If you came of age during the original Star Wars trilogy, and someone handed you a bucket of Star Wars action figures that only including Luke Skywalker amongst all the new Force Awakens characters, wouldn't your instinct to be to reach for him first? Apparently that's what Colin Trevorrow did, if we're to believe the latest rumors about his firing, and he got his hand slammed away with an affirmative 'No, you may only play with Rey, Finn and Poe'. The so-called creative differences between him and Kathleen Kennedy's Lucasfilm came from the man wanting to keep Luke Skywalker alive long enough to use him in the third and final installment of this new trilogy. Colin Trevorrow was famously fired from Star Wars 9 after he'd been working on the script for quite some time, and his boot came after others were also ousted out of the series. 'Creative Differences' has been the tagline for these exits, and a lot of people immediately assumed that Trevorrow was being cut loose after everyone got … [Read more...] about Original Star Wars 9 Director Was Fired for Wanting Major Last Jedi Changes?
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When Disney and Lucasfilm confirmed that they would not motion capture or include a CGI Leia in Star Wars 9, there was never any real talk about an actress coming into replace her. Which sounds like sacrilege unless it's a younger version of the character. As fans have long been in support of Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown coming in to play the Princess in a standalone Star Wars Story. But now some fierce rumors have begun to rear their ugly head that Meryl Streep will step into play the role once occupied by her longtime friend Carrie Fisher. Meryl Streep once famously played a version of Carrie Fisher in Postcards from The Edge, and already has some insight into Carrie Fisher's mind space when it comes to inhabiting this particular sci-fi icon. But Lucasfilm has already disturbed the fan base adequately enough with the very divisive The Last Jedi. Will they really trade an older Leia out? Carrie Fisher's death has left a giant hole in genre fandom, which is still felt to … [Read more...] about Meryl Streep Rumored to Replace Carrie Fisher as Leia in Star Wars 9
Andy Serkis says he'd be "very happy" to reprise his role of Supreme Leader Snoke in J.J. Abrams' Star Wars 9. Many Star Wars fans were disappointed that Rian Johnson chose not to delve into the backstory of Snoke and feel that the character was a missed opportunity for those who were looking for a Darth Vader-type of villain in The Last Jedi. J.J. Abrams was the one to introduce the character, will he bring him back for some possible flashbacks? Andy Serkis recently revealed that he loved playing the Snoke character in both The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi while also expressing interest in making a return for the final installment in the new trilogy. Serkis says he'd be happy to "extend Snoke's life," which isn't surprising. Serkis also says he enjoyed the relationship that the villain had with Daisy Ridley's Rey. The actor explains. But will Snoke come back for Star Wars 9? It seems unlikely at this time, especially since Serkis recently admitted that he has not spoken to J.J. … [Read more...] about Andy Serkis Wants Snoke to Return in Star Wars 9
Will director J.J. Abrams pull a little time travel magic in Star Wars 9 to fix some of the perceived flaws in The Last Jedi? It's possible, now that time travel has entered the official Star Wars canon thanks to the latest episodes of Star Wars Rebels that aired this past week. There has to be something more to it than what we've seen thus far. Will it be used in the next big screen sequel? Or perhaps one of the two new trilogies coming from director Rian Johnson and the Game of Thrones guys? It appears the sky may be the limit. With The Last Jedi heading to its inevitable home on VOD and Blu-ray, many fans are still mad about what the movie did to the franchise. So much so, that during its initial theatrical run (which hasn't lasted as long as Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle or The Greatest Showman), a petition was launched to scrub The Last Jedi from the official canon. Now, with Time Travel an official part of Star Wars lore, including all upcoming movies, TV shows, and books, some … [Read more...] about Will J.J. Abrams Use Time Travel in Star Wars 9 to Fix The Last Jedi?
The one question on everyone's mind heading into Star Wars 9 is what will happen to Leia. She is the last of the human legacy characters to survive. And she was supposed to be a main character moving forward. But Carrie Fisher's passing in 2016 meant that The Last Jedi would mark her final appearance in the franchise. Disney and Lucasfilm have made it clear that no actress will replace her, nor will the character be resurrected using CGI. Now that Leia has ridden off into the sunset of a brighter tomorrow, with the spark of the Rebellion ignited, how will the next sequel go about introducing her departure? There are new clues in the upcoming book adaptation of The Last Jedi that hint not all is well with General Leia. And one of that film's most controversial scenes will actually be responsible for the funeral scene we're likely to see in the opening moments of the next movie. While it appeared that Leia survived being blown into space, that's not true. Many fans hated what has become … [Read more...] about How Last Jedi Sets Up Leia’s Death in Star Wars 9?