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This Description of ‘Episode IX’ from Oscar Isaac Sounds Amazing

Episode IX is of course on top secret mode until it premieres next year in movie theaters around the world but that doesn’t mean the actors aren’t talking about it. As Star Wars star, Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron) goes through publicity for his latest movie, Operation Finale, questions of Episode IX are sure to arise and this time he had a little bit to tell us. Here is what he said.

“It is a war movie. I mean, above and beyond, it is a movie about warriors.”

This next section is about his standing with his character, the Resistance leader, Poe Dameron.

“You want to get people [to question him] as opposed to have some sort of easy answer of like, ‘Yeah, yeah, he did the right thing. He was a hero.’ What’s the cost of this stuff?”

And this next section is easily the most interesting part.

“[The Resistance] are guerrilla fighters, adhering closer to something like the Revolutionary War fighters or even the guerrillas in Cuba with Che and Fidel and all these guys living in the mountains, coming down to do some attacks, and going back and trying to hide from the ’empire’ of the United States. It’s that kind of ragged at this point. 

You hear about stories with [George] Washington as a general, where lots of people died based on their orders, but that is part of leadership and that push-and-pull in the fight for figuring out what’s the way to move forward.”

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Dominic Monaghan Joins ‘Episode IX’

The filming for Episode IX is currently underway and yesterday it was announced that joining the cast was none other than Dominic Monaghan. You may know Dominic for his role as the hobbit, Merry, in The Lord of the Rings trilogy or his role in the hit show, Lost, which J.J Abrams, unsurprisingly, was a part of.

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This is exciting news because first of all, Mr. Monaghan is going to be in a Star Wars movie. That’s awesome! Now he’ll have participated in two of the greatest franchises in the modern cinema era, The Lord of the Rings and Star Wars.

Secondly, I can’t wait to see what his role in the film will be. Undoubtedly he’ll have a smaller role but I’m sure it’ll be somewhat significant. Maybe he’ll play a Resistance officer of ally or maybe he’ll turn to the dark side and be a member of the First Order.

Whatever the case this is super exciting news and I can’t wait to share more Episode IX news with you all.

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

Should Anakin Skywalker Make An Appearance in ‘Episode IX’?

For the past two Star Wars movies in this current trilogy rumors have circulated that Anakin Skywalker would make an appearance in the films. In The Force Awakens they went far enough to create concept art showcasing Anakin Skywalker who would have appeared in Rey’s vision. He, unfortunately, didn’t make it into the end product of the film.

In The Last Jedi it was rumored that Rey would experience in one of her Force-training exercises a vision where one of the sea monsters (that Luke ended up milking) was living in a cave and it would transform into Anakin Skywalker. (That sounds reminiscent of Luke’s vision in the cave on Dagobah.) That also didn’t end up happening.

That rumor from The Last Jedi seemed all the more palpable because Hayden Christensen showed up at some Star Wars conventions last year, which he has’t done in a while.

No rumors have started circulating about Anakin making an appearance in Episode IX but if this is supposedly the Skywalker saga finale shouldn’t he be in it in some form or another? It’s already rumored that Darth Vader is going to make a cameo appearance so maybe he won’t show up after all.

Do I think he should be in the movie? Yeah, why not? I would love to see a Force Ghost Anakin Skywalker talk a little bit of sense into his deranged grandson, Ben Solo. I think it would be positively awesome. And one thing J.J Abrams knows how to do is to deliver a lot of fan-service moments that’ll make us all very, very happy.

What do yo think? Do you think Anakin should return in Episode IX or should he remain absent? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

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

Should ‘Episode IX’ Be Split Into Two Movies?

Episode IX has started filming (*squeal*) and that means before we know it the first teaser featuring the highly-anticipated Star Wars movie will be out for all to see. But recently a very interesting rumor started circling the internet that this Skywalker/Solo saga finale will be split into two parts and when I heard it I got so excited at the thought.

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You see, The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi were unconventionally placed together because both of these films’ stories take place within a week and a half of each other. J.J Abrams ended The Force Awakens in such an exciting cliffhanger that Rian Johnson, the director and writer of The Last Jedi, wanted to know what happened next so he continued the story from where The Force Awakens left off. It was the first time this had ever happened in Star Wars because both previous trilogies featured sequels that took place years after their predecessors (Attack of the Clones is set ten years after The Phantom MenaceThe Empire Strikes Back is set three years after A New Hope.)

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And The Last Jedi ended with such an intact statement that the story could honestly go anywhere from here on out. It felt more like a finale than a continuation into the next film and that’s where the point of this post comes in.

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Here’s an Exciting First Look at ‘Episode IX’

Episode IX is officially under way and to celebrate yesterday’s first day of filming for the movie J.J Abrams shared a vague behind-the-scenes photo commemorating the beginning of this incredible journey that we are about to partake on. Here’s the tweet.

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The Official Cast Announcement for ‘Episode IX’ Holds Some Nice Surprises

Episode IX begins filming on August 1 *squeal* and the official cast for the film has been announced. So, let me share with you the returning and new cast members set to star in this final installment in the Skywalker saga. Enjoy!

Returning:

J.J Abrams is set to reprise his role as director of a Star Wars film. He and Chris Terrio (Batman vs. Superman) co-wrote the movie.

Daisy Ridley (Rey), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata), Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux), Kelly Marie Tran (Rose), Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca), and Billie Lourd (Lieutenant Connix.)

There are also some returning veterans as well. Mark Hamill will reprise his role as Luke Skywalker. (Yay!) Anthony Daniels will once again play the role of C-3PO. And Billy Dee Williams is indeed returning to play Lando Calrissian.

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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.