A new video from the set of the eighth instalment in the Star Wars saga, The Last Jedi, features director Rian Johnson discussing what it was like to work on the latest chapter of the iconic series, along with footage of the late Carrie Fisher shooting her final performance as General Leia Organa.
Johnson’s excitement is evident as he takes charge of a world that clearly meant a lot to him growing up. Also apparent is the enthusiasm of Johnson’s cast – including Fisher, Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill and John Boyega.
Check out the new video, from USA Today, below.
The clip gives us several glimpses of the new movie. We see Boyega’s Finn undercover in a First Order uniform, a new alien creature that seems to be kept in captivity, Fisher’s Leia in a Resistance base, and some explosive action featuring Oscar Isaac’s Poe Dameron on new planet Crait.
As well as these tantalising glimpses at what The Last Jedi has in store, we also get to hear from several members of the cast, including Fisher, who passed away in December last year. Fisher’s final acting performance will feature in The Last Jedi and, in this clip, she has some kind words about Johnson as a director:
“[Johnson] has flaws in other areas. I just don’t know about them.”
Johnson also talks about being “overwhelmed” by new sets in the clip and it’s easy to see what he means. The video gives us a look at a towering rocky set, presumably from the planet on which Luke Skywalker is training Rey, the vast and impressive deck of a First Order ship, and the full-sized and ever-iconic Millennium Falcon.
Are you excited for The Last Jedi? Where are you hoping Johnson will take the Star Wars saga? Let us know in the comments below!
Star Wars: The Last Jedi stars Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa, Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata, Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Tico, Laura Dern as Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo, Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma, Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke, Domhnall Gleeson as General Armitage Hux, Benicio Del Toro as “DJ”, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, and Jimmy Vee as R2-D2.
The film hits theaters on December 15, 2017.
Source: USA Today
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