Harrison Ford Visit, Fisher Tribute Launch Star Wars Event

Apr 15, 2017, 02:19

Attendees at Star Wars Celebration were treated to that and more at the kick-off of the four-day fan event marking the anniversary of Lucas' space saga. "You can't have enough BB8", Johnson admitted. "She could hold her own against anything", Lucas said of the late actress and her turn as Princess Leia. She said the film will go "deep" into Rey's story and reveal how it can be hard meeting your heroes - presumably alluding to a cranky Skywalker.

As Hamill points out, while Fisher was the only woman in the original Star Wars, she certainly packed a punch. She was a writer, as well, and she did it well.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which was released in 2016, is not considered part of the nine-movie set.

We begin with Daisy Ridley, back as intergalactic heroine Rey, slapping her hand on what we take to be a little bit of the UNESCO world heritage site.

Soon after, John Boyega came out to big applause spoke about where we pick up with Finn, following his serious injury in a lightsaber battle at the end of the last film. The flashes of Rey's training are intriguing, and the few brief seconds of space battles are thrilling, but there's nearly no context for anything that happens in it. "It is time for the Jedi to end". These are the directors, executives, and producers who brought this incredible trailer to life, and for that, we thank them.

She also revealed the first details of her character. "She was a princess, she was a senator, and she played a part that was very smart".

As the camera pans over the treacherous landscape including what appears to be the island where the last scenes of the previous movie took place, an unknown voice - thought to be that of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) - can be heard saying: "Breathe".

After reciting the monolog word-for-word, Lourd continued, "Secondly she taught me that if life isn't amusing then it's just true, and that is unacceptable".

The film also stars Carrie Fisher as Leia.

For "Star Wars" super fans, most of the behind the scenes stories told were as well-known as the stories in the actual films - from the fact that Lucas' inspiration for Chewbacca was his dog in to the actors' problems with Lucas' fanciful and technical dialogue.