you. No one's ever really gone." Listen in to our super fun speculation and theories discussion just before the summer movie season kicks off this year. For this episode of The First Word podcast, Mike & Alex chat about what they think might happen (or not?) in two of 2019's biggest movies: Marvel's Avengers: Endgame (directed by the Russo Brothers, opening April 26th) and Lucasfilm's Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (directed by J.J. Abrams, opening December 20th). We de...
Tags: Movies, Podcasts, Lucasfilm, Russo brothers, J J Abrams, Skywalker, Mike Alex, Alex Billington, The First Word, Mike Eisenberg


‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’: Inheriting the Past, Ending a Trilogy of Trilogies & More

It hasn’t even been one week since we saw the first teaser trailer for Star Wars: Episode 9, which revealed the perplexing and exciting title of The Rise of Skywalker. Since then, fans have been abuzz with theories about what the title means, but they’ve also been wondering just how this chapter will end the Skywalker saga, especially considering that shocking, menacing laugh from the end of the teaser trailer. Unfortunately, director J.J. Abrams isn’t being too forthcoming with details, but as...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Marvel Studios, Kennedy, George, Kathleen Kennedy, Abrams, J J Abrams, Skywalker, Rebel Alliance, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, Star Wars Episode 9


John Hoogenakker Joins Castle Rock Season 2

John Hoogenakker joins Castle Rock season 2 Deadline reports that John Hoogenakker, of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan fame, has joined the cast of Hulu’s Castle Rock Season 2 from J.J. Abrams and Stephen King.The upcoming season will explore a feud between warring clans that comes to a boil when budding psychopath Annie Wilkes (played by Lizzy Caplan), King’s nurse from hell, gets waylaid in Castle Rock. Hoogenakker will play a man with a complicated connection to Wilkes. The Castle Rock Season 2 ca...
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Celebrities Dole Out Cash To 2020 Dems

WASHINGTON (AP) — From Ben Affleck and Susan Sarandon to Anna Wintour and Willie Nelson, celebrities lined up to give money — and a dash of star power — to their favorite Democratic presidential candidates ahead of this week’s first quarter fundraising deadline. For months, candidates in the crowded field of more than a dozen contenders have aggressively courted key figures in music, television, publishing and film, who are one of the party’s most reliable sources of campaign cash. Although m...
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J.J. Abrams, Shonda Rhimes, Ben Affleck among stars giving to 2020 Democrats

Star Wars director J.J. Abrams, actor Ben Affleck, and Grey's Anatomy creator/showrunner Shonda Rhimes all gave money to California Sen. Kamala Harris in the opening months of her presidential campaign -- just a few of the many famous names scattered throughout Harris' and other 2020 Democrats' first quarter fundraising reports released this week.
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J.J. Abrams On Rey’s Parents: “There’s More to the Story” in ‘The Rise of Skywalker’

It’s the question that’s been plaguing a section of Star Wars fans since The Force Awakens: who are Rey’s parents? And while it seemed as if writer/director Rian Johnson provided an answer to that question in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, it turns out that we don’t have the full picture quite yet. According to co-writer/director J.J. Abrams, “there’s more to the story” about Rey’s parents that will be revealed in this year’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Read his new quotes below. In a new in...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Sequels, Johnson, Lucasfilm, Adam Driver, Rian Johnson, Simon Pegg, Emilia Clarke, Daisy Ridley, J J Abrams, Rey, Peter, Abrams, Skywalker


Is This Spaceship the Key to Unlocking the Biggest Secret of ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’?

The teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is edited very precisely, referencing the original Phantom Menace teaser trailer and Return of the Jedi, but also showing us the heroes we love back together for one final adventure. When I was creating my breakdown of the trailer, one part seemed out of place to me. It’s a shot of a small spaceship flying toward a rocky and snow-covered planet drenched in fog under cover of night. We don’t know where this is or who is operating the spacec...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Features, Sequels, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Rian Johnson, Leia, Colin Trevorrow, Rey, Snoke, Luke, Kathleen Kennedy, Abrams, J J Abrams, Jakku


‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Ending Changed During Production, Kathleen Kennedy Talks About the “Blueprint” to Bring Palpatine Back, and More

With so much conversation centering on J.J. Abrams‘ upcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker over the past few days, we’ve searched the galaxy far and wide and gathered some of the best and most interesting bits we could find. So in addition to all of /Film’s more in-depth coverage, keep reading to learn about how the film’s ending changed during filming, why Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy chose that title, their thoughts on Palpatine’s comeback, see how one fan’s cut of the new trailer involves ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Sequels, Seth Rogen, Lucasfilm, Uproxx, John Boyega, Rian Johnson, Kennedy, Daisy Ridley, Kylo Ren, Bloomberg Television, Kathleen Kennedy, Rogen


The Morning Watch: The Rise of Skywalker Edition: Celebration Interviews, Trailer Easter Eggs & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, take a look at some hidden details and Easter eggs you might have missed in the teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Plus, watch the interviews that followed the The Rise of Skywalker panel f...
Tags: Star-Wars, Movies, Stephen Colbert, Sci-fi, Chicago, Sequels, Lucasfilm, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Kathleen Kennedy, J J Abrams, Skywalker, Ridley, Anthony Daniels, Star Wars Celebration, Disney/Pixar


J.J. Abrams Discusses How General Leia and Carrie Fisher Live on in The Rise of Skywalker

Carrie Fisher’s sudden death in 2016 surprised the entire world, but it hit the Star Wars fandom particularly hard given the actress’ connection to the franchise and the plans for General Leia Organa’s involvement in future films. After initial uncertainty whether Fisher would appear in Episode IX, it was eventually…Read more...
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Abrams Met with George Lucas Prior to Writing Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Abrams met with George Lucas prior to writing Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker If fans weren’t already excited about the long-awaited Star Wars; The Rise of Skywalker, the first trailer dropping yesterday certainly sparked that anticipation, but what some fans may not be prepared for is that the next installment is also the finale for the primary saga, and though J.J. Abrams brought the sequel trilogy to life in exhilarating fashion in 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, ...
Tags: Movies, George Lucas, J.j. Abrams, Movie News, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker


'Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker' sees return of emperor Palpatine

Disney showed fans attending the "Star Wars Celebration" convention in Chicago the first footage from the movie, which will be released in theaters in December and will conclude the story that began in 1977. A villainous cackle was heard at the end of the trailer, and the actor who played Palpatine in previous films, Ian McDiarmid, walked onstage to loud applause from an audience of roughly 10,000 fans, many waving colorful lightsabers. Director J.J. Abrams, speaking alongside a handful of cas...
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Everything We Know About ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’

J.J. Abrams is bringing the biggest, baddest villain of the “Star Wars” galaxy back. The Emperor Palpatine will appear in “Episode IX,” which we learned is officially called “The Rise of Skywalker.” The return of the “greatest evil” is just one of several reveals made during the “The Rise of Skywalker” panel at the Star […]
Tags: Star Wars, News, Jj Abrams, J J Abrams, Palpatine, Skywalker, Star Wars Celebration, Star Wars: Episode IX, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker


Rise of Skywalker’s Underwater Death Star Was Originally in Force Awakens

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Rise of Skywalker’s Underwater Death Star Was Originally in Force Awakens The trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker tore the roof off of Star Wars Celebration today and immediately had fans buzzing with theories. We saw Lando and Leia, but we also got a glimpse at another familiar Original Trilogy image: the Death Star. Fans who read 2015’s The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens remember that this was an idea J.J. Abrams noodled with having in that film originally....
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‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ is Apparently Bringing Back the Emperor, and That Feels Like a Mistake

(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, political, and opinionated about anything and everything. In this edition: one writer has a bad feeling about The Rise of Skywalker…) The Star Wars: Episode IX trailer just blew up the internet, revealing some kick-ass action scenes, a stunning visual aesthetic, and a somewhat clunky title (Rise of Skywalker). The trailer as a whole was wonderful…until the end. At the tail end of all the exciting footage, a very familiar laugh was he...
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What Does the ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Title Mean for Rey, Kylo Ren, and the Story at Large?

Lucasfilm debuted the first trailer for Star Wars: Episode 9 at Star Wars Celebration in Chicago this Friday, and with that, the official title of the final film in the Skywalker Saga. The title Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker at first seems like an appropriate bookend for a franchise that started with a young farmboy 40 years ago (and plays into director J.J. Abrams fascination with synonyms for “get up”). But that title also raises a lot of questions for the plot Episode 9 that may retcon so...
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‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Trailer Breakdown: “No One’s Ever Really Gone”

The first trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has arrived and since this is a J.J. Abrams movie, it proposes far more questions than it answers. But that’s why we’re here – to go through the whole thing frame-by-frame and address everything that has you curious or concerned. Let’s dive in. Rey is standing on a desert planet. It doesn’t appear to be Jakku or even Tatooine. From what I understand, this is a new planet that we haven’t seen before in Star Wars. She is out of breath. Sh...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Features, Carrie Fisher, Sequels, Harry Potter, Akira Kurosawa, George Lucas, Rian Johnson, Leia, Finn, Chewbacca, Luke Skywalker, Kylo Ren, Poe, Billy Dee Williams


Emperor Palpatine Returns For Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Emperor Palpatine returns for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker! The Internet is ablaze today as the new trailer for the highly-anticipated final installment in the primary Star Wars saga, The Rise of Skywalker, has finally hit debuted. Among all of the plot elements teased throughout, there’s one chilling, cackling sounds that stands out: the return of the evil Emperor Palpatine, also known as Darth Sidious! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlon...
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All the details you missed in the 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' teaser trailer

Disney finally showed the first teaser from Star Wars: Episode IX at Star Wars Celebration. The film, titled "The Rise of Skywalker," will be the final chapter of the Skywalker saga that began more than 40 years ago. It opens in theaters December 20, 2019. Watch the video above to see everything you missed in the teaser.  Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. Disney finally showed off the first footage from Star Wars: Episode IX at Star Wars Celebration. The film, titled "The Rise of ...
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‘Star Wars: Episode 9’ Title Revealed: ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’

Very little is known about the plot of Star Wars: Episode 9, the third installment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy and the final installment of the Skywalker saga. But despite the veil of secrecy that has shrouded the production, we have at last learned one thing: the title. Yep, the new Star Wars film is titled Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. But what could it mean? What implications does it have for this universe? We’ll find out soon enough. In any case, it certainly took long enough for...
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‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Trailer: J.J. Abrams Returns to a Galaxy Far, Far Away

If directing Star Wars movies were like a relay race, J.J. Abrams directed 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens and then passed the baton off to Rian Johnson, leaving Abrams justifiably winded after pulling off an incredibly difficult feat. Johnson went on to direct what is arguably the best Star Wars movie ever with The Last Jedi, but let’s put that aside for the time being. If we continue this metaphor, Abrams was breathing heavily with his hands on his knees, looked up at Johnson running the ...
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Watch the first trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’

Hot on the heels of announcing the details of the upcoming Disney+ streaming service (which will feature plenty of Star Wars content), Disney and Lucasfilm just released the first trailer for “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.” The unveiling came at the end of a panel at this year’s Star Wars Celebration event in Chicago, where the title of the movie (previously only known as “Star Wars Episode IX”) was finally revealed. While on-stage, director J.J. Abrams and Lucasfilm President Kathleen...
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‘Star Wars: Episode IX’: Watch the First Trailer for ‘The Rise of Skywalker’

The first look at “Star Wars: Episode IX,” called “The Rise of Skywalker,” is finally here. The trailer was revealed to fans during an “Episode IX” panel at the Star Wars Celebration event in Chicago. Director J.J. Abrams and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy were on hand to make the announcement on Friday. Stars Daisy Ridley, […]
Tags: Star Wars, News, Disney, Chicago, Lucasfilm, Kathleen Kennedy, J J Abrams, Skywalker, Ridley, Star Wars: Episode IX


‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Teaser Poster Revealed

Lucasfilm and director J.J. Abrams revealed the first look at the Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker teaser poster at Star Wars Celebration in Chicago Friday. The teaser poster gives us a peek at the highly anticipated third installment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy and the last film in the Skywalker Saga. Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker Teaser Poster Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is one of the most anticipated films of the year, and one that promises to wrap up a decades-long saga that...
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Everything We Learned About ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ From the Star Wars Celebration Panel

Star Wars Celebration kicked off in Chicago today with a panel dedicated to what looks to be one of the biggest blockbuster events of all time: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (the title was revealed alongside the trailer at the end of the panel). Director J.J. Abrams and members of his cast, including returning favorites and newcomers, took the stage to share new details about the ninth and final chapter in the “Skywalker Saga.” Here’s what we learned about this mysterious film, which has to ...
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‘Star Wars’ fans hope to get ‘Episode IX’ details at event

The Skywalker saga may be coming to an end this December as the latest Star Wars trilogy finishes, but eight months out from its release fans still know precious little about what director J.J. Abrams and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy have in store for “Episode IX.” That should change Friday at Star Wars Celebration in […]
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The Russo Brothers Explain Why They Lied About The ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Title

The cliffhanger ending of Avengers: Infinity War resulted in a lot of fan speculation about the next installment, the plot, the characters and yes, even the title. And one of the best guesses coming out of that film was “Endgame,” taken from a line of important dialogue spoken by Doctor Strange in the movie. The Avengers: Endgame title was flat out denied by the Russo Brothers in press interviews. Did the filmmakers lie? It sure looks like it…well, from a certain point of view. At the Avengers:...
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