Multiple sightings (
Reddit, SWNN) are showing that The Last Jedi digital release may be March 14, nearly two weeks ahead of the (still unannounced) release of the Blu-Ray copies on March 27. The digital and physical releases for both The Force Awakens and Rogue One were only a few days apart. Word is we’ll get an official announcement on the 20th.
→ Oscar Isaac on
shooting both , and sometimes on the same day. (To make it even weird, he was playing Natalie Portman’s husband. Filmmaking!) The Last Jedi and the upcoming Annihilation at the same studio
→ Really want tio dig into the nitty-gritty of
The Last Jedi sets and filming? Production designer Rick Heinrichs wrote an article for the Art Directors Guild’s official magazine, which anyone can download in PDF form.
→ Domhnall Gleeson on how
Peter Rabbit’s Mr. McGregor is like General Hux, and figuring out The Last Jedi’s choking scene.
The Last Jedi was named AARP’s Best Film for Grownups. ::sad trombone::
The Hollywood Reporter says that J.J. Abrams has hired Paul Inglis ( Blade Runner 2049) to be the supervising art director for Episode IX.
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D23 Expo Japan, Disney Marketing President Ricky Strauss revealed that J.J. Abrams will begin filming Episode IX this coming summer. A special greeting from Abrams and some behind-the-scenes footage from Solo: A Star Wars Story was also shown.
Episode IX is due out on December 20, 2019.
IMAX and Collider held a live Q&A with
The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson last night. They livestreamed it, and while I’ve been hoping for better video, you can still watch it at Facebook. Johnson answered questions about the throne room scene and prequel parallels, among other things.
Collider themselves have finally weighed in with
Johnson on the deleted scenes, lack of a funeral for Han Solo, Rey’s parents, and figuring out Poe’s journey. And finally, here’s the full Q&A in a proper video:
Andy Serkis is making the rounds for
Black Panther, but naturally /Film asked him about Snoke, and his reaction to the character’s death. Serkis plays it a little coy:
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The Last Jedi has now made more than $1.3 billion, making it the all-time 9th-biggest global grosser. It’s unlikely to go any higher as we start heading into blockbuster season, with Fifty Shades Freed and Black Panther on the horizon. Scott Mendelson at Forbes writes why it’s still (duh) a big win for Disney.
→ Rian Johnson did another podcast! This time it’s
the /Filmcast, and here are the highlights.
→ Domhnall Gleeson was at Sundance for National Lampoon biopic
A Futile and Stupid Gesture, and we’ve gotten several interviews from him that touch on the sequel trilogy. In an IMDB interview, he revealed the origins of Hux’s blaster scene.With The Huffington Post, he talks about Hux and the aim of the character, while on the Happy Sad Confused podcast he touches on The Last Jedi‘s “broken phone call,” surviving the film, and his relationship with Kylo Ren. Also recently unearthed in a Japanese guide to The Force Awakens is a behind the scenes photo of Gleeson (with J.J. Abrams) filming the snow rescue scene that was cut.
Lupita Nyong’o is profiled in The Hollywood Reporter, and she talks a bit about the security measures of getting The Force Awakens script. On Episode IX: “I don’t know yet,” she says. “I’ll know soon.”
→ Rotten Tomatoes says that
. The Last Jedi was 2017’s best-reviewed SF/F movie
A special edition of Jason Fry’s will be an Emerald City Comic Con exclusive. Attendees will be able to get the book a few days early (ECCC runs from March 1-4 in Seattle), but there’s a catch: You’ll have to The Last Jedi novelization enter a lottery.
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In this week’s returning Star Wars Show, Rian Johnson and Jason Fry tease additional scenes that made
The Last Jedi novelization – including a glimpse at the footage of one that was cut from the film. The book will be out on in hardcover and eBook on March 6.
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Despite some faint hopes, there were no real
Star Wars surprises in the Oscar nominations. The Last Jedi is up for four: Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Visual Effects and an Original Score nod for John Williams, his 51st.
Director Rian Johnson shared a video of Williams conducting the movie’s opening fanfare:
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On Twitter this morning, The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson revealed that Luke Skywalker’s Force illusion on Crait
has some precedent in Legends – a mention in 2010’s . The Jedi Path
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