Rian Johnson tells Collider about some of The Last Jedi’s deleted scenes, including a chunk from Rose and Finn’s storyline, and another featuring Rey and Luke. He says all the major ones will be on the Blu-ray. (I’m just guessing re: the photo above, but hey… We didn’t see that in the movie, did we?)
Vanity Fair has the scoop on The Last Jedi shoes from Christian Louboutin. There are four designs revealed: The Rose, the Amilyn Holdo, the Captain Phasma, and the Rey. A fifth pair, the Spaceship, will be unveiled at the film’s Los Angeles premiere on December 9
In Time, Kelly Marie Tran and Laura Dern talk representation, plus an anecdote from Dern on Silent Running. (It starred her father and the robots in it are one of the inspirations for Artoo. )
Newsarama has the Storms of Crait #1 preview pages. The comic is set during the original trilogy and will give some background on the planet we’ll see in the movie. (Crait also appeared in the Claudia Gray novel Leia: Princess of Alderaan.)
New footage spotted! A brief look at Kelly Marie Tran’s Rose Tico in action is a highlight of a spot for EDF Energy (okay…), while General Organa and Poe have a great exchange in a new commercial. (Another recent spot features new Finn footage!)
There’s also a great profile of Tran at Buzzfeed which is definitely worth a read. She talks about her background, Harry Potter, and Carrie Fisher in the gym. She teases that Rose has “has an interesting relationship with war.” She’s also one of The Hollywood Reporter’s Next Gen Talent picks.
Entertainment Weekly has a new The Last Jedi photo of Kelly Marie Tran’s Rose Tico, and some new info about the character as well. Much is made of the object on her necklace, which is “definitely something that is significant to Rose’s backstory,” Tran says.
Elsewhere, theater owners tell the Wall Street Journal that Disney’s requirements for screening The Last Jedi “are the most onerous they’ve ever seen.”
Just ahead of the trailer (SOON,) we get the theatrical poster reveal. Head under the cut for the whole thing.
The Last Jedi covers Entertainment Weekly’s Fall Movie Preview, and we’ve got a week of stories ahead of us as they ramp up the hype for the December film.
A whole heap of Star Wars book news has come out of San Diego Comic-Con, some expected, some not. (This is all in addition to what we heard the other day!) Most are, naturally, tie-ins to The Last Jedi. We learned that longtime Star Wars writer Jason Fry is writing the Del Rey novelization of the film. Franchise newcomer Elizabeth Wein is writing Cobalt Squadron, “the harrowing story of the courageous bomber pilots and technicians of Cobalt Squadron.” The novel for young readers will feature Rose and Paige Tico.