The latest Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker TV spot features the red Sith Troopers as they take flight during battle. Not much is known about these elite fighters, but that mystery will be solved in five days. It's hard to believe, but the final installment in the Skywalker Saga is only days away from hitting theaters. Star Wars fans have been waiting two years to see how the sequel trilogy comes to an end, and J.J. Abrams has brought back some old characters, along with some new ones to finish off the story. The red Sith Troopers are new to the Star Wars franchise. According to early promotional material, they fight for Kylo Ren and they can be seen doing so in The Rise of Skywalker TV spot as they take flight to avoid blaster shots and a downed X-Wing fighter. Even though their suits are pretty similar to a normal Stormtrooper, they appear to be more menacing, which is more than likely due to the red coloring. The red coloring is also reminiscent of the Emperor's Royal Guard, aka, … [Read more...] about Sith Troopers Take Flight in Explosive New Star Wars 9 TV Spot
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We are inching ever closer to the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. With December 15, 2017 creeping up on us, Lucasfilm is going to be unveiling new merchandise, TV spots and probably one more trailer for the follow up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, all helping to whet our appetites until the movie finally arrives. Fortunately for us, many of the stars are out promoting other projects, like John Boyega, who is currently on his Detroit press run. That means, he has inevitably been asked about Star Wars 8 and recently, he promised that the movie is going to bring some new ideas to a galaxy far, far away. The actor, who reprises his role as Finn (or FN-2187) in Star Wars: The Last Jedi recently spoke to Entertainment Weekly about the movie. Obviously, given the shroud of secrecy that Lucasfilm puts over these movies, he couldn't say much. But he did talk a lot about the different energy that director Rian Johnson brings to it and what that means for this entry in the Star Wars … [Read more...] about Last Jedi Will Expand the Star Wars Universe in Crazy New Ways
We have been living under a pretty big cloud of secrecy when it comes to Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Even the first teaser trailer raised quite a few questions about the movie and didn't give us too many answers. But Disney and Lucasfilm have pulled back the veil a bit and given us a look at some of what we are going to see in Star Wars 8. For one, we have just been given our first official look at Supreme Leader Snoke's Praetorian Guard's, as well as a bunch of new info on Snoke's role in the movie. This comes to us from Entertainment Weekly as part of their massive cover story on Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which is set to arrive in theaters on December 15. We had heard previously that Snoke is going to have some royal guards, similar to Palpatine in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, but there is going to be a major difference. According to writer/director Rian Johnson, these Praetorian Guards are actually going to look like they're ready to do battle. Based on the image, that looks to be … [Read more...] about The Real Story Behind Snoke and His Praetorian Guards in Last Jedi
There is a lot of mystery surrounding The Rise of Skywalker. J.J. Abrams and Lucasfilm are doing an excellent job of keeping things under wraps. With that being said, they still won't even reveal what species the Knights of Ren are. We know next to nothing about these epic looking villains, other than the fact they fight with Kylo Ren. Rian Johnson chose to leave them out of The Last Jedi, but Abrams has brought them back and they are featured prominently in The Rise of Skywalker promotional material. A new reference guide titled Ultimate Star Wars New Edition has shed some light on the Knights of Ren. Actually, it's a very small amount of light, more like a sliver of light. But, it proves that The Rise of Skywalker might not give us much more information on them, or if it does, it's going to be a big part of the plot. You can read about the Knights of Ren below. "The Knights of Ren are Kylo Ren's most deadly and mysterious servants. With their bodies encased in rusty, battered armor … [Read more...] about Knights of Ren Mystery: Will Rise of Skywalker Reveal What’s Behind the Masks?
After crossing the unprecedented $10B milestone worldwide last weekend, becoming the first studio ever to do so, Disney has bragging rights to another notch in its belt as Frozen 2 topped $1B global on Saturday. This means that the Mouse has roared to have six movies over $1B in 2019. The international box office portion of Elsa’s reign is $666M with $366.5M domestic for a worldwide cume of $1.033B. Frozen 2 went out in a different release pattern to that of the original, which took 15 weeks to get to $1B, whereas the current movie has done it in just four frames. There are still markets to come on F2 including Brazil in January. The current weekend was worth $55.7M from 48 material markets (95% of the offshore landscape). The global session was $74.9M. Related Story 'Jumanji: The Next Level' Swells To $60M+ Opening; 'Richard Jewell' & 'Black Christmas' Earn Lumps Of Coal The Chris Buck/Jennifer Lee-helmed sequel is Disney Animation’s 3rd … [Read more...] about ‘Frozen 2’ Heats Up $1B+ Worldwide Box Office; 6th Disney Title Across The Threshold In 2019