We’re less than two months out from the next Star Wars film and you can practically taste the anticipation. But just in case you need more reasons to get totally hyped for The Last Jedi, Lucasfilm has revealed a new still and dropped a new behind the scenes video that takes us right to the top-secret Star Wars set...
Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s opening in theaters is guaranteed to be one of the most exciting events of the year, and also guaranteed to be overcast by the untimely death of Carrie Fisher. All of her work on the film was completed before she passed away, which may even make watching her onscreen even more difficult. We’ve heard that The Last Jedi greatly expands her role in the franchise, and in a way it gives the actress an appropriate send-off.
When you woke up this morning you might have felt something. No, it wasn’t the rumbling of the garbage truck outside your window or the screeching pain caused by your blaring alarm clock. It was the Force.
Though it felt kind of wrong, when Carrie Fisher died in December a lot of us wondered how the Star Wars movies would weather her loss. Had she finished shooting all her scenes? (She had, at least for Episode 8.) How integral to the plot of Episodes 8 and 9 was Leia going to be? Would the story need to be changed to accommodate for her absence? Some wondered if her likeness would be Tarkin’d onto a body stand-in for the final movie, which felt wrong even to think about. (It’s not happening, thankfully.) Lucasfilm has a lot to consider after losing one of its biggest stars, but it sounds like none of The Last Jedi is going to be changed because of her death.