The film’s final act will see Luke Skywalker become the father of a new generation of Jedi, while Rey, Finn, and Poe Dameron are joined by Han Solo and Chewbacca as well as new characters from “Star Wars: Episode VIII.”
But is the film a continuation of the saga that started with the original trilogy?
“Star wars” fans have long been clamoring for a return to the era of the original movies, and “The Last Joke” promises to be no exception.
The movie opens with a flashback to the fall of the Galactic Empire, when the first Jedi was sent to destroy the evil Darth Vader and his Death Star.
In the decades since, the Galactic Republic has struggled to contain the rise of the Empire and the destruction of its flagship starfighter.
When Leia, an orphan raised by the Emperor on the planet Endor, is captured by the Galactic Alliance, she is sent to the remote planet of Yavin 4 for interrogation.
After escaping the Imperial prison on Yavin, Leia awakens on a desert planet.
While she is struggling to get herself and her companions to safety, she encounters an old friend named R2-D2, who is also an old Jedi.
The two quickly become fast friends, and Leia eventually agrees to accompany R2 to Yavin to help her escape.
The following year, the Rebels battle the Emperor’s forces on Endor.
The fight is a decisive victory for the Rebel Alliance, as they destroy the Death Star and begin the journey back to the New Republic.
But the Empire has other plans, and they intend to bring the Rebels back to Coruscant.
In the aftermath of the battle, the rebels take Leia’s father, General R2, and the Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi as hostages and place them in a remote prison on Endore.
Leia and her fellow Jedi, Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, and Chewie, must learn to master the Force, as well, before the Empire can return.
The first part of “The Force Awakens” was directed by J.J. Abrams, who has a history of producing Star Wars films.
“The last Jedi” follows the journey of Luke Skywalker and Rey from the desert planet of Endor to the Jedi Temple on Coruscants moon of Endorian, where they learn the ways of the Force.
It will feature a number of familiar faces, including Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, and Oscar Isaac, who all have appeared in previous “Star Trek” films.
It’s unclear whether the film will feature an entirely new cast, though it is expected to include some familiar faces.
It also remains unclear how Abrams plans to tell the story, as the original “StarWars” trilogy will remain intact.
“The Last Je…” is set for release on Dec. 15, 2019.