The Last Jedi News Roundup: Kylo Ren and Rey get new promos and more!


Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters worldwide on December 15, and we’ve got a roundup of the latest news for the film…

If you’re getting excited for the worldwide premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi on December 15 (some of us have December 14 tickets), then you’re in the right place, because Lucasfilm is beginning to hit the promo trail pretty hard for the film…and it’s about time.

Recently, the official Star Wars Movies Instagram account shared two animations for The Last Jedi. The first one was Rey. Check it out.

That’s pretty neat stuff right there. I like how Rey’s silhouette appears with some concerning music accompanying her. It looks like, from all the promos for her, Rey might be in trouble in The Last Jedi, at some point.  Now let’s have a look at Kylo Ren:

Kylo’s theme is “Let the past die” meaning he needs to cut the last ties to his life as Ben Solo. He killed his father, Han Solo, in The Force Awakens, and now the remaining ties to his old life remains with his mother, Leia Organa.

Moving on, SFX Magazine has launched its The Last Jedi coverage, and Luke Skywalker is gracing the cover.

Mark Hamill (Luke) talks about the script for the film, and tells a rather enjoyable tale about his time filming on Skellig Michael, the island where scenes for Ahch-To were filmed. Ahch-To is where Luke has been in self exile for over 30 years, and it’s where Rey found him at the end of The Force Awakens.

Apparently, Hamill had some trouble climbing up and down the steep, ancient steps on the mountainous island, so he needed a “big mountain climber guide” to help him, because if he stumbled and fell: “If I fall off the cliff and die, the insurance would go crazy – let’s face it, I’m an investment!”

"I said ‘How long are you allowing the crew to get up the hill.’ They said, ‘45 minutes.’ I said, ‘Give me an hour and a half.’ I had to stop every 100 steps because they’re not normal steps – they’re stone, and it’s up and up and it never ends."

Thank the Maker Hamill didn’t fall. I don’t think I could handle losing another iconic Star Wars actor so soon after Carrie Fisher’s death.

Finally, we have some new information from a book on The Last Jedi, thanks to Redditor BioHexacrypt who shared the photos via Imgur.

"Some cool new information I found in a book from StarWarsLeaks"

More from Dork Side of the Force

There are some neat schematics on the Resistance ships, as well as Kylo Ren’s TIE Silencer, but the most interesting part is the description of the aftermath of the Resistance destroying Starkiller Base in TFA.

"Following the destruction of their base, the First Order launch an attack on the remaining Resistance fleet. A host of First Order ships join the space battle, including the biggest ship known to date, the Mega Star Destroyer."

Is the Mega Star Destroyer, Supreme Leader Snoke’s ship known as the Supremacy? If so, that means Snoke will be involved in the space battle during The Last Jedi. And, the fact that a Star Destroyer of that size is involved in the battle, could spell certain doom for Leia, Poe, Finn, and the rest of the Resistance forces.

Next: Mark Hamill clarifies Luke’s stance in The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters on December 15.