Don’t you just wish you can see The Last Jedi today? Get all the inside knowledge. What’s Rey’s lineage? Who is Snoke? Has Kylo Ren learned to manage his aggression? Star Wars: Episode IX director Colin Trevorrow has all, if not most, of the answers — and there’s a price to pay with that.
It’s no secret — well it sort of is — that one of Lucasfilm’s biggest priorities is keeping things under wraps. No spoilers and very little plot details when marketing films is usually the case with Star Wars. For someone who grew up on the original trilogy, it was a dream come true for Trevorrow to cap off the modern-era trilogy of Star Wars films. The biggest negative with taking on such a responsibility, apart from the obvious pressures with the job? He won’t be able to see Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi as a fan once it hits theaters on Dec. 15. In fact, he’ll probably know every twist and turn well before then.
In a recent interview with Empire, Colin Trevorrow spoke about the sad realization.
“Unfortunately, Rian’s film is the first one I won’t be able to watch as an audience member. I got that privilege with The Force Awakens. I just got to go see it with a Star Wars fan. I got to sit next to my kid and just giggle as we read the crawl because we were so excited. Rogue One was the same way. I didn’t see it in advance. That time is over now. Star Wars is no longer that experience for me. If there’s anything kind of sad about it, it’s that I don’t get to have that.”
With Trevorrow’s untitled Episode IX set to release on May 24, 2019, the Jurassic World director still understands the opportunity at hand and stated that he “wouldn’t trade it.”
Written and directed by Johnson, Star Wars: The Last Jedi stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis, Laura Dern, Kelly Marie Tran and Benicio del Toro.
8 ‘Star Wars’ Spin-Off Movies We Really Want To See
May the 4th be with you, everyone! Even on May the 8th! With Star Wars weekend in the rear-view mirror, it’s still a great time to kick back, get out your old glow-in-the-dark lightsaber toys and Darth Vader Halloween masks, and pop in those original trilogy DVDs. Maybe even all 8 currently-released films, if you’re up for the challenge (both mental and otherwise). Speaking of which, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story just came out on Blu-ray, marking the first home release of many Star Wars spin-off movies to come.
Of these, only one future title has been confirmed – Han Solo: A Star Wars Story, to be released in May of 2018. Beyond that, we know Disney had at least two more planned, and probably more down the line. And why not? The Star Wars universe is so ripe for exploration. There are so many characters we were introduced to in the Saga movies that could easily get their own film. And it doesn’t stop there. The legacy of the Jedi and the Sith go back thousands of years, opening up virtually endless possibilities of story material.
Given this abundance of material just waiting to be tapped into, Heroic Hollywood decided to celebrate the Star Wars holiday by compiling a list of the Star Wars stand-alone movies we’d most like to see. While some of the films on this list are more likely to be developed than others, they each share one unifying factor: they’d all be freakin’ awesome!
Heroic Hollywood proudly presents the 8 ‘Star Wars’ Spin-Off Movies We Really Want To See! Click next to get started. And may the Force be with you!