Star Wars: The Last Jedi — What are the Latest Updates?

Warning/ possible spoilers... Star Wars fans are still scratching their heads. On Jan. 23, 2017, Lucasfilm announced the title of the second film in the sci-fi sequel trilogy — Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Then, in April, came a trailer — a 132-second teaser clip that didn't reveal much of anything. Since then, things have gone quiet, with both cast and crew remaining tight-lipped about the follow-up to The Force Awakens. Some Star Wars secrets have been revealed, however. Here are the latest updates.

It's Official — The Movie's Nearly Finished

The Last Jedi wraps post-production in August, according to a report this week. That means the movie's nearly done! Then, the promotion starts — expect a longer trailer, TV spots and lots of merch in the next few months. The Last Jedi  hits theatres on Dec. 15, 2017 — right in the middle of the holiday season — and will be released in both 3D and IMAX 3D.

Tom Hardy May Appear in the Movie

The Last Jedi follows on from The Force Awakens — both are set around 30 years after Return of the Jedi. Expect many characters to return, including Finn (John Boyega), Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill). Then there's Tom Hardy. Just this week, the actor appeared on The Last Jedi's IMDB page, then disappeared again. His character's name? Vilmer!

Luke Skywalker Possibly Fights the Knights of Ren — and Wins

This week, alleged new details about Luke Skywalker's role in The Last Jedi has the internet buzzing. According to a local in Ireland (part of the movie was filmed on the "Emerald Isle"), Skywalker battles Kylo Ren and the Knights of Ren — and takes them all out.

Does a Star Wars Comic Reveal The Last Jedi Plot?

Though The Last Jedi storyline is still under wraps, online movie buffs wonder if the plot is similar to the Star Wars comic series Darth Vader. In the comic, the Sith Lord fills an entire space station with clone troopers and looks for a Kyber crystal.

The Last Jedi is expected to break box office records when it opens in theatres in December. Much of the movie's plot line is still shrouded in mystery, so fans should stay tuned for the latest updates!

June 29, 2017

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