Star Wars: The Last Jedi stars Mark Hamill, Laura Dern, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Domhnall Gleeson and Kelly Marie Tran take the WIRED Autocomplete Interview and answer the Internet’s most searched questions about Star Wars and themselves. Can Jedi choose their lightsaber color? Is General Hux Luke’s son? Is Mark Hamill related to Dorothy Hamill? – Wired
This is incredibly gratifying for Star Wars fans and Rian Johnson fans. The most exciting part for me is the number of people saying they were surprised by The Last Jedi. The Force Awakens was a mostly great movie, but I can’t say anything in it surprised me.
“When those little blue letters come up and say, “A long time ago in a galaxy far far away …,’ your heart starts pumping and the Star Wars symbol comes on and the John Williams score starts,” says Isaac, whose hero pilot Poe Dameron returns in Star Wars: The Last Jedi (in theaters Thursday evening). “And immediately, all the emotions and memories from when you were a child boil up inside.”
Disney-Luscasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” dominated social media buzz last week in the wake of the Dec. 9 world premiere and announcing its dedication to the late Carrie Fisher, according to media-measurement firm comScore and its PreAct service.
“The Last Jedi,” which opens Dec. 15, generated 368,000 new conversations last week to bring its total to 4.75 million. Tracking has shown the tentpole’s opening weekend could be in the $200 million range at the domestic box office — which would be the fourth-largest of all time after “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Jurassic World” and “The Avengers.”