‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Documentary To Premiere At SXSW Film Festival

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Documentary SXSWOne of the main bonus features on the upcoming Blu-ray release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi is a feature-length documentary entitled, The Director and The Jedi. But for fans who want a chance to see this special documentary, it will have its world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival on March 12, 2018 with Mark Hamill in attendance.

Those at SXSW will be able to attend this world premiere screening of the documentary through the use of primary entry (Platinum Badge, Film Badge) and secondary entry (Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband). This screening of the documentary will likely be one of the only opportunities to see it in a theater on a big screen.

Here is the description for The Director and The Jedi: 

An intimate documentary delving into Rian Johnson’s process as he comes in as a director new to the Star Wars universe. A fan since childhood, he sets out to make the most powerful Star Wars movie he can. Navigating the mammoth production, the scale of which he’s never directed before, we meet his cast and crew, see their individual challenges in bringing the film together, say goodbye to Carrie Fisher, and explore the significance of Rian’s more surprising decisions.
The documentary gives you a view of what it really was like to make “The Last Jedi”. As the team strive to do their best, what shines through is their passion and how memorable an experience it is for Rian as director.

What aspects of this new documentary are you most excited to see? Will you be able to attend SXSW to be at this upcoming screening? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the Star Wars universe.

Here is the synopsis for Star Wars: The Last Jedi: 

“In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.”

Written and directed by Rian Johnson, the film stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern, Frank Oz and Benicio del Toro.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi will reportedly be released on Blu-ray and DVD on March 27, 2018.

Source: SXSW

10 Potential Directors For The New ‘Star Wars’ Films From David Benioff & D.B. Weiss

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Star Wars Disney LucasfilmStar Wars has been in the news quite a bit lately. Star Wars: The Last Jedi was the biggest (and most divisive) film of the year. Solo: A Star Wars Story finally released a trailer that lit up social media. Now, Lucasfilm has announced that Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have signed on to write and produce a new series of Star Wars films, separate from the already confirmed trilogy from The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson and the Skywalker Saga.

Little is known about these projects at this point. Will these films follow an original storyline or will they draw from the original expanded universe material (possibly a Knights of the Old Republic adaptation?) yet that does not mean that it is too early to be looking at potential directors. Star Wars, being one of the biggest film franchises in the world, is something that most directors would leap at. Which directors though would best with the creative minds of David Benioff and D.B. Weiss? What visions would enhance their world or even by contrast compliment their style?

These ten directors should be just some of the few that Disney and Lucasfilm should consider for these new Star Wars films from Benioff and Weiss. Hit Next to get started!

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  • Carl

    Does this explain what went so wrong?