Star Wars 8 Footage Details Reveal Luke Skywalker’s Opening Scene
While most fans will likely have to wait until Star Wars Celebration to see the first Star Wars 8 trailer, a group of lucky investors got to see the first snippets of footage much earlier. Disney held their annual shareholder’s meeting today, which was attended by several members of the press, who got to see the first ever footage from Star Wars: The Last Jedi, including the opening scene. If you want to go into Star Wars 8 completely SPOILER-FREE, then read on at your own risk. Otherwise, read on for details about the opening scene.
The Los Angeles Times was present at this meeting and revealed the footage features the opening scene of Star Wars 8, which takes place just moments after the ending of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, where Rey (Daisy Ridley) finally meets Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) on the planet of Ahch-To. The footage starts with a joke of sorts, showing Rey holding out the lightsaber she brought to Luke Skywalker, who takes it before the footage cuts out, as if that was all the shareholders were going to see, but, of course, there was more.
After not uttering any lines in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, this new footage showed Luke Skywalker asking, “Who are you?” to Rey, before she’s seen “deftly” handling a lightsaber. The footage also featured beloved characters such as Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo), General Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher) and Finn (John Boyega), along with footage of numerous settings including mountains, oceans, forests, deserts, which were described as “suitably epic” and “exotic” by L.A Times reporter Daniel Martin. There was also a shot of an “X-wing…