An important reminder: actors are not always right about what should happen to their characters

An important reminder: actors are not always right about what should happen to their characters

John Boyega has once again been in the news recently for his comments about Star Wars, with him saying that he won't return to the franchise and that he can't read Colin Trevorrow's Episode IX script because it would break his heart. Boyega has not been shy about his opinions on how the sequel trilogy [...]

Rian Johnson still plans to make his Star Wars trilogy, and is prouder of The Last Jedi than ever

Rian Johnson still plans to make his Star Wars trilogy, and is prouder of The Last Jedi than ever

It's hard to believe that The Last Jedi came out five years ago. In the time since its release the film has sparked no shortage of conversation, but Lucasfilm made a definitive demonstration of their belief in the film and its director, Rian Johnson, by announcing a new trilogy from Johnson before the movie ever [...]

Seven things we learned from Kathy Kennedy about the future of Star Wars movies – including updates on projects by Taika Waititi, Patty Jenkins, Rian Johnson, and Kevin Feige!

Seven things we learned from Kathy Kennedy about the future of Star Wars movies – including updates on projects by Taika Waititi, Patty Jenkins, Rian Johnson, and Kevin Feige!

Vanity Fair recently ran an article on the future of Star Wars that was largely focused on the shows coming to Disney+, and that makes sense. In many ways the future of the franchise is aimed at streaming, at least in the near future, with tons of shows in various stages of development. But since [...]

Ranking the five best Star Wars documentaries ever made!

Ranking the five best Star Wars documentaries ever made!

There are a great many things that Star Wars is known for. But one that people don't often think about is the fantastic documentaries that have accompanied the saga. In fact, a couple of these documentaries, which look at the making-of certain films, are widely considered gold standards not just amongst Star Wars but amongst [...]

Rian Johnson apparently wants to direct an episode of The Mandalorian!

Rian Johnson apparently wants to direct an episode of The Mandalorian!

The Mandalorian has attracted incredible directing talent during its first two seasons, and it has proven to be an introduction to directing Star Wars for most of them. Outside of Dave Filoni, all of the directors have been newcomers to telling Star Wars stories at Lucasfilm when joining the show. But is it also possible [...]

Like Dave Filoni as a live-action director? Thank George Lucas, Kathy Kennedy, and Rian Johnson!

Like Dave Filoni as a live-action director? Thank George Lucas, Kathy Kennedy, and Rian Johnson!

I mean this statement as no disrespect to other storytellers, but I have long said that Dave Filoni is the very best Star Wars storyteller out there right now. He apprenticed under George Lucas for years, working very closely with the Star Wars creator on The Clone Wars, and it shows. Filoni's grasp of the [...]

Daisy Ridley talks about the process of deciding Rey’s family in the Star Wars sequel trilogy

Daisy Ridley talks about the process of deciding Rey’s family in the Star Wars sequel trilogy

Earlier in September, Daisy Ridley was interviewed by Josh Gad on the Jimmy Kimmel Show, talking about what she's been up to but also talking a bit about Star Wars. You can check out the whole interview here, and it's just really great to hear from Ridley again, but the relevant portion for our purposes [...]

Kathy Kennedy put a program together for Dave Filoni to learn about live action directing

Kathy Kennedy put a program together for Dave Filoni to learn about live action directing

Dave Filoni is perhaps the most well-versed and well-learned pupil of Star Wars at Lucasfilm (a company filled with those kind of people), but while his talents have flourished in animated projects, he didn't have experience on the live action side of things. So he went to Lucasfilm President Kathy Kennedy, herself one of the [...]