Sheev speaks and “Duel of the Fates” shows up in the new “Duel” commercial, which is full of new brand new footage.Continue reading “Palpatine claims “final word” in new Rise of Skywalker spot (and more news)”
John Boyega fesses up: It was his Rise of Skywalker script on eBay (and more news)
On Good Morning America this morning, John Boyega admits it was his script that ended up on eBay.
Boyega is also joining co-star Daisy Ridley in picking Baby Yoda over the porgs. “So cute, man. I love baby Yoda,” he said to USA Today. “And you know what? I’m against everyone that wants to give that baby another name except for Baby Yoda. That is Baby Yoda.” He later talked about his stock modeling days and falling in love with acting.Continue reading “John Boyega fesses up: It was his Rise of Skywalker script on eBay (and more news)”
Oscar Isaac on new baby, shooting Rise in the desert
Oscar Isaac and wife Elvira Lind have a new baby, and his visit to Late Night with Seth Meyers is his first time out of the house. As for The Rise of Skywalker, he also talks about visiting the King of Jordan and shooting in the desert.
J.J. Abrams reveals Rise of Skywalker’s first word and more of today’s news
J.J. Abrams was on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, where he revealed that the first word spoken in the film is “At.” Colbert also ran some fan theories past the director.
And in an interview with Esquire, Abrams talks about the whole toxic fandom issue, not doing test screenings and of course… Baby Yoda.Continue reading “J.J. Abrams reveals Rise of Skywalker’s first word and more of today’s news”
Daisy Ridley picks Baby Yoda over porgs, raps the saga
On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Daisy Ridley does not hesitate to declare The Mandalorian’s Baby Yoda is cuter than the porgs. Fallon also asks her about dark Rey, and plays the clip from yesterday.
She also did a rap of all nine moves:
Rise of Skywalker final run time revealed?
J.J. Abrams was busy today. After his visit to GMA, he appeared on SiriusXM’s EWLive, where he revealed that The Rise of Skywalker will clock in at “two hours and 21 minutes,” or 144 minutes, shorter than earlier reports. (Though that still may not account for the credits.) There’s a clip on the article, but the full interview will air on Thursday.Continue reading “Rise of Skywalker final run time revealed?”
J.J. Abrams: Rise of Skywalker post-production finished “yesterday”
This morning, J.J. Abrams brought a Rise of Skywalker clip to Good Morning America, where he also revealed that post-production on the film finished up only yesterday, and that a script actually ended up on eBay.Continue reading “J.J. Abrams: Rise of Skywalker post-production finished “yesterday””
The Knights of Ren make their Rise of Skywalker footage debut and more news
The Knights of Ren show up in the latest Rise of Skywalker TV spot, which also includes new shots of Kylo, Poe, Threepio, the Star Destroyer space battle and a Sith trooper.
Empire has revealed two new photos over the weekend, one another shot of Finn, Rey, Threepio and Poe in the cave, and another of the Sith troopers.
A new poster has been spotted over in Germany. Big news here is that it contains a porg, the first sign that our smallest Last Jedi faves might make an appearance in the new film.
Rise of Skywalker novelization cover revealed and other news
The cover for Rae Carson’s The Rise of Skywalker novelization has been revealed, and like The Last Jedi‘s, it takes design cues from an early poster – this time, the one revealed at Disney’s D23 Expo.
Also like TLJ, the novel will be coming out well after the movie – in March.
In an interview with Empire, Colin Trevorrow is fairly gracious about The Rise of Skywalker, and reveals that he was there when J.J. pitched bringing back Palpatine. Trevorrow was announced as IX director in August 2015 – before The Force Awakens was even out – so the two directors would certainly have crossed paths. He also revealed that he asked The Last Jedi’s Rian Johnson to include the moment where Poe and Rey officially meet.Continue reading “Rise of Skywalker novelization cover revealed and other news”
J.J. Abrams on the “challenging” Rise of Skywalker
Today, Rolling Stone has an interview with The Rise of Skywalker director J.J. Abrams, who says the film is “the most challenging thing I’ve ever been involved in. By a lot.” Plus, a new photo! He also talks about The Last Jedi, co-writer Chris Terrio, the original idea behind making Rey the hero, criticisms of The Force Awakens, George Lucas and more.