Star Wars has taken over headlines this week thanks to the Han Solo movie’s director shake-ups, but the series has some good news to share now. The franchise’s eighth episode is making a comeback as new reports indicate The Last Jedi will wrap post-production soon.
The Talkhouse Podcast had a chance to sit down with director Rian Johnson recently to talk about his vision for The Last Jedi. Johnson and filmmaker Lily Amirpour told the organization post-production on the next Star Wars film will end in August.
In regards to Star Wars, the wrap date for post-production isn’t too surprising. The franchise has enough clout and money to it to give directors like Johnson leeway with cutting the film. Star Wars movies have plenty of check-ups they must go through before they can hit theaters, and an early post-production wrap will give Lucasfilm enough time to prep the feature.
For now, fans should be looking forward to The Last Jedi and its upcoming marketing campaigns. The feature has not been given much publicity, but Lucasfilm will ramp up promotions in the coming months. With the film set to debut in December, The Last Jedi will begin to roll out new footage and eventually TV spots come fall.
In fact, it appears as if Disney may already have another trailer prepared for The Last Jedi. The British Board of Film Classification just approved a new trailer for The Last Jedi. The clip will be shorter than the teaser previously shown at Star Wars Celebration in April, but it is definitely intended for the theatrical debut. The classification approves the video for both 2D and 3D screenings, so fans can look forward to the trailer’s release. Right now, the consensus is that Lucasfilm will reveal the new trailer at either D23 or San Diego Comic Con come July.
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the second film in the new Star Wars sequel trilogy that began with Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015. The film will deal with Luke training Rey to become a, and possibly the last, Jedi. Meanwhile, the Resistance, including Poe Dameron and First Order defector Finn, continues to fight against the First Order, led by General Hux, while Supreme Leader Snoke and his Dark Side follower Kylo Ren continue their mysterious plot.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is written and directed by Rian Johnson and stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis, Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern, and Kelly Marie Tran.
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