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Star Wars Sequels’ Legacy Character Deaths Have One Thing In Common

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The Star Wars sequel trilogy didn't have a proper reunion for Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, and Leia Organa, but they did have one thing in common: all their final encounters before dying were with Kylo Ren. As Lucasfilm debuted a new trilogy set decades after the original movies, it was a no-brainer that they brought back the franchise's legacy characters. Mixed with new key players from both sides of the Force, including Rey, Finn, Poe, and Kylo Ren, the universe's first leads were very much intertwined with this latest narrative despite having relatively less screentime.

Initially, the idea was to anchor every single film in the new trilogy to one of the older cast members. Han Solo was the central figure in 2015's Star Wars: The Force Awakens, with the Skywalker twins in 2017's Star Wars: The Last Jedi and 2019's Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Sadly, the tragic and untimely death of Carrie Fisher forced Lucasfilm to re-assess their original plan given that the actress passed away before filming on the final installment began. This led to a director switch from Colin Trevorrow to J.J. Abrams, who kicked off the Star Wars renaissance.

Related: Star Wars: Trevorrow Script Reveals One Way to Fix Major Leia Plot Hole

While audiences didn't see Han, Luke, and Leia reunite in the sequel trilogy, their respective deaths still had one thing in common - their final encounters were with Kylo Ren. In The Force Awakens, Han attempted to convince his son to drop his Kylo Ren persona and come home with him as Ben Solo. Personally asked by Leia, the once carefree smuggler earnestly attempted to reach out to Ben, in the hopes that Ben would see his wrongdoings and ultimately decide to drop his unhealthy obsession with Darth Vader. After a few moments of uncertainty, Kylo Ren doubled down on his decision to be an agent of the sark side of the Force by killing Han Solo himself.

Following his emboldened decision to cross and kill Supreme Leader Snoke, Kylo Ren hit the peak of his evilness in Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi. In the movie, it's revealed Luke drove Ben to the dark side - and that result is what drove Luke to isolation. While audiences never see Luke leave Ahch-To, despite Rey's pleas for him to help Leia and the Resistance against the First Order, the legendary Jedi came through at the last minute - using the Force to project himself on Crait to face his nephew. Throughout their whole encounter, no one knew that his presence was nothing but a projection. So while Kylo Ren was busy confronting his former Jedi Master, it bought the Resistance some time to escape. Luke's final words to Kylo Ren was a promise that it wouldn't be the last time he'd see him (which didn't really mean anything anymore in The Rise of Skywalker); after that, viewers saw him die on Ahch-To.

Abrams had to be crafty in dealing with Leia in The Rise of Skywalker. With very limited footage, they needed to come up with a deserved send-off for the beloved character while also making sure that she was every bit part of the story. So, they came up with the idea that, like Luke, she used all her Force energy to reach out to Kylo Ren in a last ditch effort to bring him back to the light side. She succeeded, but not without any sacrifices, as she died doing this. Interestingly, Fisher and Driver didn't share the screen in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, potentially because Lucasfilm was saving their interactions for the final film. Sadly, they weren't able to push through with that due to the actress' death prior to filming the movie.

More: Star Wars: Every Reveal About Rey & Kylo Ren In The Rise of Skywalker Novel

Doctor Strange 2 Is Still on Track to Shoot This Summer

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Despite a number of high-profile production delays, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is still on schedule.

Lala Kent Reignited An Old Rumor Regarding James Kissing A Man

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Lala Kent reignited an old rumor regarding James having kissed a man. Fans of Vanderpump Rules will remember that the alleged incident happened back in 2016 with one of his close friends.

Vanderpump Rules is the much-loved spin-off that is based around Lisa Vanderpump's many restaurants. Vanderpump Rules has followed around employees of SUR, a West Hollywood restaurant owned by the fan favorite. Bravo fans were brought up to date with the cast as James Kennedy was still fired and barred from DJ-ing, Lala Kent had been sober for almost a year, Stassi Schroeder was newly engaged and the rest of the couples all brought the exact same houses in the Valley.

Related: VPR: Why Kristen Doute Yelled At Beau Before Jax & Brittany’s Wedding

On Tuesday’s all-new episode of Vanderpump Rules, Lala Kent reignited a saucy rumor from 2016 about James Kennedy and his close friend, Logan hooking up. The two men were best friends in earlier seasons and season 6 showed them drinking and partying together. Logan was shown cuddling into Kennedy during Pride and trying on multiple occasions to kiss him on the lips. During the end of season 6, Logan even confessed to lying about the two having a sexual relationship to protect James. Lala had just made amends with Raquel Leviss after calling her stupid for over a year upon hearing that Kennedy attended an alcoholics anonymous meeting for the first time.

During their coffee date, the two ladies righted the world and seemed to be off to a good start. But just as fans prepared to get their hopes up, they were shot down thanks to Tom Sandoval’s birthday party, where everyone was asked to be a bit “extra.” Lala proceeded to tell Raquel that James’s friend Logan had been spreading rumors, saying he had been partying in the hills only six days earlier. Lala inserted doubt into viewers' minds, implying that James was still lying to Raquel. She claimed Logan was “a good friend” for mudding his own name to protect James. Naturally, Raquel does not believe the story and starts to talk back to Lala who quickly puts the beauty queen in her place. Lala spilled the tea saying she had been at parties where James had said “I get a blow job if I win, and you have to do this if I win” when playing drinking games. James was nowhere to be found, but Raquel wanted out of the awkward conversation and eventually sauntered away.

Viewers are looking forward to Kennedy being exposed for his continuous cheating on Raquel but are not holding out hope that Lala will repair her friendship with him. The rumor is bound to get back to James and upset him.

Next: Vanderpump Rules: 6 Times Jax and Brittany Had a Horrible Relationship (& 4 Times It Was Redeemable)

Vanderpump Rules airs Tuesdays at 8pm EST on Bravo.

Lala Kent Reignited An Old Rumor Regarding James Kissing A Man

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Lala Kent reignited an old rumor regarding James having kissed a man. Fans of Vanderpump Rules will remember that the alleged incident happened back in 2016 with one of his close friends.

Vanderpump Rules is the much-loved spin-off that is based around Lisa Vanderpump's many restaurants. Vanderpump Rules has followed around employees of SUR, a West Hollywood restaurant owned by the fan favorite. Bravo fans were brought up to date with the cast as James Kennedy was still fired and barred from DJ-ing, Lala Kent had been sober for almost a year, Stassi Schroeder was newly engaged and the rest of the couples all brought the exact same houses in the Valley.

Related: VPR: Why Kristen Doute Yelled At Beau Before Jax & Brittany’s Wedding

On Tuesday’s all-new episode of Vanderpump Rules, Lala Kent reignited a saucy rumor from 2016 about James Kennedy and his close friend, Logan hooking up. The two men were best friends in earlier seasons and season 6 showed them drinking and partying together. Logan was shown cuddling into Kennedy during Pride and trying on multiple occasions to kiss him on the lips. During the end of season 6, Logan even confessed to lying about the two having a sexual relationship to protect James. Lala had just made amends with Raquel Leviss after calling her stupid for over a year upon hearing that Kennedy attended an alcoholics anonymous meeting for the first time.

During their coffee date, the two ladies righted the world and seemed to be off to a good start. But just as fans prepared to get their hopes up, they were shot down thanks to Tom Sandoval’s birthday party, where everyone was asked to be a bit “extra.” Lala proceeded to tell Raquel that James’s friend Logan had been spreading rumors, saying he had been partying in the hills only six days earlier. Lala inserted doubt into viewers' minds, implying that James was still lying to Raquel. She claimed Logan was “a good friend” for mudding his own name to protect James. Naturally, Raquel does not believe the story and starts to talk back to Lala who quickly puts the beauty queen in her place. Lala spilled the tea saying she had been at parties where James had said “I get a blow job if I win, and you have to do this if I win” when playing drinking games. James was nowhere to be found, but Raquel wanted out of the awkward conversation and eventually sauntered away.

Viewers are looking forward to Kennedy being exposed for his continuous cheating on Raquel but are not holding out hope that Lala will repair her friendship with him. The rumor is bound to get back to James and upset him.

Next: Vanderpump Rules: 6 Times Jax and Brittany Had a Horrible Relationship (& 4 Times It Was Redeemable)

Vanderpump Rules airs Tuesdays at 8pm EST on Bravo.

Classic Star Wars Video Game Rereleases Are Coming to Nintendo Switch and PS4

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A pair of classic Star Wars games are getting re-released on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.
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