After Disney shareholders saw exclusive Star Wars: The Last Jedi footage, details surfaced as to just exactly what they saw that day.
Trading Star Wars: The Last Jedi secrets is like visiting a black market. I’ve never been but I imagine you’ll find a lot of kidneys there. And when it comes to Star Wars, it seems like people would give a lot more than a kidney for some information.
Earlier this week, we learned that Disney shareholders saw some early footage of the film. Apparently, some people assumed Luke was the first person to speak, but I debunked that with a steady stream of logic. Of course, the snippets released here and there left much to the imagination. However, the internet has done its due diligence and triumphed.
Thanks to the folks over at /Film, we now have a clearer understanding of what the shareholders saw:
"An interior shot from Star Wars: The Last Jedi 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.Chewbacca roars.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 herAn 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."
Okay, take a deep breath.
Obviously, the first thing I want to point out is the careful wording. While Finn is mentioned, it doesn’t say “Finn stands on the bridge.” Instead, it just says he’s “dressed” as … What, Finn can’t walk anymore? Excuse me while I go read too much into this.
More importantly, it sounds like we’re going to get more lightsaber action than we deserve. If you haven’t seen those videos of Daisy Ridley working out with a stick and practicing her sweet moves yet, then you’re missing out. She takes swordsmanship seriously. But I can’t wait for the effects show of the ground rising around her hand. Cannot. Wait.
Also, glad Kelly Marie Train and Captain Phasma are getting some attention. I hope they’re not underused in the next film.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi releases on Dec. 15.