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Daisy Ridley’s tough scenes with late Carrie Fisher footage

Daisy Ridley’s tough scenes with late Carrie Fisher footage

Daisy Ridley found her scenes with the late Carrie Fisher in ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ "difficult" to film. The veteran actress passed away in December 2016 but director J.J. Abrams has used footage of the star as General Leia from ‘The Force Awakens’ in his final film, and as her character had a lot of scenes with Daisy’s Rey, the 27-year-old star ... »

Adam Driver teases Kylo Ren’s evolution

Adam Driver teases Kylo Ren’s evolution

Adam Driver has teased Kylo Ren will "evolve into something" in ‘Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker’. The 36-year-old actor and director J.J. Abrams had discussed his character’s arc during the early days of working on the new trilogy and Adam believes his alter ego has been on a journey of discovery to figure out who he really is. He said: "He’s almost like a spoi... »

John Boyega confesses he left Star Wars script under his bed

John Boyega confesses he left Star Wars script under his bed

John Boyega has admitted it was his ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ script that ended up on eBay – after he left it under his bed. The 27-year-old star – who plays Finn in the sci-fi film franchise – accidentally forgot to pick up the top secret information on the day he moved house, and it wound up being put up for sale on the online auction website. Confessing al... »

John Boyega loves to see more representation

John Boyega loves to see more representation

John Boyega wants his world represented in a "natural and cool way". The ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ actor loves to see more black actors and actresses "growing into their own" for their talent and not just skin colour. He said: "When you see a lot of people growing into their own and it’s not just about their colour, it’s about their talent, tha... »

JJ Abrams challenged by final Star Wars

JJ Abrams challenged by final Star Wars

J.J. Abrams has found making ‘Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker’ the most "challenging" thing he’s ever done. The 53-year-old filmmaker admitted shooting the final instalment in the sci-fi saga has been much more "ambitious" than when he helmed the seventh movie in the franchise, ‘The Force Awakens’ because it is an ending to the entire s... »

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will reveal who Rey is

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will reveal who Rey is

‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ will finally answer the question "Who is Rey?", screenwriter Chris Terrio has revealed. The ‘Argo’ scribe was brought on board by returning director-and-writer J. J. Abrams to help him pen the final story in the Skywalker saga and Terrio insists the mystery around Jedi Rey – played by Daisy Ridley – will finally come ... »

JJ Abrams would have made a ‘different’ Last Jedi

JJ Abrams would have made a ‘different’ Last Jedi

JJ Abrams would have made ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ "differently" to Rian Johnson. The 53-year-old filmmaker – who is helming ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ – has returned to the money-spinning franchise, and has admitted he would have approached ‘The Last Jedi’ in a different way to Rian. Speaking to Empire, JJ – who previously ... »

Daisy Ridley’s Star Wars story ends with Episode IX

Daisy Ridley’s Star Wars story ends with Episode IX

Daisy Ridley has confirmed she will not be returning as Rey in the next ‘Star Wars’ trilogy. The 27-year-old actress first played Rey in J.J. Abrams’ 2015 film ‘The Force Awakens’ and Rian Johnson’s 2017 follow-up ‘The Last Jedi’ and she will be seen again as the character in this year’s ‘The Rise of Skywalker’. Ridley has now revea... »

Star Wars set for a hiatus, says Disney boss

Star Wars set for a hiatus, says Disney boss

‘Star Wars’ films are set for a "hiatus". Disney boss Robert Iger has confirmed that the money-spinning franchise’s production schedule will slow down dramatically after the release of the J.J. Abrams-directed ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’. He told Bloomberg: "We will take a pause, some time, and reset, because the Skywalker saga comes to an end wi... »

Star Wars: Episode IX title revealed

Star Wars: Episode IX title revealed

The final instalment of the mainline ‘Star Wars’ series will be subtitled ‘The Rise of Skywalker’. The film – which was previously known as ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ – released its first trailer on Friday (12.04.19), and with it, the full title of the project was announced as ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’. The trailer aired at the annu... »

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