I took my sweet time gathering my thoughts about this movie. In fact, I watched it three times before I decided I was indeed ready to write this post. My review of The Last Jedi will contain, as the title suggests, … Continue reading ‘The Last Jedi’ Spoiler Review
We took our time for this review. No need to haste something so delicious. Taste comes from patience as much of the current fan-boy ranting on the web proves. So what does Clone Corridor think about Episode VIII: The Last Jedi? Absolutely awesome!
What better way to return to production on this blog than with a brand spanking new The Last Jedi trailer, released in the early hours of Tuesday (UK time). There is so much to unpack here and I am still amazed by … Continue reading ‘The Last Jedi’s Second Trailer is here!
The year 2016 is almost drawing to a close. Some of us have just had their New Year’s Eve turn to New Year, for others it is still a few hours away. Let’s look a back just a few minutes to see what 2016 brought onto the pages of Clone Corridor.
Clone Corridor has been a little bit silent since the start of January but with the release of the Star Wars: Rebels trailer we’re officially back in business! But what has been happening in Star Wars news? JJ had some things to say … Continue reading Weekly Round-Up
Costuming is a major part of a character, especially in fantasy and sci-fi. What a character works in part influences your initial response to them. Just think of Darth Vader who would have a completely different presence in the Original Trilogy were … Continue reading The Costumes of ‘The Force Awakens’ and what they tell us (Spoilers)
It’s here … Finally we have a full new trailer for a fully new Star Wars film since 2005’s Revenge of the Sith. I have only seen the trailer a few dozen times as I write this, ever since it … Continue reading The Star Wars Trailer
May the Fourth is always a special day to be a Star Wars fan because it’s the day on which you can be as open and ridiculous about your Star Wars obsession as you want to be. In the case of Vanity Fair, this has regularly meant a cover and a spread dedicated to the Star Wars film coming out. Lucky us, they repeated the tradition this year with some great behind-the-scenes pictures from the The Force Awakens set. Alongside this, there were some name and character reveals, which were all really exciting. All the pictures below belong to Vanity Fair.
As far as covers go, I’d say this is a pretty great one. The tag lines ‘The New Heroes! The Old Heroes! The High Stakes’ definitely fits with the five characters chosen here. Although the cover doesn’t show us anything that we haven’t seen before, focusing in on Finn, Rey, BB-8, Han Solo and Chewbacca makes me think that the emotional arc of SW:TFA might potentially be about them. Clearly these are the characters which Abrams wants the audience to focus on most, at least for now. Vanity Fair always seems to have chosen covers with an “emotional” impact, rather than showcasing the villains etc, if one thinks back to the 2002 Anakin/Padme and the 2005 “whole family” covers.
Kylo Ren/Adam Driver
It should come as no surprise to have it confirmed that Adam Driver is indeed playing Kylo Ren, yet I think it’s interesting to see that Kylo is a human. The mask had led me to think that potentially we were dealing with a character that either wanted to remain disguised or was potentially disfigured the way that Darth Vader was. I personally don’t think this is the best of pictures since Driver looks slightly edited in, but I am still a major fan of the costume. It’s different from the Sith costumes we’ve seen before while clearly following in their tradition.
Maz Katana/ Lupita Nyong’o
Now for the character reveal that I am most excited about. There were some rumours that the hand initially holding Anakin’s lightsaber in the new teaser trailer was Nyong’o, but this picture makes it clear that her character is CGI. Best about this reveal for me is the fact that she plays a pirate. If I look at the pirate figure best known to me within Star Wars-canon, that would be Hondo Ohnaka from The Clone Wars series. He is a hilarious character who hides a good heart under a ton of swagger. Personally I think we will probably meet Maz on Jakku within the first part of the film, but any conjecture is still very much valid here. Also known is that she has a castle, which is filled with the riffraff below.
Who could they be?
I’m thinking that, as a pirate with a castle of her own, it wouldn’t be unlikely that Maz Katana has a similar crew the way that Jabba the Hutt, or even Hondo, did. All these creatures look like they would have fitted perfectly into Jabba’s palace. I like the different designs going on here and the throwback that they represent. Clearly there is a continuation here from The Return of the Jedi but I think we can be pretty sure there will be some CGI characters added to the mix.
Poe Dameron/ Oscar Isaac