8 days ago | We Got This Covered
The Force Awakens was a runaway success – you know it, I know it, and after collecting upwards of $2.01 billion worldwide, Disney knows it, too.
As the first mainline Star Wars movie in almost a decade, J.J. Abrams’ reboot shouldered the burden of pumping fresh blood into a franchise that had arguably fallen by the wayside prior to Disney’s historic acquisition of Lucasfilm. All in all, the end result was a slam dunk and now, it’s up to Rian Johnson to repeat that success with the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which isn’t too far off.
In case you missed it, the director’s upcoming space opera – one that appears to share DNA with Empire after all – has been elected as the cover star of Entertainment Weekly’s fall issue. And that can only mean one thing: scores of exciting tidbits relating to the next chapter in Lucasfilm’s beloved Skywalker saga.