Star Wars: The Last Jedi was released yesterday just under two years after the hugely popular first instalment of the new trilogy, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. So, if you haven’t made it to the theatres just yet and you are itching for a few details, then we have just the thing for you. The following are a few insights with a light seasoning of possible spoilers to get you even more exciting for your weekend viewing.
The late great Carrie Fisher
The Star Wars universe lost one of its brightest stars just under a year ago. The actress played the iconic roles of General Leia Organa in the latest trilogy and Princess Leia Organa in the original trilogy. Although her sudden death left the production unable to complete any reshoots, most if not all of principal filming is believed to have been completed.
The character’s future in the Star Wars universe will, however, need to either be resolved in Episode 8 or with the aid of CGI in the final instalment of the new trilogy. The latest trailer (above), released in early October may hint at a possible resolution with General Organa seemingly starting down the barrel of defeat on the bridge of her ship.
Rey and Kylo Ren?
The latest trailer for The Last Jedi has also hinted at Rey finding comfort with Kylo Ren after Luke refuses to continue to train her. “I need someone to show my place in all this,” explains Rey as Kylo Ren extends his hand seemingly in friendship. The pair shared screen time in The Force Awakens but their interaction was anything but cordial. The circumstances that led up to the scene depicted in the trailer will, as a result, be interesting to discover.
A long, long… movie
Strap in for the longest movie in Star Wars history. The previous record for the longest movie for the franchise was Revenge of the Sith at 140 minutes. The Last Jedi will clock in at 150 minutes surpasses the previous record by a considerable margin. The DVD directors cut is also likely to be even longer with the inclusion of deleted scenes. Is it possible that we might get a two-hour Star Wars movie? We can only hope.
Patiently waiting for the weekend to watch The Last Jedi
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Luke on the dark side?
Throughout the original trilogy, Luke was seen as a beacon of the light side of the force. In addition to rebuffing Vader’s pleas to join the dark side, Luke blew off an offer to join Emperor Palpatine in Return of the Jedi. It would, as a result, be unimaginable for the veteran Jedi to now drift over to the dark side, wouldn’t it? Well, maybe not.
In a promotional Tweet for the release of The Last Jedi, IMAX gave a sneak peek at a walk-through display (above). The display features the movie’s protagonists on the left and its agonists on the right. Luke, however, is shown on both sides. On the right, he is the picture of a heroic Jedi knight but on the left, he is hooded in the unmistakable appearance of a Sith Lord.
C-3PO returns… again
Although a supporting role more often not used as a bit of comic relief, C-3PO holds the staggering distinction of appearing in every Stars Wars film including the seven previous episodic films and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Additionally, the role has been brought to life by a single actor, Anthony Daniels throughout all eight films. Daniels will return as the golden protocol droid in The Force Awakens.