Star Wars The Last Jedi is just over a fortnight away from its release, and it now looks like the description of the first 10 minutes of the film has been leaked. It is reported that the filmmakers recently had a press event in Mexico where selected media members were invited to preview the initial part of the space action odyssey.
While most of the press people chose to embargo the previews until the film's release, one publication chose to divulge the description via a YouTube video. The leak is certainly not a good news for fans who have been patiently waiting for the eighth sequel since last two years. As the video is in Spanish, one Reddit user translated it on the popular social media forum.
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In the video, the host teases a scene between Poe and BB-8, but there is no mention of Rey and Luke Skywalker's first meeting, which every fan knows is the central part of the upcoming action thriller. "Since I assume most readers don't speak Spanish I'll describe what the woman in the video says: She explained that the footage (approximately 10-13 minutes) shows a space battle and is mostly centred around Poe and BB-8, and how Poe is trying to destroy 'a gun inside of a big ship," the Reddit user wrote.
The Youtuber also narrated a comic scene and spoke about the introduction of a character who was not in The Force Awakens.
"She also says that Hux appeared in the scene and that there is a humorous bit with him (which she claims 'felt like a Marvel movie' although she didn't describe the moment or specify why, and still said the humor throughout the scene was very funny). Then she mentioned that there's a new character who wasn't in the previous movie whose life is threatened at one point in the footage shown and that the movie intermediately makes you care about the said character (most likely referring to Rose)," wrote the Reddit user.
Although the Youtuber did not mention any prime character's name, she did tease a massive destruction in the initial part of Episode VIII. "She ended saying that 'the destruction in the scene was massive' and that the special effects were great, and at the end started talking about something else but stopped because she didn't want to spoil the rest of the scene, so there's more going on in the scene," rest of the translation leads.
But none of the leaks are confirmed as neither Lucasfilm nor Disney has responded to the video's credibility. The Last Jedi is set to begin right from the end of Episode VII where Rey finally locates Luke in an isolated planet and hands him the lightsaber. From the trailers, it appears Luke will train Rey as a Jedi as she emerges as a strong Force bearer.
However, he does get scared to see the depth of her power. Kylo Ren seems to have caught in a moral dilemma as he appears lost. At one point he appears to doubt his mission to remain loyal towards the Dark Side or to return to his mother Leia Organa as Ben Solo.
Written and directed by Rian Johnson, Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in UK theatres on 14 December, and will be released in the US a day later. The film stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern and Benicio Del Toro.