Earthbound audiences won't be the only ones taking the trip to a galaxy far, far away, as Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be screened aboard the International Space Station. On his Twitter, spaceflight reporter Robin Seemangal revealed that he had "received confirmation from Disney and NASA sources that the crew aboard the International Space Station will be screening Star Wars: The Last Jedi."
I received confirmation from Disney and NASA sources that the crew aboard the International Space Station will be screening Star Wars: The Last Jedi.— Robin Seemangal (@nova_road) December 12, 2017
More details soon.
NASA later confirmed the report to Inverse in an official statement from Public Affairs Officer Dan Huot. "[I] can confirm the crew will be able to watch it on orbit," he said. "Don’t have a definitive timeline yet. They typically get movies as digital files and can play them back on a laptop or a standard projector that is currently aboard."
It's been reported that the film could be delivered to the International Space Station via the SpaceX Dragon Capsule, slated for a supply run on December 15, or via a digital file transmission.
Written and directed by Rian Johnson, Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters December 15 and stars Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke, Domhnall Gleeson as General Hux, Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma, Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata, Benicio Del Toro as 'DJ', Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Tico, Laura Dern as Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo, and the late Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa.