STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI Featurette Will Give You Chills

Star Wars: The Last Jedi has also begun sharing some gorgeous character posters.

The Rian Johnson-directed movie also sees the return of Daisy Ridley as Rey, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Lupita Nyong'o as Maz Kanata, Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma, Domhnall Gleeson as General Hux, Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, and Andy Serkis as Snoke. So far, Leia and Finn have made their way online.

Niall Gibbons, chief executive of Tourism Ireland, said that he was "absolutely delighted" that Ireland features once again in the behind-the-scenes teaser video of the eighth Star Wars movie. Plot details of The Last Jedi are a closely-guarded secret, so it's not known yet whether Kylo will come face-to-face with his mother, or whether Leia will be reunited with her brother Luke Skywalker, who was briefly glimpsed at the end of The Force Awakens and figures heavily in The Last Jedi.

The Last Jedi wasn't meant to be Carrie Fisher's final Star Wars movie, director Rian Johnson hopes Leia's story in the film provides a "kind of emotional satisfaction" to fans of the franchise. Events in The Force Awakens left fans wondering what Leia's role would be in the next film, and Fisher's death left many questions about how heavily Leia would be featured in both the upcoming Last Jedi and the trilogy wrap-up Star Wars 9.

Carrie Fisher's role in "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" is set to offer "some kind of catharsis" for fans of the late actress.