One of the striking images from the just-released Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer is a group of vehicles racing over a hitherto unknown planet. Yahoo Movies caught up with writer-director Rian Johnson following the trailer’s unveiling Friday at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, where we discovered the planet is called Crait, confirmed those are AT-ATs coming over the hill, and got some intel on how the scene plays in the movie.
“Those are speeders,” says Johnson of the new ships. “And it’s a remote mineral planet. It’s like a thin layer of salt over this red base. And there’s a battle that takes place on it.”
“Graphically it’s very exciting. You got a tiny little glimpse in the trailer. It gives you a hint of what it’s going to be like… I can’t wait to show more of it.”
You and us both, Rian.
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