‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Tops Social Media Buzz

Star Wars The Last Jedi Finn Captain PhasmaThe most recent trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi was a huge hit for Disney and Lucasfilm, creating over half a million new conversations about the movie.

Variety is reporting that according to the PreAct tracking service, the latest Star Wars trailer has started up more than 537,000 new conversations in the past week, bringing the movie’s total all the way up to over 3.392 million. That the latest trailer was a real conversation-starter shouldn’t be too surprising, given that it was the most-viewed Star Wars trailer in a 24-hour period.

Other big hits for the week are Disney and Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok with 213,000 over new conversations and over 1.516 million in total, as well as Warner Bros. and DC’s Justice League with over 33,000 new conversations and 986,000 in total. Looking beyond 2017’s remaining superhero movies gives us 3 other movies outside of the top ten – Disney and Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War (over 23,000 new conversations, over 599,000 in total) and Black Panther (over 5,000 new conversations, over 713,000 in total), as well as Fox and Marvel’s The New Mutants (over 16,000 new conversations, over 34,000 in total).

Star Wars: The Last Jedi will rise on December 15, 2017. The movie’s cast includes 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.

Source: Variety

5 Ways ‘The Last Jedi’ Links To Greater ‘Star Wars’ Canon

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Star Wars The Last JediStar 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!

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Grant Davis

Grant Davis

A Texan freelance writer with interests in Star Wars, superhero movies, and entertainment in general.