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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier today at 03:40. 5 comments

Star Wars' Kathleen Kennedy on the Long Road to Ending the Skywalkers' Story

Star Wars' Kathleen Kennedy on the Long Road to Ending the Skywalkers' Story

Before Star Wars belonged to Disney, it belonged to Kathleen Kennedy. George Lucas himself picked the legendary producer to run his beloved namesake, Lucasfilm, before Mickey Mouse swooped in and bought it all up. And at that time the plan was always this: A new trilogy of films, which ends later this month in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

It’s been quite the ride for Kennedy, who, along...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier yesterday at 15:01.

The Latest Mandalorian Had Maybe a Little Too Much Fan Service for Its Own Good

The Latest Mandalorian Had Maybe a Little Too Much Fan Service for Its Own Good

Oh, so you thought Baby Yoda , jet-pack wearing Mandalorians , beskar, and camtonos made The Mandalorian a geeky, self-referential entry into the Star Wars canon? You haven’t seen anything yet.

The latest episode of the show was so packed full of Star Wars winks, nods, and callbacks you’ll either love it or hate it. Personally, I loved it. I geeked out hard. But I’ll also be the first to...

Germain Lussier Germain Lussier yesterday at 06:00. 3 comments

Does Adam Driver Think There's Still Some Ben Solo in Kylo Ren?

Does Adam Driver Think There's Still Some Ben Solo in Kylo Ren?

Encyclopedias could be filled by dissecting the relationship between Rey and Kylo Ren. And not just their connection, but the fact that Rey doesn’t know her parents and longs for them, while Ren knows his and rejects them. By the time of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker , it seems the son of Han Solo and Leia Organa has all but destroyed the part of him called Ben Solo in favor of Supreme...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier yesterday at 02:20. 18 comments

The Sentimental Reason It Was So Hard to Write The Rise of Skywalker's Ending

The Sentimental Reason It Was So Hard to Write The Rise of Skywalker's Ending

This article will not spoil the ending of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. We don’t know it (and wouldn’t tell you if we did!). Like most of you out there, we want to experience that in the theater. But, obviously, we’re intrigued by the idea of it, and at The Rise of Skywalker press conference in Los Angeles this week, co-writer Chris Terrio discussed the pressure to live up to that idea.

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Dec 05, 2019 at 23:15. 3 comments

Daisy Ridley Had a Joyous Time Filming The Rise of Skywalker, Despite It Being the End

Daisy Ridley Had a Joyous Time Filming The Rise of Skywalker, Despite It Being the End

If The Last Jedi was a dark middle chapter for Star Wars’ new trilogy, The Rise of Skywalker will likely be a brighter culmination of the struggle between the Resistance and the First Order. After all, the good guys have to win and save the day , right? But it’s not just on screen that Rise felt like a happier time in the galaxy, far, far away—according to Daisy Ridley, that celebratory...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Dec 04, 2019 at 23:00. 20 comments

Why Star Wars' Past Is So Important to the Future in The Rise of Skywalker

Why Star Wars' Past Is So Important to the Future in The Rise of Skywalker

When a little boy forced pulled a broom to him at the end of Star Wars: The Last Jedi , he looked to the sky and, we thought, the future. And while its sequel, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will deal with the implications of that scene and what it means for the future, it’s all heavily informed by the past.

“The idea of how the legacy of the Jedi is carried on and how the Force and its...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Dec 04, 2019 at 06:30. 8 comments

A New Planet of the Apes Movie May Be in the Works

A New Planet of the Apes Movie May Be in the Works

One of the prize franchises in the Fox catalog is getting dusted off by Disney.

The Hollywood Reporter reports that Fox, now owned by Disney, has hired Maze Runner director Wes Ball to develop and direct a new Planet of the Apes movie. This comes several months after Disney hinted the franchise was part of its plans at CinemaCon in Las Vegas.

io9 has contacted Disney for comment and will...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Dec 04, 2019 at 00:40. 16 comments

Ahmed Best Is Hosting a Star Wars Game Show on Disney+

Ahmed Best Is Hosting a Star Wars Game Show on Disney+

Did you ever watch kids’ game shows like Double Dare, Guts, or Legends of the Hidden Temple and think “That...but Star Wars ?” If so, your prayers have been answered. That show now exists.

It’s called Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge and it will launch on Disney+ in 2020. Hosted by Jar Jar Binks himself, Ahmed Best , the show will “test young contestants’ abilities in the core Jedi principles...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Dec 04, 2019 .

These Mondo Posters Probably Won't Make You Cry But, They're Pixar, So It's Possible

These Mondo Posters Probably Won't Make You Cry But, They're Pixar, So It's Possible
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Pixar movies bond us through tears. Each and every film released by the animation studio is carefully crafted to tug at those heartstrings and make some, if not all, of its audience members cry. And any movie that...

Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Dec 03, 2019 at 08:00. 7 comments

The Studio Ghibli Library Is Coming to Digital for the First Time Ever

The Studio Ghibli Library Is Coming to Digital for the First Time Ever

Studio Ghibli movies are about to get a whole lot easier to watch. Distributor GKIDS just announced that starting this month, it will release the entire Studio Ghibli feature film library for digital download for the first time anywhere in the world.

So, if you want to own My Neighbor Totoro or Spirited Away or Castle in the Sky or any of the Ghilbi films digitally, and you have Apple TV ,...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Dec 03, 2019 at 05:00. 19 comments

Damon Lindelof Talks About Setting Up Last Night's Epic Watchmen Twist

Damon Lindelof Talks About Setting Up Last Night's Epic Watchmen Twist

Mere hours have passed since the seventh episode of HBO’s Watchmen aired, and we’re still a little shook. We already knew the show was great and was building to big things , but how many of us saw that coming? If you haven’t seen the episode yet, power down whatever you’re reading this on and go watch it, because we’re about to discuss one of the coolest twists of the year, thanks to some...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Dec 03, 2019 at 02:45. 6 comments

Watch the Making of Ad Astra's Most Shocking Scene

Watch the Making of Ad Astra's Most Shocking Scene

In Ad Astra, there’s a scene in which Brad Pitt’s character and his crew find a seemingly abandoned ship floating off into space . Obviously, the ship is hiding a secret—and how that secret was realized on-set is almost as shocking as the secret itself.

Ad Astra is being released for digital download tomorrow, and we’ve got an exclusive clip from one of the digital-only special features. It’s...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Nov 29, 2019 at 15:01. 24 comments

The Mandalorian Can't Catch a Break

The Mandalorian Can't Catch a Break

Oh, what’s that? You wanted more Baby Yoda ? The Mandalorian provides.

Episode four of The Mandalorian is called “Sanctuary,” as in, what the Mandalorian needs in his life. He just needs a place to hide. Somewhere to lay low while the heat from his previous action dies down. He’s just betrayed the bounty hunters code and inadvertently exposed his fellow Mandalorians in the process. So as...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Nov 29, 2019 at 00:45. 13 comments

The Nerd's Watch: The Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Streaming in December

The Nerd's Watch: The Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Streaming in December

You can get comprehensive lists of everything coming to streaming services anywhere. But half of those titles you don’t care about, and the other half are terrible. Where’s the good stuff? io9 is here to help.

Below you’ll find what we deem to be the best sci-fi and fantasy movies and TV coming to Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu in December. Let’s get to it.

NetflixAvailable December 1

The Adventures...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Nov 28, 2019. 11 comments

E.T. and the Real, Grown-Up Elliott Reunite…in a Commercial?

E.T. and the Real, Grown-Up Elliott Reunite…in a Commercial?

When you woke up this morning, we bet you didn’t expect to see an official E.T. sequel —but that’s kind of what’s happened, just in a slightly unconventional, very commercial way.

io9 is exclusively premiering the online version of a completely out of left field Xfinity commercial called “A Holiday Reunion.” It aired this morning during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and that “reunion”...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Nov 28, 2019. 11 comments

What Pop Culture Are You Thankful for This Year?

What Pop Culture Are You Thankful for This Year?

Thanksgiving is almost upon us in the United States. A time to reflect on all the good things we have in life. Usually, this means health, family, friends, and maybe even food. But don’t forget the other things that bring you joy—mainly, mountains of popular culture .

Odds are, if you’re reading a site like io9, pop culture is a part of you. Movies, TV, music, comics, books , these are the...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Nov 27, 2019. 5 comments

There's an Invisible Woman Movie in the Works, But It's Not Sue Storm

There's an Invisible Woman Movie in the Works, But It's Not Sue Storm

As Universal Pictures continues to diversify and surprise with its upcoming slate of monster movies , Elizabeth Banks is stepping into the mix.

Banks will reportedly direct a new, original take on the Invisible Woman for the studio. (Not to be confused with the Invisible Woman character from Marvel’s Fantastic Four , Sue Storm. This is not that). And yes, Universal is releasing an Invisible...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Nov 27, 2019. 16 comments

Don't Get Too Excited About the First Baby Yoda Merch

Don't Get Too Excited About the First Baby Yoda Merch
Toys and Collectibles Action figures, statues, exclusives, and other merchandise. Beware: if you look here, you’re probably going to spend some money afterwards.Prev NextView All

The best way to ensure that the secrets of a popular project remain secrets is not to have any merchandise. Many times, merch leaks are how fans find out specific characters or plot points. So, in the case of The...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Nov 27, 2019. 16 comments

The Mandalorian's Ludwig Göransson on Scoring What Felt Like 3 Star Wars Movies

The Mandalorian's Ludwig Göransson on Scoring What Felt Like 3 Star Wars Movies

The music of Star Wars is arguably the most iconic thing about it. John Williams’ scores for the eight (soon nine) film saga are instantly recognizable to people who don’t even know the movies. In fact, George Lucas often credits Williams’ music with making the films so successful. Dipping a toe in that type of legacy seems like an unenviable, damn near impossible task. Ludwig Göransson...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Nov 26, 2019. 5 comments

This Is the Way to Some Gorgeous New Mandalorian Concept Art

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This Is the Way to Some Gorgeous New Mandalorian Concept Art

When an episode of The Mandalorian ends , it’s sad. You have to wait a whole week to find out what’s next in the continuing adventures of Bounty Hunter and Baby Yoda. However, the credits are filled with stunning concept art for the episode you just watched, and it shows how beautiful the collaboration between concept art and reality can be.

The official Star Wars Twitter account shared the...

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