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Star Wars Bits: The Clone Wars Returns, WWE Superstar Sasha Banks to Appear in The Mandalorian, an Excerpt From the Upcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Novelization, and More!

In this edition of Star Wars Bits: Star Wars: The Clone Wars returns this Friday on Disney+! Learn about Ashley Boone Jr. and the critical role he played in launching Star Wars An excerpt from the upcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker novelization A glimpse at deleted scenes from The Rise of Skywalker WWE Superstar Sasha Banks to appear in The Mandalorian Freddie Prinze Jr. on his voice cameo in The Rise of Skywalker And more! Star Wars: The Clone Wars returns this Friday on Disney+ ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Disney, Fox, Dave, Lucasfilm, Abc News, Gina Carano, George Lucas, Alex, Kenner, Lucas, Kylo Ren, Anakin Skywalker, Rey, Stewart


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...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Hishe, Lucasfilm, Lol, Luke Skywalker, Kylo Ren, Poe, Leia Organa, Rey, Palpatine, Skywalker, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, Video Of The Day


‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,’ ‘Avengers: Endgame’ and the Problem With Nostalgic Blockbusters

(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, political, and opinionated about anything and everything. In this edition: here’s the problem with our biggest movies relying too heavily on nostalgia.) The end of any particular year in film and the beginning of the next – to say nothing of the transition between two entire decades – affords us the opportunity to introspect and pinpoint certain filmmaking trends and tendencies that stand out from the crowd, that recur over and ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Marvel, Stephen King, Disney, America, Star Trek, Features, New Jersey, Darth Vader, Quentin Tarantino, Tom Cruise, Avengers, Don Draper, John Williams, Leia


‘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


Exploring the Shared DNA of ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ and the ‘Star Wars’ Series

(Welcome to The Movies That Made Star Wars , a series where we explore the films and television properties that inspired George Lucas’s iconic universe. In this edition: the Steven Spielberg pulp masterpiece Raiders of the Lost Ark. ) Steven Spielberg’s Raiders of the Lost Ark might be one of the greatest films of all time. It’s a breathless action film wrapped up in some of the best dialogue ever written. It somehow takes the tropes of ‘30s adventure films, crosses them with Edgar R...
Tags: Movies, Nazis, Raiders, Indiana, Features, Roger Ebert, Nepal, Ford, Jordan, Lucasfilm, Casablanca, Indiana Jones, George Lucas, Spielberg, Steven Spielberg, Leia


Rumor: ‘Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic’ Video Game Remake Might Still Be Happening

Though Lucasfilm will take a break from Star Wars films for the next few years, that doesn’t mean we won’t be getting plenty more Star Wars content in other mediums. The galaxy far, far away is thriving on TV, streaming, and comic books, not to mention the lucrative video game industry. And it’s in video games that Star Wars fans may want to look next for the latest rumor. A new rumor suggests that the beloved RPG video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic may be getting a long-discussed...
Tags: Star Wars, Movies, Video Games, Disney, Eu, Lucasfilm, Palpatine, Old Republic, EA Games, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Cinelinx, Knights of the Old Republic


A Stunning New Star Wars Trailer Heralds the Final End of Clone Wars

After waiting years to wonder if it would ever get the conclusion it truly deserved, we finally have a look at the beginning of the Clone Wars’ end—and no one is prepared. Well, except Palpatine, probably.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Animation, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Clone Wars, Palpatine, Darth Maul, Star Wars The Clone Wars, Ahsoka Tano, Disney Plus


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...
Tags: Star-Wars, Movies, Features, Harry Potter, Darth Vader, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Terry Pratchett, Leia, Force, Yoda, Luke Skywalker, Kylo Ren, Hermione, Anakin Skywalker, Leia Organa


Josh Gad Spoiled ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ for Himself By Visiting the Set

Josh Gad, the star of Frozen, Pixels and Murder on the Orient Express, has famously been bugging Star Wars franchise star Daisy Ridley to reveal the secrets of the new trilogy before the movies were released. His most recent attempt even involved bringing in some of Disney’s most valuable players in an attempt to learn everything he could before the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. But it turns out, the biggest secret of the movie was already spoiled for Josh Gad when he visited the...
Tags: Hbo, London, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Sequels, Conan, Lucasfilm, Lol, Daisy Ridley, J J Abrams, Bruce Willis, Rey, Palpatine, Skywalker, Orient Express


2019 Kaedrin Movie Awards

Welcome to the fourteenth annual Kaedrin Movie Awards! The idea is to recognize films for various achievements that don't always reflect well on top 10 lists or traditional awards. There are lots of formal award categories and nominees listed below, but once those are announced, we'll also leave some room for Arbitrary Awards that are more goofy and freeform. Finally, we'll post a traditional top 10 list (usually sometime in early/mid-February). But first up is the awards! [Previous Installments...
Tags: Movies, Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, Idris Elba, Daniel Craig, Brad Pitt, Hitler, Tilda Swinton, Olivia Wilde, Christina Hendricks, Rebecca Ferguson, Keanu Reeves, Samuel L Jackson, Mark Strong, Eddie Murphy, Brie Larson


Colin Trevorrow ‘Star Wars’ Script Leaks, Reveals a Very Different Movie Called ‘Star Wars: Duel of the Fates’

Here’s something I don’t think any of us expected: the now-unused Star Wars script from Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly sounds…good? Details from the script, which has the title Duel of the Fates, have leaked – and it sounds…good? Or, at the very least, it sounds very different than J.J. Abrams‘ The Rise of Skywalker. Of course, this is all subjective. What sounds potentially good on paper could’ve been a misfire once filmed. Here’s what you need to know. What Happens in the Colin Trevor...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Carrie Fisher, Sequels, Reddit, Resistance, Lucasfilm, Leia, Yoda, Luke Skywalker, Colin Trevorrow, Kylo Ren, Lando, Ben Solo, Rey


This is (allegedly) the original Star Wars Episode IX plot by Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly

The r/StarWarsLeaks Subreddit is erupting with the leak of what is reportedly an early draft of the Star Wars Episode IX script, as penned by the original director and writer Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly. The commenters are responding to the script breakdown below posted by Reddit user Lollifroll based upon Robert Meyer Burnett's talkthrough on his video blog. From Lollifroll's summary of "Star Wars Episode IX: Duel of the Fates": CRAWL: The iron grip of the FIRST ORDER has spread t...
Tags: Post, News, Reddit, Leia, Finn, Colin Trevorrow, Kylo Ren, Poe, Lando, Rey, Ben, Luke, Ren, Palpatine, Imperial, Darth Maul


‘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 ...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Features, Sequels, Lucasfilm, Leia, Luke Skywalker, Kylo Ren, Lando, Anakin Skywalker, Leia Organa, Ben Solo, Rey, Return Of The Jedi, Snoke, New Republic


J.J. Abrams Made Hilarious ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Codenames for The Secret Characters

When you go into a project as big as Star Wars, you have to be prepared for a life of secrecy. But J.J. Abrams knew that whole drill, having helmed 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens. So when he and co-writer Chris Terrio came into Star Wars Episode 9, they came prepared with a few cheeky codenames. Abrams and Terrio created Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker codenames for some of the secret characters whose mere presence would spoil the film. In an interview with GQ Magazine, Terrio revealed...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Ford, Sequels, Harrison Ford, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Lucas, J J Abrams, Abrams, Ren, Palpatine, Harrison, Skywalker, Screenwriting, Chris Terrio


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


Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker Should Have Made Snoke Be Darth Plagueis

There's another direction Episode IX could have gone that may have avoided many of the issues we got with Palpatine's return, while tying back to the Prequel Trilogy.
Tags: Religion, Palpatine


‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Co-Writer Explains the Opening Crawl’s Heavy Lifting

Star Wars has begun every chapter of the Skywalker saga with an opening crawl accompanied by the iconic theme by composer John Williams. The crawl acts as a serial set-up to explain what has happened in the time between movies and where we find our heroes and villains. And in the case of The Rise of Skywalker, the crawl has to do some serious heavy lifting in order to catch audiences up on what’s been going on since The Last Jedi, and that includes a big plot detail about the return of Emperor ...
Tags: Movies, Death Star, Lucasfilm, John Williams, Finn, Kylo Ren, Abrams, J J Abrams, Palpatine, Skywalker, Poe Dameron, Dominic Monaghan, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, Chris Terrio, Terrio


Board Question #92836: Thoughts on The Rise of Skywalker (once it comes out)? ...

Q: Dear 100 Hour Board,Thoughts on The Rise of Skywalker (once it comes out)?-Baby Yoda A: Dear Baby Yoda, Your fifteen minutes are up. Baby Yoda is out; Babu Frik is in. I've held up this question too long, so I'm throwing out my way-too-detailed breakdown of the movie and truncating things a bit. I apologize to those readers who may have used my usual long-form answers as prime material to lull themselves to sleep during long, boring classes. You'll just have to tough it out this time. The R...
Tags: Disney, Harry Potter, Harry, Harrison Ford, John Williams, Rian Johnson, Luciana, Voldemort, Leia, Finn, Kylo Ren, Poe, Ben Solo, Rey, Ben, Luke


Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

I joked about avoiding this review last week because, well, the discourse around this movie (and it's predecessor) has become a bit of a battleground in the culture wars, which are totally not as fun as the star wars these movies are talking about. As a child of the 80s, I can't help but hold a special place in my heart for Star Wars, and so there's this never-ending reserve of goodwill towards new installments in the series, even when they don't hold up (like, say, the prequels). As such, I fou...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Disney, Star Trek, Carrie Fisher, Wings, Darth Vader, Harrison Ford, Johnson, Peter Jackson, Adam Driver, Rian Johnson, Leia, Finn, Lucas, Force Awakens


Titans-Patriots get prime-time spotlight for wild-card games

The Patriots have been compared to a sporting dynasty and to Palpatine's Evil Empire. Regardless of which is true, there's no denying that New England enters these playoffs more vulnerable than in quite a few years. One thing we've learned since Tom Brady went from 199th draft pick to dominant NFL figure is not to dismiss him and his Patriots.
Tags: News, NFL, Tom Brady, New England, Palpatine


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


Earlier Cuts of ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Explained Palpatine’s Backstory

A lot goes unexplained in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, so much that director J.J. Abrams and co-writer Chris Terrio have gone on an explanation press tour of sorts, clarifying plot reveals and twists. But earlier versions of the final film in the Skywalker Saga may have given a better picture of some of the most baffling twists. According to Abrams longtime editor Maryann Brandon, who edited the film alongside Stefan Grube, an earlier cut of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker explained the r...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Lucasfilm, Huffington Post, Brandon, Abrams, J J Abrams, Palpatine, Skywalker, Maryann Brandon, Rey Daisy Ridley, Palpatine Ian McDiarmid, Chris Terrio, Stefan Grube, Terrio


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


Colin Trevorrow’s Original Script Wasn’t Used At All by ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Writers

When a film has such a storied production history as Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker — original director Colin Trevorrow leaving, The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams coming back on board to wrap up the trilogy — fans can’t help but wonder what could have been. And with Trevorrow and his co-writer Derek Connolly receiving a story credit for the film, fans also wondered if any of Trevorrow’s original vision made it into the final Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker script. According to The Rise o...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Lucasfilm, Colin Trevorrow, Jj, Colin, Guild, Abrams, J J Abrams, Connolly, Palpatine, Skywalker, WGA, Chris Terrio, Derek Connolly


‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Was Specifically Crafted to Solidify Leia’s Legacy in the Saga

Star Wars: The Force Awakens said goodbye to Harrison Ford as Han Solo. Star Wars: The Last Jedi bid farewell to Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker. So it only makes sense that the late Carrie Fisher gets her own send-off in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, and co-writer Chris Terrio confirmed that one of the main goals of the movie – specifically because they had a limited amount of footage to work with from the previous films – was to figure out how to solidify Leia’s legacy in the entire saga an...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Carrie Fisher, Sequels, Harrison-Ford, Lucasfilm, Adam Driver, Mark Hamill, Leia, Yoda, Daisy Ridley, Luke Skywalker, Ben Solo, Rey, Ben, Luke


Wayfinders, Cultists, Canonical Returns, and More: 52 Things We Learned About ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ from the Visual Dictionary

With each new major entry in Star Wars lore, companion materials are released which delve even deeper into a galaxy far, far away. They can contain an intimidating amount of information, which is why you need someone to guide you through it. Someone who loves lore, and who loves putting together puzzle pieces left behind by the Lucasfilm Story Group. Someone like me. Now that Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is in theaters, it’s time to take a look under the hood of the film’s visual diction...
Tags: Movies, Senate, Sci-fi, Features, Sequels, Darth Vader, Resistance, Lucasfilm, Leia, Force, Gree, Naboo, Luke Skywalker, Kylo Ren, Poe, Lando


Gaming Bits: Star Wars Plot Points in Fortnite, Jedi Fallen Order Sequel Rumor, Xbox Name Confusion, PT/Silent Hills Exploration Mod, More

Welcome to another edition of Gaming Bits, the column where I quickly present some of the hottest topics in gaming culture regarding narrative titles, property tie-ins, and other things of that nature. This installment is a little lighter than usual considering there’s been a shortage of news due to the holidays, but there are still some tantalizing tidbits to talk about, so let’s get right to it! In this edition of Gaming Bits: Star Wars gaming news Resident Evil 3 Remake action concerns PT/S...
Tags: Asia, Movies, Microsoft, Video Games, Norman Reedus, Michael Bay, Netflix, Xbox, Henry Cavill, Zelda, Keanu Reeves, Hideo Kojima, Palpatine, Jill, Skywalker, Kojima


‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Writer on the Gifts of ‘The Last Jedi’ and the End of Rey’s Story Arc

In grand Star Wars tradition, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is yet another film in the saga that’s caused deep division within the ranks of fandom. If you close your eyes and listen hard, you can still hear the echoes of a million voices crying out to either attack or defend the movie over the Christmas break, with many saying the new film deliberately rejects many of the ideas put forth in Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi. But co-writer Chris Terrio doesn’t see it that way. In a new ...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Sequels, Lucasfilm, Vanity Fair, Rian Johnson, Leia, Luke Skywalker, Kylo Ren, Ben Solo, Rey, Indiewire, George, Ben, Luke


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


‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Writer Wishes the Movie Could Have Been Split in Two

There’s a lot going on in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. From the introduction of several new MacGuffins to the completion of pretty much every single character arc that began in The Force Awakens, the movie is stuffed full of story elements. The result is a story that doesn’t always get enough time to fully resonate or settle with the audience, always moving at break-neck speed. That’s something co-writer Chris Terrio realizes too, and given the choice, he would have split the story into tw...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Darth Vader, Lucasfilm, Kylo Ren, Rey, George, J J Abrams, Palpatine, Skywalker, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, Chris Terrio, Terrio, Rose Tico