Oh my Skywalker! "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" has made more than $1 billion in theaters worldwide, and now it gets its home release Tuesday. But you didn't expect Disney to stop telling the story of "The Last Jedi" with just the movie, right? Since the at the Star Wars Celebration in April through adaptations of the story into a Lucasfilm has been enlarging the latest tale of a galaxy far, far away.
While we reviewed the movie when it came out, we'll still start this off with the 100 percent spoiler-free details for anyone who's been , , or anything else that's since hit the web during the theatrical run.
When you can watch 'The Last Jedi'
"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" came to theaters in the US, UK and Australia on Thursday, Dec. 14. While a few theaters are still playing it, of the film starting Tuesday, March 13, via digital stores like iTunes, Google Play, Vudu or Amazon. You can also buy it through Disney's service, and link those stores to your Movies Anywhere account to view on whichever device you want. That way you can watch "The Last Jedi" from your iPhone, iPad, Android device, , , Xbox One, Amazon Fire TV or any other device that supports at least one of those digital stores.
If you want a physical copy of "The Last Jedi," you'll have to wait until March 27 when it becomes available on Blu-ray 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD. And whileto start its own streaming service in 2019, "The Last Jedi" is expected to come to Netflix at some point before the agreement ends, much like how " " is currently available on the service.
The home release is stacked with special features, including "The Director and the Jedi" documentary on director Rian Johnson's journey through the film's production, as well as deleted scenes and audio commentary.
Get your pause button ready if you need a bathroom break. "The Last Jedi" is, with a runtime of 2 hours, 30 minutes.
Who's in it?
As far as new faces, we'll get to that below the giant spoiler warning.
Benicio del Toro joins the Star Wars universe as DJ, a shady codebreaker. It's still vague (even after watching the film) exactly what DJ is up to, but in the hands of an actor with a resume like del Toro's, the character could expand in future films. Kelly Marie Tran plays Rose, a maintenance worker for the Resistance who befriends Finn. They quickly get swept up in their own mission that takes them undercover at Finn's old employer, the First Order. Look out too for an appearance by Laura Dern as Vice Admiral Holdo.
Like "Force Awakens," the film features a few big names that might be harder to spot under helmets or makeup. Keep your eyes peeled for cameos from "Justin Theroux, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Tom Hardy." director ,
You'll also see new CGI characters in the form of the adorable, penguin-like porgs. Lucasfilm Story Group's Pablo Hidalgothe creatures are native to Ahch-To. They live on the island where Rey and Luke meet at the end of "The Force Awakens."
Just as cute, but with a questionable allegiance, is the new, revealed in August as part of Force Friday. BB-9E is painted in dark colors and has a flat head that stays on top of a rolling body similar to BB-8's.
What's the story?
The narrative picks up not long after we left off from "The Force Awakens" -- with Rey meeting a worn-out Luke Skywalker, who makes quite clear his feelings that the Jedi order should end. As Rey pursues Skywalker to teach her how to use the Force, Leia and the Resistance are being chased by the First Order following the destruction of Starkiller base.
Kylo Ren and the First Order have the upper hand as the movie begins, and the son of Han and Leia is seen becoming torn between his original life as Ben Solo and his current life as a Sith.
Other highlights to look out for: Poe Dameron and BB-8 reunite to fight a space battle, Finn and new partner Rose explore a new Star Wars planet full of rich people, the mysterious Vice Admiral Holdo makes potentially questionable decisions, a fan-favorite character returns and Force powers get used by all kinds of characters. There's also a gorgeous fiery battle featuring Captain Phasma, who we last saw in a trash compactor. (If you want to know how she escaped, there's a comic book for that.)
And, of course, the late Carrie Fisher continues as General Leia Organa, leading her forces through much of this space adventure.
While she had shot all of her "Last Jedi" scenes before herin December 2016 at age 60, it was rumored her character was expected to be a big part of 2019's "Episode IX."
Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy confirmed that sentiment to Vanity Fair in May. Kennedy said that movie would have put a focus on Leia in much the same way Han Solo was depicted in "The Force Awakens."
Instead, Lucasfilm said in January that it has. "We cherish her memory and legacy as Princess Leia, and will always strive to honor everything she gave to Star Wars," the studio said.
Who's the last Jedi?
Here's the biggest thing we didn't know before seeing the movie: Who is the title referring to? Is it Luke? Is it Rey? Or someone completely different? And yes,, but it was a misdirect.
Will I see anything after the credits?
Nope,. BUT you should at least sit through the first few minutes of the credits, which include a brief memorial to Carrie Fisher.
What about 'Episode IX'? And that 'Solo' movie?
Have some patience, but you won't be waiting long. While both of these upcoming Star Wars movies have had their original director(s) replaced, the future of Star Wars movies is looking pretty bright.
Director Ron Howard Alden Ehrenreich. The movie will debut May 25, despite Phil Lord and Christopher Miller during filming.that he's wrapped shooting on " ," the movie all about a younger Han Solo played by
Meanwhile, J.J. Abrams isfor "Star Wars: Episode IX," allowing him to close out the trilogy he started with 2015's "The Force Awakens." Abrams' return was announced a week after original "Episode IX" director Colin Trevorrow in September. Along with the director change came a delay, with the film now scheduled to debut on Dec. 20, 2019, instead of May 24, 2019.
And what's Rian Johnson doing after this?
He's hoping you love "The Last Jedi," because after that, he's startingof Star Wars films that are completely disconnected from Luke Skywalker and his family. In case he's reading this, while crafting this new corner of the Star Wars universe.
First published Nov. 22, 2017 at 10:16 a.m. PT.
Update Dec. 1, 7:53 a.m. PT: Adds cameos to look out for.
Update Dec. 11, 1:20 p.m. PT: Adds early social media reactions.
Update Dec. 12. 9 a.m. PT: Adds link to our review and whether there's anything after the credits roll.
Update March 13, 8:50 a.m. PT: Adds home release information.
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