The Last Jedi: Rian Johnson Defends Luke's New Force Powers

Star Wars 8 Rey with Luke's old blue lightsaber

In Lucasfilm's Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.

"To come back to Ireland was a great treat for all of us because the beauty of that country is unmatched".

"The people are so nice", adds Hamill. "We felt like we were home", says Hamill.

"I mean, having lived in NY for many, many years I wasn't sure how to take it!" You'll never find another place like it ...

When we were doing [The Force Awakens], Rian said, "We might have boulders floating to show your Force emanating", so I was led to believe that I still had the Force and it was really strong in me.

Everyone's mileage may vary when it comes to Star Wars VIII, but numerous attacks levied against the film don't hold much weight when compared to the previous films.

It gets worse, too, as Chinese theaters have pulled 92 of screenings for Star Wars: The Last Jedi - not that you can blame them, either, as Rian Johnson's somewhat contentious sequel just experienced one of, if not the biggest Friday-to-Friday box office plunges on record.

Tourism Ireland's Star Wars campaign is rolling out in 15 markets including the USA, Canada, Australia and Japan. Tourism Ireland will share this latest film with its 20,000 global media contacts; and via social media, including YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

This promo film is the latest element of Tourism Ireland's campaign which is created to highlight Ireland as a key Star Wars filming location and promote holidays along the Wild Atlantic Way to Star Wars fans around the world.

Luke Skywalker's final scene in The Last Jedi saw the Jedi master - or at least a Force projection of him - face off with Kylo Ren on the salt fields of the planet Crait.

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