At Star Wars Celebration Orlando, fans were finally introduced to Kelly Marie Tran. She was cast in Rian Johnson’s upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi as one of the new main characters, and is described to have “the biggest role of the new characters”.
During the panel for The Last Jedi, Johnson introduced Tran to the stage as she finally had the chance to publicly discuss her new character. In the film, Tran plays Rose – a member of the Resistance who works in maintenance.
Kelly Marie Tran as Rose pic.twitter.com/uNBtyvy5Wd
— Nate Brail @ SWCO (@NateBrail) April 14, 2017
John Boyega (Finn) sang Tran’s praises last year, showering her with compliments about what she brings to her role:
I love her. I love her. I think she’s fantastic. But she’ll tell her own story. I feel it’s always weird or wrong for someone the world hasn’t met, for me to come and start talking about her.
She’s great. She’s freaking great, and I love her. I freaking love her. She’s fantastic. Seriously. She’s changed a lot in terms of perspective on just chemistry and industry. She’s a real cool girl.
What do you guys think about Rose? What is her dynamic going to be with the characters we met in The Force Awakens? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to follow Heroic Hollywood for all your latest news from Star Wars Celebration Orlando.
Directed by Rian Johnson and starring Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis, Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern and Kelly Marie Tran, Star Wars: The Last Jedi arrives in a galaxy near you on December 15, 2017.
‘Star Wars’: Just Who Could Be ‘The Last Jedi’?
Last month, Disney and Lucasfilm officially announced the title for the next “Skywalker Saga” Star Wars film. Episode VIII will be titled The Last Jedi. As soon as the announcement came, fans were both excited, and very interested. That’s a “cool” title, yet at the same time very vague. Even stars of the film, Mark Hamil and Daisy Ridley have been tight-lipped about what that could mean. The only response has been Hamil saying that it has a very “samurai” and “minimalist” vibe to it. Ridley only shared a meme on Facebook related to the announcement of the title.
So what does it mean? One theory is that for the new films, the titles will literally spell out a sentence summarizing the trilogy, which is interesting. The first film The Force Awakens, the next one The Last Jedi, the third…. so it could say that “The Force Awakens The Last Jedi (insert Episode 9 title).”
But we are curious as to who the last Jedi in Episode VIII could be. Of course, there are obvious answers, since the field of Jedi in the new trilogy is so limited. It’s not like the prequel trilogy where there were hundreds if not thousands of Jedi to pick and choose from.
So let’s take a look as see just who the Last Jedi could actually be. Click next to see who our choices are.