Star Wars: The Last Jedi: New Image Of Luke’s Dark Look

There’s still no sign of a new trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, so we have to find fresh looks of the movie where we can. The latest comes via Hungarian film magazine Cinemania Mozimánia, a new image of Luke Skywalker as tweeted by the man who plays him, Mark Hamill.

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Luke, of course, has been in hiding since his attempt to train new Jedi came a cropper and led to tragedy. But with Daisy Ridley’s Rey finally tracking him down at the end of The Force Awakens, Luke is reluctantly drawn back into the clash between good and evil.

And Hamill recently talked to The Associated Press about his character’s mindset, which might explain the darker choice of robes. “Luke changed, I think, more than the other characters in the original trilogy, from callow farm boy to a Jedi in training to finally a Jedi master. What you’re talking about is what really fascinated me. Between Return Of The Jedi and Force Awakens, there’s just decades of history that’s unknown,” he says.

“So I was wondering how they’re going to handle all this. Now, obviously, with Force Awakens, J.J. (Abrams) had a full plate. It was inevitable that they would push me down the line. I was sorry I wasn’t able to work with any of the original actors again. But it’s not about us anymore. In this new one, I was saying to (Last Jedi director) Rian Johnson: ‘I need to know my backstory.” It was kind of unclear. You read where he is now and what he’s doing now and sort of have to fill in the blanks for yourself. So I did do a backstory myself. It’s not about Luke anymore, so it’s not really important. But I had to make sense of it for myself. What Rian came up with, I was stunned.”

How much of that will be revealed to the rest of us remains to be seen, but Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be in UK cinemas on 15 December.

 Via: empire

Maz Kanata’s Role in Star Wars: The last Jedy

Over the last few days, a bunch of new information has been revealed about Star Wars: the Last Jedi and the yet-to-be-titled Episode IX. We have finally learned how Maz Kanata fits into this upcoming eighth installment, got a better look at the First Order’s black BB-unit droid, and heard some rumblings that Collin Trevorrow’s film may return to Jakku.
Maz Kanata’s Role in Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Lupita Nyong’o‘s performance capture Force Awakens character Maz Kanata returns for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but we’ve heard that she plays a smaller part in this sequel story. MakingStarWars finally has learned some details about Kanata’s role in the upcoming Star Wars film. According to the new report, since the destruction of her castle on Takodana, Maz has been forced to become more mobile and take more of a role in the criminal underworld.
Maz apparently helps the Resistance by pointing them toward a “mysterious new ally,” a notorious slicer (AKA hacker) named DJ, the mysterious character played by Benicio del Toro. We know that Finn and Rose go on a mission to the casino city of Canto Bight in search of this human hacker, who plays whatever side is financially beneficial to him at that moment. We’ve long believed that DJ might be an intergalactic bad guy in this film (del Toro’s early comments didn’t really help this matter), but if Maz Kanata is sending Finn and Rose to him, he can’t be all bad
Will Episode 9 Return To Jakku?
In an interview with The Everything Geek Podcast (via MSW), two extras from Star Wars: The Force Awakens mentioned that filming might return to Abu Dhabi for next year’s shoot for Colin Trevorrow’s untitled Star Wars: Episode IX. Mel Pickup (who played Athgar Heece) and DJ Mark Pickup (who played a scavenger on Jakku) claim to have heard that Lucasfilm will be returning to the sand dunes used as Rey’s home world of Jakku for the ninth installment of the Skywalker saga. Of course, this could just be baseless production-level speculation at this point, but it would make sense to return to Jakku to explore Rey’s past.