To his credit, Johnson has been pretty forthcoming about his creative decisions, and one need only look to The Director and the Jedi, a behind-the-scenes featurette detailing the director’s journey while creating Episode VIII, for evidence of that.
But if there was one thing that most people did like about the film, it was Yoda’s scene, which came as a welcome surprise. Many assumed this would be his only appearance in the Sequel Trilogy, too, and while there’s still no word from the studio on if he’ll appear in Star Wars: Episode IX or not,
Carrie Fisher’s death was a sad moment for many and for millions of fans for her role as Leia in the Star Wars franchise. One person that was particularly impacted by her death was her Star Wars: The Last Jedi co-star Mark Hamill.
Reuniting with Fisher and Harrison Ford for the new Star Wars movies was a huge factor in encouraging Hamill to return to the franchise but the actor says now that they can’t appear on screen together anymore, he isn’t all that bothered about returning.
“It really has tarnished my ability to enjoy it to its fullest,” Hamill told ABC News regarding Fisher’s passing. “You were asking earlier, ‘Are you gonna come back?’ I don’t care anymore, on that level.
The 66-year-old actor randomly dedicated an Instagram post on Wednesday to Ridley, who he shared plenty of screen time with in The Last Jedi.
“Shout Out to #DaisyRidley for no particular reason other than she is a brilliantly natural, instinctive actor, a delight to work with & the best piggy-back ride in the business!
"...I was actually sacked from my first job," said Ridley. "It was at a workshop for a short film this poet had written, about when she used to work in a strip club. After the first week, I was told not to come back.
"I auditioned for this agency. I got an advertisement first, and then something else, which I got fired from. It was soul-destroying.
"And then the next thing I got, I thought was going to be my big break, and they cut the role.
"It was only the year that I started auditioning for 'Star Wars' when I really started getting roles..."
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The actress, 39, was recently seen in photographs obtained by the Hollywood Pipeline walking beside boyfriend Jamie Linden, which appeared to show him carrying a newborn baby in his arms.
A rep for McAdams could not be reached for comment.
No other details on the actress’ pregnancy were available.
McAdams has managed to keep her journey to motherhood under the radar with E! News first revealing she was pregnant just a few months ago in February.
"Travel with Han Solo, Chewbacca and their friends with the Lego Star Wars Kessel Run Millennium Falcon. This Lego brick version of the iconic Corellian freighter from Solo: A Star Wars Story features a 2-minifigure cockpit with detachable canopy, 2 spring-loaded shooters, sensor dish, ramp, and rotating top and bottom laser turrets with 2 gunner seas.
According to the site, two to three weeks of additional photography are being scheduled in for later in the year, possibly beginning in December and running through to January.
Filming originally wrapped this past November, but with stars Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley in high demand and gearing up to shoot Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 and Star Wars: Episode IX respectively, they are unavailable until the end of the year.
Given that Lionsgate has the film scheduled for March 1st, 2019, it’s likely that these reshoots will force the studio to move back the release of the sci-fi thriller, although that is yet to be confirmed.
The Star Wars director, Rian Johnson, was inspired to hire a documentary crew on set due to a childhood memory of watching a Bts feature on ‘Return of The Jedi’, claiming it was the first time he realised films didn’t just appear on screen by magic, but are
Sony’s live-action-meets-CGI adaptation of the beloved Beatrix Potter character — voiced by James Corden and also starring the likes of Daisy Ridley, Domhnall Gleeson and Margot Robbie — took a stunning £7.3 ($10.2 million) on its opening weekend after launching in cinemas March 16,...
The Last Jedi was a packed affair. There was an awful lot going on in the sequel to Episode VII that naturally not all the planned material would make it into the film. This goes the same for scenes that were shot for key characters like John Boyega’s Finn.
With The Last Jedi mostly focusing on the dynamic between Luke, Rey, and Kylo, Finn’s presence in the film is not as substantial as it might have been, and to explain the decisions made, Johnson has told the following to Digital Spy:
“A lot of the Finn scenes that were cut are connective material,” Johnson explained. “For instance, there’s a scene where he’s on the ship, and Bb-8 comes in and shows him… basically,
Then came Rian Johnson’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” which included as pointed a scene as one could ask for, with Rey finally admitting to Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), “They were nobody.” Not content to let her have the last word, Kylo rounded it out, adding, “They were filthy junk traders. [They] sold you off for drinking money. They’re dead in a pauper’s grave in the Jakku desert.” End of story, right?
Not according to Simon Pegg, who has honed a close working relationship with Abrams on projects like the “Star Trek” franchise,
The post J.J. Abrams’ Initial Plan For Rey’s Parentage Was Far Different Than What We Saw in ‘The Last Jedi’ appeared first on /Film.
And, because of complicated scheduling issues with stars Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley, the reshoots could very likely force Lionsgate to push back the movie's release date, which is currently slated for March 1, 2019.
Lionsgate is spending between $90 million and $100 million on the pic, an ambitious sci-fi thriller that the studio hopes will launch a franchise that can stand out amid superhero movies, remakes and sequel tentpoles.
Directing a Star Wars movie is unlike any other job in Hollywood, there is surely no pressure like it from a fan base that demands and expects so much from each film.
Rian Johnson directed the most recent effort in the franchise, The Last Jedi, but unfortunately the film proved to be quite divisive among fans – causing some vitriolic feedback directed towards him. Johnson has shockingly revealed how far some took their hatred of the movie:
“There were death threats. It’s balanced by a few things — 90 percent of the stuff I got online was not only lovely and encouraging but phenomenally thoughtful,” Johnson told the Standard. “Fans would send me essays on the movie. The other
“I haven’t read the script for ‘Episode 9,’ but Daisy did shoot me a text saying, ‘Oh my gosh, I just heard from J.J. [Abrams], and we’re back together. That’s what I’m really excited about, is Finn and Rey back together again.'"
That's good to hear! I do like these two characters and I'm excited to see how this final chapter will continue to explore their characters. Boyega went on to
That’s all set to change in Episode IX, though, according to Boyega. He hasn’t seen the script for next year’s conclusion to Disney’s new trilogy just yet, but he did say the following (via /Film):
“I haven’t read the script for Episode IX. But Daisy did shoot me a text saying, ‘Oh my gosh, I just heard from J.J. , and we’re back together.
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