Here are 2 seconds of new Star Wars: The Last Jedi footage, but they’re good, we promise

We have reached the point in what is now an annual Star Wars hype cycle in which microscopic marketing movements are the source of endless scrutiny—details related to packaging, poster placements, publicity itineraries, and so on are all scoured for new outfits, plot points, and lore. In the case of Rogue One, all…


Carrie Fisher’s brother says she’ll appear in Star Wars: Episode IX

Carrie Fisher’s brother, Todd Fisher, has given permission for footage of the beloved actress to appear in Star Wars: Episode IX. Fisher—who died last December, after finishing filming on the franchise’s eighth installment, The Last Jedi—apparently recorded at least some material for the series’ ninth, which is being …

Here’s where you can livestream today’s public memorial for Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher

In less than an hour (i.e., 1 p.m. PT), the public memorial for mother-daughter duo Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher will begin. The two Hollywood icons—who died a day apart from each other last December—had a private memorial earlier this year, but today’s event will be open to the public and their fans.

This video history of Princess Leia is a reminder of her general awesomeness

Over the course of the Star Wars saga, viewers saw Princess Leia’s parents’ courtship, her eventual birth, her rise to power as a leader of the Rebel Alliance, and finally, in 2015’s The Force Awakens, her ascendence to General Leia Organa. Her character arc will continue in this year’s The Last Jedi, although exactly…