Mark Hamill loves The Last Jedi's trailer. Cast Away or Kong: Skull Island's… not so much. Yahoo Movies caught up with Luke Skywalker at Star Wars Celebration Orlando last week and we asked him what he thought of the first preview of the latest sequel. "I loved it," Hamill told us, adding that he was especially happy that director Rian Johnson kept fans guessing. And with that, the (maybe?) last Jedi launched into a rant, which you can watch above, about his disdain for spoilers and trailers that give too much away.
Of all the characters to emerge from the Star Wars animated series, none has resonated more than Ahsoka Tano. With Lucasfilm about to plot out the next standalone films, Ahsoka has risen to the top of the wish list for many fans, including the actress who defines the role. "I would love an Ahsoka movie, not only as the voice of Ahsoka, but just as an Ahsoka fan," Eckstein told Yahoo Movies at Star Wars Celebration Orlando.
Star Wars devotees come in every shape and size, and the best part about the annual Celebration gatherings is that they all come in costume. Following the release of The Last Jedi trailer last Friday, we roamed the halls of the Orlando convention center to query the galaxy’s most dedicated fans about the meaning of Luke Skywalker’s beguiling line, “It’s time for the Jedi to end.”
Orlando was the epicenter of the Star Wars universe last week, with species from ports near and far congregating to celebrate the franchise. The four-day party kicked off with a 40th anniversary panel, which featured franchise stars Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Warwick Davis, Ian McDiarmid, and Hayden Christensen (returning to Celebration after more than a decade away), along with two unbilled surprise guests: saga mastermind George Lucas and, making his first appearance at a Celebration, Harrison Ford.
Two things we just learned about Mark Hamill: he hates spoilers and he’s an avowed liar. During Friday’s Last Jedi panel at Star Wars Celebration, Hamill came clean about his truth-telling… or lack thereof. “I lie all the time on social media,” Hamill said, gleefully acknowledging that he tweets out incorrect intel.
Just about one year ago, Princes Harry and William paid a visit to the set of Star Wars: The Last Jedi in London. They played with lightsabers. They admired BB-8. They hugged Chewie. They ate cake. This much we know is true. …and so has The Duke! pic.twitter.com/c9gOh4ACyA
When the Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer premiered Friday at Star Wars Celebration, the audience wasn't alone in seeing the footage for the first time — the film's stars had no idea what was coming, either. Yahoo Movies caught up with the cast immediately after the debut, and grilled them on their initial reaction to the preview. (Watch above.)
One of the striking images from the just-released Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer is a group of vehicles racing over a hitherto unknown planet. Yahoo Movies caught up with writer-director Rian Johnson following the trailer’s unveiling Friday at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, where we discovered the planet is called Crait, confirmed those are AT-ATs coming over the hill, and got some intel on how the scene plays in the movie.
Thursday marks the start of the 2017 edition of Star Wars Celebration. The long-running fan convention draws Force acolytes and Sith devotees from around the world to catch sneak peeks of upcoming projects, meet cast members from movies and TV, show off their costuming prowess, attend deep-dive panels covering all sorts of Star Wars arcana, gorge themselves on rare collectibles, and log quality time with members of their tribe. With the 40th anniversary of the original installment, A New Hope, and a new chapter, The Last Jedi, on the horizon, there will be plenty to celebrate. ...
Mark your calendars: “Force Friday II” (a.k.a. #ForceFridayII), Star Wars' big merchandise day, will take place Sept. 1
Star Wars: The Last Jedi doesn’t zoom into theaters until December, but it’s never too early to start planning your movie-going wardrobe. Among the dozens of new Star Wars toys in Hasbro’s pipeline for 2017 — many of which will be on display at this weekend’s Toy Fair New York trade show — are a series of weapons and gear based on characters introduced in The Force Awakens who will be returning for The Last Jedi.
Daisy Ridley at the end of The Force Awakens. Today’s revelation that the next Star Wars cinematic installment will be titled The Last Jedi has sent fans in a tizzy trying to discern the meaning. Related: Star Wars: Episode VIII Has a Title and a Poster!
Mark Hamill in The Force Awakens. Disney has just announced that the next installment of the Star Wars saga (in theaters on Dec. 15) will be called Star Wars: The Last Jedi. See the first official poster below. A sequel to the 2015 blockbuster Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi continues the story of desert scavenger Rey (Daisy Ridley), who has joined up with the Resistance and discovered that she is unexpectedly strong with the Force.