WATCH: Go behind the scenes of ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

Disney and Lucasfilm have released a behind-the-scenes video and six teaser character posters for Star Wars: The Last Jedi for writer/director Rian Johnson‘s follow-up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

View the featurette below, check out the one-sheets below and watch Star Wars: The Last Jedi in Philippine cinemas starting Dec. 15, 2017.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is written and directed by Rian Johnson and produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman and executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin, and Tom Karnowski.

The film stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis, Laura Dern, Kelly Marie Tran, Benicio del Toro, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is distributed in the Philippines by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

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WATCH: First teaser trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

Disney and Lucasfilm have released the first Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer for writer/director Rian Johnson‘s follow-up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

View the trailer below and watch Star Wars: The Last Jedi in Philippine cinemas starting Dec.15, 2017.

The trailer was unveiled as part of the recent Star Wars Celebration panel for the film, along with a teaser poster.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is written and directed by Rian Johnson and produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman and executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin, and Tom Karnowski.

The film stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis, Laura Dern, Kelly Marie Tran, Benicio del Toro, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is distributed in the Philippines by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ is the official title of Episode VIII

Lucasfilm has announced the official title of the film previously known as Star Wars: Episode VIII.

The studio says, “We have the greatest fans in this or any other galaxy. In appreciation of the fans, we wanted them to be the first to know the title of the next chapter in the Skywalker saga: Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

The Last Jedi is written and directed by Rian Johnson and produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman and executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin, and Tom Karnowski.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is scheduled for release December 15, 2017.

‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ releases IMAX posters

It’s time to join the Rebel Alliance at IMAX! Lucasfilm’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has unveiled four new IMAX one-sheets ahead of the film’s December 15 bow in IMAX theaters in the Philippines.

The IMAX release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of An IMAX 3D Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

Lucasfilm presents “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” the first in a new series of Star Wars standalone films set in the universe fans know and love, but featuring new characters and storylines.

“Rogue One” tells the story of a group of unlikely heroes, who in a time of conflict band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is directed by Gareth Edwards (“Godzilla,” “Monsters”) and produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur (“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” “Cinderella”) and Simon Emanuel (“The Dark Knight Rises,” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Parts 1&2”). Veteran ILM visual effects supervisor John Knoll (“Pirates of the Caribbean”), who shares a long history with the Star Wars films, is executive producer alongside Jason McGatlin (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, “The War of the Worlds”).

Academy® and BAFTA Award nominee Felicity Jones (“The Theory of Everything”) heads up the cast and stars opposite Diego Luna (“Milk,” “Elysium”). Joining them are Ben Mendelsohn (“The Dark Knight Rises”), Mads Mikkelsen (“Doctor Strange”), Alan Tudyk (“Frozen,” “I Robot”), Riz Ahmed (“Jason Bourne”) and Academy Award® winner Forest Whitaker (“The Last King of Scotland”). The film also welcomes two of China’s biggest stars, Donnie Yen (“Ip Man,” “Blade II”) and Jiang Wen (“Let the Bullets Fly,” “The Sun Also Rises”).

Opening across the Philippines on December 15, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

Characters get close-up in ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ banners

Lucasfilm has released new character banners for its hugely anticipated Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Featured in their own solo one-sheets are leader of the rebellion Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones); Captain Cassian Andor (Diego Luna), Director Orson Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn), Chirrut Îmwe (Donnie Yen), K-2SO (Alan Tudyk), Bodhi Rook (Riz Ahmed), Baze Malbus (Jiang Wen) and Saw Gerrera (Forest Whitaker).

Take a look at the posters below and watch Rogue One: A Star Wars Story when it arrives in Philippine theaters on December 15.

From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is directed by Gareth Edwards and stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, with Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker.

Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur and Simon Emanuel are producing, with John Knoll and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers.

Opening across the Philippines on December 15, 2016, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

‘Rogue One’ takes flight as first standalone ‘Star Wars’ film

Lucasfilm presents “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” the first in a new series of Star Wars standalone films set in the universe fans know and love, but featuring new characters and storylines.

When Lucasfilm president and Star Wars producer Kathleen Kennedy first sat down with George Lucas as he outlined his plans to continue with the Star Wars saga and to make Episodes VII, VIII and IX, he also revealed another ambition: “George decided he was going to make more saga films, but he said he felt there was also an opportunity to tell more stories inside the universe,” explains Kennedy, “and to make films not related to the Luke Skywalker story.”

And so was born the idea of creating films that would complement the new saga films, but also allow Kennedy and the Lucasfilm team to explore the universe and experiment with different styles and different ways of telling stories.

“Rogue One” tells the story of a group of unlikely heroes, who in a time of conflict band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is directed by Gareth Edwards (“Godzilla,” “Monsters”) and produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur (“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” “Cinderella”) and Simon Emanuel (“The Dark Knight Rises,” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Parts 1&2”). Veteran ILM visual effects supervisor John Knoll (“Pirates of the Caribbean”), who shares a long history with the Star Wars films, is executive producer alongside Jason McGatlin (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, “The War of the Worlds”).

Academy® and BAFTA Award nominee Felicity Jones (“The Theory of Everything”) heads up the cast and stars opposite Diego Luna (“Milk,” “Elysium”). Joining them are Ben Mendelsohn (“The Dark Knight Rises”), Mads Mikkelsen (“Doctor Strange”), Alan Tudyk (“Frozen,” “I Robot”), Riz Ahmed (“Jason Bourne”) and Academy Award® winner Forest Whitaker (“The Last King of Scotland”). The film also welcomes two of China’s biggest stars, Donnie Yen (“Ip Man,” “Blade II”) and Jiang Wen (“Let the Bullets Fly,” “The Sun Also Rises”).

To create the distinctive and contemporary look of the film, Edwards chose revered cinematographer Greig Fraser (“Zero Dark Thirty”) who teams with Academy Award®–winning special effects supervisor Neil Corbould (“Black Hawk Down”). Star Wars veteran Doug Chiang (Star Wars Episodes I and II, “Forrest Gump”) and Neil Lamont (supervising art director on The Force Awakens and the “Harry Potter” film series) join forces as production designers, and Neal Scanlan (“Prometheus”) returns as creature effects supervisor having recently won a BAFTA for his work on Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Additional key crew include costume designers Dave Crossman (costume supervisor on The Force Awakens and the “Harry Potter” film series) and Glyn Dillon (The Force Awakens and “Kingsman: The Secret Service” costume concept artist), as well as stunt coordinator Rob Inch (The Force Awakens, “World War Z”).

Opening across the Philippines on December 15, 2016, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

WATCH: Darth Vader revealed in new trailer for ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’

Darth Vader caps the new trailer of Lucasfilm’s “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” which may be viewed below.

From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is directed by Gareth Edwards and stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, with Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker.

Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur and Simon Emanuel are producing, with John Knoll and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers.

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” opens across the Philippines on December 15 and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

Adam Driver shifts from Kylo Ren of ‘Star Wars’ to NSA agent in ‘Midnight Special’

Most recently seen as Kylo Ren in J.J. Abrams’ global blockbuster “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” Adam Driver now appears in Warner Bros. Pictures’ supernatural thriller “Midnight Special.”

In the film, a father (Michael Shannon), goes on the run to protect his young son, Alton (Jaeden Lieberher), and uncover the truth behind the boy’s special powers. What starts as a race from religious extremists and local law enforcement quickly escalates to a nationwide manhunt involving the highest levels of the Federal Government.

As the FBI starts to closes in on something for which there is no precedent, they enlist the help of NSA agent Sevier, a bright, instinctual, backpack-toting analyst with a couple days’ worth of beard, played by Adam Driver. He’s not quite government-issue but that doesn’t mean Sevier is any less focused on the job. He just takes a different approach.

“Sevier was probably bored right before he got this case and he’s not used to being in the field,” Driver suggests. “Plus, the circumstances are so ‘out-there’ that he’s actually excited and interested in being there and trying to figure it all out. Being a part of that corporate structure and dealing with all the protocol and the cases, I think there would be so much room for cynicism but, instead, Sevier seems genuinely curious. That’s what I liked about him when I read the script.”

Director-writer Jeff Nichols credits the actor with helping to make Sevier both credible and individual. “Adam worked out details that I hadn’t written or that maybe I’d only started to scratch the surface of. Sevier is very much an analog guy in a digital age, so he has this ridiculous recorder that he puts in front of subjects despite the fact that there are people sitting behind him typing every word into a Macintosh. He’s writing on legal pads. He uses dry-erase boards and sticky notes. But I like that he’s a tactile thinker, and Adam helped me to bring that out in a way that didn’t feel silly but rather human.”

Driver even took him by surprise, Nichols relates: “In one of our first scenes, he comes in with his backpack and throws it down, and his knee hits the table. The backpack falls over and then he has to hunt for his pencil and paper and sort things out. I thought at the time, ‘Should I cut?’ Then I realized he was doing it on purpose. It helps to give his character those qualities we discussed, and also makes him likeable, which is important.”

Additionally, notes producer Sarah Green, “Adam brings a little lightness to a heavy situation because he makes Sevier so charming and earnest.”

But Sevier really shines when he’s alone with his research. It’s there, poring over transcripts of figures and coordinates Alton seemed to pull out of the air, that the agent finally sees patterns emerge. And he’s astonished by what he discovers.

“Midnight Special” will be shown starting April 20, 2016 exclusively at Cinema 2000 group of theaters, namely Century City, Commercenter, Eastwood, Festival Mall and Shang Cineplex. The film is distributed in the Philippines by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

WATCH: First teaser trailer for ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’

The brand new teaser trailer for “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” has just arrived and may be viewed below.

Lucasfilm’s “Rogue One,” which takes place before the events of “Star Wars: A New Hope,” tells the story of unlikely heroes who have united to steal plans to the dreaded Death Star.

The cast includes Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, and Forest Whitaker. “Rogue One” is directed by Gareth Edwards, produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur, and Simon Emanuel, executive produced by John Knoll and Jason McGatlin, and co-produced by John Swartz and Kiri Hart.

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” opens across the Philippines on December 16, 2016 and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

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‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ starts production

Rey took her first steps into a larger world in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and will continue her epic journey with Finn, Poe and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the continuing Star Wars saga, Star Wars: Episode VIII, which began principal photography at Pinewood Studios in London on February 15, 2016.

Star Wars: Episode VIII, which is written and directed by Rian Johnson and continues the storylines introduced in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, welcomes back cast members Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, and Andy Serkis. New cast members will include Academy Award® winner Benicio Del Toro, Academy Award® nominee Laura Dern and talented newcomer Kelly Marie Tran.

Star Wars: Episode VIII is produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman and executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin and Tom Karnowski. Joining the production crew will be some of the industry’s top talent, including Steve Yedlin (Director of Photography), Bob Ducsay (Editor), Rick Heinrichs (Production Designer), Peter Swords King (Hair and Make-Up Designer), and Mary Vernieu (US Casting Director). They will be joining returning crew members Pippa Anderson (Co-Producer, VP Post Production), Neal Scanlan (Creature & Droid FX Creative Supervisor), Michael Kaplan (Costume Designer), Jamie Wilkinson (Prop Master), Chris Corbould (SFX Supervisor), Rob Inch (Stunt Coordinator), Ben Morris (VFX Supervisor), and Nina Gold (UK Casting Director).

Star Wars: Episode VIII is scheduled for release across the Philippines on December 15, 2017.