Two-time Oscar nominee Laura Dern is starring in two of this year’s hottest properties: the upcoming reboot of Twin Peaks and the highly-anticipated Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Josh Gad has enlisted some help in his ongoing quest to get Daisy Ridley to spill the beans about this winter’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi. This time, the actress who plays Rey has to face off against not only Gad’s all-seeing camera, but the steely glare of none other than Dame Judi Dench.
Rian Johnson, director of the next Star Wars movie, shared a new track by John Darnielle of the band The Mountain Goats on Twitter Monday morning, writing that the song — titled “The Ultimate Jedi Who Wastes All the Other Jedi and Eats Their Bones” — started as a joke, but “now it’s canon.” And, you know, as the man now in charge of the Skywalker Saga, he’s probably allowed to make that decision. Darnielle’s song offers advice to a new Jedi, which starts well— “Do your best in city or in swampland/Peace over anger, honor over hate” — before taking a surprising turn midway through: “At the end of all your days, one Jedi waits for you/With the dust of Jedi bones piled high like parsnips on his plate,” he sings.
Felt so good to drop this into the cut this morning. A photo posted by Rian Johnson (@riancjohnson) on Jan 24, 2017 at 10:06am PST
Daisy Ridley at the end of The Force Awakens. Today’s revelation that the next Star Wars cinematic installment will be titled The Last Jedi has sent fans in a tizzy trying to discern the meaning. Related: Star Wars: Episode VIII Has a Title and a Poster!
Mark Hamill in The Force Awakens. Disney has just announced that the next installment of the Star Wars saga (in theaters on Dec. 15) will be called Star Wars: The Last Jedi. See the first official poster below. A sequel to the 2015 blockbuster Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi continues the story of desert scavenger Rey (Daisy Ridley), who has joined up with the Resistance and discovered that she is unexpectedly strong with the Force.
Mark Hamill in The Force Awakens. No one understands fan culture on the same level as Mark Hamill. The Star Wars hero, who will reprise his role as Luke Skywalker in the upcoming Episode VIII, holds a unique position as both the object of fan idolization and an avid, dyed-in-the-wool pop-culture obsessive.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story had a somewhat lackluster debut in China last weekend, but that doesn’t mean the country is lacking for Star Wars fanatics. Consider this week’s news about the discovery of a new primate species there — and the name that scientists have given it. As reported by the BBC, researchers have determined that a particular breed of gibbon that dwells in the forests of southwest China is, in fact, different from every other known variety of the primate.
Disney weighs options for the future of the iconic character as directors for the upcoming 'Episode VIII' and 2019's 'Episode IX' plan out how she will fit into the rest of the franchise films
Carrie Fisher’s death Tuesday at the age of 60 has left her involvement in a number of film and television projects unresolved. The eighth film in the series, in which Fisher appears as Leia Organa, wrapped shooting in July and is now in post-production. Beyond Star Wars, Fisher was highly sought after for her on camera work and for her writing and script doctoring.
Daisy Ridley thinks it’s “quite funny” that people keep asking her who Rey’s parents are — and has hinted that it might not be as big a mystery as everyone thinks. In an interview with Time Out London, the Star Wars: The Force Awakens star, who also narrated the documentary The Eagle Huntress (now in theaters), had a surprising take on the question that has been baffling Star Wars fans for the past year. “I thought a lot was answered in The Force Awakens,” Ridley told the magazine.
'Force Awakens' star on documentary she narrates about a girl in a Monogolian village who bucks tradition to hunt eagles, plus her thoughts on Rogue One, enjoying a little time off, and 'Reylo' as social media phenomenon
Daisy Ridley was the breakout star of Star Wars: The Force Awakens — no huge surprise in retrospect, given that her character Rey is the story’s primary hero — but in the pre-release merchandise plans, she somehow received short shrift. Rey was conspicuously absent in numerous toy sets, perhaps most notably in the initial tie-in version of Monopoly. The disrespect didn’t sit well with fans or with director J.J. Abrams, and though the issue was retroactively rectified, it still shadows the franchise as eyes turn to the marketing of the as-yet-untitled Star Wars: Episode VIII in 2017. ...
The shoot is over and editing has commenced on Rian Johnson’s much-anticipated Star Wars: Episode VIII, but that doesn’t mean fans should expect to learn the official title of the movie just yet, according to star Daisy Ridley.
Just in case you’ve been living in a dark hole somewhere, Star Wars: The Force Awakens hit theaters in December and shattered domestic and global box-office records soon after. Filming on the yet-to-be-titled Episode VIII is currently under way, which means that co-stars John Boyega and Daisy Ridley get to spend a lot of time with legacy player Mark Hamill. Which is great, because unlike Harrison Ford, Hamill loves social media and uses it frequently — especially if there’s an opportunity to troll Star Wars fans who constantly hit the F5 key to see his latest tweets.
Ready Player One, Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of the Ernie Cline sci-fi novel, has backed away from Star Wars: Episode VIII. Warner Bros., the studio behind the Spielberg tentpole, has moved his movie from Dec. 15, 2017 to March 30, 2018. Earlier this month, Disney moved the Star Wars sequel from Memorial Day weekend in 2017 to Dec. 15 of that year, pitting the box-office franchise behemoth against what is expected to be a grand Spielberg sci-fi extravaganza.
Maybe Captain Phasma survived the destruction of the Starkiller Base after all? Gwendoline Christie told People Magazine at this weekend’s SAG Awards that the chrome-domed Stormtrooper she played in Star Wars: The Force Awakens officially will be returning for the franchise’s next film. That answers a major question left by director J.J. Abrams’ smash hit, which seemed to have left Phasma in the First Order’s massive base when the Resistance’s X-Wing pilots destroyed it.
The next ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ movie will open where the next 'Star Wars’ movie was to have launched in May 2017. Star Wars: Episode VIII is being pushed back seven months, from Memorial Day weekend in 2017 to Dec. 15 of that year. Instead, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will open on May 26, 2017, Star Wars’ old home.
'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' star John Boyega says Episode VIII will have a darker script and more action for his Finn in a Q&A with British Vogue
If you’ve seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens (and if you haven’t, for the love of Chewie, stop reading!), you may have wondered where director J.J. Abrams found the location for the film’s cliffhanger of a final scene. The isolated island (now known to be called Ahch-To) that a certain Jedi master calls home, with its ancient stone stairways and outcroppings, seems too picture-perfect to be real. But as this video illustrates above, it is indeed a real place: an island in Ireland called Skellig Michael. Watch the Abrams and his crew discuss the rare location in the video above.