All posts by Annlyel James

Hello everyone. My name is Annlyel James. I'm a young woman who loves movies of all genres (specifically 'Star Wars' and Marvel movies.) I am also a staff writer for Future of the Force.

This Is a Fantastic Issue of ‘Entertainment Weekly’

I’m a proud subscriber of Entertainment Weekly and every once in a while there’s an issue arrives that blows. My. Mind! Well, this was one of those particular issues and because it was so great I had to share my experience reading it with you all. Enjoy!

The Cover

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Eddie Redmayne shines in this brilliant Entertainment Weekly cover.

When I got the issue I was already excited. It’s a beautiful cover in its simplicity. Eddie Redmayne graces the front as Fantastic Beasts hero, Newt Scamander, and just behind him lingers Jude Law as a young Dumbledore. What’s cooler than that? It didn’t take very long for me to begin reading this with gleeful excitement.

And the Journey Begins

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Love it!

Turning the page and finding this brilliant photo to welcome me was a sign that this was going to be one of the greatest Entertainment Weekly reads I’ve ever had. The words weaving out of Newt’s wand is a downright stroke of genius and the title Beastie Boy is perfect. This article truly got me at hello.

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What’s Your Favorite Leia Moment?

It’s another Sunday and that means it’s time to visit another segment of Who’s Your Favorite? Today, however, is rather special for Star Wars fans around the world because it is the late-great Carrie Fisher’s birthday (she would’ve been 62.) So, to honor the woman who has brought so many smiles to people across the globe, she is the subject of today’s Who’s Your Favorite?

Now, Leia has countless memorable moments during her time in this franchise but I’m going to take at least one exciting moment from each film that she’s graced for this list. Enjoy!

1. A Rogue One Surprise

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Rogue One brought some fantastic surprises near the end of the film as it swiftly led into A New Hope‘s story and one of those shocking reveals was CGI Leia. Not only was it brilliant but it proved that technology could be used in truly exciting ways for future Star Wars films.

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Palpatine Needs a ‘Star Wars’ Story

Before Solo, it seemed that there would be many more Star Wars standalone films to get excited for but with the dismal failure of Solo‘s box-office run Disney CEO Bob Iger has announced that production for Star Wars movies in the future was going to slow down after Episode IX. When that happened all of the incredible ideas that could’ve been converted into Star Wars films was brought to an immediate halt.

The much-wanted Obi-Wan standalone film, the Boba Fett movie, the potential Solo sequels, these were films that were talked about but probably won’t ever to come to fruition. But, let’s say, Star Wars stories do become popular again and LucasFilm starts to crank them out once every couple of years or so like they have been doing. Well, I think it would be really fascinating to see a story focusing on Palpatine.

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What Can The Official Cast List of ‘Avengers 4’ Tell Us About the Movie?

Avengers 4 has been wrapped in secrecy since before Infinity War came out. The title, which I figured would be released shortly after Avengers: Infinity War premiered, still hasn’t been released due to some unknown reason. And news of the film is few and VERY far between. Only recently did the film officially wrap shooting after having the Russo Brothers had to conduct some quick reshoots to tie up some loose ends but now that is into the editing stage rumors have begun circling that a trailer is being formatted for IMAX which means we may get some Avengers 4 news much sooner than we think.

But, until then, we can only speculate the movie’s title and storyline and I think I might have found some interesting clues lying within the official cast list on IMDB. So, let me share with you my intriguing findings.

1. Hiroyuki Sanada Has a Sizable Mystery Role in ‘Avengers 4’

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Hiroyuki Sanada is one of my favorite Japanese actors. I loved his role in The Last Samurai and he was one of the only good things (actually the only good thing) about Rush Hour 3. To see that he’s going to have a role in Avengers 4 is beyond exciting for me.

And what’s even more exciting about it is where he’s placed in the list. He’s situated just beneath Jon Favreau/Happy Hogan and before Chadwick Boseman/Black Panther. But his role is being kept under wraps, as it won’t say on IMDB who he’s going to play.

This is so exciting! He could be playing a villain or he could be a brand new hero that’ll make his premiere in Avengers 4. Oh, I can’t wait to see who he’s going to play.

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Throwback Friday: The Last Day Before ‘Rogue One’

It’s Friday and that means it’s time for another segment of Throwback Friday. Today I’m sharing with you all the very first post I ever wrote on this blog. I hope you enjoy! 🙂

Darth Vader Returns

One more day! One more day until I finally, for the first time, hear Darth Vader’s breathing in the movie theater, particularly in IMAX. I was brought into the fantastic world of Star Wars with the prequels Episode I, II, and III. I mean I was literally a baby just coming into my first year when I first experienced The Phantom Menace in the movie theater with my parents. Because those prequels didn’t give the backstory of Anakin Skywalker any justice when I finally did see Darth Vader in the classic trilogy of Star Wars he wasn’t as intimidating as he should’ve been.

Finally, with the help of Disney, I think he will truly become the beloved, scary, iconic villain we have all been waiting to enjoy again. I mean who can compete with “No, I am your father.” Definitely one of the best and most jaw-dropping lines in movie history. Of course, Darth Vader isn’t the only reason why I’m excited for Rogue One but he’s definitely a large part of my enthusiasm to see this film.

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Can Mace Windu Return to ‘Star Wars’?

Mace Windu is one of the coolest Jedi in Star Wars. He was the leader of the Jedi Order in the days of the Republic and he’s the only Force-wielder to ever have a purple lightsaber. He’s 100% awesome! But he came to a rather tragic ending as Anakin cut his hand off and Palpatine finished him off with a powerful blast of lightning.

He was knocked from the blast across the way to a “certain” death but is that true?

Darth Maul

Darth Maul got sliced in half and tumbled down a chute. But his story wasn’t finished. He was brought back to life in The Clone Wars and had a surprise cameo in Solo: A Star Wars Story. Darth Maul is very much alive and kicking!

So, does this provide the assumption that Mace Windu can also return to a galaxy far, far away? Samuel L. Jackson has said plenty of times since Disney acquired Star Wars that he would love to return to his role as Mace Windu and if Darth Maul could survive his gruesome defeat in The Phantom Menace then surely Mace can return.

Supreme Leader Snoke

Some Star Wars theorists were even beginning to think that Supreme Leader Snoke was Mace Windu come back for revenge against the Skywalkers but that theory came to a sudden end after he was abruptly killed off in The Last Jedi. But even though Snoke is gone Mace can still return and be great in an exciting way.

Wouldn’t that be fantastic? Mace Windu appearing in a Star Wars standalone film or potentially the live-action Star Wars show, The Mandalorian. That would not only be a twist in the franchise but it would be a fantastic surprise for all Star Wars fans.

So, can Mace Windu return to Star Wars? Uh, yeah he can!!! And Kathleen Kennedy should make it happen sooner rather than later.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a beautiful day. May the Force be with you.

How Large Will Janet van Dyne’s Role Be in ‘Avengers 4’?

Ant-Man and the Wasp seems like a film with a story that’s very reserved in its own place and time and doesn’t have anything to do with the outside world but in actuality, Ant-Man and the Wasp may be much more important than it seems to be. In the film, we get a deeper look into the quantum realm where Janet van Dyne had resided for thirty years. In that time she was able to absorb the realm’s power and now she’s able to use those secrets in the world to aid others. But is that power part of the key to stopping Thanos in Avengers 4?

It’s common knowledge that those who were turned to dust in Infinity War will be resurrected which means Janet van Dyne will return. During those years in the quantum realm, she became powerful and that might mean that she’ll be one of the most important players in the film.

Of course, her screen time will probably be menial but I can’t wait to see what role she’ll specifically play in Avengers 4.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day.