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Math Nerds Will Love These New Infinity War Fan Posters

Math Nerds Will Love These New Infinity War Fan Posters
Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War is shaping up to be one of next year's most highly-anticipated movies, and last week, a report claimed that fans heading to theaters to see Star Wars: The Last Jedi will also get to see the first Avengers: Infinity War trailer. One super fan awaiting this trailer is digital artist BossLogic, who spent part of his holiday weekend creating new posters for Avengers: Infinity War, which by no means are official posters sanctioned by Marvel Studios. But they are unique and creative. They all take a unique, math-based approached at the title in quite the creative way.

For those of you who may not be so mathematically-inclined, there is an actual symbol for infinity, which is essentially a sideways 8, so BossLogic decided to have some fun by integrating the infinity symbol into the Infinity War title, while using the six Infinity Stones that Thanos (Josh Brolin
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Darth Vader and Thrawn Team Up in First Look at New Star Wars Book

Darth Vader and Thrawn Team Up in First Look at New Star Wars Book
While fans continue the countdown towards the next highly-anticipated Star Wars movie, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, fans are also looking forward to perhaps one of the most highly-anticipated Star Wars books, entitled Thrawn: Alliances. The first details about this Star Wars novel were unveiled last month, where it was confirmed that Thrawn: Alliances will unite two of the Star Wars canon's most iconic villains, Grand Admiral Thrawn and Darth Vader, and now LucasFilm has revealed the cover for the book, featuring both of these iconic characters. Here's a description of the novel below, from the official Star Wars website.

"The Star Wars Show revealed the cover of Timothy Zahn's Thrawn: Alliances, the highly-anticipated follow-up to this year's bestselling Thrawn novel. It's a striking image featuring both Darth Vader and Grand Admiral Thrawn, the Empire's deadliest enforcer and perhaps its most gifted strategist. The book finds Thrawn on a
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A second update to November Oscar predictions

For those of you not going shopping on Black Friday, today is also a noteworthy day in that it’s the final Friday of November. We’re days away from the embargo on The Post lifting (I’ve seen it but can’t say anything yet), while Phantom Thread is about to screen for the first time this weekend. Then, it’ll just be The Greatest Showman and Star Wars: The Last Jedi among unseen question marks this season. As such, now is a great time for new Academy Award predictions. The race is changing and about to change again. Let us take its temperature and see what’s what right now… Below you will see yet another updated set of predictions. It does reflect having seen The Post, so make what you will of that, but it’s without having seen Phantom Thread yet, so just know that. For now,
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Mark Hamill Shares Thanksgiving Tribute to Carrie Fisher

Mark Hamill Shares Thanksgiving Tribute to Carrie Fisher
Master of social media, Mark Hamill took a break from trolling Star Wars fans over the Thanksgiving holiday and instead shared some humorous messages along with a heartfelt tribute to the late Carrie Fisher, his on-screen sister. The Luke Skywalker actor shared some Star Wars Thanksgiving-themed memes featuring Porgs taking over the holiday as well as Darth Vader cutting a turkey with his Lightsaber and a cornucopia featuring Bb-8, among others. Those tweets were all well and good and gave fans some laughs while celebrating, but it was his tribute to Carrie Fisher that really got everybody's attention.

It's hard to believe that The Last Jedi is less than a month away, but it's even harder to fathom that it's been nearly a year since we lost Carrie Fisher. It's tough for fans, but immensely harder on those who knew and loved her, like Mark Hamill. Hamill took to Twitter
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Rey's Parents Finally Revealed in Star Wars: Battlefront 2 Game?

Rey's Parents Finally Revealed in Star Wars: Battlefront 2 Game?
Even before The Force Awakens hit theaters, people were wondering about Rey's parents. And it has become one of the bigger mysteries behind the new Star Wars trilogy. Star Wars: The Last Jedi promises to give us the definitive answer in a few short weeks. But suave players who have finished the new Star Wars: Battlefront 2 video game think they have it figured out. Rey's parents are a pair known as Iden Versio and Del Meeko.

Who? Well, they are two official Star Wars canon characters introduced in the new Battlefront 2 game. And it makes sense. Most fans have long suspected that Rey is not Luke Skywalker's daughter or even blood relative. She's not Kylo Ren's sister, despite her connection to Han Solo, and that controversial Leia hug at the end of Star Wars 7. As often prophesied, Rey's parents are two individuals who were not connected to the original trilogy.
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The Force Is Strong In This Gallery Of Hi-Res Pics For Star Wars: The Last Jedi

The countdown to December 15th has officially begun.

Two years after The Force Awakens, when J.J. Abrams and Co. resurrected a dormant giant, and we stand on the verge of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

It’s the crucial second chapter in Lucasfilm’s current trilogy, which goes some way to explaining why Rian Johnson’s sequel is already being compared to The Empire Strikes Back. Only this time around, it’s the First Order and Supreme Leader Snoke who will be staging a resurgence, and with our principal heroes (see: Rey, Finn and Poe) either injured or scattered across the galaxy, the Resistance will be up against it.

In an effort to preview that monumental clash, Cbm has compiled what is perhaps the definitive gallery of hi-res images for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and we’re pleased to report that it’s relatively free of spoilers. As a matter of fact,
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‘Star Wars’: Rian Johnson Discusses The Upcoming New Trilogy

Earlier this month, Lucasfilm gave us the surprising news that Rian Johnson, director of the forthcoming “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” would be starting a brand new “Star Wars” trilogy from scratch and that it wouldn’t be related to the original Skywalker story. Details are being kept hush-hush at the moment, we don’t know necessarily where this latest trilogy would take place nor do we know if any familiar characters would be jumping into this latest vision of the franchise.

Continue reading ‘Star Wars’: Rian Johnson Discusses The Upcoming New Trilogy at The Playlist.
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John Boyega has “a love/hate relationship” with the Porgs from Star Wars: The Last Jedi

If there’s one aspect of Star Wars: The Last Jedi that has divided fans during the film’s marketing campaign, it’s the porgs, the little bird-like creatures from Ahch-To. And it seems that’s true of the cast too, with John Boyega revealing to Entertainment Weekly that he had “a love/hate relationship” with the cute little critters on set.

“I just remember doing some stuff and seeing a lot of porgs around,” said Boyega. “And they are interesting, but for me, I had a love/hate relationship with them. They’re very, very cute, but when you put them in a bunch, in holes, on the Millennium Falcon, that’s when they start to become really, really freaky. They’ve got real big eyes, all bunched together. There were, like, little tiny ones and little big ones that would just…yeah, it looks like a rash.”

Based on the latest TV spot,
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Justice League will lose around $100 million, Batgirl still on track with Joss Whedon, The Last Jedi tracking big at the box office and more – Daily News Roundup

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The DC team-up movie Justice League has dominated the headlines since its release, with a lot of negative reviews and a pretty disappointing opening weekend at the box office. Earning the least of all the Dceu movies, Forbes is now reporting that Warner Bros. is looking at an overall loss of between $50 million and $100 million. Uh oh. Read more here.

Coco To Beat Justice League

And that certainly won’t be helped this weekend, with Pixar’s Coco tracking to win the Thanksgiving box office weekend with $70 million over Justice League‘s $60 million. Read more here.

Batgirl Still On With Whedon

Despite all the negativity around Justice League placed squarely at the feet of Joss Whedon, the man behind Buffy the Vampire Slayer is still on track for Batgirl according to Entertainment Weekly. The report claims that Joss Whedon is actively writing the script, and that there have been
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Chewbacca Abuses a Porg in New ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Teaser (Video)

Chewbacca Abuses a Porg in New ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Teaser (Video)
Somebody might want to call the Aspca: The new teaser for next month’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” reveals some definite Wookiee-on-porg violence. Porgs are wide-eyed seabirds from Ahch-To, the planet where Luke Skywalker has been living in exile. And one of them is swatted down by Chewbacca while freaking out aboard the Millennium Falcon in the new teaser, which also shows Luke himself (Mark Hamill) returning to the jalopy of a spaceship. Also Read: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' on Track for Cosmic $200 Million-Plus Opening Weekend “So good to have you back,” a female voice intones.
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Chewbacca Smacks a Porg in Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer: Go Behind the Scenes of the Movie

Chewbacca Smacks a Porg in Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer: Go Behind the Scenes of the Movie
Bb-8 was the scene-stealer in 2015's Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but the droid felt like a distant memory the moment a porg popped up in the first trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Lucasfilm aired a new 15-second TV spot during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC Thursday. Though it didn't reveal any major plot points, given its compact time constraints, it did show Chewbacca smacking a porg while piloting the Millennium Falcon—and fans loved it. Directed by Rian Johnson, Star Wars: The Last Jedi is in theaters Dec. 15. The ensemble cast includes Kenny Baker (R2-D2), John Boyega (Finn), Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Benicio Del Toro...
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s Andy Serkis discusses Supreme Leader Snoke and his motivations

Having only made the briefest of appearances via hologram in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, December’s hotly-anticipated Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set to feature an expanded role for the saga’s latest villain, Supreme Leader Snoke.

While director Rian Johnson has warned us not to expect any major reveals and that his past will remain a mystery in Episode VIII, actor Andy Serkis has been chatting to EW about his character, giving us a little insight into his backstory.

“The thing about Snoke is that he is extremely strong with the Force, the dark side of the Force. He’s terribly powerful, of course. But he is also a very vulnerable and wounded character,” said Serkis. “He has suffered and he has suffered injury. The way that his malevolence comes out is in reaction to that. His hatred of the Resistance is fueled by what’s happened to him personally.
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New footage of Captain Phasma, Chewie and the Porg in latest Star Wars: The Last Jedi TV spot

There was more than just Thanksgiving to celebrate in the Us this holiday season, as Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm have debuted a brand new TV spot for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Featuring sentiments that we can all echo from Gwendoline Christie’s returning Captain Phasma, who ushers in the brief teaser with “so good to have you back”, you can get your latest fix of Star Wars below…

See Also: Star Wars: The Last Jedi tracking $200 million domestic opening weekend

Meanwhile, we also have another couple of international spots for you here…

In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set for release on December 14th in the UK and
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Has Battlefront II Solved The Mystery Of Rey’s Parents Ahead Of The Last Jedi?

Who are Rey’s parents, exactly? Will Luke Skywalker wield a lightsaber come December? Should we class the porgs as friends, or food?

These are just some of the burning questions we have going into the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. But if a new report from Screen Rant is to be believed, the single-player campaign of Battlefront II may be hiding a major story clue in plain sight.

This is by no means the first time that Dice’s licensed sequel has been thrust under the microscope – its storyline of Iden Versio fighting back against the Rebel Alliance is considered canon, after all – after players conjured up a theory that essentially traced Luke’s journey to Ahch-To.

Fast forward to now, and the pendulum has swung back in the direction of Rey’s parentage, arguably the most pressing question of the lot, with Screen Rant asserting that
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Chewie Backhands A Porg In Latest Star Wars: The Last Jedi Promo

It’s not wise to upset a Wookiee, and one lively little porg learns that the hard way in the latest promo for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Nipping at the heels of today’s international stingers, in which Rey struggled to contain her newfound abilities – much to the horror of a curious Luke Skywalker – this all-new preview ends on a lighter note, as we see Chewbacca backhand a porg in order to regain control of the Millennium Falcon.

For those of you who have been keeping up with The Last Jedi‘s trailer campaign, this frankly hilarious shot is awfully similar to the one where a porg echoes Chewie’s cry, as the Falcon soars through a shimmering cave on the planet Crait. Said to be the home of an old outpost once used by the Rebel Alliance – not to mention those crystal foxes (Aka vulptexs), which wouldn’t
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Star Wars: Mark Hamill Shares Thanksgiving Tribute To The Late, Great Carrie Fisher

The Skywalker twins have been a cornerstone of Lucasfilm’s Star Wars franchise for more than 40 years, but come December, The Last Jedi will effectively close the book on Luke and Leia’s star-crossed story, as Carrie Fisher is, sadly, no longer with us.

And while the Powers That Be initially flirted with the idea of resurrecting the actress for Episode IX – think of how Grand Moff Tarkin was brought back from the grave in time for Rogue One – Lucasfilm’s bigwigs soon scrapped those tentative plans, meaning Star Wars: The Last Jedi will signal Leia’s final appearance in the Skywalker saga.

It’ll be a bittersweet finale, too, given writer-director Rian Johnson vowed to write her out of the story, rather than killing off the Resistance General a la Han Solo. Mind you, Johnson has so far been coy about a potential Skywalker reunion taking place in The Last Jedi,
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Chewbacca Punches a Porg in Latest Star Wars 8 Footage

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Chewbacca Punches a Porg in Latest Star Wars 8 Footage
Porgs are everywhere these days and they are either hated or loved by Star Wars fans. Even the cast of Star Wars: The Last Jedi can't figure out if they love them or hate them. Finn actor John Boyega recently said that they get to be quite a handful when there's a lot of them in one place and Daisy Ridley has revealed that Rey isn't too into them while she's on Ahch-To. But one of the bigger relationships that we've all been hearing so much about is how one particular Porg is being used as a therapy creature for Chewbacca after the devastating loss of his pal Han Solo. So why is the Wookie punching his little buddy in the newest Last Jedi TV spot?

In honor of the holiday, Lucasfilm has released yet another TV spot for The Last Jedi. In addition to Chewie punching his new Porg buddy,
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Bb-8 Works His Magic in Star Wars: The Last Jedi Teaser

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Bb-8 Works His Magic in Star Wars: The Last Jedi Teaser
As the countdown continues towards Star Wars: The Last Jedi, a new Verizon ad has been revealed which features new footage of Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) and Bb-8. Fans were introduced to both Poe and Bb-8 together early on in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, although the loveable ball droid ended up with Rey (Daisy Ridley) throughout most of the movie. Now he will be reunited with the Resistance X-Wing pilot in The Last Jedi, as we see in this new footage. While we don't get a ton of extra moments, it does showcase how handy Bb-8 can be, while Oscar Isaac himself offers more on his character in a new interview.

The ad features a brief scene with Poe Dameron in the middle of an aerial dogfight in his X-Wing ship, when he asks Bb-8 to "work his magic." Bb-8 then descends from his usual post on the X-Wing ship to go down below,
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Exclusive: Doug Liman on his new film Chaos Walking

Flickering Myth’s Alex Moreland has been chatting to filmmaker Doug Liman about his latest release The Wall, which is out now on Digital Download, Blu-ray and DVD, and during the interview the conversation turned to Liman’s newest project, the Ya adaptation Chaos Walking, which stars Tom Holland (Spider-Man: Homecoming) and Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Last Jedi).

“The Chaos Walking movie is sort of like The Bourne Identity because Daisy Ridley and Tom Holland are being chased to their death, in this case across a planet that’s just begun to colonise,” said Liman. “It has a lot of the elements of The Bourne Identity – of two strangers on the run, getting to know each other and trying to survive against overwhelming odds, but getting closer during the course of that. What really sets Chaos Walking apart is that Tom Holland’s thoughts are projected out for everybody to hear,
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Giving Movie Thanks (2017 Edition)

I’d imagine every one of us, despite our individual life situations, however privileged or difficult they may be, wouldn’t have too much trouble coming up with a pretty long list of people and circumstances for which to be grateful, during the upcoming week traditionally reserved for the expression of thanks as well as throughout the entirety of the year.

Even in our brave new world, where gratitude and humility and generosity of spirit often seem to be in short supply, at the mercy of greed, abuse of power, disregard for the rule of law, and megalomaniac self-interest cynically masquerading as an aggressive strain of nationalist, populist passion, there are good, everyday reasons to look around and take stock of blessings in one’s immediate surroundings.

And speaking specifically as one who has the privilege and opportunity to occasionally write about matters concerning the movies, and even a (very
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