J.J. Abrams Pitched Story for Star Wars: Episode 9 Today

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This post contains SPOILERS for The Last Jedi

Director J.J. Abrams has pitched the story for Star Wars: Episode IX to Lucasfilm. Though fans have only just gotten an opportunity to catch The Last Jedi in theaters, the studio is moving full speed ahead on the finale of the sequel trilogy (and quite possibly the Skywalker saga). After parting ways with original Episode IX helmsman Colin Trevorrow, Lucasfilm brought back Abrams to finish what he started, with a December 2019 premiere planned. Production is slated to start in June 2018, so Abrams and his co-writer Chris Terrio need to ...

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Star Wars: 15 Cameos You Completely Missed In The Last Jedi

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Joseph Gordon Levitt Greg Grunberg and Tom Hardy Cameos in Star Wars The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is packed with hidden details, not least a host of impressive cameos by famous faces – both from the real world and the galaxy far, far away. Rian Johnson’s Episode VIII is a very serious affair, featuring the deaths of several major characters and a complete redefining of our understanding of the Force, but it’s not void of jokes, nor cool throwback appearances.

As anybody who’s seen the movie will have noted, Episode VIII had some pretty obvious cameos. Not least among them is Yoda, who returns as a Force Ghost to give ...

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Google’s Top-Trending TV Shows of 2017

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Google has released its ‘Top Trending’ lists for 2017, and as usual, there are some surprises amongst the heavy hitters that anyone could have predicted! There are plenty of ways to measure the popularity of a TV show, of course, and Google’s ‘top trending’ is only one of them. These stats measure those searches that have seen the highest spike in 2017 compared to 2016, compared to (for example), looking at social media conversations or total searches overall. Still, with Google the world’s undisputed most popular search engine, the data collected is a great measure of what people were looking for over the past year.

Of course, this doesn’t necessarily mean that ...

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Mark Hamill Thinks Star Wars Prequels Were More Original Than Force Awakens

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Mark Hamill thinks the Star Wars prequels were more original than J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens. A common complaint about Abrams’ 2015 film – the first installment in Lucasfilm’s Star Wars sequel trilogy – was that it borrowed too many elements from George Lucas’ original Star Wars movie, A New Hope. The film acted as a soft reboot for the franchise instead of a revival, and that irked many fans who wanted to see a new Star Wars story.

Abrams later admitted to rehashing A New Hope‘s story because audiences needed to be ...

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15 Roles A-List Stars Want Us To Forget

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Every actor had to start somewhere. Smash hits like Stranger Things launched the careers of its young stars, but not all actors are so lucky. Most of them have to grind-out terrible roles in low-budget movies and commercials until they get their chance at something great.

Some of the A-list actors on this list had to walk that path to make it where they are today. Others just made terrible decisions. Either way, many top-tier actors have a few stinkers under their belt. Sure, they’d love to be remembered for their hits, but we can’t forget about the dumpster fires they left behind.

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