Saturday, March 25, 2017

Star Wars Episode 8 – The Last Jedi: release date, trailers, cast, and everything we know so far

The Last Jedi, the next film in the Skywalker saga, is now just nine months away. By now you’ve probably seen Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, so it’s time to look ahead and find out what lies in store for Star Wars: Episode 8 – particularly after the death of Carrie Fisher (General Leia) on December 27, 2016. Here’s everything we know so far about the next instalment of the films – we’ll update this page with new information as and when we get it.

What’s the latest?
  • Frank Oz has “been asked not to talk about” playing Yoda.
  • Carrie Fisher’s scenes as General Leia have been filmed and will not be altered with CGI.
  • Mark Hamill’s first words in the film have been revealed.
  • The title The Last Jedi officially refers to more than one Jedi.
  • Disney’s CEO Bob Iger calls episode 8 “a great next chapter in the iconic Skywalker family saga.” Fans think this is a hint that Rey, like Kylo Ren, is a Skywalker.
  • The Databank pages on StarWars.com have confirmed that there is a “mysterious” and “strange” connection between Rey and Kylo Ren. They explain that “his destiny and Rey’s [are] somehow intertwined”.
  • The packaging for a new Star Wars product – to be released on September 1, 2017 – has been shared by Star Wars. The important details from the packaging are below: each member of the trio has a new look, but Rey’s is the most different. If you look closely, you’ll see she has a cut above her left eyebrow – and she still has Anakin Skywalker’s blue lightsaber.

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