Mark Hamill wasn’t happy with Luke’s storyline in ‘The Last Jedi’
We’ve already met Kelly Marie Tran’s Rose Tico, the maintenance worker for the Resistance who joins John Boyega’s Finn on a mission “behind enemy lines”.
“[Fisher] was having a blast”.
They also paid tribute to their original cast member Carrie Fisher, who played the fierce but handsome Princess Leia and who died on December 27 2016.
The Vanity Fair story also will make you miss Fisher even more, and it explains how important she was supposed to be to the film she never lived to work on – the yet-unfilmed Episode IX. Carrie’s name and then the ‘d-word.’ Because I think of her in the present tense.
“The minute she finished, she grabbed me and said, ‘I’d better be at the forefront of IX!’ because (co-star) Harrison (Ford) was front and centre on (episode) VII, and Mark (Hamill) is front and centre on VIII“.
In 2015 and 2016, the cast and crew of Star Wars: The Last Jedi arrived in Ireland to film scenes at a number of locations along the Atlantic coast. Whether it was on how to tackle a role or deal with the press, the star was always ready to share her thoughts. “I remember – and forgive me, I’m going to drop the f-bomb, but that’s just Carrie – she said, “Ah, boohoo, who f*ckin’ cares?”
You can get a look at the unmasked Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma and other members of the cast of The Last Jedi on these magazine covers as well as first looks at Laura Dern and Benicio Del Toro’s characters. Johnson says it is a “Star Wars Monte Carlo-type environment, a little James Bond-ish, a little To Catch a Thief“. Vanity Fair shared a touching photo Wednesday of Fisher and her daughter, Billie Lourd, who plays Lieutenant Connix in the movie.
Rian Johnson reveals that Del Toro is portraying a shady character simply called DJ.
The new movie will be released (finally) on December 15 this year, and will apparently reveal a ‘shocking truth’.