Star Wars: The Last Jedi celebrated filming many scenes at an event in Ireland last week and a journalist in attendance has described, in detail, an exciting and harrowing battle scene. Beware: SPOILERS below…
Director Rian Johnson filmed several scenes for Star Wars: The Last Jedi in Ireland, last year, as did J.J. Abrams did before him for The Force Awakens. You’ll remember the island on the planet of Ahch-To where Luke Skywalker has been in exile for many years, is among a nationally protected area called the Skellig Islands.
Because of this, Lucasfilm celebrated the filming at an event in Ireland, recently, where an extended clip from The Last Jedi was shown to members of the press. And, thanks to Movie Web we have a detailed description of what one journalist called a “prolonged battle.” Again, beware the spoilers, all ye who enter here.
As Movie Web explains, the unnamed journalist described a pitched battle both in the skies above Ahch-To, and on the island where Luke and Rey currently reside. Here are the details:
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- Kylo Ren and the Knights of Ren land on the island and begin to search for Luke and Rey.
- The Millennium Falcon (presumably piloted by Chewie and carrying R2) fights off First Order TIE Fighters and is eventually seen taking damage as it attempts to escape. Let’s all hope a Porg is on board crowing its tiny cute little support.
- Luke and Rey find the Force tree we’ve seen in the trailers released, and hide. Once inside, they realize they are not alone.
- Rey and Kylo Ren engage in the first of two lightsaber duels.
Luke takes on the rest of the Knights of Ren!
- Surprisingly, Finn, Poe and BB-8 arrive to save the day.
This certainly sounds very exciting, and the description of Luke fighting the Knights of Ren as Kylo and Rey duel, makes it sound as if we might see Luke use his green-bladed lightsaber not seen since Return of the Jedi.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters on December 15.