‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Receives Nine Empire Award Nominations

Empire Magazine has revealed the nominees for the 2018 Empire Awards, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi leads the way with nine nominations ranging from best film and director to acting and technical categories. You can see the nominated categories, plus the competition, below:

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New John Boyega Autographs for ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Available Now from Star Wars Authentics

A new year brings exciting new opportunities for autograph collectors! Star Wars Authentics has all-new autographs from John Boyega (as Finn), including official images from Star Wars: The Last Jedi, available to order now. 

Check out some of the images below:

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Star Wars Book Review: ‘Stormtroopers: Beyond the Armor’ by Ryder Windham and Adam Bray

Official Synopsis:

Features a Foreword by John Boyega

Just in time for the next blockbuster, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, this unique and beautifully designed compendium with removable features traces one of the franchise’s most iconic characters—the stormtrooper—from initial development through all nine Star Wars movies to their many iterations in TV, comics, video games, novels, and pop-culture.

Star Wars: A New Hope, the very first installment in the beloved science-fiction series, introduced the Imperial stormtroopers—the army of the fearsome and tyrannical Galactic Empire. Charged with establishing Imperial authority and suppressing resistance, these terrifying, faceless, well-disciplined soldiers in white have become a universal symbol of oppression.

Star Wars Stormtroopers explores these striking warriors and their evolution in-depth for the first time. Ryder Windham and Adam Bray trace the roots of their creation and design, and explore how these elite troops from a galaxy far, far away have been depicted in movies, cartoons, comics, novels, and merchandising.

Filled with photographs, illustrations, story boards, and other artwork, this lavish officially licensed book comes complete with removable features, including posters, stickers, replica memorabilia and more, making it an essential keepsake for every Star Wars fan, as well as military, design, and film aficionados.

Review:

Honestly, I was never one to give too much thought to stormtroopers. Which is one reason why I wanted to read Stormtroopers: Beyond the Armor by Ryder Windham and Adam Bray. As a Star Wars fan of a certain age (ahem), I try to explore all aspects of the saga when chance arises, especially ones I never really looked into before. Much to my pleasure, Stormtroopers: Beyond the Armor examines every iteration of the iconic trooper, from Ralph McQuarrie’s original concept up to the present day, in an engaging and informative manner.

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Press Conference [Full Video]

Yesterday the cast and director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi participated in a press conference in Los Angeles in advance of the premiere next week. The discussion was moderated by Entertainment Weekly‘s Anthony Breznican and featured Rian Johnson, Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, Domhnall Gleeson, Adam Driver, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Andy Serkis, and Gwendoline Christie.

As always, if you are avoiding spoilers, proceed with caution.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi | Training Featurette *Possible Spoilers* [Video]

The official Star Wars YouTube account has posted a behind-the-scenes featurette showcasing some of the intense training members of the cast of Star Wars: The Last Jedi went though to bring their very the best to the big screen. The video features Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, and John Boyega.

If you’re avoiding all potential spoilers, hints, or new information about TLJ, proceed with caution.

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Jimmy Kimmel Live Welcomes the Cast and Director of ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

Last night, the cast of Star Wars: The Last Jedi made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live in advance of the movie’s release — which is less than two weeks away! Director Rian Johnson was joined by Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Kelly Marie Tran, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis, Laura Dern, John Boyega, and Oscar Isaac. Even BB-8 was on hand! You can see practically the whole show below:

As always, if you’re avoiding possible spoilers, hints, or new information, proceed with caution (although it’s mostly just fun stuff). If you’re good with all that, plow straight ahead!

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Facebook Live with the Cast and Director of ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

Members of the cast of Star Wars: The Last Jedi joined director Rian Johnson to answer fan questions during two Facebook Live sessions held earlier today. First up, Daisy Ridley, Domhnall Gleeson, and Kelly Marie Tran joined Rian Johnson, and the next grouping included Gwendoline Christie, Mark Hamill, Laura Dern, and John Boyega. If you missed out, you can catch both sessions below. No spoilers, just good fun — Pets, potato chips, pranks, porgs, and a few lightning round questions. Enjoy!

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New ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi Image’ and Behind-the-Scenes Video [Possible Spoilers]

USA Today has posted an all-new image of Luke Skywalker from Star Wars: The Last Jedi, along with a behind-the-scenes video featuring Rian Johnson, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher. There are a few things we’ve not seen before in the video, so if you’re avoiding any possible spoilers consider yourself warned.

Check out the image and video below:

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Star Wars Forces of Destiny: Volume One Review

These reviews of Star Wars Forces of Destiny will contain spoilers.

The Star Wars Forces of Destiny: Volume One premiered on the Disney Channel Sunday night, and it showcased a mix of old and new. Some episodes from the first run released during the summer were interspersed with new episodes, along with interludes featuring the delightful Maz Kanata (voiced by Lupita Nyong’o) as our guide through these adventures. (One of the new episodes, “Newest Recruit,” was released early and has been reviewed here.)

Here are my reviews for the latest episodes:

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New ‘Star Wars: Forces of Destiny’ Trailer; Television Specials Coming to Disney Channel in October

STAR WARS FORCES OF DESTINY” TELEVISION SPECIALS DEBUT
OCTOBER 1st AND OCTOBER 29th ON DISNEY CHANNEL

Moments both big and small shape our heroes destinies in two half-hour “Star Wars Forces of Destiny” television specials on Disney Channel in October.

Featuring a total of eight never-before-seen installments, these specials showcase compilations of the popular animated shorts featuring Rey, Jyn Erso, Sabine Wren, Princess Leia, Ahsoka Tano and Padmé Amidala, as well as new episodes including Han Solo, Hera Syndulla, Finn, Maz Kanata and many others.

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