With Jim Jarmusch’s Paterson and Martin Scorsese’s Silence on the horizon, tis the season for weird Adam Driver photoshoots. There are no goats this time, but that is a seriously gross bathroom, Interview Magazine. (Vulture calls it an “abandoned toilet dungeon,” which makes it sound only more Kylo Ren appropriate.) They only touch on Star Wars a little, but the actual interview, with director Noah Baubach, is a good read.
Making Star Wars has some supposed details on the looks Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern and Kelly Marie Tran will be sporting in Episode VIII. One may have photo evidence! (Which you’ve probably already seen , if you follow these things.)
Proceed with caution, grain of salt, etc.
All the Skywalker dudes are getting some wardrobe changes – Yesterday, we heard from Making Star Wars about Luke’s ensemble, and today it’s Kylo Ren’s new duds.
Making Star Wars has a description of an Episode VIII Luke Skywalker ensemble, expanding on what they described back in April. This also contains a few hints at a scene, so consider yourself warned.
As always, a reminder that this is very much a rumor, and at the very least secondhand, so don’t take it as gospel.
Daisy Ridley addresses the criticisms of Rey as a Mary Sue on MTV’s Happy Sad Confused podcast, saying the term itself is “sexist” and noting that Luke Skywalker had many of the same abilities.
She also said that Kelly Marie Tran’s role in VIII is “crucial” and discusses how it’s different working with Mark Hamill than it was Harrison Ford. Her interview starts at about 48 minutes in on the podcast.
Daisy Ridley is on the red carpet again, this time for the documentary The Eagle Huntress, which she narrates and executive produced. Yahoo asked her about Rogue One’s Felicity Jones, and she revealed a bit of what they’ve discussed. And yeah, she deflects that whole tired ‘could Jyn be Rey’s mom?!?’ thing again.
We’ve got two more The Force Awakens commentary track previews today. In the first, at Yahoo, J.J. Abrams reveals that it was a suggestion from Selma director Ava DuVernay that lead to a key shot during Rey and Kylo’s duel. The second, at IGN, is about how Rey and Finn’s initial meeting changed.
We got a commentary preview from The Force Awakens 3D released yesterday, and today we have a brand-new deleted scene. Well, sort of brand new: Unkar Plutt’s appearance at Maz’s did make the novelization. But it’s probably just as well this one didn’t make the cut.
USA Today has a preview clip of director J.J. Abrams’ The Force Awakens commentary during the scene between Han Solo and Kylo Ren at Starkiller Base.
The commentary is a feature on the upcoming 3D collector’s edition that will be out on November 15 in the U.S. and October 31 internationally.
Making Star Wars has a brief description of Finn’s first scene in Episode VIII. This is fairly mild as spoilers go, but consider yourself warned.