Over the past week Entertainment Weekly has revealed a host of Star Wars: The Last Jedi info. We’ve had a batch of new images, and details on the likes of Luke Skywalker being a grumpy old hermit, Rey and the importance of her parentage, Finn, Carrie Fisher’s final role as General Leia, Supreme Leader Snoke and his Praetorian Guards, and the inevitable comparisons between The Last Jedi and The Empire Strikes Back.
Well, in its latest piece, EW has now focussed on two of the film’s main antagonists, with Rian Johnson offering up some new details on Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and Captain Phasma’s (Gwendoline Christie) roles in the new movie.
“He’s definitely been knocked off base,” said Johnson with regards to Kylo Ren. “The defeat that he had at the end of The Force Awakens, but even bigger than that, his huge defining act which, spoiler alert, is the murder of his father… that’s the more interesting thing to dive into. How has he dealt with that in his head? Where is he at in terms of that act and what does that mean for him?”
As for Captain Phasma, Johnson confirmed that she will have a larger role in this instalment, stating that: “Gwendoline Christie is one of my favorite people, and you get to see her in action which I think is going to be really fun. That character is just so damn cool looking. Like, okay, let’s see what we can do with her. Let’s put her in action and see what happens.”
In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set for release on December 14th in the UK and December 15th in the States and sees returning cast members Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata), Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma), Billie Lourd (Lieutenant Connix), Andy Serkis (Supreme Leader Snoke), Peter Mayhew and Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca), Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar), Mike Quinn (Nien Nunb), Simon Pegg (Unkar Plutt), and Warwick Davis joined by new additions Jimmy Vee (Pan) as R2-D2, Kelly Marie Tran (Ladies Like Us) as Rose, and Benicio Del Toro (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Laura Dern (Jurassic Park).