The public won’t see the first footage from “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” until Star Wars Celebration next month in Orlando, but Disney shareholders scored a sneak peek on Wednesday during the company’s meeting in Denver.
Disney CEO Bob Iger showed off the footage which continues directly on from the end of ‘Force Awakens’. Daniel Miller, an L.A. Times reporter in attendance, says it begins with Rey (Daisy Ridley) physically handing Luke (Mark Hamill) the lightsaber and Luke asks her “Who are you?”.
More footage showed brief flashes of Chewbacca, General Leia Organa and Finn (whose eyes are open) along with shots of “mountains, oceans, forests, deserts” and “a shot of an X-wing wobbling mid-air, under attack inside a giant ship. Looked like a wounded bird.”
The footage follows on from various recent small stories about the film, from J.J. Abrams believing Hamill will score an Oscar nomination for his work in it, to additional photography rumored to be taking place in Edinburgh and Scotland shortly, to some people getting in a tizzy when international translation of the title indicates the use of ‘Jedi’ is plural.