Last week at the biennial D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, the Walt Disney company made a number of huge announcements, including the reveal of Rogue One's cast and the official confirmation that "Star Wars Land" is on the way. In addition, they revealed a brand new D23 exclusive poster for The Force Awakens and members of the cast and crew were on hand to present it(above), including Director J.J. Abrams, Daisy Ridley(Rey), John Boyega(Finn), Oscar Isaac(Poe Dameron) and Lupita Nyong'o(Maz Kanata). Afterward the group spoke with various reporters back stage, resulting in a collection of great interviews that have made their way online. We discovered a few earlier in the week that you can check out here, and we found even more today that you can watch below.
The first one comes from Variety:
The next few come from IGN, which released an extended conversation with J.J. Abrams where he comments on upcoming director Colin, Trevorrow, Gwendoline's Christie's character Captain Phasma, and more, along words from Ridley, Boyega and Isaac:
The following video comes courtesy of Superhero News who spoke with all of the above, as well as Lupita Nyong'o:
Next up we have great presentation from Cineplex who also spoke with the entire ensemble:
And last, but certainly not least, we have this clip from Fandango which includes a few interesting tidbits. Lupita Nyong'o confirms that we will not see her character, Maz Kanata, until the film is released, and later when the interviewer mentions that the staff Rey carries could be Darth Plaguies', Daisy Ridley gives a very intriguing non-answer.
It's great to hear from J.J., Daisy, Oscar and John again, but it was a special treat to see and hear Lupita talk about her, albeit vaguely.
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens opens on December 18th!
Sources: Variety, IGN, Superhero News, Cineplex, Fandango
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