A film franchise that was once a passion of millions has become something of a cottage industry, with the latest Star Wars movies seeing their grosses surpassing $1bn in Australia.
But how do films and television shows from the Star Wars universe impact on Australia?
And what does this mean for the future of Australian cinema?
Find out in our series of ‘CATS & DOGS’ articles.
Star Wars movie star Daisy Ridley will appear in a new film for the first time in Australia’s history, ‘The Force Awakens’, due to be released in December 2018.
This means the film has to be adapted into Australian language.
Daisy Ridley (pictured) is the first person to play a leading female character in a Star Wars film, the first in the franchise’s history.
“She has been such a key character for me and so I am thrilled to have her back for this one,” Ridley told ABC News.
“It’s exciting to be back and it’s a privilege to be in this world again.”
The film has been adapted for Australian audiences by a Sydney-based company called Weta Digital, with Ridley and co-stars Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver and John Boyega also starring.
The production will be in Sydney.
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” will also be the first film to be shot entirely in Australia, with locations including the Australian Outback, New South Wales, and Queensland.
A local story about Daisy Ridley’s character Daisy Ridley, played by Daisy Ridley in ‘The Star Wars’ movie, will be included in the new film.
Daisy is a character played by actress Carrie Fisher in the original “Star Trek” film.
The character Daisy is played by Carrie Fisher and Adam Driver in the film.
Her role will be reprising her role in the 2015 “Star War: Episode IV A New Hope”.
“This is the beginning of a new era in the Star Trek franchise and I’m excited to be able to contribute to this exciting new chapter in the saga,” Daisy Ridley said in a statement.
“I’m honoured to be a part of the production of this film, and to share my love for Star Wars with a new generation of fans.”
A spokesperson for Weta said the production will include new shots of the Outback of Australia, as well as shots of New South Australia and Queensland, where the film is set.
“We are delighted to have Daisy Ridley and Carrie Fisher join us on the iconic Outback set as we make this film’s first film appearance,” Weta’s production director Michael Guggenheim said.
“In addition to Daisy’s appearance in the iconic “Star Wrench” scene, the production also has a shot of Daisy and Adam in New South and Queensland locations, as we embark on a journey to the Outbacks and explore a new chapter of the Star War saga.”
“We’re thrilled to be bringing Daisy Ridley to the epic, gritty and exciting world of Star Wars: Episode VII,” WETA’s director of film, Doug Jung, said.
The company is working with a local team to prepare the set.
A Weta production team will be on hand for filming the first movie scenes.
Daisy will appear on the set of “StarWrench”, the iconic scene in the third movie, “Return of the Jedi” (Picture: Weta) Daisy will be back in the Outdoors Daisy will have her own set of lightsabers and will be seen on the outback set of the film, “Starwrench” (Photo: WETA) Daisy’s character is voiced by actress Daisy Ridley.
Daisy was the only woman on the planet when “StarWars” first came to life in 1983.
“Daisy Ridley is a truly iconic and iconic part of Starwrench, a woman who has been the backbone of the story of StarWrench,” Jung said.
Daisy has also been featured in the “Star-Wars” franchise for the past five films.
Daisy also starred in the 2008 comedy film “Dirty Dancing”, which won an Oscar for Best Animated Feature.
“Dance”, directed by David Fincher, was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
The “Starworks” company will continue to produce the film in Australia and overseas, with more than 200 international productions on the way.