Star Wars: Episode 8 Cast Update- Gary Barlow Confirms He Is In; Teaser Trailer Details Revealed

By Disha Mashelkar | 2 years ago
Star Wars: Episode 8 Cast Update- Gary Barlow Confirms He Is In; Teaser Trailer Details Revealed
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The most anticipated film, Star Wars: Episode 8 cast has roped in former boyband singer Gary Barlow. The singer has recently confirmed this news during an interview on ITV’s Lorraine show.

Meanwhile, star wars expert, Mike Zeroh has disclosed interesting details for the upcoming Star Wars: Episode 8 teaser trailer. In the video, he mentions that the teaser trailer will be dropped on April 14. Read to know more.

Star Wars: Episode 8 Cast Gary Barlow To Play Cameo

Barlow, the 46 years old, told to Lorraine’s Ross King that he has landed a role in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. But his role is unlike Daniel Craig, who played a stormtrooper in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. He says, “I’m not a stormtrooper, but I am in it,” reports Digital Spy.

Speculations are rife that Barlow is going to play this role alongside Tom Hardy. That being said, so far there is no official confirmation and hence can be treated as a rumor.

During his interview on British daytime television Barlow also joked that he might lose his role after making this shocking revelation. He continues, “Now I’ve said that I’ll probably be out.” According to the singer, Star Wars people are so strict about revealing the information. And concerned about what information is out. He adds, “I’ve probably just done myself out of a role.”

Star Wars: Episode 8 Other Cast Members

Episode 8 will see late actress Carrie Fisher performing character General Leia Organa for one last time. She has completed her work for The Last Jedi before her untimely demise. Recently it has been revealed by Disney CEO Bob Iger that she will not be digitally re-created in Star Wars: Episode 8. In this way, they will pay her final tribute.

Apart from her, Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern, and Kelly Marie Tran are set to make their Star Wars debuts. Details of their characters are kept under wraps. But actor Del Toro’s is speculated to play father to Rey in Star Wars: Episode 8.

Star Wars: Episode 8 Cast

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Teaser Trailer Coming Soon

Star Wars Celebrations are set to take place this year in Orlando, Florida. The event will see the release of Episode 8 teaser trailer. Fans across the world are super-excited for this teaser. And the aforementioned source has revealed some interesting details about the same.

Firstly, Star Wars: The Last Jedi teaser trailer will be attached to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 which release on May 05, 2017. That being said, fans who wish to see the teaser trailer on a big screen can catch it on May 05. Earlier, The Last Jedi had been scheduled to release in May. But later the date was postponed to Dec.2017.

Secondly, John Williams conducted a score for the trailer that pertains to one of our heroes. Also, fans will get to see a special moment for General Leia Organa due to Carrie Fisher’s death.

The super talented composer, Williams, has previously given memorable themes for films such as Harry Potter, Jaws and more. And now for director Rian Johnson‘s Star Wars: Episode 8 he will re-create the magic.

Last but not the least Zeroh says, there is an interesting shot of Luke Skywalker gazing at the sunset. He is seen sitting on his meditation rock and gazing at the sunset.

Where Can Star Wars Fans Watch The Trailer?

Star wars fans can catch the teaser trailer anywhere between 11 AM to 12:30 PM on the official Star Wars Youtube channel, The Star Wars show. This has been labeled as an elongated teaser not labeled as a full trailer. Hence the length of this anticipated video clip might be short.

Star Wars: Episode 8 is set to open in theaters on Dec.15, 2017.

Also Read: “Star Wars: Episode 8” Update Reveals Luke Skywalker To Face Crisis Of Faith In Sequel

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About the author

Disha Mashelkar has completed her Masters in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Pune. She joined MNG in 2016. She loves writing on TV series/Films/Anime/Entertainment.