Prepping for THE WAR

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While December is often the time people get excited for a holiday, there’s something else to get excited about this year: The latest “Star Wars” movie. “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is hitting a theater near you this winter. The film is the second part of a trilogy set thirty years after the original films took place.

Weber standing with his Star Wars character cutouts. He has seen every movie, and already has his tickets for the upcoming premier. Photo taken by Nick Ensing.

“I think ‘The Last Jedi’ will live up to its hype,” says Kevin Weber, an english and social studies teacher and undoubtedly the school’s biggest “Star Wars” fan.

And live up to the hype it will. According to Forbes, the movie is expected to bring in around $750 million. However, people across social media are pushing things that they want to see in the movie, like the development of relationships between characters and pleas for a new plot. An article from The Verge even claims, “Don’t let ‘The Last Jedi’ be a remake of ‘The Empire Strikes Back!‘”

“It’s hard for the filmmakers because so much is expected of ‘Star Wars’,” Weber said.

“The Last Jedi” includes both old and new faces. The late Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill, through the use of movie magic, came back to portray their roles as Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker.

“I’m very excited for the movie and already have my tickets,” Weber said. “I find the new movies come close to the excitement I felt with the originals.”

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Jill Muraski is a senior working on The Roar for a second year. She’s also in the marching band and various clubs throughout Northview. Jill can often be found drinking coffee.