When we last saw Kylo Ren in Star Wars: The Force Awakens he had just killed his father, Han Solo, wounded Finn, and battled nearly to the death with The Scavenger, Rey. What can we expect from his path in The Last Jedi? Director Rian Johnson shared his thoughts in the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly.
There has been a lot of speculation, theorizing, and conjecture about Rey’s family since we first met her in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. We won’t go into any of that here, as Coffee With Kenobi doesn’t deal in any of those things, but Entertainment Weekly has revealed that the subject of Rey’s parentage will be a factor in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
First we hear from director Rian Johnson…
More videos coming out of D23! Access Hollywood was able to spend a little time talking to Daisy Ridley and John Boyega about their characters, Rey and Finn, fan reaction to the behind-the-scenes video for TLJ, and what we can expect from them going forward in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Access Hollywood also chatted with Mark Hamill about becoming a Disney Legend, and what Rian Johnson is like as a director taking on Star Wars… and Luke Skywalker.
Good Morning America has had a busy Twitter account today as they’ve released a plethora of clips with the cast of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, as well as director Rian Johnson. The interviews were conducted as Star Wars fever was sweeping the D23 Expo yesterday, and we’ve collected them into one spot for your viewing pleasure. They’re not long, but they are worth watching, particularly the clips with Rian Johnson.
Good Morning America‘s Twitter account posted this incredible photo of the cast of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, along with Disney CEO, Bob Iger. So much incredible Star Wars-related news has been released at D23 in the last few days, no doubt our heads are swimming. Imagine being at the center of it all, yet still managing to look so relaxed. How do they do it?
On the heels of the release of the amazing behind-the-scenes video for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, character posters are here! The General — she’ll always be royalty to us! — Finn, and Rey are the first to be revealed. Should more be released, this post will be updated. For now, enjoy!
**UPDATED** to add Luke Skywalker, Kylo Ren, and Poe Dameron.
***This is a review of “Sands of Jakku,” the first episode in the Star Wars Forces of Destiny animated micro-series. There will be spoilers.***
They’re finally here! After being announced first at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando this past spring, Star Wars Forces of Destiny has arrived with its first episode, “Sands of Jakku,” featuring an adventure with Rey and BB-8. If you have not seen the episode yet, you can see it now on Disney’s YouTube Channel.
These new animated shorts are very much in the tradition of the Star Wars: Clone Wars micro-series that ran for three seasons on the Cartoon Network, from 2003-2005. Clone Wars and Forces of Destiny are stories told in bite-sized chunks that run between two-three minutes. You wouldn’t think much territory would be covered in such a brief time. However, if you watched Clone Wars, you know that’s a misleading assumption. This first episode of Forces of Destiny is filled to the brim with Star Wars goodness.
Yesterday we saw the four new limited-edition Vanity Fair covers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. They promised us even more images today and have delivered in a massive way! Not just the new images, though, but new character and city reveals as well.
With the new images released today, all captured by the great Annie Leibovitz, we get a closer look at the characters we already love — Luke, Rey, Leia, Kylo Ren, Poe, Finn, and more — but we also get our first look at new characters such as Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo, played by Laura Dern, and a shady grifter-type character called “DJ,” played by Benicio Del Toro.
Earlier this month the Star Wars fandom descended upon Orlando, Florida for the latest Star Wars Celebration. Besides new film releases, Celebration’s have quickly become the next biggest event in the Star Wars calendar. This year’s convention certainly lived up to the hype (even with some hiccups along the way). While there were plenty of announcements, reveals, trailers, and events, the most important thing, to me at least, were the people.