Disney has released a new featurette showcasing the new planets from Star Wars: The Last Jedi and the locations that helped bring them to life. With less than week to go before the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the marketing is definitely at its peak, and the studio knows how to keep the excitement and anticipation at the highest level.
Although plot details have been kept under wraps, the trailers, TV spots, and even some of the toys have given us a few clues on what to expect from Rian Johnson’s take on the Star Wars universe. The previous film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, introduced the audience to new characters such as Rey, Finn, Kylo Ren, Poe Dameron, and Captain Phasma, and The Last Jedi will introduce both more new characters and more new settings, such as Ahch-To and Canto Bight. Fans can get to know a bit more about these planets and the locations used to bring them to life in a new featurette titled “Worlds of The Last Jedi”.
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The featurette (shown above) takes us to the real-world locations behind some of the new planets in The Last Jedi, with director Rian Johnson as our tour guide. The video starts with a look at some of the sets before jumping to the locations for the new planets. The first stop is Dubrovnik, Croatia, which brought Canto Bight to life. This city, located on the desert planet Cantonica, is the go-to place for wealthy individuals as it’s filled with casinos and racetracks.
Next is Crait, a small mineral planet located in a remote section of the galaxy, shot at Salar de Uyuni, in Bolivia. This planet is covered with a layer of white salt over its red-coloured soil, which, as Rian Johnson shares, raises the questions “what would a battle on a planet like that look like?” Crait once hosted a Rebel Alliance outpost, and several years later became a refuge for the Resistance. This planet will see a battle between the Resistance and the First Order, as shown in the trailers.
Last but not least is Ahch-To, the planet where Rey, Chewbacca, and R2-D2 travel to to find Luke Skywalker at the end of The Force Awakens. The cast and crew went back to Skellig Michael, Ireland, to shoot the encounter between Luke and Rey and her subsequent training. The video ends with producer Ram Bergman sharing they shot in “pretty high” and dangerous places – but it’s all worth it in the end, as the scenarios and shots they got are breathtaking.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi will most likely stand out for its incredible scenarios and shots, as shown in this featurette. Now it’s only a matter of waiting a few more days to get to know these new planets, what they offer to the saga, and the characters that will come with them. Source: Star Wars
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