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The Last Jedi Hits $1B In Grosses, #1 For 2017

Variety reports: Disney-Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” has cleared the $1 billion milestone in worldwide grosses in less than three weeks. “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” pulled in $120.4 million globally on the New Year’s Eve weekend with $52.4 million at 4,232 domestic venues and $68 million internationally during the Friday-Sunday period. “The Last Jedi” is now the eighth …

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TRAILER: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

The Verge recaps: There’s a lot to take in with this new trailer: there’s a new look at Rey’s training on Ahch-To with Luke Skywalker, who tells her that he’s only seen power like hers once before — and that it didn’t scare him enough. He’s presumably talking about Kylo Ren, who we see piloting his fighter, only to hesitate …

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TRAILER: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

The Wrap recaps: Disney and Lucasfilm unleashed the first trailer for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” the next chapter in the Skywalker saga, Friday morning during Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, Florida. “The Last Jedi,” as the eighth numbered-entry in the “Star Wars” saga, picks up where “The Force Awakens” left off after the franchise took a diversion in 2016 …

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Star Wars Pays Tribute To Carrie Fisher [VIDEO]

1.4M views overnight. CBS reports: It wouldn’t be a celebration of 40 years of “Star Wars” without a touching Carrie Fisher tribute. And that’s exactly what happened at the Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, Florida, which also included a surprise Harrison Ford appearance, a John Williams performance and jokes about George Lucas’ dialogue. Attendees were treated to that and more …

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Star Wars: Episode VIII Will Still Feature Carrie Fisher

Variety reports: Carrie Fisher’s death Tuesday at the age of 60 has left her involvement in a number of film and television projects unresolved. Chief among them is her ongoing role in the Star Wars franchise. The eighth film in the series, in which Fisher appears as Leia Organa, wrapped shooting in July and is now in post-production. Sources tell …

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BREAKING: Carrie Fisher Dies At Age 60

DAMMIT. NBC News reports: “Star Wars” has lost its most beloved princess. Carrie Fisher, best known for her portrayal of the plucky Princess Leia in George Lucas’ epic intergalactic movie series, died Tuesday, days after suffering a heart attack on a plane. She was 60 years old. “It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her …

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Carrie Fisher In Critical Condition After Cardiac Episode

The Los Angeles Times reports: “Star Wars” actress Carrie Fisher was in critical condition Friday after suffering a “cardiac episode” during a flight from London to Los Angeles, according to emergency officials. Fisher, 60, was rushed to the hospital by Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics shortly after noon, after her flight touched down at LAX. A source who said they …

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White Supremacists Launch Star Wars Boycott

IndieWire reports: White supremacists are calling for people to boycott “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” accusing the film of promoting an “anti-white agenda.” Per Forward, according to a Reddit post by GenFrancoPepe titled “(((Star Wars))) Is Anti-White Social Engineering,” many are angrily pointing out the casting of women and multicultural actors who rebel against an Empire full of villainous …

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NEW TRAILER: Rogue One, A Star Wars Story

Entertainment Weekly recaps: “The power that we’re dealing with here … is immeasurable.” That’s the new villain Director Krennic, getting in the masked face of a familiar menace, Darth Vader, in the new Rogue One trailer, delivering fans a new glimpse into the first Star Wars spin-off film. The story is set just before the events of 1977’s original movie …

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R2-D2 Actor Kenny Baker Dies At 81

CNN reports: Kenny Baker, the British actor who gave life to the droid R2-D2 in the “Star Wars” films, has died at the age of 81, according to his niece, Abigail Shield. Baker was being looked after by Shield’s brother, who found him Saturday morning. Shield said Baker was ill for years with a lung condition. She also said her …

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TRAILER: Rogue One, A Star Wars Story

From the BBC: A new trailer for Star Wars spin-off Rogue One has been released, offering fans a fleeting glimpse of Darth Vader. The trailer concludes with a shot of Vader and the sound of his trademark heavy breathing. Felicity Jones stars in Gareth Edwards’ film as the leader of a Rebel mission to steal the plans for the Death …

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Kasich Observes Star Wars Day In New Ad [VIDEO]

“No, there is another.” Via Politico: John Kasich’s campaign, which pulled resources from Indiana as part of a failed agreement with Cruz to prevent Trump from reaching the necessary number of delegates to become the nominee, posted a video to his Twitter account Wednesday morning on Star Wars Day, imagining what the not-so-distant future could look like in a galaxy …

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TRAILER: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Via ABC News: The first teaser trailer of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” just debuted this morning on “GMA” and the film looks to be a character-driven story, featuring the usual “Star Wars” action you know and love. “Rogue One” is a brand new “Star Wars” movie set just before 1977’s iconic “A New Hope.” The plot focuses on …

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J.J. Abrams: Gay Characters Are Coming To Star Wars

From the Daily Beast: Two months and two billion box office dollars later, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has reaped huge returns for Disney with its most progressive episode yet. Now that Daisy Ridley’s Rey and John Boyega’s Finn have given the Star Wars franchise its first female Jedi and black lead, respectively, does its fearless director J.J. Abrams see …

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TEASER: Star Wars VIII

Yes, already. Via Rolling Stone: After shattering domestic box office records with The Force Awakens, the Star Wars saga officially announced Monday that it has started production on the upcoming, still-untitled Episode VIII. The announcement was accompanied by a short video that provided an alternate look at the cliffhanger ending of The Force Awakens: The appearance of Luke Skywalker and …

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Star Wars Closes In On All-Time US Record

Some time this week it’s likely that Star Wars will become the #1 domestic grossing film of all time. The Associated Press reports: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” marched confidently into the new year, raking in an additional $88.3 million over the New Year’s weekend and topping the box office for a third week, according to studio estimates Sunday. In …

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Star Wars Hits $1 Billion Gross

Via the Associated Press: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has reached $1 billion at the box office, achieving the milestone with record-setting hyper speed. The Walt Disney Co. said “The Force Awakens” crossed the billion-dollar mark Sunday, accomplishing the feat in just 12 days. The previous movie to reach $1 billion the fastest was Universal’s “Jurassic World,” which did it …

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Stormtroopers Flank White House Press Secretary

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest exited the briefing room this afternoon flanked by two stormtroopers, much to the delight of Twitter’s wingnuts, many of whom correctly noted that stormtroopers are the bad guys in Star Wars. The stunt was part of tonight’s screening of The Force Awakens at the White House.

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This Is An Ad For Something [VIDEO]

JMG reader David points us to this Star Wars-inspired French clip, which might be an ad for condoms. Unless it’s for cellphones. Watch below.

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Star Wars Cast Sings Star Wars Theme [VIDEO]

Stereogum recaps: Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Gwendoline Christie, Lupita Nyongo, Carrie Fisher, various droids, and Chewbacca all joined Fallon and the Roots to Pentatonix the shit out of it. They even got grumpy old Harrison Ford to show up for a couple of seconds. And you know what? It’s great! It’s so fun!

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