THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – The new posters don’t feature anything the December teaser didn’t show.
Two posters for Blade Runner 2049 were released on Thursday. And while they are both very slick, they just don’t top the poster for the 1982 film.
The new posters separately feature Harrison Ford, who is returning as Rick Deckard, and co-star Ryan Gosling.
They are fairly basic, not featuring anything the December teaser didn’t show. The Gosling poster is done in cool colors and shows his futuristic police cruiser. The Ford poster is done in warm colors and shows the decaying head of a massive statue, also seen in the teaser.
Neither gives any movie credits or even a release date, so there is likely a third edition coming, but so far, these posters just cannot top the one for the 1982 film. That drawn poster was epic, as it was futuristic but dripping with noir. It didn’t give anything away plot wise but was intriguing with the tag “Man has met his match. Now it’s his problem.”
EW – Thousands of voices cried out and were suddenly silenced Thursday — awestruck as 40 years of galactic history united on stage before them.
At the opening event of Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, Florida, on Thursday, original Star Wars director George Lucas and original stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Peter Mayhew, and Anthony Daniels celebrated 40 years of the saga and paid tribute to Carrie Fisher in the process (more on the Fisher tribute here).
The event was hosted by Warwick Davis, who was just a boy when he played Wicket the Ewok in Return of the Jedi and most recently appeared as a tiny Rebel warrior in Rogue One. Also in attendance were Billy Dee Williams, Hayden Christiansen, Ian McDiarmid, and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy.
Ahead, highlights from the event as it happened in real-time.
— Kicks off with a video showing footage of fans lined up a long time ago: May 1977, outside the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood when the original movie premiered to sell-0ut crowds. It cuts to shots of present-day kids, dressed in costumes at recent Celebration conventions, accompanied by their parents (many of them dressed as their favorites heroes, villains, and creatures, too.)
Session 118 isn’t from Star Wars Celebration but the rest of the photos are. Enjoy!
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VARIETY – Harrison Ford eulogized his “Star Wars” co-star Carrie Fisher as a “one-of-a-kind” person and an “original” after the actress died Tuesday at the age of 60.
“Carrie was one-of-a-kind…brilliant, original,” Ford said in a statement. “Funny and emotionally fearless. She lived her life, bravely.”
Ford went on to say that his thoughts were with Fisher’s mother Debbie Reynolds, daughter Billie Lourd, and brother Todd Fisher.
“We will all miss her,” he said.