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.
In case you were unable to catch the Heroines of Star Wars panel at Star Wars Celebration yesterday, here’s a bit of what you missed, as well as the reveal of The Black Series 6-inch Grand Admiral Thrawn figure with Dave Filoni and Timothy Zahn:
Moderated by Amy Ratcliffe (host of “Lattes with Leia” podcast), fans in attendance enjoyed a conversation about strong female characters central to the Star Wars universe and how they have inspired generations of fans; panelists included: Dave Filoni (executive producer Star Wars Rebels), Ashley Eckstein (“Ahsoka Tano”), Tiya Sircar (“Sabine Wren”) and surprise guest Daisy Ridley (“Rey”). The three actresses were surprised on stage with the reveal of their new Adventure Figures by Hasbro from the just-announced Star Wars Forces of Destiny. As part of the reveal, fans were treated to a sneak peek at the first animated Forces of Destiny short, which will launch on Disney YouTube in July 2017.
STAR WARS: FORCE FOR CHANGE CELEBRATES 40 YEARS OF STAR WARS WITH SPECIAL FUNDRAISING EVENT AND AMAZING PRIZES
PRIZES INCLUDE THE CHANCE TO VISIT THE SET OF THE UPCOMING UNTITLED HAN SOLO MOVIE AND MORE!
Do you want to celebrate Star Wars‘ 40th anniversary — and support a good cause for the chance to win amazing prizes? Star Wars: Force For Change has the fundraising campaign you’re looking for.
As announced today on Good Morning America, Star Wars: Force For Change has teamed up with Omaze to launch Star Wars “Past, Present, and Future” — a new fundraising campaign to benefit UNICEF and Starlight Children’s Foundation — in honor of the saga’s landmark anniversary.