A Quick Guide to ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

Brian Linder
Star Wars Movies
Star Wars Movies

You’ve seen the trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but don’t you want to know more? Watch our Quick Guide video for the essential info you need to know before the latest installment in the epic Skywalker saga hits theaters.

Watch the video above, and check out these fast facts:

  • The Last Jedi was written and directed by Rian Johnson
  • The main cast of The Force Awakens are all returning, joined by Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern and Kelly Marie Tran.
  • The Irish isle of Skellig Michael again stands in for the planet of Ahch-To where Rey’s found Luke Skywalker.
  • Luke has been in exile there since his Jedi students were killed by Kylo Ren.
  • In addition to Rey’s training, Daisy Ridley confirms she filmed intense lightsaber fights.
  • Mark Hamill says Luke has “lost confidence in his ability to make good choices.” But he hasn’t gone to the dark side.
  • Johnson began writing the script by asking, “What’s the hardest thing each character could be faced with?”
  • Carrie Fisher collaborated with Johnson on the screenplay.
  • She died shortly after filming, but General Leia’s storyline remains unchanged.
  • The planet Crait and other new worlds are introduced. We meet new alien species, like Porgs.
  • Oscar Isaacs says The Last Jedi has intimate character moments like an indie film.
  • To prepare the crew for filming, Johnson screened classic movies like The Bridge on the River Kwai, Gunga Din, To Catch a Thief and Twelve O’Clock High.
  • The Last Jedi will have its world premiere on December 8.
  • Legendary composer John Williams is, once again, scoring the film.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens on December 15.

Brian Linder
Brian is a Sr. Content Producer at FANDOM. He's been on the fan-media scene since dial-up. Arriving at FANDOM via IGN, Brian was a founding editor at early Star Wars fansite TheForce.net and co-created the movie site, FilmForce, acquired by IGN in 2006. He's a fan of space operas and superheroes.
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