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Rian Johnson Puts The Characters 'Through Their Paces' In The Last Jedi


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Getting to direct a 'Star Wars' movie would be the opportunity of a lifetime for any filmmaker out there, but for Rian Johnson - who was a die-hard fan of the franchise before he even got involved - this was more than just a major a career break. 

Rian Johnson at the 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' premiereRian Johnson at the 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' premiere

The director came on to helm the 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' movie with the enthusiasm of any huge fan of the movie series. He did not expect to be picked for such a major deal, following in the footsteps of someone like J.J. Abrams, it was just a dream come true.

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John Boyega On How 'Star Wars' Changed His Life 'Just A Tad'


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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' is set to hit theatres this weekend, and star John Boyega reflects on how his life has changed since becoming a part of such a major cinematic legacy. After all, it was only two years ago that he was a small-time TV actor.

John Boyega at the premiere for 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'John Boyega at the premiere for 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'

The 25-year-old returns as Finn in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'; the second installment of the new trilogy, following 2015's 'The Force Awakens' which was John's break-out role in his acting career. The fame is still something he's trying to get used to, but he's certainly grateful about what it's brought him.

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C-3PO and R2-D2 at the European premiere of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' held at the Royal Albert Hall. The film is the second installment of the new trilogy, and it has been directed by Rian Johnson - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 12th December 2017

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Daisy Ridley Talks Rey's 'Warrior' Transformation In 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'


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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' has been one of the most anticipated films of the year, with millions of people set to flock to cinemas this weekend to see Rey on her latest space adventure. Daisy Ridley reveals what we can expect from her much-loved character.

Daisy Ridley at the 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' premiereDaisy Ridley at the 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' premiere

First of all, everything we need to know about Rey is laid out in front of us; nothing has changed since we last saw her on 'The Force Awakens' as this sequel continues immediately after. However, there will certainly be a more badass transformation in the next film, with Daisy comparing the new look to that of typical Akira Kurosawa movies.

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Early Reactions To 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Make Their Way Onto Social Media


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Rian Johnson looks set to enjoy huge success with his upcoming 'Star Wars' movie, 'The Last Jedi'. Critics have been taking to their social media accounts after the embargo was lifted on them making their initial impressions taken from the movie known, and the overwhelming majority are promising one of the best romps through space there has ever been.

'The Last Jedi' hits cinemas on Friday, December 15'The Last Jedi' hits cinemas on Friday, December 15

Whilst not much is known about the plot set to be followed in 'The Last Jedi', we do know that Daisy Ridley's character Rey will be successful in her quest of finding the self-exiled Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), whilst John Boyega's own character Finn will be waking up from his coma, following the intense battle he partook in during the final events of J.J. Abrams-directed seventh episode, 'The Force Awakens'.

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Daisy Ridley Warns Of Mental Health Dangers Of Social Media


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Star Wars actor Daisy Ridley has spoken out about the dangers to mental health represented by social media, saying that she removed herself from several platforms after having found fame.

The 25 year old star, who plays Rey in the upcoming eighth Star Wars film The Last Jedi, quit Instagram earlier this year and said she’ll “never go back on”. She spoke about why she did so, and about the negative impacts of being on social media on young people, in a new interview with Radio Times.

“The more I read about teenage anxiety, the more I think it's highly unhealthy for people's mental health,” she said this week. “It's such a weird thing for young people to look at distorted images of things they should be.”

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Daisy Ridley Rules Herself Out Of Future 'Star Wars' Films Beyond Episode 9


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With the eighth instalment in the Star Wars franchise just around the corner and excitement building about the recently announced new trilogy, Daisy Ridley has revealed that she will very likely not be taking part in any more Star Wars films beyond Episode IX.

Speaking to Rolling Stone magazine as part of a feature concerning Episode VIII, The Last Jedi, the English actress told the publication she is very unsure about returning to play her character Rey beyond her contractually obliged appearance in the ninth film in 2019, to be directed by JJ Abrams.

Asked whether she wants to portray Rey in the future, Ridley reportedly replied “no”.

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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Could Open With $200 Million In North America


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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' is already looking like it could be a major success in North America, with tracking services making an early prediction that the film will take in around $200 million across its opening weekend, from December 15-17. That would be slightly lower that the record set by 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' which took in $248 million across 4,134 movie theatres, but would still be considered a box office smash.

Adam Driver returns as Kylo Ren in 'The Last Jedi'Adam Driver returns as Kylo Ren in 'The Last Jedi'

The $200 million figure would also make the film that with the biggest debut of the year, beating the current movie at the top of that list: Disney's live-action adaptation of their classic 'Beauty and the Beast'.

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Rian Johnson Breaks Silence On Planned Fourth 'Star Wars' Trilogy


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With the world about to be introduced to his take on the Star Wars universe in less than a month with The Last Jedi, director Rian Johnson has spoken for the first time about Disney’s planned new trilogy of Star Wars films.

The studio confirmed earlier this month that, as well as a stand-alone TV series, Johnson would be helming three more Star Wars movies in the coming years, which would be “separate from the episodic Skywalker saga” and “will introduce new characters from a corner of the galaxy that Star Wars lore has never before explored.”

Now, the 43 year old director has spoken publicly for the first time about the proposition of directing the fourth official Star Wars trilogy. “I’m just in the very beginning of starting to come up with what the new trilogy is going to be,” he told a fan event in Mexico this week.

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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Is The Franchise's Longest Film To-Date


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The hype for new 'Star Wars' episodic instalment 'The Last Jedi' just continues to grow, and will do so even more now that director Rian Johnson has confirmed it will be the longest entry into the 'Star Wars' franchise to-date.

John Boyega's character Finn will be waking up in 'The Last Jedi'John Boyega's character Finn will be waking up in 'The Last Jedi'

Including credits, the film clocks in at 150 minutes (two and a half hours), meaning it'll be a full 26 minutes longer than 2015 release 'The Force Awakens', even pipping 'The Revenge of the Sith' and its 140-minute runtime to the pipeline.

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Princes Harry And William Star Alongside Tom Hardy And Gary Barlow In 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'


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Earlier this year, Gary Barlow revealed that he had shot a scene for 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'. Featuring as a Stormtrooper, fans won't really know when he's on screen, but it's been claimed now that he will be starring alongside Tom Hardy, Prince William and Prince Harry.

Prince Harry will join his brother Prince William, actor Tom Hardy and singer Gary Barlow in a scenePrince Harry will join his brother Prince William, actor Tom Hardy and singer Gary Barlow in a scene

The four all visited the set at various times, and now according to sources at The Hollywood Reporter, they'll all be appearing in the same scene, guarding John Boyega's character Finn in an elevator.

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The cast of 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' attend the UK premiere held at the Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 13th December 2016

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Various guests at the World premiere of 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' held at Pantages Theatre, Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 10th December 2016

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 Harrison Ford - Star Wars: The Force Awakens - European film premiere held at the Odeon Leicester Square. at Odeon Leicester Square - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 16th December 2015

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