Production On Star Wars: The Last Jedi Expected To Wrap By Late Summer


If Disney’s Han Solo anthology movie has been beset with production woes – not unlike Rogue One: A Star Wars Story before it – the opposite is true for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Rian Johnson’s sci-fi sequel, one which the writer-director seemingly exercised full creative control over, is fast beginning to coalesce ahead of its scheduled release date on December 15th. Unless you’ve restricted yourself to official sources, in which case you’ve likely only encountered The Last Jedi‘s blistering first teaser, the Internet has been awash with rumored plot points, concept art, and even LEGO figurines depicting some of the sequel’s many, many characters.

Today heralds another piece of information from a more official source – specifically the Talkhouse Podcast (via Screen Rant), which recently hosted an interview with Rian Johnson himself. It was here that the indie filmmaker fielded questions about The Last Jedi and its as-yet-mysterious story, before estimating that he expects production to be all wrapped up by August, thereby lending Disney plenty of time to drum up excitement ahead of that all-important festive release window. Granted, Johnson’s projection is still subject to change, but a late summer end point would mean that the full trailer can’t be too far away.

The Last Jedi is the next mainline installment in the Star Wars universe, and it’ll be with us on December 15th. Beyond that, there are also plans in place for that aforementioned Han Solo spinoff (May 25th, 2018), before Colin Trevorrow delivers the final installment in Disney’s rebooted trilogy in the form of Star Wars: Episode IX (May 24th, 2019). Yes, Star Wars mania is very much upon us, and the Mouse House shows no sign of leaving that famous galaxy far, far away anytime soon.

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