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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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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.

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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.

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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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Disney Announces New 'Star Wars' Trilogy With Rian Johnson


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Disney would appear to be extremely confident about Rian Johnson’s handling of the upcoming Star Wars movie The Last Jedi, revealing that they have green-lit a further trilogy of movies, entirely under the director’s aegis.

The 43 year old director will be writing and directing the first instalment of the planned new trilogy of films, with Johnson’s long-time production partner Ram Bergman working with him.

Although the details are vague at this point, rather than continuing the classic Skywalker-based timeline of the nine existing films, this trilogy will focus on “new characters from a corner of the galaxy that Star Wars lore has never before explored.”

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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Won't Answer "All The Questions"


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When writer/director Rian Johnson joined 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi', legions of fans were immediately excited about what the filmmaker would bring to the world's biggest sci-fi franchise. Having already worked on such projects as 'Looper' and three episodes of 'Breaking Bad', expectations were high right from the get-go.

Oscar Isaac stars in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'Oscar Isaac stars in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'

With the film's subtitle and the trailers that have shown Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) stating that the Jedi must come to an end, a lot of questions have been raised about exactly where 'The Last Jedi' will take the series and build upon the foundations left by 'The Force Awakens', and the original six episodic movies.

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Domhnall Gleeson Was Excited By Rian Johnson's Script For 'The Last Jedi'


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After starring in the hugely successful The Force Awakens a couple of years ago, Star Wars actor Domhnall Gleeson has admitted that he only signed up to its sequel The Last Jedi after having been dazzled by the movie’s script.

The 34 year old Irish actor is set to reprise his role as the evil General Hux - the former head of the First Order's Starkiller Base – in the much-anticipated eighth Star Wars movie this December. However, he revealed that he was extremely surprised when he read the movie’s script, written by director Rian Johnson.

Speaking to Collider, Gleeson, explained: “When I read it I needed to talk to him, and I think that's always a good sign. I was like, 'Wow there's some stuff there which is kind of - not scary but different to what I expected,' and that's a really, really nice thing. I think that's a really positive thing, I think that's important for those films that we don't repeat ourselves.”

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Colin Trevorrow Will No Longer Be Directing 'Star Wars: Episode IX'


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While we excitedly await the second film in the new 'Star Wars' sequel trilogy, some surprisingly news is unveiled about the production of its follow-up 'Star Wars: Episode IX'. It seems that director Colin Trevorrow has decided to leave the project over artistic differences.

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The 'Jurassic World' director has left the next 'Star Wars' project that was set to follow this year's 'The Last Jedi' after he and Lucasfilm failed to get on the same page regarding their 'visions' for the new movie. This creative divorce, however, appears to be a fairly amicable one going by the announcement.

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Is Obi Wan Kenobi Set For A Spin-Off 'Star Wars' Film?


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A stand-alone film concerning the back-story of Obi Wan Kenobi is set to be added to the ever-expanding Star Wars universe, according to new reports.

The Hollywood Reporter published an article on Thursday evening (August 17th) saying that the project was in the very early stages of development but has piqued the interest of Oscar-nominated director Stephen Daldry, who is currently in negotiations with Disney to helm the film. If he accepts, he is set to develop the script from the ground up with LucasFilm.

The Kenobi film joins a growing list of other rumoured spin-off movies from the main body of nine films, with projects concerning Yoda and Boba Fett also recently rumoured to be under consideration.

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John Boyega Says Carrie Fisher Gets An "Amazing Send-Off" In 'The Last Jedi'


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Carrie Fisher’s iconic Princess Leia is to be given an “amazing send-off” in the character’s final Star Wars film The Last Jedi, according to co-star John Boyega.

The young London-born actor, who plays Finn, revealed to American broadcaster ABC in a new interview this week that he shares “many scenes” with Fisher in the upcoming eighth instalment of the Star Wars saga, The Last Jedi, and that the franchise “keeps her alive”.

Fisher died suddenly in December 2016 at the age of 60, and her final big-screen performance will come in The Last Jedi when it is released in cinemas at the end of this year. She had already completed filming her role in the movie at the time of her death, meaning no digital trickery has had to be used, but Leia will have no part in the ninth and final film set for 2019, and Boyega was asked about her final appearances and how the production team had treated it.

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Colin Trevorrow On The "Challenge" Of Creating 'Star Wars Episode IX'


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Despite his film being two years away, director Colin Trevorrow is already facing criticism because of the studio's chioce to have him in the Director's Chair for the ninth episode of the 'Star Wars' franchise. Though he saw huge success both critically and financially with the 'Jurassic World' movie, his most-recent work on 'The Book of Henry' was slated by many across the globe.

Colin Trevorrow is already facing criticism as director of 'Episode IX'Colin Trevorrow is already facing criticism as director of 'Episode IX'

The reaction has led to concern from some of 'Star Wars' biggest fans. As the conclusion to the current trilogy of the 'Star Wars' story, 'Episode IX' will hold higher expectations than both 'The Force Awakens' and 'The Last Jedi', as it'll be serving as the final chapter for fan-favourite characters that have been newly-established in the past few years.

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Star Wars Get Togethers Are Like High School Reunions For George Lucas


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This month's 'Star Wars' 40th anniversary was a real hit with everybody, and in the wake of that comes the official release date for 'Star Wars: Episode IX'. But even now that George Lucas is no longer tied to the franchise, he still enjoys reunion celebrations.

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During the 'Star Wars' 40th anniversary event, creator George Lucas admitted that he enjoyed getting to see everyone involved in the movies again, despite the fact that his work on the series was over before 'The Force Awakens' came out in 2015.

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Mark Hamill Admits Fans Could See Luke Skywalker Go Dark Side In 'The Last Jedi'


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In four decades, the 'Star Wars' property has become one of the most popular on Earth. Now the most recognisable sci-fi franchise in existence, fans are gearing up for the release of the eighth movie in the episodic series - set to drop later this year - with the first teaser for the film dropping earlier this week.

Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker with Yoda in 'The Empire Strikes Back'Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker with Yoda in 'The Empire Strikes Back'

Over the Easter weekend, the franchise is celebrating 40 years in Florida at the official Star Wars Celebration, with huge guest stars making an appearance over the course of the event. One of those stars is actor Mark Hamill, who plays Luke Skywalker in the series, and he's managed to send fans of the franchise into a frenzy with his latest comments.

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Jar Jar Binks' Fate Finally Revealed To 'Star Wars' Fans


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The deeply annoying Jar Jar Binks has long stood as a cautionary tale in the movie industry, following his debut in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace nearly two decades ago.

His bizarre accent and general buffoonery was scaled back massively in next two instalments of the prequel trilogy, but what ended up happening to him was never revealed in the movies. Now, Star Wars fans have finally found out the answer regarding the eventual fate of the irritating Gungan, in a new official novel titled ‘Aftermath: Empire’s End’ – and it might come as a shock to some!

At this juncture, we should issue a spoiler alert – if you’re reading the book, there’s plot reveals ahead!

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Fans Go Crazy For The Latest Star Wars The Last Jedi Picture


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Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson has teased fans with a glimpse of the film’s opening crawl, days after the title was finally revealed. Johnson had been unable to complete work on the title sequence until the film’s name was officially announced to fans by Lucasfilm on Monday.

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On his personal Instagram account the director posted a photo of himself in the editing room (where it looked like he was getting some help from R2D2) and wrote: “Felt so good to drop this into the cut this morning.”

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Felicity Jones Opens Up About Her Gruelling Fitness Regime For 'Rogue One'


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Having slayed the box offices on both sides of the Atlantic in the new Star Wars spin-off Rogue One, Felicity Jones opened up about the intense training regime she undertook in order to play the movie’s lead character, Jyn.

“After I got the call from Gareth [Jones, director] I was obviously ecstatic, but then I thought, ‘I’ve got to get to the gym REALLY quickly, I’ve got to get in shape for this film!’”

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opened in the U.K. on December 15th, and is intended a spin-off from the Star Wars canon, and Jones’ character leads a mission to steal the blueprints from the Empire’s new weapon the Death Star, meaning this is probably set immediately before the events of the first ever Star Wars film A New Hope.

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First Clips Of 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' Reveal K-2SO And Other Surprises


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We are less than two weeks away from the release of the stand-alone 'Star Wars' movie 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' and now Disney have unveiled some exciting clips exploring the intense stress that the Rebel Alliance are under, and introducing a key new character or two. 

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'Rogue One' follows the adventures of Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) as she joins the Rebel Alliance to help bring down the Galactic Empire's plans to launch an apocalyptic new superweapon known as the Death Star. Jyn teams up with Captain Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) for the mission, who appears to be highly suspicious of... well, everything. But especially of her, as is shown in one of the new clips where he panics at the sight of her weapon.

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'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' Star Felicity Jones Felt 'Great Responsibility' To Be A Strong Role Model


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Felicity Jones has opened up about the importance her character in 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' will have as a role model to young girls and women everywhere. The new movie - a spin-off to the story of Leia, Han Solo and Luke Skywalker - opens this December with some important messages about equality.

Rogue One: A Star Wars StoryFelicity Jones stars in 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'

Following on from the pride of place that Daisy Ridley's character Rey had in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens', 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' offers yet another strong female role model with her own skills, her own path and - most importantly - her own mind. Felicity Jones, who plays Jyn Erso in the upcoming stand-alone adventure, doesn't take that sentiment for granted.

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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Steals The Show At 2016 Empire Awards


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Just when you thought film awards season was over, the 2016 Jameson Empire Awards rolled in last night (March 20th 2016) to heap some much deserved praise on the epic of the year 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'; a film which didn't manage to land an Oscar and wasn't even recognised at the Golden Globes in spite of its enormous appeal.

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The film won Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy, beating 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2', 'Jurassic World', 'Mad Max: Fury Road' and 'The Martian'. However, it was beaten to Best Film (presented by Sky Movies) over all by Leonardo DiCaprio's 'The Revenant'. It also lost out on Best Costume Design to 'Mad Max: Fury Road', which was another major winner at the awards show when it also landed Best Soundtrack.

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Spanish premiere of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' (Star Wars: El Despertar de la Fuerza') at Callao cinema - Madrid, Spain - Wednesday 16th December 2015

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Stars And Stormtroopers Turn Out For 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Premiere [Photos]


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'Star Wars' fever has been rife all year, but nowhere was it more infectious than at the world premiere of 'The Force Awakens' yesterday (December 14th 2015). Packed with fans, celebrities as well as the stars of the movie, this was a film event of titanic proportions.

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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' made it's premiere in Los Angeles, though the night became so busy that it had to be spread from the Dolby Theater to the TCL Chinese and El Capitan as well. The director of the previous movies George Lucas showed, to the delight of new director and major fan J.J. Abrams. Lucas previously described having to attend the premiere as being like a divorced father at his grown child's wedding, but in this case it seems stepfather Abrams couldn't have been more right for the continuation of the 'Star Wars' project.

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Gwendoline Christie - Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens Interview


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Gwendoline Christie plays Captain Phasma, the first female villain in Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens and she explains why the role was just too tempting to refuse! Having been a fan of the movies since childhood she remembers how important the character of Princess Leia was to her. 

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Daisy Ridley - Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens Interview


An interview with Daisy Ridley about Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

Not much has been given away about Daisy Ridley's character Rey but here she takes some time out to chat about her character. As well as being incredibly strong and heroic, there's also a simpler side to the character that really made the role quite nuanced. Daisy says that it wasn't what she expected and she thinks might just surprise fans too.

When talking about her responsibility to take on and become such a huge part of Star Wars she says that she hopes it'll please the old fans but equally hopes it'll appeal to a younger audience who might not have already become immersed in the series.

Watch the full interview to hear much more.

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An interview with Adam Driver about Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

Adam Driver talks about taking on such a dark and disliked character such as Rylo Ken and explains that he tried not to think of him in that light and actually see his side through a human aspect and what he's fighting for. Fans will be aware that Rylo Ken wears a mask, having his facial expressions taken away from him was one just one of the trickier aspects of the role, to combat this Adam had to put a lot of trust in himself and kept a mind of 'the power of thought' being such an important part of playing such a character. 

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Artwork - You can see more of the fantastic lightsaber creations on Matt's website at http://dcmjs.com/lightsabers and purchase some of the pieces on his Etsy store at https://www.etsy.com/shop/SBTRCTV. - Washington, D.C., United States - Tuesday 22nd January 2013

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Terminally Ill 'Star Wars' Fan Dies Days After Seeing 'The Force Awakens'


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Daniel Fleetwood, a terminally ill Star Wars fan, who was granted his dying wish to see The Force Awakens film last week, has died. The 32 year old Texan, who had an aggressive form of cancer that had spread to 90% of his lungs, was granted the chance to see the film months before it hits cinemas, after the social media campaign #forcefordaniel went viral.

Star Wars: The Force AwakensTerminally ill Star Wars fan Daniel Fleetwood has died, days after viewing The Force Awakens.

His wife Ashley, confirmed his death in a Facebook post on Tuesday, writing: “He passed in his sleep and in peace. He will always be my idol and my hero. Rest in peace my love. Daniel put up an amazing fight to the very end. He is now one with God and with the force.”

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Created by Canadian artist Daniel Hoogkamp, expect to see some replicas of this little fella on front porches soon! - Ontario, Canada - Sunday 11th October 2015

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With just over a month to go before a major new Star Wars experience opens at Madame Tussauds London, the attraction today revealed two of the stunning wax figures that will star in one of the 11 atmospheric walk-in sets inspired by some of the most iconic moments in film history. United in wax for their final checks were the gargantuan Jabba the Hutt and the delicate Princess Leia, depicted as they appear in the famous scene in Jabba's Throne Room in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi. The figures, which fans will be able to get up close to in an authentic recreation of Jabba's Throne Room when the new attraction opens on Saturday May 16, 2015, have taken a team of more than 20 artists over four months to create. "These two figures are actually two of the most challenging of the cast of 16 characters we are creating," commented Principal Sculptor on the project, Stephen Mansfield. He continued: "With Jabba we have sheer scale - he is 2.9m long, 1.5m high and weighs a whopping 35 stone. We used fibreglass moulding techniques to create the body mass, which has then been hand coloured in precise detail over a six week period. His massive eyes are made from glass and are each the size of a melon. Leia, of course, is portrayed in one of the character's most iconic looks, in her gold bikini. We are acutely aware of the responsibility we have to get this right for fans, and we have been very lucky to work with the jeweler that made the original hair pieces worn by Princess Leia to recreate this level of detail." The figures will be joined by the smallest character to be featured, Jabba's sadistic court jester, Salacious B. Crumb, to complete the scene. The Kowakian monkey-lizard will stand at just 41.2cm tall complete with 14cm long ears. He will be tucked into his gross crime lord boss's tail as Princess Leia sits shackled before him. Fans will be able to sit beside Leia, marvel at Jabba's grotesqueness and listen out for sounds of to at London, Madame Tussauds - London, United Kingdom - Monday 13th April 2015

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Jabba The Hutt, Princess Leia, Madame Tussauds and Star Wars
Jabba The Hutt, Princess Leia, Madame Tussauds and Star Wars

Han Solo - As the first tickets for the new experience went on sale today, Madame Tussauds London released images of early work in progress of these three figures, revealing startlingly accurate, perfect clay sculptures of some of the best-loved characters in movie history. The clays will be used to make the moulds to create the figures' final wax heads and when complete the likenesses will feature in a series of atmospheric walk-in sets, inspired by iconic moments from Star Wars Episodes I-VI. at London, Madame Tussauds - London, UK, United Kingdom - Thursday 5th March 2015

Star Wars and Han Solo
Star Wars and Han Solo
Star Wars and Princess Leia
Star Wars and Princess Leia

Yoda - Work is now underway to bring the rest of the experience to life for a mid-May opening when fans will be able to co-star in some of the most famous scenes in film. Fans can sign up at www.madametussauds.com/london to be the first to know when tickets go on sale and to find all the latest news and updates. - London, United Kingdom - Monday 12th January 2015

Star Wars and Yoda
Star Wars and Yoda
Star Wars and Yoda
Star Wars and Yoda
Star Wars and Yoda
Star Wars and Yoda

Scott Loxley - Cosplay Charity Fundraiser Walks Australia as Star Wars Stormtrooper . . . Scott Loxley has truly embraced The Dark Side, for a very good cause, on his quest to walk around Australia in full Star Wars Stormtrooper costume to raise money for the Monash Children's Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. The ex-Australian Defence Force member, father and newly-wed from Greensborugh, Victoria, left the hospital in October 2013 (shortly after his wedding) on his 18 month journey to walk 15,000kms around Australia - covering every state and territory. Scott is an active 501st Legion member - an international Star Wars volunteer costuming organisation that attend events to raise money for charity. When he mentioned to local Melbourne 501st troopers that he was interested in walking around Australia for charity they said "why not do it in costume?" Scott has already walked over half of his quest and has just left the Northern Territory on his way to Queensland. His recent darkside antics in Darwin saw him jumping into crocodile cages and speaking to media about life on the road, enduring heat waves, bush fires, being away from family and eating fresh road kill including snakes and kangaroos. And he does it all with a smile knowing it is all for a great cause. Scott said: "As a father, if one of my children were hospitalised, I would want them to be cared for by the best staff who have access to the best equipment. I am a member of the 501st Legion, an international not-for-profit Star Wars costuming organisation who give their time to raise much needed funds for varying charities. As a member, I believe I can help make a difference and support this terrific cause. "I'm supporting the build of the new Monash Children's Hospital in Clayton, my local hospital back home. These guys care for over 30,000 children every year. Building the new hospital will mean the increase in the number of beds will help meet the needs of children and families in our community and that' - Australia - Thursday 20th November 2014

Star Wars and Scott Loxley
Star Wars and Scott Loxley
Star Wars and Scott Loxley
Star Wars and Scott Loxley
Star Wars and Scott Loxley
Star Wars and Scott Loxley

Daisy Ridley - Daisy Ridley talks on her mobile phone as she leaves the Science Museum after attending the 'Star Wars: Episode VII' wrap party - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 1st November 2014

Star Wars and Daisy Ridley
Star Wars and Daisy Ridley
Star Wars and Daisy Ridley
Star Wars and Daisy Ridley
Star Wars and Daisy Ridley
Star Wars and Daisy Ridley
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