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Daisy Ridley Says Rey Was Originally a Kenobi in Rise of Skywalker

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Daisy Ridley says Rey was originally a Kenobi in Rise of Skywalker We are almost a year removed from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the big finale to Disney’s Star Wars trilogy that was mostly met with negative reactions by fans and critics alike. Even the cast has voiced their displeasure with the film. Case in point: Daisy Ridley, who spoke with Jimmy Kimmel Live! guest host Josh Gad about the problematic production. You can check out the video below! Naturally, the ...
Tags: Star Wars, Hollywood, Movies, Jimmy Kimmel, Disney, Carrie Fisher, Tom Cruise, Daisy Ridley, Billy Dee Williams, Leia Organa, Rey, J J Abrams, Palpatine, Skywalker, Ridley, Keri Russell


Daisy Ridley Says ‘Star Wars’ Toyed With Rey’s Parentage, Including Making Her a Kenobi

Rey Kenobi? That might have been the true parentage of Rey revealed in Star Wars: Episode IX, according to Daisy Ridley, who revealed that the Star Wars teams toyed with several ideas for Rey’s origins before settling on making her the granddaughter of Emperor Palpatine. But “an Obi-Wan connection” was one of the front-runners before the idea on Rey’s parentage had been decided on, which Ridley revealed was not even set in stone while she was filming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. In an i...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Daisy Ridley, Rey, Kathleen Kennedy, Abrams, J J Abrams, Palpatine, Skywalker, Ridley, Anakin, Obi Wan Kenobi, Kenobi


Using Conservative Logic to Defend History’s Greatest Monsters

Greg Larsen on Twitter this morning: Name someone who is universally agreed to be evil (genocidal dictator, serial killer etc) and I’ll defend them and their actions using conservative logic. Here are some of his responses, starting with serial murderer John Wayne Gacy: Great now the left is trying to besmirch a man who literally worked at CHILDREN’S HOSPITALS helping to cheer up sick kids by being a clown! Is there any low that the left won’t sink to, attacking a children’s entertainer? It’s...
Tags: Jack, Jason Kottke, Kim Jong, Palpatine, John Wayne Gacy, Wile E Coyote, Greg Larsen


An Ode to Souvenir Pint Glasses, the Most Nostalgic Form of Movie Fandom

As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a Goonie.  To me, being a Goonie was better than being President of the United States. Even before I first wandered into the theater for an after-school job, I knew I wanted to be a part of them. It was there I belonged. To me, it meant being somebody in a neighborhood full of nobodies. They weren’t like anyone else. They did whatever they wanted in the Goon Docks. They’d double-park their bicycles in front of Lower Columbia Bowl and nobod...
Tags: Star-Wars, Japan, Movies, San Francisco, Reagan, Indiana, Features, United States, Pizza Hut, Clarke, Ohio, Himalayas, Darth Vader, Resistance, Lucasfilm, Burger King


Cool Stuff: Emperor Palpatine’s Force FX Elite Lightsaber Will Bring You Closer to the Dark side

The collection of lightsabers that Star Wars fans can bring home as part of Hasbro’s line of Force FX Lightsabers from The Black Series is pretty impressive. They include the more prominent hero and villain weapons from Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda, Darth Maul, Rey and Kylo Ren, but they also include the likes of characters who aren’t quite Kit Fisto, Asajj Ventress, and Count Dooku. But there’s one villain who hasn’t been given a proper collectible lightsaber yet. Emperor ...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Hasbro, Lucasfilm, Collectibles, Cool Stuff, Emperor, Kylo Ren, Palpatine, Galactic Republic, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, Hasbro Pulse, Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, Sidious


Star Wars Bits: From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars: Squadrons, Jedi Temple Challenge, and More!

In this edition of Star Wars Bits: From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back Authors Revealed Star Wars: The High Republic Teases New Lightsabers Simon Pegg Wants to Play Dengar (Again) Star Wars: Squadrons Official Reveal Trailer Step Inside Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge New Episodes of Star Wars: Galaxy of Adventures And More! From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back Authors Revealed Last week, StarWars.com announced From a Certain Point of View: The Empire S...
Tags: Star-Wars, Movies, Lucasfilm, Simon Pegg, Yoda, Warwick, New Republic, Phil, Luke, Kara, Palpatine, Imperial, Skywalker, Collider, Favreau, Taika Waititi


New ‘Star Wars’ LEGO Sets Coming from ‘The Mandalorian’, ‘Galaxy’s Edge’, ‘Clone Wars’ and The Skywalker Saga

There are so many Star Wars LEGO sets out there that it’s hard to keep track. But the building brick company isn’t slowing down because the Star Wars line is one of their most popular themes, and this year they’ve got plenty of new additions from across the spectrum of media set in a galaxy far, far away. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is a new video game coming in October this year that goes through all nine chapters of the primary Star Wars saga with all the action, adventure and humor th...
Tags: Cool Stuff, Disney/Pixar, LucasFilm, Sci-Fi, Sequels, Television, Toys, LEGO, LEGO Star Wars, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Star-Wars, Star-Wars:-The-Clone-Wars


‘Star Wars’ Concept Art Hints That Rey’s Yellow Lightsaber Was Going to Play a Larger Role in ‘The Rise of Skywalker’

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker ended with Rey revealing her new yellow lightsaber, signaling the end of an era and the beginning of a new chapter for the Jedi. But originally Rey, who had fought for the past three films with lightsabers that belonged to Luke or Leia, might have been able to wield her own lightsaber much earlier in The Rise of Skywalker. New Star Wars concept art that show the inner workings of Rey’s lightsaber, which she builds through the course of the film, suggests that th...
Tags: Images, Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Lucasfilm, Leia, Luke Skywalker, Kylo Ren, Rey, Concept Art, Luke, Palpatine, Skywalker, Szostak, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Matthew Savage


Rise of Skywalker — Held Back by Damage Control?

This article is by Derek Chuff. How shall I describe Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker? It’s a much better film than its immediate predecessor, and — despite what J.J. Abrams has claimed — it’s a complete retcon of The Last Jedi. In tone, character, and story arch, Abrams does his best to deliver a satisfying conclusion to the trilogy, while being burdened with undoing so much of Rian Johnson’s folly in The Last Jedi. Beware… spoilers lie ahead! A Missed Opportunity Early on the film establishes...
Tags: Reviews, Story Analysis, Rian Johnson, Kylo Ren, Snoke, Abrams, J J Abrams, Palpatine, Skywalker, Kylo, Derek Chuff


Boba Fett Survived! Will Appear In ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2 Played By Temuera Morrison

Well, you can’t make a show about a Mandalorian without including the most famous guy to ever wear the armor. Famed bounty Boba Fett, who was killed-off in Return of the Jedi but grew incredibly popular in the decades since due to appearances in novels, comics, and video games, will play a role in season 2 of the Disney+ series The Mandalorian. And in a piece of casting that will bring a smile to the face of anyone who appreciates continuity, he’ll be played by Temuera Morrison, who took on the...
Tags: Television, Movies, Casting, Sci-fi, Disney, Moana, Morrison, Palpatine, Jedi, Mace Windu, Rosario Dawson, Star-Wars, Temuera Morrison, Ahsoka Tano, Jango Fett, The Mandalorian


‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ Breakdown: The Details and History That Enrich “Victory and Death”

Here we are. The final episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. For the last 12 years, we’ve been offered small windows into the three year gap of time the Clone Wars occupied. The other episodes took place firmly between Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith , but for the last few episodes, the timeline has crossed over into the events of Episode III with heartbreaking consequences as we watch Ahsoka Tano (and Rex) navigate the perils of the Sith Grand Plan as it culminates...
Tags: Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Features, Animation, Stanley Kubrick, Rex, Darth Vader, Grey, Anakin Skywalker, Luke, Jesse, Palpatine, Jedi, Vader


'The Rise of Skywalker' has arrived on Disney Plus to celebrate Star Wars Day — here's how to watch

  "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" is now available to watch on Disney Plus. The film's streaming debut coincides with "Star Wars Day," an annual fan celebration of the franchise. Disney Plus also recently debuted the final episode of "Star Wars: The Clone Wars," as well as a new docuseries providing a look behind the scenes of "The Mandalorian." Disney Plus is currently home to all nine episodes of The Skywalker Saga, along with several "Star Wars" TV shows, including the hit series "The M...
Tags: Star Wars, Disney, Trends, Espn, Darth Vader, Vizio, Hulu, Adam Driver, Ewan McGregor, Mark Hamill, Hdr, Luke Skywalker, Kylo Ren, Anakin Skywalker, Rey, Dolby Atmos


‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ Breakdown: The Details and History That Enrich “Shattered”

The penultimate episode of Star Wars:  The Clone Wars takes the show into some of the darkest territory it’s seen. Order 66 is declared and all hell breaks loose. Ahsoka Tano is forced to turn on the Clones who were so loyal to her that they painted her face design on their helmets and she has to quickly unravel the mystery of Palpatine’s most dangerous machinations. Her survival is by the skin of her teeth and the truth of what’s happened is elusive to her. This episode, Shattered , writt...
Tags: Hayden Christensen, Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Features, Animation, Rex, James Earl Jones, Darth Vader, Hannibal Lecter, Republic, Force, Yoda, Luke, Palpatine


‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ Finally Initiates Order 66 in the Heartbreaking “Shattered”

In the penultimate episode of  Star Wars: The Clone Wars , former Jedi Ahsoka Tano (Ashley Eckstein) doesn’t know she and the Jedi Order are in Darth Sidious’ trap . Palpatine is tightening his grip and we know from the films that he will succeed. Last episode , the timeline of Revenge of the Sith was infused into the dread of the entire story, leaving Ahsoka to mull over the prospective truth of Anakin Skywalker’s fall into Sidious’ clutches. Directed by Saul Ruiz, “Shattered” hu...
Tags: Hayden Christensen, Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Features, Animation, Rex, Republic, Baker, Samuel L Jackson, Force, Yoda, Anakin Skywalker, Palpatine, Imperial


The Sith’s Rule of Two Retconned in New ‘Star Wars’ Book

Star Wars: The Phantom Menace famously established a key new piece of mythology in a galaxy far, far away. Along with the introduction of the meddlesome midi-chlorians, it also explained the Sith’s “The Rule of Two,” where there was only a master and an apprentice, no more, no less. That came straight from Yoda, which felt like a pretty solid source of knowledge about the sworn enemies of the Jedi. However, if a new Star Wars book is accurate, that rule has been modified. ScreenRant took the ...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Darth Vader, Lucasfilm, Star Wars Legends, Palpatine, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Korriban


'The Rise of Skywalker' is coming to Disney Plus on May 4 to celebrate Star Wars Day — here's how to watch

  "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" will be available to stream on Disney Plus starting May 4. The premiere date coincides with "Star Wars Day," an annual fan celebration of the franchise. Disney Plus is currently home to nine "Star Wars" movies and several "Star Wars" TV shows, including the hit series "The Mandalorian" and an upcoming show based on the adventures of Obi-Wan Kenobi. A Disney Plus subscription costs $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year, and the streaming service is also avail...
Tags: Star Wars, Disney, Trends, Espn, Darth Vader, Vizio, Hulu, Adam Driver, Ewan McGregor, Mark Hamill, Hdr, Luke Skywalker, Kylo Ren, Anakin Skywalker, Rey, Dolby Atmos


‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Arrives on Disney+ on May the 4th

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is making its streaming debut two months earlier than expected. The final chapter in the Skywalker Saga is set to begin streaming on Disney+ on May the 4th, the long-observed “Star Wars Day” by nature of the date’s fortuitous Star Wars-related pun. The Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Disney+ debut date has been revealed. The ninth and final film in the Skywalker Saga is “coming home” to Disney+ on May 4, 2020, which very fittingly happens to be Star Wars Day...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Sequels, Netherlands, Oscar, Darth Vader, Lucasfilm, Finn, Poe, Billy Dee Williams, Rey, J J Abrams, Palpatine, Skywalker, Ian McDiarmid


‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ Breakdown: The Details and History That Enrich “The Phantom Apprentice”

“The Phantom Apprentice” , the latest episode in the final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars,  hits the emotions like a blunt instrument. I’d be surprised if there was a dry eye anywhere it was being watched and part of that tension that causes sobbing tears is that this episode marches inexorably to the worst case scenario for the Jedi and for the clones. As we’ve gotten to know the clones over the course of the last seven seasons, as we’ve seen just how loyal they really are. The switc...
Tags: Star-Wars, Television, Movies, Disney, Features, Animation, Rex, Anakin Skywalker, Leia Organa, Luke, Palpatine, Skywalker, Jedi, Vader, Anakin, Obi Wan Kenobi


Board Question #93016: What's a niche interest you have that you really want ...

Q: Dear 100 Hour Board,What's a niche interest you have that you really want to share with people, but hardly get the chance to because it's too niche?-Tipperary A: Dear Tipperary, Interactive fiction! You know, like, Zork? They're essentially Choose Your Own Adventure books that you play over a terminal. But they're way cooler, because the worlds are generally much bigger and more developed, and you aren't limited to just two or three options - you can command your character to do almost anyt...
Tags: Youtube, Pebble, Hgtv, Palpatine, Skywalker, Scott Bradlee, McConkie, Talmage, Zork, Blake Ostler, Skywalker Adam


‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ Breakdown: The Details and History That Enrich “Together Again”

The eighth episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars season 7  wraps up the story of Ahsoka and the Martez sisters as they try to escape the vile clutches of the Pyke Syndicate once and for all. In a stunning ruse, Ahsoka sends the Martez sisters away by selling them out and sending them off. She discovers a number of shocking truths about the Pykes and their operation and works to shut it down once and for all. There’s a lot to peel back in “Together Again,” so get ready. Maul The fact t...
Tags: Television, Movies, Disney, Features, Palpatine, Jedi, Coruscant, Maul, Star-Wars, Martez, Dave Filoni, Ahsoka, Star-Wars:-The-Clone-Wars, Ezra Bridger, Mandalore, Featured Stories Sidebar


New to Digital/DVD/Blu-Ray - STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER

Emperor Palpatine returns with a plan to dominate the galaxy. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
Tags: Movies, Digital, Dvd, Palpatine, Skywalker, Bluray, New Releases, The Movie Waffler, By Eric Hillis


"The Rise of Skywalker" is so much better with Rage Against The Machine's "Killing In The Name Of" as the soundtrack

Why couldn't the rest of the movie have been like this? The Death of Palpatine... but with Rage Against the Machine's "Killing in the Name of" pic.twitter.com/IGySw9IkMY — Adam Lance Garcia (@AdamLanceGarcia) April 1, 2020 Adam Garcia also applied the same treatment to the scene in Snoke's throne room from The Last Jedi, but that scene is already perfect in every way. Image: Scott Penner / Flickr (CC 2.0) and Wikimedia Commons
Tags: Star Wars, Post, News, Snoke, Rage Against The Machine, Palpatine, Skywalker, Adam Garcia, Mash-up, Rise of Skywalker, Adam Lance Garcia, Killing In The Name Of, Scott Penner Flickr CC


Was Rey Ever Going to be a “Real” Skywalker? The New ‘Rise of Skywalker’ Art Book Has a Potential Answer

When we first met Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, there was plenty of mystery surrounding just who she was. Flashbacks showed her family deserting her on Jakku, and then there was the fact that she was able to yield the Force with great ability and strength. Immediately, fans began speculating: was she secretly a Skywalker? Of course, now we know the answer: No. She wasn’t. She was actually a Palpatine – a twist that still leaves a bad taste in my mouth. But was that always the plan? There...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Rumors, Leia, Colin Trevorrow, Rey, Luke, J J Abrams, Jakku, Palpatine, Skywalker, Ridley, Star-Wars, Derek Connolly, Pablo Hidalgo


Six Quick Links for Monday Afternoon

This is super depressing but not surprising: The Social-Distancing Culture War Has Begun. "They made a show of shaking hands, and complained loudly about the 'stupid hoax' being propagated by virus alarmists." [theatlantic.com]Fun web toy for making colorful patterns [colorpush.wetransfer.com]With movie theaters around the world closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, drive-in movie theaters are having a moment in the spotlight [theatlantic.com]Advice from a cinematographer on how to look & sound y...
Tags: Jason Kottke, Palpatine, Viktor Orban


‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Novelization Fills Out More Plot Holes About Kylo Ren

Even three months after its release, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker refuses to leave the national conversation. Perhaps that’s because so much supplementary material keeps coming out after the fact to fill out the plot gaps in the film’s ever-so-complex narrative. The latest from the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker novelization is all about Kylo Ren and his arc form Big Bad to big softie, and how exactly it happened. Kylo Ren’s redemption arc was arguably one of the most dissatisfying par...
Tags: Books, Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Lucasfilm, Leia, Kylo Ren, Rey, Ben, Palpatine, Skywalker, Jedi, Kylo, Claudia Gray, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Luke s Force Ghost


‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Creature Designer Neal Scanlan talks Babu Frik, the Cool Aliens You Didn’t See, and More [Interview]

Creature and Special Make-up Effects Creative Supervisor Neal Scanlan began his career working on films such as Walt Disney’s Return to Oz, Jim Henson’s Labyrinth and the 1986 Oscar-nominated Little Shop of Horrors. A founding member of the Jim Henson Creature Shop, Neal was involved in projects such as Witches, Babe (for which he won an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects), 101 Dalmatians, The English Patient, and more. In 2011, Scanlan was asked to head up the Creature and Make-Up FX depart...
Tags: Movies, Interview, Disney, Features, Darth Vader, Shirley, Lucasfilm, Walt Disney, Stuart, Yoda, Force Awakens, Kylo Ren, Rey, Warwick, Stewart, Kay


‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Honest Trailer: You Can’t Teach An Old Emperor New Tricks

Last year, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker ended the Skywalker saga, not with a bang, but with a whimper. That’s because the final chapter of the Skywalker saga desperately tries to cling to whatever nostalgia is left for the original trilogy rather than delivering a satisfying, cohesive story. However, as the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Honest Trailer reminds us, unless you were reading one of the supplementary books, paying attention to interviews with co-writer Chris Terrio in the week...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Lucasfilm, Lol, Honest Trailers, Leia, Luke Skywalker, Kylo Ren, Ben Solo, Rey, Honest Trailer, J J Abrams, Palpatine, Skywalker, Lando Calrissian


‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ Breakdown: The Details and History That Enrich “Gone With a Trace”

Today, audiences were treated to the first installment of a brand new arc of Star Wars: The Clone Wars starring fan-favorite Ahsoka Tano. “Gone With a Trace” is the first time we’ve seen Ahsoka coping with life outside the Jedi order in the brief period of time she spent after leaving the Jedi temple and the destruction of the Jedi with Order 66. This new episode  shows us just how Ahsoka tries to exist in the bowels of Coruscant while trying to keep her past hidden. Let’s dive deeper. ...
Tags: Star-Wars, Television, Movies, Disney, Features, Animation, Bruce Lee, George Lucas, Force, Luke Skywalker, Lee, Palpatine, Jedi, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Bobby Moynihan, Coruscant


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


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...
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