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'Last Jedi' Director Rian Johnson Deletes Old Tweets After James Gunn's Firing

Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson has admittedly deleted old tweets after what went down with Marvel director James Gunn.

If you don’t know, old tweets of James‘ resurfaced earlier this month and he was quickly fired as the director of Guardians of the Galaxy 3.

Rian apparently deleted tweets that were sent before January 25.

“No official directive at all,” Rian said in response to the implication that Disney told him to delete tweets, “and I don’t think I’ve ever tweeted anything that bad. But it’s nine years of stuff written largely off the cuff as ephemera, if trolls scrutinizing it for ammunition is the new normal, this seems like a ‘why not?’ move.”

'Last Jedi' Digital Download Has a Cool Hidden Bonus Feature!

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is now available to own as a digital download and the film’s director Rian Johnson has revealed a cool bonus feature that you can check out.

The Last Jedi’s out today in the states for digital download, blu in two weeks. Of all the special features, my favorite one is kinda hidden, so wanted to call it out,” Rian wrote on Twitter.

“If you buy the movie anywhere online (or the blu) you have access to a music only version of TLJ,” he added.

Download The Last Jedi now on iTunes or Amazon, or pre-order the Blu-ray version, available on March 27.

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Mark Hamill & Rian Johnson Talk 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' & Carrie Fisher at SXSW

Mark Hamill surprised fans at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival!

The 66-year-old actor, known for playing Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars film series, took the stage at the The Director and The Jedi premiere at Paramount Theatre on Monday (March 12) in Austin, Tex.

He was joined by Star Wars: The Last Jedi director and writer Rian Johnson.

The Director and The Jedi is an upcoming documentary about the making of the film, directed by Anthony Wonke, who was also in attendance.

“This is just a cameo at the end. I’m good at that,” Mark joked when he joined the discussion, according to THR.

When asked about what it was like giving direction to veteran actors Mark and the late Carrie Fisher, Rian laughed, “It’s a conversation – and in this case it’s a very intense conversation. I couldn’t say, ‘Screw you, this is my story,’ You have to get into the conversation.”

“She loved one-liners, she loved jokes,” Rian said about Carrie, who famously portrayed Princess Leia.

“It was hard for her to watch herself onscreen,” he added. “I remember her telling me, ‘In my head, I’m still in my 20s.’ There’s always going to be that disconnect when you see yourself onscreen.”

25+ pictures inside of Mark Hamill and more at the event… More Here! »

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Saoirse Ronan & Helen Mirren Join Forces at AARP's Movies For Grownups Awards 2018

Saoirse Ronan stunned in a sleeveless, light grey cut-out dress at AARP’s 2018 Movies For Grownups Awards!

The 23-year-old actress hit the red carpet at the event held at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on Monday (February 5) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

She paired her dress with strappy black heels and dazzling drop earrings.

Saoirse was joined by Helen Mirren, who looked elegant in a dark blue, long-sleeve dress with lighter blue and silver details and matching earrings.

Also in attendance were Saoirse‘s Lady Bird co-star Laurie Metcalf and director Greta Gerwig, as well as Taylor Hackford, Gary Oldman, his wife Gisele Schmidt, Willem Dafoe, Jane Seymour, Blythe Danner, Alan Cumming, Kelly Marie Tran, Mark Hamill, his wife Marilou York, and Rian Johnson.

Alfre Woodard, Annette Bening, Betty Gabriel, Blanca Blanco, Bojana Novakovic, Doug Jones, Frances Fisher, Wendie Malick, and Valeria Cotto also stepped out to show their support.

FYI: Saoirse is wearing a Narciso Rodriguez dress, Charlotte Olympia shoes, and Nikos Koulis earrings. Helen is wearing Reem Acra. Laurie is wearing Yanina Couture. Greta is wearing vintage Cardinali. Kelly is wearing Georges Chakra Couture. Betty is wearing a Sachin & Babi dress with Le Silla shoes.

30+ pictures inside of Saoirse Ronan, Helen Mirren, and more at the event… More Here! »

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Rian Johnson Responds to the Haters of 'The Last Jedi'

Rian Johnson is speaking out to respond to haters of his movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi, specifically those who criticized Luke’s Force projection near the end of the film.

The director wrote a thread of tweets in which he didn’t even use words to explain himself.

Rian started the thread with the eyeball emojis to let his followers know that he could see their critiques. He then shared a photo of his bookshelf with the book “The Jedi Path” on it.

Then, Rian opened up the book to the “Advanced Force Techniques” section and shared the definition of a “doppelganger,” as explained in the Star Wars endorsed book.

“Doppelganger permits a Jedi to create a short-lived duplicate of himself or herself or an external object that is visually indistinguishable from the real item. Those who have perfected this ability can create phantoms of any person of their choosing or trick an enemy into seeing more objects, such as droids, than are actually present,” the book explained.

Rian than faded into the distance with the help of a Homer Simpson GIF. He also had a conversation about Leia’s float in space moment!

Click inside to read all of the tweets that Rian Johnson sent out… More Here! »