The planet mentioned during the Galaxy’s Edge’s new Rise of the Resistance ride isn’t Bakura after all: It’s an all-new planet, Pacara, Lucasfilm Story Group’s Matt Martin said on Twitter.Continue reading “No, that Legends planet isn’t part of Rise of the Resistance”
Kylo prequel comic hints and more Rise of Skywalker news
Writer Charles Soule and artist Will Sliney are discussing The Rise of Kylo Ren comic at StarWars.com. Plenty of interesting things here – and since #1 will be out next week, we can probably expect a preview to drop on Wednesday. In the meantime, Soule dropped one of Sliney’s early sketches.Continue reading “Kylo prequel comic hints and more Rise of Skywalker news”
Friendship, flashing lights, and other things you’ll find in Rise of Skywalker (and other news)
A new featurette showcases the on-set friendships – primarily Daisy, John and Oscar – of The Rise of Skywalker.
Disney has issued a warning to theaters about The Rise of Skywalker containing sequences with flashing lights that could cause seizures in those with photosensitive epilepsy. They’re working with the Epilepsy Foundation to get the news out.Continue reading “Friendship, flashing lights, and other things you’ll find in Rise of Skywalker (and other news)”
Will we see Rey, Finn and Poe on screen after Rise of Skywalker? (And other news)
What would it take to get John Boyega to return to Star Wars? Not streaming, he jokes to Variety: “You ain’t going to Disney Plus me!” But he says he would come back for a movie “as long as Daisy and Oscar are down for it.”
They are both less enthusiastic about the prospect: “[I’m] happy and feeling fulfilled that the task is complete,” Isaac says. “So I can’t imagine what it would be that would make me want to redo this thing or revisit it.” He’s also not very keen on taking Poe to Disney+.
Ridley says “I just don’t know if anything could top this one, honestly… it would have to be so extraordinary [to return], and I don’t know if that’s possible.”Continue reading “Will we see Rey, Finn and Poe on screen after Rise of Skywalker? (And other news)”
Carrie Fisher might have haunted the Rise of Skywalker presser (and other news)
Today was the film’s big press day, which meant that Kathleen Kennedy, Chris Terrio, Billy Dee Williams and the elusive Adam Driver all joined the folks we’ve been seeing over the past few days… Plus, quite possibly, the ghost of Carrie Fisher.Continue reading “Carrie Fisher might have haunted the Rise of Skywalker presser (and other news)”
Daisy Ridley on filming Rise of Skywalker, looking back on TLJ’s throne room fight
Daisy Ridley gets another cover story, this one in British GQ, where she talks about adjusting to fame, filming The Rise of Skywalker and more.
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She was able to find the light side even in the weightier moments. “There was this thing,” she says, laughing as she starts to recall. “JJ would ask us to do the scene without speaking, just to feel the emotional… whatever. He was like, ‘You never know what could come up.’ We did that a couple of times. Then it became a joke, because we would just wet ourselves laughing. I said to JJ, ‘You have to do a bloopers reel,’ because I couldn’t keep my shit together at all.”
We’ll learn about Finn’s origins in Rise of Skywalker (and other news)
The Rise of Skywalker will address Finn’s origins, J.J. Abrams tells Vanity Fair‘s Anthony Breznican. “I’m not saying we get full, exhaustive downloads on all of their childhoods and every major step that got them to where they are,” Abrams said. “But there are a lot of questions about Finn’s past, about Poe’s past, obviously Rey and Kylo, and then some of the new characters we meet.”Continue reading “We’ll learn about Finn’s origins in Rise of Skywalker (and other news)”
Two new Rise of Skywalker commercials
Two new commercials showed up this weekend. The first, “Celebrate,” features a new Leia shot, plus Kylo with the Knights of Ren, Poe, and some space battle stuff.
The second, “Hold on,” has a few minor new shots:
Fan in hospice, son got to see Rise of Skywalker early (and other news)
A dying fan at Rowans Hospice in Hampshire, England was able to see The Rise of Skywalker with his young son.
The patient said in a statement, “I just want to say the biggest thank you to everyone that has helped to make this happen. During what is just a horrible situation to be in, you have helped to make some wonderful memories and bring some joy to my family.” They’re choosing to stay “safely anonymous,” thus the helmets.
John Boyega writes Oscar Isaac a letter:
As for where they might reunite, a live Q&A with The Rise of Skywalker cast is coming Monday, December 2. Head to Twitter to submit questions.Continue reading “Fan in hospice, son got to see Rise of Skywalker early (and other news)”
Saga featurette gives new behind-the-scenes look at Rise of Skywalker
Released out into the world tonight is a version of the featurette that launched the Episode IX panel way back at Celebration Chicago in April – though I believe this one has more/different footage from behind the scenes of The Rise of Skywalker, though a few things did carry over.