After the release of The Force Awakens at the end of 2015, Disney and Lucas films didn't mess around delivering the general public its first announcement/teaser for The Last Jedi back at the start of 2016. Now, well over a year later, we finally get to see some proper footage from the upcoming movie.
Many of the key cast from Star Wars: The Force Awakens will feature in The Last Jedi including Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron and Adam Driver as Kylo Ren who famously slaughtered his much-loved father in a face to face battle that made for one of the most pivotal scenes in the history of Star Wars.
As ever with new Star Wars releases, the scrip and the story outline is one of Hollywood's most closely guarded secrets and few official details have been released to the public. We do know that the story will pick up where The Force Awakens ended with Rey going off into a mountainous setting to hunt down Luke Skywalker in a bid to train with him and learn his knowledge.
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The film is due for release December 15, 2017.
The title of the next chapter in the Star Wars saga has finally been revealed.
The news was announced to fans in a tweet from the official Star Wars account, which read: “It’s official. STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI is the next chapter of the Skywalker saga. This December.#TheLastJedi”
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Ford described his co-star as ‘one-of-a-kind.’
The 60-year-old actress was loved the world over for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars franchise and just last year she had reprised the role in The Force Awakens.
Fisher as Princess Leia in The Force Awakens
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Rich Cline talks us through some of the most anticipated movies for release in 2017.
As always, there are far too many sequels, spin-offs, remakes and reboots clogging the cinemas, but hopefully they'll be better than 2016's lacklustre batch. (Release dates are subject to change.)
Star Wars: Episode Viii - Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill continue the saga (Dec). More sci-fi sequels worth waiting for: the gang reteams for more space antics in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 (May), Michael Fassbender returns for Alien: Covenant (May), and Harrison Ford is back for Blade Runner 2049 (Oct).
Continue reading: The Ten Most Anticipated Films Of 2017
Narrated by Daisy Ridley (The Force Awakens), this documentary is one of the most gripping adventure stories put on film this year, as cameras follow a group of remarkable real people. For his directing debut, British filmmaker Otto Bell takes the audience with him to a whole new world on the Mongolian steppe and introduces us to a young woman who we will never forget. The film is visually stunning, and tells a story that carries a proper emotional kick.
It centres on Aisholpan, a confident 13-year-old who simply doesn't buy into her culture's patriarchy. According to tradition, only males can hunt with eagles, but she has decided to be the next in her family's long line of champion hunters. Her father Nirgaiv recognises in her both the needed skill and tenacity, so he begins to train her. The first task is to capture her own eaglet, accomplished by scaling a precarious cliff and grabbing a baby from a nest as its angry mother circles above. Then Aisholpan must raise it herself, so that it learns to respond to her call. Her eaglet is so impressive that she enters the annual Eagle Hunter Festival competition as the first-ever female huntress and the youngest competitor ever. And the elders don't like this at all.
The film is edited with plenty of witty energy, as the elders continually talk about the things women can't do, while Aisholpan proves them wrong at every step. But the most impressive thing about this film is the way Bell and his crew capture everything on-camera, including the jaw-dropping sequence in which Aisholpan captures her eaglet. The competition is heart-pounding and emotional. And the final challenge for Aisholpan is to actually travel into the snowy wilderness and use her eagle to hunt down a fox. Only a few of these scenes seem somewhat re-staged for the cameras, but that doesn't make them any less exciting or moving.
Continue reading: The Eagle Huntress Review
The world occasionally spills forth a pioneer of change, someone out to change the course of history for the better. It's been a long-standing tradition of the Altai Mountains' wanderers in Mongolia to hunt with Golden Eagles, a practice passed from father to son over generations. But one girl changed all that when she took on the custom despite her gender, with a determination to become an expert in the field of eagle hunting. Aisholpan Nurgaiv is like any other 13-year-old girl in that she enjoys spending time with her friends and painting her nails, but she has a kind of strength and courage that most people can only dream of having.
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The follow up to ‘Episode VII: The Force Awakens’ is due for release next December.
The title of the next Star Wars instalment, Episode VIII may have been accidentally uncovered.
Website AVS Forum has been doing some detective work and found that Lucasfilm has just applied for a new trademark, which may give a clue about the next movie’s title.
Daisy Ridley as Rey
Daisy Ridley is envious of Felicity Jones, who is set to go on a 'Star Wars' tour in the future.
The 24-year-old actress has admitted she wants to be in Felicity's shoes and be on the 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' press tour, and although Daisy has admitted '''jealous' is the wrong word'' she does feel a little bit of the green-eyed monster creeping in that Felicity will be on the road for 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'.
Speaking to Yahoo! Movies, the brunette beauty - who played Rey in the movie - said: ''It was weird, I've talked so much retrospectively about what was going on [in the lead-up to 'Force Awakens']. It was so odd to be reliving it. And she gets to go talk about this film that she's part of in all these amazing places.
Continue reading: Daisy Ridley Is Envious Of Felicity Jones
Kenneth Branagh will direct the Agatha Christie adaptation.
The ensemble cast of Kenneth Branagh’s Murder on the Orient Express is shaping up to be pretty special.
Johnny Depp is among the A-list cast for Murder on the Orient Express
The film will combine live-action with CGI animation to recreate Peter Rabbit’s world.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens actress Daisy Ridley has signed on to star in Sony’s upcoming Peter Rabbit film. Alongside Ridley, the film will feature James Corden as the voice of Beatrix Potter’s mischievous rabbit.
Daisy Ridley will star in the upcoming Peter Rabbit film with James Corden
Also cast so far are, Australian actress Elizabeth Debicki and Rose Byrne, who will play the lead role of Bea. The film will be directed by Will Gluck (who previously helmed Annie) and will be adapted from a screenplay by Rob Lieber.
Continue reading: Daisy Ridley Signs On For 'Peter Rabbit' Movie With James Corden
Ridley got her big break last year as Rey in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’.
After her massive success in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Daisy Ridley has signed on for what she’ll be hoping is another blockbuster franchise. Variety reports that the 24-year-old will star in the first film adaptation Patrick Ness’ Chaos Walking series, which focuses on a dystopian world where people can hear each other's thoughts.
Daisy Ridley has signed on for the first adaptation of the Chaos Walking seires
The film will be produced by Lionsgate and is scheduled to star production next year. Edge of Tomorrow director Doug Liman will be helming the film and Jamie Linden and Allison Shearmur have penned the most recent script.
Continue reading: Daisy Ridley Signs On For New YA Franchise
The 24 year old British actress made comments supporting the tribute to gun violence victims at the Teen Choice Awards last weekend.
Star Wars heroine Daisy Ridley has temporarily quit Instagram after being on the receiving end of a backlash regarding comments on gun violence.
The trolling started on Sunday (July 31st) when Ridley attended the Teen Choice Awards, and shared her thoughts on gun violence after a tribute to the victims of gun violence was staged at the ceremony.
The 24 year old star wrote to her 2.3 million followers: “As I sat in the audience yesterday tears were streaming down my face at the tribute to those that have been lost to gun violence. I didn’t get a great picture of the incredible group that came on stage but they were so brave. It was a true moment of togetherness. We must #stoptheviolence.”
She's edged out rumoured favourite Daisy Ridley to land the role of the archaeologist-adventurer in the re-boot, tipped for late 2017.
The Swedish star, 27, who won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in last year’s critically acclaimed The Danish Girl, is to follow in the footsteps of Angelina Jolie in what The Hollywood Reporter describes as an origin story that tracks the computer game heroine’s first adventure.
Alicia Vikander is to take the role of Lara Croft in an upcoming 'Tomb Raider' re-boot
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The actress has confirmed she’s had ‘conversations’ about the role and ‘Star Wars’ co-star John Boyega approves.
Fresh off making her big screen debut in Star Wars: The Force Awakens as Rey, Daisy Ridley is eying a role as another heroine. The 23-year-old has confirmed there have been talks about her starring as Lara Croft in a Tomb Raider reboot, and Ridley is super excited about the prospect.
Daisy Ridley in eyeing a role in the Tomb Raider reboot.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter at the Empire Awards in London, Ridley said there “have been conversations” about her taking over the role, which was originally played by Angelina Jolie, however she hasn't had a formal offer.
Continue reading: Could Star Wars' Daisy Ridley Be The Next Lara Croft?
The record-breaking box office smash received a staggering 11 nominations, including for its young stars John Boyega and Daisy Ridley.
Having been snubbed in all five of its categories at the Oscars recently, with no recognition in any of the acting categories or for Best Picture, the slightly more irreverent and pop culture-oriented MTV Movie Awards may see the record-breaking film get better luck.
Promotional event for 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' in 2015
Continue reading: 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Leads MTV Movie Awards Nominations
James Gay-Rees, Asif Kapadia, Daisy Ridley , Dev Patel - 88th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre - Press Room at Dolby Theatre, Academy Awards - Hollywood, California, United States - Sunday 28th February 2016
For the majority of Star Wars fans, Episode 7 ended in just the right place - the first of the latest instalments to the franchise acted as a perfect precursor to a much bigger story. With that said, the loss of at least one of the most loved characters does mean that the story for Episode 8 must deliver a huge punch.
Hasbro announced this week, following criticism by fans, that Rey would be included in a re-issued version of the game later this year.
Toy manufacturer Hasbro has backed down in the face of Star Wars fans outraged that Rey, the young female lead in The Force Awakens, was missing from their new edition of 'Star Wars Monopoly'.
The special Star Wars tie-in edition of the popular board game included four player tokens, which included Finn (John Boyega), Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader, but Daisy Ridley’s tenacious heroine Rey was missing from the set, which left a lot of fans mystified.
The 'Star Wars Monopoly' game was notable for the absence of Daisy Ridley's Rey (above)
The British duo are joined by 'Game of Thrones' star Emilia Clarke as some of the non-American names in the entertainment section of the annual list.
The stars are included in a list of more than 600 of the world’s youngest talents, in categories ranging from entertainment and music to games and technology, and the feature was cut down from an initial list of more than 15,000 names. It’s the fifth consecutive year that the list has been published, and was released on Monday (January 4th).
Daisy Ridley of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'
In its second week at the box office, ‘The Force Awakens’ is showing no signs of waning.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens was still pulling in big audiences at theatres over the Christmas weekend and has now passed the $1 billion mark at the global box office. The film is now the fastest ever to reach $1 billion worldwide, doing so in just 12 days.
Daisy Ridley as Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Previous record holder Jurassic World took 13 days to reach $1 billion globally when it smashed records earlier this year. In the US, The Force Awakens racked up $153.5 million at the festive box office, bringing its US total so far to over $544.5 million.
Continue reading: 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Becomes Fastest Movie To Hit $1 Billion
It was a predictably out of this world opening weekend for ‘The Force Awakens’, but the film has just missed out on breaking the world record.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens has just missed out on setting the world record for a box-office opening by $7.9 million, according to early estimates. Although the film smashed records around the globe it’s $517m worldwide box office gross puts it second to Jurassic World’s $524.9m record, achieved earlier this year.
Harrison Ford returns as Han Solo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
The Force Awakens suffered a disadvantage as studio Disney had failed to score a timely release for the film in China. Back in June, Jurassic World arrived on US and Chinese screens over the same weekend, bringing up it’s opening weekend gross.
The two lead actors in Star Wars: The Force Awakens are relative unknowns, 23-year-old Londoners with only a handful of credits between them.
Both have spoken about the lengthy Star Wars audition process. "Luckily for me J.J. Abrams was searching as far and wide as possible to cast the role," says Ridley, who plays scavenger-turned-hero Rey. "I thought I'd ruined the first few auditions, but he saw some potential I guess and I was allowed to come back and read again. From when I started auditioning two years ago until now it has been like a rollercoaster."
Daisy Ridley at the London premiere of Star Wars
Continue reading: Star Wars Puts Ridley And Boyega In The Big Time
Appealing both to a new generation of viewers and fans of the series since the beginning, this 30-years-later sequel to 1983's Return of the Jedi is a thrilling adventure. Filmmaker J.J. Abrams has managed to capture the tone of the original trilogy while telling a story about young, vibrant new characters whose connection to the overall saga deepens intriguingly as events unfurl.
Over the past three decades, the Empire has regrouped, forming the First Order to crush the Old Republic for good. And the plucky Rebellion hasn't offered much resistance since leader Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) disappeared. The Empire's top henchman Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) is searching for him just as diligently as the rebel leader General Leia (Carrie Fisher). But the real action is happening out of their grasp, as disaffected storm trooper Finn (John Boyega) teams up with rebel pilot Poe (Oscar Isaac) and then feisty scavenger Rey (Daisy Ridley) and expressive droid BB-8. Along the way, Han Solo and Chewbacca (Harrison Ford and Peter Mayhew) find themselves back in the fray. And everyone is startled when there's a strong stirring in the force.
Abrams beautifully recreates the scruffy, clanky mechanical atmosphere of the original trilogy, infusing scenes with witty banter and John William's soaring score to throw us right back into that familiar galaxy. This includes the saga's main themes: the temptation of power, how true heroism is often accidental, and the tension between parents and children. Combine this with a plot that propels itself with a series of unexpected adventures and battles, all centred on the characters, and the film taps strongly into the teen in all of us.
Continue reading: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens Review
It’s been nearly 40 years since Fisher first played Leia in the 'Star Wars' franchise.
With the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens just weeks away, Carrie Fisher, aka Princess Leia, is getting reflective on her character’s history and how much things have changed since she first appeared on screen in 1977. But while Fisher might not agree with Leia ‘slave’ action figures being banned, she does admit that at times her character was too much of a damsel in distress in the original trilogy.
Carrie Fisher in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
“I would have liked that lightsaber moment, very much yes. But there was no precedent (at the time),” Fisher told the New York Daily News when asked about Leia’s lack of heroic moment in the original films.
The director has discussed the criticism the film has received for casting Boyega as a Stormtrooper.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens director Jj Abrams stopped by ‘The Howard Stern Show’ on Monday to talk about the much anticipated sequel. Speaking to the shock-jock, Abrams discussed criticisms over the casting of black actor John Boyega as a Stormtrooper, while also revealing why fans haven't seen Luke Skywalker in any of the film’s trailers yet.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens director JJ Abrams.
Discussing those who have criticised the film for casting Boyega as a black stormtrooper, Abrams said: 'All I know is John Boyega is extraordinary in the new movie. I think the people who are complaining about that probably have bigger problems than there's a black stormtrooper.’
After the victory of the Rebel Alliance over the Galactic Empire and subsequent demolition of The Death Star, you'd imaging life in a certain galaxy would be a little more subdued, but as we soon learn, life for Princess Leia, Luke and Hans wasn't exactly easy following their small yet essential victory.
30 years on and to most citizens - humanoid and alien - the stories of evil Lord Darth Vader and the Jedi Masters are just a legend, a story they tell their children that starts with the well-known overture: 'A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away'. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the seventh film in the Star Wars series and is an additional story to the original Star Wars outline.
The film follows a set of new characters as they join the battle and fight the evil forces once again threatening to destroy their galaxy. The Force Awakens was directed by Jj Abrams and sees a number of cast favourites return to the story including Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher.
It doesn't tell us much, but here's your first taster of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'.
It's finally here! The teaser trailer you've all been waiting for: 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens', and while it's not really giving anything away, it looks pretty intense. Vehicles have updated, the stormtroopers are looking shinier and R2D2 appears to have evolved.
Star Wars returns in December 2015
Since George Lucas announced his retirement from the franchise, there's been all sorts of speculation about what differences could be expected from an updated sequel: though it's difficult to tell from the less than one and a half minute trailer. Everyone seems to be in a rush (especially, in a comical fashion, R2D2) and there's some brand new faces, who all look a little nervous as a voiceover booms out: 'There has been an awakening. Have you felt it? The dark side and the light.'
Mark Hamill is impressed by the Star Wars Episode VII cast.
Mark Hamill, the American who will reprise his role as Luke Skywalker in JJ Abrams Star Wars: Episode 7, has spoken of his approval of the new cast-members, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Domhnall Gleeson, Max Von Sydow and Andy Serkis. The new cast-members were revealed in a photograph from the script-read through at Pinewood Studios this week, with Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Hamill also attending the session.
Afterwards, the 62-year-old tweeted:
Continue reading: Mark Hamill On Boyega, Ridley, Gleeson, Isaac: "Wow, They're Good"
The 'Star Wars: Episode VII' cast has finally been announced. Let's meet them.
The Star Wars: Episode VII cast has finally been announced, they’ve taken their sweet time with that one! So, who have producers picked to join original cast members Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker?
Adam Driver was rumoured to have joined the Star Wars cast back in February
Continue reading: Driver, Domhnall, Daisy: Meet The 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Cast
Now we've got the Star Wars Episode VII cast list, let the guessing begin...
After months of rumors, speculation and a whole lot of nothing from Jj Abrams’s we were admittedly taken aback when the Star Wars Episode VII cast was officially unveiled yesterday. Alongside original stars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker, Star Wars Episode VII will add seven new faces to the franchise. John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow have all been announced as joining the Star Wars cast, but sadly that’s where news ends as we don’t yet know who any of these actors will be playing. So armed with a leaked casting call list, lets try and work out who might be playing who in Episode VII.
Oscar Isaac Is Set For Star Wars Episode 7
'Girls' actor Adam Driver was one of the early names we’d pretty much pegged as a definite for the Episode VII cast. As of now the general consensus seems to be that Driver will be having a villainous turn in Episode VII. More specifically his character is thought to be an intelligent and scheming Sith. Thirty year old Driver could fit the decryption of either the confident late twenty something male that producers were looking for, or the intellectual thirtysomething. Then there’s Oscar Issac, the 35 year old actor best known for Inside Llewyn Davis, was the last and ultimately correct casting rumour. Character actor Oscar is one who has definitely got us stumped, really he could turn his hand to any type of character, wether it be hero or villain. It will surely be interesting to see which role Issac is eventually announced in.
Continue reading: Star Wars Episode VII, We've Got The Cast, Now Lets Guess The Roles
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