It’s May the Fourth, aka Star Wars Day. So, you’re either doing one of two things: 1) Cramming in as many Star Wars jokes as humanly possible or 2) Letting the hate flow through you and telling everyone who’ll listen that Star Wars is for little children. Okay, okay, that’s a third option, and it’s the one Bethesda have chosen: to pay homage to everything a galaxy far, far away with a fantastic Fallout 4 crossover. Taking to Twitter, the official Fallout account aped Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s iconic red-hued poster by bringing us a Fallout 4 spin to proceedings on Star Wars Day. "We are the spark, that will light the fire that will burn the Brotherhood of Steel down." #MayThe4thBeWithYou. #StarWarsDay pic.twitter.com/KGStuaHHyO — Fallout (@Fallout) 4 May 2018 Overshadowed by a member of the Steel Brotherhood, the poster encapsulated all that was brilliant (and cumbersome) about the fourth entry in the Fallout series. The Minutemen, The … [Read more...] about Fallout Celebrates Star Wars Day With Incredible Poster Mashup
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi may not have been everyone’s cup of blue space milk, but, wait, there’s plenty more where that came from. 14 more deleted scenes, to be precise. That’s right, some of the clips Rian Johnson and the editing team left on the cutting room floor are going to see the light of day with the home release (13th March in the US and 9th April in the UK), and we now know what they’re called. The deleted scene titles come from StarWarsNewsNet, but also via Australian retailer JB Hi-Fi and Amazon France. Of course, unless you’re fluent in French (what the hell is a Finn et Phasma, anyway?) you’re gonna want to read the English version. Join me as I (probably wrongly) speculate about what might go down in the deleted scenes. Alternate opening Pretty simple this one. A different version to the one we saw in cinemas. In fact, you can see the tiniest glimpse of it on this Rian Johnson-shared video of John Williams doing his … [Read more...] about Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s 14 deleted scenes tease… wait, MORE casino planet and a new opening?
Outside of Jar Jar Binks and ewoks, there’s no creature in the Star Wars universe more divisive than porgs. [Warning: The following contains minor spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.] Introduced in The Last Jedi, porgs are “small, flat-muzzled avians that flock about the rocks and roost in the cliffs of Luke Skywalker’s secluded island” of Ahch-To, according to the official Star Wars website. They make high-pitched, squeal-like noises to communicate and sport sad, pathetic looks on their faces. They’re small, feathery creatures that, depending on the type of person you are, are either perceived as adorable or loathsome. Even The Last Jedi cast members themselves are divided on the issue. John Boyega, who plays Finn in the movie, told Jimmy Kimmel that he hates porgs, adding that the small birds give him the creeps. Mark Hamill, who plays Luke Skywalker, doesn’t have a problem with them. Of all the actors, however, it’s the master of … [Read more...] about Porgpinions: Are Star Wars’ newest creatures delightful or distracting?
In 2015, after he finished writing the screenplay for Bright, writer Max Landis announced on Twitter that he believed he’d written his Star Wars. He later deleted the tweet, in what may have been an expression of disappointment in the film that director David Ayer and Netflix made out of his story. Bright is unambiguously not Star Wars. In addition to having a much tighter narrative than anything Landis has ever written or Ayer has ever directed, Star Wars establishes a setting that is endlessly fascinating, filled with strange alien civilizations, ancient orders of warrior monks, gangsters and smugglers. That franchise has endured for 40 years and spawned hundreds of ancillary works exploring its various facets because fans are obsessed with the galaxy George Lucas created, and the fiction holds up to that obsession and rewards it. This falls apart when you look at Bright. The problem of fantastical concepts completely reshaping history in far-reaching ways is a major reason … [Read more...] about Why Bright can never be Star Wars: Its world makes no sense
For all its subversions and deviations from the Star Wars norms that we’re used to, The Last Jedi still has all the self-aware references, winking nods, and clever pieces of connective tissue that a fan could hope for. In fact, given how the film has only just come out, and no one will have chance to forensically study the whole thing frame-by-frame until the home release, there’s a good chance that some of the best Easter eggs are still yet to be discovered. Nevertheless, here’s 15 you might have missed and no, we’re not including Leia’s message from A New Hope - no one missed that! There are major spoilers for The Last Jedi beyond this point, so don’t complain if you start reading without having seen the movie first. The golden dice You may have noticed Luke Skywalker picking up a pair of gold coated dice from the Millennium Falcon’s cockpit during The Last Jedi’s early scenes, before eventually handing it over to Leia … [Read more...] about From that Rogue One reference to Luke’s laser sword, here’s 16 Star Wars: The Last Jedi Easter eggs you might have missed