"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" hits theaters this weekend, and the movie is expected to pull in $440 million. Dan Victor, Editor of Popdust, and Julian Roman, MovieWeb Correspondent, join Cheddar to preview the film and predict what the franchise can do for Disney's future streaming platform.
Roman saw an early preview of the movie and says it's nothing like you've ever seen before. He says to throw out all your expectations because they are going to be blown out of the water. The director takes the movie in a totally different direction than expected and, because of that, Roman expects the film to make more than the projected $144 million opening weekend. Victor talks about the legacy of Carrie Fischer and the expectations for her last Star Wars film, before before her untimely death.
Plus, what does the success of the "Star Wars" franchise mean for Disney and its future streaming network? Roman says Netflix should be very concerned over the content Disney now has the rights to after buying Fox properties.