Watch the ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Trailer and Scream With Joy


There are admittedly few things in the world that could illicit a scream of joy in times like these. Sometimes, it’s getting messaged by someone on Grindr who you’re actually interested in. But today, the exhilaration comes in the form of the arrival of the new Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer.

A couple of months ahead of its December 15th release, Disney has finally, graciously released what many are calling one of the best movie trailers of all time – a title we’d personally give to both Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: Rogue One. In the preview, which premiered during a football game nobody will ever remember, a lot of wild shit happens.

There’s Kylo Ren’s hypebeast-approved face scar; a training montage; an adorably furry Porg; some sort of ice wolf pack; heartbreaking scenes of Carrie Fisher’s General Leia Organa looking worried; and more than a few instances of people having bad feelings about all of this. Really, though, you’re better off watching it and screaming with joy like the rest of us.


Laura Dern’s Character in the New ‘Star Wars’ Just Might Be The Hero Earth Has Been Waiting For

Photo: @lauradern on Instagram

If there’s ever been a strong contender for a superhero jumping in and saving us all from the mess that has been the world since Trump began running for office, it’s Laura Dern’s new character in the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi. 

Dern, whose role we had absolutely no info on until Vanity Fair‘s new cover story, will play Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo (Amabella’s great ancestor?). Holdo is a Resistance general and wears a flowy pink ensemble complete with pink hair. Consider us ready for rescue:

We learned a lot of other great things from the Star Wars special issue of Vanity Fair, out on stands today. Benicio Del Toro will play DJ, a “shifty” character previously unseen in the Star Wars world. And Billie Lourd, Carrie Fisher’s daughter, will play Lieutenant Kaydel Connix.

Perhaps most exciting is the announcement of a new world in the universe, created by writer/ director Rian Johnson, called Canto Bight. It’s a casino-y world and ““a playground, basically, for rich assholes,” Johnson said in the Vanity Fair cover story. And the outfits! Head over to the gallery to try and tell if you’re looking at stills from a Star Wars photo shoot or a Gaga music video.

Carrie Fisher’s Cut Scene From ‘The Force Awakens’ Is One of Her Best

Carrie Fisher was (sadly) not a major part of the recent Star Wars reboot: The Force Awakens. While we’re thankful for the screen time she did get, we also wish this fantastic scene, in which Fisher, as General Leia Organa, implores a Resistance fighter to send a message to the Senate, declaring they must stand up to the evil First Order. In typical Leia fashion, the scene includes a deliciously funny and snarky zinger: “Not all the senators think I’m insane. Or maybe they do. I don’t really care.”

Check out the cut clip below.


Fisher had already completed filming for her role in the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VIIIVariety reports. She’d also reportedly wrapped for her role as Rob Delaney’s mother in season 3 of Amazon/ Channel 4’s “Catastrophe,” although it’s yet to be known how either franchise will handle Fisher’s death, as each of her respective characters was expected to return in later installments.

Watch Carrie Fisher’s Original Audition For ‘Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope’

This past Tuesday marked the abrupt and tragic death of beloved author and actress Carrie Fisher. This archival footage of Fisher’s original audition for her breakout role in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, which catapulted both her and her co-star, Harrison Ford, to international fame, might be the one thing that can cheer us up.

Looking back at the decades-old footage, it’s no wonder Fisher went on to portray one of the most universally recognizable and beloved characters in film history, Princess Leia. Although, at the time of the audition, Fisher later recalled, she thought the part was going to go to Jodie Foster. And, when she was at last cast, Fisher told Good Housekeeping the film’s producers asked her to lose 35 pounds. “They don’t want to hire all of me—only about three-quarters!”

Check out Fisher’s powerful audition, full of her signature intensity and wit, below.

New “Star Wars: Rogue One” Trailer Promises Epic Rebel Action

A new trailer for the upcoming film Star Wars: Rogue One debuted during the Olympics last night, and it looks like it will be amazing. The movie, while certainly a legitimate Star Wars film, is not part of the main 9-part Anikin Skywalker storyline of movies past, is being subtitled “A Star Wars Story,” and follows the story of rebel fighters in the time before Luke Skywalker blew up the Death Star in A New Hope.

Rogue One stars British Actress Felicity Jones as the saucy rebel fighter Jyn Erso. Jones received a Best Actress nom for her role in 2014’s The Theory of Everything, alongside Eddie Redmayne. The movie also stars Forest Whitaker and Diego Luna. I guess the Rebel Alliance requires their top fighters to be gorgeous as well as adept at operating laser guns.

The film is directed by Gareth Edwards, who previously helmed Godzilla (2014), and scheduled for release on December 16th in theaters everywhere.

Check out the trailer below.

May the 4th Be With You–A Look at 11 of Star Wars’ New Star, Lupita Nyong’o’s Best Looks

Photos: L: Matteo Prandoni/, R: David X Prutting/

Happy Star Wars Day. In honor of the fan holiday, and Vanity Fair’s just released images from the upcoming STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS which reveals Lupita Nyong’o in her new, eagerly anticipated role as Maz Kanata, let’s look back at the star’s consistently ace sartorial choices.

1. In which the Oscar winner takes style cues from her trophy

VANITY FAIR OSCAR PARTY 2015 - Red Carpet ArrivalsPhoto: Billy Farrell/

2. Painterly at the SAG Awards

21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - ArrivalsPhoto: John Salangsang/

3. Appropriately fashion-forward at the CFDA Awards

2014 CFDA Fashion Awards - Red Carpet ArrivalsPhoto: Matteo Prandoni/

4. A perfect look for the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic

Seventh Annual VEUVE CLICQUOT Polo ClassicPhoto: David X Prutting/

5. She can really pull anything off

The IFP, CALVIN KLEIN COLLECTION & EUPHORIA CALVIN KLEIN Celebrate Women in Film at the 67th Cannes Film FestivalPhoto: Matteo Prandoni/

 6. This time last year at the Met Gala…

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's COSTUME INSTITUTE Benefit Celebrating the Opening of Charles James: Beyond Fashion and the Anna Wintour Costume Center - Inside ArrivalsPhoto: David X Prutting/

7. She may have a thing for green beading.  

VANITY FAIR OSCAR PARTY 2014 - Red Carpet ArrivalsPhoto: Billy Farrell/ 

8. Casual BFF run-in with Anna Wintour (+Naomi Watts) at the Calvin Klein Show–looking radiant in pastel CK and a bold, bright lip

CALVIN KLEIN COLLECTION Presents the Women's Fall 2014 Runway Show at Spring StudiosPhoto: Billy Farrell/

9. A seamless transition from the minimalism of Calvin to an embellished head-to-toe Chanel look at the MOMA

MOMA Film Benefit Presented by CHANELPhoto: Billy Farrell/


10. Always in with the fashion set, here Nyong’o celebrates Sacai with Sally Singer

BARNEYS NEW YORK and SALLY SINGER Host a Dinner Celebrating CHITOSE ABE of SACAI at OMAR'S in New York CityPhoto: Madison McGaw/

 11. Sleek for a premiere of 12 YEARS A SLAVE 







When Lucas & Lynch Met: An Animated Tale

As someone who once semi-seriously was lobbied for David Lynch to direct the final installment of Twilight, I understand the notion of considering a director to move out of their element and cast their genius upon an already established territory. However, whatever Dune may have implied, David Lynch and Star Wars would be a terribly painful mixture.

But before Richard Marquand signed on to direct Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, George Lucas considered both David Cronenberg and David Lynch to direct the feature—thankfully, both took a pass. And in this wonderful little video, we see an animated retelling of Lynch and Lucas’ meeting in which they go out for lunch, Lynch gets a migraine from too much Wookiee talk, and he turns down the big bucks. Take a look below at the Lynch-voiced video below.

When Lynch Met Lucas from G.O. Welles on Vimeo.

Watch Patton Oswalt’s ‘Star Wars’ Filibuster From This Week’s ‘Parks and Rec’

Patton Oswalt is really making himself a national treasure this week. And tomorrow, we’ll see him guest star Parks and Recreation, and as the citizens of Pawnee are wont to be, his character appears to be a crazy weirdo. And we’re not complaining. In the episode, he’ll be playing a man who attempts to filibuster a city council vote. In an improvised 8-minute long rant at the request of the producers to give a speech about a topic of his choosing, he goes on to describe—in full detail—his plot for the seventh Star Wars movie. And of course, his nonsensical passionate ramblings are wonderful and hilarious. Take a look.


Original ‘Star Wars’ Cast Will Probably Be in the New ‘Star Wars’

Awww, the Star Wars gang is getting back together! While Carrie Fisher shared the news this week that she’ll be in the newest Star Wars film (I think we’re on, like, episode eighteen or something?) directed by J.J. Abrams, a lot of people (myself included) thought, "Uh, huh. OK, sure." But now an interview with George Lucas makes it sound like the casting is a given.

In an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek (via Vulture), Lucas shared probably too much information:

Asked whether members of the original Star Wars cast will appear in Episode VII and if he called them before the deal closed to keep them informed, Lucas says, “We had already signed Mark and Carrie and Harrison—or we were pretty much in final stages of negotiation. So I called them to say, ‘Look, this is what’s going on.’ ” He pauses. “Maybe I’m not supposed to say that. I think they want to announce that with some big whoop-de-do, but we were negotiating with them.” Then he adds: “I won’t say whether the negotiations were successful or not.”

You know what, George? Why don’t you keep that mouth buttoned and get back to us when everything’s settled. And I mean everything. Billy Dee Williams or bust!

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