Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi (also known as Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi) is a 2017 American epic space opera film written and directed by Rian Johnson. Produced by Lucasfilm and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it is the second installment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy, following The Force Awakens (2015), and the eighth episode of the nine-part "Skywalker saga". The film's ensemble cast includes Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong'o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern, and Benicio del Toro. The Last Jedi follows Rey as she seeks the aid of Luke Skywalker, in hopes of turning the tide for the Resistance in the fight against Kylo Ren and the First Order, while General Leia Organa, Finn, and Poe Dameron attempt to escape a First Order attack on the dwindling Resistance fleet. The film features the first posthumous film performance by Fisher, who died in December 2016, and the film is dedicated to her.[5]

Star Wars: The Last Jedi
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byRian Johnson
Produced by
Written byRian Johnson
Based onCharacters
by George Lucas
Starring
Music byJohn Williams
CinematographySteve Yedlin
Edited byBob Ducsay
Production
company
Distributed byWalt Disney Studios
Motion Pictures
Release date
  • December 9, 2017 (2017-12-09) (Shrine Auditorium)
  • December 15, 2017 (2017-12-15) (United States)
Running time
152 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$200–317 million[2][3]
Box office$1.333 billion[4]

The Last Jedi is part of a new trilogy of films announced after Disney's acquisition of Lucasfilm in October 2012. It was produced by Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman and executive produced by The Force Awakens director J. J. Abrams. John Williams, composer for the previous episodic films, returned to compose the score. A number of scenes were filmed at Skellig Michael in Ireland during pre-production in September 2015, but principal photography began at Pinewood Studios in England in February 2016 and wrapped that July.

The Last Jedi premiered in Los Angeles on December 9, 2017, and was released in the United States on December 15. It grossed over $1.3 billion worldwide, becoming the highest-grossing film of 2017 and the ninth-highest-grossing film of all time during its theatrical run. It is also the second-highest-grossing Star Wars film and turned a net profit of over $417 million. The film received positive reviews, with praise for its ensemble cast, musical score, visual effects, action sequences, and emotional weight. The film received four nominations at the 90th Academy Awards, including Best Original Score and Best Visual Effects, as well as two nominations at the 71st British Academy Film Awards. The sequel, The Rise of Skywalker, was released in December 2019.

Plot

Shortly after the battle of Starkiller Base,[N 1] General Leia Organa is leading the Resistance forces in evacuating their base when the First Order fleet arrives. Against Leia's orders, Poe Dameron leads a costly counterattack that destroys a First Order dreadnought. The remaining Resistance escapes into hyperspace, but the First Order uses a device to track them, and attacks again. Kylo Ren hesitates to fire on the lead Resistance ship after sensing his mother Leia's presence on board, but his wingmen destroy the bridge, killing most of the Resistance's leaders. Leia is dragged into space but survives by using the Force. While Leia recovers, Vice-Admiral Holdo assumes command of the Resistance. Running low on fuel, the remaining fleet is pursued by the First Order.

On Ahch-To, Rey attempts to recruit Luke Skywalker to the Resistance. Under self-imposed exile, Luke refuses to help and says that the Jedi should end. After encouragement from R2-D2, he agrees to give Rey three lessons in the ways of the Force. Rey and Kylo begin communicating through the Force, which puzzles them both. Kylo tells Rey that Luke feared his power; Luke confesses that he momentarily contemplated killing Kylo upon sensing that Snoke was corrupting him, which prompted Kylo to destroy Luke's new Jedi Order. Convinced that Kylo can be redeemed, Rey leaves Ahch-To. Luke prepares to burn the Jedi library but hesitates. The spirit of Luke's master Yoda appears and destroys the library by summoning a bolt of lightning. He encourages Luke to learn from his failure.

Meanwhile, Poe entrusts Finn, mechanic Rose, and BB-8 with a secret mission to disable the First Order's tracking device. Maz Kanata directs them to the casino town of Canto Bight, where they meet the hacker DJ. Pursued by the local security, they escape Canto Bight with the help of stablehand children and racing animals they set free. Finn, Rose, and DJ infiltrate Snoke's flagship but are captured by Captain Phasma. Kylo brings Rey to Snoke, who reveals that he connected their minds to discover Luke's whereabouts.

Holdo plans to evacuate the remaining members of the Resistance using small transport vessels. Believing her plan cowardly and futile, Poe leads a mutiny. A recovered Leia stuns Poe with a blaster and proceeds with the evacuation. Holdo remains aboard the ship as a decoy to mislead Snoke's fleet as the others flee to an abandoned base on Crait. DJ buys his freedom by revealing the Resistance's plan to General Hux, and the First Order fleet begins firing on the evacuation transports, destroying many.

Ordered to kill Rey, Kylo instead kills Snoke and defeats his Praetorian Guard with her help. Rey hopes that Kylo has abandoned the dark side, but he instead asks her to rule the galaxy with him. Refusing, she battles him for control of Luke's lightsaber, bisecting the weapon. Holdo sacrifices herself by slicing through Snoke's flagship at lightspeed, crippling the First Order fleet. Rey escapes the destruction while Kylo declares himself Supreme Leader. BB-8 frees Finn and Rose; they defeat Phasma and join the survivors on Crait. When the First Order arrives, Poe, Finn, and Rose attack with obsolete speeders. Rey and Chewbacca draw TIE fighters away in the Millennium Falcon, while Rose stops Finn from sacrificing himself. The First Order penetrates the Resistance fortress using a siege cannon.

Luke appears and confronts the First Order, allowing the surviving Resistance to escape. Kylo orders the First Order's forces to fire on Luke, but they fail to harm him. He then engages Luke in a lightsaber duel; upon striking Luke, Kylo realizes that Luke is not physically present, but projecting his image through the Force. Rey helps the remaining Resistance escape on the Falcon. Exhausted, Luke dies peacefully on Ahch-To, becoming one with the Force. Rey and Leia sense his death, and Leia tells Rey that the Resistance can rise again.

At Canto Bight, the stablehands recount the story of Luke Skywalker; afterward, one of them moves a broom with the Force and gazes into space.

Cast

Frank Oz returns as Yoda, the deceased former Jedi Master and Luke's wise mentor, who appears as a Force spirit.[16] Joonas Suotamo appears as Chewbacca, taking over the role from Peter Mayhew after previously serving as his body double in The Force Awakens. Mayhew, who suffered from chronic knee and back pain, and was credited as "Chewbacca consultant".[17][18] Billie Lourd, Mike Quinn, and Timothy D. Rose reprise their roles as Lieutenant Connix, Nien Nunb, and Admiral Ackbar, respectively; with Tom Kane voicing Ackbar.[19][17] Amanda Lawrence appears as Commander D'Acy, and Mark Lewis Jones and Adrian Edmondson play Captains Canady and Peavey, respectively.[17] BB-8 is controlled by puppeteers Dave Chapman and Brian Herring,[17] with initial voice work by Ben Schwartz and final sound effects voiced by Bill Hader modulated through a synthesizer.[20] Jimmy Vee portrays R2-D2, taking over the role from Kenny Baker, who died in August 2016.[21] Veronica Ngo portrays Rose's sister Paige Tico, a Resistance gunner who sacrifices her life to destroy a First Order dreadnought.[22]

Justin Theroux plays the master codebreaker, while Lily Cole plays his companion.[17] Joseph Gordon-Levitt has a voice cameo as Slowen Lo,[23] and Warwick Davis plays Wodibin.[17] Rogue One (2016) director Gareth Edwards has a cameo appearance as a Resistance Soldier, with Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish also cameo in the film.[9] Hermione Corfield appears as Tallissan "Tallie" Lintra, a Resistance A-Wing pilot and squadron leader, and Noah Segan and Jamie Christopher appear as Resistance pilots Starck and Tubbs.[17] Hugh Skinner cameos as a Resistance Officer; while Hamill's children, Griffin, Nathan, and Chelsea, cameo as Resistance soldiers.[9] Prince William, Duke of Cambridge; Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex; and Gary Barlow have cameo appearances as stormtroopers,[9] and Tom Hardy also has an appearance as a stormtrooper, but his cameo was dropped from the final cut.[24]

Production

Development

 
Writer-director Rian Johnson

In October 2012, Star Wars creator George Lucas sold his production company Lucasfilm to The Walt Disney Company.[25] Disney announced a new trilogy of Star Wars films.[25] J. J. Abrams was named director of the first episode in the trilogy, The Force Awakens, in January 2013.[26] In June 2014, director Rian Johnson was reported to be in talks to write and direct its sequel, Episode VIII, and to write a treatment for the third film, Episode IX, with Ram Bergman producing both films.[27][28] Johnson confirmed in August that he would direct Episode VIII.[29]

In January 2015, Disney CEO Bob Iger stated that Episode VIII would be released in 2017.[30] In December, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said that the film had not been mapped out and that Abrams was collaborating with Johnson, who would in turn work with (then) Episode IX director Colin Trevorrow to ensure a smooth transition.[31] Additionally, Abrams served as an executive producer along with Tom Karnowski and Jason McGatlin.[17] In January 2017, Lucasfilm announced the title for Episode VIII as Star Wars: The Last Jedi.[32]

Writing

The Last Jedi story begins immediately after The Force Awakens.[33] Johnson had his story group watch films such as Twelve O'Clock High (1949), The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), Gunga Din (1939), Three Outlaw Samurai (1964), Sahara (1943), and Letter Never Sent (1960) for inspiration while developing ideas.[33][34] He felt it was difficult to work on the film while The Force Awakens was being finished.[33]

Johnson wrote the scene with the mirrored versions of Rey to symbolise her search for identity; when she asks for a vision of her parents, she sees only herself.[35] Rey learns that her parents were "nobodies" as it would be "the hardest thing" she and the audience could hear; Johnson likened the scene to Luke Skywalker learning that Darth Vader is his father in The Empire Strikes Back (1980).[35] During production, Hamill expressed disagreement with the direction of his character, Luke, feeling his character's disillusioned state was at odds with his character.[36] Hamill later said he regretted making his initial misgivings public and compared his disagreements to his clashes with George Lucas during the filming of Return of the Jedi (1983).[36]

Casting

In September 2015, Disney shortlisted the female cast members to Gina Rodriguez, Tatiana Maslany, and Olivia Cooke.[37] That same month, Benicio del Toro confirmed his involvement in the film, but denied that he was playing a villain,[38][39] and Mark Hamill was also confirmed.[6] Joaquin Phoenix was also courted to portray the role of DJ, but would end up passing on the offer.[40] In October 2015, Gugu Mbatha-Raw was rumored to have been cast in the film.[41] In November, Kennedy announced at the London premiere of The Force Awakens that the entire cast would return for Episode VIII, along with "a handful" of new cast members.[7] In February 2016, at the start of filming, it was confirmed that Laura Dern and Kelly Marie Tran had been cast in undisclosed roles.[15] In April 2017, at the Star Wars Celebration Orlando, Lucasfilm announced that Tran would play Resistance maintenance worker Rose Tico, which Johnson described as the film's largest new role.[12][13] To keep Frank Oz's return as Yoda a secret, producers excluded Oz's name in the billing for the film's pre-release marketing and ensured that Oz stayed on set during filming.[16]

Filming

Some filming locations: The island of Skellig Michael in Ireland (top), Salar de Uyuni, a salt flat in Bolivia (middle), and the city of Dubrovnik, in Croatia (bottom)

Second unit photography began during pre-production at Skellig Michael in Ireland on September 14, 2015, due to the difficulties of filming at that location during other seasons.[42] It would have lasted five days, but filming was canceled for the first day due to poor weather and rough conditions.[42][43] In September 2015, del Toro revealed that principal photography would begin in March 2016.[38] The production began work on the 007 Stage at Pinewood Studios on November 15, 2015.[44] Rick Heinrichs served as production designer.[45]

In January 2016, production of Episode VIII was delayed until February due to script rewrites.[46] Filming was in danger of being delayed further due to an upcoming strike between the Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television and the Broadcasting, Entertainment, Cinematograph and Theatre Union.[47] On February 10, 2016, Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed that principal photography had begun[48] under the working title Space Bear.[33] Additional filming took place in Dubrovnik, Croatia from March 9 to 16,[49][50] as well as in Ireland in May.[51] Malin Head in County Donegal and a mountain headland, Ceann Sibeal in County Kerry, served as additional filming locations.[52] To increase the scenes' intimacy Driver and Ridley were both present when filming Kylo and Rey's Force visions.[53] Location filming for the battle scenes on the planet Crait took place at the Salar de Uyuni salt flats in Bolivia.[54] Additional filming took place in Mexico.[55]

Principal photography wrapped on July 22, 2016,[56] though as of early September, Nyong'o had not filmed her scenes.[57] In February 2017, it was announced that sequences from the film were shot in IMAX.[58] Production designer Rick Heinrichs said the original script called for 160 sets, double what might be expected, but that Johnson did some "trimming and cutting". Ultimately, 125 sets were created on 14 sound stages at Pinewood Studios.[59]

According to creature designer Neal Scanlan, The Last Jedi has more practical effects than any Star Wars film, with 180 to 200 creatures created with practical effects, some cut from the final edit.[60] For Yoda's appearance in the film as a Force ghost, the character was created using puppetry, as was done in the original Star Wars trilogy (as opposed to computer-generated imagery, which was used to create Yoda in most of the prequel trilogy).[61]

Music

In July 2013, Kennedy confirmed at the Star Wars Celebration Europe that John Williams would return to score the Star Wars sequel trilogy.[62][63] Williams confirmed his assignment for The Last Jedi at a Tanglewood concert in August 2016,[64] stating he would begin recording the score "off and on" in December 2016 until March or April 2017.[65] On February 21, 2017, it was confirmed that recording was underway, with both Williams and William Ross conducting the sessions.[66][17] In lieu of a traditional spotting session with Johnson, Williams was provided a temp track of music from his previous film scores as a reference for scoring The Last Jedi.[67] The official soundtrack album was released by Walt Disney Records on December 15, 2017.[68]

Marketing

On September 19, 2017, Australia Post released a set of stamp packs.[69] On October 12, Royal Mail released a set of eight promotional postage stamps designed by Malcolm Tween.[70] Several tie-in books were released on the same day as the film's release, including The Last Jedi: The Visual Dictionary, and various children's reading and activity books.[71] Related novelizations included the prequel book Cobalt Squadron, and the Canto Bight, a collection of novellas about the Canto Bight Casino.[71] As with The Force Awakens, there is no official tie-in game for The Last Jedi, in favor of integrating content from the film into other Star Wars video games,[72] including Star Wars Battlefront II, which introduced various content from the film, during the game's first "season".[73]

Release

Theatrical

The film had its world premiere at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on December 9, 2017,[74] and was released in the United States on December 15.[75] The film was originally scheduled to be released in the United States on May 26;[76] however, it was pushed back to December to avoid competition with Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017).[75]

Home media

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment released Star Wars: The Last Jedi digitally in HD and 4K via digital download and Movies Anywhere on March 13, 2018, with an Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and DVD physical release on March 27.[77] The 4K version of the film was later re-released in "The Skywalker Saga" 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray box set on March 31, 2020.[78]

Reception

Box office

Star Wars: The Last Jedi grossed $620.2 million in the United States and Canada, and $712.5 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $1.333 billion.[4] It had a worldwide opening of $450.8 million, the eighth-biggest of all time, including $40.6 million that was attributed to IMAX screenings, the second biggest for IMAX.[79][80] It was estimated that the film would need to gross $800 million worldwide to break even;[81] Deadline Hollywood calculated the net profit of the film to be $417.5 million, when factoring together all expenses and revenues, making it the most profitable release of 2017.[2]

United States and Canada

Pre-sale tickets went on sale in the United States on October 9, 2017, and as with The Force Awakens and Rogue One, ticket service sites such as Fandango had their servers crash due to heavy traffic and demand.[82] In the United States and Canada, industry tracking had The Last Jedi grossing around $200 million from 4,232 theaters in its opening weekend.[83][84] The film made $45 million from Thursday night previews, the second-highest amount ever (behind The Force Awakens' $57 million).[85] It went on to make $104.8 million on its first day (including previews), and $220 million over the weekend, both the second-highest amounts of all time.[83] The opening weekend figure included an IMAX opening-weekend of $25 million, the biggest IMAX opening of the year, and the second biggest ever behind The Force Awakens.[86]

After dropping by 76% on its second Friday, the worst Friday-to-Friday drop in the series, the film fell by a total of 67% in its second weekend, grossing $71.7 million. It was the largest second-weekend drop of the series, although it remained atop the box office.[87] It made $52.4 million in its third weekend, again topping the box office. It also brought its domestic total to $517.1 million, overtaking the Disney film Beauty and the Beast (2017) as the highest of 2017.[88] It grossed $23.6 million and was surpassed the following weekend by Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) (which was in its third week) and Insidious: The Last Key (2018).[89]

Other countries

In its first two days of release the film made $60.8 million from 48 markets. The top countries were the United Kingdom ($10.2 million), Germany ($6.1 million), France ($6 million), Australia ($5.6 million), and Brazil ($2.5 million).[90] By the end of the weekend, the film made $230 million outside the United States and Canada. All-time opening weekend records were set in various countries, including France, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom, and Finland.[91] On its second weekend, it grossed $76.1 million outside the United States and Canada and became the fourth-highest-grossing film of the year in Europe.[92] As of January 21, the largest markets outside of the United States and Canada are the United Kingdom ($109.3 million), Germany ($79.8 million), France ($63.5 million), Japan ($60.8 million), and Australia ($43.5 million).[93]

The film had a $28.7 million opening weekend in China.[94] A week after its debut, China's movie exhibitors dropped the film's showtimes by 90%.[95] The film grossed $910,000 in its third weekend, dropping to ninth place at the Chinese box office, overshadowed by new releases including Bollywood film Secret Superstar (2017), Hollywood films Ferdinand (2017) and Wonder (2017), and Chinese film A Better Tomorrow 2018.[96] The Last Jedi grossed $42.5 million in China.[4]

Critical response

On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, 90% of 476 reviews are positive, with an average rating of 8.1/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "Star Wars: The Last Jedi honors the saga's rich legacy while adding some surprising twists — and delivering all the emotion-rich action fans could hope for."[97] According to the review aggregator Metacritic, which sampled 56 reviews and calculated a weighted average of 84 out of 100, The Last Jedi received "universal acclaim".[98] Metacritic analysis found the film was the 25th-most mentioned film on "best of the year" film rankings[99] and the 22nd-most mentioned on "best of the decade" film rankings.[100]

Matt Zoller Seitz of RogerEbert.com gave the film four stars out of four, praising the surprises and risks that it took, writing that "The movie works equally well as an earnest adventure full of passionate heroes and villains and a meditation on sequels and franchise properties", in which the film "includes multiple debates over whether one should replicate or reject the stories and symbols of the past."[101] Writing for Rolling Stone, Peter Travers gave the film three-and-a-half stars out of four, praising the cast and the direction, and the film "ranks with the very best Star Wars epics (even the pinnacle that is The Empire Strikes Back) by pointing the way ahead to a next generation of skywalkers".[102] Richard Roeper of the Chicago Sun-Times gave the film three-and-a-half stars out of four, praising the action sequences and humor, said that the film "doesn't pack quite the same emotional punch [as The Force Awakens] and it lags a bit in the second half, [but] this is still a worthy chapter in the Star Wars franchise", and containing a few callbacks of "previous characters and iconic moments."[103]

Will Gompertz, arts editor of BBC News, gave the film four stars out of five, writing "Rian Johnson [...] has not ruined your Christmas with a turkey. His gift to you is a cracker, a blockbuster movie packed with invention, wit, and action galore."[104] The unpredictability of the plot was appreciated by reviewers such as Alex Leadbeater of Screen Rant, who commented specifically that the death of Snoke was "the best movie twist in years".[105] Creator of the franchise George Lucas, who was not involved with the film's production, described The Last Jedi as "beautifully made" shortly after its release.[106][107] His reaction to Star Wars: The Force Awakens was generally more negative.[108][109]

Conversely, Richard Brody of The New Yorker wrote that the film "comes off as a work that's ironed out, flattened down, appallingly purified."[110] Kate Taylor of The Globe and Mail gave the film two stars out of four, saying the film suffered from too many new additions, and writing the film that "seeks to uphold a giant cultural legacy, this unfolding trilogy struggles to maintain a balance that often seems just out of reach."[111] Owen Gleiberman of Variety criticized the film for being too derivative of the past movies by saying that "it's now repeating things that have already been repeated", with such attempts by having a "mood and darkening design of The Empire Strikes Back", making the sequel trilogy becoming "an official monument to nostalgia."[112]

Audience reception

Audience reception measured by scientific polling methods was highly positive.[113] Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A" on an A+ to F scale, and those at PostTrak gave the film an 89% overall positive score, a 79% "definite recommend", and a rare five-star rating.[83]

User-generated scores at Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic were more negative. At Rotten Tomatoes, 42% of users rated the film 3.5 stars or higher out of 5,[97] while at Metacritic, the average user score is 4.2 out of 10.[98] Audience scores on such sites require only registration and do not ensure that contributing voters have seen the film.[114] Several reviewers speculated that coordinated vote brigading from internet groups and bots contributed to the low scores.[115][116] Quartz noted that some new accounts gave negative ratings to both The Last Jedi and Thor: Ragnarok (2017),[117] while Bleeding Cool stated that reviews for Thor: Ragnarok had tapered off but then "skyrocketed".[118] In response to tampering claims shortly after the film's release, a Fandango executive stated that Rotten Tomatoes detected no unusual activity on The Last Jedi aside from a noticeable "uptick in the number of written user reviews".[119] In 2019, a Rotten Tomatoes spokesperson said the film had been "seriously targeted" by a review-bombing campaign.[120]

Reviewers characterized The Last Jedi as divisive among audiences.[121] Emily VanDerWerff of Vox found that dissatisfied fans saw the film as too progressive, disliked its humor, plot, or character arcs, or felt betrayed that it ignored fan theories.[115] Other reviewers made similar observations.[122] Particularly divisive was the reveal that Rey's parents are insignificant;[123] many fans had expected her to be Luke's daughter or to share a lineage with another character from the original trilogy.[124] There was also sentiment that Snoke's character was underdeveloped and that Luke's actions contradicted his previous heroic portrayal.[125] Reviewers stated that fan theories were held so strongly among some viewers that it was difficult for them to accept different stories,[126] but that other viewers appreciated the film's action, tone, and deviation from Star Wars tradition.[127][128]

Accolades

Award Date of ceremony Category Recipient(s) and nominee(s) Result Ref(s)
Academy Awards March 4, 2018 Best Original Score John Williams Nominated [129]
Best Sound Editing Matthew Wood and Ren Klyce Nominated
Best Sound Mixing David Parker, Michael Semanick, Ren Klyce, and Stuart Wilson Nominated
Best Visual Effects Ben Morris, Mike Mulholland, Neal Scanlan, and Chris Corbould Nominated
Art Directors Guild Awards January 27, 2018 Excellence in Production Design for a Fantasy Film Rick Heinrichs Nominated [130]
British Academy Film Awards February 18, 2018 Best Sound Ren Klyce, David Parker, Michael Semanick, Stuart Wilson, and Matthew Wood Nominated [131]
Best Special Visual Effects Stephen Alpin, Chris Corbould, Ben Morris, and Neal Scanlan Nominated
Costume Designers Guild February 20, 2018 Excellence in Fantasy Film Michael Kaplan Nominated [132]
Empire Awards March 18, 2018 Best Film Star Wars: The Last Jedi Won [133]
Best Director Rian Johnson Won
Best Actor John Boyega Nominated
Best Actress Daisy Ridley Won
Best Female Newcomer Kelly Marie Tran Nominated
Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film Star Wars: The Last Jedi Nominated
Best Production Design Nominated
Best Visual Effects Won
Best Costume Design Michael Kaplan Won
MTV Movie & TV Awards June 18, 2018 Best Performance in a Movie Daisy Ridley Nominated [134]
Best Hero Nominated
Best Villain Adam Driver Nominated
Saturn Awards June 27, 2018 Best Science Fiction Film Star Wars: The Last Jedi Nominated [135]
[136]
Best Actor Mark Hamill Won
Best Actress Daisy Ridley Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Carrie Fisher Nominated
Kelly Marie Tran Nominated
Best Director Rian Johnson Nominated
Best Screenplay Won
Best Production Design Rick Heinrichs Nominated
Best Editing Bob Ducsay Won
Best Music John Williams Nominated
Best Costume Design Michael Kaplan Nominated
Best Makeup Peter Swords King and Neal Scanlan Nominated
Best Film Special / Visual Effects Ben Morris, Mike Mulholland, Chris Corbould, and Neal Scanlan Nominated
Teen Choice Awards August 12, 2018 Choice Fantasy Actress Carrie Fisher Won [137]
Daisy Ridley Nominated
Choice Fantasy Actor John Boyega Nominated
Mark Hamill Nominated
Oscar Isaac Nominated
Choice Fantasy Movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi Nominated
Choice Villain Adam Driver Nominated
Choice Breakout Movie Star Kelly Marie Tran Nominated
Visual Effects Society Awards February 13, 2018 Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature Ben Morris, Tim Keene, Eddie Pasquarello, Daniel Seddon, and Chris Corbould Nominated [138]
Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Photoreal Project Cameron Nielsen, Albert Cheng, John Levin, and Johanes Kurnia for "Crait Surface Battle" Nominated
Outstanding Effects Simulations in a Photoreal Feature Peter Kyme, Miguel Perez Senet, Ahmed Gharraph, and Billy Copley for "Bombing Run" Nominated
Mihai Cioroba, Ryoji Fujita, Jiyong Shin, and Dan Finnegan for "Mega Destroyer Destruction" Nominated

Sequel

The Rise of Skywalker, the final installment of the sequel trilogy, was released on December 20, 2019.[139][140] Colin Trevorrow was expected to direct the film, but on September 5, 2017, Lucasfilm announced that he had stepped down.[141] A week later, Lucasfilm announced that J. J. Abrams would return to direct the film and co-write it with Chris Terrio.[142]

Notes

  1. ^ As depicted in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015).

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