Earlier this week, the first footage from “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” was screened during a Disney investors’ conference in Colorado. Early reports of the footage came from social media channels and offered only the briefest descriptions of what was shown.
Now, Slashfilm has posted a report from someone who claimed to be in attendance at the meeting and provided a more detailed description. The shots in the new footage included:
An interior shot featuring Luke Skywalker (in some sort of cave or maybe one of the stone huts seen on his island?) saying ‘Who are you?’
Poe Dameron in his X-Wing yelling ‘It’s now or never’ as it cuts back to BB-8.
Fighters flying through a line-up of the Resistance fleet – had a feel similar to Rogue One over Scarif.
A shot of Captain Phasma.
Finn dressed as a First Order Officer on the bridge of a First Order ship. Actress Kelly Marie Tran was standing to Finn’s left, also dressed in a First Order uniform.
Several shots of Rey igniting and spinning Luke’s lightsaber.
Rey’s hand, in slow motion, with all five fingertips touching the ground and pebbles and dirt hovering around her hand.
Leia turning to the camera with a hologram of the fleet behind her.
An X-wing flying into a hangar, possibly the Resistance’s since it looked like another X-wing was parked there – with the nose of the X-wing flaring/popping upwards as the X-wing braked quickly in the air.
There was also a wide shot of the island, with Rey out on the point of a ridge practicing with her lightsaber as Luke is farther up the ridge, looking down towards her.
Finally a close up of Luke’s hands as he grasps the lightsaber, with both hands, and takes it from Rey. Cut to a wider shot of Luke as he looks up towards the camera..
Some of this footage is expected to be screened during the Star Wars Celebration expo in April. Speaking of said expo, Lucasfilm has officially announced this week that the next one after next month’s confab won’t be until 2019 – skipping all of 2018.
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is slated to open in December.