As we draw ever closer to the release of the most hotly-anticipated movie in the galaxy, more and more details are starting to slip out. If you want to preserve whatever semblance of the unknown you have left, we suggest skipping this article. Still here? Good.
We’ve got some fresh info on the key characters of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, with the first about Princess Leia Organa. Only, in this film she is NOT called by that title anymore… with one exception. Director JJ Abrams told Entertainment Weekly that: “She’s referred to as General. But there’s a moment in the movie where a character sort of slips and calls her ‘Princess.’… The stakes are pretty high in the story for her, so there’s not much goofing around where Leia’s concerned, but it felt historic to have her, especially with Harrison, back in scenes together. I can only imagine the baggage that they bring to it, I’m just a fan who loves this stuff, but they’ve been living with it — and living in it — since ’77.”
Actress Carrie Fisher who plays Leia, described her character as: “Solitary. Under a lot of pressure. Committed as ever to her cause, but I would imagine feeling somewhat defeated, tired, and pissed.”
Now here’s another nugget of info and this one’s a biggie. John Boyega, who plays former Stormtrooper Finn, revealed a major detail. Apparently, “the First Order’s indoctrination of their Stormtroopers, who are born to serve in their army and taught about none other than Luke Skywalker, who he has been told his entire life was a villain who destroyed the benevolent Empire.”
Sure puts a lot of things into context. Does this explain why Luke is largely absent from the film? We shall see…
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is directed by J.J. Abrams, written by Lawrence Kasdan & J.J. Abrams and Michael Arndt, and stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Max Von Sydow. It premieres 17th December.