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Star Wars: The Last Jedi at D23

On Day 2 of D23, Disney announced a powerful slate of live-action pictures, including an enhanced look at one of the studio’s crowning jewels – The Last Jedi, the latest installment of the mega-blockbuster franchise from LucasFilm. The whole cast was on hand to meet the fans and present a new trailer – with one very noticeable absence: Carrie Fisher, who passed away shortly after completing her work in the movie. Beyond the power of Fisher’s General Leia, her sudden loss impacted the whole cast and crew, and the emotions are still very raw – but, as Mike Hammil says in this exclusive interview, the work shines through when “real life and our fantasy world collide”. The HFPA’s  Ramzi Malouki and Katherine Tulich talked to Mark Hammil (Luke Skywalker), Laura Dern (Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo) and Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma) about fandom, loss, and galaxies far, far away.