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Celebrity Cameos in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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It is sort commonplace now for celebrities to have secret cameos in Star Wars films. J.J. Abrams put Daniel Craig in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and Gareth Edwards put Jordan Stephens (from Rizzle Kicks fame) in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Rian Johnson has decided to up the ante with Star Wars: The Last Jedi. This film contains numerous celebrity cameos, including some actors playing multiple roles.

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Gareth Edwards – Speaking of Star Wars directors, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story director Gareth Edwards gets his 3 seconds of fame as a Resistance soldier on Crait. He was featured in the scene where the Resistance fighters hunker down in a trench prepared to battle the First Order. The soldier beside him puts a finger in the salt on the ground, and tastes it.

Gareth Edwards on the set of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Edgar Wright – Director Edgar Wright appeared in the film, along with a few of his friends and family. He recently posted a picture of himself on set in his Resistance garb on the planet of Crait.

Prince William and Prince Harry – John Boyega has claimed that William and Harry’s cameos were cut, though his reps have since denied that. It’s been widely reported that they were either the executioner Stormtroopers or were in a scrapped elevator scene alongside Take That singer Gary Barlow.

Could this be Prince William and Prince Harry?

Mark Hamill – Okay yeah, he is Luke Skywalker! He also voiced another character as well! He played the role of Dobbu Scay, a character named after Lucasfilm editor Bob Ducsay. Don’t remember him? Well you aren’t alone. The thought is, he was the character filling BB-8 with coins on Canto Bight.

Luke Skywalker from Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Joseph Gordon-LevittWe reported this one a while back, but Gordon-Levitt voiced a character on Canto Bight. Specifically the alien that reported Finn and Rose to the authorities. This should come as no surprise due to the fact the he is a long time Rian Johnson collaborator.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt in The Dark Knight Rises

Joseph Gordon-Levitt in The Dark Knight Rises

Nathan, Griffin, and Chelsea Hamill – All three of the Mark’s children make cameo appearances in Star Wars: The Last Jedi as Resistance Fighters on Crait, who are being ordered around by Poe Dameron.

Ellie Goulding – Goulding is a pop singer with hit songs from things like 50 Shades of Grey. She is one of the Resistance fighters in the film and can be spotted during the battle on Crait.

Ellie Goulding

Sam Witwer – Sam’s contributions to the Star Wars saga are legendary. While you haven’t seen him in a film, you did hear his voice in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. He also voiced Darth Maul for The Clone Wars and Rebels, as well as The Emperor for Star Wars Rebels. He is also known as Starkiller in the fantastic Star Wars: The Force Unleashed video game series. Sam voices several “additional voices” throughout the film.

Sam Witwer from Being Human

Noah Segan – Another long time collaborator of Rian Johnson’s, Segan was a no-brainer for appearing in the movie. He was seen a few times on the main Resistance ship, before the bridge was blown up by Kylo Ren’s TIE-Fighter partners.

Noah Segan

Gary Fisher – The coolest cameo by far is that of Gary Fisher! Gary was Carrie Fisher’s beloved French Bulldog. He can be seen on Canto Bight as the pet of a gambler.

Gary Fisher and Carrie Fisher

If you spot other cameo’s, then by all means let us know. What other celebrities are lurking throughout the film?

About Star Wars: The Last Jedi:

Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits North American theaters on December 15, 2017. Directed by Rian Johnson and starring Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern, Jimmy Vee, and more! Music will be composed by John Williams.

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Over Two Hours of Bonus Material on The Last Jedi Blu-ray

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi is only in its first few weeks of release, but that is never to early to start talking about the upcoming Blu-ray release. New sales flyers have been found online, which feature the movie’s home release. It looks as if Best Buy will have an exclusive steelbook version of the film and Target will have a bonus booklet included.

It’s not currently available at Amazon, but here is the page where you will be able to pre-order soon.

Get ready, because soon you will be able to watch the movie as much as you want in your home!

Star Wars Home Packaging (Leak, I Guess?)

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About Star Wars: The Last Jedi:

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is currently at theaters nationwide. Directed by Rian Johnson and starring Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern, Jimmy Vee, and more! Music will be composed by John Williams.

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The Reason for the Color of Luke’s Lightsaber at the End of ‘The Last Jedi’

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We are entering SPOILER territory here folks. If you haven’t seen Star Wars: The Last Jedi, then look away!

We have all been wondering exactly why Luke chose to manifest himself on Crait with Anakin’s blue lightsaber in his final duel with Kylo Ren. Heck we have even speculated on our Podcast here before. Now though, Rian Johnson has spilled the beans to IGN, given us the answer as to the reason for Luke having Anakin’s lightsaber in his hands again.

“[Luke] is basically tailoring this projection to have maximum effect on Kylo,” Johnson explained. “He knows that Kylo’s Achilles heel is his rage, and so that’s why he kind of makes himself look younger, the way Kylo would’ve last seen him in their confrontation at the temple, and that’s why he decided to bring Kylo’s grandfather’s lightsaber down there — the lightsaber that Kylo screamed at Rey, ‘that’s mine, that belongs to me.’” As far as Johnson’s concerned, Luke believes that Anakin’s lightsaber will have a much more visceral impact on the erstwhile Ben Solo than Luke’s own green blade.

But why did Kylo fall for his uncle’s Force Illusion when he saw Anakin’s lightsaber split in half right in front of him? Because, Johnson pointed out, he didn’t actually see it.

“We as an audience saw that… The truth is, we see the lightsaber split in half — Kylo sees a blinding flash of light and is knocked unconscious, and then Rey takes the lightsaber away before he wakes up,” he said. “So if you really want to dig into it and get an explanation, you can say that he doesn’t 100 percent know what happened to the lightsaber.”

About Star Wars: The Last Jedi:

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is currently at theaters nationwide. Directed by Rian Johnson and starring Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern, Jimmy Vee, and more! Music will be composed by John Williams.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Nominated for BAFTA Rewards

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BAFTA Awards

It’s award season and hopefully we will see our favorite film franchise get the spotlight this year. First up are the BAFTA awards (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) and Star Wars: The Last Jedi has scored two nominations. The movie is nominated in the “Best Sound” and “Best Special Visual Effects” categories. The movie does face some very stiff competition in both categories though.

Check out the nominations below!

Sound

  • Baby Driver – Tim Cavagin, Mary H. Ellis, Julian Slater
  • Blade Runner 2049 – Ron Bartlett, Doug Hemphill, Mark Mangini, Mac Ruth
  • Dunkirk – Richard King, Gregg Landaker, Gary A. Rizzo, Mark Weingarten
  • The Shape Of Water – Christian Cooke, Glen Gauthier, Nathan Robitaille, Brad Zoern
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Ren Klyce, David Parker, Michael Semanick, Stuart Wilson, Matthew Wood

Special Visual Effects

  • Blade Runner 2049 – Gerd Nefzer, John Nelson
  • Dunkirk – Scott Fisher, Andrew Jackson
  • The Shape Of Water – Dennis Berardi, Trey Harrell, Kevin Scott
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Nominees TBC
  • War For The Planet Of The Apes – Nominees TBC

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About Star Wars: The Last Jedi:

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is currently at theaters nationwide. Directed by Rian Johnson and starring Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern, Jimmy Vee, and more! Music will be composed by John Williams.

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