Alright, so Star Wars: The Last Jedi is still, a year after its release, seen as a polarizing film by many in fandom. Some love it, others detest it. And some are in the middle. But this isn’t about that. Not completely. You’ll recall that the events of The Last Jedi picked up not long after The Force Awakens. And this is nothing new for films that start right where the previous installment ended, such as the Saw or Rocky films, just to name two series. But in the case of Episode IX, with director J.J. Abrams returning to the director’s chair, there will be a jump in time between films.
One year, to be exact. That’s about the crux of it, really, based on a report from Empire Magazine, which indicates that the next installment in the Star Wars saga will take place one year after the events of The Last Jedi. As you’ll recall, Luke Skywalker’s astral projection took on Kylo Ren while giving the Resistance time to escape, thanks to some help from newly mastered…well, master, Ren. Given the depleted numbers and resources that the Resistance was left in at the end of The Last Jedi, it will be interesting to see how things pick up.
After all, the First Order is very much still on the trail of what remains of the Resistance, and with Supreme Leader Snoke out of the way, Kylo Ren is the one calling the shots after his failed attempt to bring Ren to his side. So will he have truly gone back to the dark side in Episode IX? And what of Rey? Does part of her still want to consider Kylo Ren’s offer? Very little is known about the plot in the film that is said to wrap up the Skywalker saga, and the film won’t be in theaters until next December, so fans will do what they do best until then: theorize.
Though, for those whose opinions on Star Wars have soured as of recent, perhaps the year long gap between Episode IX and The Last Jedi would help reluctant fans embrace the next installment if it’s trying its hardest to move past what came before. Not to mention, in real-life implications, the large gap between Episode IX hitting theaters next year and the release of Solo earlier this year. Nonetheless, what do you think of this time jump? Would you want the film to pick up directly after or are you fine with the time jump? Let us know in the comments below.
Star Wars: Episode IX will blast its way into movie theaters on December 20, 2019.
Source: Empire Magazine
New ‘Godzilla: King Of The Monsters’ Posters Showcase Rodan, Mothra & Ghidorah
Earlier this week, Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures dropped the newest trailer for their highly-anticipated sequel, Godzilla: King of the Monsters. The new trailer showed off some more epic action following the beloved monster along with some incredible sequences involving Rodan, Mothra and Ghidorah.
Now, Legendary has shared three brand new posters for Rodan, Mothra and Ghidorah. Given that Godzilla will be battling with these monsters in the new film, it makes sense to see them receive their own poster that boasts their size and scale as they unleash their terror against humankind.
Given that Rodan, Mothra and Ghidorah all take flight unlike Godzilla, it is going to be stunning visual spectacle to see them take the skies and swoop down as they all battle to the bitter end for what looks to be one of the most-anticipated blockbusters of 2019.
You can check out the new posters of Rodan, Mohra and Ghidorah down below by clicking "Next".
What do you think of these new posters? Are you excited to see the King of the Monsters take the reins in this new sequel? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news from the MonsterVerse.
Directed by Michael Dougherty, Godzilla: King of the Monsters stars Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Sally Hawkins, Charles Dance, Thomas Middleditch, O’Shea Jackson Jr., with Ken Watanabe and Ziyi Zhang.
Following the global success of “Godzilla” and “Kong: Skull Island” comes the next chapter in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ cinematic MonsterVerse, an epic action adventure that pits Godzilla against some of the most popular monsters in pop culture history. The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters will be released in theaters on May 31, 2019.