Star Wars” has been known for being dominated by men. But with the coming of Rey (Daisy Ridley) in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” another female character will be added in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” that will make a name for herself. The eighth film’s director Rian Johnson revealed at the fanfest in Orlando that a new female character is coming. The 43-year-old producer, too, confirmed that the movie is still in its post-production stage, thus, they still have a lot of time ahead of its December release.

New role has the biggest part

Kelly Marie Tran’s role as Rose is the latest female addition in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” She will play the role of a maintenance worker in the Resistance.

The film’s director explained that the character proves that even a small person can climb up and become a hero. In fact, the actress’ new role has a vital part in the film.

The movie franchise has been rolling for 40 years now and it even got criticized for lacking famous female characters. The most recognizable female role of them all is Carrie Fisher’s Princess Leia. Fisher died in December 2016 but managed to film scenes for the upcoming new installment.

The new trailer and poster

Aside from announcing the new female character, Lucasfilm also revealed for the first time the first official trailer. Here, fans see Rey (Ridley) using a lightsaber under the supervision of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill).

He, too, dropped a very intriguing statement, saying that “it’s time for the Jedi to end.”

In fact, the 65-year-old actor himself was surprised when he saw the film’s newest teaser. He even revealed that he was stunned when he read the movie’s script, but somehow understood that it was for the viewer’s interest. He also revealed that there was a big chance that his character was going to follow his nephew’s footsteps to the dark side.

The movie’s poster, on the other hand, featured Rey with a red background while pointing her lightsaber upward. Its blinding light is separating the faces of Skywalker and Kylo Ren (Adam Driver).

A much-anticipated reunion

Speaking of the first “Star Wars” films, Hamill felt sorry that director JJ Abrams failed to reunite Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Han Solo (Harrison Ford) in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens." As Solo already died in the seventh film, and Fisher faced her demise in 2016, this reunion will never happen.