It looks as though Justin Theroux is in ‘Star Wars 8’. According the Making Star Wars, the 45-year-old actor has landed a role in ‘Star Wars 8’… and they even have some idea about what kind of character he’ll be playing. “The Leftovers star Justin Theroux has a role in The Last Jedi,” they revealed.
It might not be an awful lot to go on, but movie fans and critics CinemaCon event in Las Vegas have been given their first glimpse of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. According to an iO9 reporter, it was just a handful of shots, but featured Daisy Ridley’s Rey brandishing a lightsaber.
Disney has confirmed that ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ will include key scenes shot with IMAX cameras especially for the cinematic screening format. The announcement was made by Disney as it announced details of a renewed deal with the company to bring its biggest films to the hundreds of enormous IMAX screens worldwide. Disney also named other films on its slate that will be part-shot in IMAX, including: ‘Black Panther’, ‘Captain Marvel’, ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp’, ‘The Incredibles 2’, ‘Toy Story 4’, ‘Wreck-It Ralph 2’, ‘Indiana Jones 5’, ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ and the live-action adaptation of ‘Mulan’.
Who is Benicio Del Toro playing in ‘Star Wars 8’? It’s no secret that the 49-year-old actor will be heading to the galaxy far, far away… and it’s long been rumoured that he’d be joining ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ in a villainous role. Now, it looks as though he could well be the son of a very familiar ‘Star Wars’ character.
Announced today by Disney and Lucasfilm, it looks as though Force Friday – the special event which saw the release of ‘The Force Awakens’ tie-in toys – is back… and it brings us our first look at the heroes of ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’.
Director Rian Johnson has shared a picture from the editing suite of ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ following yesterday’s (23 January) announcement of film’s full title.
Disney and Lucasfilm have announced that the eighth live action ‘Star Wars’ film will be called ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’. STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI is the next chapter of the Skywalker saga. The previous two mid-trilogy titles ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ and ‘Attack of the Clones’ were four-word titles leading fans to speculate up the wrong tree, but the beauty of ‘The Last Jedi’ as a title is that Jedi is both the singular and plural of the word, so it refers to Luke Skywalker AND Rey at the same time.
We still know so little about Star Wars: Episode VIII. Does Tom Hardy have a cameo? Will Chewbacca rip some arms off a space Nazi? Will we finally find out who Rey’s parents are? (Almost definitely.) We do know Carrie Fisher already finished her scenes, and we know Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren will be showing more humanity. Thankfully, director Rian Johnson has revealed just a bit more about the plot.
It’s a fitting tribute – General Leia has a much larger role in ‘Star Wars 8’. Following the tragic death of ‘Star Wars’ star Carrie Fisher, it’s no secret that we’ll be spending a little more time with her iconic character General Leia in the upcoming sequel, ‘Star Wars 8’.
‘The Force Awakens’ was just the beginning for Billie Lourd. During an interview with BUILD, the 24-year-old actress – and daughter of ‘Star Wars’ veteran Carrie Fisher – revealed she’s getting a much larger role in ‘Star Wars 8’. “Lieutenant Connix is back,” she confirmed.
While Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern, and Kelly Marie Tran have already been confirmed as the newest editions to the ‘Star Wars’ cast for ‘Episode 8’ we still don’t know anything about their characters. The Oscar winning actor is believed to be playing a classic “man in black” character, as that’s the only colour he wears.
According to the folks at MakingStarWars, the upcoming ‘Star Wars’ sequel will see Kylo Ren continue with his Darth Vader obsession… to the point of taking on even more of his grandfather’s look. “According to sources, Kylo Ren is wearing a Darth Vader cape in Star Wars: Episode VIII,” they revealed. “The cape is said to be like the one Darth Vader wears in The Empire Strikes Back/Return of the Jedi.
After ‘Star Wars: The Force Awaken’ movie fans have been wildly speculating about the parentage of the saga’s new leading lady Rey, who is played by Daisy Ridley. Many have suggested that Rey could be the daughter of ‘Rogue One’s’ Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) while there are some that have predicted that she might be related to Obi Wan Kenobi (Alec Guinness & Ewan McGregor), too. While speaking to Vulture Ridley confirmed that we will finally get an answer to this quandary in ‘Star Wars 8′.
Adam Driver has talked highly of director Rian Johnson’s script for ‘Star Wars: Episode 8’, praising it for not “dumbing anything down”. The as-of-yet still untitled eighth instalment of the main saga (to be joined by spin-off 'Star Wars: Rogue One’ in December) recently finished principal photography. Talking to Collider, the actor who plays Kylo Ren, says: “It’s great.
It looks as though ‘Star Wars 8’ isn’t done just yet. Although production has already wrapped on the upcoming ‘Star Wars’ sequel, it looks as though Maz Kanata hasn’t been needed on set. During an interview with Collider, ‘Star Wars 8’ actress Lupita Nyong’o revealed that she hasn’t yet filmed her scenes.
John Williams is about to begin scoring ‘Star Wars 8’. According to Mass Live, the 84-year-old composer confirmed during a live performance that he is due to begin work on the upcoming ‘Star Wars’ sequel.
It’s been a big weekend for ‘Star Wars’ fans at Celebration Europe. The annual ‘Star Wars’ event has given us a new ‘Rogue One’ trailer, the official announcement that Alden Ehrenreich will be Han Solo, and even a few teasery hints at what might happen in the future of the ‘Star Wars’ saga. Although many ‘Star Wars’ fans had expected a title reveal, it looks as though that particular nugget of info is being kept firmly under wraps.
‘Star Wars 8’ director Rian Johnson has a cameo in ‘Rogue One’. During the Future Filmmakers panel at Star Wars Celebration Europe, it was revealed that the 42-year-old ‘Star Wars’ director plays a small (but vital) role in ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’.
According to ‘Star Wars 8’ director Rian Johnson, the upcoming sequel will head back to Luke Skywalker’s remote hideout… after all, everyone wants to know exactly what happens next. “I wanted to break a long-standing ‘Star Wars’ tradition.
Appearing at Star Wars Celebration Europe, the 59-year-old ‘Star Wars’ actress was busy discussing her character on stage with panel host, Warwick Davis. Asked whether or not she had been told about Leia’s story between ‘Return of the Jedi’ and ‘The Force Awakens’, Fisher accidentally assumed that he meant between ‘The Force Awakens’ and ‘Star Wars 8’.
Appearing at Star Wars Celebration, acting legend Mark Hamill revealed that he’s been recording some dialogue for the upcoming sequel… and it includes some great catchphrases. “I was looping dialogue [for ‘Star Wars 8′] yesterday and I was like, ‘I can already see this on a t-shirt’… there’s so many great lines,” he said. Unfortunately, Hamill wouldn’t give us a snippet of those… even though the fans were obviously keen.