Adam Driver: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Mixes The Familiar With The New

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Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi actor Adam Driver spoke highly of director Rian Johnson’s script, noting that it takes the series in new directions while recognizably remaining in the Star Wars mythology.

The Huffington Post recently communicated with Driver online and asked him about some comments on The Last Jedi. Driver previously described Rian Johnson’s script as being “remarkable”, and the publication pressed him for details. Driver responded with the following:

“[Johnson] created new rules for the Star Wars universe and balanced the familiar and unfamiliar very adeptly while respecting that his audience can handle ambiguity. Which you can see in his previous films. Characters and story are his priority.”

Driver isn’t the first to praise Johnson’s unconventional approach, as The Empire Strikes Back and The Force Awakens scribe Lawrence Kasdan previously praised the story for using some weird ideas (in a great way). Hopefully, Johnson’s work should assure fans that Lucasfilm will be willing to take more risks with future films in the series.

Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi will rise on December 15, 2017. The movie’s cast includes Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa, Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata, Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Tico, Laura Dern as Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo, Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma, Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke, Domhnall Gleeson as General Armitage Hux, Benicio Del Toro as “DJ”, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, and Jimmy Vee as R2-D2.

Source: The Huffington Post

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Character Names & City Officially Revealed; Plus New Photos

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Star WarsVanity Fair has officially revealed the names of several new characters as well as a new city featured in the eighth installment of the Skywalker saga, Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

The latest issue of the magazine has released a batch of new photos taken by photographer Annie Leibovitz giving us our first look both Benicio Del Toro and Laura Dern in the upcoming film. While fans have speculated that Del Toro could be playing an older Ezra Bridger or even Grand Admiral Thrawn, the photo reveals a very human Del Toro whose character DJ has been described only as “shifty”.

Dern’s new character who looks rather extravagant in the same vein as the politicians from the prequels has been revealed as Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo.

In addition, the photos reveal the wealthy inhabitants of the luxurious casinos of the new city Canto Bight, as well as shots of Daisy Ridley and Adam Driver wielding their lightsabers. There is also a new shot with director Rian Johnson behind the scenes with Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and President of Lucasfilm Kathleen Kennedy. Plus a new shot of Daisy Ridley with Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon has been released as well as several stunning photographs of Hamill and Fisher along with a photograph of Fisher and her daughter Billie Lourd. We also get a new look at Anthony Daniels in a fully gold-plated C-3PO costume.

You can check it all out in the gallery below.

The film stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern, Kelly Marie Tran and Andy Serkis.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters December 15, 2017.

Source: Vanity Fair

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Grant Davis

Grant Davis

A Texan freelance writer with interests in Star Wars, superhero movies, and entertainment in general.