Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be the first film in the franchise that picks up immediately where its predecessor left off. We already know that we will finally see how Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) reacts to Rey (Daisy Ridley) when she hands him his old lightsaber, but the let’s not forget about the troubles that are afoot for the Resistance.
The Resistance aspect of the story will follow characters such as General Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher), Finn (John Boyega), Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) and newcomers Paige Tico (Veronica Ngo) and Rose Tico (Kelly Marie Tran). Now that the entire state of the galaxy is in chaos after the destruction of Starkiller Base, all Hell will certainly break loose for our heroes.
The highly-anticipated film is just a little over four months away, and with Force Friday around the corner as well as the rest of the marketing beginning to roll out, new details regarding the film will be revealed. In fact, a special tie-in children’s book features a few details regarding scenes featured in the beginning of the film.
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An upcoming new Star Wars: Look and Find book will feature two spreads from The Last Jedi. One of them takes place at Ach-To and explores some of the beautiful scenery as well as the inhabitants of the island:
“Starkiller Base is vanquished, but Kylo Ren has escaped. Thanks to Rey and her friends, BB-8 brought Luke Skywalker’s coordinates back to the Resistance. On their behalf, Rey travels to the planet Ahch-To, hoping to enlist Luke’s help. While Rey persuades the last Jedi to join the Resistance, look for these rocky features…”
The book also gives a few details in regards to the Resistance. In particular, Poe Dameron, BB-8 and Paige Tico are involved:
“Meanwhile, Poe is busy doing some persuading of his own. He and BB-8 are making runs through the First Order’s latest assault fleet to clear the way for the Resistance bomber squadron, headed by ace pilot Paige. BB-8 will keep the coordinates straight. You look out for these First Order ships…”
Thankfully, these scenes and details have already been hinted at with the first trailer as well as recent promotional material. Knowing that The Last Jedi finds much of our characters in separate stories, seeing how they may end up crashing into a head sometime in the film will be something really incredible.
Written and directed by Rian Johnson, the film stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Anthony Daniels, Andy Serkis, Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern and Kelly Marie Tran.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi arrives in our galaxy on December 15, 2017.