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It’s Official. Lando Is Going To Appear in ‘Episode IX’

Lucasfilm hasn’t confirmed that Billy Dee Williams will reprise his role for Episode IX but it’s become obvious that he will as he has recently canceled a bunch of his conference engagements throughout the rest of the year. Hmm, I wonder why. And honestly, this is great news.

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Every classic Star Wars character besides Lando has been involved with this current trilogy. For years Star Wars fans have been wondering where is everyone’s favorite caped smuggler-turned-rebel? We had been given the explanation that he was once again Baron of Cloud City but that felt like a sorry excuse not to have him participate in the films. I’m so glad to think that finally he will get the recognition he deserves and play, hopefully, a decent-sized role in this upcoming Star Wars movie.

Ah, I’m so excited! I can’t wait to see what Lando will be up to over thirty years after the events of Return of the Jedi and I’m so glad J.J Abrams is telling this story. He brought so much magic and nostalgia to The Force Awakens with his perfect revival of these classic characters which means he will provide Lando plenty of justice.

I would also love to see a settled down Lando with potentially a wife or at least a child. When the first rumors started coming out for Episode IX one of those rumors was that a young actress of color was being cast for a mysterious role and some people, including me, suspected that this new character could be Lando’s daughter. Wouldn’t that be awesome?

Not only would that perfectly fit in with the tone of this trilogy which is highly focused one the next generation of young heroes but I think I would lose it if Lando returned with a beautiful daughter in tow. I mean, can you imagine how cool she would be, cape and all?

Of course, this may be a bunch of bologna and Lando may not return in Episode IX after all, for like I said before, Lucasfilm hasn’t confirmed he will appear in this trilogy finale. But if he does it will be very exciting indeed. 🙂

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

Keri Russel Is Rumored To Join ‘Episode IX’

Episode IX begins filming this month and it seems a new actress will be joining the cast for this Star Wars finale. FX’s The Americans actress, Keri Russel, is highly rumored to play a mystery role in the upcoming Star Wars movie and that’s exciting news indeed for two reasons.

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One, that means there will be even more fascinating female characters to enjoy in Star Wars. Disney has made the Star Wars franchise such an inclusive instrument of movie making and to see that yet another actress is set to appear in another Star Wars film is super excitign to see.

Secondly, it’s always fun contemplating who certain actors or actresses will be portrayed as. The easy answer is that she’s probably going to play an officer or commander of the Resistance because she just seems like the perfect candidate for that role. Or she could be on the First Order side of things and potentially be a major female villain for the film in the absence of Captain Phasma. Or…and this is where my imagination turns a little bonkers, but what if she was cast for the role of Rey’s mother?

The two actresses definitely have their similarities. They both have the same square face shapes and while Daisy Ridley is clearly a different complexion than Keri Russel that doesn’t matter as much because Rey has a father too. She could’ve gotten her complexion from him.

Wouldn’t this be an astonishing twist?! Here was Kylo Ren saying that her parents were drunkards who died in the Jakku desert and it turns out that they are in fact alive and well. That would be absolutely fascinating and would take the emotional complexity of Episode IX to the next level.

Of course, Keri Russel will probably not be playing Rey’s mystery mother but if she is I am going to lose it with excitement. Please J.J Abrams, please bring the conversation of Rey’s parents come around full circle in this most satisfying scenario. (Please.)

All in all, this is exciting news and I can’t wait to share more tantalizing rumors with you all. I thank you for reading and I hope you have a great day. May the Force be with you.

Two More Rumors Surrounding ‘Episode IX’ Have Arrived

Episode IX is about to go into production and while ideas and concepts of the film are being shrouded by the secrets of the Force a few rumors are still managing to seep through the the cracks and I’m happy to report that there are more rumors to share with you all. Of course, the rumors should be taken with a grain of slat lest they be total distractions but if they are true they could also be POTENTIAL SPOILERS as well so if you would rather stay in the dark I advise you to discontinue reading this now. Okay, here are the rumors.

Yavin IV is the earliest rebel base to appear in Star Wars and it made a glorious comeback in Rogue One. Now it’s been said that scenes will be filmed at the site in the U.K where Yavin IV was built which means we might see the return of Yavin IV in Episode IX. J.J Abrams is the king of nostalgia, as The Force Awakens was basically a nostalgia ice cream cake that many Star Wars fans couldn’t keep their hands out of. If he brought Yavin IV back into the fold that would be very awesome indeed.

The site where the set for Yavin IV was built can also be made into anything the movie makers want it to be so this actually might be a completely different planet we’re going to with a Yavin IV vibe. Whatever the case, this is exciting news all the same.

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Should the Knights of Ren Still Wear Masks in ‘Episode IX’?

Episode IX is getting close to officially beginning filming and that means news about the film will probably be released within the next half year or so. One of the few, if only, topic that was not tampered with in The Last Jedi were the Knights of Ren.

We were introduced to the dark group in The Force Awakens through conversations between Snoke and Kylo Ren and a disturbing vision Rey obtained where we saw a quick flash of them. I think they were subtly hinted towards in The Last Jedi as Luke told Rey Ben Solo left his former burning Jedi temple with a handful of his students which definitely sounds like a nod towards the Knight of Ren. And it seems kind of inevitable that they will make their first official debut in this upcoming trilogy finale but things have changed since The Force Awakens.

Snoke is dead and Kylo Ren is the new Supreme Leader. And he has destroyed his old mask, no longer feeling that he needed to hide behind it anymore as it was a sign of weakness rather than intimidation or strength. So, will he let his fellow Knights of Ren followers to continue to be masked or will we finally get to see the faces behind these scary helmets?

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Ewan Mcgregor Is Set To Return to ‘Star Wars’

Ewan Mcgregor is set to return to the Star Wars universe after making a brief cameo appearance in The Force Awakens as he spoke to Rey in her vision. But he isn’t returning in the Obi-Wan Kenobi standalone film that’s been rumored to have started production but rather he is set to reprise his role as the Jedi Master in Episode IX. Well…that’s exciting. After Luke became one with the Force it’s been unclear how Rey will learn more about the Force from a new master but with it already being announced that Yoda will return in Episode IX and now Obi-Wan Kenobi set to make an appearance it seems that she will have the Jedi ghost masters to teach her in the way of the light.

I love the sound of this because with J.J Abrams at the helm I’m sure it’ll be a magical experience seeing Rey converse with these two legendary Jedi masters. Rey is such a cool character and it’s going to be 100% awesome seeing her return as a wise Jedi. Oh my gosh, I can’t wait until Episode IX. 🙂

Does the idea of Ewan Mcgregor returning sound cool or does this Episode IX update worry you? I’d love to hear your opinions in the comments below.

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

Lando Is Rumored To Appear In ‘Episode IX’

Have you ever wondered why every classic Star Wars character from the original trilogy returned except for Lando Calrissian? Well, it looks like that conundrum will be resolved as rumors have recently surfaced that Billy Dee Williams will indeed reprise his role as Lando Calrissian for Episode IX and I couldn’t be happier.

J.J Abrams did a marvelous job bringing these wonderful characters from the original trilogy back into the Star Wars universe in The Force Awakens and I have no doubt that he will do Lando justice in Episode IX.

Of course, these are just rumors and it hasn’t been officially announced that Billy Dee Williams has been cast for the movie but if these rumors are true then my excitement for Episode IX has just grown a little bit more.

Do these rumors excite you as well? I’d love to hear your opinion in the comments below. I thank you for reading and I hope you have a great day. May the Force be with you.

How Should Leia Be Written Out of ‘Episode IX’?

One of the unexpected tragedies of 2016 was the surprise passing of Hollywood icon, Carrie Fisher. She died shortly before Episode VIII was even given a title and throughout the entire process of marketing for The Last Jedi it was chilling to think that this would be Leia’s final appearance in a Star Wars movie. I remember when I watched The Last Jedi for the first time I was patiently waiting to see how they would release her from this franchise. Time and time again it seemed like she was going to die but by the end of the film I was legitimately surprised to see that she was still very much alive in the context of the story and seemed to have no signs of passing away anytime soon. So that left me (and I’m sure the writers of Episode IX) with quite a conundrum to figure out. How is Lucasfilm going to possibly write out such an important character at such a pivotal time in the Resistance? Well, I have a few ideas that I would like to share and maybe these theories will turn out to be correct. Who knows. 🙂

Leia Slowly Succumbs To Grief

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Throughout Leia’s involvement in the Star Wars franchise she has experienced a lot of sorrow and heartbreak and The Last Jedi only built on that narrative. In The Last Jedi we got to see her having an intimate moment with her own thoughts and worries and it was one of the most profound scenes in the film as we got to see Leia vulnerable for the first time. While Rian Johnson, of course, didn’t know that Carrie Fisher was going to die it seems like he has perfectly set up this idea that General Leia has grown old and tired, she’s looking for newer, younger leadership to take her place in the form of Poe Dameron, and after the loss of her brother, Luke Skywalker, she slowly begins to give in to the grief that she has been trying to suppress since the annihilation of Alderaan. But does that tarnish Leia’s legacy?

For years she has been viewed as this strong, independent heroine who doesn’t take orders from anybody and refuses to be placed in the damsel-in-distress mold. Should a woman like this finally face death from a cause of immense heartbreak? I don’t know, honestly.

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