Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

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    Star Wars: Episode VIII (2017)

    A continuation of the saga created by George Lucas set 30(+) years after Return of the Jedi.
     
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    Rian Johnson To Write And Direct Star Wars: Episode VIII

    http://www.starwars.com/news/rogue-...direct-star-wars-episode-viii?linkId=12857863

    Rian Johnson will write and direct Star Wars: Episode VIII. The film, which continues the saga after the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is set for release on May 26, 2017 — forty years and a day after the release of Star Wars: A New Hope in 1977. Johnson is widely considered one of cinema’s most gifted young filmmakers, having directed the modern sci-fi classic, Looper, as well as Brick and The Brothers Bloom. He was also behind the camera for three episodes of the critically-acclaimed TV series Breaking Bad, including “Ozymandias,” which series creator Vince Gilligan named as the best installment of the show. Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman, producer of Looper, Don Jon, Brick, and The Brothers Bloom, are on board to produce.
     
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    ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII': Benicio Del Toro Eyed for Villain Role

    http://www.imdb.com/news/ni58815673/?ref_=nv_nw_tn_1

    Casting for Disney and Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: Episode VIII” is already in motion, as Benicio Del Toro has been offered the role of the villain in the upcoming film, sources tell Variety.

    Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Oscar Isaac, who will first be seen in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” bowing this Christmas, are all expected to return, with Rian Johnson helming the pic.

    A deal is still far away from coming together and who exactly Del Toro will be playing is unknown, but insiders say the studio was going after A-list talent for the role, also meeting Joaquin Phoenix for the role.
     
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    J.J. Abrams Teases The Force Awakens’ Connection to Star Wars: Episode VIII

    http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/ne...connection-to-star-wars-episode-viii#/slide/1

    Unlike the “Star Wars” films of yore, the new batch of movies set in a galaxy far, far away are set to be pushing into production and into theaters in the quickest succession of the franchise yet. Speaking with Wired, where he opens up about a number of topics like composer John Williams and casting the film, director J.J. Abrams spoke about the art of connecting the upcoming “The Force Awakens” to Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: Episode VIII.

    “The script for VIII is written. I’m sure rewrites are going to be endless, like they always are. But what Larry (Kasdan) and I did was set up certain key relationships, certain key questions, conflicts. And we knew where certain things were going. We had meetings with Rian and Ram Bergman, the producer of VIII. They were watching dailies when we were shooting our movie. We wanted them to be part of the process, to make the transition to their film as seamless as possible. I showed Rian an early cut of the movie, because I knew he was doing his rewrite and prepping. And as executive producer of VIII, I need that movie to be really good. Withholding serves no one and certainly not the fans. So we’ve been as transparent as possible.

    “Rian has asked for a couple of things here and there that he needs for his story. He is an incredibly accomplished filmmaker and an incredibly strong writer. So the story he told took what we were doing and went in the direction that he felt was best, but that is very much in line with what we were thinking as well. But you’re right—that will be his movie; he’s going to do it in the way he sees fit. He’s neither asking for nor does he need me to oversee the process.”
     
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    18 months away! 3 Star Wars movies in 18 months!

    Dec '15 Ep 7
    Dec '16 Rogue One
    May '17 Ep 8

    Good time to be a fan!
     
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    Ep 8 now moved to December 2017. A full 2 years between movies. :(
     
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    Episode VIII pushed back

    Star Wars Episode VIII delayed until December of 2017. Appears it is for a script re-write.

    "http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/01/20/star-wars-rumor-episode-8-shooting-delayed-for-a-script-rewrite"
     
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    Kinda confusing..... It says it's been pushed back at the beginning of the article, but the last sentence of the article reads, "Delay or no delay, Episode VIII is still officially scheduled for release on May 26, 2017."

    Huh????? :shrug:
     
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    So much for the history of the May release dates being restored. :bang:

    Rewrites...mostly to reduce the roles of some soon-to-be-introduced (female) characters from what has been reported. In order to focus on the main characters (especially Rey) introduced in The Force Awakens.
     
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    They originally wrote the article about the rewrites and at that time it wasn't being delayed. They put an update up top about the delay but left the original article as is even if the line about it not being delayed was now incorrect. Dumb. It's not that difficult to take out that line.
     
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    Seems a little weird to me that they have to go back and do rewrites to focus more on the main character of the first movie.

    And I wonder what the date pushback means for Avatar 2 which is set for the same week. Massive game of chicken or does Avatar move back AGAIN? I'm guessing they move again.
     
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    They could move it again to May of 2018. :D
     
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    By the way, this makes me wonder about how they are going about writing this new trilogy. I am sure they had a story arc they were all following but JJ made a statement that he read the script and thought it was great.

    However, are the writers of these films doing it in a bubble of sorts so that the other don't know what what each other is writing? You wouldn't think that is possible without the trilogy seeming disjointed. Why is this coming to light now that the focus was too much on newer characters being introduced in Episode 8?!?

    You are right...this is a little weird. You would think there were multiple people with eyes on the script from a collaboration standpoint to catch this earlier no?

    Either way....

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