Last Jedi droid school, posters, Battlefront II, Episode IX & more!
A veritable TON of Star Wars content has arrived online today, with two new Star Wars: The Last Jedi TV spots (including a look at Rey getting her hands on… a new lightsaber!), a featurette on Last Jedi droid school with Anthony Daniels, two new Chinese posters, a new Star Wars Battlefront II Last Jedi Season trailer, and a Verizon Last Jedi ad. Also, J.J. Abrams and Daisy Ridley on Episode IX! Check it all out below, along with the new posters in the gallery!
“I had no intention to return,” J.J. Abrams told Rolling Stone of returning for Episode IX. “But when the opportunity presented itself to finish a story that we had begun with these new characters, to tell the last chapter of their story, it felt like there was a chance to do it in a way where we could go beyond, and do better than we did in Seven. I learned so much in that movie and I saw that this was a chance to sort of realize something that we hadn’t quite achieved – and part of that was it was simply the beginning of these new characters and their story. The opportunity to sort of take what we had learned, to take the feeling of who these characters are and what they are and give them a final chapter that felt in the spirit of what we begun? It was too delicious of an opportunity to pass up.”
“Everyone was saying it was going to be Rian and everything, so I was genuinely quite surprised,” Daisy Ridley said of Episode IX, “and was like ‘Oh my God!’ and I started crying immediately with three people in the office. And they were like, ‘What the fuck just happened?’ So I emailed J.J. saying, ‘Oh my God I am crying.’ And he goes, ‘Oh my God, me too.’ And then we had a conversation a few days later and we stay in touch. But we stayed in touch the whole time anyway.”
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is written and directed by Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper) and continues the storylines introduced in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, welcoming back cast members Mark Hamill, the late Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Lupita Nyong’o, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, and Andy Serkis. New cast members will include Academy Award winner Benicio Del Toro, Academy Award nominee Laura Dern, and newcomer Kelly Marie Tran.
The sequel is produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman and executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin, and Tom Karnowski. Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in regular and IMAX theaters on December 15, 2017.