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‘Star Wars Battlefront II’ Review

Since even before its launch, Star Wars Battlefront II was already divisive. There were a lot of problems with the original Star Wars Battlefront when it launched in 2015, and developer Dice has been listening to the fans, tweaking and learning what players want. While Battlefront II does fix a lot of the mistakes from the original title, it does make some completely new ones that overshadow the leaps and bounds that they’ve made in the last two years.

The biggest addition to Star Wars Battlefront II is the inclusion of an all new story mode. The campaign follows Iden Versio, an elite member of the Inferno Squadron, and bridges the gap between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. The campaign beings with Iden Versio being captured by the rebel alliance (of her own accord) in order to erase a transmission so that the rebels don’t know what the Empire is doing.
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Lord and Miller break silence on Solo: A Star Wars Story: “The experience of shooting the movie was wonderful”

The expulsion of Phil Lord and Chris Miller from the director’s chairs of Solo: A Star Wars Story is old news at this point. Since then, the film has wrapped under director Ron Howard, and we have been treated to a host of behind-the-scenes images, an actual title, etc. With production over, it’s a good time to wonder what Lord and Miller have to say about the whole fiasco?

Recently, at the Vulture Film Festival, the directing duo hosted a panel, and questions on the topic of the Han Solo spinoff came up (obviously). Here is their response regarding filming, and their termination from the project:

Lord: “The experience of shooting the movie was wonderful. We had the most incredible cast and crew and collaborators. I think in terms of us leaving the project, I think everybody went in with really good intentions and our approach to making
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‘Star Wars Battlefront II’ Review

Since even before its launch, Star Wars Battlefront II was already divisive. There were a lot of problems with the original Star Wars Battlefront when it launched in 2015, and developer Dice has been listening to the fans, tweaking and learning what players want. While Battlefront II does fix a lot of the mistakes from the original title, it does make some completely new ones that overshadow the leaps and bounds that they’ve made in the last two years.

The biggest addition to Star Wars Battlefront II is the inclusion of an all new story mode. The campaign follows Iden Versio, an elite member of the Inferno Squadron, and bridges the gap between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. The campaign beings with Iden Versio being captured by the rebel alliance (of her own accord) in order to erase a transmission so that the rebels don’t know what the Empire is doing.
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Five Characters Who Could Feature in the Star Wars Live-Action TV Show

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George Chrysostomou with five characters who could feature in the Star Wars live-action TV show…

Disney’s new streaming service means big things for the galaxy far, far away. With many groundbreaking announcements coming out of Disney in the last week, including a new Star Wars trilogy and a Marvel TV show exclusive to the upcoming streaming platform, there was one piece of news in particular that perhaps surprised and intrigued many in the Star Wars audience. The announcement that a live action TV show is being developed for the above mentioned streaming service means fans can expect to experience a brand new set of stories from Lucasfilm. But what will these stories focus on? Here, we look at five characters or groups who could feature prominently in the upcoming show.

The Hutt Clan

The most notorious Hutt of them all is Jabba the Hutt, first seen in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.
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Sebastian Stan would be happy to play a young Luke Skywalker in Star Wars

A few months ago, the above fan art started circulating on social media, pointing out the rather uncanny resemblance between a young Mark Hamill on the left and Marvel star Sebastian Stan on the right.

Naturally this led to a lot of fan support for Stan to take on the role of a young Luke Skywalker, should Lucasfilm ever decide to include the character in one of its Star Wars Anthology movies. And, during a panel at the Rhode Island Comic Con, Stan has admitted that he’d jump at the opportunity should it come his way.

“I just want to say here that anytime anyone would like to call me and ask me about Luke Skywalker I’d be very happy,” said Stan, who will soon be seen reprising his role as the Winter Soldier in Avengers: Infinity War. Check out his comments here…

While it’s possible we
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi run time confirmed, longest Star Wars movie to date

Back in September it was rumoured that Star Wars: The Last Jedi will run for 150 minutes, and now with just a few short weeks to go until we return to the galaxy far, far away, director Rian Johnson has confirmed that run time is indeed accurate, making The Last Jedi the longest Star Wars movie to date.

Rian Johnson has just confirmed this rumor (although it was pretty concrete at the time) that the running time for #TheLastJedi will be 150 minutes, officially making it the longest Star Wars movie ever. https://t.co/q1VpOItzsw

John Hoey (@JohnnyHoey) November 17, 2017

For comparison, the running times for the previous instalments in the Star Wars saga:

Episode IV – A New Hope – 121 minutes Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back – 124 minutes Episode VI – Return of the Jedi – 131 minutes Episode I – The Phantom Menace – 133 minutes Episode II – Attack of the Clones – 142 minutes Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
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How Does Snoke's Project Resurrection Tie Into The Last Jedi?

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How Does Snoke's Project Resurrection Tie Into The Last Jedi?
Disney and Lucasfilm have been keeping a pretty tight lid on Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The movie comes out in just a month and, truthfully, not all that much has seemingly been revealed in the marketing campaign. However, some things are going to get out, be it from people connecting the dots or just getting lucky with an educated guess. This latest theory regarding The Last Jedi may be a bit of both, but if true, it's a huge deal and could see Emperor Palpatine return.

Warning: spoilers ahead for Star Wars Battlefront II. Even though the latest Star Wars game doesn't officially come out until November 17, some fans have been able to play the game online early. The campaign is a canon Star Wars story and it leads right up to just before the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. At the end of the campaign, something
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Sebastian Stan Wants to Play Young Luke in a Future Star Wars Movie

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Sebastian Stan Wants to Play Young Luke in a Future Star Wars Movie
Last year, the internet became aware that Sebastian Stan, who plays The Winter Soldier in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, looks a hell of a lot like a young Mark Hamill. Naturally, since Disney is making Star Wars movies for years to come, many started fan casting Stan as a young Luke Skywalker. Now, the actor has taken this from fan casting to reality, as he's declared that he'd be happy to play a young version of the most iconic Jedi ever.

Sebastian Stan recently made an appearance at the Rhode Island Comic Con. During his panel, a fan asked a question regarding whether or not he'd be up to play Luke Skywalker in a Star Wars movie, should the opportunity ever arise. As it turns out, the actor would be "very happy" to do so. Here's what he had to say about it.

"I just want to say here that
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‘Star Wars: Battlefront II’ Gives Clues About How Luke Skywalker Got to that Planet He Was on in ‘The Force Awakens’

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‘Star Wars: Battlefront II’ Gives Clues About How Luke Skywalker Got to that Planet He Was on in ‘The Force Awakens’
(Note: This post contains spoilers for the video game “Star Wars: Battlefront II” and “The Force Awakens.”) “Star Wars: Battlefront II” is a video game that adds a bit more story that’s been left out of the films so far. Taking place starting at the conclusion of “Return of the Jedi,” “Battlefront II” fills in some of the 30-year gap between the final film of the original trilogy and the start of “The Force Awakens.” Though it’s not completely illuminating for telling fans what happened between the destruction of the Death Star and the rise of the First Order,
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‘Star Wars: Battlefront II’ Gives a Clue About the First Order’s Plans in ‘The Last Jedi’

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‘Star Wars: Battlefront II’ Gives a Clue About the First Order’s Plans in ‘The Last Jedi’
(Note: This post contains spoilers for the story campaign of the video game “Star Wars: Battlefront II.”) The newly released “Star Wars: Battlefront II” adds a little something new to the ongoing “Star Wars” saga. The game tells a new story set after “Return of the Jedi,” doing a little bit to fill in some gaps between the original “Star Wars” film trilogy and “The Force Awakens” some 30 years later. “Battlefront II” tells a story of an Imperial commando squad that’s dispatched around the galaxy to carry out Emperor Palpatine’s final orders, after he’s killed aboard the Death Star.
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Star Wars Battlefront II Explains How Luke Got To Ahch-To In The Last Jedi

Star Wars Battlefront II is a huge achievement in licensed video games, giving fans an unbelievably high fidelity window into the greatest science fiction franchise of all-time. You can participate in the most famous battles of the saga, fly around in the coolest spacecrafts and step into the shoes of your favorite heroes. So, it’s a shame that EA has crammed the thing full of predatory pay-to-win loot box garbage designed to get players to empty their wallets after spending $60 bucks on it. Nuts to that.

The microtransactions are a goddamn shame, because by all accounts, the game contains a short but sweet single-player campaign that gives us a unique perspective on the Star Wars universe in the period between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. Not only that, but one of the most tantalizing bits gives us an explanation as to what Luke’s doing in
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Star Wars Rebels season 4 episode 9 review: Rebel Assault

Megan Crouse Nov 14, 2017

The triumphant addition of X-Wings is the best part about an episode that struggles to set up its cliffhanger...

This review contains spoilers.

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4.9 Rebel Assault

Hera Syndulla is one of the most enduring characters from Rebels. The mention of her name is blink-and-you’ll miss it in Rogue One, a bit of background detail that fans unfamiliar with Rebels might see as merely set dressing. But she was also brought to the younger set of viewers in Forces Of Destiny, which confirms that she survives up until Return Of The Jedi. She’s also my favourite character on the show, a pilot and leader who has to learn to open up to people but never loses her cool, careful mode of conduct. Therefore, I had high hopes for an episode centred
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Star Wars Battlefront II Review

Forget for a minute the talk of loot boxes, pay-to-win, and level-locked heroes, and understand that Star Wars Battlefront II rights so many wrongs created by the first attempt to bring back the storied game series that all of that can easily be overlooked. When it was announced that EA was bringing back the Star Wars Battlefront franchise, fans rejoiced. The original LucasArts series was beloved, as it allowed players to participate in some of the greatest ground battles in Star Wars history, across both the Prequel and Original Trilogy eras. And in the hands of a development studio like Dice, a new, revamped Star Wars Battlefront had all the makings for a success.

The first game hit consoles back in 2015 and immediately the problems began to show. There was no story mode, and the handful of multiplayer modes were quickly played through and grew stale. The promise of new
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Wonder Woman Sequel Moves Release Date: Is Star Wars to Blame?

Apparently Hollywood ain't big enough for two movie blockbusters on one weekend.  The sequel to 2017's Wonder Woman has a new release date, and it might have something to do with Star Wars: Episode IX. E! News confirms the super hero flick starring Gal Gadot will hit theaters a month and a half earlier than expected on Nov. 1, 2019. Originally scheduled for a Dec. 13, 2019 release, the shift follows Disney and LucasFilm's decision to push back the release of Star Wars: Episode IX to Dec. 20, 2019. As previously reported, J.J. Abrams replaced Colin Trevorrow as the sequel to Return of the Jedi's writer and director.  Likewise, Patty...
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Promo art may reveal first look at Alden Ehrenreich’s Han Solo in Solo: A Star Wars Story

Given that most of the movie has been reshot (up to 80% if rumours are to be believed) and Lucasfilm’s focus remains firmly on Star Wars: The Last Jedi at present, it’s not surprising that the marketing campaign for Solo: A Star Wars Story is yet to get underway.

That being said, assuming the film is sticking to its May release date, things will likely get moving very soon. And, while we await the launch of the official marketing campaign, it seems we may have our first look at Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo thanks to a piece of promotional art that has surfaced on social media…

On a movie loyalty cup in Arizona. First image of Alden as Han? pic.twitter.com/wzq3LzLhpr

— Mike DeRose (@livetheforce) November 11, 2017

Now, it’s possible the above is simply an artist’s idea of how Ehrenreich’s Han might look, rather
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The Week in Star Wars – New Star Wars trilogy, The Last Jedi footage, Luke Skywalker/Dark Side update and more

The Week in Star Wars returns with news on a new trilogy of movies, The Last Jedi footage, Mark Hamill talking Luke Skywalker and the Dark Side and more…

Let’s kick things off with the big news from the week: Rian Johnson’s new trilogy. The news came from Lucasfilm who announced that Johnson will be directing the first of this trilogy with long term collaborator Ram Bergman fulfilling producer duties. What’s interesting is that press release reveals that this will be a trilogy outside of the Skywalker saga, which presumably ends with J.J. AbramsStar Wars: Episode IX. “Johnson will introduce new characters from a corner of the galaxy that Star Wars lore has never before explored,” the statement reads. This ties into Kathleen Kennedy’s comments from earlier this week that Lucasfilm were planning the next 10 years of films. With the company having a lot of
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The Force is with him: why Rian Johnson is the new Star Wars trilogy’s best hope

Lucasfilm’s intergalactic franchise may be steering into unchartered territory, but they’ve found the perfect pilot in The Last Jedi and Looper director

Remember the end of Return of the Jedi, where fireworks explode over Endor and everyone rejoices in wild abandon at the victory of the Rebel Alliance over the evil Empire? For Star Wars fans, the announcement that Rian Johnson, director of the forthcoming episode, The Last Jedi, is to helm an entirely new trilogy of films should generate similarly joyous levels of celebration. It’s a rush of blood to the head equivalent to blowing up the Death Star.

Not only does this mean that Disney-owned Lucasfilm is hugely pleased with Johnson’s work on The Last Jedi, it also means that we will be spared – at least temporarily – the sight of directors being summarily thrown to the Sarlacc every few months for getting on studio
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Baby Porgs Revealed in The Last Jedi and They're Creepy

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Baby Porgs Revealed in The Last Jedi and They're Creepy
The Star Wars universe has always been filled with terrifying creatures. From the Dianoga, aka the trash compactor monster from Star Wars: A New Hope, to Jabba the Hutt's Rancor in Return of the Jedi, the galaxy has its fair share of aliens that are, to say the least, a little unpleasant. Somewhat surprisingly, we may be able to add baby Porgs to that list. That's right, the baby versions of the new Star Wars creatures have been revealed, and they're straight-up creepy.

It was recently revealed by Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy that, not only is Star Wars: The Last Jedi going to introduce us to Porgs, which are basically cute space penguins that hang out on Ahch-To with Luke, but the movie is also going to bring baby Porgs into the fold. Or Porglets, if you will. Now, thanks to some newly revealed Japanese figures for Star Wars: The Last Jedi,
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Mark Hamill says Luke’s backstory is not important to Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Mark Hamill had it fairly easy for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, simply having to turn around, lower his hood, and exhibit virtually the entire range of emotions whilst staring at Daisy Ridley’s Rey for what seemed like an eternity.

However, things are going to be a little different this December as Luke Skywalker takes centre stage in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and Hamill has been chatting to Disney Insider about returning to his iconic role, during which he revealed that Luke’s backstory between Return of the Jedi and the Sequel Trilogy isn’t going to be relevant in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

“The biggest challenge for me was actually in the time between Return of the Jedi and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I had to know what had happened to Luke during those years. I had to glean decades of backstory from the script.
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Luke's Scary New Force Powers Can Rip Star Destroyers from the Sky

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Luke's Scary New Force Powers Can Rip Star Destroyers from the Sky
It's no mystery that Luke Skywalker is insanely powerful as a Jedi. Even when we left him at the end of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, he was incredibly gifted. But how much more powerful has he become in the years since? A new Star Wars novel gives us some idea, and it's more impressive than you may have previously expected. It looks like Luke Skywalker is officially powerful enough to down a Star Destroyer using only The Force.

Warning: spoilers ahead for The Legends of Luke Skywalker. The new novel is told from the perspective of deckhands aboard a cargo ship en route to Canto Bight, the casino planet set to debut in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The novel contains various stories about Luke Skywalker told by these deckhands. Some of these stories are myths and tall-tales, but there's a lot of truth in there as well.
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