Since the release of the Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer, more information on the movie has come to light in bits and pieces. This week, Entertainment Weekly has posted its Fall Movie Preview and it works around Star Wars: The Last Jedi. It talks about the relationship between Rey and Luke Skywalker to the mysterious role played by Benicio Del Toro.
Here are the interesting details around the Star Wars The Last Jedi :
Luke Skywalker distances himself from Rey
As seen in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Rey finally makes her journey to the coordinates where Luke Skywalker can be found. She lands on the planet Ahch-To and delivers Luke his very own Light Saber.
Rey went with an expectation to learn from a Jedi, who might be the last of his kind and the last hope of defeating the First Order. However, reality hits her as she finds Luke ruing his decision to train Ben Solo, now known as Kylo Ren and who seeks to live out rest of his living days on this isolated planet. This comes as a major setback to her as she saw Han Solo die at the hands of Kylo Ren and a First Order assault on the Resistance is inevitable after the incidents that took place on Starkiller base.
This planet is isolated but not unpopulated. We will be introduced to some new creatures on the planet, including Penguin lookalike Porgs.
Finn plays a central figure for the Resistance
In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we see Finn healing in a pod from the injuries suffered during the mounting of an attack on Starkiller base. John Boyega playing the character of Finn reveals to EW that “Finn just wants to get away and not be involved.“ He is set to embark on a mission casino city Canto Bight and he will be assisted a new character Rose Tico played by Kelly Marie Tran.
Rose Tico is a mechanic in the Resistance and she idolizes Finn for the courage and bravery shown by him on Starkiller base. Although she does not realize that Finn is a young scared man who almost refused to fight the impending war between the Resistance and the First Order only to be convinced by Rey to do so.
Insight into the events between Luke Skywalker and Kylo Ren
We saw glimpses of the events that took place prior to The Star Wars: The Force Awakens. These scenes show Luke Skywalker training a group of a young Jedis, one of them being Ben Solo in an attempt to create a new Jedi Order.
Kylo Ren goes rogue and succeeds in killing most of this Jedi Order. Mark Hamill playing Luke Skywalker says that “Luke made a huge mistake in thinking that his nephew was the chosen one, so he invested everything he had in Kylo, much like Obi-Wan did with my character.” Luke by calling Kylo Ren as the Chosen One bears similarities to the time when Obi Wan Kenobi thought that Anakin Skywalker was the Chosen One. Obviously, the prophecy did not come true and this further emphasizes Kylo Ren’s obsession with Darth Vader.
Supreme Leader Snoke’s identity
Most of the fan theories following Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been based on the identity of Supreme Leader Snoke. So who is Snoke? Will we find out the origins of Supreme Leader Snoke? Writer Director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Rian Johnson responded to these questions “we’ll learn exactly as much about Snoke as we need to and that there will still be quite a bit more to him than what we’ll see in this next film.“
Introducing Praetorian Guards
EW published pictures of Guards of the First Order in a shiny red samurai styled armor. These are the personal guards of Supreme Leader Snoke. They seem to be different from the regular Stormtroopers and are a modernized version of Emperor’s Royal Guards. The Praetorian Guards will be fast moving and lethal when they attack any of the Supreme Leader’s enemies.
Benicio Del Toro’s neutral character
There were many theories going around after the casting of Benicio Del Toro as a mysterious character. Most of them suggesting that he will be the main villain in the movie but these rumors were quashed by Benicio Del Toro himself “People are saying that, but it’s like they read a different script than I read.” The name of the character is DJ and he is playing a codebreaker who will assist Finn and Rose. He has a questionable character as he is an outlaw and part of the Galaxy’s criminal world.
Revelation on Rey’s parentage
The movie will explore more into the origins of Rey than Star Wars: The Force Awakens did. It will reveal the parentage of Rey but will not be a determining factor on her character in the movie. Johnson says that “She was told in the last movie that the answer’s not in the past; it’s looking forward.”