Daisy Ridley has only just finished work promoting Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Something that she did rather well at as she helped the seventh instalment to the space opera franchise went on to gross over $2 billion at the box office.
But now that Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been released, Daisy Ridley has moved onto its sequel, with production on Star Wars 8 having now been underway for the last two weeks.
Star Wars 8‘s writer and director Rian Johnson has already released the first bit of footage for the blockbuster to celebrate its first day of production, which you can remind yourself of below.
— Outofelevenfilms (@Outofelevenfilm) February 29, 2016
It was a huge surprise when Rian Johnson released this slice of footage for Star Wars 8, and now Daisy Ridley has confirmed that there will be more of the same in the future too, with the actress admitting that Johnson’s promotional campaign will be much cheekier than J.J. Abrams’ for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
While speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Daisy Ridley admitted that Rian Johnson will be a “little bit cheekier” when it comes to releasing details and footage for Star Wars 8, which is currently in production under the title of Space Bear.
Daisy Ridley believes that Rian Johnson will still mostly drip out information, news, and footage for Star Wars 8 in much the same way that Star Wars: The Force Awakens did.
The Force Awakens‘ campaign was hugely impressive, with all of the spoilers and twists of the blockbuster, as well as its plot, being kept under wraps until after its release.
But Daisy Ridley also insisted that Lucasfilm and Disney are being a lot freer with the information that Star Wars 8‘s cast and crew can release. That’s why both Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher were able to upload recent images to their Twitter accounts of them on set.
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) February 24, 2016
— Carrie Fisher (@carrieffisher) February 19, 2016
Meanwhile, Daisy Ridley also admitted that there hasn’t been much difference between the shoots for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars 8, with the actress admitting that the atmosphere on set has been “very lovely, warm and friendly.”
Earlier this week, Mark Hamill, who has portrayed Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars Episodes A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return Of The Jedi, as well as his brief appearance in The Force Awakens, admitted that the characters’ sexuality can be interpreted in any way. This means that if you believe that Luke Skywalker is gay, then that’s exactly what he is.
Speaking to The Sun, Mark Hamill responded to J.J. Abrams’ recent suggestion that there should be homosexual characters in the Star Wars universe by remarking, “I just read online that J.J. is very much open to that. In the old days, you would get fan mail. But now fans are writing and asking all these questions: ‘I’m bullied in school… I’m afraid to come out.'”
Hamill continued, “They say to me: ‘Could Luke be gay?’ I’d say it is meant to be interpreted by the viewer. If you think is gay, of course he is. You should not be ashamed of it. Judge Luke by his character, not by who he loves.”
We’ll get to see if Luke Skywalker or any characters in Star Wars 8 are homosexual when it’s finally released on December 15, 2017.
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