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.
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.”
Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge, hosted by Ahmed Best, will be a kid’s game show which sounds like something in the vein of Nickelodeon’s Legends of the Hidden Temple.
“The various challenges will test a Padawan’s connection to the Force in three locations — a forest planet, on board a Jedi star cruiser, and inside a Jedi temple — immersing them and the audience in a fun, humorous, and exciting competition,” said Lucasfilm’s senior director of Online Content & Programming, Mickey Capoferri.
Best will play a Jedi Master and be joined by a humanoid droid companion, voiced by Mary Holland.
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.”
Things are a bit dire for new releases this Wednesday, December 4 as we hunker down and wait for The Rise of Skywalker. This week, our sole new release is Jedi Fallen Order: Dark Temple #5, concluding… Whatever that is. Then Marvel is offering a reprint version of their original 1977 Star Wars #1 and then Star Wars Saga #1, which appears to be a recap of their 2015-2019 series.
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.
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.
Ahsoka and Queen’s Shadow author E.K. Johnston will have a third Star Wars novel out next year. Queen’s Peril is a prequel to both Queen’s Shadow and The Phantom Menace, set in Padme’s early days as queen.
The covers are yet again by Tara Phillips. Queen’s Peril is due out in hardcover and eBook on May 5, 2020 from Disney-Lucasfilm Press.