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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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Star Wars Battlefront II Loot Boxes Are Bringing Legislative Action Down on “Predatory” Micro-Transactions

After the resounding unpopularity of the micro-transaction system in Star Wars Battlefront II, Electronic Arts may have taken a step back to reassess things, but lawmakers seem poised to make the decision for them. Belgium's government has reached the conclusion that the boxes are gambling and must be banned, and U.S. lawmakers are trying to push our country in the same direction.

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The Last Jedi‘s “Off-Kilter” Admiral Holdo Will Fight Both the First Order and Stereotypes About Female Leadership

Laura Dern's Last Jedi character, the purple-haired Admiral Amilyn Holdo, will reportedly butt heads with Poe Dameron as she defies stereotypes about female bosses.

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The Last Jedi Will Deal With Some Very Empire Themes

In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, director Rian Johnson said The Last Jedi "is very much about Rey trying to figure out how she fits into all this."

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Extended TV Spot: Kylo Ren Failed Luke Skywalker

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.

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Princes William and Harry to Keep John Boyega Under Royal Guard in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Force Awakens was full of random cameos under all that stormtrooper armor, including the likes of Daniel Craig and Kevin Smith. It seems that this tradition will continue into Star Wars: The Last Jedi with a couple of royal stand-ins.

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Things We Saw Today: Lin-Manuel Miranda has a Funko Pop!, All Other Funkos Can Go Home

'Hamilton' maestro Lin-Manuel Miranda seems to have been gifted his very own bobble-headed plastic doll, and it is perfect.

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Buy This Badass Thor: Ragnarok and Justice League Merch for a Very Good Cause

Ever wish you could treat yourself (and your family, and your friends) to some sweet superhero swag and make the world a better place at the same time? I hadn't known this was possible, but this idea is genius, and it comes courtesy of "philanthropic retailer" called BoxLunch.

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Things We Saw Today: We Cannot Handle All of This Amazing Star Wars News!

NOT A DRILL!

Disney must have known that the news today was bumming us out, because they have released an OVERWHELMING amount of good news!

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Carrie Fisher Told Last Jedi Director Rian Johnson The Universal Truth: “We Need Space Jewelry”

Amen

Asked why there's so much jewelry in The Last Jedi, director Rian Johnson explained to a fan on Twitter: "Carrie [Fisher] grabbed my arm and told me with great urgency that we needed 'space jewelry.'" She was a treasure.

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Things We Saw Today: People’s 25 Women Changing the World by Doing What Everyone Said They Couldn’t

This week's People Magazine honors 25 Women Changing the World, including Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot!

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Dear Disney: Star Wars: The Last Jedi Is Already Gonna Make You a Crapton. Don’t Be Greedy.

We all know that Star Wars: The Last Jedi is going to make a crapton of money when it comes out next month (!). It seems, however, that "a crapton" isn't enough for Disney, who seems to be putting the squeeze on movie theaters that want to show the film by charging them an exorbitant amount of money for the privilege. Well, some theaters aren't having it.

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Adam Driver Lets a Possible Last Jedi Spoiler Slip During Interview With British GQ

Usually, when we hear about "reveals" or "spoilers" from Star Wars cast members, we usually discover that it actually wasn't all that much. However, Kylo Ren may have actually let a juicy tidbit of information slip during a recent interview!

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That’s It, Star Wars, Mandalorian Sabine Wren Needs Her Own Comics

Sabine needs more canvas space for her story.

As we await the debut of Kelly Marie Tran as Rose in The Last Jedi, another onscreen Asian woman heroine needs her due. In Star Wars Rebels, Mandalorian Sabine Wren (voiced by Tiya Sircar) is an Asian-coded heroine in the Star Wars Universe.

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A Long Time Ago Essay Series Asks SF/F Writers How Star Wars Influenced Their Life and Work

Star Wars fandom is vast and varied, and the stories from the Star Wars universe mean different things to different people in different generations. For some, it's all about the original trilogy now and forever. For others, the newer films offer a Star Wars they can relate to even better. And, of course, for those who create science-fiction and fantasy stories themselves, Star Wars takes on a different meaning entirely.

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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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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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Things We Saw Today: The Ladies of Riverdale Get Leather’d Up

Things We Saw: Ladies of Riverdale in leather, new Star Wars game footage, 'Get Out' nominations and ... Project V?

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And the Name of the Standalone Han Solo Movie Will Be …

Having just wrapped production, director Ron Howard let fans in on the movie's title, which is ... not a big surprise.

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Daisy Ridley Makes Vogue Sign a Jillion-Page NDA Before Spilling Last Jedi Secrets While Answering 73 Questions

Um, she also raps Eminem lyrics, you guys.

Vogue's "73 Questions" video series is an awesome and fun way to get to know our favorite celebrities (or even our favorite fictional characters) a little better. This time, Vogue talked to Star Wars: The Last Jedi's Daisy Ridley, asking her about her Britishness, her hidden talents, and of course, Star Wars spoilers.

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