The Force Awakens was a huge success critically and commercially for Disney and Lucasfilm, ranking in over $2.01 Billion at the box office. Now that Rian Johnson is at the helm The follow-up film, The Last Jedi looks to follow in the footsteps of its predecessor. Entertainment Weekly’s upcoming fall issue gives us an inside look at what we can expect in Episode VIII. The issue implies there’s going to be a lot of interesting peeks for the next installment for our beloved characters.
The EW coverage is our first big push towards the film which is set to release on December 15th. After that, we have Force Friday to look forward to on September 1st. That’s when we get all of the new merchandise for The Last Jedi and I rack up a huge credit card bill. We won’t make you wait until September 1st or December 15th for some Star Wars news. Here’s a fresh update and inside story about the eagerly awaited film and also about the iconic rogue, Han Solo.
Despite being meeting his untimely demise in The Force Awakens, Han Solo’s character will still have a crucial role to play in The Last Jedi. Rian Johnson was
quoted by EW as having spoken about the ‘Han’ factor on the plot:
“Han, the ghost of — well, not literally [laughs]. I don’t want to misguide. I have to be very careful with my words here,”
“But a figurative ghost of Han had to be present throughout this entire film.”
Daisy Ridley provided further insight into the plot stating that Rey is furious and in a state of shock after finding out that Kylo Ren killed his own father.
“She just doesn’t understand Kylo,”
“When all she wanted was parents, why would a person who has parents do that? It’s so beyond comprehension, it’s ridiculous. So she has grief for the loss and then there’s anger. To be honest, she couldn’t understand doing something like that – let alone to your parents.”
Star Wars: The Last Jedi will hit the theatres on December 15th.