Star Wars: The Last Jedi Opens This Weekend... and it Will be Huge!

It’s finally time to return to a galaxy far, far away. All the buzz from Star Wars fandom is in agreement: The Last Jedi is going to be the biggest Star Wars movie of all time when it releases worldwide on December 14.

With new revelations, unlocked mysteries, a darker plot and a final farewell to Princess Leia… Star Wars: Episode VIII will be an epic journey back to the world that George Lucas created.

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The saga continues in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Where we are in the Star Wars universe…

The Last Jedi is the second episode in the sequel trilogy, and will centre around the question “What’s going on with Luke Skywalker?” Star Wars fans can expect more backstory on the early days of the Galactic Republic and the battle between light and darkness… we can’t wait for the light-sabre action!

The film picks up immediately after the cliffhanger in The Force Awakens, which released in 2015… and we’ve got questions:

  • In the movie trailer, is Kylo Ren donning the same cape as his grandfather, Darth Vader?
  • Who is Rey’s family… is she Luke’s daughter? Obi-Wan’s granddaughter?
  • Why did Luke Skywalker disappear? Is there trouble in the Jedi order?
  • Will we learn more about Supreme Leader Snoke? He was a mysterious presence in The Force Awakens, appearing only as a hologram.
  • Is Yoda making a comeback in The Last Jedi? (Our favourite rumour from the film… please be true!)

The trilogy sequel continues…

It’s been two years since J. J. Abrams released The Force Awakens in a major revamp for the new Star Wars sequel trilogy. The film was universally praised (it boasts a 93% on Rotten Tomatoes) and set the stage for Rian Johnson to work his magic on The Last Jedi.

As the penultimate episode in the trilogy, fangirls and fanboys can expect things to get darker with Johnson’s adaptation. The director has paid meticulous attention to detail in moving the saga forward, with Mark Hamill and the late Carrie Fisher returning in their iconic roles as Luke and Leia.

New Star Wars films are being planned…

Even before The Last Jedi releases on December 15, director Rian Johnson has already been invited to direct a whole trilogy set based on the unexplored Star Wars universe… we’re talking three new films! Honestly, that sounds like the ultimate vote of confidence in what The Last Jedi will represent in the franchise.

Star Wars fan trivia

  • Carrie Fisher actually helped with the writing of the script for The Last Jedi. The actress passed away in December 2016 after filming was completed.
  • At 152 minutes, this will be the longest movie in the Star Wars saga. The film will also mark the 40th anniversary of the franchise and will be available on IMAX screens.
  • If you check the film’s poster, you’ll notice that all the characters are placed to form the pattern of Darth Vader’s mask.

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