Mark Hamill invites Star Wars fans to
“Escape the Dark Side along Earth’s Wild Atlantic Way”
New tourism film celebrates Ireland’s Star Wars connections
Dublin, 18 December 2017: Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way has been wowing audiences around the globe in screenings of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. To celebrate the film’s Irish connections, Tourism Ireland has just released an irreverent promotional film about holidays along the Wild Atlantic Way, featuring Mark Hamill – aka Luke Skywalker.
From the craggy summit of Skellig Michael, off the south-western shores to Ireland’s most northerly tip, Malin Head, key locations were handpicked by Star Wars location scouts to represent Ahch-To – the oceanic planet which became home to an exiled Luke Skywalker.
Filmed using the trademark Star Wars screen-wipe transitions and sound effects which Star Wars fans around the globe will recognise, Tourism Ireland’s new promotional film features a number of beautiful holiday destinations along Ireland’s western seaboard. At the end of the film, Mark Hamill addresses the camera: “Escape the dark side along Earth’s Wild Atlantic Way – it’s the perfect place to get away from it all.”
Yesterday the cast and director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi participated in a press conference in Los Angeles in advance of the premiere next week. The discussion was moderated by Entertainment Weekly‘s Anthony Breznican and featured Rian Johnson, Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, Domhnall Gleeson, Adam Driver, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Andy Serkis, and Gwendoline Christie.
As always, if you are avoiding spoilers, proceed with caution.
Last night, the cast of Star Wars: The Last Jedi made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live in advance of the movie’s release — which is less than two weeks away! Director Rian Johnson was joined by Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Kelly Marie Tran, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis, Laura Dern, John Boyega, and Oscar Isaac. Even BB-8 was on hand! You can see practically the whole show below:
As always, if you’re avoiding possible spoilers, hints, or new information, proceed with caution (although it’s mostly just fun stuff). If you’re good with all that, plow straight ahead!
Members of the cast of Star Wars: The Last Jedi joined director Rian Johnson to answer fan questions during two Facebook Live sessions held earlier today. First up, Daisy Ridley, Domhnall Gleeson, and Kelly Marie Tran joined Rian Johnson, and the next grouping included Gwendoline Christie, Mark Hamill, Laura Dern, and John Boyega. If you missed out, you can catch both sessions below. No spoilers, just good fun — Pets, potato chips, pranks, porgs, and a few lightning round questions. Enjoy!
An exclusive look at the first day of filming for Star Wars: The Last Jedi is now in a theater near you!
Noovie, National CineMedia’s (NCM) new movie theater pre-show, is now presenting an exclusive look at Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which hits theaters on December 15. Part of the Noovie Backlot series, the piece highlights the exciting first moments on set, and even includes a never-before-seen look at the upcoming film.
Rolling Stone has revealed its December 14-28 issue will feature coverage of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Of course, all that starts with the cover, which showcases Rey, front and center, with Kylo Ren and Luke Skywalker slightly behind on either side.
Check out the cover below:
USA Today has posted an all-new image of Luke Skywalker from Star Wars: The Last Jedi, along with a behind-the-scenes video featuring Rian Johnson, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher. There are a few things we’ve not seen before in the video, so if you’re avoiding any possible spoilers consider yourself warned.
Check out the image and video below:
Throughout the generations, Star Wars has captured the imaginations of fans and creators alike. Forty years have passed, and yet, Star Wars’ themes still ring true today. Hope, family, love, heroism, and redemption are as relatable now as they were in 1977 and one of the many reasons why Star Wars has remained timeless, becoming a cultural phenomenon.
A recurring theme is the Hero’s Journey and Luke Skywalker is one of the most iconic examples of this monomyth. Even if you have never watched a Star Wars film, most likely, you know the name Luke Skywalker. Luke Skywalker, the farm boy who became a Jedi like his father before him.
So, in honor of the fortieth year of Star Wars and to gear-up for the upcoming film ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi,’ I thought it would be fitting to go back and recap some of Luke’s most memorable moments from Star Wars.
Here’s an exclusive offer for a Mark Hamill signing from Official Pix! Find out the details below:
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