The force awak­ens for SA film fans

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are the Jedi,” said Wener.

His out­fit was im­ported from a US movieprop com­pany and it was tai­lored lo­cally to make it per­fect.

The 12-mem­ber Cape Town Star Wars Group will gather at the V&A Water­front’s Nu Metro cin­ema com­plex, bran­dish­ing lightsabres, on Thurs­day evening.

“I de­cided to get to­gether this group of peo­ple who are as ex­cited about Star Wars as I am. I have re­cently started it and would love as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble to join.”

Wener said films were just the pub­lic side of the Star Wars fan ex­pe­ri­ence.

“The cul­ture in South Africa is as big as it is any­where in the world. How­ever, we have not been ex­posed to the mer­chan­dise and Star Wars books that have been avail­able in the US for more than 30 years. The books delve deeper into the lin­eage of these char­ac­ters. What we see in the movies is the tip of the ice­berg,” he said.

This week in an in­ter­view in Florida in the US, Ny­ong’o re­vealed that por­tray­ing a com­puter-gen­er­ated char­ac­ter had been chal­leng­ing.

“It was a chal­lenge, but one that I was happy to take ... I’m so ex­cited to be a part of it and to fi­nally share it soon,” she said. The film will open in the US on Fri­day.

Adam Driver, who plays the role of Kylo Ren, sets off with a trio of storm troop­ers WHO’S YOUR VADER? Gé Davids dressed up as Darth

Vader

PHOTO: JACO NEL

STARSTRUCK Gé Davids from Kemp­ton Park on the East Rand in Gaut­eng can’t wait to dress up to watch the lat­est Star Wars movie

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