"Star Wars" movies have been influencing names for decades, so clearly the new generation of characters from a galaxy far, far away introduced in "The Force Awakens" and returning in "The Last Jedi" will leave their imprint on young Padawans.
It’s not easy to get hold of actual props from a “Star Wars” movie, unless you were actually in a “Star Wars” movie. Yahoo Entertainment asked members of the “Last Jedi” cast whether they have a favorite reminder of their work on the film.
“The Force Awakens” was a game-changer for Daisy Ridley and John Boyega, instantly catapulting them to worldwide fame.
Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, and John Boyega have seen the movie and reveal their instant reactions to their late co-star's farewell to the galaxy far, far away.
Meanwhile, the director and cast of the new sequel go on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," where they reveal one not-so-big spoiler.
We don’t know all that much about the purple-haired Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo, the Resistance leader played by franchise newcomer Laura Dern in the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi. But after this weekend’s D23 Expo in Anaheim, we do know that Holdo is handy with the steel (a still from the set showed her gripping a blaster in the fog).
While the highlight of the Star Wars: The Last Jedi presentation at the D23 Expo was undoubtedly the behind-the-scenes footage showing new aliens and some tender moments among the cast members, the segment also included a selection of on-set photographs by writer-director Rian Johnson that candidly captured the ensemble. We’ve collected the best of those shots, along with a few others from the session, and present them here.
The latest Star Wars story has arrived. Today marks the debut of Star Wars Forces of Destiny, a series of original animated shorts set in that galaxy far, far away and focusing on the franchise’s roster of female heroes. The first installment, titled “Sands of Jakku,” covers a moment not seen in The Force Awakens: Rey (voiced by Daisy Ridley) and BB-8 must escape a ravenous, metal-craving Nightwatcher worm (which keen-eyed film viewers briefly spotted early on in the film) on their way to Niima Outpost — the place where they eventually meet Finn.
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.)
'Force Awakens' star on documentary she narrates about a girl in a Monogolian village who bucks tradition to hunt eagles, plus her thoughts on Rogue One, enjoying a little time off, and 'Reylo' as social media phenomenon
After ‘Star Wars: The Force Awaken’ movie fans have been wildly speculating about the parentage of the saga’s new leading lady Rey, who is played by Daisy Ridley. Many have suggested that Rey could be the daughter of ‘Rogue One’s’ Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) while there are some that have predicted that she might be related to Obi Wan Kenobi (Alec Guinness & Ewan McGregor), too. While speaking to Vulture Ridley confirmed that we will finally get an answer to this quandary in ‘Star Wars 8′.
The two biggest action heroes in the rebooted Star Wars universe have connected. Daisy Ridley, who became a worldwide star for her fierce portrayal of Rey in The Force Awakens, was in Los Angeles Tuesday promoting the new documentary The Eagle Huntress (which she executive produced and narrates) when Yahoo Movies asked her thoughts about the saga’s upcoming spin-off, Rogue One, starring Felicity Jones. “I’m very excited to see it,” Ridley said before volunteering the following, voice rising in excitement.
The ‘Force Awakens’ star had remarked how a section during the Teen Choice Awards on Sunday, in which tributes were paid to the victims of violent, gun-related attacks, had affected her. When evil people inflict death and destruction upon you, righteous violence IS the answer.
The official ‘Star Wars’ YouTube channel posted a funny video of the British actress who plays the new trilogy’s heroine, Rey, as she wished everyone a Happy Star Wars Day, with it being 4 May (or #MayTheFourthBeWithYou, as per the Twitter hashtag) and all. In the video, we get a glimpse at a section of the set for the upcoming movie directed by Rian Johnson (’Looper’), as well as a couple of alien friends and one very familiar droid in the shape of BB-8, who makes a welcomed appearance near the end. In the short clip, Ridley accepts a very, ahem, special gift from co-star John Boyega (who plays Stormtrooper turned hero Finn).
There is no try,” Mark Hamill probably said to Daisy Ridley, after persuading her to let him climb on her back like Yoda in a car park. The ‘Star Wars’ veteran dropped this little nugget of brilliance on his Twitter page last night, to celebrate his co-star’s 24th birthday. The original snap is from 'The Empire Strikes Back’, where Yoda trains Luke in the ways of the Force, while strapped to his back.
If anyone can be seen as a breakout talent over the past 12 months, it’s ‘Room’ star Jacob Tremblay. The nine-year-old has continued to melt our hearts by naming his new puppy after one of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ breakthrough stars. The young actor, who appears alongside Oscar-winner Brie Larson in Lenny Abrahmson’s ‘Room’, is getting a lot of attention on social media with the cute posts he shares (or more specifically his parent-approved ones).
Hosted by Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Kevin Hart, the MTV Movie Awards 2016 were always going to be eventful, as ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, ‘Jurassic World’, and ‘Deadpool’ walked away with wins.
Daisy Ridley was one of the many revelations in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ thanks to her performance as Rey. Sections of Ridley’s audition tape have been included in the home entertainment release for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, which you can take a look at below. In the above clip, J.J. Abrams explains that while they were “looking for someone new” they also needed the unknown actress to be able to portray “vulnerable, tough, sweet, terrified, and tough.” Which was a big ask.
“We’re allowed to talk about lightsabers!” coos Daisy Ridley at the start of the above behind-the-scenes clip. And not only does she and co-star John Boyega talk about the iconic weapons, we get to see how they trained to get their swordplay on in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
‘Star Wars’ actor Daisy Ridley has spoken about new director Rian Johnson’s approach to ‘Episode VIII’ teasers. The dust has barely settled on the movie event of 2015 that was ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ and already we’ve been thrust into the follow-up with news and rumours on almost a daily basis. Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, the young actor said the vibe on-set was just as positive as it was on ‘The Force Awakens’ with J.J. Abrams et al.
‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ may have made way for strong female roles, but its director J.J. Abrams is looking forward to seeing gay characters in the future. In fact, the ‘Super 8′ helmer reckons it’d be a huge oversight if more diverse characters - including gay ones - weren’t included in the ‘Star Wars’ universe at some point.
There had been plenty of speculation in 2015 whether ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ would become the biggest film of all time.