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.
‘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.