Star Wars: The Force Awakens is broadcast tonight on TMC, the opportunity to return to the various cameos of the feature film by JJ Abrams, which marked the great return of the saga after ten years of absence.
With more than $ 2 billion in worldwide revenue, The Force Awakens had the Star Wars saga back on track, 10 years after the end of the prelogy. If Han Solo, Léïa, Luke Skywalker, Chewie or C3-PO were all back, some characters invited themselves to the party, causing surprise to fans.
In the first place, we did not expect to see the approach and the phrasing of Daniel Craig alias James Bond, being manipulated by Rey in the Starkiller base. However, it is indeed him under the helmet of the Stromtrooper JB-007.
JJ Abrams’ favorite composer, Michael giacchino was delighted, however, to leave the wand to Maestro John Williams on The force awakens. It is however present in the credits, under the helmet of FN-3181, one of the stormtroopers introducing Poe Dameron to Kylo Ren on Jakku.
Gwendoline Christie, who became famous thanks to her role as Brienne in Game Of Thrones, slipped under the shining armor of Captain Phasma, the first female villain of the saga (at least in the cinema) who directs the Stormtroopers of the First Order. A character whose name is inspired by the horror film Phantasm (his armor reminding JJ Abrams of the killer metal ball from the feature film) and whose costume was initially the one envisioned for … Kylo Ren.
First name to appear in JJ Abrams’ list in the credits of the credits of the Awakening the Force, Simon pegg (unforgettable Scotty from the director’s Star Trek and a big fan of Star Wars in his spare time) also illustrated himself on the screen, with his face covered, in the adipose costume of the mysterious Unkar Plutt, incidentally Rey’s tutor on Jakku and last dated owner of the Millennium Falcon.
He also devotes a cult to the intergalactic saga. It is therefore quite logical that Bill hader has been appointed, with Ben schwartz (House of Lies), as a consultant to give voice to the BB-8 droid.
With Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma) and Jessica henwick (Resistance pilot Jess Testor), Thomas Brodie-Sangster represents the “Team Game of Thrones” within the cast of Awakening the Force. The interpreter of Jojen Reed in the HBO series plays an officer of the First Order.
THE ACTORS OF THE RAID
Revealed by the awesome The Raid, Indonesian comedians Yayan Ruhian (Tasu Leech) and Iko Uwais (Razoo Quin-Fee) play members of the criminal group called “Kanjiklub” during a confrontation with Han Solo … and three raftars.
A Star Wars without Warwick davis wouldn’t really be a Star Wars. The one who started in Ewok in Return of the Jedi before becoming the Willow of a whole generation, had returned to The Phantom Menace the time of two cameos (he played Wald and a spectator of the module race). In The force awakens, he slips under the costume of Wollivan, a Blarina seen in the bar of Maz Kanata. Note that his daughter is also part of the bestiary of this scene, in the role of a little yellow and hairy creature.
Fans of the series 30 Rock will undoubtedly have recognized the interpreter of Frank Rossitano, Judah Friedlander, seated in the bar of Maz Kanata.
Disappeared in 2000, the British comedian, performer of the Obi-Wan Kenobi from the original trilogy, was integrated into the Awakening the Force by JJ Abrams. His voice is thus heard (he pronounces “Rey …”) in the scene where the young woman is confronted with several visions of the past in the cellars of the castle of Maz Kanata.
And it’s another Obi-Wan that we can hear just after: Ewan McGregor, specially come to record the sentence “These are your first steps” to accompany Rey in his discovery of the Force. Enough to launch some speculation on a relationship between the Jedi master and the young woman … and let fans hope for the possible return of the character (and the actor) in spin-offs.
Among the many vocal guests (the list is available on starwars.com), we will retain the director and master geek Kevin smith, invited by JJ Abrams to record for posterity the voice of a First Order stormtrooper. This is the officer throwing “Enemies approaching at 28.6. Onward!” Http://rss.allocine.fr/ “We have incoming at 28.6! Move!” before the arrival of the Resistance pilots.
Glimpse at the Resistance headquarters, in the guise of Admiral Statura, Ken leung, revealed by his role as Miles Straume in the series Lost, is one of the guests of JJ Abrams in The force awakens.
As Greg Grunberg, faithful accomplice of JJ Abrams at work on many projects of the director-showrunner-producer. In The force awakens, he slips into the suit of Snap Wexley, Resistance pilot.
At the Resistance HQ, you can also meet Lieutenant Connix, often alongside General Leia Organa. Nothing could be more logical when you know that the young actress Billie Lourd is, in the city, the daughter of Carrie Fisher. Her very specific hairstyle is also a nod to the buttons her mother wore in the first trilogy!
The Lady Shackleton of Downton abbey joined the Resistance of Awakening the Force, in the role of Doctor Kalonia, who retypes (among others) Chewbacca. In the city, Harriet walter is none other than the niece of fire Sir Christopher Lee, Count Dooku from episode 2 and 3.
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