Star Wars May the 4th be with you!
If you thought for one second that the news for the upcoming Force Awakens would stop after Star Wars celebration, then you are sadly mistaken. Today Bro Nation, is Star Wars day, and so with that comes a fresh batch of new news surrounding the franchise.
The goodies that dropped today include a featurette surrounding the Vanity Fair photo shoot for the film. This featurette includes interviews with director JJ Abrams and cast member Daisy Ridley. Ridley appears to be the main protagonist in the new movie, almost like a Luke Skywalker-esque type character. She has her own droid companion in BB-8 and the trailers have featured her home planet of Jakku heavily. Also included in the mix is Finn (Jin Boyega), the storm trooper that was in the trailer a fair amount. Of course, we will also get the original three Luke Leia and Han included in the fun.
Check out the Vanity Fair images below!
We finally get some character details! Adam Driver is confirmed as Kylo Ren, who was the black cloaked individual with the 3 prong red lightsaber in the trailer. The rumor is that the above photo is on an unnamed ice planet and is the scene of major standoff between ren and our protagonists. Also pictured above is Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, an X-wing fighter who is a part of the new rebel resistance. Isaac even confirms that in the trailer he is flying a mission for “a certain princess” (perhaps Leia??!!!).
Then there is this gem! Academy award winning actress Lupita Nyong’o in her Motion Capture outfit for her role in the new Star Wars. Check out the photo below!
The other photo shows a bunch of “riff raff” that hang around the castle owned by Maz Kanata. Kanata is the character that Nyong’o is mo-capping for. Kanata is said to be an alien crime boss likened to Jabba the Hutt. There is also rumor that Maz is pivotal in providing Ridley’s Rey and Boyega’s Finn with vital information leading to the climax.
Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens is directed by J.J. Abrams, from a script by Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan and a screen story by Michael Arndt. The cast includes Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis, Max von Sydow, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Peter Mayhew, Anthony Daniels, and Kenny Baker.
Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens opens in theaters everywhere December 18th.
So What do you guys out in Bro Nation Think of the images and info? You guys excited for Star Wars? Drop a comment and let’s start a discussion.