Star Wars 8 release date moved forward

Ryan Leston
·UK Movies Writer
Star Wars: The Last Jedi has been moved forward - Credit: Lucasfilm
Star Wars: The Last Jedi has been moved forward - Credit: Lucasfilm

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ is heading to UK cinemas earlier than expected.

Originally slated for release on Friday 15 December, ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ has just been moved forward by Disney… by a huge 24 hours.

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That’s right – ‘Star Wars 8’ now opens in the UK on Thursday, 14 December 2017.

What do we know about ‘The Last Jedi’ so far? Well, not an awful lot.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi has been moved forward - Credit: Lucasfilm
Star Wars: The Last Jedi has been moved forward – Credit: Lucasfilm

Directed by Rian Johnson, it’s set to be Princess Leia’s final ‘Star Wars’ film after the untimely death of actress, Carrie Fisher. And it sees the return of both old and new ‘Star Wars’ heroes. Daisy Ridley is back as Rey, with John Boyega returning as Finn and Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron not to mention Adam Driver as the slightly-less-enigmatic-now-we-know-he’s-Han-Solo’s-son, Kylo Ren.

But will our new heroes be forced to take down yet-another Death Star lookalike? At the moment, that remains unclear. But judging from the recent trailer (below), it looks like we will finally get some answers about where Luke Skywalker has been hiding all this time. And Rey might finally get some proper Jedi training.


But what’s all this about bringing an end to the Jedi? For now, we’ll have to wait and see.

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ will star Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher alongside Benicio Del Toro, Gwendoline Christie, Domhnall Gleeson, Laura Dern and Andy Serkis.

Rian Johnson both wrote and directed the movie.

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ heads to cinemas on 14 December 2017.

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