Collider Jedi Council: ‘Han Solo’ Movie Tease; Original ‘The Force Awakens’ Opening Confirmed

     May 5, 2016

Today is May 5, 2016 and it’s another Collider Jedi Council hosted by Kristian Harloff, with John Campea, Tiffany Smith and John Rocha.


Chris Miller Teases Young Han Solo Movie

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The council starts by looking at the recent tweet Chris Miller gave the fans in preparation of his (and Phil Lord’s) next movie, Untitled Han Solo Star Wars Anthology Film. The image is a simple one, Han Solo’s iconic blaster laying on a table. The council discuss whether this is anything, with some commenting on how it actually got them very excited

Mark Hamill Confirms Original Opening of The Force Awakens

Before The Force Awakens opened, a rumor was going around that had many, including the council, convinced it was nothing but a hoax and oh, so very bad. That supposed opening featured a severed hand holding a lightsaber floating in space. Turns out, it was true. Mark Hamill spoke about the original opening, confirming it was there but ultimately cut. Thankfully. The whole panel agreed – it was a stupid idea that didn’t “feel” like a Star Wars opening.

Riz Ahmed Talks Rogue One

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Image via Lucasfilm

The actor talked with Entertainment Weekly about the level of detail involved in the making of Rogue One and shared his first memories of the Star Wars universe. He said that he didn’t follow the storyline but remembers the images (from the original) and they were seared onto his brain. On set, he felt it was a bunch of trippy set pieces for him.

Anakin Reference Cut from The Force Awakens

J.J. Abrams revealed in an interview that he wanted the flags found in Maz Kanata’s castle to be an Easter Egg haven for fans of the series. In the flags we saw a number of things that were callbacks to the original movies, a big one being Boba Fett’s flag. Turns out there was a flag seen in the trailers that was from Anakin’s pod in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. But later it was cut out of the original release because, as J.J. said, he didn’t want to include pod-racing references.

The Force Awakens Cantina Song Now Available

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Many fans asked for it and yesterday, they got it. Lin Manuel Miranda and J.J. Abrams released the original Jabba Flow, the song that was performed in Maz Kanata’s Castle, in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Miranda and Abrams not only wrote and produced the song, but they also performed the track, which is available now on iTunes.

What’s the Deal with Canon?

Here now is the segment called What’s the Deal with Canon? – a discussion on everything in the world of canon that isn’t one of the movies, be it Episodes or Star Wars’ Story.

In this segment, a very special Bloodline (non-spoiler) review followed by the special interview Kristian had with the author of Bloodline, Claudia Gray! After the interview, the panel discuss the interview, and the book, giving their thoughts on the first novel set close to the events of The Force Awakens. After, they look at a report of a new Star Wars video game in the works. Because, we need more video games set in the Star Wars Universe.

A Short Time Ago, In a Tweet Far, Far Away… 

Now we get to hear from you! The Council takes on all your Twitter questions you send in @ColliderVideo with the hashtag #ColliderJediCouncil.

This week, the council answers questions on:

  • Who is in the bacta tank in Rogue One?
  • Boba Fett surviving the Sarlacc Pit as canon
  • The council going to Star Wars Celebrations
  • Anakin/Vader split Force Ghosts
  • Vader being in the bacta tank in Rogue One
  • Set pics of a Jedi Tree from Shattered Empire?
  • Snoke/Plaguies theory finally debunked by Pablo
  • Why Snoke needs to be motion capture

That will do it for this installment of Collider Jedi Council! Make sure you let all your Star Wars fans know about this show! To get your questions answered on the show, make sure you follow @ColliderVideo and hashtag #ColliderJediCouncil. We will see you next week!

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