It’s that time of year again and – no big surprise – there is very little we can tell you about the latest Star Wars movie.
As always, the plot is the closest guarded secret in Hollywood. All we do know is that the wait will be worth it.
2015’s The Force Awakens brought the Star Wars franchise to a young new audience, all the while keeping its older, more seasoned fans not only loving the new characters, but crying out for more.
The movie took in over $2 Billion worldwide and is the third highest-grossing movie of all time.
And it was good – really, really, good.
It introduced us to new characters Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega), Supreme Leader Snoke (Andy Serkis), Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaacs) and General Hux (Domhnall Gleeson), to name but a few.
It also saw the return of some of the most amazing and memorable characters in cinema history – Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and General Leia Organa (formerly Princess Leia of Alderaan – played by the late Carrie Fisher).
The old and new plotlines were so expertly woven together, this movie was as close to perfect as you could imagine. It wasn’t a remake, it was a reinvention.
Regarding The Last Jedi, what we do know is we will be seeing more of Luke Skywalker, who has been in self-imposed exile on the planet Ahch-To (which is set on Skellig Michael, off the coast of Kerry) after Rey tracked him down in The Force Awakens.
We also know that this will be remembered as Carrie Fisher’s last movie – she passed away suddenly on December 27, 2016.
But that’s about it. And that’s just the way Lucasfilm like it.
Expect huge, never-seen-before special effects, with twists to make your jaw drop, not to mention an ending that will have you instantly wanting more.