Day 2 of Star Wars Celebration commenced with the Last Jedi panel. This obviously, gave a glimpse of the first trailer for this legendary science fiction sequel. Rian Johnson who’s the director and LucasFilm president Kathleen Kennedy were present, along with some “surprise” guests including Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn) and the franchise newcomer Kelly Marie Tran (Rose). Alongside the trailer, fans additionally got their first glimpse at the new poster, yet that is not all. All through the panel, Rian Johnson showcased his very own off camera photographs, which you can see beneath.
Although Rian Johnson and LucasFilm president Kathleen Kennedy didn’t give any context behind many of these pictures, it’s not really required for many these photographs. The director explained that he utilized his very own camera to snap a few black and white pictures from the set. The director revealed these Star Wars set photographs from his own collection to the Star Wars Celebration audience. This is what the director stated with regards to why he chose to take such a variety of photographs from the set.
“That was something I realized from the beginning of it. I realized I had kind of a front row seat for all of this cool behind-the-scenes stuff, and besides the set photographer, I was like the only person on set who could take pictures and not get like tackled and kicked in the face. This is my Leica film camera that I got before Looper. When I was making Looper, I had this on my arm and I would just shoot a ton of stills. So I did the same thing on this movie. I just had this camera on my arm the entire time, and anytime I saw something cool, I would just snap away at it. I ended up taking like thousands of pictures of the whole process. It was fun and, at the end of this whole experience, this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, just to have all these memories.”
He went ahead to showcase to the audience a few of these photographs, including Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron in the cockpit of his X-Wing ship. This was followed by a picture he said was one of his top picks, highlighting the late Carrie Fisher kicking her feet up and unwinding between takes, along with Oscar Isaac and John Boyega. Different pictures he showcased from his kitty included Carrie Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, who returns as Lieutenant Connix from The Force Awakens. One specific picture that drew a major response from the group showcased Daisy Ridley’s Rey holding up a lightsaber. While the panel facilitator Josh Gad kidded that the whole film was shot in black and white, with Rian Johnson joking likewise that they haven’t told Disney till now.
Different photographs that appeared at the panel incorporate the first glimpse at Kelly Marie Tran’s character Rose, more pics of Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Rian Johnson himself, and even the cherished ball droid BB-8, who showed up on the Celebration story too. Have a look at these background photographs from Star Wars: The Last Jedi that appeared amid the Star Wars Celebration panel;