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Looks Like We Probably Aren’t Getting a Poe or Finn Spin-off On Disney+

It is not a good week for Finn/Poe fans. Yesterday, J.J. Abrams confirmed that a romance between the two would not be blossoming in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, to the on-record regret of John Boyega and Oscar Isaac. Today, the co-stars announced separately that they had no intention of reprising their roles in any sort of Disney+ spin-off.

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A Military Historian Breaks Down the Siege of Gondor in Peter Jackson’s The Return of the King

The Siege of Gondor is one of the finest chapters in The Return of the King. Lush but taut, action-packed but psychologically precise, full of well-crafted tension and sentence-level heavy-lifting, it’s a master-class in the art of writing war.

So adapting it faithfully for the screen is no small feat. With so many moving parts, Peter Jackson had his work cut out for him when filming the battle for Minas Tirith. The different requirements of the medium mean that a lot of things end up getting changed or even lost in translation.

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J.J. Abrams Confirms No Finn/Poe Romance in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

A sad day for Finn and Poe shippers everywhere (including Oscar Isaac and John Boyega themselves): their famous bromance will not be heading in a more romantic direction in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. J.J. Abrams broke the news himself at a press junket, Variety has reported.

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Jay Kristoff’s Nevernight Is Now a YouTube Mini-Series

Like Maximum Ride, Sheridan Le Fanu’s Carmilla, and the works (and life!) of Edgar Allan Poe, Jay Kristoff’s Nevernight now has a webseries adaptation. Produced in collaboration with Screen Australia, YouTube, and Google, the three-part mini-series covers protagonist Mia Corvere’s journey to the Red Church and released its first episode on Sunday.

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