This weekend's D23 Expo has already been a blessing for Star Wars fans, with a behind-the-scenes reel for the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi being unveiled earlier today. And now, LucasFilm has gotten fans even more excited for the film with a series of breathtaking character posters.
The posters, which you can check out in our gallery below, show some of the film's ensemble cast in red ensembles. There are six posters in total, for Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega), Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), General Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher), Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), and Kylo Ren (Adam Driver). Click through our gallery to see the whole bunch.
Here is a description of The Last Jedi's D23 footage, as reported by our own Brandon Davis:
Footage of various sets flash by. The droids are prepped. Various space crafts are parked. "Ryan has written a story that's unexpected but right," Ridley said. Rey hands Luke the lightsaber in an emotional moments. "It feels like its own thing," Ridley said. An explosion takes place in a bunker. Stormtroopers prepare for choreography. Johnson makes Wookie sounds ith Chewbacca. Rey charges down a water line with a lightsaber in her hand.
Luke stands on a stage. Leia is shown. Benicio Del Toro stands in his ship. Adam Driver trains for a lightsaber fight. Daisy Ridley aims for a three on one fight. Rian Johnson hopes the film will be "a little shocking." Kylo Ren's helmets are on display -- some are damaged. Explosions aboard ships play. Rey poses with a lightsaber. "It's about family, and that's what's so powerful about it," Carrie Fisher said. General Ackbar is shown at the very end.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters December 15.
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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