Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi
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Teaser poster
Directed byRian Johnson
Produced by
Written byRian Johnson
Based onCharacters
by George Lucas
Starring
Music byJohn Williams[1]
CinematographySteve Yedlin
Edited byBob Ducsay
Production
company
Distributed byWalt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Release date
  • December 15, 2017 (2017-12-15) (United States)
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (also known as Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi[2]) is an American epic space opera movie written and directed by Rian Johnson. It was released worldwide in December 2017. It is the second movie in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, following Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015).

Cast[change | change source]

The movie is produced by Lucasfilm and will be distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, and Andy Serkis in returning roles. New cast members include Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern, and Kelly Marie Tran. Fisher died in December 2016, making The Last Jedi her final movie role.

Background[change | change source]

The movie was announced after Disney's purchase of Lucasfilm in October 2012. It is produced by Ram Bergman and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. John Williams, composer for the previous seven films, returned to compose the score. Scenes that required shooting at Skellig Michael in Ireland were filmed during pre-production in September 2015, with principal photography beginning at Pinewood Studios in England in February 2016 and ending in July 2016.

The Last Jedi was released on December 15, 2017. A sequel, Star Wars: Episode IX, is scheduled for May 24, 2019.

Critical response[change | change source]

On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 91% based on 379 critic reviews, with an average rating of 8.1/10.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Hewitt, Chris (July 27, 2013). "John Williams To Score Star Wars Episodes VII-IX". Empire Online. Retrieved March 21, 2016.
  2. "The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson reveals first look at Star Wars Episode VIII's opening crawl". Radio Times. January 25, 2017. Retrieved January 25, 2017. Star Wars Episode VIII: the Last Jedi will be released in UK cinemas on the 15th December
  3. Star Wars: The Last Jedi, retrieved 2017-12-17

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