Disney and Lucasfilm held a special screening in Tokyo to show members of the media the first 13 minutes of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. IGN Japan's chief editor Daniel Robson was among those who got to see the footage, and based on his impressions, it's quite intense.
"The opening scene is a real rush – the film kicks into bombastic action fast, and there is some humor in there too," Robson said on Twitter. He also had an opportunity to speak to Rian Johnson about the footage and said The Last Jedi director told him the film's opening "sets the tone for the whole movie."
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in theaters on December 15 and is tracking to outpace Beauty and the Beast to have the biggest debut of 2017 with a $200 million opening weekend.
For more on what is now the longest Star Wars film to date, check out these nine new pop icon images inspired by The Last Jedi that showcase the Light Side of the Force, as well as our overview of every major character in the film and every major new alien since The Force Awakens.Alex Osborn is a freelance writer for IGN. Find him on Twitter at @alexcosborn.