Production on the eighth Star Wars saga film, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, is done. The film started shooting just over a year and a half ago, and seems to have gone rather smoothly. Though usually this would not be big news, Star Wars productions have seemed to encountered problems recently.
Though not too dramatic, Tony Gilroy ended handling the pre-scheduled reshoots on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story instead of director Gareth Edwards. There was some fretting in the fan community about the reshoots, but the movie released nonetheless. The still untitled Han Solo spin-off movie, which was supposed to come out next Summer, lost its directors late in the game. Ron Howard was brought in to finish the movie. The most recent trouble involved the next film in the Star Wars saga, Episode IX, also losing its director. Luckily, Episode IX has not yet started filming and the man who directed the first film in the new trilogy, J.J. Abrams, will be returning to the helm.
In that light, the drama-free production of Star Wars: The Last Jedi is good news. The official Star Wars Instagram feed posted an image and caption indicating that production was finished on the movie:
To assure fans that the film was indeed done, The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson, confirmed the film's completion on his Twitter feed:
Allllll done.— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) September 22, 2017
We guess the Force was with them. Now where's that new trailer?!