New photos of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” cast are now emerging online in celebration of the movie franchise's 40th anniversary. Vanity Fair released a special edition honoring the epic opera franchise by giving a glimpse of the new costumes, locations, and little teasers about the film.

Many are waiting for new information on Luke Skywalker’s (Mark Hamill) much-awaited return. And now that he has been seen in the 2015 “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” the 65-year-old iconic star gave some juicy details about the upcoming movie.

‘Episode 8’ will be different from its predecessors

Hamill dropped a very intriguing statement comparing “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” to its predecessors.

In fact, he considers the second installment of the modern trilogy a “departure” to the original theme of what fans used to see.

“It’s so much different in many ways from the other episodes,” the voice actor teased. Although that’s the case, the film will surely deliver what viewers want to see that will definitely satisfy their viewing. According to Screen Rant, “different” must be the perfect word to describe the upcoming eighth movie. As a matter of fact, this is the same word used to describe the film’s earlier cut.

Mixing the classic and new movies a little

To recall, some criticized “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” for being quite similar to the 1977 first “Star Wars” movie “A New Hope.” Hence, some fear that “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” will be like “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.”

Although it is quite expected that there will be some likeness between the two movies, the film’s director Rian Johnson promised fans that he would be mixing the movies’ formula a little.

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To recall, in the 1980 sequel, Luke was trained to be a Jedi by Yoda while in the new movie, Rey would receive the training, only this time, from the returning Jedi Knight.

Defining the movie’s difference

Moreover, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” can be different from “Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back” with the addition of new characters. This, too, can be distinct with the dynamic design of Admiral Holdo (Laura Dern) and the new planets Crait and Canto Bight.

Johnson is also going to expand the movie’s traditional storyline by having Luke search for the first Jedi Temple, which is on Ahch-To. Although it seems to offer something new, the movie will still have its original marks, like the iconic opening text crawl.

From the looks of it, the eighth episode is going to take fans to a different direction. If truth be told, this movie is being described to be the darkest of the saga. Aside from the shocking revelation, it is about to unveil; the Dark Side might be winning this time.