Revenge of the Sith concept art for Kashyyyk... before the attack on the Wookiees. 😉 https://t.co/7ASpxXOfhS
A 46-minute version of 'The Last Jedi', with all the female characters excluded or heavily edited, appeared earlier this month on a file-sharing site. It's not very good.
An angry fan of the franchise took the time to create a “men-only” version of The Last Jedi on file-sharing site Pirate Bay, reducing its running time to just 46 minutes, lopping out nearly two hours of material in response to what he (obviously a he) regarded as the over-population of the latest movie’s plot by female characters.
Laura Dern’s character of Admiral Holdo was cut out of the film entirely, with Daisy Ridley’s Rey and Kelly Marie Tran’s Rose Tico both having their roles drastically reduced. Even the late Carrie Fisher didn’t escape unscathed, edited down so that Princess Leia no longer “scolds, questions nor demotes” the rebel fighter pilot Poe Dameron.
He'd be happy to be included in the upcoming spin-off.
As we await the release of the second 'Star Wars' anthology film, 'Solo', Ewan McGregor has spoken out about his interest in reprising his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi for the possible upcoming spin-off flick about the character's origins. However, there are still no details about the project.
Ewan McGregor at the 'Beauty and the Beast' premiere
The 46-year-old actor won Best Actor in a Limited Series for his role in the third season of crime thriller 'Fargo' at the 75th Golden Globe Awards yesterday (January 7th 2018), and he went on to tell reporters backstage that he was more than interested in returning to former role.
Continue reading: Ewan McGregor Is Well Up For Reprising Obi-Wan Kenobi Role
The most exciting movies set to drop in the coming months.
As always, there are far too many sequels, spin-offs, remakes and reboots clogging the cinemas, but surely some will be worth the effort. Release dates are subject to change, of course, but there's still an exciting bunch spread throughout the year. Here are our most highly-anticipated films (not in chronological order).
1. Solo: A Star Wars Story (May) - This film may have been mired in production chaos, but we still want to see this origin story about Han, Chewie and Lando. And that cast is superb.
2. Widows (Nov) - Steve McQueen directs this female heist thriller starring Viola Davis and Michelle Rodriguez. More girl power: Red Sparrow (Mar), Ocean's 8 (Jun), Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (Jul), Mary Poppins Returns (Nov).
Continue reading: 10 Most Anticipated Films Of 2018
Here are our favourite films of last year.
There were some nice surprises in cinemas this year, with thoughtful thrillers, quality blockbusters, exhilarating franchise reboots and twists on familiar genres. Needless to say, it was difficult wittling down the number to just ten, but we reckon the following definitely captivated our imaginations the most.
Daniel Kaluuya in 'Get Out'
1. Get Out - Comic actor Jordan Peele made his writing-directing debut with this hugely enjoyable horror film, which keeps the audience laughing while knowingly grappling with race and class themes.
Continue reading: 10 Best Films Of 2017
The film may have divided fans, but it's still making big bucks in the box office.
Disney and Lucasfilm are bringing the year to end with a big bang, as it's been revealed that their latest episodic release in the 'Star Wars' franchise, 'The Last Jedi' will pass the $1 billion mark in the worldwide box office this weekend, even before the holiday that is New Year's Day on Monday, January 1, 2018.
Oscar Isaac returns as Poe alongside droid BB-8 in 'The Last Jedi'
Half of that total was amassed in the film's very first week of release, and whilst the competition wasn't as strong as it may have been for 'Star Wars' films of the past, it is worth noting it has beaten out contenders for the top spot each week, such as the new Dwayne Johnson-led film 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle'.
Hamill had declared in an interview, “he’s not my Luke Skywalker.”
Mark Hamill has admitted he regrets publicly voicing his criticism of ‘The Last Jedi’ and director Rian Johnson.
During the press tour for the film earlier this month, Hamill gave a few choice quotes about the direction of his character in the new movie, including saying he was “not my Luke Skywalker.”
Mark Hamill at ‘The Last Jedi’ premiere
Continue reading: Mark Hamill Regrets Voicing Criticisms Of 'The Last Jedi'
The character was rejected by his sibling.
Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) may have failed in helping cultivate new Jedi talent, but according to a new slice of information now given to fans, he didn't get the best start when his sister refused his offer of a spot as his first Jedi padawan.
Carrie Fisher made her return as Leia in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' back in 2015
When the 'Star Wars' franchise returned for a new trilogy in 2015 with J.J. Abrams-directed flick 'The Force Awakens', fans discovered that Luke had been unsuccessful in bringing new Jedi into the world following the betrayal of one of his students. Because of the new evil he had helped to unleash upon the world, he put himself into exile and didn't let anybody know of his location. That would form the basis of the plot of 'Force Awakens', with Rey (Daisy Ridley) working under the orders of Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher) to find out exactly where the latter's brother had put himself.
Continue reading: 'Star Wars': Luke Skywalker Wanted Leia As His First Jedi Student
Audiences weren't the only ones with criticisms for the new movie.
Since the release of the eagerly anticipated 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi', there has been quite the mixed reaction from fans. Now it seems that even Mark Hamill had some reservations about the direction his character Luke Skywalker took within the new storyline created by Rian Johnson.
Mark Hamill at the premiere of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'
The 66-year-old was thrilled to be back in the thick of things with the second part of the new 'Star Wars' trilogy, having only made the briefest of appearances in 2015's 'The Force Awakens'. However, he did admit that he clashed slightly with the director/screenwriter over what he deemed a very different interpretation of his character.
'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' is finally upon us, and with it comes a returning cast of Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and others, as well as new additions to the cast such as Kelly Marie Tran and Laura Dern.
In this series of interviews, the actors - alongside director Rian Johnson - open up about their roles in this fantastic franchise, the extraordinary sets and scenaries they were placed in during filming, and just what it's like to be part of such a well-loved world.
'The experience has been inexplicable, I don't know that I can give it a definition', says newcomer Kelly Marie Tran, who plays Rose Tico in Episode VIII. 'I feel so many emotions all the time and I'm just trying to be really present.'
Continue reading: Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Video Interviews
The movie is the lowest rated in the 'Star Wars' episodic film series.
Despite the great critical reception to 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi', the film hasn't fared as well with the overarching general public who have seen the movie, and the sci-fi picture is the joint lowest rated in the episodic 'Star Wars' series to-date, on a par with 2015's 'The Force Awakens'.
Adam Driver returns as Kylo Ren in 'The Last Jedi'
Though this isn't the greatest news for director Rian Johnson and the rest of those who have worked on 'The Last Jedi', it hasn't stopped it from taking in a brilliant $450 million worldwide in its opening weekend box office. It's that which may have led to the positive outlook and response from Disney this weekend, who addressed the elephant in the room that is the negative audience reaction.
Continue reading: Disney Respond To Low Audience Score For 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'
C-3PO and R2-D2 at the European premiere of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' held at the Royal Albert Hall. The film is the second installment of the new trilogy, and it has been directed by Rian Johnson - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 12th December 2017
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