Director Rian Johnson says that when he came onboard the project, "the first conversations you have are always about what makes something feel like Star Wars, " and they travelled around the world and built some incredible sets for the film's locations.
From its beginning 40 years ago, "Star Wars" was influential in changing what today is taken for granted - see "Wonder Woman", "The Hunger Games", "Moana" - by spotlighting a strong heroine capable of saving herself as well as others.
OnePlus is also rolling out pop-up stores at the aforementioned nine cities, giving its fans the ability to go hands-on with the Star Wars-themed variant of the OnePlus 5T. We'll all get to see that for ourselves when Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in theaters next Friday. Add Star Wars as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Star Wars news, video, and analysis from ABC News.
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Cinemas return to Saudi Arabia
The move to allow them to reopen is part of a series of social reforms embarked upon by Mohammed bin Salman , the crown prince. Yet, he voiced his concern over censorship, as "any kind of intimacy and love is considered taboo and a moral violation".
Director Rian Johnson introduced the movie by bringing onstage the cast, and paid an emotional tribute to the late Carrie Fisher, the iconic General Leia Organa in the series, who died last December. "The Last Jedi" may reveal her true destiny. "As a girl growing up in London, I obviously knew there was a disparity". They range from the greatest Star Wars movie ever (OMG!), to better than Empire Strikes back to the exceptional, but not quite as good as Empire. "I hope they like it", he said.
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