Many months before the film’s release, Disney CEO Bob Iger has seen an early cut of Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi. His verdict? It’s going to be great. Speaking on an earnings call this week, Iger teased the highly anticipated sequel.
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi, otherwise known as Episode VIII, will open in December and I just saw it last week,” Iger said (via SeekingAlpha and Hannah Sampson). “It’s a great next chapter in the iconic Skywalker family saga.”
A sequel to 2015’s The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi will pick up right after where that movie left off. It will reportedly focus heavily on the relationship between Mark Hamill’s Luke Skywalker and Daisy Ridley’s Rey.
The title is very mysterious and ominous-sounding. Actor Josh Gad grilled Ridley multiple times to ask her for answers–but she did not give anything away. Check out GameSpot’s breakdown here to find out what we think The Last Jedi could mean.
Following a delay, The Last Jedi arrives in theaters on December 15, 2017. It also stars John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Laura Dern, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, and Andy Serkis. Carrie Fisher filmed her Leia scenes for the movie before she passed away in December.