Today the first official trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi was finally released and fans have responded with overwhelming enthusiasm. While the trailer featured many moments to analyze and discuss, fans quickly took notice of a mysterious new planet, prompting viewers to wonder what the name of the location will be and what role it will play in the film. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, director Rian Johnson shared details on the new planet and revealed that it will be named Crait.
Johnson offered small details on the new world’s purpose.
“It’s way out there. It’s uncharted. It’s a mineral planet and so there are mines on it.”
Johnson revealed that the planet had a previous role.
“[It’s] an old rebel base there that’s now abandoned.”
While slim on the details, Johnson discussed a moment involving the planet that will be featured in the film.
“It ends up playing a key role in the movie. [The Resistance fighters] show up where they have to deal with a very pressing and immediate.”
Are you excited to see the new planet? What do you think the Resistance has been called in for? Share your thoughts below!
Written and directed by Rian Johnson, Star Wars: The Last Jedi stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie and Andy Serkis. Introduced to the Star Wars saga are newcomers Laura Dern, Kelly Marie Tran and Benicio del Toro.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be released in theaters on December 15, 2017.
Source: Entertainment Weekly