Kimmel’s Rise of Skywalker show set for Monday, the score (and titles) are out, and other news

Jimmy Kimmel’s traditional pre-Star Wars episode is getting the prime-time treatment for this round. Jimmy Kimmel Live After Darth: A Star Wars Special will air Monday, December 16 at 10:00 p.m. EST and feature J.J. Abrams and cast members Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, Naomi Ackie, Kelly Marie Tran and Keri Russell.

The Rise of Skywalker (Trailer #2)

Here’s what Disney wants awards voters to consider for The Rise of Skywalker.

SPOILER WARNING: Also up is John Williams’ score. While the link has no track titles, they were in the metadata and have been named elsewhere. There’s nothing quite on the level of ‘Qui-Gon’s Noble End’, but if you’re particularly spoiler-averse, please avoid all the usual suspects. (And I wouldn’t listen to the audio, either.) If you’re not, you probably don’t need me to say they’re on Reddit, but… They’re on Reddit. Thus endth anything that could be considered a spoiler.

Ominously, Josh Gad is going to complete his pestering of Daisy Ridley for Star Wars secrets. Where? When? Stay tuned…

“I think that that is such a good logline for what Rose represents,” Kelly Marie Tran says of Rose Tico’s iconic line in The Last Jedi. “I remember a lot of people after seeing the film would ask me questions about that specific line. I think the idea of it is: What is motivating our actions? And if your actions are motivated by love, it’s such a powerful, wonderful thing. And I think that really does carry out in this film, in the things that we see Rose do.”

It’s official: As we heard earlier this week, The Art of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker won’t be out until spring, Abrams Books says.

Also: Richard E. Grant teases a ” big character plot twist” at Yahoo; John Boyega talks Finn, fan interaction and more in an interview with Hypebeast; Daisy Ridley, fame and Christmas sweaters in Stylist; The Rise of Skywalker (and The Force Awakens) editor Maryann Brandon on balancing character and story in Variety.