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New Star Wars Director Hints At Hidden Gem

The newly announced director of the upcoming, Star Wars 8: The Last Jedi, Rian Johnson, has publicly teased that he has included a small reference within the latest film in the franchise to one of his earlier projects. Johnson, a very accomplished film maker who garnered a great deal of notoriety for the hyper-low budget film Brick (which seemed to thrive off the lack of cash cows by utilizing the mundane in a theatrical, surrealist fashion) has no shortage of previous material which may or may not show up in the latest Lucas installment.

In addition to Mr. Johnson’s previously mentioned debut, Brick, he has also directed, eccentric caper comedy, The Brothers Bloom and the sci-fi action shooter, Looper. On Mr. Rian’s Twitter account, in a conversation with a fan Rian confirmed what many had been suspecting when wrote: There is a tiny, tiny, tiny Brick nod. Tiny.

Anyone who has previously seen any of Rian’s other films will know that he likes to reuse actors who had played taken up lead roles in earlier films as bit players for cameos. But one of the central “characters” in Brick was not a person but the brick of drugs for which the film got its name (it was never really said what kind of drug it was).

That being said, Fans of the 2005 crime thriller should definitely keep their eyes peeled for white chalky bricks of peculiar looking stuff or perhaps for Joseph Gorden Levitt who took the lead in the previously mentioned film.

Mark Hamill States That Star Wars EpVIII The Last Jedi is Going to be Different

Mark Hamill has recently came out and actually praised the upcoming Star Wars movie, The Last Jedi by saying that it is definitely different, but really satisfying. One thing that many were faced with after seeing The Force Awakens was the fear that the next episode was just going to be a remake of The Empire Strikes Back. The good news is that Rian Johnson has taken note of the complaints of The Force Awakens and has decided to take the story in a different direction so that people will have something new to enjoy. One thing that people complain about in Hollywood is a lack of originality.

 

According to Mark, they have corrected this issue. He has stated that the narrative is going to be like nothing that has been seen in the other films. This may actually be a good or a bad thing for the film. Given that it is a dark film, it may take a little while for audiences to warm up to the film. After all, when The Empire Strikes Back was released, the reviews have not been that receptive initially. It took a while for people to catch on and realize the masterpiece achievement in Empire.

 

One thing that is certain is that the next Star Wars franchise is going to earn a lot of money. All that is needed is for there to be great marketing. For one thing, there are a lot of factors at play. One major factor is the nostalgia factor. Many people have come to know and love the characters that have been associated with the original trilogy. Star Wars can showcase a lot of these characters. Afterwards, they can make sure that the story is well structured and tight.

 

One thing that is good is that people don’t have to worry about them trying to repeat the formula of The Empire Strikes Back. There will be enough fresh ideas brought to The Last Jedi.

 

Star Wars Episode 8 Different from Other Episodes

Mark Hamill Says Star Wars Episode 8 is Much Different

 

Star Wars Episode VIII, aptly named “The Last Jedi” is due out in theaters this December and is naturally ranks as one of the most highly anticipated movies for the year.

 

It was just last month during the Star Wars Celebration that the first trailer for The Last Jedi made its debut, which pretty much set the tone for the rest of the movie. Just recently, fans all over finally were able to get a shot of the full cast for the movie as well as all the locations shown. But one other tidbit of information about the film came from none other than famed franchise actor Mark Hamill himself.

 

In a short video, Hamill stated that he enjoyed how the film was very different from all of the other movies in the series. Specifically, he said that it was so much different in a ton of ways from the other episodes and for that reason fans would find themselves very satisfied in what they get. This comes after The Force Awakens was criticized for being too close to A New Hope in story, despite the movie being widely praised by nearly everyone. Many fans, naturally, were scared that The Last Jedi would have a ton of similarities to The Empire Strikes Back.

 

Chances are that there will be some similarities to Empire, but despite this director Rian Johnson has let it be known that he has mixed the formula up for the movie a bit. A good example of this can be found in how new planets have been introduced for the film such as “Crait” and “Canto Bight.” Johnson has also explained how the film will explore more of the Star Wars mythology, such as Luke going on a quest to search for the first Jedi temple.

 

New additions to the cast will be included, such as actress Laura Dern and actor Benicio del Toro, both of whom are considered mysterious figures for the moment. In any case, many can expect the tone of the film to be darker than some of the ones that came before it.

 

Romance Not Central to Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi

Rian Johnson has revealed one of the ways that The Last Jedi is going to be different from all of the other movies in the Star Wars saga is how it handles romance. While romance was a key theme in all of the other movies, the new series of episodes is not going to have any obvious romantic entanglements. There is not going to be anything that resembles a Han and Leia couple. It has already been established that Rey and Finn are not a couple even though that long hug going towards the climax might have teased things going in that direction.

 

Instead, the upcoming Star Wars film is going to focus on the companionship as they fight to bring down the first order. There are also going to be other ways that the Star Wars film is going to be different. For one thing, there is going to be a huge change to the narrative. Another thing is that it is rumored to be the darkest of the Star Wars films yet. In other words, it is even darker than The Empire Strikes Back and Revenge of the Sith combined. Either way, people are going to get a new experience with Star Wars that does not involve any of the slapstick or corniness of the prequels.

 

One thing that is hopeful is that they are going to do something similar with the marketing campaign that they did with The Force Awakens. They just show some great scenes without giving away the story. This is one thing that marketers should do with films more often. However, too many films even spoil the twist at the climax. Among the guilty parties is the Terminator franchise which has been spoiling viewers since Terminator 2.

 

There are already plans to film the Ninth Star Wars episode on January which is a month after the release of The Last Jedi which is hoping to be a really big event for the audience.

 

Official Title For Star Wars Episode VIII Released

Episode VIII in the Star Wars Saga has recently completed production. However, there has been one interesting issue when it comes to the release of the movie. There has been no release of the official title for Episode VIII. There hasn’t even been any type of development of news even with the release of Rogue One. Finally, the official title of Episode VIII is The Last Jedi. This title already inspires a lot of curiosity for the upcoming film. Among the things that people are wondering is what is going to happen with some of the key characters, particularly Luke Skywalker.

 

It has already been established that this is going to be the darkest movie yet in the franchise. This means that it could even be darker than Rogue One. There have been worries that they were working to lighten the tone in Rogue One. However, the final reports of reshoots have revealed that the original version of the movie was actually a lot lighter in tone than what was finally released. One thing that should be considered is that even though Star Wars is considered a movie for the family, it is a franchise that delves into dark territory. The first Star Wars film released back in 1977 was actually pretty dark in some points with disturbing and violent imagery. It was not until The Phantom Menace that Star Wars actually became a little to kid oriented. Even then, it has darkened back up with Attack of the Clones.

 

It does look like The Last Jedi is going to go in a different direction. There is going to be a lot of speculation on the meaning of the title. However, one thing is certain. People are going to have to wait until December to see the next film. Also, it is only a matter of time before there is a teaser. Hopefully, they take a similar approach to The Force Awakens when it comes to advertising.

 

Adam Driver Okay If Star Wars Ep VIII Didn’t Have Trailers

These days, it is important for a film to have trailers or some kind of marketing campaign leading up to the release of the film. However, there was a question asked of Adam Driver if he would like Star Wars Ep VIII to be released without any trailers. Adam has said that he would be okay with it if the movie didn’t have any trailers. He would state that no one would know about the film and they will be anticipating the next series. However, this type of deal can backfire on even a big franchise like Star Wars. For one thing, people are not going to go see it if they don’t know if it is coming.

 

However, one thing that could be done is release trailers that give nothing away. One of the problems with trailers these days is that they give way too much away. One example is the Terminator series where the trailers always give away the big twist. If people went into the theater not knowing what is going to happen, then they would’ve enjoyed it a bit better. One thing that could be done with the trailer for the upcoming Star Wars movies is give little bits of teasers of scenes for the upcoming film so that people will be interested in the movie.

 

Films need trailers and some kind of marketing campaign in order for it to be released to the public. However, there probably does not need to be a ton of trailers. All that is needed is a teaser, a trailer, and a few TV spots in order to get people interest. With a film like Star Wars, there also needs to be some tie-ins that will get people excited about the upcoming film.

 

If Star Wars EP VIII doesn’t have any trailers, then this will actually backfire and cause the film to make a little bit less than its predecessor. People need the anticipation for the next film in the franchise.

 

Finn’s Recovery In Star Wars VIII

Many people that have seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens know that Finn has been severely wounded by the end of the film in a duel with Kylo Ren. They have already made it clear that he is alive. What remained to be seen is how he is going to recover. Among the many details that have been revealed about Star Wars VIII is that it takes place only moments after The Force Awakens. Therefore, it will probably pick up with Rey meeting Luke Skywalker like at the end of the predecessor.

 

Now it is time to talk about the details surrounding Finn’s recovery. It has been revealed that the recovery of Finn is going to be similar to that of Luke in The Empire Strikes Back. It will be something involving Bacta. Luke was in a Bacta tank which resulted in him being able to recover more quickly. However, there were scars after that scene. It could be stated that it just sped up the recovery and the effects of it go well beyond actually being in the tank. Now, Finn is going to be in a Bacta suit. This is probably an advancement of the tank used in The Empire Strikes Back. This trilogy is taking place some thirty years after the original trilogy.

 

It has also been revealed that Finn is going to be going on some adventures, hopefully with Poe since they had good chemistry in the predecessor. One good thing to do would be to capitalize on the strengths of the new trilogy while bringing something new. One thing that the producers of the upcoming installment in the Star Wars saga have revealed is that this is in fact going to be the darkest movie in the Star Wars saga. In this case, there is no telling what is going to happen. Then again, there is Rogue One which is rumored to be pretty dark. While there have been reshoots for rumored reasons, it does seem that the post-reshoot trailers still give off a war movie tone that is expected with that film. Episode VIII is scheduled for released on December 2017.

 

Mark Hamill Teases Luke Skywalker Appearance in Episode IX

Mark Hamill has made a comment that teases the return of Luke Skywalker in Episode IX. In other words, this is a suggestion that Luke Skywalker does not die in Episode VII. However, before we jump the gun, it is important to note that there are some characters that have died in Star Wars films and yet they have appeared in later forms. For instance, there are a few Jedi Knights that appear as ghosts to other Jedi so that they can continue to communicate with them. So Luke may still die in Star Wars VIII.

 

It has been confirmed that Rian Johnson’s Episode VIII is going to be darker in tone than The Force Awakens. However, The Force Awakens was not really that lighthearted in tone. EP VII was a bit closer to a war movie. It also was surprisingly brutal for a Star Wars movie. Even the score took on a more intense form with certain cues sounding more like Jerry Goldsmith. It is also worth noting that The Empire Strikes Back is one of the most serious films in the saga and there are no deaths of significant characters in the film. The Return of the Jedi had a few significant characters die, and it moved its tone a lot closer to slapstick.

 

There are quite a few reports of the various events in Ep VIII. Among the reports is that princess Leia is gonna be in a coma in Star Wars 8, which suggests that there might be an attack in which she is critically wounded. News of Mark Hamill’s involvement in Star Wars Ep IX is not going to be shocking for fans of the universe. For one thing, other characters such as Finn are going to return. Finn was left critically wounded after his fight with Kylo Renn. Perhaps the twist of the film is not going to be a death. There is speculation as to what is going to happen between Rei and Kylo Renn.

 

John Williams Prepares To Compose The Score For Star Wars EpVIII

If there is one thing that the core series of Star Wars films have in common, it is composer John Williams. He is the one that is responsible for the iconic and immortal Star Wars theme that plays on the opening of every Star Wars film. He has been involved with the franchise for almost 40 years. One of the things that people were wondering when they were anticipating the return of the franchise to the big screen was whether or not John Williams still has it as a composer. Not only did John Williams not disappoint, but his score was actually a little more intense and heavier for The Force Awakens.

 

One thing that is noticeable about John Williams score for The Force Awakens is that there are bits in his score that are reminiscent of Jerry Goldsmith’s scores particularly his score for Total Recall. This Jerry Goldmith-esque moment of the score present right before the reveal of the Millenium Falcon for the first time in the film. This is perhaps part of the effort to deal with the more intense tone of EpVIII compared even to the tone of the first Star Wars film released in 1977, which The Force Awakens bore a lot of similarities to in plot and setting.

 

While Star Wars is one of the most captivating series even at its worst, it probably wouldn’t be the same without John Williams. Not only did John Williams create an iconic score for the Star Wars saga, he has also influenced film music for the next couple of decades. Many composers have tried to imitate him with his style of music. One thing that could be said for John Williams is that his library is filled with iconic themes. Even the most recent Star Wars film has a very memorable theme for Rey. John Williams gets ready to score the next film so that he could come up with some very iconic themes as well as intense cues for the continuation of the saga.

 

Adam Driver Okay If Star Wars Ep VIII Didn’t Have Trailers

These days, it is important for a film to have trailers or some kind of marketing campaign leading up to the release of the film. However, there was a question asked of Adam Driver if he would like Star Wars Ep VIII to be released without any trailers. Adam has said that he would be okay with it if the movie didn’t have any trailers. He would state that no one would know about the film and they will be anticipating the next series. However, this type of deal can backfire on even a big franchise like Star Wars. For one thing, people are not going to go see it if they don’t know if it is coming.

 

However, one thing that could be done is release trailers that give nothing away. One of the problems with trailers these days is that they give way too much away. One example is the Terminator series where the trailers always give away the big twist. If people went into the theater not knowing what is going to happen, then they would’ve enjoyed it a bit better. One thing that could be done with the trailer for the upcoming Star Wars movies is give little bits of teasers of scenes for the upcoming film so that people will be interested in the movie.

 

Films need trailers and some kind of marketing campaign in order for it to be released to the public. However, there probably does not need to be a ton of trailers. All that is needed is a teaser, a trailer, and a few TV spots in order to get people interest. With a film like Star Wars, there also needs to be some tie-ins that will get people excited about the upcoming film.

 

If Star Wars EP VIII doesn’t have any trailers, then this will actually backfire and cause the film to make a little bit less than its predecessor. People need the anticipation for the next film in the franchise.