Star Wars: The Last Jedi theatrical poster revealed

From StarWars.com:

“The theatrical poster for Star Wars: The Last Jedi was revealed on Twitter’s #WhatsHappening today by director Rian Johnson. The powerful image features a prominent Luke Skywalker above Rey, Kylo Ren, General Leia Organa, and more of the film’s heroes and villains, with a squad of Resistance ski speeders on a collision course with First Order walkers below. Take a closer look:”

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Robot Chicken creator says Lucasfilm is far less willing to collaborate since George Lucas left

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From Screen Rant:

“One of Robot Chicken co-creator Matthew Senreich’s favorite things to parody on the long-running Adult Swim sketch show is Star Wars, which was fully supported by Lucasfilm guru, George Lucas, when the show started out. When Lucas sold his multi-billion dollar company to Disney in 2012, however, things changed a bit for Robot Chicken, and now it’s not as easy for the series to do Star Wars specials as it once was.

Speaking with Screen Rant at SDCC 2017, Senreich admitted the Star Wars stuff is “closest and dearest to his heart,” and it shows. […]

When asked how it was so easy for the show to have access to the Star Wars canon, Senreich replied:

“Because it was just one guy: George Lucas. He saw our show and he was the one to approach us, like, “What do you guys want to do with us?” It started a multi-year relationship. When he sold the company to Disney, it changed the relationship… It comes down to corporations playing with each other. As much as we know those people, and they like us and we like them, we are dealing with billion dollar companies that could care less what we think and how well we know each other.”

Senreich said that they will still poke fun at Star Wars, just in a shortened version – at least, for now:

“For a regular episode of the show, it’s parody so it’s no different from say Saturday Night Live making fun of any of these properties. But to do a full episode of an actual property, we would need the agreement of that company.””

Revenge of the Sith actress Kristy Wright recounts her “great experience”

From “The Daily Edition“:

According to Wookiepedia, “Moteé was a human female. She served as a member of the Naboo Royal Handmaidens protecting Padmé Amidala during the final days of the Clone Wars. Like her charge, she was dismayed by Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine’s announcement of the formation of a Galactic Empire and the thunderous applause that greeted the announcement.”

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According to IMDb, “Kristy Wright was born on July 14, 1978 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She is an actress, known for Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005), Summer Bay (1988) and Something in the Air (2000).”

Cassian meets K-2SO in Rogue One Prequel Comic

“StarWars.com is excited to announce Star Wars: Rogue One — Cassian & K-2SO Special #1, coming in August from Marvel. Written by Duane Swierczynski with art by Fernando Blanco, the 40-page one-shot will reveal how Cassian, one of the top intelligence officers of the Rebel Alliance, met K-2SO, a reprogrammed Imperial security droid. Check out the cover below by Julian Totino Tedesco, which finds the duo back-to-back, ready for battle.”

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Source: StarWars.com

Nerdist: “Deep-sea squid-on-squid violence reminds us there’s always a bigger fish” (VIDEO)

“If you thought Squidward was mean to SpongeBob, you ain’t seen nothing yet. If you wondered why H.P. Lovecraft gave all his scariest monsters tentacles, you’re about to find out.

But first, a nice, peaceful video of the deep sea, as captured by the Australian research vessel Investigator:

Psych! The ocean is a place of danger, not peace. Especially if you’re a smallish squid, baited off the beaten path to grab some food and/or pose for the camera, when a bigger squid decides that cannibalism is a thing that is good and okay for cephalopods to do.

Fans of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, you now have some extra ammunition. No, the video doesn’t prove Jar Jar was secretly amazing, but it does add real-life credibility to the “There’s always a bigger fish” scene.

Now, in the movie, that was of course a metaphor for the immediate invading force on Naboo being used by a greater shadow force that would pounce out of the darkness when ready and devour them. Sometimes, however, a squid eating another squid is just…well…a squid eating another squid. What can we say: ika sashimi is tasty. So watch out, bigger squid: there’s always an even larger sushi chef. […]”

Read more at Nerdist.