‘Star Wars’: Billie Lourd To Have Larger Role In Episode VIII, J.J. Abrams’ Wife Told Him To Stop This Before Episode VII, Episode VII Award, Marvel Comics

Star Wars: The Force Awakens brought together many things, both the past and present, and new and old characters, or at least new and old actors and actresses. Star Wars: The Force Awakens saw what could be described as mother’s “take your daughters to work day,” as actress Billie Lourd had a small role in her mother, Carrie Fisher’s, franchise. Lourd played Lieutenant Connix, a role you unfortunately had to squint real fast to notice. According to Billie Lourd herself, she will be less “Where’s Waldo-y?” for Star Wars: Episode VIII, Comicbook reports.

“I am working on Star Wars VIII but that’s all I can say…The last one was a little Where’s Waldo-y.”

Star Wars: Episode VIII could certainly see a larger role for Billie Lourd, but it is probably unlikely that there will be a movie mother-daughter relationship. However, Lourd is a Lieutenant, so her position is fairly elevated within the Star Wars‘ resistance forces. Speaking of family affairs, director J.J. Abrams has a co-director for his movies that seems to go uncredited.

Apparently, Abrams has a reputation with his directorial styles, as a lot of directors do, but this particular movement is the talk of many message boards. However, Abrams listens to one commentary in his life only: his wife’s.

“Katie’s told me to stop a lot of things, but the lens flares, she was right. There was one scene in STID where you literally couldn’t see what was going on, and it was very important emotional scene.”

Star Wars fans likely rejoiced, as Trekkies were likely jealous that Star Wars: Episode VII got the lens flare-free treatment that Star Trek did not. J.J. Abrams is not above admitting mistakes, as he recently lamented the missed opportunity to have Princess Leia interact or comfort Chewbacca over their mutual loss.

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J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens gave birth to a whole new generation of fans, merchandise, and new trilogy. Unfortunately for Episode VII, it did not garner a single Oscar win, much to the chagrin of many Star Wars fans, but that does mean it wasn’t an award winner. Star Wars: The Force Awakens beat out a mostly impressive mixture of candidates that included Ant-Man, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Cinderella, Daddy’s Home, Jurassic World, Pitch Perfect 2, and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2, to win the coveted Nickelodeon’s Kid’s Choice award for favorite movie of the year.

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Besides the box office success of the new Star Wars adventures, that is not the only direction the franchise is heading. Star Wars: The Force Awakens already has a novelization, like many of the other episodes in the saga, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is coming out in December, and will be the first anthology film.

Marvel comics is partnering up to bring Rogue One: A Star Wars Story to the comic book world, joining the successful Marvel comics Star Wars line. At this time, it is unclear whether it will be a prequel to Rogue One or not, but either way Star Wars fans will likely be excited to see the film’s transition between any medium, and Disney and Marvel will likely enjoy seeing any merchandise that can rake in more bucks.

Rogue One will hit theaters in December, 2016, with the untitled eighth part of the saga to be released in December, 2017.

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