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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Featurette: Heroes and Villains Train Hard for Battle

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Featurette: Heroes and Villains Train Hard for Battle
From Slashfilm - December 2, 2017

Weve got less than two weeks until Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters. While were sure more footage from the movie is coming in various TV spots and other marketing before the film arrives later this month, the marketing department at Lucasfilm figured out another way to keep the hype going strong for the movie without really spoiling anything.

A brand new Star Wars: The Last Jedi training featurette has been released online, and it focuses on the actors from the sequel preparing for their action sequences. Of particular interest are the sequences involving Daisy Ridley and Adam Driver training for battle. We see the two sides of the light and dark wielding their weapons behind the scenes and on set, preparing for what will likely be another intense battle between good and evil.

Watch the Star Wars: The Last Jedi Training Featurette

In the featurette, we see assistant fight coordinator Liang Yang talking about working with Daisy Ridley, who apparently exceeded expectations when it comes to exerting all of her energy for this role. Yang says he was planning to need three days to teach her a certain sequence of moves for a training scene in The Last Jedi, but the actress learned everything she needed to know in just an hour and a half.

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