WHO’S IN IT?

Mark Hamill (Brigsby Bear), Carrie Fisher (The Blues Brothers), Adam Driver (Paterson), Daisy Ridley (Murder on the Orient Express), John Boyega (Detroit), Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis), Andy Serkis (War for the Planet of the Apes), Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years A Slave), Domhnall Gleeson (Goodbye Christopher Robin), Anthony Daniels (I Bought a Vampire Motorcycle), Gwendoline Christie (The Zero Theorem), Kelly Marie Tran (XOXO), Laura Dern (Jurassic Park), Benicio Del Toro (Sicario), Peter Mayhew (Terror), Joonas Suotamo (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Mike Quinn (Labyrinth), Timothy D. Rose (Return to Oz), Billie Lourd (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Simon Pegg (The World’s End), Jimmy Vee (Pan), Warwick Davis (Willow), Veronica Ngo (2 in 1)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Rian Johnson (Looper), director, writer; Ram Bergman (Brick) and Kathleen Kennedy (Jurassic Park), producers; John Williams (Raiders of the Lost Ark), composer; Steve Yedlin (The Brothers Bloom), cinematographer; Bob Ducsay (San Andreas), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

After years of exile, Luke Skywalker (Hamill) has been found by young Force user Rey (Ridley), who seeks his help to harness her powers to fight the First Order, which continues to spread chaos throughout the galaxy thanks to Kylo Ren (Driver) and his fearsome tactics. Meanwhile, General Leia Organa (Fisher) leads the Resistance, which includes defected Stormtrooper Finn (Boyega) and ace pilot Poe Dameron (Isaac), in the continued battle for control over the galaxy…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

The revitalised Star Wars series continues right where The Force Awakens left off, and we’re in for a hell of a lot more galactic awesomeness, but also something rather bittersweet given that this is the final film to star series legend Carrie Fisher in her iconic role as Leia.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

THURSDAY 14TH DECEMBER 2017