Ladies, Gentlemen, Wookies and Whompas, the time is nearly upon us.
On April 13-16 Star Wars Celebration will be taking place in Orlando, Florida and over that weekend we should be getting our first trailer for Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi, the next entry in the Star Wars Saga.
Rumours have been circulating for a while now with regards to when we will get our first glimpse of footage and Kathleen Kennedy has said in various interviews that we should expect to see footage in Spring 2017. With Celebration Orlando just around the corner, it makes sense to debut that footage for the biggest annual gathering of Star Wars fans. It will most likely appear online a few hours after its screening where the internet will subsquently poop itself.
So what do we know so far?
All of our favourites are returning. Well….almost all of them,
The LA Times reporter spent the next few days recounting other details including Reys possible Jedi training:
Finally, "The Last Jedi" footage included a shot of Rey, clearly under duress, surrounded by many small orbs of light that hung in the air.
— Daniel Miller (@DanielNMiller) March 9, 2017
For the first time in the history of the Star Wars saga, The Last Jedi will pick up directly where The Force Awakens Finished with Rey and Luke still standing at the top of the last Jedi Temple. What will Rey’s Answer to Lukes question be?
There may be a reunion between Luke and Leia. Upon Carrie Fishers passing, Oscar Isaac shared a behind-the-scenes picture from the set of The Last Jedi showing Luke and Leia together again. We can’t be sure if this will now happen in episode VIII or IX. Last week Carrie Fisher’s brother Todd Fisher confirmed to Daily News that the family has given Disney and Lucasfilm permission to use recent footage for Episode IX.
“How do you take her out of it?’ …the answer is you don’t. She’s as much a part of it as anything and I think her presence now is even more powerful than it was.”
‘Recent footage’ could mean a number of things but it’s likely that there’s still be a heap of Force Awakens B-Roll just waiting to be utilized as Disney have already confirmed there will be no CGI Leia.
These new developements only add to the excitement of what’s to come this coming weekend at Celebration Orlando.
The Last Jedi arrives in theatres December 15th.