The force awakens for SA film fans
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
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