Two years ago, Star Wars: The Force Awakens kept everyone on their toes by revealing as little new footage as possible in new trailers. Now, Star Wars: The Last Jedi seems to be following suit. Details about the highly anticipated sequel have trickled out at a slow rate, but even that might be too much for director Rian Johnson. Johnson recently urged fans not to watch any new trailers for The Last Jedi and Mark Hamill seconds that opinion. The two are telling everyone to go into the movie as blind as possible to make the experience all the sweeter.
Rian Johnson has little control over the marketing of the big budget studio film he directed. But if he did, he probably wouldn't release any more trailers for the movie. He said as much on Twitter, telling fans that they should avoid everything they can from now until December (it ain't all about trailer views). Mark Hamill endorses this, and similarly wrote to fans on Twitter that they should stay dry on The Last Jedi news until the films release date. The Star Wars sequel is a highly secretive movie on purpose, and whatever happens in it may be best experienced fresh with no potential spoilers swimming around in your head.
While details about new characters and settings have been slowly revealed, almost nothing plot related has officially been released by Disney and Lucasfilm. This is a similar strategy from the release of The Force Awakens, which kept things close to the chest. However, Star Wars can afford to withhold footage because, well, it's Star Wars. You're going to see it, no matter how many trailers are released. So, you might want to take Johnson and Hamill's advice on this one.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the second installment of a new trilogy of films, and will continue the story of Rey, Finn, Poe Dameron, and Kylo Ren. The picks up where Force Awakens left off, with Rey training to be a Jedi under a disillusioned Luke Skywalker. Meanwhile, Finn is recuperating from his injuries and considering leaving the Resistance, while Poe is being groomed for leadership by Leia. Things turn up a notch when the First Order strikes back (see what I did?) and another battle for the fate of the galaxy commences. The film stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Carrie Fisher, Laura Dern, Benicio del Toro, and Mark Hamill.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set to hit theaters on December 15, 2017. To learn more about the movie, here's everything we know so far.
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