New images, and information from Director Rian Johnson, hint at the plot of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
The latest Star Wars saga movie will usher in a new range of LEGO sets ahead of the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi this December. Entertainment Weekly has exclusively revealed a new gallery of images from the upcoming movie.
As well as the images, the features share new information about the themes and events of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. In addition to the previously revealed Porgs, the Caretakers will also be living on the island of Ahch-To.
“They’re kind of these sort of fish-bird type aliens who live on the island,” Johnson says. “They’ve been there for thousands of years, and they essentially keep up the structures on the island.”
The Caretakers are slightly more anthropomorphic than the porgs. They’re animated with a person inside (Daisy Ridley said a friend played one of them) and they wear clothes and speak in an alien tongue.
“They’re all female, and I wanted them to feel like a remote sort of little nunnery,” Johnson says. “Neal Scanlan’s crew designed them, and costume designer Michael Kaplan made these working clothes that also reflected sort of a nun-like, spartan sort of existence.”
The previous notion that Luke Skywalker may not be the hero that Rey was expecting is also further discussed, with the aged Jedi losing faith in the Force. Meanwhile, new character Rose gives Finn a new found self confidence.
Director Rian Johnson confirms that Supreme Leader Snoke’s Praetorian Guards have been inspired by Samurai costumes.
“The Emperor’s guards were very formal, and you always got the sense that they could fight, but they didn’t,” writer-director Rian Johnson tells EW. “They looked like they were more ceremonial, and you never really saw them in action. The Praetorians, my brief to [costume designer] Michael Kaplan was that those guys have to be more like samurai. They have to be built to move, and you have to believe that they could step forward and engage if they have to. They have to seem dangerous.”
The first wave of LEGO sets based on Star Wars: The Last Jedi was revealed two weeks ago, so these new images are worth comparing against those pictures. What these new stills perhaps better offer is a hint of what might be in the second wave of LEGO Star Wars sets based on the new film.