Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' started by Thread Manager, Nov 2, 2015.
This is a continuation thread, the old thread is [split]490683[/split]
Index of some of my posts highlighted here:
Table read photo (2014/04/29)
Image comparison between Leia, Padmé, and Rey
Mark Hamill says the story is about the offspring of the original characters and the new generation.
George Lucas comments on abandoned idea for Indiana Jones's daughter. Harrison Ford comments on character changes when returning to roles in sequels.
Disney XD special segment talks about Rey's goggles.
Miscellaneous Chloe Bruce (stunt double) information
Daisy Ridley tops Fandango list for anticipated Biggest Female Breakout Movie Star of 2015
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
Comparison between Luke (Episode IV) and Rey (Episode VII)
Praise for Ridley from the cast, extras, and the writer/director of Episode VIII
Brendon Connelly of Bleeding Cool's articles about Episode VII
Ridley's talent and PR agencies
(Celebration 2015) Ridley says where we discover Rey in the first act of the movie
(Celebration 2015) Oscar Isaac, Ridley, and John Boyega talk Star Wars
Han Solo concept art from Episode III
Abrams talks about what he liked about not knowing things about the original Star Wars.
Pre-Star Wars (1977) McQuarrie concept art of female "Luke"
Image comparison between Rey (Episode VII) and Luke (Episode IV)
Kathleen Kennedy: Ridley was found through a massive talent search. We're changing things so that the characters better reflect the audience.
Image comparison between Anakin (Episode I), Luke (Episode IV), and Rey (Episode VII)
Shot comparison between Anakin (Episode II), Luke (Episode IV), and Rey (Episode VII)
Ridley interviewed by Entertainment Weekly
(Celebration 2015) JJ Abrams, Bob Iger, and Kennedy at the "Kira's bumper car" display
(Celebration 2015) More details about "Kira's bumper car"
Ridley and cast on the cover of Vanity Fair's June 2015 issue. Ridley speaks in behind-the-scenes of the photoshoot video.
Work-in-progress sculpture of Rey at Lucasfilm
Ridley and Kennedy in Japan compilation post of links to interviews and videos. Link to post compiling some information pertaining to the role of family in Star Wars.
JJ Abrams: The withholding of the character's full name is intentional.
Hasbro Rey (Starkiller Base) figure: "Rey is a resilient survivor, a scavenger toughened by a lifetime of dealing with the cutthroats of the harsh desert world of Jakku."
Daisy Ridley verified Instagram account
Exclusive commemorative Disney D23 Expo 2015 Drew Struzan poster for The Force Awakens
Dialect coach Andrew Jack worked with Ridley on a RP British accent for The Force Awakens
360 degree video of Rey's speeder on Jakku
LEGO Rey advertisement mini-movies
Hasbro Star Wars Duels Card Game
See also this legacy thread:
Young Female Lead? - Post 1 - Post 2 - Post 3 - Post 4
so has there been discussion of the new Duracell commercial that shows [BLACKOUT]a girl dressed up as Rey wielding a lightsaber and using force powers to attack stormtroopers[/BLACKOUT]?
^ Pretty Awesome! I know it's just a commercial. But with all the Force Awakens stuff, plus Duracell being allowed to have the full scale R2-D2 as well as the red armed C-3po, ( was that Anthony Daniels voice too?). I bet they had a lot of talk with Disney/Lucasfilm about creating the commercial, and what they were allowed and not allowed to have in it. I wouldn't be surprised in ILM even did the effects they were that good.
It also confirms what we know about the Hasbro card game. [BLACKOUT]With Rey as level 7 Jedi[/BLACKOUT]
[BLACKOUT]as well as the leaked story line and concept art of Rey holding Anakin's/Luke's blue lightsaber and holding her own against Kylo Ren fairly well in a duel, unlike Finn who gets his butt kicked. [/BLACKOUT]
So if these two have any merit this means [BLACKOUT]Rey is already a pretty strong in the force and is already a trained Jedi[/BLACKOUT] prior to The Force Awakens.
^ yeah. I think that commercial is the strongest evidence we have yet that [BLACKOUT]Rey is a Jedi/Force Sensitive.[/BLACKOUT]
Stuff like that doesn't make it into a commercial by "accident."
Those image comparison shoots of Rey with Luke are spot on. She really does have a similarity to a young Luke Skywalker from Episode IV: A New Hope. Adding more proof that her linage is deeply rooted in the family of Skywalker.
[BLACKOUT]Twist it off!![/BLACKOUT]
Really great interview with Daisy and John:
Here are some pictures from it:
so from that interview, Daisy implies that we will find out who Rey's parents are by the end of the film. She says the "main question" will be answered and I'd think Rey's heritage is the main question on everyone's mind......lol.
Nice surprise to wake up to.
She really does look different every time I see her.
Second best of the character posters, after her Dad's.
so, you had an...........Awakening??
My word, she REALLY looks like a younger Keira Knightley in those THR pics. Seriously, it'd almost uncanny.
Anyway I continue to be impressed by the marketing letting these characters look like actual people. People have pores, and some have freckles, and they’re showing that. This is especially great with the female characters. Not photo-shoped/airbrushed “supermodel” looks or “runway poses” here. Rey looks like a person who’s spent most of her live eeking out an existence on a desert planet. In the trailers/merchandise, she’s sweaty, has some dirt/grime on her, her clothing is somewhat dirty/worn, she’s got a tan, and a bit on sunburn on her face, she’s got freckles, etc. And Leia actually looks like a woman who has aged, but gracefully.
Again, well-done. Rey’s posters is my favorite personally. There’s just something about her look that I’ve been in love with for a while now. But they’re all good.
She hawt. Me likey.
Something tells me her performance is gonna blow us all out of the water.
She's currently the single most exciting thing about this movie for me. And I can't pin down why.
but then I like strong female protagonists.
Actually me too. HA! So I guess that might be my answer right there.
Fortunately, I have managed to avoid all the spoilers people seem to be discussing above. But I just feel like she fits so well into this role and the world judging by the trailers and promo stuff.
the Force is strong with you if you have the willpower to avoid all the spoilers.