If there is one characteristic that remained constant throughout the original Star Wars trilogy, it is the fact that there was a clear distinction between the good guys and the villains. However, with the release of the newest film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, that distinction between good and evil might not be so clear cut.
According to People, fans can expect some ambiguity in terms of what is considered good and bad in the new movie. This graying of moral lines is something that was recently hinted in an interview with Adam Driver, who will appear in the film as Kylo Ren.
“We didn’t really have a lot of conversations about bad or evil, actually, when we were shooting it,” Driver stated. “It was more what do you think is the difference between being bad and being right, which I think is a huge difference… That’s almost more evil, a group of people who decide that they’re morally justified for behaving a certain way. That’s how we kind of approached it and less like a bad person.”
Meanwhile, Gwendoline Christie, who is playing Captain Phasma in the movie, remained a little elusive when it came to describing her character as an evil leader of Stormtroopers.
“She is a Boba Fett-style character, striking and in command but not at the very forefront of the action always,” the actress explained. “Other than that, all I can say is that she is badass.”
At the same time, Domhall Gleeson shared how his character, General Hux, will be mainly interested in keeping order in the universe and not in annihilating whole civilizations. This is interesting considering how General Hux is in command of the First Order’s Starkiller Base.
“I think General Hux would just like a little bit more order in the universe,” Gleeson said. “Whatever it takes is where he’s at.”
Probably one of the more mysterious villains going into the movie is the Supreme Leader Snoke, who is being portrayed largely as a CGI character by actor Andy Serkis. When asked about what part his character plays in the new film, Serkis refused to offer details other than how his character will look in the movie.
“All I can say is that I’m involved in it,” he stated. “This character is much better executed as a CGI character. That’s just a practical reality when he’s 7-foot-something tall; he’s very, very thin.”
While fans can surely expect the movie to treat its bad guys with a little more complexity than in times past, a brand new featurette has officially been released that provides a closer look at some of the behind-the-scenes actions in the making of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Not only does the short trailer include an appearance by most of the cast members in the film, including Harrison Ford, Daisy Ridley, and John Boyega, but it also offered fans a first look at Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker.
According to iDigitalTimes, Hamill’s appearance in the trailer comes after the actor has been absent from all of the previous promotional materials that have been released. While this left many wondering about the fate of Skywalker, his short cameo is proof that the character is alive and well and will be making an appearance in the upcoming film.
That being said, given the brief nature of his appearance in the trailer, little is known about Skywalker’s role in the movie. With the film set to be released in the coming weeks, fans might have to wait and find out just how significant Skywalker’s story will be in the movie.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set to premiere in theaters everywhere on December 18. Check out the latest trailer below.
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