The Last Jedi: New pictures, costumes, nonexistent toy ‘spoilers’

Lucasfilm has released a new batch of images from The Last Jedi. None of them are new, exactly – they’ve all debuted in various publications – but it’s nice to get these out and about sans watermarks and crops. Check them all out at our Facebook.

→ Did Topps show us Luke Skywalker’s final costume? It’s not really much of a departure from what we’ve already seen him in, but since when has that ever stopped anything?

Don’t get too excited about things floasting around that ID a mini-Lego hologram that comes with Snoke as a character who’s not at all confirmed to be in this trilogy. Remember Finn Calrissian? And speaking of Topps and Snoke, they also give us our first official look at him.

→ More Snoke: Andy Serkis on who he didn’t have scenes with in The Last Jedi.

→ Shockingly, Domhnall Gleeson won’t commit to being around for IX. Okay, not that shockingly.

Rebels S4 to air – mostly – in hour blocks

The fourth and final season of Rebels will air throughout the fall in mostly one-hour blocks. Here’s the 2016 schedule:

  • Monday, 10/16 – “Heroes of Mandalore” Parts 1 & 2
  • Monday, 10/23 – “In the Name of the Rebellion” Parts 1 & 2
  • Monday, 10/30 – “The Occupation” and “Flight of the Defender”
  • Monday, 11/6 – “Kindred” and “Crawler Commandeers”
  • Monday, 11/13 – “Rebel Assault”

Episodes will air at 12:30 a.m., 3:00 a.m., 7:30 a.m., 5:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on Disney XD. (This isn’t a huge departure from previous seasons, where anyone with the app could watch the show early. The extended airing times haven’t put a stop to that, either.) Rebels Recon will continue to be posted after the 9:00pm showing.

They’ll return after the hiatus – and The Last Jedi – to finish off the season. The finale is “so secret that only a few people on the production team know how it will end,” Lucasfilm said in the release.

Ron Howard is now teasing the spice mines of Kessel

So, a mine shaft, the caption “Spicey?” What else could this be but the famed spice mines of Kessel, finally making their big-screen debut? (Yes, they were on Rebels, which showed that Wookiees were sent there… Hmm.) Presumably.

I wouldn’t put any bets on Han encountering a snot-nosed kid named Kyp there, though at least this time around there’s no Solo daughter (…hopefully) for him to creepily flirt with a few decades down the line…

Report: The Last Jedi world premiere will be December 8

Buried in a look at the Oscar hopefuls, Variety reports that The Last Jedi will have its world-premiere on December 8, a week before the U.S. release. That’s pretty much in line with past premieres. For those of us at home, all we can hope for is a red carpet livestream, which Lucasfilm did for The Force Awakens and Rogue One.