So did Rian Johnson shoot footage that will be used in Episode IX? Or will we see an Episode IX tease in The Last Jedi? Right now, we can only guess. Movies should almost never be made assuming there’s a sequel coming—but in the rare cases where they are, communication between the filmmakers can be a major plus.
When Rey leaves Leia and the Resistance to go find Luke Skywalker, she brings two friends with her: Chewbacca and R2-D2. However, that wasn’t originally the case.
Pat yourself on the back. You were right! Kylo Ren’s scar in The Force Awakens does not match the scar in The Last Jedi. Writer-director Rian Johnson has just admitted it, and explained why he broke all of Star Wars’ renown verisimilitude for this small but ultimately fatal change.
Ever since Episode VIII of the Star Wars saga got a real title, folks have been wondering who the titular “Last Jedi” might be. According to a little ditty cooked up by the film’s director Rian Johnson and Mountain Goats lead singer John Darnielle, he’s the one who eats the bones of all the other Jedi. Well, of course.
This week Star Wars fans finally found out the title of Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. It sparked mountains of speculation, including whether “Jedi” is singular or plural, whom it’s referring to, and more. Then, thanks to a photo from director Rian Johnson, the conversation turned to the opening crawl—and the problem it…
Star Wars: Episode VIII is the middle film in the new sequel trilogy, and because of that, everyone expects it to be dark like The Empire Strikes Back. Some of its actors have even made that comparison. But director Rian Johnson has another idea.
Now that Rogue One is in theaters and the calendar has officially flipped to 2017, Star Wars fans can safely start their mass consumption of all information on Star Wars: Episode VIII. Writer-director Rian Johnson has just given us more clues about the film’s plot.
Star Wars Celebration Europe is over and while we didn’t get a title for Episode VIII like we hoped, we still learned a few things about the film from writer/director Rian Johnson. It’s not much—Disney is clearly playing all things Star Wars incredibly close to the vest—but it does offer a few clues to what the film…
This weekend, a galaxy far, far away comes to London, England, for Star Wars Celebration Europe. It’s a three-day, official Star Wars convention and we expect lots of awesome things to happen there—but most of all, we expect to learn a great deal about Episode VIII, Rogue One, the Han Solo movie, and more.
Rian Johnson is nearing the end of filming on Star Wars Episode VIII and, for the director, that’s now actually sunk in as being real. That’s because his movie has finally reached that all too important Star Wars milestone: merchandise.
Oblivion State is a British urban exploration forum, and several of its members came across a really exciting find: the Millennium Falcon film set for the upcoming eighth Star Wars film.
One of the most jaw-dropping shots of the first trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was a group of Imperial walkers storming a beach. They obviously weren’t the same as the AT-ATs from The Empire Strikes Back, but what were they? Now we know.
Three actors get off a plane in Belfast. They’re there to film scenes for Rian Johnson’s Star Wars Episode VIII and the paparazzi are all over it. The flash bulbs are flying. When the lights fade, we’re left with one major question. What are these three specific actors filming?
J.J. Abrams had a lot of fun filming Star Wars: The Force Awakens, putting friends and famous people all over the film in cameos. Some we noticed, others we didn’t, but it now sounds like director Rian Johnson may be continuing that tradition on Star Wars Episode VIII.
When Rey stands in front of Luke Skywalker, long lost lightsaber in hand, it’s kind of impossible not to be beside yourself with excitement for what comes next. And yet, co-star Oscar Isaac somehow managed to make Star Wars Episode VIII, sound even more exciting.
Director Rian Johnson has been filming Star Wars Episode VIII for a few weeks now, but most of the work has been conducted behind closed doors. That changed recently—the production has shifted to Dubrovnik, Croatia. Outside filming means spy photos and in them, we get our first look at some new aliens and ships.
Star Wars isn’t Star Wars without the work of Ralph McQuarrie. The artist and designer conceived much of the look of the original trilogy in the ‘70s and ‘80s. He passed away in 2012, but his art was still a big influence on The Force Awakens—and it seems like Rian Johnson is continuing the tradition on Episode VIII.
Director Rian Johnson and company started filming Episode VIII today in London, and not only have we already gotten an extremely tiny bit of new footage (all of it containing Luke Skywalker’s amazing Jedi face) we have the official cast list, including a few new names.
The stars are hyping it. The director has been teasing it. It’s really not that far off. Written and directed by Rian Johnson, Star Wars: Episode VIII will be going into production very soon, and as that date approaches, we’ve already started thinking about what we’d really love to see in the movie come December 2017.
Fans hoping to get two Star Wars movies in a row, just six months apart, are in for a bit of a let down. Rian Johnson’s Star Wars Episode VIII has been pushed back from its May 2017 release date. To December 15, 2017, to be exact.