The Last Jedi writer-director Rian Johnson talked about George Lucas during a press conference in France (at 8:44).
“I had a conversation with Lucas at the beginning of the process. It was just very general. He was very supportive. He wasn’t involved in the process of actually making the movie. I went to USC, the film school I went to, because I’ve read a book about George Lucas. I grew up with him as a hero in my mind.”
During a press conference in France today, The Last Jedi writer-director Rian Johnson confirmed that the running time of the movie is 150 minutes.
“Rian Johnson confirms the running time of The Last Jedi: “Yes, it will be the longest Star Wars, it will be 2hrs 30mn credits included, we believed it was the right running time.””
Before The Last Jedi, Attack of the Clones was the longest Star Wars movie (142mn).
From Star Wars:
“Darkness rises… and light to meet it. See Star Wars: The Last Jedi in theaters December 15th.”
From Disney Parks Blog:
“Earlier this year we told you about a thrilling new adventure coming to Star Tours – The Adventures Continue at Disneyland park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios that will place guests in the middle of an epic battle. The action takes place on the planet of Crait, which we got our first glimpse of in the teaser trailer of Star Wars: The Last Jedi earlier this year.
Today we’re pleased to share that this exciting new sequence, inspired by the latest film in the Star Wars saga, will debut at Disneyland park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios on November 17, at Disneyland Paris November 22, and, as previously announced, at Tokyo Disneyland December 15!”
“The theatrical poster for Star Wars: The Last Jedi was revealed on Twitter’s #WhatsHappening today by director Rian Johnson. The powerful image features a prominent Luke Skywalker above Rey, Kylo Ren, General Leia Organa, and more of the film’s heroes and villains, with a squad of Resistance ski speeders on a collision course with First Order walkers below. Take a closer look:”