Fans in Australia were the first to officially unveil a new dark side character from the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi film, an astromech named BB-9E.
The new droid is one of half-a-dozen new items fans will be able to take home over the Force Friday II weekend. Others include: Force Link Starter Set + Figures, Vehicles & Playset by Hasbro, R2-D2 and BB-9E App-Enabled Droids by Sphero, Droid Inventor Kit by littleBits, Star Wars Jedi Challenges and Star Wars Battle Drones by Propel.
Disney and Lucasfilm today kicked off the countdown to Force Friday II, the global event celebrating the launch of the products from Star Wars: The Last Jedi, with an AR surprise for Star Wars fans around the world.
Fans within a mile of 20 global landmarks simply open the Star Wars App, select Find the Forceand point their phone to the sky to see a short augmented reality scene unfold. The 10-second animation shows a Star Destroyer loom over key landmarks as two TIE Fighters shoot past into the distance.
A new behind-the-scenes look at STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI just debuted at D23 Expo in Anaheim, Calif. Director Rian Johnson surprised fans with on-stage appearances by cast members Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern and Benicio Del Toro.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi premieres on December 15th, 2017.
Imagine having some fun, reciting some classic Star Wars lines…and the legendary Mark Hamill is your surprise co-star!
That was the scenario set up by Hamill on behalf of Star Wars for Change.
At the same time, he’s added a special bonus to the SWFFC sweepstakes to raise funds for UNICEF – enter this week and you could win lunch with Mark Hamill in Los Angels, along with two tickets to the pre-screening of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Lucasfilm has released fourteen images from Star Wars: The Last Jedi and they are as tantalizing as the first look photos for The Force Awakens.
Rey (Daisy Ridley), standing alone, on the edge of the ocean; a barren desert (followed by the same shot except for the spacecraft that may be about to land/crash on it; land vehicles speeding across the sand like something out of Mad Max; Finn (John Boyega) either dead or in suspended animation; Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaacs) running down a ship’s corridor; the Millennium Falcon firing on… something; a burning city; a space armada (then the same space armada with one of its ships burning), and, finally, standing in the entrance to a cave, Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill).
Each photo is isolated – no context at all – and that’s what makes them so intriguing. How do they all connect within the framework of the film? (Double click to embiggen)