Josh Gadd was the lucky man hosting this years main Star Wars panel, the panel for The Last Jedi. You can watch the entire panel below, and read a few character highlights from the event...
Daisy Ridley was aloud to speak about the character of Rey a little during the panel. Here is what she had to say-
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John Boyega was there to talk about Finn. The ever popular actor was charming and witty as always reassuring us that his friendship with Poe will further deepen in The Last Jedi. He also hinted that we will have to see if Finn will remain with the Resistance or run from The First Order.
Here is what John had to say about Finn.
On The First Order
Director Rian Johnson had this to say about the status of the First Order in The Last Jedi -
Kelly Marie Tran plays Rose in The Last Jedi, one of many new characters to be introduced in The Last Jedi. Rose is a Resistance maintenance worker. Director Rian Johnson compared that character to both Luke Skywalker and Rey, due to the way the characters are pulled out of their lives and forced to become and unlikely hero. Rose isn't a solider, isn't looking to become a hero, buts gets pulled into the struggle against the First Order...
Mark Hamill was onstage to share a few thoughts about Luke and about playing Luke. He was very complimentary about Rian Johnson and had this to say bout Luke in The Last Jedi.
One thing Mark did say, that might have been nothing, but in a throw away comment when suggesting the other characters take about Luke in the movie, he said, "..The sword of Skywalker is dangerous..." This is a reference to the Skywalker lightsaber The weapon that set Luke on his path, the weapon Anakin Skywalker used to destroy the Jedi, the weapon that called to Rey in The Force Awakens. Is the Skywalker lightsaber more significant than we had ever imagined?
Watch the video embedded above for more great insights, some behind the scenes images from Rian Johnson and an interview with BB-8.
Thank you for reading,