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As the release date for Star Wars: The Last Jedi approaches at ludicrous speed, stories on the creation of the movie—and teases about what might happen in it, or even after it—are beginning to pile up on all sides of the information superhighway. Don't know what to listen to or who to believe? Dear friends, just trust in the Force and keep reading.
Probability of Accuracy: File under “interesting speculation” more than “guaranteed certainty,” for now.
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The Real Deal: Rumors have been circulating for a while that Rey is going to bring some kind of balance to the Force in The Last Jedi. That speculation got an extra boost last week when the actress playing her, Daisy Ridley, hinted on Good Morning America that Rey might break away from that whole Jedi-or-Sith thing altogether. "I think the thing about this film is it's not so… The lines are less clear as to 'good and bad,'" Ridley said, adding, "Rey is trying to find out about herself and about the universe. And those questions don't entirely fall to the good, nor do they entirely fall to the bad. She's trying to do her own sort of personal growth." The kind of personal growth that would have once led someone to become a Grey Jedi, perhaps?
Probability of Accuracy: If you can’t trust BB-8’s dad, who can you trust?
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The Real Deal: While Rey is busy finding herself in the new movie, it turns out that BB-8 is going to be doing something similar, thanks to the debut of its opposite number: the First Order droid BB-9E. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Neal Scanlan, head of Lucasfilm’s Star Wars creature shop, talked about the design of the new villain, and how his team made something so cute look so evil. "With BB-9E, we go back...
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