It’s a good day to be a Star Wars fan. The long wait is finally over. Director Rian Johnson has confirmed Star Wars 8: The Last Jedi is now complete. The filmmaker took to Instagram to announce that the post production of the film has wrapped up 19 months after the shooting began.
“Aaand that’s a wrap on the hardest working production team in the galaxy. Going to miss sitting in dark rooms with these goobers”, Johnson captioned the snap.
The Star Wars cinematic Universe has been busy shuffling its directors. Episode IX’s announced director, Colin Trevorrow, departed the film and Lucasfilms has announced J.J Abrams as the replacement for the untitled film. Abrams had previously directed The Force Awakens. But among all this chaos, Rian has wrapped up his film.
With less than 3 months to go for the big release and only one trailer out so far, fans have already been speculating enough. The first trailer shows Luke Skywalker’s full return after he re-emerged at the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. “I only know one truth, it’s time for the Jedi to end”, Skywalker is seen teasing in the trailer. It’s a massive moment in Star Wars’ history, Skywalker's first lines since 1983.
The producers have kept specific plot details close to the chest but fans are already speculating with the details they know such as Rey training with Luke Skywalker on Ahch-To, Finn and newcomer Rose Tico being sent on a Resistance mission and Poe Dameron continuing his X-Wing escapades. How their stories play out remains to be seen. The Disney and Lucasfilm project is the first sequel to JJ Abram’s Episode VII and will be released on December 15th. A brand new trailer is definitely on the cards too.