The International (aka Japanese) trailer for The Last Jedi is here, and it’s not all that markedly different from the domestic version. It features a handful of new shots (Rey, Threepio, Kylo’s mask) and incorporates some things from the Celebration trailer.
In a new interview, Dave Itzkoff of The New York Times speaks to Mark Hamill about life before, after and during (again) Star Wars.
…Or is he actually referring to another major cast member? The quote in British GQ could be read as Rey, but I think GQ is misinterpreting. The quote below the cut.
The Last Jedi commercial that aired last night during the World Series is mostly a cut-down version of the trailer, but it does feature a brief bit of new footage from the scene of Rey with the misty tree. See the GIFs below the cut.
Luke Skywalker has been in exile for years when Rey finds him on the island of Ahch-To, but the Jedi’s ancient tomes don’t look like easy reading. “It would be funny if you zoom in on that bookshelf and it’s all Robert Ludlum thrillers,” says Johnson, whose first duty was figuring out why Luke was there. “So when you see it in totality you’re like, ‘Oh, OK, this is why the galaxy’s greatest optimist and hero would be doing this.’ ” Johnson promises that Luke’s still strong and the years of isolation haven’t dulled his mind at all. “(Hamill’s) always been handsome and he’s just in this place now where he’s got so much gravity: You point a camera at his face and you feel depth and wisdom. He’s seen some stuff.”
But the video is the real star here, complete with a very quotable Carrie Fisher line about the director. Watch it at USA Today or below the cut.
Star Tours will debut a new The Last Jedi-based sequence at Disneyland and Hollywood Studios next month. The salt planet Crait will appear in a new sequence starting November 17 at both U.S. parks. Disneyland Paris will get it on November 22, while it goes into rotation at Tokyo Disneyland on December 15.
Coming to the Star Wars comics line in January… A one-shot about Benecio Del Toro’s DJ. Today’s Star Wars Show revealed that the issue will be about DJ leading into The Last Jedi. (There’s also a Chuck Wendig interview.)
→ An interview with Lucasfilm publishing’s creative director Michael Siglain sheds some light behind the scenes of producing Star Wars books.
A new picture of Laura Dern’s The Last Jedi character Amilyn Holdo debuted on The Ellen Show. No other huge revelations, but she talks a bit about her time on set.
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?”)
That’s was… certainly something. But now that we have it, time to grab your tickets. Here’s some late-night analysis from Entertainment Weekly, Nerdist, Mashable and The Hollywood Reporter. Plus a brand-new Rian Johnson interview on Yahoo where he talks about Carrie Fisher, porgs and the spoiler no-fly list.
There’s also a new Trailer Council podcast, featuring Amanda Ward (Making Star Wars, Rebel Grrrl,) Chris Taylor (Mashable, How Star Wars Conquered the Universe,) Shana O’Neil (SYFY Fangrrls,) Kyle Newman (Fanboys,) Steele Saunders (Steele Wars,) Anthony Breznican (Entertainment Weekly,) and Holly Frey (Full of Sith.)
Head below the cut for… Tweets! Yes, really.