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New character, plot hints and trailer revealed at 'Star Wars' celebration event

Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 02:01

Fans at a four-day ''Star Wars'' Fans at a four-day ''Star Wars'' celebration event in Orlando, Florida, were introduced to a new character on Thursday (April 14), starring in the upcoming film ''Star Wars: The Last Jedi''.event in Orlando, Florida, were introduced to a new character on Thursday (April 14), starring in the upcoming film ''Star Wars: The Last Jedi''. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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NATURAL ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Fans at a four-day "Star Wars" celebration event in Orlando, Florida, were introduced to a new character on Thursday (April 14), starring in the upcoming film "Star Wars: The Last Jedi". Actress Kelly Marie Tran joined established cast members, director Rian Johnson and Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy onstage to reveal her character in the much-loved franchise. Her character Rose is a maintenance worker for The Resistance, a group of rebels fighting the military dictatorship The First Order, she said. Actor John Boyega, who plays former stormtrooper Finn, later said the two characters go off on an adventure together. Another plot hint revealed at the event included actress Daisy Ridley, who plays the scavenger Rey, saying her character's meeting with Luke Skywalker, played by Mark Hamill, may not be as harmonious as expected. "A lot of people know it's difficult when you meet your heroes because it might not be what you expect," she said. Along with a new film poster, the audience was treated to the first trailer for the film. "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" is out worldwide in December 2017.

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New character, plot hints and trailer revealed at 'Star Wars' celebration event

Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 02:01