First look at new Star Wars movie

Get ready, Star Wars fans. The new movie is coming.

FANS have been given the first glimpse of the next Star Wars movie, The Last Jedi.

The trailer for the new film, episode eight in the saga, was screened for the first time in front of the franchise’s biggest fans at the Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, Florida, on Thursday afternoon.

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Some of the series’ biggest names have appeared at the convention, including Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) and director George Lucas.

Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford attend the first day of the Star Wars Celebration, marking 40 years since the first movie was released. Picture: Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images

Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford attend the first day of the Star Wars Celebration, marking 40 years since the first movie was released. Picture: Gustavo Caballero/Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images

Bille Lourd brought fans to tears yesterday when she gave an emotional tribute to her mother Carrie Fisher, who died in December.

Fisher, who played the iconic role of Princess Leia, is expected to have a significant role in The Last Jedi, which she finished filming before her death.

Expectations for the new movie are high after Episode VII: The Force Awakens pulled more than $US2 billion at the box office and became the third-highest-grossing film of all time, according to Box Office Mojo.

Carrie Fisher’s daughter Billie Lourd pays tribute to her mum at the Star Wars Celebration. Picture: Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images

Carrie Fisher’s daughter Billie Lourd pays tribute to her mum at the Star Wars Celebration. Picture: Gustavo Caballero/Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images

The Last Jedi is expected to be released in Australia in mid-December.

This reporter travelled to Orlando, Florida, courtesy of Disney.

SOURCE: newsnow entertainment