Yesterday, a reporter from the Los Angeles Times revealed that footage from the upcoming 8th installment of the Skywalker Saga, Star Wars: The Last Jedi was screened to investors during an annual shareholders meeting in Denver, Colorado.
Slashfilm has now shared a detailed description of the footage thanks to one of their readers who was in attendance at the meeting.
We already know Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) spoke the line “Who are you?” but the footage description reveals this line was actually delivered inside of dark cave like interior, perhaps one of the small beehive huts located on Acht-To.
Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) is seen in his X-Wing yelling “It’s now or never!” before it cuts to a shot of BB-8.
Apparently, the Resistance now has now acquired a fleet as a shot included X-Wings flying through a fleet which had a Rogue One like feel to it. While the Republic fleet was wiped out when the First Order destroyed Hosnian Prime, it’s possible the destruction of the Republic could have galvanized Capital ships from other star systems to join the Resistance.
A shot was seen of Chewbacca roaring as well as another shot featuring Captain Phasma.
Finn (John Boyega) is seen on the bridge of a First Order ship wearing the uniform of a First Order office. Standing to his left his actress Kelly Marie Tran who is also wearing a First Order uniform. This could suggest that the rumors we heard of Finn’s mission in the film could be true.
The footage may have offered a glimpse of Rey’s Jedi training as several shots of Rey igniting and spinning the Skywalker lightsaber were seen.
A slow motion shot of Rey’s hand was seen with all five fingers placed in the ground with dirt and pebbles hovering around her.
A shot with Leia (Carrie Fisher) was seen as she turned towards the camera with a hologram of the fleet behind her.
An X-Wing is seen flying into a hanger that has another X-Wing parked inside. The X-Wing quickly brakes as the nose of another X-Wing pops up into the shot.
Lastly, Rey is seen again on Acht-To practicing with her Lightsaber on the point of a ridge with Luke farther up looking down at her.
Disney CEO Bob Iger also showed the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens later in the presentation before revealing another shot that could be the first we see of Luke and Rey in The Last Jedi as it was a close up of Luke’s hands as he grasps his first lightsaber with both hands, taking it from Rey. It then cut to a wider shot of Luke as he looks up towards the camera before it ended.
It’s possible we could see this footage as early as Star Wars Celebration in Orlando next month but it’s also possible Lucasfilm could reveal something else entirely as Disney would surely know that the description of the footage screened during the shareholders meeting would make its way online.
The film stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern, Kelly Marie Tran, and Andy Serkis.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters December 15, 2017.
‘Star Wars’: Just Who Could Be ‘The Last Jedi’?
Last month, Disney and Lucasfilm officially announced the title for the next “Skywalker Saga” Star Wars film. Episode VIII will be titled The Last Jedi. As soon as the announcement came, fans were both excited, and very interested. That’s a “cool” title, yet at the same time very vague. Even stars of the film, Mark Hamil and Daisy Ridley have been tight-lipped about what that could mean. The only response has been Hamil saying that it has a very “samurai” and “minimalist” vibe to it. Ridley only shared a meme on Facebook related to the announcement of the title.
So what does it mean? One theory is that for the new films, the titles will literally spell out a sentence summarizing the trilogy, which is interesting. The first film The Force Awakens, the next one The Last Jedi, the third…. so it could say that “The Force Awakens The Last Jedi (insert Episode 9 title).”
But we are curious as to who the last Jedi in Episode VIII could be. Of course, there are obvious answers, since the field of Jedi in the new trilogy is so limited. It’s not like the prequel trilogy where there were hundreds if not thousands of Jedi to pick and choose from.
So let’s take a look as see just who the Last Jedi could actually be. Click next to see who our choices are.