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‘Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker:’ J.J. Abrams Explains Title and Getting Help From George Lucas
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Finn (John Boyega), Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) and Rey (Daisy Ridley) in STAR WARS: EPISODE IX.

When the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker title first appeared at the end of the new teaser trailer, fans had a few theories on what it could mean. But director J.J. Abrams had a chance to speak about the meaning of the title. While he couldn’t provide any specifics, he did leave fans enough to go on.

Additionally, Abrams addressed the mysterious laugh that was heard at the end of The Rise of Skywalker trailer, and how George Lucas had a hand in shaping the film. Check out all of this in the full report here below.

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‘The Mandalorian’ Inspiration, Plot, Character Details, and New Images For First ‘Star Wars’ Live-Action Series
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The Mandalorian Star Wars

The third day of Star Wars Celebration brought us our first look at Disney+’s The Mandalorian. From The Jungle Book and Iron Man director Jon Favreau, the first ever live-action Star Wars TV show will “follow the travels of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic…” Though that seemed a bit vague at the time, we knew it would follow the title character and the field of bounty hunting.

So Favreau, Dave Filoni, and castmembers Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, and Carl Weathers took to the stage to talk about the inspiration, their approach to the show, and talk about some of the characters that we will see. Check it out here below.

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‘Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker’ Panel; Plus 13 New Images
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(Left to right: Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo), BB-8, D-O, Rey (Daisy Ridley), Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) and Finn (John Boyega) in STAR WARS: EPISODE IX

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is the epic conclusion to a 40-plus year story arc that first started in 1977 with Star Wars: A New Hope. Fans who have stuck with the franchise since the very beginning have seen the rise and fall of the Skywalker family, and though things may have seemed bleak towards the end of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Jedi and Skywalker legacy will continue to live on.

But what sort of menacing threat awaits our heroes like Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega), and Poe (Oscar Isaac).

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‘Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’: EA Finally Unveils Story-Driven, Single-Player ‘Star Wars’ Game With New Trailer
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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

It’s been nearly six years now since Disney signed an exclusive deal with Electronic Arts to handle all Star Wars video games. That deal has not gone very well, to say the least. It’s actually been kind of a shitshow. In those six years, only three games have been released—Battlefront, Battlefront II, and a mobile game—despite having multiple teams working on various projects.

Fans have been begging for a good single-player Star Wars game, but EA kept focusing on the money-making multiplayer. They did, to be fair, add a single-player campaign to Battlefront II after outrage over there not being one in the first game. But it was primarily a multiplayer game, and we still haven’t gotten that story-driven, single-player game we’ve been craving.

But now there’s a new hope. Today, a reveal trailer was released for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, a story-driven single-player action game which EA promises will have no microtransactions or loot boxes. You can check it out below.

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Disney+ ‘Star Wars’ Titles Include ‘The Mandalorian,’ Untitled Cassian Andor Series, and Final Season Of ‘The Clone Wars’
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The Mandalorian Star Wars

Disney continued to show off their impressive line up of titles that will be available exclusively on their subscription-based streaming service, Disney+. Investors got to see a small glimpse and learn some details about some of the upcoming Star Wars titles that will appear on the service later this November. More on all of this here below.

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‘Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker’ Trailer: Every Generation Has A Legend
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The Rise Of Skywalker

Every generation has a legend. And all great sagas must come to an end. Such is the fate for Star Wars, who has been telling us the story of the Skywalker story since 1977. Over forty years later, Disney and Lucasfilm will bring that saga to a close with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. During Star Wars Celebration in Chicago, the cast and crew took to the stage to give us our first look at the upcoming and highly anticipated final chapter of the Skywalker story. Check it out below.

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J.J. Abrams Almost Turned Down Chance To Direct ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’
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Star Wars The Force Awakens star Daisy Ridley and director J.J. Abrams

One has to wonder what a Star Wars: Episode IX would have looked like under Colin Trevorrow‘s direction. But he was no longer attached to the project before production could even start. J.J. Abrams was then signed on to direct his second Star Wars feature.

But for a franchise that looked like it was going to have different directors attached, Disney and Lucasfilm must have made a very enticing offer to the filmmaker. That’s because Abrams almost turned down Star Wars: Episode IX. More on the report below.

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‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Went Through Plenty Of Changes From Its Original Script According To Chris Weitz
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Felicity Jones in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story may be behind us now, but its post-production stories will live on. Months before its release, the first Star Wars spinoff went through numerous reshoots and rewrites, many of which led to speculation that the film had major issues. While it did go on to be a box office hit for a non-Skywalker saga film, many of the creative forces behind it have spoken out about screenwriters like Tony Gilroy helping to save it and which scenes had to be re-shot.

Now original screenwriter Chris Weitz is talking about what changed and what was kept a mystery. Check out what he had to say below, but fair warning to anyone who has not yet seen Rogue One, there will be some spoilers ahead.

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Rumor: ‘Star Wars’ Movie From ‘Game Of Thrones’ Creators May Be Based On ‘The Old Republic’
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Star Wars Old Republic

With a franchise as big and expansive as Star Wars, there are a number of things filmmakers could adapt that are outside of the Skywalker saga. And with the Skywalker saga coming to a close later this year in Episode IX, fans can look forward to other and possibly more exciting stories that go far beyond the conflicts between the Jedi and the Sith.

But there is also a lot of history to look back on, and that could be the basis of the film series from Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. According to new rumors, their trilogy could be based on The Old Republic, the popular MMORPG game which takes place some 4,000 years before the Galactic Empire was established. More on the report below.

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Topher Grace Releases A Stunning ‘Star Wars’ Fan Trailer Celebrating All Ten Films
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Star Wars Title Logo

A long time ago, in a theater not so far away from Los Angeles, Topher Grace invited a handful of film geeks to take a look at his 85-minute re-cut of the Star Wars prequel trilogy. The film basically cut out most of the unnecessary fluff, which meant they saw very little from The Phantom Menace, and other useless exposition from The Clone Wars and Revenge of the Sith. While that re-cut would never see the light of day, many who did see it praised Grace’s skills as an editor for condensing an entire trilogy into one easier sitting.

But he was not done with Star Wars, not by a long shot. Grace, who can be seen in BlacKkKlansman, has released a five-minute fan trailer which celebrates the film series. Teaming up with Jeff Yorkes, the two put together a piece that encapsulates everything that we have seen from the Star Wars cinematic universe. Check out the video below.

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