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).
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.)
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.
Daisy Ridley has revealed her first post-Star Wars fame role. The ‘Force Awakens’ star will be powering down down her lightsaber to voice the lead in 'Only Yesterday’, the Studio Ghibli animated movie which is being released in the US after 25 years. Ridley will play Taeko, a 27-year-old woman who has lived in Tokyo all her life, who then travels to the country to visit her family.
You’re never too old to play with action figures, something we’ll believe until we’re kissing our Black Series 6-inch Stormtrooper Luke Skywalker figure goodbye from our death beds. While Ford assessed the various incarnations of Little Han Solo we’ve seen over the years (“Too small,” “Too buff,” “He’s got a strong nose, I admire that”), Boyega (Finn) showed us how to make him properly run, and Ridley (Rey) used hers to deliver her favorite line from the movie (“I’m no one”).
‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ is in cinemas now across the world and we predict that a million voices across the galaxy will cry out with joy when the final credits roll. JJ Abrams has delivered a slam-dunk of a movie that fans are going to love.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt came dressed as Yoda. Sofia Vergara wore Princess Leia’s signature hair buns. Other actors like Rainn Wilson (who also came in costume) and Eric Stonestreet tweeted out their approval.
We’re only a week away from its release, yet very, very few people have actually seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Director J.J. Abrams has at least let his cast see it, though. “Number one, best,” Harrison Ford said when asked where it ranks among all the Star Wars movies (watch above), an answer we’d advise you take with a huge grain of salt given the actor who plays Han Solo’s typically cagey interview style.
Every generation has its story, and here is a new 30-second glimpse at a new generation’s Star Wars tale. A new TV spot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens premiered on Twitter on Sunday, surprising fans once again after Friday’s Japanese trailer. (Watch the new spot below.) The new promo features a few new shots and a voice-over that seems to be spoken by Lupita Nyong’o, who through motion capture plays the CGI character Maz Kanata.
Daisy Ridley has officially been called out. Her costar John Boyega revealed to The Hollywood Reporter that the actress was the biggest mischief maker on the set of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, going so far as taking Harrison Ford’s golf cart for a joy ride at one point. (Watch the video above.) The two stars — who play the Jakku scavenger Rey and Stormtrooper Finn, respectively — described the theft as part of a game in which they revealed trivia about each other.
Daisy Ridley and Carrie Fisher in April Carrie Fisher has one piece of advice for Daisy Ridley: Rage, rage against the metal bikini. In a new article for Interview, Star Wars’ original leading lady spoke with her successor to the title, her Star Wars: The Force Awakens co-star Ridley, about the joys and challenges of living in Star Wars spotlight. “You keep fighting against that slave outfit.” In response, Ridley promised, “I will!” Related: A Complete Timeline of Princess Leia’s Hair, From ‘A New Hope’ to 'The Force Awakens’ Though Princess Leia’s slave bikini from Return of the Jedi made for an an iconic movie-fashion moment, Fisher clearly doesn’t relish the baggage that came with the revealing, uncomfortable costume. “I was like, ‘What the hell?’” Related: When Will There Be a Female 'Star Wars’ Director?
As if a new poster wasn’t enough of a Sunday treat, the fine folks at Lucasfilm and Disney have dropped a few more teaser-filled morsels for detail-hungry Star Wars fans to nibble on ahead of Monday night’s big new trailer premiere. In three short clips from the upcoming trailer that were posted to Twitter, we get a look at our three main new heroes: Finn (John Boyega), Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) and Rey (Daisy Ridley). Oh, and BB-8 gets a taste of the spotlight, too. The Resistance gathers tomorrow.
There’s a tired formula to ensemble action-fantasy films that hasn’t really changed since the first “Star Wars” came out in 1977 when a gun-wielding Princess Leia, along with her intergalactic comrades, took cineplexes by storm. With the lead cast announced for “Star Wars: Episode VII,” it’s becoming clear we have another token inner-circle heroine to look forward to in newcomer British actress Daisy Ridley (and maybe one more leading lady, according to The Hollywood Reporter ). Unless Carrie Fisher winds up getting loads of screen time and starts wielding a lightsaber, it looks like Ridley may be our “Star Wars” ‘it’ girl in more ways than one. [Related: Who’s Who and What’s What in the ‘Star Wars’ Casting Pic ] It’s nothing new to see the one girl among a male-heavy hero-clique.