x In retrospect, the moment where Kylo Ren destroyed his Vader-esque mask near the beginning of Star Wars: The Last Jedi was an omen of the subversive developments to come, as writer-director Rian Johnson strayed from the nostalgic vision offered by J.J. Abrams in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and embarked on a series of template-breaking twists. But now that Abrams is returning to the fold with the upcoming Star Wars: Episode IX, it looks like we could be seeing the reappearance of Kylo’s original, faceless style. Making Star Wars has relayed word that Ben Solo will be wearing a cracked and repaired version of his old mask, and while we’re still awaiting confirmation of such a development, the idea at least seems highly plausible from a storytelling perspective. For one thing, as the final installment in the current Sequel Trilogy, Episode IX will almost certainly contain a few points of symmetry with The Force Awakens. These callbacks seem all the more … [Read more...] about Kylo Ren May Be Getting A New Mask In Star Wars: Episode IX
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We're almost a year away from seeing the final chapter in the Skywalker saga as Star Wars 9 makes its way to theaters on December 20, 2019. Precious little about the actual story has been officially confirmed, except that this will completely wrap up everything involved with Luke and Leia's bloodline. J.J. Abrams plans to tie all three trilogies together in an epic way. There will be returning characters from the prequel trilogy, the original trilogy, and The Force Awakens trilogy. That's already a lot of characters to contend with. On top of that, Abrams and his crew are bringing in 8 new characters in total. But right know, we have absolutely no clue who they are or what they're doing. So far, most of the new secondary characters in the continuing Star Wars saga have failed to really connect with fans, and the trio of Rey, Finn and Poe have their detractors. The newer action figures like Rose Tico and General Hux have sat for years now, untouched at the local Target and other … [Read more...] about Who Are the New Characters in Star Wars 9?
Is J.J. Abrams exploring the connection between Supreme Leader Snoke and Emperor Palpatine in Star Wars 9? Snoke is one of the more mysterious characters from the new trilogy and fans were shocked to see him die in Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi, which was the first time the villain was shown in the flesh, instead of the giant imposing hologram featured in The Force Awakens. Recent rumors suggest that Abrams isn't entirely finished with Snoke and that he will be revealing a deep rooted connection to the prequel trilogy. Sheev Palpatine, aka, Sidious, kept bronzium statues of the Four Sages of Dwartii (which originally belonged to Darth Plagueis, though it's not clear if that fact is still official canon) in his office during his time as Supreme Chancellor of the Republic, which can be seen in Revenge of the Sith. Upon becoming Galactic Emperor in the aftermath of the Clone Wars, Palpatine moved to new quarters, taking the Sistros statue with him, becoming Emperor Palpatine. It's believed … [Read more...] about Big Connection Between Snoke and Palpatine Revealed in Star Wars 9?
x Kylo Ren is a villain unlike any other we’ve seen in the Star Wars saga, mixing the power and ruthlessness of Darth Vader with the youthful uncertainty and instability of prequel-era Anakin. He’s not always a very dignified figure, but his conscience frequently comes through in moments of indecision, leading much of the internet to speculate on whether a redemptive finale is on the cards for Adam Driver’s character in Star Wars: Episode IX. While that possibility remains a point of debate, a new article from Inverse argues that Kylo is pretty much doomed to die either way, and it’s hard to disagree. The piece draws on a recent quote from Driver that the team is currently, “working toward something in particular with that character,” and asks, as other fans have asked before, what sort of finale the actor could be referring to. Behind The Scenes Photos From The Force Awakens That Every Fan Should See 1 of 26 Click to skip MORE FROM … [Read more...] about Why Kylo Ren Will Almost Certainly Die In Star Wars: Episode IX
x From Alec Guinness to Emilia Clarke, theStar Wars galaxy has always had a high population of British people, and that goes especially for the villains. And seeing how Richard E. Grant has developed a reputation for playing screen baddies, it’s only logical that fans have continuously predicted much the same from the upcoming Star Wars: Episode IX. Speaking on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, Grant added fuel to the speculation when he recalled the scene he was asked to read when he auditioned for next year’s trilogy closer: “I got sent a 10-page generic sort of, I think, it was an interrogation scene clearly from a 1940s British B picture because the references were not Star Wars and the language was something that my grandfather would have spoken in and I thought, you know, the three contrasting scenes that you were supposed to show as much versatility you could muster in a self-taping situation.” While Grant didn’t go into any further details, it … [Read more...] about Richard E. Grant Fuels Theories Of Villainous Role In Star Wars: Episode IX