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Director Rian Johnson has revealed the identity of The Last Jedi
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Director Rian Johnson has revealed the identity of The Last Jedi

Rian Johnson has revealed the identity of The Last Jedi for the forthcoming Star Wars movie of the same name. 

Johnson, who is currently putting the finishing touches to the movie, told The New York Times that the title referred to Luke Skywalker, something he didn't consider to be a spoiler.

He said: "It’s in the opening crawl of The Force Awakens. Luke Skywalker, right now, is the last Jedi. There’s always wiggle room in these movies – everything is from a certain point of view – but coming into our story, he is the actual last of the Jedi. And he’s removed himself and is alone on this island, for reasons unknown."

The Last Jedi comes to UK cinemas on December 14th this year. 

The Last Jedi sees Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis and the late Carrie Fisher return for the new movie, while Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern and Kelly Marie Tran join the cast. 

Looper director Johnson writes and directs this new movie. 

The movie is the follow-up to the hugely successful Star Wars: The Force Awakens and picks up directly after that movie with Rey having finally completed the search for Luke Skywalker. You can see the first trailer here.

You can check out The Force Awakens and the complete Star Wars back catalogue here in hmv's online store. 

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