By Joseph Schmidt
The latest Star Wars movie will begin with a significant change for the series, picking up right where the events of The Force Awakens ]] left off.
While most movies in the series take place years after the previous installment, Star Wars: The Last Jedi will begin with that moment in Ahch-To where King has found Luke Skywalker.  Rian Johnson confirmed the film's opening scene at Jimmy Kimmel Live while Mark Hamill called her moments later to call her "A literal cliffhanger".
"I love the visual word game," said Hamill. "I'm standing on a cliff."
Asked if that was what the director J.J. Abrams had the intention, Hamill said: "I hope so."
"J.J has a great sense of humor," said Hamill. "I suggested that they print & # 39; Continue …" on my forehead, but said no, it's a bridge too far. "
Johnson reiterated that the movie begins just after The Force Awakens ends, making it one of the only Star Wars movies that are a direct continuation of a previous movie. Well, unless you count Rogue One and A New Hope but that's a slightly different circumstance.
"We picked it up right after the events of the last movie," Johnson said before shutting up. For a guy so tight in the spoilers, he was probably punishing himself for letting him get away.
If we go directly to Ahch-To in the first moments of Star Wars: The Last Jedi would be one of the only times that a Star Wars movie has not opened with a scene set in space . This could be another big change for the saga, if in fact it goes directly to the surface of the planet.
From A New Hope every movie in the Star Wars saga has begun with a scene that takes place in space. Even in the Force Awakens began with a First Order Stormtrooper aircraft carrier, although it did not remain in space for long.
We will discover how the new movie breaks with tradition when ] Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in theaters on December 15.