Star Wars Celebration: pleins feux sur The Last Jedi

Cinema 19 April, 2017

Last year, Carrie Fisher stole the show at the Star Wars Celebration event in London. Last week, in Orlando, the actress dead in December was present in spirit. But it was mostly about The Last Jedi , waited a little before Christmas. A few “revelations” and many questions!

Actors Josh Gad, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Kelly Marie Tran and Mark Hamill, producer Katheen Kennedy and director Rian Johnson were among the stars at the Star Wars Celebration event in Orlando, Florida.


It was to be expected: the first trailer of episode VIII, The Last Jedi , was revealed in this context. What can we say but that these first images set fire to social networks? And that each plan of these two minutes has been dissected, analyzed, and has been the subject of many assumptions about Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie), Rey (Daisy Ridley) Of Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and of Leia, because, yes, it is there, the shooting ended in July. Carrie Fisher will be absent from episode IX, however, confirmed producer Kathleen Kennedy. After the actress’s death, the craftsmen of the saga returned to their work table to integrate this new reality with the dramatic arc of the franchise –


In the final seconds of the original trailer, Luke says, “  I only know one truth: it’s time for the Jedi to end.  What can be translated as: “I know only one truth: it’s time to get over the Jedi. Except that the French version goes rather with: “It is time for the Jedi to finish. Just the opposite. What if the reply had been cut to make the mystery grow? “  It’s time for the Jedi to end  ” … something . Something. We’ll know the week of the four Jedi. Oops, that of the four Thursdays. That will take place (!) Around December 15, when the film will be featured in North America.


As soon as the original title of episode VIII was unveiled, La Presse had asked whether The Last Jedi would be translated as The Last Jedi , The Last Jedi , The Last Jedi or even The Last Jedi . There were so many possibilities, Jedi being invariable. A few weeks later, Disney announced that the episode signed Rian Johnson would be, in French, titled The Last Jedi . But then the director comes to sow doubt: he has indeed stated that in his mind, “Jedi is in the singular”. He should know what he is talking about. And this would not be the first “mistake” translation of the franchise: Star Wars n ‘


If the logic of the saga is applied (since, notice to the detractors, logic there!), Episode VIII should be inspired by episode V ( The Empire Strikes Back ), since episode VII ( The Force Awakens ) was a replica of episode IV ( A New Hope ). Launched on this path by JJ Abrams, Rian Johnson, this time, abounds: “Things will become sinister. In short, The Last Jedi should be darker than the appearance of BB-8 and Rey … whose family name is still unknown. The veil on this mystery should be at least partially lifted in this film. The opposite would be frustrating.


Ron Johnson also revealed that actress Kelly Marie Tran would make her entry into the world of Star Wars under the name of Rose, “the most important of the new characters” of this chapter. She works for the Resistance and plunges into the adventure with Finn (John Boyega). In the circumstances, it is concluded that the latter does not remain in the coma … Moreover, the scenario of The Last Jedi was developed during the shooting of The Force Awakens (it actually begins right after the events occurred In the latter, a first in the saga – where some time elapsed between each chapter) and while Gareth Edwards (who will make a surprise appearance in episode VIII) was studying the story of Rogue One . Everything is in everything,