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Rian Johnson Explains #35: Here's Why Han's Funeral Never Made It Into The Last Jedi

When The Last Jedi’s official novelization comes out next month, it’ll include a few extra moments that weren’t just cut from the movie, but added specifically for the book. That list includes a glimpse at how Leia and the resistance marked the fall of a Star Wars hero—a moment that, the director says, he just…

We May Not Have Seen Han's Funeral in The Last Jedi, But We'll Get to Read About It

Star Wars fans may have felt like a few things were, well, missing from The Last Jedi. Especially the funeral of Han Solo, who was killed by Kylo Ren at the end of The Force Awakens. Luckily, it’s been confirmed that Solo’s funeral isn’t being ignored. Instead, it’s part of the upcoming film novelization—along with…

Rian Johnson Didn't Want the Knights of Ren in The Last Jedi Because He Would've Murdered Them

Director Rian Johnson kept a lot of ideas and plot elements out of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, including Luke Skywalker’s reported third lesson for Rey, Supreme Leader Snoke’s origins, and that time a porg sliced its head open with a lightsaber. One of the more curious ones, involving the Knights of Ren, was because…

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Mark Hamill Finally Reveals That Big Change in The Force Awakens' Ending for The Last Jedi

Last year, Mark Hamill set off a flurry of speculation when he told Empire Magazine there was a big, last-minute alteration to the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, that would’ve changed something about the then-upcoming Last Jedi. Now that the latter film is finally out, Hamill was able to spill the beans on what…

Ridley Scott Thinks Disney Should Hire More Experienced Directors for Star Wars

Ridley Scott has more than earned his right to speak with authority about Hollywood’s approach to producing big-budget scifi films, and he absolutely knows it. In a recent interview with Vulture, the director shared his thoughts about Star Wars—arguably the most popular scifi franchise in the world—and he did not …