The British Film Institue has released a new video spotlighting Academy trainees working on both Star Wars: The Last Jedi and the upcoming Untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story.
The newly established program creates on the job training in several departments including visual effects, sound, as well as camera and editorial. The video itself gives us a look at the trainees on the set of the upcoming Star Wars films at Pinewood studios as they share their daily responsibilities and the duties required of their roles. We also get a behind the scenes glimpse of the filming of scenes from the trailer for The Last Jedi including Rey (Daisy Ridley) running on Ahch-To and Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie) flanked by a squad of Stormtroopers.
In addition, the video also reveals the first ever footage of Cinematographer Bradford Young on set of the Han Solo spinoff. You can check out the video below.
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Directed by Rian Johnson, Star Wars: The Last Jedi 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. An official synopsis has yet to be released but The Last Jedi will pick up directly where Star Wars: The Force Awakens left off and will dig deeper into the new characters introduced in Episode VII as it explores Kylo Ren’s humanity as well as how Rey deals with the discovery of the force within her.
The Untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story has been written by Lawrence Kasdan and son Jon Kasdan and will now be directed by Ron Howard. The film stars Alden Ehrenreich as the young Han Solo along with Joonas Suotomo as Chewbacca and Donald Glover as the young Lando Calrissian. The cast also includes Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Michael K. Williams, and Ian Kenny.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters December 15, 2017 and will be followed by The Untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story which is currently slated for release on May 25, 2018.