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Jason Fry Explains His Process for Writing “The Last Jedi” Novelization

Around the Galaxy: Star Wars News & Notes - March 8, 2018

Spoilers regarding Star Wars: The Last Jedi novelization and Solo: A Star Wars Story ahead…

Vocational responsibilities over the past ten days ran me up and down New England’s highways. That said, and snow piles and cracked windshields be damned, I remain dedicated to catching up in my avocation.

But man-oh-man, the Star Wars news just keeps popping up everywhere–and I don’t just mean Mark Hamill’s new star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame or the announcement about Mr. Favreau (which came in just before I was to hit publish on this piece this morning).

Jason Fry on his process…

As a writer, I enjoyed this look behind the scenes of The Last Jedi novelization:

Having just read the prologue, thus far, I am very excited to hear Fry’s answer to Jack Shepherd’s question: “What new scenes are you most proud of?”

I loved writing that opening sequence with Luke – it’s a surprise, but one I think is justified once you understand what’s happening and how it echoes the story. I loved all the additional material I got to write for Leia, who’s a character who demands an author’s A-game. It was an honor (and a big responsibility) to be able to explore her connection with the Force, her almost superhuman sense of duty, and the emotional price she pays for that duty.

The collaboration with Johnson and Lucasfilm makes me very interested in diving into the book.

Deleted Scenes and More

Speaking of being interested in diving in, The Last Jedi comes to digital next week and the “Star Wars Show” did an excellent job providing sizzle; in particular, the deleted scene between Phasma and Finn has fandom buzzing.

If Rey is in, so is the Maestro

Given the clickbait pieces floating around (casually read as “Williams Quits Star Wars”), I wanted to do a little research: quotes Williams as saying:

We know J.J. Abrams is preparing one now for next year that I will hopefully do for him, and I look forward to it… It will round out a series of nine and be quite enough for me.

That read, you can listen to the entire interview from Classical KUSC via the link below:

Doesn’t seem so controversial anymore, does it?

Lussier spreads the Star Wars love

Anytime I am trying to figure out what the heck is going on in the world of Star Wars; I turn to io9 and the byline of Germain Lussier.

He did not disappoint…

First off, we have his first reaction to the finale of Star Wars Rebels:

Then we go into Legends lore:

And, finally, Lussier wades back into a discussion of Solo: A Star Wars Story:

Of the character, Dryden Vos, Michael K. Williams said:

He was extremely sophisticated. Very rich. He’d been around the world, older guy, and it was sort of a love triangle between Emilia Clarke’s character, Qi’Ra and the young Han Solo.

Good stuff. Watch the entire Williams interview — from Sirius XM’s Jim and Sam — below:

I’ll keep on catching up tomorrow! JB


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John Bishop

A graduate of Boston and Northeastern universities, John Bishop became the beat reporter for prior to the B’s 2006-07 hockey season. While with the Bruins, “Bish” traveled North America and Europe to cover the Black & Gold’s every move via laptop, blog, and smart phone. The co-author of two books, Bygone Boston and Full 60 to History: The Inside Story of the 2011 Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins, John covered the XXI Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver in 2010 and the B’s 2011 championship run and banner raising before taking a faculty/communications position at a prep school outside Boston in 2013. He lives with his wife Andrea and sons Jack, Scott, and Luke in central Massachusetts.
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