→ Another fruitless few days of official Episode IX stuff (though
Rey and Kylo are getting figures) but at least Galaxy of Adventures Making Star Wars has a something something, this time about costumes. And a brief on what role Billy Dee Williams’ Lando plays in the film. But, more importantly – what is he wearing? What will Rey really do with her hair? What… Threepio is wearing? And some more Black Park pictures.
→ But back to Rey, John Boyega did share
a photo of Daisy Ridley the other day. Obviously, she’s not in costume, but it does point to her still being filming.
Richard E. Grant was on , and of course Episode IX came up. Jimmy Kimmel Live last night
→ And as an added bonus, Claudia Gary’s
Bloodline, which is still really the only original novel to get fairly close to the new films, is on sale for $1.99 in Kindle today.
→ Meanwhile, Kiri Hart, who established the Lucasfilm Story Group, now
has a new gig as as creative advisor for the Rideback TV Incubator, a program to help boost TV writers from diverse backgrounds. She’s still a consultant for Lucasfilm.
“You wouldn’t believe some of the Legends characters that will be cropping up in various media in the coming months,” the Lucasfilm story group’s
Leland Chee said in response to a Twitter query. “Hey, if Tag & Bink can show up, ANYthing is possible.”
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Lucasfilm’s Leland Chee, of Holocron and Story Group fame, is on
SyFy’s Fandom Files podcast this week, where he talks about Star Wars, his role at the company through the years and the challenges of canon and continuity.
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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.
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Disney has posted a few new
The Last Jedi things on their award site, including several new stills, an extended score, production notes and the BAFTA Q&A with Rian Johnson and the cast.
Rian Johnson talks to People about
how they filmed the “Force connection” scenes between Rey and Kylo Ren. Remember those paparazzi shots of Adam Driver flying into Ireland with Daisy Ridley and Mark Hamill, and all those rumors of a big fight scene with the Knights of Ren? Jokes on us. Johnson has another wide-ranging interview over at the Daily Beast. He also explains Snoke’s big scene and the Kylo shirtless scene.
The NYT takes a look at
the women behind Lucasfilm’s story group, mainly Kiri Hart. It’s not just Pablo!
You’ll never guess
what from the Legends EU made it into the movie. Sort of. Hey, at least it’s not something Courtship of Princess Leia this time.
On that note, there’s a ton of meta happening on Tumblr. I’m
reblogging a lot of it and hope to do a roundup of the highlights here, but for the moment, an analysis of “the sacred Jedi texts.” (There’s plenty more coming – the fandom is prolific and I have a ton of backlog in the drafts folder.)
Tech corner: Neal Scanlan on
how they built the film’s creatures, and again | Visual effects supervisor Ben Morris on creating Crait and the Earth equivilants | How Yoda was rebuilt | The movie’s sound design | The creation and science of that silent hyperspace scene.
The Star Wars Show has a chat between The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson and Hamilton director Thomas Kail, plus a visit with The Force Awakens foley artist Jana Vance.
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Leland Chee, Pablo Hidalgo, and Matt Martin of the Lucasfilm Story Group discuss
Rogue One with StarWars.com’s Andi Gutierrez.
StarWars.com reveals , including a still of Chopper’s appearance in the film and a chat with Matt Martin about the experience. And although a Rebels Easter Eggs in Rogue One random store sighting broke the news, we also get a look at Saw Gerrera’s upcoming appearance on the show.
Yes, Forest Whitaker is voicing him. Rebels returns January 7 on Disney XD.
Pablo Hidalgo talks about the Lucasfilm Story Group on this week’s The Star Wars Show, and it’s a must-watch. (’96 GenCon? We knew him when.)
And here’s the extended half-hour interview:
Announced are two Rebels soundtracks and… These . To be fair, the things ILM Art Department Challenge winners are pretty neat.
This week’s Star Wars Show reveals new Rogue One droid, C2-B5. Also on the show, the Story Group’s Rayne Roberts and PUPPIES! But here’s a closer look at the droid:
Meanwhile, there’s another
Rogue One tidbit in a recent article on the Mon Calamari.