The Eighth Episode of Star Wars is premiering this Dec. 15!
In Star Wars: The Last Jedi, chaos and darkness run rampant in the galaxy once again. The First Order has risen after the fall of the Galactic Empire. Led by Supreme Leader Snoke, The First Order survived in the unknown regions of the galaxy. Former members of the Imperial Military plot their return to power. Inspired by the fascist ideals of the fallen Empire, they sought to be better and remove all the weaknesses the Empire had.
The First Order has gradually built their armies and fleets in secret and had amassed weapons that could topple the Galactic Senate. Fearing their growing power and due to the non-action of the Senate, Rebel veteran Leia Organa founded the Resistance. The two forces has been battling ever since.
The latest attack of the First Order had been a test-fire of their superweapon in Starkiller Base. They tested the weapon on the Hosnian system and thereby destroyed Hosnian Prime, the capital world of the Republic. Shortly thereafter, the Resistance launched a counterattack that resulted in the base’s destruction.
Rey embarks on a journey of self-discovery.
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This is where the last installment of the Star Wars Saga left off. With Starkiller Base destroyed, the Resistance has dealt a decisive blow on the First Order. Rey, a female scavenger and Force prodigy, embarks on a mission to find the legendary Jedi Master, Luke Skywalker. Hoping to come to terms with her attunement with the force, Rey becomes Luke’s apprentice. Maybe, after all of this, she’ll understand her place in the world.
On the other side of the galaxy, the conflict between good and evil wears on. The First Order, though suffering a major loss after the destruction of Starkiller Base, does not give up. Supreme Leader Snoke has decided to continue training Kylo Ren, another force prodigy, in the ways of the Sith. Snoke and The First Order still have their armies, their fleets, and plans for galactic conquest. It is up to the Resistance to foil them.
The Last Jedi
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is an upcoming American epic space opera film written and directed by Rian Johnson. It is the second film in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, following Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). Lucasfilm produced the film. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures will distribute it. It stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, and Gwendoline Christie in returning roles. New cast members include Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern, and Benicio del Toro.
Mark Hamill plays as Luke Skywalker.
He is a powerful Jedi Master who has been in self-imposed exile on the planet Ahch-To, and the son of Anakin Skywalker and Padmé Amidala. Mark Hamill is an American actor, voice actor, and writer. He plays Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars film series. Hamill is a prolific voice actor who has voiced characters in many animated television series, films, and video games since the 1970s. People also know Mark Hamill for his long-standing role as DC Comics’ the Joker, commencing with Batman: The Animated Series in 1992.
Carrie Fisher plays as General Leia Organa.
She is the twin sister to Luke, former princess of Alderaan, and a leading general in the Resistance. Carrie Fisher was an American actress, writer, and humorist. People mostly know Fisher for playing Princess Leia in the Star Wars films; a role for which she was nominated for three Saturn Awards. Disney named her a Disney Legend in 2017 after she passed away.
Adam Driver plays as Kylo Ren.
He is Supreme Leader Snoke’s loyal servant who is strong with the dark side of the Force and leader to the Knights of Ren. He was born Ben Solo, the son of Han Solo and Leia Organa, nephew of Luke Skywalker, and the grandson of Anakin Skywalker and Padmé Amidala.
Adam Driver is an American actor. He rose to prominence in the supporting role of Adam Sackler in the HBO comedy-drama series Girls, for which he received three consecutive nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. Driver has appeared in supporting roles in a wide range of films, including Lincoln, Frances Ha and Inside Llewyn Davis. Driver gained worldwide attention and acclaim for playing the villain Kylo Ren in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. He reprises this role in future Star Wars films.
Daisy Ridley plays as Rey.
She is a highly Force-sensitive scavenger from the desert planet Jakku who joined the Resistance and goes to find Luke Skywalker. She is an English actress and film producer. Daisy Ridley began her acting career by appearing in minor television roles and short films. She got her big break when she secured the lead role of Rey in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, appearing in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
The Last Jedi is scheduled for release on December 15, 2017.