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Despite all the behind-the-scenes drama surrounding the Han Solo movie and Star Wars: Episode IX in recent months, that hasn't lowered anticipation for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. While Lucasfilm is now churning out Star Wars films on an annual basis, it's been two years since we last saw Rey, Finn, Poe Dameron and the rest of the main characters from this new main trilogy. There's still a couple months to go until the public can see The Last Jedi, but for director Rian Johnson and his post-production team, the journey is over, as they've wrapped up work on the movie. You can see them celebrating the big moment in the picture below.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi has been in some form of development for over three years now, so for Rian Johnson (seen above as eyeballs, forehead and hair) and his crew to have finally put in the finishing touches is a momentous occasion indeed. And in this age of smartphones and social media, taking a group picture to commemorate the moment is definitely called for. For most of the people in this photo, they're now officially done with The Last Jedi, and they can either move on to the next job or take a well-deserved break. Johnson, on the other hand, isn't free of Episode VIII yet, as he'll have to do more interviews about the movie as the marketing ramps up in these last months.
Even with three months to go until Star Wars: The Last Jedi is released, Lucasfilm is still keeping specific plot details close to the chest. We do know what some of the characters will be up to, such as Rey training with Luke Skywalker on Ahch-To, Finn and newcomer Rose Tico being sent on a Resistance mission and Poe Dameron continuing his X-Wing escapades, but how their stories will play into the larger narrative remains to be seen. Nevertheless, if The Last Jedi follows in The Force Awakens and Rogue One's footsteps, then we can count on it not only being the biggest movie this December, but one of the best-performing movies of 2017 as well. Of course, The Last Jedi will also be a bittersweet affair since it marks Carrie Fisher's last performance as Princess/General Leia Organa following the actress' unexpected passing late last year.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in theaters on December 15. Keep checking back with CinemaBlend for more updates on the movie, and don't forget to also browse through our 2017 movie premiere guide to see what else is coming out for the remainder of the year.