Mark Hamill: Carrie Fisher Star Wars tribute is 'therapy'
- Author: Kyle Peterson Apr 16, 2017,
Apr 16, 2017, 1:01
"Breathe, just breathe. Now, reach out". She said the film will go "deep" into Rey's story and reveal how it can be hard meeting your heroes - presumably alluding to a cranky Skywalker.
Just the overall tone of the teaser suggests a more somber and contemplative mood to this sequel to the "Star Wars" franchise, in the same vein that the "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back" story covered the darker times of the original trilogy.
The Last Jedi will be in cinemas on 15 December.
Some of the secrets shared by The Last Jedi panel members include the introduction of a new character, Finn's faith and The First Order's next evil move against the Rebel Resistant fighters. But with all eyes squarely on the lightsaber-wielding trio (presuming Luke's green blade will make an appearance), we can perhaps expect the LEGO sets to mirror that focus. I was off in the swampland with the puppets and robots, but at least Carrie and Harrison got to work with human beings. I connected with her first and foremost as a writer. Still, Hamill said that there hasn't been a day that's gone by where he didn't think of her - "and when I think of her, she's looking down from the celestial stratosphere with those big brown eyes, that sly smile on her face as she lovingly extends me the middle finger". "I can't wait for you to meet her". "And then at the end of six hours, there would be this four-word line of dialogue that would be the distillation of all that, that was brilliant". It's an old storytelling adage that everybody thinks they're the hero of their own story - even classic villains - and while Battlefront II appears to be exploring that idea in the most literal sense, it's a sentiment that has seemed to creep into much of the new Star Wars material that Lucasfilm has been generating.
Earlier, star Daisy Ridley, who stars as Rey, said part of the story in "The Last Jedi" is that it can be hard to "meet your heroes".
Fans had been lining up on the sidewalk overnight to get into the event, hosted by "Frozen" actor Josh Gad and featuring Ridley, Boyega, Johnson, Hamill and Kennedy. The character's name is Rose, who is played by newcomer Kelly Marie Tran.
The actress revealed that she had told her family she was doing "an indie movie in Canada" - such has been the secrecy surrounding the film.
"The Force Awakens" director and "Last Jedi" producer J.J. Abrams has previously hailed Hamill's performance in the film, suggesting it could land him an Oscar nomination.
Speaking to Good Morning America, Johnson explains: "It's so amusing, when people started asking that, when the title was announced because I had never even pondered that question".