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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...
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VOTD: How ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Should Have Ended

When it comes to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, there are a lot of changes that should have been made to give us a more satisfying finale for the Skywalker saga. But the folks at How It Should Have Ended did their best to get a little bit more specific with how things should have went down. However, before getting to How Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker should have ended, which includes making the fight with Mega Emperor Palpatine infinitely easier, they make some pits tops with some amusing...
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The ‘Star Wars: Resistance’ Post-Mortem: Breaking Down What Worked and What Did Not in the Underrated Series

The Disney XD animated Star Wars Resistance requires patience in ways that frustrated while also marveled. Even when it literally launched into the stars in season two, its tests its own range without really transcending it. There are times where Resistance , set before and during The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, takes the path of least resistance. But it is not inherently negative if Resistance had breezier aims than other LucasFilm animated productions than Clone Wars ...
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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 ...
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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: The Rise of Skywalker’ is About How Anyone Can be a Jedi – and That Anyone Can be a Sith

(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, political, and opinionated about anything and everything. In this edition: let’s explore what the arcs of Kylo Ren, Finn and Rey actually mean.) With over four decades of history, Star Wars has explored many themes. Overarching motifs include questioning the past, fighting for those you love, overcoming fear, and examining how extreme beliefs stifle growth and flexibility. The original trilogy also focused on overcoming adversity,...
Tags: Movies, Features, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Leia, Force, Finn, Chewbacca, Luke Skywalker, Kylo Ren, Leia Organa, Ben Solo, Rey, Ethan Couch, Snoke, Snape


LOL: Adam Driver Returns as Kylo Ren on ‘Undercover Boss’ for ‘Saturday Night Live’

When Adam Driver first hosted Saturday Night Live back in January of 2016, it was just a month after the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The writers of the late night sketch show took advantage of the timeliness of Star Wars and had Adam Driver reprise his role as Kylo Ren as if he were on an episode of the CBS series Undercover Boss, disguised as a radar technician named Matt. Four years later, Adam Driver is back as Kylo Ren on Undercover Boss, but this time he’s an intern named Rand...
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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


How ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Made Me Appreciate ‘The Last Jedi’ (Or, How I Learned to Love Old Man Luke Skywalker)

When it comes to beloved genre film franchises, Star Wars stands alone. I’m not talking about in terms of box office numbers or household name recognition, but in the DNA of how the brand came to exist. Unlike The Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter , a galaxy far, far away doesn’t have the underlying structure of novels to hang its themes and narrative on. While the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the DC Extended Universe have decades of source material to mine, Star Wars does not ha...
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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: The Rise of Skywalker’ and Untangling the Mystery of Rey’s Mother

This post contains spoilers for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Probably the most consistent thing about Star Wars is how the narrative is held together with spit and bubblegum. Like a precarious yet beloved Jenga tower, Star Wars is constantly pulling out pieces and adding in others, with wildly varying results. And what can look like a questionable move at the time can eventually become an accepted piece of the galactic tapestry. For example, after The Return of the Jedi, fans  were just ...
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Billie Lourd Played Leia in ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Flashback Scene

The team behind Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker took careful consideration to ensure that Carrie Fisher, who tragically passed three years ago, would remain a pivotal part of the film without sullying her memory. That meant repurposing leftover footage from previous movies to insert into The Rise of Skywalker. But the entirety General Leia’s arc couldn’t be pulled off with old Force Awakens footage. The VFX team would have to turn to dailies from the original Star Wars trilogy films and a very...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Billie, Carrie Fisher, Sequels, Lucasfilm, Mark Hamill, Leia, Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa, Luke, Fisher, J J Abrams, Roger Guyett, Skywalker, Billie Lourd


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...
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‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Visual Effects Supervisors Explain How They Melded Carrie Fisher’s Facial Performance Onto a Digital Body

Leading up to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, J.J. Abrams spoke a lot about his plan to incorporate Carrie Fisher‘s performance from the deleted scenes of The Force Awakens into the new movie to pay proper tribute to the late actress and Star Wars icon. Abrams promised we wouldn’t get a digital version of Leia, but if you’ve seen the movie, you know that the spirit of what he’s saying is true, there actually was some digital trickery necessary to achieve the end result. In a new interview, a ...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Carrie Fisher, Sequels, Magic, Lucasfilm, Vfx, Ilm, Leia, Leia Organa, Fisher, Abrams, Roger Guyett, Carrie, Skywalker, Patrick Tubach


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...
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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...
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All Shots of Leia in ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Were Pulled From ‘Star Wars’ Movies (Including ‘Return of the Jedi’)

Director and writer J.J. Abrams and his co-writer Chris Terrio had a major obstacle for them going into Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: the deeply felt absence of star Carrie Fisher, who passed away in 2016. The solution to use already-shot footage of Fisher from Star Wars: The Force Awakens was met with some skepticism, but ultimately respect for honoring her memory by not creating a new CGI version of her for the film. But a few shots in The Rise of Skywalker put into question whether Abram...
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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Director Jon M. Chu Wants Justice for Rose Tico, Offers to Direct Disney+ Series Starring Kelly Marie Tran

When Kelly Marie Tran made her debut in Star Wars: The Last Jedi as the lowly Resistance mechanic Rose Tico, she represented several things rarely seen in a Star Wars film: she was the first woman of color to play a lead in a Star Wars movie and she was the first character in the main feature film franchise to give a voice to the countless victims of the war raging throughout the galaxy far, far away. In a sci-fi franchise about princesses and smugglers and chosen heroes, Rose Tico was the norm...
Tags: Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Carrie Fisher, Lucasfilm, Finn, Leia Organa, Rose, Jon, J J Abrams, Chu, Skywalker, Tran, Diego Luna, Jon M. Chu


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...
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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...
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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


George Lucas Told Ian McDiarmid The Emperor Was Dead After ROTJ

BEGIN SLIDESHOW George Lucas Told Ian McDiarmid The Emperor Was Dead After ROTJ When J.J. Abrams announced the return of the evil Emperor in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, a lot of fans were slightly taken back. After all, the dark lord of the Sith was tossed to his doom in Return of the Jedi — though, to be fair, he did return in the extended universe. Well, according to the man himself, actor Ian McDiarmid, who has played Palpatine in five movies now (including the prequels), Jedi ...
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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Passes $500 Million Mark

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker passes $500 million mark Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker passed the $500M mark in its first 8 days, with $516.8 million worldwide to date. The J.J. Abrams film posted an estimated domestic Christmas Day of $32 million, the second best Christmas Day ever behind only Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Its domestic total currently stands at $258.9 million. The ninth film in the Skywalker Saga has already bested the worldwide totals for...
Tags: Star Wars, Movies, Carrie Fisher, Box Office, Lucasfilm, John Williams, Billy Dee Williams, Leia Organa, Abrams, J J Abrams, Skywalker, Keri Russell, Billie Lourd, Lando Calrissian, Movie News, Jason McGatlin


‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ is a Love Letter to the Larger ‘Star Wars’ Universe

It has been three days since I have seen Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it. I’ve also struggled to put my thoughts down, as my colleagues’ critical consensus is as far from my own experience with Episode IX as diametrically possible. In short, I loved every weird, twisty, lore-heavy second of Lucasfilm’s final installment in the Skywalker Saga. It was everything I wanted, including a few things I hadn’t even dared to hope to see. So how did I en...
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How ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Failed Kylo Ren and What It Could Have Learned from ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’

A reluctant hero faces off against a looming evil empire that has taken over the world. A heroine that comes from an unassuming village rises to become one of the most powerful figures in the fight against evil. A villain with a facial scar wrestles with the forces of light and dark at war inside of him. But enough about Avatar: The Last Airbender.  The similarities between the masterful Nickelodeon animated show and Star Wars are apparent — both draw from classic hero’s journeys and high-fanta...
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‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Forces Rose Tico Into the Background and That’s a Major Mistake

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker arrived in theaters this past weekend with what can be charitably defined as an impossible set of expectations. No matter who wrote and directed the film, this latest chapter was always going to be the concluding chapter in both a new trilogy of Star Wars films, and the concluding entry in a 40-plus year franchise of nine connected stories. Fans of every ilk were going to bring with them a lot of baggage into this new film. Whatever talents co-writer an...
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6 Ways The Rise of Skywalker Honors The Last Jedi

BEGIN SLIDESHOW 6 Ways The Rise of Skywalker Honors The Last Jedi There have been a lot of complaints about all the “course corrections” director J.J. Abrams made in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker to please all The Last Jedi haters out there, but there are just as many ways he honored the choices director Rian Johnson made in the last movie. Check out the gallery below to see all the ways the threads of The Last Jedi are continued and built upon in Rise of Skywalker! RELATED: 6 Ways The...
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