Star Wars 8 Last Jedi to screen in SPACE as film is finally released | Films | Entertainment


The next chapter of the franchise is finally out in UK cinemas after month and months of heightening excitement – and now even those aboard the International Space Station will be able to watch.

Robin Seemangal reported on Twitter: “I received confirmation from Disney and NASA sources that the crew aboard the International Space Station will be screening Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”

And speaking to Inverse, NASA’s Dan Hout said: “They typically get movies as digital files and can play them back on a laptop or a standard projector that is currently aboard.”

The film hit certain territories today, with midnight screenings taking place up and down the country.

It then releases in the USA tomorrow (December 15).

Star Wars: The Last Jedi has accrued strong feedback from critics – and currently has a hefty 94% score on Rotten Tomatoes.

The consensus reads: “Star Wars: The Last Jedi honors the saga’s rich legacy while adding some surprising twists – and delivering all the emotion-rich action fans could hope for.”

Among the issues that many fans were hoping to be addressed is that of Rey’s parentage – but actress Daisy Ridley told Rolling Stone that she didn’t even consider it to be that big of an issue.

Responding to the notion that the “answer was totally clear in The Force Awakens”, she said: “After the premiere, I was with my agent, my lawyers, my hairdresser who is also my really good friend, and my publicist. And they were all saying stuff and I was like, ‘Wait, what?’ 

“I was so confused, because again, as someone who already knew the answer, I was so confused by their questions. But who am I to say what people should and shouldn’t be interested in?”

Star Wars 8: The Last Jedi is out now.

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