Oscar Isaac and Daisy Ridley took the ice bucket challenge today. Isaac claims to be flanked by Adam Driver and Harrison Ford (they’re under blankets) while Ridley nominates Mark Hamill and Simon Pegg.
We’ve already seen J.J. Abrams and Mary Franklin (first at the Yoda fountain!) do the challenge, but what’s really interesting here is that it’s pretty much the first official Lucasfilm recognition (Star Wars uploaded the video) that Rian Johnson is on board. No one really doubts it at this point: Johnson’s rep has confirmed, he’s clearly had permission to be out there talking like it’s a done deal, but the lack of an official announcement has been puzzling.
Celebrities are doing the ice bucket challenge to raise money to fight Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
J.J. Abrams takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, nominates 501st Legion. Well, at least it’s for a good cause.
Carrie Fisher remembers Robin Williams. “He made us all feel like he wished he could. He brought joy and surprise, and he would take you places you wouldn’t even know you wanted to be,” she told The Hollywood Reporter. “He gave you all the things he would’ve wanted to have. And that’s what made him so generous.”
Gary Whitta has begun writing his spin-off movie. It’s the first one, set to be directed by Godzilla’s Gareth Edwards and released on December 16, 2016. And that’s pretty much all we know about it so far.
Daisy Ridley has signed with Hollywood talent agency UTA amid “heated competition,” Deadline reports.
Harrison Ford is back in London, and back on his feet… Sort of. The actor was spotted outside a restaurant last night with a “prosthetic peg leg.”
Star Wars alum Warwick Davis will have be having a Reddit AMA on Friday morning. In addition to Star Wars, he’s been in a ton of stuff, including the Harry Potter films, but you already knew that.
George Lucas has chosen Chicago to house his art museum, the Chicago Tribune reports today. There’s only a vote from the board before it becomes 100% official – and they’ll also change the name from the Lucas Cultural Arts Museum to the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art.
Lucas was originally aiming the museum for San Francisco, but turned to his part-time home of Chicago after the Presidio Trust rejected the original proposal. Chicago is the hometown of George’s wife Mellody Hobson, and Mayor Rahm Emanuel lobbied heavily. The new museum will be built on what’s now a parking lot between football stadium Soldier Field and convention center McCormick Place, and nearby many of the city’s other museums. It will likely open in 2018.