Here’s how Stephen Colbert thinks Star Wars: The Force Awakens will end

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‘Coraline’ Vet Launches Kickstarter for ‘Calliope Jackalope’ Stop-Motion Film.

The 73-year-old actor – who is an experienced pilot – appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday (dressed as a hot dog) for the late night show’s Star Wars-themed Halloween episode. “I remember the engine stopping, I remember that part very well. The Star Wars creator, and director of four of the franchise’s installments, is one of a number of celebrities to ask Abrams a question in a new video posted by Vanity Fair.

A new crowdfunding campaign intends to bring a cult character to life for the first time, with Calliope Jackalope — a figure best known as a toy created by Kathie Olivas and Brandt Peters — getting her own stop-motion animated movie to launch Circus Posterus’ new film production arm.Stephen Colbert is just as excited for Star Wars: The Force Awakens as everyone else, so much so that the Late Show host is pretty sure he already knows how it ends. Lucas wasn’t the only person to ask about Star Wars – Jared Leto wanted to know why he wasn’t playing Chewbacca, for instance? – but Abrams, master of the Mystery Box, kept his lips sealed. Abrams-directed “Star Wars” sequel by calling out both its similarities to classic science fiction — and knocking the return of some of the most disliked characters. The Kickstarter campaign, which launches today, will fund Calliope, a 10-minute short directed by Olivas, Peters and Coraline’s Martin Meunier, with Jon Schnepp, director of the animated series Metalopocalypse and the Kickstarter-funded The Death of Superman Lives, acting as executive producer for the project.

What even more amusing than his answers (Dunham: ‘What does it feel like to be you?’ Abrams: ‘Awesome’) is his cute chuckles of disbelief when someone major pops up. The much-talked about poster for “The Force Awakens” features the characters Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) and Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie) — both of which were featured in the “Star Wars” prequels. Described as “a post-apocalyptic, fantasy adventure about an otherworldly girl,” the short will be created in part by animators, modelers and fabricators from Tim Burton’s 1993 stop-motion classic The Nightmare Before Christmas. “Kathie and I have both been creating toys and art for two decades, and Calliope is our first-ever film,” Peters told The Hollywood Reporter. “The team of filmmakers, visual artists and fabricators we get to work with is epic.

Abrams’ take on a galaxy far, far away. “It was pretty good,” Colbert downplayed about the teaser. “This was not a 10-second, slow fade teaser. And that’s the last thing that I remember until five days afterwards actually.” In air traffic control audio, the star can be heard reporting his emergency, saying “Engine failure, requesting immediate return.” Air traffic controllers responded, “Clear to land.” Later, a controller reports: “It looked like it was short of the runway.” The father of five suffered critical injuries including a large laceration on his scalp as well as broken bones, and he remained hospitalized for almost a month. Shatner tweeted out to his more than 2.2 million followers on Oct. 20 that Phasma looks like a character from the original version of “Battlestar Galactica” — while Dameron resembles a character from a British sci-fi series called “Space: 1999,” The Guardian first reported. So it’s no wonder that most of the famous attendees at Vanity Fair’s New Establishment Summit—from Jared Leto to Lena Dunham—had burning questions for Abrams. Ford made a full recovery, returning to the pilot seat as early as May, and surprising Star Wars fans with his unexpected appearance at Comic-Con in July.

The “Boston Legal” star tweeted a couple of mocking comparisons from the new film to the prequels from the early 2000s, including the much-hated Jar Jar Binks. It has not been made clear why exactly Shatner has beef with “Star Wars,” though fans of both his series “Star Trek” and “Star Wars” have long been considered rivals. I can’t wait to see her fully animated — or to craft the moment that the audience figures out she is Pestilence, one of the four horseman of the apocalypse.” And the newly named Resistance fights in place of the Rebel Alliance, which has begun a tragic shift to the dark side,” Colbert speculated on Wednesday. “But John Boyega’s character is in a Stormtrooper, so it follows that now the new New Hope comes from the very enemy we’ve been trained to hate. “Remember, the Dark Side was never explicitly tied to the Empire; the Force itself exists outside of mere temporal authority structures,” Colbert added. “So I predict that dark becomes light, light becomes dark, and the very fabric of the Force is stretched to its limit as a new generation emerges to tear down the false distinctions of the past and unite all of us: old and new, moisture farmers and nerf herders, star and wars, once and for all, bringing peace to the galaxy.” Audiences will be able to see if Colbert’s speculation is right soon enough. In a panel conversation with Apple’s chief design officer, Jonathan Ive, and producer Brian Grazer, Abrams said, “Now that we’re into October,” he said, “it’s getting real.

But whenever I get freaked out, I just look at the work everyone has done.” But no matter how high the pressure and how many questions people ask, Abrams won’t open his famous mystery box for just anyone.

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