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He’s the best damn pilot in the galaxy – not this one, mind you, but Disney’s galaxy far, far away – and after spearheading the Resistance assault on Starkiller Base two years ago, it’s been revealed that by the time Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in December, Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) will be “shining as a leader of a courageous flying battalion.”
Or at least, that’s what a translation of the official Japanese Star Wars site points to, as it’s given us some new character bios today, which outline what all the main players will be up to by the time Rian Johnson’s much anticipated sequel rolls into theatres. For Poe in particular, here’s what it said (and keep in mind that this is just a rough translation):
“Now that the conflict between the First Order and the Resistance has escalated into total war, »
- Matt Joseph
Filmmaker David Fincher has been pretty active on the press rounds lately as he promotes his acclaimed new Netflix series Mindhunter. Recently, he shared his thoughts on Marvel Studios and how he feels it makes it challenging for directors to tell complex stories, and now he’s been talking to Empire about another Disney-owned franchise in Star Wars, revealing that he passed up the opportunity to head to the galaxy far, far away.
“I talked to [producer Kathleen Kennedy] about that and look, it’s a plum assignment,” said Fincher. “I don’t know what’s worse: being George Lucas on the set of the first one where everyone’s going, ‘Alderaan? What the hell is this?’ Where everyone’s making fun, but I can’t imagine the kind of intestinal fortitude one has to have following up the success of these last two. That’s a whole other level. One is that »
- Gary Collinson
Billie Lourd continues to remember and honour her mom, the late Carrie Fisher, on what would have been her 61st birthday on Saturday. The 25-year-old actress shared a photo of a new ankle tattoo — inspired by one Fisher had on her ankle — with a celestial theme of stars, the moon and the planet Saturn. In the […] »
- Shakiel Mahjouri
The 25-year-old actress shared a photo of a new ankle tattoo -- inspired by one Fisher had on her ankle -- with a celestial theme of stars, the moon and the planet Saturn.
In the same post, she shared the image of her late mom's colorful tattoo, with a similar design.
Lourd's tattoo artist, Dr. Woo, also shared a black and white version of the photo, writing in the caption, "For @praisethelourd. Tribute for her mom today, on her birthday ✨ »
A post shared by Billie Lourd (@praisethelourd) on Oct 21, 2017 at 6:02pm Pdt Billie Lourd honored Carrie Fisher's memory on what would have been her mother's 61 birthday with a matching ankle tattoo. The 25-year-old American Horror Story actress shared a photo of her new ink in a side-by-side gallery on Instagram on Saturday. The matching tattoo includes a crescent moon, a planet, and a star, which Carrie famously sported on her right ankle. In September, Billie opened up to Ellen DeGeneres about what life is like living without her mother and late grandmother, Debbie Reynolds, who both died in 2016. "There's no way to really explain it, and it's so hard to talk about," she said. "If I say that I'm doing good, I'm too happy. If I say that I'm not doing good, then I'm a mess. It's really hard to know what to say about it because it »
- Terry Carter
Though Thor: Ragnarok and Justice League have yet to open, there's little to no disagreement amongst box office prognosticators that 2017's box office king will be Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Of course it will be. It's marketing thus far as been predictably excellent, including the latest trailer that threw in a number of possible plot twists that range from Daisy Ridley's Rey being tempted by the dark side and a face-off between Adam Driver's Kylo Ren and his mother (Carrie Fisher). Domestically speaking, there is simply no way that The Last Jedi will … »
- Chris Cabin
The 25-year-old actress honored her late mother on the latter’s birthday Saturday, sharing an Instagram gallery of her new celestial ankle tattoo that closely resembles the one Fisher had in the same spot.
“For @praisethelourd. Tribute for her mom today, on her birthday,” Los Angeles-area tattoo artist Doctor Woo captioned a black-and-white version of the same snap posted by Lourd.
The American Horror Story: Cult star’s Instagram gallery also included a throwback photo, showing Fisher’s colorful version up close. »
- Jen Juneau
“Happy birthday mom, I sure do miss you and the cozy days #garyloveshismom #garymisseshismom #garyfisher #garyloveshisfans #happybirthdaymom,” the pup “posted” next to a snuggly shot of the pair. The shot had 14,000 likes and counting, with endless comments about the actress and her pooch.
Fisher’s 25-year-old daughter, Billie Lourd, shared her own throwback photo earlier in the day, captioning it simply, “Happy Birthday Mom.”
The late actress’ longtime companion was adopted from Lourd »
- Kate Hogan and Stephanie Petit
Billie Lourd paid homage to her famous mother, Carrie Fisher, on what would have been the “Star Wars” actress’ 61st birthday Saturday with a throwback photo from her childhood and an emoji-filled message. “Happy Birthday, Momby,” said the Instagram post that was accompanied by a picture of the mother-and-daughter stars wearing matching nightgowns when Billie was a little girl. ❤ ??”??…???…???…?✌???? ??…?ℹ️????✝️??”??’???????…?✌???? ♏️??…?♏️??…?✌???? ❤ A post shared by Billie Lourd (@praisethelourd) on Oct 21, 2017 at 11:20am Pdt Fisher’s friends, family and a whole lot of “Star Wars” fans followed suit with tributes of their own. “Happy Birthday Carrie Fish, I lovaly you Baba. »
- Rosemary Rossi
For more than 40 years, the late, great Carrie Fisher was championed as a cornerstone of Lucasfilm’s Star Wars universe, and her tragic death left the franchise’s impassioned community in a state of mourning.
Tributes poured out from across the industry, and with The Last Jedi inching ever closer to its December release date, fans are curious to see General Leia Organa on screen for the final time. Indeed, Fisher’s series mainstay is said to hold a fairly substantial role in Rian Johnson’s forthcoming sequel, though contrary to online rumors – rumors which claimed Disney had drawn up plans to digitally recreate the late actress for Star Wars: Episode IX – the Mouse House has since made it crystal clear that it has no plans to bring back Princess/General Organa through the power of visual effects.
Rather, The Last Jedi will write her character out of the Skywalker saga altogether, »
- Matt Joseph
Billie Lourd is remembering her mom on what would have been her 61st birthday.
The 25-year-old actress took to Instagram on Saturday to pay tribute to Carrie Fisher with a collage of throwback pics -- including one of the pair rocking matching nightgowns.
"Happy Birthday Mom," she wrote in emoji lettering.
Fisher died on Dec. 27 at 60 years old, after going into cardiac arrest on a flight from London to Los Angeles. Fisher's mother, Debbie Reynolds, died just one day later.
See more on Fisher in the video below.
Carrie Fisher's only child, Billie Lourd, took to Instagram on Saturday to honor her mother on what would have been her 61st birthday, her first birthday since her death last year. The 25-year-old Scream Queens actress posted a childhood photo showing her and the late Star Wars star wearing a matching white printed nightgowns. "Happy birthday Momby," Billie wrote in emojis, using her nickname for her mom. The starlet also made sure to give her mother a lasting tribute by getting some intergalactic ink on her body. Billie got a star scene on her ankle and posted the pic onto her Instagram today as well. See Carrie and Billie's throwback photo below as well as »
We’re just under a couple of months away from the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and as excitement continues to grow for the middle chapter of Disney and Lucasfilm’s Sequel Trilogy, early box office tracking is pointing to an out of this world opening for the film.
According to The Wrap, The Last Jedi is tracking a domestic opening weekend of $215 million, which would put it ahead of the $208.8 million debut of 2016’s Jurassic World for the second biggest bow of all time. Top spot is currently held by its predecessor Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which pulled in $247.9 million across its opening weekend on its way to becoming the biggest North American release of all time with $936.6 million.
In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the »
- Gary Collinson
In the picture, the mother-daughter duo are wearing matching nightgowns, and young Lourd can be seen smiling while her mother stands with one hand on her hip and the other on her daughter’s shoulder.
“Happy Birthday Mom,” Lourd, 25, wrote alongside the photo, mimicking the unique emoji-heavy style Fisher often tweeted in.
- Maria Pasquini
After sending waves throughout Silicon Valley with her essay “Reflecting on One Very, Very Strange Year at Uber,” Susan Fowler is now setting her eyes on the silver screen. The whistleblower, whose revelations of sexual harassment at the ride-sharing company eventually led to the firing of more than 20 employees and the resignation of then-ceo Travis Kalanick, is developing a movie based on her experiences.
The news comes from Maureen Dowd’s extensive New York Times profile of Fowler, who published her explosive blog post earlier this year. The article notes that she “now has a job at Stripe as the editor of its tech publication. And she’s working with Verve, a Hollywood talent agency, developing a movie based on her experiences, described by the agency to me as ‘Erin Brockovich’ meets ‘The Social Network. »
- Michael Nordine
Like a lot of other filmmakers, David Fincher almost directed a “Star Wars” movie. Long ago, before J.J. Abrams was tasked with helming “The Force Awakens,” the “Social Network” and “Seven” director was in contention to reawaken the franchise — but ultimately wasn’t interested in doing so. Among his reasons, he reveals in an Empire interview, were financial pressure and “the withering abuse of Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher.”
“I talked to [producer Kathleen Kennedy] about that and look, it’s a plum assignment,” Fincher says. I don’t know what’s worse: being George Lucas on the set of the first one where everyone’s going, ‘Alderaan? What the hell is this?’ Where everyone’s making fun, but I can’t imagine the kind of intestinal fortitude one has to have following up the success of these last two. »
- Michael Nordine
The past two weeks have been an absolute whirlwind for Star Wars fans, and things are just getting started.
With The Last Jedi‘s full-length trailer now out in the open, the Internet is awash with speculation and far-flung rumors, not to mention some fairly convincing theories drawn from the footage itself. In case you missed it, be sure to have a gander at our own trailer analysis, which cherry-picks eight crucial moments and examines what they could mean for The Last Jedi, the untitled Episode IX, and beyond.
But one thing that people haven’t really been talking about yet is just how much money the sequel’s going to make. Of course, it’s expected to open big – very big, actually – but will it top The Force Awakens? And how will it stack up against Rogue One? We’ll have to wait until December to find out the exact answers to those questions, »
- Matt Joseph
In times like this it’s crucial to be aware. Not only of what is happening currently, but to be fully aware is to consistently remember what has happened in the past. “Baltimore Rising,” an HBO documentary film directed by Sonja Sohn, will illuminate the death of Freddie Gray and the aftermath in the city of Baltimore.
Premiering on HBO and HBO Now on Nov. 20, “Baltimore Rising” seeks insight in those with concrete ties to the city of Baltimore: the police officers, activists, community leaders, and gang affiliates. The film explores how to make change after the community had erupted into “deep divisions between authorities and the community — and underscoring the urgent need for reconciliation.”
Among the many insights into the system itself, the doc will spotlight key figures in the community, ones particularly invested in the reconstruction of the city. »
- Raelyn Giansanti
Saturday will mark Carrie Fisher's first birthday since her death—a bittersweet day for her family, including her daughter, Billie Lourd, and her brother, Todd Fisher. E! News caught up with Todd who opened up about what the day will mean for both him and his niece. "You can be sure that Billie and I will have a moment in reflection on Carrie's day," he told us. In fact, when he thinks back on his late sister and her birthdays in years past, he remembers how she touched so many people. "I remember all the great things that she said and the example that she set for so many other women," Todd said. "I see people almost every day that come up to me and hug me and tell me what »
There have been a ton of great movie characters in the history of film, but only one can be the best. According to a new poll, we now know who people feel that character is. Harrison Ford's iconic, whip cracking, snake fearing adventurer Indiana Jones was recently named the greatest movie character of all time, according to a poll conducted by Total Film Magazine. Jones is someone who should definitely place in the top 5, but coming out on top of a poll like this is pretty impressive.
The poll also features another iconic Harrison Ford character, with Han Solo coming in third place. Though, it's easy to imagine that he could have just as easily taken the top spot. Batman, with no particular Batman being mentioned, came in second place. The first female character on the list is Sigourney Weaver's Ellen Ripley from the Alien franchise, who placed fourth. »
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