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Thursday, November 09 2017 23:30

A New STAR WARS Trilogy is Taking Shape...

It's late as I sit here in the Pacific Northwest - reporting in from a hotel room near Seattle tonight as I catch up on a few things that I can't miss talking about. The big news of the day comes from Disney, who have announced a NEW Star Wars Trilogy from Lucasfilm, and it's coming from the filmmaker behind the latest installment, STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI. "Obviously I hope you like The Last Jedi. But man, now I REALLY hope you like The Last Jedi." tweeted writer/director Rian Johnson earlier tonight, responding to the news that he will return to a galaxy far, far away to oversee a new Trilogy set outside the timeline of the Skywalker Saga. 

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During Game 7 of the 2017 World Series, fans watching the Los Angeles Dodgers take on the Houston Astros were momentarily interrupted for a quick trip to a galaxy far, far away. In a new TV spot entitled "Awake," fans got a fresh look at new footage from STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI, including Luke Skywalker's long-awaited return to the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon, a nice look at the throne room of Supreme Leader Snoke, and a rainy lightsaber exchange. Check it out below!

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The theatrical release of Rian Johnson's STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI is fast-approaching, and of all the new characters and creatures that have been revealed, I don't think there's another with more buzz than the porgs. These little birdlike creatures are inhabitants of Ahch-To, the island where Luke Skywalker has been hanging out for a bit, and what we know of them so far is that Chewbacca seems to bond with the creatures. Already spawning some adorable merchandise and an upcoming book, Chewie and the Porgs, now comes news that they'll get the 6" action figure treatment from Hasbro this spring. The crew over at Hasbro just sent over an official photo of the porgs, announced this weekend at the MCM London Comic-Con.

If you're hoping to attend your first screening of STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI completely 100% unspoiled this December, director Rian Johnson feels that you should probably avoid watching the full trailer that just made it's long-awaited debut. Still, he admits that like most of us (myself included), he watches all the trailers. Tickets are on-sale now (get 'em via my affiliate Fandango) for THE LAST JEDI along with several special events, including a opening night double-feature and an eight film episodic marathon. Check out the new trailer below, and share your thoughts! STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI opens in theaters everywhere December 15, 2017.

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As I type this, we're mere minutes away from the long-awaited debut of the official trailer for Rian Johnson's STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI. As if the hype weren't already at an insane level, the final theatrical poster for the film has arrived just ahead of the trailer release, and it's beautiful. Carrying the red-and-black motif seen in this summer's teaser (currently hanging in my home), we haven't really seen a Star Wars poster like this one before. The hallmarks are all there, but it's strikingly different with Luke Skywalker looming large. See it below!

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It was nearly a month ago when a disturbance in The Force came from the twitter account of Luke Skywalker himself. It was in a since-deleted tweet that Mark Hamill said "Watch Monday Night Football on Monday October 9 - for no reason in particular." He later said "Disney will announce when ready," but the reality is that this follows the established pattern, and now it's official... the full trailer for STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI will debut during halftime on ESPN's Monday Night Football, after which is will surface online. Tickets will go on-sale immediately following the trailer debut. Additionally, several special ticket offers have been revealed, from opening night double-features to eight-film marathons and theater-exclusive premiums. Here's the full details as announced by StarWars.com...

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