Star Wars: The Last Jedi is written and directed by Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper) and continues the storylines introduced in Star Wars.
The Force Awakens, welcoming back cast members Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Domhnall Gleeson as Hux, Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma, and Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke. New cast members will include Academy Award winner Benicio Del Toro, Academy Award nominee Laura Dern, and newcomer Kelly Marie Tran as Rose.
The sequel is produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman and executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin, and Tom Karnowski. Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in regular and IMAX theaters on December 15, 2017.
Luke Skywalker returning to the saga:
The most exciting thing about Lucasfilm’s upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi is Luke Skywalker returning to the saga.
Skywalker may have returned to the series in Star Wars: The Force awakens , but those brief seconds audiences glimpsed of the jedi standing on a cliff of Ahch-To didn’t tell us anything about his character. It’s been decades since Skywalker has been seen and, after everything he’s been through, it’s fair to say the character has undergone some changes.