What would the original Star Wars universe look like if Luke were raised on Alderaan as a Prince, and Leia brought to Tatooine, then trained as a Jedi?Read More
Things We Saw Today: Oscar Isaac Talks Romance in The Last Jedi: “Difficult to See My Man Kiss Somebody Else”
Actor Oscar Isaac is one of the more vocal supporters of the fan favorite "ship" of Poe and Finn, a.k.a. Finnpoe, a.k.a. Stormpilot, offering enthusiastic commentary on the pairing in the past. So what's a guy to think when his space boyfriend gets a canonical smooch from someone else in the new Star Wars?Read More
Whiny. It's the word I've used most often to describe Luke Skywalker and to explain, despite enjoying the Star Wars franchise, why I never saw what the "big deal" was with regard to Luke. However, I recently was forced to confront the unconscious biases through which I was looking at the character, and I feel like I totally owe Luke Skywalker an apology.Read More
"Listening to the teachings of Yoda and Obi-Wan is a guaranteed recipe for creating lonely, angry, broken people."Read More
Clips from Mark Hamill's interviews about Luke Skywalker have been used as ammo in The Last Jedi fandom wars, and so he felt the need to clarify to his ultimate feelings about the movie on Twitter.Read More
A lot of criticism and praise has been flung both ways when it comes to The Last Jedi. I personally loved the movie, and while I am open to hearing other people's opinions, some of the backlash has been, for a lack of a better word, extra, from alt-right groups wanting to bash the movie because of too many brown people and too many women in charge in their space films. Yet, I think it is unfair to lump all criticism as just the rantings of white dudes.Read More
In the lead-up to this month's Star Wars: The Last Jedi, there's been a lot of talk about Mark Hamill's expressed concerns (and often disagreement) with how Luke Skywalker, the beloved character he's now played in five films, was being written and portrayed. However, in an interview during the film's recent press junket, Hamill admits that Star Wars has to change for the next generation of fans. **THE LAST JEDI SPOILERS AHEAD**Read More
4.5 out of 5 blue lightsabers.
It's hard to know where to start reviewing The Last Jedi, because so much happens in this movie that I have whiplash. But I'm happy about it. The Mary Sue's spoiler-free review, ahead.Read More
"Try the fried porg, it's amazing!"
Colbert was living every Star Wars fan's dream when he cooked up a "lost scene" from the movies starring Luke Skywalker himself.Read More
How does a bastard, orphan, son of a whore go on and on, grow into more of a phenomenon? Good question Mr. Burr. In genre film and television, many main characters and heroes are often born into their power. They have inherited a purpose from their parents and now have to finish the mission that they started. From Luke Skywalker to Harry Potter to T'Challa to Diana Prince aka Wonder Woman, they are all asked to step up not just for themselves, but for the past they now carry. But why is that?Read More
I mean, "fail" may be a bit of an understatement here, considering that Kylo Ren went rogue on his Jedi uncle, slaughtered a bunch of trainees, and betrayed his family and the New Republic. But fail Luke Kylo did, as Yoda might say.Read More
Interweb denizens noticed long ago that there is a striking resemblance between Captain America actor Sebastian Stan and Star Wars legend Mark Hamill. Both men have had fun with the idea before, but Hamill's recent tweet is my favorite.Read More
The plot thickens after the news that Rian Johnson told the New York Times who was indicated by The Last Jedi's title. We received a box of Hasbro Star Wars toys—most pertaining to The Last Jedi—and I am VERY intrigued by the branding on a figure of Rey.Read More
Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson has put the kibosh on all of our wildest theories about who receives the title of "the last Jedi" in the eponymous movie.Read More
Radio Flyer announced this morning that they're coming out with a (Pow-Pow-)Power Wheels-like drivable wagon for kids based on Luke Skywalker's X-34 landspeeder in A New Hope.Read More
Illustrator Kate Willært created some amazing mash-ups of the Justice League and the 1992 movie A League of Their Own for HalloweenCostumes.com.Read More
Things We Saw Today: Chris Evans Says Avengers 4 Will “Wrap Things Up” for Steve Rogers but What About Me, Chris? What About Me?
Listen, Chris, I love you and your earnest activism and your adorable dogs, but Steve Rogers is my favorite and I'm not going to give him up without a fight.Read More
THIS IS NOT A DRILL. Star Wars: Episode VIII is officially less than a year away, and it's high time that we start hearing a little more about it, don't you think? Well, apparently Lucasfilm and Disney think so, too, because they've finally decided to announce the official title for the next chapter in the Skywalker saga...Read More
So far, the most we've heard about Star Wars: Episode VIII has come from a very enthusiastic Adam Driver, who has praised how "socially active" the film is, among other things. Now, the film's director, Rian Johnson, is finally talking about what else fans can expect from the latest installment in the Skywalker saga.Read More
Mark Hamill quelled some rumors regarding Luke Skywalker's fate in Episode VIII after he commented that he would be "out of work" after the movie wraps filming.Read More