Ever since the teaser dropped a few months for the Last Jedi, more and more images and footage have been coming out on some of the new sets and worlds in the latest film of the franchise. The one I’m most interested in is the Casino planet Canto Bight, have you seen the cute animatronic dogs?? Come on!
Apparently, the sets were so massive for this planet that they even left Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill floored.
While speaking with the official Star Wars website, Hamill revealed that the set was easily one of the most opulent he’s ever encountered.
I was on one set, and I’m not giving anything away because Rian has already talked about a casino sequence. The set, with 150 actors all dressed in prosthetics and puppetry and robots — that set alone could probably easily have financed 100 Brigsby Bears. It was easily one of the most opulent sets I’ve ever been on. I’m fascinated not by just the scenes I’m in. When I had free time I would go and observe all these different actors and all these different scenes. The amount of talent that just is unrecognized… That’s why the credits run for an hour and a half. Because it takes thousands of people to successfully mount an epic of this size.
We don’t know much about what will happen on Canto Bight in THE LAST JEDI, but we do know that Finn (John Boyega) and Rose (Kelly Marie Tran) will be making their way there as part of a secret Resistance mission, possibly to make contact with Benicio del Toro’s character.
Mark added “Everyone says, ‘Oh, it must be so fun coming back to Star Wars,'” Hamill said. “Yeah, it’s fun but it’s also hugely intimidating and bordering on terrifying, because it’s just almost too high profile for comfort. Brigsby Bear is a little film about little people with big ideas. It’s set in the suburbs. I mean, you can relate to it. With something like this, it’s just a massive fantasy film.”
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI will hit theaters on December 15, 2017