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Some ‘Star Wars’ Fans Are Refusing To Watch This Trailer, Others Can’t Hold In Their Excitement About It

“We are the spark that will light the fire that will burn the First Order down.”

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is set to premiere in theaters on Friday, December 15th and fans are freaking out about the details that were revealed in the just-released official trailer. The latest addition to the “Star Wars” sequel trilogy will be very “unexpected but right,” according to Daisy Ridley, who plays Rey. 

The trailer opens with a scene of Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) before transitioning to a quick shot of Rey training with Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill). This short interaction between Rey and Luke Skywalker ends with Luke Skywalker saying, “I’ve seen this raw strength only once before. It didn’t scare me enough then. It does now.” By the look on his face, you can tell Skywalker is very frightened by Rey’s force powers. A quick array of action-packed scenes follow, with a voiceover of Kylo Ren saying, “Let the past die. Kill it if you have to. That’s the only way to become what you’re meant to be.” The line is then followed by dialogue from Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), the X-wing pilot who is mentored and trusted by General Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher). Dameron says, “We are the spark that will light the fire that will burn the first order down.”

The trailer concludes with a scene that gives you a glimpse of Rey and Kylo Ren. Rey says, “I need someone to show me my place in all of this.” Ren reaches out, but is he reaching out his hand towards Rey? You can’t tell for sure and this is what is making so many fans go nuts.

With so many details revealed in the trailer, some “Star Wars” fans have decided to keep their eyes shut until December 15.


Others can’t control their excitement.


The anticipation for this next episode of “Star Wars” is way too real.


But all we can do is wait… just like this little fella.

CREDIT: STAR WARS / YOUTUBE

*Counting down the days*


WATCH: Twenty Seven – That’s How Many Times Carrie Fisher Slapped Oscar Isaac During Shooting For ‘Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi’




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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Says People Always Assumed He Was a Girl Growing Up Because He Had ‘Soft Features’

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Says People Always Assumed He Was a Girl Growing Up Because He Had ‘Soft Features’

Dwayne Johnson, agreeably one of the most “masculine” presenting people in the world, recently revealed that people weren’t always so quick to assume he was so. In an interview on “Sunday Today with Willie Geist,” that took place earlier this week the American actor and former professional wrestler revealed that when he was a child, people often assumed he was a girl. 

Speaking about his experience with presumed gender identity, The Rock revealed that people often thought he was girl because of his “soft features.”

“I would say between the ages of 7 and 11, people thought that I was a little girl because I had really soft features and I had really soft Afro hair,” he explained in his interview with Willie Geist.

The actor even went so far as to share a time in his life as a fifth-grader who was riding on a school bus.

“I sit down next to a kid, and within 60 seconds, he goes, ‘Can I ask you something?'” The Rock recalled. “I said, ‘Yeah.’ He goes, ‘Are you a boy or a girl?'”

Drawing on this time in his life, Johnson revealed that likely this also chalks up to his frequent moves as a child.

During his childhood, Johnson’s father Rocky Johnson was a professional wrestler who often moved his family around. According to John, he attended thirteen different schools by the time he was in high school.

“I have had a Forrest Gump-ian childhood growing up,” Johnson explained in his interview. “Wrestling in the ’80s and in the ’70s was way different than it is today. A lot of the times, including my father, the wrestlers would live paycheck to paycheck.”

The former wrestler reflection on earlier days coincides with the recent premiere of the hit NBC sitcom “Young Rock” a new series based on his life.

Fans of Johnson will be glad to know that he also stars in the series.

He is also portrayed by three different actors Adrian Groulx, Bradley Constant and Uli Latukefu.

“Growing up, and you know we specifically went with these timelines in my life that were very defining times at 10 years old, 15 and 18 … there’s a lot of things in between those years that took place … but it was complicated and the relationship that I had with my dad was incredibly complicated — that was fueled by tough love,” he explained during NBC’s TCA press tour in an interview about the series.

He went onto share that his father “was kicked out of his house at 13 and he was homeless, so that then shaped the man who then raised me… And in that complication came an extraordinary life that was full of travel. I lived in 13 different states by the time I was 13 years old, also lived in New Zealand.”

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Chloe Zhao Makes Historical Oscar Win By Becoming First WOC And Second Woman To Win Best Director

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Chloe Zhao Makes Historical Oscar Win By Becoming First WOC And Second Woman To Win Best Director

In its 93 years, the Academy Awards has only ever recognized only seven women in the category of Best Director. This is despite the fact that women have had a long and lasting presence in film history. This year, two women were honored with nominations at the Oscars this year. Emerald Fennell was nominated for her work on “Promising Young Woman” starring Carey Mulligan.

This year, Chloe Zhao, the director of “Nomadland” became the second woman in history to win the best directing award in nearly 100 years.

She is also the first woman of color to win the award.

Zhao won Best Director at the Oscars and became the first woman of color to win the award.

“When I was growing up in China, my dad and I would play this game. We would memorize classic poems and text and try to finish each other’s sentences,” Zhao explained during her acceptance speech.

She went on to recite a line of poetry in Chinese and then translated it in English, “People at birth are inherently good.”

“I have always found goodness in the people I met,” she said. “This is for anyone who has the faith and courage to hold onto the goodness in themselves.”

In addition, Zhao won directing awards from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and the Directors Guild of America.

Despite the presence of women in the entertainment industry, only seven women have been nominated for awards.

American filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman to win the Academy Award for Best Director for her 2009 film The Hurt Locker. Directors Lina Wertmuller (“Seven Beauties”), Jane Campion (“The Piano”), Sofia Coppola (“Lost in Translation”), and Greta Gerwig (“Lady Bird”) are the only other female directors to have ever been nominated for the best-directing award.

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