‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’: D23 Behind the Scenes Video & New Character Posters

Among the many goodies offered up at this year’s Disney D23 Expo was a great behind-the-scenes video for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

“Some of the stuff that happens, people are going to be like, ‘Oh my God,'” says Daisy Ridley, who reprises her role as Rey in the exciting eighth episode of the Star Wars saga. Indeed, it sounds like we’re going to be in for a number of “shocking revelations”, as the synopsis states below.

Director Rian Johnson (Looper) also teases the surprising developments in store. “I’m hoping it will be a little shocking, but I’m hoping it will feel real and honest.”

As expected, the production looks grand, with huge sets, big stunt work and more props, costumes and practical creature FX than you can swing a lightsaber at. Mark Hamill, John Boyega and Gwendoline Christie are among the cast member talking heads, hyping up the film as we look for hidden clues among the many behind-the-scenes shots on offer. The late Carrie Fisher is also featured; a bittersweet nod, seeing as this will be the actress’ last Star Wars picture.

Watch the featurette below, then scroll down and also check out the six new character posters that have dropped.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi, also starring Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern, and Lupita Nyong’o, will arrive in Australia on December 14 and opens in the U.S. on December 15.

And here’s the official synopsis – well, more of a logline really – that’s been making the rounds out of D23:

In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past. Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in U.S. theaters on December 15, 2017.

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