Collider Jedi Council! Luke’s History Explained In Episode VIII, Hamill’s Surprise And More!

On this episode of Collider Jedi Council:

Kristian Harloff, Tiffany Smith, Mark Reilly and John Rocha talk about “The Last Jedi” 70MM IMAX trailer attached to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 movie; Mark Hamill’s Force for Change surprise; discuss Emilia Clarke’s comments about the new Han Solo film; shares new details about the Han Solo spin-off shoot; Will Vanity Fair release “The Last Jedi” photos on May the 4th? What’s the Deal With Canon? and much, much more!





Collider’s team wants to hear from you! The Council takes on all your Twitter questions you send in @ColliderVideo with the hashtag #ColliderJediCouncil.



May the 4th be with you….



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10 thoughts on “Collider Jedi Council! Luke’s History Explained In Episode VIII, Hamill’s Surprise And More!

  • May 5, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    May 4th has come and gone, not with a bang, but with whimper.

    • May 5, 2017 at 4:49 pm

      Seriously! I changed my avatar thingy and everything. Where are those Entertainment Weekly pics ect.??

  • May 5, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    I think the public is burning out on Star Wars. It’s becoming something that is seen regularly, so it’s losing its steam with the general public.

    • May 5, 2017 at 8:19 pm

      If LucasFilm stuck with the trilogies only, then I think that wouldn’t happen. Their decision, however, to release unrelated anthology films pretty much every year, plus the animated series and tons of novels, young adult novels and comic books, may lead to the burn-out effect you mentioned.

    • May 8, 2017 at 12:21 am

      Ha, no.

  • May 5, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    I’ll admit; this was one of the better episodes of Jedi Council. Tiffany was surprisingly a lot better; though, her auto cheerleading moments I found were annoying. But Rocha was a pleasant surprise and I liked him. Sad that Mark Ellis wasn’t there. I hope things are okay between him and Collider.

    As for Harloff, despite his snotty behavior, I am glad he is finally at the very least acknowledging the fans who had issues with TFA. And I do strongly agree with him that if TLJ is anything like ESB, I’ll be rather irritated. And I can count on even those fans who adored TFA will be the same as well as they were making an exception for TFA on the hope that new content would come.

    And also, Rian Johnson isn’t that kind of guy. And to those who are cynical; I truly get it. Harloff’s praise of Kennedy and everyone at LucasFIlm does feel a tad bit grating and pandering. But he is a very good writer and director. What he lacks in quantity, he makes up for in my opinion with quality. And the fact we are going to learn the history of the First Jedi temple should be an indicator(something I feel like a lot of people are taking for granted) is something I am excited to see. Because, i’ll keep saying this; TLJ should be the Legend of Korra second season. A lot better in its story for granted, but really providing both an expansion of the mythos, but also works well for the story it wants to tell.

    I also agree with Mark Rielly that Mark Hamill is a national treasure. Having met him, the dude is awesome. A complete gentlemen and can tell he loves SWs. He is so thankful to the fans and GL because it was what made him who he is. And so, I am excited just to see Hamill getting the spotlight again. Because, he deserves it. 🙂

    And Harloff acknowledging the PT was interesting. For granted, he is correct. As movies, they suck. Minus, ROTS. But the world is rich and the way LucasFIlm has incorporated them, it seems like they are finally acknowledging their existence. Which is cool, because really I find the PT world so much more interesting than the OT. A shame that the story and characters didn’t pan out. Hopefully, the ST can learn not to repeat those mistakes.

  • May 5, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    As i said before, even a die hard life long fan like me, the cryptic secrecy can become tiresome. We don’t want spoilers just give us a decent trailer and some photos to keep us enthused like the original trilogy.
    Also please take care of the details in the star wars universe. If the fans can figure it out, people being paid mammoth salaries should be able to figure it out. (Chewie walking past leia) etc..

    • May 5, 2017 at 10:10 pm

      The idea that they have mystery boxed SWs, I knew was going to have a down side. And burnout over the extreme secrecy is one thing. But a more dangerous risk is how speculation is often a lot stronger than the actual reveals. Let us be honest; we are all biased in terms of our thinking. And when approaching reveals like Rey’s backstory, lineage, Snoke; more often the speculations and reveals of fans tend to be greater than the actual reveal. Or just as bad, people who are so married to those concepts will decry it as bad because it didn’t fit their perception.

      For granted, that last part you could argue was going to happen regardless of mystery boxing, but really LucasFilm needs to open the gate with TLJ. I want TLJ to be a film that finally unearths the big secrecy. Keep some stuff for episode nine, but really the cards LucasFilm is holding back have to be worth it. Other wise, it is going to add more fuel to the fire on TFA which essentially was “Come and see the next one. “.

      • May 6, 2017 at 12:23 am

        Exactly, the build up has to be worth the pay off. It seems fans come up with a greater expectation / idea sometimes. The OT just gave us the goods and we know it was Lucas’s one story, Accepted for what it was. Now there are a lot of people all gunning for their own piece of glory and making you feel, it would have been better if they did that instead.
        I want to be given a film and be grateful for the whole movie and satisfied.
        The biggest film blunder ever, not having the original cast re unite in a scene! They are Star Wars!

        • May 6, 2017 at 1:00 am

          The fact we won’t see the original trinity reunited, especially now with Carrie Fisher’s death is absolutely depressing. I truly get that LucasFIlm wanted the movie to be about the next generation. But really, they leaned too far in that direction.

          And for us starting off the movie with Han dead, yeah, it is unfortunate. Because, I do not care who anyone else, I doubt that a single fan wouldn’t tear up if they saw that reunion. Because, really the cast of the OT are like a family. Heck, they technically are via Luke and Leia’s relation.

          As for the mystery box, I trust Rian Johnson but I hope that Abrams and Kennedy didn’t paint him into a corner. LucasFilm gazed at the MCU. And while it has its flaws, Feige made the MCU work by exploring the comic book nature and just being good in my view.

          And while SWs has a more cohesive universe, LucasFilm should have looked at LOTRS when it came to their Saga films.

          If they wanted to tell one story, take inspiration from a better movie trilogy. Because, I can watch Fellowship without it being contingent to me knowing about TT or RTK. It helps, but it worked as its own thing.

          TFA, I find is incomplete because yeah it wanted to save everything, but simple stuff like the world and the state of the galaxy were neglected. And the fact that the NC has a decent explanation, it sucks for movie fans.

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