Rebels returns with ‘Ghosts of Geonosis,’ Saw Gerrera and a brand-new Imperial officer. Andi talks to Freddie Prinze Jr., Taylor Gray, Pablo Hidalgo, Henry Gilroy, and Dave Filoni. Also, behind the scenes footage of Chopper on the Rogue One set!
“Carrie’s favorite possession was a giant Prozac pill that she bought many years ago. A big pill,” Todd explained. “She loved it, and it was in her house, and Billie and I felt it was where she’d want to be.”
He also said the private service for family and friends on Thursday – attended by Meryl Streep, George Lucas and others – was “fitting” and ” beautiful.”
Yesterday also saw Fisher’s Star Wars son, Adam Driver, share his thoughts on the actress with Stephen Colbert. Here’s the clip:
Per The Hollywood Reporter, meetings will begin next week to decide what to do with Episodes VIII and IX after the death of Carrie Fisher. VIII has finished shooting already, but Leia supposedly has “a bigger part” in IX.
It seems likely these meetings are the same ones that Kathleen Kennedy mentioned in November to map out the franchise’s future.
I believe this is also the first time that it’s been reported that IX director Colin Trevorrow is writing the film’s script with frequent collaborator Derek Connolly.
Obviously, there’s still a lot of mourning going on, and Lucasfilm has some tough decisions that they have to make, but I myself hesitate to speculate. Lucasfilm, mourning or not, has little choice in the matter: We do.
ABC’s Nightline takes a look at how Grand Moff Tarkin and Princess Leia were recreated for Rogue One.
I’ve always found it difficult to write about things like loss. If there’s no sarcasm to be found I default to news-mode about 90% of the time, and that’s probably being fairly generous with the percentages. So I asked for Jaders to send in their own thoughts and memories about Carrie Fisher – and Debbie Reynolds, who holds her own special place in Club Jade history.
Larry King is still around! I had no idea. Adam Driver keeps things general, but he does drop a few hints as to what we can expect from Kylo Ren in Episode VIII.
The video player can be troublesome, but there’s a transcript if you scroll, and the video will likely show up on Youtube in a few days.
HBO has a new trailer for the documentary Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, which debuts Saturday.
Fisher is also one of two stars (along with George Michael) sharing the cover of the new issue of Entertainment Weekly. This issue will also have a feature on Reynolds.
Rebels returns Saturday, and as such here’s a new trailer for the rest of season three. In addition to Saw Gerrera, looks like we’re getting more Thrawn, Mandos, and a few surprises.
Lucasfilm has also released a few images from the two-part mid-season premiere, ‘Ghosts of Geonosis.’ See the rest of them under the cut.
In an extensive interview with Yahoo, editors John Gilroy and Colin Goudie shed some light on the reshoots and discuss their Rogue One process. Don’t skip this one!
The rest might not be exactly today, but here are a few things that have come up since we last checked in…
→ A fun look at how much the data formats of Star Wars suck, from Sarah Jeong. Yes, data formats are funny, deal with it.
→ At StarWars.com, Doug Chiang discusses designing Rogue One, from ships to stormtroopers to Darth Vader’s castle.
→ Empire has 13 things they learned from director Gareth Edwards – including, yes, there was an opening crawl early on.
→ All about your new favorite Mon Calamari, Admiral Raddus.
→ How actual military veterans ended up in Rogue One (and other films.)
→ Not gotten around to the movie’s Visual Guide yet? io9 has the highlights. (You should still get the book, though.)