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Star Wars reboot: ‘Rey returns to show off new Jedi Order’

Star Wars reboot: 'Rey returns to show off new Jedi Order'

Star Wars hero Rey Skywalker (Ridley) walked away from Episode Nine – The Rise of Skywalker as the only Jedi left in the universe. The character saved the galaxy by defeating Emperor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid) and ending the Dark Side’s reign. However, Star Wars leaker Mike Zeroh claims she will be making a triumphant return in an upcoming Disney Plus TV show.

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Zeroh has frequently made claims about what is coming next for the Star Wars franchise, but has not always been correct – so it is recommended you take his reports with a grain of salt.

With that said, Zeroh’s latest video has him detailing what is said to be Disney’s next big Star Wars TV show.

The YouTuber has said the new live-action Tv event is going to show off a “major redesign” of Rey.

On top of this, he added Rey would be making a “cameo appearance” but would not be making a “significant dedication” to the series.

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The interesting part of this report is that Rey’s cameo is said to be reminiscent of Luke Skywalker’s (Mark Hamill) in the season 2 finale of The Mandalorian.

During the episode in question, Luke arrived to save Mando (Pedro Pascal) and Grogu / Baby Yoda from a horde of killing machines – thus expanding his storyline in the process.

Zeroh said: “The series is said to also involve a big tease of Rey’s new Jedi Order.

“[It] will give fans a glimpse of what the Jedi Order is set to be like after Episode Nine.”

Daisy said: “I mean, never say never. I’m always open to a revisit. But also the beautiful thing is it’s this wonderful, huge universe with all of these stories that have yet to be told.

“I think there’s a lot of cool things to be made before any potential revisit.”

Daisy added: “I don’t think it’ll ever feel properly like goodbye because it’s such a wonderful little web of people.

“It’s a really nice club to be a part of. Plus, I had such a good time. I loved my experience. In terms of revisiting the character, I think that’s a bye-bye for now.”

Rey’s return is yet to be officially announced or revealed, but Disney will likely announce a new slate of films and TV shows later this year.

Considering The Rise of Skywalker left many questions unanswered in her story, it would be safe to assume fans will see Rey at some point in the future.

Whether she will be returning alongside the likes of Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) is another question entirely.

The Star Wars saga is available on Disney Plus now.

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It is time for a reboot of US-Israeli relations

It is time for a reboot of US-Israeli relations

At the beginning of his term, US President Joe Biden laid out his foreign policy vision: to restore the United States’ respected leadership on the world stage; to take immediate steps to renew US alliances; and to strengthen the coalition of democracies. The Achilles heel of this optimistic plan and its credibility is Washington’s anachronistic relations with the State of Israel.

This special relationship is a relic of the Cold War, when the US supported its allies unconditionally – militarily and politically – even when it came to military governments and dictatorial regimes that were involved in gross human rights violations. Accordingly, within the borders of Israel there is a state that grants political and economic privileges to its Jewish majority, and in the West Bank there is an Israeli military dictatorship, operating according to the same methods of colonialist regimes, most of which ended in the last century.

Recently, two acclaimed organisations, Human Rights Watch and B’Tselem, accused the Israeli state of committing crimes of apartheid against the Palestinians. That, however, did not produce a change of policy in Washington.

For decades, the US has maintained a bubble of complete impunity for successive Israeli governments, both in the occupied Palestinian territories and within Israeli borders. It has extended unconditional support for Israel at the United Nations Security Council and provided annual military aid. The Israeli state is the largest recipient of US foreign aid, having been granted some $ 146bn since it was established in 1948.

While the US has often denounced the violation of human rights and the deterioration of democratic values and institutions across the world, it has hardly levelled any criticism at the appalling state affairs in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories.

The US has condemned in strong words and even acted against the bombing of civilians in Syria by Bashar al-Assad’s regime, but has said nothing of the Israeli air raids on residential areas in Gaza or the demolitions of Palestinian homes in occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank. The US has also spoken out against the wounding and killing of protestors in Myanmar and the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya, but has stayed silent on Israeli forces wounding and killing protestors in the West Bank and Gaza and forcefully displacing Palestinians from their homes in occupied East Jerusalem, the Jordan Valley and Khan al-Ahmar.

Even when former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu turned racism towards the Palestinian population and Jewish supremacy into a declared policy, Washington remained mum.

Under his watch, the Knesset passed the nation-state law, which declared Israel a nation-state of the Jewish people only, while supporters of ethnic cleansing and hate crimes against Palestinians reached positions of power. He not only weakened state institutions, undermining the independence of the Knesset, the security agencies and the judiciary, but also was himself implicated in various corruption schemes. Nevertheless, Washington continued to welcome Netanyahu into the “club of democratic leaders”.

The new government in Israel, which ended Netanyahu’s 13-year rule, presents an important opportunity for a reboot of US-Israeli relations. To balance out the dynamic between the two countries, many changes have to be made, but there are a few measures the US government can take immediately to begin this process.

First, the Biden administration should heed the call of Palestinian, Israeli and American activists to condition US financial aid on Israel’s commitment to upholding human rights and international law. If it continues violating the human rights of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza, then the flow of US assistance should be stopped immediately.

Second, the Biden administration should demand that the Israeli government stop the illegal evictions of hundreds of Palestinian residents from their homes in occupied East Jerusalem.

Third, the Biden administration should demand that the Israeli government repeal the nation-state law, which gives a cloak of legality to the illegal discrimination of the Palestinian citizens within Israel.

Fourth, the Biden administration should demand that the Israeli government repeal Military Order No. 101, which was passed in 1967 and which prohibits any protest in the occupied West Bank without permission from the Israeli military – permission that as far as is known has never been issued for Palestinians in 54 years of occupation. The Palestinians should be given the opportunity to hold non-violent protests against the occupation and the Israeli military dictatorship, freely and without restrictions.

It should be emphasised that none of these are exceptional measures. In fact, US laws, such as the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 and others, condition foreign aid upon the fulfilment of a country’s commitments to human rights and international law. The US has conditioned foreign assistance many times and there is no reason why it should not do so for Israel.

By taking these measures, the US will end its policy of double standards that privileges the State of Israel over all other states with which the US enjoys close relations. By now it should be clear to Biden and his team that enabling impunity for the Israeli state and army does not help the people living in Israel and only serves to fuel the endless cycle of violence from which both Palestinians and Israelis suffer.

The views expressed in this article are the authors’ own and do not necessarily reflect Al Jazeera’s editorial stance.

Author: Eitay Mack, Yonatan Gher
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Star Wars reboot: Is the sequel trilogy being rebooted?

Star Wars Reboot: Rogue Squadron teased by director Patty Jenkins

Star Wars returned to the big screen in 2015 with The Force Awakens, the first film in the series since 2005. It was followed up in 2017 and 2019 with The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker respectively. However, many fans of the Star Wars series were not happy with how the series ended, as it killed off Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), saw Rey (Daisy Ridley) taking on the Skywalker name, and brought back Emperor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid). Since then, rumours have surfaced online that the sequel trilogy will be scrapped so the series can be rebooted.

Is Star Wars going to be rebooted?

At the moment, we don’t know.

Disney and Lucasfilm have not publicly said anything about changing the timeline of Star Wars, but it is very unlikely.

Despite this, Star Wars “leakers” such as Doomcock and Mike Zeroh seem convinced that the series is going through a change behind the scenes.

With that said, their “sources” have never been verified, and their information has not always been correct, so it would be wise to accept their leaks with a large grain of salt.

Doomcock in particular spoke out in a video earlier this year claiming the series’ next film will utilise time travel to change the events of The Rise of Skywalker.

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Star Wars rebootStar Wars reboot: Will the sequel trilogy be rebooted? (Image: DISNEY • LUCASFILM)

Doomcock said: “The first scenario is a kind of soft reboot of the sequel trilogy, and is by far the worst option on the table. In this scenario, [Disney]  use the ‘Veil of the Force’ to go back in time and warn Luke not to try and kill Ben Solo.”

This “scenario” would stop Ben Solo from becoming Kylo Ren, therefore stopping the events of the sequel trilogy.

Another theory Doomcock had was that Disney would produce a Luke Skywalker movie set ten years after the events of Return of the Jedi, once again changing the course of the sequel trilogy.

The YouTuber also claimed Disney Plus could see the sequel trilogy remade into a 10-part mini-series.

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Doomcock said: “If [Disney] were to remake the sequel trilogy… the sequel trilogy would be remade exclusively for Disney Plus, according to my source. With a story being spread out between eight-to-ten mini-series, and three seasons of full series.”

Meanwhile, another noted Star Wars leaker, Zeroh, claims the story of Rey will be continued in an upcoming series as well.

The Disney Plus show, which Zeroh didn’t name, is said to show Rey with a son named Cade Skywalker, a child she gave birth to through the Force (much like how Anakin Skywalker was born).

He also said Brie Larson would be appearing in a new Disney Plus series that focuses on a new character, Maeve.

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Star Wars reboot: Will Rey and Kylo Ren’s stories be changed? (Image: DISNEY • LUCASFILM)

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Zeroh said Maeve will be a new kind of Jedi who is stronger than both Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker combined.

On this supposed series, Zeroh added: “Maeve is set to go on a journey to find an ancient Force power that is stronger than the light and dark side of the Force … Maeve is set to discover and obtain and learn about it in this new show.”

He has since claimed Brie has been “fired” from her new role.

Both leakers have also claimed original Star Wars director George Lucas will be returning to the helm of the movies.

Lucas hasn’t directed a Star Wars film since 2005’s Star Wars Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.

If Lucas were to make a return to the series as director, fans might expect him to bring some of the magic he used in the original trilogy, and the prequel trilogy.

However, these reports are also unconfirmed as of yet and no new Star Wars films have been announced just yet.

For now, the next Star Wars property comes in the form of Kenobi, the Obi-Wan-based series, which is due for release in 2022.

The Star Wars films are available on Disney Plus now.

Author: Callum Crumlish
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Pirates of the Caribbean reboot: Johnny Depp was 'dropped from series in 2018'

Pirates of the Caribbean reboot: Johnny Depp was 'dropped from series in 2018'

Johnny Depp was reportedly dropped from the Pirates of the Caribbean series after beginning a public court battle against a British publication. The court battle, which involved Amber Heard claiming Depp was a “wife-beater”, prompted Warner Bros to request the actor step down from the Harry Potter series Fantastic Beasts. While no confirmation on Depp’s exit from Pirates has been provided by Disney, he is not involved with any new films in the series at the moment. However, his reported exit from the series may have come a lot sooner than that.

In December 2018, Disney’s Production Chief Sean Bailey spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about the future of the company.

During the conversation, he briefly touched upon what will happen to the Pirates of the Caribbean series.

At the time, news broke that the next Pirates film would be a reboot penned by Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick and would not involve Depp.

Bailey was asked if the series could survive without the Jack Sparrow actor, to which Bailey said: “We want to bring in a new energy and vitality.”

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Bailey continued: “I love the [Pirates] movies, but part of the reason Paul and Rhett are so interesting is that we want to give it a kick in the pants.”

He added: “And that’s what I’ve tasked them with.”

These comments followed comments from a Pirates writer, Stuart Beattie.

In October 2018 Beattie reportedly said Depp’s time in the series was a “great run” (via Independent).

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Robbie claimed her Pirates character would include “lots of girl power”.

She added: “It’s too early to talk about it. I love [Hodson], obviously.”

“I’m not a producer on Pirates, so I’ll sit back and kind of wait for the process. We’re really, really excited at the prospect of adding obviously a very key female element to that world.”

Information on the reboot has been scarce since Robbie’s involvement was announced.

In the meantime, Depp was asked whether he “missed” playing the cheeky anti-hero – and his response was unexpected.

He told reporters in April: “No, I don’t miss it, because I have it every day.

“I always carry it with me, I travel with Captain Jack in my suitcase. I belong to Jack Sparrow and he is loyal to me.”

The Pirates of the Caribbean films are available on Disney Plus now.

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Video: Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp Switch Vs. GBA Comparison

Video: Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp Switch Vs. GBA Comparison

Beyond a few Spirits in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the Advance Wars series hasn’t seen a skirmish in thirteen years. At this point, we’d assumed this tactical, army-based RPG had been long forgotten, considering the developers Intelligent Systems have their flagship series, Fire Emblem, to fill that tactical gap. Then, seemingly out of nowhere, Nintendo announced during their E3 Direct that the two entries from the Game Boy Advance would be receiving remakes in the form of Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp on Switch.

Since Intelligent Systems has had a lot on their plate lately, with Paper Mario: The Origami King and now WarioWare: Get It Together! on Switch, development duties have been passed on to WayForward (the team behind the Shantae series) and even though the graphical stylings have changed considerably, they seem to be paying a faithful tribute to this beloved classic.

So to help paint a better picture of just how close these remakes are getting to the original, we figured let’s boot up the original and compare the first few battles with the Orange Star army to the skirmishes in this brand new toybox-like version on Switch.

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Nintendo Confirms Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp Will Include Online Support

Nintendo Confirms Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp Will Include Online Support

Apart from Metroid Dread, one of the other standout announcements of Nintendo’s E3 Direct was the return of the Advance Wars games from the GBA generation.

Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp is being made by the Shantae developer WayForward and has had a facelift (as you probably already noticed), but apart from this, we don’t know much else about this updated two-in-one release.

At the end of the Nintendo Treehouse Advance Wars segment, Nintendo of America’s representatives confirmed the Re-Boot would include “online gameplay” – with more details about it coming soon. It was also briefly mentioned how there would be support for “up to four players”.

Over on Nintendo’s official game page, it’s mentioned how up to four players will be able to battle each other across dozens of maps, and that online play will require users to have a Nintendo Switch Online membership. Adding to this, the eShop listing says the game is 1-2 players online, and 2-4 players via local wireless.

Obviously, online play wasn’t part of the original GBA titles, so it’s great to see this modern take including these newer features.

Are you looking forward to the return of Advance Wars this December? Leave a comment down below.

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Shantae Developer WayForward Is Making Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp

Advance Wars 1+2 Re Boot Camp© WayForward / Nintendo

The Game Boy Advance generation had an amazing library of games, but some of the standouts of the lot were the Advance Wars games by Intelligent Systems – best known for the Fire Emblem series.

Nintendo’s obviously announced that it’ll be reviving this classic turn-based tactical series, and it appears it’s getting some assistance from the Shantae developer, WayForward. The studio has also confirmed this over on its Twitter account:

As you can see from the trailer, the first two games have undergone quite the makeover – with pixels being replaced with trademark WayForward art and also some new 3D graphics.

Are you excited to team up with Nell, Andy, Max and Sami once again, when Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp arrives this December? What do you think of the series’ new look? Leave your thoughts down below.

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Star Wars reboot: Rey Skywalker 'in talks to arrive in The Mandalorian season 3'

Star Wars reboot: Rey Skywalker 'in talks to arrive in The Mandalorian season 3'

In the final moments of The Mandalorian season two, a 20-something Luke takes Baby Yoda (Grogu) away to train him in the ways of the Force.

Canonically, fans already know that his Jedi Temple will ultimately be destroyed by Kylo Ren decades later before the events of the sequel trilogy.

The notion of Rey making an appearance in this series opens a lot of doors to the franchise but also prompts a number of questions.

At that point in the timeline, Rey would either be a baby or a toddler, meaning a Daisy Ridley-led Rey would require at least a two-decade time jump.

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Star Wars reboot: Rey Skywalker to ‘give birth to new Jedi with Ben Solo'

Star Wars reboot: Rey Skywalker to ‘give birth to new Jedi with Ben Solo'

Explaining how this will happen, Zeroh said: “He is different as he is the son of Rey Skywalker. He is going to be born the same way Anakin [Skywalker] was, in a different light.

“Favreau is creating a canon piece in Star Wars that both Ben Solo’s spirit and Rey are now one and that she will give birth to Cade through the Force – very similar to what Shmi Skywalker did with Anakin.”

Cade Skywalker was a huge part of the Star Wars comic books from 2006 onwards before Disney rebooted the deeper extended universe storylines.

Originally, Cade was the son of Kol Skywalker, a descendant of Luke (Mark Hamill)

Fortnite Reboot: Epic Games’ Reboot A Friend Website is back with Fortnite rewards

Fortnite Reboot: Epic Games’ Reboot A Friend Website is back with Fortnite rewards
Gamers can sign up again to the Fortnite Reboot A Friend website, complete with new rewards.

Epic Games has brought back the program in April to make it possible to earn loot, although this does come with a few disclaimers.

While the new Fortnite Reboot A Friend rewards are free to unlock, they’re not exclusive to the program.

This means that in the future, the same rewards might be available to unlock via a different process.

But as rewards go, freebies are always very much appreciated, even if they are recycled in the future.

As with the first offering, the latest Fortnite Reboot event starts with signing up for the official Reboot A Friend Fortnite Site.

The good news is that the program is open to everyone who can find a friend to join them in a match.

The first step is to visit https://raf.fortnite.com and follow the directions to login with your Epic account.

This is then followed by inviting friends who have not played Fortnite in thirty 30 days or more, each, a “Lapsed Player” to play Fortnite.

Epic Games has confirmed that Reboot a Friend is available from April 6, 2021, at 3 AM ET through April 26, 2021, at 2:59 AM ET.

And gamers who don’t have any Rebootable Friends can still earn points, however, they will not reach the maximum points on offer.

A message from the Fortnite support team adds: “There are four total rewards you can earn from Reboot a Friend. Those include the Reboot Spray, Heartbeat Wrap, Toxic Flash Glider, and the Plasma Carrot Pickaxe (2 variants)

“These are not exclusive items. The rewards that are a part of Reboot a Friend between April 6 and April 27 have never been released before. However, at some point, they may be available for purchase.

“Both invitees and those inviting friends can unlock rewards by playing games together.

“Rewards will be granted to your account within seven days of unlocking them through progress. Playing a game with a rebooted player earns you and that player 100 points. Every game after that is worth 10 points.

“If you have no rebootable friends, you can still earn points by selecting any friend on your friend list as a squadmate. You’ll be able to earn 10 points per game with these friends. Note: you won’t be able to score the 100-point first-game bonus.”

So to clarify, the first steps towards unlocking new rewards via the Fortnite Reboot program:

  • Head over to the Reboot a Friend website.
  • Choose up to three eligible friends you’d like to reboot.
  • Play games with those friends to earn points and receive prizes.
  • Drop-in and join the fun to earn never-before-released items — for FREE! Note: these items may be made available to players elsewhere at another date.

More news regarding the return Fortnite Reboot is expected in the coming days, although it’s unclear if any other extra rewards will be added before it ends later in April.