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‘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.
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.
STAR WARS CELEBRATION EUROPE: DAY THREE — A Guest Blog by Walt Fishon
The things one hears standing in a queue at Star Wars Celebration at 4:30 a.m…
“We’ll definitely get a teaser like they first had for The Force Awakens. You know, flashes of images that don’t give away the story”
“They’re going to announce the title of Episode VIII.”
“Daisy (Ridley) will be here since she lives in London.”
“Everyone on the t-shirt from Rogue One showed up, so everyone on the shirt from The Force Awakens should be here, too.”
Pablo Hidalgo was the host for the Future Filmmaker Discussion which featured Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy and Kiri Hart, Senior Vice-President of Development. They were on hand to discuss the future of Star Wars films, in particular Episode VII and the recently announced Han Solo film.
Here are some of the highlights from StarWars.com:
Star Wars: The Acting Awakens — A Guest Blog by Eric Onkenhout
Star Wars is typically known for its masterful story-telling, and its ground breaking special effects. However, the one aspect that Star Wars is not typically known for is its acting. That is why I want to discuss some examples of great acting performances in Star Wars. When Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope premiered in May 1977, movies with such a profound classic tale of good vs. evil were not the norm–hence the long-lasting effect it had on the following generations. The same goes for the special effects; a whole entire special effects division (ILM) had to be built in order to perform the incredible effects that have influenced movies to this day.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is available on Digital HD today! No doubt many of you are enjoying the experience of seeing the record-smashing foray into the galaxy far, far away in the comfort of your own homes — and/or portable devices — already. Feels good, right?
To celebrate the Digital HD release, and in anticipation of the arrival of the Blu-ray combo pack and DVD on April 5, here are four bonus clips focussing on Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe), and Adam Driver (Kylo Ren).
Star Wars: The Force Awakens has received 11 nominations in nine categories for the 2016 MTV Movie Awards, including Movie of the Year, Best Female Performance, Best Villain, and Best Ensemble Cast.
See the nine nominated categories below: