The Star Wars Report: Enjoy The Silence
Its funny that they are now going out of their way to suggest that Snoke is some type of a God. And there is some validity that he has been seen before...It ties-in Return Of The Jedi...
One of the newly released Lego figures has Snoke looking "ALL GOLDEN" almost "Golden-Rod" as Han Solo shouted to C-3P0 in The Empire Strikes Back.
There is talk of Snoke being adorned in Golden Wears, and opulence, jewels, etc.. Well in Return Of The Jedi the Ewoks become bowed down to the "Vision" of C-3PO being the so-called "God" from the profecy of their Kind's religious pre-history...So maybe He (Snoke) once visted ALL of the Galaxy (or at least parts of it) in an all-encompassing RAGE when he was deposed or when He was good, and Angel-looking, BEFORE He was deposed, and deposed from His true name and reduced to His current name - sound familiar... Lucifer. It was His "God-Given" name too but was stripped from Him according to popular legend when He was cast out from his seat on the council of heaven and thrown down to the pit(s) of Hell by God...Well, maybe Snoke (as He is NOW known as) was, in a similar fashion, "cast-out" from the exhalts of galaxy and into the dark "void" part of the galaxy (the Unknown Regions) and there He has languished since before time, during time, and will do ever-after time.
Australian actor Joel Edgerton has quickly become a prolific talent in Hollywood. He’s participated in acclaimed films like Loving and Midnight Special, and also wrote and directed the well-received thriller The Gift.
Edgerton can be seen in the psychological horror It Comes At Night in theaters now, establishing him as a creative force in the genre. But while the actor might be known for his performances in smaller films, he also acted in one of the biggest and successful movie franchises to date.
Appearing as “Uncle” Owen Lars in the Star Wars prequels, Edgerton recently expressed an eagerness to return to A Galaxy Far, Far Away. With Lucasfilm expanding the series in many directions, he’s even laid out a few possible ways how he could return—such as an appearance in the rumored Obi-Wan Kenobi spinoff.
Major plot spoilers for Star Wars: Episode 8 – The Last Jedi have found their way to the web, revealing the truth as to who Rey (Daisy Ridley) really is and the fate of the Resistance in the ongoing warfare.
The details come from 4chan, which has provided accurate Star Wars details in the past, including some of the scenes in the teaser trailer shown at the Star Wars Celebration.
However, the website has also been a source of information that ended up being false, so fans are warned to take the Star Wars: Episode 8 details that will be discussed below with a grain of salt.
If these juicy spoilers, which were relayed by Cosmic Book News, are anything to go by, The Last Jedi will be quite the game-changer and will define the course of the franchise forever.
The first shocking revelation out of the report is that Rey (Daisy Ridley) is a “reincarnation” of the first Force user, which makes her more powerful than what fans imagined.
This will also explain why she immediately got a good grasp of the Force in Star Wars: Episode 7 – The Force Awakens after just having learned she can tap into it.
This was one of the things that fans took issue in the film, comparing her to Luke (Mark Hamill), who did not master using the Force until he finished training long and hard under the tutelage of both Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Everyone knows Darth Vader wields a red lightsaber, but the reason the Star Wars villain’s weapon glowed a sinister, crimson hue remained a mystery for decades.
Well, now you can consider that puzzle (mostly) solved, as Charles Soule and Giuseppe Camuncoli explain in the debut issue of Marvel Comics’ Darth Vader why the Sith Lord’s iconic lightsaber differs from most of the others, even if the “how” remains somewhat less clear.
However, before diving into that revelation, it’s important to understand how the Jedi weapon works. Essentially, a lightsaber uses a crystal, or a combination of several crystals, that have been imbued with the Force in order to generate its laser-like blade. Different combinations can result in different colors, help enhance the user’s inherent ability to manipulate the Force, or generate beams of a different size or shape. Some, though not all, lightsabers utilize kyber crystals, aka living crystals, to generate their blades. Kyber crystals are naturally attuned to the Force, thus young Jedi would find themselves sent on missions to mine their own, the first step in the process of crafting custom lightsabers attuned to themselves and their specific connections to the Force. (For a more in-depth explanation, Wookieepedia has you covered.)
In Darth Vader #1, Soule and Camuncoli reveal the reason why Vader and Lord Palpatine’s lightsabers are red is because they make the kyber crystal contained within them, well, bleed.
Remember earlier in the year Kathleen Kennedy mentioned in a MTV interview that fans could expect an announcement for the third Star Wars Anthology film this summer. That announcement will most likely take place at the upcoming D23 Expo that encompasses all things Disney.
Going back to Wright's comment about December and what that could mean. We have The Last Jedi hitting around that time frame and the likelihood of another top secret film underproduction somewhere on this planet, which let's face it, we all would know about in this day and age.
The only conclusion is that Edgar Wright is producing the Star Wars Holiday Special 2. Of course I am kidding, but it will be interesting to see how this develops!
An upcoming fan documentary film aims to bring the female part of the Star Wars fandom to the forefront. The passion project titled Looking for Leia – referring to Carrie Fisher’s iconic character Princess turned General Leia Organa will highlight women who have a deep passion for the space opera and ask them how a science-fiction film franchise has impacted their lives.
Even before the clamor for diversity in Hollywood, Star Wars has already been a pioneer in bringing empowered women to play significant roles in their narratives, case in point – Leia. But over the years, the lore continues to be populated with powerful female characters. The prequels had Padmé Amidala (Natalie Portman), TV shows like The Clone Wars had Ahsoka and Star Wars Rebels has Hera and Sabine. More recently during the renaissance of the franchise, Rey (Daisy Ridley) is the main protagonist of the sequel trilogy, and Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) was the star of the first spinoff, Rogue One. In hindsight, there is no scarcity of female role models in the series and Looking for Leiawants to explore that notion further by talking to multigeneration female fans who can share their stories of how these fictional characters have inspired them in their day-to-day lives.
The force behind the documentary is self-confessed fan and filmmaker Annalise Ophelian. She recently spoke to CBR and provided some details on how this passion project came to be. As it turns out, Ophelian got the idea from her own interactions with other female fans during 2015 Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, California. At one point, she says that she even wanted Fisher to partake in the project but given her untimely passing, Ophelian now relates the actress as some kind of Force ghost guiding them to finish the project.
Evidence is mounting that Disney is preparing to embrace Ultra HD. The Digital Bits reports that not only is Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 director James Gunn pushing hard for the company to put out its films in 4K, but that Disney is also allegedly waiting for Dolby Vision to become more widely supported before it supports the new resolution.
Of course, we’d love to see Marvel’s titles see a release in the new format, but we’d be lying if we said that there wasn’t a franchise out there that we’re much more excited about.
That franchise is, of course, Star Wars, which also just happens to be owned by Disney.
We already know that a 4K version of the movie exists, the only question is when it's going to make its way to us.