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Giveaway: IMAX and Funko Pop! Want to Give You the Best Star Wars: The Last Jedi Experience Ever

Some of you might already have your tickets for Star Wars: The Last Jedi next week, but whether you do or don't, I'm sure you wouldn't mind getting your hands on this super-sweet prize pack, courtesy of IMAX and Funko Pop, who want to provide you with the best Last Jedi experience possible!

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Everything You Need to Know Before You See Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Unless you’ve been living in isolation on Ahch-To for the past six years, you probably know that we’re just days away from the release of The Last JediThe Last Jedi is a Star Wars movie, and it’s going to have Skywalkers and lightsabers and the Millennium Falcon and even porgs, whatever the heck they are. Hooray! But what is it going to be about?

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littleBits Competition Brings Boys and Girls to STEAM Through the Power of Star Wars—Do You Wanna Built a Droid?!

littleBits and Lucasfilm have teamed up to host a competition that will help empower children to get invested in STEAM programs. “Star Wars has always expanded kids’ imaginations and inspired them to see what is possible,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm. “We’re excited to collaborate with all of these incredible companies and littleBits to showcase the power of STEAM in action and inspire the next generation of inventors.”

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Let’s Just Take Some Time to Appreciate These Incredible Special Effects

When Star Wars: The Force Awakens was in production, much was made of the movie's commitment to honor the feel of the originals by using practical effects and puppetry when possible. There was still plenty of CGI, but the added touch of actually building something like BB-8 went a long way towards generating the right feel for the movie. The Last Jedi is set to do the same thing with some new additions, and it's not the only movie showing off impressive visual effects.

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Andy Serkis Makes Snoke Sound Much More Interesting Than a Palpatine Clone in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

We've heard before that details on Supreme Leader Snoke, the evil overlord of the new Star Wars trilogy, will be fairly light in The Last Jedi, though the character will feature more prominently in the upcoming sequel. Now, actor Andy Serkis and Director Rian Johnson have let out a few more details, and the clarifications are a lot more encouraging.

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New Star Wars: The Last Jedi Behind-the-Scenes Featurette Is Full of Emotions

Director Rian Johnson is in awe! Chewy is sad! Carrie Fisher is ... well, Carrie Fisher. And now we're kind of sad. Man, The Last Jedi is going to hit us like a ton of logs dropped from an Ewok net, isn't it?

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Rian Johnson Is Happy to Keep Us All Guessing About The Last Jedi

Star Wars is a franchise that's no stranger to big twists. The Empire Strikes Back even pulled a little fake-out with Yoda before dropping one of the most famous movie twists of all time, Return of the Jedi returned to that same well with Luke and Leia, and The Force Awakens, pulled a similar trick in the reveal of Kylo Ren's true identity. Rian Johnson, director of The Last Jedi, is enjoying fan anticipation of future surprises.

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Relax, Star Wars: Episode IX Won’t Be a Return of the Jedi Rehash

Then again, J.J. Abrams, like the Doctor, lies.

It seems that J.J. Abrams hopes to alleviate some of those concerns.

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Empire Strikes Back Cut Like the Last Jedi Trailer Highlights How Similar the Two Seem

From a certain point of view.

We'll have to wait the remaining, excruciating two months for Star Wars: The Last Jedi to know whether it feels as much like the Empire Strikes Back of the current trilogy as it seems, but the superficial similarities are enough for some fun for now. Check out this recut footage from ESB made to fit together like the new Last Jedi trailer.

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Star Wars: Forces of Destiny Returns With Rey and Chewbacca Making a Great Team

I need happy today, and I have found it in the all-new episode of Star Wars: Forces of Destiny that debuted today on Disney's YouTube channel! In this Rey-focused episode, Rey and Chewbacca have to team up against danger on the Millennium Falcon.

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Mark Hamill Can’t Keep His Tweeting Mouth Shut About the Next Last Jedi Trailer

It's apparently gotten to the point that trailer releases are as big a deal as film releases. At least, that's what you'd think from the level of secrecy Disney/Lucasfilm have surrounding every single marketing move. Not even Mark Hamill being Luke Skywalker leaves him exempt from the consequences of the Mouse House. 

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IT’S OFFICIAL: J.J. Abrams Will Return to Direct Star Wars: Episode IX, and I’m Relieved

Ever since Colin Trevorrow was fired from directing Star Wars: Episode IX for being a douche (basically), fans have been waiting for word on which director will close out this third trilogy of the Skywalker saga. Some thought Rian Johnson would continue with the franchise, but that doesn't seem to be the case anymore. Turns out, J.J. Abrams will be bookending this Star Wars trilogy after successfully kicking things off with The Force Awakens.

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Colin Trevorrow Reportedly Fired From Star Wars for the Most Obvious Reason

Former Star Wars: Episode IX Director Colin Trevorrow was whisked in on the back of his sudden, dinosaur-fueled rise to fame, but it's hard to say that his departure was surprising. Not only have plenty of other directors met similar fates at the hands of Lucasfilm, but Trevorrow's only other major film to speak of was resoundingly panned. But new word on the real reason for his removal is at once a new piece of the puzzle and wholly unsurprising.

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So … Who’s Directing Star Wars: Episode IX Now?

Disney's going to need to ... reach out to someone.

Last night, news broke that Jurassic World's Colin Trevorrow is out as director of Star Wars: Episode IX, making him one of several of Lucasfilm's picks to not work out either during production or before. With The Last Jedi still on the way in December and the current trilogy in need of an ending, that leaves us with one important question: who will step in?

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Colin Trevorrow Is out as Director of Star Wars: Episode IX

In a short statement issued after regular news hours on starwars.com, Lucasfilm has announced that Jurassic World's Colin Trevorrow will no longer be directing Star Wars: Episode IX.

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Sounds Like We Won’t Be Getting Any Snoke Answers in The Last Jedi

While Star Wars: The Force Awakens took some very overt cues from its source material, it sounds like The Last Jedi will do the same in spirit. That's bad news for fans who might be looking for answers in the latter for some questions raised in the former.

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Holy Crap, an Obi-Wan Kenobi Movie Really Is in Development!

It's as if millions of voices suddenly cried out.

SOMEONE GET EWAN ON THE PHONE.

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Full, Room-Scale Star Wars “Hyper-Reality” Experience Set to Blow Your Damn Mind

The Void is working directly with Lucasfilm and ILM's experimental projects division ILMxLAB to create a unique "hyper-reality" (read: room-scale virtual reality) Star Wars experience that you can't exactly just play at home.

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Star Wars: Forces of Destiny Series Begins, Proving Rey Used the Force Well Before Meeting Kylo Ren

We've been really excited about the arrival of the Disney animated digital series, Star Wars: Forces of Destiny, in which we'll delve deeper into the stories of the women of the Star Wars universe. The series launched today, and begins with Rey, BB-8...and a Nightwatcher worm. Check it out after the jump!

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Ron Howard Officially Taking the Reins as Director of the Han Solo Movie …Which Is Already Three-Quarters Shot

We had a bit of a shock yesterday when we learned that the directing team of Phil Lord and Chris Miller would no longer be directing the upcoming Han Solo Star Wars anthology film, thanks to creative differences with screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan. With three-quarters of principal photography already done, Lucasfilm has officially hired their replacement.

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