Latest Batch Of Star Wars: The Last Jedi Rumors Point To Ahch-To’s Wildlife And A Heartfelt Reunion

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Almost a week has passed since Orlando’s Star Wars Celebration, and the crackle of excitement (the Force?) can still be felt reverberating around the four corners of the Internet. While some felt the heart-wrenching and bittersweet tribute to Carrie Fisher stole the show, the one thing that continues to fuel heated debate online is, of course, the first teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Our first look at Rian Johnson’s galactic sequel was a long time coming, but you’ll be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t believe the wait was ultimately worth it. After teeing up Rey’s Jedi training, the blistering (and decidedly menacing) promo rolls out one action shot after another. From the picturesque Ahch-To – known in real life as the Irish isle of Skellig Michael – to shots of the Resistance fleet doing battle in space, it’s no wonder Star Wars fans are already beginning to count down the days in anticipation of The Last Jedi hitting theaters.

But there’s still plenty of time between now and December 15th, and that relentless rumor mill continues to operate at full tilt. This latest helping of unsubstantiated morsels come to us by way of Making Star Wars – often a relatively bankable source in the minefield that is online Star Wars speculation – and point to the bird-like “porgs” of Ahch-To, who Chewie will apparently befriend and share a few fun and touching moments with, and a heartfelt reunion between Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca, and R2-D2. The outlet claims that Daisy Ridley’s Rey is the driving force behind the get together, while previous reports have purportedly revealed the moment in which Luke and Leia reunite on screen. Tissues at the ready, folks.

As things stand, The Last Jedi is next to tumble off the production line in December of this year, before Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s anthology movie sheds light on the origin of one Han Solo on May 25th, 2018. Much like Rogue One: A Star Wars Story before it, it’ll break course from the Skywalker saga to carve out a new corner on the Star Wars timeline, before Colin Trevorrow’s Episode IX invites viewers back to the future in time for 2019.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be with us on December 15th. If it’s more coverage you’re after, look no further than the latest episode of WGTC’s Cinemaholics podcast, in which Jon Negroni, Will Ashton, and Maveryke Hines present a recap of last weekend’s Star Wars Celebration event in Orlando. Also, don’t forget to comb through our trailer breakdown for all the things you may have missed, too.