It is hard to believe that the world is just a little over a week away from seeing Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Writer/director Rian Johnson seemingly poured his heart and soul into crafting the eighth episode of the Skywalker saga by taking these characters both old and new to greater conflicts.
Fans who are eager for the ever-moving hype train will have another opportunity to increase their excitement this week. One the latest episode of The Star Wars Show, it was announced that the red carpet premiere of The Last Jedi will be streamed live on the official Star Wars website.
The world premiere in Los Angeles, CA will be held this Saturday with the stream starting at 5 p.m. PST. Fans can expect to see hosts Andi Gutierrez and Anthony Carboni on the red carpet covering the event as numerous members of the cast and crew will make appearances.
For fans curious about social media reactions and official reviews for The Last Jedi, expect initial reactions to appear online after the film screens at the world premiere while official reviews will be available to read on Tuesday, December 12 at 12 p.m. EST.
Here is the synopsis for the film:
“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.”
Written and directed by Rian Johnson, the film stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern and Benicio del Toro.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi arrives in our galaxy on December 15.
Source: The Star Wars Show
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.
Here are 5 ways The Last Jedi links to greater Star Wars canon. Click Next to get started!