Hey buddy. How ya holdin’ up? Trying ahead to the discharge of Star Wars: The Last Jedi and feeling like December won’t ever come? Everybody will get that means generally; it is OK. What have you ever been doing to go the time? Studying Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View perhaps? Or simply always refreshing YouTube hoping the brand new Final Jedi trailer reveals up? That is gotta assist. (Additionally, fret not, that trailer will likely be right here very soon.) As for us, we identical to whiling away the hours scouring the web for all of the information, rumors, and hypothesis from the Star Wars universe after which reporting it again to you. Consider us as a bunch of eager-to-please Bothans. It is simpler that means.

Is This the First Scene of The Final Jedi?

Supply: A pre-release glimpse at a Final Jedi tie-in ebook

Chance of Accuracy: Presuming the preview is not pretend, it appears fairly definitive.

The Actual Deal: Apparently, a tie-in ebook for The Final Jedi might need by accident spoiled a plot level from the film. A preview for the IncrediBuilds: Journey to Star Wars: The Final Jedi—A-Wing Deluxe E book and Mannequin Set, shared on the Making Star Wars fan site, reveals that the movie could characteristic an assault on the Resistance base following the occasions within the climax of Star Wars: The Pressure Awakens. “After Poe Dameron’s squadrons destroyed Starkiller Base, the First Order sought out the Resistance headquarters on the planet of D’Qar to enact their revenge,” it reveals. “A-wings flew guard across the Resistance fleet and the transports fleeing the bottom. When three First Order warships emerged from hyperspace to assault, a squadron of A-wings, commanded by Tallie Lintra, assisted Poe Dameron and the Resistance’s assault bombers in taking up an enemy dreadnought.” Welp, guess that explains a few of these area battles and exploding X-wings in the first teaser, huh?

Thandie, Are You a Unhealthy Man?

Supply: Han Solo director Ron Howard

Chance of Accuracy: As with all hypothesis, take this with a grain of salt.

The Actual Deal: Ron Howard is at it again, dropping one more tease for the untitled Han Solo film on social media. On this case, although, the tease was extra concerned than it first appeared. On the face of it, Howard was merely sharing that Thandie Newton was concerned within the reshoots for the film on Twitter:

…However, as /Film noticed, that is not all he was revealing: Should you take a look at the place his hand is on Newton’s shoulder, he seems to be masking up an Imperial insignia, seemingly revealing that Newton is a part of the Galactic Empire within the film. (And, within the course of, that the Empire performs a component within the film in any respect.) Followers are already questioning if she might be enjoying Rae Sloane, one of many leads of the Aftermath sequence of novels, however there’s additionally the likelihood that she might be Sane Starros, Han’s “spouse” from Marvel’s latest Star Wars comics. As with nearly every thing surrounding this venture—together with the title!—all will stay beneath wraps for fairly a while, it appears.

Disney’s CEO Had a Hand in Han Solo’s Destiny in The Pressure Awakens

Supply: Disney CEO Bob Iger, of all folks

Chance of Accuracy: If the person who runs Disney does not know what he is speaking about then there are greater issues on the market than false rumors.

The Actual Deal: How significantly was the loss of life of Han Solo in The Pressure Awakens taken? Apparently significantly sufficient that the CEO of Lucasfilm’s mum or dad firm Disney was consulted on the subject. Stated CEO, Bob Iger, revealed in a recent public appearance that, though the final word choice was left to Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy and Pressure Awakens co-writer and director J.J. Abrams, “I bought concerned.” It was, he mentioned, “an enormous debate.” Simply think about what might have occurred if issues had gone the opposite means…

The Lengthy-Lasting Jedi

Supply: Hypothesis primarily based upon second-hand sources

Chance of Accuracy: This one might go both means, to be trustworthy.

The Actual Deal: Simply how lengthy is Star Wars: The Final Jedi? ScreenRant has noticed that advance ticket sale websites are itemizing a surprisingly lengthy runtime of 150 minutes—15 minutes longer than The Pressure Awakens, and the longest Star Wars film but, if true. (Star Wars: Episode II—Assault of the Clones has been the longest heretofore, however let’s not learn an excessive amount of into that.) Lucasfilm has but to substantiate this size, nevertheless, so it is attainable that everybody is utilizing a placeholder runtime. In any other case, put together for two-and-a-half hours of Han Solo-less Star Wars. It feels rather less thrilling when it is put that means, does not it? (Alternatively, “two-and-a-half-hours of Star Wars” is a fairly thrilling idea, when you consider it.)

Was Luke Hiding in Plain Sight This Entire Time?

Supply: Somebody with plenty of time on their fingers and a Blu-ray copy of The Pressure Awakens

Chance of Accuracy: All of it is dependent upon whether or not or not you assume it is an Easter egg or a touch of issues to come back.

The Actual Deal: Talking of The Pressure Awakens, there might need been an Easter egg of types in that film that nobody observed till now. Apparently, the movie’s star chart MacGuffin—the map with the situation of Ahch-To and the Jedi Temple, the place Luke Skywalker was hiding out—had icons that could be translated into English. And, when translated, these icons revealed that the opposite planets surrounding the Jedi Temple had been fairly acquainted to followers of the franchise: Hoth, Sullust, Naboo, and Degobah. Had Luke been on everybody’s doorstep all alongside? Additionally, was this an in-joke, or one thing that was deliberately layered in to be found later? Count on these inquiries to be answered in some kind by The Final Jedi on December 15, even when it is solely a line of dialogue about how shut Ahch-To actually is.

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