It looks like we’ll get our first look at ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ on the fateful date of April 14.
How do we know? OK, there’s a bit of guess work, but it’s educated guess work.
Director Rian Johnson and Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy are now confirmed to appear at the Star Wars Celebration Orlando on April 14, for a special panel discussion.
It’s been confirmed by StarWars.com, and according to the official mouthpiece for Star Wars news, ‘the talk promises to feature a few surprises and special guests, kickstarting what is sure to be an exciting and memorable weekend’.
So while it’s not explicitly confirmed, that’s a pretty strong indicator that we’ll be getting to see some footage from the eighth Star Wars movie.
And if that’s not enough of a strong indication, it’s worth remembering that the trailer for ‘The Force Awakens’ arrived at the Star Wars Celebration back in 2015.
The news comes as Johnson also shared a set photo from the movie, featuring a battalion of First Order Stormtroopers.
Eagle-eyed fans were quick to notice a slight change in the helmet design, which Johnson confirmed as being the case.
The ‘frown’ on the Stormtrooper faceplate appears to have been tweaked, while the nose ridge looks to be slightly sharper.
But other than this shot, so far, there’s very little known about the next movie, and even less about its plot – despite the better efforts of Josh Gad.
All we really know is that it’s out across the planet on December 15.