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Rian Johnson Talks ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ Plot, Tone, and Characters
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Rian Johnson Talks Star Wars: Episode VIII

At the end of the year, we will be getting a new Star Wars film. Directed by Rian Johnson, the plot of Episode VIII is still not known. Not only that, we don’t have an official title. But as we get closer, we will eventually learn more about the film.

Now, Johnson is talking a little bit about the movie while committing to staying vague and keeping things a secret. Check out what he had to say below.

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‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ and ‘Episode IX’ Directors, Lucasfilm To Discuss Princess Leia’s Future
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The tragic passing of Carrie Fisher hit everyone pretty hard last week. Not only was she a major figure of the Star Wars universe, she was also a writer and someone who was able to overcome the darkest parts of her life to become an inspiration. It’s insensitive to talk about what will happen to her Princess Leia character (she will always be royalty) now that she is gone, but here we are.

There is a new report that says she was to have a larger role in the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VIII and Episode IX. Rian Johnson (director of Episode VIII) and Colin Trevorrow (director of Episode IX) are set to discuss how Leia will fit into the future of the franchise with Lucasfilm in the coming weeks. Check out the full report below.

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Woody Harrelson In Talks For Mentor Role In Han Solo ‘Star Wars’ Spinoff
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Woody Harrelson

Spinoffs have always been a part of expanding the Star Wars universe since Disney acquired Lucasfilm a few years back. With Rogue One: A Star Wars Story being a huge success with critics and audiences, attention now turns to the next standalone film.

Directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the untitled Han Solo standalone film stars Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!) as the title character, with Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, and Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke as an unknown character. Of course, the casting doesn’t stop there, and a new report says that Disney and Lucasfilm want a big actor for the film. One of those actors they have their eyes on is Woody Harrelson. More on the story below.

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Michael Fassbender Was Up For A Role In ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’
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Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs

As much as Star Wars: The Force Awakens could have had A-listers to lead the film, director J.J. Abrams chose a couple of unknowns. However, some of those bigger names managed to get in a few cameos (such as James Bond himself, Daniel Craig), while others never got their chance to be a part of a galaxy far far away. We recently learned that Eddie Redmayne tested for Kylo Ren, a role that eventually went to Adam Driver. However, the Oscar-winning actor wasn’t the only big name who was up for a role in the 2015 Star Wars sequel.

While helping promote his new film Assassin’s Creed, Michael Fassbender said he was considered for a role in The Force Awakens.

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‘Rogue One’s Saw Gerrera To Appear In ‘Star Wars Rebels’
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Forest Whitaker in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Eagle-eyed Star Wars Rebels fans were able to point out some of the cameos that were made in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. From The Ghost, the show’s flagship transporter, to Chopper, the crew’s droid with an attitude, it was fun to see that even the animated show characters get a little nod. Now it looks like one of them will be paying a visit to the animated show. Rumors started to swirl that Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) could appear in a sequel or another Star Wars film. It’s unlikely that Jyn would make an appearance unless the writers have something else up their sleeve, but one character that is confirmed to appear is one we’ve already seen in the Clone Wars animated series.

According to a trailer, Saw Gerrera will be back for an upcoming episode of Star Wars Rebels, and he will be voiced by none other than Forest Whitaker. Check out more on the story below.

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Lucasfilm President On The Future Of ‘Star Wars’ Saga and Spinoffs
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will pave the way for future Star Wars spinoffs. These films will focus on the untold stories that are considered legend within the universe. While there is excitement to see more Star Wars, there is also a little bit of anxiety as it is unclear what the future may hold for these spinoffs and what will happen beyond Episode IX.

From what we know so far, Gareth EdwardsRogue One will center on a group of rebels’ daring mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, while Christopher Miller and Phil Lord will direct a young Han Solo spinoff. As for the saga films, Rian Johnson is currently hard at work with the yet-to-be-titled Episode VIII, while Colin Trevorrow will be gearing up for Episode IX. After that, well, your guess is as good as ours.

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Han Solo’s ‘Star Wars’ Spinoff Will Have Heist Or Western Feel
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In the weeks leading up to the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, we will probably hear a lot more about the other spinoffs that take place within the same universe. While Disney and Lucasfilm had planned on alternating between the saga films and spinoffs every year, the only other spinoff what we know about is that of the untitled Han Solo film that is set to begin production early next year.

The film will focus on a younger Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) and Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover) in the years before we first met them in the original Star Wars trilogy. While there isn’t a definitive plot synopsis, producer Kathleen Kennedy dropped a few hints that tell us more about the film’s tone. According to her, the spinoff will have a heist or western type feel to it. More on the story below.

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‘Game Of Thrones’ Star Emilia Clarke Joins ‘Star Wars’ Han Solo Spinoff
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Game Of Thrones Emilia Clarke Joins Star Wars Han Solo

You may know her as Daenerys Targaryen, the Master of Dragons, in HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones. But pretty soon, you will also remember Emilia Clarke for her role in Star Wars. That’s because she is now joining the untitled Han Solo spinoff. More on the story below.

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Young ‘Han Solo’ Will “Break Some Rules” Says ‘Arrival’ Cinematographer
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When Disney first acquired Lucasfilm in 2012, they confirmed that they would be releasing Star Wars spinoff films in conjunction with the Saga films. This year, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will be the first of those spinoffs, with subsequent ones to follow. One of those films will be a spinoff centered on the adventures of a young Han Solo, played by Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!), with Donald Glover playing the smooth Lando Calrissian.

Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller are still in the pre-production process of the film, which is getting ready to shoot next year for a summer 2018 release. While it is still very unclear where the film could go, Arrival cinematographer Bradford Young is now talking a little bit about the film and how he shares the same ambition with Lord and Miller.

Check out what he had to say below.

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‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ May Introduce New Stormtroopers
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens FN-2999 (TR-8R)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens made some key changes to the dark faction we once knew as The Empire. Now known as the First Order, the group also added a few changes to the stormtroopers’ armor and weaponry and even gave a few high ranking ones a shiny chrome look.

Now it looks like we will be seeing more variations of the stormtrooper in the yet-to-be-titled Star Wars: Episode VIII. According to new rumors, a new never before seen stormtrooper will appear in the movie, but will still retain some similarities. Check out the full details on this rumor below.

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