‘Star Wars’ Fever Extends to an Ancient Irish Island

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Director J.J. Abrams hoping ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ will appeal to female audience.

His spoiler-free review? “It was great,” Ford said of watching the franchise back on the big screen again. “It’s a wonderful movie, it’s got great production values.Abrams told US show Good Morning America that by focusing on female characters such as Daisy Ridley’s Rey, female cinema goers will warm to the films in a way they have not done in the past. “Star Wars was always a boys’ thing, and a movie that dads could take their sons to,” Abrams said. “And although that is still very much the case, I was really hoping this could be a movie that mothers could take their daughters to as well.” Abrams added see that he hopes kids in general will watch the film and see “themselves in it.

Dawson’s short story follows Bazine Netal, a mercenary who will be seen in the castle of pirate Maz Kanata (Lupita Nyong’o) in the movie, as she gets the job of retrieving a steel case from an Imperial Stormtrooper. Abrams revealed on Monday night that “Hamilton” creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote music for a bar scene in the upcoming “The Force Awakens.” Abrams said the freestyling rapper approached him during intermission at a performance of Broadway’s hit hip-hop historical and said, “Hey, if you need music for the cantina, I’ll write it.” It’s no surprise that the new “Star Wars” film would have a scene in a bar — tavern scenes with jaunty music appear in “A New Hope” and “Return of the Jedi” — but it is odd that the latest version would feature music by Miranda.

It’s a real big movie and I was delighted to see it.” The actor has had harsh words for his rogue smuggler character over the years, but — as he discussed in his recent EW interview — he’s softened to Han Solo in the years since Return of the Jedi. The assignment comes from an anonymous client, who also informs Bazine that the case is also being targeted by another mercenary, who goes by the codename Narglatch. On GMA, he revealed what convinced him to play the character again. “A really good script, the opportunity to work with J.J. [Abrams], who I’ve admired, and it just seemed like a good idea,” he explained, adding that Solo has “a more complex story now, a little bit more of an emotional context than perhaps there was before.” (But, he adds, he’s “still the same guy.”) The interview also touched on another of Ford’s most famous characters: Indiana Jones. When asked if a fifth Indy film is happening, he said, “I’d love to do another Indiana Jones and work with Steven [Spielberg] again — if we get a script, I’d love to do it.”

Abrams has recently revealed that Carrie Fisher’s Leia will not be referred to as “Princess” in the film, but has instead been given a new, more military-sounding title. Bazine fits the typical femme fatale role, similar to Asajj Ventress in the early part of “Dark Disciple.” However, the particulars of Bazine’s life and the era she lives in make up for this lack of originality. The secret remained safe until Abrams revealed it Monday night on “The Tonight Show.” Even the show’s bandleader Questlove, who co-produced the cast album to “Hamilton,” said he didn’t know about the Abrams-Miranda partnership. The Motion Picture Association of America has given the film a PG-13 rating based on its “sci-fi action violence”, which makes it only the second Star Wars film not to be rated PG.

Alongside Adam Driver and the returning trio of Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher, the film’s cast includes Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o and Andy Serkis.

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