With less than five days to go until the Star Wars: The Last Jedi release date, fans are gearing up for a long-awaited return to the galaxy far, far away.
The Rian Johnson-directed Star Wars movie is set to hit theaters on Dec. 15, nearly two years to the day after the debut of its predecessor, The Force Awakens. It will continue the story of Rey’s (Daisy Ridley) journey to find her place in the galaxy with the help of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and maybe even Kylo Ren (Adam Driver).
Here’s everything you need to know about those last Jedi spoilers and everyone else involved in the Star Wars saga’s next installment.
- Does Rey become a Gray Jedi?
A Star Wars: The Last Jedi poster that seemed to hint that Rey may become a Gray Jedi — a Force-user who walks the line between light and dark — was also unveiled at the event. The image shows Rey holding a light saber that embodies aspects of both Luke and Kylo Ren’s signature weapons. The beam of the light saber splits the poster in half to create a chasm of her two potential mentors’ faces.
A full-length Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer showcasing the escalating collision between the Resistance and the First Order. The preview honed in on both Rey and Kylo Ren’s struggle to determine where their allegiances truly lie.
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi Cast – Old and New in one film!!
The Last Jedi will be filled of familiar faces from both the earlier Star Wars movies i.e. The Force Awakens and previous Star Wars film as Finn (John Boyega), Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie), Supreme Leader Snoke (Andy Serkis), General Hux (Domhnall Gleeson), Maz Kanata (Lupita Nyong’o), R2-D2 (Jimmy Vee), C-3PO (Anthony Daniels), BB-8 (voiced by both Bill Hader and Ben Schwartz), Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew) and General Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher) are all set to appear in the movie alongside the main trio of Rey, Luke and Kylo Ren.
Fisher’s scenes were all filmed before she passed away in December 2016 after suffering a massive heart attack. Her performance can be seen all throughout the movie.
As for new additions to the galaxy far, far away ensemble, Laura Dern and Benicio Del Toro will be making their debut in the Star Wars cast as Dameron’s new boss, Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo, and an “enimagtic” computer hacker known as DJ, respectively, while newcomer Kelly Marie Tran will play a Resistance mechanic named Rose Tico who teams up with Finn.
All Star War fans should also keep an eye out for Tom Hardy, who is rumored to have a cameo as a First Order Stormtrooper.
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi Spoilers and Speculations!
Warning: For those who would like to avoid any Star Wars: The Last Jedi spoilers, this is the point you stop reading, but if don’t mind learning a little about the action beforehand, then feel free to carry on. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!
The Last Jedi is set to pick up right where The Force Awakens left off, where Rey offers Luke his old light saber after finding him alive in self-imposed exile on Ahch-To.
“[Familial themes are] a huge part of especially Rey’s character, something that was a really powerful part of her setup and something I really wanted to dig into with this,”
Rian Johnson said.
After being literally stabbed in the back during his Lightsaber battle with Kylo Ren in Force Awakens, Finn will once again be intent on escaping the madness of the galaxy to live out his life in peace. However, meeting Rose will be likely to give him some much needed perspective and the two will set off to the casino city of Canto Bight on the planet Cantonica to complete a mission for the Resistance.
Leia’s role in the Star Wars saga will come to an end in The Last Jedi due to Fisher’s passing.The Last Jedi as a whole will be darker, according to several involved, with a tone similar to that of The Empire Strikes Back.
The Last Jedi clocks in at 150 minutes, making it the longest Star Wars film to date.