That mysterious disturbance in the Force surrounding Star Wars: The Last Jedi could have been emanating from Russian bots, a new academic paper claims.
Mark Hamill has thrown his support behind Star Wars actress Kelly Marie Tran, who has quit social media following months of racist and sexist trolling.
Rian Johnson, the director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, has slammed the racist and sexist trolls responsible for harassing actress Kelly Marie Tran.
Lupita Nyong'o seemed to be in two places at once on Monday. As the Oscar winner spent the morning doing the media rounds for her voice role as the she-wolf Raksha in the Jon Favreau’s upcoming Jungle Book remake, the Internet was going crazy over an image of the actress, in the guise of her Star Wars character, Maz Kanata, appearing in a soundstage in Great Britain, where the sequel is currently filming. http://rcjohnso.tumblr.com/post/142244762595 Beamed via Star Wars: Episode VIII filmmaker Rian Johnson’s Tumblr, the photo shows standups of Maz on what appears to be a motion-capture stage. Nyong’o will be reprising her role as the sagacious space pirate in the sequel (Lucasfilm confirmed as much when Episode VIII commenced shooting); we also know she has been hanging with her co-stars recently, thanks to an image Mark Hamill posted on Twitter on Monday (also featuring a photo-bombing Oscar Isaac) that appeared to be taken from the set. Cuddling adorable Lupita-who’s seeking a little fatherly advice(as Oscar kindly provides bunny ears) #PhotoBomberPoe pic.twitter.com/JBorN3Nel0 — Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) April 4, 2016 We’re not sure when Hamill took the picture, though, since Nyong’o, along with her Jungle Book cast mates, was with Yahoo Movies to talk about her current Disney film two hours after the tweet went up.
By Sam Ashurst ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’s breakout star Daisy Ridley has revealed that she’s signed up for at least one more ‘Star Wars’ movie and says Rian Johnson’s script for 2017′s ‘Episode VIII’ is “fantastic”. We asked the British newcomer at the film’s red carpet premiere how she thinks the ‘Looper’ director hopes to follow up the phenomenon that is ‘Episode VII’. “[Rian] follows it up very well,” Ridley told Yahoo, smiling. “We’ve mainly been promoting number seven, but the script is fantastic and I’m very excited to get started.