Sunday, 18 March 2018


All that glitters... Supreme Leader Snoke in The Last Jedi.

He brought the fragmented and in-retreat remnants of the Galactic Empire's fleet under his ruthless and inspiring control, alongside much of the mysterious Outer Regions, going on to build an immense new war machine - the First Order - against the New Republic. Now, as The Last Jedi begins, Supreme Leader Snoke, and his powers in the Force, are more dangerous and unpredictable than ever, in a live action/motion capture performance from Andy Serkis that would prove chillingly effective and consistently impressive.

When Snoke met Rey!

How Snoke was brought to cinematic lfe:

The newly released film novelisation 'Expanded Edition' from CENTURY sheds new light on Snoke and his manipulating connection to Luke Skywalker:

Andy Serkis on set at Pinewood Studios.

Andy Serkis on playing Snoke:

Serkis and friends in a fun on-set image.

Saturday, 17 March 2018


Finn gets a look over from an intrigued Stormtrooper (Tom Hardy), in a deleted scene from The Last Jedi.

There's a reason they're called 'Deleted Scenes' by the film editors, but when it comes to that special thing called STAR WARS, then its a whole different story, with everyone fascinated by the unused material that never quite made it to the finished movies they adore. Here's a selection of images of what UK fans can expect appearing within the home entertainment release of The Last Jedi on 9th April, 2018- the set's hand-picked selection of deleted material, both short and long, by writer/director Rian Johnson.

Official site extras sneak-peek:

Blu-ray preview and film review:

Paige fights the TIE fighters swarming the Resistance bombers.

Poe proves he's not a sewing expert.

A reminder of friendship from BB-8.

New visitors to the island on Ahch-To...

... but are they friend or foe?
Rey gets a surprise discovery with the Caretakers!
Chewbacca and R2 enjoy the celebrations!

Things get a little crowded for Finn, Rose and DJ.

Rose bites back!

Finn is cornered by Phasma and her troops.

How long can Phasma retain her troops loyalty?

Escaping the Supremacy.

Avoiding intense fire ahead from the First Order, in a brief moment of humour.

A further look at the key deleted scenes:


Critics call it the 'Jumping the Shark' moment of the Indiana Jones saga, but the idea of what Indy does to escape the nuclear blast test in Nevada has apparently been proved reasonably sound by selected science teachers! Let's face it, when hasn't there been the odd preposterous action moment in any of the Indy films, from filmmakers whose aim has always been to celebrate the old and classic cliffhanger movie serials of the past with fun and enthusiasm.

Friday, 16 March 2018


With an army of immense AT-M6 'Walkers' at his disposal, plus aerial brutality from a squadron of TIE fighters, the full power for evil of Kylo Ren's attack force comes to bear on the Resistance's last hideout and its defensive facilities, located on the salt/sand world of Crait, during the climactic events of The Last Jedi.

ILM showcase of the scene:

The practical side of filming at Pinewood:

More on the AT-MT6:

Thursday, 15 March 2018


Latest international poster for Solo: A Star Wars Story.

"As I live and breathe," Jessa scoffed. "Have we finally seen Han Solo doing something unselfish? Are you going soft? Who knows, you may even pick up a little morality one day, if you ever wake up and get wise to yourself."

Han stopped, his leer gone. He glared at her for a moment, then said, "I already know all about morality, Jess. A friend of mine made a decision once, thought he was doing the moral thing. Hell, he was. But he'd been conned. He lost his career, his girl, everything. This friend of mine, he ended up standing there, whilst they ripped the rank and insignia off his tunic.The people who didn't want him put against a wall and shot were laughing at him. A whole planet. He shipped out of there and never went back."

She watched his face become ugly. "Wouldn't anyone testify for your friend?" she asked softly.

He laughed sourly. "His commanding officer committed perjury against him. There was only witness in his defense, and who's going to believe a Wookiee?"

An intriguing backstory from the beginning of the STAR WARS Expanded Universe created by Brian Daley (with Lucasfilm) for the still-great Han Solo at Stars' End, back in 1979- the first of a trilogy of then all-new original adventures. Now, nearly twenty years later, we're getting our first solo Han Solo cinematic adventure, and we're all looking forward to seeing it. Let's hope some of those intriguing elements from 1979 might make it to the screen's official history for everyone's favourite star smuggler, and his quirky and loyal first mate, when Solo: A Star Wars Story debuts this Summer.


On set at Pinewood: Rian Johnson and Msrk Hamill

The Adventures of Luke Skywalker certainly took a different (and fan divisive) journey than many of The Last Jedi's viewers had expected, literally from the character's first scene on from the end of The Force Awakens, right up the last moments of the Battle of Crait. Mark Hamill was equally shocked and surprised by developments conceived by writer/director Rian Johnson when reading TLJ's script, events and character evolution that went beyond what he expected (a situation that wasn't the first time/experience for the actor, either - remember Return of the Jedi during 1981/82, and his unrealized hopes for an almost Dark Side-turned Luke?). Thankfully, once filming had begun in London and Ireland by 2016, the actor would become more comfortable of the thoughtful and emotional scenario crafted for the character, and ultimately accepting of Luke's path ahead, within a different style of franchise to the one first conceived by George Lucas.

Luke Skywalker receives a visitation.

Let's hope that both Hamill and Luke Skywalker eventually return somewhere, somehow for the upcoming story/sequel trilogy closing events of IX...


Hamill talks Luke:

Non retouched background publicity image of Mark Hamill as Luke.

Rian Johnson talks about VIII, more on the upcoming deleted scenes, Rey's journey on Ahch-To, and her still shady origins...

Ready to help the Resistance. Luke Skywalker on Crait.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018


Latin America teaser poster for Solo: A Star Wars Story.

With The Last Jedi entering its final home entertainment phase, the wheels are gaining momentum on Lucasfilm/Disney publicity States-side for Solo: A Star Wars Story, as seen with these colourful new pieces.

Poster for the US Denny's food chain.


Riled into anger deliberately by Supreme Leader Snoke, Kylo Ren and his capable First Order TIE fighter wingmen prepare to obliterate the surviving small band of Resistance ships, in this effects shot from The Last Jedi showcasing the all-new TIE Silencer.

Behind the scene clip:

Tuesday, 13 March 2018


Luke Skywalker has so far confused and confounded Rey with his refusal to help his family and the Resistance in their fight against darkness. Still, he may change his mind with her help and persistence - time and patience being something that Rey is used to from her long existence on Jakku, and now getting used to the new surroundings of the sea-covered Ahch-To, in this lovely character shot from The Last Jedi.

Behind the scenes:

Monday, 12 March 2018


That feisty and clever smuggler-to-be of spice and chrome will soon be with us. And here's some of the latest news compiled on Solo - A Star Wars Story:

More on Michael K. Williams original involvement in Solo prior to the re-shoots:

Scoring gets underway March 2018, at the famous Abbey Road Studios.

Composer John Powell at Abbey Road.

Scoring underway:

Mark Hamill on 'Solo':

The latest announced cast addition:

All the new books and comic tie-ins:

More on the Lando Calrissian comic tie-in:

Jon Favreau with Ron Howard and Lawrence Kasdan. Image: Twitter.

Toy news: