The Last Jedi’s crystal foxes get a name

The crystal fox we see on Crait in The Last Jedi trailer is a vulptex; A pack of them would be vulptices, and the name was developed by Pablo Hidalgo. Detailed today in Entertainment Weekly, the creatures will be both animatronic puppets and digital creations.

“They live within the burrows and within the tunnels beneath the planet,” [Creature shop head Neal] Scanlan says. “So there is a time where their ability to shine within the darkness, should provide a guiding light to our heroes.”

Today in The Last Jedi: Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver talk acting

It’s Daisy Ridley’s turn on publicity roundabout, and she’s chatting with Adam Driver for V Magazine. They discuss becoming “besties” on The Last Jedi set, The Force Awakens publicity weirdness and Murder on the Orient Express. The accompanying photos are VERY ’80s. (No Adam, but there’s British GQ for that.)

→ Meanwhile, Ridley is also over sorta-kinda-not-really talking about Rey’s parentage in Japan. /Film has the translation.

→ Some creature revelations from Neal Scanlan: Details on porgs, caretakers, droids and those crystal foxes.

→ Build-A-Bear has porgs. I repeat: Build-A-Bear has porgs! And some other stuff. But mostly porgs.

Today in Rogue One: Tickets go on sale in the U.K. on Monday

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We’re still sitting in suspense here in the U.S., but Rogue One tickets will go on sale tomorrow (November 21) just after midnight. in the U.K. (The rumor mill for the states remains vague.)

→ One of the new Mon Calamari glimpsed in the behind-the-scenes video was inspired by Winston Churchill. Creature effects supervisor Neal Scanlan talks Admiral Raddus in EW.

→ Another new TV spot appeared today, ‘Dream.’

Today in The Force Awakens: Everybody dance now


From the Target special features (via Entertainment Tonight), John Boyega and Daisy Ridley rapping. Also, dancing! (There are GIFs on Tumblr, of course.)

→ The Facebook live chat with Daisy Ridley this morning went well. (Problems with Facebook? There’s a copy on on Youtube.)

→ J.J. Abrams talks to Entertainment Weekly about Mark Hamill and the table read.

→ Neal Scanlan talks to IGN about Snoke, while concept artist Doug Chiang is at Yahoo discussing technology, Kylo Ren’s lightsaber and Starkiller Base. boyega-ridley-rap