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What Can the Official Cast Announcement For ‘Episode IX’ Tell Us About the Movie?

A couple of days ago the official cast for Episode IX was released in anticipation for the movie beginning filming on August 1. There was, of course, the expected returning cast such as Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isacc, and Kelly Marie Tran. Then there were some surprising delights such as the official announcement that Billy Dee Williams will be joining the cast, Mark Hamill will indeed return to undoubtedly play Force Ghost Luke Skywalker, and Carrie Fisher will reprise her role using unseen footage from The Force Awakens. There were some new faces also joining the ensemble of actors with Naomi Ackie and Richard E. Grant.

But beyond that this official cast announcement is also giving hints of what to expect in the upcoming Star Wars film, to a certain degree.

Such as the absence of Gwendoline Christie who played the awesome Captain Phasma through The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi. With her name not being featured in the returning cast it’s pretty evident that yes, Phasma did perish in the The Last Jedi after all.

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Who’s Your Favorite Classic ‘Star Wars’ Character?

Another week has passed and that means a new poll has arrived. Last week explored who your favorite Marvel heroine would be and today my question is who is your favorite classic Star Wars character? Here’s the list of characters to choose from.

Luke Skywalker


Luke Skywalker is one of the coolest characters that have ever been brought to cinema and he helped spur forward generations of Star Wars fans with his innocent heroism and his immense potential for goodness. He was the modern age Arthur (The Sword in the Stone) in a film created in the mold of a fairy tale and his evolution throughout the original trilogy was just a blast to watch. He had his ups and downs but at the end of the day he was truly the Jedi that he was destined to be and helped save the galaxy not once, but twice. Awesome!

Han Solo


Han Solo was a rogue, a scoundrel, a criminal, but at the heart of the character he was a hero and I think that’s why he appealed to so many people. He wasn’t innocent like Luke or brave like Leia but he was just as much a hero as both of them and that’s why he always there at so many pivotal moments in the story. Without him the first, and second, Death Star might not have been destroyed and the eventual demise of the Empire realized and that’s pretty incredible indeed.

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The Five Best Scenes of ‘Return of the Jedi’

Return of the Jedi has a special place in my heart because for so many years I watched this movie wishing the story could continue onward after that Ewok party but until Disney bought Star Wars that was only a dream. Now when I watch this film I get so happy because I know the story that transpired after that, I know the story of these characters thirty years in the future, and that is so amazing! So today I’m going to share with you the five scenes from Return of the Jedi that have blown my mind and made me like the movie as much as I have. Enjoy!

1. Enters Emperor Palpatine

This was the first time Emperor Palpatine ever appeared in Star Wars (besides the hologram message in The Empire Strikes Back) and between the Imperial Royal Guards and the incredibly creepy dark side music this is a perfect scene.

2. Yoda’s Death


This scene is one of my favorites in Return of the Jedi because it has so many riveting elements. Luke confronting Yoda about Darth Vader being his father, Yoda telling him about Palpatine, and of course, Yoda hinting the fact that he wasn’t the only Skywalker left in the galaxy. This scene has a lot of fascinating moments and it’s undoubtedly one of Yoda’s greatest scenes.

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The Five Best Scenes of ‘The Empire Strikes Back’

The Empire Strikes Back is undoubtedly one of the best Star Wars movies ever made (I have it ranked at third only behind Rogue One and The Last Jedi) and it’s full of fascinating scenes left and right. For the past four movies it’s been easy deciphering what my five favorite scenes of those movies were but The Empire Strikes Back has so many incredible moments that it’s going to be difficult distinguishing only five fantastic scenes out of this film but I’m going to try my best. Enjoy!

1. The Dagobah Cave


Before there was the mirror cave in The Last Jedi there was this incredible Dagobah cave scene in The Empire Strikes Back and just like the cave scene in The Last Jedi it’s just as fascinating. This scene is still mesmerizing because I continue to remain bewildered by what this scene exactly means. Is the vision showing what Luke could become in his future if he continued down a dark path or was the vision hinting that Darth Vader was Luke’s father and he didn’t even know it? I still haven’t determined exactly what the Dagobah cave scene means but it’s definitely one of the better parts of the movie to me.

2. The Lesson

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I love this scene for so many reasons. One: it contains my favorite line from Yoda. “No. Try not. Do or do not. There is no try.” Best movie line ever! Secondly: it’s the first time you really get an idea of what the Force is as Yoda lectures Luke on the idea of the mystical power. Luke thinks it takes strength to be powerful in the ways of the Force but Yoda demonstrates that it doesn’t take might or muscle to be an incredible Jedi. Third: when Yoda lifts that X-Wing out of the murky water and parks it on the Dagobah shore it’s such a powerful moment because Luke thought it was an impossible feat and then here goes Yoda, an alien so diminutive that he can’t even reach Luke’s knees, using the Force so effortlessly. This is, to me, one of the most impactful scenes in The Empire Strikes Back.

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Yoda’s Greatest Moments

I love Yoda. I mean who doesn’t love Yoda? Yoda was one of my favorite characters even when I only knew him at his worst as a flipping, hollering, green CGI alien in the prequel trilogy. My love for the ancient Jedi only increased, however, after seeing him in his original introduction in The Empire Strikes Back. At that moment I realized why the robed puppet became such an icon in cinema and I’ve been a Yoda fan ever since. So on today’s segment of Greatest Moments I’m going to share with you my favorite Yoda scenes throughout the now six Star Wars movies he’s appeared in. Enjoy!

1. The First Conversation With Anakin Skywalker

This is one of the most important scenes in The Phantom Menace because it’s the first time the movie truly hints at the person Anakin could become if he follows the wrong path in life and Yoda is the one who senses this most. I love the words that he tells him. This is, in fact, the conversation that ensues between Anakin and Yoda.

Anakin: “I miss her.” (He’s referring to his mother, Shmi.)

Yoda: “Afraid to lose her I think, hmm.”

Anakin: “What does that got to do with anything.”

Yoda: “Everything! Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate…leads to suffering. I sense great fear in you.”

That right there is one of the most impactful things Yoda has ever said and it practically sums up Anakin’s entire fall throughout the prequel trilogy. He saw the possible future of young Skywalker and it’s a shame because he couldn’t do anything about it.

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An Awesome Find

I was riding around yesterday enjoying a gloriously peaceful Sunday morning with my family when my mother happened to spot this jaw-dropping, ginormous mural of Yoda just sitting on the side of a building. There was no way we weren’t going to stop and take a picture.

Isn’t this awesome?

I mean look at the sheer size of this mural. It’s profoundly stunning. This was literally made early last year as you can see from the date on the brick (5/4/17) and I can honestly tell you I’ve never seen anything like this in my life. Not only is Yoda humongous but he’s so perfectly drawn and detailed as well. And the way Yoda is sprouting from the flames is utterly perfect (to me the meaning of Yoda in the fire represents him coming back from the ashes of death to grace this wall.) At the time this mural was made I’m sure the painter had no idea that Yoda would really return in The Last Jedi? The force was strong with whoever painted this fantastic piece of art. Awesome.

I love Star Wars and everything Star Wars and to find this breathtaking mural was the perfect beginning to my morning yesterday. I thank you for reading and I hope you have a beautiful day. May the Force Be With You.

A List of the Most Legendary Jedi In Star Wars

Star Wars is one of the most beloved franchises in film history and it’s still going strong. One of the reasons why Star Wars can be so spectacular are the Jedi. Without the profound moments of wisdom they speak or just the epic battles they have against the Sith Star Wars would not be the same entity it has become. Of course there are greater Jedi than others and that’s where my post begins.

6. Rey


I had to put Rey in my list because it wouldn’t be fair to leave her out. Now of course we all know she isn’t truly a Jedi yet, she’s just a padawan. And yes she could possibly turn to the dark side which would totally mess up this post I’m making but for right now I feel I have to put her alongside the other Jedi. And besides, if she really does become a Jedi she will undoubtedly be one of the most powerful and the coolest Jedi to ever be part of Star Wars.

5. Qui-Gon Jin


Despite his poor skill with the Force and his discovery of an eventual genocidal robot man named Anakin Skywalker Qui-Gon is undoubtedly one of my favorite Jedi. Liam Neeson brought so much life into the character. There was an effortless calmness that emanated from the Jedi as well as a wisdom that can only come from a master of the force. My favorite line of his is when he told young Anakin, “Your focus determines your reality.” Even though it’s just a movie things people say in films can sometimes be enormously profound. This was, to me, one of those profound statements that I really love. It’s a shame he had to get killed so early in the prequel trilogy but I understand it was necessary. I would love if Qui-Gon’s ghost showed up in The Last Jedi to talk to either Luke or Rey about something. That would be pretty special.

4. Mace Windu


There was no way Mace Windu wasn’t getting into this list. First of all he is the only Jedi to have a purple lightsaber. I have always thought this was cool because as we all know blue and red are the colors that create purple so for him to have that color for his weapon is very interesting. Secondly if Anakin had not interfered he would have killed Emperor Palpatine. That’s how powerful he is. The evil Sith Lord couldn’t even mess with this Jedi. He’s also very wise. He knows Anakin is fragile and can barely be trusted, he knows that there was something wrong in the Force, it’s just a shame that his fate was the way it was.

3. Yoda


This was a difficult decision because I mean come on, it’s Yoda. When there’s a conversation about legendary Jedi Yoda will always be part of that conversation. The only reason why he’s not number one is unfortunately because of the prequels. George Lucas turned him from being a wise, magical puppet to a CGI bouncy green thing with a lightsaber. He lost his magic and that’s why he’s third on my list. My favorite saying from Yoda is in Empire Strikes Back when Luke is about to pull that ship out of that muck and Yoda says, “No, try not. Do or do not. There is no try.” This was another one of those profound moments that really rang through to me. Spoiler Alert! The next thing I’m about to talk about might be a minor spoiler for The Last Jedi so if you would rather not know any information about the upcoming film then please go to the next Jedi in my list. There have been rumors that Yoda will make an appearance in The Last Jedi which makes all the sense in the world and if he is in the movie I’ll be so excited. It’s said that he will have either have a conversation with Rey or Luke. Or maybe both, I’m not certain. If he is in the movie I wonder what wisdom he will lend to the two Jedi. Let’s hope these rumors are true.

2. Luke


Luke is an incredible Jedi. He was already great by the end of Return of the Jedi but now after The Force Awakens he has reached an entirely new level of awesomeness. First of all I can’t wait to see how powerful he has become in the last thirty years. Secondly I can’t wait to see just exactly what’s he been up to. And third, I can’t wait to see how he’ll train Rey in the ways of the force. Will he be stern and cryptic like Yoda was? Will he be a little nicer and more helpful? Or is there going to be a sort of bitterness coming from him because according to his expression at the end of The Force Awakens he was not very pleased to see Rey? In fact he was quite the opposite. If he is a little mean towards her how will she feel about the ancient master she had been trying to find? Oh man, I wish it was December 15 today so all of my questions could be answered.

1. Obi-Wan Kenobi


Yes Obi-Wan is, in my opinion, the most legendary Jedi of all and for good reason. First of all in the prequel trilogy he was the one character who George Lucas got right. Ewan McGregor did such a fantastic job portraying the incredible Jedi that had been formerly played by Alec Guinness. He was a bright light in the midst of all that poor acting from Hayden Christensen, the terrible storyline, and decent but heavily overdone CGI. He was so great that I’m hoping the next Star Wars Story to be announced will be an Obi-Wan film. I would love to watch his journey between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. I’m sure it would be remarkably interesting. He’s also a wonderful Jedi. He may not be as powerful as someone like Yoda but he’s just as wise. He’s definitely my favorite Jedi in Star Wars so far and that’s saying something.

There are many other Jedi in the Star Wars universe that haven’t even been explored yet. I hope in the future there will be many more Jedi that can reach the legendary status. Until then I hope you enjoyed this post and May the force be with you.