This is the day I usually post a new blog. But when I saw that it’s National Star Wars Day, I realized I must bow to the greater forces that are Star Wars fans. Here, with love, are some recent stories on your faves.
Disney won’t alter films
Bad news, Star Wars fans. Those of you who have been holding out hope that Disney may want to further capitalize on a galaxy far, far away by restoring the theatrical cuts of the original Star Wars trilogy are about to be sorely disappointed. Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy has officially confirmed that they have no plans on messing with the cuts and intend to leave the movies the way that George Lucas did when he revisited them in the 90s.
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No more Jedi?
On – 16 Apr, 2017 By Chris Taylor
The trailer focuses on Rey’s Jedi training under the tutelage of Luke Skywalker. “Breathe. Just, breathe. Now reach out. What do you see?” Skywalker says in voiceover while Rey navigates the Force. “Light. Darkness. A balance,” she responds. “It’s so much bigger,” Skywalker responds.
There’s also footage of space battles (including the Millenium Falcon in flight), glimpses at characters like Finn and Kylo Ren and a crushed Darth Vader mask.
The trailer concludes with the line, “I only know one truth: It’s time for the Jedi to end.”
The panel also unveiled the first poster for The Last Jedi:
— Star Wars (@starwars) April 14, 2017
Honoring a princess
There were many big appearances from actors and creators from the franchise’s past and present – but of course, one person who couldn’t be there was the late Carrie Fisher, who passed away in the last days of 2016.
As always, the Stars Wars team and their community honored the franchise’s great and beautiful princess, with a moving tribute video you can watch above.
Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy, franchise creator George Lucas, and Fisher’s daughter, Scream Queens star Billie Lourd, all took to the stage to deliver moving and emotional speeches, remembering the late, great, actress/filmmaker.