A special edition of Jason Fry’s The Last Jedi novelization will be an Emerald City Comic Con exclusive. Attendees will be able to get the book a few days early (ECCC runs from March 1-4 in Seattle), but there’s a catch: You’ll have to enter a lottery.
Andi Gutierrez sits down with the Lucasfilm Story Group’s Leland Chee, Pablo Hidalgo, Matt Martin, and Rayne Roberts to shed some light on The Last Jedi.
There a new, wide-ranging interview with writer/director Rian Johnson over at StarWars.com today. Topics include porgs (naturally,) Snoke’s red room/gold robe, and why there hasn’t been much of Finn in the marketing. There’s also a super charming cast interview over at the New York Times.
The charity auction for the custom Louboutins has begin. (Currently in the lead is the Amilyn, for $9,500, followed by Rey, Rose and Phasma.) In true collector fashion, each auction winner will come away with two pairs of the shoe – one signed by Christian Louboutin and the actress, and a second “in the size of your choice” – which means yes, you CAN wear them.
Jimmy Kimmel Live was almost all Star Wars last night. As expected, it was low on revelations, but Rian Johnson did reveal the first word of the film, and we spotted a couple of familiar faces in the audience…
We got a pair of new commercials overnight. The first, which debuted during a Disney Christmas special, features some new Poe Dameron, BB-8 and Rey footage. The other commercial has a porg!
The Last Jedi’s latest commercial features new footage of Captain Phasma, BB-8 (I think) and Chewie finally getting fed up with copilot porg.
Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy is the matinee interview on The Star Wars Show this week, where she talks about The Last Jedi, Solo, the story group and more.
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.
New dialogue has been heard in both a TV spot (which also features a handful of new shots, most notably Finn during his battle with Phasma) and via some… talking candy? Per usual, these lines may not pan out in the film so don’t get too attached (remember “immune to the light?”)