Rian Johnson and the Creative Process

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Written by Josey
There are two commonly-held perceptions about the Sequel Trilogy we’ve seen in the fandom:

One, that Rian Johnson was – and JJ Abrams thus will be – allowed to do whatever he wanted with his installment of the trilogy, including retconning established movie canon; and

Two, that anything “The Powers That Be” say on social media should be taken as the literal truth.

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Splinter of the Mind’s Eye: Analysis

Splinter of the Mind’s eye is fairly straightforward and offers little in the face of building the Star Wars mythos. This is to be expected, as the novel was written as a low-budget sequel to the 1977 film. Certain creative choices were designed to work around the potential production of a sequel film; Han Solo and Chewbacca are absent, as Harrison Ford wasn’t signed on for a sequel. The environment of Mimban was also layered with thick fog, as to lower budget on set design. The book represents more of an ‘alternate history’ for the franchise, rather than a story worthy of merit in the present years.

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List of Known Prequel Era Jedi

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A list of named Jedi during the prequel era from The Phantom Menace (and just before) to Revenge of the Sith. Each has some basic biographical information and their fates if known. If a Jedi held multiple ranks over the time period, they’re listed under the highest achieved.

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Robotical712’s Review of Solo: A Star Wars Story

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I was finally able to watch Solo: A Star Wars Story Saturday evening after real life kept forcing me to postpone. It was well worth the wait and, while not particularly deep or introspective, it was one of the most fun films I’ve seen in theaters. (Spoilers)

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Solo: Creator Commentary Curiosities (Major Spoilers)

With the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story now entering its first week, Ron Howard and Jon Kasdan have spoken up about elements from the movie, most notably a particular character in the film. However, inconsistencies in their statements hint at a few secrets still up Lucasfilm’s sleeve. It’s now made even more chin-scratching due to a cast member comment on a podcast. There are major Solo spoilers in this post.

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