Star Wars: The Last Jedi is looming on the horizon and a new poster spotlights Daisy Ridley’s Rey as she takes on her Jedi training. The poster was released for the Chinese market, where the film will release in early January 2018.
The film will see Rey turning to Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) as she learns the ways of the Force. On the remote new planet of Ahch-To – home to the divisive Porgs – Luke has been in exile and it is there that Rey found him at the end of 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Now, with Luke’s former lightsaber at her side, Rey has become the franchise’s newest apprentice figure, while Luke takes his turn at being the master.
Check out the new poster below:
The poster puts Rey atop one of Ahch-To’s many rocky outcrops, a collection of stone huts behind her. According to the novelization of The Force Awakens, the planet is indeed home to the first Jedi Temple, just as Han Solo (Harrison Ford) suggested. The huts behind Rey may well have been the dwellings of the galaxy’s first Jedi, before becoming a home to its last.
In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.
Directed by Rian Johnson, The Last Jedi stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern and Benicio Del Toro.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters on December 15, 2017.
5 Ways ‘The Last Jedi’ Links To Greater ‘Star Wars’ Canon
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is right around the corner. The film is the next chapter in the ongoing Skywalker saga. It’s also unique in the Star Wars films as it is the first one to be an immediate sequel to its predecessor. But that does not mean there won’t be plenty of Easter eggs for fans of the greater Star Wars canon to pick up on and enjoy.
One of the biggest criticisms about the previous Star Wars canon, now dubbed Legends, is that ancillary material never connected. Since Disney has taken over and the establishment of the Star Wars Story Group, that has all changed. The modus operandi has been to have everything connect but not in an intrusive way– one that feels more natural to reward the more hardcore fans as well as to intrigue new fans.
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